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keepinitreal

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Funny how the progressive leadership on this board will babble all day long on abortion and contraception as being key issues in this election but they are strangely mute on the 4 Americans killed in Libya and a teacher strike in Chicago.

If Obama is such a great foreign policy 'ex-spurt' then why is Israel so pissed at us, why are our embassies sieged and Americans killed on, of all days 9/11/12, why are our soldiers still in Afghanistan with limited air support and why are we providing Egypt with 1 1/2 billion dollars a year in aid?

Foreign policy guru MY ASS!!

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kiir - agreed.  What on Obama's resume would lead anyone to believe that he knows anything about foreign policy.  Same for Hillary Clinton.   Somebody from the left - please tell us what actual experiences or expertise either Obama or Clinton has that would lead us to believe they have any clue.

Their "reset" button for Russia was mis-spelled.  That should have been our first clue as to how this was going to go.
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It's also strangely funny that none of the progressives in this forum were "scared" 4 years ago when Obama had exactly zero foreign policy experience, but today they're "scared" of a Governor that commanded a National Guard and dealt with foreign leaders on many issues over the years.

What's scary is the double standard projected the very group that claims to be so open-minded.
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Cowboy diplomacy is a term used by critics to describe the resolution of international conflicts through brash risk-taking,intimidation, military deployment, or a combination of such tactics. It is criticized as stemming from an overly-simple, dichotomous world view. Overtly provocative phraseology typically centralizes the message, such as George W. Bush's "You're either with us or you're with the terrorists."


........exactly what we don't need.  


You are learning from your leader, ask a question, get an answer and then pick apart the response.

On another note, the Taliban has called for insurgents to take revenge on U.S. Soldiers.  Sounds like the people we have trained in Afghanistan are everyday killing more Americans while we sit and comment on this board about patience, diplomacy and making sure we stay neutral in a world where they are killing our citizens.  Get the hell out of Afghanistan now if you want to fight it like another Viet Nam!! 

Valerie Jarrett and Joe Biden are our foreign policy experts, not obama and clinton.

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warships on their way to Libya- satisfied, war mongers?



Joisey, if you are reading call out both sides for the name calling or stay out completely.  Your attempt at peacemaking today will be a one time occurrence where I am concerned.

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warships on their way to Libya- satisfied, war mongers?



Joisey, if you are reading call out both sides for the name calling or stay out completely.  Your attempt at peacemaking today will be a one time occurrence where I am concerned.


KIR

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Interesting that when America is attacked some folks see it as an opportunity to advance their own cause.  We should stand together as Americans and put our personal agendas aside.  A show of unity and of solidarity should be fore front in our minds!

John McCain and even Mitch McConnell seems be able to muster that ability and put their differences aside.  Kudos.




Many Republicans Join Democrats in Denouncing Attack in Libya

After an initial burst of criticism, most Republicans in Washington — even some of President Obama’s fiercest critics — joined Democrats in denouncing the violent attacks on American diplomatic outposts in Egypt and Libya while refraining from criticizing the Obama administration’s response.

A parade of Senate Republicans came to the chamber floor on Wednesday or issued statements projecting unity after J. Christopher Stevens, the ambassador to Libya, and three others were killed in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday night.

“All I’m worried about today is Chris Stevens, his family, and those who died,” said Senator John McCain of Arizona, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee. “There will be plenty of time to talk about who said what and did what. But the fact is, this was a planned attack by radical extremists and it’s a great tragedy.”

Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Republican leader and a frequent critic of the president, offered words of unity on the Senate floor and later praised Mr. Obama’s response.




......I do have to question why Romney has trouble standing shoulder to shoulder with his fellow representiives and with his Commander in Chief in a show of unity against attacks on America. 

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DENOUNCING, now that's a strong word.  got 'em shaking in the streets of Cairo, Tehran and Benghazi
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First thing we should do is apologize to the Muslims, and condemn a filmmaker for depicting their false prophet having sex. The film may have nothing to do with the attack, but nevermind getting things right, or giving the appearance we know what we are doing. We should not admit this was a planned attack on our sovereign territory on the anniversary of 9/11, because that would be an act of terrorism, and there are no terrorists.

Then we should dis the Israelis because there is no time to meet with them, even with a major war looming in the region.

Then we should confirm appearances on Letterman, and at a nightclub owned by Jay-Z, (aka Hov, short for Jehovah, aka, God. Oh the irony!) because there is plenty of time to suck up with the media and fundraisers.

Then how about we send a few Marines to Libya, even though the ambassador has already been murdered by our Muslim brothers, who will be sure to welcome the additional targets.

We should invite the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood to the White House to discuss stepping up efforts to destroy U.S. credibility in the region, just in case we have any credibility left to destroy.

Oh wait, let's not forget to instruct the media to assault Mitt Romney for politicizing our foreign policy at such a critical juncture for our successful middle east initiatives.

Is there anything else, or can we head out to Las Vegas now?
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warships on their way to Libya- satisfied, war mongers?


Hope it's not the warships the Dems used in their DNC program.
http://www.navytimes.com/mobile/news/2012/09/navy-russian-warships-displayed-dnc-veterans-tribute-091112

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another zinger by dinger.  that all you got?
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keepinitreal

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Libya is now obama's Iraq. 

He removed Qaddafi by force, got Americans killed on 9-11 and now, how does he squirm his way out of this one?  Foreign policy master my ass!!  Israel in trouble, Cairo has obama's brothers, the Muslim Brotherhood, firmly in control and attacking our embassy there.  Foreign policy guru my ass!!

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summed it up pretty nicely forever in blue and spazsdad.  How do you end up with Russian ships in your Convention  unless he is sending another signal to Putin on that flexibility he will have after the election.  Yes, he will have lots of flexibility when he loses.  In spite of the media going totally in the tank.    Talk about the power and profit motive JG is always talking about.
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warships on their way to Libya- satisfied, war mongers?



What would you suggest, Libtard?

I really like the whole name calling thing. Just like you, I got a million of them. Parental guidance is advised however.
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bhblue- You got to cut some of our friends some slack, many think that the " War on women " here in the USA is more of an issue then the " War on [ dare I say it] terror.
Funny thing is if they really wanted to do something about a war on women, the real one is being fought in those same countries we dare not insult. I'll donate my money & efforts to that war, the women & children that are really struggling.
My biggest concern with this whole thing is why were we not at high alert in all these countries on 9-11?

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POV - it's hard to stand shoulder to shoulder with the commander in chief when he's in Las Vegas surrounded by his lap dogs begging for money.  He should have been in DC coordinating our response and plan.  That's called leading.  Let him know because he doesn't know about that concept.
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bhblue- You got to cut some of our friends some slack


If history has taught us anything, it's the need to distinguish our friends from our enemies.

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My biggest concern with this whole thing is why were we not at high alert in all these countries on 9-11?


You already know the answer to that. The same reason the liberal/progressives will be shocked when the people they champion have broken in and are looting their belongings ....They REFUSED to see it coming.
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bhblue - absolutely correct.  The problem on the left is that they refuse to understand the enemy.  Radical Muslims don't know rules, laws, morals, ethics, or anything that separates civilized society from the rest of the animal population.  To them, lying, stealing, cheating and killing are all as natural as breathing.  You can't reason with an ideology that views the human condition as a zero-sum game.  The view of radical Islam is that no other ideology/faith/belief can exist and their goal is to exterminate all who don't bow to Allah.  The only answer to deal with this view is to eliminate these people.  Dinger will call me a war-monger, I call it survival.
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Dinger, you continue to be a weak apologist for all things wrong with our country. Please continue, it makes any type of argument you make all the more invalid. Now is the time for a strong Commander in Chief, instead, we get a bumbling, inept response, from an inexperienced President. There is no shame in President Obama being ill prepared for the massive job, that is that of the POTUS. The shame is in those that blindly put Him into the Presidential office. He is an ill prepared Junior Senator, and yet you back his every misstep, with blindingly ignorant support. Don't look at the man behind the curtain. What tripe.
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pabar- I call you a person who makes sense. My wife says that I have too strong a sense of revenge.       Frank
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Interesting article:

Inside the public relations disaster at the Cairo embassy Posted By Josh Rogin Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 8:48 PM Share

One staffer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo was responsible for the statement and tweets Tuesday that have become grist for the presidential campaign, and that staffer ignored explicit State Department instructions not to issue the statement, one U.S. official close to the issue told The Cable.

Two additional administration officials confirmed the details of this account when contacted late Wednesday by The Cable.

The statement, issued as a press release on the U.S. Embassy website, has been attacked by Republican challenger Mitt Romney, lawmakers, and conservatives around the country as an inappropriate "apology" and a failure to stand up for American principles such as freedom of speech.

The White House distanced itself from the statement Tuesday, and Romney criticized it directly in his initial reaction to the attacks in Egypt and Libya shortly thereafter, accusing President Barack Obama of evicing sympathy for the attackers.

On Wednesday, Romney doubled down on that criticism, saying, "I think it's a terrible course for America to apologize for our values."

President Obama commented on the controversy in an interview to be aired Wednesday evening on 60 Minutes.

"In an effort to cool the situation down, it didn't come from me, it didn't come from Secretary Clinton. It came from people on the ground who are potentially in danger," Obama said. "And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they're in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office."

But Obama's remarks belie the enormous frustration of top officials at the State Department and White House with the actions of the man behind the statement, Cairo senior public affairs officer Larry Schwartz, who wrote the release and oversees the embassy's Twitter feed, according to a detailed account of the Tuesday's events.

The official noted that the statement was posted at exactly 12:18 p.m. Cairo time -- 6:18 a.m. Washington time -- well before the protests began. Romney has said, wrongly, that the statement was the administration's first response to the protests, but the official said that the demonstrations did not begin until 4 p.m. Cairo time and protesters breached the wall about 2 hours later.

After the breach, as public criticism of the statement grew, the Cairo Embassy Twitter account continued to send out tweets defending it, some of which were later deleted. One deleted tweet, originally posted at 12:30 a.m. Cairo time, said, "This morning's condemnation (issued before protests began) still stands. As does condemnation of unjustified breach of the Embassy."

Before issuing the press release, Schwartz cleared it with just one person senior to himself, Deputy Chief of Mission Marc Sievers, who was the acting charge d'affairs at the embassy on Tuesday because Ambassador Anne Patterson was in Washington at the time, the official said.

Schwartz sent the statement to the State Department in Washington before publishing and the State Department directed him not to post it without changes, but Schwartz posted it anyway.

"The statement was not cleared with anyone in Washington. It was sent as ‘This is what we are putting out,'" the official said. "We replied and said this was not a good statement and that it needed major revisions. The next email we received from Embassy Cairo was ‘We just put this out.'"

A heated discussion ensued among State Department and White House officials over e-mail as the controversy over the statement grew Tuesday evening, even grabbing the attention of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, those same officials were dealing with a more serious attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four American officials, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.

"People at the highest levels both at the State Department and at the White House were not happy with the way the statement went down. There was a lot of anger both about the process and the content," the official said. "Frankly, people here did not understand it. The statement was just tone deaf. It didn't provide adequate balance. We thought the references to the 9/11 attacks were inappropriate, and we strongly advised against the kind of language that talked about ‘continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims.'"

Despite being aware of Washington's objections, the embassy continued to defend the statement for several hours, fueling the controversy over it, a decision the official again attributed to Schwartz.

"Not only did they push out the statement but they continued to engage on Twitter and retweet it," the official said. "[Schwartz] would have been the one directing folks to engage on Twitter on this."

At approximately 10:30 p.m. Washington time, Clinton issued a statement on both the Libya and Egypt attacks that included a reference to religious tolerance as well as an emphasis on the administration's condemnation of the embassy attack.

"The United States deplores any intentional effort to denigrate the religious beliefs of others," she said. "Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind."

Despite his disregard of Washington's instructions and his actions throughout the day Tuesday, Schwartz has not yet been disciplined in any way and is still the lead public affairs officer at the embassy.

"He remains at post at the same capacity as he was," the official said.

The State Department declined to comment and a request sent to the U.S. Embassy in Cairo for comment was not immediately returned.
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Thanks Frank.  I too succumb to the desire to exact revenge.  In this case, I wish we would have a Reaganesque approach of peace through strength.  Those that attacked our embassies are cowards and use stealth means to sucker punch the strongest one in the room.  They need to be stomped on so that they know that their every action will bring a swift, strong and painful response.  This is known as deterrence.  Our POTUS is such a narcissist that he thinks his very words will bring peace and harmony to the world.  He is a case study in naivete.  What he refuses to acknowledge is that his every apology and his every bowing down gives them the resolve to continue their murderous ways.
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So the State Department goes out of its way to talk about religious tolerance which excuses the terrorist actions in Egypt and Libya.  What a joke.  Do these radicals have any tolerance for even the existence of other religions?  No.  And what our own values protecting free speech.  Making light of Allah is no excuse for murder but the State Department insists on making that excuse on behalf of murderers.  This is the worst administration in the history of this country - yes, worse than the Carter administation.

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So the State Department goes out of its way to talk about religious tolerance which excuses the terrorist actions in Egypt and Libya.  What a joke.  Do these radicals have any tolerance for even the existence of other religions?  No.  And what our own values protecting free speech.  Making light of Allah is no excuse for murder but the State Department insists on making that excuse on behalf of murderers.  This is the worst administration in the history of this country - yes, worse than the Carter administration.


I must admit, the ineptness this administration exhibits, and the lack of a formulated foreign policy is disturbing. The administration bumbles about, and can only respond to any disruption of day to day political activities, with a weak response, and puts forth political handlers, whom give an after the fact response. Never a moment of clear leadership, only response after the fact. The man is in over his head. No fault in that, just realize what his limitations are, and most importantly, what the limitations are of those he appointed as his staff members. This is the key issue, lack of competent staff.. Deal with it.

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Here are the results of a president who has time to play over a hundred rounds of golf and time to go on Jay Leno but NEVER HAS TIME FOR HIS PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING! That's right! President Obama has MISSED 2/3 yes TWO THIRDS of his PDB's since taking office. And the majority has been in the last 2 years!
9/11: AMERICANS KILLED IN LIBYA...
ATTACK 'COORDINATED'...
FOR FIVE HOURS, NO ONE KNEW WHERE AMBASSADOR WAS...
BODY NOT RECOVERED FOR 12 HOURS...
OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE...

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So the State Department goes out of its way to talk about religious tolerance which excuses the terrorist actions in Egypt and Libya.  What a joke.  Do these radicals have any tolerance for even the existence of other religions?  No.  And what our own values protecting free speech.  Making light of Allah is no excuse for murder but the State Department insists on making that excuse on behalf of murderers.  This is the worst administration in the history of this country - yes, worse than the Carter administation.



It's not a joke, it's treasonous.
It is abundantly clear that this so-called president and his advisers are ill-prepared to conduct a foreign policy in keeping with American standards. He needs to be removed from office before this escalates beyond anyone's ability to implement an authoritative response. We need leadership and experience, and this administration is devoid of both. We may not have until November, even worse until January. There should be calls for his resignation coming from the Senate tomorrow, and barring that an emergency session to begin impeachment hearings. The man represents a danger to America, it's values, and it's interests.
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Romney gets it backward.

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Romney gets it backward.

Peggy Noonan


Ah yes, of course, because we can trust the media.
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pabar -

Sununu - "Romney's decision to weigh in is generating criticism from fellow Republicans. Former Sen. John Sununu of New Hampshire said on MSNBC Wednesday morning: “They probably should have waited. … You look at the way things unfolded, you look at the timing of it, they probably should have waited.”

http://www.nationaljournal.com/whitehouse/romney-campaign-denies-acting-rashly-on-libyan-situation-20120912


While the Romney campaign’s unofficial press secretary Jen Rubin tried to rally some troopsaround the GOP presidential nominee, it doesn’t look like the day is turning out to be a big winner for Romney as Republicans are turning out en masse to denounce his attacks:
  • I don’t think President Obama sympathizes with those who attacked us. I don’t think any American does.” — Former Bush administration DHS Secretary Tom Ridge

 

  • “In the wake of this violence, the rush by Republicans — including Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin and scores of other conservative critics — to condemn him for policies they claim helped precipitate the attacks is as tortured in its reasoning as it is unseemly in its timing.” — Mark Salter, former chief of staff and top campaign aide to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)

 

  • “They were just trying to score a cheap news cycle hit based on the embassy statement and now it’s just completely blown up,” said a very senior Republican foreign policy hand, who called the statement an “utter disaster” and a “Lehman moment” — a parallel to the moment when John McCain, amid the 2008 financial crisis, failed to come across as a steady leader. … “This is just unbelievable — when they decide to play on it they completely bungle it.”

 

  • But [a former Romney adviser] does have a good read on Romney–a man with a healthy sense of pride, and who’s already invested in the idea of Obama as an appeaser. It was the only plausible explanation the adviser could think of for how “they stepped in it,” in his words.

 

  • I don’t feel that Mr. Romney has been doing himself any favors, say in the past few hours, perhaps since last night. Sometimes when really bad things happen, when hot things happen, cool words or no words is the way to go.” — Conservative commentator Peggy Noonan

 

  • “This is a time when we all should reflect on those who continue to give, even the last measure, of service and sacrifice, to promoting and defending America’s interests abroad. This is above all a reminder that politics should end at the waters edge.” — Jon Huntsman, former Republican governor of Utan and 2012 GOP presidential candidate.
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/09/12/840821/republicans-shake-their-heads-romney-obama-libya/


As for Mr. Romney, he would do well to consider the example of Republican former secretary of state Condoleezza Rice, who issued a statement Wednesday lamenting “the tragic loss of life at our consulate,” praising Mr. Stevens as “a wonderful officer and a terrific diplomat” and offering “thoughts and prayers” to “all the loved ones of the fallen.” That was the appropriate response.

http://themoderatevoice.com/159733/negative-fallout-from-mitt-romney-libya-comments-continues/


Some Republicans joined the White House pile-on, calling Romney's reaction a ham-fisted attempt at foreign policy gravitas that could backfire badly in the weeks to come.

Romney's "rush to condemn Obama" was "as tortured in its reasoning as it is unseemly in its timing," said Mark Salter, a longtime aide to Arizona Sen. John McCain, the party's presidential nominee in 2008.

Peter King, the Republican chairman of the House of Representatives' committee on homeland security, said Romney was "right on the larger point," but added: "I probably would have waited a day or half a day."

Bill Kristol, editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, said Romney's "timing and tone" were questionable.

Ed Rogers, a longtime Republican strategist, penned an opinion piece on the Washington Post's website that maligned Romney's response.

"At this solemn, serious moment, Mitt Romney had to be crisp and precise. He was neither," he wrote.

"At times, Romney jumbled his words and appeared to be winging it. The president had to display stature and resolve. He did both .... I'm stunned that Romney didn't take more time to have a clear, well-delivered statement regarding our ambassador's murder in Libya."

The Wall Street Journal's Peggy Noonan said on Fox News that Romney "has not been doing himself any favours … I always think discretion is the better way to go."

Granted anonymity, Republican critics were far more brutal, with one describing the presidential nominee as "not ready for prime time" in a Buzzfeed piece.

Others compared Romney to Sarah Palin, who was roundly accused of ignorance on foreign policy issues as McCain's running mate, and called the White House hopeful's reaction to the tragedy his "Lehman moment."

That's a reference to McCain's mid-September fumbles during the 2008 financial crisis, when he insisted the fundamentals of the U.S. economy were strong even as Lehman Brothers announced the largest bankruptcy in American history.

A series of McCain missteps on the economic meltdown were considered the beginning of the end of his presidential aspirations.

Buzzfeed also quoted a former George W. Bush State Department official as saying: "It wasn't presidential of Romney to go political immediately — a tragedy of this magnitude should be something the nation collectively grieves before politics enters the conversation."


Read it on Global News: Global News | Romney pilloried by fellow Republicans over response to Libya tragedy


That enough for you?  You can Google more yourself.  They're very easy to find.  Oh, but I forgot, we can't trust the media, so I guess all of these are bogus.



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Here are the results of a president who has time to play over a hundred rounds of golf and time to go on Jay Leno but NEVER HAS TIME FOR HIS PRESIDENTIAL DAILY BRIEFING! That's right! President Obama has MISSED 2/3 yes TWO THIRDS of his PDB's since taking office. And the majority has been in the last 2 years!
9/11: AMERICANS KILLED IN LIBYA...
ATTACK 'COORDINATED'...
FOR FIVE HOURS, NO ONE KNEW WHERE AMBASSADOR WAS...
BODY NOT RECOVERED FOR 12 HOURS...
OBAMA WENT TO SLEEP NOT KNOWING WHAT WAS HAPPENING THERE...


Your editorialized headlines are interesting, to say the least.

As for Obama missing daily briefings, another overblown item picked up by the right -

White House press secretary Jay Carney addressed the report on Tuesday, calling it "hilarious" and insisting that the president's decision not to attend briefings has no bearing on his broader attentiveness toward national security.

From The Hill:

"The president of the United States gets the presidential daily briefing every day. There is a document that he reads every day when he is not — well, he always reads it every day because he’s a voracious consumer of all of his briefing materials. And when he is physically here, most days he has a meeting in his office, the Oval one, with participants in his national security team."

Asked if there was a distinction between the written briefing and sitting in on the daily meetings, Carney defended the president's record on national security.

"I believe if you compare our foreign policy record with the one that preceded this one, we’re comfortable with that comparison," Carney said. "And this president is very much steeped in the details of national security issues and the information that as president he received."


Guess it was all better when Bush attended most of his daily briefings.  In case you missed it -

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.html?_r=2&emc=eta1

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