Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

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    Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    Every day the top intelligence Directors or their representatives from the CIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland Security, or some combination therof, show up at the White House to give a daily intelligence briefing on domestic and international threats to the President.  This process is so vital to our national security that as we get closer to election day, Romney will be getting a version of the Presidential Daily Briefing.

    Apparently, President Obama only attends 43% of these meetings.  He instead prefers to have the written report downloaded on his Ipad so he can read it at his convenience.

    I guess it doesn't surprise me coming from a guy who hasn't met with his "Jobs Council" in six months or who took 3 months to meet with the BP from the time the oil spill in the Gulf began.

    Obama is a hands off guy.....he can't be bothered with DOING HIS JOB!!!!
     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    Its called working smart.

    The absolute last thing that the GOP should be drawing attention to is the president's foreign policy over the past 3.5 years. 

     
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    Its called working smart.

    The absolute last thing that the GOP should be drawing attention to is the president's foreign policy over the past 3.5 years. 

     



    So wasting the time of top intelligence Directors or their reps from the CIA, FBI, NSA, Homeland Security by having them show up to meet with President only to not actually meet with him is working smart??? 

    Look, I actually have no issue with Obama not meeting with these people all the time since he's getting the reports. But the least he can fr!gg!n do is not waste their time by having them make the trip to WH for no reason. Have them come when he wants to meet, otherwise have them just send the reports and not waste their time. Is that too much to ask?

     
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    Seems to be working.

    That's what happens when you hire competent people.

    Maybe you would prefer it the way Bush did it when people like Wolfowitz were dismissing the CIA warnings about Al Qeada in the months leading up to 9/11.

     
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    Seems to be working.

    That's what happens when you hire competent people.

    Maybe you would prefer it the way Bush did it when people like Wolfowitz were dismissing the CIA warnings about Al Qeada in the months leading up to 9/11.

     



    Ah yes...hindsight....
     
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    Yes...It does seem to be working. 

    Try explaining that to ideologues who conjure up the image of the president not doing his job because he's on the golf course with Lebron James, Oprah, and Bill Maher.

     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    In response to UserName99's comment:

    Its called working smart.

    The absolute last thing that the GOP should be drawing attention to is the president's foreign policy over the past 3.5 years. 



    Assasinating Bin Laden does not give him a pass on everything else!

     
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    Yes...It does seem to be working. 

    Try explaining that to ideologues who conjure up the image of the president not doing his job because he's on the golf course with Lebron James, Oprah, and Bill Maher.

     




    As opposed to the image of Bush not doing his job because he was on his ranch clearing brush??? Me thinks you have quite the double standard. 
    Newsflash...no president is ever without a connection to what is going on when he's on vacation, playing golf, or clearing brush. Get a clue
     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    he doesn't talk to Congress, he doesn't talk to his jobs council, he doesn't talk to the intelligence directors, what does he do all day??

    the most important job of this president is national security....he apparently isn;t interested....

    the second most important responsibility...creation of jobs, he can't be bothered...

    this is by far the most hands off, AWOL president in history...even democrats in congress complain about how detached he is.....

     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    he doesn't talk to Congress, he doesn't talk to his jobs council, he doesn't talk to the intelligence directors, what does he do all day??

    the most important job of this president is national security....he apparently isn;t interested....

    the second most important responsibility...creation of jobs, he can't be bothered...

    this is by far the most hands off, AWOL president in history...even democrats in congress complain about how detached he is.....

     
  12. You have chosen to ignore posts from 12-Angry-Men. Show 12-Angry-Men's posts

    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    And yet there hasn't been a collosal failure of security like the one the led to the 9/11 attacks that killed thousands of innocent people.

    And yet he still found the time to command the military to hunt down and kill the person who was responsible for those attacks.



    I'll take Obama's record of success over the wingnuts record of abject failure any day.



    Whatever he's doing it's working.
     
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    Are you guys saying you want Obama more or less involved in Foreign Policy and Economic Policy?  I would think, considering that you view everything Obama does as bad, you would want Obama to spend even less time on such issues.

    According the righties, the less the government does, the better.  So the less Obama does, the better.


    I thought Bush was the most AWOL president since Reagan?

    I'll never forget the look on Bush's face when he was told about the planes crashing into the towers.  He looked like he was more focused on passing gas.

     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

    The Deafness Before the Storm

    IT was perhaps the most famous presidential briefing in history. 

    On Aug. 6, 2001, President George W. Bush received a classified review of the threats posed by Osama bin Laden and his terrorist network, Al Qaeda. That morning’s “presidential daily brief” — the top-secret document prepared by America’s intelligence agencies — featured the now-infamous heading: “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” A few weeks later, on 9/11, Al Qaeda accomplished that goal.

    On April 10, 2004, the Bush White House declassified that daily brief — and only that daily brief in response to pressure from the 9/11 Commission, which was investigating the events leading to the attack. Administration officials dismissed the document’s significance, saying that, despite the jaw-dropping headline, it was only an assessment of Al Qaeda’s history, not a warning of the impending attack. While some critics considered that claim absurd, a close reading of the brief showed that the argument had some validity.

    That is, unless it was read in conjunction with the daily briefs preceding Aug. 6, the ones the Bush administration would not release. While those documents are still not public, I have read excerpts from many of them, along with other recently declassified records, and come to an inescapable conclusion: the administration’s reaction to what Mr. Bush was told in the weeks before that infamous briefing reflected significantly more negligence than has been disclosed. In other words, the Aug. 6 document, for all of the controversy it provoked, is not nearly as shocking as the briefs that came before it.

    The direct warnings to Mr. Bush about the possibility of a Qaeda attack began in the spring of 2001. By May 1, the Central Intelligence Agency told the White House of a report that “a group presently in the United States” was planning a terrorist operation. Weeks later, on June 22, the daily brief reported that Qaeda strikes could be “imminent,” although intelligence suggested the time frame was flexible.

    But some in the administration considered the warning to be just bluster. An intelligence official and a member of the Bush administration both told me in interviews that the neoconservative leaders who had recently assumed power at the Pentagon were warning the White House that the C.I.A. had been fooled; according to this theory, Bin Laden was merely pretending to be planning an attack to distract the administration from Saddam Hussein, whom the neoconservatives saw as a greater threat.Intelligence officials, these sources said, protested that the idea of Bin Laden, an Islamic fundamentalist, conspiring with Mr. Hussein, an Iraqi secularist, was ridiculous, but the neoconservatives’ suspicions were nevertheless carrying the day.

    In response, the C.I.A. prepared an analysis that all but pleaded with the White House to accept that the danger from Bin Laden was real.

    “The U.S. is not the target of a disinformation campaign by Usama Bin Laden,” the daily brief of June 29 read, using the government’s transliteration of Bin Laden’s first name. Going on for more than a page, the document recited much of the evidence, including an interview that month with a Middle Eastern journalist in which Bin Laden aides warned of a coming attack, as well as competitive pressures that the terrorist leader was feeling, given the number of Islamists being recruited for the separatist Russian region of Chechnya.

    And the C.I.A. repeated the warnings in the briefs that followed. Operatives connected to Bin Laden, one reported on June 29, expected the planned near-term attacks to have “dramatic consequences,” including major casualties. On July 1, the brief stated that the operation had been delayed, but “will occur soon.” Some of the briefs again reminded Mr. Bush that the attack timing was flexible, and that, despite any perceived delay, the planned assault was on track.

    Yet, the White House failed to take significant action. Officials at the Counterterrorism Center of the C.I.A. grew apoplectic. On July 9, at a meeting of the counterterrorism group, one official suggested that the staff put in for a transfer so that somebody else would be responsible when the attack took place, two people who were there told me in interviews. The suggestion was batted down, they said, because there would be no time to train anyone else.

    That same day in Chechnya, according to intelligence I reviewed, Ibn Al-Khattab, an extremist who was known for his brutality and his links to Al Qaeda, told his followers that there would soon be very big news. Within 48 hours, an intelligence official told me, that information was conveyed to the White House, providing more data supporting the C.I.A.’s warnings. Still, the alarm bells didn’t sound.

    On July 24, Mr. Bush was notified that the attack was still being readied, but that it had been postponed, perhaps by a few months. But the president did not feel the briefings on potential attacks were sufficient, one intelligence official told me, and instead asked for a broader analysis on Al Qaeda, its aspirations and its history. In response, the C.I.A. set to work on the Aug. 6 brief.

    In the aftermath of 9/11, Bush officials attempted to deflect criticism that they had ignored C.I.A. warnings by saying they had not been told when and where the attack would occur. That is true, as far as it goes, but it misses the point. Throughout that summer, there were events that might have exposed the plans, had the government been on high alert. Indeed, even as the Aug. 6 brief was being prepared, Mohamed al-Kahtani, a Saudi believed to have been assigned a role in the 9/11 attacks, was stopped at an airport in Orlando, Fla., by a suspicious customs agent and sent back overseas on Aug. 4. Two weeks later, another co-conspirator, Zacarias Moussaoui, was arrested on immigration charges in Minnesota after arousing suspicions at a flight school. But the dots were not connected, and Washington did not react.

    Could the 9/11 attack have been stopped, had the Bush team reacted with urgency to the warnings contained in all of those daily briefs? We can’t ever know. And that may be the most agonizing reality of all.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/11/opinion/the-bush-white-house-was-deaf-to-9-11-warnings.html?hp

     
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    I asked my manager if i could stop going to 50% of my meetings....he asked me if i wanted to be fired...
     
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    Bush is not president....obama is in charge of our security now....sort of....well 57% of the time he does it....
     
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    And yet binLaden is dead and there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch.


    More proof that ignorant wingnuts are more influenced by empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker politics than actual reality.


    What a bunch of poltroons.
     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

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    And yet binLaden is dead and there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch.


    More proof that ignorant wingnuts are more influenced by empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker politics than actual reality.


    What a bunch of poltroons.



    "there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch."


    Well now...by that logic you should be giving kudos to Bush since there wasn't a repeat of the 9/11 attacks for the remaining seven years of his admin. Fair is fair right?

     
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    And yet binLaden is dead and there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch.


    More proof that ignorant wingnuts are more influenced by empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker politics than actual reality.


    What a bunch of poltroons.



    "there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch."


    Well now...by that logic you should be giving kudos to Bush since there wasn't a repeat of the 9/11 attacks for the remaining seven years of his admin. Fair is fair right?

     



    Oh I do.
    But that still doesn't absolve him of doing absolutely nothing for the 9 months leading up to 9/11.

    I also give him credit for launching an unnecesary war based on that same CIA intel that he previously idn't feel the need to act on.

    It only took the deaths of thousands to make him swing so far away from his failure as to lead the country into a needless war that cost America another 4000 deaths.

    Heck of a job.

     
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    Re: Obama avoids daily intelligence briefing 57% of the time!!!!

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    In response to WhichOnesPink2's comment:

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    And yet binLaden is dead and there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch.


    More proof that ignorant wingnuts are more influenced by empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker politics than actual reality.


    What a bunch of poltroons.



    "there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch."


    Well now...by that logic you should be giving kudos to Bush since there wasn't a repeat of the 9/11 attacks for the remaining seven years of his admin. Fair is fair right?

     



    Oh I do.
    But that still doesn't absolve him of doing absolutely nothing for the 9 months leading up to 9/11.

    I also give him credit for launching an unnecesary war based on that same CIA intel that he previously idn't feel the need to act on.

    It only took the deaths of thousands to make him swing so far away from his failure as to lead the country into a needless war that cost America another 4000 deaths.

    Heck of a job.

     



    I agree with you on Iraq. I was against it from day one and have stated this MANY times on BDC. Total fcuk up.
    As for "doing nothing" about 9/11? Please...you know damn well there was nothing real that could be done. How can you plan for something without any specifics? How can you plan to stop something if you have no idea where or when it could happen? Seems if anyone should know this it would be an "Army Ranger"...uh huh...
     
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    And yet binLaden is dead and there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch.


    More proof that ignorant wingnuts are more influenced by empty rhetoric and bumper-sticker politics than actual reality.


    What a bunch of poltroons.



    "there hasn't been a repeat of the 9/11 attacks that happened on the wingnuts watch."


    Well now...by that logic you should be giving kudos to Bush since there wasn't a repeat of the 9/11 attacks for the remaining seven years of his admin. Fair is fair right?

     



    Oh I do.
    But that still doesn't absolve him of doing absolutely nothing for the 9 months leading up to 9/11.

    I also give him credit for launching an unnecesary war based on that same CIA intel that he previously idn't feel the need to act on.

    It only took the deaths of thousands to make him swing so far away from his failure as to lead the country into a needless war that cost America another 4000 deaths.

    Heck of a job.

     



    I agree with you on Iraq. I was against it from day one and have stated this MANY times on BDC. Total fcuk up.
    As for "doing nothing" about 9/11? Please...you know damn well there was nothing real that could be done. How can you plan for something without any specifics? How can you plan to stop something if you have no idea where or when it could happen? Seems if anyone should know this it would be an "Army Ranger"...uh huh...

     




    There is a marked difference between not doing enough and doing absolutely nothing.

    If baby-Bush had even just issued a security alert to the airlines that would be something.

    If he had issued alerts to the airports about what they knew it would be something.


    But he did absolutely nothing.


    I do find it curious that baby-Bush was so perplexed in the classroom after he was told of the attacks. It's was if he had completely forgotten that security brief only a month earlier .

     
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    The OP's OP and this thread are both bu!!crappe.
     
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    Maybe Obama should send Egypt another billion.




    DEMONSTRATORS STORM EMBASSY IN CAIRO
    RIP DOWN AMERICAN FLAG


     
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    [/QUOTE]


    There is a marked difference between not doing enough and doing absolutely nothing.

    If baby-Bush had even just issued a security alert to the airlines that would be something.

    If he had issued alerts to the airports about what they knew it would be something.


    But he did absolutely nothing.


    I do find it curious that baby-Bush was so perplexed in the classroom after he was told of the attacks. It's was if he had completely forgotten that security brief only a month earlier .

     

    [/QUOTE]

    Haha...a security alert huh? Tell airlines what? Hey...we think there might be a hijacking. No idea when or where exactly. So spend extra money and resources planning and watching out for...well we have no idea what EXACTLY to watch for but...well just do it anyone. For how long? Well, we don't know that either. So I guess do it indefinitely. You airlines have a magical pot of gold to pull from for resources right? Go get em!


     
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    There is a marked difference between not doing enough and doing absolutely nothing.

    If baby-Bush had even just issued a security alert to the airlines that would be something.

    If he had issued alerts to the airports about what they knew it would be something.


    But he did absolutely nothing.


    I do find it curious that baby-Bush was so perplexed in the classroom after he was told of the attacks. It's was if he had completely forgotten that security brief only a month earlier .

     



    Haha...a security alert huh? Tell airlines what? Hey...we think there might be a hijacking. No idea when or where exactly. So spend extra money and resources planning and watching out for...well we have no idea what EXACTLY to watch for but...well just do it anyone. For how long? Well, we don't know that either. So I guess do it indefinitely. You airlines have a magical pot of gold to pull from for resources right? Go get em!


     




Hahaha

We don't know for sure that Iraq has wmd but we are going to send the entire country into an unnecessar, interminble war because my VP came up with this cool 1% doctrine.

 
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