Thursday, September 13, 2012

Obama Skips Intelligence Briefings

Obama does have his priorities.  And campaigning for the re-election of His Glorious Self is more important than, say, an intelligence briefing yesterday . . . the day after the attacks on our embassies in Libya and Cairo . . . or on just about any other day for that matter:

How long had it been since President Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting in the lead-up to the Sept. 11 attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Egypt and Libya? After all, our adversaries are known to use the anniversary of 9/11 to target the United States.

According to the public schedule of the president, the last time the Obama attended his daily intelligence meeting was Sept. 5 — a week before Islamist radicals stormed our embassy in Cairo and terrorists killed our ambassador to Tripoli. The president was scheduled to hold the intelligence meeting at 10:50 a.m. Wednesday, the day after the attacks, but it was canceled so that he could comfort grieving employees at the State Department — as well he should. But instead of rescheduling the intelligence briefing for later in the day, Obama apparently chose to skip it altogether and attend a Las Vegas fundraiser for his re-election campaign. One day after a terrorist attack.

In all seriousness, Obama’s negligence is inexcusable.  And, as if that isn’t bad enough, there are reports that the embassy in Benghazi, Libya was close to defenseless and may have had no Marine protection.  In the Middle East??  On 9-11??  Really??

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