Obama Skips Briefing Following Ambassador's Assassination

Is anyone surprised by this revelation? Our Commander Campaigner-in-Chief has made his priorities crystal clear:

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.

On Monday the same Washington Post columnist, Marc Thiessen, reported that the president has missed 62 percent of his daily in-person intel briefings in 2011 and 2012. President Bush almost never missed a briefing after 9/11. I recognize that a president’s schedule is extremely demanding, especially in the teeth of a campaign, so passing on these meetings occasionally would be understandable. I cannot, however, fathom how the president could justify canceling and not re-scheduling his intelligence briefing the day after an active US Ambassador was murdered in the line of duty, and as an international crisis continues to spread. The White House offers a two-fold defense on this: First, make snide remarks about President Bush, then insist that Obama is so sophisticated that he doesn’t need experts to brief him:

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95 comments on “Obama Skips Briefing Following Ambassador's Assassination
  1. ElizabethMC says:

    How unfortunate that he didn’t exercise some of that ‘sophisticated intelligence to ensure that vulnerable embassies would be protected on the 9/11 anniversary!
    In a speech directly after the slaughter, BO called it a ‘tough day’ !!!
    No, BO, a tough day is when Michelle tells you to sleep on the couch.
    Piece of sh!t.

    • ASTROMAM says:

      Barry Obama is a useless piece of human flesh a trader, a marxist commy , we have got to rid america of him VOTE VOTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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        • tod says:

          The Only man that can save Our Beloved Country besides God is Dr.Ron Paul ,mitt and barry are one in the same,both their fathers aren’t natural born citizens ,both their religions have hated Christians and Our Laws all through History,both are Antichrist Cults,barrycare,romneycare,both Love Gold and Fame,and neither Love Our Country.Paul’s the Only Christian running,and the Only Honest Patriot running.the Only one that promises us that his First Act as president is to Nullify All Executive Orders.That alone is worth Writing him In.Voting for the Lessor of Two Evils is Not Gods Way of Living ! ! Dr.Ron Paul for Our First Write In President !!!

        • arden68 says:

          A vote for Ron Paul is a vote for Obama … I have nothing against Ron Paul but he doesn’t stand a snowballs chance in hell … If you want Obama out of the white house like I do … Then you should know what to do…

        • CKB says:

          If all of you Ron Paul supporters vote for him, the clown will be re-elected and America will be over. Please don’t help the Muslim get back in. Please.

        • Chuck says:

          Sorry tod, your idol is not on the ticket and he does not have Obama’s Birth Certificate. Why don’t you go to your room and have a nice nap before medication time.

        • PastorRuth1 says:

          Unfortunately Ron Paul doesn’t have a chance this election, and a vote for ANYONE but ROMNEY is a vote for Obummer. (HOWEVER, 2016 is a different matter.)
          Yet THIS IS THE MOMENT WE MUST FOCUS ON!! We MUST pull our nation out of the clutches of this narcisitic Prezident before he takes us all down the tube with him…But YES, Ron Paul’s reaction to the chaos and carnage of today would be a far cry better than Obummer’s! Hopefully Romney and Ryan will give the necessary BALANCE the world needs right now!! I believe they can! And that America can survive the memory of our worst 4 years in American History under the ineffective bordering on treasonous administration of Barak Husein Obama!!

        • The Blue Collar Man says:

          You have completely missed the whole idea of voting. To write in a name that has absolutely “No Hope” of being elected, is to nullify your vote. You could stay home and do the same thing. With your self serving wish to vote your conscience, you ignore the “Big Picture”, which is to vote in a new President, that hopefully can turn us away from the cliff of destruction of the USA, and by the way, YOUR own way of life hangs in the balance.
          I didn’t like Romney that well, at first, but I am 1000% sure he will be far better than what we have right now.

        • Robert Berry says:

          Get off that Ron Paul stuff….Maybe he is a good guy …BUT THAT’S NOT THE POINT….He can only hurt the cause…not help it….So just please get off it already.

        • Calvin says:

          If Ron Paul is to win, he must do it like any other. Win the primary and be the nominee. Please don’t waste your vote.

    • PierceArrowV12 says:

      You are right, Liz. Maybe Gayatollah Obama was too busy coordinating his Internet trolls. Some of those progressive Democrat trolls secretly creep around V to A comment sections, pretending to be Christians in order to misrepresent us. The progressive trolls will mimic conservative ideas, but then they will add racist and other diatribes that NO real Christian believes. Only a closet progressive Democrat troll would deny the Holocaust; slander Lincoln; and praise KKK Democrats, Islamofascists, and Hitler and his National Socialists.

    • SammysDad says:

      BO got his intelligence briefing from MSNBC!

  2. Ruth says:

    What a worthless scumbag POS POTUS! Look at this country today under his REGIME – he should be in prison for crimes against the American people.

    • DaHeat says:

      And so should have Bill Clinton been tried and convicted for treason for selling protected technology to Communist countries…

    • CKB says:

      I totally agree. He is colluding with the enemy and that is cause for impeachment. Where the hxll is the congress?

  3. Texas Lone Ranger says:

    The last line of that article, for once, states truthfully what Obama thinks! That he’s too smart to need anyone to “brief” him about anything.

  4. barb patton says:

    This man is a poor excuse of a man…. maybe he needs some more female hormones to make him sympathetic towards America? He simply does not care. The only thing that is important is if he can be on Letterman – enjoy dinners with Hollywood extremists and do the boogie with some hip hop “singer”.. What an a##hole.

  5. DOOMED says:

    Romney will have a tough first year in office correcting all the wrongs ovomit has committed during his four year reign of terror. Hopefully Romney will issue a executive order authorizing ovomits arrest and send his dirty filthy muslim a$$ to Gitmo.

  6. Gregg Weber says:

    Too smart not to get the latest news? He must be able to receive revelation as to what is happening so that he could prevent bad things from happening.
    What am I thinking? Of course he prevented this from happening and the chocolate ration just went up to 20 grams per week. Enjoy.

  7. dusel1 says:

    As usual, the usurper votes ‘PRESENT’ in abstention.
    What a useless pile of (fill in the blank).

  8. dusel1 says:

    A three + year achievement:
    No Budget.
    Eight+ % Unemployment.
    Oil price increase.
    Deficit in the ozone layer.
    Operation Fast and Furious.
    Embassy Slaughters.
    Union division = Lincoln’s presidency.

  9. Ted says:

    Sounds like Ob is really disinterested. He puts up a front and gives a ‘gift-of-gab,’ but that’s about all there is to it.

  10. monacall says:

    I would say everyone out…..bring all ambassadors back home, kick the muslims out of this country until we get a new president….end of story.

  11. ONEWAY says:

    JUST goes to show you the People of the USA what BARRY SOETORO think’s of AMERICA and it’s People he could care less all he worries about is being a PLAYBOY and NEGRO JOCK spreading his BS WOW what a HOMO

  12. richard says:

    BS he can get those intel briefings in person even when he is on the road, nothing beats a change for a question and answer period. But he THINKS he is much smarter than everyone else, but the fact is he is really a DA. He should have attendend the intell briefing and rescheduled the hand holding at state, the whinners there would hold, he might have even gained some information to make that grieving easier. But the American people must see this bozo would rather attend a fund raiser, play golf, or go on vacation than do his job. I asked you if you were a supervisor or the owner of a business and you had an employee like bozo what would you do, FIRE him. Well we are his employers, the voters, and we do have a business, the government, and he is failing to do the job we hired hm to do, we don;t need to let him go we need to FIRE him.

    • Well, a LOT of this can be blamed on Congress. When we gained the majority in the House, impeachment should have been started immediately. But, Boehner is too scared of the ‘race’ issue. First of all, Obama is NOT an African American. He’s only 1/4 black. Second, he hates ALL Americans, black, white, Hispanic, Asian, except Muslims. He is determined to make America into an Islamic territory, & thereby a 3rd world country. The ONLY reason America has survived so long is, because God has blessed us, for our Biblical founding, plus for our support of His people, Israel. But, if the Islamists DO take over, the prosperity of America will completely cease. God will not allow them to profit from mocking Him. They may benefit for a brief time, but when the Great Tribulation hits, it won’t be so pretty. Hail the size of boulders is going to hit earth, an asteroid is going to either collide, or get so close it causes havoc, the seas & rivers will be turned to blood, (no drinking water). In fact, the curses that were loosed on Egypt when God delivered the Hebrews out of there will pale in comparison to what is coming during that period. All I can say is, pray, vote, & pray some more, and MAYBE God will intervene on our behalf.

  13. Remington 870 says:

    When Obama and his pretend media promote Obama as the smartest man in the world who doesn’t need briefings? Don’t expect Obama to retaliate against his fellow Muslims. Expect our tax dollars to support this American hating Muslims. Don’t expect the cowardly Congress to do anything, expecially with Druken Boehner as Speaker. I feel as if the US is the Titantic and we are going down no matter what we the people say and do. Expect civil war.

    • Frosty33 says:

      Civil war is what I fear. I can see it now how the Arab media will label it — Arab Spring and now American Spring.

  14. May God help this nation. Yes Democrats God!!

  15. jong says:

    We need to use our intelligence services to deliver a message to these scum. Several hundred drones should do quite nicely.