Obama Skipped Intelligence Briefing One Day After Terrorist Attacks
The Obama administration’s handling of the attacks on US embassies in the middle east has been horrendous.
I’ve written before about the President’s propensity to skip his daily intelligence briefing. Records show that the President chooses not to attend a majority of those briefings.
According to his public schedule, Obama didn’t attend a single intelligence briefing the week before the attack. Obviously, Obama can’t foresee the future, but this was the lead up to the 9/11 holiday which obviously has symbolic significance for Islamic terrorists who might want to take a shot at us (and they did take a shot at us). You’d think the President might have wanted to be in the loop that week.
But it gets worse. The day after the 9/11 attack in Cairo and Libya, Obama again skipped his daily intelligence briefing, this time choosing to attend a fundraiser in Las Vegas instead:
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.
Now is not the time for the President to be out-to-lunch on foreign policy. Especially considering that the Muslim Brotherhood, which is now running the show in Egypt, got President Obama’s endorsement.
Meanwhile, President Obama’s current position on Egypt is that we don’t consider them an ally, but we don’t consider them a friend either. Which is as clear as mud.
Par for the course with this president’s foreign policy.Tags: Barack Obama, egypt, libya, muslim brotherhood