Thid, GWBush's 911 wars and his lack of interest to capture or kill Osama
bin Laden has resulted in the deaths of 1.3 million people and over 4.6 million
people have been displaced. The total cost of these wars to-date is nearly
2,000,000,000,000.00 dollars.Now exactly was you saying about
Benghazi? Do you really want to compare this to Hillary's record?
Ignorance is bliss, no wonder Trump is so happy.
GWBush did not take his briefings seriously and 2996 Americans died, 6000
wounded, 5400 persons diagnosed with cancer as a direct result of the towers
coming down, 5000 soldiers died as a result of 911, 3.3 TRILLION in US TAXS
DOLLARS spent and people want to tell us his briefings do not matter.
UtahBlueDevil: I fear you have your facts mixed up! The only people who totally
ignored the CIA intelligence and subsequent warnings of danger in Benghazi
wasn't conservatives, it was Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama! But like
she said, "What difference does it make now"? It was that darn video,
HSTucker said: "Conservatives prefer to start with the raw data, e.g., the
Government Accountability Institute report"Government
Accountability Institute (GAI) is a conservative nonprofit thinktank.Members of GAI's board of directors include Stephen Bannon, Owen Smith,
Ron Robinson, and Hunter Lewis.Hardly a news source or accurate
place for information. Raw data, that's rich. Breibart is nothing but a
I understand that conservatives and Trump supporters want to cheer on their guy.
But is there value in a daily intelligence briefing? Would data presented on a
daily basis paint a picture of developing risks throughout the world? Does
inconsistent intelligence briefings introduce risks? There are
intelligence professionals who collect and analyze this data. Is it the
president's job to assimilate it all? If, or when, something
happens...will Trump be more knowledgeable with daily briefings or with
irregular briefings?I believe the president should receive daily
briefings because the president has a role to play in our military--the
commander in chief. I also believe he is speaking out irresponsibly. I hope he
is simply thumping his chest and will decide to take the daily briefings as he
Sven said:Dailymail.com30 September 2014“President
Barack Obama has skipped his in-person daily intelligence briefing on four out
of every seven days of his presidency, according to a shocking report released
Tuesday."...only shocking if you don't understand what your
being told is malarky,The way this story is twisted, it would have
Republican icon Ronald Reagan skipping his intelligence briefings 99 percent of
the time. Only Alt-Right sights are pushing this false narrative but what would
you expect.Obama reads his PDB every day, but he does not always
require an in-person briefing every day. He reads them ahead of time so he can
ask questions if a briefing is needed. This is how Obama structured his White
House operation, so it is specious to say he has “skipped” a meeting
that was not actually scheduled.
Sven, best post ever. Why is the media allowing this dishonesty?
@Esquire: Thank you for demonstrating the problem conservatives have being
understood and believed by liberals. Liberals tend to believe the guy who is
friends with a guy who claims to be the guy who knows. Conservatives prefer to
start with the raw data, e.g., the Government Accountability Institute report
(thanks, Sven), and reach our own conclusions.
Don't know which is worse, not attending the briefings(Trump) or attending
them and not taking the info seriously (Obama).
Funny seeing how quickly things spin around..."All of the sudden
liberals love the CIA? What did they think of at least two former CIA directors
who told us intelligence gathered from enhanced interrogation (water boarding)
saved lives? Opps! Seems it depends on what the "intelligence is"!
Depends on what "is, is"!"Maybe that should read
"All of a sudden conservatives hate the CIA? What did they think of the CIA
directors who told us intelligence gathered from Iraq proved we needed to go to
war to stop Weapons of Mass Destruction. Opps! Seems it depends on what the
"intelligence is"! Depends on what "is, is"!"Kind of like the CIA intelligence from Benghazi - it was good then, but
somehow now is worthless, not worth Trump's time. Interesting how that
whole thing works out.
@ DN Subscriber, your claim that Obama didn't take daily security briefings
is patently false. I am friends with one of the guys who delivers them. Making
things up is quite unbecoming.
Yes, the CIA has been wrong before and no doubt will be again. Even so, it takes
more than someone, even the president, to simply brush off a CIA conclusion with
a sentence or two. Proving (or disproving) something takes a little more.
Trump has never been effective arguing facts. It showed in the three debates in
which his opponent demonstrated a command of issues that Trump couldn’t
touch.Reliance on instinct and intuition will reduce issues to a
lowest common denominator. Sometimes it may work for him but it’s
irresponsible to standardly operate in that fashion. The more he does, the
greater chances grow that one day he will slip up badly. If someone could just
get through to him.
Intelligence from the CIA? All of the sudden liberals love the CIA? What did
they think of at least two former CIA directors who told us intelligence
gathered from enhanced interrogation (water boarding) saved lives? Opps! Seems
it depends on what the "intelligence is"! Depends on what "is,
The more I hear it, the funnier it gets:Trump: I don't need
"intelligence" briefings...'cause I'm like, I'm a smart
National security and knowledge about what other nations (and non-nation-state
actors) are doing is something every President needs to pay special attention
to.Trump might be able to do a good job winging it on gut feelings
on economic or domestic policy issues. But, he needs a factual basis to avoid
blundering into bad decisions with unintended second and third order
consequences in security matters.Trump should take the daily intel
brief every day, unlike Obama who skipped a majority of them, even after being
sworn in. Maybe someone can tell him they will give him a lot more bargaining
chips when making a deal and he will see the benefit, if not on pure security
worf - your believe that it is OK for Trump to miss out on intelligence
briefings because Obama did? Remember the classic line that moms use on their
kids? "If your friend jumped off a cliff, would you jump too?"Your hope is that Trump is a better president than Obama, right? So if you
didn't like Benghazi, then you want Trump to do the opposite -- attend
security briefings. Quit making excuses for Trump.Benghazi happened
3 and 1/2 years into Obama's presidency. You could maybe... maybe... make
the excuse that the security briefings were all sounding the same. Trump has
attended maybe 6 briefings and already he understands the complexity of the
@Esquire,How smart is mankind? Through out history,
we've had wars, starvation, and poverty. Mankind has repeatedly chosen
evil leaders.Give this man a chance. Perhaps Trump will be a
refreshing change, and maybe not.
Esquire - Springville, UT"@ worf, get real.Trump is
too smart for the rest of humankind. He will either do the job right, or he will
be the greatest failure in the history of the U.S. Presidency. And the
consequences of the latter are chilling...."====Was
it also "chilling" to you that Obama and Hillary gave us ISIS, and then
had the gall to call them the "JV Team"? The only people
who need to get real are the hypocrites on the Left. The only Legacy Barry has
given us is ISIS and a destabilized Middle East. He's been president for
the past 8 years in case you've forgotten; these are his policies that
have destabilized the world, and brought our nation crushing debt with only 1%
Since DN refuses to do their journalistic due diligence, I’ll do it for
them:==== Dailymail.com30 September 2014“President Barack Obama has skipped his in-person daily
intelligence briefing on four out of every seven days of his presidency,
according to a shocking report released Tuesday.The Government
Accountability Institute, previously best-known for needling members of Congress
over insider-trading deals that lax laws have rendered legal, used the official
White House calendar to compile a list of the days when Obama wasn't
scheduled to receive a briefing.The resulting numbers showed that he
only attended the Presidential Daily Brief 42.1 per cent of the time.”====Do you Libs really think we’re not going to call
you out on your hypocrisy?
@Worf.Absolute nonsense, just because you say something doesn't make
it true. Obama Did NOT miss a briefing warning of Benghazi that is a
lie.Your other speculation is just that, more Trump Style facts that bear
no basis in reality.On the other hand Bush did ignore meetings that
led to 911, but conservatives keep trying to make Benghazi a bigger deal because
@ worf, get real.Trump is too smart for the rest of humankind. He
will either do the job right, or he will be the greatest failure in the history
of the U.S. Presidency. And the consequences of the latter are chilling....
Our soon to be former president, was unaware of the dangers facing our men in
Benghazi, and found out other events by watching television. Missed many of his
staff meetings while on the golf course, or attending campaign dinners. He was
late to many of the meetings he did attend, and often ended them early. The
logs are available for viewing.Let lighten up. Mr Trump is not the
Trump owes it to the country to stay on top of the latest intelligence. No one
can be a responsible President who doesn't want to be bothered with details
that might be critical. If Trump can't hack it, we should have found that
out during the campaign.
As expected, Trump's impulsiveness kicking in during an interview. I will
go with Cameron on this one for it is against Trump's impulsiveness to need
to know but "want to know" like the way he runs his business.