August 5, 2013


As I mentioned in yesterday's post, US intelligence has indicated a serious threat to Americans, or American people, or American embassies, or something like that.  So much so that now American embassies across the Middle East and North Africa will remain closed until the end of the week. 

On the Sunday morning shows, politicians compared the 'chatter' to the sort that hadn't been heard since pre-9/11. 

And, our president handled this situation with his normal level of concern and leadership - he went golfing (23rd time this year, 134th while in office) and then took a dozen friends to Camp David for a birthday celebration.

As his top national security advisors gathered for an urgent Saturday meeting to discuss the terrorist threat that has forced the United States to close embassies overseas, President Obama was at Camp David celebrating his birthday with friends.
Sixteen senior officials participated in the unusual gathering, according to the White House. Among them were National Security Advisor Susan Rice, who chaired the session, Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, and Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Lisa Monaco, and Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano.
Obama was briefed after the session by Rice and Monaco, according to the White House. The White House said Obama has “received frequent briefings over the last week” on the threat.
Obama, whose birthday is today, was already celebrating at least a day early, playing golf in the morning with 11 longtime buddies and then traveling with them to Camp David, where the party continued.
How many more FOD Mondays until someone else is in the White House?


Anonymous said...

How many more FOD Mondays until someone else is in the White House?
Too many. Way too damn many. Mel.

kerrcarto said...

Someone must have made another video. Oh, wait, they did.