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Spying Case Left Obama
in Dark, U.S. Officials Say

New York Times, by Mark Mazzetti and Mark Landler

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Posted By:pineledger, 7/9/2014 5:10:48 AM

Washington--When President Obama placed a call to Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany last Thursday, he had a busy agenda: to consult with a close ally and to mobilize wavering Europeans to put more pressure on Russia to end its covert incursions in Ukraine.What Mr. Obama did not know was that a day earlier, a young German intelligence operative had been arrested and had admitted that he had been passing secrets to the Central Intelligence Agency.While Ms. Merkel chose not to raise the issue during the call, the fact that the president was kept in the dark about the blown spying

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Six years and counting of Amateur Hour.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: sinic, 7/9/2014 5:24:17 AM     (No. 9916210)

I guess word never reached the golf course...or fundraiser...or vacation spot. Can he blame it on Blackberry?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/9/2014 5:53:30 AM     (No. 9916226)

If you eat pies with crack in them, your attention span drops (so I´ve heard).

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Policom, 7/9/2014 6:28:57 AM     (No. 9916250)

Ronald Reagan would have spoke to Russia himself. The World Leaders knew back then that the US had some backbone in it´s President.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Trigger2, 7/9/2014 6:49:32 AM     (No. 9916257)

Demonrats spew incompetence everywhere they´re found.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: HicksvilleKid59, 7/9/2014 7:12:48 AM     (No. 9916277)

When you are toking with the Choom Gang things have a way of being overlooked. You just can´t see reality through the haze.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: strike3, 7/9/2014 7:20:48 AM     (No. 9916283)

Obama was born in the dark and has never left.

Note to BHO: The light will not be found in the writings of Marx, Alinsky, or Ayers. Not from your part-time daddy or Frank Marshall Davis. Not even within the witches who occupy the White House with you. You must climb the mountain yourself but laziness, arrogance and greed are huge obstacles.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: eoddad, 7/9/2014 8:16:54 AM     (No. 9916374)

They are really incompetent you know. Obama is more like Don Knox in the "Apple Dumpling Gang" every day.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jinx, 7/9/2014 8:38:37 AM     (No. 9916413)

Valerie is falling down on the job. She needs to tell him everything and not hold back. She really is an incompetent stand in for him. If he cannot make her tow the line, he is totally to blame for any results. Stop using the excuses and man up.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: congar, 7/9/2014 8:46:37 AM     (No. 9916431)

Carved on the foundation of the New York Times building is the command "Blame anyone and everyone but His Majesty, Barack Hussein Obama, for everything he does.” It keeps the writers at the Times very, very busy.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: chillijilli, 7/9/2014 10:09:07 AM     (No. 9916579)

It´s all about plausible deniability. He doesn´t WANT to know. He just *infers* that he wants something done and from that point on, he knows nothing. The buck never stops near him and that´s exactly the way he wants it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: dman, 7/9/2014 10:34:34 AM     (No. 9916631)

Ignorance is not an excuse - especially for the POTUS. If the Emperor was really not informed (just a stipulation - go with this) then heads should be rolling among the WH staff.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: DCGIRL, 7/9/2014 10:37:08 AM     (No. 9916639)

This president is the most CLUELESS person in the entire world.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: TunnelRat, 7/9/2014 10:40:23 AM     (No. 9916643)

He didn´t know about it until he read it in the paper...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lonestar Jack, 7/9/2014 10:40:45 AM     (No. 9916645)

Obama says "I was never told".
Hillary say "I don´t remember".

Take your pick of who should run the country.
I say "None of the above".

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Reply 15 - Posted by: mulhaven, 7/9/2014 11:12:56 AM     (No. 9916707)

It wasn´t the spying case that left him in the dark. The guy is just a goof. Case closed.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: pineledger, 7/9/2014 1:07:06 PM     (No. 9916922)

How d´yall like that pool and brewski event with the CO governor on Tuesday night.

Whatta guy.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/9/2014 1:11:12 PM     (No. 9916929)

Wolf! Wolf!

IOW, he has used this excuse so many times that no one believes him.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: paperpuncher, 7/9/2014 1:23:03 PM     (No. 9916962)

#7, How about Barny Fife, Jethro Bodine and Ensign Parker all rolled into one?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: rochow, 7/9/2014 8:09:04 PM     (No. 9917494)

I am so sick of hearing about this drugged narcissist who is never informed and ´just learned´ the news from reading a paper (when is that) or watching TV, ditto Holder. Can he actually read or write? Most of his garbage is signed by automatic pen.
Yet another ally down the tubes, but what is new with this dumb adolescent? Lice, tuberculosis etc. infested people that he alone is responsible for crawling over the border and he plays pool, golf, parties, or appears on TV with that s..t face grin on his ugly mug!

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Reply 20 - Posted by: ArthurDent, 7/9/2014 9:03:04 PM     (No. 9917564)

I feel certain that the information was included in one of the many briefings he doesn´t attend, but th CIA will be barred from saying that.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/9/2014 9:04:35 PM     (No. 9917568)

So now he´s saying he´s a mushroom ?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Shucky, 7/9/2014 10:08:58 PM     (No. 9917667)

A competent executive would fire and replace whomever was supposed to have kept informed on the many occasions he has lied this excuse. Whether he is lying or not, he is incompetent and unfit for the office of president. That alone should be grounds for impeachment and removal, on top of his numerous other failures, crimes and obstruction of justice.

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