Thursday, February 14, 2013

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Panetta Gives His Last Press Conference

Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta sits down for his last press briefing before the end of his tenure as the 23rd secretary at the Pentagon, Feb. 13, 2013. During the briefing, Panetta offered a reflective and candid view of his time in the office. DOD photo by Glenn Fawcett

Panetta: "We Can't Just Sit Here And B***h" -- CBS

In what he presumed to be his final press briefing as defense secretary, Leon Panetta today slammed Congress for failing to work with the executive branch and putting the nation's security at risk.

"Often times I feel like I don't have a full partnership with my former colleagues on the Hill in trying to do what's right for this country," Panetta told reporters. "I don't pretend we always make the right decisions, [but]... what I look for is members willing to work with us. We need to look for solutions. We can't just sit here and b***h... We have got to solve real problems facing this country."

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More News On U.S. Secretary Of Defense Panetta's Last News Conference

Panetta on Sequestration: ‘We Can’t Just Sit Here and Bitch’ -- Defense News
Panetta: ‘We Can’t Just Sit Here And Bitch’ -- TPM
Panetta: World is watching U.S. on budget -- CNN
Strong Defense Rests on Strong Congress, Panetta Says -- US Department of Defense
Panetta: Congress hurting itself and U.S. image with continuous squabbling -- Kansas City/McClatchy News
'Too much meanness' in US political life: Panetta -- AFP
Panetta makes ‘Zero Dark Thirty’ reference -- Washington Post

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