Tuesday, September 30, 2014

REPORT: President Obama Has Skipped Nearly 60% Of His Daily Intelligence Briefings Since Becoming President

Report: Obama Has Missed Over Half His Second-Term Daily Intel Briefings -- Daily Caller

A new Government Accountability Institute (GAI) report reveals that President Barack Obama has attended only 42.1% of his daily intelligence briefings (known officially as the Presidential Daily Brief, or PDB) in the 2,079 days of his presidency through September 29, 2014.

The GAI report also included a breakdown of Obama’s PDB attendance record between terms; he attended 42.4% of his PDBs in his first term and 41.3% in his second.

The GAI’s alarming findings come on the heels of Obama’s 60 Minutes comments on Sunday, wherein the president laid the blame for the Islamic State’s (ISIS) rapid rise squarely at the feet of his Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

“I think our head of the intelligence community, Jim Clapper, has acknowledged that I think they underestimated what had been taking place in Syria,” said Obama.

According to Daily Beast reporter Eli Lake, members of the Defense establishment were “flabbergasted” by Obama’s attempt to shift blame.

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My Comment: These intelligence briefings are like school .... you go there to learn. And while I am sure that there are many good reasons on why many of these briefings had to be missed .... still ... missing 60% is a lot and it tells me that you are not learning.


James said...

The Empire strikes back.

James said...

I can almost see their strategy going forward from now: If there is success of course it's due to O, if there is failure, then he'll blame, then fire, then appoint, then drag out the confirmations, and when it's over he's essentially out of there.