Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Why is Obama skipping more than half of his daily intelligence meetings?

The Government Accountability Institute, a new conservative investigative research organization, examined President Obama’s schedule from the day he took office until mid-June 2012, to see how often he attended his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) — the meeting at which he is briefed on the most critical intelligence threats to the country. During his first 1,225 days in office, Obama attended his PDB just 536 times — or 43.8 percent of the time. During 2011 and the first half of 2012, his attendance became even less frequent — falling to just over 38 percent. By contrast, Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush almost never missed his daily intelligence meeting.

He is too busy flying all over the country campaigning full time. He also gives low priority to foreign threats because it doesn't interest him. Read Woodward's new book...... the guy is an empty suit, he is in over his head.... he has the wrong personality to be a good President !

Bob Woodward this morning on CBS:

Wednesday morning, Woodward also touched on the recent turmoil abroad, speaking with CTM's Charlie Rose and Norah O'Donnell about Tuesday's attacks on U.S. embassies in Libya and Egypt and tension with Israel over reports that President Obama had denied a request to meet with Israeli Prime MInister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

He allowed that "there is a lot of behind-the-scenes jockeying going on," but said Obama's icy exterior could add to the tension. "The president gets distant from people that he needs to engage. If you think about it, given the nature and the importance of the relationship with Israel, you would be able to find a way to meet," Woodward said.