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POTUS Events: Addressing National Security

President Obama talks on the phone with astronauts aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis from the Oval Office, May 20, 2009. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

By Sarah Lovenheim
This morning, President Obama addresses national security issues at 10:10 a.m. ET. He's expected to discuss his position on detention and interrogation of detainees.

He then receives his daily presidential and economic briefings, followed by a meeting with his senior advisers. At 1:30 p.m., he greets the Pittsburgh Steelers at the White House and at 4:15 p.m., he meets with President Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania.

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs delivers the press briefing at 2:15 p.m.

Check out our Federal City Digest for a rundown of other noteworthy events around town.

Posted at 7:51 AM ET on May 21, 2009  | Category:  The Daybook
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LOL! :-D

With Ears like those;

he could use "Echo-Location" to move around in the dark!

Posted by: SAINT---The | May 21, 2009 4:44 PM

Amazing- the turn of the focus towards Pelosi - for the past two weeks for talking heads, including the hypocrite Newt the Nuke- whenever possible- is such an embarrassment once again for the intellect of our country.

The sad part of all of this is the exploitation by the spinners upon this nation's level of intellect.

That is what is so sad.

After all, the USA does not even rank within the top 25 countries in the world for education.

9-11 happened on Mr. Cheney's watch.

Tom Kean, the Republican co-chair of the 9-11 Commission, has said the attacks could have been prevented.

Before they took office, senior Bush administration officials were briefed repeatedly about the al Qaeda threat.

Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger told incoming National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice,

"I believe that the Bush administration will spend more time on terrorism in general, and on al Qaeda specifically, than any other subject.''

All the Republicans were screaming about Sandy Berger stealing papers and Clinton’s BJ.


When Dick went on the FOX - HANNITY CLOWN SHOW stating Al Qaida was ‘relatively’ unknown on September 11, 2001 – one must wonder- where the hell he was?

I guess he really was too busy with the country’s ENERGY policy- BEHIND a closed door!

Dick was aware of Spain's actions and began his defense on CNN.

Once again- their eye was on the WRONG BALL!

John McCain claimed that he ‘believes’ no other POTUS would ever do this. This is absurd.

Surely- a country that has declined in educating themselves- Worldwide Americans do not even rank in the top 25 for education – will now re-define what torture is and rely on John McCain’s belief?

For eight years, we were the ultimate decider-and the ‘C’ country will now re-define what torture is.

When to torture- when not to torture- who cannot torture- who can torture-?

All for the USA to decide- after all, WE ARE THE DECIDER!

Isn't that what the world heard for the last 8 years?

Yet- Worldwide-Americans do not even rank in the top 25 for education –

The ‘C’ mentality does not need to define what torture is and isn't.

The President of the Harvard Law Review = hopefully will help us out here. Educate us a bit- please?

Posted by: sasha2008 | May 21, 2009 9:51 AM

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