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Obama Helps Aides With Damage Control

By Ben Pershing
In the midst of a major international trip, with the economy still teetering and his biggest domestic priorities hanging in the balance back home, you'd think President Obama has enough on his plate. But on Tuesday, he had to spend some precious time cleaning up the messes made by his two top subordinates.

First, Obama paused in the middle of his visit to Russia to clarify the words of his No. 2, emphasizing that the U.S. had "absolutely not" given Israel the green light to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities. The question arose after Vice President Biden's appearance Sunday on "This Week With George Stephanopoulos," when he repeatedly made the point that Israel is a sovereign nation and the U.S. can't stop it from defending itself. That may be technically true, and the White House swore that the vice president did not misspeak. But Biden also had ample opportunity to say that an Israeli strike would be problematic or destabilizing for the entire Middle East, and he didn't. (Michael Mullen did make that exact point Tuesday.)

Obama didn't just feel the need to clarify Biden's remarks, he also gave Rahm Emanuel an assist in repairing the damage from the chief of staff's own controversial comments. Many Democrats were upset to read in yesterday's Wall Street Journal that Emanuel was open to compromise on whether the health care reform package should include a public option. He also spoke favorably of a public option "trigger," which most liberals oppose.

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Posted at 8:31 AM ET on Jul 8, 2009  | Category:  The Rundown
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It is amazing how the anti-Obama media will not let up in its insidious attempts to undercut the president's agenda and success.

http://www.political-buzz.com/

Posted by: parkerfl1 | July 8, 2009 11:35 AM

Daryl is an idealist. He lives in a socialist country so he thinks a socialist president is okay. We Americans value our freedom and Obama is a socialist buffoon!

Posted by: donaldarc | July 8, 2009 10:51 AM

WHAT DOES MISSOURI GOP REP. JIM GUEST KNOW THAT HIS COLLEAGUES REFUSE TO EVEN CONSIDER?

• Answer: That microwave radiation "directed energy weapons" developed and proliferated by various federal agencies are being used to silently inflict TORTURE, injury, and physical and mental impairment upon unjustly "targeted" American citizens and their families.


http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2009/07/court-to-defendant-stop-blasting-that-mans-mind

(See Scrivener's comments accompanying "Wired" article.)


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WHEN WILL CONGRESS AND TEAM OBAMA TAKE DOWN THE FED-FUNDED NATIONWIDE VIGILANTE NETWORK...

...AN AMERICAN GESTAPO THAT IS EXTRAJUDICIALLY PERSECUTING UNJUSTLY TARGETED CITIZENS AND THEIR FAMILIES?

http://NowPublic.com/scrivener

RE: "GESTAPO USA: Gov't-Funded Vigilante Network Terrorizes America"

Posted by: scrivener50 | July 8, 2009 10:44 AM

A dynamo: a "super-competent." This man just might be the one who can clean up the mess that the United States has put itself into these past fifty years... and take the garbage out. Why do some of you not want to see that done? Is it simply ideological? Or is it the moral and/or mental defect that put America where it is today... so despised around the world? Don't get me wrong: I am a Canadian and I love the United States of America: but that does not mean that you guys have not brought upon yourselves some heavy duty consequences for questionable actions you've taken all around the world. McNamara's death only just brought to light the tip of the ice berg of evil that you've perped on the world. What goes around, comes around. Wake up, America: it's time to go to work! ...not war. War is the evil way: work(!) is the God-honest way. Okay? Yours sincerely, Daryl Atamanyk

Posted by: DarylAtamanyk | July 8, 2009 10:00 AM

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