Posted by SAM on 2 January, 2010 at 6:21 am. 9 comments already!

Newsweek actually steps up to bat and tries to play the journalism game.

President Barack Obama received a high-level briefing only three days before Christmas about possible holiday-period terrorist threats against the US, Newsweek has learned. The briefing was centered on a written report, produced by US intelligence agencies, entitled “Key Homeland Threats”, a senior US official said.

…Obama’s public and private actions in expanding counter-terrorism operations in Yemen may not help him avoid answering further questions about what intelligence agencies told him — and didn’t tell him — about possible threats to the US homeland in the days and weeks before the alleged underpants bomber boarded his Christmas Day flight from Amsterdam to Detroit.


(QUESTION: anyone remember all the grief the leftwingers gave Bush about the August PDB that included a background section titled “Bin Laden Intent On Attacking U.S.”? They claimed Bush ignored the warnings, but in reality he was told there were 70+ FBI investigations going on, the CIA was in full alert mode and freaking out at the threat intel, and over a dozen precautions were taken after that PDB. That was just a background info section, and this was actionable intelligence, but nothing was done by Obama, and American security was left to the passengers.)

Pretty sure we’re not gonna see the same kinda “Obama ignored warnings” rhetoric on Daily KOS and Huffington Post

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