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Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« on: January 31, 2014, 08:43:09 AM »

If Obama says something is true, it must be true since he never lies. :thud:
  Of course he says global warming is a fact. :shrug:



Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he believes the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, will be safe and is not discouraging Americans from attending.

Obama says Russian authorities "understand the stakes" involved in securing the games and the potential threats against the events. He says the U.S. is coordinating with Russia and officials have looked at the Russian security plans.

 
Still, Obama says there are "always some risks" involved with large international gatherings like the Olympics. And he says he feels better when those types of events are held in the United States because American officials have full control over what happen.

Obama spoke in an interview with CNN.

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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 08:46:36 AM »
Will Mooch and the Moochettes be attending?
The skeptic is never for real. There he stands, cocktail in hand, left arm draped languorously on one end of the mantelpiece, telling you that he can't be sure of anything, not even of his own existence. I'll give you my secret method of demolishing universal skepticism in four words. Whisper to him: "Your fly is open." If he thinks knowledge is so all-fired impossible, why does he always look? — James Sire (from, The Universe Next Door)

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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 01:22:33 PM »
Yikes....whatever he says is always a lie.


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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 01:34:01 PM »
With that assurance, if I already had tickets and reservations, I'd cancel them.   :bolt:

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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 02:02:14 PM »
If you like your safe Olympics, you can keep your safe Olympics
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 02:04:53 PM »
With that assurance, if I already had tickets and reservations, I'd cancel them.   :bolt:

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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 02:05:50 PM »
Gee!   I feel safer already.  [/s]   :whistle:
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 02:15:58 PM »
Whew!  And I was worried...
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 04:25:26 PM »
If you like your safe Olympics, you can keep your safe Olympics
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 06:13:53 PM »
Will Mooch and the Moochettes be attending?

Great question!
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 06:14:29 PM »
He's an idiot for opening his mouth about this.

Now if something happens, he'll once more look foolish.  blame Vladimir Putin.
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #11 on: February 01, 2014, 08:23:03 AM »
Will Mooch and the Moochettes be attending?

Sure!  On the TV at the White House, surrounded by armed guards and security devices.
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2014, 10:46:50 AM »
He's an idiot for opening his mouth about this.


Yes.
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #13 on: February 01, 2014, 10:55:53 AM »
Yes.

I'm surprised actually, that his handlers would allow him to comment like that.

He was probably just trying to be magnanimous in expressing confidence in Russian security forces.

But politically, it could diminish his stature even lower on a global level (if that's possible)
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Re: Obama says Sochi Olympics are safe
« Reply #14 on: February 01, 2014, 11:36:50 AM »
He's an idiot for opening his mouth about this.

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