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http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/215823-obama-tees-off-as-criticism-mounts

August 23, 2014, 11:57 am
Obama tees off as criticism mounts

By Keith Laing

President Obama returned to the golf course on Saturday amid mounting Republican criticism that he is spending too much time hitting the links during several international and domestic crises.

Obama departed Saturday morning for Farm Neck golf club on Martha’s Vineyard, where he is vacationing with his family.

He is playing his latest round of golf with a foursome that includes former NBA player Alonzo Mourning, White House Deputy Political Strategy and Outreach Director Joe Paulsen and long-time friend Cy Walker.

Republicans have accused Obama of being insensitive for golfing during his vacation while tensions mount in Iraq following the beheading of an American journalist and in Ferguson, Mo., after the killing of an unarmed black teenager.

White House officials have brushed off the criticism, saying that Obama is actively engaged in both situations while he is vacationing.


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http://www.breitbart.com/InstaBlog/2014/08/24/Obama-Fretted-Over-His-Image-and-Golfed-While-Foley-Languished-for-a-Month/

Report: Obama Delayed James Foley Rescue a Month, Fretting over His Image and Golfing
by Dan Riehl 24 Aug 2014, 11:44 AM PDT

According to a new Sunday Times report by Toby Harden, "Pentagon sources said Foley and the others might well have been rescued but Obama, concerned about the ramifications of US troops being killed or captured in Syria, took too long to authorise the mission."

It's claimed that Obama was concerned about his administration being Carterized had the mission failed.

    For President Barack Obama the decision to send in the Night Stalkers was an agonising one. The audacious bin Laden raid in Pakistan had been a success but also preying on his mind was the failed 1980 Delta Force operation to rescue American hostages in Tehran. Sandstorms and mechanical troubles led the mission to be abandoned and eight American troops were killed when two aircraft collided. The debacle cast a shadow over Jimmy Carter’s presidency.

However, it also seems worth noting that the eventual timing of the mission may have made for a nice July 4th weekend announcement for Obama had the mission succeeded. Instead, Obama played golf on July 5th, as well as an additional six times in the month he is said to have spent agonizing over his decision, the delay of which may have cost journalist Foley his life.

    Anthony Shaffer, a former lieutenant-colonel in US military intelligence who worked on covert operations, said: “I’m told it was almost a 30-day delay from when they said they wanted to go to when he finally gave the green light. They were ready to go in June to grab the guy [Foley] and they weren’t permitted.”

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And he has the balls to call Foley's parents and offer his sympathies..

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And he has the balls to call Foley's parents and offer his sympathies..

Obama's sympathy has always ended at the tip of his own nose.
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This sounds more like Valerie's doing.

She was the one who -- two or three times -- delayed the bin Laden mission.


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