Amid threat to US embassies and travel warning, top US officials meet and Obama is briefed

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  • Updated: August 3, 2013 - 9:15 PM

WASHINGTON — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans. President Barack Obama was briefed following the session, the White House said.

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avejoeconAug. 3, 1311:56 AM

Gee, I seem to remember the left blaming Bush for terror attacks. Where are all these people now, when it is Obama that at the helm.

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BBJoeAug. 3, 1312:34 PM

Since Bush voluntarily brought us into Iraq on false and-or faulty grounds, he owns the results. Any subsequent president - be in Obama or McCain - would have dealt with the mess. Remember how Bush and Cheney would only testify together at the 911 hearings? And would not be put under oath? If Obama did that can you imagine the uproar on talk radio?

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avejoeconAug. 3, 13 1:11 PM

Since Bush voluntarily brought us into Iraq on false and-or faulty grounds, he owns the results. Any subsequent president - be in Obama or McCain - would have dealt with the mess------------OMG, Do you actually believe that? You really have learned from your idol. After 5 years, Obama has the helm. The foreign relations are HIS now. Stop blaming bush for everything. BTW, are you aware that the democrat overwhelmingly voted for the wars and asked BUsh to use military force. There were no lies, but you already knew that. If Bush lied, I assume you are also saying that Kennedy, Pelosi, Kerry, Clinton and Clinton, and dozens of other democrats lied also, right? Because every one of them was saying the exact same thing that Bush was saying! Alone with 6 other Countries.

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hawkeye56379Aug. 3, 13 3:23 PM

"overwhelmingly voted for the wars"------- The comment was about Iraq and Democrats did not overwhelmingly vote for THAT war. The total vote for all Democrats in both houses of Congress was 127 AGAINST the use of force in Iraq and only 111 in favor. Look it up if you don't believe me.

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BBJoeAug. 3, 13 3:39 PM

You can't ignore the origin of foreign policy disasters, no matter how bad you would like to. An the testifying together at the 911 commission is still completely embarrassing. People need to remember how ridiculous that was. And no matter how bad conservatives hate Obama, at least he would not be that corrupt or inept. And he was able to get Bin Laden. Give him tons of credit for that.

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BBJoeAug. 3, 13 3:42 PM

Or to put it more childishly, at least my idol would be able to testify alone without Dick Cheney or Joe Bidens hand up his back. Your idol could not and would not. Pretty bad. Really think about that situation, hard to defend now.

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jtsnscAug. 3, 13 4:57 PM

BBJoe "And no matter how bad conservatives hate Obama, at least he would not be that corrupt or inept." This person must be the most delusional person on earth. Obama and his cronies are far worse in everything they do. All you have to do is start with your fearless leader himself eroding the constitution or move onto fast and furious or maybe Benghazi or the IRS or the NSA. If it wasn't for corruption and ineptness you wouldn't even know this administration existed because they sure haven't done anything for the american people.

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BBJoeAug. 4, 13 7:11 AM

Far worse in everything they do? Can you imagine Obama refusing to testify without having Biden or somebody else in the room? I can't imagine that. Even my strong Republican friends admit that Cheney was vile. Only delusional talk radio and Fox listeners would not agree. The current effort to protect our embassies shows Obama is learning and trying to do the right thing. Read Fiasco by Wall Street Jrnl - good conservative publication - journalist Thomas Ricks before calling any other group corrupt or inept. Shocking stuff and we see the poor results all around us still in foreign policy and the economy.

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jd55604Aug. 4, 13 8:37 AM

BBJoe: "Even my strong Republican friends admit that Cheney was vile. Only delusional talk radio and Fox listeners would not agree."......And yet during the 1st gulf war Cheney was the darling of the liberal media. They couldn't get enough of the guy and always protrayed him as some sort of hero.

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dumbgopAug. 4, 13 9:59 AM

Can you believe how many spontaneous attacks are directly related to that you tube video?

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