Obama backed probe of alleged Iran plot: White House

WASHINGTON Tue Oct 11, 2011 3:20pm EDT

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Tuesday hailed the disruption of an alleged Iranian bomb plot as a major achievement for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement and said President Barack Obama had ordered full cooperation with the investigation.

"The president was first briefed on this issue in June and directed his administration to provide all necessary support to this investigation," White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said.

(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)

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neilc23 wrote:
God. I sure hope that our macho President would support full support of assassination attempts on our soil.

Oct 11, 2011 7:38pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
doggydaddy wrote:
neilc23: You’ve proven the accuracy of the post I came to write. Rightwingers won’t give Obama any credit for doing a great job in the war on terror, yet I bet you gave the bungler-in-chief Bush all sorts of credit even though 9/11 happened on his watch, even after he was warned about it. Had Bush been president when Osama bin Laden was killed we’d never hear the end of it, how great Bush is and what a great job he did keeping us safe. Only he didn’t. We had the worse enemy attack on the US mainland in our history under Bush’s watch. Then he responds by going after Saddam Hussein wasting what will ultimately cost us 3 or 4 trillion dollars that we can’t afford, lying to the country the entire time. And instead of paying for the war like the more intelligent presidents before him, Bush cut taxes and needlessly raised mountains of debt. He wanted the people to feel like we weren’t really at war. That’s wrong and showed very poor leadership. We were at war and we all should have had some skin in the game, not just our soldiers and the Chinese, who financed Bush’s war.

Challenge yourself by putting aside the gross hypocrisy and show a little personal integrity by giving credit where credit is due, instead of criticizing Obama for really helping to keep us safe and praising Bush for being a reckless imbecile, give Obama some well deserved credit. After all, it’s about our country, not your personal ideologically driven ego.

Oct 11, 2011 11:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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