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The Obama Morning News || August 8, 2013

Dems begin to oppose death panels . . . The Hill
Yemen threat won’t stall Gimo plan
 . . . Fox News
Jihadists gloat about embassy closings . . . New York Times
Obama MIA on military sexual assault? . . . Politico
Congress gets its Obamacare relief . . . Reuters
Obama’s costly talk show habit . . . Washington Times
Voters pan Obama’s economic speeches . . . Fox News
Remarks turn into blunt attacks on Republicans . . . Reuters
Obama slams sequester politics . . . Politico
GOP debates who would get shutdown blame . . . Examiner

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7 Responses to The Obama Morning News || August 8, 2013

  1. The genesis of AQAP goes back to a prison break in Yemen in February 2006. That’s when 23 Al Qaeda suspects, including Nasser Al Wuhayshi – who once served as Usama bin Laden’s secretary and whose communications with Ayman Zawahiri were intercepted by U.S. intelligence – tunneled out of a maximum security prison in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen.

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    Wuhayshi and several prisoners who had been released from Guantanamo Bay, including Said Al Shihri, who was killed by a U.S. drone earlier this year, formed AQAP officially in 2009.

    On Aug. 1, just one day before this week’s terror warning that led to the closure of the 19 Embassies, Obama met Yemen’s president at the White House.

    Presidential spokesman Jay Carney told reporters then,“I think the lifting of the (detainee transfer) moratorium reflects a changing U.S. policy that reflects a changing Yemen.”

    One thing that has not changed in Yemen is the strength of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula.

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    The best predictor of the future is past behavior, yet FCMABBHO thinks he can ignore history. Wuhayshi and Shihri are by far not the only terrorists who’ve been released from Gitmo, only to continue waging Jihad.

  2. Jihadists gloat about embassy closings . . . New York Times

    This is rather harsh article. I read it twice, and saw no accusation that the criticisms are bipartisan.

  3. From the official White House release:

    Michelle and I send our warmest greetings to Muslims celebrating Eid al-Fitr here in the United States and around the world. During the past month, Muslims have honored their faith through prayer and service, fasting and time spent with loved ones.

    And:

    To help the many Syrians in need this Eid al-Fitr, the United States is providing an additional $195 million in food aid and other humanitarian aid, bringing our humanitarian contribution to the Syrian people to over $1 billion since the crisis began. For millions of Americans, Eid is part of a great tapestry of America’s many traditions, and I wish all Muslims a blessed and joyful celebration. Eid Mubarak.

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    Pretty much I am beginning to think the embassy closings across the arabian peninisula is less a terrorist threat than some kind of recognition of ramadan.

    I’m fresh out of politic

  4. “GOP debates who would get shutdown blame.”

    First of all, if these RINOs are more interested in assigning blame, rather than putting up a fight for our Constitution and rule of law, then they have already lost the battle. They employ Karl Rove’s Crossroads GPS to commission a poll heavily skewed toward Democrats so they get the results they want. Why? Because they don’t have the courage or moral integrity to fight the leftists who are dismantling America. They’ve got theirs with the latest Obamacare congressional waiver, so to heck with the rest of US. Mark Levin’s new moniker for these RINO cowards is very apropos – “French Republicans”.