9:30 am || Departs White House 10:35 am || Arrives New York City 1:25 pm || Participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony; Ground Zero, New York City 1:45 pm || Meets with 9/11 families 3:10 pm || Departs New York 4:15 pm || Arrives Washington 6:00 pm || Hosts Cinco de Mayo reception; East Room All times Eastern
I realize this is a little off topic, but I just couldn’t resist putting it up. It’s a sendup of the royal wedding. In honor of Prince Charles’ visit with President Obama today, I guess. But mostly just thought you’d like. First saw it on Harry Mount’s blog at the Daily Telegraph, a well written and entertaining window into British culture.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney today did not rule out that “enhanced interrogation” techniques conducted on terrorist suspects during the Bush administration provided the key that led to Osama Bin Laden. “I can’t categorically rule out that one piece of information — because we don’t know,” Carney during in an exchange with me today in the White House briefing. But Carney was careful to
President Obama has decided not to release the death photos of Osama Bin Laden, NBC News is reporting. According to NBC: The White House had been weighing the release of a photo, in part to offer proof that bin Laden was killed during a raid on his compound early Monday. However, officials had cautioned that the photo was gruesome and could be inflammatory. Lawmakers on
The White House altered significant portions of it’s account of the Bin Laden raid, saying Bin Laden was not armed, his wife was not killed, and no one was used as a human shield. Evidence is accumulating that “enhanced interrogation techniques,” a.k.a. torture, provided the initial intelligence that led to Bin Laden. The White House is pushing back, saying it was not “the decisive intelligence.” But