Saturday, December 17, 2016
CHICKEN AND WAFFLES
In the past, I have suggested that the president is a wuss-and quite frankly, his foreign image was pretty much Mr. Stepinfetchit-so is any country on the map concerned about a threat of action from a lame duck known for his INaction?
And isn't it funny how his tune has changed in so short a time?
President Barack Obama on Thursday vowed to "take action" against Russia for the country's alleged meddling in the U.S. presidential election.
"I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections … we need to take action,"
Obama said in an interview that aired Friday on NPR. "And we will – at a time and place of our own choosing. Some of it may be explicit and publicized; some of it may not be."
The comments are Obama's most candid yet on the issue, which gained momentum after Republican candidate Donald Trump won the presidency last month. Intelligence officials believe high-ranking Russian officials were involved in hacks into the private email of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's adviser, John Podesta, and the Democratic National Committee.
Authorities have not provided any evidence publicly to support the allegation and Russian officials have denied any involvement in the attacks.
Obama told NPR that he has ordered intelligence officials to review the cyberattacks and that he hopes to have a definitive White House report on the intrusions completed and released before Inauguration Day on Jan. 20.
The president-elect has consistently slammed the reports as partisan and fictitious...
...which is pretty much how the President was slamming them two short months ago!
I'd advise the soon-to-be Mr. Obama to stop whining, but that's pretty much all he has done for eight years anyway...
...and if something works, stick with it!