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About That Speech Today


Is President Obama kidding with this?

The investigation’s ongoing. And I spoke again this morning with Attorney General Eric Holder, the secretary of homeland security, Janet Napolitano, and my counterterrorism and homeland security adviser, John Brennan. I asked them to keep — continue monitoring the situation to keep the American people and members of Congress informed.

Keep “monitoring the situation.” Bold.

And then there’s this:

Since I was first notified of this incident, I’ve ordered the following actions to be taken to protect the American people and to secure air travel.

First, I directed that we take immediate steps to ensure the safety of the traveling public. We made sure that all flights still in the air were secure and could land safely. We immediately enhanced screening and security procedures for all flights, domestic and international. We added federal air marshals to flights entering and leaving the United States. And we’re working closely in this country, federal, state and local law enforcement, with our international partners.

But we know that it took over two hours for the president to actually be notified of the attack. What was going on before Obama found out is what’s in question.


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