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-- now the uproar over reports the US -- -- on the German chancellor for years just the latest situation in which the Obama administration insists the president had no knowledge that this was happening.
From a problems with the rollout of the obamacare web sites to the IRS targeting of Tea Party and conservative groups.
Or even the Justice Department spying on reporters for suspected leaks to inadequate security for our consulate before the men -- terror attack.
Or operation fast and furious the president or his people saying mr.
-- simply didn't know.
But when it comes to his administration's success stories like the killing of Osama bin Laden the president appears to have been in the loop and very hands on.
I was briefed on a possible lead to been -- It was far from sort.
Of took many months to run this thread to ground.
I met repeatedly with my national security team as we develop more information about the possibility that we have located bin Laden hiding within -- compound.
Deep inside pockets -- And finally last week.
I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action and authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice.
So are the media giving the president a pass on his failures and emphasizing successes let's talk about it -- Jim Pinkerton.
Contributing editor and writer for the American conservative magazine.
Alan Colmes is also host of the Alan Colmes show and author of thank the liberals perceiving America both of them are Fox News contributors what do you think about that -- -- I think a lot of piling on going on here we can't just inflate everything that ever happened it's negative.
And say Obama didn't know about it and that's bad.
Or he did one thing that he -- know about and that's good and I think that's a very one sided picture of what's gone on here for one thing in terms of the godsey.
This has been promoted by Republicans and attempt to win the election last time that -- in turn out very well.
We can hear about the IRS -- found out that there were progressive groups as well the president can't know everything about everything that does not a good leader.
Delegates and by the way they Wall Street Journal conservative publication.
That President Obama once he found out about the tapping on Andrea Merkel phoned the chancellor of Germany he's a wanna put an end to -- -- this started ten years ago.
Did the previous president bill about it so let's get the whole story here well there there are reports of the germ.
Media and we should say by the way that the European media are making a big big deal out -- business is not getting a whole lot of attention.
In the US at least not right now but there are -- -- -- German media.
That an NSA -- top NSA official says the president was aware of it was made aware of it.
And asked that it continue to go on -- Wall Street Journal says the opposite today Jim what do you think about Allen's.
Well that's that's what we have an aggressive media for at least in theory which is to say -- -- out the German media says the president knew about it 2010 and Allen in the mainstream media say he doesn't know about it until yesterday I got so let's let's let's investigate -- to -- The last time we had a president who -- provide presiding over a lot of snooping.
-- going back in history was was was Watergate and then the media couldn't wait to connect.
The wiretapping of the Watergate bloggers to the president himself -- -- ultimate -- him out of office now.
We got the the president did not just a spying on the Democrats like and Watergate spying on the whole country and a whole world.
And the mainstream media for the most part are perfectly happy to tell the president -- know just like he did know about Ben Ghazi just like he -- know about the IRS just like you did know about anything else.
I mean there's a guy on Twitter name Charles CW Cooke said look what did the president now if he doesn't know anything about these things happening under his watch.
I mean they remind me speaking of German your mind it's sergeant Schultz and from Hogan's Heroes and I know nothing I see nothing I hear nothing.
And the media.
Are challenging that narrative I know Alan and lots to say about this -- we're gonna take a quick commercial break there was the president the Democrat in the White House named Harry Truman -- sign on his desk that said.
The buck stops here.
There's so what should the signs say on mr.
Obama's desk we'll ask our guests.
All right right now we are back with Jim Pinkerton and Alan Colmes that we show that photo of Harry S Truman with the buck stops here photo on his desk.
Jim what should the sign on president Obama's desk.
Say I think it was good advice for that democratic president is good advice for this democratic president but look we -- shot -- that segment that with what he's introducing -- FBI director economy.
He just doesn't engage -- strategies -- as he doesn't talk about it.
Then the media simply say well let's let's blame civilians lets -- -- other Republicans -- planes to sequester.
And the media go forward the president hasn't got clear cut strategy of the opposite of the buck stops here that just ignore the -- Handling Kathleen Sebelius speaking of obamacare -- this is the president's signature achievement he has talked about that since practically day one.
Of his administration Kathleen Sebelius says that the president wasn't aware of the problems with moved the roll out of the web -- until the first couple of.
I -- again this is an attempt to pile on he can do nothing right to conservatives everything he does is wrong even when -- went and got bin Laden he was accused by conservatives have all the -- -- give the order had nothing to do with it.
I don't expect the president to be involved with the minutia of a web -- I think he's got and the buck does stop there which is why he stopped according to a newspaper owned by this -- -- the Wall Street Journal stop the spying.
And and -- Merkel by the way.
Who is the president said I don't remember I don't recall about Iran Contra numerous times saint Ronald Reagan who could do no wrong -- conservatives I don't think the same yardstick being applied.
The Republican presidents and really.
What about I mean that the it.
The I -- I'm getting the wrap in my ear -- You know and that just.
You're lying and everybody -- -- -- -- he said he didn't know -- -- he couldn't recall anything and everything everybody over the criticism on the he didn't know he's getting into good look at all of this taking criticism -- -- gave it but I think it clean house I cap the number times I don't know I don't recall what sets this count them up we're gonna.
We're gonna have to wrap this one up will talk about it another time Jim -- and Alan Holmes thank you.
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