Jay Carney: Obama 'Paying Close Attention' to Iraq While Golfing

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained that President Obama is fully engaged in the situation in Iraq – even though he spent last weekend golfing.

Carney was asked about former Vice President Dick Cheney’s op-ed in The Wall Street Journal criticizing the President for golfing instead of paying attention to world affairs.

“I think it’s pretty clear that this President has been paying close attention to this and has been engaging regularly with his national security team,” Carney said, praising Obama for deliberating carefully about the use of force in Iraq.

Karl cited the op-ed which asserted that “rarely has a U.S. president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many” on foreign policy.

“Which president was he talking about?” snarked Carney in response, as reporters chuckled.

Carney said that Cheney had the right to voice his opinion but that the Obama administration had different views about Iraq.


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