On Saturday, as embassies around the globe remained closed due to terror threat, and while his national security team met for emergency session, President Obama golfed for his birthday. He headed over early to Andrews Air Force Base in order to get in a round of golf before heading to Maryland’s Catoctin Mountains to Camp David. Officials said Obama had been briefed on the latest terrorism threats from Al Qaeda before leaving for golf.
Michelle took a separate ride to Camp David; Obama rode up to Camp David by helicopter with former “body man” Reggie Love and assistant chef Sam Kass. He golfed with them as well as Hawaii friends Bobby Titcomb and Mike Ramos, Chicago friends Marty Nesbitt and Eric Whitaker, and White House aide Marvin Nicholson. Obama headed back to the White House on Sunday.
Meanwhile, National Security Advisor Susan Rice – the same woman who appeared on television to fib to the American public about the causes of the murder of four Americans in Benghazi on September 11, 2012 – headed up a meeting of 12 administration top officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry, Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and directors of the FBI, CIA, and NSA. Rice then briefed Obama alongside Lisa Monaco, assistant to the president for homeland security and counterterrorism.
According to a White House official, Obama was “being updated on a potential threat occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. The President has directed his National Security Team to take all appropriate steps to protect the American people and will continue to be updated on a regular basis.” There are no reports on how well the president golfed while apparently receiving such updates.