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Andrea Mitchell Criticizes Obama: ‘You Don’t Use The Word Crusade’

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Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Andrea Mitchell criticized President Barack Obama over his remarks at last weeks prayer breakfast saying, “You don’t use the word crusade.”

“You don’t use the word crusades number one in any context right now,” Mitchell said. “It just it’s too fraught. And the week after a pilot is burned alive, in a video shown, you don’t lean over backwards to be philosophical about the sins of the fathers. You have to deal with the issue that’s in front of you or don’t deal with it at all. Talk about faith.”

Saying she thought the comments were a mistake, Mitchell continued, “Because it’s so out of context, and it is so much in passing. If you’re giving a major speech about theology, perhaps. But this is the prayer breakfast. And remember, you know, the context of that. It’s very limited.”

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