He was in his pajamas?
No, he's not in the country.
He's off dealing with the earlier crisis he created when he elevated faded leader Vladimir Putin from the summer of 2013 forward, elevated him to the point that Putin is now a serious problem for Barack.
The White House can't seem to do anything correct today.
With so many Americans souring on Barack, this early morning talk really didn't help.
It just reminds American Barack is (yet again) not at the White House.
Is he in Iraq or Russia or Ukraine?
Which won't impress many Americans. Especially with him there trying to rally Baltic leaders against Putin -- the problem Barack created in 2013.
A friend swears Barack's the summer intern who prayed none of his screw ups would be discovered until after Labor Day when he was back in school.
If so, didn't happen that way.
Al Jazeera covers his blustering this morning about how the murder of a second journalist, Steven Sotloff, will not intimidate the US.
But that is exactly what it's done.
Barack's running like a chicken with its head cut off.
He's got no plan at all.
He's in full panic mode and on the world stage at the same time.
As Elaine noted earlier this morning, "No one better point out that 'the answer' keeps changing or that he has no strategy."
He's losing at poker and using US troops as chips.
That's all yesterday was, "I don't have a plan, I don't know what I'm doing, but let me kick 350 US troops in and up the ante."
The embarrassing 'save our girls' or whatever that bulls**t was?
Remember that crap?
Remember that diversion?
Do you remember Barack or Michelle Tweeting about James Foley or Steven Sotloff?
They didn't give a damn.
Journalists were kidnapped and they didn't care. Americans were kidnapped and they didn't care.
Now that's what it was.
But what it is now?
Now it's panic and run around like an idiot.
On the public stage.
Journalists get kidnapped by a group that kills?
Pretty good chance they'll be murdered.
If you didn't want it to happen, you should have taken actions earlier.
Now they have been murdered and instead of taking action -- which doesn't have to mean war or bombing -- you dither and ally and throw more US troops into Iraq.
Because Barack doesn't know what the hell he's doing, because he is intimidating and so, instead of setting the agenda, all he can do is respond to the actions of the Islamic State.
Someone needs to tell Barack that is the definition of intimidation.
No US troops should be in Iraq but shame on the Congress which continues to allow Barack to send troops back in with no defined objectives and no plan.
Again, he's out of the country.
And Americans soured on him won't be impressed with his Baltic business.
Lousy photo op from a White House that doesn't seem to know what it's doing.
Any American trying to figure out what Barack's doing today by visiting the White House website will be greeted with this.
"No public schedule."
It does not inspire confidence.
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