Photo: Obama briefed in the Situation Room
April 19th, 2013
02:38 PM ET
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Photo: Obama briefed in the Situation Room

President Barack Obama meets with members of his national security team to discuss developments in the Boston bombings investigation, in the Situation Room of the White House, April 19, 2013. Pictured, from left, are: FBI Director Robert Mueller; Lisa Monaco, Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism; Attorney General Eric Holder; Deputy National Security Advisor Tony Blinken; and Vice Persident Joe Biden. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)


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  1. bassman

    Shortly after Pres.Obama was elected, David Axelrod took to the pulpit in the White House briefing room and stated they were going to 'tone down the rhetoric' towards terrorists. We now see just how dangerous and ignorant that policy stance is.

    April 19, 2013 02:51 pm at 2:51 pm |
  2. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    I'm sure the standing order is to shoot on sight. No trial for you buddy. You should just body yourself so we can go on about our regular, everyday lives, which we are already doing.

    April 19, 2013 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  3. Woman In California

    How dare they brief THIS president on anything going on in the U.S. We needed this to be his 9/11 so we could say nasty, mean ignorant things about him but lo and behold, he's doing everything right (yet again), and we won't have anything negative to attack him with.

    Regards,
    Republican/TP

    Stupid, stupid people and you know who you are.

    April 19, 2013 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  4. just askin

    yes, obama always puts out these great photos to make himself look good. where are the photos from the situation room when benghazi was under attack for 7 hours? come on lsm, do your job!

    April 19, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  5. Fair is Fair

    Where's Big Sis?

    April 19, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  6. Donna

    Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House
    I'm sure the standing order is to shoot on sight. No trial for you buddy. You should just body yourself so we can go on about our regular, everyday lives, which we are already doing.
    -----

    Are you nuts? They need to do everything they can to capture this guy alive, short of suffering more casualties. It will be the only way we will ever know why this was done. Don't you think that is important?

    April 19, 2013 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  7. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    "We needed this to be his 9/11 so we could say nasty, mean ignorant things about him"
    ------------------------------------------
    That's exactly what they were hoping for. But there's a difference between this tragedy and 9/11. The difference is that Dubya was warned in advance of an attack. I believe the PDB stated "Bin Laden determined to strike in U.S."

    April 19, 2013 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  8. Woman In California

    It's a miracle, that law enforcement has gotten this far. I am totally amazed at how stupid the media is. They discuss everything and anything as long as it brings in a large majority of viewers. Some of the things I've heard discussed, should not have been broadcast and only gave these devil(s) an advantage, probably putting some of the investigation at risk. The American media should really learn to tone it down some and yes, I do know the media can educate and keep us aware as well, but there needs to be a limit. Period.

    April 19, 2013 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  9. plain&simple

    Only radicals with a personal agenda uses a terrorist attack on innocent people to take political pot shots. Get a life and try to be an American

    April 19, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  10. Name willard

    I m heard that democrat big weak
    The end of barack obama

    April 19, 2013 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  11. Zerubbabel

    The perpetrators of this cowardly, grisly act were identified, located, and brought to heel in 4 days. Man, this and the killing of Osama bin Laden gives comfort to Americans that President Obama can and will protect us. For those who cry Benghazi, give it time. Those killers, who are in a lawless region devoid of govt, will be located and justice will be served.

    April 19, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  12. robertholt

    Dzhokhar Tsarnaev – One of the cornerstones of America is "...liberty and JUSTICE for all." Justice was swift with your brother. You can expect justice too and it might be just as swift.

    April 19, 2013 03:51 pm at 3:51 pm |
  13. anotherGDlefty

    plain&simple

    Only radicals with a personal agenda uses a terrorist attack on innocent people to take political pot shots. Get a life and try to be an American
    ______________________________________________________________________________________________

    Thank you plain&simple. Well said and just good ol' plain and simple.

    April 19, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  14. anonymous

    So those monitors in the background are the monitors they were watching as the Benghazi consulate was under attack for 7 hours?

    April 19, 2013 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  15. Darryl

    What ignorant people on here attacking the POTUS.

    April 19, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  16. Name willard

    Democrat big weak the end of
    Barack obama
    He say it could ruin obama entire
    Presdency and would result in some of the most dramatic chane to ordinary amercian life more than 50 year

    April 19, 2013 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  17. enough of the obama personality cult

    Do we really need photos, declarations and video of Obama for everything that happens in this country? This is getting downright CREEPY. Obama is beginning to resemble Kim Sung Un and that weird personality cult his family has fostered over the decades. We are starting to see it with Obama and the Clintons. This country does not need a personality cult leader!!

    April 19, 2013 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The idiots on the right never fail to disappoint. This president is doing everything right and they still crucify him. You imbeciles deserve to live under another Bush presidency!

    April 19, 2013 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  19. Former GOPer

    @just askin
    yes, obama always puts out these great photos to make himself look good. where are the photos from the situation room when benghazi was under attack for 7 hours? come on lsm, do your job!

    Chill Dude, go turn on Faux "News" before you have a cerebral hemorrhage!!

    April 19, 2013 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  20. Woman In California

    @ Dutch/Bad Newz

    I know what you mean. This isn't even close to what happened on 9/11, but to those who are still trying to find something to excuse W's actions, they'll take any opening to sling mud but thank God, most of us aren't that stupid.

    April 19, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  21. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House

    Are you nuts? They need to do everything they can to capture this guy alive, short of suffering more casualties. It will be the only way we will ever know why this was done. Don't you think that is important?
    ----------------------------------------------
    I don't care why they did it. They did it! All I want now is justice. Preferably him being riddled with bullets. But that's just me.

    April 19, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  22. Woman In California

    Sorry to disappoint you unAmerican imbeciles (actually, I'm not), but this is NOT the 9/11 you've been hoping for.

    Have a nice day and God Bless America.

    April 19, 2013 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  23. just sayin

    Truth
    Live with it! You will see his handsome face for the next four years and then eight years of Hillary and Bill. ENJOY!
    --
    it really won't matter with a republican house and senate.... democrats... guns, gays and gone.

    April 19, 2013 04:20 pm at 4:20 pm |
  24. PJ

    "do we need photos, declarations and video of Obama for everything that happens............"
    ---
    Maybe I can sympathize. For eight years our local TV stations interrupted every program, including the
    Olympics, everytime GW landed in Waco, and everytime he left. We had to put up with every hamburger
    he ate, and every weed he whacked. That took up at least 4 years of programming. Yawn.
    Of course, we didn't see many pictures of him doing anything else, he had too much brush to cut.

    April 19, 2013 04:33 pm at 4:33 pm |