President Hillary, Sec. Gates To Brief Congress

This comes on the heals of President Clinton giving a brief press conference on the supposed transfer of power to someone within NATO

As the White House works to assuage congressional anger over U.S. entry into armed conflict in Libya, four top national security officials will give a classified briefing to lawmakers on the war next Wednesday afternoon.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, are all expected to speak on the topic of “U.S. Policies and Military Operations in Libya,” according to an invitation circulated to House members.

Oh, sorry, my bad, I though Hillary Clinton was president, what with all her face time on TV explaining what’s going on in Libya. Apparently, the real elected POTUS is avoiding any major Libyan address, like a boy avoiding mother after he broke the cookie jar

President Barack Obama is resisting pressure to deliver an Oval Office speech explaining his policy on Libya — in part, because he doesn’t want to equate what he regards as a smaller, time-limited mission with the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Administration officials haven’t ruled out a big speech, but Obama is reluctant to make a major address on Libya until the United States hands over most command and combat duties to its allies.

That’s not to say the president won’t talk about Libya over the next few days, aides say, but he’s not likely to succumb to pressure to deliver a long, explanatory address to outline his elusive endgame to the nation until the path ahead becomes clearer

He doesn’t have to give a long, rambling lecture on the actions in Libya, but, a week later, it’d be nice if Champ would say something. We’ve witnessed him having fun in Latin America, kicking soccer balls and stuff, now it’s time to BE president, and discuss the situation with the American people.

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