CATEGORY: May 2011

Ex-Head Of The CIA’s Bin Laden Unit Claims Obama Has “No Clue” About The War On Terror

Michael Scheuer, who was the ex-head of the CIA’s unit to capture Osama Bin Laden and in speaking in the Hay-on-Wye Festival, said that both the President as well as politicians such as David Cameron has ‘no idea’ how to deal with the war on terror. In addition to these remarks, he also clearly stated that the reason for the conflict in the Middle East is because of United States... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Komorowski of Poland After Bilateral Meeting in Warsaw, Poland

PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, I would like to express my satisfaction and my gratitude because of your presence at our summit of Central and Eastern European states.  It was an important event for the leaders of my region of Europe, our region of Europe. Your words were also very important, when you said that in the process of European integration you can see an opportunity... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Komorowski in Discussion on Democracy in Warsaw, Poland

PRESIDENT KOMOROWSKI:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, dear friends, I think we feel it all too well that it’s worth having dreams, but dreams come true when, apart from dreams, we have courage and determination to pursue such goals as freedom and democracy. Mr. President, today in this room you are meeting the Polish democracy.  These are those who fought for the Polish... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and Prime Minister Tusk of Poland in Joint Press Conference in Warsaw, Poland

PRIME MINISTER TUSK:  (As translated.)  Mr. President, ladies and gentlemen, before the visit of President Barack Obama, I learned that Ralph Waldo Emerson was your favorite American thinker.  And certainly at the time I tried to search for some association, some quotations, some connections.  And out of all these ideas, the one that talks about enthusiasm — that nothing great was ever achieved... [Read more]

Weekly Address: Resurgent American Auto Manufacturers Signal an Economy on the Rise

WASHINGTON – In this week’s address, Vice President Biden highlighted the resurgence of the American automobile industry. This week, Chrysler Corporation repaid its U.S. government loans six years ahead of schedule, and GM announced its Detroit Hamtramck plant was taking on three shifts for the first time in its 26-year history. In a visit to a Chrysler dealership in Manchester, NH, the Vice President... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Nicolas Sarkozy of France After Bilateral Meeting

PRESIDENT SARKOZY:  (As translated.)  Ladies and gentlemen, we just had a bilateral with the President of the United States, Barack Obama.  And there’s been major convergence of views on major international issues. And I told President Obama how much — how sensitive we were to his words in his speech on the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.  It was clear-sighted and... [Read more]

Statement by the President on the Recent Convictions of Political Prisoners in Belarus

I strongly condemn the conviction and sentencing of opposition presidential candidates Uladzimir Nyaklyaeu, Andrey Sannikau, Vital Rymasheuski, Mikalay Statkevich, and Dzmitry Us in Belarus.  The United States considers these candidates and the other courageous activists and candidates arrested and charged in conjunction with the crackdown on December 19 as political prisoners. In a major step backward... [Read more]

Readout of President Obama’s G-8 Meetings in Deauville, France to the Travel Pool by a Senior Administration Official

SENIOR ADMINISTRATION OFFICIAL:  All right, so this has actually been quite a good G8 and in many respects it has underscored what is best about the G8, which is — as you all know, we are strong proponents of the G20 as the premier forum for international economic coordination — you got to have the major emerging economies around the table when you talk about the issues affecting —... [Read more]

President Obama Signs Oklahoma Disaster Declaration

The President today declared a major disaster exists in the State of Oklahoma and ordered Federal aid to supplement State and local recovery efforts in the area struck by severe storms and flooding during the period of April 21-28, 2011.   Federal funding is available to State and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and... [Read more]

Remarks by President Obama and President Medvedev of Russia after Bilateral Meeting in Deauville, France

PRESIDENT OBAMA:  Let me just make a brief statement.  It is good once again to see my friend and partner, Dmitry Medvedev.  Over the past two years, I think that we have built an outstanding relationship and, as a consequence, we’ve been able to reset relations between the United States and Russia in a way that is good for the security and the prosperity of both of our countries.      ... [Read more]

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