President Obama-Charlie Rose Interview

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  1. CarolMaeWY says:

    Thanks for posting. :)

  2. Ametia says:

    PBO: “I’d suggest that a lot of people on both the left and right don’t do that and – as I said the other day – simply project onto him their own expectation of politicians. Doing so means that many on the left would have missed what he said when Charlie Rose asked him how he responds to those who suggest he is simply “Bush light” on national security issues.

    I think its fair to say that there are going to be folks on the left – and now what amuses me is folks on the right who were fine when it was a republican president but now Obama’s coming in with the black helicopters – who are not yet going to be satisfied. I’ve got to tell you though Charlie, I think this is a healthy thing because its a sign of maturity that this debate would not have been taking place 5 years ago. And I welcome it. I really do because – contrary to what some people think – the longer I’m in this job the more I believe on the one hand, that most folks in government are trying to do the right thing.

    They work really hard, they’re really dedicated…On the other hand, what I also believe is its useful to have a bunch of critics out there who are checking government power and who are making sure we are doing things right so that if we’ve triple-checked how we’re operating any one of these programs, lets go quadruple-check it. I’m comfortable with that and I’m glad to see that we are starting to do thaT.”

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