Who was in charge when the French civilians and German president's phones were tapped?
The hands-off style of President Obama is apparently catching up with him. One instance is the Obamacare system meltdown. The government went live on a system that failed its acceptance tests. No professional executive would have committed that mistake. It raises questions about Kathleen Sebelius and about President Obama.
However, from experience, this analyst knows that the problem of managing government enterprise has been a challenge to the chief executives for some time.
As alarming, and with international repercussions, President Obama and his National Security team permitted spies to do their business on chiefs of state of allied nations. That is not just offensive, it is predatory and war-like.
Justly, America goes wild when Chinese spies ping the Department of Defense and U.S. corporations. What makes the American government think that allied nations and others don’t react with the same alarm and hostility that we do.
No, this behavior by the Obama administration is dead wrong. Arrogance of this nature cannot be attributed to lack of experience for which there is sufficient indication thereof. This is a breach of American integrity that demands congressional investigation.
“Germany says U.S. may have monitored Merkel's phone
By Noah Barkin
BERLIN | Wed Oct 23, 2013 4:40pm EDT
(Reuters) - The German government has obtained information that the United States may have monitored the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel and she called President Barack Obama on Wednesday to demand an immediate clarification, her spokesman said.
In a strongly worded statement, the spokesman said Merkel had told Obama that if such surveillance had taken place it would represent a "grave breach of trust" between close allies.
"She made clear that she views such practices, if proven true, as completely unacceptable and condemns them unequivocally," the statement read.”