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Boehner: Obama Is Playing Politics With National Security

Between pleas for increased bipartisanship, House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) expressed concern on Thursday that President Barack Obama has made his decisions about national security based on politics. “They’ve decided to close the detainee base in Cuba without having any plan for what they are going to do with those terrorists who are hellbent on killing Americans, and then last week they released these memos outlining the torture techniques, and that is clearly a political decision, and ignored the advice of their director of national intelligence and their CIA director,— Boehner told reporters. “The bigger question is, what is the administration’s overarching plan to take on the terrorist threat and to keep America safe? The world didn’t suddenly become safer in January of 2009.— Boehner criticized the administration’s decision earlier this month to release the documents detailing the methods used to torture detainees, saying: “It’s inappropriate. All it does is give our enemies more information about us then they need.— Boehner stopped short of calling for the resignation of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano for defending a recent DHS report that identified “right wing extremists— as potential terrorist threats and said the issue would likely be addressed when Congressional leaders meet with Obama at the White House Wednesday afternoon. “I think Secretary Napolitano has a lot of explaining to do,— he said. “Why wasn’t it edited? I just don’t understand how our government can look at the American people and say, You are all potential terrorist threats.’—

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