We now know — even the Associated Press, better described as the Administration’s Press, has now acknowledged it — that President Barack Obama, in AP’s words, “did not participate” in a White House meeting of his national security team Saturday morning “to get updates on the situation and discuss policy options” in reaction to Russia’s invasion and takeover of Crimea and threatened military intervention in the rest of Ukraine. Those who need help getting past AP’s whitewashing need to understand that “did not participate” means “did not attend.”
Was President Valerie Jarrett there? If so, why on earth would she need her sharp-creased, well-spoken hand puppet to attend? There was probably some fund-raising that needed doing, anyway. There generally is.