July 1st, 2011
02:13 PM ET

Obama to pick new anti-terror director

President Barack Obama intends to nominate National Security Agency general counsel Matthew Olsen as the next director of the National Counterterrorism Center, the White House announced Friday.

If confirmed, Olsen would replace Michael Leiter, a holdover from the George W. Bush administration who said he was leaving the position in early June after Osama bin Laden was killed.

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  1. saywhat

    How about the international community ( including us) coming up with an anti- state terrorism task force.
    Israel sabotaged a Gaza Humanitarian Aid ship in Greek port & disabled it to prevent it from sailing.
    On their command to us & the Greek govt, Greek soldiers are reportedly preparing to raid US 'Audacity of Hope' with Americans including Robert Neiman of Just Foreign Policy on board. To prevent it from sailing.
    Thinking Americans have not forgotten the deadly assault by Israeli forces on the last Peace Flotilla in which an American was also assasinated.
    And we thought that we were a sovereign country.

    July 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  2. gung hoe

    Well michael many thanx are owed to you my dear sir we will have
    To see if your replacement does as well if he doesnt the commander in chief can and will lay the blame at someone elses feet george w bush it would be his fault yepper

    July 1, 2011 at 3:02 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  3. banasy

    Whereas every little thing that goes wrong now in the country is blamed on Obama.
    Even the weather, which he also supposedly controls.
    Mmmmhmmm.

    July 1, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  4. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ saywhat:
    But it's Israel!
    Don't you understand "the meaning of Israel?"

    July 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  5. banasy

    Hi, Jif.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  6. Philip

    Obama carries a pick? His fro isn't that big. I bet it scratches.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  7. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Another overpaid burocrat to live off the fat of the land. If we'd only get out of all these obnoxious wars, just maybe we wouldn't need so many useless burocrats in Washington, but then again, Barack Obama works for the MIC(military-industrial-complex) and not us!!!

    July 1, 2011 at 4:38 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  8. banasy

    @Fakey:
    You cannot hold a candle to JIF.
    Please stop embarrassing yourself.

    July 1, 2011 at 4:41 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  9. Principles before personalities

    Some of US have it backwards.

    July 1, 2011 at 5:57 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  10. saywhat

    Thanks @JIF for reminding me.
    @ banay
    its getting to be so that its hard to tell who is who.

    July 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  11. Cesar

    @banasy: I think it's the same dude that steals everybody's name. I'm surprised he didn't say "Sarah Palin. Right wing nuts in Washinton. Tea Partier." Well, you get the picture.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:18 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  12. Cesar

    @Troll: I think its bure au crats. Joey may get upset if you misspell in his name.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:23 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  13. banasy

    @Cesar:
    You're right, of course.
    That's why I use the all-purpose 'Fakey'.
    He uses your name a bit, too.

    @saywhat:
    I know, right?
    It takes a while.

    July 1, 2011 at 8:50 pm | Report abuse | Reply
  14. RUFFNUTT

    wait a second... didn't the guys parents name him? what did they call him before?

    July 2, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse | Reply
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    July 2, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse | Reply

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