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Democrats, including Mr. Obama, have defended the administration’s handling of the war on terrorism generally, by pointing to the death of Osama bin Laden and, joined by some Republicans, are cautioning against politicizing the Boston bombings.
Several lawmakers have defended the FBI and the U.S. intelligence community for not doing more to chase down intelligence chatter from Russia about the two suspects, both Chechen Muslims, prior to the bombings.
They note that the Kremlin did not respond to several entreaties from U.S. law enforcement for more information about the Tsarnaevs and note that Moscow has its own political reasons for exaggerating Chechens’ ties to terrorism.
But Mr. Graham appeared eager to suggest that the White House’s overall posture toward the threat of terrorism has not been serious enough and that, as a result, the administration has fostered a law enforcement and intelligence environment susceptible to missteps and failures.
• Jerry Seper and Susan Crabtree contributed to this report.
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About the Author
Guy Taylor is the National Security Team Leader at The Washington Times, overseeing the paper’s State Department, Pentagon and intelligence community coverage. He’s also a frequent guest on The McLaughlin Group and C-SPAN.
His series on political, economic and security developments in Mexico won a 2012 Virginia Press Association award.
Prior to rejoining The Times in 2011, his work was ...
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