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President Barack Obama speaks at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) 10th anniversary at ODNI headquarters in McLean, Va., Friday, April 24, 2015. The president told members of the intelligence community that he appreciates their service and understands they don't take their work lightly. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama: 'We welcome those questions' about U.S. intelligence operations

By Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times

A day after revealing an innocent American hostage was killed in a January drone strike on an al Qaeda compound, President Obama said Friday that he welcomes a debate over U.S. intelligence and counterterrorism practices. Published April 24, 2015

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When President Obama attributed the rise in Iraq of the Islamic State, or ISIS, to the failures of the U.S. intelligence community earlier this week, naming and blaming directly National Intelligence Director James R. Clapper, he was attempting to deflect criticism of his own incompetence.

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