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A senior Obama administration official is cited in a White House press release as saying “Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria,” while speaking with a group of journalists and National Security Council Spokesperson Caitlin Hayden.
The conference call, which was meant to provide background information on President Obama’s Wednesday night address to the nation, involved Hayden and another unnamed Obama administration official who made the following statement:
ISIL has been I think a galvanizing threat around the Sunni partners in the region. They view it as an existential threat to them. Saudi Arabia has an extensive border with Syria. The Jordanians are experiencing a destabilizing impact of over a million refugees from the Syrian conflict, and are profoundly concerned that ISIL, who has stated that their ambitions a
Administration Official Says Saudi Arabia Borders Syria
originally posted by: MrSpad
I would assume that anybody on that call with an IQ above 5 would guess he said Syria when he meant Iraq. How is this a story? People misspeak all the time from world leaders to the man in the street. How many times have we seen every President lampooned for misspeaking? I suppose it gives people with low self esteem a boost. And now we are so bored we are doing it with some poor guy on a conference call? Is this how low we have fallen?