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Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program

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Saint Paul, MN

#1 Feb 25, 2013
Gibbs: I was told not to acknowledge existence of drone program

.By Dylan Stableford, Yahoo! News | The Ticket – Sun, Feb 24, 2013...

Robert Gibbs, President Barack Obama's former press secretary, says that he was once instructed by the White House not to acknowledge the administration's use of drones.

"When I went through the process of becoming press secretary, one of the first things they told me was, you're not even to acknowledge the drone program," Gibbs said on MSNBC's "Up With Chris Hayes" on Sunday. "You're not even to discuss that it exists."

Or, to paraphrase an oft-quoted line from David Fincher's 1999 film "Fight Club": The first rule of the drone program is you do not talk about the drone program.

Gibbs, who was recently hired by MSNBC as a contributor, called the proposition "inherently crazy."

"You're being asked a question based on reporting of a program that exists," Gibbs, who served as White House press secretary from 2009 to 2011, said. "So you're the official government spokesperson acting as if the entire program—pay no attention to the man behind the curtain."

Obama's former spokesman said that while the administration has recently expressed the need to be more transparent about its use of drones, certain aspects of that program are "highly sensitive" and will likely remain secret.

“I have not talked to him about this, so I want to be careful," Gibbs said, "but I think what the president has seen is, our denial of the existence of the program when it’s obviously happening undermines people’s confidence overall in the decisions that their government makes.”

Since: Sep 11

Rogers, MN

#2 Feb 25, 2013
What was all that stuff about the most transparent administration?

Kent, WA

#3 Feb 25, 2013
Sure, be transparent and let military information out to our enemies, right moron ?? Guess, you'll be posting a sign at your trailer saying "Gun nut-so here" ??

Saint Paul, MN

#4 Feb 25, 2013
cantmakeitup wrote:
What was all that stuff about the most transparent administration?
Maybe they meant their lies would be the easiest ever to see through.

Kent, WA

#5 Feb 25, 2013
Maybe, you always think other folks lie, because of your "lack of character" ???

non-starter wrote: I found it, you just won't publish that you got it off Yahoo or Wiki answers ....

THEN the lies began, LMAOROTFU~!

non-starter wrote: No, I guessed, because you weren't forthcoming with your source


non-starter wrote: I found similar postings on Yahoo answers and Wiki answers

You posted to the urban dictionary to support your position...It's called tampering and you're clearly a duplicitous/dishonest POS... Have a nice lie... Oh sorry, I surely meant life.

Kent, WA

#6 Feb 25, 2013
I like "truth" by former employees ?? LMAOROTFU~!!

What a "source" for sour grapes ?? LMAOROFU~!

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