Within minutes of the end of his brief statement on Iraq and the riots in Ferguson, MO, President Obama was back on the links.
That didn't take long: @BarackObama has arrived at a golf course here in Edgartown.
— Jonathan Karl (@jonkarl) August 14, 2014
White House pooler @katiezez confirms that President Obama is golfing now after his statement on Iraq and Missouri.
— Gabriel Debenedetti (@gdebenedetti) August 14, 2014
— Joseph Curl (@josephcurl) August 14, 2014
In his brief statement, the president downplayed the ongoing crisis in Iraq, only allowing that the US will conduct future airstrikes there to protect American personnel, not roll back Islamic State forces.
On Ferguson, Obama called for calm and for the local police to be “transparent.” Coming from anyone else such a call might carry some weight, but Obama’s record on transparency is terrible.