I notice you blew by the Globe's information on Obama being notified by Russia and Saudi Arabia. Cherry pick all you want, this was a monumental failure by Obama and his administration. The author points out a good reason why and you want to argue his source? Talk about solution avoidance syndrome. What are you, 12? The failure happened regardless of the author's rationale for why. A "solution" might be actually taking a president's daily briefing.... daily. He sure doesn't miss his golf, vacations or gay athlete pom pom rallies.