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For Obama, words conceal the indefensible

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Let President Obama be clear, will you? He seems to think it's important. "The 'let me be clear' preface" is a recurring rhetorical tic for Obama, the Washington Post pointed out in 2010 , and it's "become a signal that what follows will be anything but." On Aug. 9, with his approval rating at a near all-time low of 41 percent, facing sharp scrutiny over the National Security Agency's...