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Thu Oct 23, 2014, 11:50 PM

"Citing security threat, Obama expands U.S. role fighting Ebola Citing security threat"

Republicans are now attacking President Obama's response to the Ebola crisis, but this ignores their own efforts to derail this response. First, before the first U.S. Ebola case, President Obama was announcing an expansion of U.S. efforts to fight Ebola at the U.N. well before other super powers like China or Russia.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/09/16/us-health-ebola-obama-idUSKBN0HB08S20140916

(Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Tuesday called West Africa's deadly Ebola outbreak a looming threat to global security and announced a major expansion of the U.S. role in trying to halt its spread, including deployment of 3,000 troops to the region.

"The reality is that this epidemic is going to get worse before it gets better," Obama said at the Atlanta headquarters of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

"But, right now, the world still has an opportunity to save countless lives. Right now, the world has the responsibility to act, to step up and to do more. The United States of America intends to do more," he added.

The U.S. plan, a dramatic expansion of Washington's initial response last week, won praise from the U.N. World Health Organization, aid workers and officials in West Africa. Experts said it was still not enough to contain the epidemic, which is rapidly spreading and has caused already-weak local public health systems to buckle under the strain of fighting it.

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Fri Oct 24, 2014, 12:01 AM

1. On your knees repukes

Observe everything you fear, obama's a damn good leader.

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Fri Oct 24, 2014, 12:05 AM

2. Republicans Had Actually Cut President Obama's Funding Request In Half...

...before he made this speech. House Republicans later relented, only to have Republican Senator Inhofe put a hold on funding to fight Ebola in early October.

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