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Obama and Media fired political accusations first, aimed later in Libya

Obama and Media fired political accusations first, aimed later in Libya

The Obama administration scandal over Libya has multiple aspects — the initial denial and downgrading of security, the mishandling of the event as it progressed, and of course, the political cover up.

Obama was too busy campaigning to care, and Hillary has some explaining to do. As to Susan Rice, she either was a willing dupe or an unknowing dupe. If the latter, who fed her the false information she repeated.

This also is a media scandal. While our Ambassador was laying dead on a slab in Libya, all the media wanted to focus on was Mitt Romney’s statement. Even as the Obama administration was lying through its teeth, all the media (with a couple of exceptions) cared about was taking down Romney.

Obama should be fired.

And so should the reporters who, unlike Jake Tapper, drove the anti-Romney political story and colluded in framing questions at Romney’s press conference to distract from the catastrophe in Benghazi.

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Obama and his administration have a history of firing before aiming. Anyone care to recall the Beer Summit, and how the “Police Acted Stupidly” even though Obama didn’t have the details at the time he made his remarks?

Enough is enough, it is time for a real change at the helm. Vote for Romney/Ryan in 2012

    barbara in reply to Paul. | October 11, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Bambi does tend to shoot from the lip, doesn’t he, Paul?

    retire05 in reply to Paul. | October 11, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    Meanwhile, Dana Milbank at the Washington Compost is trying to provide fire cover for the Obama/Clinton cabal.

    Milbank is now claiming that the Benghazi consulate was REALLY a CIA op, and consequently the CIA, not the State Department or the Administration, is responsible for the 9-11 attack on the Benghazi consulate.

    Of course, Milbank ignores the fact that Charlene Lamb testified that the State Department was watching the Benghazi compound in real time.

    But you see, General Betrayus is in charge of the CIA, and it would be much better for him to be thrown under the Obama bus than to throw Hillary under it.

    I can’t believe Americans really believe the tripe people like Milbank thinks is journalism.

    Frank Scarn in reply to Paul. | October 11, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    “I don’t know, not having been there and not seeing all the facts, what role [common sense] played.”

    “But I think it’s fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry [in electing a person to the WH who has no intention of obeying his Constitutional oath]; No. 2, that the [American people] acted stupidly in [voting for] somebody when there was already proof that [that person has NO qualifications to be president]; and, No. 3 … that there’s a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being [exploited, lied to, and harmed by Democrats such as the Jim Crow laws, the KKK, abortion galore for minorities, which are all undeniably Democrat-programs].”

    Please, America, do NOT make this mistake 2 times in a row, R/R for America.

The perfidy here is IMMENSE, and the foreign policy failures legion.

This episode dwarfs Watergate, in every possible way.

It should be remembered that there were State employees who were on the ground in Benghazi. They certainly knew the facts on the ground, and would have been debriefed as soon as they reached Tripoli.

It is simply impossible to put any credence in the dissembling CYA claims by the Obami.

NOW they are trying to lay this off on the intel community, which runs the risk of FURTHER damaging our capacity to fight our jihadist enemies.

If the US were run by people of integrity, the Bengazi incident would have caused a bona fide US congressional declaration of war against Libya – AND – the USA would not have sent our troops into Libya to assist in establishing a raunchy, deceptive, barbaric, totalitarian, misogynist, anti-USA Islamist regime in the first place.

The President seems more interested in manning the barricades on Seasame Street against his strawman opponents while leaving the Arab Street undefended against our terrorist enemies.

And the Democrats think this job performance isn’t relevant to the question of whether to renew his contract for four years?

I happen to agree with th guys at Powerline who aintain this story should be and is more powerful than Watergate.
I also believe its a contributing factor as to why Obama’s poll standings seem to be suffering. Its not just about Obama’s empty chair performance..its the accumulaion of empty chairs.
His administration have become in essence what we know as “3D Sidewalk Art”. Sure looks real enough but like 3D sidewalk art…strong enough hose pressure and its all gone.

^^Look at the priorities.

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Shoot first and aim later? The only thing Øbama has hit is his own foot. And “I have nothing new for you” Carney is helping him aim for the other.

The “investigations” will play out AFTER the election, unless Hillary hears the horn on the oncoming bus driven by Øbama Kramden.

Well, in all fairness, Professor MediaBasher,

the real scandal is not just Romney’s statement … you conveniently omitted the other half of the Romney scandal … his faux-pas concern over security at the London Olympics. That was an outrage. The two together make the Libya matter pale by comparison. Just ask the media, they’ll tell you.

NC Mountain Girl | October 11, 2012 at 12:51 pm

The geniuses at the White House never counted on a basic rule in Washington. It isn’t Chicago where Democrat political hacks rule in perpetuity and the bureaucracy has to take it. When political appointees in Washington try to blame the career people for their own policy mistakes they often find themselves suffering death by 10,000 leaks. Indeed State is the last department I’d try to screw. The people there tend to have lots of connections and a very long history of going rogue. Ditto CIA. That the White House seemed to expect State as well as all of spookdom to back up the Big Lie with both Congressional hearings in the offing and the possibility of a new administration in 100 days is simply amazing.

Will the Romney campaign have Ryan bring up the fact that Romney had it right, and early, while Obama and his toadies lied for 2 weeks?

Let’s review-

The attack was a two prong attack, lasting 4-6 hours.

Obama had live, on scene intel when the attack was launched.

He opted NOT to intervene with U.S. assets, but chose to “let the Libyans handle it”.

Obama went to bed.

Fully rested, briefed, and having concocted the “film protest” alibi, Obama gives a quick word about the tragedy on his way to party with Jay-Z in Sin City.

Once there, in his typical “the world revolves around me” fashion, he says he had a tough day.

But, he’s very likeable.

    ALman in reply to Browndog. | October 11, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    Some nice, likable people are the most treacherous of all. Give me a good ‘ole trustworthy SOB any day!

    “MITTMENTUM”

And the carnage goes on: http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/11/yemeni-officials-say-yemeni-chief-security-at-us-embassy-in-sanaa-has-been-shot/
And when did Congress authorize American soldiers at the borders of Jordan/Syria? Someone in Congress said “We don’t have a King’s army”. Where is the outrage that the executive branch is overstepping its authority again?

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2012/10/ap-panetta-says-us-forces-sent-to-jordan-101012/
How can anyone think an election can oust the usurper? Two states, Virginia has voting machines that are electronic and there is no way votes can be recounted. The voting machines results in other states can be altered in two hours with a screwdriver. An do you really think all the Secretary of states are honest patriots who cannot be bought by the ChicCom? Why do you think the government has bought up ALL the ammunition? The Lord God is the only one who can save America.

And still impeachment is not proposed. I wonder what dynamic serves to protect these incompetents or subversives.

    ALman in reply to n.n. | October 11, 2012 at 3:18 pm

    Among those voting on Nov 6, I wonder how many will have the thought “here’s a vote for Romney/Rayn and, if I could, a vote for the impeachment of Obama”?

    “MITTMENTUM”

LOOK OUT!!

Michelle Malkin is going after my high school classmate again! Second time in the last couple months.

http://twitchy.com/2012/10/11/la-times-writer-criticizes-fox-news-bret-baier-for-not-defending-obama-post-benghazigate/

The complicity of the Democrat operatives w/ bylines in the Obama-Admininstration-DNC-Dem Benghazigate coverup is breath taking. Let’s take just one meme – the Republicans cut funding for security so they’re to blame for this failure.

As I understand it: 1) 149 Dems vs 147 GOP voted for the above referenced House bill, 2) the Bill was never taken up by the Senate so it was handled by a continuing resolution, ie there were no cuts, 3) State’s Lamb testified that funding was not a factor in the security requests being denied, and 4) Col Wood’s spec ops security team, as others, which were denied continued posting, come out of Pentagon’s, not State’s budget.

Since Lamb is fully aware of “4”, I suspect that was an inducement for her to tell the truth in “3”.

The new phrase for Obama seems to be that “the President is moving quickly”. The President is always moving quickly to take action. Like to appoint a review panel. Just to be clear, making it clear: the president is moving quickly.

He used to “signal”. Signal his intentions. Like telepathy. Without moving. Signal this and signal that. But now he is responding to things by “moving quickly”.

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