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Democrats scrambling to get their stories straight on Benghazi, Libya attacks

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  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    For days now, the U.S. intelligence agencies have been testifying to Congress that they never said the attacks on our consulate came from "protests" or were related to a video. The attacks, they said, came directly from militants who arrived with that purpose.

    So Joe Biden's statements during his debate with Paul Ryan, to the effect that (a) "we" were never told about any requests for more security from the Libya consulate, and (b) we said the attacks were due to a video because that's what intelligence told us at the time, are starting to raise eyebrows all over the country. Publicly blaming the intelligence agencies for saying something they never said, is a shocking abuse by a boss, of people who work for him.

    It is becoming clear that Obama and his flacks lied to protect the fable that Obama had knocked out Al Qaeda and they were no longer a threat. When they attacked several embassies and consulates around Sept. 11, 2012, and killed four Americans including the ambassador, Obama quickly announced that it was all done by random protestors, spontaneously, in reaction to a video... NOT a planned and coordinated attack by militants associated with Al Qaeda.

    And it is equally clear that Obama (or somebody) refused to provide the additional security requested by the consulate, not because it wasn't needed, but because putting in more security would have been a public admission that Obama's claims of a more peaceful Middle East, were fibs, and his policies were a failure.

    But now the media and various White House spokesmen are having a very difficult time piecing together new "stories" that cover all the known "facts"... since some of those "facts" directly contradict sworn testimony by those who were directly involved.

    It's never been easy to be a liberal. And with more and more information being revealed about what's been going on, it's becoming more difficult by the minute.

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    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...ulate-biden-obama-on-libya-security-question/

    White House moves to insulate Biden, Obama on Libya security question

    Published October 12, 2012
    FoxNews.com

    The White House scrambled Friday to explain Vice President Biden's confusing statement that "we weren't told" of requests for more diplomatic security in Libya, claiming he was referring only to "himself" and President Obama. Biden, during Thursday's debate, had made the controversial statement in response to criticism from Paul Ryan about the protection of diplomatic posts in Libya in the run-up to the Sept. 11 terror attack.

    Moderator Martha Raddatz pressed him: "And they wanted more security there."

    But Biden responded: "Well, we weren't told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again."

    The comment drew swift rebukes from Republicans who pointed out that State Department officials just one day earlier had acknowledged they knew about, and turned down, requests for more security. Ryan, minutes later in the debate, corrected the vice president, saying "there were requests for extra security; those requests were not honored."

    But White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Biden "wasn't talking about the administration writ large," just the White House.

    "He was speaking directly for himself and for the president. He meant the White House," Carney said. He claimed it was "very clear" in context, while continuing to accuse Republicans of twisting the tragedy into a "political attack."

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    Mitt Romney, at a campaign rally Friday afternoon in Virginia, still asserted that Biden had "directly contradicted" State Department testimony. "He's doubling down on denial, and we need to understand exactly what happened," Romney said.

    In addition to raising eyebrows over that comment, the vice president went a step further Thursday and threw the intelligence community under the bus -- putting the blame squarely on their shoulders for the faulty narrative, pushed for more than a week by the administration, that the attack was a protest spun out of control.

    "That was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment," Biden said.

    State Department officials who testified Wednesday suggested as well that when U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice claimed the Sunday after the attack that protests over an anti-Islam film were to blame, she was merely basing her comments on the intelligence at the time.

    However, lawmakers by that point had been publicly challenging the notion that the protests were a factor. And sources have since confirmed that some in the intelligence community were pointing to terrorism within 24 hours of the attack.


    (Full text of the article can be read at the above URL)
     
  2. Pandora

    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    If it were anyone else, they would be in trouble. But I think this will go the way of Fast and Furious, the solyndra scandal and hell I dont think I could name all the other questionable things coming from this WH
     
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    Agreed. Everyday is _______gate day at this White House. (fill in the blank)
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    Hillary joins all the others under the bus. It will be interesting to see how Bubba reacts
     
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    Pandora Well-Known Member

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    I am excited to see what he is going to do and Hillary too.
     
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    dogtowner Moderator Staff Member

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    yes this should be an interesting line to follow
     
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    Congress is demanding answers.

    Why were the U.S. Ambassador to Libya's security requests denied?

    Why are we giving billions of taxpayer dollars to radical nations and possibly enabling terrorist-related groups like the Muslim Brotherhood to stay in power in Egypt?
     
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    Why? I think it's called dereliction of duty. The oval office chair is empty.
     
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    Yes it is ...
     
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    Hillary now admits that she wasn't up for that 3:00 A.M. call. She fell on her sword for Obama last night.
    "The buck stops at my desk". Yes Hillary, you screwed up and four people are dead because of your inability to make good decisions. You've been a door mat for your husband for how many years now? Not surprising your being a door mat for another president.

    Lie like a rug Hill, your good at it.
     
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