Tomorrow marks the beginning of a major Congressional hearing on the terror attack In Libya and in a desperately transparent attempt to get ahead of damaging news, at the very last minute tonight, the State Department finally came clean: In other words, absolutely everything we were told by our government -- by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, Ambassador Susan Rice. White House Spokesman Jay Carney, and any number of staffers and surrogates -- was 100% false. There were no protests, no benign crowds exploited by local militias, and nothing had anything to do with a video.
Headline is wrong, the State Department came partially clean this evening, not the WH. There is a reason Jay Carney has not held a briefing in 15 days and why he won't until after the elections: Not asked, don't have to lie.
I wonder what advice Bill's giving Hillary on how to handle this. The words of the US military officer (I'm sorry, his name escapes me) about being recalled, despite asking for additional security, were devastating enough.
This raises the whole sorry mess to a whole new level.
I almost would not mind seeing Obama re-elected now. He would be impeached and thrown out of office, along with Bite-Me, Hillary, Holder and most of the czars. The speaker of the house would become president. Hey, that will be a Republican!
So within hours everyone up to and including the President knew that their Al Qaeda allies who overthrew Gadaffi were the ones that carried out the attack on the consulate and killed the ambassador. Panic sets in and they concoct a story about an obscure videotape and non-existent mob and send Rice, et al, to the media to sell it to the world. The problem is there is no hiding what an absolute disaster 0bama and Hillary's MENA policy has been.
... and the guy who purportedly created what is now an unrelated video is still in jail I suppose. Will Barack and Hillary repay taxpayers for the foreign advertisements they ran in Libya hoping to drum up post-terrorist attack protests and increase the plausability of their lies?
Im still waiting for THE PRESS to come clean and report the FACTS. I'm still waiting for the "press" to apologize to Romney. I'm still waiting for the "press" to admit that Romney was correct and that he "didnt jump the gun"
Im still waiting for the "pres" to cover "Fast & Furious". I'm still waiting for the "press" to vett the pResident instead of carrying his water.
I expect that Hell will freeze over before the dems and the press will ever be honest.
The closest that we will get in this instance is Hillary throwing Obama under the bus, before he does it to her.
When you follow the timeline of this debacle....embassy bombed, withdraw security, ambassador shot at, withdraw security, another bombing more security withdrawn....it makes you wonder why obama needed this ambassador killed. And we have such a corrupt/weak congress, NO ONE, certainly not obama, will pay the price. And obama's figures will still hover around the 45% mark.
Again, point fingers at msm too..they were all over Mitt Romney, attempting to destroy him for speaking out (with the truth).
“This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long,” Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday.
Well let's not start doing a victory dance just yet. Don't underestimate Democrat tenacity and cleverness. With the Media on their side they are capable of anything between now and election day. However, it does appear that this Libya scandal is the final nail in this administration's coffin. What Obama, Biden, Clinton, Rice, Reid and Pelosi have done is beyond shameful.
Thanks for the post #8, confirming that it was State Department which owned up to the lies, not King Empty Suit. .... We all know that Obama can do no wrong and admitting carefully-plotted prevarications, repeated by his collaborators in Old Media, will never appear on his brag sheet.
#21, not to mention, Eric Allen Bell. If you don't know who he is, please do a web search. He is being falsely accused by terrorists as the man behind the film. He is hiding in a safe house and his life is in jeopardy. This administration has fueled this fire with their lies just to cover up their disgraceful foreign policy. This is criminal!
I still think the video was part of a false flag to stir up unrest in Egypt and allow Obama to step in and "save the day" and look strong before the election. (But, the fools never counted on an attack in Libya.) As reported on the Smoking Gun, Sam Bacile was a federal informant since his drug conviction in 2010 and received very brief sentences in the federal pen for his drug and identity theft convictions. When the questions started flying, the gubmint hid Sam away. Now, the whole incompetent State Dept. will take a fall, hopefully along with Obama.
My first thoughts about this was bho intended to mimic the Tehran hostage situation of Carter, except he would be victorious in obtaining the release of the kidnapped Ambassador to Libya and use this to help his re-election. Was this Val Jarrett's idea or bho's? Can someone say, 'backfire'?
Obama is trying so hard to have it both ways.. stay clear of any controversy concerning the tragedy in Libya, but taking credit for ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Anyone else think he has caused more unrest by touting the story of the video? And how in heavens name can the State Department now come out and say they never believed it to begin with?? If they dont get hot in this hearing today, I give up.
Romney needs to jump all over this. Let the idiot talk about big bird.. its the highest level of management he is capable of discussing.
The facts need much wider circulation. There are too many people who don't know about this and are still in a dreamworld about Obama. Yesterday, I was asked if I wanted to help out the Obama campaign by making phone calls on his behalf. Two dems were saying how he has been an "absolutely fabulous" president who has done an incredible job. They gave the number one reason as his "foreign policy," and his having secured our position in the world; number two was "Social Security and Medicare," and number three was "women." They are totally ignorant of Bengazi and Fast and Furious. They were "very depressed" about the debate and said, "We've got to do something."
With regard to the concern about getting this information out there, you can always 'Like' the article right onto your Facebook page ... where it will get plenty of attention. Of course, you might lose some 'friends' that way too. Also, you can always delete the post after a few hours or days.
3 weeks of lies is justification for removal from office. Debate questions should start with where did the Stimulus money go, the nearly trillion dollars that went to Congressional districts and zip-codes that didn't exist. Joe was our guardian. Second set of questions should involve resolution of conflict in Afghanistan. Does he have some brilliant ideas like splitting the country? Third question is how they decide to trust our friends. So far, our soldiers and ambassadors are taking heavy losses from our friends.
I don't know what to expect at the next Presidential debate. It's a town hall and I think Obama won't be pressed by goofy questions. The only way Romney can push him is if he's allowed to improvise like he did before. I expect the moderator to not allow it but since a female moderator is a historical first so who knows.
"Second presidential debate Topic: Town meeting format on foreign and domestic issues. In the town meeting format, citizens will ask questions of the candidates on foreign and domestic issues. Candidates each will have two minutes to respond, and an additional minute for the moderator to facilitate a discussion. The town meeting participants will be undecided voters selected by the Gallup Organization."
Not really getting the posters talking about how this is going to play out in the debate tomorrow. Do you really think this is going to be a topic the moderator is going to explore? Its more likely the time will be used to repeatedly make Ryan explain his stance on a woman's right to murder, er, I mean, choice her baby to death, er, I mean women's reproductive rights.
I doubt the media is going to be asking any tough questions, but I would think someone in the MSM is just a little curious as to why they made up the story about the video, and then went on 5 networks to sell the lie, and kept selling it for 2 weeks. Those lies created an uproar all over the middle east that caused destruction and loss of life.
Can anyone here please tell me what we can do to stop the media from putting blinders on everytime something happens that could harm Obama. The media is covering the facts of a terrorist attack and the killing of our citizens. We should be outraged to the point of rioting in the streets. Why do we allow a media to go to the extent they did to dig dirt to destroy Sarah Palin and not follow an attack on our country that we are being lied to by the highest office in our land. Good grief, wake up America!
This administration is treasonous, they cover for everyone outside this country and not the American people. Why did they have to lie about this, why did they have to dishonor these Americans by not telling the truth? Why are Americans not demanding that Obama be put in jail for willful lying, then going to a party so he could walk out with some bags of cash after shucking and jiving in Las Vegas
Where have John Boehner and Mitch McConnell been regarding the foreign policy blunder at Benghazi? Not a word from either. Those two nincompoops never have anything to say about anything.
Boehner`s `leadership` position needs to be seriously challenged after the election. This man cannot be allowed to remain Speaker. As for `Deer in the Headlights` McConnell, he looks less like a future Majority Leader and more like someone`s chemistry teacher.
These two nitwits may as well be democrats. They seem to care about nothing but the legislative `process`.
Meanwhile Zero is out in there on the campaign trail mumbling about big birds as his lies about his lies are proven to be dishonest. Listen, it would take a years scrubbing with lye soap to get this White House clean.
Of course anyone seeing Muslim terrorists firing rockets into our Libya consulate would know this wasn't a normal Muslim protest over bad American movies, nor one over our hefty Secretary of State not covering her face, but a real live hate America attack. It is sad that Americans died because they asked for security and were denied by incompetent politicians.
What do you bet that Obama, Biden, and the MSM will claim that Romney conspired with Al Qaeda to attack our embassy in Libya as an October surprise? How do they know? Big Bird overheard them and told Obama.
What does this say about their utter contempt for the ambassador's safety and the seriousness of the situation. All they cared about was shoving the truth down the road in the hopes that it wouldn't come up until after the election. Kudos to the bulldogs who wouldn't let it go.
WORST.pRESIDENT.EVER. He's not even a president. He presides over nothing.
Hillary claimed the violence was incited by a video. using her cool and collected tone of voice. Enunciating every word and syllable. Speaking in a very measured rate. (pictured in my mind...her greasy tangled mess of hair). Never once, that I can recall, did she mention the murder of the Ambassador or the 3 others. Did she or 0bama ever once have a consoling word about those lives lost? I believe she continues this...guarded tone etc. Lousy lying good for nothings.
Coming clean, my foot. When's the last time a White House put the daily press briefing on hiatus like this? Now both Carney and Susan Rice are on the lamb and not talking with anyone. This is a complete outrage and fiasco.
We just watched Darrell Issa's House Oversight Committee conduct the most incredible, most disturbing hearing I have ever witnessed. It will be reported later. Do read the reports. They dug deep and did not hold back. The State Department and Obama's administration did not come out well. Not at all.
If they lie about terrorism and the attack in Libya and incompetence from top to bottom in the Sad State Department and White Trash House, what makes you think they aren't lying about the recent unemployment statistics. Hmmmmmm???? This reminds me of the movie "Chicago". They both went for the gun! Spin the lie and alibi in the press and soon it's front page news. In this case the lie and alibi was it's the film that made them do it! Now the lawyers and puppeteers start tap dancing and singing.
When is Obie and Bite Me going to get their sorry behinds on prime time tv and while holding hands, explain to the American people they lied about Benghazi and tender their resignations and any right to pension or secret service protection? I know..it will be a cold day in H before they do, but you never know.
It is now totally clear that they will lie to us whenever they think they can get away with it and even when they know they probably can't get away with it. Who knows what else they lie to us about? Answer - Probably everything.
Huffington Post is reporting that Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously voted to reduce the funds allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010.
Not only did they lie about what happened in Libya but their continuous mention of a stupid video gave heathens an excuse daily to riot, destroy property and burn our beloved flag. Time to clean house.
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