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State officials walk fine line
in explaining faulty
accounts of Libya attack

Fox News, by Staff

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Posted By:Photoonist, 10/10/2012 4:06:43 PM

The House panel looking to get to the bottom of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya was instead confronted Wednesday with officials walking a fine line, as they delivered the State Department's nuanced position on how the initial narrative of events -- resulting in the murder of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans -- was so off-point. Administration officials have already acknowledged that initial claims the attack was a spontaneous reaction to protests over an anti-Islam film were wrong, and that the strike was a coordinated act of terror. (Snip) Yet Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy on Wednesday

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[w/ AP] The testimony does NOT agree with the facts and the record. It's time for some people to be dismissed.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/10/2012 4:14:48 PM     (No. 8923726)

"You can't rollerskate through a buffalo herd..."

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Salt5792, 10/10/2012 4:28:55 PM     (No. 8923764)

Why did they lie about this when they really didn't have to?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: JAN, 10/10/2012 4:36:29 PM     (No. 8923783)

PIAPS was busy at an after Ramadan party with the Libyan ambassador to the US and Obamao was busy jetting off to Las Vegas.

Ho hum, our guys are dead.

Nothing to see here.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 10/10/2012 5:05:56 PM     (No. 8923867)

""No good is done to the security of the United States to politicize this tragedy," said Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va."

On the contrary, there everything to be gained and nothing to be lost by a full public investigation of this calamity. Neither the administration nor the state department can be trusted to tell the truth - and while the media have done better than many people expected, it is obvious that they cannot be fully trusted either. They are still spinning for Obama, albeit less furiously and with occasional pauses for breath. This means that a hostile, politically driven investigation is the only chance Americans have to find out what really happened. It is an uphill climb even at that.

People who complain about politicians politicizing issues are either incredibly naive or totally disingenuous.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/10/2012 5:26:50 PM     (No. 8923919)

We watched this hearing from gavel to gavel. Sickening. The cubicle mindset of so-called "Ambassador" Kennedy and the pathetic Charlene Lamb was unbelievable to witness. While those who were on the ground and had begged to at least retain the SST security personnel (who ended up being withdrawn, as I recall, in August), were laying out in detail what had happened, those two mediocre speciment droned on about models and formulas and focus groups. I kid you not.

Charlene Lamb lit up like a Christmas tree while she was recounting having heard in real time what was happening the night of 9/11 in Benghazi. All I could think of was "did you hear the moments when Ambassador Stevens was raped and murdered?"...

With the exception of a couple of pathetic Dem rep partisons, the committee did a good job of pinning these two to the wall.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: semperparatus, 10/10/2012 5:36:52 PM     (No. 8923939)

I was appalled as well, #5. This is the best we have? Of course, the answer is obvious when you see who State is.

All of our port calls during Kosovo included sentries with loaded weapons aboard ship and on the pier. We took grief for this from Embassy personnel and managed to calm the theater commander as ROE expressly forbade this, but, it was our ship and our crew.

To think that this didn't have to happen.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Starlady, 10/10/2012 6:51:57 PM     (No. 8924084)

If they lied before congress, they need to go to jail.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 10/10/2012 7:25:23 PM     (No. 8924148)

Lamb presented the archetype of the GS13-14 who is accustomed to giving bad news to underlings who have to shut up and do what they are told. Like Barky, she hasn't been asked a hard question in a long, long time.

It was both appalling and delicious.

Loved the female prosecutor at the end of the hearings who insisted on yes & no answers.

Barky & Co. are toast.

Eternal vigilance, however, is still the price of liberty.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Trigger2, 10/11/2012 7:47:48 AM     (No. 8924997)

Lamb a 13-14? Get real. She's an SES who gets $50,000 bonuses.

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