Until Friday, there were two possible explanations for why the White House failed to immediately call the Benghazi attack an act of terrorism. One was incompetence, the other was worse. Now there is only one, and it is the worse one. Based on the persuasive testimony of ex-CIA boss David Petraeus, it is clear the Obama administration made a deliberate decision to mislead Congress and the American people. The repeated claim that the attack was spontaneous and grew out of a demonstration against an anti-Islam video —
Obama´s more than happy to accept "defeat" on this as the terror truth finally comes out.The reason is there´s a bigger reason for the cover up.What was the point of a closed door meeting with Petraeus,then Peter King coming out and saying what was said in the meeting?
Then you have Petraeus saying the affair ended 4 months ago but he resigned only a few days after the election.My guess is he resigned in order to duck giving on the record testimony that could damage Obama.
Unless Patreaus has a ´blue dress,´ they will attempt to paint the general as the person who is telling lies ..... just like they had planned to destroy Monica Lewinsky. .... Next, we may be subjected to a Clintonesque announcement from Obama, as he tells us, ´Indeed I did know that Benghazi was a terrorist attack, but I didn´t want to promote the terrorism. Now, I need to get back to work for the American people.´
#3, don´t hold your breath, she is a new england liberal, as daft as they come. I´ll bet obama has enough info on our entire congress to make it look like a dead dog....oh, wait, they are already doing that interpretation. Listening to the dems reporting on that closed conference with petraeus, THEY claim nothing really bad happened and an incident that the muslims LOUDLY called for, most people seeing the date 9/11 and the horrible deeds committed, left no doubt in almost anyone´s minds, the libs are claiming must be hush/hush for security reasons. If the dark ages muslims in the middle east can get a hold of a stupid youtube video, why do these morons in dc think the citizens of a highly educated, highly technical country, could not figure this out? Oh, that´s right, our election proves our voters can´t put two and two together.
And who is forgotten in all this mess? Yep, those four Americans who were killed. All the talk about the Petraeus affair and not much about these brave men. Is there no honor in Washimgton DC? No one? Seems all our Republican leaders can do is focus on is trying to win the minority vote. Please put politics away for the time being. Are we just going to forget that when Americans called for help on several occasions, they were ignored. The question that begs for an answer is by whom.
Buried in the article is the parole of Havasi of NY, who took bribes to influence NYS employee pension fund investments. One of the people doing the bribing was Steve Rattner, President Zero´s ´car czar.´ Rattner avoided all criminal charges, which in itself is amazing. But Richardson, former governor, was excluded from consideration for a position in the Zero administration, because he was involved with Rattner, who spread his poison bribes all over the country.
This mess with Bengahzi is just giving BHO and crew time to finish taking the country down the road to industrial and financial disaster. I´m not saying forget about it, but rather than have the whole congress drawn into this Bama set of lies, we need to have an independent Lawyer as in billies case to grab this and let congress get on with solving the economy and jobs issues.
The question is what was Stevens doing there with the Turkish official and why did the Administration allow four Americans to die to hide what was going on and then go to extreme measures to cover it up...what a tale for some enterprising young journalist...oh that´s right there are NO journalists anymore just propagandists
Patience, everyone. Need to give Obie more time to finish killing off any of the Gaddafi loyalists and rebels who were involved in the Fast & Furious middle east scandal. This way, all Sue Rice has to do while under oath is to repeat what she was told by now dead foreign nationals. Obie then needs to get the ok from Putie in Russia that all of the lies are in order. Scarc/off.
Obama is no Bill Clinton... Bill could lie off teleprompter so well his mother would believe him.
Obama has to have a teleprompter- Bill was a better actor than Bam... and his Southern charm was believeable.
I am not saying that Bam won´t be covered for the lies- it is just a different day. Also, we have a new group of pj media out there. Maybe, it will take a fearless woman or man to become the new Brietbart- and go after the truth.
The MSM are already spinning a story of non- complicity for Obama. A Republican prez would have to resign. This will be swept away just like Fast and Furious ( hear much more of that?). I am afraid we can decry this administration all we want here, but he will do what he wants. Republicans under Boehner are weak and after all, he WON! After a couple of weeks perspective, I think we are screwed! For all time. This appears to be what most American want.
The truth...Obama was gun and missile running...including treaty busting Stinger missile....in order to take own Syria to turn it over to the Muslim Brotherhood...in his quest to rid the Middle East and the world of ISRAEL....As Netanyahu is quite clear and only the American press and the Sheeple refuse to recognise ....THERE WAS NO ARAB SPRING
Nothing he does is ever challenged more than just "strong letter to follow"! Is there ever going to be a time Americans stop with the PC and stop fearing "racist" and start standing up? When we finally realize our elected officials are not going to do it?
Did David Petraeus brief Congress 3 days after the Benghazi attack or was it somebody presenting a "modified" version of a briefing prepared by him? What he said Friday is different than what Congress was told 3 days after the attack. Both statements cannot be true. Both statements are attributed to Petraeus.
This raises the question, was Petraeus pressured into misleading Congress? Did he do it willingly?
Obama is going to downplay anything where Americans are killed in the future, just like Benghazi, because he´s a chicken. He´s afraid the followers of Osama are after him because he killed their "beloved" leader.
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