Three Republican senators who met Tuesday with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice say they left the meeting with more unanswered questions about her comments after the deadly September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. “I am more disturbed now than before,” said South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham. The Capitol Hill meeting lasted about 90 minutes and also was attended by acting CIA Director Michael Morell. Graham was joined by Sens. Kelly Ayotte, of New Hampshire, and John McCain, the ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Comments: Simply put, if Rice can´t obfuscate [lie, to those in Rio Linda], she doesn´t deserve to be a future Secretary of State on 0bama´s team. This went as most of US expected. Now, what will the GOP do? Whine, or keep going after 0bama till the truth of Benghazi is revealed and those responsible for the deaths of Ambassador Stevens and the three men are criminally charged and convicted.
Just this weeks episode of "Survivor - Mordor On The Potomac". Diverting your attention from the questions that really need to be answered that nobody is even asking anymore. The fog of war? No the fog of bores.
She went into the meeting with the "Obama ´tude"..more and more of that showing up everywhere. People showing their butts, after all they have Obamapho´ now. I am a courteous older person and lately I cannot go to a shop, bank, or other place of business without being treated like some sort of second rate citizen by Obama voters. Has anyone else experienced this?
The guard dogs are growling and showing their fangs right now, but in the end McCain and Grahamnesty will put their dentures in a jar and vote for sweet little Suzie so they won´t be labeled racists and woman haters.
As far as I can tell, no talking head has asked anyone (especially in the Administration) if no one was sure about what was the cause(s) of the attack and it was/(is) being invetsigated, then why didn´t you (Rice) just say that? Instead it was the video ad nauseum.
And if as Obama stated she had nothing to do with Benghazi, State Dept security/diplomatic building issues, etc. then why was she sent out if she could not answer any questions that required some knowledge of State, etc.? Why wasn´t the actual SoS sent out on these talk shows?
Has anyone asked this question: If President Obama labled the Benghazi massacre a terrorist attack the day after it occured (as was his infamous claim in the second debate, supported and "verified" by Candy Crowley), then how is it that Rice was flitting about days later blaming the killings on a spontaneous flare-up by protesters enraged over an anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube?
Can someone post that question, preferably directly to the President, please?
Asking Rice in politely for a private meeting was a tactical error. When will they learn? The Senators should ignore her totally until/unless she is up for Sec of State. Then, PUBLIC hearings under oath and ask her everything. All criticism, scrutiny should be directed at one person - OBAMA. This emphasis on Rice only helps him.
Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Dougherty were slaughtered like animals over a 7 hour period as the President sat and watched on live drone video feed, doing nothing since any response would have laid lie to his ´Arab Spring´ policy.
There are no more questions to answer, other than WHY is the Republican party not pushing an indictment of TREASON.
Remember Watergate. The Dems and the press didn´t let up for five minutes. They shoved that cover up in our face the way they did Obamacare. But of course, Nixon was a mean white man not a submissive Black woman.
Rice is damaged goods who brings little credibility to the world stage, especially in the Middle East. But King Obama wants her to prove a point that he gets whatever he wants.
That´s Washington-speak for it went really, really, really badly.
I don´t really have a read on Rice, of course she made a perfect fool of herself about Benghazi and a respectable person would quit and go home after that no matter whose fault it was, but DC is generally short of respectable people in any case. Is she a female Eric Holder, basically a toady whatever her actual ability level?
Correction #3, she is an incompetent, political stooge. Her record of failure should be enough to bar her from higher office. In this brave new world, it guarantees it because all her failures were to the detriment of the U.S. Remember, she couldn´t be bothered to attend Netanyahu´s speech to the UN, she was having lunch with the dictator crowd.
Kelly Ayotte is doing herself no favors by coat-tailing McCain and Graham. She probably feels when she throws her hat in the ring for 2016 these two will secure many followers for her. She will echo the other two on the meeting with Rice if they ever give her a chance to talk.
Kelly Ayotte is on Fox with Megyn, saying she found Rice´s "explanation" to be "unsatisfactory".
Ayotte is smart. Her speech is odd which hampers her ability to communicate. Raspy. Nerves or ? Otherwise she seems smart, although not quite as take-charge as I´d like to see. Some were mentioning her for VP with Romney. Not sure about her being at that level. Seems right just where she is.
why do you act like ayotte attaching herself to mccain and graham is a bad thing,,,at least these men are trying to get to the truth..that is more than i see alot of repubs doing.....stop beating up on our guys.........the dems never do that..never.......stop it...at least they are proving rice LIED................
PS to #30. Ayotte never got an answer from Rice as to who gave her the talking points and sent her to the talk shows other than "the White House", which is not an answer. We know that. WHO in the White House? Now maybe Ayotte knows, but if she doesn´t she failed on this one.
Ayotte is still hung up on who changed the talking points when we know that it was someone in Clapper´s group - the DNI - but again there has to have been a person. Or he is falling on their collective sword and it was again that illusive, ephemeral "White House".
One statement Ayotte made positively: In response to a question from Megyn as to whether they thought Rice was confirmable, she said that there were too many questions to be answered on the entire Benghazi incident before "anyone is confirmed" for "the highest diplomatic post in our government".
Well she was circulated, among the talk shows, to circulate the spin with no accountability because, well, she´s out of the chain. (BTW-why did the networks even let her in, when this whole debacle had nothing to do with her job/duties? Oh, b/c she just said DC sent her?! Try something new, lame American networks-it´s called "verification and screening". If this had taken place-there would be no pay dirt for Obama and his Simon-Says with: events, players, truth. The networks willingly play into his hands)
Now Obamba wants to reward her for being a good little lying, interference-running spinmeister. The foolish Repubs let the democrats set the agenda, like someone chasing a dollar bill on the sidewalk, being pulled along by invisible fishing line. When will they learn? The dems will go around saying now that Lindsey and McCain had their chance to clear the air in this meeting and issue over-confirm her NOW, when the meeting should have been, just as mentioned above, under oath and subject to perjury charges. Why is Hillary allowed to skate? Where the h is she?!
There isn´t much reason to have faith in the pub attack dogs-there´s no there, there. It´s really disappointing. They´ve let us down time and time again. Ie now F&F is just a memory.
Since the corrupt news media does not ask, we know he was the one to order the US military not to rescue 30 Americans and that obama was going to let 30 Americans and who knows how many others be murdered.
This was termed a "charm offensive" by the Rice cheerleaders in the MSM.
When I heard that, I laughed. Ruefully. For even if Susan Rice had any personal charm whatsoever (as Condi Rice did), there is not a snowball´s chance in hell she could stuff her Big Lie back in the bottle.
This is something that Cult of Personality acolytes --and those like Obama who believe in their own manufactured Cult of Personality-- cannot grasp:
I wouldn´t trust any stooge hand-picked by Obama. It sounds like all Rice did was double-down on the phony talking points Obama coached her on. There´s a reason why they call the Obama administration the Stonewall administration. Rice is a hardcore radical "Bee".
Rice is simply fodder...ask Obama these questions:
IF Obama gave the order to save the Ambassador, military attache and the Seals, there Is a written order...SHOW IT..PROVE it ...
EXACTLY WHERE was Obama at the time of the attack???..over those 7 hours...
Why was Obama running missiles and armaments through Turkey, using them as a conduit and into Syria to AlQaeda ???
Why was the Turkish counsel there in Benghazi??? At a CIA safe house?
30,000 Missing missiles and Manpads launchers,,,WHY??? Is this Fast and Furious II Missile Running??? Why was the known Arms Dealer´s ship at Benghazi´s port??? This is traitorous SEDITION if the president is arms running...And if as thought to an enemy, Al Qaeda, of the USA?? Do we have a traitor in the WH...
Ambassador Stevens was raped as reported, was this because the USA stood by and let our supported rebel forces rape Kaddaffi...PAYBACK by Russia...
Is this a proxy war with Russia?...It would seem so... as Russia is angered with our turn over of their allies Libya and now in process Syria, to the Muslim Brotherhood...Why would this president want to start WWIII?
Was Russia sending us a message on Election Day with RUSSIAN NUCLEAR SUBMARINES off our East Coast.???
Who told those Seals to light themselves up with Laser...they would Only have done that if told the Drone above would give them cover and use that light up to draw out and kill the enemy...the Seals did not draw fire to out their position and to get themselves slaughtered? Who gave the order to lie to the Seals toure the laser to get them murdered?
What is Lochkeed´s part in the direct commerce of Missile running?
Why is the USA, against our NATO treaty, handing over Stinger Missiles to Al Qaeda, an entity of the Muslim Brotherhood?
The Obama campaign waltzed her out there so she could claim ignorance later. It was just another smokescreen that Barry Copperfield´s clan is known for. Watch his other hand. While we debate Rice he is going full speed ahead under the radar.
Well people get used to the “new normal” where lies, obfuscation, prevarication, stonewalling, calling evil good and good evil are the new standards for behavior in addition remember 0bama’s approval rating is 51%, which means obviously that over half of America enjoys being screwed.
Sorry to say that in this Dem/MSM induced Race Baiting, Gender Baiting atmosphere, the three senators would be smart to push Sen Kelly Ayotte more forward. Unfortunately, the ´´old white guys´´ slander still works in many quarters. Speak up, louder please, Sen Ayotte!
Dems learned years ago that "public servants" (gag) are soft, greedy, corrupt and always looking out for #1. Pubs are still playing Ststesman, but starting with Cinton & the BJ Dems learned that the GOP will always fold. The press will trivialize this, too. Expect repeal of prez term limits next. They´ll just ram it through.
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