With a little more than a month to go before a crucial national election, the wheels are coming off the Obama administration’s national-security credentials. The coordinated attacks on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed our ambassador and three other Americans — and the worldwide explosion of assaults on our diplomatic installations elsewhere in the Muslim word — have vividly exposed the hollow core of the president’s foreign-policy “reset.” It was just a few weeks ago at the Democratic national convention that Obama confidently declared that “al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead.”
Oh please. As Lightworker will explain in the debates, the Islamic protesters were angry about stuff like Mitt Romney's War on Women. MSM international has informed the world that Romney might even slander the Prophet of Islam, so who wouldn't riot and kill ambassadors about that?! Nothing to see here, move along...
A little off topic; but here is something you can do.
Our County GOP purchased 1,000 Romney signs. On Sunday we had a "fee Romney signs" event. Had the kids waiving signs on a busy 4 lane hwy. Gave away over 300 signs in 2 hrs and collected enough donations to cover the cost.
Wheels coming off? That pre-supposes that the wheels were ever on in the first place. Foreign policy in the past 4 years has been nothing short of a disaster for the country. Of course, you'd never know it from our ever-vigilant watch-dog media. s/o
They heard the attacks were going to take place. They thought that because they were so smart and so "tolerant" the attacks wouldn't happen. The attacks happened. The only thing they could think of to do at that point was to blame them on somebody else. So they went looking for something and found that lame youtube video that nobody had really seen.
I'm starting to see parallels between this and Fast and Furious...Bambi wanted to be able to censor the Internet for anyone saying anything bad about the hoodlums, and himself too....that's it, ban all guns and then the Internet!
Believe it or not Qaddafi's army didn't just vanish. The administration has been careful to not link this attack to remnants of his forces. Instead they use al Qaeda as the catchall phrase. I'm guessing they had a hand in it. That place could explode once again. Our abandoning the embassy in Tripoli is another sign of impending trouble.
Barack Obama will never proclaim 'an act of war' against his fellow Muslims. .... I am not the only person to consider the possibility that this president applauds terrorists and accomodates them where possible. What else can one believe about his lies which misled everyone regarding the attacks against American citizens?!
Has anyone seen the "Video" to date???? Those 'free' phones obama gave------that needs to be addressed if the article I read is true---if so, any of us with a land line or paid cell phone EACH chipped in to give those free phones away per our phone bills we paid. Now, I'm tired of paying for those phones!
#10, Baldguy is onto something. Obama has lied for 3 weeks about the killing in Benghazi for a reason. There is an overwhelming callousness here that echos the callousness with which Obama and Holder dismiss 100s of 'gunwalking' deaths of Mexicans. In both cases Obama had political motives powerful enough to stonewall and lie.
In Benghazi the motive seems to be Obama's strange campaign to 'protect The Prophet', ignore 'terrorism' and blame someone else. For the 'gunwalking', the dispatch of 1000s of weapons to the narco cartels coincided with the Obama administration political push to attack the 2nd Amendment.
Obama is, above all, about political manipulation. Here we see the deadly results.
The American public need to know that Ambassador Stevens was dragged out of the safe house (who decided that was a "safe" house?) and dragged through the streets and sodomized continually during his ordeal....
The media doesn't want that known -- sooooooo -- spread the word. His capture was more disgusting than the MSM wants to admit.....
Also -- WE didn't hear about Gadafi's (the prior leader) being sodomized with a knife before he was killed. The president didn't want anyone to know WE are dealing with animals....
Reply 17 - Posted by:
mc squared, 10/1/2012 8:49:33 AM (No. 8901658)
Should we be thanking the Clintons for Bami's bad week?
Reply 18 - Posted by:
mc squared, 10/1/2012 8:59:09 AM (No. 8901674)
#1; Like gangsters setting fire to one store so all the other shop owners agree to buy 'insurance'.
The sad truth here is that the media isn't going to cover this story as it is unfolding now. Doing that would hurt Obama. A large, large, large percentage of the country still believes "the video caused it" story line because that is all they heard on 9/11-9/12. That was the extent of the general population's attention span and they have moved on. Everything we see in the new media, the majority of the nation sees nothing of. The clueless will elect Obama and it infuriates me.
The media gets more daring everyday and more corrupt everyday. Unless the media can be stopped in their creating the news, we are sunk. We will be putting up with Obama for 4 more years and watch as the media and the left fundamentally change America.
I loathe the media. They are the messengers who will help this administration destroy our country, and feel no guilt about the lies they spew.
The foreign policy disasters sown by the arrogant know-it-alls in this administration are now coming into poisonous flower, providing a fitting accompaniment to the domestic catastrophes already swamping us. Who cares at this point which overaged campus radical or crypto-commie in the administration or embedded in the bureaucracy invented which lie to feed us to cover the fact that American foreign policy is totally FUBAR.
The video reference was a convenient CYA mechanism vs. the obvious incompetence that actually occured.
In other words Obama needed some reason to claim it wasn't his fault, that totally pervasive passion he has for blaming other factors vs. himself. By the way, this is a huge character flaw and seems to be self created and perpetuated by it's owner.
Good luck on your next prez run, hillary. The only way to save yourself now is to come clean about what YOU know about many things - and not all of them have to do with Benghazi - the administration doesn't want US to know.
What national security credentials. This country is at war, Muslims are killing our citizens at home and abroad (an act of war) and Hussein is giving away so called Obama cell phones to incompetents who can now be called on election day to make sure they vote for him. Think the DNC doesn't have all of those numbers and you paid for them. Reports are that they gave away a million phones in Ohio alone.
On the other hand, he did strangle Usama all by himself and threw him overboard into the sea somewhere next to a coastal golf course.
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lil dotty, 10/1/2012 10:50:55 AM (No. 8901956)
Oh dark won must have been incorrect on just how much and how well US could absorb terror attacks.
Did he not tell US/lecture US that US citizens had the ability to ABSORB any terror bomb should they hit our homeland. OH RIGHT....that was our homeland and not our embassy and such. Zippy, frake off you pitiful lug What a flippin loser. And a liar as well. He just keeps rolling along, no air in his wheels and soon, no wheels on the bus. He has to stop then.
And I still say we have not yet had even a hint of a look at what this is really about. Even the willingness to now blame an intelligence failure smells of a Plan B cover story. A fall back position. Didn't buy Rice's fairy tale? No problem. Here's Clapper with a different one.
I still maintain that in order to begin to get a glimpse of the picture, you have to ignore Benghazi. Take away the alquaeda attack on the embassy and the killing of our ambassador, and what do you have?
A bunch of "demonstrations" blamed on a video nobody saw. Tweets ready to go out from the Cairo embassy DURING THE DEMONSTRATION blaming the video. A general (!!??) ready to place a phone call to a goofball minister in Florida with a history of anti-islam theatrics. Newsweek ready to go with a "Muslim Rage" cover story. Then Obama speechifying at the UN, declaring that the future will not belong to those who criticize Islam. Seriously? Did an American president REALLY say that? Publicly?
This was all planned and ready to go. Just as much of a setup as the phony "war on women" narrative they launched. Breach some embassy walls. Burn some flags. Yell for the cameras. Nobody gets hurt. But Alquaeda messed it all up in Benghazi.
What was the motivation? I don't know. Maybe to push the measure in the UN that would make crtiticizing Islam a crime on par with genocide. Maybe to give Obama an opportunity to look presidential right before the debates. I don't know. But it was all a setup. I'm convinced of it.
Only recently al-Obama went to the UN general assembly and repeated the video lie at least 10 times. It was al-Quaeda. The takeover of our Egyptian Embassy was directed by al-Zuawahiri's brother. It is nice Bowrack was raised a Muslim in Indonesia, he understands and loves our enemies.
All should watch Innocence of Muslims. It is not despicable, just a spoof like Life of Brian was for Christians. The last scene of the trailer is quite funny.
The Federal Government put the Coptic Christian guy in jail.
Obama lost Egypt and most of the Muslim world. I miss G. W. Bush.
I am betting that the 0bama regime is in contact with their favorite press whores on how to spike this story until at least after the election. This Marxist cabal will stop at nothing to get 0bama reelected.
Obama lied. People died. In Benghazi and in Mexico. He doesnt care. They are bumps in his road , along with 23million unemployed. Im underemployed and have been for 4 years now , come 31 December. No hope of anything in my field. Now im in my mid 50s with no hope of ever attaining a 6-figure salary again. My retirement dreams are shattered. Im lucky that i havent lost my home yet, but cant get any of that free obama tarp money for a re-fi. Guess thats only for peolple who look likethe son Øbama never had. Vote thes ecommie racists OUT.
Agree..there were never any wheels to fall off. The only reason Obie got the WH job was because of the useful idiots in the msm who built this messiah-like cult around Obie in 2008 that rubbed off on too many of the dim sheep.
I doubt Jim Lehrer's team will give Romney this opening tomorrow and will avoid the Benghazi murders. Romney will have to create the opening on his own. Go for it, Mitt. Hang Obie out to dry so we can observe more of his pathological lying.
Everyone on FOX, from Brit Hume to Krauthammer is dissing Romney tonight--saying it is likely over and Obama will win. PLEASE say this is not so. I heard David Limbaugh on Hannity saying we are essentially doomed if he gets another 4 years. Why do Americans want 4 more years of this? Brit Hume says the folks have just decided they don't want to change.
Pop quiz. With whom is the U.S. presently at war? At any other time in our nation’s history most Americans could have readily answered that question. Great Britain. Mexico. Spain. Germany. North Korea. North Vietnam. Iraq. Even college students who couldn’t name the vice president or their state’s governor would know who their non-college-material buddies were being sent overseas to kill or be killed by. These days the world is a bit more complicated. There are the easy answers: the Taliban. Al Qaeda. Then the waters get a bit murky. One might justifiably ask if America is at war with Syria,
Sandra Fluke keeps sending me e-mails. Okay, these e-mails don’t actually contain the type of Weiner-esque Democratic electronic solicitations that are suitable for disclosure only on “The Dirty.” But her messages could be considered provocative. In her latest e-mail, she said she wants me to meet her for a “chat” in San Francisco. Actually, her e-mails are all about money. With a pretentiousness so blatant it’s entertaining, Fluke is trying to convince me to give money to Democratic candidates. Political fundraising is a permanent exercise and, obviously, lists are not always properly culled.
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Gotta figure her lead would be even bigger without Joe Miller in the field here. Her nomination for the taking? Alaska should be a top tier pick up opportunity for Senate Republicans next year…but their top choice of a candidate is Sarah Palin. 36% of GOP primary voters in the state say they’d like Palin to be their standard bearer against Mark Begich to 26% for Mead Treadwell, 15% for Dan Sullivan, and 12% for Joe Miller.
Embattled Internal Revenue Service official Lois Lerner and an attorney in the Federal Election Commission’s general counsel’s office appear to have twice colluded to influence the record before the FEC’s vote in the case of a conservative non-profit organization, according to e-mails unearthed by the House Ways and Means Committee and obtained exclusively by National Review Online. The correspondence suggests the discrimination of conservative groups extended beyond the IRS and into the FEC, where an attorney from the agency’s enforcement division in at least one case sought and received tax information about the status of a conservative group,
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