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Libya: Why the Crime Is
Worse than the Cover-up

National Review Online, by David French

Original Article

Posted By:StormCnter, 10/17/2012 4:14:59 PM

Unfortunately, I missed the debate last night while flying from San Francisco to Nashville, but I do hope that Candy Crowley enjoyed her one — and only — debate-moderating opportunity. After she put her thumb on the scales so decisively on the Libya issue, no sentient Republican will ever agree to her as moderator again. Frankly, however, while “what did the administration know and when did it know it” is an important question to ask, it pales in comparison to the underlying failure that led to the attack. Put simply, the security withdrawal and attempted “normalization”

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I guess "sentient" is going to be the new buzz word. Krauthammer used it yesterday and now it's in French's column.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: JAN, 10/17/2012 4:26:13 PM     (No. 8940769)

Bubba wanted Yemen to know how much we trusted them...........and they blew up the USS Cole.

Democrats consider the loss of life nothing more than bumps in the road.

Our rangers dragged through the streets in Somalia, more bumps in the road.

How do we normalize relations with savages?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: qmcgs, 10/17/2012 5:05:52 PM     (No. 8940855)

Ulsterman has some behind the scene insights:
http://theulstermanreport.com/2012/10/15/white-house-insider-obamas-benghazi-lie-valerie-jarretts-west-wing-meltdown/

And has a link to Lame Cherry (warning: language and attitude)
http://lamecherry.blogspot.com/2012_09_26_archive.html
who thinks this was intended to be 0bama's October surprise to seal up an election victory.

The Conservative Tree House suggests,
''The al-Qaeda goal was to kidnap Ambassador Chris Stevens and ransom him back to the U.S. in exchange for Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman.''

Remember this?
Source: State Department Considering Talks to Transfer ‘Blind Sheikh’ to Egypt
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/source-obama-administration-in-talks-to-transfer-blind-sheikh-to-egypt/

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Momma Walton, 10/17/2012 5:44:03 PM     (No. 8940915)

There must be a coverup!

Why hasn't Bill Clinton made any statements about Hillary admitting her error, taking the "blame" for Obama? What's "in it" for them? Is this the "safe" way for Hillary to bow out and then "bounce back" during the next election?

Don't trust the Left. They always have a plan and it is not honorable!

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rocket scientist, 10/17/2012 7:02:07 PM     (No. 8941025)

As far as the debate goes, I am wondering why any of the Repubs agreed to this "set up" in the first place? Here we have a whiny Liberal College-age crowd, practically Øbama's home turf and a biased CNN shill Candy Crowley as "moderator". Can you say "set up"? When will the Repubs learn that the 'RATS and the Liberal Mainstream Media have an alliance?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: mackrand, 10/17/2012 7:11:19 PM     (No. 8941037)

I agree with #2. The behind the scenes manipulation had as its goal the kidnapping of the Ambassador so he could be traded for the terrorist Sheikh Omar Abdel-Rahman and get the whole swap thing over with.

The end result got clobbered when the kidnappers in their frenzied haste to do something nasty, set fire to the place with diesel fuel without knowing the target was huddled in the back of a secure, but open, darkened area watching. The resultant fire and smoke finally flushed Stevens out of the secure area and while near death from smoke inhalation, was tortured and ultimately died.

Needless to say, that wasn't in the script. The rest, as they say, is history.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/17/2012 9:06:57 PM     (No. 8941156)

My goodness, what a smart guy. Why haven't I noticed him before? This is an excellent assessment, chilling though it is, of what Obie has wrought around the Arab world. If you haven't read it, do so.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/17/2012 9:10:24 PM     (No. 8941164)

PS. French's essay is on something much larger than just Benghazi...

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