The White House this morning attempted to down-play the significance of emails sent to top national security officials during the attack on the diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, one of which suggested a known terrorist group claimed credit for the attack in its immediate aftermath. As obtained by ABC News’ John Parkinson and posted last night, the emails seem to be ones sent by the State Department Operations Center to distribution lists and email accounts for the top national security officials at the State Department, Pentagon, the FBI,
Even Jimmy Carter didn`t stoop this low when the Iranian hostage rescue when awry in 1980. At least he had the guts to blame himself for the failure. Obama`s first an only thought was to lie - which he is still doing.
According to Hillary Clinton, all the facts need to be in before we will know what happened in Benghazi. This obviously is going to take a long time, perhaps months or even years. It is possible we will never know for certain exactly what happened or why. It is quite likely we will never know, if Ms. Hillary and company have anything to do with it.
They lied, continued to lie and continue to lie and then didn't send military support. Got it. Now how about the fact that they haven't answered this attack with any action? Our Amb. along with 3 other Americans were killed. We now know who did it. Where is our answer to this attack? I want the hounds of hell unleashed against the animals that are responsible.
If one reads Drudge, two weeks o there was as article which stated simply that Obie went to bed between the two waves of the attack. This "consulate" was a house in front of 2 warehouses,filled, I'll just wager, with surface to air missiles we were attemtpting to convey to AlQaeda ...oops , I mean for "Syrian Rebels" to use..... This is all lies so far, even the truths are lies.
Hey ABC, how about reporting the third email's actual text? Here it is (courtesy of Fox news):
"The third email came at 67 p.m. ET and was sent to a different email list but still includes the White House Situation Room address and a subject line of “Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack (SBU) Embassy Tripoli reports the group claimed responsibility on Facebook and Twitter and has called for an attack on Embassy Tripoli,"
Pretty hard to square that with “we have no information to suggest that it was a preplanned attack" (Jay Carney)
Had this been a Republican administration, it would be plastered over every Front page for days !!!!
The public is seeing where the MSM is actually at these days, and they are really going to have a lot to account for after the election, when they try to do the opposite of what they are doing now to a new Republican Administration.
Not only is the truth shocking...the lies, coverup and complete incompetence - what is worse is that Obama could still win this election!!! What does he have to do that is beyond what people can stomach??? Apparently his base will accept anything - except being cut off from taxpayer money.
Based upon her proud, lengthy narrative before the House Oversight Committee hearing on Benghazi a few weeks ago, when she described that she was on the line with sources in Libya throughout the entire attack in "real time", one wonders if Charlene dropped the ball. And perhaps with good cause.
She was the one who was the final determiner of security assets, the one who turned a deaf ear to the pleas of regional security director Erik Nordstrom and Lt. Col. Andy Wood that the trained security personnel stay in place rather than being withdrawn in August. Those personnel were withdrawn. Four Americans died.
Will this whole mess work its way back to feckless State Department operative-for-life Charlene Lamb and her equally inept bureaucrat boss Patrick Kennedy?
People have withheld information for less cause...
Could Donilon or Hillary have been in the dark about what Rice was going to say? Could they have still been in the dark about what had happened five days before in Benghazi, when Hillary's own deputy Charlene Lamb had followed the terrorist attack in near real time?
Hillary and the entire Obama national security team are in that famous photo with Obama watching Seal Team Six in Abbottabad when Osama bin Laden was taken down.
Was the National Security Council alerted by Lamb when she was observing the attack in near real time? Did the NSC also observe?
Was the President told by the NSC that we were getting real-time intel and video from Benghazi, and would he like to see?
They need to get Sandy Berger to go in there pronto and stuff those emails down his pants! Oh wait, there's a hard drive.
Honestly, I want to know what are the Republicans going to do about this? I don't hear much outrage coming from Congress, only a few. This keeps percolating but not much happens. Boehner has NO backbone.
Wait, are we talking about Benghazi Barry? The same person who sings me-me-me about everything, except when it's "not his fault." Pick a side Hussein. Are you going to say your regime was on top of things or admit they weren't, in the face of e-mail evidence, never mind explicit statements from the Middle East, which made it clear you were lying.
Want all the facts? Elect Romney, give him a GOP House and Senate, and you'll be amazed how quickly the facts about this, F&F, and a few other items "under investigation" will be finalized and released.
But, but... this was a spontaneous demonstration because Muslims were insulted by a stupid video trailer on YouTube!!!! I know this because everybody, including the President and the UN Amassador insisted this was what happened many times over the span of 2 weeks after it happened!!!
An appraisal from a friend. I think he is right on the mark. --------------------------------------------- Sometimes it is easy to forget that Obama is trying to appeal to the least informed people in our nation. For many years he has been saying untruthful things that the media will never dispute, and Obama supporters will assume it is true since it is never contradicted. In the debates Obama is trying to energize his base. He knows that people like us will never vote for him, and for that reason, he does not care if we know he is lying.
I think what we have here is a breakdown in communication. It depends on how one defines "Intelligence community". You see, there are actually *two* intelligence communities in Washington right now - one at Langley, the other in the White House Political Situation room. Don't confuse the intelligence of one with the intelligence of the other.
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mary Ellen, 10/24/2012 4:12:25 PM (No. 8958773)
How can any American with a conscience vote for Obama? Especially after learning this?
They know they lied, they have insulted the American people with their bald faced lie, they know they got caught lying, and yet they still won't "'fess up".
The longer they play the American people like this, the worse it gets for Obama and the demonrats, so keep on lying to our face.
There is no way you can walk this back, no way to blame anyone else, no way to keep the media in your back pocket continuing to cover your sorry behinds...
The only thing left is to tell the truth, and hope you can get some sympathy. This is unbecoming of a president.
If you had any honor or integrity, you would resign for lying to the people. The other lies could be covered up, but you have told so many lies to cover up the lies, its just better to confess that you lied and tell the truth.
Being the suspicious sort I am, and believing that hussein wants the Muslim Brotherhood to be in control of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Syria, etc. (treason IMO), what are the chances that it was no accident that no aid was sent to our personnel? Was the ambassador onto something that would have embarrassed the regime? Is it a relief to some people that the ambassador it dead?
Obama has ALWAYS said the Buck stops with him. But have you ever noticed, the Buck never stops with him... it's always someone else's fault or it doesn't matter. Obama has NEVER taken responsibility for ANYTHING, EVER. When was the last time your ever heard him say he screwed up, made a mistake or apologized? NEVER! Words words words keep coming out of his mouth with no meaning. Why? He is a no-man, an empty suit, an empty chair with an ego so inflated he can't bring himself to admit to making mistakes or being wrong, so he can't bring himself to apologize anything.
He actually believes he's the president. He would make the pimple on a real president's ass.
Brace yourself for 4 more years of this as Obama is going to win. He will lie, cheat, steal, or do anything to win this election. He will win. Our country is doomed. We will never have freedom again in this country.....
Obama knew the compound was under attack. Because real time video was being transmitted to DC. Obama knew members of the mission were unaccounted for. So what did he do ? He donned his nightgown and fluffy slippers and toddled off to bed. Cold blooded and derelict doesn't begin to describe this bum. When the daughter of an employee went missing, Mitt Romney organized the search operation. Romney will not be asleep when the nation is attacked. Don't forget that Obama also slept through the underwear bombing attempt on Christmas Day , 2009. " White House spokesman Bill Burton said Friday that Obama, on vacation in Hawaii, was informed of the incident about three hours after the plane landed. "
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