Senators investigating the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya and the administration´s version of events in the aftermath were livid when the White House initially sent them documents so heavily redacted they were "worthless," a source told Fox News. The so-called Benghazi talking points were requested by the Senate Intelligence Committee, but were so heavily redacted lawmakers sent them back and demanded another set, a source told Fox News. Lawmakers sought the papers in order to find out why the administration repeatedly claimed the attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens, a State Department employee
Comments: What a shock. s/o This is just the normal modus operandi of this regime. Whether it´s a FOIA request or a request from congress they will lie, obfuscate, overly redact, etc. I´m so weary of them and we have four more years of this.
The Senators could have predicted these redactions. Even we non-pols knew those reports from the WH would be useless and redacted beyond coherence.
So if the Senators are surprised, they should be ashamed of themselves for that. If they drop this ball, they should be ashamed of themselves. If they don´t at some point call the White House what it is -- a black hole -- they should be ashamed of themselves.
As for the White House´s attempts at stick-in-the-eye politics, it´s not just reprehensible, it´s treasonous.
When will the media do themselves a favor and start taking this monster and his wife on? It´s their country, too, and if they think they won´t get hurt by this Administration, they are dead wrong.
And while we´re at it, is the persistent use of "I am not a dictator" a veiled attempt to desensitize the public to the use of the word "dictator" so that Obama´s followers will say, "Well, maybe if he was a dictator, he could get things done"?
I am VERY suspicious of Obama´s use of that phrase. It´s not simply self-defense. It´s something far more sinister: Subliminal suggestion.
Yes, election have consequences, but so does impeachment. But do any of our pols in either party or anyone in the media have the cojones to emulate Dr. Carson by labeling Obama a “dictator” and Taking Back America (to borrow a phrase) while we still can?
Thank you #6 for a simply brilliant post! I think the "I am not a dictator" just might be a way to "desensitize" the public to the use of the word "dictator", as #6 suggests.
With Obama we are living in an Alice in Wonderland world: “But I don’t want to go among mad people,” Alice remarked. “Oh, you can’t help that,” said the Cat: “we’re all mad here. I’m mad. You’re mad.” “How do you know I’m mad?” said Alice. “You must be,” said the Cat, “or you wouldn’t have come here.”
When will it all end? Every new day seems to bring some new outrage!
So what conclusion is to be drawn from this? That the regime constructed talking points that put said regime in a good light rather than display them as the bumbing idiots they are? What´s new, and at this point in time what difference does it make anyhow?
I just don´t understand how "redacting" became such a part of our legal process. Seems like everyone now has the ability to blot out incriminating statements whenever it is convenient. When did this happen ?
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M Stuart, 3/2/2013 8:34:27 AM (No. 9204262)
It won´t be long before an 0bama mouthpiece complains that "We have produced hundreds and hundreds of documents for the Senate. They are just persecuting us."
A picture of hundreds of blacked-out pages speaks louder than words.
I think redacting goes back to early CIA days or before . This was a way to hide a name, group or place in a situation where there were ongoing actions. This protected the person(s) or place from danger. Like everything else in government , it has been expanded to the point of uselessness.
I have no pity for the legislators trying to deal with this pathetic "king in his own mind" president. They have a constitution which they swore to uphold. He has violated it many times and is in treasonous territory. When will protecting the constitution be more important than being liked by the press and not being called a racist?
He is using the same technique that was used in the first campaign. Remember the phony presidential seal wherever he appeared? That was to get us ´white folk´ used to having a minority as president. Now he is trying the same thing again with the concept of dictator. Scary thing is though, with the lofos out there, he might suceed here too. Way to pick it up #6.
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