GOP’s hyping of Benghazi attack quite curious

EVENT ONE:

On Sept. 11, 2001, terrorists launched major, coordinated attacks on U.S. soil, killing more than 3,000 U.S. citizens. The attacks were successful despite CIA briefings delivered to President Bush in person more than a month earlier titled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” In fact, as far back as May 2001, U.S. intelligence was warning that “a group presently in the United States” was plotting a terror attack. But tragically, too little was done to stop it.

In addition, for months after the attacks, top U.S. officials, including Vice President Dick Cheney, claimed that the attacks had been planned and coordinated by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, a claim that turned out to be utterly false but that Cheney and others used to help build political support for an ill-fated invasion of that country that cost an additional 4,000 American lives.

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EVENT TWO:

Eleven years later to the day — Sept. 11, 2012 — terrorists launched an attack on an isolated U.S. consulate in war-torn Libya, killing the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans. In the immediate wake of the attack, U.S. officials downplayed concerns of terrorism, incorrectly attributing the deaths to a mob protest against an anti-Islamic video that got out of hand. As Director of National Intelligence James Clapper explained later, “we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”

It’s pretty clear that U.S. officials could have and should have acknowledged earlier that the attacks were carried out by terrorists instead of by a mob. However it’s difficult to understand the immense significance attributed to that delay by some. There are also allegations that the U.S. State Department may have overlooked intelligence warnings of a possible attack and failed to upgrade security for Ambassador Chris Stevens, a man who was intimately familiar with Libya and knew the dangers inherent in leaving our fortified embassy in Tripoli.

I make this comparison not because I wish to relitigate the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The nation’s nonpartisan, unified response at the time was proper and appropriate, and while in hindsight it appears that more could have been done to prevent those attacks, in hindsight many things are apparent that are more difficult to appreciate in real time.

Instead, I’m interested in exploring why the aftermaths of the two events have played out so differently. In the wake of Event One, there was no effort to politicize the tragedy and no concerted effort to blame the Bush administration for failing to prevent an attack on our own territory, against civilians. Yet in the wake of Event Two, politicians were in such an unseemly rush to take partisan advantage of the tragedy that on the night of the attack itself, Mitt Romney actually accused President Obama of sympathizing with those who carried out the murder of our people.

Here’s the statement in full, for those who may have forgotten:

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

By any rational comparison, the breach of security nine years ago was far more destructive, and was carried out on American soil where the expectation of safety was much greater. The intelligence failures involved were also far more profound. The Obama administration’s failure to immediately grasp and communicate what had happened in Benghazi, a site so dangerous that the FBI didn’t dare visit there until three weeks later, was certainly less important than Cheney’s utterly false claim that 9/11 was an Iraqi conspiracy.

So on what basis do Republicans believe that the attack on our Benghazi consulate in Libya, or the confused and confusing series of incorrect explanations that followed, constitute some major political scandal when the infinitely more serious attacks on New York City and Washington did not? And if a scandal does exist, why don’t Republicans share in the blame for having insisted on hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to embassy-security programs in the last two fiscal years?

Please. Explain all this to me, because I don’t get it.

– Jay Bookman

390 comments Add your comment

F. Sinkwich

October 10th, 2012
2:44 pm

Uh, because O’bozo LIED?

Kamchak ~Thug from the Steppes

October 10th, 2012
2:44 pm

Please. Explain all this to me, because I don’t get it.

IOKIYAR

Kamchak ~Thug from the Steppes

October 10th, 2012
2:45 pm

Uh, because O’bozo LIED?

Uh, the smoking gun is the mushroom cloud.

Jay

October 10th, 2012
2:48 pm

When did the president lie, Sinkwich? Please document your charge.

godless heathen

October 10th, 2012
2:50 pm

12 minus 1 is 9?

mm

October 10th, 2012
2:51 pm

Curious? I’m surprised they haven’t come up with some kind of conspiracy about Bo the dog!

Jan Zalegowski

October 10th, 2012
2:51 pm

Are you an idiot all the time or just when you pick up the whitehouse phone?

Aquagirl

October 10th, 2012
2:52 pm

When did the president lie, Sinkwich? Please document your charge.

He’s relying on Mighty Righty’s recollections. Are you gonna argue with the U. of Sussfolkex?

Rightwing Troll

October 10th, 2012
2:53 pm

If Obama is responsible for Libya because he personally hadn’t put enough guards on duty, then what does that make W in regards to 9-11???

I look forward to your lies and subterfuge…

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
2:54 pm

Jay — “When did the president lie, Sinkwich? Please document your charge.”

Give Fishy some time. His fax machine’s on the fritz this afternoon.

Common Sense

October 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

So your position is that Clinton and Obama were honest to the American people, and to the rest of the world about what happened and the reasons why?

It was not about a movie, after all.

Erwin's cat

October 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

false equivalence

moonbat betty

October 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

So on what basis do Republicans believe that the attack on our Benghazi consulate in Libya, or the confused and confusing series of incorrect explanations that followed, constitute some major political scandal when the infinitely more serious attacks on New York City and Washington did not?

Because there’s an presidential campaign going on and they’re grasping at any straw that will help them regain power. Power they have shown incapable of properly handling, so we should do everything in our power to prevent it. Including highlighting how craven Romney is.

Rightwing Troll

October 10th, 2012
2:55 pm

“false equivalence”

How so?

Get me Rex Kramer

October 10th, 2012
2:56 pm

C’mon Jay, even you must see that this whole thing is a crock. They clealy knew what happened, but kept saying it was a spontaneous event due to an obscure video that few have even seen. Why then did they lie?

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
2:56 pm

Jay,

Not a big fan of this particular column. We’d have to go a lot further back to get into depth about what we knew pre-911…Other issues include our devastated intelligence network per Clinton adminstration which took ten years to re-build..definitely allowing Obama to “get” OBL..(too bad he was so quick to spike the ball within hours of knowledge…I bet if we had a couple weeks with that data without tipping our hat to al queda, we may have been able to at least arrest the growth of al queda)…I think all can agree that IRAQ was a huge mistake by Bush et al.

The difference here is that during today’s hearing, it was stated clearly by the State Dept that al queda was growing “daily” in Libya, that there were approximately 10,000 unaccounted for grenade or surface to air tools left from our provision of same. Again the adminstration rushed out asap to minimized political damage without clear assessment…most State department folks will surface and confirm that the department knew within 24 hours that this was a terrorist action, well planned and not related to any video…

The allegations of a election year cover up even if untrue, will be like an RPG to the DEMS from here until Nov 6..

too little time

October 10th, 2012
2:57 pm

So on what basis do Republicans believe that the attack on our Benghazi consulate in Libya, or the confused and confusing series of incorrect explanations that followed, constitute some major political scandal

how about:
* Because Obama’s state department pulled security from Benghazi when the ambassador felt imminent danger.
* The state department was WARNED by the weak government in Libya that something was about to happen
* The Embassy was attacked.
* Obama didn’t even break off the campaign trail for a second to address the situation.
* Obama didn’t even refer to it as an act of terrorism for 1-2 weeks, when Libya was yelling al-Qaeda at the top of their lungs.
* it happened on sept 11, an obvious date for such an attack.

I think if Obama had called a press conference and condemned the terrorist assault on a foreign embassy and lamented the death of our ambassador, then this would be a non issue. But he didn’t. First, he blamed it on a YouTube video (how presidential was that?), and apologized to Muslims worldwide. MUCH later, AFTER the real situation was made public (and it was clear that HIS ADMINISTRATION KNEW THE TRUTH FROM THE START), he admitted to the truth.

Basically, his State Department ignored the situation, got an ambassador killed, then he lied to the UN and the American people about the cause. What more do you need, Jay?

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

In other news, deadbeat dad disses Iraq war vet for considering what clothes to wear.

http://2012.talkingpointsmemo.com/2012/10/joe-walsh-debate-tammy-duckworth-dress-photo.php?ref=fpb

Walsh is clearly upset because his mommy and daddy pick out his clothes for him every day and lay them out so he can get dressed and get to Congress on time.

Bill Orvis White

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

This is just King Hussein Obama’s incompetence and arrogance on display. Libya equals 2 cups of incompetence. Add one cup of this to Fast and Furious; mix in 1/4 cup of Illegal Health Care Laws; throw in a 1/2 a cup of “Rev.” Jeremiah Wright along with Father Pfleger and put in a dash of Joe Bidin’ Time and you have King Hussein Obama’s Incompetence Stew. Even Martha Stewart couldn’t mix this one up fast enough.
Amen,
Bill

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

“The allegations of a election year cover up even if untrue, will be like an RPG to the DEMS from here until Nov 6..”

Oh, boy, I hope it’s like Final Fantasy!

ByteMe - Thugs vs. Ilk... in 3D!

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

too bad he was so quick to spike the ball within hours of knowledge…

First, he spiked Trump’s hair. THEN he spiked the ball after word leaked. It’s not like you couldn’t follow along on Twitter with the Pakistanis who were in the neighborhood.

Kamchak ~Thug from the Steppes

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

Not a big fan of this particular column.

We will now bow our heads in silence to respect your awesome whinyness.

Jay

October 10th, 2012
2:58 pm

This is also interesting.

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/261271-romney-to-pull-story-of-slain-seal-from-stump-speech

Apparently Romney has been citing the ex-SEAL’s death in Benghazi as part of his stump speech. The man’s mother protested, saying “I don’t trust Romney. He shouldn’t make my son’s death part of his political agenda. It’s wrong to use these brave young men, who wanted freedom for all, to degrade Obama.”

independent thinker

October 10th, 2012
3:00 pm

And which party was responsible for cutting the State Department budget for security at embassies?

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:00 pm

Obama’s Lies Unravel in Congressional Hearing on Libya 9/11 Attack
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/10/Obama-s-Lies-Unravel-in-Congressional-Hearing-on-Libya-9-11-Attack

Once again, Jay Bookman finds himself on the wrong side of the issue.

Obama Lied, People Died!

East Lake Ira

October 10th, 2012
3:02 pm

Obama’s a Kenyan.

That’s why.

JKL2

October 10th, 2012
3:03 pm

-Jay

I’ll start with the simple stuff. 2012-2001 is not 9.

We were warned of an attack. obama did nothing. people died and it’s his fault, not some video. No amount of denials on his behalf can change that.

Gurn Blansdon

October 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

Difference? 9/11/2001 was blamed on Al Queda not a You Tube video.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

White House Comes Clean: No Protest Outside Libya Consulate
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/09/State-Dept-Comes-Clean

JamVet

October 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

Andy does not document charges.

He slings poo and then runs away…

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:04 pm

T. L. Time — “* Because Obama’s state department pulled security from Benghazi when the ambassador felt imminent danger.”

Sorry, no. The ‘heavy lifting’ of Embassy and consular security is handled by the host nation.

The primary mission of the MSG is to provide security, particularly the protection of classified information and equipment vital to the national security of the United States at American diplomatic posts. This is accomplished under the guidance and operational control of a civilian federal agent of the Diplomatic Security Service, known as the Regional Security Officer (RSO) who is the senior U.S. law enforcement representative and security attaché at U.S. diplomatic posts around the world. In addition, MSGs provide security for visiting American dignitaries and frequently assist the RSO in supervising host country and/or locally employed security forces which provide additional security for the exterior of embassies. The MSGs fall under operational control of the RSO and are administratively controlled by the Marine Corps Embassy Security Group. The secondary mission of Marine Security Guards is to provide protection for U.S. citizens and U.S. Government property located within designated U.S. Diplomatic and Consular premises during exigent circumstances, which require immediate aid or action.

MSGs focus on the interior security of a diplomatic post’s building(s). In only the most extreme emergency situations are they authorized duties exterior to the building(s) or to provide special protection to the senior diplomatic officer off of the diplomatic compound. MSGs carry a certain level of diplomatic immunity in the performance of their official duties.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Security_Guard

I’ve got a lot of respect for MSGs — it sounds like a real hardship tour, especially in a Third World nation — but let’s not make them out to be manning the battlements and fighting off attacking hordes.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

Damaging evidence coming out against Pres. Obama…

State Department: Libya Consulate Attack Not Preceded By Protest
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/libya-attack-protest-state-department_n_1953263.html

godless heathen

October 10th, 2012
3:05 pm

If the Atta and Company had committed their actions on Obama’s watch, the official reason would have been given that they were upset about the movie being shown during the flight.

JamVet

October 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

JKL2, so it is Bush’s fault that 2,996 people died and more than 6,000 more were injured in NYC, Washington DC and Pennsylvania?

Correct?

Yes or no?

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:06 pm

CBS’ Lara Logan: Obama Admin Lying About Al Qaeda…
http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-TV/2012/10/10/CBS-Logan-Obama-Lying-About-Al-Qaeda

OBAMA LIED, PEOPLE DIED!

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
3:07 pm

“Damaging evidence coming out against Pres. Obama…”

Damaging evidence of what, exactly?

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:07 pm

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

JAY,

Typically, you and your more liberal followers are putting your heads in the sand as you don’t want to hear something that may cornhole your guy. Of course you rush to lambasting the dope Romney for his comments as well as suggesting the handling of this issue is fine since (once again) it was ok by my predecessor…then your minions above deflect by typically and predictable sarcasm instead of considering both views…

When in doubt….serpentine!! duck and cover..

The angel Moroni

October 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

The idea of doing anything to help America, whether it’s pass a jobs bill or mourn the loss of State Dept. employees, might also help Obama. Therefore, the GOP (and its mouthpieces) cannot bring themselves to do anything but foment hatred. They call it “taking back America” but it’s really taking over America.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

Does anyone else think that USMC is websurfing and copypasting one-handed this afternoon?

Political Mongrel

October 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

Along the same lines, I remember one Fox News anchor who said that there were no attacks on US embassies or consulates during Bush’s term. There were at least seven.

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
3:08 pm

USMC – Can you link us to this “lie” you continually refer to? Thank you.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:10 pm

The angel Moroni

October 10th, 2012
3:10 pm

The Heritage Foundation is a right wing nut house. Might as well be quoting the so-called American Enterprise Institute or The Daily Caller. These people make the Hoover Foundation look like a communist commune.

Go Navy

October 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

Nice article Mr. Bookman. Well said!! Forget the “SPIN” and put the FACTS in their faces!!!

Jay

October 10th, 2012
3:11 pm

I’ll fix that, thanks JKL.

Miss Understood

October 10th, 2012
3:12 pm

USMC — When you cut and paste Ev-VErR-Ree-Thang from Breibart, do you get a woodie before or after you hit send?

JKL2

October 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

Al Qaeda? But….But…..But…..obama killed OBL. Everyone loves us now. Who would have dreamed his group would want to stage a reprisal on 9/11? (everyone except obama evidently)

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:13 pm

“Does anyone else think that USMC is websurfing and copypasting one-handed this afternoon?”–Joe

Joe you are on a roll today. That is hilarious.
You need to come out of retirement and get back on stage with your comedy act. :-)

Lee

October 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Administration Equals = Cover up and lie, Cover up and lie, Cover up and lie

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) criticizes the handling of Libyan consulate security despite voting to cut embassy funding.

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/10/10/rep-chaffetz-says-he-absolutely-cut-funding-for-embassy-security/

JamVet

October 10th, 2012
3:14 pm

Oh JKL2?

Where are you?

Don’t be afraid.

Conquer your fears and answer the question…

Jefferson

October 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

If the president fires someone is that all that is needed ? What did president Reagan do when all those marines were blown up in Beruit ?

Jefferson

October 10th, 2012
3:15 pm

Gomer is full.

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
3:16 pm

Lee – Do YOU have a link to this “lie”? Apparently USMC does not…

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

REGNAD,

Damaging evidence that he once again was more concerned with deflecting any political loss than getting the correct information first…if state dept “never suggested it was due to video”, then he prematurely postulated and now looks pretty silly.

As mentioned, had he not rushed for OBL glory, we may have had time to use the info recovered for a couple weeks, who knows what we could have prevented…panicked WH once again made a poor call. The evidence may be found as a result of the hearings going on today..

southpaw

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

Jay
JamVet’s 3:06 post is the latest in a long string of answers to your question. Eleven years ago, nobody or almost nobody knew that blaming the President was the right thing to do. That’s why we had a unified, nonpartisan response. But in more recent years, how many times have people cried out “Bush’s fault!” ? Either the President is responsible for such things, or he isn’t.

JamVet

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

Could we say that the ex-marine’s unread posts prove that his GOP position, though weak, is well in hand?

Doggone/GA

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

” They call it “taking back America” but it’s really taking over America.”

Not quite. They call it “Taking America back” – but they won’t say HOW FAR BACK. They’re against taking America FORWARD even 1 tiny inch.

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

USMC — “Joe you are on a roll today. That is hilarious.”

:D

I think my wife slipped an extra shot or two of espresso in my coffee this morning. She worked in a coffee bar as a college student back home in Oregon, and they take their java *seriously* out there. We’ve got one of those snooty espresso machines and she knows how to use it. Having her and that machine handy is like having a Starbucks in our kitchen! :D

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

Well Stevie, are you going to dazzle us with your brilliant presentation of evidence to support your claims of reasonable evidence to suggest that the Administration covered up evidence? Show us all why our heads are in the sand and yours is not cornhole in a lower spot on the human anatomy.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:17 pm

After last weeks Abysmal Debate performance and the scandalous cover-up of the deaths in Benghazi, Comrade Obama is starting to look like RICHARD “Tricky Dicky” NIXON…

Can you say:
“What did you know and when did you know it???

Joseph

October 10th, 2012
3:18 pm

Poor Jay… It look’s like someone may be left out to dry over BengaziGate and you just can’t stand it. Obama is about to lose with epic results this year and the top 2016 democrat Hillary is about to go down with him for doing a horrible job….

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:18 pm

Jefferson — “What did president Reagan do when all those marines were blown up in Beruit?”

Pulled out of Lebanon shortly thereafter.

FWIW, a high-school friend of mine died in that bombing.

Jay

October 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

“We were warned of an attack. obama did nothing. people died and it’s his fault, not some video. No amount of denials on his behalf can change that.”

So why is that not also true of GWB, only on a much much larger scale? As someone pointed out earlier, why is that also not true of Ronald Reagan, who lost 240 Marines in Beirut and also lost 63 in the bombing of our embassy in Beirut?

DownInAlbany

October 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

Explain all this to me, because I don’t get it.

Because you don’t want “to get it” is my humble opinion. How anyone can defend this administration’s handling of the rape and murder of our ambassador is beyond me. And, to ask for documentation / links of O lying about it? That would be humoruus, if not so painfully sickening.

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 10th, 2012
3:19 pm

The evidence may be found as a result of the hearings going on today..

Pure speculation first, evidence to support…well that may come later…. or it may not. :roll:

indigo

October 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

“I don’t get it”

It’s actually both very simple and very contemptable. Republicans will politicize any event involving loss of American lives at the hands of terrorists. That this shows utter disrespect both for the vitctims and their families means nothing. That this may result in more votes for Romney and other Republicans means everything.

As always, I’m at a complete loss as to why anyone would vote for people who have no sense of shame and no conscience.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

“Having her and that machine handy is like having a Starbucks in our kitchen!”–Joe

Aren’t you lucky in more than one way.
Great wife and great Coffee! My hats off to you Joe, you obviously have good taste! :-)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:20 pm

MISS UNDERSTOOD,

I got blasted when I asked one poster a week or so ago (in response to blathering on about her love for Obama) if she was touching herself as she wrote that particular post….be careful where you tread:-)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

INDIGO,

Have the DEM’s never been guilty of the same?

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
3:22 pm

Stevie – so there is “damaging evidence” that members of the administration blamed the occurrence on a video, before reporting that it was a planned attck. Have I got that correct?

And the “damage” will occur because…what, exactly?

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

State Department denies concluding film sparked consulate attack in Libya
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/10/state-department-denies-concluding-film-sparked-consulate-attack-in-libya/#ixzz28ulJ19Gz

Obama LIED…Ambassador and others DIED…

Krystal'sBalls

October 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

@JHM

I arrived at the conclusion a long time ago that USMC is nothing more than a troll, likely a paid troll who does nothing all day except to post snarky one-liners with an attached links to push right wing propaganda.He has buddies out here too that do the same. NO IDEAS OF HIS OR HER OWN WHATSOEVER. Probably secured himself one of those “work from home” email spam gigs. And anyone who post Breitbart website links.

I can’t lie, I’m not sad at all that guy’s dead. He was a real dirt bag.

Andrew

October 10th, 2012
3:23 pm

The four Americans that tragically lost their lives were insulted, neglected, and then disrespected by the Obama administration. Rather than tell the truth about how the tragic events happened, the Obama administration lied. They lied so that their repetitive negligence and ineptitude in foreign affairs would not be brought into the light for voters to see so close to the election. Their reason for neglecting and disrespecting the men that died and their families is unforgivable.

NA

October 10th, 2012
3:24 pm

Jay,
I do not think you will ever get it and there is no person capable of making you understand anything.
1. The attacks in New York were the first of their type in this era. It was after the attack that things were tightened up in the airports, as I am sure you have flown somewhere
2.The ambassador asked for beefed up security, he asked for fencing and was denied, the embassy at times had only one guard. we hired a Libyan security team for the ambassador, who told the muslim militants how to get to him. Obama administration approved the security team and denied the request for more security.
3. Obama and Clinton blamed the attacks on a movie and apologized for the film. News media reported the same day, hours after the attack that it was a planned terroist attack. Obama denied this. almost a month later before the Obama administration acknowledged this, did not say they were wrong, just acknowledged it.

saying this an ambassador and team are still dead and this could have been prevented and warnings went out——– there were no warnings for New York
4. I know———- you still do not understand and even if you did you would chose to deny it.

Regnad Kcin

October 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

USMC, LEE,

Ther really is no lie, is there…

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

JAY,

I think regarding 911 our intelligence in ME was so devastated by Clinton that the tips we had had about as much detail as Romney’s economic plan…..going back to Reagan is pretty lame….have to do some digging to see what we knew then. With the explosion of al queda to fill the leadership void in many of these countries where we were once again nation building speaks volumes..

Joe Hussein Mama

October 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

USMC — “Aren’t you lucky in more than one way.”

Crap, now she’s going to see this. I hope you know she’s going to demand a shopping trip to Phipps now! :D

“Great wife and great Coffee! My hats off to you Joe, you obviously have good taste!”

May you be as fortunate yourself (if not already so), sir!

Skip

October 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

How can something that was all over the news from the moment it happened be “covered up”

Jay

October 10th, 2012
3:25 pm

Albany, I have seen no reputable news organization report that Stevens was raped, yet you seem to take a cruel pleasure in repeating and even stressing that notion. Do you somehow enjoy adding that apparently false humiliation to the burden that his family must bear?

Erwin's cat

October 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

Did W say that 9/11 was the work of an angry mob and NOT a terrorist attack?

I do see some similarities in the attacks, but the response comparison is where I see big differences…like Nixon, the cover up is what will bury you not so much the “mistake” itself

I do recall Hillary and others claim specifically that it was not a terrorist attack but an angry mob, riled up over a film

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

More damaging news just coming in for the Obama White House…

Revealed: Ambassador to Libya told officials…
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2214665/Libya-consulate-attack-Ambassador-Chris-Stevens-told-officials-security-worries-day-died.html

getalife

October 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

After a attack, Americans unite to show patriotism and resolve.

The gop attacked our President calling a terrorist sympathizer and they played politics with the attack.

In a sane America, this would end the gop party.

Jm

October 10th, 2012
3:26 pm

One event happened during election season. One did not.

Joseph

October 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

indigo:

Yeah like lying that a particular party wants to take away women’s rights… Oh wait….

The angel Moroni

October 10th, 2012
3:27 pm

Romney is part of a Mormon Jihadist plot to enslave America. I saw it on youtube and I give that as much credibility as USMC’s citations.

Ben Shockley

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

Meanwhile, back at the ranch, an actress of black and hispanic descent endorses romney via Twitter, and gets an enormous storm of hate-filled racist vitriol from “tolerant, inclusive” liberals…

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/stacey-dash-mitt-romney-endorsement-racist-tweets-twitter-backlash-_n_1954021.html?utm_hp_ref=entertainment

“but….but….but…Ben, EVERYBODY knows it ’s conservatives who are racists and haters….”

LMAO

Keep Up the Good Fight!

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

So on what basis do Republicans believe that the attack on our Benghazi consulate in Libya, or the confused and confusing series of incorrect explanations that followed, constitute some major political scandal when the infinitely more serious attacks on New York City and Washington did not? And if a scandal does exist, why don’t Republicans share in the blame for having insisted on hundreds of millions of dollars in cuts to embassy-security programs in the last two fiscal years?

Still crickets….. Bueller?

Lee

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

Jay…. your spin is comical.

Jack in cumming

October 10th, 2012
3:28 pm

The lie was saying the attack was a response to a video. As more and more intel comes out it highlights that the Arab spring was nothing more then the worse of two evils. The regimes prior were at least know evils.

USMC

October 10th, 2012
3:29 pm

Getalife's nemesis

October 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

Albany, apologize.

Awful thing to say.

stands for decibels

October 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

After a attack, Americans unite to show patriotism and resolve.

Americans, yes. Romny, Issa, et al, on the other hand…

(I’d add that these guys have no shame and no class, but they’d probably consider that a compliment.)

Stevie Ray..Clowns to the left and Jokers to the right..here I am...

October 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

KEEP and REGNAD,

Its only the optics that matter..what the state department is saying today about never once suggesting this was anything other than well planned attack, that 10,000 RPG’s are unaccounted for from our rations to those we supported during revolution and the fact that the al queda folks’ influence and occupation grows daily is plenty for GOP to work with…

No facts suggesting the WH covered up but its habit of rushing to report success or rushing to deflect blame to further political standing while screwing up our ability to work in this region is fair game..

Jack in cumming

October 10th, 2012
3:30 pm

GetAlife… The was a divide in the American reaction. The GOP took its anger to the rascal terrorist. The left took their anger to some film maker.

Jay

October 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

“I think regarding 911 our intelligence in ME was so devastated by Clinton that the tips we had had about as much detail as Romney’s economic plan…”

Oh please. It’s Clinton’s fault?

Lee

October 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

Jack…..Great post.

The angel Moroni

October 10th, 2012
3:31 pm

Is Mitt Romney the anti-Christ?

Watch for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=up9VXukTNLo