Cheney: Looks like Obama tried to cover up the terror attack on Benghazi consulate

posted at 3:21 pm on October 3, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

I missed this yesterday at Real Clear Politics, but it’s worth mentioning because Dick Cheney isn’t the only one talking cover-up.  So is Jon Stewart, not normally known as a Cheney clone, and at least one British newspaper reports the same.  For now, though, the former VP tells Sean Hannity on his radio show that this will “get messier,” and that the cover-up springs from a denial of reality that goes much further than one attack on an American diplomatic mission:

ORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: I think the danger from [the Obama Administration’s] standpoint is that this whole episode of Benghazi demonstrates that they don’t have a handle on foreign policy and national security matters. They like to go out and say, “bin Laden is dead. Terrorism is dead, al Qaeda is dead, and, you know, we’re great in the foreign policy field,” but that’s hogwash. First of all, the people who deserve credit are the intelligence professional who worked on that issue for ten years and finally got on the trail of bin Laden. But secondly, that claim to be competent in the world of foreign affairs just goes down in flames when you look at what happened in Benghazi. The latest thing I’ve heard now is that, and they were denied – now this is all second hand, I haven’t seen the confirmations yet – they had denied the additional security resources that had been requested by the Benghazi consulate or the Libyan – our embassy in Libya had asked for more help and didn’t get it.

SEAN HANNITY: Well, that was Jake Tapper’s report that the White House had no comment today on the assertion that the Libyan mission requested security prior to 9/11 which would make sense considering that Ambassador Stevens actually put in his own diary that he felt his life was in jeopardy – that he was being targeted by terrorists. Now, I doubt that if he was really feeling that deeply about it that he didn’t communicate that via cable or an email to somebody someplace that he needed help. It doesn’t make sense.

CHENEY: Yeah, it looks to me like its gonna get messier and messier, and in fact, it looks like the administration’s been involved in a cover up claiming that it was all caused by this YouTube video, when in fact, it was clearly the result of the developments with respect to al Qaeda and terrorism in North Africa. The battle is not over by any means. They keep wanting to say that there is no War on Terror, we don’t use the word terror. They refuse to recognize the situation we are in and that’s the first step towards ultimate failure and ultimately future terrorist attacks.

In Britain, the Telegraph’s defense editor Con Coughlin asks if Barack Obama ordered a cover-up:

Dr Rice, in common with other senior officials in the Obama administration, insisted that the assault on the US consulate had been “spontaneous”, rather than a carefully planned attack by terrorists. By making this claim, the White House effectively silenced any criticism that the Obama administration was culpable for not taking more effective measures to protect the consulate.

But now it appears that Rice’s version of events – endorsed by the White House – was wrong. Within 24 hours of the attack taking place, Washington was informed by a variety of intelligence sources that the attack had indeed been pre-planned and was undoubtedly the work of al-Qaeda which, apart from attacking the consulate, had also attacked the CIA’s safe house in Benghazi.

As a result, rather than absolving itself of any blame for this tragic incident, the White House – and Mr Obama – now find themselves at the centre of a mounting storm over what precisely they knew about the attack on the consulate, and when.

Now that Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has confirmed there was an explicit link between al-Qaeda and the attack, questions are being asked about the role Dr Rice played in trying to play down the significance of the attack. The Republicans have already called for her to resign from her post for misleading the American people.

But the real smoking gun is whether the Obama administration was warned in advance that al-Qaeda was planning an attack. A number of Israeli newspapers have suggested that Washington was warned as early as September 4 – a week earlier – that the environment in Benghazi was becoming increasingly hostile and anti-American, while in London the Foreign Office took the decision to withdraw all its consular staff from Benghazi two months before the murders. This decision was based on an intelligence assessment made by MI6 that al-Qaeda was openly operating in the area following a failed assassination attempt on Sir Dominic Asquith, Britain’s ambassador to Libya, in June.

Clearly, someone coordinated the public spin for the White House, although it became considerably less coordinated as the story fell apart, as Stewart noted on his show.  That had to have a purpose, especially since we have learned that the White House knew full well that it was a planned and coordinated terrorist attack within the first 24 hours, and even had a pretty good idea of who attacked us and killed four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.  The question is now who ordered Susan Rice to deliver a demonstrably false story to the US media on September 16th, and why.

Michael Ramirez also addresses this from a different angle.  Like Cheney, Ramirez considers this the result from a policy of denial:

Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history.  Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here.  And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.


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Dick Cheney is my hero! :-)

The Count on October 3, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Chaney needs to keep hitting hard!

TheAudacityofNOPE on October 3, 2012 at 3:24 PM

that dog won’t hunt! the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Michael Ramirez also addresses this from a different angle. Like Cheney, Ramirez considers this the result from a policy of denial.

And Obama isn’t a “president”

He should be called the Celebrity-in-Chief.

Chip on October 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Geez, will everyone just let Bambi finish his waffles already!!!

PackerBronco on October 3, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The cattle don’t care about Benghazi. As far as they’re concerned, when they hear that word, they wonder out loud – Who’s this Ben Gozzy guy, and what can he give me?

This subhuman doesn’t give a flying rat’s ass about what happened in Libya.

Keep Obama President, he gave us a phone

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Refresh my memory here, but after the attacks, didn’t our government issue an apology stating we were sorry that we had “hurt their feelings”?

Since our leaders knew all along that this was an al Qaeda attack, weren’t they essentially apologizing for hurting al Qaedea’s feelings?

DubiousD on October 3, 2012 at 3:30 PM

He makes it look so easy.

Actually, it is.

This admin. was caught looking the other way and they simply do NOT have it in them to admit it.
Now that this has gone on for some time, their negligence will only seem worse.

Jabberwock on October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Isnt this the guy who lied about WMD in Iraq? Who cares what he thinks?

Politricks on October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Actually, that should’ve been:

Keep Obama in President

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Cheney: Looks like Obama tried to cover up the terror attack on Benghazi consulate

There should prolly be an INVESTIGATION. Looks like a coverup.

The coverup is unsustainable and requires a willing suspension of disbelief too.

What did BarryCankles and HildaCankles know and when did they know it and when did they un-know it?

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

So that Cairo speech and bowing to the Saudi king really worked, didn’t they?

rbj on October 3, 2012 at 3:33 PM

Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Too bad we don’t have Darth Cheney in command to sick the Death Star on those Al Qaeda rats in Libya.

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:36 PM

Shut up Dick. Leave this to the professionals.

faraway on October 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“A number of airline pilots had a seriously bad day.”

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

If only Cheney had been president 2004-2008, I doubt we’d be in the awful mess that we’re in today.

Nice to see he’s looking much healthier nowadays.

petefrt on October 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Dick Cheney, there’s an unbiased source.

Mmm...Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

TO: HotAir Management
FR: Sparky

You should run that Ramirez cartoon everyday until the election.

It is perfect. Put it on the front page and in many places as you can.

Sincerely
The End

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:39 PM

This admin. was caught looking the other way and they simply do NOT have it in them to admit it. Now that this has gone on for some time, their negligence will only seem worse.

Jabberwock

I can only assume you’re talking about the 9/11/01 attacks.

Mmm...Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

By making this claim, the White House effectively silenced any criticism that the Obama administration was culpable for not taking more effective measures to protect the consulate.

Also by making this claim they could focus on Romney’s “gaffe” instead of real events as they happened.
Convenient, eh?

bluealice on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

So… when the twin towers went down, there were some out there who were so adamant it was a conspiracy. Will those people think the same on this? And who will they blame?

fistbump on October 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

I can only assume you’re talking about the 9/11/01 attacks.

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Ah, the new defense…Booosh did it too.

LOL

bluealice on October 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Oh Really, Captain Obvious?

socalcon on October 3, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Ah, the new defense…Booosh did it too.

If you’re going to talk about an administration asleep at the wheel in preventing terrorist attacks, then Dick Cheney is a piss poor messenger.

Mmm...Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

That 3:00 A.M. Phone Call

FlatFoot on October 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The noble people making up al qaeda were, unfortunately, forced to act in a way that magnified their disillusionment with American policies that can only be described as neo-colonial and detrimental to the free flow of freedom-loving movements throughout the Middle East.

- The Commie

[Note: I deleted 27 "uh's," for the sake of clarity]

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

In Britain, the Telegraph’s defense editor Con Coughlin asks if Barack Obama ordered a cover-up

Sheesh, it’ll really get embarassing when the weak-kneed French start taking our sail-eared POTUS to task.

socalcon on October 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Why the Obama admin went into “Cover up” mode around the Benghazi attack is beyond me. It is abundantly clear to anyone paying any attention at all to this election that the MSM will NOT seriously report on ANYTHING that might negatively affect their guy. Obama could pull a Ron Burgundy “Go F*ck yourselves America” in the debate tonight and it would be spun relentlessly for him by the MSM…

Pqlyur1 on October 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Slightly OT: Disgusting 0bama wh0re Stephanie Cutter is being interviewed by Shep Smith on FOX. She’s doing her best to dance around Shep’s question about the SCoAMF running off to a fundraiser the morning after the murder of our ambassador in Libya.

I honestly don’t know how people like her sleep at night. She must take plenty of Amb1en.

UltimateBob on October 3, 2012 at 3:47 PM

I belive Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. They would never lie to cover up their incontinence.

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Dick Cheney, there’s an unbiased source.

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

Funny how working for decades on national security leads one to form an opinion on it.

John the Libertarian on October 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Perfect Ramirez

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Ah, the new defense…Booosh did it too.

LOL

bluealice on October 3, 2012 at 3:41 PM

That Booosh guy sure gets around.

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

cmsinaz on October 3, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Yeppers. Tell Ed to run that cartoon everyday. It says it all.

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Obama could pull a Ron Burgundy “Go F*ck yourselves America” in the debate tonight and it would be spun relentlessly for him by the MSM…

Pqlyur1 on October 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

That’d be the first time that I had even a semblance of respect for The Commie.

At least he’d be telling us what he really thinks about America and Americans. Not that we don’t know it – but that he’d openly admit it.

On that note – I’m sure that that’s exactly what 99% of the more equal Pigs in Congress think, too.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 3:50 PM

If you’re going to talk about an administration asleep at the wheel in preventing terrorist attacks, then Dick Cheney is a piss poor messenger.

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

You may want to have a talk with Bill Cinton about that. How many times did he have the chance to take out BinLaden?

JPeterman on October 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

FlatFoot on October 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Perfect!

UltimateBob on October 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

I can only assume you’re talking about the 9/11/01 attacks.

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Odd. I don’t recall lil barry-ho being president on 01.

Are you sure you aren’t confused? Most leftists are, you know.

Solaratov on October 3, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Shut up Dick. Leave this to the professionals.

faraway on October 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

You shouldn’t be talking about Obama like that, Have some respect.

NapaConservative on October 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

StefCutz did a VERY poor job at answering Shep Smifs questions this afternoon. Very POOR>

ted c on October 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

There is a Noble prize just sitting there for some interprizing journalist.I can see millions,book deals,and movie rights from my house.

docflash on October 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Disgusting 0bama wh0re Stephanie Cutter

What war on women?

Mmm...Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Funny how working for decades on national security leads one to form an opinion on it.

John the Libertarian on October 3, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Yes. Cheney has far more experience than the commie organizer and Cankles put together. Hillary is an expert on cover up and document shredding, she’s a slimy lawyer.

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“A number of airline pilots had a seriously bad day.”

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:37 PM

A court case against Boeing for faulty guidance systems? Use the Toyota sudden acceleration scam as a template.

slickwillie2001 on October 3, 2012 at 3:53 PM

When is Obama going to tell the Middle East to stop clinging to guns and religon.

BDU-33 on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I wonder how our troops feel about spending so many years trying to keep our country safe by fighting a war against terror, only to have the Commander in Chief dismiss security threats and ignore bombing attacks and assassination attempts and then cover up the murders of 4 American citizens by telling bold faced lies about what happened in an attempt to save his own presidency? What a slap in the face.

scalleywag on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

I’m a piss poor messenger.
signed

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:44 PM

Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

From what I have been reading online,
Hussein was told waaay in advance that our people were in danger and will be attacked ,
then
Hussein refused to read intelligence briefings just before the attacks took place,
then
Hussein was asked by the Ambassador for more security
then
an American send out a chilling warning that they were getting killed out there,
then
Hussein was told that the Embassy and Ambassador were under attack,
then
Hussein went to sleep
then
Hussein went to partaay in Vegas.
Then
Hussein was told it was a terrorist attack ,
then
Hussein send his mouth pieces to lie about some youtube trailor,
then
Hussein arrested that film maker,
then
Hussein went to UN and delivered a death threat to Americans,
then
Hussein said it was obviously a terrorist attack but FBI don’t confirm it and Hillary won’t answer about it and now Piglossi is blaming Republicans.
So do you know that Romney is a rich white guy who had a dog ?

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 3:55 PM

When is Obama going to tell the Middle East to stop clinging to guns and religon.

BDU-33 on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

COMMENT OF THE YEAR right there!!!!! Excellent!

UltimateBob on October 3, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Bush had Dick as a security advisor. I bet Hillary wishes she had a Dick. But all she has is that fuzzy muzzie.

Oh man that was lame.

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

“Yeah, I am a Democrat, so that makes me a Libyal, right?”….that is the level of which they understand anything related to foreign events…

hillsoftx on October 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

I wonder how our troops feel about spending so many years trying to keep our country safe by fighting a war against terror, only to have the Commander in Chief dismiss security threats and ignore bombing attacks and assassination attempts and then cover up the murders of 4 American citizens by telling bold faced lies about what happened in an attempt to save his own presidency? What a slap in the face.

scalleywag on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

It’s too bad other ambassadors aren’t resigning in protest. What makes them think they won’t be next to be sacrificed?

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Naaaw nnaww nnaaaw…God d@m* America…it’s in the Bible…..Americassssss chikinssssss….are coming home to rooost .

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

Bush had Dick as a security advisor. I bet Hillary wishes she had a Dick. But all she has is that fuzzy muzzie.

Oh man that was lame limp.

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

FIFY

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:59 PM

Looks like Obama tried to cover up the terror attack on Benghazi consulate.

We need answers. Not lies. Stop lying Hillary. Tell the truth about Barry ignoring the warnings for 911

SparkPlug on October 3, 2012 at 4:00 PM

When is Obama going to tell the Middle East to stop clinging to guns and religon.

BDU-33 on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

He is busy with important presidenting stuff on iPad :
http://www.therightscoop.com/apparently-barack-obama-likes-to-see-tits-on-twitter-every-day/

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Go away, Cheney, go away. We don’t need your input or the marionette you operated for eight years.

rickv404 on October 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Mmm…Burritos

Burritos, are you really going to try and defend Obama on his incompetence regarding the security or lack there of for the Benghazi consulate and then the subsequent disinformation his administration put out on the Benghazi attack? Anyone with an ounce of credibility would have to admit that ….. oops, never mind.

filetandrelease on October 3, 2012 at 4:01 PM

Clearly, someone coordinated the public spin for the White House, although it became considerably less coordinated as the story fell apart, as Stewart noted on his show.

Would you please stop mentioning that person as if he is a serious news source, or a journalist. He is hack entertainer, a frequently unfunny, mugging comic, and much less intelligent than he thinks he is. He is also completely irrelevant to the national conversation. It’s nice when he occasionally tells the truth on his low-rated show, but really, who cares?

Mr. Arkadin on October 3, 2012 at 4:02 PM

What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

Naaaw nnaww nnaaaw…God d@m* America…it’s in the Bible…..Americassssss chikinssssss….are coming home to rooost .

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 3:58 PM

burrata nailed it.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

The noble people making up al qaeda were, unfortunately, forced to act in a way that magnified their disillusionment with American policies that can only be described as neo-colonial and detrimental to the free flow of freedom-loving movements throughout the Middle East.

- The Commie

[Note: I deleted 27 "uh's," for the sake of clarity]

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Very thoughtful, I thought it their response would be more akin to that scene from the Jerk, “He hates these cans, stay away from the CANS!”.

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

OMG censored !!

When is Obama going to tell the Middle East to stop clinging to guns and religon.

BDU-33 on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

He is busy with important presidentin stuff on his iPad
( check out Twitchy and what Obama has been following on twitter, it’s about booobz)

burrata on October 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

Very thoughtful, I thought it their response would be more akin to that scene from the Jerk, “He hates these cans, stay away from the CANS!”.

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 4:04 PM

LOL, I know the scene.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 3, 2012 at 4:06 PM

What makes them think they won’t be next to be sacrificed?

Bitter Clinger on October 3, 2012 at 3:57 PM

this is exactly what this was meant to be, but the pResident and his crew didn’t know what to do. They are like a dog that chases cars, they keep chasing but have no idea what they will do when they reach the objective.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 3, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Sec State Clinton just released a statment;

“No one is more committed to ensuring it doesn’t happen again, and nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves….”

Denial ain’t just a river in Eqypt.

D-fusit on October 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Sorry Link

D-fusit on October 3, 2012 at 4:11 PM

What war on women?

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:52 PM

Oh shut up. Anyone, male or female, who sells their body / soul to the 0bama campaign for a paycheck is, by definition, a wh0re.

UltimateBob on October 3, 2012 at 4:13 PM

I can only assume you’re talking about the 9/11/01 attacks.

Mmm…Burritos on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Nope. Not 9/11/01 when it was all new, but rather 9/11/12 when we not only had an anniversary of sorts , but also had all kinds of documented warnings. ( Like asking for more protection)

Remember the old saying about assume.
Ass you me.

Nice try though

Jabberwock on October 3, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Mmm…Burritos

Shouldn’t that be “mum mum mum…. Barack Hussien Obama?”

Barred on October 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM

You Know, for an eSTAB-lishment-type Republican, The Best VP ever, at least has the Testicular Fortitude to go after the Failure-in-chief! Which is way more than I can say for the rest of the rinos in the GOP! They’ve had every opportunity to get the necessary headlines, even from an enemy media and the rinos have punted like McCain in 2008. For those following,How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 3, 2012 at 4:29 PM

Sec State Clinton just released a statment;

“No one is more committed to ensuring it doesn’t happen again, and nobody will hold this department more accountable than we hold ourselves….”

Denial ain’t just a river in Eqypt.

D-fusit on October 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM

That cannot be a real statement.
She just took ALL THE BLAME. All of it.
That is an admission the State screwed up.
She fell on the sword !

Jabberwock on October 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Telegraph’s defense editor Con Coughlin asks if Barack Obama ordered a cover-up

100:1 — If it wasn’t Øbama, it was Axelrod.

petefrt on October 3, 2012 at 4:33 PM

Messier and messier, indeed. WTF. Even TODAY people can walk onto the site and pick up documents. WOW.

Sensitive documents left with little security at U.S. mission in Benghazi

A sampling of the documents discovered by a Washington Post reporter on Oct. 3, 2012, in the remains of the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. The documents detail weapons collection efforts, emergency evacuation protocols, the full internal itinerary of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens’s trip to the city and the personnel records of Libyans who were contracted to secure the mission. The documents have been redacted by the Post to protect the identities of some individuals.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/sensitive-documents-left-behind-at-american-mission-in-libya/2012/10/03/11911498-0d7e-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

dont taze me bro on October 3, 2012 at 4:33 PM

It is just unbelievable that the Obama administration would not either give the diplomatic detail in Libya more security, or withdraw it…especially after the British ambassador had been removed due to security fears.

Terrye on October 3, 2012 at 4:37 PM

Dear Leader did not have time to handle the cover up personally. Valerie Jarrett is in charge of the government, Dear Leader was in Vegas, baby!

d1carter on October 3, 2012 at 4:38 PM

that dog won’t hunt! the stench of desperation!

Pragmatic on October 3, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Pull your pants up. You’re makin’ all the kids laugh.

Axis Sally called. She said you suck at this.

CurtZHP on October 3, 2012 at 4:40 PM

“Ramirez’ cartoon makes me seriously wonder…What would we have heard from this administration in the days after 9/11?

NickelAndDime on October 3, 2012 at 3:34 PM

“It was a spontaneous demonstration against US bases in Saudi Arabia or something on U-Tube–Probably Bush 41′s fault”/s

KW64 on October 3, 2012 at 4:40 PM

I understand the FBI/State Investigation unfortunately can’t be completed before November. November 7, to be exact.

Obama/Biden 2012
Forward

spiritof61 on October 3, 2012 at 4:44 PM

Holy Crap!!

Best Ramirez Yet!!!

Love ya man!!

Tim_CA on October 3, 2012 at 4:49 PM

When is Obama going to tell the Middle East Islam to stop clinging to guns (stones, mortars, scimitars, rpgs, planes, suicide bombers, including children, etc.) and religon.

BDU-33 on October 3, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Most excellent comment! Revised only in the interest in noting there’s talk of a global Islamic intifada in the works.

Questions Lehrer should pose to O:

“Given your intimate ties with Islam, including radical Islam, via your history and numerous associations, your ‘involvement’ in the Arab spring, your coverup of the (most recent) terrorist attack by trying to pin it on a Coptic Christian, your support for the Muslim Brotherhood throughout your administration, your funding of a host of terrorist Islamic groups disguised (not really) as “freedom fighters”, your blatant hatred for Israel and clear support for other Islamic tenets, would you now admit you are doing your level best to advance a global Caliphate?”

“Would you consider your actions to be treasonous?”

Opinionator on October 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Opinionator on October 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

LMAO – Anyone know how to hack a PBS teleprompter?

Tim_CA on October 3, 2012 at 5:16 PM

Isnt this the guy who lied about WMD in Iraq? Who cares what he thinks?

Politricks on October 3, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Read the 2002 Iraq Resolution, Kid. In its entirety.

WMDs were only 1 of at least 12 reasons your Democrats signed off on it.

F-

Del Dolemonte on October 3, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Dick Cheney, there’s an unbiased source.

Mmm…2 Week Old Refried Beans on October 3, 2012 at 3:38 PM

War Criminal, right?

Right?

Del Dolemonte on October 3, 2012 at 5:22 PM

This admin. was caught looking the other way and they simply do NOT have it in them to admit it. Now that this has gone on for some time, their negligence will only seem worse.

Jabberwock

I can only assume you’re talking about the 9/11/01 attacks.

Mmm…2 Week Old Refried Beans on October 3, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Tell us once again how Bush and Cheney could have prevented the first 9/11 from happening, using methods the Democrat Party would have approved of at the time.

I’ve asked this question hundreds of times on Hot Gas to Democrat College Kids like yourself, and have yet to get an answer.

Will you be the first? I seriously doubt it.

Del Dolemonte on October 3, 2012 at 5:24 PM

Drove home from work today and saw Romney/Ryan signs in many yards in my area. A good feeling.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Mmm…Burritos

Shouldn’t that be “mum mum mum…. Barack Hussien Obama?”

Barred on October 3, 2012 at 4:25 PM

No
I think it should be Mmm…O’s bung.

Aviator on October 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

FORMER VICE PRESIDENT DICK CHENEY: I think the danger from [the Obama Administration’s] standpoint is that this whole episode of Benghazi demonstrates that they don’t have a handle on foreign policy and national security matters.

…um Dickie!…I know you’ve had a few strokes and stuff…can you maybe tell us anything internal or external…anywhere?…. that this Admistration has a handle on…. except spending?

KOOLAID2 on October 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Anyone notice what hasn’t been said?

Watergate took down a president who covered up a two-bit poltical breaking, and was brought to the public’s attention by the mainstream press, while the far more deadly serious terrorist attack on our embassy was again covered up by the president in the White house, but this time the mainstream media was on the side of the coverup as co-conspirators?

That’s how I’d start the debate tonight to set those interrogators and Obama back a notch or two.

Don L on October 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

I’m disappointed, this was a perfect opportunity for another pointless and false attack by Cheney on Sarah Palin in the national media.

RJL on October 3, 2012 at 5:47 PM

From the WaPo, among the things their reporter found on the floor of the mission in the Benghazi compound”:

At least one document found amid the clutter indicates that Americans at the mission were discussing the possibility of an attack in early September, just two days before the assault took place. The document is a memorandum dated Sept. 9 from the U.S. mission’s security office to the 17th February Martyrs Brigade, the Libyan-government-sanctioned militia that was guarding the compound, making plans for a “quick reaction force,” or QRF, that would provide security.

“In the event of an attack on the U.S. Mission,” the document states, “QRF will request additional support from the 17th February Martyrs Brigade.”

It gets messier and messier …

TXUS on October 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

…um Dickie!…I know you’ve had a few strokes and stuff…can you maybe tell us anything internal or external…anywhere?…. that this Admistration has a handle on…. except spending?

KOOLAID2 on October 3, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Now, now, keep it classy.

You’re confusing Cheney’s medical history (5 heart attacks, not strokes) with that of the current 5-time draft dodger serving as Vice President. He’s had at least 2 brain aneurysms, but has always refused to release his medical history.

Biden’s Medical History Not Scrutinized

Cheney File Traces Heart Care Milestones

Del Dolemonte on October 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

TXUS on October 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I hope the reporter had the brains to at least get images of the documents as proof.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

I hope the reporter had the brains to at least get images of the documents as proof.

Philly on October 3, 2012 at 7:03 PM

According to the report, they got the actual docs, just like CNN got the Ambassador’s diary. It’s wide open, apparently, for anyone who can get in there.

TXUS on October 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Dick Cheney: Still more knowledgeable and competent than ALL of the members of the Obama administration…combined!!!

landlines on October 3, 2012 at 8:22 PM

According to the report, they got the actual docs, just like CNN got the Ambassador’s diary. It’s wide open, apparently, for anyone who can get in there.

TXUS on October 3, 2012 at 8:18 PM

Apparently Obama, our “brilliant” Commander in Chief did not consider giving our FBI troops press passes so they could get in.

America’s adversaries around the world are laughing at how easily Obama is pwnd!!

landlines on October 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM