Quotes of the day

posted at 9:16 pm on October 20, 2012 by Allahpundit

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official…

“We believe the timing of the attack was influenced by events in Cairo,” the senior official said, reaffirming the Cairo-Benghazi link. He said that judgment is repeated in a new report prepared this week for the House intelligence committee…

“It was a flash mob with weapons,” is how the senior official described the attackers. The mob included members of the Ansar al-Sharia militia, about four members of al-Qaeda in the Maghreb, and members of the Egypt-based Muhammad Jamal network, along with other unarmed looters.

The official said the only major change he would make now in the CIA’s Sept. 15 talking points would be to drop the word “spontaneous” and substitute “opportunistic.” He explained that there apparently was “some pre-coordination but minimal planning.”

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Tarek, an off-duty police sergeant who asked that his full name be withheld to shield him from reprisals, said he came to the scene about an hour after the attack began and found militants blocking the road leading to the compound.

“They drew their guns on me and they told me that the Americans were abusing our prophet,” he said. “That’s why they said they had come to fight.”…

Libyan guards who served as the security force at the U.S. compound said the mob was made up of disparate types, some who appeared to be experienced fighters and others who were not. There were long-bearded men whose faces were obscured by scarves in the style of practiced militants and called each other “sheik.” But there also were younger men, some who looked like teenagers with wispy beards on their uncovered faces.

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The L.A. Times says that “U.S. intelligence agencies…have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.” That is contradicted by numerous other accounts and by the Post’s latest version. The Post reports that intelligence “suggests the attack was spontaneous even if it involved militants with ties to al-Qaeda.”…

More than one month after Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack, “intelligence officials” cannot even provide the press with a consistent account of what happened. And keep in mind that neither account says that there was a protest before the attack, which was the original story given to the American public…

The New York Times’s account of [Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb] sounds eerily similar to a storyline that some Obama administration officials and their surrogates have been pushing. They claim that groups such as AQIM are just “local” jihadist groups that are not really al Qaeda, per se, because they don’t want to attack the West. This is nonsense for many reasons, but this argument has mysteriously migrated into the press’s reporting on the Benghazi attack…

[T]hese latest accounts are not intended to comb through the evidence carefully. They are intended to provide political cover [for Obama] ahead of the final presidential debate.

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The “spontaneous” talking point came from an intercepted telephone call between jihadists, in which one of the attackers notes that his group had attacked after seeing the demonstrations in Cairo. U.S. officials familiar with the intelligence on Benghazi tell THE WEEKLY STANDARD there are two schools of thought on what that means. The first view is reflected in the administration’s “spontaneous” line. It holds that jihadists in Benghazi saw the demonstration in Egypt and decided, almost on a whim, to assault the compound. But the nature of the attack—the weapons, the sequencing, the coordination—suggests more planning. The attackers flushed Americans from the compound toward an “annex” two kilometers away. As the Americans fled, they encountered (and avoided) an attempted ambush on the route.

The second view is that the demonstrations in Cairo, which followed the release of a video from al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri on September 10, were seen as something of a “go signal.” As we first reported on September 12, the film, in this view, was merely the pretext for an al Qaeda “information operation,” and the Zawahiri video, which called directly for renewed jihad and for al Qaeda sympathizers to avenge the death of Abu Yaya al Libi, was intended to trigger protests and assaults throughout the region. Many of those with prominent roles in the protests and assaults—in Egypt, Tunisia, and perhaps Libya—had strong ties to al Qaeda leadership in Pakistan…

One thing that has troubled both intelligence officials and those on Capitol Hill as they have evaluated the administration’s early response to the attacks is what appears to be an effort to write al Qaeda out of the story. For example, the talking points first reported by Lake, include this sentence: “There are indications that extremists participated in the violent demonstrations.” But according to several officials familiar with the original assessment from which the talking points were derived, the U.S. intelligence community had reported the fact that these were extremists with ties to al Qaeda. That key part was omitted.

Why was that language dropped from the talking points distributed to Congress and Obama administration officials?

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If the president really wants to level with the American people, here are some questions he needs to answer…

Is there any intelligence product—raw or finished—that links the attacks in Benghazi to the anti-Islam YouTube video?

If not, why did President Obama himself make a direct link between the film and the attack during his September 18 appearance on the David Letterman show?

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CBS News has been told that, hours after the attack began, an unmanned Predator drone was sent over the U.S. mission in Benghazi, and that the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft apparently observed the final hours of the protracted battle…

But it was too late to help the Americans in Benghazi. The ambassador and three others were dead.

Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa.

“You find a way to make this happen,” Berntsen says. “There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. They made zero adjustments in this. They stood and they watched and our people died.”

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The sophisticated criticism of President Obama’s Libya policy is this:

Obama intervened in Libya despite his awareness that the anti-Gaddafi rebels had pro-al-Qaeda leanings. He intervened to support those rebels because he hoped to prove to Islamists everywhere in the Middle East and North Africa that they had more to gain from co-operating with the United States than from fighting the United States. This is the famous “opening to political Islam” that has been so intensely discussed in Washington.

And the opening continues. It continues in the form of the covert aid now reportedly flowing to the Syrian rebels, and in the soft line being taken with Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood president even after Egyptian police failed to protect the U.S. embassy in Cairo against attack (which also was on 9/11). If the opening failed in Libya, it’s likely to fail even worse in Syria, where the rebel groups are even more saturated with Salafist Islam than the Libyan rebels…

President Obama’s big risky Mideast gambit is failing badly.

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Via the Daily Caller.

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Obama is toast..
The fog comes later..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Susan Rice is a liar’s liar.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:18 PM

BISHOP!

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Fire Obama on 11/6.

Bishop?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

The average voter will easily be confused. Romney should go after the lack of security issue.

SAZMD on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Fourth again. I can’t even get the “show” money!

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Fire Obama on 11/6.

Bishop?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Heheheh.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

The L.A. Times says that “U.S. intelligence agencies…have found no evidence of Al Qaeda participation.”

They should have read the weekly reports dating back to 2011…that I read.

Of course..not much mentioned about Al Queda..
But the stitte was getting deeper..in Libya..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

stitte = …nevermind.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:21 PM

Everything was spontaneous, and the date – 9/11 – was a coincidence. Ok.

joejm65 on October 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

The Obama enemy media is trying to provide cover for the Messiah, with new BS stories on Benghazi! Not surprising and highly ineffective! As usual, only the Morons & the Obamabots will repeat this stupidity, after millions know the truth! But, in standard lib fashion, “Who you gonna believe? Me or your lying eyes & ears?” Get your politicians to start smacking the taste out of the mouths of the Obama Enemy media! This how to do it: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 20, 2012 at 9:22 PM

…it’s hard to keep sh!t straight when you start out lying!

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

Barry’s claim that he called it a terrorist act in the Rose Garden Speech on 9/12 does not comport with the buttboy from CIA now trying to claim to muddle up the timeline of what they knew and when they knew it.

bayview on October 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

At least we have Chrissy Matthews telling us that it’s unconstitutional for Mitt to question Our King

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:23 PM

We should pull our people out of the entire ME, save Israel. Explore and produce our own natural resources, of which we have plenty, and let these 7th-century minded barbarians try to live by eating crude oil stew.

Screw em. All of them.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Where is Petraeus hiding?

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Heheheh.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Says the third place finisher. *ducks*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:19 PM

Heheheh.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Says the third place finisher. *ducks*

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Incorrect. I shouted ‘bishop’ first.
Happy to clear that up for ya.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Where is Petraeus hiding?

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…between Hillary’s legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Screw em. All of them.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

They know where we live…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

…between Hillary’s legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

So much for that rum and coke…

I will be right back…..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Jugular mitt cuz the lsm sure won’t question him

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:28 PM

…between Hillary’s legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Well that would explain why her hips seem even wider than usual.

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:29 PM

Retired CIA officer Gary Berntsen believes help could have come much sooner. He commanded CIA counter-terrorism missions targeting Osama bin Laden and led the team that responded after bombings of the U.S. Embassy in East Africa.

“You find a way to make this happen,” Berntsen says. “There isn’t a plan for every single engagement. Sometimes you have to be able to make adjustments. They made zero adjustments in this. They stood and they watched and our people died.”

Anyone in the media who is lying for these people has sold their soul.

There are some things that are so beyond the pale that if they have one shred left of understanding good and evil, even biased journalists should recognize them and expose them.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Just got back…

There was this popup window with pictures of Ed..and the others..
AP was a dog…

I sure hope the cat is OK…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

So much for that rum and coke…

I will be right back…..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:27 PM

…sorry!…I thought I saw a bulge that wasn’t there before…

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

Even the sycophant legacy do not dispute the fact the Ambassador and his security team were practically begging for more security and this administration turned them down. We were the last flag standing in Benghazi, the British had withdrawn…even the Red Cross had left.

d1carter on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Incorrect. I shouted ‘bishop’ first.
Happy to clear that up for ya.

annoyinglittletwerp on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Thanks for that. That means I got moved up from fourth to second. “Place” money is still pretty decent.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

…sorry!…I thought I saw a bulge that wasn’t there before…

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:30 PM

I will be right back…..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

EG. Tingles has no problem during W term

What an idiot

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

The Fog

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

less than optimal.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Screw all this Hot Air, puddin’ cup crap. Just open your eyes and LOOK at what is going on. Forget the spin, forget the obfuscations, forget the egotistical banality, for which Hot Air, and its fuzzy-slippered drones are so famous. We are coming down to the wire here. UH OH!!! Today’s poll says this. UH OH!!! blah blah blah …

minnesoter on October 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

They know where we live…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Do they know how many of us are armed?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official…

AS to that ^^ and the rest of the quotes above, this is the state of things from the Obama Perspective:

– they’re not sure of anything except that it was what Obama needs it to have been;

– they’re sure that Romney “misfired” with his statements that addressed reality in the hours after the Benghazi reports because the statements don’t help the Obama Perspective; and,

– they are ever-ready to issue statements based upon what they are SURE happened and why depending on what the Obama Perspective is on any given hour; this enables them to be very, very sure of what statements they make that they soon contradict or deny.

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Where is Petraeus hiding?

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…between Hillary’s legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

Ewwwwww….

SHARPTOOTH on October 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Forget the spin, forget the obfuscations, forget the egotistical banality, for which Hot Air, and its fuzzy-slippered drones are so famous. We are coming down to the wire here. UH OH!!! Today’s poll says this. UH OH!!! blah blah blah …

minnesoter on October 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

lol…I wear flip-flops.

I’m betting you wear tinfoil?

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

The Fog

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:31 PM

Lol! ; ) I guess that will be hard for me to top. Its all yours tonight Jackie. ; )

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:34 PM

lol!:)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

An interesting and very likely accurate remark about the Benghazi situation is that it was insisted upon as being some rogue rioting by lone operatives rioting over an obscure video on the internet BECAUSE declaring it what it was (and continues to be) proves that Obama’s Happy Fun Foreign Policy Holding Hands With Muslims would be proven so very wrong if the truth was admitted about Benghazi, Libya and the rest of the rioting Muslims in the MidEast and elsewhere.

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Do they know how many of us are armed?

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:32 PM

Probably..
But from the report I read…
These Want-a-bees can F-up a hand grenade..

But then there are some that pulled it off..

RIP our Americans.

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Lets get back to the basics. While whatever was going down, Obama adm apologized. Romney called them out. For two weeks Obama adm kept saying it was a video. This is the core of the whole thing. All the other stuff is dangerous territory for Romney.

Robb on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

One is forever amused by the extent to which the traitorous LSM will go to protect their “boy”, whether it be Gore, Kerry, Obama, you name it. They know that Monday’s FP debate is going to be a disaster for Obama, no matter (or because of) how hard Scheiffer tries to encourage or rehabilitate him, so they come out with this last minute tripe.

The way that Romney easily can deal with this is so simple and it’s completely missed by the NYT and LAT. “Mr. President, I’m not interested in what you and your people said after learning of the attacks in Benghazi which led to four American’s being killed, or how those stories changed. What’s more the issue is that you and your people left that consulate virtually unprotected — after it had been attacked at least twice a few months prior, after your security personnel and your own Ambassador, may God rest his soul, had begged for additional security, after you had cut back the security there for whatever reason in the weeks leading up the attack, and after knowing from him and others that Benghazi was swarming with Al Qaeda, and all of this knowing how important the date of 9/11 is to these terrorists. Would you care to explain?”

TXUS on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Goin’ with spontaneous again are we. There are too many deal horses to whip in this fight to keep going full circle. If the mt chair brings a binder Monday night, we’ll know for sure they’ve given up.

Kissmygrits on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

This is only going to confuse the issue and make Obama look even worse.

Terrye on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Oh… I’m sure there are more out there! Good evening, B. How are you?

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:35 PM

I’ll try again later to get that tune cued up for you that I mentioned last night.

I had to step away abruptly last evening and never made it back to the QOTD. I didn’t even get a chance to say goodnight. :(

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

Electrongod @9:26
First we hammer any places with nukes, then let them eat oil…….

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

I will take running to Vegas to raise money for me instead of doing my job for $1000..Alex…

Can we make that $2000 Alex?

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Romney Campaign increasing/moving staff to Pennsylvania..will be 60+

O campaign leaked internals of PA….something a confident campaign does not do…!!!!

jaygatz33 on October 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

First we hammer any places with nukes, then let them eat oil…….

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

Turning sand into glass. I approve.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

First we hammer any places with nukes, then let them eat oil…….

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:40 PM

That’s kinda where I was going…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The Fuzzy Slippered Drones are coming for you. You know who you are.

Curtiss on October 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The Journolisters have already written their reviews of the Monday night debate. Dear Leader is the clear winner! Romney first jumped in too quick to criticize when the Cairo embassy was attacked. Then in the second debate Candy said Mitt used the “wrong word”. They will hold Mitt to an unattainable standard and just gaze at Dear Leader’s pants creases.

d1carter on October 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official

…hey!….everything is ok!…Fort Hood was “supported” by intelligence as “work place violence” …there hasn’t been a trial YET…but Hassan must have been a protester that “got out of hand”!

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:43 PM

They made zero adjustments in this.

IDIOTS

whatever happen to

ADAPT and IMPROVISE

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Reporters are covering Obama’s azz. May they soffocate from what they eat, his caca, not Beluga caviar, fools.

Al Qauida getting back in Afghanistan.

A year later, Obama’s Libya project is a shambles.

The entire ME and N. Africa Arab ‘Spring’ and “leading from behind” policies are in flames; so is the rest of Obama’s foreign policy.

Romney must be extremely prepared for Monday’s debate.

Oh, the Iran ‘deal’ is a ploy btw. Obama and his muzzie brothers.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Where is Petraeus hiding?

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

…between Hillary’s legs?

KOOLAID2 on October 20, 2012 at 9:26 PM

ewwww !

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Turning sand into glass. I approve.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

It would be much kinder to our Helicopters when we have to return..
No sand in the engines..
Kill to birds with on Atomic Bomb..
Gumby style..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

O campaign leaked internals of PA….something a confident campaign does not do…!!!!

jaygatz33 on October 20, 2012 at 9:41 PM

Very interesting if true. I was busy, did I miss something today? Do you have a link?

Corporal Tunnel on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:36 PM

I’m well thank you. You seem to be doing well yourself. ; )

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:38 PM

The same applied for me. Late evening do drop in. Dropped in decided to stay a while. Its one of my pet peeves, just between you and me. I was, well tried to be a good host. I had left a note to you about my tune when I returned. It was after 2:00 a.m. You had already gone *poof* as our friend Axe would say. : )

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

Predator, Electrongod
I’m pretty sure all of us, but a few trolls, would agree on that…….;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

One of the Quotes in the post is from Steven Hayes article that was in the headlines earlier. If you haven’t looked at the whole thing, I recommend it.

The opening paragraph

The Obama administration appears to be mounting yet another version of its campaign to push back on claims that it misled on the intelligence related to the attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12. But the new offensive by the administration, which contradicts many of its earlier claims and simply disregards intelligence that complicates its case, is raising fresh questions in the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill about the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.

and the closing paragraph

As further evidence of the ever-shifting Obama administration narrative, the AP article, which ran some 24 hours before this latest public relations push, also reported: “The White House now says the attack was probably carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group, with no public demonstration beforehand.”

say it all about the WH. Obama still hasn’t given up trying to spin this.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Where is Petraeus hiding?

VorDaj on October 20, 2012 at 9:24 PM

Behind Hillary’s behind (or fat azz).

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

“Does this seem fake?”

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Turning sand into glass. I approve.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:42 PM

newest way to look for oil ….

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

ewwww !

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

It’s all about the Battle of the Bulge…

I may gave that wrong….

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Romney must be extremely prepared for Monday’s debate.

Oh, the Iran ‘deal’ is a ploy btw. Obama and his muzzie brothers.

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

It will be a challenge to be prepared when the other side keeps moving the goal posts. I don’t think it will work, but that is the plan. A moving target is harder to hit.

Terrye on October 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

Isn’t this new line going to confuse Bob Shieffer on Monday night?

Curtiss on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

ewwww !

conservative tarheel on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

You’d need a machete and a case of shaving cream to get to work every day.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Dang it! My buzzer. I’m down in the city. Unusual. They must see the lights are on. Pardon me. : (

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM


If I were a pi$$ed off intelligence insider(s)?

I would leak the best information as seperate pieces to multiple sources from Sunday evening until Monday at noon.

Which would consume the news cycles right up to the kick off of the Foreign Policy debate.

… so the SCOAMF debate prep is kept constantly off balance.

And for the coup de grace?

Hold back a really juicy piece to give EXCLUSIVELY to Bob Schieffer …

… with the understanding that if HE doesn’t use this piece as the basis for a probing question to Obama during the debate …

… it will be given to Fox News, CNN, etc at 10:15 PM EDT including the fact that it had been provided exclusively to Schieffer before the debate began.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

here’s the monster difference between Carter/Reagan and this election. Carter was not that well liked by the leftists (think teddy) and the media carved up carter (think Nightline…drip, drip, drip….night after night, until the hostages were released)

the leftists love barry, and the media loves barry…and are willing to do or say or not say anything to help him.

barry’s media….that’s a big edge.

what is ironic is that peasant leftists just get to keep there crumbs…the media make mega bucks…protecting their guy…the rich bankers are backing barry….the rich and poor against the middle

r keller on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Dang it! My buzzer. I’m down in the city. Unusual. They must see the lights are on. Pardon me. : (

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

.
Really early trick-or-treaters?

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

One of the Quotes in the post is from Steven Hayes article that was in the headlines earlier. If you haven’t looked at the whole thing, I recommend it.

The opening paragraph

The Obama administration appears to be mounting yet another version of its campaign to push back on claims that it misled on the intelligence related to the attacks in Benghazi on 9/11/12. But the new offensive by the administration, which contradicts many of its earlier claims and simply disregards intelligence that complicates its case, is raising fresh questions in the intelligence community and on Capitol Hill about the manipulation of intelligence for political purposes.

and the closing paragraph

As further evidence of the ever-shifting Obama administration narrative, the AP article, which ran some 24 hours before this latest public relations push, also reported: “The White House now says the attack was probably carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group, with no public demonstration beforehand.”

say it all about the WH. Obama still hasn’t given up trying to spin this.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM

Is there no end to who and what Obama will try to blame instead of simply being lucid about this and admitting his Pony Dance with the Muslim Bros is a stupid — irresponsibly stupid — policy?

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I hope everyone is well……..;-)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

I may gave that wrong….

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:47 PM

There is an “H” issue with my keyboard….
It’s typing “G’s”

Oh wait…
rum and Coke on keyboard..

Be right back…

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Bmore on October 20, 2012 at 9:45 PM

lol! Yes, *poof*, its magical. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

I hope everyone is well……..;-)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

It’s Saturday and I am conversing with friends..

How are you today?

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Good evening, Mike. How have you been?

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:51 PM

As further evidence of the ever-shifting Obama administration narrative, the AP article, which ran some 24 hours before this latest public relations push, also reported: “The White House now says the attack was probably carried out by an al Qaeda-linked group, with no public demonstration beforehand.

say it all about the WH. Obama still hasn’t given up trying to spin this.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:46 PM


If you click on the link to the AP article …

… you will find the part highlighted in bold has now gone down the memory hole.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

lol! Yes, *poof*, its magical. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

… it will be given to Fox News, CNN, etc at 10:15 PM EDT including the fact that it had been provided exclusively to Schieffer before the debate began.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I like the way you think.

But Bobby is likely one of those “fall on his sword for Obama” types. He’d label it part of a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” (sound familiar?)

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

If anyone has a chance to watch Justice With Judge Jeanine on Fox News, she had a great show tonight on Benghazi. Great guests and a lot was explained that I haven’t heard before. According to a couple of her last two guests, EVERYONE knew in real time.

bluefox on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Obama’s typical for a Leftwing academician, however it is he qualifies for that (at this rate, no one even knows THAT), in that he thinks having “a radical idea” will someone solve the problems of the world, particularly when there are violent and “black men” and/or Muslims involved.

He can’t admit that they’re violent men verging on the savage if not already there and a lot of why he can’t admit that as with many other academicians and Leftwingers is because of their race and because they have some sort of silly notion that Muslims are, indeed, “peaceful” and it’s US who is the bad element in the world.

The MIddle East is all about tribalism, violence, primitive superstitions and desperation. Walking in there with hospitals and schools and rules and structure is like tossing toast into a pool: you lose the toast and quickly, the pool gets muckier than it already is and everyone stays hungry. Then the pool guy comes around the corner and throws you in followed by all the lawn furniture.

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I don’t know the logistics, but when I saw the word hours I wondered about that. Did it take hours to process intelligence and then send the drone and other reconnaissance aircraft, or did it take hours for someone in the military or elsewhere to persuade higher ups to do this?

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

You’d need a machete and a case of shaving cream to get to work every day.

Tim_CA on October 20, 2012 at 9:48 PM

I told myself just a minute ago..
“don’t scroll up..”
Of course I didn’t listen..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Anybody else see the NRA ad about Obama taking our 2nd amendment rights away – FANTASTIC!

Back to ironing….

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

the rich and poor against the middle

r keller on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Right. And yet Barry has the audacity to promote how he champions “the middle class.” He hates the middle class, unless they carry a union card.

predator on October 20, 2012 at 9:55 PM

Is there no end to who and what Obama will try to blame instead of simply being lucid about this and admitting his Pony Dance with the Muslim Bros is a stupid — irresponsibly stupid — policy?

Lourdes on October 20, 2012 at 9:49 PM

Evidently there is not.

If you click on the link to the AP article …

… you will find the part highlighted in bold has now gone down the memory hole.

PolAgnostic on October 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

What????

I agree with what you said earlier about intelligence ought to start leaking the best info available.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Back to ironing….

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

No wait!!

Before you go back to ironing…
Where is this ad?

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:53 PM

good questions….

feels like bubba 2.0 when he had the chance to get bin laden and screwed the pooch

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Electrongod, Jackie
been good, working to many hours………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

gophergirl on October 20, 2012 at 9:54 PM

my sunday chore while watching the news shows :)

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

Good evening angrymike!

Jackie….

KCB on October 20, 2012 at 9:57 PM

I am Gumby, dammit!

Lanceman on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

cmsinaz on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Yes.

INC on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

working to many hours………;)

angrymike on October 20, 2012 at 9:56 PM

Ain’t that the truth..

Electrongod on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

I’ll just be so damned glad when this election is over…

OmahaConservative on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

Schadenfreude on October 20, 2012 at 9:52 PM

LOL! Very cool. I hadn’t even thought of that. :)

thatsafactjack on October 20, 2012 at 9:58 PM

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