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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cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:08 AM

Sock or in the fresh. I was reading some old threads. In particular last years December 7 open reg. not well liked that one at all.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

I like mine with walnuts, and the crusts cut off. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

fresh=flesh

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:13 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Any more like that and I will have to put Silent Running into the DVD player.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:13 AM

Well if I know you, you’ll stay by them. Eighths and ninetys and living on their own is good. My Mother is in her ninetys, on her own, but in the sticks. No election worries for me anyway.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:09 AM

Of course I will take care of them with the same care and protection I would for my own sainted mother of recent memory. I would lay down my own life for them dear old ladies…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:14 AM

White Bird – Its A Beautiful Day

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Ha. Was just playing that one and Girl With No Eyes earlier today.
Great stuff.

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Tunnel of Love – Dire Straits

For Cozmo. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

A handle that would surprise you.

Don’t remember if you saw the thread. It went real disgusting, real fast.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Nice. Carmelized walnuts go good with Gorgonzola cheese in salad. Feta cheese is awesome with Greek yogurt dip.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:16 AM

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

I remembered that you mentioned you liked it, 4grace. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Higher love

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:11 AM

Wore that song out when it first came out! Makes me dance. :)

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Glad to hear your dear mom is safe, Bmore…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:17 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Yes, indeed, I also like smoked Gouda.:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I like mine with walnuts, and the crusts cut off. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:12 AM

Delightful. Then we can chew tobacco and shoot the breeze,

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

You do that every time I am trying to sneak off to bed.

Silver Lycra…a ladder…and those lips.

I don’t know whether to cuss you, or thank you.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Don’t remember if you saw the thread. It went real disgusting, real fast.

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:15 AM

I did, it did, it was.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Boston??

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

Spread this around, for all who can’t see it on Fox. It repeats tomorrow night, 10:00p.m. Eastern.

Schadenfreude on October 21, 2012 at 1:17 AM

..this is probably wa-a-a-a-a-y late for you folks on the East coast, etc. but if you get a chance, Hoover up the Judge Jeanine show tonight. It is a searingly caustic excursion into this bravo sierra. It features Lt Gen Thomas McInerney and some notable intel operatives who scald this administration for their lying, obfuscating, and their pathetic attempts to run out the clock. Her opening statement is here; could not find the You Tube of the entire show.

Both Baer’s investigative report and Judge Jeanine’s show are keepers!

The War Planner on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

helloooo anybody out there

http://youtu.be/JWnapx502uQ

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:16 AM

Big Smiles!!!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Bill Clinton has said some strange things lately. Kinda like he is trying to derail Barry.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

I never use tobacco products, Spark. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

You two are making me hungry. Of course you know what that means.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

cozmo on October 21, 2012 at 2:18 AM

lol! Oh, thank me, Cozmo. I mean well.:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Hi Fred. Try the Boston. It is nicely aged.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:21 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Good evening, Fred! So good to see you. Did you have a pleasant evening out?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:22 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Me either. Bubble gum cigarettes are more my style. Do they still make those?

Try smoking a bubble gum cig with wax lips.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Romeo and Juliet – Dire Straits

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:20 AM

Peach cobbler.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

One more. RIP Brad Delp. Great Rock an Roll voice.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:25 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Made me laugh! Those wax lips remind me of the women who run out and get that lip injections and have a ‘trout pout’!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:25 AM

Very nice selection, Ken. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:27 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:22 AM

delightful thank you and how are you this evenin’?

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:23 AM

Warm Dutch apple pie with vanilla ice cream.:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Made me laugh! Those wax lips remind me of the women who run out and get that lip injections and have a ‘trout pout’!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

Oh, don’t get me started. Some friends & I were discussing that the other day. Listing the worst offenders. A few of them used to be real beauties…just ruined themselves.

It’s that Hollywood climate. When actresses begin botox in their early to mid 20′s, it’s a sad statement.

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:27 AM

Saw them a couple of times. He could wail! Died way too young (56?)

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:28 AM

Very nice. Spent in good company. There was a brief interlude with a half wit troll, but other than that, it was splendid. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:26 AM

ROTF. Never heard that one: Trout Pout.

Hehe.

With all the advancements we have over the years is chewing gum any better?

The penny candy was good stuff.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

“…They stood and they watched and our people died.”

Then lied. Repeatedly. For weeks…

Gohawgs on October 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

You know, now that you mention it, I can’t remember the last time I chewed any gum. Isn’t that pitiful?

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Remember this?

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

The penny candy was good stuff.

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 2:30 AM

I miss penny candy. The wax pop bottles, jaw breakers…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Well, I’m off for some beauty sleep.

Goodnight, all!

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:33 AM

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

It is, and the fact that they live in such fear of something that’s natural and inevitable that they end up paying a fortune to look so bad in the final analysis is shocking and sad.

Have you seen what Delta Burke did to herself? She has ‘pillow face’. So many injections her face looks swollen and her eyes, once so very beautiful, are almost squinty now.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Man this WH is just so freaking amateur hour. They just are terrible. From Drudge.

OCTOBER SURPRISE: IRAN ‘TALKS’…
UNWILLING UNTIL AFTER PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS…
WHITE HOUSE: NO…
ISRAEL: NEWS TO US…

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Well, I’m off for some beauty sleep.

Goodnight, all!

4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:33 AM

Sleep tight, darlin’

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Good Night 4Grace, Pleasant Dreams.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Good Night Grace! I’m out too. It was a pleasure hanging with you folks tonight!

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:21 A

very nice Ken. brings back sweet memories when I was young with 2 boys and a future.

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Goodnight, 4Grace! It was great to spend some time with you!:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:35 AM

Goodnight, 4Grace! It was great to spend some time with you!:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Now how did I get Bmore’s handle on my ‘goodnight’ for 4Grace?

Epic misfire! lol!

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:38 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:36 AM

Goodnight, Ken. Sleep well. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:39 AM

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:39 AM

(whispers) good night, Jackie.

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:41 AM

KCB on October 21, 2012 at 2:41 AM

:)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM

*hic

…strong content warning.

equanimous on October 21, 2012 at 2:43 AM

Good Night KCB, Sleep Well.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Jackie: turn out the lights when you leave. I gotta go, headed back home early am, so I guess I better get a little rest. Tomorrow nite maybe?
Fred

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Mornin’ OC…Soon to be cold up your way. Hope you don’t have to look up at a tranny in the near future…

Gohawgs on October 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

jrsrigmvr on October 21, 2012 at 2:45 AM

Certainly, Fred. Goodnight, sleep well and be careful on the road. :)

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:47 AM

As The Years Go Passing By – Moore

I bid you all a fond goodnight. Its been a pleasure, as always. See you soon.

thatsafactjack on October 21, 2012 at 2:48 AM

Mornin’ OC…Soon to be cold up your way. Hope you don’t have to look up at a tranny in the near future…

Gohawgs on October 21, 2012 at 2:46 AM

Nope, but I do wish my truck was a stick…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM

was a stick…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:49 AM

That would be a + …

Gohawgs on October 21, 2012 at 2:52 AM

Good Night Jackie, Pleasant Dreams.

I’m out too.

Good Night All
.

Bmore on October 21, 2012 at 2:54 AM

I miss penny candy. The wax pop bottles, jaw breakers…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 2:32 AM

Yep. How about root beer barrels?

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Loved the root beer barrels…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Yep. How about root beer barrels?

SparkPlug on October 21, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Loved the root beer barrels…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Me, 3…

Gohawgs on October 21, 2012 at 3:25 AM

Don’t waste your time on the Bill “Cannibal Women in the Avocado Jungle of Death” Maher clip; it’s the usual garbage.

Theophile on October 21, 2012 at 4:06 AM

1. Crowley just happened to have the transcript in front of her. (What did she do, google it on her phone or something? During the debate?). She doesn’t even have to type anything into a computer, or a phone, as far as I can tell. She just immediately chimes in “Actually, he did say it was an act of terror”
And
2. Obama knew that Crowley had access to the transcript, and expected her to verify what he said. “Get the transcript.” “Right away, Mr. President. And would you also like a cup of coffee?”
Also, why didn’t Obama mention the 47% remark until the very last question? It’s hard to believe he’d take a risk of not being able to get his dig in (which he does, in the very last comment, the one time Romney can’t rebut). It was certainly something he could have brought up at many points earlier in the debate. What if the last question had been on some completely unrelated topic? It’s almost as though he knew he’d have a chance to bring it up at the very end, before Romney could reply.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 12:06 AM

I guess everyone’s probably asleep. But for what it’s worth, there’s a pretty good argument that Crowley got played here, by Obama and Axelrod. James Taranto has a pretty plausible explanation, which strikes me as much more plausible than the collusion theory.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444734804578064741303660914.html

There’s still no excuse for her intervention – this kind of thing is exactly why you don’t intervene as a moderator in a debate. But she’s probably not being malicious. Obama, on the other hand, knew exactly what he was doing.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM

FoxNews is re-airing their Benghazi special report that they ran on Friday night at 10 pm. They are showing it again Sunday night at 10 pm eastern. They usually re-air the prime time lineup again late at night.

I have this show on my dvr but haven’t watched it yet. It was put together by Bret Baier.

karenhasfreedom on October 21, 2012 at 4:53 AM

strikes me as much more plausible than the collusion theory.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 4:35 AM

I don’t believe it for one second. There is no way humanly possible that Crowley knew to bring the transcript of the Rose Garden address. If you tell me it was “journalistic preparation,” then she would have had dozens of stacks of materials and reference articles on other subjects. Obama KNEW she had the transcript. It was a set up.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2012 at 4:56 AM

Obama set the whole thing up. You can see it in his angry scheming eyes when he says to Romney, “Proceed, Governor.” He knew Romney was walking into a trap.

John the Libertarian on October 21, 2012 at 4:59 AM

Former Sen. George McGovern has died.

Flora Duh on October 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM

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

Agree and concur 100%. These enemies have shown (Iran v. Iraq) they will devour each other, just like a cancer does to the host.

Send the mooslims as many small arms and ammo as we can and fortify and back Israel with hi tech (Predator) support.

A cancer will attack the weakest organs first. Can you say fast and furious in arabic?

jarhead0311 on October 21, 2012 at 7:28 AM

It’s that Hollywood climate. When actresses begin botox in their early to mid 20′s, it’s a sad statement.
4Grace on October 21, 2012 at 2:29 AM

Actually, Botox is a wonderful treatment and can be used very effectively as a way to prevent wrinkles, even with patients starting in their 20′s. If administered properly, there will be no arched eyebrow look or droopy eyebrow look. In fact, the only real difference would be a lack of forehead, frown and crows’ feet lines… And you would be preventing them from ever worsening or appearing in the first place. What’s not to like? The only problem is that it can be expensive, and you have to maintain it every few months. The only people who badmouth Botox are ones who don’t know what it is, or never had it done properly.

bluegill on October 21, 2012 at 7:36 AM

Former Sen. George McGovern has died.

Flora Duh on October 21, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Wow, The lib of all libs…

OmahaConservative on October 21, 2012 at 7:42 AM

bluegill on October 21, 2012 at 7:36 AM

The real problem with Botox, and all such “enhancements, is that it confirms the message that Hollywood has been putting out for decades now, that what’s important is no longer what’s on the inside but the outside.

Thus we end up with, for example, vice-presidents with hair plugs and porcelain teeth but a real jackass and half the country doesn’t even blink an eye.

Cleombrotus on October 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Cleombrotus on October 21, 2012 at 8:20 AM

I appreciate what you are saying. However, Botox is not an enhancement. Botox simply prevents wrinkles and creases from getting deeper or from forming in the first place. If done properly, Botox will almost totally erase expression lines (temporarily) but should allow you to still make facial expressions almost as normal. This is a very safe product with little side effects, again, when administered correctly. What’s more, Botox can make you feel more relaxed because you aren’t able to frown as deeply or tense up your forehead so much. You are right that appearances shouldn’t be that important. But if product like this can help people feel better about themselves, and if they choose to spend the money, then I think it’s great that there is something which works as well as advertised. Allergan developed as close to a safe miracle product here as I’ve ever seen. If someone is perfectly comfortable with their lines and creases, then I say good for them. Some people, though, might have particularly deep forehead creases or frown lines that make them look angry when they’re not. Using Botox is not always a matter of excessive vanity. Some people have had those frown lines since high school even, and Botox can erase the lines. All I am saying is that using Botox should not necessarily or automatically be linked to Hollywood or celebrities. People everywhere use it. I think of Botox the same way I think of braces for your teeth.

bluegill on October 21, 2012 at 8:47 AM

“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.

Oh, yeah, because every ‘flash mob with weapons’ has RPGs, comms and calls in mortar fire with accuracy.

Heck, even the Mexican Cartels can’t arrange for flash mobs like that. They just can’t get that Private War part regularized beyond killing, kidnapping, looting, beheading and firebombing. Sorry any ‘flash mob’ that has such hardware and uses it with such lethal accuracy isn’t much of a ‘mob’ and more a military organization.

The Administration is going to die on the vine if it tries to deploy this line on Benghazi. It makes even LESS sense than it being about a bad piece of videography.

ajacksonian on October 21, 2012 at 9:25 AM

Anyone have a good reliably sourced link that proves the GOP House has nothing to do with denying security for Libya? Im trying to prove this to a liberal but need a source theyll believe.

bucsox79 on October 21, 2012 at 10:29 AM

I don’t believe it for one second. There is no way humanly possible that Crowley knew to bring the transcript of the Rose Garden address. If you tell me it was “journalistic preparation,” then she would have had dozens of stacks of materials and reference articles on other subjects. Obama KNEW she had the transcript. It was a set up.
John the Libertarian on October 21, 2012 at 4:56 AM

I think thats the point. I don’t think she had a transcript with her at all. It doesn’t look like she reaches for anything or even looks at anything – she just immediately chimes in. I think she was going off of what she knew from her interview with Axelrod before, where she made the same accusation as Romney. Axelrod probably showed her the transcript, and she thought “oops, I got it wrong, he really did say act of terror”.

Remember, she made the exact same charge as Romney in a televised interview with Axelrod back on September 30. So Axelrod, or someone on the campaign, almost certainly corrected her.

She doesn’t say anything like “I’ve got the transcript here, it says…”, she just flat out says “actually, he did say it was an act of terror”, like its something she just knows off the top of her head. But she would know it off the top of her head, because it was a point of contention in her earlier interview.

RINO in Name Only on October 21, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Obama failed.

That’s the essence of his Foreign Policy.

Failure.

profitsbeard on October 21, 2012 at 6:40 PM

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