Susan Rice: On second thought, there was no protest before the Benghazi attack

posted at 2:41 pm on November 27, 2012 by Allahpundit

Does this mean it’s no longer racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State? Or, since she’s now admitting her mistake, does this mean it’s really racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State?

I’m sure the left will tell us when the time is right.

Today, Acting CIA Director Michael Morell and I met with Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte to discuss my September 16th public comments regarding the attack against the U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, and the intelligence assessments that formed the basis for those comments. I appreciated the opportunity to discuss these issues directly and constructively with them.

In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi. While we certainly wish that we had had perfect information just days after the terrorist attack, as is often the case, the intelligence assessment has evolved. We stressed that neither I nor anyone else in the Administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in this process, and the Administration updated Congress and the American people as our assessments evolved.

The Administration remains committed to working closely with Congress as we thoroughly investigate the terrorist attack in Benghazi and bring to justice the terrorists responsible for the tragic deaths of our colleagues, Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. We also look forward to the findings of the Accountability Review Board and the FBI investigation.

The White House press corps got Carney to say the magic words this afternoon too. For what it’s worth, Rice’s statement does jibe with what U.S. intel officials told the Wall Street Journal last month about what she knew and when. If you believe them, the first intelligence inklings that the whole “protest” storyline was crapola came on the evening of Saturday, September 15th, hours before Rice appeared on the Sunday shows to talk Benghazi. That Sunday morning, while she was making the rounds on TV, they collected more intel further debunking the protest claims. But then that raises other questions, which the Journal framed at the time:

Unanswered in the account is whose role it was to prevent Ms. Rice from broadcasting information that already risked being wrong. Also unanswered is why it took longer for the new information to come out publicly, even after the DNI revised its assessment.

Let me throw another one at you. Why was U.S. intelligence still leaning towards the protest theory on Sunday, September 16th, when a Libyan guard who was wounded in the consulate attack had already told McClatchy three days earlier that there had never been any protest? All they had to do was read the newspaper that Friday to realize the narrative they were handing Rice was in doubt. And here’s a fourth question, which I believe remains unanswered even now: How did the idea that there had been a protest over the Mohammed movie at the consulate get started in the first place? Was it just a matter of U.S. intel officials watching what happened in Cairo and blindly leaping to the conclusion that the same thing must have happened in Benghazi or was there actual circumstantial evidence of a protest at some point? The only evidence I’ve heard of after months of reading about this came from an AP story on October 27, in which an eyewitness claimed that one of the jihadis at the scene had pressured bystanders to chant about the movie while his crew was busy setting up roadblocks for the attack. The “spontaneous protest,” in other words, was propaganda manufactured by terrorists at the scene as the plot was being put in motion, but maybe the CIA heard about the chanting from another eyewitness and hadn’t yet figured out who was behind it when Rice was briefed. Is that the explanation? Or, as I say, was this pure half-assed guesswork early on, which they nonetheless dutifully passed along to Susan Rice for dissemination on America’s news shows?

Anyway, there are lots of reasons not to want her as Secretary of State even if you think her main failing in the Benghazi affair was being too willing to believe what the CIA was feeding her. Exit quotation from Dan McLaughlin:

Update: Jay Carney’s sick and tired of Obama’s flacks and mouthpieces being beaten up by the press, darn it:

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney grew testy with reporters Tuesday over questions about UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s role in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack.

“What is the point of the focus on this,” Carney asked of questions about Rice’s comments on the five Sunday shows days after the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans signaling it was a spontaneous event. “It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”…

“What your question seems to suggest is that it is more important that I or others used talking points provided by the intelligence community than actually what happened in Benghazi,” Carney said.

Over in the Greenroom, Duane Patterson has some questions for the administration’s much-maligned spokespeople.


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Translation: “Now when I’m, without doubt, caught in a lie, I suddenly remember more clearly what happened”

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

She’s incompetent, just like her boss.

Ward Cleaver on November 27, 2012 at 2:48 PM

I understand – you hire a bull sh!tter to talk to the press. But Jay Carney can’t even do that right.

Slade73 on November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Susan Rice is now a racist and sexist!

Flange on November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Well carney/rice, if YOU DON’T have the facts, why don’t you keep YOUR mouths shut? It makes every single one of you look like fools and utter liars! But I repeat myself!
L

letget on November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

She’s either a moron or a psycho, or more likely both.

VorDaj on November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

“What is the point of the focus on this,” Carney asked of questions about Rice’s comments on the five Sunday shows days after the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans signaling it was a spontaneous event. “It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”…

Which 10 years ago was considered lying by the left.

Flange on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Jay Carney’s sick and tired of Obama’s flacks and mouthpieces being beaten up the press, darn it:

Yeah, that’s the problem…the media is too rough with the Obama admin.

These people are nuts.

changer1701 on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

She’s either a moron or a psycho, or more likely both.

VorDaj on November 27, 2012 at 2:49 PM

so?

she’s also black. That’s the problem.

Slade73 on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when, first, we practice to deceive.

kingsjester on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

I’m constantly told how ethical and intelligent the left is, yet I never see it. It is always contempt, malice, ignorance, buffoonery, etc…

tom daschle concerned on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

This false-outrage will come back to bite us in the ass. This is not a battle that will yield any results that would not have come out anyway.

It looks petty. Seriously, nothing is worse than a whiny-loser. Where are my bootstrap-conservatives?

This woman is a messenger. And John McCain is the example of someone we CHOSE to represent the party as having POTUS potential. We lose in the eyes of the public. Bullies never look good.

Senator Ayotte should have picked a better group of buddies. McCain’s legacy is withered at best. Lindsey Graham is a man who takes any opportunity to appear manly.

I can’t wait until CPAC 2013. Let’s see who is on stage.

Capitalist Hog on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Why was the CIA still leaning towards the protest theory on Sunday, September 16th, when a Libyan guard who was wounded in the consulate attack had already told McClatchy three days earlier that there had never been any protest?

Because Lietraeus Petraeus wanted to spin his usual lies and self-delusions of Muslims only killing because of disrespect for the Koran, or as he calls it “The Holy Qur’an”.

VorDaj on November 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Incompetence breeds incompetence…

hillsoftx on November 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

the only thing consistent here is her skin color and her gender.

ted c on November 27, 2012 at 2:53 PM

“It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”…

is he black guilty by association????

ted c on November 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

She keeps lying, so she’s perfect for the job.

Chuck Schick on November 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

has evolved.

This crowd really is into ‘evolving’.

Gay marriage – fully evolved
Afghanistna – evolving daily
Arab Spring – evolving away from it at warp speed
Extra-judicial killings – highly evolved
CIA terror prisons – fully evolved
Gitmo – evolved
“Millionaires and Billionaires” – evolving from 7+ figures down to 5 figures
Benghazi – evolving daily
Illegals – evolving and devolving at the same time
Transparency in government – evolved into Neo Nixonim
Corruption – evolved into entirely new species

CorporatePiggy on November 27, 2012 at 2:54 PM

“What is the point of the focus on this,” Carney asked

He’s right, let’s move on to the more serious questions please.

Who ordered the stand down?

What was Christopher Stevens doing in Benghazi on 9/11?

What happened to those 30 people who were there but evacuated out? Why are we not questioning them?

JPeterman on November 27, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Barack used her, she helped his election strategy, she went along because her personal agenda is to be Secretary of State, the Benghazi debacle is rotten end to end.

Speakup on November 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Who ordered the ‘stand down’…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

Place that hold on her senators

cmsinaz on November 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Spot on dan McLaughlin

cmsinaz on November 27, 2012 at 2:58 PM

We can’t handle the truth.

portlandon on November 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Didn’t the knowledge that Sean Smith told his online friends that a Libyan policeman was taking pictures of the compound the night before known immediately after the attack? Enough of this “The intelligence said”. The actual intelligence said otherwise.

Zaggs on November 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

These idiots couldn’t even win a lying game.

D-fusit on November 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

As the former Governor of Minnesota, Jesse Ventura once said “never tell a lie they are to hard to remember”.

The Sexist and Racist Defense.

The essential of a defense on the basis of race and or gender is a believe that one needs to be defended because of their race and gender and their actions and beliefs need to be mitigated and accepted within these limits.

To except inappropriate action of an individual on the basis of race or gender, is the acceptance of such action from all individuals of similar race and gender. The inability to separate the actions from the race and gender is the real prejudice.

Arguably there are social norms within a cultural group that may not be acceptable to another. Once you reach a significant level of public office that argument is nullified.

jpcpt03 on November 27, 2012 at 3:00 PM

Senator Ayotte should have picked a better group of buddies. McCain’s legacy is withered at best. Lindsey Graham is a man who takes any opportunity to appear manly

Yup, Lindsey will never be confused with
Barney Fife….of wait.

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

It’s really very simple. Were it true that Obama wasn’t trying to deceive us, he would have had someone walk back Rice’s statement rather than have her repeat it on 5 different shows.

eucher on November 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

At the original 9/11 in NYC, if you knew someone who worked at the Twin Towers and wanted to make him disappear, you could easily accomplish that at the time and the automatic reasoning would be that he was at work and his body was never found in the rubble, etc, etc.

Something chilling tells me that Christopher Stevens might have been eliminated using the false pretense of a consulate protest.

But they botched it, and they botched it badly.

What did Stevens know?

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

The cover up continues and more lies are thrown out there every day to see what sticks to the proverbial wall! The Butcher of Benghazi is still stalling all investigations into his TREASON, in arming Al-Qaeda, while his co-conspirators, the eSTABrepubs/rinos, keep up the dog & pony show, while the American People are told they have to Surrender Like the French and accept whatever the Traitor-in-chief tells you! As is Marxist custom, who you gonna believe, the Marxist Messiah or your lying eyes?

http://www.paratisiusa.blogspot.com

God Bless America!

paratisi on November 27, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Is that the explanation?

the second most important question of our generation.

sesquipedalian on November 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM

How does she explain how days later Obama went on David Letterman and said the exact same thing?

ctmom on November 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Republicans should make it abundantly clear that Susan Rice is not related to Condoleezza Rice.

It’s not likely the Dems or the MSM will mention it.

TimBuk3 on November 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect: there was no protest or demonstration in Benghazi

If there was no protest then someone created the story and manufactured the evidence used in the initial assessment. I want to know who did it and under whose orders.

agmartin on November 27, 2012 at 3:07 PM

the second most important question of our generation.

sesquipedalian on November 27, 2012 at 3:05 PM

“Where’s my free sh!t?”

The most important question of our generation

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Incredible the contortions they are doing to support Susan Rice’s lie. Read where they say they didn’t know for sure their was no demostrations till Sat. 9/15, 4 days later. Such bullsh*t, all they had to do was call and ask one of the survivors the night of 9/11 (which they did). Further, no demostrators have ready to use RPG rocket launchers. Do they think we are morons, well I guess yes, to feed us this crap.

Truth, the reason Rice lied to america on 9/16, was to support Obamasatan’s campaign meme that Al Queda was finished. They couldn’t admit in a close election the truth. Went against everything they had been saying.

Now you see these wimp republicans retreating. You have obama by the gonads and instead your playing nice.

WHERE ARE THE GOP FIGHTERS!!!

Danielvito on November 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Who ordered the ‘stand down’…!

Seven Percent Solution on November 27, 2012 at 2:57 PM

It appears that John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and Kelly Ayotte aka the Three Stooges are not interested in asking the real questions.

JPeterman on November 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

Ya’ll are missing something.
According to the State Department, Benghazi was not even a legit Consulate office.
There would be NO demonstration at a non-descript compound in Benghazi.
What was really going on in Benghazi?
I vote gun running to the Syrians and a CIA rendition prison.
Lying liars lie.
War is coming…be prepared

dirtengineer on November 27, 2012 at 3:09 PM

“What is the point of the focus on this,” Carney asked of questions about Rice’s comments on the five Sunday shows days after the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans signaling it was a spontaneous event. “It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”

All I know is that if I was sent out into the world with fake, garbage talking points ABOUT THE DEATHS OF FOUR AMERICANS I would be spitting nails and heading the pitchfork and torch brigade to find out who is responsible.

But that’s just me. I don’t like being used as a useful idiot and left to swing in the wind. Plus, there’s the matter of the FOUR DEAD AMERICANS that needs to be cleared up.

I guess I’m just a nit-picker.

kim roy on November 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Alternative headline:

Susan Rice continues to lie her ass off. But don’t let that make you think you can’t trust her as SecState.

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

“….and she wants to be our latex salesman?”.

Tater Salad on November 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Do the race-mongers not get that their screeches of racism only prove they are racists? Rather than the targets of their faux-outrage?

They are unable to see Susan Rice as the Ambassador to the UN. No, they see her as a black woman.

Take the utter fool, Chris Matthews, he of the 2 screws loose. Every time he freely labels criticism of someone racist, it only proves that he sees the subject of the criticism as black. He can’t get past the color of their skin. Himself, not the targets of his spewed vitriol.

The same for the rest of them. There is nothing even approaching racism in any of the comments criticizing Susan Rice’s behavior, yet her defenders don’t go to the merits, because they, not others, can’t see past the color of her skin.

But, they don’t get it. They don’t get that, in attempting to brand others, they are only branding themselves.

IndieDogg on November 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Have any of the survivors been interviewed?

claudius on November 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

“It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”…

Oh no Jay. We know when you’re lying your ass off. You open your mouth. Where’s the fun in telling the truth?

Happy Nomad on November 27, 2012 at 3:11 PM

Stick a fork in that Rice! She’s done!

pilamaye on November 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I don’t see a problem with her being SecState, all we’re doing is going from one dumb-ass broad to another…….Albright – Clinton – Rice (not Condi).

Tater Salad on November 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

“What is the point of the focus on this,” Carney asked of questions about Rice’s comments on the five Sunday shows days after the September 11, 2012 attack that killed four Americans signaling it was a spontaneous event. “It could have been me. We all relied on information from the intelligence community.”…

Which 10 years ago was considered lying by the left.

Flange on November 27, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Nice pickup. Somewhere GWB is scratching his head.

Of course, none of those slugs sitting there listening to Carney had the stones to say anything or ask a useful question.

kim roy on November 27, 2012 at 3:13 PM

there are important questions…then there are the questions John McCain is asking.

Slade73 on November 27, 2012 at 3:14 PM

But, they don’t get it. They don’t get that, in attempting to brand others, they are only branding themselves.

IndieDogg on November 27, 2012 at 3:10 PM

Oh, they get it alright. What they also get is that it’s working.

Screams of racism will get you places. It will make people shut up and pave the way for you to reach your goals.

Racism is their vehicle and they ride it like Selma and Louise.

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

I don’t see a problem with her being SecState, all we’re doing is going from one dumb-ass broad to another…….Albright – Clinton – Rice (not Condi).

Tater Salad on November 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

Nor do I. It is not the job it used to be.

Jabberwock on November 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

It was those WHITE guys in the intelligence community that lied to that young black woman they were setting up to look like a fool./
I can see it coming.

docflash on November 27, 2012 at 3:16 PM

And John McCain is the example of someone we CHOSE to represent the party as having POTUS potential. We lose in the eyes of the public.

Capitalist Hog on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Are you a RINO? Because I’m a conservative and I think John McCain is a grade A jackass! As I remember it, we conservative Republicans got stuck with this schmuck.

dominigan on November 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

what times we live in! Racism isn’t disgusting anymore, it’s a card.

Slade73 on November 27, 2012 at 3:17 PM

The entire city of Washington DC is so corrupt, you could
probably scrape the sh*t off the sides of the buildings there.

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

And the man falsely accused of being the source of the outrage that didn’t happen? Oh, yeah, he is still in prison and will have a target on his back because of this Administration and Amb. Rice’s saying that HIS VIDEO was the cause of the PROTEST that didn’t happen.

Remember: de adults, dey are in charge!

Which is now parsed out to: the adult inmates are now in charge of the asylum.

ajacksonian on November 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Rules of Liberalism Say:

Black Republican Sec. State Condi Rice = Bad

Black Democrat Sec. State Susan Rice = Good

portlandon on November 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

Has anyone asked “Ambassador Susan Rice” when she started attending “Liars Anonymous” or when she plans to start? It’s tough being deluded to such an extent that you can’t even report a lie “accurately”.

The problem with telling a LIE is that you have to keep telling them to make the first one stand.

S. Rice has set a new lowdown and incredibly incompetent standard.

Have another martini, Ambassador S. Rice. Have several. You’ve got nothing left to lose.

“Awww, you’ve gone to the finest schools but you only got
juiced in it,

Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street but you know you gotta get
used to it…”

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

If there was no protest, does that mean that they weren’t protesting video? If so, they must arrange to have jailed filmmaker released from prison.
They spent $70,000 on ad to apologize for video? Who started the lie and why?

carolt2 on November 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

http://youtu.be/hk3mAX5xdxo

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Rice a Baloney.

duh wich wad da go

plutorocks on November 27, 2012 at 3:22 PM

What did Stevens know?

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

The persistent backstory is he was set up to be kidnapped and used as a trade-off for the blind shiek. Very likely would have been around 30 kidnapped had Glen Doherty and Ty Woods not gone full throttle for 7 hours.

All timed for the election.

DanMan on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Let me know when these GOP squishes put someone under oath.

Mr. Arrogant on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

In the course of the meeting, we explained that the talking points provided by the intelligence community, and the initial assessment upon which they were based, were incorrect in a key respect

So how does a “community” provide talking points? Through their interaction with the liaison to the chief community organizer and his outreach to other communities and their various interested participants in the governing process?

Did they utilize all of the resources that were currently available to said community?

arnold ziffel on November 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

Glen Doherty and Ty Woods not gone full throttle for 7 hours.

DanMan on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

tru dat

two of ours equals however many hundreds the towel heads brought

Slade73 on November 27, 2012 at 3:25 PM

GOP Senators and House members need to always remind everyone that Amb. Stevens was brutally sodomized before he was killed; give the American public that vision then ask why the WH wanted to cover up the facts of who did this?

Tater Salad on November 27, 2012 at 3:26 PM

Obama voters bought the lie – now Rice wants it both ways….
Sorry – you are full of shit – now get lost……

redguy on November 27, 2012 at 3:28 PM

The persistent backstory is he was set up to be kidnapped and used as a trade-off for the blind shiek. Very likely would have been around 30 kidnapped had Glen Doherty and Ty Woods not gone full throttle for 7 hours.

All timed for the election.

DanMan on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

So, our govt agreed to have a US ambassador kidnapped by our enemies, helped facilitate it, elected to not rescue him when things got out of hand, and repeatedly lied about it afterwards to cover their own asses?

And Obama has the audacity to claim that he got the american peoples back.

Or does he mean that he got them back for all the ills he perceives they have done to the world?

NapaConservative on November 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Embarrassing

Joey24007 on November 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM

The most easily verifiable fact is that fact that the ambassador was killed. Are you going to argue with me on that.

See I read about that, but libs keep challenging me on that and I frankly don’t have a reference.

Here is my problem though, the left is proudly proclaiming that “nobody cares about Benghazi”. That is so utterly cold-hearted it make me want America to fail.

earlgrey133 on November 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

Has anyone asked “Ambassador Susan Rice” when she started attending “Liars Anonymous” or when she plans to start? It’s tough being deluded to such an extent that you can’t even report a lie “accurately”.

The problem with telling a LIE is that you have to keep telling them to make the first one stand.

S. Rice has set a new lowdown and incredibly incompetent standard.

Have another martini, Ambassador S. Rice. Have several. You’ve got nothing left to lose.

“Awww, you’ve gone to the finest schools but you only got
juiced in it,

Nobody’s ever taught you how to live out on the street but you know you gotta get
used to it…”

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:21 PM

LIARS U – Obama, Hillary, Rice, Joe – all of them graduates….
as well as most of the democratic party……
Remember George Washington – “I cannot tell a lie”….
The democrats only tell lies.

redguy on November 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

Please ignore my previous comment I screwed up the block quote. It was something else.

earlgrey133 on November 27, 2012 at 3:31 PM

as anyone asked “Ambassador Susan Rice” when she started attending “Liars Anonymous” or when she plans to start? It’s tough being deluded to such an extent that you can’t even report a lie “accurately”.

Bring back “Liars Club”!!!!

earlgrey133 on November 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

What about the Time piece you talk about in the September 28 post about taking advantage of the Cairo protests?
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/28/time-wh-sticking-to-spontaneous-attack-story-kind-of/

What about your September 27 posting where it was confirmed that the Obama Admin confirmed it was a terrorist attack within first 24 hours of the attack?
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/27/breaking-fox-news-confirms-obama-admin-designated-benghazi-sacking-a-terror-attack-within-first-24-hours/

What about Obama’s “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam” speech before the UN on September 25?
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/25/obama-the-future-must-not-belong-to-those-who-slander-the-prophet-of-islam/

What about the fact that the White House treated it as a terrorist attack on “Day 1?”
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/09/28/yahoo-news-white-house-treated-benghazi-as-a-terrorist-attack-on-day-one/

Conservative in NOVA on November 27, 2012 at 3:32 PM

Keep making the intel community look stupid, deary. Sooner or later that ends badly.

wolly4321 on November 27, 2012 at 3:34 PM

It’s hilarious that people who spent 8 years calling Colin Powell & Condi Rice liars now say it’s racist to accuse a diplomat of lying.

— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) November 27, 2012

Vile caricatures of Condi were published. The Left’s accusations always tell you who they are.

INC on November 27, 2012 at 3:35 PM

Let me know when these GOP squishes put someone under oath.

Mr. Arrogant on November 27, 2012 at 3:23 PM

Yeah, tick-tock, tick-tock.

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:36 PM

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the Emperor of Lies, yet you grovel at my feet.
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant while you revel in your pain.
All my promises are mortal lies, all my love is earthly hate
I am the supreme politician — and I decide your fate.

FlatFoot on November 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

Why was Ambassador Stevens lingering out there on 9/11???? What was the plan? Why was he in Benghazi, with no security? Was he sold out? Ignored? Part of a larger plan? What was it? There is far far more to this than what this gal knew and didn’t know and a whole lot of political energy is being used up pursuing her on the rabbit trail.

ted c on November 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

the left is proudly proclaiming that “nobody cares about Benghazi”. That is so utterly cold-hearted it make me want America to fail.

earlgrey133 on November 27, 2012 at 3:30 PM

It’s the LEFT who “doesn’t care about Benghazi.” THEY DON’T “CARE”.

I wonder if those four Americans killed were Black, it they’d “care” then.

Oh, wait, they don’t care about the taking of the lives of millions upon millions of their own, defenseless children so, I doubt even four adult Black Americans who lost their lives at Benghazi would matter to them, either.

I THINK the key objective for the Left is ruining the credibility of the U.S., and now they’re onto the “Intelligence community” stage — which is instrumental in ruing the military’s credibility and purpose (and thus, ruined, would allow the Left an even easier access to defunding our defense and related).

The Left only “cares” about ruining the U.S. If they didn’t, they wouldn’t all be out in such record numbers pillaging just about everything they can. Look around you…

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:40 PM

Does this mean it’s no longer racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State?
– POSTED AT 2:41 PM ON NOVEMBER 27, 2012 BY ALLAHPUNDIT

Sure, I mean how could anyone think race is a component in all of this. What is there to back up such a theory?
Why they were just as harsh with Eric Holder on the F&F hysteria as they are with Susan Ri….
Nevermind.
Well, the vitriol directed at Holder and Rice is no more intense then when similar questions were raised about the competence and honesty of….um….ah, let’s see…um…
Obama?
Ok…ok…but then they also insisted Van Jones was an incompetent fool and…
dang!
You certainly can’t say that anyone’s unfairly maligned Valerie Jarret.
Lots of respect for her right here at HA.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

….We stressed that neither I nor anyone else in the Administration intended to mislead the American people at any stage in this process, and the Administration updated Congress and the American people as our assessments evolved…..

I find it very hard to believe Ambassador Rice. It would take what Hillary Clinton once called a “willing suspension of disbelief” to buy that the Obama Administration WASN’T trying to mislead the public.

Jill1066 on November 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

You certainly can’t say that anyone’s unfairly maligned Valerie Jarret.
Lots of respect for her right here at HA.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

You mean that hunk of human debris who ripped off
unsuspecting Chicago tenents (you know-poor minorities)

yeah, she’s great.

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

Susan Rice(D) confirms Susan Rice(D) was lying so Susan Rice(D) is a racist.

DANEgerus on November 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I am a partisan, I am angry with this, and some say there are Watergate type conspiratorial intentions here, to subvert the public from knowing the truth about Benghazi, along with a willing and corrupt media to keep it out of the papers until Far Off in the Future, to protect President Obama’s presidential campaign so he could just say “It isn’t appropriate to answer” even the simplest factual answer about it because it is under investigation.

And he conspired with Candy Crowly to stymie Mitt Romney’s observations about the terrorist aspects of the 9-11 attack in combination with the president ignoring the terrorism and going off to campaign and fundraise, Romney was told in the debate he had it all wrong,and Candy conveniently had some document Obama wanted her to read to counter Romney; and during those 4 days after 9-11, every single media concern was over Romney’s criticism, NOT the terrorism itself…well because we republicans were saying it was a 911 terrorist attack, and the Obama administration was running around on all the tv channels saying there was a Video a Video! Mrs. Clinton read foolish anti-video speeches and cut advertising for the third world saying that the American government didn’t make that video…you know, the one that didn’t matter anyway. AND there were more riots about the video because Obama and Hilary kept talking about it. Here on Hot Air we were never fooled. We saw the media announce that Romney had had the worst campaign week ever of any candidate! Beleaguered Romney doesn’t know anything about foreign policy, and mr. Smart killed Osama Bin Laden, and Al Queda is on the run.

I won’t ever forget. How about YOU?

Fleuries on November 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

Sure, I mean how could anyone think race is a component in all of this. What is there to back up such a theory?
Why they were just as harsh with Eric Holder on the F&F hysteria as they are with Susan Ri….
Nevermind.
Well, the vitriol directed at Holder and Rice is no more intense then when similar questions were raised about the competence and honesty of….um….ah, let’s see…um…
Obama?
Ok…ok…but then they also insisted Van Jones was an incompetent fool and…
dang!
You certainly can’t say that anyone’s unfairly maligned Valerie Jarret.
Lots of respect for her right here at HA.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Have you *NOTICED* they’re all Black, and all “Black with racially motivated goals and complaints”?

That reality would deflate anyone’s use of “you’re a racist” attack on anyone else “criticising” any of those, that they’re the racialists with racialist ideas, complaints and desires to ruin others based upon…race and racial “variation” from theirs.

It’s like when people such as Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg says she wants “an all female Supreme Court.”

She’s a female with strident biased views based upon her own gender.

Same thing applies to people who are stridently racialist as to their own race and then accuse everyone else of other races of being some sort of enemy…who “should be excluded” if not harmed and worse.

The ACTUAL racism is originating wiht those people you listed who Obama “has surrounded himself with”.

And not accidentally he has done that.

Lourdes on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Your race baiting is hilarious….of course you left out
a WASP who happens to be the biggest jackazz of them all
down in the cesspool known as Obamaville.

JOE BIDEN. last time I checked he was a Cracker.

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

I find it very hard to believe Ambassador Rice. It would take what Hillary Clinton once called a “willing suspension of disbelief” to buy that the Obama Administration WASN’T trying to mislead the public.

Jill1066 on November 27, 2012 at 3:45 PM

No. Just a willing suspension of Fox News.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Bring Back the other Ms. Rice.

Fleuries on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

You certainly can’t say that anyone’s unfairly maligned Valerie Jarret.
Lots of respect for her right here at HA.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Oh yeah, loads of respect for her and the Obama Whiteys of Axelrod, Carney, Messina, etc./s

sentinelrules on November 27, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Someone should tell Verbaluseless that his race card has holes worn through it…

affenhauer on November 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM

Susan Rice(D) confirms Susan Rice(D) was lying so Susan Rice(D) is a racist.

DANEgerus on November 27, 2012 at 3:46 PM

I personally know 3 Susan Rices

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

Hey man, don’t complain to me that you’re obsessed with race.
Commiserate with Allahpundit on it.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

Does this mean it’s no longer racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State? Or, since she’s now admitting her mistake, does this mean it’s really racist to oppose her nomination as Secretary of State?

It doesn’t matter, no matter what the scenario if it involves a white republican male, (especially if he comes from the south), it’s racism. If you’re winning an argument against a liberal, it’s because you’re a racist. If there’s an (R) after your name, it stands for racist. It’s a broad net they’ve cast.

scalleywag on November 27, 2012 at 3:51 PM

No. Just a willing suspension of Fox News.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:48 PM

No actually, a person does not have to watch Fox Noise to
see first hand the Willing Supsension of the REAL WORLD
that these orbs from Planet I’MADUMBFU*K reside on.

But you already knew that.

ToddPA on November 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

We all know that the reason they weren’t more cautious on the Sunday programs is that they knew the media would cover for them and that the public probably wouldn’t care. Largely they were right about both.

evergreen on November 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Sure, I mean how could anyone think race is a component in all of this. What is there to back up such a theory?
Why they were just as harsh with Eric Holder on the F&F hysteria as they are with Susan Ri….
Nevermind.
Well, the vitriol directed at Holder and Rice is no more intense then when similar questions were raised about the competence and honesty of….um….ah, let’s see…um…
Obama?
Ok…ok…but then they also insisted Van Jones was an incompetent fool and…
dang!
You certainly can’t say that anyone’s unfairly maligned Valerie Jarret.
Lots of respect for her right here at HA.

verbaluce on November 27, 2012 at 3:41 PM

You are being pretty selective on who has been targeted here at HA.
Chu, Salazaar, Geitner et al have taken a beating here as well as those you chose to highlight.
Why have you selected to only talk of folks of color ?

Jabberwock on November 27, 2012 at 3:54 PM

Sure, azzholes in the WH.

Schadenfreude on November 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM

verbaluse is always dumb.

Schadenfreude on November 27, 2012 at 3:55 PM

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