Obama: Say, there was a little “sloppiness” in State Department security, huh?

posted at 11:01 am on December 31, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

“Sloppiness”?  Via Fausta, NBC’s David Gregory elicited the presidential understatement of the year in his big interview with Barack Obama on Meet the Press yesterday.  Amazingly — or really, not — Gregory let it pass:

GREGORY: Let me ask you about a couple of foreign policy notes. After the attack in Benghazi, is there a need for more accountability so that this doesn’t happen again? And do you know who was behind the attack at this point?

PRESIDENT OBAMA: Two points. Number one, I think that Tom Pickering and Mike Mullen who headed up the– the review board did a very thorough job in identifying what were some severe problems in diplomatic security. And they provided us with a series of recommendations. Many of them were already starting to be implemented. Secretary Clinton has indicated that she is going to implement all of them.

What I’ve– my message to the State Department has been very simple. And that is we’re going to solve this. We’re not going to be defensive about it. We’re not going to pretend that this was not a problem. This was a huge problem. And we’re going to implement every single recommendation that’s been put forward.

Some individuals have been held accountable inside of the State Department and what I’ve said is that we are going to fix this to make sure that this does not happen again, because these are folks that I send into the field. We understand that there are dangers involved but, you know, when you read the report and it confirms what we had already seen, you know, based on some of our internal reviews; there was just some sloppiness, not intentional, in terms of how we secure embassies in areas where you essentially don’t have governments that have a lot of capacity to protect those embassies. So we’re doing a thorough-going review. Not only will we implement all the recommendations that were made, but we’ll try to do more than that. You know, with respect to who carried it out, that’s an ongoing investigation. The FBI has sent individuals to Libya repeatedly. We have some very good leads, but this is not something that, you know, I’m going to be at liberty to talk about right now.

Ahem.  Obama conducted an unauthorized war against Moammar Qaddafi that decapitated the regime the previous year, which gave free reign to networks of Islamist terrorists in eastern Libya.  That was no secret; in fact, it was pretty well known that those “militias” participated in the uprising we enabled.  There had been a series of attacks on Western interests by these networks in 2012 before the September 11th attack that killed four Americans, including a few attempts on Americans before that.  Despite all this data, State deliberately dismissed military security for the consulate and insisted it could rely on local militias for security.

And this is “just some sloppiness, not intentional”?  Thank goodness Obama had to face a real journalist when giving that answer.  The follow-up to that must have been blistering, no?  Er … no:

GREGORY: In the politics, in the back and forth in this, do you feel like you let your friend Susan Rice hang out there to dry a little bit?

I’m sure he followed up on it after the Susan Rice question, right?  Right? Er … no:

GREGORY: You have another series of cabinet choices to make. Former Senator Chuck Hagel has come under criticism for some comments he’s made including about a former ambassador nominee during the Clinton years that being gay was an inhibiting factor to being gay to do an effective job. Is there anything about Chuck Hagel’s record or statements that’s disqualifying to you should you nominate him to run the Defense Department?

Is David Gregory a real journalist?  YMMV.

Update: Jennifer Rubin wasn’t impressed, either:

David Gregory’s Sunday interview with President Obama was typical of the softball, ineffective mainstream media encounters with the president we’ve been seeing. We can argue whether media personalities are bad at their job or intentionally inept, but the result is the same.


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Is David Gregory a real journalist?

Yes, or else he wouldn’t be getting away right now with breaking the law.

BigGator5 on December 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM

There’s a big difference betweeen “sloppiness” and refusing to send in the military once the attack was underway.

He needs to be nailed to the wall on this.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:03 AM

Wow, the Grifter-in-Chief is generating OOTYs right up to the end of 2012.

WordsMatter on December 31, 2012 at 11:04 AM

C’mon BO, just Blame Hillary’s condition. You know you want to do it.

forest on December 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM

Hell in a handbasket…..

BallisticBob on December 31, 2012 at 11:05 AM

I think that question contained some sort of code for a sex act that DG was hoping to elicit from BO in the green room after the show. In fact, I think the entire interview one gigantic invitation to go to the secret love nest @ 30 Rock.

preallocated on December 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Sloppiness?

Really?

What does he mean by that?

Too many loose ends?

Too many questions being asked?

The Obama/Hillary/Power/Jarret master plan for the Arab Spring fell off the tracks?

Smart Power isn’t?

Sloppiness?

Sloppiness is not optimal.

coldwarrior on December 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Depends on what the meaning of the word “little” is.

listens2glenn on December 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Definitely not optimal.

Washington Nearsider on December 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

I would think that the true overriding consideration on Benghazi was the 0bama knew he had launched an unconstitutional, un-U.N.-sanctioned war, completely ignoring Congress and the Constitution.

It was fine for him while shooting down flying tanks while enforcing a no-fly zone, but a whole different story to send in Special Forces on the ground and potentially having a mess.

He didn’t have the nuts to back up his unconstitutional intervention by protecting our ambassador and the soldiers who tried to save him.

Presidential overrreach, followed by presidential cowardice led to the outcome

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Sloppiness is not optimal.

coldwarrior on December 31, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Definitely not optimal.

Washington Nearsider on December 31, 2012 at 11:07 AM

So close! Missed it by thaaat much.

Washington Nearsider on December 31, 2012 at 11:08 AM

Sloppiness?!! Is that how you describe the murder of 4 Americans, Mr. President?

Disgusting.

kingsjester on December 31, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Still, Bark looked pretty smooth. Knowing the questions beforehand can do wonders for the interviewee.

Bishop on December 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

If Benghazi was sloppiness, then Fast & Furious was downright lackadaisical.

Cicero43 on December 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

Obama and Clinton, truly incompetent managers. They need an investigation to point out the obvious flaws. God help us.

As for the “Some individuals have been held accountable inside of the State Department” comment, we know that is an outright lie. I guess David is not up to date on reality.

FOWG1 on December 31, 2012 at 11:11 AM

In 0bama’s mind, it was sloppiness, because he wasn’t engaged at all in preventing the situation. Despite the fact that it was Sept. 11, he had been skipping his security briefings, and so had let the situation be “handled” by lower-level people.

Once the fit hit the shan, he didn’t have the stones to order a rescue.

Sloppiness on his underlings’ parts; lack of oversight and cowardice on his.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:12 AM

The whole Benghazi debacle still makes me so indescribably angry.

I can’t really type more than that while retaining my posting privileges.

Washington Nearsider on December 31, 2012 at 11:13 AM

How did you miss out the racial code words/dog whistles in gregorys question?

“GREGORY: In the politics, in the back and forth in this, do you feel like you let your friend Susan Rice hang out there to dry a little bit?”

How could he use the word hang regarding an african-american?

aussiecon on December 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM

Yes, obama’s muslim comrades were quite sloppy when they raped, murdered and mutilated Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods.

Has obama been arrested and charged with treason yet?

Pork-Chop on December 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM

“sloppiness”

Did they send in Spec-oops?

Shy Guy on December 31, 2012 at 11:16 AM

Of course Gregory is a real journalist. You think a commoner could get away with breaking gun laws?

gwelf on December 31, 2012 at 11:17 AM

Is David Gregory a real journalist? YMMV.

Now now Ed, of course Gregory is a real journalist, he graduated from the Joesph Goebbels School of Journalism right next to Pier’s Morgan.

SWalker on December 31, 2012 at 11:18 AM

Pier needs to walk his Morgan right off the plank. A little assistance might not hurt.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:19 AM

it was those former seals that mucked up obamas nefarious plan.

they refused to stand down.

God Bless America. and i hope that worthless scumbag boehner, a crappy new year.

renalin on December 31, 2012 at 11:19 AM

Only Obama could get away with a comment like this. The MSM will never do any of their famous fact-checking, while any follow-on questions are designed to allow him to bolster his position.

Liam on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

why would a man who launched his political career from the living room of 2 people wanted for years as murderers and terrorists take any killing of americans seriously?

the deaths in benghazi are ‘sloppy’ in that they had the potential to ruin his election bid- and the media clowns made sure that didn’t happen. everything this freak says is always all about him. he doesn’t give one f what happens to the collateral damage he sends into the field. it’s all a sacrifice on the altar of barry the great.

mittens on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Yes, obama’s muslim comrades were quite sloppy when they raped, murdered and mutilated Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods.

Has obama been arrested and charged with treason yet?

Pork-Chop on December 31, 2012 at 11:14 AM

And yet not a freakin’ peep from the what, 30+ survivors?

BallisticBob on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

Missing the cup from 2 feet away because your grip is loose is “sloppy”, allowing 4 Americans to die unaided while they fought off 100 attackers is dereliction of duty.

Bishop on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

I wonder what he’d call it when a mob broke into our embassy and dragged out the ambassador and sodomized him to death in front of a bunch of “true believers” wildly cheering and filming the whole thing while he cowered in his little office and tried to think a way to blame Bush.

Oh wait, I guess that would be sloppiness in his eyes.

acyl72 on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

The Emperor went to bed and with callous indifference left Americans to die.

Latest reports claim Hillary has a blood clot. Is anyone buying that BS?

dogsoldier on December 31, 2012 at 11:21 AM

So the State Department investigation is the end of it? What about the military, the CIA and the Commander in Chief? Did they have no part in any of this? Does that mean Hillary was running guns to Libyan and Syrian rebels, al-quiada, muslim brotherhood, etc.? Too bad the media has no curiosity about any of this.

Night Owl on December 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

And yet not a freakin’ peep from the what, 30+ survivors?

BallisticBob on December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM

They’ve probably already been loaded into a Seal team Six chopper for a “special” mission.

Hillary may not make it, either. This ain’t beanbag… Hillary better watch her six.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:22 AM

Sooooo, supposedly Hillary hits her head after fainting from a stomach virus. hmmmmmm

This somehow seems much more believable to me….

http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/clinton-injured-us-navy-seal-killed-in-secret-us-mission-to-iran/

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Well bho didn’t seem all that concerned about ‘sloppiness’ when he hopped on AF1 and headed to Vegas for a fundraiser? bho is just chapped HE and his worthless team got caught at how bad they handle things!

Speaking of Vegas, are there odds ‘if or if not’ hill will ‘be able’ to testify?
L

letget on December 31, 2012 at 11:26 AM

If Hillary actually has a blood clot, I hope she recovers quickly.

On One Hand: Concussions and Blood Can Be Connected

When someone hits his head, the injury may cause a concussion, blood clots or both. According to Neurosurgery Today’s Patient Education Materials, concussions sometimes occur with bleeding and clots in or around the brain. In the Journal of Athletic Training, Robert D. Kersey, PhD, reports on a football player who developed blood clots after suffering a mild concussion proving that the two can be connected.

On the Other: Most Blood Clots Are Not Related to Concussions

Blood clots most commonly develop in the legs–not the brain–as a result of sitting in place for too long, hormones such as birth control, obesity, age or a family history of blood clots. Hematomas (blood clots on the brain) usually occur after a head injury among individuals taking blood thinners, who are very young or old, or who have had recurring injuries.

Bottom Line

A head injury can cause a concussion with serious repercussions, including blood clots. Symptoms may not be noticeable until several days after the head injury or concussion, so never dismiss the possibility and see your doctor at the first sign of severe concussion or blood clot.

kingsjester on December 31, 2012 at 11:30 AM

“Sloppiness”?!

Really?

Sloppiness is dog-sized dust bunnies under the couch.

Four dead Americans – including an ambassador – (and an ‘uncounted’ number of wounded among the additional thirty+ Americans that you left to die)killed by an enemy of America that YOU armed goes way, WAY beyond sloppiness, barry.

All the way to Dereliction of Duty…or Treason.

Solaratov on December 31, 2012 at 11:31 AM

Sooooo, supposedly Hillary hits her head after fainting from a stomach virus. hmmmmmm

This somehow seems much more believable to me….

http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/clinton-injured-us-navy-seal-killed-in-secret-us-mission-to-iran/

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

WTH?

Night Owl on December 31, 2012 at 11:33 AM

Sooooo, supposedly Hillary hits her head after fainting from a stomach virus. hmmmmmm

This somehow seems much more believable to me….

http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/clinton-injured-us-navy-seal-killed-in-secret-us-mission-to-iran/

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

GUYS, I JUST GOT MASSIVE CHILLS UP MY SPINE. STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND READ THESE LINKS:

http://www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/general_aviation/read.main/5647147/

http://news.yahoo.com/small-u-plane-makes-emergency-landing-iran-report-080644202.html

I love airplanes and read airliners dot net regularly to decompress from politics.

Last night I read this story about a U.S. airplane stuck in Ahvaz, Iran, which was just repaired and sent out.

COULD HILLARY HAVE BEEN ON THIS PLANE?

Sounds like a conspiracy story, but tencole’s link about just about made me crap.

Should we be connecting dots here????

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Sloppiness is not spreading out the love-making blanket fully across the bed.

hillsoftx on December 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

So…..

…anyone else think Hillary’s injury from her last trip and the Spec Ops commander who committed suicide, is actually a cover-up from an assassination attempt?

Why is this woman always surrounded by such strange incidents?

budfox on December 31, 2012 at 11:35 AM

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Dude. I didn’t even see your post!

Forget her injury, I’ve been unable to grasp why Price would kill himself.

budfox on December 31, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Last night I read this story about a U.S. airplane stuck in Ahvaz, Iran, which was just repaired and sent out.

COULD HILLARY HAVE BEEN ON THIS PLANE?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:34 AM

Yes. The medical treatment in Isfahan is to die for!

Shy Guy on December 31, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Imagine, just for a moment, that the question had been directed at George W. Bush, and he had admitted a little “sloppiness.”

About how long do you think the “journalism” on “Sloppygate” would last?

tom on December 31, 2012 at 11:37 AM

At this point, I firmly believe this Administration to be capable of anything.

kingsjester on December 31, 2012 at 11:38 AM

According to airliners . net, the plane that crash-landed in Ahvaz was a Falcon-900 – a twin-engine prop plane.

According to the eutimes story, the plane supposedly carrying Hillary was a C-12 Huron – a tri-jet small plane.

Different types.

So why….. is there now a conspiracy story from eutimes about a small plane crash landing in Ahvaz three weeks ago……

And a report in airliners dot net about a small plane crash-landing three weeks ago.

Two different small U.S. planes.

Same mechanical malfunction.

Same timeline.

Same city….. Ahvaz, Iran

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:41 AM

multiple unanswered questions linger.

ted c on December 31, 2012 at 11:44 AM

From Yahoo story, Dec. 30:

DUBAI (Reuters) – A small U.S. commercial plane has been stuck in Iran for nearly three weeks after making an emergency landing near the city of Ahvaz, the country’s airports director said on Sunday.

The plane was forced to land because of technical problems, Mahmoud Rasoulinejad said, quoted by the Mehr news agency.

“After landing, the crew traveled on to countries around the Persian Gulf and the plane is currently being repaired,” he said.

Rasoulinejad did not specify who owned the aircraft, where it was headed or the nationality of the crew members. It would soon be ready to return to the skies, he said.

[snip]

——————————–

From the eutimes story:

Clinton Injured, US Navy Seal Killed In Secret US Mission To Iran

Posted by EU Times on Dec 30th, 2012 // 26 Comments

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A new Foreign Military Intelligence (GRU) report circulating in the Kremlin today is saying that United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton [photo 2nd right] was injured, and a top US Navy Seal Commander killed when their C-12 Huron military passenger and transport aircraft crash landed nearly 3 weeks ago in the Iranian city of Ahvaz near the Iraqi border.

Iranian intelligence agents quoted in this GRU report confirm that the C-12 Huron aircraft is still in their possession in Ahvaz, but will only admit that the plane was “forced to land because of technical problems”.

The US Navy Seal member reported killed in this bizarre incident, this report says, was indentified as Commander Job W. Price [photo 3rd right] who as a leader of this highly specialized American Special Forces unit protects high-ranking diplomats traveling in Middle Eastern and Asian combat zones.

Curiously, US media reports on Commander Price’s death say it being investigated as a possible suicide as he died from what the American Defense Department describes as “a non-combat related injury”.

Equally as curious, US media reports state that Secretary Clinton will return to work next week after her having suffered what they describe as a “nasty bout with stomach flu” and a “concussion” which have kept her missing from public view the past three weeks.

This GRU report, however, states that US military flight logs recorded by Russian air and space forces confirm that Commander Price, and other members of US Navy Seal Team 4, left their base in Urozgan Province, Afghanistan on a flight to US Naval Support Activity Bahrain where they met up with Secretary Clinton and all of them transferred to the C-12 Huron that began a flight path to Baghdad, Iraq.

Within minutes of leaving Bahrain airspace, this report says, the C-12 Huron carrying Secretary Clinton and her US Navy Seal protectors, “without notice,” deviated from their assigned flight path heading, instead, directly towards Iran’s Ahwaz International Airport where, coincidentally, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had previously landed on an “unscheduled” visit.

[snip]

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:45 AM

cane loader posts a Hmmm worthy comment.

ted c on December 31, 2012 at 11:46 AM

Has anyone seen the Secretary of State lately?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:47 AM

When Obama says, “sloppiness” he is referring to the cover up!
It was handled poorly ”
People died because those in charge, his hind ass, included, did nothing prior to 9-11 to increase security at our embassy’s or missions anywhere in that ass backwards part of the world to begin with!
No common sense employees anywhere!
The blood and deaths of Americans is all over the hands of our crackhead president and the so called Sec. of State!
I don’t give them or anyone serving under them a pass on this. I include Susan Rice, who at the request of her president went out and told deliberate lies in an all out effort to shield the guilty!
I wish none of them any peace. May they never sleep!

Delsa on December 31, 2012 at 11:48 AM

Shades of Clinton Commerce Secretary Ron Brown

Death
Main article: 1996 Croatia USAF CT-43 crash
USAF MH-53J Pave Low helicopter over wreckage of the USAF CT-43A approximately 3 kilometers north of the Dubrovnik Airport in Croatia, 3 April 1996.

On April 3, 1996, when Brown was 54 and on an official trade mission, the Air Force CT-43 (a modified Boeing 737) carrying Brown and 34 other people, including New York Times Frankfurt Bureau chief Nathaniel C. Nash, crashed in Croatia. While attempting an instrument approach to Čilipi airport, the airplane crashed into a mountainside. Everyone aboard was killed instantly except Air Force Tech. Sgt. Shelley Kelly, a flight attendant, who died while being transported to a hospital.[2] The final Air Force investigation attributed the crash to pilot error and a poorly designed landing approach.[3] Speculations as to the circumstances surrounding the plane crash that caused Brown’s death include many government cover-up and conspiracy theories, largely based on Brown having been under investigation by independent counsel for corruption.[4] Of specific concern was a trip Brown had made to Viet Nam on behalf of the Clinton Adminsitration. Brown carried an offer for normalizing relations between the U.S. and the former communist enemy. When details of the meetings and subsequent offer were linked to the press President Clinton denied it. Brown was scheduled to testify before a House committee but died in a plane crash prior to when he was to appear.

[snip]

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:49 AM

BTW, David Gregory is shameful!
I’m surprised he wasn’t totally naked and bending over during the entire interview!
Just such a shame. Our representative of the so called free press?
What a sad joke on the uninformed.

Delsa on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Add to this the weird statement that the Clintons were visiting the Dominican Republic for Christmas….

But then yesterday that was strongly walked back, with an admonition not to trust the people who said she was going there.

LINK: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2973192/posts

December 29, 2012

Bill and Hillary Clinton in Punta Cana for New Year’s celebration

Staff report

Punta Cana, DR.– Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic.

According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Year’s at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta.

Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar Flores and her husband Javier Merino, among other international jetsetters.

Where the F*** is the Sec’y of State of the United States of America?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

cane_loader ,
I’m getting more cynical by the day .
How many people , family’s , ” secretaries ” etc . got
visits or cash ?
Reading ” Kill Shot ” by Vince Flynn is not helping
my attitude .

Lucano on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Amazingly — or really, not — Gregory let it pass

lol.

priceless.

Tim_CA on December 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM

It’s easy to blame ‘sloppiness’ when sloppiness can’t be held accountable.

supernova on December 31, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Where the F*** is the Sec’y of State of the United States of America?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Apparently not recovering as quickly from her air plane crash in Iran as administration officials were hoping.

SWalker on December 31, 2012 at 11:56 AM

SO:

Sec’y of Commerce due to testify before Congress…
Goes overseas and his plane hits a mountain after the radio locator at the destination airport gave false coordinates (the radio locator thing is fact… it has always been questioned why the false coordinates).

Sec’y of State due to testify before Congress…

She disappears… separate reports of a plane going down in Iran … now she has a concussion & a blood clot….

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:56 AM

This somehow seems much more believable to me….

http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/clinton-injured-us-navy-seal-killed-in-secret-us-mission-to-iran/

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

So, they’re going to smear a warrior’s good name by calling his death a “suicide” to cover up…..what?

When I first read of his death, it seemed very odd, because the likelihood that a SEAL – let alone a SEAL detachment commander – would commit suicide is practically non-existent.

This clown-show regime running the country doesn’t care who they smear and degrade – as long as it serves their purposes.

Solaratov on December 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Upon the C-12 Huron landing at Ahwaz, however, this report says it encountered “extreme turbulence” causing it to leave the runway where its main landing gear then collapsed causing it to crash.

Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton.

http://www.eutimes.net/2012/12/clinton-injured-us-navy-seal-killed-in-secret-us-mission-to-iran/

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:47 AM

IIRC, wasn’t hill and bill together for a family holiday get a way within the last few days?
L

letget on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Not to worry, they’ll become “real journalists” again the next Republican that’s elected…I guess I might not ever see that again. It doesn’t matter, over the last twenty years, the R’s and D’s have had no distinct differences except for a letter.

TulsAmerican on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Obama: Say, there was a little “sloppiness” in State Department security, huh?

But hey, he’s going to make it a top priority to ban 30 rounds mags, so it’s all good, right?

UltimateBob on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

IIRC, wasn’t hill and bill together for a family holiday get a way within the last few days?
L

letget on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Nope… the getaway was denied yesterday – I need to find the link… and officials said not to trust the Dominican Repulblic sources that said they were going there.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Unbelievable hypocrisy from one of the most ignorant presidents this country has ever had.

When madmen in America shoot up schools or movie theaters,
Obama blames the weapons they used and calls for gun control.

When madmen in the Middle East shoot up American consulates and embassies, Fool blames movies and calls for film control.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

Weirdly, Abine (h/t Bmore) reports 28 tracking attempts when I clicked on your link. That’s almost three times the usual number, just sayin’…

Where the F*** is the Sec’y of State of the United States of America?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Question of the day.

Fallon on December 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

We have some very good leads, but this is not something that, you know, I’m going to be at liberty to talk about right now.

This is probably the first time that the word “liberty” has ever passed through his hideous purple lips.

I don’t think that word means what he thinks it means.

UltimateBob on December 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2012/12/hillary-clinton-so-sick-she-had-to-travel-to-punta-cana-resort-to-celebrate-new-year/

Posted by Jim Hoft on Saturday, December 29, 2012, 12:57 PM

(Updated Below)
She’s having a rough time.

Hillary Clinton was too sick to speak with Congress this month about the Benghazi massacre. But, her illness didn’t keep her from celebrating New Year’s Eve at the Punta Cana resort in the Dominican Republic.
Dominican Today reported:

Ex-president Bill Clinton and his wife Hillary Clinton are enjoying their year-end vacation in Punta Cana, in the eastern coast of the Dominican Republic.

According to press reports, the Clintons will celebrate New Year’s at the Puntacana Resort & Club and could also attend a fashion show scheduled for December 29, which will be held in honor of famous Dominican designer Oscar de la Renta.

Also expected to attend are American journalist Barbara Walters, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, Spanish actress Mar Flores and her husband Javier Merino, among other international jetsetters.

UPDATE: The State Department wrote to say the story at Dominican Today is not true.

Here are the facts: The Clintons are not in the Dominican Republic. The Clintons are not going to the Dominican Republic. I realize that you are linking to and possibly relying on a DomincanToday.com posting, and rest assured we have contacted them as well to point out their deceitful reporting. I’m hoping that you have now been apprised of the facts, and that what you are presenting to your readers is entirely inaccurate and based on nothing even remotely true, we sincerely hope you will do the right thing and take all necessary steps to correct this falsehood. We likely disagree on just about everything, but surely we can agree that posting a lie is far different than posting an opinion.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:01 PM

Can’t depressurization cause blood clots?

forest on December 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

We can argue whether media personalities are bad at their job or intentionally inept….

No need to argue, they are both.

albill on December 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Very interesting the strong words from the State Dept.:”

“Deceitful reporting.”
“Posting a lie.”

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Gregory and Obama.
Smug and Smugger.

pat on December 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

The report the article is quoting from is so detailed that is almost impossible to think it’s not true.
One of the most interesting parts of the article was this….

Within seconds of the C-12 Huron crashing, this report continues, Iranian emergency and security personal responded freeing the victims, including Secretary Clinton who was reportedly unconscious and “bleeding profusely.”

After emergency aid was given, GRU agents stationed in Iran state that another US military flight was dispatched from Bahrain to Ahwaz which evacuated all of those wounded and killed in the crash including Secretary Clinton.

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Where the F*** is the Sec’y of State of the United States of America?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:53 AM

Question of the day.

Fallon on December 31, 2012 at 12:00 PM

And the excuse of the day is that she’s back in the hospital.

UltimateBob on December 31, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Sure would be a shame if Hillary’s fake blood clot turned out to cause a fake stroke, which would end her fake political career.

At least she gets out of having to deliver fake testimony on who ordered folks to stand down letting 4 Americans dies at the hands of muslim savages.

Robert Jensen on December 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

tencole on December 31, 2012 at 11:25 AM

So, they’re going to smear a warrior’s good name by calling his death a “suicide” to cover up…..what?

When I first read of his death, it seemed very odd, because the likelihood that a SEAL – let alone a SEAL detachment commander – would commit suicide is practically non-existent.

This clown-show regime running the country doesn’t care who they smear and degrade – as long as it serves their purposes.

Solaratov on December 31, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Unfortunately there is absolutely nothing new about that and it is not exclusive to this administration. My Step-father complained bitterly about it on his death bed. He was on-board the USS Liberty when the Israeli’s shot it up.

He was there 100 percent covertly, as part of a Naval Intelligence Information Gathering Task Force. Several of the men serving under him died and he was forbidden from telling their families where and under what circumstances they really died.

SWalker on December 31, 2012 at 12:05 PM

When madmen in America shoot up schools or movie theaters,
Obama blames the weapons they used and calls for gun control.

When madmen in the Middle East shoot up American consulates and embassies, Fool blames movies and calls for film control.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

perfect.

Tim_CA on December 31, 2012 at 12:06 PM

IF, I said IF, something did/has happened to hill, bho/team won’t be able to hide this very long can they? Afterall hill is sos and an important person here in the US!
L

letget on December 31, 2012 at 12:07 PM

ZOMG, the troll’s living God admits to shortcomings in his policies and actions which led to the Benghazi Massacre. Their heads are going to explode now like the logic android from Star trek.

“Leader is perfect and cannot execute error.”

“But leader admits to errors which makes him imperfect.”

“But if he is perfect, he cannot state errors …”

“But if he admits errors he must be right because he is perfect …”

“Does not compute, explain, explain …”

Good on you, President Obama. it’s a start.

hawkdriver on December 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 11:58 AM

At this point I would believe this regime is capable of almost anything.

TarheelBen on December 31, 2012 at 12:08 PM

As an aviation fan:

Report says the plane deviated suddeny toward Ahvaz. This doesn’t rule out an in-flight emergency. Doesn’t rule it in, either.

Other report about unknown other plane the same week says landing-gear collapsed from hard landing in turbulence. This doesn’t rule out in-flight emergency, but it’s curious that the turbulence that caused the damage occurred during the landing.

This means that it’s possible that the flight deviated to Ahvaz – unscathed – for unknown reasons – and had a run-of-the-mill landing accident.

Ahvaz has been listed as a place Ahmadinejad has used for meetings, etc.

So,.. we can either think conspiracy to kill Clinton due to upcoming testilying

OR,

Secret mission to Iran.

Could be either –

Could it be both?

Hmmm…..

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM

All I know is that we now have independent reports of an America small plane damaged upon landing in Ahvaz three weeks ago, and just now flying out.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Other report about unknown other plane the same week says landing-gear collapsed from hard landing in turbulence. This doesn’t rule out in-flight emergency, but it’s curious that the turbulence that caused the damage occurred during the landing.

This means that it’s possible that the flight deviated to Ahvaz – unscathed – for unknown reasons – and had a run-of-the-mill landing accident.

Ahvaz has been listed as a place Ahmadinejad has used for meetings, etc.

So,.. we can either think conspiracy to kill Clinton due to upcoming testilying

OR,

Secret mission to Iran.

Could be either –

Could it be both?

Hmmm…..

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:09 PM

SWalker on December 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM

This man is a disgrace to the presidency…those 2 brave former seals died in vain..no they didn’t i guess.they saved the people that was left there who our deal leader won’t let talk to congress..

Most Transparent administration everrrrrrr…and most corupt

sadsushi on December 31, 2012 at 12:11 PM

If it were too hard a landing, the plane would be totaled – and couldn’t fly out.

But – just as what’s his name Sham-Wow guy who was always on late-night TV ads…. if a piece of luggage flies out of an overhead rack, you can get nasty scalp bleeding and a concussion.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM

Sloppiness? Our ambassador and security people massacred for State’s mismanagement and Obama’s own refusal to rescue them, and he calls it “sloppiness”?

Scumbag.

petefrt on December 31, 2012 at 12:13 PM

You know, with respect to who carried it out, that’s an ongoing investigation. The FBI has sent individuals to Libya repeatedly. We have some very good leads, but this is not something that, you know, I’m going to be at liberty to talk about right now.

What?…..wait a minute…

You told us exactly who they were…remember?

They were film-critics from the “religion of peace”.

Stake out all mosques with Home Entertainment systems….oh…and theatres.

Tim_CA on December 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Billy Mays. That’s his name.

His plane had a hard landing; a piece of luggage came out of the rack – hit him in the head – he died a few days later of blood clot.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:14 PM

Well, no I can lay off the birth certificate.

What the heck happened to Hillary Clinton just before she was due to testilie?

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM

LOL @ all the people alleging a conspiracy involving Hillziller, the Seal Commander, Iran, and a pending war.

There will be an official version of what is going on with Hillary and what happened to the SEAL commander. Will you buy it, or dismiss it out of hand as if it were one of the many flavors of 9/11 trutherism, JFK trutherism, etc.?

CorporatePiggy on December 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM

When madmen in America shoot up schools or movie theaters,
Obama blames the weapons they used and calls for gun control.

When madmen in the Middle East shoot up American consulates and embassies, Fool blames movies and calls for film control.

Schadenfreude on December 31, 2012 at 11:59 AM

Attacking both the First and Second Amendments.

Obviously, they both just need a “bit of adjustment”…
A few “minor tweeks…
To fit modern times, don’tcha know. //

Solaratov on December 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Lucianne dot com has an appropriately disturbing graphic on its front page of Obama’s complicity in 4 murdered Americans.

And dancing dandy David Gregory was simply hoping to score a new pair of ‘i (heart) obama’ knee pads for the next 4 years.

locomotivebreath1901 on December 31, 2012 at 12:16 PM

CorporatePiggy on December 31, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I am not trying to be conspiratorial.

I was reading the airliner blog last night and read about this plane..

And now suddenly a whole article comes out about a plane crash-landing in the same city in Iran – the same timeframe..

All the while, Hillary’s location has been a mystery – hasn’t been seen in public for three weeks – and the DominicanToday website is dressed down for printing “deceitful lies” that the Clintons were holidaying there…..

Sorry, my Spidey sense is vibrating.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:17 PM

I remember Ron Browns timely death and the fake tears of then president Clinton.
As I recall the photo, he was laughing after the funeral while walking and talking, noticed the camera, changed his expression, and began wiping the phony tears…..
They got rid of the man who knew too much, then put their arms around his son, and held him very close.

Delsa on December 31, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Robert Jensen on December 31, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Let us all pray that her blood clot doesn’t develop into lead poisoning, as so often happened to members of the Party in the glory days of Stalin.

petefrt on December 31, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Dec. 30th reports say the plane crashed “nearly three weeks ago.”

That would mean somewhere between Dec 10 about Dec. 13.

Hillary reportedly fell at home “alone.”

Concussion was diagnosed Dec. 13.

The dots are there.

Questions.

cane_loader on December 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Embrasser c’est Francais

J_Crater on December 31, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Somebody wake me up, seems that I fell asleep watching the Twilight Zone.

D-fusit on December 31, 2012 at 12:22 PM

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