Former Obama NSC spokesman on Benghazi: “Dude, this was like, two years ago.”

posted at 9:51 pm on May 1, 2014 by Erika Johnsen

Apparently, investigations into White House officials deliberately lying to the American people about the nature of a terrorist attack that resulted in the deaths of four Americans do have a shelf life — and Democrats, their strategists, and their spokesmen would like you to know that that time has long since passed. Via the WFB:

Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News host Bret Baier as “dude” and said he could hardly remember how he helped change the Benghazi talking points because it was “two years ago.” …

Baier pressed Vietor on his role in changing the talking points by adding a line about the administration warning the day before the attacks of “social media reports calling for demonstrations,” in order to bolster the false idea that the attack was the spontaneous result of a riot against the video. Vietor affirmed this, but when Baier asked him if he’d changed “attacks” to “demonstrations,” he got amnesia.

“Dude, this was like two years ago,” Vietor said. “We’re still talking about the most mundane process.”

Judging by the gentleman’s Tweet prior to the show, this wasn’t exactly a spontaneous outburst. #ThrowbackThursday, ya’ll!

I might also point out that the attack was actually only 20 months ago, but hey, maybe that’s just me nitpicking — and of course, for Hillary “What Difference, At This Point, Does It Make?” Clinton, that shelf life was a mere four months after the attack, so whatever, right?


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Tommy Vietor is a lying sack of sh*t.

myiq2xu on May 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM

this was like, two years ago

Amb. Stevens is still dead

faraway on May 1, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I had comments about this over on this other thread — here’s one but there are others there — after I’d watched Baier’s interview earlier today on FOX:

http://hotair.com/archives/2014/05/01/carney-on-benghazi-attackers-it-took-years-to-get-bin-laden-you-know/comment-page-1/#comment-8012903

Lourdes on May 1, 2014 at 9:57 PM

And libs say “Dude, the adults are now in charge!”

Disgraceful. Brett Baier indeed talked to Megyn about this clown and wasn’t complimentary.

Marcus on May 1, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I’ve never seen anything quite like this interview today.

Between trying to say that Benghazi is old news, and “Dude” I wanted to reach into the TV screen and box his flippin’ ears.

The attitude and arrogance!!!

Now I see the tweet pre-6pm. What a little XXXXXXX.

CoffeeLover on May 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Oh, this was like SO last election cycle…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 1, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Mr. “former NSC Spokesperson” can’t recall, doesn’t remember, such an event because “it was, like, two years ago…”

Apparently being a Spokesperson for the USA’s frickin NSA doesn’t take too much ability other than repeating BS to the public, if Vietor’s an example of such.

Lourdes on May 1, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Two years of roses on the graves….

Without knowing what happened..

Yeah…….libs…fluck off..

Electrongod on May 1, 2014 at 9:59 PM

He’s now on Twitter spinning like a top.

Tommy Vietor ‏@TVietor08 37m
If you watch the intv with @BretBaier, I’m clearly saying I don’t remember who edited a document two years ago. Not dismissing the attacks.

Marcus on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

I am surprised that Obama hasn’t come out with a “Dude, this was like, two years ago” statement too. Then again, Obama has never had to personally answer for Benghazi.

joekenha on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

This statement by Vietor really has to be included in the next Episode of VEEP. Or else Vietor got the statement from one of their reruns. Can’t tell.

Lourdes on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

And now to the heifer with the transcript…

Murphy9 on May 1, 2014 at 10:00 PM

Two years…

The new Statute of Limitations….

Electrongod on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

CoffeeLover on May 1, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Some terms come to mind, but I’m still looking for the PC equivalent to “pi$$ant”…

Newtie and the Beauty on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Tommy Vietor ‏@TVietor08 37m
If you watch the intv with @BretBaier, I’m clearly saying I don’t remember who edited a document two years ago. Not dismissing the attacks.

Ohh, riiight, like *THAT’LL* help.

Lourdes on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Is this where we’re heading; where people can go on major shows and feign outrage, then being…… a hero because they faced the “right wing” media conspiracy, and come out alive.

I can only imagine the headlines.

Michh on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

“We’re still talking about the most mundane process.”

Should have asked teasers like “where were you when Kennedy was shot, Armstrong stepped onto the moon, Elvis died, who you lost your virginity to, etc..

Then ask him what his role was in an event which has had world-wide exposure from the moment it began.

“Gosh…I can’t remember my role it what has turned out to be the highest profile event, personally, for me in my life.”

BobMbx on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

The country is like in the best of hands…or something…

workingclass artist on May 1, 2014 at 10:02 PM

What a whore.

There is no statute of limitations on murder even if by Barky and Killary….

… although Janet Reno is our first completely Scot free mass-murderer.

Not even Bin Laden could work the system like she did.

viking01 on May 1, 2014 at 10:03 PM

We’re being ruled by high school kids.

How..HOW did a member of the marxist choom gang, get elected to the office of The President of the United States of America… Twice??

Mimzey on May 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

This might get Benghazi of the front pages …

WASHINGTON — After two decades of trying to build a partnership with Russia, the NATO alliance now feels compelled to start treating Moscow as an adversary, the second-ranking official of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization said Thursday.

“Clearly the Russians have declared NATO as an adversary, so we have to begin to view Russia no longer as a partner but as more of an adversary than a partner,” said Alexander Vershbow, the deputy secretary-general of NATO.

http://www.cbsnews.com/videos/pro-russian-separatists-seize-more-ukraine-government-buildings/

J_Crater on May 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Is this where we’re heading; where people can go on major shows and feign outrage, then being…… a hero because they faced the “right wing” media conspiracy, and come out alive.

I can only imagine the headlines.

Michh on May 1, 2014 at 10:01 PM

#tag…yes

Governance by the twitter mob.

Hell is 8th grade in perpetuity…

workingclass artist on May 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

So, the number of dead gets depreciated with time? I don’t think so. The lies sure don’t. Talk to a liberal about Richard Nixon sometime.

flataffect on May 1, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Dude, the Holocaust was like decades ago, so Always Forget

ShainS on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Vietor (the varmit), what if it one of the Americans killed in Benghazi was a relative of yours? How long would you search for the truth?

31giddyup on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Four dead and they think this is a joke.
He wasn’t in the situation room. Where was Obama?

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Dude 4 Americans are still dead and you still don’t give a damn.

Jayrae on May 1, 2014 at 10:07 PM

…it amazed me…that nobody in the White House… knew where JugEars was…except… “in the White House”!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Where was Obama?

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Standing in front of the mirror..

Prepping himself for his Las Vegas trip…

Electrongod on May 1, 2014 at 10:08 PM

Tommy Vietor is a lying sack of sh*t.

myiq2xu on May 1, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Nothing else to be said after that first comment. Thread ender.

TfromV on May 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

George Bush still gets blamed for the economy and that was six years ago!

joekenha on May 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Gee, this would be a great defense for the poor fella who’s simply trying to run his bakery when the authorities use new DNA techniques to discover he’s a fugitive mass killer from the 1970′s. At his arraignment, he can tell the judge, “dude, that was a long time ago.”

In other words, if you can avoid getting caught for long enough, you win! Uh, no. It doesn’t work that way… dude.

IndieDogg on May 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

Four dead and they think this is a joke.
He wasn’t in the situation room. Where was Obama?

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

…Dude!…he was in the White House!…in the Oval Office?…I don’t know!…I don’t have a GPS on him!…he was in the White House!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Odd dichotomy. That was sooo long ago, but everything is still booooshes fault.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:10 PM

Where was Obama?

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Standing in front of the mirror..

Prepping himself for his Las Vegas trip…

Electrongod on May 1, 2014 at 10:08 PM

I thought he was playing spades (or, more likely, something else) with Reggie.

Oh wait, wrong national security issue …

ShainS on May 1, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Dude???

How in the Hell does this PA Dork Boy have access to anything other than the catering bill for the last Obama Celebufest at the White House??

God Bless America!!!!

BigWyo on May 1, 2014 at 10:12 PM

That’s what the Nazis said at Nuremburg: “Dudez, ze Jew thing vas like…years ago, Ja, so vas ist ze big deel?”

Bishop on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

This general lack of professionalism and disrespect for others is endemic, but particularly on the right. It seems these individual’s can no longer separate what may considered acceptable in game speak, in clubs and bars, on college campuses, or on social media sites in certain company, and what is acceptable in a professional atmosphere.

I’ve been called ‘dude’ recently…and I’m a woman, but I assure you the individual who did it won’t make the same mistake twice. At least in Bret Baier’s case the individual in question got the gender right.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

orge Bush still gets blamed for the economy and that was six years ago! joekenha on May 1, 2014 at 10:09pm.

Heh,, didn’t see your post.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Didn’t Carney say the same thing that Benghazi happened a long time ago ,
just 8 months after it happened ?

burrata on May 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

DUDE! You know what was a long time ago was the Bush administration but you folks have no problem bringing THAT up everyday… just sayin’

twissted_sisster on May 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Two years is too long to worry about the death due to incompetence of the President’s hand-picked representative abroad and its cover-up.

Six years is too short for Obama to take responsibility for the nation’s economy.

Socratease on May 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

“Dude, I was like a junior in high school when this happened … seriously?”

Jaibones on May 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

There is no statute of limitation on murder.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

Dude, how old is this idiot?

ladyingray on May 1, 2014 at 10:17 PM

limitation..limitations. Typo.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

He wasn’t in the situation room. Where was Obama?

TinFin on May 1, 2014 at 10:06 PM

What difference at this point does it make ?
It is a phony scandal :(

burrata on May 1, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Last time I checked, there was no statute of limitations on murder or treason.

oscarwilde on May 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Why isn’t there at least a head line for this?

Scott Brown now supports Obamacare, just not “Obamacare”.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/scott-brown-obamacare

jawkneemusic on May 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Nixon resigned two years after Watergate. There’s still time.

Erich66 on May 1, 2014 at 10:19 PM

Our murdered ambassador, left to die a horrible, brutal, torturous death while a venal and evil administration looked on and worried what it would mean for the re-election efforts of its adolescent leader, is fodder for “throw back Thursday”?

These people really are degenerates. As I’ve said before, imagine what they’d do to those of us who disagree with them — if only they could. Just imagine…

And imagine if the mouthpiece for a Republican president had said this.

And WHERE IN THE HELL ARE THE GOP LEADERS ON THIS?!!!! They should be SCREAMING for this disgusting man’s head.

Rational Thought on May 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM

We still litigate the Iraq war as the worst of the 20th century so I think we can still examine something that happened 20 months ago!

JAM on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Yet oddly he can remember in minute detail every shred of real or imagined exculpatory evidence for the administration’s actions despite the vast lapse of time. His is definitely a name I expect to see on Dear Leader’s New-York-City-Phone-Book-sized ‘get out of jail free’ list in 2016.

Knott Buyinit on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I’m guilty of it. But I don’t work in that enviroment. I work with a bunch of dirtballs. Sometimes it rubs off.

I’d never do it to a lady, though. Ever.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

“Dude’s” demeanor sure changed and his adams apple started dancing when he let it slip that Obama wasn’t in the Situation Room.

Spider79 on May 1, 2014 at 10:22 PM

didn’t Carney say the same thing that Benghazi happened a long time ago , just 8 months after it happened ? burrata on May 1, 2014 at 10:16 PM

Yes,, he did.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:23 PM

#Dude #Fourdeadsowhat #Teenagersrunninggovt

Well we now know that Dear Leader wasn’t in the situation room…
Getting good at killing people….

d1carter on May 1, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Keep up the drumbeat. Don’t stop talking about this.
Four people are dead.
A US Ambassador is dead.
Not attacked.
Not wounded.
Murdered.
Dead.

Galtian on May 1, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Petulant children. That’s all that populates the left.

BKeyser on May 1, 2014 at 10:24 PM

George Bush still gets blamed for the economy and that was six years ago!

joekenha on May 1, 2014 at 10:09 PM

First thing I thought of, too!

Priscilla on May 1, 2014 at 10:25 PM

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I know you wouldn’t, wolly.:)

As you say, there are environments where it is accepted behavior, and there are environments where it isn’t.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:26 PM

When they resort to antics such as this….guilty as hell.

Techster64 on May 1, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Obama immediately called all “statues of imitations” clearly racist…

viking01 on May 1, 2014 at 10:26 PM

As we all know, the events at Benghazi are over 100 days old.

HitNRun on May 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM

I have struggled today with the amount of rage these people induce in me. It’s not that they mislead everyone but they stood in front of 4 coffins, looked right at those families and lied their collective a$$es off. They have no souls.

KateNE on May 1, 2014 at 10:29 PM

Where are the survivors?

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:30 PM

And WHERE IN THE HELL ARE THE GOP LEADERS ON THIS?!!!! They should be SCREAMING for this disgusting man’s head.

Rational Thought on May 1, 2014 at 10:20 PM

+1 million

I’ve been wondering that for many years now …

ShainS on May 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

I have struggled today with the amount of rage these people induce in me. It’s not that they mislead everyone but they stood in front of 4 coffins, looked right at those families and lied their collective a$$es off. They have no souls.

KateNE on May 1, 2014 at 10:29 PM

This and a long list of other treasonous acts are why I have no moral qualms about my 2nd Amendment bucket list.

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:31 PM

If it keep on rainin’
levee gonna break…

fresh air on May 1, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Dude, Bush was like 6 years ago!

JellyToast on May 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Yes,, he did.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:23 PM

I wonder who came up with that excuse /talking point and how early on after those murders ? Was it before or after Susan Rice’s full Ginsberg ?
It is disturbing at so many levels.

burrata on May 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

Dude, where’s my health insurance?

SouthernGent on May 1, 2014 at 10:33 PM

This is going to make Boehner cry…

d1carter on May 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwik6vf9u_o

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM

…hadn’t seen that one davidk…thanks!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

And yet while blaming him for everything, these clowns can remember every utterance and gaffe made by Bush 5-13 years ago.

Selective Memory.

fogw on May 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

The dude Baier is conversing with is lying. Terrible tell dude. 0 poker face.

Bmore on May 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I’m guilty of it. But I don’t work in that enviroment. I work with a bunch of dirtballs. Sometimes it rubs off.

I’d never do it to a lady, though. Ever.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

I can’t get used to being asked, “What can I get you guys” when my wife and I go out to eat.

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM

This is going to make Boehner cry…

d1carter on May 1, 2014 at 10:34 PM

…no!…he wants to tackle “amnesty reform” this year…first!…priorities…priorities!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:21 PM

There’s no dirtier group of dirtballs than the one in the WH!

And considering that his boss puts his feet up on the Resolute Desk, what can you expect?

I’m reminded of Hillary wearing a scrunchie in her hair when she was representing our country on official business as SecState. I always found that appalling.

It’s all a window into their attitudes about their responsibilities. I can’t wait to see a President in the Oval Office who will insist on coat and tie and business attire.

The adults are most definitely not in charge. (Contrary to whichever lib it was who kept saying that).

INC on May 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

I hardly even care about Stevens. I think he was dirty. Running guns.

But those tw SEALS and the other deserve some atonement.

Operation no footprint?
It’s a Beck thing, but he’s been right before.

Even Sophie laid it out.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:37 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wwik6vf9u_o

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:27 PM

…hadn’t seen that one davidk…thanks!

KOOLAID2 on May 1, 2014 at 10:35 PM

I just found it myself. The others come across as parodies. tbhis one doesn’t

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:38 PM

This kid needs an ass-whippin’.

Bad.

…Come to think of it…the entire left needs an ass-whippin’.

a5minmajor on May 1, 2014 at 10:39 PM

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:36 PM

It’s true. Language skills have deteriorated at least as quickly as manners.

thatsafactjack on May 1, 2014 at 10:41 PM

I never said “dude” when I was in uniform.

So I get decorum.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Spokesman for the National Security Council………………….?

d1carter on May 1, 2014 at 10:42 PM

Looks like Doogie Howser found a new job in the Ministry of Truth.

Kingfisher on May 1, 2014 at 10:46 PM

He didn’t fry like Eduard Delacroix.

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:46 PM

Wrong thread.

davidk on May 1, 2014 at 10:47 PM

I never said “dude” when I was in uniform.

So I get decorum.

wolly4321 on May 1, 2014 at 10:42 PM

“Dude” wasn’t the word to use when I was in-service, the language we used was far more…inventive.

Bishop on May 1, 2014 at 10:48 PM

Hey , we lied about that two years ago to get re-elected.

So lets move on…

DavidM on May 1, 2014 at 10:52 PM

For those who want any justice at all for those who were basically set up, then abandoned and left to die at Benghazi for “Operation Petraeus” gone wild, and for their relatives, all guns should now be trained on John Boehner. He is the weak link to blowing all this wide open. Republicans in the house can’t right now do anything at all to Bloody Hands Obama, Clinton or Petraeus and any Generals who participated during the fact or after in covering up, but they can remove Guilty Knowledge and Cover-Uper Boehner as speaker for helping to cover as much of this up as he has been able to and getting an honorably speaker in his place who will go full bore in investigating, not try to throttle in all. If they don’t they might just as well rename Nancy Pelosi as speaker.

VorDaj on May 1, 2014 at 10:56 PM

Spicoli spokesmanship.

de rigueur on May 1, 2014 at 10:58 PM

Was the interview making him late for a kegger?

talkingpoints on May 1, 2014 at 10:59 PM

Dude… sweet!

Dude, where’s my spaceship I want off this rock.

Remember dudes and dudettes these are the people who think they should run your healthcare and if you disagree well your just a racist economic terrorist!

oryguncon on May 1, 2014 at 11:02 PM

Wow, that could have been one of my high school students. “Dude, we were supposed to remember that? It was 2 weeks ago. You don’t expect me to remember it now.”

yongoro on May 1, 2014 at 11:05 PM

How old was the Bush National Guard story when the press dragged it up ? Look at the big deal they made about it.

DesertEagle on May 1, 2014 at 11:13 PM

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