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There Are No Unanswered Questions?

posted at 2:40 pm on November 27, 2012 by

This was Jay Carney today responding to a question about UN Ambassador Susan Rice’s meeting with Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte this morning on the Hill.



No unanswered questions regarding Dr. Rice’s involvement? Really?

1. Who at the White House decided it should be Susan Rice to appear on the five Sunday shows?
2. Who at the White House decided to pull the relevant information out of her briefing that would show Benghazi was a planned, premeditated terrorist attack, and replace it with a phony cover story about a non-existent spontaneous protest to a You Tube video?
3. Why did Ambassador Rice not have the intellectual curiosity to ask what were the other possible scenarios besides the briefing, and ascertain the probabilities of whether alternative narratives could be true?
4. Why did Ambassador Rice not have the intellectual curiosity to question why Ambassador Stevens left the heavily fortified fortress that is our U.S. Embassy in Tripoli and go to Benghazi without proper security on September 11th when Stevens himself feared for his safety and the Libyan government warned an attack was imminent several days prior?
5a. If Susan Rice is not a player in all of this, why was she made the voice of the Obama administration on Benghazi?
5b. And if she was a non-player and knew it, why did she volunteer to take the lead on this blindly without asking any questions?
6. If Dr. Rice is so easily duped by faulty intelligence, and doesn’t possess the capacity to question it, why would that make her a suitable candidate for the top diplomatic post in the world?
7. Dr. Rice on at least one of her Sunday show appearances claimed not only that the attack in Benghazi was spontaneous, but that there was no evidence to conclude it was preplanned. How could Dr. Rice be so out of the loop to not see evidence when Defense Secretary Leon Panetta two days prior to her five show extravaganza was on the Hill briefing Democratic Senators that indeed it was a preplanned terrorist attack, very al Qaeda-esque in nature, and that the video had nothing to do with it?

Just a refresher:



Dr. Rice can’t say there’s no evidence to the contrary when the contrary evidence was not only being used in Congressional oversight meetings by the Secretary of Defense, but the Senators, including Carl Levin, spoke publicly on the matter reciting what they learned from Panetta, all before she took to the airwaves on Sunday the 16th.

There is no credibility here – either from Dr. Rice or from Jay Carney, who is trying to do the Baghdad Bob by saying there are no unanswered questions.

The administration, and their allies in mainstream media, may want to believe that ‘you’re a racist and a sexist if you dare question the motives of Dr. Rice or criticize her role in the handling of the attack’ is an all-emcompassing answer. But it’s a dodge.

And dodges aren’t just cars built by Fiat with your taxpayer bailout money. They’re non-answers to unanswered questions.

Update (Ed): Jake Tapper e-mailed me to clarify that he wasn’t the reporter who asked the question today.

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RACIST!

ConservativeLA on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Racist!

Mimzey on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Funny :)

Mimzey on November 27, 2012 at 2:52 PM

He sounds like he’s in the middle of having a stroke.

DeathtotheSwiss on November 27, 2012 at 2:59 PM

There most certainly are unanswered questions:

What was Christopher Stevens doing in Benghazi the day he and three other Americans were killed? Who were the 20-30 other Americans who were saved by the heroes Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty? Did the President actually give an order to “do all that is possible to help those people” while he watched the attacks on live TV that night in the Whitehouse Situation Room and if he did, who countermanded him by giving the order to “stand down”?

Everything else is bullshit.

RobertE on November 27, 2012 at 3:01 PM

from Politico:

“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,” Rice said.

So why were so many steps taken to reinforce the “spontaneous demonstration and film” narrative?

The arrest and perp walk of the filmmaker

Hillary’s statement to one of the family’s that they would “get” the filmmaker

The $70,000 ad campaign refuting the film and free speech

Obama’s UN speech with numerous references to the film

2nd Ammendment Mother on November 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Charles Ives believes differently:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbArUJBRRJ0

bmmg39 on November 27, 2012 at 3:12 PM

I always wondered what it was like to live in Germany in the 30s.

faraway on November 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Forget about the Susan Rice sideshow, and let’s focus on the real issue at hand: What was the dear liar doing during the attack?

Specifically:

1)Where was he the afternoon and evening of set 11th? [after 5:00 PM]
2) Was he in the situation room?
3) What information did he receive?
4) Did he watch the attack in real time?
5) What orders did he issue?
6) Who was with him at the time?
7) What records are there of his actions?
8) Finally: If said records and actions are not forthcoming, why are they holding them back?
9)WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

Galt2009 on November 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

The late, great Baghdad Bob had more credibility than Carney does. The shit he gets away with almost makes me long for Helen Thomas. At least she’d grill the pasty-faced, little weasel. I said, almost.

Kenz on November 27, 2012 at 7:42 PM

from Politico:

“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,” Rice said.
So why were so many steps taken to reinforce the “spontaneous demonstration and film” narrative?

The arrest and perp walk of the filmmaker

Hillary’s statement to one of the family’s that they would “get” the filmmaker

The $70,000 ad campaign refuting the film and free speech

Obama’s UN speech with numerous references to the film

2nd Ammendment Mother on November 27, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Because they’re all lying their asses off, that’s why.

Kenz on November 27, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I am still absolutely convinced that Amb. Rice pulled the short straw. I personally like when President Macho said her critics should come to him, I can’t wait to see him use that line on Putin. When do we get to find out why Amb. Stevens was in Benghazi and why his request for extra security had been turned down?

Cindy Munford on November 27, 2012 at 7:58 PM

Forget about the Susan Rice sideshow, and let’s focus on the real issue at hand: What was the dear liar doing during the attack?

Specifically:

1)Where was he the afternoon and evening of set 11th? [after 5:00 PM]
2) Was he in the situation room?
3) What information did he receive?
4) Did he watch the attack in real time?
5) What orders did he issue?
6) Who was with him at the time?
7) What records are there of his actions?
8) Finally: If said records and actions are not forthcoming, why are they holding them back?
9)WHAT ARE THEY HIDING?

Galt2009 on November 27, 2012 at 3:39 PM

They are hiding whatever was going on in the CIA annex. The focus has been on the consulate, but I sense that’s not where the real bones are buried.
But what if the CIA’s activities were more damaging to Obama’s campaign? Could that explain the various “stand down” orders? Hypothetically speaking, the revelation of a “black site” detention facility, or an illegal gun running operation could’ve completely destroyed Obama’s credibility with his base. Just sayin’.

Kenz on November 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM