Obama Didn't Convene Terrorism Response Task Force During Attack

As @johnekdahl puts it: It was decided from the first moments that this wasn't terrorism, because it would be politically harmful if it were terrorism.

So the joint force in charge of counter-terrorism was not convened. That would have created a paper trail.

And so four men died.

CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).

"The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon."

Information shared with CBS News from top counterterrorism sources in the government and military reveal keen frustration over the U.S. response on Sept. 11, the night ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 other Americans were killed in a coordinated attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

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Counterterrorism sources and internal emails reviewed by CBS News express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack.

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Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior US counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. The official says the FBI received a call during the attack representing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and requesting agents be deployed....

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Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.

Gutsy call.

Posted by: Ace at 06:56 PM



Comments

1 Nixon was facing impeachment for much, much less.

Posted by: shibumi at November 01, 2012 06:57 PM (z63Tr)

2 Somewhere Samwise can translate all of this Benghazi stuff into an inside-baseball score where, obviously, Obama wins on points. Oh, and FIRST!

Posted by: Rich at November 01, 2012 06:57 PM (arczc)

3 blast

Posted by: Rich at November 01, 2012 06:58 PM (arczc)

4
Time for Mitt to jump into the fray on this.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2012 06:58 PM (PHb2k)

5
The consulate in Libya is attacked and you call the FBI? WTF?
When did the FBI start being used for potential hostage activity in foreign nations?

Posted by: Lea at November 01, 2012 06:58 PM (K+qfx)

6 Wow. Everybody is just bailing on TFG.

Posted by: D. R. Ainbough at November 01, 2012 06:59 PM (BgIBZ)

7
Told ya. He didn't do anything. He reacted as he always does, which is to think about it, but not actually do much.

Posted by: MJ at November 01, 2012 06:59 PM (TR60b)

8 Allow me to retort:

shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, shut up, wingnut.

Signed, XXOO
liberals (note: reconstructed from Jim Treacher's RT's of things liberals say)

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 06:59 PM (QxSug)

9 Fucking. Cowards.

Posted by: Adam at November 01, 2012 06:59 PM (/YJYi)

10 Even Maura Liossen thinks that Mitt has to talk about it.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 06:59 PM (he2LC)

11 It's.....

full of posts

Posted by: Project ORCA at November 01, 2012 07:00 PM (nw0Vt)

12
ITS NOT TERRORISM IF I BLAME A VIDEO BITCHES!

Posted by: Barack Paris Hilton Obama - I play a president at all the hollywood parties at November 01, 2012 07:00 PM (ovpNn)

13 the scoamf is not fit to do anything......he is a disgrace and his wife and children should be reminded of that every day for the rest of their lives........

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy Halloween ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 01, 2012 07:00 PM (Ho2rs)

14 Okay, but shouldn't that decision have a paper trail?

These kinds of things are usually recorded. I'm sure they've all been stuffed away in Top Secret files now but they should exist. He's toast.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 01, 2012 07:00 PM (HonRE)

15 and he's not a "nice guy" because nice guys don't let four guys die

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy Halloween ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (Ho2rs)

16 CIA statement was correct...and yet Obama wears the bomber jacket today.

Posted by: concrete girl at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (y2Ojs)

17 Um...Hail Obama?

Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (JycCV)

18 on the upside, he did golf par that day

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (QxSug)

19 Sure, but now we have peace in the world and the Muslims love us and Al Quaeda is on its heels.

Regrettable, but it's only four broken eggs.

Posted by: emperor Barky at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (DQHjw)

20 I have often wondered why Mitt is not addressing this, do you think it's possible that one of the family members asked him not to politicize it and that's why he won't even discuss it?

Posted by: spypeach at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (pwTow)

21 I wish we knew who is leaking. I have a feeling it's coming from an organized bunch across departments.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (HonRE)

22
We leave nobody behind. I mean no body behind in Benghazi. What? We went and picked up the dead guys.

Posted by: Barry Oflustercluck, the benghazi butcher at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (PHb2k)

23 Disgusting.

This is the last-minute thing we should be pushing.

It's real.. People at least somewhat care about it. It's visceral, it's human, and it shows Obama at his worst and weakest.

It reinforces everything Americans saw about him in the first debate.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (SKX2R)

24 This helps shed some more light on the whole "it was all about a video" meme.

Because it's all they could think of to explain why SCOAMF couldn't be bothered.

Posted by: ironbill at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (Q+4Zh)

25 Yeah, but...LOOK, SQUIRREL...and SHUT UP!

Posted by: jakeman at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (96M6e)

26 He preferred to convene his Bullshitting Task Force.


Obama is a bullshitter. And a terrorist (sympathizer).

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (aSf5o)

27 Hillary called Eric for help? How did that go. "The number you have dialled, 'nine one one' is no longer in service and there is no new number. Please check your directory if you have received this message in error."

Posted by: DM at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (LaKlJ)

28 Counterterrorism officials from two agencies said they concluded almost
immediately that the attack was by terrorists and was not spontaneous.


Would you like to review your fucking lies to the American public, Choom-Boy? What about you, Pantsuit? Panetta?

Treasonous assfucks.

Posted by: Waterhouse at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (tqk2f)

29 This can't be true because there's nothing about it on MSNBC.

Posted by: Hepcat at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (frbyY)

30 **ITS NOT TERRORISM IF I BLAME A VIDEO BITCHES!**

True Dat.

That video was vile, vile and disgustingly vile, therefore the first amendment folds.

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (QxSug)

31 Then he went to bed, got up the next morning lied his ass off, and got on AF1 to Vegas Baby...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (9+ccr)

32 Obama's Bullshitting Task Force: the Media.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:03 PM (aSf5o)

33 on the upside, he did golf par that day
Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (QxSug)
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Bullshit. I'd bet his real handicap is somewhere in the mid 50's.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:04 PM (jucos)

34 look, can't we wait for the White House to investigate itself?

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:04 PM (QxSug)

35 he is a disgrace and his wife and children should be reminded of that every day for the rest of their lives........

Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy Halloween ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 01, 2012 07:00 PM


I don't think we need to be too rough on Moo-Celle and the daughters...they should have the same visitation rights as any families of convicted felons.

I just about lost it tonight. Brian Williams was talking about the disaster in NYC (they glossed over the Traitor-in-Chief's abject failure as a "leader") and hyping Choom Boy as usual, with nary a mention of Benghazi.

Once again, anyone but our affirmative-action president would have been thrown out of office long ago.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 01, 2012 07:04 PM (ZgX/g)

36
I was trying to finish my 7 hour waffle.

Posted by: Barry Oflustercluck, the benghazi butcher at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (PHb2k)

37 Just trying to run the clock out...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (9+ccr)

38 We leave nobody behind. I mean no body behind in Benghazi. What? We went and picked up the dead guys.


Posted by: Barry Oflustercluck, the benghazi butcher at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (PHb2k)
And there s the out for the mother fucker.Just like he CLAIMED he called benghazi an act of terror in the rose garden because the words "ACTS of TERROR" and "Benghazi" where uttered in the same 5 minute speech, He can claim that he stuck with his "LEAVE NO BODY BEHIND" because there is a space between the no and the body...So You see...Obama doesn't Lie, he is just a master word smith and knows how to make works sound like they say one thing while meaning another.

Posted by: Barack Paris Hilton Obama - I play a president at all the hollywood parties at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (ovpNn)

39 Benghaziquiddick.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (jucos)

40 There is no difference between Obama and the man who refused to help a mother and her two children during the storm. The children were later found dead.
NO DIFFERENCE!

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (BVkEs)

41 so fbi was called because it is a domestic disturbance on american soil in a foreign country?

and how prepared are they to deal with a situation of minutes in a foreign country?

Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (hX8cq)

42 I hope some PAC did an ad buy during Sunday's movie about the SEALs killing bin Laden to nail the SCOAMT on his treasonous act.

Posted by: Palandine at November 01, 2012 07:05 PM (g7D8V)

43 In my defense, I was busy. The Dominican trannies in Vegas were spectacular!

Posted by: Baraka O at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (FcR7P)

44 The fact that they were trying to reintroduce the "spontaneous" bullshit is amazing. 100 guys with heavy weapons and technicals to block off road ways just all converged at the same moment.

Posted by: Adam at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (/YJYi)

45 33

Obama is a better golfer than even Kim Jong-Il.



(Dead Kim Jong-Il, and even Living Kim Jong-Il.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (aSf5o)

46 Obama's will blame his Cover My Ass Czar.

Posted by: Hepcat at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (frbyY)

47 >>>I have often wondered why Mitt is not addressing this, do you think it's possible that one of the family members asked him not to politicize it and that's why he won't even discuss it?

I just think Mitt doesn't have the same confidence in himself on foreign policies as on economic topics.

Not only did Mitt spend his life on one and not the other, but a foreign policy misstep, a single bad quote, torpedoed his dad's ambitions with the White House.

And while reading a few black-colored words on a white screen may not fully communicate the emotional impact of that, I think it was big.

Mitt tried going there in the second debate, Crowley called him on it, Mitt lost confidence in his own estimation of the facts in real-time (despite him being right, which I'm sure he subsequently discovered), and he made the decision to just coast on foreign policy, let others attack Obama there, and focus on his core strengths: economic competence and optimism.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (SKX2R)

48 >>>16 CIA statement was correct...and yet Obama wears the bomber jacket today.

HIGHWAY...TO...THE...VEGAS ZONE! *cue guitar riff*

Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:06 PM (JycCV)

49 Didja read Mark Bowden today at daily caller, he's of the mindset that "they knew the risks. and having a platoon of marines there would be too bulky."

so there's that.

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (QxSug)

50

The media blackout defines this as the story that takes obama down.

Posted by: 5 days at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (LpQbZ)

51
Everything I've read about TFG is very clear that he simply can not make a quick decision.

Posted by: MJ at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (TR60b)

52 Benghazi Nam

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (jucos)

53 40

Also, this is Obama's job.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (aSf5o)

54 50




The media blackout defines this as the story that takes obama down.

Posted by: 5 days at November 01, 2012 07:07 PM (LpQbZ)

If it happens it would have to be after the election...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM (9+ccr)

55 Bay of Benghazi

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM (jucos)

56

Free Willy!

Posted by: laurel and hardy on the beach at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM (LpQbZ)

57 It's been over ten minutes. Isn't it time for a new post?

Posted by: Project ORCA at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM (nw0Vt)

58 Imagine if Bush were still president instead of Christie's new best friend;

Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive

http://tinyurl.com/arbbvyz

Where's his boyfriend SHEPPY?

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM (wwsoB)

59 **Mitt lost confidence in his own estimation of the facts in real-time (despite him being right, which I'm sure he subsequently discovered),**

watch again. Mitt was surprised that Obama was going to just balls out lie, stating ok, let's put that on the record, then crowly chimed in and then ended the question/response for that issue. right?

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (QxSug)

60 47

Concern. Concern. Concern.


Answer my question, Sam.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (aSf5o)

61 **58 Imagine if Bush were still president instead of Christie's new best friend;

Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive

http://tinyurl.com/arbbvyz

Where's his boyfriend SHEPPY?
**

Obama hates hipster people!

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (QxSug)

62 Wearing the bomber jacket today was really, very, offensive. The con-man doesn't realize it yet.

President Putzy-call.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (he2LC)

63
Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive

http://tinyurl.com/arbbvyz

Where's his boyfriend SHEPPY?

They're getting pissed and their boyfriend obama left them to go campaign...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (9+ccr)

64 srsly, can obama or whoever get some food to these people?

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:09 PM (QxSug)

65
Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterfuck of a miserable failure.

He also can't find an excuse big enough to cover the murder of an ambassador, his aide and two men that tried to rescue them. There's no one he can point at and blame this on, except the man in the mirror.

Posted by: Gmac - who despises the SCoaMF and his minions at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (IanLz)

66 I wish more people gave a shit about this. Makes me sick.

Posted by: Texas Ranger at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (IvvrO)

67 OMG! Just saw TFG in his Air Force One bomber jacket. What a f*cking douche!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (W3UHW)

68 Bette Midler and other caring compassionate stars who care more than Romney hold extravagant Halloween party in Manhattan

http://tinyurl.com/d257ll8

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (wwsoB)

69 BUT THE REAL QUESTION HERE:

Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?

They just needed to keep a lid on this for another week and they report this now, a few days before the election? There is something deeper at work here.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (hlUJY)

70 Fox and CBS simultaneously breaking this.
Shit just did get real.
I hope.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (Qxe/p)

71 The Tetghazi Offensive

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (jucos)

72 The folks in Staten Island are starting to feel like Amb. Stevens.


Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (he2LC)

73 68

But of course.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (aSf5o)

74 so are those that knew what was happening in real time , going to let the clock run out and let this administration (Win) and continue with this shambles of foreign policy at the expense of the world , but especially ameria?

Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (hX8cq)

75 Benghazi? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (zbbwn)

76 70
Fox and CBS simultaneously breaking this.
Shit just did get real.
I hope.


Posted by: jwb7605 at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (Qxe/p)

Fog of war, Baby, fog of war...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (9+ccr)

77 Waterlooghazi

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (jucos)

78 Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.

It is indeed unfortunate that the pro-rescue contingent- who had seemed so powerful at times-ultimately lost that game of beer pong.

Posted by: The White House at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (FcR7P)

79 You know, the "Obama The Savior of Sandy" image is about to crack with these gas lines and people searching dumpsters for food.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at November 01, 2012 07:11 PM (hlUJY)

80 Feckless Piece of $#!% we got there as Commander and Chief!

Posted by: Paladin at November 01, 2012 07:12 PM (y53d1)

81 I mean, i can't believe that Christie, Bloomie, Obie would let the Sandy disaster explode on them.

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:12 PM (QxSug)

82 The buck never stopped. It's still going. Bastards. O'Bumbles is on the other side.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 01, 2012 07:12 PM (ndlFj)

83 70

Means Fox was going to break it, and CBS didn't want to make it obvious that everyone in the Media is a cocksucker.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:12 PM (aSf5o)

84 All scandals should have 'ghazi' on the end instead of 'gate'

This is way, way worse than Watergate ever was.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:12 PM (uhAkr)

85 Based on this post I analyze the data and now give Obama a 131.53% chance of winning the election.

Posted by: Nate Silver at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (r4wIV)

86
Lou Dobbs takes to the airwaves and screams, "Coverup!"
Joe Trippi giggles. Nervously.


JACK COKE BABY!!!!!

Posted by: concrete girl at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (y2Ojs)

87 Looking more and more like the Cairo apology was meant to incite riots, to provide cover for the attacks the administration knew were coming. Sounds tin-hattish, but I wouldn't put it past this admin.

Posted by: Average Guy at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (yL1VH)

88 BUT THE REAL QUESTION HERE:Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?They just needed to keep a lid on this for another week and they report this now, a few days before the election? There is something deeper at work here.
Posted by: Bill Mitchell at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (hlUJY)

yep

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (nTgAI)

89 I think there are multiple leakers and they are leaking to more than one media source at a time to make sure the delaying stops. The leaks have been more and more damning over the past two weeks, which makes me think there is a bombshell on the way.

Posted by: runninrebel at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (HonRE)

90 But Andrea Mitchell still adores them;

Staten Island Borough President: Donít Give Money to the RedCross

ďYou know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isnít that their function? They collect millions of dollars.

http://tinyurl.com/b3jy5mg

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (wwsoB)

91 If it happens it would have to be after the election...


Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:08 PM


I am all for a two-stage scenario: In Stage One, Obama is defeated by a colossal plurality (I would prefer at least 45 states, but 40 would do). Stage Two would see Congress convene by the end of election week, and impeach Choom Boy's traitorous ass on a minimum of five counts, all of which can be proven within an hour.

Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (ZgX/g)

92 The President of the United States refused to live up to his primary duty of protecting US citizens from violent attack from foreign forces. The President of the United States sacrificed four Americans on the altar of his reelection campaign. The MotherFuckingMedia for the most part does not care to mention these inconvenient facts because it might result in the American public coming to a conclusion that their by and large preferred candidate is unworthy to lead this nation.


May God judge their souls accordingly.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming soon. at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Gk3SS)

93 Romney now has "cover" (CBS) to actually mention this.
Fox isn't "cover", because "everybody knows they lie".
I expect him to mention this:

"Why wouldn't you even convene the counter-terrorism team?" would be plenty.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Qxe/p)

94 SCOAMF!

Posted by: Crashpanic at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (zU+ii)

95 OT but I just saw my first Louise Slaughter ad.

Why the fuck does that woman representing upstate New York speak with a twang?

Posted by: logprof at November 01, 2012 07:14 PM (jKE+Z)

96 Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team
was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the
night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.


and yet a couple of seals were able to come to a decision at risk to their Very LIVES (not prestige or power) but actual lives to do what they knew is best, save those they could!

Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:14 PM (hX8cq)

97 Yep, new thread. I knew it.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 01, 2012 07:14 PM (1Y+hH)

98 >>>69 BUT THE REAL QUESTION HERE:
Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?
They just needed to keep a lid on this for another week and they report this now, a few days before the election? There is something deeper at work here.

HA HA HA! Flip me off in the middle of a debate, will ya?

Posted by: Hillary Clinton's State Dept. at November 01, 2012 07:14 PM (JycCV)

99 92

Amen.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (aSf5o)

100 Ring...Ring...
Obama: Hello Leon, what's going on?
Panetta: I thought you'd like to know we shot a guy we figure is Osama Bin Laden. You need to get off the golf course and get back here for the photo ops.
Obama: So I got Him?
Panetta: Err... I guess we could go with that.
Obama: I GOT HIM! Leon, get a keg of Porter from the basement, I'll be right there.

Ring....Ring...
Obama: Hillary make this short. I have to pack for Las Vegas
Clinton: The Benghazi consulate is under a military attack. We need you in the situation room.
Obama: Well what do you want me to do about it?! This is really a hassle. Look, just ignore it and it will go away. Got it! Get my spin people on the horn too.

Posted by: Dept. Of Accuracy Dept. at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (+I8Mq)

101 Al Qaeda is on the run. So this was just workplace violence. Not terrorism. See how that works?

I killed Bin Laden.

Posted by: B. O. at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (P6QsQ)

102 The F*cker went to bed early and went to Vegas the next day. (Where the rest of us still aren't allowed to go.) That alone should put him in jail for the rest of his life. I'd make him cellmates with Jerry Sandusky. Bastards.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (ndlFj)

103 And Tyrones Father. It broke my heart when he was on Hannity near tears. No one will listen to him. Where are the other Families?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (9+ccr)

104 69 BUT THE REAL QUESTION HERE:

Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?

They just needed to keep a lid on this for another week and they report this now, a few days before the election? There is something deeper at work here.

Posted by: Bill Mitchell at November 01, 2012 07:10 PM (hlUJY)


If they don't act now, they'll lose leverage in the who-can-steal-Geraldo race for network supremacy.

Posted by: jwb7605 at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (Qxe/p)

105 The story is on cbsnews.com's front page, but it's buried under Bloomberg's endorsement from earlier in the day. You can find it if you know to look for it.

Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (FcR7P)

106 Wayne Dupree ‏@NewsNinja2012

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Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:15 PM (wwsoB)

107
Ironically, having Horses and Bayonettes would have improved the Benghazi consulate's security ten fold.

Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:16 PM (JycCV)

108 So ... why did he do this?

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 01, 2012 07:16 PM (ZPrif)

109 When it's Springtime in Benghazi...

Posted by: BHO-Z, Crooner-in-Cheef at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (rzTDZ)

110
Incompetence and Idiocy.

It was not some conspiracy about guns or kidnapping the ambassador.

It was Incompetence and Idiocy.

They never drilled on terrorism response. They decided it couldn't be terrorism and did not think about what they were missing for options.

Four men died. And It was Incompetence and Idiocy.

Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (zLp5I)

111 Four men died so Obama could continue to beat his skinny chest about getting bin Ladin without the message being diluted.
They died for his dishonesty, his arrogance, and his narcissism.

Posted by: Warden at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (HzhBE)

112 So CBS isn't covering this like the top story ?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (9+ccr)

113 **Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?**

incompetence?

Posted by: joeindc44 will start talking like biden. like. biden. at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (QxSug)

114 and he's not a "nice guy" because nice guys don't let four guys die
Posted by: phoenixgirl, Happy Halloween ROMNEY/RYAN2012 at November 01, 2012 07:01 PM (Ho2rs)


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AND we must not let Hillary Clinton off the hook on this either. She's just as cold a fish as the SCOAMT is. Her hand is in this murder too.

Posted by: Soona at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (16B11)

115 http://goo.gl/h0sis

Rand Paul was on Dennis Miller's radio show.

He was given a number for the quantity of Marines at the Paris embassy (less than I thought as it happens).

Is that number not classified? Should the Senator really be giving away Marine-strength at individual embassies, or is that unclassified information?

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (SKX2R)

116 JUST. VOTE. THEM. OUT!

Posted by: P. Aaron at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (QGgxb)

117
# 68:

Bette Midler and other caring compassionate stars who care more than Romney hold extravagant Halloween party in Manhattan

Can't you just imagine the howling, the tearing out of hair, and gnashing of liberal teeth if Romney had held, or attended some function in Manhattan that night?

Our self appointed Snoteratti, on the other hand, are met with eager photographers, and newsies.

Posted by: Sticky Wicket at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (L7hol)

118 >>>108 So ... why did he do this?

Because a coordinated terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 that ended with the death of a US Ambassador would've been contradictory to the claims that he killed Osama and al-Qaeda and ended all terrorism forever.

Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (JycCV)

119 The thing is, this isn't the first time where the military suffers from getting caught up in semantics and being timid. A friend of mine was in Fallujah back when the shit was hitting the fan there and he told me a story of how one time they were hit by a group and saw the guys that did it running away from them so they opened fire on them. They were told to hold their fire because they weren't sure if these guys were insurgents and they were like "Well what do you mean? They just attacked us, of course they are," and the response was yeah, but we haven't positively identified them as insurgents.

Posted by: Barcock Obama at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (8J5Ck)

120 Romney at rally with Rubio now in Delaware county Pennsylvania

Posted by: Islamic Rage Boy at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (CofEF)

121 It's not terrorism because Barry arranged for the Ambassador to be kidnapped, but his little October surprise backfired and blew the whole load on his and Hillary's face (Hillary was upset, but Barry licked it off with an infectious smile).

Impeachment and imprisonment for TREASON is too good for this turd.

Posted by: Mandingo at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (pUOpM)

122 When did the FBI start being used for potential hostage activity in foreign nations?

Posted by: Lea at November 01, 2012 06:58 PM (K+qfx)

When every thing became a "crime" and subject to worldwide Miranda rights.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (Cnqmv)

123 *giving

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (SKX2R)

124 The little patch on his jacket says "Cycling Merit Badge".

The one on the inside says "Made in China".

Posted by: wth at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (wAQA5)

125 110

They knew it was terrorism (or perhaps even war).



(RPGs, mortars, etc.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (aSf5o)

126 Bad sock...

Posted by: Uncle Milty at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (8J5Ck)

127 **Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?**
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CBS sees the writing on the wall and know that Teh JEF is going down on Tuesday. Sheryl Atkison has done some real good work on both this and F&F. Trying to save a sliver of legitimacy.

Posted by: Truck Monkey at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (jucos)

128 112

Surprising!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (aSf5o)

129 Damnatio Memoriae - one of those concepts the Romans have we should bring back.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (uhAkr)

130 113

Fox.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:19 PM (aSf5o)

131 Absolutely unbelievable. Mara Liasson is on Fox saying Mitt has to bring this up to "get it out there" He tried twice, she said, but not a third time. Perhaps she has forgotten how he was attacked by LoverBoy's defenders when he tried!!!

Posted by: likredhen at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (JDLBK)

132 "a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night"

Yikes - that tinfoil hat stuff about how the White House had pre-planned the ambassador's capture keeps looking less and less ridiculous.

Posted by: Lewis at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (UB1pV)

133 Four men died. And It was Incompetence and Idiocy.
Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:17 PM (zLp5I)


------------------------------------------------


Please don't be delusional. This was nothing but cold blooded political calculation/murder.

Posted by: Soona at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (16B11)

134 So as to not look totally bad CBS throws some mention of this on their news. Real gutsy...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (9+ccr)

135 115

Stuck on Concerned, I see.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (aSf5o)

136
CBS sees the writing on the wall and know that Teh JEF is going down on Tuesday. Sheryl Atkison has done some real good work on both this and FF. Trying to save a sliver of legitimacy.
++++
Mmmmm....nnooooo that's not it....*taps fingers on chin*

Posted by: Enemedia at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (9ghZ6)

137 Obama is busy campaigning..
Four dead in Benghazi...

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 01, 2012 07:21 PM (BVkEs)

138 we haven't positively identified them as insurgents.

Posted by: Barcock Obama at November 01, 2012 07:18 PM (8J5Ck)

Troops on a "war" footing and subject to JAG and SPLC lawyer review are on thin ice from the get-go.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:21 PM (Cnqmv)

139 The irony of all of this is had President Present actually done the right and obvious things, he would have had a resounding political, foreign policy, and military victory on the eve of a tight election, and would have certainly gotten glowing MFM coverage.

Think he realizes that now?

Posted by: The Hammer at November 01, 2012 07:21 PM (wo1YR)

140 Ironically, having Horses and Bayonettes would have improved the Benghazi consulate's security ten fold.

Consider that completely stolen.

Posted by: Al at November 01, 2012 07:21 PM (aOAEM)

141 Time for Mitt to jump into the fray on this.
Posted by: Guy Mohawk at November 01, 2012 06:58 PM (PHb2k)... __ ___ __ __ _If Mitt thinks he's losing, he will "jump in on this". If he thinks he's winning, he doesn't take the chance. Jumping in on this at this point might not work. The undecideds left are very low information voters and may not get it in time to make a difference.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (1Y+hH)

142 I get tired of even conservs saying the video was vile. The video was teh funneh. I hope that guy gets out of jail because he has some parody skillz.

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (zpqa2)

143 Another senior counter terrorism official says a hostage rescue team was alternately asked to get ready and then stand down throughout the night, as officials seemed unable to make up their minds.

___________________

This is not leadership.

Speaking of leadership--

whose decision was it to not convene the -

Terrorism Task Force during the attack?

(Off to go look at the link--but kind of doubt it tells us. Just a hunch--this is the kind of problem you get when you appoint a National Security Adviser who is a lobbyist and fundraiser.)

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (r2PLg)

144 Those 4 guys are just bumps in the road folks, I mean, C'mon, look at my smile... Who needs a few million for a green project...wink wink.

Posted by: Barr at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (pUOpM)

145 May God judge their souls accordingly.


They have souls?

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (GEICT)

146 Since the JEF refuses to label any terrorist attack as a terrorist attack (man-caused disaster, work place violence, etc) ....what exactly has the Counterterrorism Security Group done for the last 4 years?

Posted by: Icedog at November 01, 2012 07:22 PM (PTS+l)

147
Yeah, that's the other fun part.

There's still a guy sitting in jail on the premise that this was all caused by a youtube video.

Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:23 PM (JycCV)

148 Perhaps she has forgotten how he was attacked by LoverBoy's defenders when he tried!!!


Posted by: likredhen at November 01, 2012 07:20 PM (JDLBK)

And the first time out, Romney wasn't even talking about Benghazi, but was pointing out the pre-event apologia from the sniveling Cairo Embassy staff!

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (Cnqmv)

149 136

Enemedia. Brilliant.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (aSf5o)

150 107
Ironically, having Horses and Bayonettes would have improved the Benghazi consulate's security ten fold.Posted by: El Kabong at November 01, 2012 07:16 PM (JycCV)-----Don't you know it!

Posted by: concrete girl at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (y2Ojs)

151 Someone at CBS just decided they'd better start rehearsing the words 'President-Elect Mitt Romney'.


Posted by: JEM at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (o+SC1)

152 "I am all for a two-stage scenario: In Stage One, Obama is defeated by a colossal plurality (I would prefer at least 45 states, but 40 would do). Stage Two would see Congress convene by the end of election week, and impeach Choom Boy's traitorous ass on a minimum of five counts, all of which can be proven within an hour."
Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir

This would be good- stop all the crap everyone knows he would pull as a lame duck president.

Posted by: cheetah at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (zXhtZ)

153 Obama is busy campaigning..
Four dead in Benghazi...
Posted by: Craig Poe


That's a Neil Young song, isn't it?

Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (FcR7P)

154
How can you run when you know?

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (9ghZ6)

155 Yeah, When CBS covers this, "Shit just got real!"

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (he2LC)

156 On a side note, I spent the last week in the Pittsburgh area of PA and I have never seen more political ads on TV in my adult life. If it's not close enough for the right to actually believe there is a chance, someone is wasting a ton of money that could have been invested in some green-energy startups.

Posted by: The Hammer at November 01, 2012 07:25 PM (wo1YR)

157 "If Mitt thinks he's losing, he will "jump in on this". If he thinks he's winning, he doesn't take the chance."

This is beyond politics. Obama MUST be held accountable for this.

Low fucking gas prices would not make this behavior okay. It must be opposed because it is wrong.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:25 PM (uhAkr)

158 "The response process was isolated at the most senior level," says an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. "My fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted."

_____________

Hint Number One.

Posted by: Tsar Nicholas II at November 01, 2012 07:25 PM (r2PLg)

159 That's a Neil Young song, isn't it?

Probably would be if this were a Republican president.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at November 01, 2012 07:25 PM (r4wIV)

160
What a screwup. I agree that if Obama had sent in a Spooky and whatever else was needed and had saved everyone, he would have been a hero. The problem is, he would have been a hero to the wrong people.

And I still wouldn't have voted for him.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 01, 2012 07:25 PM (1Y+hH)

161 Louise Slaughter--she kills me.

Posted by: Cricket at November 01, 2012 07:26 PM (2ArJQ)

162
That's a Neil Young song, isn't it?

----

Yes, needs to be expanded by one of the smarter morons.

Posted by: Craig Poe at November 01, 2012 07:26 PM (BVkEs)

163 Fuck Obama. Fuck the Democrats. Fuck the cockroach left.

Posted by: Flatbush Joe at November 01, 2012 07:26 PM (ZPrif)

164 Aren't we always told that there are people at the Pentagon whose job it is to sit around and come up with contingency plans for every conceivable situation our country may find itself in? Certainly they had a plan for something like this.

Posted by: Othered at November 01, 2012 07:26 PM (EuW9O)

165 40There is no difference between Obama and the man who refused to help a mother and her two children during the storm. The children were later found dead.
NO DIFFERENCE!
Posted by: Craig Poe Did he lie and cover up about it later?

Posted by: Dirks Strewn at November 01, 2012 07:26 PM (Rrc6j)

166 "The CSG is the one group that's supposed to know what resources every
agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to
coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies," a
high-ranking government official told CBS News. "They were not allowed
to do their job. They were not called upon."


But if we only get a Secretary of Business, the economy will be fixed!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 01, 2012 07:27 PM (QKKT0)

167 I'm seriously starting to become concerned for my safety election night. The whole 4-hour thing applies to Schadenboners too, correct?

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 01, 2012 07:27 PM (zpqa2)

168 Really Ace, I think the red ink is a little overwrought.

Posted by: Debbie Wassermouth Shithead at November 01, 2012 07:27 PM (QKKT0)

169 ".....as officials were unable to make up their minds."

That sums up the Obama Doctrine right there. Always has, still does.

Posted by: TD, one of the proud 53% at November 01, 2012 07:27 PM (+uFux)

170 Talk about binders- you should see the binders full of people I gotta pardon! Uhh, just put the new ones over there. Thanks.

Posted by: Baraka O at November 01, 2012 07:27 PM (FcR7P)

171 Carter is a far better President. At least he did try to rescue our embassy staff in Tehran. And still playing in movie theaters with Carter's mug is 'Argo.'

Way to go Barry, you were worried about bad optics. Well you got bad optics in spades. Four dead good guys while you dithered and partied.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (HiC8z)

172 164

Sure. But what good is a plan if the Commander-in-Chief is a cocksucking Leftist traitor?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (aSf5o)

173
Obama solution is to propose a new cabinet position: Secretary of Making Decisions

Posted by: MJ at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (TR60b)

174 From ABC's Jake Tapper today. "The Benghazi Drip-Drip-Drip"
http://tinyurl.com/as55buk

"Without question in this hyper-partisan environment, Republicans
operatives are fanning flames and creating suspicions where thereís no
evidence of wrongdoing, trafficking in false rumors and idle
speculation." (You gotta love that bit of unbiased jouralism.)

The comments are running 99% blasting Tapper and the media.

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (lTVJy)

175
Good soldiers but Choom Boy's coming
we're out here all on our own

Posted by: USS Diversity at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (9ghZ6)

176 CBS is covering this, because CBS understands the internals, and figures the first of the 3 MSM networks to turn on Obama has a chance at credibility after November 6th.

Posted by: Bill from Chappaqua at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (MAhUT)

177 May God judge their souls accordingly.





They have souls?



If they do not, they cannot rot in Hell so I'm going with yes, yes, they do.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming soon. at November 01, 2012 07:29 PM (Gk3SS)

178 Let the dead bury the dead

Posted by: Chicago Jesus at November 01, 2012 07:30 PM (+I8Mq)

179 Obama solution is to propose a new cabinet position: Secretary of Making DecisionsPosted by: MJ at November 01, 2012 07:28 PM (TR60b)__ ___ ___ _ _ __ _ _ _ ___ _ _ _Oh I think that's going to require a blue-ribbon commission.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 01, 2012 07:30 PM (1Y+hH)

180 Hey Springsteen, how bout going to Ty Woods' hometown and sing a song for em'?

Fucking douche.

Posted by: Scooter at November 01, 2012 07:30 PM (L5yyj)

181 171

Four dead White, racist, sexist, fascist, imperialistic colonialists. It was a good day for Obama.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:30 PM (aSf5o)

182 CatsPolitics ‏@CatsPolitics

And the response to the utter ruin on Staten Island is comparable to Katrina. They're still finding bodies. No Red Cross help.


Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (wwsoB)

183 173

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (aSf5o)

184 Hey Jugears, the shit is coming to a fan near you!

Posted by: Cicero (@cicero) at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (QKKT0)

185 Why, oh why, was there not a check box that read, "Rescue embassy staff"?

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (zpqa2)

186 Drip drip drip?
This is not even started yet.

Posted by: Dept. Of Accuracy Dept. at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (+I8Mq)

187 Somehow I think if the movie based on Obama's gutsy call (the one by The Hurt Locker director) were released Friday, instead of making people want to vote for him, his popularity would plummet even further.


Posted by: BeckoningChasm at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (Y0jT/)

188 Tapper is a complete douche! He really said that after what has just come out?

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (9+ccr)

189 "176 CBS is covering this, because CBS understands the internals, and figures the first of the 3 MSM networks to turn on Obama has a chance at credibility after November 6th."

They are covering it because they want to control the story.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (uhAkr)

190 174

False rumors and idle speculation!? But that's the Media's job.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (aSf5o)

191 21 I wish we knew who is leaking. I have a feeling it's coming from an organized bunch across departments.
Posted by: runninrebel at November 01, 2012 07:02 PM (HonRE)

__________________

Correct.

Posted by: tasker at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (r2PLg)

192 It was obviously a zombie al Qaeda attack carried out on 9/11/12 because I've killed all of them. Zombies. Zombies riled up by an anti-Islam movie.

Posted by: president o'bumbles at November 01, 2012 07:33 PM (nkiQM)

193 "There is no difference between Obama and the man who refused to help a mother and her two children during the storm. The children were later found dead."

i cried a little bit when i read about those two children being found today.

i expected that would be the ultimate result, but can you imagine that mother's pain? desperately clinging onto whatever hopes of finding her children alive, only for those hopes to be ripped away by the same merciless torrents of fate that pried her sons from her arms on that terrible night.

that being said, in nyc, it's a tough call letting strangers into one's house...even on staten island. i'm sure that guy didn't mean any ill will, and i'm sure he -- unlike obama -- feels absolutely horrible about the upshot of his refusal to offer a stranger and her children the comfort of safety during sandy.

i think that while the comparison is apt, it minimises the culpability of obama's full knowledge of the probably consequences of his refusal...and the utter lack of any cost to him (besides the political cost of acknowledging a terrorist attack in libya that he apparently and inexplicably thought he would be able to avoid) that sending in help would have presented!

Posted by: jimi ray at November 01, 2012 07:33 PM (79EF9)

194 They are covering it because they want to control the story.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (uhAkr)


If CBS turns out to be a biased, corrupt cocksucking bunch of leftard whores, I want to be the first to report that story.

Posted by: Dan Rather at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (QKKT0)

195 142 I get tired of even conservs saying the video was vile. The video was teh funneh. I hope that guy gets out of jail because he has some parody skillz.
--------------------------------

I thought the video was hilarious.

Posted by: Scooter at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (aZrqG)

196 CBS? Never heard of it.

Posted by: Charlie Gibson at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (zbbwn)

197 FBI HRT? To deploy from CONUS to a still warm war zone? When you have two Delta teams a few hundred clicks away, begging for you to let them slip! Can HRT coordinate in anything greater then an adhoc manner with a gunship, with Navy air?

WTF.

The only reason for that call is politics, they didn't want the optics of having to send boots into Libya, their great example of soft touch power.

Posted by: Jean at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (CofEF)

198 153 Obama is busy campaigning..
Four dead in Benghazi...
Posted by: Craig Poe

That's a Neil Young song, isn't it?Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (FcR7P)------Hey Hey My My

Posted by: concrete girl at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (y2Ojs)

199 Forget the drip,drip,drip. Time for a flood to drown the media including that ass Tapper...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:34 PM (9+ccr)

200
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming soon. at November 01, 2012 07:13 PM (Gk3SS)

Preach It!

Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:35 PM (zLp5I)

201 193

Nah. Makes too much sense.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:35 PM (aSf5o)

202 Benghazipot Dome.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at November 01, 2012 07:35 PM (IlZPo)

203 The Democrats turned counterterrorism into a trip to the RMV.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:35 PM (uhAkr)

204 Posted by: tasker at November 01, 2012 07:32 PM (r2PLg)


I think when classified (not SBU) level docs start to be leaked, there are senior govvies that have principles and cannot abide what happened at Benghazi.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (Cnqmv)

205 And the response to the utter ruin on Staten Island is comparable to Katrina. They're still finding bodies. No Red Cross help.

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:31 PM (wwsoB)__ __ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ __ And Obama's done nothing because he hates white people!!!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Race-Baitor at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (1Y+hH)

206 "From ABC's Jake Tapper today. "The Benghazi Drip-Drip-Drip""

wow. that's pretty rididulous o.o

tapper is usually one of the good ones, too...he's usually one of the few WH press correspondents not modest about asking the tough questions.

Posted by: jimi ray at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (79EF9)

207 @189 - it's another Sharyl Attkisson story.

You can count on one hand the number of legacy-media reporters outside maybe an occasional Fox-type who actually seem to give a damn about holding Obama up to any level of public scrutiny at all.

Attkisson, Jake Tapper, and...who else?


Posted by: JEM at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (o+SC1)

208 188 Donna

Yes! My blood pressure rose when I read that. He goes go on to intimate that yeah, questions need to be answered, but it's pretty much a soft peddle, imo. And just think, he's one of the hard hitters. Loved this response in the comments below though:

"Are you kidding me??? This is impartial journalism??? Give me a
break. This administration LIED to us for weeks about some video when
they knew FOR MONTHS that the Benghazi consulate was being targeted for
attack by terrorists. Does any journalist feel the need to ask WHY????
Does ABC News wonder WHO told the Navy Seals to stand down???? But wait, the deaths of four Americans after repeated pleas for help
and additional security and the subsequent cover up is nothing more than
ďidle speculationĒ to ABC News. It saddens and sickens me to witness
the downfall of the American media."

Posted by: Lady in Black at November 01, 2012 07:37 PM (lTVJy)

209
stolen from CSNY Ohio

4 Dead and He Donít Know

Dead SEALS and Obama Lying,
Abandoned by their own,
This Fall I hear the crying,
Four dead and he donít know
Gotta get down to it,
Obama let them down,
Narrative failed long ago.
What if you knew them
And found them dead on the ground
How can he run when you know?

Dead SEALS and Obama Running,
Abandoned by their own,
This Fall I hear the drumming,
Four dead but he donít know
Gotta get down to it,
Barack let them down,
His Story failed long ago.
What if you knew them
And found them dead on the ground
How can he run when you know?

Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:37 PM (zLp5I)

210
I think when classified (not SBU) level
docs start to be leaked, there are senior govvies that have principles
and cannot abide what happened at Benghazi.


Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (Cnqmv)

They better dump it now because if obama is re-elected this will be buried...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:37 PM (9+ccr)

211 197

Leftists are in love with the police state. When all your fantasies involve hammers...



(And sickles.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:37 PM (aSf5o)

212 Bodies being found in Staten Island, no help in the Rockaways, Manhattanites eating out of dumpsters

Yeh Kathleen Parker and Meggie Mac, people are thinking how awesome a President Bloomberg would be

And Shep, Geraldo , wherever you're dining out tonight ...

FUCK YOU TOO

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:38 PM (wwsoB)

213 I will give them a small amount of benefit of the doubt because of the Egypt riots earlier in the day. Those guys also scaled the wall and burned stuff, etc.

So, if you told me "we have some scattered AK fire and people milling around Benghazi's consulate" and if I were really busy and made a snap decision I would say "probably just a protest."

And if I had no idea that Benghazi was not an actual fortified complex, then I'd guess they would be able to weather it A-Ok and go to bed.

So, I could imagine Baracky being fed initial reports and then fucking off, with some modicum of understanding.

However, if that were the case, his big mistake was to do the video cover up with Hillary, when instead he should have been firing staff, up to and including Hillary. She should have told him..."that consulate is bare naked."

Instead he went along for the video argument and flew to Vegas.

Liberals do no get that this scandal has 3 layers. You might be able to argue your way out of one of the layers if you didn't do the other two. Say, they had sent teams in immediately and did not claim a video - we would understand. Or say that you didn't send in teams, but had left more staff on hand and had came clean immediately and fired people.

Another thing, I suspect Obama has created a vibe that say " do not disturb" and that once he dismissed this stuff, everyone was reluctant to wake his ass up.

Posted by: Sexypig at November 01, 2012 07:38 PM (ZUIii)

214 205

Nice spelling. I'll have to remember your hash.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (aSf5o)

215

Won't the other alphabets have to start reporting on this now?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Race-Baitor at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (1Y+hH)

216 "212 Bodies being found in Staten Island, no help in the Rockaways, Manhattanites eating out of dumpsters"

Whenever life imitates Deus Ex, it sucks.

Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (uhAkr)

217 What's up with Tapper? Between this and him begging on twitter that people don't leak to him it makes me wonder if they got to him somehow.

Posted by: Freemo at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (Flwys)

218 Newark residents complaining about running out of food

They won't blame Booker or Obama, but my bet is that Christie's New Best Friend and the MSM throws him under the bus in record time

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (wwsoB)

219 Attkisson, Jake Tapper, and...who else?




Posted by: JEM at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM

fixed.

Posted by: huerfano at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (bAGA/)

220 When you lead from behind, you can't count on the military to not try and "win" in whatever situation you place them in.


If you rely solely on CONUS based law enforcement assets that have no established ground game overseas (especially in a lawless terrorist state with a non-functioning government and a healthy addiction to sharia law), your ability to stall and obfuscate is greatly enhanced.

Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (Cnqmv)

221 The Tripoli Chief has said that The Ambassador called and said they were being attacked as it was happening. This is directly from his own words...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (9+ccr)

222 And yes. Obama definitely does love White people. There's nothing he loves more. You've got me there.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (aSf5o)

223 Last chance, Tapper. Now get out there and DISCREDIT THAT STORY, soldier.

Posted by: Enemedia at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (9ghZ6)

224 Hey, its hard enough to drag Obamao's lifeless carcass across the finish line without talking about stuff like who did what in Benghazi - so shut up already.

Posted by: The MSM at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (ylhEn)

225 I think when classified (not SBU) level docs start to be leaked, there are senior govvies that have principles and cannot abide what happened at Benghazi.
Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (Cnqmv)

____________________

Yep. Looks like CBS has someone pretty senior talking to them.

Posted by: tasker at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (r2PLg)

226 The more information that emerges about Benghaziquiddick, the more evident it is to me that it did not arise wholly or even substantially out of incompetence.

This is malfeasance on steroids.

Posted by: Otis Criblecoblis at November 01, 2012 07:41 PM (IlZPo)

227 195 142 I get tired of even conservs saying the video
was vile. The video was teh funneh. I hope that guy gets out of jail
because he has some parody skillz.

--------------------------------


I thought the video was hilarious.

Posted by: Scooter

The future must not belong to those who mock comedy!

Posted by: president o'bumbles at November 01, 2012 07:41 PM (nkiQM)

228 215

No. They do what they want.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:41 PM (aSf5o)

229 Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:40 PM (Cnqmv)

Especialy when that CONUS Law Enforcment Group would have NO JURISDICTION in the case....

This happened in Libya... on a RENTED piece of Land...

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 01, 2012 07:43 PM (lZBBB)

230 Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW?

To hide tomorrow's jobs numbers?

Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:43 PM (FcR7P)

231 Anything else, Meremortal?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:43 PM (aSf5o)

232 I think some people high up at CBS are going to get some phone calls. "Nice network you got here..."

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 01, 2012 07:44 PM (zpqa2)

233 Nanny Bloomberg endorsed TFG today.

Because GLOBAL WARMING is at fault for New York's plight right now, not Mayor Press Conference

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:44 PM (wwsoB)

234 216 "212 Bodies being found in Staten Island, no help in the Rockaways, Manhattanites eating out of dumpsters"

Whenever life imitates Deus Ex, it sucks.


Posted by: Bevel Lemelisk at November 01, 2012 07:39 PM (uhAkr)

And welcome to the world the GREENs want us all to live in....

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 01, 2012 07:45 PM (lZBBB)

235
214

The "o" is on purpose. You don't have a trademark on "Mirror-Universe" do you?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Race-Baitor at November 01, 2012 07:45 PM (1Y+hH)

236 Under treaty, all embassies and consulates are considered the soil of the occupant, regardless of whether the land is owned or rented.

Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 07:45 PM (he2LC)

237 233

The future must not belong to those who emit CO2.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (aSf5o)

238 15 minutes into CBS evening news and nothing!

Posted by: westminsterdogshow at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (W3UHW)

239 It's wishcasting. It's an idealogue's blue sky worldview crashing into that thing we call reality, and it costs lives, as it always has.

My theory is that there just weren't enough lives involved, by their calculus, to allow themselves to concede to a more realistic, alternate worldview. So my big question is what is their break even point? A dozen? Hundred? Thousand?

How many people does it take serving us overseas, before they can know their leaders have their back? How many do we need to travel with if we go overseas?

Just remember how many independents and moderates, even right leaning, were completely convinced this rigid simpleton idealogue was actually a brilliant pragmatist that would look at things from every angle. Then arrive at the best decision, politics be damned. Remember the media that, to this day, does everything in its power to keep that sham alive. Disgusting.

Posted by: Dave S. at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (PNi9V)

240 Tapper has really revealed himself.

Sorry but it was evident in that one tweet of his.

People were begging, complaining, pleading with him to cover Benghazi.

After all it is Tapper with the power--the bull horn.


He responds to them by saying- in effect--

in the future-- when it is a Republican administration-- they won't like the same level of scrutiny. (something like that).

***

Well think about that.

Tapper is the one with the power.

And--his excuse for his unfair behavior in the present is his supposed anticipated prediction of people on Twitter with relatively little power being-

unfair in the future.

That is a seriously twisted sense of "ethics".

Posted by: tasker at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (r2PLg)

241 So, there was massive fapping by the MSM over TFG looking so caring and Presidential yesterday

Now that Katrina type stories are coming out, where's their god now?

Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (wwsoB)

242 Well I just dropped the LVJ editorial on a friend and they tried to waffle and temporize saying the administration was trying not to inflame things and chose the wrong path. Then just dropped the CBS story on them. Person says they are conservative. Lets see.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at November 01, 2012 07:46 PM (HiC8z)

243 Obama Didn't Convene Terrorism Response Task Force During Attack

Did anyone check the Man-Caused Disaster Response Task Force or the International Contingency Operations Center?

Posted by: ThePrimordialOrderedPair at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (X3lox)

244 235

Nope. But let's do this, Meremortal.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (aSf5o)

245 Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW? To hide tomorrow's jobs numbers?
Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:43 PM (FcR7P)

Ahhhh

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (nTgAI)

246 Why is CBS giving Obama up on this NOW? To hide tomorrow's jobs numbers? Posted by: t-bird at November 01, 2012 07:43 PM (FcR7P) Ahhhh
Posted by: The Jackhole at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (nTgAI)

When you pile shit on top of shit, it still stinks

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (nTgAI)

247 58 Imagine if Bush were still president instead of Christie's new best friend;

Sandy-Starved New Yorkers Dumpster Dive


Well, that's because Mayor Bloomberg wouldn't let Teh Messiah set foot in NYC. I'm sure if he had, Lord Obama would have been able to feed 5000 with 5 bagels and 2 smoked knishes...

Posted by: rumningrn at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (Uw091)

248 Beck threatened them without naming them yesterday. Said he knew who they were. Said if they didn't reveal what they know he would name them. Not sure if that had anything to do with it.

Posted by: Timwi at November 01, 2012 07:47 PM (pdhxN)

249 has nevergiveup checked n yet?

Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:48 PM (hX8cq)

250
Another thing, I suspect Obama has created a vibe that say " do not disturb" and that once he dismissed this stuff, everyone was reluctant to wake his ass up.Posted by: Sexypig at November 01, 2012 07:38 PM (ZUIii)


Sounds like a leader back in 1939-1945.

Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:48 PM (zLp5I)

251
My use of Mirror-Universe was not related to you in this case.


I reserve the option to do so if it pleases me however. ;D

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Race-Baitor at November 01, 2012 07:48 PM (1Y+hH)

252 250

Do you know how Stalin died?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:49 PM (aSf5o)

253 has nevergiveup checked n yet?
Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:48 PM (hX8cq)Posted a comment earlier today? Checking..

Posted by: rd does not trust the MSM at November 01, 2012 07:49 PM (zLp5I)

254 This thread has too much drip-drip-drip and leaking internals.

Posted by: Hurricane Sandra Fluke at November 01, 2012 07:49 PM (zpqa2)

255 251

Too late now, Meremortal.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:49 PM (aSf5o)

256 Sock off.

Posted by: Meremortal at November 01, 2012 07:50 PM (1Y+hH)

257 256

Put it back on.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:50 PM (aSf5o)

258 I'm waiting...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:51 PM (aSf5o)

259 Hey guys, I heard there is a new thread over there! ^^^

Posted by: Smash'em at November 01, 2012 07:52 PM (7Foks)

260 Next thread? Let's see.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at November 01, 2012 07:52 PM (aSf5o)

261 rd, if you see ,let me know,k?

Posted by: willow at November 01, 2012 07:53 PM (hX8cq)

262 International Contingency Operations Center

???

iCOC? Does Apple know about this?

Posted by: hannitys_hybrid at November 01, 2012 07:53 PM (zpqa2)

263 Smash'em is right. And I hear in the new thread they're giving out free goatee trimmers. Hurry! They might run out!

Posted by: andycanuck at November 01, 2012 07:53 PM (nkiQM)

264

Go vote and talk someone into voting R!

Posted by: ilovebacon at November 01, 2012 07:54 PM (hfS7O)

265 Posted by: Bart who lurks with SMOD 2012, master of his domain at November 01, 2012 07:45 PM (he2LC)

Wikipedia

Contrary to popular belief, diplomatic missions do not enjoy full extraterritorial status and are not sovereign territory of the represented state.[5][6] Rather, the premises of diplomatic missions remain under the jurisdiction of the host state while being afforded special privileges (such as immunity from most local laws) by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations. Diplomats themselves still retain full diplomatic immunity, and (as an adherent to the Vienna Convention) the host country may not enter the premises of the mission without permission of the represented country. The term "extraterritoriality" is often applied to diplomatic missions, but only in this broader sense.

Also, a Consulate must be agreed to by the Host Country...

And I would add, the CIA outpost? Definatly NOT part of any Embassy, and it was the site of an hours long firefight....

Posted by: Romeo13 at November 01, 2012 07:55 PM (lZBBB)

266 70 Fox and CBS simultaneously breaking this.
Shit just did get real.
I hope.


I am so praying that this thing busts open really soon!

I was listening to so much Talk Radio, I can't remember which show it was, but s caller brought up the very salient fact that Obama showed true outrage over Trayvon Martin's possibly deserved death than the 4 heros killed in Benghazi.

Posted by: rumningrn at November 01, 2012 07:56 PM (Uw091)

267 Next person who ever says to me anything about Obama "getting" Osama, or "gutsy call" is going to find out what it's like to see a middle aged, mom of two go apeshit on their ass.

Posted by: mare at November 01, 2012 07:56 PM (A98Xu)

268 Tapper is just trying to keep his relevance.

If Obama is not re-elected, suddenly Tapper becomes one of a million journos savaging Mitt Romney.

If Obama is re-elected though, he's still the last, best hope of the world.

Posted by: Sexypig at November 01, 2012 07:58 PM (ZUIii)

269 177 May God judge their souls accordingly.





They have souls?


If they do not, they cannot rot in Hell so I'm going with yes, yes, they do.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Coming soon. at November 01, 2012 07:29 PM (Gk3SS)



Ok. I'm good with that.

Posted by: BCochran1981 at November 01, 2012 07:59 PM (GEICT)

270

where's nickless?

Posted by: soothsayer vindictus at November 01, 2012 08:00 PM (QsYgr)

271 "I am all for a two-stage scenario: In Stage One, Obama is defeated by a colossal plurality (I would prefer at least 45 states, but 40 would do). Stage Two would see Congress convene by the end of election week, and impeach Choom Boy's traitorous ass on a minimum of five counts, all of which can be proven within an hour." Posted by: MrScribbler, banned at TepidAir This would be good- stop all the crap everyone knows he would pull as a lame duck president.
Posted by: cheetah at November 01, 2012 07:24 PM (zXhtZ)

Then we could have Choo Choo in charge... that would be fun

Posted by: The Jackhole at November 01, 2012 08:01 PM (nTgAI)

272 Maybe some demonstrations at the Whitehouse with fake toy Mattel RPG's and heavy mortars would offer some clarity about what is and isn't terrorism?


Posted by: @PurpAv at November 01, 2012 08:01 PM (n1f2c)

273 Wait a second wasn't Benghazi work place violence? It was... right... right...? Hey look over there - a car upside down in flood water!!!11!!!1!

Posted by: The MSM at November 01, 2012 08:01 PM (ylhEn)

274 they tried to waffle and temporize saying the administration was trying not to inflame things and chose the wrong path

My response would be we don't hire politicians for their poor judgment.

Posted by: @PurpAv at November 01, 2012 08:03 PM (n1f2c)

275 "The response process was isolated at the most senior level," says
an official referring to top officials in the executive branch. "My
fellow counterterrorism professionals and I (were) not consulted."

This disaster has the true president's fingerprints all over it: Valerie Jarrett. Obama, indecisive and inert as usual, consults Jarrett, who says don't send, the politics are bad in this. The military and spooks says, we gotta go in. Jarrett says no...and on and on. Just like the Bin Laden hit...Jarrett is the decision-maker.

Obama cannot survive this. This is not just "Faux News", whatever you think of CBS News, the traditional MSM can't blow this off now...


Posted by: watchtheface at November 01, 2012 08:05 PM (ROdby)

276 I'm sure Obama is just busy helping OJ find the real killer

Posted by: Mark at November 01, 2012 08:07 PM (nAu6v)

277 OK. My real name is Jack.

I can't even sock-puppet this. I'm speechless.

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 01, 2012 08:08 PM (wUFaM)

278 OK, now I (#277 Jack) can.

"Hey, fuck 'em. They're white. Who gives a shit?"

Posted by: Barack Obama at November 01, 2012 08:09 PM (wUFaM)

279 Bruce and Bon Jovi to hold fundraising concert for Obama Sandy victims

NBC holding the fundraiser on Friday

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi, both famously from New Jersey, and Billy Joel, whose own Long Island was hard hit, are scheduled to appear at the concert, hosted by "Today" show co-host Matt Lauer.

Other performers include Christina Aguilera, Sting and Jimmy Fallon.


Posted by: kbdabear at November 01, 2012 08:11 PM (wwsoB)

280 Look WingNutz... it was a Man Caused Disaster. How can anybody with an IQ above an amoeba not be aware of this? Did the Seals offer to have a Beer Summit? I think not. Ok... so they don't drink alcohol. I forgot about that. But you MUST respect their culture AMIRITE? Think about it. You are a stupid, drunk, lazy, racist. What part about THAT do you not understand? How dare you put yourself on a pedestal thinking ... "Well, we don't chop off heads or stone sluts". They have hundreds of years of human experience. The evil USA has only existed for a fraction of that. Besides, didn't any of you learn anything about the Crusades and how you were all about genocide? Finally, BenGazi is a respectable homo name. Why all the hate?

Posted by: Stuck on Stupid at November 01, 2012 08:20 PM (l0FhV)

281 Go ahead, Ace. Make a gutsy call.

This righteous endorsement deserves a flaming skull.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 08:22 PM (SKX2R)

282 Ah, wrong thread.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee The Third at November 01, 2012 08:23 PM (SKX2R)

283 this is why Gen Carter Hamm says he wasn't asked.

Posted by: Thunderb at November 01, 2012 08:28 PM (Dnbau)

284 20. I think Mitt doesn't want to touch this because he knows if he does the Obama Presstitute Water Carriers will scream bloody murder that he is politicizing the deaths of American Heros. Its a throw me in the briar patch play by the Lyin kING and his ho's. He was practically begging Mitt to jump during the last debate and Mitt went economy on his ass instead. The slow drip drip drip is getting out it does need to make it to the other alphabets tho. Also Mitt is likely getting security briefings and he may know there's more to this than meets the eye!

Posted by: ConcealedKerry Or SubMitt at November 01, 2012 08:34 PM (aJLMI)

285 @275...yeah, that sounds about right. But why no tell all books yet?

She must have angered somebody?

Or is it so bad, a liberal scorned can't stomach the idea of torpedoing the firs black prezzy?

Posted by: Sexypig at November 01, 2012 08:35 PM (ZUIii)

286 CBS? Wahhhh?

Posted by: Truman North at November 01, 2012 08:41 PM (I2LwF)

287 Libertarian voters don't care about anyone else but themselves.

So I guess they're consistent, anyway.

Posted by: Jeanne the Obscure at November 01, 2012 08:45 PM (qsO0B)

288 I think when classified (not SBU) level docs start to be leaked, there are senior govvies that have principles and cannot abide what happened at Benghazi.
Posted by: Hrothgar at November 01, 2012 07:36 PM (Cnqmv)


I think its Ham.

He has not been interviewed

He is not talking except to say he was not asked

He not only was rotated out immediately after, he is retiring

I think its Ham. I want it to be Ham. I really need to believe there are men with some shred of honor left in this situation and I fervently hope its a military man

Posted by: Thunderb at November 01, 2012 08:46 PM (Dnbau)

289 Four did die. Wonder how many would have died in the ex-SEALs had done as they were told andnot mounted their rescue mission.

Need to remember the "stand down" order meantObama was willing to sacrifice *everyone* at the consulate building.

Posted by: OCBill at November 01, 2012 08:46 PM (YJvVE)

290 @287, do you mean libertarian party voters or libertarians? Big difference.

Posted by: Sexypig at November 01, 2012 08:48 PM (ZUIii)

291 doug Ross time line on the side bar is really helpful

Posted by: Thunderb at November 01, 2012 08:57 PM (Dnbau)

292 This CBS crap is yet another attempt to walk back the blame from Obama. If they can get this meme through then they can go with "his failure was only to fail to convene the right committee". That would be a failure alright but nowhere near the actual crime of ordering the rescue forces which were champing at the bit and may well have been on the way or even already present, to back off.

Posted by: Kyle Kiernan at November 01, 2012 08:58 PM (80Gv7)

293 Indefuckingcision sinks ships.

Posted by: Ben Ghazi at November 01, 2012 09:00 PM (Nax5p)

294
I wish more people gave a shit about this. Makes me sick.
--

Do you know people who are aware of what's happened, and don't care? Because you have to know about Benghazi to care. Everyone that I know that knows even a little about it is enraged.

Posted by: Mayday at November 01, 2012 09:21 PM (F3s39)

295 Its pretty amazing how just about half the people in the country want to say asleep. They don't want to hear the alarm. They just want to roll over and take another 4 year nap. Amazing.
We have a lot of shit to clean up and TFG piled a lot more on top. God help us all if he gets another 4 years.

Posted by: simpleton at November 01, 2012 09:27 PM (za3QZ)

296 I will continue to care, but the media will continue to cover up. It's just the way it is. If Fox has absolute proof and e-mails or recordings backing this up they need to release it now, of forever hold their peace..

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna not greg/gerg at November 01, 2012 09:32 PM (9+ccr)

297 Holy sh-t.

It's worse than I thought.

Quoting from Allahpundit's post about this same topic:

"Inexplicably, they also didnít call on their rapid-reaction counterterrorism coordination squad, the Foreign Emergency Support Team, even though the consulate attack was, um, (a) foreign and (b) an emergency that (c) required support. So confused was the administration response, in fact, that CBS claims the FBI got a call from someone in Hillaryís office during the attack asking that agents be sent in, even though the compound hadnít been secured yet and nothing by way of coordination with Defense and State had been arranged. And before you ask: No, I donít know either why State would have thought to call the FBI while CSG and FEST were standing by waiting to be consulted. Logically, youíd ask for the FBI only after the attack was over, to go in and find out what happened. In a situation where the ambassadorís under fire and out of contact, your top priority should be rescue. Why wasnít it?"

Maybe Obama DID order an investigation in the middle of the attack. That sounds *insane*, but how else to explain it?

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 01, 2012 09:34 PM (SKX2R)

298 Since the Romney camp doesn't want to touch this $50 to a PAC that floods the airwaves with it over the last few days

Posted by: Doc at November 01, 2012 09:35 PM (/Nvgs)

299 This news tonight was stunning. It's a constant drip drip drip.

On 9/11/12, I probably stayed up later than Obama. I was glued to the computer, trying to find more news. It hit me very hard. Our fearless Dear Leader, however, went to sleep. Literally.

Posted by: Baldy at November 01, 2012 09:43 PM (opS9C)

300 This news tonight was stunning. It's a constant drip drip drip.

On 9/11/12, I probably stayed up later than Obama. I was glued to the computer, trying to find more news. It hit me very hard. Our fearless Dear Leader, however, went to sleep. Literally.
Posted by: Baldy at November 01, 2012 09:43 PM (opS9C)


this has me gutted

I have tolerated so much lefty crap at family gathering, on facebook. Can't take it anymore.

I posted Doug Ross's dual timeline chart on my facebook with the comment facts are stubborn things

First thing I ever put there. I am sick of it.

And how the whole country is not howling with rage I do not know. Its too terrible and they do not want to know it but they will know it

Posted by: Thunderb at November 01, 2012 09:54 PM (Dnbau)

301 This disaster has the true president's fingerprints all over it: Valerie
Jarrett. Obama, indecisive and inert as usual, consults Jarrett, who
says don't send, the politics are bad in this. The military and spooks
says, we gotta go in. Jarrett says no...and on and on. Just like the Bin
Laden hit...Jarrett is the decision-maker.

------------------------------




Bingo.

Posted by: mama winger voted double for Paul Ryan at November 01, 2012 10:03 PM (P6QsQ)

302 300 Posted by: Thunderb at November 01, 2012 09:54 PM (Dnbau) - I gree. I don't understand. One thing I've noticed, though, is on my Facebook page, when I posted links to articles about Benghazi, my (mostly liberal) friends never comment on it. They also never say anything on it without my prompting. They don't ask what I am talking about. They just talk about Jim Crow and birth control and how rich Romney is. The fact they say nothing is telling to me.

The one thing that MAY be a good sign is how Romney is ahead of Obama on the issue of foreign policy now. It could be the debates, and it could be Libya.

Posted by: Baldy at November 01, 2012 10:09 PM (opS9C)

303 How can you not hate this useless, useless bastard. May god have mercy on his worn out useless soul. And mine for hating him.

Posted by: name at November 01, 2012 10:16 PM (KqnY1)

304 I am Sooooooo Full of Burning HOT RAGE hotter than a thousand suns !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TREASON TREASON TREASON!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: grumpy momma bear at November 01, 2012 10:24 PM (t+8iv)

305
It was Bush's fault.
Cause, umm... umm... cause he didn't take care of Libya for me ahead of time or something like that. And . . . and . . . well . . . i am too busy over here protecting woman's lady-parts.
So back off. And don't worry - NEXT termI will appoint a Secretary of Commander In Chief Czar to deal with these minor flare-ups based on our stupid freedom of speech. Remember that? It was THAT, not Bush's fault. But his too.

Posted by: bronco bama per se at November 01, 2012 10:48 PM (Wl/zN)

306 "So the joint force in charge of counter-terrorism was not convened. That would have created a paper trail."

At least with regard to the paper trail, three weeks later, no offense intended, but no-shiite sherlock!?

If only there were some group, even ad-hoc, to recognize such gross discrepancies in Administrative action, errr, lack of, and somehow carry the, at least perceived, political authority to counter ...

MEH.... now we all KNOW what POLITICAL POWER historically really means.

Posted by: Rmoney Voter at November 01, 2012 10:52 PM (JtyGg)

307 Y'all take that red hot rage you are having and fight. The WaPo has had their hands full today. A bunch of morons are fighting with facts. They are having fits with standard answers like Bush! It is sort of pathetic to fight with them. But I like to see them swarm and bury the truth. I then add another fact and it begins again.

While the mainstream media is not doing their job, American citizens are.

Join me. Fight other leftie sights. We have them surrounded.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 01, 2012 10:52 PM (baL2B)

308 You gotta admit... it takes some brass to come out and say it wan't a terrorist attack when you KNOW it was a terrorist attack.

Posted by: Bill Clinton at November 01, 2012 10:57 PM (pHtWf)

309 Yeah, the crickets of my left wing friends are blisteringly loud when my FB posts hammer the point home is as much of a non-partisan way as I can muster so they can't dismiss it as political jockeying.
Normally they snark amongst themselves re "teabonics" "binders" and "mittens" chatter, but they have been eerily silent on Bengazi, many of them members of the MSM.
I even emailed Tapper the other day begging he listen to the Rush tape of the guy who knew from the "inside baseball" perspective.
Will be very interesting to see how CBS plays this the next few days. Foreign Policy mag and WaPo have even dipped their toes in the wastewater now.
I'm praying for a fourth estate miracle to break this open by Monday. I know, I'm a fool, but I need to still believe in what I once thought was a noble profession.

Posted by: blb at November 01, 2012 10:58 PM (2/5Sp)

310 Can we just impeach him the day before the election?

Just to say we did?

Posted by: skinnydipinacid at November 01, 2012 10:58 PM (pHtWf)

311 *in as much

Posted by: blb at November 01, 2012 10:59 PM (2/5Sp)

312 I have been writing about Obama's Libya folly for some 20 months. It just gets worse and worse.

Posted by: Diplomad 2.0 at November 01, 2012 11:07 PM (VZLMZ)

313 Harvey W has alot invested in thre trailers making DumBHO look like he was a member of Delta Force. Basically, Harvey + re-election > lives of American heros.

Ads for movie are running big on channels like ESPN - Mommy jeans is trying to get a couple votes back from the 18-28 year old white male group. Free birth control is of marginal importance to that cohort.

Posted by: chris at November 01, 2012 11:14 PM (I1Wz9)

314 I've managed to get deleted at least three times today on WaPo. I guess my day is done. They are so stupid and pathetic over there. After reading comments on Ace for two years, it is like taking candy from a baby. They all are cretins.

Posted by: ChristyBlinky,raving lunatic about Benghazi at November 01, 2012 11:25 PM (baL2B)

315
I just linked this story at my site. Absolutely horrible. Americans need to be furious about this. More importantly, they need to know about this. Hopefully, with CBS News reporting this story, we are starting to see the dam break.
Also, doesn't this story confirm the rumors referenced by Newt Gingrich Tuesday night? That means one other network should still have information on this.

Posted by: Ryan at November 01, 2012 11:31 PM (M8+9C)

316 I have never been this pissed off about something that has no affect on my family! I want to scream, and I can feel my blood pressure rising each time I read something about this massive series of lies.

I like # 271's idea! Impeach him, prove him guilty in one hour and have Biden until Mitt is sworn in. I think Biden is a jerk but as Clint Eastwood say, just a grin with a body behind it.
I know a former aide wrote a book about him that has been dismissed by the media, supposedly he's ruthless. I can see that, but he wouldn't pull any thing if he was just a seat warmer.

Posted by: CarolT at November 02, 2012 12:25 AM (z4WKX)

317 I bet someone at the state dept is leaking these things, probably trying to save their job for the next admin or bribe Clinton.

Posted by: CarolT at November 02, 2012 12:26 AM (z4WKX)

318 http://goo.gl/JZilL

The post above is by Patterico and is "must read".

Among other things, it points out that on September 10th, an opinion piece in the Washington Post asked why President Obama missed more than half his daily intelligence briefings.

But there's more and it's worth the click.

Posted by: Samwise Gamgee the 3rd at November 02, 2012 04:35 AM (Db+Gl)

319 Trying a mind experiment:
Given a transporter and a time machine: You tell the nation at large that these guys are in trouble and anybody who wants to go help them can go immediately, presumng they bring their own weapons.
What do you think? Hundred million lined up? One-fifty?
IMO, everyone of these folks hates what happened, is furious. Affect the vote? My guess is yes.

Posted by: Richard Aubrey at November 02, 2012 04:30 PM (z4bFV)






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