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White House Asserts Ignorance of Libyan Security Problem
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Oct 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 10/12/2012 9:40:20 PM PDT by John Semmens

Despite sworn testimony to the contrary by State Department officials at a House of Representatives hearing this week, Vice-President Joe Biden claimed during his debate with GOP VP nominee Congressman Paul Ryan that the White House had no warning of the security problems at the Libyan Consulat

Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested that “perhaps this issue was covered in one of the national security briefings that the President was unable to attend. We all know the President has more things to do than he has time to do them. So, there are going to be occasions when he may be ‘out of the loop’ so to speak.”

Statistics from the Government Accountability Institute lend support to Carney’s contention that the President is often “out-of-the-loop.” Since the start of his term, President Obama has attended less than half of the national security briefings held at the White House. This year he has attended only a third of the briefings. In the week before the murder of the Ambassador he attended none of them.

As for the State Department’s admission that slain Ambassador Christopher Stevens had made several requests for additional security months before the attack that killed him, Carney laid the blame on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “This is her turf,” Carney explained. “The President has delegated the authority to the State Department to handle this kind of issue. If there are any presumed lapses that’s where you should look.”

For her part, the Secretary refused to accept blame insisting that the decision to forgo the requested extra security was a jointly agreed upon course. “Both the President and I concurred in the plan to outsource the consulate and embassy security to the February 17 Martyrs’ Brigade,” Clinton said. “How were we to know that this would prove inadequate?”

The possibility that their on-site ambassador’s opinion that security wasn’t adequate might have been a clue was apparently beyond the comprehension of both the President and the Secretary. Ansar al Sharia, the al-Qaida-linked militia believed to have organized and carried out the attack on the US Libyan Consulate in September, is a spinoff of the February 17 Martyrs Brigade.

Meanwhile, Obama campaign spokesperson Stephanie Cutter maintained that “the issue is being blown out of proportion by both the Romney campaign and the media. The murder of the Ambassador, while tragic, is just an isolated incident. We mustn’t award it undue attention when more critical items are at stake in this campaign.”

Asked to enumerate a few “more critical items,” Cutter pointed to “the very real threat that a GOP victory would cut government funding for abortion, force sexually active young women to pay for their own birth control, and cancel the tax increase scheduled for January 2013. We think voters should look past an unfortunate event that we can’t undo and focus on the ‘bread-and-butter’ issues that the Democratic Party has always delivered on.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news posts you can find them at...

http://azconservative.org/2012/10/13/white-house-asserts-ignorance-of-libyan-security-problem/


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: clinton; libya; obama; satire

1 posted on 10/12/2012 9:40:27 PM PDT by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 10/12/2012 9:41:55 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

At the least they are incompetent and at the worst they are lying straight out.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 9:44:24 PM PDT by albionin
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To: John Semmens
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4 posted on 10/12/2012 9:44:41 PM PDT by baddog 219
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To: John Semmens

“Out of the loop” is Carney lingo for “On the links.” LOL!


5 posted on 10/12/2012 9:48:57 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Sorry Algore. It was attitude, NOT altitude.)
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To: John Semmens

Bump


6 posted on 10/12/2012 9:49:47 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (The pundits have forgotten the 2010 elections.)
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To: John Semmens
Presidential Press Secretary Jay Carney suggested that “perhaps this issue was covered in one of the national security briefings that the President was unable to attend. We all know the President has more things to do than he has time to do them."

Yes, Jay, you slimy lying slug with glasses. If he actually did his job, where would he find the time to speak with the Pimp with a Limp, hang with Beyonce and Jay-Z, and fly to Vegas, NYC and Hollywood for fundraisers for the Obamas retirement...er...I mean for election cash.

7 posted on 10/12/2012 9:49:47 PM PDT by Pharmboy (Democrats lie because they must.)
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To: baddog 219

I expected the bus to be shorter. I also thought it would be crowded under there.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 9:52:57 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: John Semmens

What did they know and when did they know it? They knew nothing and they never will.

God Save America if this bunch gets to negotiate any more arms deals.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 9:53:54 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Take two Aspirin and call me in November - Obama for Hindmost.)
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To: John Semmens

The buck always stops somewhere else, the President never seems to be in charge of anything.

Of course, it’s Bush’s fault.

:p

Good one !!


10 posted on 10/12/2012 9:56:29 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: John Semmens

No intelligence in the White House?

That, I can believe.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 10:07:51 PM PDT by TrueKnightGalahad
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To: John Semmens

12 posted on 10/12/2012 10:20:24 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: Mike Darancette

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/whaaaaat-pentagon-lost-10000-20000-grenade-launchers/


13 posted on 10/12/2012 10:33:36 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: Mike Darancette

http://www.wnd.com/2012/10/whaaaaat-pentagon-lost-10000-20000-grenade-launchers/


14 posted on 10/12/2012 10:33:49 PM PDT by freedommom
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To: John Semmens

They assert ignorance on a blatantly clear sujbect regardign security problems in Libya, but they turn right aroudn and ‘assure’ us that ‘we will know without a doubt when Iran gets nuclear weapons’? The can’t even get a simple thing like security for a couple of people right- how the hell are they going to protect a whole nation agaisnt terrorism?


15 posted on 10/12/2012 10:37:27 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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To: John Semmens

You’re not writing satire anymore?


16 posted on 10/12/2012 10:49:10 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: freedommom

Just a note on that letter to the editor. We didn’t give the militants any rocket launchers. Not directly anyway. They were in Gaddafi’s stockpile of arms already. The militants got a hold of them when the 0bama-NATO sacking of Libya created chaos there.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 10:56:38 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye; John Semmens
You’re not writing satire anymore?

LOL! I didn't notice any in this piece!

18 posted on 10/13/2012 4:18:42 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I am relentlessly reasonable. Mrs. Don-o said so.)
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To: Tax-chick; TigersEye; John Semmens

You can’t do satire on this administration, because they will always outdo it.


19 posted on 10/13/2012 5:18:02 AM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga; TigersEye; John Semmens

I assume the last quote from the admin official is the part that Mr. Semmens made up ... but it’s so true to life, I really wouldn’t be surprised if there’s video to back up its actually being said!


20 posted on 10/13/2012 5:55:40 AM PDT by Tax-chick (I am relentlessly reasonable. Mrs. Don-o said so.)
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To: John Semmens

John, is this one satire?


21 posted on 10/13/2012 6:24:49 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: John Semmens

Obama’s primary objective is to reduce American involvement and influence abroad, as he knocks America down a peg.

Inflaming Muslim opinion against America serves that purpose, which is why they advertised the anti-Muslim video, pretending that was the reason for the anti-American violence.


22 posted on 10/13/2012 6:25:41 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: John Semmens
the ignorance part is true, what they should of said is they had no knowledge... that's where they lied
23 posted on 10/13/2012 7:20:26 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens

Thanks again, John, for the ping.


24 posted on 10/13/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
I'm just not seeing the satire in this one, John.

I swear I've seen this written as a real news article somewhere ....especially the part about Obama skipping briefings.

The best satire is the piece that's closest to the truth! ;)

25 posted on 10/13/2012 8:09:31 AM PDT by CAluvdubya (ABO)
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To: John Semmens

Yikes! That bunch of pikers in D.C. have approached the No Satire Zone, where their deeds are more outlandish than fiction and the boundaries between unreality and satire become indecipherably blurred!


26 posted on 10/13/2012 9:02:39 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: John Semmens

Right to the end John LOL. Right to the end. Thanks for the ping. Good one.


27 posted on 10/13/2012 9:28:41 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: John Semmens
For her part, the Secretary refused to accept blame insisting that the decision to forgo the requested extra security was a jointly agreed upon course. “Both the President and I concurred in the plan to outsource the consulate and embassy security to the February 17 Martyrs’ Brigade,” Clinton said. “How were we to know that this would prove inadequate?”

LOL and cringing at the same time.

Another fine not-really-very-"semi"-satirical column, John. Please save it aside to include in your forthcoming "Best of Semmens" book. (You ARE doing a "Best Of", n'est ce pas?)

28 posted on 10/13/2012 9:34:06 AM PDT by Seaplaner (Never give in. Never give in. Never...except to convictions of honour and good sense. W. Churchill)
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To: Tax-chick; tioga; John Semmens

I think he’s bugged them all and now John is just reporting their conversations. ;^)


29 posted on 10/13/2012 12:59:22 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: TigersEye

LOL - that’s believable!


30 posted on 10/13/2012 1:19:43 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I am relentlessly reasonable. Mrs. Don-o said so.)
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To: TigersEye; John Semmens
You’re not writing satire anymore?

+1

31 posted on 10/13/2012 5:27:43 PM PDT by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus sum)
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To: John Semmens

[ White House Asserts Ignorance of Libyan Security Problem ]

Works for me.. Only question is How ignorant were they?.. How much did they Not know? and when did they Not know it?.. If they were dumb who concoctected the dumbest answers to things they did Not know?.. Are they proud of what they did Not know?..

How far up the chain of command does the dumbness go?..
WHo was the dumbest, and who was the less dumb?..
WHo will fall on their swords for this?..

Will they disembowel themselves or cut their throats?..
Who will be found in Ft. Marcy Park with a bullet to some part of their bodiy after committing suicide..?.

Nobodys perfect but the White Hut is pretty stupid..
The White Hut Press Corps(nbc,abc,cbs,pbs) must be slapping themselves for being so gullible..

NO.......... maybe they are all as dumb as they look?..


32 posted on 10/13/2012 5:36:46 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: TigersEye
You’re not writing satire anymore?

LOL

33 posted on 10/14/2012 8:48:05 AM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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