Skip to comments.Biden: State & CIA Lie on Libya, but Tell Truth on Iran
Posted on 10/13/2012 5:59:16 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
Following last night's VP debate, I found myself extremely uneasy. After all that I have said against the current occupants of the White House, their economic and foreign policies, their governing philosophy, and their ethics, I realized that I have been way too easy on them.
Despite efforts to assist him by the atrocious debate moderator, in 90 minutes last night, Joe Biden proved over and over that neither he nor his boss should be anywhere near the levers of power of our country.
So much material, so little time . . . so let me focus on two issues: Libya and Iran.
On Libya, Biden lied gave an account at variance with the truth. He threw the entire intel community and the State Department to the wolves. He claimed that the Embassy in Libya did not ask for extra security, and that the White House was told the attack resulted from an anti-video demonstration gone awry, and not from a terrorist action. We all know that is not true. Foggy Bottom will exact its revenge. The leaks will come fast and furious (to use a phrase that did not come up last night) to show how the White House was informed and did nothing. There are now press reports that a US done was overhead for at least part of the attack; the State Department's Charlene Lamb already has testified that she was monitoring the attack in "near real time"; we know that the Embassy had requested additional security; and the CIA and State already have made known that they never concluded that the attack was anything other than a terrorist attack. Nobody has been able to explain the lack of White House response to an attack that went on for at least six hours.
In effect, he claimed that State, CIA, etc., deceived the White House. Interesting relationship that between Secretary Clinton and President Obama, that between Director Petraeus and President Obama . . .
Turning to Iran, Biden seemed to minimize the Iranian nuclear program, deriding the importance of their enrichment efforts because they have not yet developed a weaponized version of a nuclear device. He stated that we would "know" if the Iranians were close to developing a weapon. Hmmm . . . and we would "know" that how? The intelligence community would tell us! Oh, the same one that lied to misinformed the White House about what was going on in Benghazi? I see. According, therefore, to the Vice President our intelligence capabilities are not sophisticated or truthful enough to report accurately on an attack on a US facility by some two hundred heavily armed men in the middle of a city in a friendly country, but sophisticated and truthful enough to monitor intricate details of a hidden nuclear program undertaken in a very remote and heavily guarded location in the middle of an extremely hostile nation.
Sure, I am convinced. I just don't understand how those pesky Israelis, who lives depend on this, aren't convinced. Seeing the stellar performance by the White House on Libya, we and the Israelis should just put our fate in the hands of Obama, Biden, and their advisors.
Here is the "about me" for the owner of this blog.
Long time US Foreign Service Officer; now retired; have served all over the world and under all sorts of conditions. Convinced the State Department needs to be drastically slashed and reformed so that it will no longer pose a threat to the national interests of the United States.
More data for Romney to leverage.... Joe is truly the gift that keeps on giving.
I think Joe and Raddatz had a chat and agreed to start the debate with the question on Benghazi so Joe could clearly and unequivocally throw the intel community and State Dept under the bus.
Here's the possibly incomplete list:
Imperial Japan (during WWII)
Possible other States with Nuke Programs:
Has US intelligence got it right with any of them? Why would one believe they get it right with Iran. Only Crazy Uncle Joe believes that.
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