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Why did the White House take so long to disavow the Cairo Embassy statement?
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Posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:08 AM PDT by nuconvert

As near as I can tell, the original statement released by the U.S. embassy in Cairo, " U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Encitement", wasn't disclaimed for at least 5hrs.

Why???

Maybe they were sympathetic to the feelings expressed.

I think it was dangled out as bait and Romney and others took it.

If the White House had wanted to correct the story, they could have done so within 20 mins of it being posted.

The phoney outrage against Romney & others now is what Obama's handlers were hoping would happen.

IMHO


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KEYWORDS: cairo; obama; usembassy

1 posted on 09/12/2012 6:57:13 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Ameican people’s reaction drove them to do it.

Thank God for the internet.


2 posted on 09/12/2012 6:59:15 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: nuconvert

Everything they do is calculated and political. Everything.


3 posted on 09/12/2012 6:59:30 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: nuconvert

The embassy wouldn’t make a statement without approval


4 posted on 09/12/2012 7:00:11 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: scooby321

Barack Carter

Barack Carter
5 posted on 09/12/2012 7:01:41 AM PDT by bigtoona
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To: nuconvert

It’s obvious they were sympathetic to it. Read the “disclaimer” - it is nothing more than a rephrasing of the original embassy message. they hope hat by adding more syllables to the statement and moving the words around a bit, that we “primitive knuckledraggers” won’t notice they are saying the same thing.


6 posted on 09/12/2012 7:02:18 AM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: nuconvert
Maybe they were sympathetic to the feelings expressed.

That's what I think. I don't think it really goes any deeper than that.

They meant it when they said it. Citizens' negative reactions to the statement took some time before accelerating as their views were disseminated.

Also, focus groups take a few hours to assemble and evaluate.

I usually follow things pretty closely, but I was caught totally off-guard on this whole thing until this morning. The most I knew when I woke up was about the storming in Egypt and raising of the black flag.

The MSM is going to attempt to twist this thing beyond comprehension to try to save their dear leader. They are counting on people being so confused they give up trying to understand what happened.
7 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:09 AM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: RushIsMyTeddyBear

Yes, but yet we are told Romney/Ryan are “inexperienced in foreign affairs”.

Well, just what the hell was Obama experienced in? Community organizing? Or did his time voting “present” in the Illinois legislature give him some special insight into foreign policy? Or, wasn’t this supposed to be Joe Biden’s specialty?

“Hey Hillary, if that phone rings at 3AM, you wanna get it? I’ve got an early tee time.”


8 posted on 09/12/2012 7:06:26 AM PDT by bigbob
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To: nuconvert

Because they are utterly incompetent. Their staffs are picked for being committed followers more than anything else.
This also explains so much.
He says the 9/11 morning “pimp the limp” radio interview was prerecorded a day or 2 before. Ok, fine. Your staff giving ONE dj in America cannot ensure it doesnlt play on 9/11 or that if it will, you discuss something other than sports and music?

It explains having Russian Navy ships as the backdrop to the salute to veterans in Obamas democrat convention.

And now, he has to trail along and say that his position is the exact opposite of his ambassadors.

It all points to complete dissarray and lack of leadership. America is drifting now. He was never competent to run a government in an executive position.


9 posted on 09/12/2012 7:08:00 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: nuconvert
Take a good look people. This is J.C. Stevens, the slain ambassador, who was just appointed to the position in June.

The senior guy he replaced was packed off to Ghana at the time. Like Brain Terry, he, a junior foreign service officer and two U.S. Marines slain with him were just pawns in a giant Obama game to downsize America's influence in the world.

10 posted on 09/12/2012 7:08:16 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: BenLurkin

“Ameican people’s reaction drove them to do it.”

The negative response was immediate, yet they let it sit out there for hours & hours.
That was intentional.


11 posted on 09/12/2012 7:08:30 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: bigbob

I read a funny quip on here, yesterday. Something like...”The phone is ringing at 3am....but Barry doesn’t get up until 8.”


12 posted on 09/12/2012 7:10:17 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Bocephus hits a home run! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rt_vjPqAVzI)
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To: nuconvert

I think as a presidential candidate, Romney has every right to comment on the situation. He made his position clear when he visited Israel. He took the side of our ally. Obama didn’t.


13 posted on 09/12/2012 7:10:23 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: bigbob
“Hey Hillary, if that phone rings at 3AM, you wanna get it? I’ve got an early tee time.”

She's busy thanking the Libyans for stopping the attack and taking the bodies to the hospital. (Yes I'm serious)
14 posted on 09/12/2012 7:10:34 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: nuconvert

Because the embassy would never have made that statement without authorization.
IOWs It was the White Houses statement


15 posted on 09/12/2012 7:14:57 AM PDT by hecht (restore Hetch-Hetchy, and screw San Francisco and Pelosi)
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To: Vigilanteman
Take a look at him now.


16 posted on 09/12/2012 7:15:38 AM PDT by Wilderness Conservative
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To: piasa

Yes. They were sympathtic to it, but the negative response was immediately on tv, radio, and even in the press.

They could have clarified that the statement was made independently by the embassy and said that an official statement would be released soon. In fact. I think everyone was waiting for them to do that because no one could believe that this was going to be their official statement.

They didn’t clarify it all for hours & hours.


18 posted on 09/12/2012 7:17:38 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: jersey117

“I think as a presidential candidate, Romney has every right to comment on the situation.”

Of course he does. But he also needs to be careful not to be caught in a trap.


19 posted on 09/12/2012 7:19:42 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Islam is a cancer.


20 posted on 09/12/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter has more relevant&quality executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: nuconvert

Obama and Hillary are still criticizing those who incite Islamics


21 posted on 09/12/2012 7:20:23 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vigilanteman

I don’t know that your characterization of Stevens is correct.

William F Buckley was using the State Department as a Cover when he was kidnapped. Political Officer/Station Chief.

Stevens
Deputy Principal officer and Political Section Chief
-Jerusalem , Israel

Political Officer - Damascus Syria

consular/political officer - Cairo, Egypt

consular/economic officer in Riyadh.

Stevens had been around. He has been with the Foreign Service since 1991


22 posted on 09/12/2012 7:21:21 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: nuconvert
Obama’s Statement on the Muslim attacks on American missions

To all my Muslim friends. Peace be unto you in the name of Mohammed, blessed be his name.

If you MUST kill Americans, please try to refrain from hacking their bodies to pieces as it makes them difficult to identify.

Thank you.

Statement from Mitt Romney

American Embassies are AMERICAN SOIL. If you attack another American Embassy, unlike in Cairo where you morons violated our territory and destroyed property and where the Marine sentries were ordered by the Muslim friendly Obama administration to STAND DOWN, our security forces will FIRE FOR EFFECT. If necessary, I will dispatch carrier based air cover and additional ground forces to protect our people and remove them from your clutches.

The Marine Hymn contains the line “…to the shores of Tripoli.” If you wish to continue your insane tribal and sectarian madness, we will be back just long enough to bring out every American citizen then leave you to your national insanity until you’re all dead.

23 posted on 09/12/2012 7:24:41 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: cripplecreek
She's busy thanking the Libyans for stopping the attack and taking the bodies to the hospital. (Yes I'm serious)

What???!!! By dragging their bodies through the streets? Do we even know where their bodies are at this point?
24 posted on 09/12/2012 7:25:15 AM PDT by Girlene
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To: GeronL

“Obama and Hillary are still criticizing those who incite Islamics”

I don’t doubt it. But they knew the original statement wasn’t going to fly and something had to be done. And NOW they’re saying that it was “unvetted”.
The question is, WHY didn’t they say that immediately? Or within the 1st 30mins of it being released??

How do they explain away waiting for 5 hrs or more before they said anything if that was the case??
At best, that makes them look incompetent.


25 posted on 09/12/2012 7:26:48 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: GeronL
Obama and Hillary are still criticizing those who incite Islamics.

__________________

Don't incite islamics? Harumph! It's about time islamics quit inciting me!

26 posted on 09/12/2012 7:36:29 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: jimfree
Islam is a cancer.
________________

islam is the pus that runs from a gangrenous wound.

27 posted on 09/12/2012 7:39:10 AM PDT by KittenClaws (You may have to fight a battle more than once in order to win it." - Margaret Thatcher)
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To: RummyChick
21 years in the foreign service still makes him expendable as compared to a person with even longer service or a political appointee. Steven's resume reads like a guy who actually earned the job.

The June appointment may be just a coincidence, but I'm betting it isn't based on Obama's track record of putting competent government workers in harm's way to protect his incompetent (or traitorous) appointees.

28 posted on 09/12/2012 7:46:00 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: nuconvert

You mean the Mooselips don’t love Barak Hussain Obama? How can this be? He needs to go make another speech in Cairo.

Pray for America


29 posted on 09/12/2012 8:07:50 AM PDT by bray (If you vote for a communist what does that make you?)
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To: nuconvert

Obama was PARTYING!!


30 posted on 09/12/2012 8:42:14 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: bray
The Muslims are probably tiffed at Obama for saying he's a Christian.....when they KNOW he's not!!

APOLOGIZING for HURT FEELINGS????? REALLY??? This makes me sick.....HURT FEELING gets people KILLED and things BURN in the ARAB World!

31 posted on 09/12/2012 8:45:29 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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