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Administration walks tightrope, in carefully worded accounts of Libya violence
fox news ^ | 9/18/2012 | By Catherine Herridge

Posted on 09/18/2012 5:53:51 AM PDT by tobyhill

The Obama administration is walking a tightrope on its explanation over what led to the deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya -- sticking to its claim that the attack was "spontaneous" while allowing that the situation may have been exploited by militants.

The latest clarification from the administration came in response to an intelligence source on the ground in Libya telling Fox News there was no significant or sizeable demonstration when the attacks unfolded sometime after 9:30 p.m. in Benghazi last Tuesday. That appeared to challenge the view, espoused by the Obama administration, that ongoing demonstrations over an anti-Islam film had simply spun out of control.

"There was no protest, and the attacks were not spontaneous," the intelligence source said. "The Libyan attack was planned and had nothing to do with the movie."

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Obama refuses to describe the "protesters" as the terrorist they are.
1 posted on 09/18/2012 5:53:56 AM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

“Administration walks tightrope, in carefully worded accounts of Libya violence,”

I hope there ain’t no net within a thousand miles.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 6:09:27 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and bo stinks)
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To: tobyhill

Another “evoloving” story from this most transparent administration.


3 posted on 09/18/2012 6:15:09 AM PDT by TruthShallSetYouFree (When the Obama poster fades, the portrait of Che Guevara beneath it shows through.)
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To: tobyhill

“Walking a tightrope” = LYING and COVERING THEIR ASSES.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 6:20:42 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: tobyhill

I don’t mind our government fudging the truth for security reasons, but Obama and company are lying to protect their political careers. They behaved incompetently and now they’re afraid to tell the truth. Let me ask you, how is this any different from what they wanted to impeach Nixon for? Nixon was sent packing because of a break-in to look at Democrat political documents. Obama has given us four dead Americans. Which is worse?


5 posted on 09/18/2012 7:09:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: MestaMachine

“Administration walks tightrope, in carefully worded accounts of Libya violence,”

If they ever told the truth about anything they would not have to walk the tightrope.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 7:49:26 AM PDT by chiefqc
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