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Bombshell: US knew Stevens assassination was work of terrorists within 24 hours of attack
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Posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:50 AM PDT by chessplayer

Five days after the attack on the Benghazi consulate that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, the Obama administration sent UN Ambassador Susan Rice onto five Sunday talk shows to insist that the sacking of the consulate was the result of a protest over a YouTube video that “spun out of control.” The government of Libya was already scoffing at that story, and by the end of the next week the White House began reluctantly admitting that terrorists had attacked the diplomatic mission. Today, however, Eli Lake reports for the Daily Beast that the Obama administration knew within 24 hours that the attack had not been a spontaneous event, but a well-planned terrorist attack:

Within 24 hours of the 9-11 anniversary attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, U.S. intelligence agencies had strong indications al Qaeda–affiliated operatives were behind the attack, and had even pinpointed the location of one of those attackers. Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya. …

The intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast did so anonymously because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 9112012libyaattack; 911ii; benghazi; hillary; hillarylies; infiltrated; jihad; muslimbrotherhood; obama; obamalies; statedepartment; susanricelies; terrorism; theproject; wagthevideo; wot
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Media will say "yawn." This will be written off because the sources are anonymous.
1 posted on 09/26/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer
Of course the US knew it was a terrorist attack within 24 hours of the attack. Hell, us FReepers knew this as it happened. What kind of protester just so happens to have rocket propelled grenades and does this.

Just an aside from the media disinformation, it may or may not be Al Quaida, but for certain the regular protesters are implicit in this terrorist attack as well. Seems Al Quida is a perfect scapegoat to keep the rest of the Muslims happy that we aren;t blaming them.

2 posted on 09/26/2012 6:38:32 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: chessplayer

Lack of attribution never stopped the MSM before...


3 posted on 09/26/2012 6:39:40 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Lack of attribution never stopped the MSM before...


True, but I’ve seen many in here say that if the source of a story is anonymous, the story should be ignored.


4 posted on 09/26/2012 6:42:33 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

But it’s easier to arrest a video maker than deal with militant Islam.


5 posted on 09/26/2012 6:43:33 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Blue Highway; chessplayer

Did anyone else catch this phrase in yesterday’s disgusting, “how low can I bow to the muslims” UN speech? Stevens was in Benghazi to “modernize a hospital” ! ! ! !

Now from what I’ve read is that the two x Navy seals were CIA and perhaps even Stevens was working with/as CIA also. There is something mighty wrong with this whole story and the administration is having problems as the lid will be blown off this entire mess. I still maintain that Huma and Hillary and Obama are directly dealing with the Muslim Brotherhood to bring down this country a peg or six. Dear Stevens was a bump in the road and they were scrambling. What a disgusting man Obama is, IMHO.

Modernize a hospital and a second reason Stevens was in Benghazi I didn’t write down quick enough. Can Freepers help out here? What do all of you think?


6 posted on 09/26/2012 6:45:31 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: chessplayer

How DARE you question Dear Leader! If Our King says it was some movie, that rightfully inflamed a 7th century group of strollers who happened to be taking RPGs to a family gathering, and that we should junk the 1st Amendment because some stone age wog says so, why are we peasants to doubt our Lord?


7 posted on 09/26/2012 6:46:03 AM PDT by jonascord (Democrats are the people on the Lefsst Side of the Bell Curve.)
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To: chessplayer

Good grief - anyone with half a brain figured it was a terrorist attack within 24 seconds. Just by the date!


8 posted on 09/26/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: chessplayer
Just like Fort Hood, would not call it terrorism...work place dispute. The trial is delayed, delayed....

Spin

9 posted on 09/26/2012 6:47:22 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: chessplayer

yep.
just as the FBI knows the producer of the video,
is NOT a Coptic Christian,
but has ties to known Muslim terroists,
and faithfully read his Quran while in prison.


10 posted on 09/26/2012 6:48:05 AM PDT by Elendur (It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: chessplayer

so what do they have on Susan Rice that would cause her to throw her own career under the bus?


11 posted on 09/26/2012 6:49:39 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: WaterWeWaitinFor

The media and the left STILL are sticking to the story about Stevens dying from smoke inhalation and not being killed and sodomized by the protester terrorists. How is it that we have known this September 12th and the media is STILL lying? Why aren’t Republican leaders shouting the truth, but are waiting for a Democrat led “investigation”. Why are Republican “leaders” ok with the ‘fox watching the hen house’ style of how the evil and lying Democrats get to do what they want carte blanche?


12 posted on 09/26/2012 6:50:13 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: Elendur
“yep.
just as the FBI knows the producer of the video,
is NOT a Coptic Christian,
but has ties to known Muslim terrorists,
and faithfully read his Quran while in prison.”

I wouldn't be surprised at all, since it looks like he was an FBI informant, but where did you get the info above?

13 posted on 09/26/2012 6:51:46 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: chessplayer

I knew it as soon as I heard it was done on 9-11 and I have no access to daily intelligence briefings. Well, neither does the dude in the WH, but that was his choice.


14 posted on 09/26/2012 6:53:13 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: chessplayer

This gives even more credibility to the idea that Obama was hoping to use this attack to support a pending Executive Order to give him the right to switch off the internet in times of a crisis.

Too bad for Obama that there is no link between the assassination and the internet video.

I think he’s been trying to instigate violence in other Muslim countries. But none of it has risen to a crisis level.


15 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:05 AM PDT by kidd
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To: jonascord

I’m still surprised they (being the muslims in concert with Obama) haven’t tried more terrorist acts because of the Obama’s America 2016 movie. I figured it was doing so much damage to Barry’s campaign and shedding the light on his evil ways, he’d somehow use that same strategy to have Muslims up in arms to start killing, and then Obama can then ban the film and then jail Dinesh D’Souza, and then declare martial law as Americans rise up with this show of disregard for our constitution.


16 posted on 09/26/2012 6:54:31 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: chessplayer

As of yesterday, the dumbass in the White House still thinks a bunch of film critics carried out the attack and murders.


17 posted on 09/26/2012 6:56:49 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud to be a 53 percenter American.)
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To: chessplayer

Is it me, or has Hildabeast been keeping a very low profile since Hussein’s and her naive, simplistic and idiotic Middle Eastern foreign policy blew up in their faces?


18 posted on 09/26/2012 6:57:31 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: chessplayer
According to the strict rules of the Scribbling Profession, with which I'm somewhat acquainted, you are correct.
19 posted on 09/26/2012 6:59:24 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: kidd

Good post.

I guess Stevens was a sacrificial lamb for furthering the agenda. He didn’t even have normal Embassy security in a country where the newly formed government came about through violence.


20 posted on 09/26/2012 7:01:47 AM PDT by FR_addict
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To: The Sons of Liberty

She’s been doing the job of “damage control” as we speak by meeting with the leaders to smooth things over I’m sure.... all the while Obama goes back on his 2012 tour meeting the likes of JayZ and Beyonce, Pimp With the Limp and special guest, David Letterman.


21 posted on 09/26/2012 7:02:16 AM PDT by Blue Highway
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To: chessplayer

It’s unfathomable to me how Paul Ryan isn’t all over this. He should be leading the attack and keeping zer0 on defense, this is scandalous. And all the pubes are doing is making jokes about NFL refs? The pubes deserve to lose.


22 posted on 09/26/2012 7:02:40 AM PDT by kreitzer
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To: Buckeye McFrog

“what do they have on Susan Rice?”

Same thing “they” have on every other federal and state representative..

..foreign bank account numbers and deposit lists.
...pictures with another girl/boy they’re not supposed to be “with”...


23 posted on 09/26/2012 7:04:36 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: b4its2late

This terrorist attack was either:

A) Something really nefarious worked up by Obama and his team. This option requires an extra dose of tinfoil.

or

B) Obama was caught sleeping while on guard duty. That could be a death knell regarding his chances of re-election. Americans are suffering through the worst recession since the Great Depression, while Obama golfs and the terrorists plan. Imagine an ad like that?

As for me, I believe it’s the latter. Obama has never taken the threat of Islamic terrorism seriously, and this is the result of his naivete. Dead Americans and the middle east in flames.


24 posted on 09/26/2012 7:05:07 AM PDT by Kharis13 (That noise you hear is our Founding Fathers spinning in their graves.)
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To: chessplayer
obozo lying about the terrorist attack in Libya; so reminiscent of TWA 800 under Clinton claiming a fuel tank explosion brought down the plane thus totally discounting hundreds of eye witness accounts of seeing 2 surface to air missiles streaking toward the plane just before it exploded into flames. Both asleep at the helm putting our national security at risk.
25 posted on 09/26/2012 7:11:04 AM PDT by drypowder
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To: chessplayer
Using the Administration's logic, Pearl Harbor would have been seen as just another round of Jehovah Witnesses or Tupperware ladies knocking on our doors...
26 posted on 09/26/2012 7:20:55 AM PDT by jettester (I got paid to break 'em - not fly 'em)
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To: opentalk

“Just like Fort Hood, would not call it terrorism...work place dispute. The trial is delayed, delayed....”

He’s in the hospital again. They’ll probably delay the trial until he dies of “complications.” Then they won’t have the bad publicity of a trial.


27 posted on 09/26/2012 7:22:22 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: chessplayer

Here is the important bit.

Three separate U.S. intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast said the early information was enough to show that the attack was planned and the work of al Qaeda affiliates operating in Eastern Libya. …

The intelligence officials who spoke to The Daily Beast did so anonymously because they weren’t authorized to speak to the press.

Not one but THREE!


28 posted on 09/26/2012 7:24:18 AM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: Kharis13
The A option... may not have gone as planned. This administration and MSM pushing the message about a video igniting the violence, so close to Obama's speech to UN regarding slander of Islam...

Option B -the video is used to avoid accountability. Both options show failure, and danger to US.

29 posted on 09/26/2012 7:41:51 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: chessplayer

The real scandal is that almost no one knew about that silly video trailer on YouTube prior to Obama’s lame attempt to use it as a scapegoat. By putting this story that the video was the reason for a muslim riot, he actually encouraged riots in other countries. This is classic Obama: putting his self-interest above literally everything else, even when that means people will get hurt and die.


30 posted on 09/26/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT by Scutter
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To: chessplayer

Can you say EPIC FAILURE!

31 posted on 09/26/2012 7:53:55 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: chessplayer

They can yawn all they...Romney should state this in his opening statements at the first debate, cataloging the ‘lies” of the regime and why whatever Obamugabe says cannot be trusted.


32 posted on 09/26/2012 7:53:55 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Blue Highway

Libs now saying it was perfectly reasonable for obama to assume the youtube video was responsible for the attack until all the facts were in. The facts were in within 24 hours and obama was still blaming the youtube video for it. And libs, of course, see nothing wrong with that.

Well, with this new info out, I guess tonight Tingles will be drooling over how eye candyish obama looked on The View, and Madcow Maddow will be talking about Romney’s tax returns.


33 posted on 09/26/2012 7:59:43 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Buckeye McFrog

so what do they have on Susan Rice that would cause her to throw her own career under the bus?


She probably enhanced her career.


34 posted on 09/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Blue Highway
I heard this AM that the FBI was JUST NOW arriving in Libya! WHAT the heck? This is a cover-up and the media is so busy with their knee-pads for The View and Obama’s favorite color and Moochelle’s latest fashion appearance, they can't be bothered with journalism.

The media has turned into the DNC. The Republican leadership does NOT exist. Boo Hoo Boehner and No Guts McConnell are silent as always. The gutsy ones like Michelle Bachman get ridiculed by the prestitutes. She needs money, by the way - please donate so SOME in the GOP stand up to these liars on the left. It's the muzzie way to kill an infidel with the despicable torture by which this great man died.

35 posted on 09/26/2012 8:12:43 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

“They can yawn all they...Romney should state this in his opening statements at the first debate, cataloging the ‘lies” of the regime and why whatever Obamugabe says cannot be trusted.”

Great idea.... but we all know Newtster would be the only one to do that! Hope Romney is ready for what I fear to be this. The moderators will have either given Obama the questions ahead of time or better yet, let him WRITE them. Think I’m nuts? Want to bet on that?


36 posted on 09/26/2012 8:16:29 AM PDT by WaterWeWaitinFor (Paul Ryan clings to his gun, sits in his deer stand and is going to be our next VP!)
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To: Elendur

Why do you say that? Do you have any evidence?


37 posted on 09/26/2012 8:19:47 AM PDT by PghBaldy (I am sick of Obama's and Hillary's apologies to muslims, especially after 11 September 2012.)
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To: chessplayer
The MSM won't check it because they don't want to know the truth. If Romney's pulls a trick like this they'll care... eff the New York Times...
38 posted on 09/26/2012 8:24:27 AM PDT by GOPJ (You only establish a feel for the line by having crossed it. - - Freeper One Name)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

I saw pictures of her on Greta Van Susteran last night. Meeting with the world leaders Obama was too bored to engage with. Oddly, what struck me, is she looked as bad as she has ever looked. It’s as if, overnight, she gained 30 pounds and aged 10 years. I know she’s looked terrible for years but this really was telling. She must have hit the ice cream truck or maxibar when she found out our ambassador was butchered under her watch.


39 posted on 09/26/2012 8:39:57 AM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: Buckeye McFrog
so what do they have on Susan Rice that would cause her to throw her own career under the bus?

Ask Hillary.... she's got all the FBI files.

40 posted on 09/26/2012 9:52:03 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: chessplayer

“True, but I’ve seen many in here say that if the source of a story is anonymous, the story should be ignored.”

That is only when the story might benefit conservatism. Any rumor, hint or whisper is sufficient to blast headlines coast to coast.


41 posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: chessplayer

“True, but I’ve seen many in here say that if the source of a story is anonymous, the story should be ignored.”

That is only when the story might benefit conservatism. Any rumor, hint or whisper negative to conservatives is sufficient to blast headlines coast to coast.


42 posted on 09/26/2012 10:04:31 AM PDT by arrogantsob (The Disaster MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: chessplayer
The U.S. knew an attack was in the works between 48 to 72 hours before the attacks and did NOTHING. The U.S. ambassador to Egypt, Anne Patterson, denied the embassy Marine guards live ammo for their weapons, Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens was set up to die (and was subsequently murdered).

Now the Obama administration and State Department are still blaming a cheap Internet movie that no one has seen. At the same time, heads of state have told reporters that the attacks were planned and had nothing to do with a silly movie no one ever saw. The press corps is stunned . . . I guess all these foreigners never got Barry and Hillary's memos. Stunning . . . NOT.

43 posted on 09/26/2012 10:12:40 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: Blue Highway; kidd; jonascord

Obama? The killing of our Ambassador had nothing to do with Obama.

It’s all about hiding the trail of sophisticated weaponry being supplied to the enemy by our own CIA, and then the CIA wanting to ‘recover’ it before it can be proven , or before they are used against us (the CIA) in the ongoing war of total global domination. This is why the Border with Mexico is being replaced with a joint CIA-FBI-Sinaloa Drug Cartel ‘black market’ zone. It is one of the most popular and safest routes the CIA uses.

The only association that the Middle East protest movement has with the killing of Stevens is that the planners of the killing expected the ‘protest movement’ and it made for an excellent distraction.

We quickly jump to the conclusion that Al Queda(or insert any popular meme here) terrorists were the planners. This may be a mistake.

Unless Obama does all his ‘planning’ and ‘meeting’ with Muslim terrorists while out on the golf course, or during campaigns, he isn’t the ‘planner’.

I have a feeling that come Dec. 21, 2012 , the ‘planner’ will reveal herself.


44 posted on 09/26/2012 10:21:34 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
When it comes to the debates, Romney should start his responses with "In his last statement, your President told you <<>> number of lies"
45 posted on 09/26/2012 10:35:19 AM PDT by Personal Responsibility (In times of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act - 1984)
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To: chessplayer

I would go as far to say that the obama administration set it up. There were too many things that the muslims had to know for it to be “spontaneous”.


46 posted on 09/26/2012 10:38:21 AM PDT by sport
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To: b4its2late
I knew it as soon as I heard it was done on 9-11 and I have no access to daily intelligence briefings.

Yes....but you had that high-tech tool called a calendar.

47 posted on 09/26/2012 10:43:47 AM PDT by eddie willers
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To: chessplayer; Eric in the Ozarks
but I’ve seen many in here say that if the source of a story is anonymous, the story should be ignored.

(1)That last line in the excerpt is a legal disclaimer the media uses to keep from having to legally reveal a source.

(2)It is often used to put out false information, because there are those in the media who are as corrupt as our 'leaders', and often in bed with them (literally).

#1 occurs very infrequently, while #2 happens every day.

The best one can say is that without further collaboration, it is a questionable story.

Considering all the information we have that IT WAS A PLANNED ATTACK by so called 'terrorists', and the day on which it occurred, I would go with item #1 from above.

48 posted on 09/26/2012 10:49:42 AM PDT by UCANSEE2 ( If you think I'm crazy, just wait until you talk to my invisible friend.)
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To: chessplayer

Another day, another lie from the 0bama regime


49 posted on 09/26/2012 10:51:57 AM PDT by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: chessplayer
So it appears that Bush lied again. I'm glad this has created the media firestorm that it rightly deserves.
50 posted on 09/26/2012 10:55:03 AM PDT by HereInTheHeartland (Encourage all of your Democrat friends to get out and vote on November 7th, the stakes are high.)
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