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Stop playing politics with the Benghazi attack (Obama's incompetence led to our ambassador's death)
washington post ^ | 9/27/2012 | By Editorial Board

Posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:14 PM PDT by tobyhill

THE OBAMA administration’s descriptions of what happened Sept. 11 in the Libyan city of Benghazi have evolved in a way that some — including congressional Republicans — find suspicious. Initially, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton described an “attack” in which “heavily armed militants” assaulted a U.S. compound, leading to the death of Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. Four days later, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice said that “extremist elements” had joined a demonstration outside the U.S. Consulate against an anti-Muslim video.

By the end of last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney was calling the incident a “terrorist attack” but adding that it was likely “the result of opportunism” and not planned. But then Wednesday, Ms. Clinton suggested that al-Qaeda’s North African branch, operating from a safe haven in Mali, could have had a hand in the assault. Al-Qaeda and other terrorists, she said, “are working with other violent extremists to undermine the democratic transitions underway in North Africa, as we tragically saw in Benghazi.”

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; impeachnow; libya; waronterror
It's not "playing politics" to point out facts.
1 posted on 09/27/2012 7:08:19 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

From the Post? Wow!


2 posted on 09/27/2012 7:09:44 PM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: Jewels1091
After they repeated lies for Obama for political gain they now want the Terrorist Attack to be “politics” free.
3 posted on 09/27/2012 7:16:31 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

Odd the Washington Post never saw any thing wrong with Democrats “playing politics” with US Military deaths in Iraq during the 2006 and 2008 campaigns


4 posted on 09/27/2012 7:17:49 PM 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: tobyhill
Call me a pussy if you want, but this old Marine will not storm the walls with pitch forks and torches unless I have others with me...I cannot fight without other men of honor. I prefer not to sit a fighting hole alone.

...but give me assurance I do not march alone, and I promise you my honor, my heart, my skill on the field, and/or life for the honor of my God's country, the United States of America!

God love and protect my child if I am gone from trying to do the same.

5 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:17 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: tobyhill

Yes,yes, plenty of blame to go around here, including congressional Republicans. Just continue to dampen the furor until , oh,say, November7.


6 posted on 09/27/2012 7:19:50 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: MNJohnnie
Exactly! They might as well just admit that they're in the tank for Obama.
7 posted on 09/27/2012 7:20:11 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

The last paragraph;

The sensible and responsible response to this foggy situation is to refrain from further loose talk and allow the investigations by the FBI and the State Department to proceed, with the collaboration of intelligence agencies and the Libyan government and regular briefings for Congress. The probe should cover not only what occurred on Sept. 11 and who carried it out, but why U.S. facilities in such a dangerous city did not have better protection. Perhaps sensible and responsible is a lot to ask this close to an election — but given the tragic loss of U.S. life in this case, it ought to be possible.

Looks like they will have to write another editorial revising their recommendations after this story just out.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2937256/posts


8 posted on 09/27/2012 7:23:49 PM PDT by mazda77 ("Defeating the Totalitarian Lie" By: Hilmar von Campe. Everybody should read it.)
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To: tobyhill

Utter and predictable garbage out of the WashPo. IOW, “leave our blacky boy alone, you mean old republican whitey senators and give it some more time to simmer down before the election.”


9 posted on 09/27/2012 7:24:12 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: tobyhill

this is so f’n ridiculous - there is NO coverage on this on the mainstream medias. look at watergate, look at the Reagan/ Oliver North Iran “controversy” (and compare that to Fast and Furious!). Look at the Bay of Pigs,
etc etc... it’s so dam media blackout i can’t believe it..

God help us


10 posted on 09/27/2012 7:28:02 PM PDT by sdpatriot (Rush:" the media didn't make her, so they can't control her")
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To: tobyhill

Without clicking link, are they hammering Romney for “playing politics” or Obama?


11 posted on 09/27/2012 7:30:04 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: arkady_renko

The GOP of course


12 posted on 09/27/2012 7:31:20 PM 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: sdpatriot
it’s so dam media blackout i can’t believe it..

I have been imploring an "Occupy the Media" before "occupy" was cool.

Soros and Obama have bought and control them...one of the rules of taking over a country.

13 posted on 09/27/2012 7:33:12 PM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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To: tobyhill
Some time the thread header to write jokes for us. These two stories are side by side

Bombshell: Obama Administration Deleted State Dept. Memo From Internet After Discovering Al-Qaeda

Stop playing politics with the Benghazi attack (Obama's incompetence led to our ambassador's death)

14 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:10 PM 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: tobyhill
Did incompetence per se lead to the 4 deaths? Or was it "friend of all Muslims" Obama calling for the Arab Spring which was a thinly veiled coup for Muslim radicalism? O pushed out our friends, and pushed in radical enemies. Insane.
15 posted on 09/27/2012 7:36:58 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: arkady_renko
They are not giving the name but are obviously referencing more that Romney is “playing politics”.
16 posted on 09/27/2012 7:37:04 PM PDT by tobyhill (Obamacare, the final nail in the US coffin.)
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To: tobyhill

Thanks. That’s disgusting. Is the guy supposed to say nothing about the murder of our ambassador? Getting hard to keep track of what you CAN say about the One anymore.


17 posted on 09/27/2012 7:42:01 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: tobyhill
The sensible and responsible response to this foggy situation is to refrain from further loose talk . . . until after the election
18 posted on 09/27/2012 7:47:33 PM PDT by JohnBrowdie (http://forum.stink-eye.net)
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To: tobyhill
My fave comment from the Washpost website:

"Maybe the black Al Qaeda flag flying over the US Embassy that night was a clue? Just like when a radical Islam psycho Hasan at Ft. Hood screams Allah Akbar while shooting 32 Marines. B. Hussein says it is a random act and not linked to radical Islam. Hussein tells us the terrorist group Muslim Brotherhood, who butchered Anwar Sadat and want to eliminate Israel, are a peaceful group. The guy is an Anti-US, pro radical Islam pathological liar, and nothing more."

More clues than any sane person ought to need...

19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:48:18 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: tobyhill

In other words ‘shoot first and aim later’ Romney hit the bull’s eye and it took Obama a week to catch up.


20 posted on 09/27/2012 8:15:20 PM PDT by Capt. Canuck
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GTFH, WaPo. You were among the vast litany of scumbags that turned backs to the assault against the 1st Amendment. #ers like you facilitate the greatest crimes against Life and Liberty. Seriously, GTFH.


21 posted on 09/27/2012 8:19:30 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: tobyhill
allow the investigations by the FBI and the State Department to proceed

From what I hear, they haven't even begun. The FBI has been unable to gain access to our own embassy.

Meanwhile, the CIC is on house frau talk shows calling himself eye candy.

22 posted on 09/27/2012 8:44:46 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: tobyhill

...”ibyan city of Benghazi have evolved in a way that some — including congressional Republicans — find suspicious.”

Shouldnt that read... Including congressional DEMOCRATS - find suspicious? Like its a shocker that republicans find this administrations behavior suspicious?


23 posted on 09/27/2012 9:20:34 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: tobyhill

“So what! Everybody does it.” It’s always the same run around with liberals. It’s like having junior high school kids in power.


24 posted on 09/27/2012 9:53:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: tobyhill

evolved?!?!?!?

THEY LIED.

OBAMA LIED. AMBASSADOR DIED. (not necessarily in tthat order)


25 posted on 09/27/2012 11:16:29 PM PDT by WOSG (REPEAL AND REPLACE OBAMA. He stole America’s promise!)
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To: IrishPennant

Well said Marine! You are not alone...


26 posted on 09/28/2012 4:27:07 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: IrishPennant

count me in...I’m there


27 posted on 09/28/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT by VF-51vnv
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To: tobyhill

too late, even democrat senators are starting to ask questions...


28 posted on 09/28/2012 7:29:45 AM PDT by Jewels1091
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To: tobyhill

Criticizing Bush - “Dissent is Patriotic.”

Criticizing Obama - “You’re just playing politics.”


29 posted on 09/28/2012 7:31:05 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: VF-51vnv; trebb

Thank you, brothers!


30 posted on 09/28/2012 10:21:30 AM PDT by IrishPennant (Are you behind a "Blade of Grass?")
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