Skip to comments.Complicity in Duplicity? (Even Maureen Dowd begins to recognize the White House's dishonesty)
Posted on 10/03/2012 1:34:30 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
A woman named Rice in a top administration job, ambitious to move up to secretary of state, hitting the Sunday talk shows to aggressively promote a Middle East narrative thats good for the president but destined to crumble under scrutiny.
Accusations that intelligence on Al Qaeda links in the Middle East was cherry-picked by American officials to create a convenient reality.
A national security apparatus that becomes enmeshed with the political image-making machine.
Last time it was Condoleezza Rice helping her war-obsessed bosses spin their deceptive web, as they recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East. This time it was Susan Rice offering a noncredible yarn as the Obama team desperately tries to figure out the Middle East.
W.s administration played up Al Qaeda ties, exploiting 9/11 to invade Iraq, which the neocons had wanted to do all along. The Obama administration sidestepped Al Qaeda ties in the case of the Libyan attack to perpetuate the narrative that the president had decimated Al Qaeda when Osama bin Laden was killed, and to preclude allegations that they were asleep at the switch on the anniversary of 9/11. Better to blame it all on a spontaneous protest to an anti-Islam video on YouTube.
Its remarkable that President Obama, who came to power abhorring the manipulative and duplicitous tactics of the Bush crowd, should now be vulnerable to similar charges.
You know youre in trouble when Donald Rumsfeld is the voice of reason. The idea of sending a United Nations ambassador for the United States out to market and peddle and spin a story that has, within a matter of hours, demonstrated to be not accurate, I think is inexcusable, the former defense secretary told Fox News on Tuesday. I cant imagine.
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Thank you....I only came for that !
Blind nut finds squirrel..........
(Last time it was Condoleezza Rice helping her war-obsessed bosses spin their deceptive web, as they recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East. This time it was Susan Rice offering a noncredible yarn as the Obama team desperately tries to figure out the Middle East.)
She just cannot help having a huge double standard: war-obsessed bosses...spin deceptive web...recklessly tried to re-engineer the Middle East; vs “Obama team desperately tries to figure out the Middle East. She cannot be honest even when she seems to want to.
...what a benighted and sterile old Boshevixen.
Should somebody tell Ms. Dowdy that there was a specific report about a specific building in a specific place on a specific date in the Benghazi reports, but W. had a general warning about an unspecified event in the whole country at some point?
Or would that do any good at all?
You've nailed it. Even in this column, Dowd implies Obama is not responsible for Susan Rice et al’s mistakes. Now, I'm no fan of Susan Rice, but I don't think she cooked up the it-was-the-videotape story on her own! A fish rots from the head down. Obama/Jarrett are behind this.
Obozo team knew that their spin on consulate assault was a lie from 1st moment.
They try to soften the Lie and then blame it on Bush.
Utter BS article.
Re pics: Talk about stepping up, Mr. Douglas!
Aw, c'mon Maureen. You can't be that naive, can you?
Seems to me that Bush, Rumsfeld, Condi Rice, etc. come under more criticism is this article which is supposed to be about Libya and Obama!
She even manages to condemn Romney and Ryan.
The NYT "everything is relative" philosophy is alive and well with Dowd.
LOL at the leftist obama drones making endless apologies and spin for obama’s lies.
Congrats on first post with CZJ - wondered who would be first!
CZJ is, of course, spectacular. But even MoDo looks fairly presentable in that pic. I’m sure she spent hours in makeup, they had to show her that picture of Obama in his bathing suit to coax a smile out of her, and they took hundreds of pictures to find one that was presentable.