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Obama Intelligence Director on Benghazi Criticism: ‘Enough Already’
Breitbart ^ | 10/10/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 10/10/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT by Nachum

James Clapper, director of National Intelligence (DNI), has come out swinging against his critics, just two weeks after his public affairs director said that US intelligence had initially labeled the attacks on our Benghazi consulate “spontaneous.”

Back on September 28, the DNI public affairs director explained, “We provided that initial assessment to Executive Branch officials and members of Congress, who used that information to discuss the attack publicly and provide updates as they became available. As we learned more ... we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.”

But today, Clapper denied that his office had done anything wrong. “The challenge is always a tactical warning, the exact insights ahead of time that such an attack is going to take place and obviously we did not have that,” he said, in particularly Clintonian language. “This gets into the mysteries versus secrets thing. If people don't behave, emit a behavior or talk or something else ahead of time to be detected, it's going to be very hard to predict an exact attack and come up with an exact attack …. I flew back to Washington, and I'm reading the media clips about the hapless, hopeless, helpless, inept, incompetent DNI, because I acknowledged publicly that we didn't instantly have that 'God's eye, God's ear' certitude about an event that I mentioned earlier. It made me want to go right back to Australia.”

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; benghazicoverup; clapper; director; dni; enoughalready; impeachnow; intelligence; libya; mbclapper; obama; waronterror
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Oh no, Mr. Director... it's not NEARLY enough.

In fact, the fun is only just starting.

1 posted on 10/10/2012 8:36:59 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


2 posted on 10/10/2012 8:38:26 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

No mas! No mas!


3 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:13 PM PDT by DBrow
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To: Nachum

Whoever is keeping the list please put this man in the top 20.


4 posted on 10/10/2012 8:41:50 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: Nachum

If you can’t stand the heat Mr. Clapper...go back to Australia, and stay there.


5 posted on 10/10/2012 8:44:55 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Nachum

Enough Already!!!


6 posted on 10/10/2012 8:45:35 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 10/10/2012 8:45:40 PM PDT by garjog (We do not want another four more years of the last four years.)
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To: Nachum
"It made me want to go right back to Australia.”

Sounds like a plan to me.

8 posted on 10/10/2012 8:46:03 PM PDT by Reo (the 4th Estate is a 5th Column)
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To: samadams2000

clapper is the eighth dwarf...the one they hide in the basement until they need a doormat to wipe their muddy shoes on.


9 posted on 10/10/2012 8:48:59 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: Nachum

Just where do all these clowns that are part of the Obama regime expect to find jobs after January 20th?


10 posted on 10/10/2012 8:49:12 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: smoothsailing

Hahahahaha!


11 posted on 10/10/2012 8:49:12 PM PDT by luv2ski
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To: Nachum
Isn't this Clapper the schmuck who said the Moslem Brotherhood was a peaceful secular organization? A real genius at work apparently.
12 posted on 10/10/2012 8:50:48 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Nachum

Somebody has to take the fall for the Messiah...who’s it gonna be?


13 posted on 10/10/2012 8:51:19 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Nachum
So Clapper is the ‘brain’ for this administration? And he got what intel that gave him the intelligence there was a spontaneous demonstration over a nasty video. And that spontaneous demonstration got hijacked by the offended protesters and they went on a bloody rampage??? I am glad somebody is finally taking responsibility for spreading false information.
14 posted on 10/10/2012 8:52:46 PM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: samadams2000
Whoever is keeping the list please put this man in the top 20.

Is that the "Most Embarassing White Guy" list?

Here's some of his resume:

In February, 2011, when mass demonstrations were bringing down Mubarak's presidency in Egypt, Clapper told a House Intelligence Committee hearing that:

"The term 'Muslim Brotherhood'...is an umbrella term for a variety of movements, in the case of Egypt, a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried Al Qaeda as a perversion of Islam," ... "They have pursued social ends, a betterment of the political order in Egypt, et cetera.....In other countries, there are also chapters or franchises of the Muslim Brotherhood, but there is no overarching agenda, particularly in pursuit of violence, at least internationally."

In March 2011, Clapper was heard at the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and commented on the 2011 Libyan civil war that “over the longer term” Gaddafi “will prevail”... During the same hearing he was also questioned when he neglected to list Iran and North Korea among the nuclear powers that might pose a threat to the United States.

15 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:18 PM PDT by dead (It ain't over until the phone lady sings.)
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To: Nachum

DNI pronounced deny.


16 posted on 10/10/2012 8:53:44 PM PDT by stansblugrassgrl (PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMUNITION!!! YEEEEEHAW!)
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To: Nachum; John Semmens

Semmens is going to be annoyed at being scooped.


17 posted on 10/10/2012 8:54:05 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Nachum

” - - - Oh no, Mr. Director... it’s not NEARLY enough.
In fact, the fun is only just starting. - - - “

Yup. It is called an Investigation.

BTW Director, don’t leave town.


18 posted on 10/10/2012 8:56:13 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Nachum
I couldn't recall anything about James Clapper other than his response in June of this year about the leaking of classified information. There was something else in my memory files that I couldn't get out of my brain cabinet. I did a search. Aha! This was it.
Unfortunately, some in our highest levels of government are unwilling to speak publicly about the threat posed by Radical Islam. At one point, James Clapper, U.S. Director of National Intelligence, told a House Intelligence Committee hearing that the Muslim Brotherhood is no threat to America.

In February of 2011, Clapper, who oversees 16 American intelligence and investigative agencies, testified that Egypt’s branch of the Muslim Brotherhood movement was “a very heterogeneous group, largely secular, which has eschewed violence and has decried al-Qaeda as a perversion of Islam.” A spokesman for Clapper later said, “He is well aware that the Muslim Brotherhood is not a secular organization.” But he let stand Clapper’s other remarks.

SOURCE: Truth in Action Ministries America Needs Patriots, Now More Than Ever!

19 posted on 10/10/2012 8:56:57 PM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: Nachum
Them fellers sure can't take any kind of pressure, can they?

/johnny

20 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:14 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Nachum

This from the same dude that said the Muslim Brotherhood was a secular and moderate group.

Go figure....( eye roll)


21 posted on 10/10/2012 8:59:19 PM PDT by penelopesire (TIME FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR!)
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To: Nachum

His record on Wikipedia: In an interview on December 20, 2010 with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Clapper was completely unaware that twelve alleged would-be terrorists had been arrested in Great Britain earlier in the day.[5][6]

In March 2011, Clapper was heard at the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and commented on the 2011 Libyan civil war that “over the longer term” Gaddafi “will prevail”. This position was loudly questioned by the White House, when National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon qualified his statement as a “static and one-dimensional assessment” and argued that “The lost legitimacy [of Gaddafi] matters”.[8] During the same hearing he was also questioned when he neglected to list Iran and North Korea among the nuclear powers that might pose a threat to the United States.

President Obama made the official announcement on June 5, 2010 saying Clapper “possesses a quality that I value in all my advisers: a willingness to tell leaders what we need to know even if it’s not what we want to hear.” [13]

Ahem....


22 posted on 10/10/2012 9:01:47 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Nachum

His record per Wikipedia: In an interview on December 20, 2010 with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Clapper was completely unaware that twelve alleged would-be terrorists had been arrested in Great Britain earlier in the day.[5][6]

In March 2011, Clapper was heard at the United States Senate Committee on Armed Services and commented on the 2011 Libyan civil war that “over the longer term” Gaddafi “will prevail”. This position was loudly questioned by the White House, when National Security Advisor Thomas E. Donilon qualified his statement as a “static and one-dimensional assessment” and argued that “The lost legitimacy [of Gaddafi] matters”.[8] During the same hearing he was also questioned when he neglected to list Iran and North Korea among the nuclear powers that might pose a threat to the United States.

President Obama made the official announcement on June 5, 2010 saying Clapper “possesses a quality that I value in all my advisers: a willingness to tell leaders what we need to know even if it’s not what we want to hear.” [13]

Ahem....


23 posted on 10/10/2012 9:02:00 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Proud2BeRight
Just where do all these clowns that are part of the Obama regime expect to find jobs after January 20th?

I hear Venezuela is hiring lackeys.

24 posted on 10/10/2012 9:02:38 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Conservatism didn't magically show up in Romney's heart in 2012. You can't force what isn't in you.)
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To: Nachum

This is the most disgusting assembly of human beings I have ever seen.
Who is going to swing for this outrageous crime against America?

Charlene Lamb is what passes as an apex Security Officer in this administration? We are screwed! This fish is rotten from the head down. No shame , moral compass or dignity. God save us from these imbeciles ! FUBO


25 posted on 10/10/2012 9:03:22 PM PDT by TsonicTsunami08
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To: Proud2BeRight
Just where do all these clowns that are part of the Obama regime expect to find jobs after January 20th?

I think they have been well taken care of already. Their behavior makes no sense if it doesn't involve deposits into offshore accounts.

26 posted on 10/10/2012 9:03:42 PM PDT by Stentor
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To: Nachum
The words Obama and Intelligence don't belong on the same page.

Just after this happened I saw news report interviewing a former intelligence analyst. He said that after the "Arab Spring" they were told by higher ups that the entire area was hands off. Any threats were to be ignored. I found him believable.

27 posted on 10/10/2012 9:05:36 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: Nachum

[[Obama Intelligence Director on Benghazi Criticism: ‘Enough Already’]]

Awwww- mr director- you and your cronies HAMM<ERED George Bush relentlessly for 8 long years, and you can’t handle beign called to hte carpet for what? 4-5 days now? Cry us a river mr director! Reap it director, reap it
!


28 posted on 10/10/2012 9:09:07 PM PDT by CottShop (Scientific belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge)
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Feb 2012: Clapper says it’s “technically feasible” that Tehran could produce a nuclear weapon in one or two years, if its leaders decide to build one, “but practically not likely.”


29 posted on 10/10/2012 9:10:39 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: Nachum

bs, if this happened with a republican president they’d be getting ready for impeachment proceedings, it would be nixon 2...

people high up need to hang for this. up to and including obama. they left this guy flapping in the wind, like they wanted him to die. obama’s “gift” to his muslim buddies.


30 posted on 10/10/2012 9:12:13 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum

The president and secretary of state issued orders leading to the Savage death and sodomy of an american ambassador and murder of 2navy seals, at the hands of islamist terrorists armed by US taxpayer funded weapons, then the criminal mastermind administration blamed it on a youtube movie, and took the movie maker as a political prisoner during the lies and cover ups.

Enough of what, exactly? The entire US government should resign in disgrace.


31 posted on 10/10/2012 9:13:45 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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To: Proud2BeRight
I expect former members of the Obama administration to be the least useful ever to any sector after they leave the WH. Their connections will dry up quicker than any similar group in history as they go from useful to useless idiots in record time. They'll make former Clintoroids seem like the Dream Team by comparison.
32 posted on 10/10/2012 9:18:47 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (Liberals make unrealistic demands on reality and reality doesn't oblige them.)
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To: MestaMachine
clapper is the eighth dwarf...

..Make that a PC: "gravitationally challenged person"

33 posted on 10/10/2012 9:19:56 PM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: HollyB
His record on Wikipedia: In an interview on December 20, 2010 with Diane Sawyer of ABC News, Clapper was completely unaware that twelve alleged would-be terrorists had been arrested in Great Britain earlier in the day.[5][6]

He was (again) completely clueless as to what had happened earlier in the UK. After a very long pause he asked Sawyer "London?".

This guy has no business being in intelligence, not to mention commenting on this administrations bumbling of intelligence. Mark Steyn labeled this fool an "idiot", correctly.

34 posted on 10/10/2012 9:21:05 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Nachum; Ernest_at_the_Beach; bitt
Mr. Clap Trap fears for his job.
Issa is one pissed off chairmen at this point, having to
letup regarding the F&F tragedies.
I doubt Issa is going to let this latest miserable episode of
failure by the current administration get off easy on
this miserable failure by the State Department to protect
those on the ground in Libya from early death for serving
their country in difficult scenarios.
The shit that is now being exposed in more "broad daylight"
will dictate that the goon in the White Hut consider throwing
the SoS under the buss. Either willing or not.

Need I say more on the subject.
35 posted on 10/10/2012 9:22:28 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: Nachum

Dear Mr. Clapper,

As befits your office as America’s chief intelligence officer one of your many duties is very clear. When you lie, lie plausibly. Otherwise you are a very clear example of the late and not much lamented Peter Principle. That is to say, you have been promoted one level beyond your competence. In the the past when America’s top spies, e.g. James Jesus Angleton, William Casey et al., were caught in a lie, it was a lie that had run a good long time. Also, no one ever questioned the patriotism of the one who lied, only, perhaps, his judgment. You, sir, are questionable on many levels.


36 posted on 10/10/2012 9:30:59 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Marine_Uncle

Yes, indeed. On that note Mr. Issa is to be commended. Many may criticize Issa for his wealth. I do not. Mr. Issa didn’t get his wealth by being stupid. I like having non-stupid people in positions of importance. It is even better when, with their non-stupidity they possess a genuine sense of right and wrong. Carry on, Mr. Issa.


37 posted on 10/10/2012 9:35:14 PM PDT by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
Somebody has to take the fall for the Messiah...who’s it gonna be?

Seems like John Brennan is dodging the flack by going to Lybia...prolly feels safer there.

38 posted on 10/10/2012 9:48:51 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Belteshazzar

You have my backing in your thoughtful statements.


39 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:23 PM PDT by Marine_Uncle (Honor must be earned.)
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To: HollyB

I just backspaced over a really long and ingenius theory/explanation for part of what’s going on here, but out of fear of the infamous black helicopters swooping down to get me the instant I post this I will simply say: the intel community, for all its problems, WANTS the DNI as a bureaucratic good idea fairy to fail. That is just one of the sources of dysfunction that is playing out. Add personalities/egos, and Murphy to the mix of election year politics and you have a perfect storm of bad...whatever...it’s bad.


40 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:27 PM PDT by GodfearingTexan
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To: Belteshazzar
Carry on, Mr. Issa.

YUP! With any luck, these investigations will take as long as the Fast & Furious investigations.......and prolly have the same results.

Ya just gotta love the House Committee on Hindsight and Government Expansion.

41 posted on 10/10/2012 9:54:51 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Nachum

Michelle Malkin was on Hannity talking about how these people are behind the scenes, trying to find someone to be the scapegoat. She called them “lying liars” and “crap weasels.” And she too would like to have Susan Rice subpoenaed to explain to Congress, under oath, exactly who told her that this incident was the result of a stupid film. I fell in love with Michelle Malkin again today.


42 posted on 10/10/2012 9:56:40 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

Michelle Malkin was on Hannity, excoriating the incompetent “lying liars” and “crap weasels” of the Benghazi scandal. She included Charlene Lamb in this bunch, and said that Lamb was a part of the decision makers who refused extra security for Benghazi. And Malkin said that there was no budgetary reason for the refusal. The accusation that Republicans had something to do with withholding funds is totally false. The stink and rot in our Government has ruined and killed good Americans. How in God’s name are we ever going to get a Government that is of, by and for the people when they keep hiring and promoting the stupid, the incompetent, and the liars?


43 posted on 10/10/2012 10:03:09 PM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: dead; Nachum

Yet the MB has partnered with the Salafist Al Nour Party in the Egyptian government. I’m a regular working stiff yet know that the Salafists-Wahabbis aren’t into secularism anything. In fact, I posted this last night...

Liberal, secular ‘infidels’ must be prosecuted, says Brotherhood preacher
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2942644/posts


44 posted on 10/10/2012 10:04:28 PM PDT by bronxville (Margaret Sanger - “We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population,Â)
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To: Nachum

!The Clap” is crawling under his rock?

Grab his ear before he can disappear!


45 posted on 10/10/2012 10:11:02 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: Nachum

on a related note i saw a pic of hilary on drudge right now and the first thought i had was “Emperor Palpatine’s sure let his hair grow long”...


46 posted on 10/10/2012 10:48:29 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Nachum
This leads right to the top, just like Watergate.

Impeach!

The MSM successfully instigated a coup against Nixon for a lot less.
This mess leads directly to Obama/Clinton.

Then, to add insult to injury, Oblamer thought it would be a marvelous opportunity to use this crisis of his own making to curtail free speech - something all Commies, third world dictators and Nazis of every stripe are equally in a mad rush to accomplish. It would have started by banning any speech that 'insulted' Islam - what constitutes an "insult" would be decided by perpetually enraged and easily 'insulted' Islamist psychos.

47 posted on 10/11/2012 12:11:27 AM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: smoothsailing

I was thinking more of this: The Clapper Crapper

http://www.why-is-the-sky-blue.tv/who-invented-toilet.html


48 posted on 10/11/2012 12:27:36 AM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Nachum

When they look stupid and act stupid it is because they are stupid!


49 posted on 10/11/2012 12:48:02 AM PDT by cgbg (No bailouts for New York and California. Let them eat debt.)
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To: Nachum

Clapper thinks JIHAD is a great thing.
America is so screwed to have him anywhere in the govt.


50 posted on 10/11/2012 4:04:32 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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