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Biden contradicts State Department on Benghazi security
ForeignPolicy.com ^ | 10/11/12 | Josh Rogin

Posted on 10/11/2012 7:54:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

Vice President Joe Biden claimed that the administration wasn't aware of requests for more security in Libya before the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. mission in Benghazi during Thursday night's debate, contradicting two State Department officials and the former head of diplomatic security in Libya.

"We weren't told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there," Biden said.

In fact, two security officials who worked for the State Department in Libya at the time testified Thursday that they repeatedly requested more security and two State Department officials admitted they had denied those requests.

(Excerpt) Read more at thecable.foreignpolicy.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigate; biden; contradicts; idiot; impeachnow; libya; statedepartment; waronterror; wot

1 posted on 10/11/2012 7:54:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

I think Biden just lost the election for his boss.


2 posted on 10/11/2012 8:00:01 PM PDT by bigbob
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3 posted on 10/11/2012 8:01:39 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

I notice this lie too when Biden said it. Biden won’t look good in this department.


4 posted on 10/11/2012 8:01:59 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: bigbob

Yes. VP debates usually have little effect but the Benghazi is essentially the kenyan making the case through Biden. The kenyan owns Biden’s words here unless he repudiates them and that will make it worse. It would raise a lot of voting eyebrows if Obama throws Biden under that bus.


5 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:03 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE www.fee.org/library/books/economics-in-one-lesson)
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To: Red Steel

Absolutely. On one hand, the intelligence community doesn’t know it’s ass from a hole in the ground regarding Libya, but on the other hand, Biden will trusts them to tell us when Iran gets nukes with split-second precision.

Joe always says what he means...or so he says. So which does he mean?


6 posted on 10/11/2012 8:07:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: NormsRevenge

Plugs lied about not voting for Iraq and Afghanistan too. He voted for both wars. What a slime ball.


7 posted on 10/11/2012 8:18:03 PM PDT by scottywr (We the People........are mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore.)
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To: scottywr

Yeah, I wish Paul would’ve zinged him on that point - but he didn’t. I think he let several zingers go by.


8 posted on 10/11/2012 8:19:54 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: bigbob
Right. Blowhard Biden is a babbling contradiction. I looked during the debate to fact check that idiot Biden and well again, he's still an idiot:

"...According to academic experts in the West, Iran needs around 220 to 250 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20 percent to make one atomic bomb. The rate of its uranium enrichment to this level is now between 12 and 15 kilograms a month.

But although Iran has already produced about 190 kilograms of 20-percent enriched uranium, almost 100 kilograms of that quantity has been diverted to scientific use. Every time Iran enriched more than 130 kilograms to 20 percent, it diverted 15 or 20 kilograms to scientific use.

If Iran still had 190 kilograms, it would now be very close to the "red line" Netanyahu noted in his address - 90 percent of the progress toward the ability to manufacture one nuclear bomb. "


9 posted on 10/11/2012 8:25:14 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel
The cited source for my last post.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/iran-slowed-progress-on-nuclear-weapons-program-by-eight-months.premium-1.468768

10 posted on 10/11/2012 8:28:51 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Catsrus

Our friendly neighborhood liberal moderator wasn’t gonna let Ryan get away with replying to that big a of a lie. There is some serious ammo for some great ads in swing states though. Biden married the bammer to some pretty big lies that he is going to have to deal with.


11 posted on 10/11/2012 8:35:44 PM PDT by scottywr (We the People........are mad as hell and we're not gonna take it anymore.)
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To: NormsRevenge; Snuph; All

Ponder this: Biden gets his reports from the CIA, not the State Dept. Hence, Biden was correct: the WH received no requests for an increase in CIA security staff.

The State Dept. did receive security requests for an increase in Marines, and those requests were denied.

If the above two speculations are correct, then there is a disconnect between the WH and State.

Soon Obama and Hilly will try to shift the blame for this disconnect on the other. Well, Hilly COULD stall it out until after Obama is re-elected - - - - . A deal is a deal!


12 posted on 10/11/2012 9:03:17 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: Graewoulf

In the end, all foreign policy is run by the WH under the direction of the Dept of State.. one would assume with the input of other agencies that are charged with providing intelligence and counsel as how to best effect foreign policy.

I reckun the old adage that The Buck Stops Here no longer applies if the expected scenario plays out,, i.e., let investigations go on and deny knowledge of the key factors that led up to another failure in a long line of failures.


13 posted on 10/11/2012 9:19:47 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Bon mots; goron; JOHN ADAMS; TigerClaws; FlingWingFlyer; jazzlite; RummyChick; madmominct; All

A CIA and Marines Security SNAFU PING!


14 posted on 10/11/2012 9:25:47 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Traitor John Roberts' Obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: NormsRevenge

When is the next Issa/Congressional hearing on the Libyan cover-up, er, attacks?


15 posted on 10/11/2012 9:27:59 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Biden recalling that Ryan decided to put two wars on the credit card.

Biden voted the same.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/onpolitics/transcripts/senaterollcall_iraq101002.htm

16 posted on 10/11/2012 9:48:30 PM PDT by Ditto (Nov 2, 2010 -- Partial cleaning accomplished. More trash to remove in 2012)
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To: Graewoulf
LINK:
VP Debate Winner: Paul Ryan Wins, Joe Biden is Unprofessional and Did Vote for Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan


Biden stated clearly during the debate that he had voted AGAINST the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
17 posted on 10/12/2012 12:58:39 AM PDT by goron ("Folks, I can tell you I've known eight presidents, three of them intimately." --Joe Biden, 8/22/12)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Mr. Vice President, regarding the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead in Libya. I’m sure you’ve seen all the pictures and heard the reports about the sadistic things that were done by the terrorists.

We’ve already established that your Administration, despite warnings and pleas for help, significantly reduced security around the Libyan consulate.

And here you are in front of the whole nation, claiming that your administration didn’t know they wanted more security? Even though two state department officials just testified under oath to the contrary?

And you’re laughing about it? Really?

And we’ve also established that your Administration went to great lengths to cover up your incompetence, spreading a made-up story about a non-existent video.

So please tell the American people, Mr. Vice President, what can the people take away from this episode that will make them feel good about electing you to a second term?”


18 posted on 10/12/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by privatedrive
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To: Graewoulf

The general American people don’t know that but it is a very good point.

WH throwing Hillary under the bus. So know what is her counter punch.


19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:53 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: RummyChick

Why is Susan Rice getting a free pass?

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/120486.htm

Her bio includes working for the Clinton admin.. from 1997 ‘til 2000, she managed embassies on the African continent, 43 of ‘em, two of which got blow’d to smithereens in 1998.. she has a track record.. and a bodycount. clintonoid to the max, Stanford, Truman scholar, Rhodes scholar, worked under Bubba, and now..

I ask again.. Why? and Hillary is taking her back? hmmmmm..


20 posted on 10/12/2012 1:16:50 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/buffoons

a ‘buffoonish’ performance by Uncle Joe

buf·foon [buh-foon] noun

1.a person who amuses others by tricks, jokes, odd gestures and postures, etc.

2.a person given to coarse or undignified joking.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 1:22:31 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: Jane Long

Nothing on the calendar .. Yet!

United States House Committee on Oversight
http://oversight.house.gov/

Go blow your whistle!


22 posted on 10/12/2012 1:26:20 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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