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White House Defends Biden's Statements On Libya
AP ^ | October 12, 2012

Posted on 10/12/2012 9:29:09 AM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending Vice President Joe Biden's debate statement that "we weren't told" there had been requests for more security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack one month ago.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012debates; 2012veep; carney; libya
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1 posted on 10/12/2012 9:29:11 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

OK, Barry, so fire someone at State. Maybe Hillary.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 9:31:51 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: maggief
Then Biden added....We have the best computer cleaner there is and the very best shredder. They got rid of a lot of stuff.

Oops..forget that...

3 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:24 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: maggief

oh uh huh, yeah that’s the ticket


4 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:24 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: maggief

The white house told Raddix to make the first question be a statement that it was an intelligence failure. She gave Biden the answer in the way she asked the question. The white house did this because they had decided the “intelligence failure” excuse is now their new claim.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:33 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: maggief

This Libya narrative they’ve constructed is unravelling like an old balata Titleist that got hit by a lawnmower.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2012)
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To: maggief

To expand on the “we weren’t told” meme: they purposely axe’d to NOT be told. Now, somebody may have tried to disregard that request by telling them anyway... but they had hands over their big ears.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:40 AM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: maggief
How can Dems maintain that Joe won the debate when the WH needs to go on damage control the next day over his statements?

There hasn't been the need for the Romney camp to issue any “corrections” for anything Ryan said last night.

8 posted on 10/12/2012 9:32:50 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: maggief

I think it is possible that they might not have been told from the State Dept. But, if things were that bad, wouldn’t the CIA have said something???


9 posted on 10/12/2012 9:34:49 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: mojito
There hasn't been the need for the Romney camp to issue any “corrections” for anything Ryan said last night.

Mostly because Ryan was not able to say anything last night. I don't think he ever managed to string together two sentences without either Biden or the "moderator" interrupting.

10 posted on 10/12/2012 9:36:06 AM PDT by kevao (Is your ocean any lower than it was four years ago?)
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To: maggief

If “ we weren’t told “ then ? how can you claim that the Republicans tried to cut the budget for funding for security ?


11 posted on 10/12/2012 9:37:09 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: maggief
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12 posted on 10/12/2012 9:37:18 AM PDT by ETL (ALL (most?) of the Obama-commie connections at my FR Home page: http://www.freerepublic.com/~etl/)
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To: InterceptPoint

Biden channeled “The Joker” last night and said Nicholson’s famous line “Who do you trust?”

You be the judge!

http://confoundedinterest.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/october-surprise-consumer-confidence-gets-back-to-sept-2007-level-bush/


13 posted on 10/12/2012 9:38:01 AM PDT by whitedog57
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To: RummyChick

Which is it, Joe?

“The intelligence community told us that.”

“We weren’t told.”


14 posted on 10/12/2012 9:39:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
Started with Carney throing the State Department under the bus a week or so ago...now it has escalated...

DNC Civil War going on between the Hildabeast and Obamanation factions....

Hill know the Obamanation's bus is comin' for her....Billiary has their legacy to save....

Neo-communists fighting left wing radical socialists....couldn't happen to a better group...
15 posted on 10/12/2012 9:40:16 AM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: American Constitutionalist

Good catch!


16 posted on 10/12/2012 9:40:25 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
How many days did Biden prep for this debate and they didn't discuss Libyia?
17 posted on 10/12/2012 9:41:03 AM PDT by notaliberal
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To: maggief

How can you be ignorant of your own policy? In other words, o’bidens aren’t owning the problem.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 9:42:02 AM PDT by gotribe (He's a mack-daddy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AV415yit7Zg)
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To: maggief

The buck stops..? Well, not in the Oval Office. “No one told us Libya was dangerous or we woulda done something, honest.”


19 posted on 10/12/2012 9:42:44 AM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: maggief

Sooooo the State Dept never told the White House about all of those written and telephone requests for more security? Well doesn’t that mean at LEAST that Obama’s State Dept is incompetent, even complicit in the death of 4 Americans?


20 posted on 10/12/2012 9:43:54 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: maggief

How many times did we hear “loose talk” ? My BS Bingo card had tokens stacked 4-5 deep on that square.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 9:44:22 AM PDT by Jumpmaster (Defund the Left!)
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To: gotribe; All

Video:

http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewkaczynski/jay-carney-biden-was-speaking-about-himself-the


22 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:05 AM PDT by maggief
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To: mojito

He did say they had a plan to create 7 million jobs, and I told the TV that I thought it was 12 million. He came back later and said 12 million, so I assume he heard me.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:35 AM PDT by Gil4 (Progressives - Trying to repeal the Law of Supply and Demand since 1848)
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To: maggief

maggie, remember that the mighty o didn’t attend ANY intelligence briefings in the weeks before 9/11. Plausible deniability. Why do you think they publicized it so much?


24 posted on 10/12/2012 9:45:39 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: maggief

Joe was probably laughing, guffawing, and knee-slapping when the request for more security came from Chris Stevens.


25 posted on 10/12/2012 9:46:02 AM PDT by FamiliarFace
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To: MestaMachine; hoosiermama; SE Mom; penelopesire; Protect the Bill of Rights

I was thinking the same thing about missed intelligence meetings, but you are connecting more dots ...


26 posted on 10/12/2012 9:47:39 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

I doubt thats even close to being true.

But even if it is true by some remote chance, maybe if they showed up for the security briefings once in a while they would have known. Not that they would have changed anything...because they have a flawed view of our enemies.


27 posted on 10/12/2012 9:47:59 AM PDT by Adder (No Mo BO)
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To: maggief

So, who was lying? Biden at the VP Debate or the administration officials who testified before Congress? This is all on the record, so it has to be one or the other.


28 posted on 10/12/2012 9:48:26 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Jumpmaster

Thing is, if it is an intelligence failure than George Bush should immediately be apologized to by the MSM since it was the same failure that led to Saddam’s WMD’s.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 9:48:55 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz
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To: maggief

Does anybody really think Laughing Joe would recognize intelligence if it bit him in the keister?


30 posted on 10/12/2012 9:49:07 AM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: Oldpuppymax
Well doesn’t that mean at LEAST that Obama’s State Dept is incompetent, even complicit in the death of 4 Americans?

Yes, let's start squarely blaming Hillary Clinton and see how quickly she points the finger to her boss.

31 posted on 10/12/2012 9:51:09 AM PDT by polstar123
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To: maggief
"we weren't told"

You would actually have to attend an intelligence briefing to be told of what is going on.

Starting to make some sense now.

32 posted on 10/12/2012 9:51:49 AM PDT by Lady Heron
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To: maggief
"Yep! We're in charge but we have no idea what the hell is going on out there."


33 posted on 10/12/2012 9:52:18 AM PDT by Iron Munro (SPEIL)
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To: thouworm

Ping.

//

FLASHBACK:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2935104/posts?page=160#160

Biden & Hassan Nemazee


34 posted on 10/12/2012 9:52:35 AM PDT by maggief
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To: InterceptPoint
OK, Barry, so fire someone at State. Maybe Hillary.

This is the biggest back story. Obama is throwing Hillary under the bus. She knows it and that is why the State Department had a conference call with the press- except FOX. The call was to give the press marching orders this was not Hillary's (State Departments) fault.

I wonder how Bill Clinton feels about this since he came to Obama's rescue at the convention and subsequent events... Don't get me wrong, Bill did this to show he (and thus his wife) are still winners. Now Obama has thrown the CLINTONS under the bus. Watch Bill closely, he is going to say something soon in an interview that will backstage Obama.....

35 posted on 10/12/2012 9:54:04 AM PDT by 11th Commandment (http://www.thirty-thousand.org/)
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To: maggief

It’s more like a jigsaw puzzle. Put the pieces together and voila, a picture emerges in living color. With this administration, blood always seems to be a large part of the puzzle. Mexicans, Hondurans, Americans, Christians around the world, babies........


36 posted on 10/12/2012 9:54:45 AM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills and none dare call it treason)
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To: C210N

So Obama gets called that the consulate is under attack and instead of asking basic questions like what was the size of the security team, what is the security status at the other embassies, and what are we doing to repel the “protesters” he freaking goes back to bed!

Probably didn’t ask for a full briefing when he woke up!


37 posted on 10/12/2012 9:55:01 AM PDT by shotgun
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To: Boogieman
In an answer to a direct question in the congressional hearing the administration testified that the denial for additional security was not due to budget or financial constraint's.
38 posted on 10/12/2012 9:55:43 AM PDT by JIM O
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To: American Constitutionalist

It’s pretty clear to me that the Admin wanted to use this as a political attack on the Republicans. They knew that they couldn’t have gotten away with this if this were a terrorist attack. Very clear that lives mean nothing to Obama.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 9:56:16 AM PDT by Steamburg (The contents of your wallet is the only language Politicians understand.)
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To: whitedog57
He actually reminded me more of this Nicholson character.
40 posted on 10/12/2012 9:56:40 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: maggief

Four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack one month ago.

So much for playing president.


41 posted on 10/12/2012 9:58:25 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: RummyChick
I think it is possible that they might not have been told from the State Dept. But, if things were that bad, wouldn’t the CIA have said something???

This administration has nothing but contempt for our intelligence services as it does the military. They probably refused to listen to anything they were told.

42 posted on 10/12/2012 10:01:45 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: 11th Commandment

“Watch Bill closely, he is going to say something soon in an interview that will backstage Obama..... “

I’ve been waiting for it.


43 posted on 10/12/2012 10:02:04 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

So, the White HOuse is taking the position they didn’t have a clue what was going on in Libya? And did’t care to inquire? Their line now is “We weren’t dishonest, just incompetnet”? And we’re supposed to be OK withthat? Really? Keep digging guys.


44 posted on 10/12/2012 10:08:03 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: ChildOfThe60s

I think Lamb said she watched this in real time. Watched .But I might be wrong.

So at the very least Obama should have known before that UN speech that there was no protest.

I am waiting on Bill Clinton. If they were truly blackmailed into Hillary bowing out then that blackmail still holds true.


45 posted on 10/12/2012 10:11:16 AM PDT by RummyChick
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To: maggief

How can you be told if you don’t show up to your security briefings?


46 posted on 10/12/2012 10:31:08 AM PDT by landerwy (Zero lied, who else will die?)
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To: maggief

Hope people TWEET that all over the place and that Rush picks up on it , Mark Levin picks up on it, Drudge, all new media.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: Puddleglum

The buck stops..? Well, not in the Oval Office. “No one told us Libya was dangerous or we woulda done something, honest.” and would not have blamed the Republicans for trying to cut the budget for funding for more security at the US Embassies.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 10:35:08 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: RummyChick; maggief; MestaMachine
My first inclination on everything that has happened between Hill/billy and O is BLACK-Male.sic Think they both have enough on the other that they can keep each other in line and manipulate each others response.

Sort of reminds me of the two democrats in NW Indiana that turned each other in for voter fraud.

Wait for one to step over the line and the other will bring them down.

BTW both sides are now doing time and are partly responsible for getting IN to instigate their voter fraud laws. Needless to say “discovery” was VERY informative.

Expect the career personel to spill all beans when sworn in and called before congress.....More popcorn, lots of butter and an extra large soda...Larger then NYC law allows, PLEASE!

49 posted on 10/12/2012 10:35:45 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: FamiliarFace
" Joe was probably laughing, guffawing, and knee-slapping when the request for more security came from Chris Stevens. "

That's because the lack of security , well ? is a laughing matter to them.
50 posted on 10/12/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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