Skip to comments.White House Defends Biden's Statements On Libya
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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OK, Barry, so fire someone at State. Maybe Hillary.
oh uh huh, yeah that’s the ticket
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.
This Libya narrative they’ve constructed is unravelling like an old balata Titleist that got hit by a lawnmower.
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.
There hasn't been the need for the Romney camp to issue any “corrections” for anything Ryan said last night.
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???
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.
If “ we weren’t told “ then ? how can you claim that the Republicans tried to cut the budget for funding for security ?
Biden channeled “The Joker” last night and said Nicholson’s famous line “Who do you trust?”
You be the judge!
Which is it, Joe?
“The intelligence community told us that.”
“We weren’t told.”
How can you be ignorant of your own policy? In other words, o’bidens aren’t owning the problem.
The buck stops..? Well, not in the Oval Office. “No one told us Libya was dangerous or we woulda done something, honest.”
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?
How many times did we hear “loose talk” ? My BS Bingo card had tokens stacked 4-5 deep on that square.
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.
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?
Joe was probably laughing, guffawing, and knee-slapping when the request for more security came from Chris Stevens.
I was thinking the same thing about missed intelligence meetings, but you are connecting more dots ...
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.
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.
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.
Does anybody really think Laughing Joe would recognize intelligence if it bit him in the keister?
Yes, let's start squarely blaming Hillary Clinton and see how quickly she points the finger to her boss.
You would actually have to attend an intelligence briefing to be told of what is going on.
Starting to make some sense now.
Biden & Hassan Nemazee
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.....
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........
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!
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.
Four Americans were killed in a terrorist attack one month ago.
So much for playing president.
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.
“Watch Bill closely, he is going to say something soon in an interview that will backstage Obama..... “
I’ve been waiting for it.
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.
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.
How can you be told if you don’t show up to your security briefings?
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.
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.
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!