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Posted on 10/12/2012 10:58:25 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
White House throws Hillary under the 2012 bus
Posted By Neil Munro On 1:01 PM 10/12/2012 @ 1:01 PM In DC Exclusives,DC Exclusives - Original Reporting,Politics
The White House is throwing Hillary Clinton under the 2012 election bus.
Top officials have already claimed the nations intelligence agencies did not alert the White House to the growing danger facing the State Departments facility in Benghazi, Libya, which was destroyed Sept. 11 by a jihadi attack on the 11th anniversary of the atrocities in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania.
The claim was repeated Oct. 11 by Vice President Joe Biden during the vice presidential debate in Danville, Ky. We werent told they wanted more security, he announced.
Ben Rhodes, President Barack Obamas deputy national security adviser for communications, extended the claim Oct. 11 by telling told Foreign Policy magazine that neither Biden nor President Barack Obama knew of the growing danger.
Biden speaks only for himself and the president and neither of them knew about the requests at the time, Rhodes said, according to Foreign policy.
These kinds of issues are handling in the State Department by security officials, White House spokesman Jay Carney said during Fridays press briefing.
Security matters are decided at the State Department, he said, amid tough questioning from Fox News Channels Ed Henry.
The White Houses statements leaves Hillary Clinton on the hook, because she runs the Department of State.
The widening breach between Clinton and the team of Obama and Biden comes as the president is being outpolled by Gov. Mitt Romney.
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They’re not throwing her under the bus if she is at fault which is what I suspect. Either her or some other political appointee at State. I doubt Obama new jack about what was going on there or anywhere else.
Hopefully, this will start open warfare between the Clintonistas and the Obamites.
Hillary may be under the bus right now, but she will climb oput by blaming someone else in State.
Hillary will not eat this one.
This could be fun.
He might know a few things if he attended his secruity briefings.
This is the problem with a President who knows as much about administering an organization as an Eskimo knows about Amazonian mushrooms.
He should have, and would have if he attended the daily intelligence briefing....
Bill's sharpening his machete right now!
She crawled under that bus her damn self..............
Obama may or may not have known (I believe he did), but he damn well participated the failed coverup.
Hey Hillary, you know that Reset Button is just a prop right?
Just like Nixon.
Bill's sharpening his machete right now!
Bill has been awfully quiet as of late, after his convention speech where we were told he was going out on road to "fight every day from now to the election" for Obama, he seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Even after Obama's debate debacle he was silent.
>> Things really could get interesting if Slick Willy feels he’s been stabbed in the back after saving Barry during the convention.
Maybe, but that implies that Bill and Hillary are on the same team and it’s not 100% clear to me that their interests ARE closely aligned.
Response from Chappaqua:
“I’m not going down alone, I’m taking you with me, sucka!”
Look for leaks from the massive Clinton Data Dump to seal Barry’s defeat in the next couple of weeks.
I do love it when the mob families turn on each other.
Exactly. But we're presuming he didn't want a crisis in the first place.
Hillary's used to covering for liars... She's in luck - the New York Times won't notice....
Now there’s a halloween theme picture.
Watch for an avalanche of CYA memos come a flying from Chicago-on-the-Potomac.
If what Joey Grinboor claims is true, why has Zer0 not fired Hitlery yet????
Hope he don't stain anything
They’re throwing this woman under the bus, Charlene Lamb, the deputy secretary of state for diplomatic security for U.S. embassies.
Ms Lamb is being led to the slaughter by Hillary.
If the jackass was out on the links or talking smack with radio or TV personalities instead of being at the intelligence briefings, then its not her fault he didn’t know. So he’s either incompetent and negligent, or he’s a flat out liar who will throw anyone under the bus like a toddler (”Who drew on the wall?” “Not me!!!”). The only other possibility is that she is running the state department completely independent of the executive office, which again says he’s incompetent, because delegation of duties does not equal dereliction of duties. No matter how you slice it, he is responsible for the deaths, and he is incapable of performing the requisite duties of POTUS.
Chicago vs. Arkansas political slugfest! Pass the corn.
Hmmm. Just like Fast ans Furious.
Exactly. I believe Obama & Jarrett planned the whole thing, in conjunction with the Muslim Brotherhood. What they were trying to accomplish, I don't know. I also don't know whether the plan went the way it was supposed to, or whether it blew up in their faces, but I feel sure they were involved. The media chorus about the youtube video was just too well planned and happened to quickly for me to believe they weren't fed info from the WH in advance. I'm not saying the media knew all the details upfront, but they were clearly led by the WH and very early on. I think that's one reason the media are pursuing the coverup now. They were played as patsies.
She [Lamb] was looking pretty pale and “ill” during the hearings the other day.
Intelligence sources said that the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect. The sources said the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were likely behind the strike.
“In addition to the footage from the consulate cameras, the U.S. government is also poring over video taken from an overhead U.S. surveillance drone that arrived for the final hour of the night battle at the consulate compound and nearby annex.”
“She [Lamb] was looking pretty pale and ill during the hearings the other day.”
Yup. She knew the bus was coming for her.
She has already said she will not serve a second term if Obama is elected so she only has a month left on the job and this really means nothing.
obama can deny he knew all he wants. All that does is show he’s out of touch and playing too much golf and doing too much fund raising.
Hillary is screwed. Her employees testified under oath that State works very closely with the intelligence community.
Senior admin officials have found out it is virtually impossible to get a decision from POTUS.
SEC State, SEC DEF, Intel agencies, and Congressional leadership know this.
POTUS has been out of the loop for so long that Clinton and Panetta have made unilateral decisions that should have been reserved for POTUS.
I don't believe BO has formally delegated this decision authority for Constitutional reasons or sheer incompetence. Now that one of these decisions has gone bad, POTUS will eventually blame them by simply saying he was uninformed.
The entire administration is collapsing before our very eyes. This is a potentially a very dangerous situation.
:) Smiling on the outside, LMAO! on the inside!
What about Brennan and Donilon?
Hey......Bill Clinton, the Obamabots, whose butt you catered to....have just thrown your wife, Hillary Clinton under the bus!!! What to do now, Billy Boy??? Always thought you were smart and with it. Never was a good move hooking in with communist Obama and his ilk!!! Billy Boy, Clinton, you is a dummy!!!
Look for the very pissed of Dems (pissed off at o’bidens) to form a third party after the election. Otherwise, they will lose it all forever in the mid-terms.
Biden is claiming ignorance as an excuse -- as if that exonerates him and Obama! Amazing. Even if Obama and Biden didn't know (which may be doubted) that would just show their malfeasance. For example, Obama skipped more than half his intelligence briefings.
And what is their excuse for continuing to blame a film after they did know that is was a terrorist attack?
“I do love it when the mob families turn on each other.”
Could be interesting watching this play out. The Chicago Thug Machine vs. The Clinton Mafia.
It effectively undercuts Hillary, who they despise.
If that happens, all Hillary needs to do is leak lots of information that it was her that gave the go-ahead to kill Osama Bin-Laden, despite repeated requests to Obama that went unanswered. That Obama had repeated opportunity to get Osama and he nixed every request. This would be devastating to half of Obama's legacy (the other half being the rescue of G.M. which is not turning out so well).
Hillary’s been acting like she don’t give a chit about anything for a while now. I suspect she’s got a new love interest or something. I hate to defend Obama but if she was responsible for turning down requests for added security then the buck might stop with Obama but Hillary is still at fault. Anyway, the whole thing should eventually come out, after the election of course.
“Senior admin officials have found out it is virtually impossible to get a decision from POTUS.”...
I believe you are right on this. Happens at a lot of companies that fail... poor leadership at the top.
Is Bill still campaigning for Obama? I didn’t think so.