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Debate aftermath: Romney hammers Biden on Libya remark
CNN ^

Posted on 10/12/2012 12:19:20 PM PDT by Arthurio

(CNN) -- Mitt Romney led fresh Republican attacks on Friday over Vice President Joe Biden's debate remark about security concerns at the U.S. diplomatic compound in Libya where four Americans - including Ambassador Christopher Stevens -- were killed in a terrorist attack.

The GOP presidential challenger accused Biden of contradicting State Department officials when he said at Thursday's debate against Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, that "we weren't told they wanted more security" at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi.

The mission came under attack by armed militants on the 11th anniversary of the September 2001 al Qaeda attacks on New York and Washington.

However, State Department officials told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that they requested more security but were turned down by headquarters in Washington.

"When the vice president directly contradicts the sworn testimony of state department officials ... the American people deserve to know what happened," Romney told a campaign event in the battleground state of Virginia.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; biden; biteme; libya

1 posted on 10/12/2012 12:19:24 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio

FINALLY.
Romney learns how to kick his opponent in the crotch.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Arthurio

Go Mitt. SHove it down their throats. Repeatedly!


3 posted on 10/12/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by jwalsh07
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To: Arthurio

Wow! Mittens takes the mittens off! About time. Pour it on. Fusillade! Suppressing fire! L-O-T. (Used as an analogy only in the battle of words.)


4 posted on 10/12/2012 12:25:35 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Arthurio
"we weren't told they wanted more security" at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi... However, State Department officials told a congressional hearing on Wednesday that they requested more security but were turned down by headquarters in Washington.

This guy is a heartbeat away from being Commander In Chief.

5 posted on 10/12/2012 12:25:54 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Arthurio

Romney sees himself leading in every poll and most every swing state. He knows if election were held today, he’d be the 45th POTUS - and is not going to go soft down the stretch. This could become a landslide if Libya turns into a massive scandal.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 12:26:00 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

7 posted on 10/12/2012 12:26:22 PM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: nhwingut

There are so many tossup senate races too. If Romney could build up a margin, maybe some coattails, and the GOP could sweep the board on all the close senate races, like Reagan in 1980.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 12:27:50 PM PDT by Arthurio
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To: nhwingut
This could become a landslide if Libya turns into a massive scandal.

Libya is a massive scandal. The media simply won't report it as such.

9 posted on 10/12/2012 12:27:59 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: Arthurio

Why could the Administration put a drone over the site to watch the murders but not an F-16 over the site to prevent the murders?


10 posted on 10/12/2012 12:30:07 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: Arthurio
The GOP presidential challenger accused Biden of contradicting State Department officials when he said at Thursday's debate against Romney's running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan, that "we weren't told they wanted more security" at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi...but of course CNN is insisting that the "we" in that statement meant the Prez and VP, and so it wasn't inaccurate - as though the President isn't responsible for everything that goes on in his administration and isn't accountable for making sure that effective communications and response procedures are in place........
11 posted on 10/12/2012 12:30:26 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Uncle Miltie
>"Why could the Administration put a drone over the site to watch the murders but not an F-16 over the site to prevent the murders?"

Bush's fault! Ya rassis!

12 posted on 10/12/2012 12:34:36 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: nhwingut
This landslide could become a REALLY BIG landslide if Libya turns into a massive scandal.

I took the liberty of editing your earlier reply.

13 posted on 10/12/2012 12:38:31 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: Arthurio

You’re not lyin’ and coverin’ up, you’re just criminally negligent and dumber than dirt. Got it.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 12:40:27 PM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: SERKIT

lot??


15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:41:37 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: Arthurio
"we weren't told they wanted more security" at the diplomatic facility in Benghazi. - Joe Biden

At U.N., Obama again blames Libya attack on video September 25, 2012

For 14 days after the attack no one told Joe and 0 that there were no protests there either!

Sec. State Clinton was also clueless about it.

16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:43:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Lead On Target


17 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:43 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Lead On Target


18 posted on 10/12/2012 12:50:57 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Arthurio
accused Biden of contradicting State Department officials

Get more specific BIDEN LIED
19 posted on 10/12/2012 12:55:25 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Arthurio
How about Gm is alive and Bin Laden is dead BUT so is our Ambassador


or for Hillary We came We saw and he died-- the Ambassador ( oh she meant KADAFY ) How about cackling now
20 posted on 10/12/2012 12:59:13 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: SERKIT

“Wow! Mittens takes the mittens off!”

We’ll have to start calling him “Gloves.”


21 posted on 10/12/2012 1:04:55 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Intolerant in NJ

Biden was originally put on the ticket as a “foreign policy expert”; yet, he claims he was kept out of the loop for one of the most important foreign policy crises of his tenure. Strange stuff.


22 posted on 10/12/2012 1:14:36 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

“Biden was originally put on the ticket as a “foreign policy expert”

I thought he was an insurance policy...who would harm Zero with that Baboon in the bullpen?


23 posted on 10/12/2012 1:20:29 PM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: jessduntno; USFRIENDINVICTORIA

?Biden was originally put on the ticket as a ?foreign policy expert?

I thought he was an insurance policy...who would harm Zero with that Baboon in the bullpen?

And all along I thought it was because of Biden’s gravitas, or so the newsfolk said.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 1:32:50 PM PDT by Covenantor ("Men are ruled...by liars who refuse them news, and by fools who cannot govern." Chesterton)
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To: Covenantor; jessduntno
I should clarify that I was referring to the 2008 election. Biden was touted as a foreign policy expert, and that's why the MSM went after Sarah Palin's lack of foreign policy experience so vehemently. They conveniently overlooked the fact that Biden had a great deal of experience at being wrong, and they greatly downplayed Palin's executive experience, and her domestic policy expertise.

That said, I have to agree with the insurance policy theory. As for gravitas; do you mean like Gravi Tas the Clown?


25 posted on 10/12/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: SERKIT

huh and i thought it was light our tnt.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 5:40:06 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew (or is that lou?))
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

Good point......


27 posted on 10/12/2012 8:53:37 PM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Arthurio
"We will never prevent every act of violence or terrorism or achieve perfect security," Clinton said"

That's certainly true. However, we will certainly achieve a vast improvement in the security we have, when our policies are changed to allow our Marines on security detail to have ammunition for their weapons.

28 posted on 10/13/2012 5:23:28 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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