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White House clarifies Biden on Libya security
CNN ^ | October 12, 2012 | by Jessica Yellin

Posted on 10/12/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

... A senior White House official, speaking anonymously, told CNN they recognize the president is responsible for the security of all U.S. personnel around the world. But their intent here is to make clear that the vice president was not misspeaking when he said that he and the president were not personally briefed on the security requests.

The senior White House official also argued that while there were specific requests for additional security in Tripoli, there were none in Benghazi.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Political Humor/Cartoons; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: election2012; failure; libya

1 posted on 10/12/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
White House clarifies Biden on Libya security

"Clarify" is the king of euphemisms. It's my favorite word in politics.
2 posted on 10/12/2012 1:55:45 PM PDT by verum ago (Some people must truly be in love, for only love can be so blind.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What version of “what really really really happened” is this? I have lost count.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 1:56:48 PM PDT by Puddleglum (http://www.facebook.com/paulhawkinsauthoradventurerexplorer)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is an issue, but it isn’t the REAL issue. Ask any guy/gal on the street, should it be a no-brainer to have adequate security in a dangerous place like Libya, for our people on the ground there, and all would say, of course.

This point (we didn’t know about the request, in the WH), is just another trick to avoid the real issue...WHO IN THEIR RIGHT MIND doesn’t know that we need strong security in such places??????

Any administration that doesn’t get this, at whatever level, top to bottom, doesn’t deserve to be an administration.

Hello?


4 posted on 10/12/2012 1:57:49 PM PDT by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR." - Glenn Beck)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wait a minute! Didn’t we hear only a few weeks ago that the president only attends 40% of his security briefings? Gee, maybe this was one he missed, what are the odds?


5 posted on 10/12/2012 1:58:35 PM PDT by JohnEBoy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

translation.
White house covers up their cover up.

Biden showed us all last night when talking about dead Americans that they think security is a laughing matter


6 posted on 10/12/2012 2:02:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

ping


7 posted on 10/12/2012 2:03:02 PM PDT by gleeaikin
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To: manc

This is what happens when “leading from behind”.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 2:04:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Uh. Our ambassador wanted more protection wherever he was in that country. There must think we are really stupid.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 2:08:12 PM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ole A**
Gunner Joe.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 2:09:48 PM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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11 posted on 10/12/2012 2:12:24 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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Ah, this is different!!!
A senior White House official, speaking anonymously, told CNN they recognize the president is responsible for the security of all U.S. personnel around the world.
Obviously the White Hut has heard from Team Clinton and was asked "where are you going with this? because I am NOT going under the bus."

Note well that this is a clarification to the original clarification. The dust hasn't settled on this one yet.

12 posted on 10/12/2012 2:12:44 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("Why not eliminate the middle man and have whoever feeds Obama his lines debate Romney directly?")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The best managers prevent fires from breaking out by proactive management and a steady hand that follows best practices.
A second rate manager is one who is perpetually running in the direction of the smoke to put out fire after fire.
A third rate manager is one who runs away from the smoke wrought by his incompetence.

Obama/Clinton run away from the smoke of fire after fire, leaving each fire to run its destructive course, then lie about it, then cover it up while blaming others... All with the complicity of a lapdog media.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 2:13:57 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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and we knwo the like to be behind too..

What Biden did last night was disgusting and if they try and say he and obama were nto told then the qestion is why did they not go to their intels


14 posted on 10/12/2012 2:14:10 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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15 posted on 10/12/2012 2:15:46 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Or:

Yesterday the WH via the VP lies and laughs this off, and the anonymous spokesperson claims the buck stops somewhere else than the WH.

Or:

“We didn’t know, but so what if we did? Ha, Ha, Ha.”


16 posted on 10/12/2012 2:18:17 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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"But their intent here is to make clear that the vice president was not misspeaking when he said that he and the president were not personally briefed on the security requests."

Perhaps, but I'm betting that they received daily briefings about the on-going incidents and escalating events that were occurring near or around the Benghazi consulate in the months and weeks leading up to the attack. Those incidents in themselves should have triggered an inquiry by Obama, as to whether there was proper security to protect Americans stationed there. He obviously didn't bother to attend those briefings, or bother to read the text of those briefings, because any security-conscious person, especially one who is responsible for the safety of all Americans, should have made sure they knew that proper security was in place to prevent the death of any American.

17 posted on 10/12/2012 2:28:14 PM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: manc

Yep, just a “bump in the road” to them.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 2:28:45 PM PDT by NEMDF
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
White House clarifies Biden on Libya security

What's to clarify? Isn't Biden the Vice-President, fully briefed on all this behind the scenes stuff and capable of speaking for the Administration?

On second thought, maybe Joe just "misspoke".

19 posted on 10/12/2012 2:30:45 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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” A senior White House official, speaking anonymously,...”

Anything that comes after that, isn’t worth reading and has no credibility.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 2:44:59 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
feh...
21 posted on 10/12/2012 3:43:03 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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