Skip to comments.Obama Claims He Has Lost Control of His Own Administration
Posted on 10/13/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by xzins
While it is probable that Obama had information that the murder of our ambassador in Libya was not the result of an obscure video trailer, he has claimed that he did not know. He has said he had no idea that on the anniversary of 9/11 there was an orchestrated terrorist attack on our American mission in Benghazi, Libya. Americans should stand amazed at this Obama defense.
For the sake of argument, let us take them at their word. That leads to the conclusion that the entire intelligence community, if we believe Joe Biden, did not inform the President of the United States of the exact nature of an attack on American soil that resulted in the death of a US ambassador and three other highly skilled, highly trained US citizens.
If we believe Stephanie Cutter, Obama Campaign Spokeswoman, the entire US State Department -- although they knew better -- permitted The President of the United States to believe a lie about a video.
Assuming these things to be true, do they somehow exonerate President Obama?
Hardly, for this amounts to the president arguing that he has no control, no relationship, no emergency information sharing protocol with the major foreign information arms of his OWN administration. Is he not easily reached, at war with his own people, surrounded by incompetent unprofessionals? What in the world has transpired that such a terrible system is in place in the first place?
Lack of leadership, poor leadership climate, can be the only answer. After all, the president is the Chief Executive and the Commander in Chief of the United States of America. Truman might be too often quoted, but in this case it really does apply. When it comes to the president, "The buck stops here!"
So, my fellow citizens, our president is calling on us to recognize that the nation is rudderless. He defends himself by claiming to be out of the loop. Have you ever heard of such a thing, a president arguing he should get a pass due to negligent leadership?
In the meantime, Benghazi burns. And Egypt. And Syria. And Iran. And...furiously...Mexico.
Rush should pick this up on Monday. It’s simple and brilliant.
This story is going to stick to Obama like tar up to the election.
These people work so hard not to know anything.
Responsibility and authority go hand-in-hand.
Before you can learn how to lead, you have to know to follow. Stated another way, you can’t be an effective leader—give orders—if you’ve never learned how to take them. He’s been quick to claim credit and shirk responsibility: The buck has never stopped at his desk. He’s been voting “present” all his life.
In his middle age, it has finally caught up with him.
This doesn't surprise me in the least. We are just blessed that this crisis wasn't incoming nuclear warheads from Iran or North Korea. The reason 0bama looks out of place in the pictures of the war room when the Seals were getting Bin Laden is because the ONLY way they could carry out the operation was to keep the Community Agitator out of the loop. He was informed AFTER the mission was underway.
Indeed it's just that.
But he did know.
Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations
I think you are onto something here.
Go back to commentary when he was the editor of the Harvard Law Review. Others said he showed up and was never seen again. That is exactly his style, he is nothing but a community organizer. He appointed many Czars to carry out some policy of which he maybe provided some general framework. The rest of his job as he sees it is just running for reelection.
obama emailed me for funds yesterday. I emailed him back saying money is tight right now, also observing that Bidden (sic) had set debating and civil discourse back 112 years.
I concluded by saying “I hope that in the next international crisis, you know the factual details before I do.”
Don’t be so tough on JugEars. He was out golfing, or shooting hoops with Reggie Love.
I love it when Obama boldly exclaims, “The buck stops here!”. You know it’s the last thing he is going to let happen. Obama is a master at escaping blame, helped by his media accomplices
Obama attends fewer than half of the national security briefings so I believe he had no clue.
Rush has pounded this theme all week.
Liar, Incompetent or Both?
The claims that the Administration didn't know are the direct result of 0bama failing to hold his daily security briefings...for weeks at a time!
They didn't know because the chair being held for them on a daily basis was empty!
If we are to believe them...then we need to see the daily briefs...and of course those security briefings are top secret.
Liar, Incompetent or Both?
Obama a micro manager ???
Why would you say that?
I see nothing that obama mirco manages anything at all
He seems to be able to only two things
Golf and campaign with the help of totus.u
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