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Clinton's Excuse: 'Fog of War' to Blame for Misinformation from Susan Rice on Libya
Weekly Standard ^ | OCT 15, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 10/16/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT by Qbert

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says the reason the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, gave misinformation to the American people is because of the "fog of war." According to the notes of Wendell Goler of Fox News, here's what Clinton had to say:

On Rice ‘grew out of a protest’ assertions: “the fog of war. The confusion you get in any type of combat situation. Remember this was an attack that went on for hours…there had to be a lot of sorting out…everyone said here’s what we know subject to change.”

Clinton's excuse for Rice is because the U.N. ambassador went on five Sunday talk shows and said in several different ways that the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya "grew out of a protest" outside the American consulate there.

That is not at all what happened. Apparently the fog of war was too thick for Rice to accurately say what happened there. In fact, the State Department now says there was no protest at all outside the consulate there.

Instead, the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, and three other Americans was the direct result of a planned and coordinated al Qaeda terrorist attack that was aimed at coinciding with the anniversary of the greatest al Qaeda attack again America in history, 9/11.

The attack took place five days before Rice went on those shows and made those false assertions. But only now is the fog beginning to clear.

Clinton also said today that "the buck stops with her," according to CNN.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; hillaryclinton; lies; soshillary
Well, now that's believable! (/sarc). Hey, Hillary, if you don't mind then, can we have our First Amendment rights back? Pretty please?...
1 posted on 10/16/2012 7:30:19 AM PDT by Qbert
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To: Qbert

They were all up late at the White House drinking. The Fog of Wine was too much.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 7:32:47 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Qbert

Uhhhhh....don’t you mean the fog of youtube?


3 posted on 10/16/2012 7:33:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: bmwcyle

Like evasive maneuvers and dodging tarmack gunfire in Belgrade, kinda fog?


4 posted on 10/16/2012 7:34:08 AM PDT by blackdog (There is no such thing as healing, only a balance between destructive and constructive forces.)
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To: Qbert
LOL! I hate that.

You wake up at 3:00 in the morning a month after the fact with a great response.

5 posted on 10/16/2012 7:35:19 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Qbert

“Fog of war”? “Combat situations”? Funny, I thought the administration didn’t want to send more security in an effort to “normalize”. Isn’t THAT the new meme?

They sent more Marines in to protect the embassies in places like Barbados, but couldn’t see fit to outfit embassies in places like THE MIDDLE EAST on the anniversary of 9-11.

The biggest mistake, as I see it, is that these cheesy leftists think WE are as stupid as their VOTERS are, or that THEY are.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 7:35:48 AM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Qbert

Fog of war?

Weak. Laughable, even.

This whole delaying routine is outrageous.

Can the president of the country not get answers when he wants them? Give me a break.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 7:36:44 AM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: Qbert
Clinton also said today that "the buck stops with her,"

Wow. Really? Interesting choice of words.

Doesn't "the buck" usually stop with......the President???

Did she just butch-slap President Pimp With A TelePrompTer?

8 posted on 10/16/2012 7:37:49 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Qbert

I thought I was reading The Onion for a minute...
This is what they came up with?
Horrible - it’s a pathology of lies on top of lies.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 7:38:47 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Texas Eagle

Instead of the Dog Days of Ware we now have the Fog Days of War - let’s not tell our troops that their commander in chief et al are in the fog days.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 7:39:20 AM PDT by Bitsy
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To: JudyinCanada

Liberal media reaction: “Fog of war”? OK, that explains it. Nothing more to see here, folks, let’s move on now...


11 posted on 10/16/2012 7:39:27 AM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Texas Eagle
Or the "Fog of Twitter".....

Didn't one of the guys killed send some sort of message to his friends via xbox "that if he doesn't die tonight".....he won't be making the xbox match?

12 posted on 10/16/2012 7:39:43 AM PDT by thingumbob (I'm a bitter clinger...I dare you to take my gun)
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To: Qbert

The newest spin, now coming from the Libyan government, is that the attackers were indeed motivated by the video. And just, spur of the moment just decided to mount his attack. Yep. Get the word out.Be sure to bring your rpg laucher from the back room and mount this assault. No known ties with Al Qaeda. Holy moley. Anything to save their own sorry asses.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 7:39:48 AM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: JudyinCanada

SHE IS LYING, OBAMA IS LYING, THEY WERE LYING AND THEY ARE STILL LYING!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 10/16/2012 7:40:09 AM PDT by cpdiii (Deckhand, Roughneck, Mud Man, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist. THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR!)
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To: Qbert
Obama administration Plan A: Lie

Plan B-Z: Lie Again

15 posted on 10/16/2012 7:40:28 AM PDT by JPG (Make it happen)
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To: blackdog

And Hillary did not have sex with Mrs. Weiner.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: Qbert

I thought I was reading The Onion for a minute...
This is what they came up with?
Horrible - it’s a pathology of lies on top of lies.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 7:41:52 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: Qbert

Without meaning to do so, it looks to me that Hillary! is admitting that womyn just aren’t up to the job; her, Rice, and Jarrett are out of their league and they know it.

Womyn are by definition lazy, selfish and stupid.

Real women like Margaret Thatcher, Sarah Palin, Michelle Bachmann, et. al., would have been on top of the situation from the git-go and never would have let this happen. Yes, the good Ambassador would be alive and well today.


18 posted on 10/16/2012 7:42:29 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: Qbert
Didn't someone at the hearing state there was realtime video of the consulate attack?

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.

19 posted on 10/16/2012 7:44:25 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Qbert

We’re going to need a bigger bus!


20 posted on 10/16/2012 7:45:45 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: JudyinCanada

"Can the president of the country not get answers when he wants them? Give me a break."

Exactly. Plus, the whole nation knew the next morning that an attack occurred and an ambassador was murdered- instead of taking the time to ask questions, Obama darted off to a fundraiser.

And it happened on the anniversary of 9/11- how stupid do they think people are?

21 posted on 10/16/2012 7:47:34 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: blackdog

Damned snippers....they’re everywhere!

;)


22 posted on 10/16/2012 7:50:28 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: Qbert

It needs two sides fighting to be a war. Obama the showman has been running a fog machine.


23 posted on 10/16/2012 7:51:22 AM PDT by HomeAtLast
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To: Qbert

So if this was an act of “War”, why were Oblabla and co. apologizing. Maybe “war” is now code for “Cover Up”.


24 posted on 10/16/2012 7:51:45 AM PDT by mgist
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To: Qbert

I blame the fog of evil.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 7:51:56 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: TexasCajun

I think I read that Hillary was watching the attack in real time.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 7:53:19 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Qbert

It’s farcical when these dimwits use terms they heard when adults were in charge.


27 posted on 10/16/2012 7:53:48 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: Qbert
You don't play fair.

Hillary had her hair down.

When Hillary has her hair down you're supposed to see her as the victim and treat her as the victim.

What did she say, it's an increasingly dangerous world?

Translation “Zippo’s foreign policy is a complete failure and it's not my fault. I'm the little victim here”.

28 posted on 10/16/2012 7:56:41 AM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Qbert

To be fair, there wasn’t near enough time for the Whitehouse to run enough response scenarios through a diversity of focus groups to gauge the most politically correct response to this crisis.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 7:58:28 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Qbert

To be fair, there wasn’t near enough time for the Whitehouse to run enough response scenarios through a diversity of focus groups to gauge the most politically correct response to this crisis.


30 posted on 10/16/2012 7:59:34 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Qbert

To be fair, there wasn’t near enough time for the Whitehouse to run enough response scenarios through a diversity of focus groups to gauge the most politically correct response to this crisis.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: Qbert

To be fair, there wasn’t near enough time for the Whitehouse to run enough response scenarios through a diversity of focus groups to gauge the most politically correct response to this crisis.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 7:59:40 AM PDT by Smedley (It's a sad day for American capitalism when a man can't fly a midget on a kite over Central Park)
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To: HomeAtLast

"It needs two sides fighting to be a war. Obama the showman has been running a fog machine."

Yep. The Obama administration is trying to getting everybody focused on what happened after the attack in order to try to side-step the series of failures that led to the attack on 9/11.

33 posted on 10/16/2012 8:01:41 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Qbert

More like Foggy Bottom excuses.


34 posted on 10/16/2012 8:03:42 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: Qbert

We’re at war with Libya?

We’ve always been at war with Eastasia


35 posted on 10/16/2012 8:04:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
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To: Qbert

More like ‘smoke of choom’.


36 posted on 10/16/2012 8:05:24 AM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Qbert

And the Gang That Couldn’t Shoot Straight wants us to believe they know how advanced Iran is in obtaining a nuclear bomb...


37 posted on 10/16/2012 8:09:38 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: Qbert

Fog of War?
When has Hillary ever seen combat?
There is a big difference between putting you own life in danger and putting someone elses life in danger.
Obama is at fault not Hillary. If Hillary did not have the situation under control, it is Obama’s fault.
Hillary works for Obama, even if she screwed up, it was Obama’s responsibility to oversee her and give her direction, not roll over in bed and hit the snooze alarm.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 8:18:57 AM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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To: Qbert

So - they shot first and aimed later.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 8:19:23 AM PDT by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: Qbert
On September 14, two days before Rice went on the Sunday shows, Hillary said at the ceremony at Andrews AFB with the four flag-draped caskets in the background that

"This has been a difficult week for the State Department and for our country. We’ve seen the heavy assault on our post in Benghazi that took the lives of those brave men. We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

Did the "fog of war" last until Friday? Hillary was still pushing the video. The State Department had real time contact with the consulate during the attack and the 25 personnel who survived the attack and were evacuated were debriefed a day later. This is ludicrous that Rice was unaware of the facts five days after the attack.

40 posted on 10/16/2012 8:20:34 AM PDT by kabar
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To: Qbert

I can’t wait for the book: “Benghazi Hil and the Fog of War”


41 posted on 10/16/2012 8:21:14 AM PDT by paddles ("The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates." Tacitus)
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To: Qbert
the whole nation knew the next morning that an attack occurred and an ambassador was murdered- instead of taking the time to ask questions, Obama darted off to a fundraiser.

The fog of war or the fog of politics?

Obama ran for the hills and told Hillary to fix it.

Hillary made up some crazy story how the Libyans had carried the injured ambassador to the hospital after the riots. Then they showed photos of armed men dragging the beaten and dead body of the ambassador through the streets.

The cover story of the youtube video was a stretch but with the help of the media it almost worked. Twenty years ago the media would have let it pass, damned conservatives.

42 posted on 10/16/2012 8:29:34 AM PDT by oldbrowser (An empty chair attracts a stadium full of empty chairs.)
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Hillary doesn’t need to make excuses for Susan Rice, she doesn’t work for Hillary. Obama made the UN Ambassador a cabinet level position so she reports directly to Obama.


43 posted on 10/16/2012 8:33:25 AM PDT by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: kabar

"On September 14, two days before Rice went on the Sunday shows, Hillary said at the ceremony at Andrews AFB with the four flag-draped caskets in the background that..."...We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."

Did the "fog of war" last until Friday? Hillary was still pushing the video. The State Department had real time contact with the consulate during the attack and the 25 personnel who survived the attack and were evacuated were debriefed a day later. This is ludicrous that Rice was unaware of the facts five days after the attack."

Yep- great point.

44 posted on 10/16/2012 8:34:25 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: pepsi_junkie

"Hillary doesn’t need to make excuses for Susan Rice, she doesn’t work for Hillary. Obama made the UN Ambassador a cabinet level position so she reports directly to Obama."

Yep.

The Obama media may think this "acceptance of responsiblity" sweeps the issue under the rug (timed, of course, predictably for the day of the second debate), but it only raises more, serious questions. They can't lie their way out of this one.

45 posted on 10/16/2012 8:51:09 AM PDT by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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Hillary was exactly right, it was the “fog of war”. The war was in the white house over how best to blame anyone else for Obama’s failed policies.


46 posted on 10/16/2012 8:53:46 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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To: Qbert

Fog of War?
With this administration it’s Stupor Of Incompetence.


47 posted on 10/16/2012 12:28:39 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Obama loved the poor so much, he created millions more.)
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