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Aide: Obama takes responsibility for Libya attack
Journal Review ^ | 10/16/12

Posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:44 PM PDT by Libloather

Aide: Obama takes responsibility for Libya attack
Associated Press
Posted: Tuesday, October 16, 2012 5:48 pm

A top campaign aide says that President Barack Obama takes responsibility for the consulate attack in Libya that killed four Americans.

Deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter tells The Associated Press in a phone interview Tuesday that, quote, "every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility, from the top down."

Asked whether that includes Obama, Cutter says, quote, "Absolutely ... He's the president of the United States."

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


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; debate; hillarysfault; libya; obama; obamasfault
Too late. Hillary already did it.
1 posted on 10/16/2012 5:09:55 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

If he is really going to take responsibility he should resign tonight.


2 posted on 10/16/2012 5:12:01 PM PDT by albionin
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To: Libloather

I guess that means he also takes responsibility for the coverup.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 5:12:19 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This is America! Being dead is no excuse not to vote!!!)
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To: Libloather
Another 'I'm taking responsibility for their F-ups' mea culpa.

How big of you, Barack.

4 posted on 10/16/2012 5:12:31 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Libloather

With his fingers crossed behind his back.


5 posted on 10/16/2012 5:13:42 PM PDT by righttackle44 ( I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine . . .)
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To: Libloather

cutter is a proven liar. who with a right mind would believe her?

i don’t think she would know the truth if it tap danced across her nose.

blessings, bobo


6 posted on 10/16/2012 5:13:50 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: Libloather

Will the true guilty party please stand up? Must be some sort of pre-debate act. It’s Obama’s fault, but Hillary already took the non-blame,so will his act of “responsibility” be a double non-blame?


7 posted on 10/16/2012 5:14:30 PM PDT by madison10
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To: Libloather

An aide said it. Big deal.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 5:14:47 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

“Too late. Hillary already did it.”

And four Americans are Dead.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 5:15:00 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
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To: Libloather
But a week ago, Biden said they knew nothing about the security problems.

It's hard to claim responsibility after you've already said that it's not your fault.

10 posted on 10/16/2012 5:17:45 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: albionin

Hecsays this on the day of the debate. I can hardly guess why. This guy thinks the rest of the world are morons. He may be right; maybe the ones that voted him into office.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 5:17:57 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Libloather

Pat Buchanan writes:

On Sept. 11, scores of men with automatic weapons and RPGs launched a night assault on the U.S. compound in Benghazi, killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and set the building ablaze. Using mortars, they launched a collateral attack on a safe house, killing two more Americans, as other U.S. agents fled to the airport.

On Sept. 14, White House press secretary Jay Carney said the attack came out of a spontaneous protest caused by an anti-Muslim video on YouTube.

On Sept. 16, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told the entire nation the attack had not been premeditated or preplanned but emanated from a spontaneous protest of the nasty video.

On Sept. 25, Obama at the United Nations mentioned the video six times.

But when they were pushing this tale, what did the White House actually know?

For we have now learned that the assault was observed in near real time by the State Department’s Charlene Lamb, who was in contact with the security section at the Benghazi compound.

The next day, Sept. 12, Fox News and Eli Lake of The Daily Beast reported that U.S. intelligence had concluded it was terrorism. Within 24 hours of the attack, U.S. intelligence had identified some of the terrorists as members of an al-Qaida affiliate.

Thus either administration higher-ups were ignorant for more than a week of what their own agents knew, and are thus manifestly incompetent, or they colluded in a cover-up and orchestrated deception.

As the facts are revealed, the weight of evidence tilts toward the latter conclusion.

Why? Because we now know there never was any protest at the Benghazi compound — not against an anti-Muslim video or anything else.

And if there was no protest, who sent Carney out to blame the attack on the protest? And if there was no protest, who programmed Rice and put her on five separate Sunday talk shows to attribute the massacre to a protest that never happened?

If real-time intelligence and U.S. agents at the scene knew it was premeditated, preplanned terrorism by Sept. 12, who told Rice to deny specifically on Sept. 16 that the attack was premeditated or preplanned?

Indeed, why was Rice sent out at all? She is not in the chain of command. Why she accepted the assignment is obvious. She wants to be Hillary Clinton’s successor as secretary of state. But who put her up to this? Who pushed her out front to mislead us?

The CIA’s David Petraeus or Director of National Intelligence James Clapper should have been sent out to say what we knew, five days after the massacre. As Chris Stevens reported to the secretary of state and President Obama, why was Hillary or National Security Adviser Tom Donilon not sent out to explain what had happened to Stevens and the others?

Looking back, Carney and Rice appear to have been used by their superiors.

Carney would never have gone out to speculate on his own about what happened in Benghazi. His line on Sept. 14 had to have been fed to him by the White House chief of staff, Donilon, Obama or all of them.

As for Rice, someone contacted those five TV networks to put her on. And the party line she delivered — the opposite of the truth — had to have been fed to her, almost word for word — by Donilon or the chief of staff.

Could Donilon or Hillary have been in the dark about what Rice was going to say? Could they have still been in the dark about what had happened five days before in Benghazi, when Hillary’s own deputy Charlene Lamb had followed the terrorist attack in near real time?

Hillary and the entire Obama national security team are in that famous photo with Obama watching Seal Team Six in Abbottabad when Osama bin Laden was taken down.

Was the National Security Council alerted by Lamb when she was observing the attack in near real time? Did the NSC also observe?

Was the president told by the NSC that we were getting real-time intel and video from Benghazi, and would he like to see?

There is an even more fundamental question:

Why did the White House persist with the phony story of a protest against a video being the cause of Ambassador Stevens’ death, when they had to know there was no protest?

The most plausible explanation is that the truth — we were being hit with the worst terror attack since 9/11 in a city we saved — would have exposed Obama’s boasting about his Libya triumph and al-Qaida being “on the run” and “on the path to defeat” as absurd propaganda.

Al-Qaida is now in Libya, Mali, Yemen, Syria, Iraq and Pakistan.

And the epidemic of anti-American riots across the Muslim world, with Arab Spring elections bringing to power Islamist regimes, testify to the real truth. After four years of Obama, it is America that is on the run in the Middle East.

But we can’t let folks find that out until after Nov. 6.

Hence the Benghazi cover-up.


12 posted on 10/16/2012 5:18:13 PM PDT by Walrus (Restoring America starts today! Let's roll!)
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To: albionin

He says this on the day of the debate. I can hardly guess why. This guy thinks the rest of the world are morons. He may be right; maybe the ones that voted him into office.


13 posted on 10/16/2012 5:18:16 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: jsanders2001
This guy thinks the rest of the world are morons.

That's what he's banking on.

He will say he "takes full responsibility" but he will be unable not to add some weasel words that may destroy his intent.

At least I hope so.

14 posted on 10/16/2012 5:21:46 PM PDT by eddie willers
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To: Libloather

Great. So now Barry should have no problem giving the American people the facts right now. What did he know and when did he know it? What was his personal role in the response to the mission attack? Exactly when was he briefed on previous attacks in Libya?

Bottom line is he isn’t taking full responsibility unless he owns up to all the facts surrounding this fiasco. He will never do that.


15 posted on 10/16/2012 5:22:19 PM PDT by lodi90
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To: Libloather

‘Takes responsibility for’ means what exactly? What tangible consequences come from doing so? Anything?

I didn’t think so.

These people are counting on the short memories of the American public.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 5:22:50 PM PDT by Riley (The Fourth Estate is the Fifth Column.)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

(finger to the wind)

Obama: Yes. Uh. I did it. Or didn’t do it as the case may be. I take full responsibility for it. Whatever it is, it was me. But, uh, uh, it was Hillary. It was uh, uh, the State Dept.. It was bad soldiering. Uh. Or not, as the case may be. Let me clear. Let me say this- about that. I did not inhale, uh ... hahahaha. Uh, right, uh, uh, uh. Responsibility. That’s what I said. It is the mess that we were left by the uh uh uh, previous administration....

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17 posted on 10/16/2012 5:24:54 PM PDT by Nachum (The List was hacked- www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Riley

Better be shorter then 21 days. ;-)


18 posted on 10/16/2012 5:25:20 PM PDT by doc1019
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To: blueunicorn6
An aide recognized for flagrant BS to boot.
The Clown, the child, since he never did do his homework, is attempting (with the AP's help), to cover his bases before he's asked to 'splain anything about this mess. Expect the esteemed moderator to change his diaper for him.
19 posted on 10/16/2012 5:25:41 PM PDT by Seven plus One
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To: Walrus

If Barack tries to accept ‘responsibility’ for the incident tonight Romney should ask him exactly what he is referring to - the gross incompetence that led to the deaths of Americans or the orchestrated deception that followed.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 5:25:54 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: Libloather
I want him to BEG Hillary to give up her responsibility...

Pretty please with ice cream and a cherry on top.....

God, I despise these creatures.

21 posted on 10/16/2012 5:27:35 PM PDT by stboz
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To: Libloather
Just in time for tonight's debate. obama is despicable.
22 posted on 10/16/2012 5:28:05 PM PDT by Irish Eyes
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To: Libloather
An Aide.... How Friggin nice. Once again an aide tries to cover this POS CIC and his weak arse.

Bet this bastage won't responsibility tonight.
23 posted on 10/16/2012 5:28:52 PM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: Libloather
An Aide.... How Friggin nice. Once again an aide tries to cover this POS CIC and his weak arse.

Bet this bastage won't responsibility tonight.
24 posted on 10/16/2012 5:29:08 PM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: All

How ironic that the intended sacrificial lamb’s name is actually Lamb. But apparently she’s not willing to be the black sheep.


25 posted on 10/16/2012 5:29:08 PM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: Libloather

The headline is delusional. Bambi didn’t say anything like that, and in fact is now blaming “everybody.” The statement that this would include him comes from a campaign aide, not from Bambi, and in any case is so vague as to be meaningless.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 5:29:32 PM PDT by livius
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To: Libloather

That damned (hot potato) BUCK, just will not stay put, will it. Who’s gonna have it tomorrow? (the shadow knows)


27 posted on 10/16/2012 5:29:45 PM PDT by annieokie (O)
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To: Libloather

Of course he does after Hillary takes the blame. What a lying ass chump. Romney better point this out. Obama is a pantywaist of the worst kind.


28 posted on 10/16/2012 5:34:47 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Libloather

Good grief.

Hillary manned up and Obama’s man-parts shriveled...now he has to try to convince us he has a big stick, but not a big ego.


29 posted on 10/16/2012 5:35:06 PM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Libloather; John Semmens
I had to look and see if this was a Semmens piece.

It ain't but it's bullsh*t anyhow.

30 posted on 10/16/2012 5:37:31 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (No tagline until JR gets the snail out of this site....as he promised moons ago.)
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To: Libloather

Stephanie Cutter is a proven liar.

Unless Obama comes on the TV and verbally expresses that he is responsible, it doesn’t count.

There was a massive failure to not only provide security in the first place, but then to provide help in a six hour, two location firefight to rescue these folks.

Then there was a cover-up, using a video and a non-existent mob as the cover, which was a lie.

The question is “Why?”

I don’t care how long it takes, how hard it is to do,how much it costs, or whose heads roll as a result, I want answers and I want justice!


31 posted on 10/16/2012 5:40:14 PM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Libloather

Sure. Right. Obama “takes responsibility” for something.

Oh......and monkeys may fly out of my butt.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 5:48:05 PM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: Walrus

You may really be on to something. Was Obama really sleeping or was he watching these events? I thought it was funny that they would say Obama slept through this. But in their world, a lie showing a little incompetence is better than the truth showing a lot of incompetence. And then he flew off to Las Vegas. Him and Hillary probably watched the attack. Then comes the question, “Why didn’t you do something?” He couldn’t. Him and Hillary were played by al-Qaeda like two cheap pianos. He wouldn’t sleep through this. The sleeping story is another lie.


33 posted on 10/16/2012 5:48:55 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Libloather

To a Rat, responsibility is a do-over. FUBO!!!!


34 posted on 10/16/2012 5:49:38 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Libloather
Hillary already did it.

Another "I've got a bracelet too!" moment.

35 posted on 10/16/2012 5:49:50 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Libloather

Ahh... let the power struggle between the most ambitious woman and the most egoistic man continue...


36 posted on 10/16/2012 5:49:57 PM PDT by paudio (Post-racial society: When we can legitimately hire and fire a Black man without feeling guilty.)
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To: Libloather

To a Rat, responsibility is a do-over. FUBO!!!!


37 posted on 10/16/2012 5:51:01 PM PDT by King Moonracer (Bad lighting and cheap fabric, that's how you sell clothing.....)
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To: Libloather

Obama certainly does rely on women to clean up his messes, doesn’t he? If there is a war on women, he is the one that wages it.


38 posted on 10/16/2012 5:51:28 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Libloather

Obama certainly does rely on women to clean up his messes, doesn’t he? If there is a war on women, he is the one that wages it.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 5:51:49 PM PDT by arkady_renko
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To: Walrus

Still think obama killed osama?

I don’t!


40 posted on 10/16/2012 5:57:26 PM PDT by RS_Rider (I hate Illinois Nazis)
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To: Libloather

Accepting responsibility is a lot more than speaking those words. If I break something of yours and accept responsibility, then I am accepting the consequences. I will pay. What exactly are the blowhards going to do? Resign?


41 posted on 10/16/2012 5:58:01 PM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: Libloather

I thought Stephanie Cutter said that the Terrorist attack was caused by the showing of a non existent video.So what is Obama taking responsibility for?


42 posted on 10/16/2012 5:59:44 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: Libloather

I don’t want him to take responsibility, I WANT HIM TO TAKE BLAME FOR FOUR AMERICAN DEATHS HE COULD HAVE PREVENTED,


43 posted on 10/16/2012 6:01:37 PM PDT by Harley (Those that don't engage in politics are destined to be governed by inferiors. -Plato)
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To: Libloather

Lame attempt to wiggle out from under the lies and coverup. It won’t work.


44 posted on 10/16/2012 6:02:10 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: Libloather

Taking responsibility means you have to resign. No resignation, no dice.


45 posted on 10/16/2012 6:03:04 PM PDT by Menehune56 ("Let them hate so long as they fear" (Oderint Dum Metuant), Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC))
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To: Libloather
"every time an American dies abroad, everybody takes responsibility"

"Asked whether that includes Obama, Cutter says, quote, "Absolutely"

Living up to the leftist mantra and doing their fair share of taking the blame for the zero.

46 posted on 10/16/2012 6:06:36 PM PDT by Heart of Georgia ("Together we will unite America and get this done" - Paul Ryan - August 11, 2012)
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To: Libloather

“everybody takes responsibility, from the top down.”

What does that mean really?
“Everybody” means nobody.
Typical commie “share the wealth, share the responsibility” BS!


47 posted on 10/17/2012 12:37:59 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningful to say)
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