Skip to comments.Criticism of Obama for Libya attack, world unrest are misplaced: Editorial
Posted on 10/20/2012 10:08:50 PM PDT by dead
The attack on the American consulate in Libya, spun into Benghazi-gate, keeps popping up in political debates particularly this weeks dramatic face-off. Why did it become such a huge talking point?
Because, ironically enough, President Obama is so strong on foreign policy.
Its unusual that Democrats have the upper hand on this issue, and Republicans are desperate to gain a foothold. So they jumped all over this attack with Mitt Romney ripping into Obama before hed even learned of Ambassador Chris Stevens death because it seemed like their one chance to score points on foreign affairs.
Theyre hoping to portray the president as weak on terror. Yet, try as they might to replace bin Laden with Benghazi, this is clearly not the unraveling of the Obama foreign policy, as GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has charged.
Its true that there was some confusion in the early days about who had attacked us and why. Thats still under investigation. And yes, the administration was slow to give a full accounting of what happened.
But thats not an indictment of Obama. Its unfair to assign sinister motives to the way his administration has released information on Libya. Theres no proof of that. The presidents surrogates did not initially declare the attack terrorism, but that doesnt suggest the possibility was overlooked.
The attackers, members of a local militant group, said at the time that they were acting in retaliation for an anti-Islam video made in the United States, without mentioning al Qaeda or the Sept. 11 anniversary.
We have since learned that this was not a protest. But so far, theres no evidence this was planned by al Qaeda. So it was appropriate for Obama to refer to terror in his initial statements...
(Excerpt) Read more at blog.nj.com ...
Don’t worry. Some poor Libyan schlock will get whacked on his way back from the outhouse and this “Giant of foreign policy” will pronounce the murderer of our ambassador has “been dealt a dose of justice, obama style”.
Write it down, it’s already in the pipeline. Never mind that it has been estimated that up to 65 people took place in the raid.
That is just what I thought “This is stupid and confused”.
Mitt just has to reel this fish in on Monday Night. He is hooked and on the line and nothing can get him off it.
It does illustrate the mindset of those who will not reality have any influence over them.
>> Because, ironically enough, President Obama is so strong on foreign policy.
Ironically, the Admin pissed all over the 1st Amendment as a diversion while the media observed in silence. How’s that for irony?
The presidents surrogates did not initially declare the attack terrorism, but that doesnt suggest the possibility was overlooked
Obama and his minions went on record to categorically deny it was terrorism and to blame some stupid video. The crux of the matter being that it's become increasingly clear everyone knew this wasn't true.
The only question remaining is what was their motive.
Heroin is legal in New Jersey now?
It'll be interesting to see whether something happens prior to the debate.
Sept 11 2012.....(does sept 11 ring a bell?)..security was pulled from Libya weeks and months leading up to that date.....(British and Red Cross pulled for security reasons)..the ambassador and 3 other Americans killed on....you guessed it....Sept 11....Nobody saw it coming!
Yeah..it was a bump in the road alright...Jeez!
Was this editorial written by a mail room intern?
There are people in this country whose intellect is so staggeringly low that it defies the word stupidity.
I must say that it is a comfort to know that nature will end their pitiful existence swiftly and without mercy.
I was looking for the ‘satire’ tag. Is anyone really this stupid? Even the braindead know this is stupid.
Leftist' neuroses are morphing into full blown sociopathic pathologies.
This administration is lead by a man experienced in persuading “Obama phone baby mamas” and their multiple “baby daddy” offspring! That’s not racist, just reality!
The comments at the site show that the readership understands what a moron the author is.
Had to stop right there.
This such a powerful article, it blew the top right off of my BS meter.
I’ve housebroken many a pup with the Red Star.
Dear Star Ledger
Obama has aided and abetted Islamists all over the Middle East. Get back to me when you’re being forced to kneel & worship Allah. Tools.
Wow, what unmitigated propaganda.
At least the comments show there are many NJ folks that are refusing to drink the Kool Aid.
That is encouraging—I left NJ six years ago to escape the insanity.
The shame of it—NJ is one of the prettiest states in the Union once you get off the Turnpike.
No need to read further than that.
I'm not even going to bother to post their endorsement for President which just came out.
It's no surprise that they endorse Obama, but their reason is just jaw-dropping. They endorse Obama because they are worried that Romney will increase the debt.
I'm not kidding.
This paper is owned by Newhouse, IIRC. A big time Communist, America-hating, freedom-hating, decency-hating, Muslim-loving traitor.
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