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Cutter: No, Benghazi was not a foreign-policy failure
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Posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:20 AM PDT by chessplayer

Stephanie Cutter insisted this morning on NBC that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not a “foreign policy failure,” and that the only reason people might think it was is because Republicans are “politicizing” a tragedy that could have happened anywhere in the world American diplomats serve. That’s true only if one considers the Benghazi attack completely without the context of the last two years of Barack Obama’s foreign policy, in general dealing with the so-called “Arab Spring” and specifically in Libya. In truth, we created the conditions for this attack, and then ignored the risks:


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In another couple of months al-Qaeda will be running the country. But at least it's not a foreign policy failure.
1 posted on 10/22/2012 8:44:22 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Hussein’s entire handling of the Arab Spring was a foreign policy failure.


2 posted on 10/22/2012 8:45:31 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: chessplayer

Just keep digging dingbat...


3 posted on 10/22/2012 8:46:36 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: chessplayer
It was a surprise attack.

Benghazi: A Sea of Al-Qaeda Flags NRO Nov. 5, 2011

4 posted on 10/22/2012 8:47:22 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: chessplayer
What she must have been trying to say was that it was not indicative of a systemic foreign policy failure. Of course, the murder of a single Ambassador is a foreign policy failure, if only a one-off.

At the very least, this was a single failure to properly assess and address the security of the Consulate in Benghazi.

At the most (and this is my opinion) it was a complete failure to understand what is going on in the "Muslim world."

5 posted on 10/22/2012 8:47:39 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: chessplayer

Jedi mind trick


6 posted on 10/22/2012 8:47:55 AM PDT by Zathras
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To: chessplayer

BTW: I think that would be a great line for the debate tonight. “I wonder just how many Americans have to be assassinated for this White House to consider it a failure?”


7 posted on 10/22/2012 8:48:51 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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Cutter is a nutter with a head full of clutter.


8 posted on 10/22/2012 8:49:04 AM PDT by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: chessplayer

Follow up question to Cutter:

“So, you consider Benghazi a foreign policy success?”

“Or, are you trying to tell us that what happened in Benghzi had nothing to do with Obama’s foreign policy?”


9 posted on 10/22/2012 8:50:03 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: chessplayer

This is turning into a Cutter-Fluke.


10 posted on 10/22/2012 8:50:30 AM PDT by maggief
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To: chessplayer

IOW, their deaths were no big deal?


11 posted on 10/22/2012 8:52:26 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: maggief

ROTFLOL Bravo!


12 posted on 10/22/2012 8:53:02 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: rawhide
She is saying it's a Lay's Potato Chip foreign policy.

Dear Al Qaeda:

Kill all the ambassadors you want. We'll send more.


13 posted on 10/22/2012 8:54:35 AM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: chessplayer

I’m sure obama is listening to cutter for talking points in tonight’s debate.


14 posted on 10/22/2012 8:55:09 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: chessplayer

stephanie makes katie couric look brilliant


15 posted on 10/22/2012 8:55:24 AM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: ArGee
BTW: I think that would be a great line for the debate tonight. “I wonder just how many Americans have to be assassinated for this White House to consider it a failure?”

If I may revise this a bit: “I wonder just how many Americans have to be assassinated as a result of blatant disregard for their security for this White House to consider it a failure?”

16 posted on 10/22/2012 8:55:33 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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"In truth, we created the conditions for this attack, and then ignored the risks:"

So, in your mind Ms. Cutter, does your statement more approximate the definition of policy success or policy failure?

17 posted on 10/22/2012 8:56:14 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: chessplayer

So if it wasn’t a failure, Benghazi must have been a success.

In which case, suspicions we had about the Zero Administration from the beginning have been confirmed.


18 posted on 10/22/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("Don't be afraid to see what you see." -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: chessplayer

says a lot that they consider benghazi a success (or at least not a failure).

Romney could create a great ad with Obama’s “successes”: recovery, obamacare, benghazi, bin laden. End saying “congratulations on bin laden but we set the success bar higher on almost every other issue.”


19 posted on 10/22/2012 8:57:23 AM PDT by LostPassword
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To: chessplayer

So, by implication, it was a success.

I am thankful to God that I am not the man who brought this disgusting parasite of a woman into this world.


20 posted on 10/22/2012 8:59:55 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: kingattax

It appears that Stephanie is in a running word battle with Debbie Wasserman-Shultz. Who can spin and lie better so as to get an audience with Chris Mathews?


21 posted on 10/22/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT by Thommas (The snout of the camel is in the tent..)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Hey, it was a non-optimal, bump in the road, spontaneous pep rally like at football game. Americans were killed? Who would have known, certainly not this crew of foreign policy geniuses. Dingbat is the wrong term entirely; she’s a LIAR, like the rest of the democrat party.

FUBO & FAD


22 posted on 10/22/2012 9:03:31 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: kevkrom

That only makes it worse. But even if he had done everything possible to protect those four people, failing to protect them is still a failure. Manning up to such a failure is not Obama’s style.


23 posted on 10/22/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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I confident Romney will win, but I think the ultimate loser in this campaign is going to be Cutter. She's one of those people you know is smart enough to know better, but goes ahead with lies anyway. Everyone sees this. Good luck with whatever career you can have with a reputation of no integrity. I guess that would be TMZ or MSNBC.
24 posted on 10/22/2012 9:08:35 AM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: RJS1950

And the only reason it is an issue is because R & R keep talking about it...


25 posted on 10/22/2012 9:12:50 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: chessplayer
Benghazi was not a “foreign policy failure,” . . .

A success ?

26 posted on 10/22/2012 9:20:25 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Oops! Forgot that one, among the other piles of bovine scat being heaped upon us.


27 posted on 10/22/2012 9:21:43 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: chessplayer

A prudent US Regime, not seriously undermined by an Islamist appeasing President would not hold their embassies in the mideast held hostage to a no-bullets policy.

Cutter would be better served being a fluffer on an LA porn movie set.


28 posted on 10/22/2012 9:23:25 AM PDT by Gaffer
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Right, STEPHEY......a dead Amb. and 3 others are just BUMPS IN THE ROAD TO YOU AND OBAMA!!!! Maybe Obama wanted Stevens dead, then it WOULDN”T be a policy failure!


29 posted on 10/22/2012 9:34:24 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

Cutter is the female version of Bob Beckel......both stupid LIARS!


30 posted on 10/22/2012 9:36:52 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: chessplayer
Stephanie Cutter insisted this morning on NBC that the attack on our consulate in Benghazi was not a “foreign policy failure,”

Oh, Ms Cutter you going to say 'It was a success??'

We don't need more success like that!!

31 posted on 10/22/2012 9:38:33 AM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

I despise this lying white trash Cutter more than anyone in Obamaland.


32 posted on 10/22/2012 9:58:58 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: chessplayer

Dear Stephanie: in Stephanieland, things are just magically fixed! The rest of us actually have to fix things. And when we can’t fix something, we bring in an expert. If I have an electrical problem I can’t fix, I hire an electrician and he, or she, shows up with a multi-meter and electrician’s tape. If he showed up with a pipe wrench or a circular saw, I would know he’s not an electrician. A workman is known by his tools. In Benghazi, protesters would have shown up with signs and they would have showed up during the day so that the news cameras could easily photograph them. Terrorists show up at night with mortars and RPGs and machine guns and shoot them. I could see how somebody raised in Stephanieland could be so stupid as to not know that a workman is known by his tools, but those of us in the real world knew Benghazi was a terrorist attack in about 20 minutes. Love and kisses!


33 posted on 10/22/2012 10:17:10 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: chessplayer

Four Americans died - that’s a failure, foreign policy or not.......


34 posted on 10/22/2012 10:57:37 AM PDT by Intolerant in NJ
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To: Zathras
This is not the foreign policy you're looking for!


35 posted on 10/22/2012 11:48:50 AM PDT by Conservative_Jedi (Give me Liberty or give me Death!!)
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