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President Obama Begs Off Answering Whether Americans in Benghazi Were Denied Requests for Help
ABC News ^ | 10/26/2012 | Jake Tapper

Posted on 10/26/2012 4:19:34 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot

In an interview with a Denver TV reporter Friday, President Obama twice refused to answer questions as to whether the Americans under siege in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012, were denied requests for help, saying he’s waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong.

After being asked about possible denials of requests for aid, and whether it’s fair to tell Americans that what happened is under investigation and won’t be released until after the election, the president said, “the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened. These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places. Nobody wants to find out more what happened than I do.”

President Obama told KUSA-TV’s Kyle Clarke large that “we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice. So, we’re going to gather all the facts, find out exactly what happened, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again but we’re also going to make sure that we bring to justice those who carried out these attacks.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chrisstevens; libya; obama; obamalies; obamasfault
Weasel Words by the Sociopath in Chief.

What does he need an investigation for?

The decision on whether or not to send assistance was his and his alone.

Surely he knows what his decision was.

Everyone knows he left those people twisting in the wind.

1 posted on 10/26/2012 4:19:42 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot
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To: Palmetto Patriot

” What does he need an investigation for?

The decision on whether or not to send assistance was his and his alone. “

Look in the mirror, Obama.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 4:21:47 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker ((God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.))
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Someone with inside (apparently) knowledge claims Obama made the decision not to intervene at 5 pm:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2950692/posts


3 posted on 10/26/2012 4:21:56 PM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Palmetto Patriot

That is the question that will sink the Obama campaign and Presidency.

It leads directly at his footsteps!


4 posted on 10/26/2012 4:22:08 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Not just Obama has BLOOD on their hands....so does HILLARY, PATREAUS, PANETTA, Charlene Lamb etal.


5 posted on 10/26/2012 4:22:53 PM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

You cannot kick this down the road without “an investigation” which buys time.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 4:24:34 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Palmetto Patriot

...he went to bed and let people die...


7 posted on 10/26/2012 4:25:51 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Palmetto Patriot

I’ve concluded my own investigation. This was a staged kidnapping attempt, created solely for political gain for O, gone terribly wrong. Why else would the whole thing be video taped by our drones? People died, Obama, Clinton, Panetta, lied. The American people cried.


8 posted on 10/26/2012 4:26:10 PM PDT by conservative_cyclist (We all have to Vote, NO EXCUSES!!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Susan Rice said it was IN FACT because of a video. 5 times.
6 weeks later, Obama says he’s investigating.
Jay Carney said it was because of a video and there was no indication that it was a preplanned attack.

hmmmm.


9 posted on 10/26/2012 4:26:17 PM PDT by DOGHEAD
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To: Palmetto Patriot
"So, we’re going to gather all the facts, find out exactly what happened, and make sure that it doesn’t happen again"

This is what Barky ALWAYS says when he wants to dodge an issue or question. Always.

10 posted on 10/26/2012 4:26:22 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: Palmetto Patriot
fubo, fubo, fubo, fubo ... Oh, and in case I haven't made myself clear

FUBO

11 posted on 10/26/2012 4:26:34 PM PDT by tx_eggman (Liberalism is only possible in that moment when a man chooses Barabas over Christ.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
[The decision on whether or not to send assistance was his and his alone.]

You're right. Nobody under him would have dared make that decision, particularly with the election less than a month away. Obama decided to cut the losses and sacrifice those in Benghazi rather than risk offending Libya or the chance of the rescue going wrong.

12 posted on 10/26/2012 4:28:57 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

““the election has nothing to do with four brave Americans getting killed and us wanting to find out exactly what happened.” he said with anger and desperation in his voice.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 4:29:10 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

To find out what this president is thinking one must ask Axelrod, Jarret, Alinsky, or Marx.


14 posted on 10/26/2012 4:30:07 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: Doogle

He left instructions: When they are confirmed dead, call me in Las Vegas where I will be fund raising. BO


15 posted on 10/26/2012 4:30:19 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Palmetto Patriot

The election had EVERYTHING to do with the denial for help. He was afraid of a ‘Carter Iran rescue failure’ consequence for his campaign. He sacrificed four American lives for his campaign.


16 posted on 10/26/2012 4:30:50 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: stephenjohnbanker

Another gutsy decision by Obastard.


17 posted on 10/26/2012 4:31:08 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Never believe anything in politics until it has been officially denied.)
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To: conservative_cyclist

Odd how he stuck with the ‘Anti-Islam YouTube video’ cover story even though the planned hostage-taking backfired on him. The video narrative was going to be used to explain the motivation leading to Stevens’ kidnapping.


18 posted on 10/26/2012 4:33:51 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Jake Tapper is going to win a Pulitzer for continuing to push this. Brett Baier from Fox should get it, but the keftists on the Pulitzer committee will never let Fox have it. After the election, the liberal knives will come out and they will all cover this.


19 posted on 10/26/2012 4:35:07 PM PDT by grayhog (Ay with.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The thing is, even a failed rescue attempt is better than none, politically. It shows you tried not to leave anyone behind. People understand that in the fog of the situation, not all rescue attempts succeed. But we want the military to try.

I think this is oddly related to Obama being anti-life. He really does think some lives don’t matter as much as others, I guess. Our culture, at its gut level, does not view it that way.


20 posted on 10/26/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: conservative_cyclist

Wasn’t it risky to stage this kidnapping with all those weapons moving from the annex and main complex to Al Qaeda? Too much risk of exposure. That’s 30k weapons!

And if Amb Stevens was involved in the gunrunning, which he had to be since he was practically sitting on them, then if there was a kidnapping plot, they would never let Stevens make it out alive. Dead ambassador, that wouldn’t work well for Osamas reelection plans.

so how do we reconcile this? we are still missing a major part of the puzzle.


21 posted on 10/26/2012 4:35:47 PM PDT by uncitizen (Treason is the Reason for the Season)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
This might be big. This article is from ABC News, but the KUSA station is an NBC station. The networks would not decide to cross over and cover each other like this if they did not feel this was important.

The press sees the blood in the water now. Yes they are liberal, but there comes a point when they remember that they will be there long after Obama, and they will not go down with his ship. This might be that time.

22 posted on 10/26/2012 4:40:37 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Jarret is the font from which all answers will flow. Obama does not wipe without her approval. His entire reign of error has required her OK. He does not act without her ‘guidance’. Period.

He probably doesn’t know squat because she never let the info get to him thus ensuring deniability.

He’s still responsible of course. But I’d bet the farm she made the determination to stop aid from coming.


23 posted on 10/26/2012 4:41:45 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Full interview here. If you can stand listening to it.
24 posted on 10/26/2012 4:43:48 PM PDT by Palmetto Patriot (2010 All Over Again. Make it happen. Get Busy!)
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To: Palmetto Patriot
Full interview here. If you can stand listening to it.

I tried, but I just cannot listen to this POSOTUS speak. (you can figure the acronym out on your own...)

25 posted on 10/26/2012 4:45:21 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (I WILL be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Romney needs to hit Obama the communist hard on this Obama refusing to give aid to Americans who were being attacked by Muslims

This is freedom and America’s last stand. If that communist Muslim Obama wins then the socialists achieve their goal of destroying freedom forever. Do everything you can to elect Romney and so save freedom.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 4:45:31 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Yeah, Jarrett is REALLY the moslem president—Bath-House Barry her moslem hand puppet:

“Jarrett is a member of African-American and Chicago royalty. But her story and her life begin in the Middle East, not the Midwest. She was born in 1956 in Shiraz, Iran, about 570 miles south of Tehran.”

Hell! She was voted IRANIAN of the DAY!
No wonder they watched while our men died!

http://www.iranian.com/main/singlepage/2008/valerie-jarrett


27 posted on 10/26/2012 4:49:24 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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28 posted on 10/26/2012 4:50:11 PM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Bring these folks to justice?

Is that why he arrested the video maker a couple of weeks before the FBI was allowed into Benghazi? Yea, he sure was on his way to justice! /s

Guess he was truly hoping this video thing would stick...but, the bs meter couldn’t cover for him.


29 posted on 10/26/2012 4:54:08 PM PDT by HollyB
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To: married21; All
I think this is oddly related to Obama being anti-life. He really does think some lives don’t matter as much as others, I guess. Our culture, at its gut level, does not view it that way.

I think it possible that he thought the lives of the attackers were more important than those of the defenders. Remember his anti-colonial roots.

30 posted on 10/26/2012 5:01:00 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Ann Archy

I am holding out hope for Petraeus. My son served under him, and respects him.

Petraeus’s big mistake? Assuming that the den of vipers in D.C. had the best interests of US at heart, thinking that he could help.

I could be wrong, of course. I have been before.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 5:04:21 PM PDT by jacquej
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To: Palmetto Patriot
These are folks who served under me who I had sent to some very dangerous places.

Number one - It was a stupid choice to send a known homosexual to a muslim country. If zero wanted to reward him with an ambassadorship, he should have sent him to a safer country.

Not that his queerness had anything to do with his murder, at least I haven't heard that claim yet from zero.

32 posted on 10/26/2012 5:07:10 PM PDT by Holly_P
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To: married21

I’ll betcha if the Ambassador was black he’d done a rescue. Wanna bet?


33 posted on 10/26/2012 5:10:16 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: marktwain

Yep, Dingle Barry was concerned about protecting lives.

Lives of his Muslim brothers, why if he had sent in the troops some Muslims might have died. Horror!


34 posted on 10/26/2012 5:13:26 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

That’s the problem with betting sometimes: nobody to bet against you.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 5:14:01 PM PDT by cdcdawg
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To: Gasshog

Looks like ABC has started covering this???


36 posted on 10/26/2012 5:14:28 PM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Palmetto Patriot

Buckwheat could be indicted and sentenced to hell by the devil himself, and the liar obuma would insist that he’s The Lord’s perfect angel.


37 posted on 10/26/2012 5:18:11 PM PDT by sergeantdave (The FBI has declared war on the Marine Corps)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

bttt


38 posted on 10/26/2012 5:25:40 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: mcmuffin

Cheers!

39 posted on 10/26/2012 5:32:57 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Palmetto Patriot

“twisting in the wind,” or tied out as sacrifices to Allah?


40 posted on 10/26/2012 5:34:43 PM PDT by Grampa3711 (Some people bring happiness wherever they go; others, whenever.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

I think one of the Seals was black. Obama doesn’t care. He hates Americans of any color.


41 posted on 10/26/2012 5:56:21 PM PDT by livius
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To: livius

42 posted on 10/26/2012 6:13:48 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Palmetto Patriot
we want to make sure we get it right, particularly because I have made a commitment to the families impacted as well as to the American people, we’re going to bring those folks to justice

And OJ is still looking for the real murderer.

43 posted on 10/26/2012 6:17:40 PM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: Palmetto Patriot

bttt


44 posted on 05/30/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT by First_Salute (May God save our democratic-republican government, from a government by judiciary.)
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