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Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security
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Posted on 10/28/2012 7:16:50 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

Obama says he is 'ultimately' responsible for Benghazi security By Meghashyam Mali - 10/28/12 08:32 AM ET

President Obama on Saturday vowed to hold his administration “accountable” for September’s attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying he took ultimate responsibility for any security lapses.

“What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” said Obama in an interview with MSNBC’s Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough, according to a report on that network’s website.

“Ultimately as Commander-in-Chief I am responsible and I don’t shy away from that responsibility," Obama added.

The full interview, conducted after a rally in Nashua, N.H., is slated to air on Monday.

GOP lawmakers and presidential nominee Mitt Romney have hammered the president, accusing the administration of taking too long to identify the attack in Benghazi, which claimed the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens, as an act of terrorism.

In the immediate aftermath of the Sept. 11 assault, White House officials blamed the violence on anti-American anger sparked by a film critical of Islam.

Administration officials, though, say they based their assessments on intelligence available at the time and that subsequent information showed that the attack had been planned.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has also launched a probe questioning why additional security measures were not deployed prior to the attack.

Last week, Issa released diplomatic cables from Libya detailing embassy request for additional security and a sharply worded letter to the president, calling on him to explain if protection for American diplomats was downgraded prior to the assault. Democrats, though, have charged Republicans with politicizing the deaths of the four Americans.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; obama4alqaeda; obamaabdication; obamatreason; obamavsamerica; treason; uselessobama; waronterror; weakobama; yellowobama
8 weeks later...............
1 posted on 10/28/2012 7:16:53 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver
Preposterous.
2 posted on 10/28/2012 7:18:39 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: Sub-Driver

Let them die...Call me in Las Vegas if you need me to re-emphasize, BO


3 posted on 10/28/2012 7:19:09 AM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Sub-Driver

Every time Obozo points out that he is CIC, I throw up a little in my mouth.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver

How about “directly responsible since I made the call watching the attack in real time but didn’t want to risk the political fallout of possible failure.”

Fox last night guest said Obama was in the loop during the attack and made the decision to NOt send help.


5 posted on 10/28/2012 7:22:29 AM PDT by TigerClaws
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To: Sub-Driver

“Responsibility”, REAL responsibility is not just a word. It has a flip side: Consequences.

If he is the one responsible, he bears the brunt of the fallout. But I don’t think he sees it that way.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 7:22:42 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Would there have been a different outcome had the ambassador been black?


7 posted on 10/28/2012 7:22:58 AM PDT by gdzla
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To: originalbuckeye

Yeah, right O’Bozo. Just like you were gonna prosecute all the evil Wallstreet guys. LOSER


8 posted on 10/28/2012 7:23:47 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: Sub-Driver

Who will be the one to take one for the team?


9 posted on 10/28/2012 7:24:09 AM PDT by KeyLargo
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To: Sub-Driver

He’s responsible? Yeah, but with a Democrat those are only words. If this were a Republican administration, there would already have been a slew of very high level resignations. Possibly including the President.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 7:25:24 AM PDT by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Barry, why don’t you shut the **** up and turn yourself in at GITMO.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 7:25:52 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Sub-Driver
“What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” said Obama...

But, it is not my fault. If Bush had not left me such a big mess, I, uh, uh, ah, could have made them love me the way they were suppose to.

12 posted on 10/28/2012 7:26:43 AM PDT by depressed in 06 (6 November, 2012, the day our embarrassment is sent back to Kenya.)
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To: TigerClaws
On FoxNews Bret Baier show on Friday, The guy from the WaPo said they wouldn't have wanted to risk failure. The disaster of the Carter try for rescue in 1980 is still affecting the Dems. So no help and 4 patriots die. Obozo saying ‘I am ultimately responsible’ does NOT take responsibility nor does Hillary!s equally non-responsibility claim.
13 posted on 10/28/2012 7:26:48 AM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: Sub-Driver
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14 posted on 10/28/2012 7:32:52 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: originalbuckeye
they wouldn't have wanted to risk failure.

As this finally begins to leak out (6+ weeks later) the Demoncrats poll numbers are crashing on the foreign policy issues. Obama may just have killed his own chances along with the 4 Americans he deserted.

15 posted on 10/28/2012 7:33:43 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Sub-Driver

Good, then fire yourself. I don’t see him claiming responsibility, just splattering blame.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 7:35:15 AM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: Sub-Driver
At what point does this rise to the level of HIGH TREASON?!?!

When is Obasturd and his entire corrupt administration going to be arrested for murder?!?!?!

17 posted on 10/28/2012 7:36:00 AM PDT by bayliving (I suffer from democrat induced tourette syndrome...)
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To: Sub-Driver

So......he watched this play out in real time and did not issue an order to go get those poor Americans come hell or high water. I would love to hear him explain it all.


18 posted on 10/28/2012 7:36:20 AM PDT by bergmeid
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To: Don Corleone

The Media is part of the Obama coverup machine. They are going to look even more foolish when Romney wins.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 7:37:02 AM PDT by FreedBird
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To: Sub-Driver

he means “responsible” the way all libs mean it - where there are no actual consequences to them for accepting that responsibility.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 7:39:45 AM PDT by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Sub-Driver

21 posted on 10/28/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: baddog 219

I shared this on facebook....this needs to go viral....thank you for posting this


22 posted on 10/28/2012 7:49:10 AM PDT by PaulZe
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To: Sub-Driver
I know he is ultimately responsible, what the question is now; Is he Personally responsible?

Because it is beginning to look that way. That decision was a Presidential level decision, and the President was aware of the issue. If the order was given to stand down, and the president let it stand, that was HIS decision.

Some things you cannot just vote present. To abandon our own people into the hands of Jihadi is simply betrayal. Betrayal is not an option, nor is it a command decision. It is criminal.

23 posted on 10/28/2012 7:57:02 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Sub-Driver

““What my attitude on this is is if we find out there was a big breakdown and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable””

Why are people allowing him to go BACK to pre-attack? We need him to get current with the American people and up to date news releases/revelations and answer the most pressing issue NOW of “why was there a stand down order” to protect those on the ground that night? Who gave that order, Mr. President - my keyboard will not allow me to type his name and even the title gives it problems!!


24 posted on 10/28/2012 7:57:50 AM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: Sub-Driver

The press, in covering for this charlatan, starting with not publishing information about his background or lack thereof and giving the states of pass in not vetting him, will go down in history as accessories to the biggest and most destructive hoax of all time.


25 posted on 10/28/2012 8:00:33 AM PDT by Best and Brightest (So many, many top secrets guarded about the POTUS Obama. The truth is long overdue.)
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To: bayliving

Doesn’t even come close to Treason. Treason is very specific crime and I think the only one outlined in the Constitution.

This rates no higher than malfeasance, and weak at that.

It’s stupid though, an honorable official making that decision would cowboy up to it. Obama has no honor other than to himself.


26 posted on 10/28/2012 8:01:44 AM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: originalbuckeye

There is also “Blackhawk Down” too - the problem, though, is Osama said that showed we were a Paper Tiger. What will THIS show to terrorists? /rhetorical


27 posted on 10/28/2012 8:03:23 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: Sub-Driver

And, of course, it is a taped interview. Can’t be taking a chance of actually being asked some tough questions. The worst part is that MSNBC will let this fly. The one good thing is that only the truly lost actually watch that network so it won’t be changing any minds.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 8:09:55 AM PDT by onevoter
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To: Sub-Driver

Does that include the economy he inherited? Everything about 0bama indicates he doesn’t take responsibility for anything.
In reality, his whole life philosophy is blaming someone else.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 8:15:45 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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To: Sub-Driver

These arrogant assholes claim ‘accountability’ giving the impression they alone adjudicate the outcome.


30 posted on 10/28/2012 8:28:42 AM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Sub-Driver
1. There was an organized attack by Islamic terrorists on our “sovereign” consulate.

2. But, Prince Obama the Lightbringer, after having switched on the light of democracy in Egypt and Libya, is loathe to admit to any problem or “bump in the road”, so to speak, and wants to party in Vegas instead.

3. He makes his first gutsy call, which is to tell our military to stand down and let it be, because this is only the first time he's heard of this, and wants to maybe sleep on it. Like with Bin Laden. And besides, they love us over there.

4. SHTF. Ambassador and others dead or worse. Vegas was fun though.

5. Obama makes his next gutsy call. Since people want to know about an attack on our consulate, and it's not his fault, and it's not the ROP’s fault, what to do? Easy. Say it with me now... blame America first! Especially Christians and the 1st and 2nd amendments if at all possible.

6. Some 24 year old intern at the State Department concocts the Youtube Cover Story. Seems legit.

7. Uh, let me be clear.. I didn't have enough info at the time. And so really, it's Mitt Romney's fault.

31 posted on 10/28/2012 8:31:49 AM PDT by ecomcon
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To: Sub-Driver

What a crock. Anyone who believes this buck-passing crapola is anywhere NEAR “taking responsibility” is a certifiable idiot.

Obama bin Obama is directly responsible for the murders of the four Americans.

He knew exactly what was happening, in real time, watched it on video, could have sent in forces to stop it, and ACTIVELY CHOSE to let them die.

WAKE the HELL UP, America!!!!


32 posted on 10/28/2012 8:34:20 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Don't sit around whining that the media is biased. YOU get the word out!!!)
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To: Sub-Driver
8 weeks later............... And doing everything he can to make sure he doesn't have to shoulder any of that responsibility...
33 posted on 10/28/2012 8:54:09 AM PDT by trebb (Allies no longer trust us. Enemies no longer fear us.)
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To: Sub-Driver


34 posted on 10/28/2012 8:56:47 AM PDT by Iron Munro (Psalm 109:8 "Let his days be few, and let another take his office.")
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To: Sub-Driver
What is it going to take to make Americans mad enough to make this scumbag face the facts & be accountable? He's still running around & not suffering even one consequence for his cowardly actions.

Does he physically have to kill our military with his own hands right in front of our faces for the people to be outraged enough to DO SOMETHING?

35 posted on 10/28/2012 9:09:01 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Sub-Driver

Tell this “CIC” what the penalty for treason is. This disgusting man has no idea what “responsibility” means.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 9:19:32 AM PDT by Tzfat
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To: Sub-Driver

The latest Washington doublespeak:

“I am ultimately responsible” = “Someone else is responsible”

Pathetic.


37 posted on 10/28/2012 9:37:11 AM PDT by Paul R. (We are in a break in an Ice Age. A brief break at that...)
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To: LADY J
Does he physically have to kill our military with his own hands right in front of our faces for the people to be outraged enough to DO SOMETHING?

Even if he were to do that, liberals would absolve him and blame it on the military.

38 posted on 10/28/2012 9:38:21 AM PDT by LLBeet
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To: All

That settles it. He took responsibility. Now let’s re-elect the greatest president we’ve ever had. sarc

The good thing about him saying he’s “ultimately responsible” means the left wing media will have to report something on it. Otherwise, he takes “ultimately responsibility” for what? Chrissy? Are you there?


39 posted on 10/28/2012 9:52:45 AM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Sub-Driver

To little to late, Mr. president. You left 4 men to die.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 9:54:55 AM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: bayliving
At what point does this rise to the level of HIGH TREASON?!?!

If we can't get a president to give us just a picture of his birth certificate instead of a computer generated image, I don't see how anyone has the balls to prosecute him for treason. All of this could have been prevented.

42 posted on 10/28/2012 2:49:28 PM PDT by Crucial (Tolerance at the expense of equal treatment is the path to tyranny.)
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To: TigerClaws

not one person has asked this white house where was obama during the attacks?
Did he watch the attacks live time?
Did he go to bed that night even when the attacks were happeneing?
Did he give the final order to stand down and why?
If not then we know he was told so what did obama do?
Why did he go to Vegas now knowing an attack had just happened and there had been deaths?


43 posted on 10/28/2012 4:50:36 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FreedBird

the media are now using the storm to cover for Libya and their messiah.

Not only this goes down in history as the worst screw up and cover up by an admin but the media’s corruption has go to be the biggest they have ever done and that takes some beating.

I’ve just got back seeing my youngest play soccer and was talking to parents there and they were so pissed off about this and all of them said they have noticed how the media is not mentioning this to protect obama


44 posted on 10/28/2012 4:53:54 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FreedBird

the media are now using the storm to cover for Libya and their messiah.

Not only this goes down in history as the worst screw up and cover up by an admin but the media’s corruption has go to be the biggest they have ever done and that takes some beating.

I’ve just got back seeing my youngest play soccer and was talking to parents there and they were so pissed off about this and all of them said they have noticed how the media is not mentioning this to protect obama


45 posted on 10/28/2012 4:54:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: FreedBird

the media are now using the storm to cover for Libya and their messiah.

Not only this goes down in history as the worst screw up and cover up by an admin but the media’s corruption has go to be the biggest they have ever done and that takes some beating.

I’ve just got back seeing my youngest play soccer and was talking to parents there and they were so pissed off about this and all of them said they have noticed how the media is not mentioning this to protect obama


46 posted on 10/28/2012 4:54:17 PM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Sub-Driver

The two commanders who tried to intervene were relieved of command at the time.

The commander who refused to intervene will be relieved of command in a week and a half.


47 posted on 10/28/2012 6:45:30 PM PDT by InMemoriam
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