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McCain: Libya worst cover-up I've seen in my life
Politico ^ | October 28, 2012 | Scott Wong

Posted on 10/28/2012 9:25:24 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin

McCain: Libya worst cover-up I've seen in my life

By SCOTT WONG | 10/28/12 11:19 AM EDT

Sen. John McCain said Sunday he was sure President Barack Obama would show leadership “in fine fashion” in response to Hurricane Sandy, but said his handling of the deadly Libya consulate attack was the worst “cover-up or incompetence” he had ever seen.

“This tragedy turned into a debacle and massive cover-up or massive incompetence is having an impact on the voters because of their view of commander in chief,” the Arizona Republican said on CBS’s “Face the Nation.”

“It is still the worst cover-up or incompetence I have ever observed in my life. ...” McCain added. "Somebody the other day said to me, 'Well, this is as bad as Watergate.' Nobody died in Watergate."

McCain and other Republicans, including GOP National Chairman Reince Priebus and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, pounced on the Obama administration during the Sunday talk shows after news reports came out over the weekend showing discrepancies between the White House and Defense Department over why reinforcements weren't sent to Libya after the attack on the U.S. consulate in Beghazi.

The attack killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said last week it was too dangerous to send troops into Libya after the U.S. compound came under attack. But White House officials said they had not denied requests from Americans in Benghazi for backup.

"Why after a cry for help to Leon Panetta and after the president gave a directive to protect those people … Panetta now claims he told the person to stand down," Priebus said on CNN's "State of the Union."

"Either the president didn’t give the directive or the president isn’t being truthful or perhaps Leon Panetta acted as commander in chief."


TOPICS: Breaking News; Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; chrisstevens; coverup; libya; obama; obamalied; obamasfault; waronterror
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Benghazi's not going away - this is going to snowball
1 posted on 10/28/2012 9:25:31 AM PDT by Arec Barrwin
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To: Arec Barrwin

I agree but still McLame...stay out of it. You’ll find a way to “cross the aisle” on this and we don’t need it!


2 posted on 10/28/2012 9:27:46 AM PDT by albie ("Work as if you were to live a hundred years. Pray as if you were to die tomorrow." Benjamin Frankli)
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To: Arec Barrwin

I understand the high level national security failure here, but the main thing that burns me up is not being discussed at all anywhere. To me, the administration’s blatant attack on our first amendment rights was the worst part of all this. They were in full throat opposition to all American’s most basic rights for weeks and no one is saying anything about that any longer!

First lets get the creature of the Youtube video OUT OF JAIL please?


3 posted on 10/28/2012 9:32:53 AM PDT by The Toll
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To: albie

No kidding, the idiot was out there leading the charge to get involved in the fist place.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 9:34:10 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Wow!
Johnny Mac isn’t even bailing out the enemy this time!


5 posted on 10/28/2012 9:35:31 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: cripplecreek

Several flag officers relieved of duty in the last week. GOP needs to start making comparisons to Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre.


6 posted on 10/28/2012 9:35:55 AM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
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To: Arec Barrwin

The TRUTH will come out!

Obama pounded the table and declared:

“We will NOT inject American forces into another mid-East country and create the impression we’re involved in a civil war!”

From there, the team set about blaming a video trailer.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 9:36:16 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: Arec Barrwin

Hey, John, what was that about Obama being a good man and a good President again? Severe Fail on both observations. You should have put up a fight.


8 posted on 10/28/2012 9:39:03 AM PDT by liberateUS
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To: Arec Barrwin

Some cover ups can last forever....not this one. This one is going to come out in its entirety. A lot of people witnessed various pieces of it and a lot of people are disgusted by it.


9 posted on 10/28/2012 9:41:50 AM PDT by ryan71
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To: Arec Barrwin

"Senator Obama is a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States."
- 10 October 2008


Yeah, thanks John...
10 posted on 10/28/2012 9:45:58 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm not voting for Obama, so therefore I must be helping Romney!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

If this was on Face the Nation, more than a few libs and undecideds may have watched it. Juan McCain is an idiot. He and his boy-pal both strongly endorsed obama’s illegal war against Libya and handing over the country to Muslim terrorists, but at least he’s getting it right for a minute.

The MSM have not gone into a lot of the worst details about Bengazi, but they have been covering it enough so that just about everyone knows about it and, basically, wonders what the hell is going on.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 9:46:28 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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Benghazi's not going away - this is going to snowball

You better believe it! This is a historical cover up and actually a bad one at that because nobody has their story straight! An enormous amount of pressure should be forthcoming on the Obama adm about this and the MSM is nowhere to be found!

American Citizens are going to HAVE to bring the HAMMER DOWN by continually asking the questions the MSM won't. (Except for Kyle Clark, great job!)

The MSM can KMA!!! Are you angry enough yet people?

12 posted on 10/28/2012 9:50:52 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: COBOL2Java

McCain is not sane = Unpredictable.


13 posted on 10/28/2012 9:51:25 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Arec Barrwin

Senator McCain: demand 40 days of televised hearings into this scandal. The Democrats did it to the Republicans over Iran Contra! Turnabout is fair play. Look for the money. We know, shoot, everyone knows Ollie North is a patriot and that was his motivation. Obama and Hillary aren’t patriots. They’re Democrat grifters. There’s money behind this scandal and it’s money going to Democrats. And keep an eye on those two grifters because they don’t like jail. Don’t let them run over to some embassy claiming asylum.


14 posted on 10/28/2012 9:52:53 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Arec Barrwin

McCain is right. This is the worst executed government cover-up in the history of government cover-ups. Panetta unwittingly has cut the legs off of the Administration’s decision three days later to blame this on a spontaneous demonstration as the result of a video for two weeks. But Panetta says now that they either knew it was a sophisticated attack or they were uncertain as to whether it was. But, starting 3 days later, they assured the world that it was a spontaneous demonstration. They have been caught in lying and deceit.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 9:53:17 AM PDT by Tennessean4Bush (An optimist believes we live in the best of all possible worlds. A pessimist fears this is true.)
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To: albie
I agree but still McLame...stay out of it. You’ll find a way to “cross the aisle” on this and we don’t need it!

Amen.

16 posted on 10/28/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: sirchtruth

I agree with him but this is also the worst cover up and bias I have ever seen in my life from the media.

I’ve seen the media go into overdrive since 2000 but this cover up by this admin and by this media has to go down in history as the biggest cover up in history


17 posted on 10/28/2012 9:56:32 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: blueunicorn6
Senator McCain: demand 40 days of televised hearings into this scandal

Sadly, that may be the only way this crime sees the light of day. Give the media whores in the senate unlimited face time.

18 posted on 10/28/2012 9:56:51 AM PDT by Kakaze (I want The Republic back !)
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Make it happen.
Support Free Republic


Blue State or Red State or somewhere in between,
We must Vote and rid us of the Marxist and send a very big message to not try that again in
The USA!

19 posted on 10/28/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=om93destr)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Go get em McAmnesty..you got America’s back.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 9:57:51 AM PDT by Leep (Are you smarter than a 7th grade math student and or Barack 0bama?)
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But McCain, you said we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency -did you not?


21 posted on 10/28/2012 9:58:29 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Arec Barrwin

He’s hitting Obama harder now than when he ran 4 years ago.


22 posted on 10/28/2012 10:02:48 AM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: Arec Barrwin

Actually I think the near-total media and political system complicity in suppressing Hussein’s eligibility issue led to Benghazi atrocity.


23 posted on 10/28/2012 10:02:48 AM 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: Arec Barrwin
But White House officials said they had not denied requests from Americans in Benghazi for backup.

So they're saying there were no requests for help? Don't reporters know how to ask questions any more?
24 posted on 10/28/2012 10:05:22 AM PDT by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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McCain: Libya worst cover-up I've seen in my life

Yes, if McCain had been covering this up, nobody would suspect a thing.

25 posted on 10/28/2012 10:08:47 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: albie; Arec Barrwin

McPain...You are still very naive. No it was NOT incompetent, it was a very well planned gun-running operation to Syrian much larger than Holder’s F & F, but two Navy Seals and other unexpectedly crossed their wicket ways!!!


26 posted on 10/28/2012 10:10:15 AM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: albie

He’ll find a way to protect his “friend”, Hillary, though.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 10:25:06 AM PDT by miele man
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To: Arec Barrwin

McLame promised us we didn’t hav anything to fear from an Obama presidency.


28 posted on 10/28/2012 10:37:55 AM PDT by bgill (Evil doers are in every corner of our government. Have we passed the point of no return?)
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To: liberateUS

“Hey, John, what was that about Obama being a good man and a good President again? Severe Fail on both observations. You should have put up a fight.”

Not to mention he has the utmost respect for Hillary Clinton.

No big mystery to me as to why Condi Rice gave very obvious cover to Obama and Hillary with her explanation of message traffic and all kinds of things going on, etc.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 10:42:55 AM PDT by FryingPan101 (2016 looms)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Obama is going to have a hard time explaining the 7 hours of his INACTION! The attack goes on and Obama goes to sleep and then goes to Las Vegas, while Bengazi burns.


30 posted on 10/28/2012 10:52:30 AM PDT by agincourt1415 (Tired of the current State, and Federal Tax System go here: APTTAX.com)
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To: blueunicorn6
American citizens should demand that the guy they arrested should be let out on bail before the election and testify.
Why should he be stuck in jail if someone were to post his bail ?

31 posted on 10/28/2012 10:58:45 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: albie

I disagree, because the media will go to McCain, when they won’t go to anyone else, and this scandal MUST be exposed to the American people!


32 posted on 10/28/2012 11:01:42 AM PDT by Southnsoul
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To: agincourt1415
I do believe at that point with Obama's inaction the Joint Chiefs of Staff was calling all the orders to " Stand Down " ... that's the guy now that needs to be asked some serious questions.
Gen. Dempsey ? what did you know and when did you know it ?
33 posted on 10/28/2012 11:04:41 AM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: albie

Well, at least McPain hasn’t yet officially endorsed Obama lile his friend Colin Powell.


34 posted on 10/28/2012 11:43:12 AM PDT by Theodore R. (Annoy the Establishment! Vote for Akin!)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Who gave Skeletor permission to speak much less crawl out
of his rat hole? Who cares what his opinion is? The little
rat RINO needs to STFU and just go away. Being force fed
Romney is bad enough without having Mr.”I’m entitled to run
for president” McCain opening his yap.


35 posted on 10/28/2012 11:56:25 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Cicero

Watergate seems to us a real big deal 40 years later but actually at the height of it, only about 50% of the voting public was following closely. When it became apparent that Nixon was going to be forced to resign, then everyone knew.


36 posted on 10/28/2012 11:56:31 AM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Arec Barrwin; All
Report: Obama Watched Benghazi Attack From 'Situation Room'

Justice with Judge Jeanine 10/27/12 - CIA talks about latest news about Benghazi coverup

Judge Jeanine speaking with Charles Woods, father of Benghazi slain SEAL Ty Woods

Judge Jeanine asks White House 'How do you sleep at night'

37 posted on 10/28/2012 12:09:39 PM PDT by Larousse2 (The price of Freedom is Eternal Vigilance. ~ Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Cicero

Maybe an email/mail/phone campaign to advertisers on the MSM for participating in a cover up. If the MSM aren’t giving the FULL report, their advertisers are in agreement with them with supporting them - thus a part of the cover up. This event took place 6+ weeks ago - is their job to report the news or sit on it to deny the public what is their business to know?


38 posted on 10/28/2012 12:36:13 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Arec Barrwin
Vallerie Jarrett is wearing the Strap-on Of The United States.

It's about all he's really qualified for...

39 posted on 10/28/2012 12:41:42 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: COBOL2Java

McCain’s 2008 campaign is historically significant, if for no other reason than being the first time in US history that a presidential candidate endorsed his opponent.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 12:47:40 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Darksheare

See you and others making fun of McCain never give him credit for his investment of all of his political capital in campaign finance reform.

Now maybe you don’t care about such things and goodness knows leading up to the choice between him and Obama, dear Lord what better cause to promote than that which so worried the American people....again, campaign finance reform?

I sleep better every night knowing McCain and that other guy no longer a senator got that thing passed and y’all need to give him credit for this great legislative feat for which he will go down in history.

The Maverick, my man, the Maverick speaks.

And we should all shut up and listen cause this magician...well he got us campaign finance reform.

Y’all should be grateful.


41 posted on 10/28/2012 1:20:30 PM PDT by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Fishtalk

“Y’all should be grateful.”

Yeah, we should be grateful for Obammmy and how we shouldn’t fear him, right?
And McCain Feingold was a moronic bill by the way.


42 posted on 10/28/2012 1:24:00 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Fishtalk; sionnsar; abigailsmybaby; A CA Guy; airborne; Allegra; Aloysius88; Altariel; ...

Undead Thread ping to post 41.
Count how many things you can find wrong in that post, extra credit given!


43 posted on 10/28/2012 1:28:07 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Arec Barrwin

Yeah, McCain, biggest coverup since you covered up Obama’s evil past by declaring him ‘a decent family man’ thereby throwing the election in 2008.


44 posted on 10/28/2012 1:33:46 PM PDT by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!)
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To: Fishtalk; Darksheare

I’m assuming poster Fishtalk is doing a sarcasm thing. I’ve lost interested in flagging my irony, myself, although it can get confusing in real life. The tipoff is the emphasis on campaign-finance “reform,” imo. The other name, btw, is “Feingold.”

My respect for John McCain’s endurance as a POW is unaffected by anything else he has said and done. My father knew John McCain, when he knew anyone but immediate family; now it’s a victory if he recognizes a person as someone he once knew. I expect that if Sen. McCain’s family were honest, he’s in about the same shape.


45 posted on 10/28/2012 1:35:07 PM PDT by Tax-chick ("Decency requires that they be voted out of office as an act of urgent political hygiene." ~Steyn)
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To: albie

Aw, do you want to be narrowly partisan? It’s best to show generosity to a vanquished political opposition./sarc

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46 posted on 10/28/2012 1:37:22 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Fishtalk
Y’all should be grateful.

After all, who needs that silly 1st Amendment? That is for sissies!

47 posted on 10/28/2012 1:50:56 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: Arec Barrwin

Senator, what was that again about having nothing to fear about Barack Hussein Obama as president? Hmm?


48 posted on 10/28/2012 1:57:12 PM PDT by ponygirl (Be Breitbart.)
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To: Arec Barrwin
And him saying that tells you something, consider he's really old.
49 posted on 10/28/2012 2:19:59 PM PDT by johnsondavid841
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To: Tax-chick; All
I expect that if Sen. McCain’s family were honest, he’s in about the same shape.

No, John McCain is in full control of his mind. I watched him close up (less than 10 feet away) for nearly an hour yesterday. I was impressed with how sharp he was. I am not a McCain fan. I worked to have him replaced. But the truth is he is sharp and very experienced at politics. I have worked with many very bright people, and I have to admit that John McCain is still bright and on top of events.

The event was a townhall at Yuma, Arizona. I was in the front row.

50 posted on 10/28/2012 2:30:34 PM PDT by marktwain
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