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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 CBSs 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 didnt give the directive or the president isnt being truthful or perhaps Leon Panetta acted as commander in chief."
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!
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?
No kidding, the idiot was out there leading the charge to get involved in the fist place.
Johnny Mac isn’t even bailing out the enemy this time!
Several flag officers relieved of duty in the last week. GOP needs to start making comparisons to Nixon’s Saturday Night Massacre.
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 were involved in a civil war!
From there, the team set about blaming a video trailer.
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.
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.
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.
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?
McCain is not sane = Unpredictable.
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.
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.
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
Sadly, that may be the only way this crime sees the light of day. Give the media whores in the senate unlimited face time.
Go get em McAmnesty..you got America’s back.
But McCain, you said we had nothing to fear from an Obama presidency -did you not?
He’s hitting Obama harder now than when he ran 4 years ago.
Actually I think the near-total media and political system complicity in suppressing Hussein’s eligibility issue led to Benghazi atrocity.
Yes, if McCain had been covering this up, nobody would suspect a thing.
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!!!
He’ll find a way to protect his “friend”, Hillary, though.
McLame promised us we didn’t hav anything to fear from an Obama presidency.
“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.
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.
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!
Well, at least McPain hasn’t yet officially endorsed Obama lile his friend Colin Powell.
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.
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.
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?
It's about all he's really qualified for...
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.
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.
“Yall 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.
Undead Thread ping to post 41.
Count how many things you can find wrong in that post, extra credit given!
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.
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.
Aw, do you want to be narrowly partisan? It’s best to show generosity to a vanquished political opposition./sarc
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CAROTIDS! CAROTIDS! SIS BOOM BA!
Kick ‘em where it hurts. Hit ‘em where they live.
Take! Take! Pit bull shake! SHOW NO GIVE!
After all, who needs that silly 1st Amendment? That is for sissies!
Senator, what was that again about having nothing to fear about Barack Hussein Obama as president? Hmm?
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.