Skip to comments.Emanuel praises White House on Libya, says Obama ‘took control’
Posted on 10/28/2012 12:25:51 PM PDT by Libloather
Emanuel praises White House on Libya, says Obama took control
By Alexandra Jaffe - 10/28/12 11:37 AM ET
Chicago Mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel defended President Obama's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sunday.
Emanuel, appearing on CBSs Face the Nation, said that Obama "took control and he said exactly what needs to be done" following the Sept. 11 attack, which claimed the lives of four Americans.
Earlier on the program, Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) McCain charged that the Obama administration's handling of the situation amounted to either a "massive cover-up" or incompetence, but Emanuel insisted the conflicting reports following the assault were simply the result of shifting intelligence.
"You have an event, a changing event, you don't have people on the ground, in a sense, with that information. The intelligence community, many different apparatuses -- from military intelligence, national security intelligence, CIA -- is assembling that information to give you the best picture, and events change," he said.
Republicans, though, have pressed the administration over the Libya attack, arguing the president waited too long to acknowledge they were carried out by a terrorist group and questioning if requests for heightened security protections by diplomats on the ground were denied in Washington.
Emanuel went on to defend Obama's handling of foreign affairs, touting his efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, the drawdown of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as some of the presidents main foreign policy accomplishments.
"If you look across the waterfront, America's leadership has never been stronger," he said.
Republicans see the Libya attacks as providing an opening to attack the president on foreign policy, which polls show is a strength for Obama, buoyed by the mission targeting Osama bin Laden.
Another Democrat Anti-American A-HOLE opens his mouth.
To ABCCBSCNNNBCPBS: Obama took control
There’s your story, boys.
The old Bluff and Bluster defence, yeah, that will work.
Just like he’s taken control of the murders in his city.
Never let a crisis go to waste...don’t have one? Get one..!
0bama “Took Control” , did absolutely nothing, (the only thing he’s qualified for), watched four men die, snorted a line, took a nap and prepared for his Vegas fundraiser.
This is like saying Capt. Smith took control of the Titanic.
Hey Obama you got got 4 men killed what you going to do now? “Im going to Vegas Baby ?
Yup, he was really in control when he skipped out to Vegas and party, yup, he sure was in control.
Speaking of obama/Vallerie Jarrett, what kind of guy has a woman as his BEST friend..? A GAY guy.
ROTFL! Rahm is a real hoot. Funny guy. Clueless but funny. Yeah Rahm, he “took control” alright and four Americans are dead because they were left behind by the “control” freak.
Yep...Obama got his man.
The Lying Liar of Rahmabad, crapitol of Madiganistan. What do you expect? Taqqiya/AstroTurf at its finest.
For years Obama made trips to Vegas his whipping boy, and now WHAt will destroy him...? A very ill-timed trip to Vegas.
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