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Emanuel praises White House on Libya, says Obama ‘took control’
The Hill ^ | 10/28/12 | Alexandra Jaffe

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 CBS’s “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 president’s 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.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: emanuel; libya; obama; rahm; whitehouse
How does this idiot know what happened?
1 posted on 10/28/2012 12:25:59 PM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Another Democrat Anti-American A-HOLE opens his mouth.


2 posted on 10/28/2012 12:28:03 PM PDT by LibFreeUSA
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To: Libloather

To ABCCBSCNNNBCPBS: Obama ‘took control’

There’s your story, boys.


3 posted on 10/28/2012 12:28:43 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Soebarkah Soetoro)
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To: Libloather

The old Bluff and Bluster defence, yeah, that will work.


4 posted on 10/28/2012 12:29:05 PM 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: Libloather
Butt-buddies covering for one another.

As usual.

6 posted on 10/28/2012 12:29:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Libloather

Just like he’s taken control of the murders in his city.


7 posted on 10/28/2012 12:29:32 PM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Libloather
Hussein did his best imitation of an international diplomat, a Frenchman. He threw down his weapon and ran like a girl to hide behind Valerie's skirt. Nah, Nah, you can not get me. Mistress Val will beat you up.
8 posted on 10/28/2012 12:30:32 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: Libloather

Never let a crisis go to waste...don’t have one? Get one..!


9 posted on 10/28/2012 12:30:41 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Libloather

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.


10 posted on 10/28/2012 12:31:14 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ( For AMERICA's sake: Vote for the Mormon, NOT the muslim; The Capitalist, NOT the Communist! FUBO!)
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To: LibFreeUSA

This is like saying Capt. Smith took control of the Titanic.


11 posted on 10/28/2012 12:32:11 PM PDT by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: All

Hey Obama you got got 4 men killed what you going to do now? “Im going to Vegas Baby ?


12 posted on 10/28/2012 12:32:11 PM PDT by al baby (“If Barack Obama has a Harvard law degree, he didn’t earn that. Somebody else made that happen.”)
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To: Libloather
The he took control and eff’ed it up !
Can't have it both ways Rahm!
13 posted on 10/28/2012 12:32:31 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Libloather

Yup, he was really in control when he skipped out to Vegas and party, yup, he sure was in control.


14 posted on 10/28/2012 12:32:44 PM PDT by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Libloather

Speaking of obama/Vallerie Jarrett, what kind of guy has a woman as his BEST friend..? A GAY guy.


15 posted on 10/28/2012 12:34:20 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Libloather

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.


16 posted on 10/28/2012 12:34:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: Libloather

Yep...Obama got his man.

17 posted on 10/28/2012 12:36:30 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: Libloather
queers of a feather stick together... feh
18 posted on 10/28/2012 12:38:47 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Libloather

The Lying Liar of Rahmabad, crapitol of Madiganistan. What do you expect? Taqqiya/AstroTurf at its finest.


19 posted on 10/28/2012 12:40:17 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Libloather

For years Obama made trips to Vegas his whipping boy, and now WHAt will destroy him...? A very ill-timed trip to Vegas.


20 posted on 10/28/2012 12:45:08 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: Jeff Chandler

This is what taking control looks like?

21 posted on 10/28/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT by USNBandit (sarcasm engaged at all times)
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To: USNBandit

How the H E double hockey sticks does the Mayor of Chicago know what happened??? Hmmmm......?


22 posted on 10/28/2012 12:52:16 PM PDT by sissyjane (Obama lied, our HEROES died!)
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To: USNBandit
For two weeks this was one of the spontaneous peaceful protestors that got a little carried away.
23 posted on 10/28/2012 12:53:12 PM PDT by carumba (The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. Groucho)
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To: Libloather

bttt


24 posted on 10/28/2012 12:53:21 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Libloather

bttt


25 posted on 10/28/2012 12:53:39 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: timestax
Sorry RAHM....Forget YOU CNN,NBC,ABC,CBS,MSNBC,N.Y.SLIMES,L.A.SLIMES..JUST GET THE FECK OUTTA THE WAY

WE ARE THE NEW NEWS MEDIA..GET USED TO IT !

Word of Mouth Media


26 posted on 10/28/2012 12:54:43 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: Libloather

obamao briefed him at the bathhouse after he voted. Rahm was uh, “fully briefed”, and sent the message to Huma Abedin who briefed her “supervisor” hillary.

Is it any wonder we have a pres who is an emotional robot, and had no problem killing off a gay ambassador? The new normal, and the dumbing down of a moral US. Sen. Moynihan had it right— one of the last decent liberal dems.


27 posted on 10/28/2012 1:01:02 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: Libloather
yeah he took control alright. enter photo of Chris Stevens being paraded through the street here>>>>>. 3 others murdered that night asking for help 3 times. ////////// Emanuel went on to defend Obama's handling of foreign affairs, touting his efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear program, the draw down of troops from Iraq and Afghanistan as some of the president’s main foreign policy accomplishments. Lets see about his foreign affairs...Iran is just months away from a nuke. In Iraq today 31 people have been blown up. Afghanistan 2 more American military died this week from green on blue attacks. How the heck does he even know what happened that night. Was he able to view the live feed as well as all the rest of them?
28 posted on 10/28/2012 1:01:53 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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I imagine pissing on the 1st Amendment does require some form of control.


29 posted on 10/28/2012 1:05:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Libloather

If this is Obama taking control, he should not be in control.


30 posted on 10/28/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by Starstruck (I refer to the scum on my lake as Obama)
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To: Libloather

The only thing he took control of was the live footage transmitted by the drone and wathced American citizens be murdered while telling better men to step down.


31 posted on 10/28/2012 1:16:40 PM PDT by formosa
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To: Libloather

Rahm: tell your buddy Obama to go to the Cuban embassy. They’ll take him. Don’t make the Democrat party go through the horror of a trial. Day after day trying to lie and escape from a debacle that is a million times worse than Iran Contra, DESERT ONE and Watergate all rolled up together. Hillary can go to the Chinese embassy. They gave Bill Clinton money, so they must like the Clintons. It will be tough, but you can claim that they were just bad individuals. A trial kills the whole Democrat party. It will mean twenty years of absolute Republican rule. Tell Obama and Hillary to go now! Save the party!


32 posted on 10/28/2012 1:22:16 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Jeff Chandler

that Obama “took control and he said exactly what needs to be done”
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OK what did he say? What did he do? Thats what we are trying to find out and so far he has stonewalled us.

Does Rahm know what he said? Spill it Rahm. What did he say, what did he do?

Personally I think he said tough Sh*t. or maybe that they were up sh*t creek without a paddle.
Maybe he just said screw em.
In any event he certainly did not say do what you have to do to save these men.


33 posted on 10/28/2012 1:23:27 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Libloather

ALINSKY tool....trying to REFRAME the headlines.....too bad, RAHM....it’s way out of YOUR control Now....no one cares what YOU SAY, except maybe the MSM....and they are starting to run.


34 posted on 10/28/2012 1:40:09 PM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: Libloather

He took control my rear...He went to bed and headed off to Vegas the next morning..If this piece of excrement wins the election again then we will know there is something fishy going on..He is a disaster waiting to happen..He might have told them he would send no help but that was all..


35 posted on 10/28/2012 1:46:59 PM PDT by PLD
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To: Libloather
"Emanuel, appearing on CBS’s “Face the Nation,” said that Obama "took control and he said exactly what needs to be done" following the Sept. 11 attack"

so, CBS was NOT saying to Emanuel - "But Rahm, the questions today, the questions so much recent evidence opens up is not what Obama said or did "following" the attack, but what was ANYONE in Washington D.C. in the administration doing while the attack was unfolding and our people in Benghazi needed help"

but, no CBS let Rahm and the administration off the hook; letting Rahm advance the time line to "following" the attack, when Obama finally said something to the cameras.

Sorry CBS and Rahm, that was "after" the critical time for actually doing something had passed.

36 posted on 10/28/2012 1:47:14 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Libloather

So the White House ordered the persons at the safe house to ignore the cries for help from the consulate, but the safe house persons raced over to save Americans in harm’s way. They disobeyed orders to save three black security personnel and theambassador and Sean Smith. Obama was going to let the three black consulate personnel die or be kidnapped for ransom. Why did Obama leave a skeleton crew to protect the ambassador/consulate? When will the media interview these three black employees who Obama wanted to leave to die?


37 posted on 10/28/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Libloather

criminals protecting criminals


38 posted on 10/28/2012 3:19:23 PM PDT by ronnie raygun (bb)
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To: Libloather

People without top secret clearances all over the world are being told things by this administration. Think about it. How dangerous is it to give top secret info to Stephanie Cutter or David Axelrod?


39 posted on 10/28/2012 4:18:56 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To former friends and relatives. Don't ever contact me if you still support obama.)
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To: Libloather

I don’t understand why more conservatives don’t remember, don’t get it... what is the Least Common Denominator in ALL Obama incompetence—indeed his very existence as a politician?

The Clintons. They own Obama’s soul, and their souls are already pledged. The Clintons are one of the primary sources of evil on earth.


40 posted on 10/28/2012 10:36:32 PM PDT by Husker8877
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To: Libloather

That’s the scary part: “He took control”. Arrrgghhh!


41 posted on 10/28/2012 10:45:54 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: timestax

42 posted on 10/29/2012 5:47:24 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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