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.
This is what taking control looks like?
How the H E double hockey sticks does the Mayor of Chicago know what happened??? Hmmmm......?
WE ARE THE NEW NEWS MEDIA..GET USED TO IT !
Word of Mouth Media
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.
I imagine pissing on the 1st Amendment does require some form of control.
If this is Obama taking control, he should not be in control.
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.
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!
that Obama “took control and he said exactly what needs to be done”
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.
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.
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..
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.
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?
criminals protecting criminals
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?
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.
That’s the scary part: “He took control”. Arrrgghhh!