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Rice didn't lie, but put 'softer touch' on Benghazi truth
The Hill ^ | November 16, 2012 | By Daniel Strauss

Posted on 11/16/2012 6:15:26 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer

Susan Rice was not lying but put a “softer touch” on the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.) said Friday.

"I'm not saying she lied, I'm just saying she didn't tell [the truth],” Chambliss said on MSNBC. “She put a softer touch on what the real facts were. That's not lying.”

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: benghazi
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Huh?
1 posted on 11/16/2012 6:15:30 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The Stupid Party strikes again.


2 posted on 11/16/2012 6:17:19 AM PST by Clarence
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Somebody wake Chambliss up, give him his prune juice, and tell him that saying that the attack was due to a video when it was a pre-planned terror attack is LYING.


3 posted on 11/16/2012 6:17:39 AM PST by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free.....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“She put a softer touch on what the real facts were. That’s not lying.”
__________________________

Wrong. It IS lying.


4 posted on 11/16/2012 6:20:06 AM PST by Irenic (The pencil sharpener and Elmer's glue is put away-- we've lost the red wheel barrow)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ignoramus.


5 posted on 11/16/2012 6:21:17 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

that IS lying in my book


6 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:18 AM PST by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Doesn't anyone proof read these articles

Chambliss, the senior Republican on Senate Intelligence, said the public would have been “better served” if Rice had given a more accurate account. He argued that by the time Rice gave her account, the administration already knew it was not a terrorist attack.

7 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:39 AM PST by memyselfandi59
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He’s afraid of being accused of “warring against women”. Pitiful.


8 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:53 AM PST by cdcdawg
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Idiot


9 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:59 AM PST by RummyChick
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky.”

Dear Senator, no, the *itch lied.


10 posted on 11/16/2012 6:24:59 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Did he wake up with a horse head in his bed?


11 posted on 11/16/2012 6:26:26 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What he meant to say was that she was “actively engaged in truth modification”....

RLTW


12 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:10 AM PST by military cop (I carry a .45....cause they don't make a .46....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is why Republicans are losers.


13 posted on 11/16/2012 6:27:17 AM PST by OKSooner ("I will bless those who bless thee, and I will curse those who curse thee.")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Seriously? Why are the GOP wimps???


14 posted on 11/16/2012 6:28:39 AM PST by Halls (Jesus is my Lord and Savior)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Mr. Orwell, paging George Orwell!


15 posted on 11/16/2012 6:29:09 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What Rice said was the White House line. It was false, whether she knew it and intentionally lied or not.


16 posted on 11/16/2012 6:30:56 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Peter King would not comment on the aspect of who called for back-up and who denied cross-border support for the 41 Americans in Benghazi.

It seems to me that if Petraeus exonerated Obama, that King would come forward with that story, or the dems in the room would.

Now, if Petraeus said Obama left those Americans to die at the hands of terrorists, then that information would be handled in a very special way. It would not be leaked by the Dems, and the republicans would have to have several meetings on what to do with it.

THIS IS A CASE OF THE DOG (DEMS) NOT BARKING!


17 posted on 11/16/2012 6:31:28 AM PST by Triple (Socialism denies people the right to the fruits of their labor, and is as abhorrent as slavery)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“”I’m not saying she lied, I’m just saying she didn’t tell [the truth],” Chambliss said on MSNBC.”

Hey, Saxby, I’ll just put a “softer touch” on your statement by saying you’re not telling the truth in saying that “Rice didn’t lie.”

Do us all a favor and drop the circumlocutions and euphemisms, Saxby. You’re dealing with a thug regime here.


18 posted on 11/16/2012 6:32:27 AM PST by SharpRightTurn ( White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What??????

So is he saying it was a white lie....or is that considered racist?


19 posted on 11/16/2012 6:34:04 AM PST by Girlene
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To: OKSooner

“This is why Republicans are losers.”
Peter King was just interviewed by Fox and he appeared to be ‘sheepish’ to me. He is usually aggressive and a no nonsense guy. Wonder what was really said behind closed doors?


20 posted on 11/16/2012 6:34:12 AM PST by duckman (I'm part of the group pulling the wagon!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
“She put a softer touch on what the real facts were. That's not lying.”

Spoken like a politician who may not be able to distinguish truth from lies anymore....The intent was to deceive, so she WAS too lying.

21 posted on 11/16/2012 6:36:16 AM PST by Rapscallion ( OBAMA: You own it now. See if you can govern it.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Typical politician.


22 posted on 11/16/2012 6:36:34 AM PST by goldi
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama said that he called it a terrorist attack right away. He also said don’t attack rice but go after him because he sent her out with the info. Therefore BOTH rice and obama lied to the american people.

What is it with this cowardice about saying the word “lie”?


23 posted on 11/16/2012 6:36:47 AM PST by plain talk
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Boy, they sure know how to ruin a good phrase - first the words liberal, compassion, then gay, now softer touch is a lib euphemism.


24 posted on 11/16/2012 6:37:27 AM PST by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Reminds me of how the great Clinton’s Big Media cheerleaders would tell us in advance which defenses he would use in order to prepare us for new truths, like “it was a private, personal affair” (except for Petraeus) and “oral sex isn’t sex”.


25 posted on 11/16/2012 6:40:47 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

(A) Trailer for a movie no one ever heard of or
(B) Terrorism?

She chose or was instructed by her Boss to chose (A).

Curiously, information was released yesterday that former CIA Director Petraeus will testify that he knew it was (B) almost immediately.

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Those who chose (A) and repeated that false report for WEEKS after the Benghazi attacks were lying and they knew from the start that they were lying.


26 posted on 11/16/2012 6:42:58 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: P.O.E.

Upcoming “softer touch” political cartoons should be interesting....


27 posted on 11/16/2012 6:43:39 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
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28 posted on 11/16/2012 6:44:46 AM PST by baddog 219
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Didn’t Hillary Clinton also tell the same tales?
And didn’t she also say something to the father of one of the SEALs at the ceremony about the film maker that looking back now means that she already knew it wasn’t because of the film? And Didn’t Hilllary also make some video commercials blaming the you tube video?


29 posted on 11/16/2012 6:47:37 AM PST by DOGHEAD
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
This is satire, right? Please tell me it's satire.

30 posted on 11/16/2012 6:48:33 AM PST by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Same mentality as “I didn't have sex with that woman” but a blue dress and a cigar came away with stains.

A lie is a lie. A “softer touch” of the truth is a lie. An omission is a lie.

31 posted on 11/16/2012 6:50:21 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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What in the world? Do any Chambliss staffers read this site? If so, could you tell us if he’s having some sort of medical problem or if he’s always been ‘off’ but you’ve managed to keep it hidden.
This is really ridiculous.


32 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:16 AM PST by Kanzan
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To: bgill

NOTHING is a “lie” for this administration.

“Hussein cannot tell a lie” has always been the story, because he (NOW, since last month) acts PRESIDENTIAL.

Oooooh, SWOON.


33 posted on 11/16/2012 6:53:29 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

SHE LIED

She lied about why they died.

Rice is just another lying, inept Affirmative Action appointee - part of the Black Mafia now ruling the country.


34 posted on 11/16/2012 6:54:06 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Newspeak.


35 posted on 11/16/2012 6:56:59 AM PST by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“soft touch Saxby” would never accuse a lady of lying, no sir, that language is simply not allowed in the Capitol Hill Gentleman’s Club, aka the US Senate


36 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:09 AM PST by silverleaf (Age Takes a Toll: Please Have Exact Change)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is he outta his flipping mind??? What, he’s afraid of being called racist because some black race-baiter says it’s racist to say she lied? OMG.


37 posted on 11/16/2012 6:58:45 AM PST by EnquiringMind
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does anybody still wonder why we lost the election or why we get absolutely nowhere with a party like this?


38 posted on 11/16/2012 6:59:47 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The political elite protect protect each other when it gets right down to it. Constituents be damned.

Chambliss is nothing more than another corrupt Washington insider from the band of criminals in that cesspool.


39 posted on 11/16/2012 7:03:54 AM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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Republicans will assist the dems in the whitewash. They'll do some horse trading, and possibly get some budget concessions for it. But having it come to light that Obama let people die to get reelected won't get out because they remember the Clinton mess and it would be too destabilizing. It's like 9/11. No blame was assigned, so history will repeat itself.
40 posted on 11/16/2012 7:13:56 AM PST by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Reminds me of Sandy Berger and him just being “sloppy”


41 posted on 11/16/2012 7:21:54 AM PST by crusadersoldier
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To: SharpRightTurn


from Roget's Thesaurus

42 posted on 11/16/2012 7:22:13 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
" "If anybody wants to watch two old white guys," speaking of course of Graham and McCain, "beat up on a black woman, I'll sell tickets to that." - Dana Bash, CNN, quoting her source.

Saxby runs for the hills like a scalded dog.

43 posted on 11/16/2012 7:23:54 AM PST by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Orwellian Newsspeak. Now lies are just softer versions of the truth or simply editing errors. Speaking truth apparently is a revolutionary act.


44 posted on 11/16/2012 8:00:56 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

He is a LYING SAXBY OF SH!T


45 posted on 11/16/2012 8:13:14 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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Hey, Saxby... 4 Amercians are dead. They’re not “a softer version of dead”. They’re just dead...and I’m sure they want someone to fight for the truth over their deaths. Obviously, you (Saxby) care more about political gibberish ...


46 posted on 11/16/2012 8:18:49 AM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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47 posted on 11/16/2012 8:19:07 AM PST by Walkingfeather
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Is that like not saying you are ‘knocked up’, but you are ‘with child’???

Senator, Rice lied. By omission or commission, she lied.

If your child told you such stories, you would be incensed...and that is within your family—not National Security issues.

No wonder the populace that votes Republican is disgusted.


48 posted on 11/16/2012 9:12:59 AM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Clarence

They’re not the “stupid party”. They just won an election that never should have been won and they did it by running against a former President with an average unemployment rate of 4.7%.


49 posted on 11/16/2012 10:29:21 AM PST by tsowellfan (Allen West for Speaker!)
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“They’re not the “stupid party”. They just won an election that never should have been won and they did it by running against a former President with an average unemployment rate of 4.7%.”

I don’t know what the 2nd sentence means at all, but anytime the Republicans make things this easy for the Dems to do their evil deeds, I will call them the stupid party.

And I think Thomas Sowell is great, too. ;-)


50 posted on 11/16/2012 11:07:46 AM PST by Clarence
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