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Joe Klein defends Susan Rice, says security fine for dead ambassador
Washingtonexaminer ^

Posted on 11/27/2012 9:54:10 AM PST by chessplayer

Defending United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice even more than the White House, Time's Joe Klein Monday declared on MSNBC that not only was terrorism not part of the initial attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya, but that slain Ambassador Chris Stevens had enough security despite reports he had begged for more.

"The talking points were accurate," he said of Rice's initial claim that the attack and slaying were sparked by an an anti-Muslim movie, not terrorism, a claim later revised by the administration. On the issue of more security, Klein said of Stevens, "he wasn't requesting -- the level of security that existed in Benghazi was the level of security that the ambassador wanted."

Klein later Monday doubled down on his "Morning Joe" comments with an entry in his "In the Arena" blog. "What you had was a local street gang-a radical militia-using the excuse of the anti-Islamic film and the cover of riots in Cairo to stage a spontaneous attack on the consulate.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cantfixstupid; nothingtoseehere

1 posted on 11/27/2012 9:54:14 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Well, of course, security was just fine. Look how well it turned out... uh, never mind.


2 posted on 11/27/2012 9:56:57 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: chessplayer

Joe Klein defends Susan Rice, says security fine for dead ambassador

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Dead Ambassador Christopher Stevens was not avaialble for comment.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 9:57:55 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: chessplayer

I am certain dead ambassador would agree with that assessment and so would dead marines.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 10:00:29 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Responsibility2nd; All
Joe Klein defends Susan Rice, says security fine for dead ambassador..
Dead Ambassador Christopher Stevens was not available for comment.
neither were the other three....
Joe Klein, O'Bozo's Time Mag. sockpuppet....

5 posted on 11/27/2012 10:03:44 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (Anger a Conservative by telling a lie; Anger a Liberal by telling the truth....RWR 8-)
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To: chris37

It is good to know that a left wing editorialist from some rag knows more about security than the people who were sitting in the cosulate begging for more resources.


6 posted on 11/27/2012 10:05:31 AM PST by EQAndyBuzz (George W. Bush is the Emmanuel Goldstein of the modern era.)
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To: chessplayer

Maybe Klein might want to repeat that little assertion to the families of Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, etc.

“Your dead sons/brothers had all the security they deserved.”


7 posted on 11/27/2012 10:17:46 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: chessplayer

I am certain dead ambassador would agree with that assessment and so would dead marines.


Whats scary is that Klein might truly believe the security was fine. And he’s still calling it was a spontaneous protest.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 10:21:14 AM PST by chessplayer
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To: chessplayer

Klein is a marxist worm. Nothing he says is true.


9 posted on 11/27/2012 10:26:12 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: chessplayer

Yeah Joe, that’s why and three others were murdered.


10 posted on 11/27/2012 10:26:34 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: chessplayer

Klein musta checked with Valerie Jarrett...

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/09/14/valerie-jarrett-pat-caddell-libyan-embassy


11 posted on 11/27/2012 10:28:34 AM PST by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: chessplayer
I was actually wondering how long it would take some leftist lunatic to blame the Ambassador and the other Seals for their own death.

They KNEW the danger and stayed anyway so its their own fault that they were murdered.

Joe Klein is getting there, just not enough time has passed yet to make it stick.

Most of the 47+% don't give a rat's ass, even if they have heard about it.

..the US is so screwed....

12 posted on 11/27/2012 10:30:26 AM PST by B.O. Plenty (Give WAR a chance.......)
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To: chessplayer

13 posted on 11/27/2012 10:32:39 AM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: chessplayer

Is Kline on Obama’s payroll or is he a volunteer? His last column in Time trashed Romney for being the “sorest loser ever”. Apparently he forgot Gore, Kerry, etc., etc.


14 posted on 11/27/2012 10:57:01 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: bgill

The operation was a huge success. Unfortunately, the patient died.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:39 AM PST by stop_fascism (Love your country, but never trust its government - R.A. Heinlein)
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To: bgill

Does this not come under the heading of “peeing on my leg and telling me it is raining”?

I guess if the lie is blatant and repeated a sufficient number of times, it becomes “true”.

At least for some folks.


16 posted on 11/27/2012 11:02:02 AM PST by alloysteel (Bronco Bama - the cowboy who whooped up and widened the stampede.)
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To: chessplayer
I have often wondered how liberal journalists think. But after seeing this--Klein saying something that cannot possibly be true, nor even considered true, I have three thoughts:

1. Joel Klein is a stupid man, and doesn't understand the news story and the facts. (Unlikely.)

2. Joel Klein is a wholly political flak, who doesn't care about Truth, or human life, but only ends-justifies-means journalism supporting his political agenda. (Certainty.)

3. Joel Klein takes this position, and is vocal about it, because he's storing up "favor points" with Susan Rice, as he'll need her support later on, access to her later on, so as to write stories using inside information. (Certainty.)

I've often wondered how liberals think. I've come to the conclusion that it's not a separate thought process that we can "understand," it's merely a crass, degraded set of personal moral values at work.

And we conservatives have trouble understanding that because we simply abhor that type of thinking, we shun it, and turn away from it. And so we always think it's something, some aspect, that we're overlooking.

Liberal journalists are such disgusting creatures.

Joel Klein is a whore. We have four people dead--nobody died in Watergate!--and he attempts to provide cover for a corrupt administration from the cover of his keyboard, hoping for personal gain. What a man.

Sauron

17 posted on 11/27/2012 11:36:43 AM PST by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: chessplayer

He’s an ass.


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19 posted on 11/27/2012 12:35:52 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: chessplayer

easy to say for a pansy-a$$ who has never been in harm’s way.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 12:37:36 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

“Klein might truly believe the security was fine.”

Guarantee he would NOT have considered it adequate security if George Bush were still sitting in the Oval Office. THAT is the problem with today’s media. Their opinions are based on their political persuasions, not objective facts.


21 posted on 11/27/2012 12:46:07 PM PST by EDINVA
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To: chessplayer

Send Joe Klein to Bengazhi to live for a year in the consulate building there.

He needs a mental re-adjustment.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 1:02:09 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: sauron

You’ve got it. Obama and the leaders in the Democrat party aren’t socialists. They’re just grifters....con men......thieves. They throw that socialist claptrap out to scare the Republicans. It’s just sleight of hand by pickpockets.


23 posted on 11/27/2012 1:21:26 PM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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