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Release Obama’s Benghazi intelligence briefings
WaPo ^ | Monday, May 5, | Marc A. Thiessen,

Posted on 05/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse

President Obama claims he was only repeating what the intelligence community told him when his administration asserted that the attack in Benghazi began with a spontaneous protest inspired by an Internet video. If that’s the case, there is a simple way to prove it: Give the new congressional select committee investigating Benghazi his daily intelligence briefings that show exactly what he was told.

There is precedent for doing so. In 2004, at the request of the 9/11 Commission, President George W. Bush declassified and publicly released the President’s Daily Brief (PDB) delivered to him before the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. No sitting president had ever declassified a PDB while still in office. But Bush did it anyway.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghaziemails; ciabenghazireport; impeachment; intelligencebriefs; obama; obamabenghazi; obamalies; pdb
I miss W ....
1 posted on 05/05/2014 9:12:23 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

WaPo.


2 posted on 05/05/2014 9:17:39 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: LeoWindhorse

Obama doesn’t even read his daily briefings half the time.


3 posted on 05/05/2014 9:22:08 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: LeoWindhorse

If Obama is forced to release them it will be Bush’s fault!

Poetic Justice, you gotta love it!


4 posted on 05/05/2014 9:22:09 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: LeoWindhorse
I miss W..

Funny, how that would have started a fight on this and many Conservative sites, not that long ago.. I miss him too, a lot.. :)

5 posted on 05/05/2014 9:22:11 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: fhayek

This coming from The Washington Compost.. Tic Toc Tic Toc


6 posted on 05/05/2014 9:23:36 PM PDT by carlo3b (Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.. Henry Kissinger)
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To: carlo3b

I don’t miss Bush, but my wallet does.


7 posted on 05/05/2014 9:24:04 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: carlo3b

Bingo.


8 posted on 05/05/2014 9:27:42 PM PDT by Fungi
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To: LeoWindhorse

Does anyone have a link to the original CIA intelligence report with 25 bullet points which were reduced to 5 points the-terrorists-didn’t-do-it by the White House?


9 posted on 05/05/2014 9:28:52 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Time for Barry to throw everyone under the bus.


10 posted on 05/05/2014 9:38:03 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: publius911

http://www.judicialwatch.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/1919_production-4-17-14.pdf#page=14


11 posted on 05/05/2014 9:40:32 PM PDT by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

President Bush had no problem with it. EVERY intelligence agency in the world thought Saddam had WMD prior to the invasion, a FACT the complete liars on the Left dispute to this day, despite its being a matter of worldwide record.

That is approximately where this insane, “Well, despite the actual facts, we don’t see it that way, so facts be damned” began on the part of the Left. This would be viewed as laughably juvenile but for the complicity of the media.


12 posted on 05/05/2014 9:40:40 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: LeoWindhorse

Bush respected the separation of powers and the role of the peoples house. Obama doesn’t give a feces about either.


13 posted on 05/05/2014 9:46:42 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: JennysCool

Yes. Big Media and the Democrats (but I am being redundant) promoted Joe Wilsons’s ‘fact-finding tour’ in Africa. Every Intelligence Agency KNEW there were WMDs, but a Dem with an agenda derailed the truth. The WMDs ended in Syria where they have now been combined and used. The corruption exposed in this Admin would reach to the moon and back if we had a non-partisan Media and an AG who actually enforced LAWS!


14 posted on 05/05/2014 9:51:03 PM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: All

if john McCain was president and I was a journalist, and he was knee deep in scandal, and my choice was support him and see the gop as a whole muddied, or, torpedo him and clear the way for the next gop candidate, I would clear the way.


15 posted on 05/05/2014 9:52:45 PM PDT by willywill
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To: LeoWindhorse

But releasing would be racist!


16 posted on 05/05/2014 9:56:37 PM PDT by rainee (Her)
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To: LeoWindhorse

I am so sick and tired about Zero and his failings!

Why must we have to put up with him?


17 posted on 05/05/2014 9:58:03 PM PDT by Sen Jack S. Fogbound
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To: JennysCool

What the leftists fail to face is that even one shell was proof.
And our soldiers ran into four.
Three mustard gas shells turned into ieds, one binary chemical mix in flight satin IED.
The last one was a shell of a type Iraq was not known to have prior to the inspectors being kicked out.
Was listed in the Duelfer report.
Which has seemingly been scrubbed from the net as my link to it no longer works...


18 posted on 05/05/2014 10:00:06 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

No way will notes of those briefings (if the Bamster was even present at them) will see the light of day.


19 posted on 05/05/2014 10:05:23 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound
I am so sick and tired about Zero and his failings!

Why must we have to put up with him?

Because the Demonrats are so totally invested in this fraud. They foisted him upon the country with full knowledge of what he was and what he wasn't.

20 posted on 05/05/2014 10:10:04 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: luvbach1

Obama hasn’t shown anything else of his past, so he’s not pulling any surprises here. Wouldn’t show his college transcripts (Bush did), passport records, record of baptism, senate records, not even his birth certificate. There are a lot more than that, by the way, which seem to be oddly missing.


21 posted on 05/05/2014 10:11:55 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Doesn’t he get honorable mention for coming up with a phony BC?


22 posted on 05/05/2014 10:17:56 PM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

To say they will go down swinging will prove to be an understatement.


23 posted on 05/05/2014 10:28:09 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Darksheare
What the leftists fail to face is that even one shell was proof.

There were LOTS of discoveries of WMD throughout the campaign, along with mass graves and other sundry depravities. The media simply flat-out refused to cover them. Remember, back then the media still hated GWB because he had "stolen" the election from their shining hero, the mess that is Al Gore.

They were beside themselves when George Bush "showboated" climbing up that rubble with a megaphone and announcing we would make the murderous Islamic terrorists pay; they were apoplectic when he heroically deplaned on that carrier to speak to the crew (to this day they deride him for the "MISSION ACCOMPLISHED" banner behind him when he made that speech. That banner was acknowledging the CARRIER's completed mission, not the war. In his very speech there he said there was MUCH more to be done).

There was a VERY real sense in the 2001-2004 era that the Democrats were finished because of the national fervor and this brave Republican president. What the Democrats have done then and since is try to denigrate American patriotism, American might, and anything else that (correctly) shows them as hostile to the glory of this country.

I am quite convinced that 2014 is their Waterloo, and they know it. People have simply had enough of these '60s and '70s "activists" now in power, and the young, black (always with the stereotypes, the Leftists) "President" they propped up to represent their aims.

Quickly rising into power are the men and women who came to fruition in the Reagan era -- Ted Cruz, for a major example -- and their disdain for these old, antiquated "activists" still trying to hold on while the world passes them by is palpable. I think Americans are finally ready to move on, finally leaving behind that pretty much useless generation that can't acknowledge that this nation has made heroic strides since Selma, and Kent State, and Woodstock.

24 posted on 05/05/2014 10:39:27 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Right, does anyone series think Obunghole will release anything that has not been thoroughly scrubbed?

This POS is the most paranoid and cautious psychopath ever to be fraudulently or legitimately elected to the office.

25 posted on 05/05/2014 10:42:58 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Sen Jack S. Fogbound

‘Why must we have to put up with him?’

Some people would say that if we kill 54 million innocent babies remorselessly and continue to do se, at the rate of 1 million per year, and that because we continue with the controlling root of that practice, birth control, and the resultant destruction of gender roles, marriage, family, innocence and self genocide, that we get what we deserve.

But that’s just some people


26 posted on 05/05/2014 10:45:52 PM PDT by stanne
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To: JennysCool

I expect the administration to freak out and pull a Venezuela at some point in the near future.


27 posted on 05/05/2014 10:48:22 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Could happen. Won’t work. I suspect, as Hunter S. Thompson used to say, they’ve “cashed their check.”


28 posted on 05/05/2014 10:54:29 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: luvbach1

Does Obama actually claim that’s his BC, or is he sort of slippery about it?


29 posted on 05/05/2014 10:55:38 PM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
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To: JennysCool

They may already be starting.
The blm armed invasion force was ordered from the whitehouse.
The response they got in return made them blink.
I suspect their next move will be more aggressive, violent, and over the top.
Probably in an effort to intimidate and “send a message.”

Probably why Barry won’t release the briefs, they would show how cornball screwy the administration is.


30 posted on 05/05/2014 10:58:57 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Darksheare

Barry — and indeed, the whole bunch — are so buoyed by their coddling, never-critical press, they have no clue about reality. It’s not just ranchers, or farmers, or coal miners. The whole of America that actually WORKS for a living by now is completely aware this Administration is not their friend.


31 posted on 05/05/2014 11:10:07 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: JennysCool

John McCain STATED TONIGHT on Gretta that Trey Goudy was just
like Lindsey Graham he had the audacity to call LINDA HIS UNCLE!!!!!
IS HE KIDDING ME!!!!! These slime balls make me SICK!!!! I am SURE
Trey Goudy WILL BE THRILLED by his remark!!!!!


32 posted on 05/05/2014 11:19:16 PM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: JennysCool

Yes.

Side note, Barry and his crew fled DC when the first Tea Party protest happened.
The sight of one million po’d people frightened him badly.
Now, he’d leave orders to Janet Reno as many as possible.

It would be an “interesting” civics experiment to see how many “just follow orders” on that versus how many say “screw that.”


33 posted on 05/05/2014 11:22:49 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: LeoWindhorse
Thank you.
I actually had a clear unredacted version of it and misplaced it filewise.
34 posted on 05/05/2014 11:33:39 PM PDT by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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To: Darksheare
try here
35 posted on 05/06/2014 12:56:32 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: doorgunner69
Right, does anyone series think Obunghole will release anything that has not been thoroughly scrubbed?

I think they'll try their damndest to scrub things, but there are too many details, too many eyes on them for them to fool all of the people all of the time--and just one can open the can of worms back up with an internet post or an e-mail.

36 posted on 05/06/2014 1:03:26 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Thanks!


37 posted on 05/06/2014 1:07:06 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: Luke21

Exactly


38 posted on 05/06/2014 1:22:33 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: LeoWindhorse

~~~President Obama claims he was only repeating what the intelligence community told him when his administration asserted that the attack in Benghazi began with a spontaneous protest inspired by an Internet video.~~~

Well, this comes from a pathological liar, so........


39 posted on 05/06/2014 1:23:21 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: luvbach1

DIShonorable mention ...


40 posted on 05/06/2014 1:24:14 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: Darksheare

You’re welcome!


41 posted on 05/06/2014 2:21:20 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing.)
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To: carlo3b

I miss him too. Right or wrong,and yes at times more left leaning than we’d have preferred I admire a man of principle and who stands by his convictions. He held admirable qualities surely missing in most politicians today. He and we allowed the left to destroy him and shape him. Why? Because he wasn’t conservative enough and we were unable to see past out extremely narrow minded ideology on those things that mattered most. Before I too stepped into leadership a wise man once told me learn to pick your battles, something this man did well. Bush is admirable


42 posted on 05/06/2014 3:35:51 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: fhayek

Don’t get too excited. Marc Thiessen was a speechwriter for W. and Rumsfeld and is a frequent guest on Fox. No left wing nut job. No doubt the WaPo’s token
right wing columnist.


43 posted on 05/06/2014 3:56:31 AM PDT by surrey
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To: stanne
But that’s just some people

I am some people.

"It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God." - Epistle to the Hebrews 10:31

and

Tagline

44 posted on 05/06/2014 4:06:32 AM PDT by don-o (He will not share His glory and He will NOT be mocked! Blessed be the name of the Lord forever!)
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To: Telepathic Intruder
Does Obama actually claim that’s his BC, or is he sort of slippery about it?

He just tries to laugh it off but only the Koolaid drinkers are buying. What a putz!

45 posted on 05/06/2014 4:22:08 AM PDT by luvbach1 (We are finished. It will just take a while before everyone realizes it.)
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To: Kit cat

John McCain STATED TONIGHT on Gretta that Trey Gowdy was just
like Lindsey Graham

**********************************

Awful, wasn’t it? McCain looked demented when he said it.


46 posted on 05/06/2014 5:12:26 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: Telepathic Intruder

Wonder how many shredders they have in the WH?


47 posted on 05/06/2014 5:27:33 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Qiviut

To be fair I think we have to take that as the utmost compliment from McCain...at least in mcCains mind that’s the pinnacle.


48 posted on 05/06/2014 6:32:21 AM PDT by MNlurker
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To: MNlurker

It was a ‘way back’ reference to Linda being a member of the Judiciary Committee during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton in 1998 and he was one of the managers who brought the House’s case to Clinton’s trial in the Senate which did not convict Clinton. McCain had a really funny look on his face and was falling over himself to mention Linda which made it seem (to me) as more of an effort to get Linda’s name out there rather than compliment Gowdy, but he could have meant it the other way - sort of a strange exchange. It certainly reinforced that McCain/Linda are joined at the hip.

Personally, I think Gowdy will do much better than Linda .... with his passion and the voice he’s got, he brings to my mind Patrick Henry .... a fiery orator and a patriot.


49 posted on 05/06/2014 6:45:32 AM PDT by Qiviut (Obama: A Caesar at home & a Chamberlain abroad, dividing the country & uniting the world against us.)
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To: LeoWindhorse

If I may assist the Hon. Mr. Gowdy in his labors:
1. What were the standing operational security plans, response plans and orders (Department of State, DoD, and CIA) in effect for the Benghazi “consulate” on and before September 11, 2012?

2. Who wrote those orders and who approved them?

3. Why were inadequate defensive forces available to Amb. Stevens and the others in the Benghazi compounds on or about Sept. 11, 2012?

4. Was there a “stand down” order issued to the available response forces? If so, who issued that order and why?

5. Where was the President during the evening of September 11, 2012 and the following morning and what actions did he take?

6. Where was the Secretary of State during the evening of September 11, 2012 and what actions did she take?

7. Who planned and orchestrated the deception plan concerning the forces and motives of the enemy at Benghazi in the weeks following the attack?

There may be many more good questions but these should provide an adequate beginning.


50 posted on 05/06/2014 7:40:48 AM PDT by Chainmail (A simple rule of life: if you can be blamed, you're responsible.)
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