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CBS and MSNBC Journalists: Bidenís Libya Security Answer Could Mean Big Trouble for Obama
The Blaze ^ | 10/12/2012 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 10/12/2012 7:56:14 AM PDT by nhwingut

As the dust of Thursday’s vice presidential debate settles, one of the storylines of Friday morning is Joe Biden’s bold statement that the administration was not told that officials in Libya requested more security before an attack that led to the death of several Americans, including our ambassador. The fact-checkers have found that to be patently false. And now, even the mainstream media is predicting it could be a problem.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bengahzi; benghazigate; benghazisecurity; biden; libya; obama
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Videos at link... Not only did Uncle Joe lose the debate, he dug a deeper hole for Obama relative to the Libya scandal. #Karma
1 posted on 10/12/2012 7:56:16 AM PDT by nhwingut
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To: nhwingut

SloJoe Butt-In strikes again!


2 posted on 10/12/2012 7:57:53 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: nhwingut

Chairman Issa should put Smilin’ Joe under oath for his testimony regarding the Bengazi debacle. I’m sure the intelligence agencies are not amused by the lie he told last night, trying to cover for Obummer’s failure.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 7:59:08 AM PDT by txrefugee
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To: Lazamataz

Biden’s debate prep video found!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnzHtm1jhL4


4 posted on 10/12/2012 7:59:21 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: nhwingut; thouworm; SE Mom; onyx; Miss Didi; hoosiermama; STARWISE; Nachum; bronxville; kristinn; ..

Thanks for posting. This gaffe will leave a mark.

BIDEN: “Well, we weren’t told they wanted more security there. We did not know they wanted more security again. And by the way, at the time we were told exactly – we said exactly what the intelligence community told us that they knew. That was the assessment. And as the intelligence community changed their view, we made it clear they changed their view.”

RYAN: “There were requests for more security.”

THE FACTS: Ryan is right, judging by testimony from Obama administration officials at the hearing a day earlier.

Charlene R. Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary for diplomatic security, told lawmakers she refused requests for more security in Benghazi, saying the department wanted to train Libyans to protect the consulate. “Yes, sir, I said personally I would not support it,” she said.


5 posted on 10/12/2012 8:01:43 AM PDT by maggief
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To: nhwingut

Simple Joe made a HUGE mistake by throwing the Intelligence community under the bus to save Barack Hussein Obama’s (mmm mmm mmm) hide. They are NOT amused.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 8:02:20 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: nhwingut

Biden has been peeing in the punch bowl for years, now he pooped in the punch bowl.

Come on libs, get your cups and line up and get some.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:10 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: nhwingut

When CBS and MSNBC state that a ‘rat has ****ed up, they REALLY ****ed up.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:39 AM PDT by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: txrefugee

Alan Colmes blamed Benghazi on the Republicans not funding security. The appropriation was made in 2009. He succesfully diverted my wanting the punch Joe Biden in the teeth to beating the bleep out of Colmes.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:47 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: nhwingut

Blatantly lied. Shocker!


10 posted on 10/12/2012 8:03:57 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: txrefugee

Chairman Issa should put Smilin’ Joe under oath for his testimony regarding the Bengazi debacle.


He would still lie.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 8:04:52 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: nhwingut

I guess I'll have to wait for Jay Carney to tell us what Joe really means...

12 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:08 AM PDT by Kenton (Obama really is a clean, articulate and quite empty Hart, Schaffner, & Marx suit.)
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To: nhwingut

The WH has been skipping intel breifings for months. However cluelessnes is no defense.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 8:06:29 AM PDT by DManA
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To: maggief

Holy crap! MSNBC saying Joe blew it..that’s REALLY amazing. It’s hard to know what to make of this.

I guess Joe didn’t know the State Dept said more help was requested..


14 posted on 10/12/2012 8:09:07 AM PDT by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: nhwingut

According to that braying jackass Libya (600,000+sq. miles) is SMALLER than Syria (72,000+ sq. miles).

Jackass.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 8:10:30 AM PDT by ZULU (See video: http://gatesofvienna.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-first-siege-of-vienna.html)
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To: kevkrom

One has to wonder when the LSM will stop trying to save BAM’s butt, and begin to try to save their own! As their credibility is in tatters. Nowadays only the Kool-Aid drinkers believe anything they report.


16 posted on 10/12/2012 8:10:30 AM PDT by FiddlePig
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To: SE Mom

He lied right off the starting block....


17 posted on 10/12/2012 8:11:00 AM PDT by Michigander222
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To: nhwingut

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18 posted on 10/12/2012 8:11:28 AM PDT by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: massgopguy

Yeah, I really dislike Colmes, he must have gotten beaten up alot on the playground.....at least I hope so. lol


19 posted on 10/12/2012 8:11:46 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: ZULU

I thought the exact same thing during the debate - Syria is much smaller geographically than Libya. I wish Ryan would have called him out on it.


20 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:34 AM PDT by mrs9x
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To: MuttTheHoople

Aren’t the security and intelligence agencies under Obama’s control. If these agencies failed in their missions, such failures are Obama’s responsibilities. If Obama would spend less time on vacations and on golf courses, he might have more time to manage such vital responsibilities as intelligence and national security.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 8:12:53 AM PDT by monocle
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To: Beagle8U

Are you sure that wasn’t from the post-debate celebration party?


22 posted on 10/12/2012 8:13:53 AM PDT by Past Your Eyes (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it.)
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To: nhwingut

Major gaffe, even for the likes of Biden. Yet more evidence of a dysfunctional administration.


23 posted on 10/12/2012 8:17:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: ZULU

No - he clarified later that he was saying that Libya was larger than Syria. I was confused to, but he cleared it up.


24 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:31 AM PDT by ArGee (Reality - what a concept.)
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To: Lazamataz

“Could Mean Big Trouble for Obama”

Could Mean?! Could Mean?! If this was a Repub it would be news 24/7 around the clock.................God i hate the msm


25 posted on 10/12/2012 8:18:52 AM PDT by V_TWIN (obama=where there's smoke, there's mirrors)
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To: nhwingut

Is it possible he actually didn’t know this stuff? VP’s are often ignored and not filled in on details. Maybe he didn’t watch the hearings? Just trying to guess what kind of excuses Baghdad Bob Jay Carny will make if the media asks him about this.


26 posted on 10/12/2012 8:19:46 AM PDT by chessplayer
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To: nhwingut
JOE_DADDY1
27 posted on 10/12/2012 8:20:08 AM PDT by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: MuttTheHoople
Simple Joe made a HUGE mistake by throwing the Intelligence community under the bus to save Barack Hussein Obama’s (mmm mmm mmm) hide. They are NOT amused.

Not amused?

Just wait.

When Obama loses in November it starts a lethal count down clock.

He has a limited time to finish his allah-given assignment to destroy The Great Satan.

Here's what I said about that back in '09:

Poison Photo-Drop .. decision to release photographs .. will imperil nation .. its defenders.
Tue May 12 09:52:58 2009 · 13 of 21
null and void to Sergeant Tim

Before he is done I fully expect him to release the names, addresses and phone numbers of anyone anywhere in the world who has ever provided any information to agency workers.

The damage to US intel will last multiple generations.

I will refrain from making any comments or speculation about self-preservation instincts of wet work operatives.

28 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1361 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: nhwingut

“Big trouble”.. We only use that term for white presidents.


29 posted on 10/12/2012 8:25:57 AM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Lazamataz

And the fall-out just keeps on coming. Was Joe DRUNK last night? He acted much like some know-it-all drunk at a social gathering that was quickly getting out of hand. Logic and facts had little to do with the arguments he was mounting, and he had this incessant need to interrupt and filibuster.

The fake laughter was just icing on the cake. There were two adults up on the stage last night, and Joe chose to turn his remaining wrath upon the moderator, being almost as combative with her as he was with Paul Ryan.


30 posted on 10/12/2012 8:26:44 AM PDT by alloysteel ("You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity".)
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To: ZULU

I remember him saying that and thinking to myself, “What the ... ?”


31 posted on 10/12/2012 8:27:42 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: DManA

Missing all those intel meetings almost sounds like Obigdummy knew in advance something bad was gonna happen and wanted to have the “we didn’t know nuttin” excuse......but no that can’t be


32 posted on 10/12/2012 8:29:48 AM PDT by uncitizen (Religion of Peace my hind end !)
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To: nhwingut

Last night I had a discussion with someone on the WSJ comment board that pointed out the real danger for Obama in Biden’s answer. I had missed it completely. This is the conversation that I had last night, or at least part of it.

James- I missed it the first time through. Biden let the cat out of the bag about why the Libyian situation was allowed to happen when he plaintively complains, “The country used to come together in a crisis.”. That statement finally gives a reason for why the situation was allowed to develop in Libya and why the Americans were allowed to be killed. Poor Joe seemed completely baffled about why they were not getting the desired outcome. And people are going to claim he got through the night gaffe free...not so.

Me - I had never considered the possibility that they actually thought that allowing the situation to “develop” would benefit them. It is just too despicable to even consider, but I’m afraid you’re right. That’s what Cutter meant when she said that none of this would be an issue if it wasn’t for Romney and Ryan, she meant that they would have gotten away with it and used it to their advantage.

I recall reading a description of the NSA meeting that Obama is supposed to have had on 9/11, where they discussed sending in a rapid response team, but said that the next day would be soon enough because it would take hours, 4, 6, even possibly 12 hours to have planes there. Someone on these WSJ boards, commented that it would only take military jets 20 minutes to get there from souther Italy, but Obama waited until the next day. Sharlene Lamb testified that she watched the whole thing on her computer in real time, and they waited until the next day. They let those people suffer a horrible death, they waited until the next day, all because the lives of those four Americans were not as valuable as their blame America first ideology and a political campaign.


33 posted on 10/12/2012 8:31:39 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: nhwingut

Can I get some help here?

34 posted on 10/12/2012 8:32:35 AM PDT by McGruff (I love the smell of DESPERATION in the morning. Smells like victory!)
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To: Eva

Eva. This is editorial-worthy. May I?


35 posted on 10/12/2012 8:34:10 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: maggief

Lying: Lenin/Marx “Accuse others of what you are doing yourself” (and taught and used by Alinsky)


36 posted on 10/12/2012 8:36:39 AM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then.)
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To: Lazamataz

Be my guest. I thought that it was the most interesting part of the debate and the realization just leaves me kind of stunned.


37 posted on 10/12/2012 8:39:11 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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To: Eva

Like Amb. Kennedy said during the Congressional hearings....”things evolved”.


38 posted on 10/12/2012 8:42:19 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Eva

Hopefully can do something today with it.


39 posted on 10/12/2012 8:44:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I want to believe you but with the MSN in their pockets it is up to us, the citizen to demand this investigation to go forward.

My fear is that it will be sweeped under the rug - especially if Odumbo is re-elected


40 posted on 10/12/2012 8:45:00 AM PDT by Glacier Honey
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To: ZULU
Image Hosted by ImageShack.us Middle East Map kinda tells the story of Geographically Slo-Joe
41 posted on 10/12/2012 8:45:30 AM PDT by Chance Hart
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To: Lazamataz
I'm going to post a link to the comment page and ask you to go there and click a "recommend " for the man's comment. If we get enough recommends, the WSJ will post a link to the comment on all the comment boards. It would go like wildfire.

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443749204578051542621349694.html#articleTabs%3Dcomments%26commentId=4888223?mod=djemcomnewtrackedcomment

42 posted on 10/12/2012 8:47:53 AM PDT by Eva (Obama and Hillary lied, Americans died.)
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“Everyone needs to remember that with Watergate, at least no one died” - Charles Krauthammer


43 posted on 10/12/2012 8:48:36 AM PDT by USCG SimTech (Honored to serve since '71)
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To: nhwingut
See, like I said, Obama has this problem and her name is Hillary. Hillary has figured out she is gonna be tossed under the bus for the "security" issues" (Or lack thereof) in Libya.

That is why she held the conference call and disavowed the "youtube killed the Ambassador" meme (Sung to the tune of "video killed the radio star.") It was a shot over the bow of the SS Barry Hussein.

Biden's "we weren't told about Security issues" is the return shot from Obama.

If any of you still have the debate on your DVR go back and watch that part. Biden delivered that line like a pro. Which tells me it was practiced. And if it was practiced it was discussed and honed to perfection. And Barry Hussein had a part in that debate prep as well as Axelrod and all the rest of the Bowery Boys who work on the campaign.

Hillary and Barry are in a shooting war!

44 posted on 10/12/2012 8:49:58 AM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: Eva
From last night's transcript...

Biden: That’s why I said we will get to the bottom of this. You know, usually when there’s a crisis, we pull together. We pull together as a nation. But as I said, even before we knew what happened to the ambassador, the governor was holding a press conference — was holding a press conference. That’s not presidential leadership.

Emphasis mine.

45 posted on 10/12/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: mrs9x
I thought the exact same thing during the debate - Syria is much smaller geographically than Libya. I wish Ryan would have called him out on it.

Joe Biden is a one-man target rich environment. Paul Ryan only had so much time to respond (and he kept getting interrupted).

46 posted on 10/12/2012 8:52:14 AM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Eva

Done.


47 posted on 10/12/2012 8:55:04 AM PDT by Lazamataz (WAAAAAAAAAHHHhhhhh.....)
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To: Lazamataz

Lamb personally denied further security to the team.


48 posted on 10/12/2012 9:05:23 AM PDT by txhurl
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To: nhwingut

“...Videos at link... Not only did Uncle Joe lose the debate, he dug a deeper hole for Obama relative to the Libya scandal. #Karma...”

He was just singing the party line. Don’t have to be a rocket scientist to see that.


49 posted on 10/12/2012 9:06:15 AM PDT by NCC-1701 (The LEFT's intolerance of the RIGHT is intolerable.)
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To: nhwingut

Come on Joe, Big Bird is just waiting for a new clown partner and we can’t find anyone more qualified than yourself.


50 posted on 10/12/2012 9:07:21 AM PDT by Portcall24
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