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Mitt Romney: Biden ‘doubling down on denial’ on Libya
Washington Post ^ | October 12, 2012 | Ed O'Keefe

Posted on 10/12/2012 10:08:28 AM PDT by maggief

RICHMOND, Va. — Mitt Romney criticized Vice President Biden on Friday for “directly contradicting the sworn testimony of State Department officials” during Thursday night’s vice presidential debate, picking up on GOP attacks leveled at the vice president in the hours since the exchange.

“He’s doubling down on denial and we need to understand exactly what happened as opposed to just having people brush this aside,” Romney told a crowd gathered outside an auto dealership in Richmond. “When the vice president of the United States directly contradicts the sworn testimony of State Department officials, American citizens have the right to know just what’s going on.”

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1 posted on 10/12/2012 10:08:30 AM PDT by maggief
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That line in the debate was a REALLY BIG DEAL and it is being waaaaaaay underplayed...for obvious reasons.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 10:10:07 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: Crimson Elephant

Go Mitt: Already setting the stage for the next debate.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: maggief

Biden set up the cover story for the Marxist.

Carney just told the press that Biden was speaking for the himself and the White House!


4 posted on 10/12/2012 10:16:32 AM PDT 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: onyx

So Obama/Biden are blaming the State Department AND the CIA.

There’s an internal war brewing ...


5 posted on 10/12/2012 10:20:54 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Oh I gurarentee you as Biden let loose with that whopper unamed personel in undisclosed locations were looking thru their sent mailbox and fowarding communications on to Issa and Grassley.

Like the Female Rep. asked in the hearing the other day...I want names.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 10:28:28 AM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: maggief

Oh yeah and hitlery is excluded from the Marxist/Biteme cover story.

Rush is on fire about this.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 10:31:11 AM PDT 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: onyx

He set up the cover story with help from the moderator. Her first “question” gave him the answer. It was an intelligence failure.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 10:32:43 AM PDT by Terry Mross
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To: VRWCarea51

I don’t doubt there is more than one whistle blower.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 10:37:32 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

The Administration put a drone over the site to watch the murders, but they didn’t put an F-16 over the site to prevent the murders.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 10:39:50 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: VRWCarea51; maggief

Does anyone know what the hearing schedule is for Issa’s “Security Failures of Benghazi”? Wondering when the next hearing is scheduled, and I can’t find it online. Thanks.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 10:41:48 AM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: maggief
Bidden the junkyard dog just barked up a world of hurt for Obama. The Obama lies and absolute failures are being exposed.
12 posted on 10/12/2012 10:43:00 AM PDT by Armaggedon
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To: Uncle Miltie

Same as any/every big city chief of police policy:

take your beatdown, call 911 , “be a good witness”...but whatever you do, don’t legally be armed and/or defend yourself.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 10:45:17 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Terry Mross

Nobody’s buying the LEFTIST BS SPIN anymore. BIDEN over compensated to the max trying to make up for THE FOREIGNER’S terrible showing and came off looking like a GRINNING IDIOT to the american people. Then he went and stuck his big foot in his mouth over the WHITEHOUSES BENGHAZI COVERUP only to dig TEAM OBAMA in such a hole they can never get out. Now Mitt has an even bigger target to nail in the next debate. The wheels came off during the first debate, then jumped the rail and are heading over the cliff.


14 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:07 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Terry Mross

Nobody’s buying the LEFTIST BS SPIN anymore. BIDEN over compensated to the max trying to make up for THE FOREIGNER’S terrible showing and came off looking like a GRINNING IDIOT to the american people. Then he went and stuck his big foot in his mouth over the WHITEHOUSES BENGHAZI COVERUP only to dig TEAM OBAMA in such a hole they can never get out. Now Mitt has an even bigger target to nail in the next debate. The wheels came off during the first debate, then jumped the rail and are heading over the cliff.


15 posted on 10/12/2012 10:47:11 AM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: maggief
Read an article today that said there are two videos of the attack. One video is from four different cameras situated around the Benghazi consulate. The other is from a drone that arrived and filmed the last hour of the attack. The videos have not been given to the Congressional hearing committee. Who knows if they will ever get to see them, at least not during this administration they won't.

The fact that a U.S. drone showed up prior to the attack ending makes me wonder when the White House actually found out the attack was taking place. Has there ever been an official time given for when they were told about the attack? I tried to search for an answer, but couldn't come up with anything. Somebody had to have been notified that an attack was going on, in order to send a drone to that specific area at that time, but so far that info hasn't been provided in anything I've been able to find. Who was notified and when were they notified, and who ordered the drone to go there?

16 posted on 10/12/2012 10:48:36 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: onyx

That opens up the total lack of leadership can of worms. It then begs the question whether Zero knows what his admin is doing or not doing. Apparently, he isn’t in charge of his lunch bag let along the country.

It also supports the dangerously aloof image of BO.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 10:52:25 AM PDT by rod1 (CTLY)
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To: rod1
Yep! In spades.

Carney: Biden Was Speaking About Himself, The President, And The White House, Not The Administration
18 posted on 10/12/2012 10:58:17 AM PDT 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: mass55th

Eli Lake is on it.

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/12/video-from-benghazi-consulate-shows-organized-attack.html

Re. Who ordered the drone? I’ve got to look for a related link...


19 posted on 10/12/2012 11:04:22 AM PDT by maggief
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To: mass55th
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/09/27/us-officials-knew-libya-attack-was-terrorism-within-24-hours-sources-confirm/

Intelligence sources said that the Obama administration internally labeled the attack terrorism from the first day in order to unlock and mobilize certain resources to respond, and that officials were looking for one specific suspect. The sources said the intelligence community knew by Sept. 12 that the militant Ansar al-Shariah and Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb were likely behind the strike.

20 posted on 10/12/2012 11:08:47 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief
"Eli Lake is on it."

Yes, that's the article I read this morning.

21 posted on 10/12/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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