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Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi
weeklystandard.com ^ | Nov. 14, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 11/14/2012 12:06:53 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

President Barack Obama revealed at his press conference this afternoon that he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.

"As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House in which she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her," Obama said at the press conference, defending the statements the ambassador to the U.N. made regarding the Benghazi attack.

Rice has been widely criticized for giving misleading statements about Benghazi. She maintained that the killing of four Americans stemmed for a spontaneous protest that got violent.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; susanrice

1 posted on 11/14/2012 12:06:57 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Incomplete statement. What a pity.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 12:08:49 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: Free ThinkerNY

” he is responsible for sending U.N. ambassador Susan Rice to speak to the American people a few days after the September 11 Benghazi terror attack.”

Well, duuuhhh.......


3 posted on 11/14/2012 12:09:03 PM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"Obama: I Made Susan Rice Talk to the American People About Benghazi (in exchange for her promotion to Secretary of State)"

Congress should ask Rice, under OATH: "Did the President promise you a promotion in exchange for saying 'a protest over a video' on the Sunday news programs?"

4 posted on 11/14/2012 12:09:51 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh, he’s the liar. I see. I was confused.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 12:11:11 PM 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: Free ThinkerNY

So he sent her out to spread lies? He should be impeached for sending an ambassador to the media to spread lies. He made her look like an idiot. Why do we want an idiot or a willfully ignorant person to represent the US as SOS?

Dig a little deeper O.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 12:13:45 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If she has one ounce of integrity, she will decline the nomination. If it is offered.

If I found out that my boss used me this way, I would resign.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 12:15:53 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He lied to the Beyotch and made her repeat it.
Sounds like a coverup to me!


8 posted on 11/14/2012 12:16:08 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: onyx

He stepped in it with his admission.........people are already pouncing on it.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:25 PM PST by Dog (Founding member of the Osama Bin Laden was alive the whole time club..)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Q: What kind of man makes a woman lie for him?

A: The kind we have in the Whitehouse.

10 posted on 11/14/2012 12:17:55 PM PST by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: verga

Liar...liar...pants on fire! The Pathetic Pinnochio President.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 12:18:28 PM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House...”

HUH? WHEN DID YOU MAKE THAT STATEMENT?


12 posted on 11/14/2012 12:19:03 PM PST by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Well, at least that's been cleared up.

We now know who told her to publicly and repeatedly lie about Benghazi. The president did. That's who.

13 posted on 11/14/2012 12:19:19 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: petitfour
If she has one ounce of integrity

Sorry, I burst out laughing at that one.

14 posted on 11/14/2012 12:20:58 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He stated during the debate that he called the attack an act of terror. Now he states she was acting on their best intelligence. Okay so which is it? Especially since Candy Crowley helped him to what was likely his best moment during the debates.
Second since the perps took immediate credit for the act why the lie? Lets see you might lie if you knew who they were but they didn’t know. That would be smart. It might help you catch them. But we knew! They told us! The only people fooled,tricked,kept in the dark were the American people and we all know what that has to do with. It’s only about one thing and that was his narrative going into the election that he helped make the middle east safer.


15 posted on 11/14/2012 12:21:22 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s war on women continues.

He wants them to poison themselves, kill their babies, be psychologically scarred for life, and now he asks them to spread lies on his behalf. He is a little man.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 12:21:32 PM PST by petitfour
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To: mojito

LOL

Hillary must’ve been told to lie as well. We know how much integrity she has.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 12:22:46 PM PST by petitfour
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To: Dog

Hi ya Dog!

The Marxist can’t control his temper.
Now, he’s on record lying.
Notice he couldn’t answer the direct question about their pleas for help?
THAT means he didn’t give the order! He left them to die!


18 posted on 11/14/2012 12:24:36 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: Free ThinkerNY
So, if Zero told Rice to lie, did he also tell Petraeus to lie?

Petraues told the House Intelligence Committee on September 13 that the video done it, so I'm sure that Zero was confidant that he had Davy in his back pocket, should anyone question Rice's statement. Zero could claim, well, the CIA Director said it was the video.

And if Davy was being blackmailed by Barry at this point? Apparently Davy was being told he could keep his job and that everything would be kept quiet if he played ball on Benghazi, and it seems he was doing just that.

19 posted on 11/14/2012 12:28:23 PM PST by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
He hid behind a skirt to put out his lie for him.

And now he pretends to defend her against those Big, Bad White Men, Graham and McCain (while omitting the name of Kelly Ayotte as one of the senators questioning Rice's role).

Awww. Poor wittle Susan Rice, can't defend herself, needs Big Brother Zero to pwotect her!

20 posted on 11/14/2012 12:29:28 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I don't think this originally had much to do with the SoS job. I think it had much to do with the administration's co-sponsoring a UN resolution, pushed by the Muslim Brotherhood, to make disparaging comments about Islam a crime. See HERE and HERE.

Knowing the administration's stance on this goes a long way to making sense of putting the UN ambassador out as point-person on the whole Bengazi video thing. In its way, this is an assault on the First Amendment in the same way that Fast & Furious is an assault on the Second.

21 posted on 11/14/2012 12:31:50 PM PST by ProfoundMan (Time to finish the Reagan Revolution!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Obama wasn’t a narcissist, he would simply say that they were wrong, and that the Benghazi attack was not the result of a video trailer.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 12:34:30 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: shhrubbery!
Petraues told the House Intelligence Committee on September 13 that the video done it

I heard today that Petraeus tried to have it both ways at that hearing.

I.e., according to William Kristol, one of Kristol's sources told him that Petraeus asked the House Committee something like this,
"Do you want to hear what really happened, or do you want to hear about the video?"

I heard this news attributed to Kristol this morning on the Fox & Friends show.

I would think this should be blockbuster news ... but haven't seen or heard anything since.

23 posted on 11/14/2012 12:34:42 PM PST by shhrubbery! (NIH!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama’s phony “protective” attitude about Susan Rice is not convincing. If he cared about Ms. Rice’s reputation and her getting criticized, then why didn’t HE come forward weeks ago and tell us that he was the one who sent her out to the wolves.

And, further, why didn’t HE make the original statement to the press in the first place instead of sending out someone else? - especially when a U.S. Ambassador had just been murdered. He was just TOO BUSY out in Las Vegas to bother with telling what really happened - which he STILL hasn’t done.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 12:34:42 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Obama ordered it. Well I guess that makes it ok then.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:13 PM PST by Venturer
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To: throwback

Like nobody knew that Susan Rice was speaking on behalf of the White House.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 12:35:42 PM PST by popdonnelly
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To: petitfour

If she had any integrity, she would have resigned when he asked her to lie for him.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 12:37:40 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"As I said before, she made an appearance at the request of the White House ….”

… she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her,"

Woah. Woah. Woah!!! Stop the presses. You sent her?! And “SHE” gave “HER” best understanding?!!!! Remember, these were on Sunday News Shows, on September 16th(!)

0bama, you are a pathological and completely inept liar! You said in the Presidential debate that you called it an act of terrorism on the very next day, September 12! And here you are suggesting that you sent Susan Rice to give HER(?!) own version four friggin’ days later!? One, that completely contradicts YOURS?!!!!

Completely pathetic disprovable lies. And the STATE-RUN media is an AWOL embarrassment to the very fundamental concept of journalism. Partisan hacks with tingles up their pathetic un-American legs.

28 posted on 11/14/2012 12:40:02 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

29 posted on 11/14/2012 12:41:02 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
nytimes

...She was born on Nov. 17, 1964, and is the daughter of a former governor on the Federal Reserve Board.

She earned an undergraduate degree from Stanford and both a master's degree and a doctorate in international relations from New College at Oxford University, where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

After the Clinton administration, Ms. Rice was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and was also a foreign policy adviser to John Kerry's presidential campaign in 2004. She is married to Ian Cameron, the Canadian-born executive producer of ABC News's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos."

30 posted on 11/14/2012 12:44:22 PM PST by opentalk
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To: hal ogen
Liar...liar...pants on fire! The Pathetic Pinnochio President.ROFL
31 posted on 11/14/2012 12:48:14 PM PST by verga (A nation divided by Zero!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

IOW:

“I lied to her, she repeated it” ...


32 posted on 11/14/2012 12:53:03 PM PST by Lmo56 (If ya wanna run with the big dawgs - ya gotta learn to piss in the tall grass ...)
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To: onyx
He thinks he is untouchable; said he reported it was a terror attack, has tried to muddle the time line, but then takes credit for sending a spokesperson to address the issue without briefing him/her? Can the White House request someone to speak on the Presidents behalf, knowing a situations color, but allowing this spokesperson to offer up known lies? How can the content in verbiage be more lawful than the act, I thought law came second, something tangible warrants concern, so law steps in to protect. Seems to me law has become a corporation IE a tangible person. At the very least, the time-line seems to show a willingness to deceive, that is if the time-line has the same corporate structure as legal verbiage. The proverbial single bite at the apple is now given 2?
33 posted on 11/14/2012 1:05:32 PM PST by Golfinsocal
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To: petitfour
Saw Hilary in a news clip yesterday, she looked medicated, or recovering from a frontal lobotomy.
34 posted on 11/14/2012 1:05:40 PM PST by Golfinsocal
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To: Lmo56
The declaration of Martial Law...would the public be informed, if it would incite public panic? Would this explain the election. the fabrication of endless lies, the lack of media concern for issues? Just a hypothetical concern, what if martial law becomes necessary, without full disclosure might we see the same antics?
35 posted on 11/14/2012 1:09:16 PM PST by Golfinsocal
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To: petitfour
Why do we want an idiot or a willfully ignorant person to represent the US as SOS?

Because she would be replacing one.

36 posted on 11/14/2012 1:09:16 PM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...intelligence provided to her” is sort of an interesting phrase. From it you can conclude that she was honestly reporting what she was told. Assuming for the moment that true, the question now is who fed her the “intelligence” and did they know it was false when the fed it to her.

The second question is why, having been made a dupe by the Administration, she hasn’t resigned.


37 posted on 11/14/2012 1:24:33 PM PST by Busywhiskers ("Once you have wrestled, everything else in life is easy" -Dan Gable)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Sounds to me like he is Sending Petraeus under the bus,he said he sent Rice out to the shows to do the best she could with the intelligence she had,so what has Changed? Petraeus is the idiot who told us it was a Video.Sounds like old Petraeus is not as smart as we thought he was,what a Dope the Kenyan really played him


38 posted on 11/14/2012 1:33:11 PM PST by ballplayer
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1) Obama lied to serve his domestic political needs, and isn’t fit to be Secretary of State himself.
2) When Rice lied on command, as Obama claims, she forfeited all credibility. Colin Powell presented a pack of BS about mobile WMD labs and centrifuge tubes in Iraq, because his boss wanted him to. Bush’s fault, Powell’s destroyed credibility. That’s how the game works.

John Kerry as Sec of Defense is interesting. That would get him out of the Senate, and he would last about 3 months. His executive experience is .....precisely what?


39 posted on 11/14/2012 1:48:34 PM PST by Chewbarkah
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To: wiggen

No, he didn’t say that she was acting on their best intelligence, he said:

“she gave her best understanding of the intelligence that had been provided to her”

So, if you read between the lines, that is lawyer-speak for “we didn’t give her the best intelligence that WE had”.


40 posted on 11/14/2012 1:50:20 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: Free ThinkerNY

1. He is in a comma and knows nothing
2. he can control the investigation
3. He is worried one of his workers will rollover


41 posted on 11/14/2012 2:28:48 PM PST by NoLibZone ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

You sent her out to lie for you which makes her a liar too. Shit can the both of you.


42 posted on 11/14/2012 2:30:52 PM PST by Lion Den Dan
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To: Boogieman

Right so she was used to disseminate false information.


43 posted on 11/14/2012 2:42:36 PM PST by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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To: wiggen

That seems to be what they are saying, without actually saying it.


44 posted on 11/14/2012 4:50:52 PM PST by Boogieman
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To: throwback
If he instructed or suggested she lie, then they are BOTH liars. Don't let her off the hook!
45 posted on 11/14/2012 10:35:27 PM PST by IIntense
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They pissed on the 1st Amendment to the US Constitution. They’re #ing scumbags.


46 posted on 11/14/2012 10:36:53 PM PST by Gene Eric (Demoralization is a weapon of the enemy. Don't get it, don't spread it!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is Julius Ceaser Obama exercising what he in his power thoughts can construct as edict.


47 posted on 11/14/2012 10:48:56 PM PST by noinfringers2
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