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Shouting Louder (Sowell on Obama, Clinton & Benghazi)
Creators Syndicate ^ | January 29, 2013 | Thomas Sowell

Posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:32 PM PST by jazusamo

An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!"

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration's story last fall that the September 11th attack on the U.S. ambassador's quarters in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence.

She shouted: "We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?"

Students of propaganda may admire the skill with which she misdirected people's attention. But those of us who are still old-fashioned enough to think that the truth matters cannot applaud her success.

Let's go back to square one.

After the attack on the American ambassador's quarters in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the Obama administration immediately blamed it on the anti-Islamic video.

Moreover, this version of what happened was not just a passing remark. It was a story that the administration kept repeating insistently. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice repeated that story on five different television talk shows on the same Sunday. President Obama himself repeated the same story at the United Nations. The man who put the anti-Islamic video on the Internet was arrested for a parole violation, creating more media coverage to keep attention on this theme.

"What difference, at this point, does it make?" Secretary Clinton now asks. What difference did it make at the time?

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazigraphic; clinton; hillaryhearing; leonpanetta; liar; libya; obama; sowell; thomassowell; waronterror; whatdifference

1 posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:39 PM PST by jazusamo
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2 posted on 01/28/2013 1:20:50 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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3 posted on 01/28/2013 1:22:34 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for posting. Dr Sowell gets right to he heart of the issue, as always. Let’s hope somebody asks the Secretary or the President this question.


4 posted on 01/28/2013 1:24:44 PM PST by buridan
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To: jazusamo

Thanks for the ping jaz. Thomas Sowell is right on the mark again.


5 posted on 01/28/2013 1:37:03 PM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: jazusamo

He is so right. That’s what bullies do.


6 posted on 01/28/2013 1:40:41 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: jazusamo
Simple, clear, right to the heart of the matter.
7 posted on 01/28/2013 1:51:58 PM PST by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: jazusamo

“. . reality, nevertheless, rears its ugly head . .”

Yes. . and when the REALITY of what the Clintons and the Obamas have done to this country rears its ugly head . . it isn’t going to be pretty.


8 posted on 01/28/2013 2:07:41 PM PST by Twinkie (JOHN 3:16)
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To: jazusamo

9 posted on 01/28/2013 2:09:22 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: jazusamo

Hillary looks and sounds guilty.


10 posted on 01/28/2013 2:11:41 PM PST by FreedBird
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To: jazusamo

Domo for the Ping, jaz.

Dr. Sowell rightly calls bs on the video meme; I wish he would have also raised the question of why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi that night, and what the function of the “consulate” there was at that point in time.

Then of course, there’s the question of who gave the order to stand down a rescue attempt, leaving our people for dead. . .


11 posted on 01/28/2013 2:12:01 PM PST by Flotsam_Jetsome ("Obama": His entire life is Photoshopped.)
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To: jazusamo
Unreal. Obama Administration Is Running $70,000 Apology Ads in Pakistan (Video)
12 posted on 01/28/2013 2:16:07 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Flotsam_Jetsome

Unfortunately I doubt we’ll ever get the answers to your questions now that the turkey has four more years in the WH.


13 posted on 01/28/2013 2:19:54 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"

You lied then, you lie now. Truly what difference does it make?

14 posted on 01/28/2013 2:38:36 PM PST by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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15 posted on 01/28/2013 3:07:18 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: timestax
She has NO Conscience

con·science /ˈkänCHəns/ Noun An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.


16 posted on 01/28/2013 3:17:48 PM PST by timestax (AMERICAN MEDIA= DOMESTIC ENEMY)
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To: timestax

Using Hillary’s logic, why should the police, as an example, spend the time and money to investigate Sandy Hook? There are twenty-six dead Americans and what makes the difference what guns were used?


17 posted on 01/28/2013 3:22:22 PM PST by Toespi
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To: jazusamo

Four great Americans DEAD so Hussein Obama could make sure HE could be reelected. Hussein treated the people at the embassy like sewer rats so he could continue his dream of destroying America. Any fool could see that...


18 posted on 01/28/2013 3:35:50 PM PST by subterfuge (CBS NBC ABC FOX AP-- all no different than Pravda.)
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To: subterfuge

Agreed...With Obama it’s always about Obama.


19 posted on 01/28/2013 4:03:34 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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20 posted on 01/28/2013 4:06:48 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

What a great Article. What also bothers me is how these points in this aricle SHOULD’VE been put to Hellary by the Republicans on that committee. That they were not, only tells you how far gone our elected officials ( and all of their interns + handlers who read + write everything they say in public) on the small “r” right, truly are. I watched about 2 hours worth and turned it off.


21 posted on 01/28/2013 4:33:31 PM PST by Pagey (HELL is The 2nd Term of a POTUS who uses the terms “social justice”+ “fair distribution".)
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To: subterfuge

Zer0 his Syndicate and the Hildebeast could care less about the American people or how many are killed. They don’t give a rat’s ass as long as their lust for power is not frustrated. We don’t call them Rats for nothing. They’re DemonRATs and, so far, nothing is stopping them.


22 posted on 01/29/2013 1:40:11 AM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: jazusamo
Benghazi is quite a litmus test for what our banana republic and its one stream media will accept and on several levels.

Gun running Obama had his planned event screwed up by some retired Seals and his trading partners expressed their dissatisfaction by raping and killing obama's ambassador.

Such acts were once considered an act of war and this specific act was most definitely a message to our officially still in the closet gay president Obama.

All of this was blamed on a video for several reasons, but first and foremost, to help keep obama in office.

Plenty of guilt to go around, but no one to make sure it goes where it needs to go. There are no official manure spreaders other than the presidential spokesgirl.

23 posted on 01/29/2013 4:25:00 PM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: jazusamo

The difference, Madam Secretary, is that four Americans are dead and it’s your fault. That’s what difference it makes.


24 posted on 01/29/2013 5:08:01 PM PST by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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