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  • For Barack Obama, Muslims can do no wrong

    09/14/2012 12:01:55 AM PDT · by neverdem · 50 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Kate Obenshain
    On 9/11, in response to an anti-Islam video that went viral on YouTube last week, Obama's Egyptian embassy released a statement deploring “the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims — as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.” This is beyond imagination: On 9/11, the anniversary of the attacks by radical Islamists on our nation, Islamic protestors compromised the U.S. embassy in Cairo, tearing the American flag to shreds to cries of “We are Usama!” and the Obama administration responds that our concern needs to be the “hurt feelings” of Muslims. The...
  • Mark Steyn on Obama's Las Vegas 'performance': 'Every American should be ashamed of their president'

    09/14/2012 6:44:22 AM PDT · by Rufus2007 · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | September 14, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    On Hugh Hewitt’s radio show Thursday night, National Review columnist Mark Steyn, author of “After America: Get Ready for Armageddon,” said President Barack Obama gave an embarrassing performance Wednesday during his campaign swing through Las Vegas, Nev., in the wake of attacks on U.S. diplomatic stations in Libya and Egypt. “I thought that thing last night with the president saying he had ‘a tough day’ and comparing the dead Americans in Libya to campaign supporters, which he did — I thought was one of the most disgraceful, inept and embarrassing performances by a head of state or government that I...
  • Obama's Middle East Policy Is in Ruins (Germans GET IT)

    09/14/2012 7:14:23 AM PDT · by barryobi · 71 replies
    der spiegel ^ | 9/14/2012 | ds
    Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung "The murder of an ambassador in Libya and the attacks on US diplomatic missions in other Arab countries is sure to strengthen the skepticism that more than a few Americans feel toward Muslims and the political changes brought by the Arab revolutions. The deeply held American belief that all you have to do is liberate people from serfdom and dictatorship, and then democracy and a market economy will develop more or less on their own, burned to ash in the trial by fire of Iraq. A fact that academics and historically informed diplomats have always known can...
  • September Surprise (Oliver North on Libya & Egypt)

    09/13/2012 5:50:32 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 14, 2012 | Oliver North
    WASHINGTON — The storming of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and the brutal murders of U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, produced chaos this week in the so-called mainstream media. Instead of asking about how the heck this could happen in the aftermath of the Obama administration's Arab Spring euphoria, "reporters" started looking for scapegoats. The potentates of the press first focused their ire on something few of them even had seen — a puerile Internet video titled "Innocence of Muslims" — and then they turned their guns on Republican presidential...
  • Revealed: inside story of US envoy's assassination

    09/13/2012 5:20:52 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 128 replies
    Independent/UK/Drudge (link only) ^ | 9/13/12 | Kim Sengupta
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/revealed-inside-story-of-us-envoys-assassination-8135797.html
  • DRUDGE BREAKING: U.S. WARNED OF EMBASSY ATTACK BUT DID NOTHING

    09/13/2012 5:00:17 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 117 replies
    Drudge Report
    Breaking on Drudge with Siren: U.S. warned of embassy attack but did nothing
  • Cheney: This is just the “logical outcome of three-and-a-half years of Obama foreign policy”

    09/13/2012 10:06:08 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/13/12 | Erika Johnsen
    I just wanted to take a moment to draw your attention to this particular op-ed, because… dang. Former Bush-administration State Department official Liz Cheney is going straight for the jugular with this one, and it is as damning an account of President Obama’s foreign policy failures as I’ve read.**snip** As Cheney points out, most of President Obama’s dealings on the international stage have been nothing short of a string of groveling apologies and attempts to weaken America and fall back to everybody else’s impuissant level, instead of us telling them what’s up, because apparently we don’t have to “moral authority”...
  • Jimmy Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:39:14 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 11 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Sept. 13, 2012
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. '
  • Libya And Egypt: Obama's Jimmy Carter Moment

    09/13/2012 4:48:52 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 16 replies
    IBD EDITORIALS ^ | September 13, 2012
    Embassy Attacks: As our Mideast policy once again crashes and burns, the president promises a tough response at a Las Vegas fundraiser and the press coordinates attacks on the candidate who says our emperor has no clothes. If the scenes in Benghazi and Cairo seem eerily familiar, they should. They are similar to the days before our embassy in Tehran was seized in 1979 and held for 444 days, the rotten fruit of a policy that deposed a loyal friend in the name of human rights and instead brought the world a government of, by and for fanatics in Iran...
  • Carter Corrects Obama

    09/13/2012 4:30:35 PM PDT · by GOPinCa · 39 replies
    President Carter spoke to Drake University in Des Moines and was asked if he agrees with what Obama said about Egypt: Carter: "Egypt is an ally of the US, we know Egypt well." President Obama had earlier stated during an interview: Obama: 'Ya know, I don’t think that we would consider them an ally, but we do not consider them an enemy. ' Carter went on to Talk about Egypt's new President , Carter says he knows him well and has met with him. Carter said Egypt's president is dedicated to peace and truly a democratic government.
  • Ambassador Steven’s blood is on Obama’s hands

    09/13/2012 4:41:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 09-13-12 | DrJohn
    US Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens' fate was determined by Barack Obama. Obama set these events into motion when he decided Moammar Gaddfi had to go. Gaddafi's overthrow resulted in the disappearance of countless weapons, including RPG's and stingers. Hundreds of surface-to-air missiles have gone missing from Libyan arms depots since the fall of the Gaddafi regime, according to reports. Around 480 Russian SA-24 man-portable missiles, along with SA-7s and SA-9s, were said to be missing from a commercial storage unit in Tripoli after being moved from the headquarters of Khamis al-Gaddafi’s 32nd Brigade in the early stages of the...
  • Violent Muslim protests rage, spread to Gaza, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, ... (10 countries+)

    09/13/2012 2:42:20 PM PDT · by combat_boots · 35 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 9/13/2012 | Pam Geller
    Outside the US Embassy in Yemen Apparently, the NY Times is smoking the same doobie as the President:"Protests Stir Fears for Arab Spring." What bloody Arab Spring? It's the global jihad, quislings; it's been the global jihad all along. Turmoil Spreads to US Embassy in Yemen New York Times Rage at the embassies: Protests swell [Muslims] inIsrael, Yemen, Iran, Egypt CNN Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen USA TODAY Yemen Protests: Demonstrators Angered By Anti-Islam Film Storm ... Huffington Post Tunisia Casablanca, Morocco The enemedia is twisting itself into ridiculous and embarassing knots to hang it all onto the "youtube"...
  • Media Sets Narrative to Cover for the Democrats' Disastrous Foreign Policy (Long article)

    09/13/2012 2:58:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm trying to put my finger on what bothers me the most. There's something that's been gnawing at me. I always try to not get caught up. It's very hard. It's hard to avoid this. The narrative. I was talking about the narrative when the program started. The daily media narrative. There is one. We wonder how they can all end up using the word "gravitas." We wonder how they can all end up using the same words. We heard it with Jan Crawford and Ari Shapiro setting the narrative. Grab audio sound bite 26. I'm sorry...
  • Regime Brags: Obama is So Smart, He Doesn't Need Intelligence Briefings (The Arrogance)

    09/13/2012 1:32:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | September 13, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: This is Marc Thiessen, opinion writer, Washington Post: "Obama Alone: This President Does Not Need Intel Briefers." Wait 'til you hear this spin. We've already got Obama walking back a major gaffe, this statement that Egypt is not an ally. They have been since 1989. Regardless the Muslim Brotherhood situation now, they've always been an ally. Folks, they've had to walk that back now. This is a major gaffe, and even foreign policy media people know this, and that's why they're walking this back, because there are some people who are not in the media laying down...
  • Obama compares murdered American officials in Libya to his Las Vegas campaign volunteers

    09/13/2012 9:27:47 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 105 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Sept. 13, 2012 | By Toby Harnden In Washington
    President Barack Obama compared his campaign volunteers to the American officials killed in Libya, saying that 'like them, you guys are Americans who sense that we can do better than we’re doing'. Obama's remarks came during a meeting with volunteer leaders in Las Vegas. 'And obviously [our] hearts are broken for the families but I wanted to encourage those folks at the State Department. that they were making a difference, he said, according to a pool report. 'The sacrifices that our troops and our diplomats make are obviously very different from the challenges that we face here domestically but like...
  • President Obama's Greatest Foreign Policy Failure: Killing bin Laden

    09/13/2012 1:15:37 PM PDT · by mojito · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | 9/13/2012 | Richard Miniter
    ....There are three things wrong with the bin Laden raid that suggest Obama is unsuitable as a wartime president: the planning, the execution and most importantly, the aftermath. Let’s examine those in reverse. Putting publicity ahead of victory. Obama ran to the cameras and raced to tell the world that bin Laden was dead– just hours after his body bobbed beneath the waves in the wake of the USS Carl Vinson. He was anxious for the credit, not realizing that the credit would keep. He forgot about the military advantage of surprise. In his hurry, Obama forgot the two trash...
  • White House: No cutting off Egyptian aid

    09/13/2012 11:12:53 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 56 replies
    politico ^ | 9/13/12 | BYRON TAU
    Despite calls for ending foreign aid to Egypt in the wake of an attack on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, the White House is standing by funding commitments. Asked on Air Force One Thursday if the United States would withhold aid, White House press secretary Jay Carney said simply: "No."
  • Islamists Drag Dead Body of US Ambassador Through the Streets of Benghazi!(Updated) I

    09/13/2012 12:22:33 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 116 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Wednesday, September 12, 2012, 8:11 AM | Jim Hoft
    Islamists dragged the dead body of US Ambassador Christopher Stevens from the embassy after he was murdered last night. The radical Islamists attacked the embassy with rocket propelled grenades and machine gun fire.
  • Report: Marines Guarding U.S. Embassy In Cairo Not Allowed To Carry Live Ammunition…

    09/13/2012 12:39:44 PM PDT · by NYer · 32 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | September 13, 2012
    What the ….?Via WFB: U.S. Marines defending the American embassy in Egypt were not permitted by the State Department to carry live ammunition, limiting their ability to respond to attacks like those this week on the U.S. consulate in Cairo.Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson “did not permit U.S. Marine guards to carry live ammunition,” according to multiple reports on U.S. Marine Corps blogs spotted by Nightwatch. “She neutralized any U.S. military capability that was dedicated to preserve her life and protect the US Embassy.”U.S. officials have yet to confirm or comment on the reports. Timemagazine’s Battleland blog reported Thursday “Senior...
  • Romney Offends the Pundits

    09/13/2012 8:21:30 AM PDT · by Qbert · 30 replies
    WSJ ^ | September 12, 2012 | WSJ
    Tuesday's assaults on the U.S. Embassies in Benghazi and Cairo have injected foreign policy into the Presidential campaign, but suddenly the parsons of the press corps are offended by the debate. They're upset that Mitt Romney had the gall to criticize the State Department for a statement that the White House itself disavowed. We're referring to the statement issued Tuesday under the headline "U.S. Embassy Condemns Religious Incitement." The statement came in response to Muslim protests against a 13-minute anti-Islamic video making the rounds on YouTube. In response to anger in Egypt at the video, the Embassy in Cairo issued...
  • Obama Echoes Carter On Foreign Policy

    09/13/2012 7:58:23 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 10 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sep 13, 2012 | katkov cyon
    From Carter's 1980 Acceptance Speech: "It's a make-believe world, a world of good guys and bad guys, where some politicians shoot first and ask questions later. No hard choices, no sacrifice, no tough decisions--it sounds too good to be true, and it is." http://www.4president.org/speeches/carter1980convention.htm This video shows Obama using an old Carter line.
  • Official: Libyan Security Handed Ambassador Stevens to Attackers

    09/12/2012 6:27:35 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 100 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Sep 2012, 3:16 PM PDT | AWR Hawkins
    President Obama claims Libyan security forces fought beside Americans against attackers on Tuesday, but a Libyan official says they gave up consulate personnel to the Islamists who murdered them. Libya's Deputy Interior Minister Wanis al-Sharif says the consulate's security forces moved Ambassador Christopher Stevens and other personnel to a second, safer building once the attacks began. But, he continues, the security forces told the attackers which building Stevens was hiding in, effectively handing him over.
  • WikiLeaks' Julian Assange says US gave 'tacit approval' to embassy attacks

    09/13/2012 6:56:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    The Indian Express ^ | September 13, 2012
    Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks declared that the United States had effectively given groups an opening to attack its embassies by supporting the siege of its founder Julian Assange. Assange, an Australian activist who founded WikiLeaks to fight official secrecy by distributing leaked documents, is holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he has been accused of sex crimes. On Tuesday, the US embassy compound in Cairo was invaded by protesters angered by an online film they saw as offensive to Islam, while the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was attacked by armed militants. Four US...
  • Protestors AGAIN Trying To Attack US Embassy In Cairo - LIVE RT FEED

    09/13/2012 7:08:16 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 68 replies
    RT ^ | 9-13-12 | TCRLAF
    The Religion of "Peace" is at it again. Police are responding with teargas to try and disperse the crowd. Of course they are chanting "ALLH AKBAR". Meanwhile, Obama is meeting with Morsi next week, after telling Netanyahu to go to hell. WHAT PART OF HOPEY-CHANGEY were the Embassy attacks? Didn't the Mainstream MEdia tell us that they would LOVE US, if we only elected Obama?
  • Romney slams Obama for statement after Egypt violence [Libya was NOT focus of his statement]

    09/13/2012 7:22:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 12, 2012
    The Obama administration gave "mixed signals" when it failed to issue a timely condemnation of violence against the US embassy in Cairo, White House hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday, blaming his election rival for "apologizing" for American values.Duration: 01:05
  • Obama Attends About 43 Percent of His Daily Intelligence Briefings

    09/12/2012 6:38:08 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 41 replies
    Has an empty chair been getting 56.2 percent of the president's intelligence briefings? In light of the news that fatal attacks on U.S. diplomats in Benghazi, Libya, may well have been pre-planned by al Qaeda operatives, it would behoove the media to scrutinize just how infrequently President Obama sits in on his daily intelligence briefings. As Marc Thiessen noted in an op-ed in Sunday, September 10 edition of the Washington Post, President Obama sat in on his Presidential Daily Brief (PDB) a mere 536 times out of his first 1,225 days in office. That's a mere 43.8 percent of the...
  • Ryan sharpens Obama foreign policy attack in Ohio

    09/12/2012 5:42:34 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 15 replies
    CNN ^ | 09/12/12 | Peter Hamby
    In the second of his two campaign appearances Wednesday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sharpened his critique of President Obama’s handling of the unfolding crises in Egypt and Libya. “The administration sent mixed signals to those who attacked our embassy in Egypt, and mixed signals to the world,” Ryan told an outdoor crowd in Owensville, Ohio, in the heart of deep red Clermont County. “I want to be clear; it is never too early for the United States to condemn attacks on Americans, on our properties, and to defend our values. That’s what leadership is all about.”
  • Mark Levin praises Romney response to embassy attacks as very Reaganesque, his “finest hour”

    09/12/2012 4:43:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 91 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 9/12/2012 | The Right Scoop
    Mark Levin says that Romney’s handling of the embassy attacks are perhaps his finest hour of the campaign, saying that he has handled himself in a very Reaganesque manner. He says Romney sounds like a president while Obama sounds like a drone:
  • A Black Flag Day for America

    09/12/2012 4:36:33 PM PDT · by SJackson · 10 replies
    Spectator ^ | 9-12-12 | Ross Kaminsky
    On a pretense of anger about an anti-Islamic film, "ultra-conservative" Muslim "protesters" attacked the U.S. embassies in Cairo, Egypt, and Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday. (Short video of the Cairo mob here.) In Egypt, some of the protesters scaled the embassy walls, went into a courtyard, and took down the American flag. They tried (and failed) to burn it, then tore it up, and then put up a black Islamic flag. My immediate question is this: Why did the first terrorist to touch our flag not have his head blown off? Or perhaps: Why did the first terrorist to touch our...
  • Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It.

    09/12/2012 4:52:04 PM PDT · by hecht · 21 replies
    Obama Got His 3 a.m. Call. He Decided To Sleep Through It. —Ace Drudge highlights part of the story that the LA Times, of course, does not. The president was updated throughout the evening, and notified late Tuesday that Stevens was unaccounted for. Obama learned Wednesday that Stevens was confirmed dead Wednesday morning, the official said. Man needs his rest. He's in Vegas right now. You can't do Vegas right if you're short of sleep. By the way, the media is all dutifully reporting the Obama line: That while he is jetting his ass off to Las Vegas, "it's not...
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. staffer dies in Libya mission clash

    09/11/2012 5:02:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 92 replies
    Reuters ^ | 11 Sep 12 | Reuters
    BENGHAZI, Libya, Sept 12 (Reuters) - An American staff member of the U.S. consulate in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi has died following fierce clashes at the compound, Libyan security sources said on Wednesday. "One American staff member has died and a number have been injured in the clashes," Abdel-Monem Al-Hurr, spokesman for Libya's Supreme Security Committee, said, adding that he did not know the exact number of injured and could not say what the cause of death was. Armed gunmen attacked the compound on Tuesday evening, clashing with Libyan security forces before the latter withdrew as they came...
  • The murder of the US ambassador to Libya is a wake-up call for Obama

    09/12/2012 4:34:51 PM PDT · by SJackson · 55 replies
    Telegraph ^ | Con Coughlin
    The murder of the US ambassador and three consulate staff in the Libyan city of Benghazi should act as an urgent wake-up call to President Barack Obama to address America's security concerns properly, rather than trying to avoid them all the time. Ever since Mr Obama entered the White House he has tried to position himself as a politician who has no interest in getting involved in overseas conflicts. Having withdrawn American forces from Iraq and ordered the withdrawal of US combat troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014, he has tried to appease his Democrat supporters by making...
  • Events In Libya Contrast Sharply With Obama's Acceptance Speech

    09/12/2012 3:10:11 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/12 | Ariel Ungar
    .....at the intercession of President Barack Obama, that those Israelis who had barricaded themselves in a secure room were saved by the belated intervention of Egyptian security forces - who had hitherto remained passive. 75 of the defendants received a suspended one-year sentence. One defendant actually received a five-year sentence, but as he was tried in absentia, don't expect to see him behind bars soon. The events unfolded on a Friday night and I became dimly aware that something had happened the next day during the Sabbath service when Michael, whom I generally see in the synagogue only on Rosh...
  • Obama's Going to Las Vegas

    09/12/2012 4:31:36 PM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 9/12/12 | Fred Lucas
    On the day after the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were killed in Benghazi, the White House on Wednesday morning released a schedule showing that President Obama would continue with his planned campaign trip to Las Vegas. Before he leaves, the schedule indicated, Obama will "deliver a statement" in the White House Rose Garden at 10:35 a.m., the White House said. Obama on Wednesday morning confirmed the death of Ambassador Chris Stevens, the administration’s point man during the Libyan revolution, in a statement condemning the "outrageous attack on our diplomatic facility in Benghazi, which took the lives...
  • Libya attack: Obama vows justice for killed US envoy

    09/12/2012 3:02:56 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 105 replies
    BBC News ^ | 9/12/12 | BBC
    US President Barack Obama has vowed to bring to justice those who killed the US ambassador to Libya during protests against a film that mocks Islam. But he told reporters that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi would not break the bonds between the US and the new Libyan government. His election rival Mitt Romney criticised his handling of the crisis. Ambassador J Christopher Stevens reportedly died of smoke inhalation after a crowd stormed the consulate. Three other Americans were also killed and the consulate set ablaze, in what the White House described as a "complex" attack. Unconfirmed...
  • Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden

    09/12/2012 1:25:30 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 11 replies
    Eastwood: Obama acts like he killed bin Laden By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 9/12/12 2:49 PM EDT Clint Eastwood thinks that President Obama has taken too much credit for Osama bin Laden’s death, he recently said in an interview with Esquire. "There are two kinds of people in this world," Eastwood told the mag a month before his “empty chair” speech at the Republican National Convention. "'I' people and 'we' people. I've always tried to be a 'we' person. I think that our president is an 'I' person. He speaks as though he killed Osama bin Laden himself." Eastwood, a legendary...
  • Pimp with a Limp: Obama Skipped Intel Briefings Week Before Attacks

    09/12/2012 12:36:10 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Front Page Magazine ^ | September 12, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    The last time the Wonder Kid who personally got Bin Laden attended an intelligence briefing was on September 5th. Since then it’s been all campaign events and softball questions from media lapdogs Obama found time to do multiple radio interviews, discuss Nicky Minaj, Hip Hop music and the Buccaneers. On September 11, this is what Obama was doing instead of attending a national intelligence briefing. Fact: When “Pimp with the Limp” DJ Laz talks NFL with the President of the United States, we’re listening. Obama barely had managed to drop jarring references to Pitbull and Flo-Rida before DJ Laz told...
  • Egypt intelligence warns of attacks on Israel, US embassies (Obama knew!)

    09/12/2012 8:37:24 AM PDT · by RushIsMyTeddyBear · 31 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 9/11/2012 | By JPOST.COM STAFF
    Thanks to swamprebel who posted this in another thread! Obama KNEW this was going to happen. ______________________________________________________ Egypt's General Intelligence Service warned that a jihadi group is planning to launch terrorist attacks against the US and Israeli embassies in Cairo, according to a report Tuesday by Egypt Independent, citing a secret letter obtained by Al-Masry Al-Youm. According to the report, the attack is being planned by Global Jihad, the group suspected of killing 16 Egyptian border guards in Sinai on August 5.
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya, three staff killed in rocket attack

    09/12/2012 2:27:16 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 158 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 12, 2012
    BEIRUT, Sept 12 (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday in the Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said.
  • U.S. ambassador to Libya killed in attack: Libya official

    09/12/2012 2:57:50 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Reuters ^ | September 12, 2012
    The U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other embassy staff were killed in a rocket attack on Tuesday night that targeted his car in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, a Libyan official said on Wednesday. "The American ambassador and three staff members were killed when gunmen fired rockets at them," the official in Benghazi told Reuters. Asked about the deaths, a U.S. Embassy employee in Tripoli said: "We have no information regarding this." The employee said the embassy could confirm the death of one person.
  • White House denies Obama snubbed Netanyahu

    09/11/2012 10:40:33 PM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    Washington cites ‘scheduling conflicts’ as only reason US president, Israeli PM won’t meet later in September WASHINGTON – The White House denied Tuesday that US President Barack Obama refused a request made by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to meet in Washington later in September, while Netanyahu will be visiting the United States. Earlier, a Jerusalem official said that White House rejected Netanyahu’s request for a meeting, adding that when a request to that effect was made by Netanyahu’s aides, “The White House has got back to us and said that the president’s schedule will not permit that.”
  • Breaking: Romney: Obama handling of Libya, Egypt violence 'disgraceful'

    09/11/2012 7:40:37 PM PDT · by SE Mom · 118 replies
    CNN ^ | September 11, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    (CNN) - Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday issued a paper statement sharply critical of President Barack Obama over his handling of violence in the Middle East earlier in the day. “I'm outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi," Romney said in the statement. "It's disgraceful that the Obama Administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”
  • White House doesn’t dispute my report on skipped meetings--Marc A. Thiessen

    09/11/2012 10:46:16 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 09/11/2012 | Marc A. Thiessen
    The Politico headline reporting on the Obama administration’s reaction to my column yesterday exposing the fact that President Obama has skipped more than half of his daily intelligence meetings since taking office reads “White House disputes report on intel briefs.” For its part, CNN reports that “The president's spokesman disputed a Washington Post item that suggested the commander-in-chief has not attended the Presidential Daily Brief (PDB)  "more than half the time."  No, he didn’t.  In fact, no one in the Obama administration has “disputed” my report on the president’s record on attending his daily intelligence meeting.  No administration official has...
  • Team Obama: Focus groups told us they wanted a speech that was flat, repetitive, and disappointing..

    09/07/2012 2:39:14 PM PDT · by middlegeorgian · 47 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 9/7/2012 | Allahpundit
    Such is the genius of The One that even his biggest failures are actually huge successes that most people simply haven’t appreciated yet. Someday, we’ll all see ObamaCare for the masterpiece that it is. While the pundits are generally calling the president’s Thursday night address mediocre, Obama and his advisers had taken great pains to avoid soaring rhetoric that might have been derided as empty. Indeed, they extensively tested the president’s speech in dial groups, a type of focus group where voters twist dials to register approval or disapproval of specific passages, and say it tested off the charts. The...
  • Clint Eastwood: Mission accomplished

    09/07/2012 12:30:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/07/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    It's been a week since Clint Eastwood stepped off the stage at the Republican convention, creating a lot of headscratching among political analysts but also an enduring vision of Barack Obama. The former mayor of Carmel has remained silent since, preferring to let his performance speak for itself. Today, though, the local newspaper Carmel Pine Cone published an exclusive interview with the Hollywood legend, who says he did exactly what he intended --- to expose Barack Obama as "the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people" (via Instapundit): But in a wide-ranging interview with The Pine Cone Tuesday, he...
  • Eastwood says his convention appearance was 'mission accomplished'

    09/07/2012 7:48:58 AM PDT · by SF Geo · 1 replies
    The Carmel Pine Cone ^ | 9/7/2012 | PAUL MILLER
    Eastwood says his convention appearance was 'mission accomplished' By PAUL MILLER Published: September 7, 2012 AFTER A week as topic No. 1 in American politics, former Carmel Mayor Clint Eastwood said the outpouring of criticism from left-wing reporters and liberal politicians after his appearance at the Republican National Convention last Thursday night, followed by an avalanche of support on Twitter and in the blogosphere, is all the proof anybody needs that his 12-minute discourse achieved exactly what he intended it to. “President Obama is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people,” Eastwood told The Pine Cone this week. “Romney...
  • 'Obama doesn't understand the Middle East'

    09/06/2012 12:31:08 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 8 replies
    The fallout from the news that the 2012 Democratic party platform refuses to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel's capital continued on Wednesday, with figures from across the Israeli political spectrum weighing in. In particular, Knesset speaker Reuvan Rivlin called the news "more worrying than the argument over Iran. The change may have far-reaching consequences." He also said that Obama seemed not to understand the conditions of the Middle East, in which "A united Jerusalem will help bring peace and stability." Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, was dismissive of the Democrat's position, saying "The fact that Jerusalem is the capital of the State...
  • EPIC DNC FAIL: Reports Thousands of Delegates, Media Locked Out of Democrat Convention Tonight

    09/05/2012 6:35:49 PM PDT · by kristinn · 221 replies
    Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Democratic National Convention has descended in to chaos today both inside and outside the Time Warner arena in Charlotte, North Carolina.Following the debacle earlier today of the ramming through over the loud objections of delegates of pro-God, pro-Israel language to the platform, fire marshalls have locked down the arena leaving a reported thousands of credentialed delegates and reporters stranded outside.Reporters on Twitter are sending out on scene reports and photographs with commentary such as "mayhem", "fail" and "farce"."Democratic convention descending into farce. After "booing God" debacle, delegates, and media locked out of the convention by fire marshals" , Nico...
  • Democratic Convention having 'Empty Chair' Problem

    09/05/2012 3:16:01 PM PDT · by tselatysr · 4 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-09-03 13:50:06 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Hope and Change Part II is having a hard time finding an audience. According to the Associated Press, "Democrats have been fretting for months over whether the president can draw a capacity crowd at Bank of America Stadium. Polls show voter enthusiasm is down, as are Obama's crowds for his battleground state campaign rallies." As are his approval ratings ... now at a dismal 43% ... they forgot to mention.In other words, "Empty Chair Day" appears to be affecting the upcoming Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been extended through to November 6 - at...
  • Flashback: OBAMA LAUNCHES CAMPAIGN IN EMPTY ARENA

    09/05/2012 2:30:44 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5/5/12 | ALEXANDER MARLOW
    Barack Obama launched his campaign in unspectacular fashion today at Ohio State University, the largest college in the crucial swing state. A photo posted to twitter by Mitt Romney's campaign spokesman Ryan Williams reveals sparse attendance. The above image, according to Williams, was taken during the President's first official campaign speech.