Former Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich was Asked Whether Benghazi Talking Points were Politically Scrubbed … His Response, “Of Course They Were, Are You Kidding?”
BOMBSHELL COMMENTS FROM FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO AND HARD CORE LIBERAL …
Former Democrat US Representative Dennis Kucinich and now Fox News contributor appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning and his comments regarding Benghazi were damning for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I must say that I had to check outside the window while I was 100% aggressing with Kucinich’s remarks as I thought I saw pigs flying by. When asked by Chris Wallace during the panel discussion, if he thought the Benghazi talking points were politically scrubbed, Kucinich replied, “OF COURSE THEY WERE. COME ON, ARE YOU KIDDING”? Kucinich had previously stated that the Obama administration had to call the Benghazi attack a street demonstration otherwise it brought into play on the eve of an election the fact that the entire Benghazi policy was a failure. Then there was the damning comment of the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton run State Department … “So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there?”
WALLACE: Congressman Kucinich, I think it’s fair to say you’re a liberal Democrat. But I want to ask you, does it bother you that the CIA, as we now know, originally wrote about links to Al Qaeda, originally wrote about having warned the State Department for months about threats in Benghazi and that all of that was taken out and let’s put this up on the screen. State Department official Victoria Nuland wrote in pushing back against what the CIA had written, that information “could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? Concerned.” This, Congressman, from the transparent administration of Barack Obama.
FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Well, I didn’t need those memos to know that it was wrong for us to intervene in Libya. This is one liberal Democrat who said the intervention was wrong. And what the attack on the consulate brings up, Chris, is the failure of the Benghazi policy from the beginning. And that’s why they had to call it a street demonstration instead of an attack because on the eve of an election that brought in a whole new narrative about foreign policy, about dealing with terrorism, and about the consequences that led to four deaths of people who served the United States.
WALLACE: So do you think those talking points were politically scrubbed?
KUCINICH: Of course they were. Come on, are you kidding? You know, this is one of those things that you have to realize, we’re in the circumference of an election, and when you get on the eve of an election, everything becomes political. Unfortunately, Americans died and people who believe in America who put their lives on the line, they weren’t provided with protection. They weren’t provided with a response. They and their families had a right to make sure that they were defended. Look, we went into Benghazi with under the assumption that somehow there was going to be a massacre in Benghazi. So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there? I’m offended by this, and there has to be real answers to the questions that are being raised.
WALLACE: Kim, let’s assume that Congressman Kucinich is right and that the talking points were politically scrubbed to protect Hillary Clinton, to protect Barack Obama running for re-election, is that where the scandal ends? What evidence is there — there certainly were misjudgments, but what evidence is there that the administration did anything wrong, wrong, either before or during the attack?
KIMBERLEY STRASSEL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Well, the thing is we don’t know. And this is what we found out this week, that the official record that is out there on all kinds of things, is simply not correct. OK, so, you know, apparently the White House was not involved in the talking points. That’s not true. Apparently Hillary Clinton was just a footnote in all of this. That was not true. Apparently and supposedly their requests for aid were never denied. We’ve heard this week that that was not true. And so the White House faces an issue here, which is where do we go — where do we get these answers? And that’s why you are now hearing calls for a bipartisan select committee. The Democrats keep claiming that this is partisan, this is a partisan exercise. The only way you’re going to get these answers is if you actually put a committee, put both sides on it, give them the power of deposition, give them the power of subpoena, finally get the emails, finally talk to all the witnesses in public, and if the White House really claims it has nothing to hide, then it shouldn’t fear such an exercise. But that’s the only way that you’re going to start getting any answers on this. Otherwise it’s going to drip, drip, drip on like this week after week.
Mother of Slain Benghazi Victim Sean Smith … “I Wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day. She’s Got Her Child. I Don’t Have Mine, Because of Her”
A Mother’s Day wish to Hillary Clinton, who screwed up, before, during and after the Benghazi attack, from the mom of murdered Sean Smith.
Last night on Huckabee, Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, who was murdered in Benghazi, Libya along with three other Americans, Ambassador Chris Steve, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods, let Hillary Clinton know exactly how she feels. Pat Smith wished Hillary Clinton a Happy Mothers Day by stating … “I Wish Hillary a Happy Mother’s Day. She’s Got Her Child. I Don’t Have Mine, Because of Her”. Get ready for that political ad when Hillary tries to run in 2016.
When Hillary Clinton met with the families of the slain four Americans as their bodies were brought back to the United States, she did the unthinkable … “Secretary Clinton, as she was standing next to the coffin with the body of our ambassador and the three other Americans that were killed, as she was standing next to those coffins she said, you know, a horrific video. That’s just shameful and it’s not true.”
Previously, in an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper, Pat Smith said that she blames former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for failing to ensure her staff was secure and for not taking blame for that failure after they were killed in the line of duty.
WHO POLITICIZED BENGHAZI AND THE DEATH OF FOUR AMERICANS?
The Audacity of
Hope Barack Obama. The Obama Administration and their minions are some of the most vile that 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue has ever seen. After ABC News had exposed the Benghazi talking points had been edited 12 times to the point where they did not even reflect the truth as to what happened … during their damage control, the Obama spin machine and chief Obama mouthpiece Jay Carney tried to blame it all on Mitt Romney. How pathetic are these people? Who politicized Benghazi and the death of Ambassador Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone S. Woods? It was the Obama administration who as even MSNBC and CNN are reporting edited the talking points for political purposes during a reelection campaign. MSNBC is even going as far as discussing impeachment as a result of the Obama administrations actions. This administration lied and scrubbed the Benghazi talking points to get reelected and they have the gall to say others politicized Benghazi? Families, friend and Americans want answers to what happened and the Obama administration continues to misrepresent the truth.
But with President Obama, the buck always stops with some one else.
Whistle-Blower Comes Forward and Says Obama Administration Lied & US Forces Could Have Intervened in Benghazi
BENGHAZIGATE … THEY LIED!!!
From Fox News “America’s News Room” via the Gateway Pundit comes the following bombshell interview with a “Whistle-Blower” that has come forward and says that the Barack Obama administration lied and that United States military forces could have intervened in Benghazi, Libya. The Obama administration has wanted this story to go away like the plague. It has been a cover-up from day one. In December 2012 Admiral Mike Mullen held a press briefing stating that there simply was not enough time for US forced to intervene in Benghazi on 9-11. The result was the death of four Americans, including US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who had asked for aid and none arrived. The Whistle-Blower stated that US forces in Croatia or Spain had time to respond and save the Americans pinned down at the Benghazi. Instead, there was no action from this White House.
Now a “whistle blower” has come forward. Who thinks that the Obama administration and the liberal MSM are going to circle the wagons?
House of Rep Report: President Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and State Department Blew the Benghazi Consulate Response
The US House of Representatives have come out with a report and it states that President Barack Obama, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the State Department blew the Benghazi Consulate terror response … YA THINK!!!
As reported at the Washington Times, House Republicans state in a 46 page report that President Obama and former Secretary of State Clinton failed to heed the warnings provided to them prior the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya that lead to the death of four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The GOP report stated the White House was responsible for prohibiting the mention of terrorism, and the report said administration officials were trying to shield themselves from criticism that they had been too lax in security. Clinton denied any knowledge, yet as reported at The Hill, an April 2012 State Department cable bearing Secretary Hillary Clinton’s signature acknowledged then-Ambassador [Gene] Cretz’s formal request for additional security assets but ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.” Following the terror attack, the White House then put UN Ambassador Susan Rice on the airwaves attempted to mislead Americans that the attack was a result of a video tape, not terrorism.
Obama to Clinton, If you don’t tell, neither will I …
House Republicans have concluded that the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence agencies bear no blame for failing to halt the terrorist assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year, releasing a report Tuesday that said President Obama and the State Department set up the military for failure.
The report also found that plenty of intelligence presaged the attack, but the White House and State Department — including the secretary at the time, Hillary Rodham Clinton — failed to heed the warnings.
In the most damning conclusion, House Republicans said Mr. Obama’s team lied about the attacks afterward, first by blaming mob violence spawned by an anti-Muslim video, and then wrongly saying it had misled the public because it was trying to protect an FBI investigation.
“This progress report reveals a fundamental lack of understanding at the highest levels of the State Department as to the dangers presented in Benghazi, Libya, as well as a concerted attempt to insulate the Department of State from blame following the terrorist attacks,” the GOP investigation concluded in its 46-page report.
Make no mistake about it, when warnings and begging for more security go unanswered and in fact, less security was provided at a consulate and four people are murdered by terrorist … you better damn well believe that Obama and Hillary Clinton were at fault. However, a bias media, a president who has failed on terrorism and has told us Al Qaeda is defeated and a former secretary of State who wants to run for president, none of them will ever admit the truth or care to let the public know Obama’s and Clinton’s dereliction of duty.
Who honestly thinks that if a Republican was in office the MSM would not be demanding Watergate-style hearings?
UNREAL … Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified Obama Was ABSENT Night of Benghazi Massacre … Obama AWOL
Barack Obama: The Absentee Commander in Chief …
After all these months, we finally learn that President Barack Obama was no where to be found the night that the Consulate was attacked in Benghazi, Libya and four Americans were killed. Is it any wonder why Obama and his complicit MSM did not want to make this an issue prior to the 2012 Presidential elections. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta testified on Capitol Hill that President Barack Obama was absent the night four Americans were murdered, including US Ambassador Stevens, in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. They were left on their own.
Panetta said, though he did meet with Obama at a 5 o’clock prescheduled gathering, the president left operational details, including knowledge of what resources were available to help the Americans under siege, “up to us.”
In fact, Panetta says that the night of 9/11, he did not communicate with a single person at the White House. The attack resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Obama did not call or communicate in anyway with the defense secretary that night. There were no calls about what was going on in Benghazi. He never called to check-in.
The 5 o’clock meeting was a pre-scheduled 30-minute session, where, according to Panetta’s recollection, they spent about 20 minutes talking a lot about the American embassy that was surrounded in Egypt and the situation that was just unfolding in Benghazi.
Obama was absent as Americans were under assault in a massacre, yet he found time to make a phone call to save his political bacon to defuse a controversy about President Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later.
But Obama did have time to make a political call to the Israeli prime minister. “[W]e do know one thing the president found time to do that evening: He placed a call to Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu in order to defuse a controversy about President Obama’s refusal to meet with Netanyahu two weeks later at the U.N. General Assembly, and, according to the White House announcement that evening, spent an hour on the phone with him,” Kristol wrote.
More from Rush Limbaugh. Barack Obama could hardly seem to be bothered with the massacre that was taking place. How aloof could one possibly be? A US Ambassador is under attack and missing and Obama could really care less. How would the MSM treat this story if a Republican had been president when a US Ambassador was murdered? Does anyone think that maybe they would have covered the story and asked the administration why they are trying to cover up what happened?
AYOTTE: Did he ask you how long it would take to deploy assets –
AYOTTE: — including armed aviation to the area?
PANETTA: He — he basically said, “Do whatever. Do whatever you need to do to be able to protect, uhhh, our people there.” He just left that up to us.
AYOTTE: Did you have any further communications with him that night?
RUSH: “No.” So Obama votes “present.” I guess this means they weren’t in the Situation Room. Obama voted “present.” He said, “Nah, you guys do whatever you need to do.” Well, why didn’t anybody do anything then? I mean, clearly, if the president says, “Do what you need to do to protect our people there,” and they weren’t protected, then why didn’t they do it? So up next we have Senator Ted Cruz. During the Q&A, Cruz and Panetta had this exchange..
Tunisia Releases Benghazi Attack Suspect Ali Harzi for Lack of Evidense in the Death of Four Americans Including Ambassador Stevens
BENGHAZI JUSTICE … SO HOW’S THAT OBAMA PROMISE FOR JUSTICE GOING?
Ali Harzi, the lone suspect in the Benghazi Consulate terror attack that was responsible for the death of four Americans, including Ambassador Stevens, was released by Tunisia authorities for lack of evidence. According to his attorney, Harzi has been ordered to remain in Tunisia. As reported at the AP, rte release of Ali Harzi, a 26-year-old Tunisian, appears to represent a blow to the investigation of the Sept. 11 attack on the consulate in Libya. It would appear that neither Libya nor Obama wants to get to the truth as to what happened. Both just want this story to go away.
Tunisian authorities have unconditionally released the only suspect they held in custody over the deadly attack on the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, his lawyer says.
Anwar Oued-Ali said on Tuesday his client, Ali Harzi, was freed on Monday for lack of incriminating evidence but had to remain in the greater Tunis area in case the court needed him, according to the Associated Press.
The release of Harzi, a Tunisian, represents a blow to the investigation of the attack on the consulate, which killed the US ambassador and three other Americans.
The attack coincided with the 11th anniversary of 9/11 assault on the World Trade Centre in New York and the Pentagon.
The investigation in Libya itself has been hamstrung by the weak power of the central government in the face of the powerful militias, some of whom may have been involved in the attack.
So where is Barack Obama’s search for justice now?
Obama White House: Obama ‘Is Not Particularly Concerned’ Whether Susan Rice Misled the American People
Just a note to the American public, four Americans were murdered by terrorist as they pleaded for help and none came … The Obama Administration does not care.
Yesterday, White House Spokesman Jay Carney told reporters, in a response to a question from Major Garrett on whether the Obama administration’s mishandling of Benghazi raises “core questions of basic competency,” that the Obama administration “is not particularly concerned” about misleading the public on the attack of the Benghazi consulate. Making matters worse, not only does Obama “not particularly concerned”, he is rubbing America’s nose in the ground by praising Ambassador Rice. claiming he could not have been prouder. Obama called her “extraordinary”.
From The Weekly Standard. Just curious, how can one be concerned about what happened in Benghazi, if you purposely sent people out to mislead the American public as to what happened in Benghazi? Hmm?
“What the president is worried about, Major, is what happened and why in Benghazi. He is not particularly concerned about whether the ambassador or I went out and talked about the fact that we believed extremists might have been responsible. And whether we named them as al Qaeda or not does not–no, it certainly doesn’t have any bearing on what happened and who was responsible as that investigation was continuing on Benghazi.”
Rice extraordinary? What else would one expect from Obama, except doubling down. Benghazi-gate, a lie at hand and a scandal waiting to explode, only if the MSM actually decided to do their job. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain and Lindsey Graham all met with Ambassador Rice and left the meeting more troubled than before. But wait, it gets worse. Even uber-RINO Senator Susan Collins of Maine met with Rice and said, she remained deeply troubled that Ms. Rice did not seem to have a good answer for why the White House did not immediately classify the attack as an act of terrorism.
Face it America, Barack Obama does not care that four Americans died, does not want to get to the truth and will continue the cover up because it all points back to him and shows him to be incompetent and a non-leader. It was all about Obama’s reelection, not leadership.
Posted November 29, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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Most transparent administration ever, eh, what do you have to hide Mr. President?
As reported by CBS News, the Obama White House photo office has declined CBS requests to release images taken of US officials during the September 11 Benghazi attacks. So what do you have to hide President Obama? What happened to transparency? At a press conference on November 14, 2012 President Barack Obama stated that his Administration has provided all information regarding “what happened in Benghazi.” LIAR! Obama went on to say, ”We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information … . We will provide all the information that is available about what happened on that day … and I will put forward every bit of information that we have.” They don’t call him the Lying King for nothing. Interesting that only pics that show Obama in a positive light are made public. When four Americans are murdered, mums the word.
CBS News first requested the images on Oct. 31. In the past, the White House has released photos showing US officials during national security incidents. A half dozen images related to the mission that captured and killed Osama bin Laden were given to the public last year. One depicts President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and members of the national security team gathered in the Situation Room on May 1, 2011.
A White House official referred our request regarding the Benghazi attacks to the White House Photo Office. On Nov. 1, an official there indicated she would process our request quickly, but then did not respond further. Finally, this week, the White House Photo Office told CBS News it would not release any images without approval of Josh Earnest in the White House Press Office. Earnest did not respond to our telephone calls and emails.
It is criminal that the liberal, corrupt MSM does not demand answers and what ever information there is, pics, video, etc as to what happened in Benghazi. Had this occurred under a GOP presidency, the MSM would have been lining up to uncover Watergate II. The MSM is so quick to go after a sex scandal regarding a general, but not when it comes to a presidents lack of response, incompetence and apathy to terrorism where Americans died. SICK!
CBS News: Office of the Director of National Intelligence Edited al Qaeda References from CIA Benghazi Attack Talking Points
BENGHAZIGATE … The mad scramble by Obama White House and lapdog media to find a scape-goat.
CBS News is reporting that it was he Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) that cut the ”al Qaeda” and “terrorism” references from the Benghazi, Libya consulate attacks that left four Americans dead including Ambassador Stevens. The same James Clapper DNI that has previously denied making any such edits. However, as aptly stated by the Ace of Spades, Clapper is the perfect Obama
appointee stooge to make such political changes to the Benghazi talking points to scrub any references of terrorism at the request of the Obama White House.
CBS News has learned that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) cut specific references to “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” from the unclassified talking points given to Ambassador Susan Rice on the Benghazi consulate attack – with the agreement of the CIA and FBI. The White House or State Department did not make those changes.
There has been considerable discussion about who made the changes to the talking points that Rice stuck to in her television appearances on Sept. 16 (video), five days after the attack that killed American Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, and three other U.S. nationals.
As stated at Michelle Malkin, the inevitable conclusion of the editing mystery is that it was “Colonel Mustard in the study with the candlestick.” Here is the insanity and obvious politicization of the Benghazi talking points. Supposedly the DNI says it struck the references to Al Qaeda from the talking points because that connection was “too tenuous.” However, they added references to the YouTube video and a spontaneous protest, when there was no evidence at all that indicated this and to the contrary, there was evidence debunking this narrative.
America, the buck stops with who? One really has to question why Barack Obama is not more upset and does not want to find answers as to Benghazi. Four Americans were murdered and it as if he could care less.
Posted November 21, 2012 by Scared Monkeys
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