Benghazi-Gate: Unbelievable, Key Terror Task Force, Counterterrorism Security Group (CSG), Not Convened During Benghazi Consulate Attack
BARACK OBAMA … EPIC FAILURE AS COMMANDER IN CHIEF.
Is this the email that Newt Gingrich mentioned the other night that news outlets were rumored to have and they are damning to Obama and his incompetence and dereliction of duty in handling Benghazi.
As reported at CBS News, counterterrorism sources and internal emails express frustration that key responders were ready to deploy, but were not called upon to help in the attack. The emails are said to have come from unidentified sources in the State department, the U.S. military and the Justice Department. Hmm, think these folks are tired of being thrown under the bus by Obama and his stonewalling of what really happened?
CBS News has learned that during the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Mission in Benghazi, the Obama Administration did not convene its top interagency counterterrorism resource: the Counterterrorism Security Group, (CSG).
“The CSG is the one group that’s supposed to know what resources every agency has. They know of multiple options and have the ability to coordinate counterterrorism assets across all the agencies,” a high-ranking government official told CBS News. “They were not allowed to do their job. They were not called upon.”
Information shared with CBS News from top counterterrorism sources in the government and military reveal keen frustration over the U.S. response on Sept. 11, the night Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in a coordinated attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya.
The question is, how could the Counterterrorism Security Group not be convened after such an attack at Benghazi that the WH et all saw in real time? As Weasil Zippers says, I guess the terror experts were not convened because Obama had decimated al-Qaeda. Sure he did.
As to why the Counterterrorism Security Group was not convened, National Security Council Spokesman Tommy Vietor told CBS News “From the moment the President was briefed on the Benghazi attack, the response effort was handled by the most senior national security officials in governments. Members of the CSG were of course involved in these meetings and discussions to support their bosses.”
Absent coordination from Counterterrorism Security Group, a senior U.S. counterterrorism official says the response to the crisis became more confused. The official says the FBI received a call during the attack representing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and requesting agents be deployed. But he and his colleagues agreed the agents “would not make any difference without security and other enablers to get them in the country and synch their efforts with military and diplomatic efforts to maximize their success.”
Let’s remember Obama’s so called promise to get to the bottom of what happened, or did not as the case may be. Obama stated that people would be held responsible and that he has also claimed that “the minute [he] found out what was going on” he issued a directive to “make sure we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to do.” As reported at NRO, the latest reports, though, suggest otherwise.
On Friday, Fox News reported that CIA operators in a position to provide air support were told to “stand down.” Now, Eli Lake reports that the State Department did not request backup on the night the attacks took place. Why?
More from the Lonely Conservative, the CIA is now saying that they sent in operatives to Libya to save the diplomats. Hmm, why now are they saying it with mere days before the election?
Yes, Benghazi-Gate makes Watergate pale in comparison.
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Media Bias: CBS 60 Minutes Does Not Air on TV Barack Obama Admitting Mistakes in Campaign Ads … AKA Lying and Presenting Falsehoods against Romney
More Media Bias … Obama admits false ads against Romney and CBS decides not to air the comment on TV …
Could there be any greater example of MSM liberal bias than CBS’s 60 Minutes not airing during tehir TV broadcast that President Barack Obama admitted to mistakes in his campaign ads. UNREAL. CBS in their infinite wisdom and keeping up with being in the tank for Obama never allowed this to air during the TV broadcast, only posting it in line. During the interview Obama admits to … ” “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made … “. Mistakes made, or purposeful smear campaign Mr. President? But Obama justifies his campaigns deceitful lies because there is a lot at stake. Welcome to Chicago thug style politics. The GOP and Romney best not bring a knife to a political gun fight.
Barack Obama admits false political advertizing, but that’s ok, because you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election.
From the Weekly Standard:
Look, the fact-checkers have had problems with the ads on both sides,” Kroft says to Obama in the unaired clip, “and say they’ve been misleading and in some cases just not true. Does that disturb you? I mean, some of them are your ads.”
Obama responds: “Do we see sometimes us going overboard in our campaign, are there mistakes that are made, areas where there is no doubt somebody could dispute how we are presenting things? You know, that happens in politics.”
Kroft responds: “Aren’t the American entitled to the truth? Or a better version of it?”
“The truth of the matter is, most of the time we’re having a vigorous debate about a vision for the country,” Obama says. “And, you know, there’s a lot at stake in this election. So is it going to be sharp sometimes? Absolutely. But will the American people ultimately have a good sense of where I want to take the country and where Gov. Romney takes the country? I think they will.”
What, you mean that Obama and his minions knew that Romney did not help murder a cancer patient, did pay taxes and that the GOP is not out to kill old people and children, harm the air and water and kick granny off the cliff?
Tim Tebow … a network ratings dream …
Denver Broncos QB Tim Tebow is not only a “miracle worker” on the football field, he is a ratings bonanza for the networks. As Tebow was throwing an 80 yard catch and run pass to Demaryius Thomas in OT to defeat Pittsburgh 29-13 and throwing for 316 yards … CBS ratings went off the charts as a reported 45 million looked on.It was the highest rated AFC Wild card game since 1988 receiving a 25.9 rating.
The television ratings for Broncos-Steelers could provide a clue: The game pulled in a whopping 25.9 rating for CBS, becoming the highest-rated AFC wild-card game since 1988. (That was 24 years ago, pre-Internet and before a majority of Americans had cable or satellite.) Variety estimates 45 million people watched Tebow’s touchdown pass in overtime.
As fate would have it John Ourand of Sports Business Journal reports that the final quarter-hour television rating for the Broncos-Steelers game was, you guessed it, 31.6. You just can’t make this stuff up.
Can you imagine what the ratings will be when Tebow and the Broncos visit Foxboro, MA on Saturday night to play Tom Brady and the New England Patriots this weekend? This will be off the charts.
Flip-Flopper: Obama Says on ’60 Minutes’ … “I Always Believed” Fixing the Economy Was “Going to Take Longer Than One Term” … What Happened to One Term Proposition? (VIDEO)
During last nights CBS ’60 Minutes’ interview with Steve Kroft, President Barack Obama was reminded of the terrible situation with the economy and asked about his job approval numbers with said economy. However, once again Obama blamed George W. Bush and Republicans, not his policies and agenda over the past three years. Then came the ultimate, convenient flip-flop, Barack Obama said, “I always believed” fixing the economy was going to take “longer than one term.”
Steve Kroft: We have a new CBS poll, which is out this weekend. And I’ll give you the news that’s good for you first. People like you. They respect you. They think that you’re working hard. And they realize that you faced an enormous amount of trouble and problems, many of them inherited. And you’re approval rating is four times higher than the Congress.
President Barack Obama: That’s a low bar, I gather.
Kroft: But they’re not happy with the way you’re doing your job. You’ve got 75 percent of the people in the country think it’s headed in the wrong direction. Seventy-five percent. And 54 percent don’t think that you deserve to be re-elected. I mean, those are not good numbers with 11 months to go before the election.
The full transcript can be read HERE.
So Obama always thought that the it would take longer than one term, eh? As we are reminded by the Gateway Pundit in the VIDEO below, that is hardly what The One said on the Today Show in 2009. Then Obama said,
“my Presidency will be ‘a one term proposition’ if the economy does not turn around in three years.” So what ever happened to that follow up question? How about it Barack, your days of blaming others are over, take some responsibility for one. You wanted to be President … own it!
“Look, I’m at the start of my administration. One nice thing about the situation I find myself in is that I will be held accountable. You know, I’ve got four years. A year from now I think people are going to see that we’re starting to make some progress. But there’s still going to be some pain out there. If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.”
In 2012 President Obama, you will be judged on the economy! People are tired of your blame game, how many times are you going to remind us of the difficult situation you took over? If your not up to it Mr. President, go!
Wasn’t it President Barack Obama who said that if he does not turn the economy around, he will be a one term President? Seems that the most recent CBS poll and Americans agree.
With less than a year to go before the 2012 elections, CBS poll says that 54% of Americans think that Barack Obama deserves to be reelected. A paltry 41% believe Obama should.Making matters worse for Obama is that by a 55% to 37%, Independents say that Obama does not deserve to be reelected. Other data gleamed from this poll, Americans believe that Obama has divided America, not united it. A majority of Americans are against Obamacare and believe it will hurt them, rather than help. Also those polled believe that Obama should have made the economy his priority, not health care.
Watch the VIDEO above, it is pretty bad when even CNS begins their analysis of Obama with a comparison to Jimmy Carter. OUCH! From the CBS poll comes that 75% of Americans believe that the country is headed in the wrong direction and 66% say that they have no clear idea what Obama wants to accomplish if reelected. However, my question to both of these numbers is how can only 54% then say Obama should not get a second term? So we have Obamamessiah worshipers that think America is headed in the wrong direction and an incumbent president who hasn’t a clue, yet they would still vote for him. Really? At what point are Democrats going to put country ahead of party?
Full poll results can been read HERE.
Less than one year out from Election Day 2012, voters remain overwhelmingly pessimistic about the economy, and their concerns are taking a toll on President Obama’s re-election chances. Just 41 percent of Americans think Mr. Obama has performed his job well enough to be elected to a second term, whereas 54 percent don’t think so.
The president’s overall approval rating remains in the mid-40′s, according to a CBS News poll – lower than the approval ratings of Mr. Obama’s four presidential predecessors at this point in their first terms. Mr. Obama’s approval rating is dragged down by his poor marks for his handling of the economy – which, at 33 percent, is the lowest rating of his presidency in CBS News polls.
Other data from the CBS Poll:
Has President Obama Made Real Progress Fixing the Economy?
Total Reps Dems Inds
Yes 28% 9% 52% 23%
No 68 89 42 72
Moreover, in 2010 37% blamed GWB for the economy, only 5% blamed Obama. In June of 2011, 16% blamed GWB and 8% blamed Obama. Presently, 22% blame Bush and Obama’s poll numbers have risen to 12%. The result of this is the closer we get to election, the more Americans will blame Obama for the economy. He will have had 4 years to have done something. Frankly, his policies have failed and his attention was diverted to his socialist agenda, not getting people back to work.
Barack Obama continues to have an approval rating in the low to mid 40′s, while he receives even worse polling numbers on how he has handled the economy. Needless to say, the economy is the #1 issue for Americans. What has Obama’s answer been to his poor polling date, increase the rhetoric of class warfare of course. However, as stated at Hot Air, this course of action has appeared to accelerate his declining approval rating rather than help.
It is time for “We the People” to take back America and head it in the right direction. When 75% of Americans say that we are headed in the wrong direction, its time to clean house and have an election with a clear mandate to government what is wanted.
Daily Commentary – Monday, November 7, 2011 – Why is all the Entertainment News Lately about Kim Kardashian’s Short Lived Marriage?
- When there is such a great loss in Andy Rooney? Who cares about Kim Kardashian’s 72 day marriage?
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And now a few minutes with Andy Rooney … Andy Rooney makes his final sign off … He was an American original … REST IN PEACE.
(January 14, 1919 – November 4, 2011) – RIP
It was just last month that long time CBS ’60 Minutes’ commentator signed off and did his final show. Sadly, Andy Rooney, the TV “curmudgeon” has passed away in a New York City hospital of complications following minor surgery at the age of 92. Andy Rooney had more than 60 years in the industry; however, is most known for his commentaries at the end of each ’60 Minutes’ show. Love him or not, agree with him or not … he was an icon, made you think and ponder some of the most important and insignificant things. I did not agree with all that Rooney had to say, but his style, presentation and demeanor made you watch.
Andy Rooney, the “60 Minutes” commentator known to generations for his wry, humorous and contentious television essays – a unique genre he is credited with inventing – died Friday night in a hospital in New York City of complications following minor surgery. He was 92, and had homes in New York City, Rensselaerville, N.Y. and Rowayton, Conn.
One of my favorite Andy Rooney commentaries … “When Did This Become Art”
“It’s a sad day at ’60 Minutes’ and for everybody here at CBS News,” said Jeff Fager, chairman of CBS News and the executive producer of “60 Minutes.” “It’s hard to imagine not having Andy around. He loved his life and he lived it on his own terms. We will miss him very much.”
Comments from long time ’60 Minutes’ colleague Morley Safer:
Rooney’s colleague and longtime “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer told CNN Saturday that Rooney worked to the very end and that he would not have wanted it any other way.
“That’s the way to go,” Safer said. “The only thing better than three weeks would have been three minutes.”
So much for Freedom of the Press, so say Weiner …
What happens with the MSM handles a news report about a Democrat in the same manner they they would cover it if it had been a Republic, the Liberal overreacts and calls the police. Sorry, Weiner is toast. Weiner’s office calls the police because a reporter dare contact them for an interview? Does Weiner really think this story is going to do away, especially when he insults and treats the MSM like this? However, what else is a Lib to think when they have been given a pass their entire political career?
Vanderbilt ’11: Weiner Special
Congressman Anthony Weiner said Thursday he’s finished talking about the lewd photo sent from his Twitter account.
But he still wouldn’t say whether he’s the one in the picture.
So CBS 2 political reporter Marcia Kramer decided to go to his office on Capitol Hill to try to get you some answers.
You’ll never believe what happened.
Kramer tried to get an interview with the six-term New York Democrat and as a result had the cops called on her.
This might have been the worst move that any politician could have done. It is only a matter of time before the backlash begins. The MSM cam smell blood in the water, no matter what political party they might be from. As reported at Hot Air, Chris Matthews is pouncing again on Weinergate. The media are not going to let this go, Weiner is truly in a pickle.
BREAKING NEWS, NOT …
It what is the work kept secret in the MSM, Katie Couric says she is leaving CBS News.The suspicions and speculation that was pretty much a sure bet in Vegas, as reported at the Daily Caller, Couric announces that she is officially out at CBS News.
“I have decided to step down from the CBS Evening News,” Couric tells PEOPLE exclusively. “I’m really proud of the talented team on the CBS Evening News and the award-winning work we’ve been able to do in the past five years in addition to the reporting I’ve done for 60 Minutes and CBS Sunday Morning.
Couric did not have any set plans for the future. What is in store for a news reader who is a part of a news media whose best days are long since gone?
It appears that CBS News anchor Katie Couric is out. So what will be her final Swan song? So the search is on for a replacement. Maybe CBS can do a reatity TV show and the winner gets the gig. For all you that think that Fox’s Megyn Kelly has a shot, don’t hold your breath.
The new CBS News chairman, Jeff Fager, is looking at candidates both within and outside the network, insiders say.
One strong contender if Couric vacates the anchor chair in early June, as now seems almost certain, is veteran newsman Scott Pelley. The 60 Minutes correspondent has long been a favorite of Fager, who doubles as the show’s executive producer. But with Fager taking a methodical approach to his first major decision, Pelley is not a lock. A few short weeks ago, the expectation in the Couric camp—after discussions with top CBS management—was that she would sign a new deal to stay in the anchor’s job through the 2012 elections as she figured out the next phase of her career. But the thinking on both sides has now changed as Couric has aggressively tested the waters—and found substantial interest in her services…
Hot Air dreams up a vision of a Couric – Sarah Palin interview. That certain would be a ratings grabber, but if I were Palin I would not give CBS the satisfaction, or the ratings.