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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    This is for everyone who thinks that the administration did the right thing in lying to us about Benghazi because they did not want the terrorists to know we were on to them. I will explain all the reasons why that is stupid, and want someone to come in and present the reason it is smart. Then we can argue the positions and see who makes the most sense.

    Why it is stupid.

    • Reports clearly showed that the attack was organized.
    • They had weapons that most people do not own, much less carry when they are thinking about protesting videos.
    • They were driving trucks that were painted with the logo of a local militia/terror group.
    • People who are worried about getting caught are more likely to make a mistake.
    • It is possible to admit you know things without getting into specifics.
    • Police are often in the same position, and routinely admit to knowing some things, but not others.
    • Police have even been know to lie about knowing more than they do to make suspects more nervous.
    • My experience with criminals is they always think the police know about them.
    • This can be demonstrated by the fact that police often end up in chases when they are pulling people over for a busted tail light.
    this will do for now, I can think of others, but this gives you the drift of where I am going. Feel free to provide reasons why it is better to pretend to be stupid and ignorant rather than smart and well informed.
     
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    Take it up with the CIA, they're the ones who made the call.

    I'm not going to try to "defend" anything, because I don't claim to have all the information. Neither do you.

    Trying to armchair quarterback international intelligence decisions is pretty much the definition of useless.
     
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    I simply don't care.
     
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    No defense from you, got it.
     
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    Yet you responded to my thread. I wonder why.
     
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    Well I have given this considerable thought and have read everything, pro and con, that I can find on it. And I have been left with one conclusion re defense of the White House and State Department:

    I can't defend them for any choice they made in the whole tragic matter.
     
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    boredom...
     
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    Made what call? Exactly:eusa_eh:
     
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    The call to remove references to al-Qaeda from the talking points.
     
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    This is all so silly. The people freaking out are upset that Obama didn't go on tv and describe who, what, when, where and why. The people freaking out keep forgetting that Obama said the next day that it was terrorism related.

    Not that this silly semantic argument matters in the least.

    We all know none of you questioned invading the wrong country after 9/11 or held Bush accountable for it.
     

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