Benghazi timeline reveals administration lies

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  1. Quantum Windbag
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    I expect the usual suspects will jump in and blame Bush for this.


    • Sept. 10: Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri calls on Libyans to avenge the death of his Libyan deputy, Abu Yahya al Libi, killed in a June drone strike in Pakistan.
    • Sept. 11: Protesters converge on the U.S. embassy in Cairo, scale its walls and replace the U.S. flag with the Islamist banner. The protests eventually spread to 20 countries around the world. That night, Republican candidate Mitt Romney criticizes an embassy statement denouncing the video before the events unfolding in Libya are known to the world. Late that night, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says in a statement that “some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”
    • Sept. 12: Media outlets report that Stevens and three other Americans have been killed in an attack by well-armed militants. Obama denounces an “outrageous and shocking attack” without mentioning the video or terrorism. Reuters reports for the first time that some administration officials believe the assault “bears the hallmarks of an organized attack.”
    • Sept. 13: White House spokesman Jay Carney says “the protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.”


    Timeline of Libya Consulate attack reveals administration contradictions - The Hill's Global Affairs
     
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    How could they possibly have "no actionable intelligence" when CLEARLY they did? Not only had there been multiple incidents, as outlined at the link above, but everybody KNEW there was a problem. It was reported.

    This bullshit of trying to blame everybody else for this administration's failures is getting old. I don't know what they could've done short of tattooing it on Obama's fucking forehead so he could see it in the mirror every time he admires himself.
     
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    I have a question.

    Not to take away from the sad loss of life of an American over seas however, why has the right and especially Fox News treated this like its the end all foreign policy story? Where was this sort of in-depth coverage and outrage over Iraq, from the first days to today?

    I'm astounded at the faux outrage used on the right on this Libya situation compared to the lack of reaction in Iraq. Common sense tells me far more was at stake in Iraq and many more American lives were lost in Iraq. And just as many if not more administration blunders.


    I looked on Fox news.com today and see they have a "bias alert" link on the front page. The irony of this fact is astounding.


    What do Fox viewers think?
     
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    This viewer thinks you are full of it to compare the two scenarios.

    They are different as day and night.
    Obama’s regime from day one misled us on what happened on 9-11-12… then they decided to keep up the lies for nearly TWO weeks!

    Dems AND Repubix agreed that Iraq had WMD’s (and they did) but we sat on our hands for months while we waited for the U.N.
    We were all caught up in the intelligence mistakes Dems and Repubix….

    Libya was no intelligence mistake. It was and IS an outright lie!
     
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    This isn't some little off the wall incident. It's an indictment upon Obama's entire Middle East strategy, his unilateral interference in Libya, his lies regarding his own effectiveness at restraining al Qaeda and Islamic terrorism. THAT's why he tried to cover up the details of the Benghazi attack. That, and the fact that a CHILD could've predicted that our assets overseas would need additional security on the anniversary of 9/11, but somehow he failed to get it done. The BEST face you could put on this would be "gross incompetence", and that means willfully ignoring his attempts to mislead the public by blaming it off on some video.

    In the immortal words of Joe Biden... "This is a big, fucking deal". Watergate was just a burglary. Nobody died. This is something much, much bigger.
     
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    Does Bushs was not start the falling of Domino's that has been deemed the "Arab Spring"?? I would think so.

    Look, Im an Obama guy, okay. However, I would like to have an objective conversation about why FOX hardly ever showed the public the mes that was Iraq, I mean thousands have died. I fail to see how one death over shadows 4,0000 American soldiers deaths.


    Basically, why did Fox not cover Iraq like they are covering Libya? Its clear to see. They are both overseas disasters where we have made mistakes.

    Am I wrong, did Fox cover the Iraq war just as closely? I don't think so but maybe you all can show me otherwise. Like I said, lets have an objective conversation. And please, no name calling fellas.
     
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    There is NO way to have an objective conversation with someone who is trying to nail Fox News to a wall rather than to just look at the here and now... Bush is no longer POTUS... Obama is, and it is an outrage that we are being treated this way by our leaders.
    Fow News is not making policiy for us.... Obama is.
    Obama and Hillary stood just a matter of feet away from 4 dead bodies and still continued to tow the "a movie made them do it" party line... that is unexcusable!!! :mad:
     
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    you miss the point.

    And yes, this is about a major American news outlet not doing its job. Or, as Fox news.com would say, BIAS ALERT!

    Im not trying to bring Bush or Obama into this, but instead the source of our news and info we all depend on to inform ourselves into world affairs.

    Ill ask you in a simple format. Did Fox News cover Iraq with the same energy as they are Libya. Yes or no question.

    I am of the opinion that Fox news did not cover the war in Iraq anything near the level they are Libya.
     
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    Why haven't the left when they jumped all over Bush for 9/11 and the entire Iraq war?
     
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    Just to be fair. Clinton and Co have not done a good job here. I don't want you to think im looking for a fight as I agree with some of what you say. We need answers now, this was inexcusable.
     
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