Now Cafferty/CNN Why didn't the President tell the truth about Benghazi

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  1. tinydancer
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    Whoa geeze. Cafferty has been a huge supporter of the left for as long as I can remember so this is big.

    I know you left wingnuts here keep trying to defend him but even old time big name supporters are questioning why he didn't tell the truth. If you think Cafferty's wrong try arguing with him.:D You have valiantly tried to spin but the truth is coming out.

    Here's part of his blog.

    Why didn't President Obama tell the truth about what happened in Benghazi?

    FROM CNN's Jack Cafferty:

    The truth about what happened in Benghazi – and when President Obama knew it – could have a huge impact on the closing days of this campaign.

    Turns out the White House, the State Department and the FBI were all told two hours after the September 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi that an Islamic militant group had claimed responsibility. Two hours.

    One government e-mail from the State Department shows a Libyan group – called Ansar al-Sharia – claimed responsibility for the attack on Facebook and Twitter. The group denied responsibility the next day.

    This is big. It suggests that the president had reports that very day that the attacks that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans weren't because of some film clip.

    And yet – we heard just the opposite.

    It took the administration nine days to refer to the attack as the work of terrorists.

    Instead, top officials insisted there was no evidence suggesting the attack was "planned or imminent."

    They continued to suggest that it was that anti-Muslim video produced in the United States that fueled a spontaneous protest in Benghazi. This includes folks at the very top like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and the State Department spokeswoman.

    Why did the president and his top lieutenants obfuscate and hem and haw for so long before telling us what really happened? Try politics.


    Why didn't President Obama tell the truth about what happened in Benghazi? – Cafferty File - CNN.com Blogs
     
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    Pfft.....I'll tell him why. Anyone with half a brain knows why. The only thing Obama has going for him in his re-election bid is that he is strong against terrorism. If it comes out right before the election that we got thumped by terrorists he doesn't even have that anymore. So what does he do?

    He points the blame on some guy that made a video, looks at the Islamic nations of the worlds and says "we really ought to learn to be more tolerant of your faith", and acts all disgusted about the prospect of playing politics.

    Problem is he forgot to toss that smoking gun in the river.

    And he had so little respect for the intelligence of the American people (except apparently Chris Matthews) that when he said "oh ignore the fact that it was on 9/11, ignore that they used a double wave frontal assault with RPG and mortar support...this was just a spontaneous demonstration that got out of hand." he was stunned when everyone looked at him and said "how fucking stupid do you think we are?"
     
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    Cafferty even says:

    Damn!
     
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    I actually disagree Blue. There is more to this. Much more.

    If Obama wanted to be seen as tough on terrorism, he would have sent some bombers or something in to take out the terrorists sometime during the 7 hours they were supposedly conducting the attack. He could have looked tough on terrorism, looked Presidential. He would like be winning now if he did.

    But he didn't. Moreover, he went out and had his administration delibrately lie and try to cover it up.

    My guess is because he was trying to:

    1) Avoid the media questioning where the terrorists got their weapons.
    2) He is pushing this Political correctness in the UN to make it illegal to criticize Islam for some odd reason.

    Either way, there is more to it and I think he miscalculated.
     
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    His supporters bought it hook, line and sinker. If you go back through threads there are so many arguments with one side saying this wasn't the work of some protesters and others following the administration's talking points to the letter. They still defend him and act as if there is nothing more to see here.
     
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    Well he certainly miscalculated, no question about that. It's possible that the terrorists were using weapons supplied by the United States, that's what I am assuming you are suggesting anyhow. On the other hand perhaps he saw an opportunity to once again cast the United States as "reaping what we sow".....you could be right, but honestly I think he just thought it was in his political best interests to cover it all up like he...well...tried to do with Ft. Hood. He doesn't like to admit terrorism and especially not when it has Islamic connections.

    Whatever his reasons were I don't think anyone can make a reasonable argument that he was not trying to use this event to his political advantage even as he stood in front of Romney in debate II and scolded Romney for the suggestion that he would politicize it.....that's precisely what Obama was doing.
     
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    Oh I know...I was one of those saying "uh guys...use some fucking common sense here...this was not a spontaneous random occurance and this video had nothing to do with it". But when the Messiah speaks MSNBC listens and then we get jackasses like JimH, hazelnut, and the like on here parroting the bullshit. Meh...it's typical.
     
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    ...on a dry drunk as long as or longer than Glenn Beck has.

    Now that, is something!!!
     
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    I know. :D

    He's a seasoned liberal commentator. For all the spin the lib maniacs at USMB have been trying to put on this issue, Cafferty comes out and nails the truth.

    :eusa_clap:
     
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    Few can deny it much longer.

    This man is a shitstain on the Office.
     

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