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Romney's Attack On Obama Falling Apart

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Mitt Romney has recently made the administration’s response to the attacks in Libya a centerpiece of his campaign. Romney and his campaign allege that the Obama administration “covered-up” the facts about the attacks for their political benefit. Romney’s core message is that: 1. The attacks were linked to al Qaeda, and 2. The attacks had nothing to do with an anti-Muslim video on YouTube. Here’s an excerpt from Romney’s major foreign policy address on October 8:

The attack on our Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th, 2012 was likely the work of forces affiliated with those that attacked our homeland on September 11th, 2001. This latest assault cannot be blamed on a reprehensible video insulting Islam, despite the Administration’s attempts to convince us of that for so long.

A new report this morning from the LA Times casts serious doubt on Romney’s claims:

The assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last month appears to have been an opportunistic attack rather than a long-planned operation, and intelligence agencies have found no evidence that it was ordered by Al Qaeda, according to U.S. officials and witnesses interviewed in Libya.
…n in Benghazi, witnesses said members of the group that raided the U.S. mission specifically mentioned the video, which denigrated the prophet Muhammad.

The LA Times bolsters earlier reports by the New York Times and Reuters. (The involvement of al Qaeda is a complex issue and the attack, if not ordered by al Qaeda, may have involved individuals sympathetic to or loosely affiliated with the group.)
A peice in the Washington Post by David Ignatius reveals that the adminstration’s initial statements citing the role of the video were based on talking points provided by the CIA:

The Romney campaign may have misfired with its suggestion that statements by President Obama and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice about the Benghazi attack last month weren’t supported by intelligence, according to documents provided by a senior U.S. intelligence official.

“Talking points” prepared by the CIA on Sept. 15, the same day that Rice taped three television appearances, support her description of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate as a reaction to Arab anger about an anti-Muslim video prepared in the United States. According to the CIA account, “The currently available information suggests that the demonstrations in Benghazi were spontaneously inspired by the protests at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo and evolved into a direct assault against the U.S. Consulate and subsequently its annex.”

Initially, Romney claimed “the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.” He quickly abandoned that line in response to widespread bipartisan condemnation.

During the last debate, Romney insisted that it took Obama 14 days to describe the Libya attacks as an “act of terror.” He was wrong.

You can read the full timeline of the response to the attack in Libya, HERE.

How Mitt Romney's Latest Attack On Libya Is Falling Apart | ThinkProgress


Romney and the GOP remind me of the gang that couldn't shoot straight.
 
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We don't need Romney to verbalize our disdain for the mad Irishman O'Bama.

O'Bama's actions have spoken louder than than anyone's words could ever hope to define.
 

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Oh boy, I think someone was wishing on a star tonight.:eusa_pray: :D
 

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Yep, and the evidence is Romney is only up 52 to 45 in the most Current Poll out there.

lol
 

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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.
 

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Yep, and the evidence is Romney is only up 52 to 45 in the most Current Poll out there.

lol

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Yeah they attacked our embassy on 9/11 AFTER other attacks and it was over a video, but the Turkish Ambassador was there and didnt see any protests...hmmmmm

that's really strange...maybe he's a closet Romney supporter?
 

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The GOP and its propaganda arm are totally FOS on everything- why should this be any different?
 
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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.

CIA disagrees with you.
 

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The GOP and its propaganda arm are totally FOS on everything- why should this be any different?

Frame your next welfare check...it could be your last.

Also, please don't insult teachers by claiming to have been one.
 

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Romney's attack should fall apart, he is ...............WHITE..........
He should be ashamed of himself for even running against him.
 

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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.

Link? You people are brainwashed to the point of insanity.
 

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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.

CIA disagrees with you.

No, they disagree with others in the admin that has already testified before congress. Remind me, who does the cia work for? Back dated reports are so easy to produce. You want me to do one for you?
 

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And what about O'Bama's attack on us - you know, the United States of the Americaness?

The semi-negroid with the stature of Saint has shit on the Flag enough already.

His wife disdains the Flag, as her negroidness trumps his.
 

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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.

Link? You people are brainwashed to the point of insanity.

Here's one: State Department Backtracks on Libya Consulate Attacks, Now Facing the Music

Here's another: Attack on Benghazi Consulate 'Unprecedented,' State Department Official Says - ABC News

One more, where state was birefing the press as the attacks were onging:http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/p...partment_attack_on_benghazi_consulate_ongoing

You want more, look them up.
 
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Is Rush or Romney in charge of GOP foreign policy, anyway? LOL
 

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Porpaganda, more propaganda, are you people ever going to give up on this crap. The State department was on the phone with the consulate during the attacks, they knew there were no demonstrations, just militants with heavy weapons. Plausable denyability might fly in some cases, here it just crashed and burned.

Link? You people are brainwashed to the point of insanity.

Here's one: State Department Backtracks on Libya Consulate Attacks, Now Facing the Music

Here's another: Attack on Benghazi Consulate 'Unprecedented,' State Department Official Says - ABC News

You want more, look them up.

zzzzzzzzzzzzz liar Absolute Pubduperie.
 

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Is Rush or Romney in charge of GOP foreign policy, anyway? LOL

Won't answer the links will you....you are a backwater lemming leftwing asswipe who is lucky to live in this country.

In other countries they would have recycled your ass as garden fodder....they don't believe in wasting oxygen on morons.

Just like when Obama lies are posted all over the place and you've got your fingers stuck so far in your ears they touching each other just behind your nose.

What a dick...lol.
 

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