Lest those on the far right forget, or try to hide it:On Wednesday
morning, CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked Jason Chaffetz if he had
"voted to cut the funding for embassy security.""Absolutely," Chaffetz said. "Look we have to make priorities and
choices in this country. We have 15,000 contractors in Iraq. We have more than
6,000 contractors, a private army there, for President Obama, in Baghdad. And
we're talking about can we get two dozen or so people into Libya to help
protect our forces. When you're in tough economic times, you have to make
difficult choices. You have to prioritize things."Maybe if there
had been better funded security available, things would have been different and
an ambassador would still be alive. Isn't it funny how those on the far
right are trying to hide that fact. Whodathunkit?
wait - didn't BO tell us it was just the video? I am sure it is really that
simple .. right? Why can't we just trust the president at his word and drop
it? I mean it's like people think this president is orchestrating some sort
of cover up for political purposes. Geez, what sort of president would do that?
Obviously we just need to hurry and drop this issue and pretend it never
happened ... and than put those darn video producers in prison for life!!!
Americans just need to stop making our terrorist friends mad. Darn Americans
anyway. We need censorship!! I'm sure censorship is coming in the next
Obama term ... for fairness sake!!
"Reports have circulated that U.S. personnel had asked for increased
security in the days leading up to the attack. The investigations need to
determine whether these reports are true."Most transparent
administration ever? It would take the average human about, say, 5 minutes to
gather together the emails or phone logs or faxes or other records of
communications asking for increased security.Determining whether
these reports are true is not what's needed. That determination already has
been made. The people who may have received the requests knew at the time they
were made that they were made. And they still know. What's really being
determined right now is not whether the requests were made but whether the
results of that determination will be made public and when. Opacity prevails.
Obama got his "3:00 AM call," and he blew it. Then he lied to the
American people about it for weeks.
This lack of action is just another incident that shows a record of lack of
leadership from the Obama administration. Coverup from the media is the act of
partisanship, not making the administration answer for their ignoring/poor
handling of serious policy issues while campaigning a record number of days for
When I was a boy, my parents read me newspaper articles about Truman and
Eisenhower. When I was able to read on my own, I read about Kennedy and
Johnson. As I grew older I followed the other Presidents, Nixon, Ford, Carter,
Reagan, Bush, Clinton and Bush. All of them could be seen day and night in the
White House working with staff, with Congress, with agencies, trying their best
to make America a better place for you and for me. They had a variety of ideas,
but all of them knew how to work and how to work hard. Obama is
different. He is rarely seen in the White House, but he can be found on the
golf course or on the campaign trail - where he has spent most of his time since
being elected.He does not seem to be concerned about you or me as
individuals, but he is concerned about himself, about his goals, about his
wishes. It is not surprising that he showed little concern about the attack on
our embassy. He blamed it, incorrectly, on a film that few knew about and fewer
had seen. He neglected his duty and people died.
The article presented concerns about the lives of Libyans who are friendly to
the US, & helping us. If we don't do something to help protect those
people, won't that affect the level of trust among other friends of ours in
the Middle East & throughput the world? It seems that perhaps this
administration is not well organized & aware of things. Or perhaps
it's chief concern is winning the election. Pres. Obama must
be able to spend even a small amount of time being briefed on such matters &
directing/delegating the tasks of securing documents & helping our Libyan
friends to be more safe. He sent in Navy Seals to kill bin Laden, which was an
extremely risky & dangerous mission. Couldn't he also send in a team
to clean up sensitive documents & carry out of the country any friends who
wished to be removed? Instead, Obama is displaying very poor
leadership on this issue, or so it seems at this point. Add to this the fact
that he failed to meet with his jobs council for 6 months, & only attends
50% of his security briefings, causes many including myself to lose trust &
confidence in him as president.
WHy don't you volunteer to be 1 of a dozen people to go in and clean it up?
You'll just be surrounded by millions of people that want to kill you, no
big deal. Perhaps itellegence agencies have determined it's not
worth it. Do YOU have any facts DN, or are you just being partisan after a
terrorists attack? I remember when it was terribly unpatriotic to
attack the president after a terrorists attack.
How can Obama be expected to deal for international problems when he's
never home in the White House? Right now his concern is Mitt Romney and not
some problem in a far away land ..... where he fumbled the ball.
Obama's spin doctors just can't seem to cure the problem. The more
they talk the more mendacious they sound. Pity Jay Carney trying to defend and