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A Case Study In Incompetence
New York Post, by Editorial

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 10/28/2012 5:06:27 AM

Myriad are the failures of the Obama administration, but none is more tragic, or more frightening, or more foreboding of catastrophe than the appalling mishandling of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi. Details continue to leak, but it’ll be hard to top the bombshell from Fox News at week’s end reporting that repeated urgent requests for military help during the attack were summarily denied — for hours. In those hours, former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods was killed after he chose to disobey an order to “stand down” — and rushed to aid his fellow Americans.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Th-Gr-Sil-Majority, 10/28/2012 5:32:13 AM     (No. 8968724)

...I get a sense that OUTRAGE is building with many. The Sunday talk shows should be most interesting, setting a tone to go into the last week before election...

...steadfast and focused is the order of the day...all else will fall into place...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/28/2012 5:38:19 AM     (No. 8968733)

Not only that, but General Ham was relieved of his command over the African military presence because he didn't want to stand down.

Chain of command is one thing, but we put scores of Germans on trial for obeying orders they should not have.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: leopardtwo, 10/28/2012 5:44:41 AM     (No. 8968739)


'Equally offensive was the bizarre remark at the same event by a “loud and boisterous” Vice President Joe Biden, who reportedly asked Woods, “Did your son always have balls the size of cue balls?”'

A new low from Joe BiteME.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/28/2012 5:47:42 AM     (No. 8968740)

The NY Post.... Ahhhhh... A huge knot in my gut just relaxed a bit. It's out. The whole ugly story. Not Fox News... Not Rush... the NY Post. Can't hide from that.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PoliticalJunky, 10/28/2012 6:34:15 AM     (No. 8968760)

Obama is not interested in helping Americans, especially white Americans. His only real purpose in being President is to bring America to its knees financially and he is executing a well thought out plan to accomplish that.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/28/2012 6:47:48 AM     (No. 8968770)

This administration will fall to a blow-out defeat at the polls in a few days, and then the vermin at the heart of the odious caricature of the once proud Democrat party, along with their slobbering ideologue fan club in the Jurassic media, need to exit stage left.

America has allowed the Marxist/Communist/Socialist cabal their turn. It's time to return to the Founders' vision, the one that gave us the greatest experiment in human freedom in history.

It has been a long nightmare, but lesson done, lesson learned, let's go home.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: fljack, 10/28/2012 6:52:40 AM     (No. 8968776)

Who is really surprised by the incompetence and arrogance? Al Qaeda on the rise just didn't fit into Obama's political international narrative. Isn't bin Laden dead and Barack killed him after-all?

ANY move to help or save these men would show the lies of that narrative. Besides, dead ambassadors tell no tales.

How many of those that died were black again? Michelle has been said by a former secret service agent at the White House to be a closet racist. Do you think her hubby is really that much different?

Biden is one heart-beat away from the presidency and would be again if Obama is re-elected. He seems to be in the beginning stages of dementia. That is scary.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Rinktum, 10/28/2012 7:16:06 AM     (No. 8968808)

Accountability, a word that has been lost in the fog of the Obama administration. It is time this President is schooled in its meaning and more importantly acquainted with its consequences.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: bpl40, 10/28/2012 7:36:08 AM     (No. 8968839)

What price will these treasonous vermin pay? Mere removal from office by a thunderous majority is not enough.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/28/2012 7:38:12 AM     (No. 8968841)

Reagan's decisive and courageous action in Grenada:

Contrast Obama's passivity with Ronald Reagan's decisive intervention almost thirty years ago. When trouble erupted in Grenada trapping eight hundred medical students, Reagan ignored warnings that sending troops would be too dangerous abd sent in the Marine's for a successful rescue operation. That's leadership that protects Americans.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/general-article/reagan-grenada/

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 10/28/2012 7:41:48 AM     (No. 8968847)

..if you haven`t read a commoners recount I suggjest you do..

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/10/benghazi-a-reader-assesses-the-evidence.php





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Reply 12 - Posted by: M2, 10/28/2012 7:44:55 AM     (No. 8968850)

The whiff of sulphur coming out of this White House is choking the life out of this country.

But the failure to respond — leaving an American diplomat and his security team to their fate — defies comprehension.

Imagine what a re-elected Obama with his "private security force" he promised he'd form would do to American citizens, now that we know he's got no problems with callously letting Americans overseas, our military and unborn babies die for his political agenda and for his aspirations to be Dictator For Life.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rob_NC, 10/28/2012 7:49:59 AM     (No. 8968861)

....and now Powel is endorcing these panty wastes....

WHERE !!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBwS66EBUcY

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/28/2012 8:17:39 AM     (No. 8968919)

When Obama is gone the country can start to heal.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: gwmcclintok, 10/28/2012 8:31:08 AM     (No. 8968950)

Obama is a closet muslim. It would be apostasy for him to allow an American to shoot a muslim. He does everything he possibly can to avert this, even at the cost of American lives. We have a traitor and an agent of Islam/algeida in the WH..

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 10/28/2012 8:35:01 AM     (No. 8968955)

The best newspaper in the tri-state area comes through again!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Pros7767, 10/28/2012 8:35:29 AM     (No. 8968957)

Let's pray that these deaths will not be in vain. Rather, their tragic deaths may be what saves this country from another 4 years of Obama.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: engrpat, 10/28/2012 8:38:40 AM     (No. 8968962)

Wonder when the "news" folks at the alphabets will be sporting their reelect Obama buttons? Might as well they are doing everything they can to protect him.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: tnorling, 10/28/2012 8:50:27 AM     (No. 8968982)

I didn't realize Biden was such a disgraceful cad and moron. Dems sure know how to pick 'em.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Dodge Boy, 10/28/2012 8:56:05 AM     (No. 8968991)

And to think that Bite Me is only a heart beat away (for now anyway) from being the most powerful person on the planet. Just wondering what were Obie's selection criteria in 2008 that resulted in Bite Me getting picked. I'll let somebody else write this up.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Watlines, 10/28/2012 9:11:28 AM     (No. 8969018)

Please read #11's link.

It's the type of journalism that used to be done, only now by an amateur who has shamed today's self-proclaimed professionals.

Long read, but once you start you won't stop. The questions he raises are convicting and damning.

Who needs a mainstream media when we have ordinary citizens willing to dig for the facts and state them clearly?

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Reply 22 - Posted by: LadyVet, 10/28/2012 9:31:07 AM     (No. 8969056)

Rather than incompetence, this may be a case study in cowardice. Remember that Hillary was part of the Clinton administration who insisted that the military could not be used if there was any risk of loss of life. Thus they ordered the military to keep above a certain altitude when flying bombing runs in Bosnia / Kosovo, although the accuracy of the bombers were severely compromised. So she is very risk adverse. And she was right there as a big part of the decision-making process. Valerie is obviously risk adverse also, based on what we learned of her advice not to go after bin Laden. And Obama displayed signs of moral cowardice in the Illinois senate when he would just vote "present." This all smacks of moral and physical cowardice. Panetta looked very uncomfortable defending the decision to not go for the rescue. Of course, if he had any moral courage, he would resign his office immediately. But he is a more loyal Democrat than he is an American.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: bobdog, 10/28/2012 9:32:59 AM     (No. 8969060)

Someone should ask Michell Obama, "Did your husband always have balls the size of cue balls?"

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Reply 24 - Posted by: synchronicity, 10/28/2012 9:43:09 AM     (No. 8969085)

I like #24's thought process but I believe bb's would be a more appropriate spherical reference unless he's had them replaced with progressive woman's parts.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: kate3513, 10/28/2012 10:06:50 AM     (No. 8969141)

Time to clean house. Send this bunch of thugs and incompetents packing and mark them as totally inept at running a street corner newsstand much less the United State of America. The contrast is so visible this morning...Ty Woods who disobeyed an order to try to rescue Americans....Obama who ordered "stand down" to let them die. God help us purge the WH of these blood sucking leaches. God bless the Ty Woods of this world who put humanity ahead of politics.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: patpgmr, 10/28/2012 10:11:18 AM     (No. 8969149)

Remember the sword of Damocles?

"As the truth is leaking out, the flames of Benghazi are licking toward the horse hair holding up the blood stained swords over the head of President Obama."

http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2012/10/28/the-flames-of-benghazi-will-burn-through-the-horse-hair/

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/28/2012 10:15:37 AM     (No. 8969158)

Gee, what will be the topics for today's round table discussions?

Well, Hurricane Sandy, of course. And Hurricane Sandy as compared to Hurricane Katrina vis-a-vis minorities. The effect of Hurricane Sandy on minoritie and single women voters. And finally, how Hurricane Sandy won't cause any damage at all to Mitt Romney's brand new, luxurious La Jolla, CA beachfront Spanish bungalow. (with a split-sceen background picture of Mitt and Ann beaming at each other, and the house)

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Reply 28 - Posted by: maryc, 10/28/2012 10:28:14 AM     (No. 8969196)


My conclusion then was and is that he wants this country to be defeated.
If he is re-elected then I fear his plans will be successful.
And yet I had a small business person ask me this week how I, as a woman, could vote for Romney. I think I am sometimes living in an alternate universe from those who support this traitor.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: papasparky, 10/28/2012 10:52:42 AM     (No. 8969267)

Great post, 26! I was typing to rephrase the original with the word "marbles" as I read yours - I stopped, yours is much better, Milk Duds, indeed. Mooche's answer just might be "veeerrry innnterrrresttinng", ala Arte Johnson.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Butch59, 10/28/2012 12:06:15 PM     (No. 8969427)

As more and more information gets out about this Bengahzi business, it's clear that criminal activity has been committed. As such, it should be fully investigated and charges brought against those who have committed said acts. And prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. Of course, action like this would require an AG and DOJ and a federal prosecutor that has those male body parts that are as big as cue balls. And it is/would require someone in the WH to initiate that investigation.

I hope and pray that Mitt Romney, when he is elected, will do the right thing and start the wheels of justice turning. This is something that should not be swept under the rug simply because Obozo lost the election. Americans DIED because of their actions. And I've heard all my life that NO one is exempt from the law. That should include former presidents (and any other high ranking politicos).

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Reply 31 - Posted by: udanja99, 10/28/2012 12:44:11 PM     (No. 8969513)

I don't think that it's incompetence or cowardice. It's EVIL.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: lana720, 10/28/2012 1:39:18 PM     (No. 8969623)

You know, I think of myself as a loving person and this just brings out such hate in me. I truly despise these awful people.
That they can get reelected, makes me sick at the prospect.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: Avogadra, 10/28/2012 2:27:12 PM     (No. 8969703)

I don't know where to put this, so I will post here and hope it's okay. I can't even believe what I just heard at my black Baptist church. The sermon topic was "Holding Fast to the Truth" from II Timothy 1:13.

About halfway through the sermon, our pastor began to explain that, in our generation the definition of "truth" is changing. It is now based on opinion, not on the Bible. And then he began to explain that as Christians, we must be committed to the fact that the truths in the Bible don't change. Among these truths are the fact that killing babies in the womb is wrong. Marriage between men and men and between women and women is wrong. Then he went on to talk about the election.

He said that, yes, this election is about the poor, but unborn babies are the poorest of the poor. They have no voice. We have a chance to speak for them, and if we do not, judgment awaits. He said that blacks were born black and were treated as property with no rights. By God's grace, black people been given rights. He said that gays who try to say that their struggle is the same as the black struggle against slavery are simply wrong. Then he said that one party is for killing babies in the womb and for gay marriage. The candidate of the other party is a Mormon and changes his position all the time. But in this case, he said, we have to choose the lesser of two evils.

My pastor took a great risk to say these things. May God honor his courage.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: strike3, 10/28/2012 2:31:00 PM     (No. 8969710)

When Barry was conducting his search for a stupid white man that would not give him any competition in the intelligence department, he might have gone just a little higher up the food chain. If Biden worked in the private sector, he might have qualified as a cab driver or a highway department worker. As it is, he embarrasses this country across the world in ways that will take us decades to repair. Day Quayle, Sarah Palin and GWB are thoroughly exonerated from whatever faults the democrats imagined for them.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: snapper451, 10/28/2012 2:46:37 PM     (No. 8969757)

He should have received the Noble Prize for ego or incomprtence.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/28/2012 3:55:02 PM     (No. 8969922)

Risking all in posting twice I must say, whoa there, #40. You won't get away with reinventing history on this site.

Kennedy got us into Viet Nam, and LBJ turned it into fullscale war. Both democrats.

Clinton ignored the first World Trade Center attack which emboldened Osama Bin Laden to plot the second WTC attack. Result? 9/11. Clinton? Yep, democrat.

Reagan didn't train and arm Bin Laden. He trained and armed the Mujah Hadin who were fighting the Soviets who had decided to grab Afghanistan.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: uno, 10/28/2012 4:28:58 PM     (No. 8969985)

Looks like someone left the lid to the toilet up again and something slithered in...

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Reply 38 - Posted by: StormCnter, 10/28/2012 5:47:39 PM     (No. 8970118)

#40, I did a search. You have said on many threads that George W. Bush "allowed 9/11 to happen", plus a lot of other strange things, such as there is no black person on Lucianne.com and that all of us are "biggoted"(sic).

I'm really interested in how President "allowed" 9/11 to happen. He had been in office less than 9 months and the first two of those were taken up trying to put his administration together after the long Gore-caused court delays. What is it he did?

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Reply 39 - Posted by: tasine, 10/28/2012 6:16:50 PM     (No. 8970160)

Outrage is exactly what I feel. It is unbelieveable that Obama's minions and enablers are out in force today defending him. They should be hiding their faces in shame.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: OregonBoomerGirl, 10/28/2012 6:28:42 PM     (No. 8970183)

Thank you, #34, for calling it EVIL. I have long thought of Obama and his minions as evil, and I don't care if that sounds crazy to some. Evil takes many forms, such as refusing to respond to calls for help, and letting born-alive babies die of neglect. And professing love and loyalty to your country while really tearing it down and apart. What I can't understand is how so many people can't or won't see this president for the lying, shallow, classless, and yes, evil person that he is.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: tasine, 10/28/2012 7:25:39 PM     (No. 8970274)



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Reply 42 - Posted by: Layne's Soapbox, 10/28/2012 7:33:31 PM     (No. 8970295)

Obama is a dishonorable traitor and should be treated as such.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: qr4j, 10/28/2012 7:53:16 PM     (No. 8970330)

Karma can be a real b**** sometimes. For the sake of the country and all freedom-loving people around the globe, let's hope karma is a real b**** to Barry O and his gang of thugs on election day. If anyone ever deserved to be turned out of office, it is Barry and Joe.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: AppleAnnie, 10/28/2012 8:27:22 PM     (No. 8970365)

How demoralizing for our military to see their CinC for what he is, an incompetent coward. He wouldn't hesitate to leave them out to dry.

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Reply 45 - Posted by: mabelkitty, 10/28/2012 9:05:33 PM     (No. 8970410)

Nobody should be shocked by this. Obama is walking his talk. He has changed the rules of engagement and that is why our troops are getting murdered at a high rate. He is seditious and he should be thrown in prison for murder.



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Reply 46 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/28/2012 9:17:05 PM     (No. 8970420)

#40, the multi-poster, always rewrites history. It is all leftist propaganda. There is absolutely no reason to believe that Romney has any desire to go to war with anyone, but because Obama and the Democrat machine say so, the leftist parrots, like multi-poster, repeat the same falsehoods. It is too bad that someone would want to be here with a such a negative closed-mind. Oh, and yes, there are black people on this forum. Just as there are hispanics, gays and people from all walks of life and backgrounds.

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Posted By: Pluperfect- 4/18/2014 3:52:52 PM     Post Reply
Imagine a vendor on the National Mall, selling burgers and dogs, who hasn’t paid his rent in 20 years. He refuses to recognize his landlord, the National Park Service, as a legitimate authority. Every court has ruled against him, and fines have piled up. What’s more, the effluents from his food cart are having a detrimental effect on the spring grass in the capital. Would an armed posse come to his defense, aiming their guns at the park police? Would the lawbreaker get prime airtime on Fox News, breathless updates in the Drudge Report, a sympathetic ear from Tea Party Republicans?

Illinois Dems to offer $100 million in
taxpayer money to lure Obama library site

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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 4/18/2014 9:15:50 AM     Post Reply
First, the good news: We are close enough to the end of the Obama presidency for his crowd to talk about a presidential library. Now, the bad news: Obama´s retirement is still 1,008 days distant. Plenty of time though to round up the dough to build it somewhere. Figure they need Solyndra-style money, at least $500 million. The last two presidents – Bill Clinton and George W. Bush -- built their legacy edifices totally with private money. [Snip] However, Obama supporters have a different take. They think taxpayers should put up $100 million in public money for Obama´s library.


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