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Obama: My "Biggest Priority" is Bringing the Benghazi "Folks" to Justice
Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2012 | Guy Benson

Posted on 10/26/2012 6:58:04 PM PDT by Kaslin

The president appeared on Michael Smerconish's radio program earlier today and addressed the Benghazi attack:
 

Obama Says His "Biggest Priority" Is Bringing Benghazi Attackers To Justice

What happened in Benghazi is a tragedy. We’re investigating exactly what happened. I take full responsibility for that fact. I send these folks in harm’s way, I want to make sure they’re always safe and when that doesn't happen, that we figure out what happened and make sure that doesn't happen again. But my biggest priority now is bringing those folks to justice and I think the American people have seen that’s a commitment I'll always keep.”  

"We're investigating."  Seven weeks later.  There certainly is quite a lot of material to pore over, but it seems as though every step of this so-called investigation (remember, the FBI couldn't gain access to the unsecured compound for weeks)  has been seized upon to conjure up new cover stories.  The president says he takes "full responsibility," but what does that mean, exactly?  His administration denied requests for beefed up security in Benghazi on several occasions, opting instead to pare down our defenses there.  His administration looked and listened live as the seven-hour battle raged, and refused to send reinforcements that could have made a difference.  And his administration has spun an evolving and befuddling tale to the American public about how and why this all happened.  It's obvious that this president has a powerful political interest in continuing the obfuscation racket for roughly 11 more days, give or take.  In the meantime, he's talkin' tough about bringing these "folks" to justice.  Am I the only one who's a bit uncomfortable with the Commander-in-Chief referring to a band of hardened, murderous jihadists as if they're a genial elderly couple at a local diner?  Beyond the semantics, though, there's this detail from Jennifer Griffin's report:
 

According to a source on the ground at the time of the attack, the team inside the CIA annex had captured three Libyan attackers and was forced to hand them over to the Libyans. U.S. officials do not know what happened to those three attackers and whether they were released by the Libyan forces.  


I overlooked this item earlier.  If Griffin's sources are correct, US personnel on the group actual had three of the terrorists in custody, but were required to "hand them over to the Libyans."  Why, and by whom?  Who were these terrorists, and where are they now?  The US government seems to have no idea.  Yet another mystery to "investigate" -- right, Mr. President?  I'll leave you with a second viewing of Charlie Woods, father of one of the murdered Americans:
 

Father Of Navy SEAL Killed In Benghazi Says Obama Admin Pushing A "Pack Of Lies"

UPDATE - Gen. Petraeus, now the CIA chief, says the "stand down" denial of reinforcements order did not come from his shop:
 

Breaking news on Benghazi: the CIA spokesman, presumably at the direction of CIA director David Petraeus, has put out this statement: "No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate." So who in the government did tell “anybody” not to help those in need? Someone decided not to send in military assets to help those Agency operators. Would the secretary of defense make such a decision on his own? No. It would have been a presidential decision.


That last bit was speculation from Bill Kristol.  Anyone have a better explanation?


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Editorial
KEYWORDS: amateur; barackobama; benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazirescue; chrisstevens; coverup; folks; narcissist; notoptimal; obamabenghazi; tyronewoodsfather
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Our priority is to see that he is getting his eviction notice on November 6
1 posted on 10/26/2012 6:58:06 PM PDT by Kaslin
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To: Kaslin; vette6387; mazda77; libertyhoundusnr; flat; freekitty; Nachum; Clintonfatigued; ...

In my opinion, those “folks” responsible include Bam Hussein and his Regime.


2 posted on 10/26/2012 7:04:09 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

Agreed. As to his top priority is catching those responsible for Benghazi.....riighhhhtttttt


3 posted on 10/26/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: Kaslin

His priority isnot to protect American life and the constitution, unfortunately.


4 posted on 10/26/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: Kaslin

If he wants quick justice he should check himself into the local jail!!!


5 posted on 10/26/2012 7:08:01 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Kaslin

I am worried about what damage will be done to the US between Election day and Jan 20, 2013.


6 posted on 10/26/2012 7:09:08 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: dalereed

If he wanted them to face justice, he could have done it that night.


7 posted on 10/26/2012 7:09:54 PM PDT by Gulf War One
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To: ExTexasRedhead

How quaint that her refers to his brethren as folks.

To Americans? They are jihadists, terrorists and the enemy.

To him? The anti American trash are his next door neighbors, his peers, his friends. Folks, right?


8 posted on 10/26/2012 7:10:24 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Kaslin
Our biggest tragedy is having this POS as president!

Boerner and McConnell should get in front of the cameras tomorrow and declare:

“Once the reports of the cause of the deaths of personnel in Benghazi; the time line of attacks; the upward communications for air support; and the administration negligence in providing cover, are probed and disclosed;

“If this administration is re-elected, the first order of the new Congress will be to draft articles of impeachment to Obama, Biden; Clinton; Panetta, and Petraous for treason!”

9 posted on 10/26/2012 7:11:02 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

exactly


10 posted on 10/26/2012 7:14:55 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Gulf War One

Yeah, and O.J. was gonna track down his wife’s killer too.....


11 posted on 10/26/2012 7:15:23 PM PDT by JW1949
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To: SaraJohnson

The detail about the Americans at the CIA annex who had captured three Libyan jihadis and were ordered to hand them over to the Libyans (who probably gave them a gold star) confirms this.


12 posted on 10/26/2012 7:15:29 PM PDT by livius
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To: himno hero

The ‘folks’ Obama intends to ‘bring to justice’(kill) are the brave Americans who defended themselves from his muzzie buddies.

Look for various accidents or ‘lucky’ terrorist attacks that will take them out.


13 posted on 10/26/2012 7:15:56 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

And while you all are at it, could someone please tell local law enforcement, like we see on real cop shows and local news, to just refrain from referring to perpetrators, suspected OR convicted, as “gentlemen”?

It frosts me.

Thanks.

:)


14 posted on 10/26/2012 7:17:51 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Kaslin

2 Navy SEALS brought about 70 of them to Justice.

We could have gotten them all if this tick-turd had some courage.

Now he spins this BS about bringing these people to Justice. Just how does he intend to do that ,have the Benghazi Police Department arrest them, and deport them to us?

He is a friggin joke. A waste of skin.

Without doubt the Worst President in the History of our Great Country.

And Yet 47% of the population want to return the Leadership of our country back to this cowardly, fawning, apologising,
vacationing,Golfing ,Air Force One flying, Incompentent Fraud..WTF is wrong with these people.?


15 posted on 10/26/2012 7:19:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: Kaslin

US personnel had 3 of the terrorists in custody but were told to hand them over to the Libyans????!!!!

WHAT???!!! WHAT???!!!!


16 posted on 10/26/2012 7:21:46 PM PDT by uncitizen (Treason is the Reason for the Season)
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To: Kaslin

US personnel had 3 of the terrorists in custody but were told to hand them over to the Libyans????!!!!

WHAT???!!! WHAT???!!!!


17 posted on 10/26/2012 7:21:48 PM PDT by uncitizen (Treason is the Reason for the Season)
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To: Kaslin
Our priority is to see that he is getting his eviction notice on November 6

It would be in the President's best interest to lose the Nov 6 election. That is probably the only way that he will not be tried for high crimes through the impeachment process. If he does win the election, he better damn well pray that the Senate doesn't switch to republican control.

I smell toast either way.....

18 posted on 10/26/2012 7:22:26 PM PDT by eeriegeno (<p>)
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To: eeriegeno

if he loses he should still be tried and executed as a traitor


19 posted on 10/26/2012 7:23:41 PM PDT by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: All

but, he has the endorsement of Colin Powell ..


20 posted on 10/26/2012 7:26:59 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Kaslin
Obobo needs to look in the mirror, and he will see the "folk" involved in the BenghaziGate tragedy!
21 posted on 10/26/2012 7:27:21 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Got that right


22 posted on 10/26/2012 7:28:43 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: himno hero

Just “guys from the neighborhood” kinda like Ayers and Doehrnin.

Power to the people, man ! Down with the pigs! Screw the man!


23 posted on 10/26/2012 7:28:52 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.u)
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To: Kaslin
I keep having this fantasy of this lying POS Kenyan locked in a room with one Navy Seal and one CIA agent for five minutes.

Obama should rot in a Federal Prison for what he's done!

24 posted on 10/26/2012 7:30:23 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: himno hero

I guess, according to Bam Bam, a few “folks” just flew into the World Trade Center on 9/11. Or, a few folks, beheaded Danny Pearl? A few folks attacked Pearl Harbor?


25 posted on 10/26/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Kaslin

Uh oh. I think this sounds like a threat against the people who are leaking about what really happened.


26 posted on 10/26/2012 7:30:55 PM PDT by petitfour
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To: Kaslin

Too bad his biggest priority wasn’t saving their lives to begin with.


27 posted on 10/26/2012 7:32:59 PM PDT by GVnana
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To: Kaslin

Me too, this lying c******ker should be tried for treason


28 posted on 10/26/2012 7:33:20 PM PDT by Joshua
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To: Joshua

By definition you cannot try a foreign national for treason. /sarc


29 posted on 10/26/2012 7:35:57 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

“Folks”? Talking like you’re straight out of Mayberry RFD isn’t going to cut it when it’s clear you allowed Americans to be slaughtered.

I hate this b@stard more by the hour!


30 posted on 10/26/2012 7:37:29 PM PDT by mplsconservative (Barack Hussein 0bama has American blood on HIS hands!)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

yuppers...

the Anti American crowd are his “folks” and what he relates to. Jihadists? Are his foreign policy advisers. MB? ... well you know the rest. Calipahte@ America’s expense. Remember this is just a “bump” in building the caliphate trail.


31 posted on 10/26/2012 7:37:33 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: ExTexasRedhead

yuppers...

the Anti American crowd are his “folks” and what he relates to. Jihadists? Are his foreign policy advisers. MB? ... well you know the rest. Calipahte@ America’s expense. Remember this is just a “bump” in building the caliphate trail.


32 posted on 10/26/2012 7:38:02 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: Kaslin

Hey Barry, you might want to think long and hard before attempting to take some type of tyrannical action either before or after the election. You’ve pi$$ed off all the wrong people; namely the CIA and Navy Seals. Think these guys aren’t watching you Barry? Better think again.


33 posted on 10/26/2012 7:41:03 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: ExTexasRedhead

He’s tightening his own hangman’s noose: The Fimdaiser-in-Chief should be tried and found guilty of TREASON.


34 posted on 10/26/2012 7:44:16 PM PDT by lightman (If the Patriarchate of the East held a state like the Vatican I would apply for political asylum.)
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To: Kaslin

Folks........he acts like some members of the Medicare crowd spray-painted naughty words on the wall surrounding the compound.

This was an act of foreign aggression and should have been treated as such, with a well-armed and timed military response.

I hope that Barack Obama never experiences a decent night of sleep for the rest of his life.


35 posted on 10/26/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Kaslin

The “folks” that killed 4 of us. “Folks” aren’t terrorists, you dumbA$$. Kind of liking some talking heads after 9/11 (2001) that referred to the hijackers as “gentlemen.” “As far as the gentlemen that flew the planes into the Twin Towers...” What retards. Clearly this slip of the tongue shows how O views the Libyan terrorists. They’re just plain old everyday folk, like you and me. Let’s sing a folk song together, maybe that’l help us catch the brutal folks who committed these murders.


36 posted on 10/26/2012 7:48:01 PM PDT by Hokestuk
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To: GeronL

Thank you! Its not enough for me that he is voted out of office. He should be tried and convicted for his mishandling of this matter, and his attempted cover-up.

Tell me he didn’t know what was going on......we saw live shots of that man watching the invasion and execution of Osama. Does he really think that we don’t know he could have arranged the same monitoring coverage of what was going on in Benghazi?

Oh, wait, the military would have had to arrange that....what? There was no military there?

Burn in hell, Abandoner in Chief.


37 posted on 10/26/2012 7:52:27 PM PDT by Badabing Badablonde (New to the internet? CLICK HERE)
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To: Kaslin
From the article:

Fox News has also learned that Stevens was in Benghazi that day to be present at the opening of an English-language school being started by the Libyan farmer who helped save an American pilot who had been shot down by pro-Qaddafi forces during the initial war to overthrow the regime. That farmer saved the life of the American pilot and the ambassador wanted to be present to launch the Libyan rescuer's new school.

How flimsy an excuse for the Amb to be there at the time.

Unbelievable! So Stevens was there to cut up some school ribbons, no wonder Obama didn't think he needed more security or back up.

38 posted on 10/26/2012 7:53:53 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Kaslin

No Mr president....we want you brought to justice for treason.


39 posted on 10/26/2012 8:09:06 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Conservative4Ever

We need to pray that Mr. Woods father of one of the heroes stays safe. I can’t imagine what he is going through first for the loss and now for his own fight on behalf of his son. He is uniquely able to bring about some justice and thank God it looks like he is not going to back down.


40 posted on 10/26/2012 8:25:00 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Buy and read Ameritopia by Mark Levin!)
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To: MomwithHope

Mr. woods is not suicidal either and he doesn’t have a heart condition and he just got a total maintenance done on his car.


41 posted on 10/26/2012 8:26:58 PM PDT by uncitizen (Treason is the Reason for the Season)
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To: Sir Napsalot

that school opening story sounds like a cover story. No way do I buy it. amb Stevens for months was begging for more security in Benghazi. It doesn’t make sense.


42 posted on 10/26/2012 8:31:08 PM PDT by uncitizen (Treason is the Reason for the Season)
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To: Kaslin

Ok Mr Obama. When are you going to turn yourself in?


43 posted on 10/26/2012 8:31:32 PM PDT by cableguymn (The founding fathers would be shooting by now..)
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To: Gulf War One

Having his a$$ on trial might serve to keep him occupied and unable to wreak too much mischief.....kind of like putting a “twitch” on a horse so he’ll hold still for medical procedures, etc.


44 posted on 10/26/2012 8:32:03 PM PDT by Tucker39
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To: central_va
By definition you cannot try a foreign national for treason.

He's acting as commander-in-chief. Bill Clinton claimed he deserved active duty military benefits for that. If he's ineligible for treason than he's guilty of being an illegal combatant. Trade the treason trial in on a cigarette and a bullet.

45 posted on 10/26/2012 8:33:54 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: central_va
By definition you cannot try a foreign national for treason.

He's acting as commander-in-chief. Bill Clinton claimed he deserved active duty military benefits for that. If he's ineligible for treason than he's guilty of being an illegal combatant. Trade the treason trial in on a cigarette and a bullet.

46 posted on 10/26/2012 8:34:09 PM PDT by JohnBovenmyer (Obama been Liberal. Hope Change!)
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To: GVnana; All
Too bad his biggest priority wasn’t saving their lives to begin with.

Why didn't our military come to their aid, Mr. President? Who gives that order to go help? Investigation over in 30 seconds.

47 posted on 10/26/2012 8:44:09 PM PDT by convocation
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To: Kaslin

OBAMA can’t order a strike against these FOLKS. One of them might be his DAD!


48 posted on 10/26/2012 8:46:27 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: MomwithHope

I agree...keep Mr Woods in our prayers. His courage is right up there with his son’s. Brave man to speak out wanting answers from this vile administration.


49 posted on 10/26/2012 8:48:04 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (The Obamas = rude, crude and socially unacceptable)
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To: Noob1999
I wish that would happen. If they slide on this, then there is no accountablity left. Everyone should be able to break laws as they please.
50 posted on 10/26/2012 8:51:20 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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