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What President Obama Really Said In That '60 Minutes' Interview About Benghazi
FoxNews ^ | November 05, 2012 | Bret Baier

Posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:23 AM PST by Son House

Two days before the election, CBS posted additional portions of a Sept. 12 "60 Minutes" interview where President Obama seems to contradict himself on the Benghazi attack. As the Benghazi investigation gets more attention and focus, CBS is once again adding to the Benghazi timeline.

..These are two crucial answers in the big picture. Right after getting out of the Rose Garden, where, according to the second debate and other accounts he definitively called the attack terrorism, Obama is asked point blank about not calling it terrorism. He blinks and does not push back.

Understand that this interview is just hours after he gets out of the Rose Garden.

How after this exchange and the CIA explanation of what was being put up the chain in the intel channels does the Ambassador to the United Nations go on the Sunday shows and say what she says about a spontaneous demonstration sparked by that anti-Islam video? And how does the president deliver a speech to the United Nations 13 days later where he references that anti-Islam video six times when referring to the attack in Benghazi?

Why did CBS release a clip that appeared to back up Obama's claim in the second debate on Oct. 19, a few days before the foreign policy debate, and not release the rest of that interview at the beginning?

Why on the Sunday before the election, almost six weeks after the attack, at 6 p.m. does an obscure online timeline posted on CBS.com contain the additional "60 Minutes" interview material from Sept. 12?

Why wasn't it news after the president said what he said in the second debate, knowing what they had in that "60 Minutes" tape -- why didn't they use it then?

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Glad to see FoxNews is also putting this on Front Page News, but it's obvious there won't be a straight answer before the election.
1 posted on 11/05/2012 7:52:24 AM PST by Son House
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To: All
Obama says he knew from the first phone call,

TRANSCRIPT: Presidential debate on foreign policy at Lynn University
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/22/transcript-presidential-debate-on-foreign-policy-at-lynn-university/

Obama “Now with respect to Libya, as I indicated in the last debate, when we received that phone call, I immediately made sure that, number one, that we did everything we could to secure those Americans who were still in harm’s way;”

Call that a lack of resolve “to secure those Americans” and no follow through; They sat in the situation room, well, Obama after his 5pm meeting with Biden and Panetta, for hours and there's no way they did everything, and it was the State Department that supplied the back-up Troops from Tripoli according to what we learned from Bing West on Greta.

Initial phone call to Washington which would have been 9:40 p.m. at the consulate, 3:40 p.m. in the Eastern Time zone;

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2012/10/198791.htm

SENIOR STATE DEPARTMENT OFFICIAL:“...I neglected to mention from the top that that agent from the top of this incident, or the very beginning of this incident, has been on the phone. He had called the quick reaction security team, he had called the Libyan authorities, he had called the Embassy in Tripoli, and he had called Washington.”

2 posted on 11/05/2012 8:04:17 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Son House

And Sunday night, 54 days after the attack and almost two weeks after putting out the first additional clip that appeared to back up the president after the second debate, CBS without fanfare posted the rest of the Benghazi question online — the question before the question.

Remember this is from a president who has been saying he was calling Benghazi a terrorist attack from the very first moment in the Rose Garden. Also, remember what he said in the debate and notice the new part — underlined in bold.

Click here to see the “60 Minutes” interview.

KROFT: Mr. President, this morning you went out of your way to avoid the use of the word terrorism in connection with the Libya Attack, do you believe that this was a terrorism attack?

OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.


3 posted on 11/05/2012 8:06:51 AM PST by KansasGirl ("If you have a business, you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."--B. Hussein Obama)
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To: Son House

There has got to be much more to this story. There was a decison to hide what really happened....WHY?

1.
Hillary Clinton Speaking at a press conference from the State Department on September 13, 2012
“Let me state very clearly — and I hope it is obvious — that the United States Government had absolutely nothing to do with this video.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYdb57P7T4

2.
Press Gaggle by Press Secretary Jay Carney — Golden, CO, 9/13/12
“As Secretary Clinton said today, the United States government had nothing to do with this movie.”
http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/09/13/press-gaggle-press-secretary-jay-carney-golden-co-91312

3.
Hillary Clinton Speaks at Ceremony as Bodies of Americans Killed in Libya Arrive in the US September 14, 2012
“We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with.”
http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/09/14/transcript-video-hillary-clinton-speaks-at-ceremony-as-bodies-of-americans-killed-in-libya-arrive-in-the-us/
4.
White House spokesman Jay Carney held a press briefing September 14, 2012
“The reason why there’s unrest is because of the film. This is in response to the film… this is not a film that the United States government had anything to do with. We reject its message and its contents we find it both reprehensible.”
http://www.commentarymagazine.com/2012/09/14/carney-anti-islam-video-completely-to-blame-for-unrest/

5.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Susan Rice, goes on morning shows at NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX and CNN. September 16, 2012
Rice called the attack a “direct result of a heinous and offensive video that was widely disseminated, that the U.S. government had nothing to do with.”
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-501713_162-57541739/timeline-of-comments-on-attack-on-us-consulate/

6.
Sept. 18: Obama was asked about the Benghazi attack on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”
“As offensive as this video was and, obviously, we’ve denounced it and the United States government had nothing to do with it.
http://factcheck.org/2012/10/benghazi-timeline/

7.
President Barack Obama’s speech to the UN General Assembly — full text September 25, 2012
“That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video”
http://www.timesofisrael.com/president-barack-obamas-speech-to-the-un-general-assembly-full-text/


4 posted on 11/05/2012 8:24:07 AM PST by Sleeping Freeper
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To: Sleeping Freeper

The United States Government is why we have Freedom of Speech, and why isn’t the media trying to protect their own right from thee Obama Administration that would subordinate the Freedom of Speech to the middle east response to a film?


5 posted on 11/05/2012 8:36:52 AM PST by Son House (Romney Plan: Cap Spending At 20 Percent Of GDP.)
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To: Sleeping Freeper
During the attack, there was a all-out effort by 0bama to PROTECT the attackers (No military sent in). After the attack, there was a all-out effort by 0bama to PROTECT the attackers (Blamed movie not attackers).

Either 0bama didn't want to blame the attackers because we (the U.S.) were in partnership with them over weapons dealing OR because team 0bama had hired them to take Stevens hostage and they were afraid either of these scenarios would get leaked.

6 posted on 11/05/2012 8:59:41 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Sleeping Freeper

And, as of last I heard, the supposed “filmmaker” is still in solitary confinement for “parole violations”. Nothing fishy about that, nosiree...


7 posted on 11/05/2012 9:59:39 AM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

The media have moved from merely misrepresenting the truth, to hiding facts and making up “news” out of whole cloth. The corruption of the media and its complicity with the ruling party is Orwellian in its scope. A Romney administration must ensure that the freedom of the internet is protected, as this is often the only forum revealing the unvarnished truth (even Fox sometimes slips into the groupthink mode). A truly free media, protected borders, and protection of the voting process are fundamental to the future survival of the Republic. As long as there is a truly free vote, America has the ability to correct its mistakes.


8 posted on 11/05/2012 10:01:10 AM PST by littleharbour
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To: Sleeping Freeper

For future reference ping.


9 posted on 11/05/2012 10:10:38 AM PST by Bshaw (A nefarious deceit is upon us all!)
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To: littleharbour; Marine_Uncle; TigersEye; onyx; SunkenCiv; blam; SierraWasp; Grampa Dave; ...
Absolutely right!

If we can win this election....We need a gigantic enema of the media.

10 posted on 11/05/2012 10:12:37 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Son House

OBAMA: Well it’s too early to tell exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans. And we are going to be working with the Libyan government to make sure that we bring these folks to justice, one way or the other.

Why are these animals being called “Folks”???!!!!

They are MTHRFKRS!! in the least.


11 posted on 11/05/2012 10:15:57 AM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Vendome
That's a "community organizer" talking!
12 posted on 11/05/2012 10:33:19 AM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
RE: "If we can win this election....We need a gigantic enema of the media."

That sounds like a good idea to me.
13 posted on 11/05/2012 11:58:02 AM PST by Marine_Uncle
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To: Son House
Folk you, 0coward!

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Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama left his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

14 posted on 11/05/2012 12:42:37 PM PST by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Ernest. Who knew the October surprises would be A) in November and B) directed at Zero?


15 posted on 11/05/2012 4:45:46 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Son House
Maybe they didn't air it right away because it was dubbed in later from an unknown second interview.

OK, sounds tinfoil, but these people sure do like revisionism and hollywood magic.

Could also be the admin juveniles thought that pretending to think the attacks were spontaneous would make the perps relax and not take much care, and get caught easier.

Of course, this is an admin made up of defense attorneys for terrorists so I'm not sure we can find supporting evidence for an altruistic motive for lying.

The most likely motive is that Obama really does think his voters are stupid enough to accept the Obama beat al Qaeda myth, and the press is desperate enough to help him that they have been going along up until the myth failed after the movie-palooza, so now they are trying to push a tall tale- pretending Obama didn't build that movie myth.

16 posted on 11/05/2012 6:19:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
Maybe he didn't want to blame them because these very jihadis were jihadists who had earlier fought against us in Iraq, which brings to mind Blackwater Bridge, since perfumed and primped and sold to the world as "rebels" fighting for human rights. Note that the bridge in Iraq wasn't named "Blue Mountain Group Bridge."

It would be a little weird inviting the new blackwater in to serve as security alongside these new "allies" the left has chosen. Oh, and the leader of one of the "rebel army" militias Belhadj was linked to the Madrid bombings, which as we know helped put the socialists in power in Spain.

You picked a fine bunch to lead them, Hussein... win or lose the next few months are going to be nasty.

17 posted on 11/05/2012 6:47:53 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Son House

bump for old time’s sake


18 posted on 05/09/2013 3:21:38 PM PDT by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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