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Obama takes 'offense' on some Benghazi accusations
Politico ^ | October 29, 2012 | BYRON TAU

Posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:09 AM PDT by maggief

President Obama fired back at critics who have accused his administration of orchestrating a cover up over the September attacks in Libya.

“I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in what we believed," Obama told MSNBC's "Morning Joe" in an interview that aired Monday.

(snip)

“If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” Obama said.

“Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that responsibility. My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them,” Obama said.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; betrayal; boohoo; coverup; obama; offended; toughtalk

1 posted on 10/29/2012 6:24:11 AM PDT by maggief
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http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2012/10/29/obama-gets-nothing-softballs-morning-joes-scarborough-and-brzezinski

Obama Gets Nothing But Softballs From Morning Joe’s Scarborough and Brzezinski


2 posted on 10/29/2012 6:25:02 AM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

Spewing lies right up until the end. At least he’s consistent.


3 posted on 10/29/2012 6:26:14 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: maggief

I’m offended by his continued presence in the White House.


4 posted on 10/29/2012 6:28:32 AM PDT by SandyInSeattle (Romney is my choice.)
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To: maggief
My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them

His "number one responsibility" was to do whatever he could to prevent the deaths of four brave Americans. That, followed by his responsibility to tell the truth about what he knew and when he knew it, what he did and when he did it.

5 posted on 10/29/2012 6:29:52 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: maggief

“My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this”

He’s going to sue them.


6 posted on 10/29/2012 6:30:18 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: maggief

Hurricane Benghazi - send to your email list(s)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gf8lHz_7R_Y

God Bless Our Troops by giving them a new CIC on Nov. 6!!


7 posted on 10/29/2012 6:32:05 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: maggief

Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible,...First time he didn’t lie.


8 posted on 10/29/2012 6:33:18 AM PDT by Safetgiver ( Islam makes barbarism look genteel.)
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To: Genoa

My number one responsibility is to.......

to get re-elected and screw any American who gets in your way


9 posted on 10/29/2012 6:33:49 AM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: maggief

Barry is a whiner. A prima donna who can’t take criticism.


10 posted on 10/29/2012 6:34:14 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: maggief
My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them,” Obama said.

NO, that's number three, or four or five. Your number one responsibility was to provide adequate security based on local situation at each embassy, then to respond to specific requests from the ambassador concerning increased threats, and then to provide military assistance after the terrorist attack began.

And who knows what other warning signals should have been heeded before the terrorist attack? But Obama was only interested in pretending that his interference in Libya had been a great success, and that things were now peaceful and stable.

11 posted on 10/29/2012 6:35:00 AM PDT by Will88
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To: maggief

I can’t even begin to list the ways that Obomba offends me.


12 posted on 10/29/2012 6:35:34 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: maggief

“If we find out we that there was a big breakdown...”
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An American ambassador and CIA operatives were ruthlessly murdered by heavily armed terrorists at an American facility on 9/11. And nothing was done.

To suggest that there MIGHT have been a breakdown is offensive to the American people. This was a diplomatic and security debacle of the highest order that exposes the vulnerabilities of the rest of our diplomatic posts.


13 posted on 10/29/2012 6:36:05 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: maggief

Obama “takes offence”while brave Americans took “direct fire”.


14 posted on 10/29/2012 6:36:30 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: maggief

I “take offense” that Obama was happy to sacrifice 41 lives just so he and Michelle Antoinette could retain their private party jet for four more years. Yeah; that offends me. In the end, only four died, but he was happy with the “41” number.


15 posted on 10/29/2012 6:37:23 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: maggief
I am offended that four Americans are DEAD as a direct result of Obama's decision to let them die.
16 posted on 10/29/2012 6:37:26 AM PDT by Obadiah (The corrupt MSM is the enemy of the American people.)
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To: Fresh Wind

But here’s one for a start:

Using the word “folks” to describe bloodthirsty Muslim terrorists.


17 posted on 10/29/2012 6:37:43 AM PDT by Fresh Wind (If Obama is an empty chair, then Biden is the whoopee cushion.)
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To: Safetgiver

Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible,...First time he didn’t lie.
******
But he didn’t mean it either. He’ll never take responsibility for anything that isn’t a positive for him. He’s a pathological narcissist.


18 posted on 10/29/2012 6:38:51 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Fresh Wind
I can’t even begin to list the ways that Obomba offends me.

I can't stand the PO(TU)S.

19 posted on 10/29/2012 6:39:00 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: maggief
Benghazi: top officials are covering up.
20 posted on 10/29/2012 6:40:17 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: maggief

21 posted on 10/29/2012 6:42:53 AM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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To: maggief
Oooooooo....!!!

Obama's offended.

Well, people that you were supposed to protect are DEAD so take your offended and shove it up your @$$ you Muzzie motherjammer!

(Sorry, I get upset over wanton killing of SEALS by their commanders.)

If our nation allows this to pass without bringing Obama to justice then we truly are just another worthless nation of sheep.

22 posted on 10/29/2012 6:43:07 AM PDT by Aevery_Freeman (All Y'all White Peoples is racist!)
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To: maggief
“If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” Obama said.

“Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that responsibility.

It sounds like Obama is going to have to "be responsible" and "hold himself accountable."

23 posted on 10/29/2012 6:43:55 AM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: maggief


24 posted on 10/29/2012 6:45:23 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: maggief
Obama takes 'offense' ...

Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith were unavailable for comment.

25 posted on 10/29/2012 6:48:27 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: tomkat

Calling moozlum terrorists “folks” is the equivalent of police referring to a murderer as a “gentleman”. What a complete feckless anti-American idiot this thing is. nobama needs more time on his prayer rug apparently.


26 posted on 10/29/2012 6:50:58 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Barak; obama
I do take offense with some suggestion that in any way, we haven’t tried to make sure that the American people knew as the information was coming in...

Anything that can be done which "offends" you, I support 100%.

If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable...

That's what we're counting on, come election day.

27 posted on 10/29/2012 6:53:11 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate "Republicans Freed the Slaves" Month)
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To: maggief
My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this...

No, your number one responsibility was to give them military support when the attack was occurring, and you went to Vegas instead.

28 posted on 10/29/2012 6:53:34 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: maggief
...My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this..

No. Your responsibility is to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution and our nations vital interests. The Benghazi terrorist assault proves your reelection trumps this duty. Treason.

29 posted on 10/29/2012 6:55:32 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maggief

30 posted on 10/29/2012 6:59:25 AM PDT by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: Aevery_Freeman
If our nation allows this to pass without bringing Obama to justice then we truly are just another worthless nation of sheep.

Gotta agree with you there. And at the top of the Worthless List would be the Republicans in the US Congress. We have given them laws that enable them to do something about presidents like Obama, but they are gutless.

31 posted on 10/29/2012 6:59:57 AM PDT by Reddon
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To: Safetgiver
Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible

But sadly won't be held accountable or prosecuted.
32 posted on 10/29/2012 7:00:30 AM PDT by freebird5850 (Requests denied - Americans died.)
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To: maggief

Liars should be offended by our responses to their lies.
Otherwise, we are condoning their behavior.


33 posted on 10/29/2012 7:05:00 AM PDT by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: hal ogen
The only 'time' needed and earned by the gutless treasØn in Benghazi is on a gallows.

/.02

34 posted on 10/29/2012 7:05:02 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Genoa

Is anyone else tired of this man referring to bloodthirsty enemies of ours as “folks?”


35 posted on 10/29/2012 7:13:04 AM PDT by wolf24
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To: maggief

You jerk obama, you called four Americans a “bump in the road” You partied they died.. Get the heck out of the
Peoples House, remember WE THE PEOPLE OWN THIS COUNTRY.


36 posted on 10/29/2012 7:13:06 AM PDT by just me (NObama)
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To: maggief

Obama “takes” defense, GIVES offense.


37 posted on 10/29/2012 7:21:00 AM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: wolf24
+1
38 posted on 10/29/2012 7:23:59 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: maggief

Benedict Barry’s offended? Poor baby... talk to the families of the four dead Americans about being offended.


39 posted on 10/29/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: maggief

Obama is “offended”, how ironic.

We take offense that an American hero was killed by mortar fire, while painting the mortar position with a laser ahead of air support that was denied.


40 posted on 10/29/2012 7:59:30 AM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: maggief

I think there’s a line, “when you strike at a king, you must kill him”. Unless Romney removes him next week we’ll never get the real story on this. All of Obama’s subjects will cover for him till he loses power. Even then, Republicans will probably let him go quietly. So I prepare myself for disappointment.


41 posted on 10/29/2012 8:02:58 AM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: maggief
“Ultimately, as commander-in-chief, I’m responsible, and I don’t shy away from that responsibility. My number one responsibility is to go after the folks who did this, and we’re going to make sure we get them,” Obama said.

Translating from possible Lawyerspeak:
Obama's talking about, "Folks," and, "Them," might be referring to people making the accusations. NOT the terrorist murderers.
42 posted on 10/29/2012 8:13:09 AM PDT by RandallFlagg ("Liberalism is about as progressive as CANCER" -Alfonzo Rachel)
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To: maggief

He should have been on offense in Libya.


43 posted on 10/29/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by ully2
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To: maggief

HE is OFFENDED? What a POS....he is an OFFENSE to Freedom around the world. Wonder how offended he will be after Nov 6th????


44 posted on 10/29/2012 9:45:23 AM PDT by goodnesswins (What has happened to America?)
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To: maggief

Already wounded, having battled for his life and the lives of others for 7 hours and having been denied reinforcements on several occasions, did Ty Woods feel offended?

Woods and the other waited for help, while Obama waited for them to die.... then it’s off to Vegas.

Obama, you worthless bastard, I am offended, and most of America is offended that you are not on your knees begging for mercy.


45 posted on 10/29/2012 10:15:13 AM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Romney & Ryan.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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To: maggief
“If we find out we that there was a big breakdown, and somebody didn’t do their job, they’ll be held accountable,” Obama said.

We'll accept your resignation immediately, you worthless little slime.

46 posted on 10/29/2012 10:29:58 AM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: timestax

47 posted on 10/29/2012 2:31:46 PM PDT by timestax (Why not drug tests for the President AND all White Hut staff ? ? ?)
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