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  • Ex-US officials criticise Obama ‘micromanagement’

    11/16/2014 7:59:19 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 41 replies
    Daily Times (Lahore Pakistan) ^ | Sunday, November 16, 2014 | AFP
    Leon Panetta and Robert Gates, two former directors of the CIA and Defence Department, on Saturday criticised President Barack Obama's micromanagement of the military. “For the past 25 to 30 years, there has been a centralisation of power in the White House,” Panetta said during a panel discussion at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation. “Because of that centralisation of authority at the White House, there are too few voices that are being heard.” Without naming the Obama administration, Panetta said that by the time you get to the White House, the staff has already decided what should be done. Panetta...
  • Newly released interviews detail highs, lows of Clinton White House

    11/15/2014 12:16:27 PM PST · by PROCON · 44 replies
    cnn ^ | Nov. 15, 2014 | Dan Merica
    Little Rock, Arkansas (CNN) -- A cache of new -- largely unvarnished -- interviews with former members of the Bill Clinton White House were released on Friday and offer a glimpse into both the triumphs and tribulations of the Clinton White House. Everyone from former aides like Leon Panetta and Bruce Reed to world leaders like Vaclav Havel, the former President of the Czech Republic, and Kim Dae-jung, the former president of South Korea, were interviewed for the project. Released by the University of Virginia's Miller Center and conducted after President Bill Clinton left office, the transcripts will be a...
  • Panetta: 'Nobody Bears the Fault for Benghazi'

    10/14/2014 9:51:40 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 30 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Those who see Leon Panetta as a stalking horse for Hillary Clinton just got some more ammunition for their argument. Last week, Panetta helped distance Hillary from President Obama's foreign policy failures by blasting Obama for mistakes in Syria and Iraq. But today, discussing the foreign policy issue on which Hillary is most vulnerable--Benghazi--Panetta suddenly became very forgiving. Appearing on the Diane Rehm show, Panetta declared "nobody is to blame for Benghazi." View the video here.
  • Panetta Book Bombshell: Challenges to Obama's Legitimacy Affected His Presidency

    10/13/2014 10:08:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 10-13-14 | Jack Cashill
    Largely lost in the hubbub over former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s new book Worthy Fights is one intriguing revelation. As reported in the New York Times, the accusations that Barack Obama was not what he appeared to be, perhaps not even a natural-born citizen, caused him to become tentative on the national stage. “Those challenges have encouraged the president’s caution and defensiveness, which in turn has emboldened further challenges,” Mr. Panetta wrote. As the originator of one of those challenges, namely that terrorist emeritus Bill Ayers helped Obama with his 1995 memoir Dreams from My Father, I can confirm the...
  • Scarborough Accuses Panetta of 'Lack of Character' For Criticizing Obama

    10/10/2014 4:38:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Remember when dissent was patriotic? When people like Hillary Clinton screeched that "we have a right to disagree with any administration?" Forget about it. That's so, like, 2003. You know, when George W. Bush was President. Things are different today. Now, criticizing a sitting president is wrong. Very wrong. Just ask Joe Scarborough, who on today's Morning Joe accused Leon Panetta of a "lack of character" for criticizing President Obama in his book and public appearances. View the video here.
  • Leon Panetta's Phony Tough Guy Act

    10/09/2014 11:30:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 16 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/09/14 | Cliff Kincaid
    Anti-Americanism is on the march worldwide, and Panetta's fingerprints are all over the unfolding disasters. That's why he's spending his TV time criticizing his boss It’s amazing what people will do when they are selling books. Former Obama CIA director and Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is sounding like a war hawk in promoting Worthy Fights, his new book about the foreign policy disasters of the Obama administration. Obama has “lost his way,” Panetta says, hoping people won’t notice how Panetta guided the way for much of the time, from one disaster to another.
  • MSNBC's Thomas Roberts: Panetta Criticizing Obama For Bucks and Hillary Brownie Points

    10/09/2014 5:14:29 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 11 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Elite Dems across America might be scuttling away from Barack Obama. But the president can count on at least one man to stand by his side: MSNBC's Thomas Roberts. On today's Morning Joe, Roberts accused Leon Panetta of criticizing President Obama for base motives: "getting paid" off his book, and currying close ties with Hillary Clinton. Roberts lame line of attack came after Joe Scarborough and Mark Halperin [citing Ron Fournier] said Panetta's criticism of Obama echoes what elite Dems from Washington to Hollywood are saying in private—but are afraid to express in public. View the video here.
  • Obama Spokesman Responds to Leon Panetta’s Accusations by Calling Him Names

    10/08/2014 8:47:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 10/08/2104
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has lobbed a series of damning accusations against his old boss, President Barack Obama. In his new book, Panetta says that Benghazi was always an obvious terrorist attack. He says that Obama approaches the world like a law professor, meaning that he does not usually see reality if it does not comport with his preconceived notions. Panetta writes that Obama’s decisions on Syria and Iraq have paved the way for the rise of of the Islamic State. Panetta writes that Obama has given up on the job, rather than continue to try working with Republicans...
  • Milbank wonders: Why are Obama’s former officials so disloyal?

    10/07/2014 4:28:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | ED MORRISEY
    Twitter had a lot of fun with this question last night, mostly at Dana Milbank’s expense, but the emergence of several tell-all accounts while Barack Obama is still in office does seem a little … remarkable. At least three books in the past year or two have opened the ledger on Obama’s policies and decisions as President, an effort that usually — but not always — begins after a President leaves office. Leon Panetta is the third Cabinet official, and more importantly the third major member of Obama’s national-security team, to write memoirs that criticize him in highly detailed accounts....
  • Can America Fight a Thirty Years' War?

    10/07/2014 10:04:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2014 | Pat Buchanan
    "The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature." With this citation from Madison, Cong. Walter Jones is calling for a debate and decision on whether America should go to war in Syria and Iraq, when Congress reconvenes after Nov. 4. Last week's events make Jones' request a national imperative. For former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says we are heading into a "30-year war" against the Islamic State and the emerging threats in Nigeria, Somalia, Yemen, Libya and elsewhere. He faults Obama for not bombing Syria when...
  • Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta memoir blames Obama for collapse in Iraq

    10/02/2014 11:58:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/02/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    Former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s memoir has a release date of next Tuesday, but it may make headlines for the next several days. According to Taegan Goddard at Political Wire, Worthy Fights blames the Obama administration for allowing Iraq to collapse, thanks to a political desire to pull out trumping the security needs that should have had us maintain our presence and exert our influence to keep Sunnis and Shi’ites working together: Panetta writes that “our side viewed the White House as so eager to rid itself of Iraq that it was willing to withdraw rather than lock in...
  • Leon Panetta Violated NDAA, Changed Benghazi Sp Forces Mission...Title Truncated

    05/05/2014 3:30:08 PM PDT · by PoloSec · 16 replies
    Maggie's Notebook ^ | 5 May 2014 | Maggie
    Full Title: Leon Panetta Violated NDAA, Changed Benghazi Sp Forces Mission Without Chris Stevens MANDATED Approval Gregory Hicks was the Deputy Chief of Mission on the ground in Tripoli the night of September 11, 2012 when our Benghazicompound and the secret CIA Annex was attacked. In January 2014, Hicks hit back against those blaming Ambassador Chris Stevens for his own death. He refers to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report, saying that the Committee interviewed him professionally and thoroughly, but the information below, on why Chris Stevens was forced to refuse military protection did not make it into the...
  • Gregory Hicks: Benghazi and the Smearing of Chris Stevens

    01/23/2014 12:52:39 PM PST · by mojito · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | 1/22/2014 | Gregory Hicks
    Last week the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence issued its report on the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya. The report concluded that the attack, which resulted in the murder of four Americans, was "preventable." Some have been suggesting that the blame for this tragedy lies at least partly with Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack. This is untrue: The blame lies entirely with Washington. The report states that retired Gen. Carter Ham, then-commander of the U.S. Africa Command (Africom) headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany, twice offered to "sustain" the special forces security team in Tripoli...
  • Panetta Revealed Classified Info to Zero Dark Thirty Filmmaker

    12/10/2013 6:24:00 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    free beacib ^ | 12/10/13 | CJ Ciaramella
    Former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed classified information at a 2011 awards ceremony attended by Zero Dark Thirty filmmaker Mark Boal, according to documents obtained by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch. The CIA allowed Boal, the screenwriter of Zero Dark Thirty, to attend a June 24, 2011 award ceremony celebrating the successful raid on Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Abbottabad, Pakistan that May. A transcript of Panetta’s speech that night obtained by Judicial Watch is labeled “top secret,” and significant portions of it are redacted. At the conclusion his speech, Panetta told the audience, “You have made me proud...
  • CIA papers show Panetta spilled bin Laden secrets

    12/10/2013 3:19:33 PM PST · by gooblah · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | december 10 2013 | Kimberly Dozier
    Newly declassified documents show that former CIA Director Leon Panetta revealed secret information to "Zero Dark Thirty" scriptwriter Mark Boal, who was allowed to attend Panetta's speech at CIA headquarters marking the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
  • Panetta: Obama may have to accept changes to Obamacare if site isn't fixed fast

    11/10/2013 9:59:31 AM PST · by tobyhill · 66 replies
    CBS ^ | 11/10/2013 | By Rebecca Kaplan
    f the HealthCare.gov site cannot be fixed by the end of November, Leon Panetta said President Obama "may very well have to accept some changes in order to make sure that we can continue to implement it." Panetta, a former Congressman and top aide to President Clinton, ran both the Central Intelligence Agency and Defense Department during Mr. Obama's administration. He said that even though speedy repairs will be tough, the administration doesn't need to take down the federal website where consumers can shop for and purchase health insurance, but that they should be able to fix the system while...
  • Panetta: US may have to use military force against Iran

    11/02/2013 9:39:54 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/2/13 | Maya Shwayder
    NEW YORK – While the US has “implemented unprecedented sanctions and pressure on Iran, we may very well have to use military force to back up our policy,” Leon Panetta said on Thursday night. The former US defense secretary and CIA director made the remarks while addressing around 600 people at the Anti-Defamation League’s 100th annual meeting Panetta, who was receiving the ADL’s William and Naomi Gorowitz Institute Service Award, said the US needs to “maintain a healthy skepticism” when negotiating to suss out Iran’s true level of commitment to negotiations over its nuclear program. “It is the Supreme Leader
  • Obama's winning strategy will be retested soon

    10/18/2013 2:15:16 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | By Kathleen Hennessey and Christi Parsons
    WASHINGTON — It's been a constant quandary for the Obama White House: Should the president reach out to his Republican opponents or isolate them? Should he compromise to move his agenda or try to split the GOP ranks? Carrot or stick? [BIG SNIP] Democrats continue to debate how the president should approach that process — offering concessions or lines in the sand. This week, former Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta told reporters he thought Obama should put "everything on the table," as well as do more to build relationships with Republicans......... [Neera] Tanden [president of the Center for American Progress]...
  • Panetta Rebukes Obama’s Handling of Shutdown

    10/14/2013 7:22:17 PM PDT · by kristinn · 37 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | Monday, October 14, 2013 | Ruth Marcus
    Leon Panetta served in Washington with nine presidents, starting with Lyndon Johnson. He has been a member of Congress, Office of Management and Budget director, White House chief of staff, director of the Central Intelligence Agency and secretary of defense — the last two under President Obama. He is a man who knows Washington and knows how to choose his words. So Panetta’s implicit rebuke of the president’s hands-off approach to the budget crisis at a breakfast Monday was striking. Indeed, implicit may be an understatement. Asked repeatedly whether he was being correctly understood as critical of President Obama, Panetta...
  • Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack]

    09/03/2013 1:27:16 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 33 replies
    www.RushLimbaugh.com ^ | September 03, 2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    Bodansky: What If Bashar Didn't Do It? [Syria Chemical Attack] September 03, 2013 BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: All right. So here's the deal. Last week, Obama reverses himself and says that he's not gonna go into Syria. Remember, they're using nerve gas. John Kerry goes out there, 1,500 people, 2,400 people, a lot of kids, nerve gas, sarin gas, got the proof.Look, I'm gonna get into all the hypocrisy.Yes, Kerry dining with Bashar back in 2009 and talking about what a great guy Bashar was. The bottom line is this administration is as incompetent as Jimmy Carter. There's only one...
  • When Myths Collide in the Capital

    05/12/2013 10:43:01 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 5/11/2013 | MAUREEN DOWD
    THE capital is in the throes of déjà vu and preview as it plunges back into Clinton Rules, defined by a presidential aide on the hit ABC show “Scandal” as damage control that goes like this: “It’s not true, it’s not true, it’s not true, it’s old news.” The conservatives appearing on Benghazi-obsessed Fox News are a damage patrol with an approach that goes like this: “Lies, paranoia, subpoena, impeach, Watergate, Iran-contra.” (Though now that the I.R.S. has confessed to targeting Tea Party groups, maybe some of the paranoia is justified.) Welcome to a glorious spring weekend of accusation and...
  • Tax and Steal

    03/23/2013 4:19:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 23, 2013 | Bill O'Reilly
    So my vacation plans to Cyprus have been canceled. Something about the government there seizing everybody's wallet because the country is bankrupt. Another nanny state bites the dust. When will they ever learn? Never. Here in the good old USA, there are 76 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus -- folks such as Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, New York Rep. Charles Rangel, California Rep. Maxine Waters and Florida Rep. Alan Grayson. Sanders is the only honest one in the bunch. He comes right out and admits he's a socialist. He'll take all your stuff while telling you tales of Ethan...
  • Congressional Hearings Show Obama Treading Dangerous Global Path

    02/11/2013 5:28:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2013 | Michael Barone
    There were two extraordinary disclosures in Thursday's testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey before the Senate Armed Services Committee. One is that there was no communication between them and Barack Obama or Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the seven hours of Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were attacked and murdered in Benghazi. This is a vivid contrast with those photos we've seen of the president and his leading advisers watching the video of the attack on Osama bin Laden. At a 5 p.m. meeting, when...
  • Dishonored and Disrespected: Obama Disarmed US Marines at Inaugural Parade

    02/10/2013 9:47:14 AM PST · by george76 · 49 replies
    Gateway ^ | February 10, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    A new administration policy? Barack Obama disarmed the US Marines at the Inaugural parade this year. Dishonored and disarmed: Bolts are clearly missing from these Marine rifles during President Obama’s inauguration parade. This is an unmistakable insult to the honor of the Marine Corps ... It’s not the first time the Obama Administration disarmed US Marines at an event. In March 2012, US Marines were told to leave their weapons outside the tent during Leon Panetta’s speech in Afghanistan.
  • Clinton brings warning to House Democrats about 2014 campaign

    02/09/2013 7:50:02 AM PST · by Libloather · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/08/13 | Russell Berman
    LANSDOWNE, Va. — Former President Bill Clinton came to the House Democratic retreat here armed with a warning: The Republicans won’t make it as easy for Democrats to win in 2014. “I think that we should assume going forward that the people who disagree with us, honestly in our approach, will not make it quite as easy to draw the contrast on the things they do and say [as] they did last time,” Clinton told House Democrats in a wide-ranging and largely informal talk that lasted nearly 45 minutes. Clinton noted he held 133 campaign events for Democrats in 2012,...
  • Hillary: Riding Off Into the Sunset Or Bound For Glory

    02/09/2013 7:07:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Brian Birdnow
    Last week Secretary of State Hillary Clinton stepped down from her lofty position amidst a sycophantic outpouring of hot air as journalists and fellow politicians abandoned their roles and assumed positions as Hillary courtiers, duly attending to the bidding of their lord and mistress. This would include, but was not limited to singing praiseful odes to her ladyship, ignoring her errors, helping to cover up her mistakes, and attempting to damage the reputations of any person who refused to play along with the charade. At the center of the love-fest was the former Secretary herself, appearing before a Senate panel...
  • Obama AWOL during Benghazi Attack

    02/09/2013 7:29:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 9, 2013 | Bob Beauprez
    President Barack Obama was nowhere to be found the long and fatal night of September 11, 2012 when Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were assassinated in an attack on the U.S. Mission Outpost in Benghazi, Libya.  Finally, five months after the terrorist assault, the American people and the families of those brave slain Americans find out that even though live video was being streamed back to Washington, even though requests for backup had been sent, the President left it to others to deal with the issue. "He (Obama) knew generally what was deployed out there but as to...
  • CONNECTING SOME DREADFUL DOTS

    02/09/2013 5:43:43 PM PST · by Dick Bachert · 37 replies
    Vanity | 2/9.2013 | Dick Bachert
    Today is Saturday, February 9, 2013. As this is written, police in California are hunting former officer Christopher Dorner who has gone on a murderous rampage. He left behind a long “manifesto” setting out a list of perceived insults, indignities and slights going back to his childhood and threatening to kill those his disturbed mind feels to be responsible. While watching FNN this morning, a psychiatrist declared that all the evidence points to this fellow being a NARCISSIST. He offered that one of the major symptoms of narcissism is an unwarranted elevated sense of great self-worth/self-esteem. He then predicted that...
  • Clinton to Testify on Benghazi Attack (Wednesday)

    01/20/2013 3:24:30 PM PST · by Libloather · 38 replies
    VOA News ^ | 1/19/13 | Michael Bowman
    **SNIP** But Clinton’s testimony before House and Senate panels is likely to be mostly forward looking, said National security expert Rudy deLeon. “What we are expecting to hear, in the secretary’s own voice, is the plan she has to reinvigorate and enhance diplomatic security services," he said. "What we are reminded of is how delicate the security situation is, and how attentively we need to stay focused.” Will the Benghazi attack be a permanent and defining stain on Clinton’s tenure at the State Department? Former U.S. NATO Ambassador Robert Hunter does not think so. “I do not think her image...
  • In cable the day he died, U.S. ambassador warned Clinton about Benghazi security

    01/22/2013 7:05:42 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    Washington Guardian ^ | January 2 2, 2013 | John Solomon
    Cable from Chris Stevens was chock full of reports on regional violence, concerns about local security capabilitiesJust hours before he died in a terrorist attack at the U.S. compound in Benghazi, Ambassador Chris Stevens sent a cable to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton painting a chaotic, violent portrait of the eastern Libya city and warning that local militias were threatening to pull the security they afforded U.S. officials.... [snip] Militia leaders told U.S. officials just two days before the attack that they were angered by U.S. support of a particular candidate for Libyan prime minister and warned “they would not...
  • Former Special Forces Commander: Was U.S. Running Guns to Syrian Rebels Via Benghazi? CIA: No

    01/22/2013 2:02:38 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    CNS News ^ | 1/22/13 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    (CNSNews.com) - Retired Army Lt. Gen. William G. Boykin—who is the former commander of the U.S. Special Forces Command, the former deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence and who worked with the CIA—told CNSNews.com in a video interview last week that he believes it is a reasonable supposition that the U.S. was supporting or planning to support the Syrian rebels via Benghazi, Libya. The CIA, however, says Boykin’s supposition is erroneous and that the U.S. was not conducting or planning covert action to support Syrian rebels through Benghazi. “These assertions are both baseless and flat wrong,” a CIA spokesperson told...
  • Some questions for Secretary Clinton when she testifies on Benghazi this week

    01/22/2013 8:45:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/21/13 | Scott Varland
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has agreed to testify on the Benghazi debacle before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. The hearing is scheduled for Wednesday, January 23, two days after President Obama is inaugurated. I doubt that very many journalists and citizens will closely follow the hearing held so soon after the inauguration. But even so, I have some questions that a member of the Committee may want to ask. (Of course, these questions are the tip of the iceberg.) 1. On October 15, 2012, did you take responsibility for the lapses in Benghazi security that resulted in the 9/11/12...
  • Some Algeria Attackers Are Placed at Benghazi

    01/22/2013 8:08:06 PM PST · by kristinn · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Tuesday, January 22, 2013 | Adam Nossiter
    Several Egyptian members of the squad of militants that lay bloody siege to an Algerian gas complex last week also took part in the deadly attack on the United States Mission in Libya in September, a senior Algerian official said Tuesday. The Egyptians involved in both attacks were killed by Algerian forces during the four-day ordeal that ended in the deaths of at least 38 hostages and 29 kidnappers, the official said. But three of the militants were captured alive, and one of them described the Egyptians’ role in both assaults under interrogation by the Algerian security services, the official...
  • Boom: CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson tears into Obama Admin over Benghazigate

    01/23/2013 5:59:45 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 34 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | January 23, 2013
    CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson has been one of the few members of the media willing to hold the Obama Administration’s feet to the fire over Benghazigate. Despite Obama et al.’s toxic mixture of silence, prevarication, and obfuscation, Attkisson has doggedly pursued the truth about the September 2012 attacks that left four Americans dead. Today, she spotlighted the list of questions that the Obama Administration has yet to answer:
  • Live Thread: Sec. of State Clinton to Testify on U.S. Consulate Attack in Benghazi

    01/23/2013 5:58:01 AM PST · by kristinn · 411 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | Wednesday, January 23, 2013
    Senate hearing: 9:00a.m. EST. House hearing: 2:00 p.m. ESTWatch live here. Also on C-SPAN 3. In her first testimony since the Benghazi attack, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will participate in a full day of hearings Wednesday about U.S. diplomatic security and the American mission in Libya. Sec. Clinton will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the morning followed by an afternoon testimony to the House Foreign Affairs Committee. In December, the State Department's highest ranking foreign service officers, William Burns and Thomas Nides, testified before Congressional lawmakers in the Secretary's place. They discussed a new report by...
  • HILLARY TESTIFYING ON BENGHAZI NOW

    01/23/2013 6:25:36 AM PST · by MestaMachine · 3 replies
    Me | Jan 23, 2013 | Me
    hillary testifying live right now.
  • BenghaziGate: Lies, Murder, Treason & Heroes

    01/23/2013 7:04:07 AM PST · by RobaWho · 11 replies
    Rob Cunningham USA ^ | Jan. 23, 1013 | Rob Cunningham
    Never has one live television event held the potential to enrage a nation, destroy a sitting president, disqualify an aspiring President and delegitimize a malignant, corrupted media industry than the testimony of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton before Congress, today. Prior to this public hearing, Good Morning America will have spent more time interviewing Honey Boo-Boo during one show, than all network news stations, combined (excluding Fox News) have spent discussing the details surrounding the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11, 2012. The last murder of a U.S. Ambassador occurred in...
  • Caption Clinton testifyin'

    01/23/2013 7:44:24 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 39 replies
    U.S.Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testifies on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) hugs Senator John McCain (R-AZ) as she arrives to testify on the September attack on U.S. diplomatic sites in Benghazi, Libya during a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington January 23, 2013.
  • Why Benghazi Hasn't Brought Down Hillary Clinton–and Won't

    01/23/2013 6:32:21 AM PST · by chessplayer · 19 replies
    The secretary of State testifies this week, but because of years of taking hits and careful damage control she'll leave unscathed.
  • Critical Benghazi Question: ‘What Caliber Ammo?’

    01/23/2013 7:54:15 AM PST · by george76 · 20 replies
    Conservative Report ^ | January 22, 2013 | Chip Jones
    As the Congressional hearings on the fiasco in Benghazi gear back up, and as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify all manner of questions are floating around about who knew what and when ... Therefore, the question that is simply asked and objectively answered, without placing any of the SF or CIA operatives at mortal risk is a simple one. You see, the Kalashnikov rifle chambers a 7.62 mm round. The US M-4 rifle chambers a 5.56 mm round. What is widely reported and accepted is that at least two of the TDY Green Berets who were assigned...
  • 'What Difference Does It Make!?'Secretary Clinton Gets Heated During Benghazi Hearing

    01/23/2013 8:31:44 AM PST · by lbryce · 70 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Alexis Levinsom
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that the misinformation that came out about the Benghazi attacks in their immediate aftermath no longer mattered, saying that the important thing was to find the persons responsible. Clinton had a heated exchange with Sen. Ron Johnson during a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee when he questioned her about the initial reports on the motives behind the attacks on the U.S. Embassy that left four Americans dead. Initially, UN Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the attacks on protests over an anti-Muslim video when she appeared on the Sunday shows, apparently speaking...
  • Finally - Hillary Clinton to testify about Benghazi

    01/23/2013 8:32:33 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/23/2013 | Rick Moran
    I'm sure the Obama administration wishes questions about the Benghazi attack and subsequent murder of our ambassador and 3 others would just go away. They successfully stonewalled the issue until after the election and then some ill-timed health issues afflicting Secretary Clinton prevented her from testifying last year. But today, the House and Senate foreign affairs committees will each get their shot at question Mrs. Clinton about what happened, why the investigation has been botched, and why the perpetrators are still at large thumbing their nose at the US government. From THE HILL: ________________________ Republicans have been clamoring for her...
  • Clinton: Nobody more committed to security

    01/23/2013 9:12:11 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jan 23, 2013 10:15 AM EST | Donna Cassata
    Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted on Wednesday that the department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide after the deadly Sept. 11 raid on the consulate in Libya. In probably her last appearance on Capitol Hill as America’s top diplomat, Clinton once again took full responsibility for the department’s missteps leading up to assault at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. … Clinton’s testimony was focusing on the Libya attack after more than three months of Republican charges that the Obama administration ignored signs...
  • NBC Laments 'Grueling Day' of Benghazi Testimony for 'Stellar' Clinton

    01/23/2013 9:38:22 AM PST · by Nachum · 58 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/23/13 | Kyle Drennen
    Wrapping up a report on Wednesday's NBC Today about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's upcoming congressional testimony on the Benghazi terrorist attack, chief foreign affairs correspondent Andrea Mitchell sympathetically observed: "It will be a grueling day, first in the Senate, then in the House. Not how the Secretary of State had planned to wind up what is widely viewed as a stellar term as the nation's top diplomat." [Listen to the audio or watch the video after the jump] At the top of the segment, Mitchell seemed to lament that Clinton would have to endure such questioning after recent health...
  • Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11

    01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 24 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER
    At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said: "Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"
  • Clinton Shouts: 'What Difference Would It Make?' ("Should'a, could'a, would'a" redux)

    01/23/2013 9:22:17 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 49 replies
    The Blog / The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 201 | DANIEL HALPER
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was asked about ascertaining whether the Benghazi terror attack was the result of a protest by Senator Ron Johnson. "What difference would it make?" Clinton shouted, seemingly losing her cool. "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?"
  • WaPo and CBS reporters: Yeah, actually, it makes a difference, Hillary

    01/23/2013 3:28:40 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/23/2013 | Ed Morrissey
    "What difference does it make?" an angry Hillary Clinton retorted when Senator Ron Johnson pressed her on why the administration pushed the false narrative on Benghazi. I've already responded, but in case that's not enough, CBS News reporter Sharyl Attkisson has a thought on that question: It makes a difference.— Sharyl Attkisson (@SharylAttkisson) January 23, 2013 The Washington Post's Erik Wemple explains why: No matter your view of the media’s role in Benghazi; no matter your take on whether U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice leveled with the country on the Sept. 16 talk shows; no matter your view...
  • What Doesn't Matter to Hillary Clinton

    01/24/2013 7:59:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2013 | Debra J. Saunders
    "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they'd they go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?" Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at a hearing on the Sept. 11, 2012, attack in Benghazi, Libya, which left U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith and Glen Doherty dead. "It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent...
  • Hillary Clinton’s Management Failure

    01/24/2013 6:39:26 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/24/2013 | Elliott Abrams
    During her congressional testimony today, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton repeatedly defended her failure to see key cables dealing with Benghazi by noting how many cables the State Department receives. She explained there are 1.4 million cables to the department a year, all addressed to her as secretary. That’s wrong — and this poor excuse is worth examining. In fact, every cable sent from the department is signed “Clinton” as long as she is in Washington. If not, each cable bears the name of the acting secretary — usually deputy secretary Bill Burns. But it’s obvious that these cables are...
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    01/23/2013 4:57:03 PM PST · by The Looking Spoon · 6 replies
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