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Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:31 PM

If Obama had confirmed exactly what he knew about Benghazi right away...

...rethugs would be screaming at him for leaking sensitive information.

This is why leaders almost ALWAYS hold their cards close to their vests in situations like this. Even if you know what's going on - you don't necessarily run out to the press and give everything away immediately.

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Reply If Obama had confirmed exactly what he knew about Benghazi right away... (Original post)
Hugabear Oct 2012 OP
TwilightGardener Oct 2012 #1
Lucinda Oct 2012 #2
Aerows Oct 2012 #3
Bolo Boffin Oct 2012 #4
veganlush Oct 2012 #5
EC Oct 2012 #6
DawgHouse Oct 2012 #9
nichomachus Oct 2012 #7
librechik Oct 2012 #8

Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:33 PM

1. Whole thing is ginned-up RW nonsense, and the media is for some

reason playing along. No one cares, and no one besides those with an agenda to get Mittens elected thinks Obama did anything wrong.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:33 PM

2. Yep. It's very clear that they are trying to make political points here, and are spinning like crazy

Romney's video comments about using a crisis to his advantage (should one arise) have really opened a lot of eyes in my world.
It's very red around here, and they don't like this at all.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:36 PM

3. It would have been reckless

to discuss it before confirming what actually happened. President Obama did the right thing, and they are trying to make something out of it.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:37 PM

4. There's nothing in those emails I've seen that contradicts what they were saying anyway

The whole thing is a nothing burger with weak sauce on a believe-it-or-not bun.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 01:46 PM

5. exactly

Since when do we alert terrorists to what we know right off anyway? And look how gwb stonewalled the 911 commision.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:47 PM

6. Like SOS Clinton said

Facebook is not a reliable source.

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Response to EC (Reply #6)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 03:02 PM

9. You mean my SIL didn't really ROTLMAO?

My cousin didn't really have the best dinner ever?

What about Freebird? Is it indeed the "best song ever written"? as my husbands nephew claims?

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:58 PM

7. That and the fact

that it sometimes takes weeks to determine exactly what happened, according to longtime intelligence agents.

Very often, the situation on the ground is confusing, communications are poor, and even people on the scene aren't sure what's happening.

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Response to Hugabear (Original post)

Wed Oct 24, 2012, 02:59 PM

8. exactly--their shrieks are going to get louder and more insane for the next 2weeks

try to ignore them.

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