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Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:31 PM

Ben Nelson (D-NE) criticizes Rice's reaction to consulate attack

Source: Omaha World Herald

By Joseph Morton

WASHINGTON – Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., on Wednesday criticized U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice for comments she made in the wake of the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.

Republicans, particularly Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., have criticized Rice for her characterizing the attack as a spontaneous reaction to an inflammatory video, rather than as a planned terrorist attack. Rice is a possible nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.

Nelson said Rice should have stressed that early reports of such incidents are almost always wrong, rather than speaking with such authority.

"She wasn't cautionary and that was a mistake on her part," Nelson said during his weekly conference call with reporters.

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Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20121128/NEWS/121129563/1685#ben-nelson-criticizes-rice-s-reaction-to-consulate-attack

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Reply Ben Nelson (D-NE) criticizes Rice's reaction to consulate attack (Original post)
Omaha Steve Nov 2012 OP
winstars Nov 2012 #1
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #2
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #24
dsc Nov 2012 #3
EC Nov 2012 #4
The Magistrate Nov 2012 #5
frylock Nov 2012 #20
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #21
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #25
alp227 Nov 2012 #37
newfie11 Nov 2012 #7
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #8
Third Doctor Nov 2012 #9
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #10
loyalkydem Nov 2012 #11
obama2terms Nov 2012 #12
hrmjustin Nov 2012 #31
Arkana Nov 2012 #13
Bette Noir Nov 2012 #14
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #15
Shuhered Nov 2012 #16
otohara Nov 2012 #17
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #18
Auntie Bush Nov 2012 #33
AtheistCrusader Nov 2012 #39
frylock Nov 2012 #19
SCVDem Nov 2012 #22
lsewpershad Nov 2012 #23
still_one Nov 2012 #26
1StrongBlackMan Nov 2012 #27
MjolnirTime Nov 2012 #28
DallasNE Nov 2012 #29
Gidney N Cloyd Nov 2012 #30
wisteria Nov 2012 #32
Justitia Nov 2012 #34
MrModerate Nov 2012 #35
Pterodactyl Nov 2012 #36
RUMMYisFROSTED Nov 2012 #38
The Wizard Nov 2012 #40
sarcasmo Nov 2012 #41

Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:32 PM

1. Really gonna miss this guy. NOT!!!!!! n/t

Oh and hey Ben, got a good new job for ya:

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Response to winstars (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:35 PM

2. +1

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Response to winstars (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:57 PM

24. + 2 eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:35 PM

3. what a shock that the ignoramous from NE doesn't know what he is talking about

MS. RICE: Well, let us-- let me tell you the-- the best information we have at present. First of all, there’s an FBI investigation which is ongoing. And we look to that investigation to give us the definitive word as to what transpired. But putting together the best information that we have available to us today our current assessment is that what happened in Benghazi was in fact initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo, almost a copycat of-- of the demonstrations against our facility in Cairo, which were prompted, of course, by the video. What we think then transpired in Benghazi is that opportunistic extremist elements came to the consulate as this was unfolding. They came with heavy weapons which unfortunately are readily available in post revolutionary Libya. And it escalated into a much more violent episode. Obviously, that’s-- that’s our best judgment now. We’ll await the results of the investigation. And the president has been very clear--we’ll work with the Libyan authorities to bring those responsible to justice.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49051097/ns/meet_the_press-transcripts/#.ULZ042dSR9s

bolding mine.

Nelson is literally one of the stupidest men in public life.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:37 PM

4. I'm glad he's gone. n/t

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:38 PM

5. This Wretch Cannot Bee Gone Soon Enough, Sir

"What a nimrod! What a ultra-maroon"

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Response to The Magistrate (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:48 PM

20. yep..

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:41 PM

6. R-Neb, is the uneasy truth of his real alliances. attacking the Ambassador when even some Repubs

are standing up for her, is a clear sign he's not one of us!



Get it here --->
http://www.zazzle.com/obama_the_president_bumper_sticker-128034220224907537?rf=238107662556833486

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:48 PM

21. +1 nt

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:58 PM

25. + 2 eom

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Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:52 PM

37. agree, he should just change his party affiliation NOW.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:42 PM

7. Benny boy go slither down a prairie dog hole

I have had enough of you.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:42 PM

8. Ahh yes another "centerist" kicks Democrates in the private parts.

Maybe those here in DU that covet the Damn Blue Dogs will understand how much damage this does. Here is a Sen with a D after his name trying to scuttle Susan Rice. This will cause more harm than all the Repukes.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:43 PM

9. Goodbye and good riddance!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:46 PM

10. Ben Nelson, future Lobbyist, said what?

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:54 PM

11. Will not

miss this windbag.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 03:57 PM

12. wow

He has the right to his opinion but at a time like this when republicans like John McCain are continuing to claim this was a cover up, and it was all her fault etc. this isn't the right time to give people like John McCain the words they want and give them leverage to continue their claims. It was a mistake on his part to add fuel to the fire! In the words of Napolean Dynamite: IDIOT!

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Response to obama2terms (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 06:44 PM

31. Welcome to DU!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:06 PM

13. At least this scumfuck is being replaced by an actual Republican.

That way we don't have to count on them.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:18 PM

14. conclusion: Ben Nelson is a dick.

This is not news.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:18 PM

15. Nice parting shot from Benny Boy. Way to remind us

why we really didn't care for you all that much, Ben.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:36 PM

16. Total Dick Comment

What an unrepentant excuse for a politician. He's going straight to Hell and will be in the bunk underneath Saddam Hussein for eternity.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:37 PM

17. He Who Voted For Condi

responsible for 3000 deaths.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:41 PM

18. I've got a criticism for Rice's reaction to the attack.

And by attack, I mean the attack by Republican assholes trying to make political hay out of this issue.

She should have told McCain and friends to pound sand up their asses.

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Response to AtheistCrusader (Reply #18)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:15 PM

33. How do you know she didn't?

Maybe that's why they came out so angry. Sand hurts in one's ass.

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Response to Auntie Bush (Reply #33)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 11:06 PM

39. Excellent point.

I withdraw the criticism.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:46 PM

19. take it up with the CIA, asshole!

how fekking stupid are these mofos!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:50 PM

22. With all due respect, Ben.

Fuck off, piss off, get bent, go fuck yourself, etc.

Why did you feel the need to pile on and support the lunatic, batcrap crazy republicans?

FOAD!

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 04:52 PM

23. U better be more cautious ,sir

ur days in ur position may be numbered.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:02 PM

26. Go fuck yourself Nelson, you should have never been a democrat you pos. good riddance to you

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:06 PM

27. What is it about Democrats ...

and their, seemingly, pathological need to be seen as "Independent, free-thinkers", even to the point of parrotting rightwing talking points?

Nancy Pelosi must have the most difficult job in America ... herding Democratic cats.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:38 PM

28. Get your ass out of town, Ben. You were never on our side.

 

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:46 PM

29. I Don't Understand Ben Nelson's Point Here

When you read what Rice said and read the talking points coming from the CIA where it is clear that the message was cautionary. So what is Nelson's point? Here is a CBS summary and it makes Nelson look foolish. http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-505263_162-57550337/cia-talking-points-for-susan-rice-called-benghazi-attack-spontaneously-inspired-by-protests/

I don't even see a hint of smoke here. I see no mistakes regarding the message. Yes, the security protection for our assets overseas needs to be in place so some changes are in order there and I'm sure we will soon have recommendations that will need implementation but nobody is talking about this aspect of it.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 05:47 PM

30. An experienced sen.has to be REMINDED"that early reports of such incidents are almost always wrong"?

I can see a new, wet behind the ears senator getting sucked in the way he's suggesting but most old pros in any field pride themselves on knowing what's really going to happen.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 07:40 PM

32. +1.

This entire incident is so confusing now, it is hard to know what to believe. But, I think the new talking points are the video had nothing to do with the attacks in Benhgazi.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:19 PM

34. of course -eom

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:48 PM

35. Nelson has been useless for years.

Although it makes his seat going to a Republican less of a loss, given that his party discipline was next to zero.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 09:19 PM

36. I suspect his criticism is because Rice happens to be black and a woman.

He can't handle a minority woman in a position of power.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 10:08 PM

38. "She wasn't cautionary..."

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 12:22 AM

40. If he had taken the eyes

out of that thing before putting it on his head people would take him more seriously. That aside, he was a jerkoff yesterday. He's a jerkoff today and he's gonna be a jerkoff tomorrow. Good riddance to the jerkoff Ben Nelson.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:38 AM

41. DINO

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