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    Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    Senate Democrats joined Republicans Thursday in questioning the Obama administration's handling of the fatal Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya and why the administration refused for days to acknowledge that ti was a terrorist attack linked to al Qaeda.

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee, chaired by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., circulated a bipartisan letter addressed to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, asking for an "accounting of the attacks against U.S. missions in Egypt, Libya and Yemen," according to a copy obtained by The Washington Examiner.

    The lawmakers are also demanding to know whether the administration had any advance warnings of the Libyan attack and, if so, whether it had shared that information with U.S. personnel on the ground.

    The letter marks the first time congressional Democrats have so directly expressed their dissatisfaction with the administration's response to inquiries about the attacks, which resulted in the death of Ambassador Christ Stevens and three others and raised questions about U.S. security throughout the Middle East and Northern Africa.

    A Kerry aide confirmed that the committee intended to enlist the support of Republicans and Democrats and said the letter would likely be sent Friday. Another aide told The Examiner that the panel's 10 Democrats and nine Republicans plan to sign it.
    Dems join chorus questioning Obama on attack | WashingtonExaminer

    today's headlines:

    Panetta says undetermined terrorist group carried out attack on US Consulate in Libya - The Washington Post

    Some Administration Officials Were Concerned About Initial White House Push Blaming Benghazi Attack on Mob, Video - ABC News

    Gross Security Failure - WSJ.com

    Security Concerns Keep FBI From Scene of Ambassador's Murder, Official Says - ABC News

    US officials knew Libya attack was terrorism within 24 hours, sources confirm | Fox News

    From video to terrorist attack: a definitive timeline of administration statements on the Libya attack - The Washington Post

    U.S. Still Unable To Secure Consulate In Benghazi | CNN

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    If this was a terrorist attack that had nothing to do with the film and the administration brought the film into world attention by placing the blame on it. Would all these recent riots that are being blamed on the film have happened if the administration not acted as it had? Honest question, I am largely ignorant of details.

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    Re: Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    Not only are the democrats questioning the administration, but even CBS News is going after them:



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    Re: Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    Some dems may be looking for a scapegoat, but that is all it is and it is unnecessary IMO. I don't hold the President personally responsible for not putting on his cape, flying around the world, and single-handedly stopping incoming mortar fire. Per CNN last night, the FBI wanted beefed up military presence and the military said no.

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    Re: Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    If this was a terrorist attack that had nothing to do with the film and the administration brought the film into world attention by placing the blame on it. Would all these recent riots that are being blamed on the film have happened if the administration not acted as it had? Honest question, I am largely ignorant of details.
    The terrorist attack did have nothing to do with the film (Asia Times Online :: Mr Blowback rising)
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    Re: Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    It doesn't really matter. The Obama supporters don't even know or care where the Middle East is.

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    today: U.S. pulls out more staff from embassy in Libya - CBS News

    obama/clinton: apology, denial, retreat

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    Duckworth: Marines Should Have Been in Benghazi - YouTube

    ms duckworth spoke in charlotte, she is a rising star on the left, an iraq vet who lost both legs and her right arm in war, she's challenging joe walsh in IL6, north chicago burbs

    mr walsh, by the way, won the single closest congressional in all 2010, 291 votes

    walsh is the strictest teatotaler in the caucus, he refuses to compromise, despite his 50-50 district having been significantly remapped against him this year---he's almost sure to lose

    ms duckworth is right, the consulate was warned

    indeed, the white house pretty openly lied about the 2 navy seals who died in benghazi, claiming they were there to protect the ambassador (who told his friends he was on a kill list)

    tyrone woods and glen doherty were demonstrably NOT part of stevens' security detail

    Obama's Shaky Libya Narrative - The Daily Beast

    are you sure this white house knows what it's doing?

    why does it repeatedly prioritize presidential politics above national security?

    and truth?

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    Re: Dems Join Chorus Questioning Obama On Attack

    My understanding is that the few in Libya disgruntled about USA involvement that it could have been anyone including some kids.
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