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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Regardless of the POTUS, the government will always fail due to bad intelligence, poor coordination, lousy information, bad judgement, and miserable communication to our citizens.

    No different than the pathetic response to Katrina under Bush II.

    The government as a whole is flawed - the party affiliation of the leader at the time just gives the other party something to complain about.

    The blame is always on everybody's shoulders - Congress, POTUS, cabinet leaders, etc.
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Can someone who is concerned about such things explain to someone like me, who has been avoiding these kinds of stories like the plague, what exactly the fuss is about here? As far as I know, mislabeling it as a terrorist attack or not a terrorist attack for a couple days doesn't actually have any practical consequences. The error didn't threaten national security. And the people who were ultimately misinformed (i.e. the public) mostly just went about their day without acting any differently. Sounds to me like some people in the Obama Administration thought it was terrorism, others didn't, and they just didn't do a very good job coordinating their response. That's hardly unusual in breaking news events.

    So I guess my question is this: What do you think the administration should have done differently on this issue, and how would doing so make the world a better place?
    Its a pattern with this administration to lie about events that happen to cover their ass, especially in and election year and it also shows how incompetent they are when it comes to foreign policy.
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    It shifts the focus of blame in an election year. If it were a terrorist attack that could be viewed as a failure by the administration to protect us from terrorism. If it was a riot caused by a film the blame goes squarely on the filmmaker.
    The film was on the net a week before the murders took place........
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Its a pattern with this administration to lie about events that happen to cover their ass,
    OK, well let's assume, for the sake of argument, that you're correct and this was indeed an intentional, orchestrated (if poorly executed) attempt by the Obama Administration to "cover their ass." Then my next question is this: How would it have "covered their ass" if people thought it was an angry mob as opposed to a planned terrorist attack? I really have no idea what the political consequences of those two different scenarios would be...it hardly seems like a no-brainer that Obama would somehow be better off politically if people thought it was an angry mob as opposed to terrorists.

    especially in and election year and it also shows how incompetent they are when it comes to foreign policy.
    You seem to have ignored the original question I posed, and instead opted for partisan mouth-breathing. Here it is again, for your convenience: What do you think the administration should have done differently on this issue, and how would doing so make the world a better place? Something more than "zomg don't lie to us" please.
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    For what purpose would they lie about it? What was the lie intended to accomplish?
    Ya I'm still not understanding what the fuss is about here...
    A "terrorist attack" means that Obama's apology tour and subsequent policy of appeasement hasn't worked. The savages are still at war with us, and his "leading to the rear" (i.e., retreat) only encourages more attacks. If the citizens realize he is herding us toward another 9/11 attack, they might not re-elect him and then he would have to pay for Michelle's vacations...
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    1. The administration was incapable of keeping up with events
    2. The administration chose to attempt a cover up to keep from admitting its' failure to stop a planned terrorist assault about which they had warning
    3. The administration was attempting a deception campaign against foreign audiences in the pursuit of policy goals (please describe)
    All of the above.
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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    The BP oil spill would be the better case for questioning Obama's leadership than this I think.

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    Re: Was the Obama Administration Incompetent or Corrupt in its response to Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Or...
    Maybe some of the officials simply didn't have all the facts in the immediate aftermath of the breaking news story, and made the perfectly reasonable assumption that the murder of our Libyan ambassador was connected to the angry mob outside the Libyan consulate. I made the same assumption when I first heard about it; it hardly seems like a huge stretch.
    the problem with that being we have since learned that the administration did know better at the time that they made these statements. By Sept 12, the Administration knew it was a terrorist attack, knew the group behind it, and knew how they had gone about planning it.

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