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McCain calls Obama 'inept' and 'ignorant' in reaction to Libya attack
Republicans continued this weekend to hammer the B.O. regime over its response to the recent Libya attacks, with Sen. John Maverick McCain
... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution...
calling the president "inept" and "ignorant" in his handling of the episode.

The Arizona Republican said the administration's initial claim that an anti-Moslem video incited the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi was political spin that "doesn't pass the smell test."
"It was either willful ignorance or dismal intelligence to think that people come to spontaneous demonstrations with heavy weapons, mortars, and the attack goes on for hours," McCain said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" program.

"To blame it on the video ... shows the absolute ineptitude and ignorance of the realities," McCain added. "It's not the videos, it's the radical Islamists [who] are pushing the videos."

McCain said the White House was initially reluctant to label the attack a planned act of terrorism for fear of exposing the level of turmoil in the Middle East, a region he characterized as "unraveling" under Obama's watch.

"It interferes with the depiction that the administration is trying to convey that Al Qaeda is on the wane [and] that everything's fine in the Middle East," said McCain, the senior Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee.

"This president doesn't believe in American exceptionalism and he keeps telling people we're leaving. Have you ever heard him say victory?"

McCain also hammered Obama's response to the Syrian civil war, arguing that the United States "should be arming" the rebels who are struggling against the military regime of Hereditary President-for-Life Bashir Pencilneck al-Assad
Horror of Homs...
"The role of America is to lead, not to follow," McCain said.

Appearing on the same program, David Axelrod
...a Chicago-based political hack, political adviser to Barack B.O. Obama since 2004. Following the 2008 election, he was appointed as Senior Advisor to Obama and we all see how well that worked out....
, a senior Obama campaign advisor, defended the administration's response to the Benghazi attack, arguing that the White House was simply reacting to what was known at the time.

"When you're the responsible party, when you're the administration, then you have a responsibility to act on what you know and what the intelligence community believes," Axelrod said. "What we don't need is a president or an administration that shoots first and asks questions later."
Posted by: Fred || 10/01/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6466 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Meanwhile, McCain's "solution" is arming Syrian rebels. Senator, it's time for you and Cindy to go have lunch with the Doles and get their advice on retirement.
Posted by: American Delight || 10/01/2012 6:03 Comments || Top||

#2  Should be arming the rebels? That would be repeating the same mistake Obama made in Libya. We should be staying out of it, you soft headed old fool. This is just one of the reasons why McCain is not the president and Obama is.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/01/2012 11:18 Comments || Top||

#3  McCain calls Obama 'inept' and 'ignorant' in reaction to Libya attack

FIFY.
Posted by: gorb || 10/01/2012 14:05 Comments || Top||

#4  Ineptness and ignorance, yeah, that's something McCain would know about.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 10/01/2012 14:52 Comments || Top||

#5  Question -- after three weeks, or have I just missed it, I've not seen, read or heard -- no, none, nada -- reports/interviews from/about those folks that actually escaped from the Libya attacks. Not even a cell phone picture from anyone.

Where did they go? They know the "true" story, but apparently The One and the State Department don't like their version.
Posted by: Sherry || 10/01/2012 15:35 Comments || Top||

#6  You're gonna have to do your own investigative journalism for that one, Sherry. Be sure to post your report on Rantburg.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/01/2012 15:45 Comments || Top||

#7  McCain is the one that is 'INEPT' AND 'IGNORANT'. Obama knows exactly what he is doing in destroying America, something McCain doesn't get it.
Posted by: Chart Uliling7900 || 10/01/2012 18:02 Comments || Top||


Fifth Column
Media Have Become An "Enemy Of The American People"
Posted by: newc || 10/01/2012 01:23 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6462 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Have become? They've been the enemy for a long time. Shows how bad it has really become, when a former Democrap pollster cries foul.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 10/01/2012 7:06 Comments || Top||

#2  They always had their thumbs on the scale since Kennedy. Now however, they have sold their soul to get teh 0ne elected and now it is sink or swim time.

Romney sure as fuck ain't going to give them a bailout.
Posted by: DarthVader || 10/01/2012 9:34 Comments || Top||

#3  Pat Caddell's been upset for some time about the Donks' lurch to the hard left, and I think Ogabe's tenure has particularly angered him. Here's a Youtube of AIM's "greatest hits" edit of Caddell's talk:

Posted by: Ricky bin Ricardo (Abu Babaloo) || 10/01/2012 9:37 Comments || Top||

#4  The new cold war. With occassional skirmishes launched by their Muslim allies now within U.S. borders.
Posted by: Sholump Uninetch8125 || 10/01/2012 10:56 Comments || Top||

#5  a big part of the problem is the "takeover" of the media by major Internet houses like Yahoo. These folks essentially edit the news any way they want, and control what stories everybody sees on the front page. So the question is ... do you really want a bunch of internet hacks setting the standards for journalism???
Posted by: Raider || 10/01/2012 12:31 Comments || Top||

#6  Only if they are Rantburg internet hacks.
Posted by: Ebbang Uluque6305 || 10/01/2012 13:08 Comments || Top||

#7  This is quite literally true.
Posted by: Iblis || 10/01/2012 17:08 Comments || Top||

#8  I've been saying this for years.
Posted by: OldSpook || 10/01/2012 21:05 Comments || Top||


-Election 2012
Venezuela's Chavez would 'vote for Obama'
[Daily Nation (Kenya)] Venezuelan His Excellency President-for-Life, Caudillo of the Bolivarians Hugo Chavez says that if he were a US citizen, he would vote for President Barack Obama
They get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren't like them...
in the November 6 presidential election -- and if Obama were Venezuelan, he'd vote for Chavez.

The firebrand
...firebrands are noted more for audio volume and the quantity of spittle generated than for any actual logic in their arguments...
leftist president is in a tight re-election race of his own against opposition candidate Henrique Capriles in a vote to be held on October 7.
More about Mr. Capriles in the Telegraph. Sounds like he actually has a chance...
"If I were from the United States, I'd vote for Obama," Chavez told the privately-held Televen television network on Sunday.

If Obama came from a working-class Caracas neighbourhood, he would "vote for Chavez," the Venezuelan president claimed.

"Obama recently said something very rational and just: Venezuela is not a threat to the interests of the United States," Chavez said, calling the US president a "nice guy."
Posted by: Fred || 10/01/2012 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6460 views] Top|| File under:

#1  so he's got endorsements from Chavez, Castro, and Putin. Morsi must be in the wings and Kim as well?
Posted by: Frank G || 10/01/2012 8:07 Comments || Top||

#2  Don't forget the EUSSR.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 10/01/2012 9:31 Comments || Top||

#3  That's the kiss of DEATH right there.
Good bye and Good riddance.
Posted by: Redneck Jim || 10/01/2012 11:56 Comments || Top||

#4  Yeah, but where does Sean Penn stand?
Posted by: Secret Asian Man || 10/01/2012 19:46 Comments || Top||



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Two weeks of WOT
Mon 2012-10-01
  Children killed in Kenya church attack
Sun 2012-09-30
  Thousands rally in Karachi against anti-Islam film
Sat 2012-09-29
  Kenyan Army Claims Fall of Kismayo
Fri 2012-09-28
  Iraq militants attack Tikrit prison, freeing 90 inmates
Thu 2012-09-27
  Clinton Sees Link to Qaeda Offshoot in Deadly Libya Attack
Wed 2012-09-26
  Damascus bombers 'hit Syria military HQ'
Tue 2012-09-25
  Syrian President's Sister 'Now in Dubai'
Mon 2012-09-24
  France: 2 Men Plot To Behead Editor Who Published Offensive Cartoons
Sun 2012-09-23
  Violent mobs rule Peshawar
Sat 2012-09-22
  Pakistani gov minister offers $100K reward for death of film maker
Fri 2012-09-21
  Pakistan film protests: 15 die in Karachi and Peshawar
Thu 2012-09-20
  Ex-Gitmo hard boy involved in consulate attack
Wed 2012-09-19
  Rally against sacrilege: Ten Lahore rioters injured in clash with police
Tue 2012-09-18
  U.S. military suspends joint patrols with Afghans
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  Libya arrests 50 after US envoy's killing

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