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."
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 ||
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.
Ineptness and ignorance, yeah, that's something McCain would know about.
Posted by: Secret Asian Man ||
10/01/2012 14:52 Comments ||
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.
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 ||
The new cold war. With occassional skirmishes launched by their Muslim allies now within U.S. borders.
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???
[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."
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
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Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
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