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--Joseph Stalin

Friday, September 14, 2012

Jay Carney: They're Not--They Are--Umm, We're Investigating

Will Malven

It just keeps getting better and better.  The Obama Administration couldn't be more clueless and asea in the real-world events now unfolding in the Middle East.

Less than an hour after Jay Carney denied the protests erupting throughout the Middle East were not directed at the United States, he has reversed himself--in carefully parsed language designed to maintain the illusion that he was telling the truth all along.

This is another Guy Benson hit from TownHall.com:

Video: Carney Gives Two Different Answers on Libya Attacks Within 45 Minutes

Guy Benson - Political Editor, Townhall.com 
Sep 14, 2012 03:03 PM EST

As you'll recall, I was very skeptical this morning of initial US government assertions that there was "no intelligence" indicating the deadly Benghazi raid was premeditated or planned in advance.  White House Press Secretary Jay Carney repeated this heavily-parsed denial at his briefing today (note that he appears to be reading a verbatim statement), only to give a markedly different answer just 45 minutes later:

ABC's Jake Tapper notes that the Defense Secretary briefed the Senate Armed Services Committee on the attack, telling Senators that the US Government believes it was a premeditated terrorist act.  At first Carney ducks, suggesting that reporters "wait to hear more from administration officials" (does he not qualify?), then concludes that the violent incidents are "under active investigation."  So which is it?  No indication of premeditation, or substantial indication of premeditation with an ongoing investigation?  I'll repeat the point I made earlier: Administration officials are very carefully denying something that nobody is alleging.  They're saying, "no, there was no direct, actionable intelligence that the Benghazi mission specifically was at risk of an imminent attack.  False, wrong, bad."  But the Independent story said the intel warned of attacks on our diplomatic missions in the region more generally.  They're not denying that.  In fact, they're taking pains to write out statements that sound like broader denials, but that are actually extremely narrow, by design.  Even so, might our government have extrapolated which locations were most likely to be in the cross-hairs based on, say, previous bombings and specific threats?

(cont'd at link)
Once more it is clear that this administration which, we have been informed (ad nauseum), is masterful in its handling of foreign policy, hasn't a clue as to what is going on or how to handle it.  Obama's Administration has been so preoccupied with getting him elected (and golfing) that they have ignored their most important obligations in governing.

How Many Mulligans Do The Get?

In the last two days, we've had President Obama denying that Egypt is an ally then "restating" his original comments in a spectacularly "fence-sitting" fashion . . . MULLIGAN?

We've had the initial statement released by the US Embassy in Egypt apologizing to Muslims everywhere for our freedom of speech prior to the attacks, then the State Department doubling down on that same statement AFTER THE KILLINGS.  Then we have the White House disavowing that same statement AFTER IT WAS CRITICIZED BY MITT ROMNEY and then issuing a statement denouncing the attacks and raising their collective noses in the air in feigned umbrage at being criticized by Romney . . . MULLIGAN?

Now we've had Jay Carney reverse himself--in less than an hour--in another pathetic attempt to cover up for White House lies . . . MULLIGAN?

Every time this President takes action or speaks out, it seems like he's taking another MULLIGAN.

Hey, Mr. President,fundraising, partying, and campaigning while American citizens who look to you for protection are dying isn't very "presidential," it looks cold and uncaring--you know, it exposes the truth about you.

Being President ISN'T LIKE BEING A GOLF PRO, Mr. Obama--you don't get to take a mulligan when the people you are sworn to protect and defend DIE THROUGH YOUR NEGLECT AND INCOMPETENCE.

Long Live Our American Republic!!!!

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