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  For Once We're Rooting For The CIA Guys

Intelligence Community Points Out Fox Was Kinda Lying About Benghazi This Whole Time

As you may have noticed, the Wingnut Noise Machine is seriously pushing the notion that President Obama deliberately sat back and did nothing when a Libyan militia attacked the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, apparently because he is either incompetent (the “charitable” view) or because he just plain hates America that much (the “reasonable doubt exists” view). It turns out that, according to intelligence officials, CIA agents stationed in Benghazi actually did come to the aid of the Consulate, as did a second CIA team sent from Tripoli, and Libyan military forces helped the surviving Americans get to the airport to escape after the attack. The officials also directly refuted Fox News’ claims that the CIA was ordered to “stand down,” and also dismissed the notion that airstrikes could have helped anyone in the consulate: “Let’s say we were able to get an aircraft there. Do you go in and start strafing a populated area without knowing where friend or foe is?” a senior Defense official asked. “If you did that, you could kill the very people you are trying to help.” Read more on Intelligence Community Points Out Fox Was Kinda Lying About Benghazi This Whole Time…
  at long last sirs have you left no sense of decency?

Despite Best Effort, Geraldo Rivera Unable To Convince Fox & Friends Barack Obama Did Not Personally Murder Amb. Christopher Stevens

Well this is very interesting/terrifying/depressing/thrilling/outrageous! (And it’s from Media Matters, obvs, we will just hang out all day on their site, clicking refresh, apparently.) What you have above is Geraldo Rivera being righteously, Jesus-in-the-temple-with-the-moneychangers PISSED about how Fox News is leading Americans “down the primrose path” and “OBSCENELY LYING” regarding Barack Obama pretty much personally giving the Libyan militias orders to kill our ambassador Christopher Stevens. (Interestingly, we also agree with him on his two points regarding on which avenues of inquiry we’d like to get fuller administration answers.) Disregard Geraldo’s self-congratulations on having the wit and insight to have been the one to come up with the name “Benghazigate,” and let yourself drift until he starts yelling. Because YELL HE DOES. Read more on Despite Best Effort, Geraldo Rivera Unable To Convince Fox & Friends Barack Obama Did Not Personally Murder Amb. Christopher Stevens…
  Failure to Deploy Wizards Also Faulted

Fox News Reveals Obama ‘Watched’ Benghazi Attack But Failed To Invade Grenada

Wingnuts, led as usual by Fox News, are flogging a brand new alternate history of the Sept. 11 attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which Barack Obama knew exactly what was going on, refused to launch a rescue mission, ordered the CIA to “stand down,” and maybe shot Ambassador Chris Stevens to death himself. Appearing on Fox News, retired Army officers David Hunt and Anthony Shaffer told Fox’s Jeanine Pirro that two drones were providing a “live feed” of the attack and said that his sources tell him that the President “was one of those in the White House Situation Room in real time watching this” and that he could have approved military action to save the embattled ambassador, but chose not to. And the example proving that a rescue could have worked? Ronald Reagan’s successful 1983 Grenada operation, in which Reagan used a military invasion of a Caribbean island to rescue the news cycle from coverage of the deadly bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut. Read more on Fox News Reveals Obama ‘Watched’ Benghazi Attack But Failed To Invade Grenada…
  depends what the definition of 'of' is

Megyn Kelly: Words Are Their Own Opposites, Obama Double-Plus-Ungood

Aw, this is kind of sad. Megyn Kelly is now trying to explain Romney’s dismal debate performance by positing that words can mean their opposites, but only in reference to Benghazi, and especially when Obama says it. We begin our video with some white guy saying that there was a “military-like strike” in Benghazi, which was clear on “Day 1,” but what was confusing everyone was the relationship between the offensive video and “these protests.” Then he says that “given that there were protests going on in other cities because of this protest at the very same time” it was reasonable to assume that this military-like strike was part of the same wave of protests. BUT THEN Megyn weighs in with this philosophical head-scratcher: “declaring something an act of terror doesn’t mean you’re declaring it a terrorist attack.” Read more on Megyn Kelly: Words Are Their Own Opposites, Obama Double-Plus-Ungood…
  sic semper tucker's anus

America, Meet Your Newest Presidential Assassin: Candy Crowley

There has been, perhaps, no transgression in American debate history worse than when, in the middle of Tuesday’s townhall debate, Candy Crowley swung from the rafters and literally probably shot Mitt Romney in the back of the head by correcting him, according to Tucker Carlson. Read more on America, Meet Your Newest Presidential Assassin: Candy Crowley…
  being a man finally pays off for obama

Abusive Ogre Barack Obama Forces Hillary Clinton Into Taking Responsibility For Her Department

The Secretary of State is responsible for diplomatic security. The president is responsible for the Secretary of State. Yesterday, Hillary Clinton, who is the Secretary of State and incidentally the most powerful woman in the world, took responsibility for diplomatic security in Benghazi, where four Americans were killed. “I take responsibility,” Clinton told CNN in an interview while on a visit to Peru. “I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world, 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They’re the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.” A cynical person would think that Hillary Clinton took responsibility to take pressure off of Obama before the election. A realistic person would say both that Clinton’s statement is largely true, that the cynical person’s thoughts are somewhat true, and also consider the timing. Jennifer Rubin, however, has decided that Hillary Clinton took responsibility because she’s a penis-whipped shit sundae who’s not a real woman. Delicate lady-flowers should not be forced to take responsibility for the departments they run, because real men should stand up and do it for them. If that is not feminism, what is? Read more on Abusive Ogre Barack Obama Forces Hillary Clinton Into Taking Responsibility For Her Department…
  today in boy geniuses

Hero Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Outs Pretty Much Entire CIA

Jason Chaffetz, how is your MENSA membership? Still in good standing? Oh, good! Now, we know you and your brethren want to make some political hay out of the Libya fiasco. Who could blame you? Even we were like (secretly, in our brainpans), sup, did Hillz drop the ball? And if hacks like us are wondering that, then it is probably a potent issue indeed! But FIRST you admitted that actually, you and all your GOP buddies had voted specifically to cut funding for embassy security — “priorities,” you said, while accusing Chick Clinton of not having enough embassy security — and then you totally Valerie Plamed an entire CIA … platoon? Gaggle? Murder? Nipple? A nipple of CIA dudes? Well, whatever a bunch of CIA dudes would be. GOOD JOB IN YOUR PUBLIC TELEVISED HEARINGS ON MATTERS OF NATIONAL SECURITY, GENIUS. Read more on Hero Utah Congressman Jason Chaffetz Outs Pretty Much Entire CIA…
  there's a monster at the end of this book also too

Heroic Truth-Teller Mark Steyn: Big Bird Killed Our Ambassador In Libya

Here, let the National Review’s Mark Steyn tell you what’s wrong with Sesame Street. Basically: everything. It is why we are falling apart as a country. Babying children with images of friendly monsters leads to the widespread perception that the world outside your own home isn’t scary, and before you know it, it gets harder and harder to demonize gays and cling to xenophobic fantasies about the Other. The end result of all this open mindedness is that your ambassador gets killed by an al-Qaeda militant cell just outside Bengazi. So don’t blame Obama for that; blame Sesame Street! (no, rly, he is actually saying this.) Read more on Heroic Truth-Teller Mark Steyn: Big Bird Killed Our Ambassador In Libya…
  epistolary romance

Hillary Clinton Aide Invites Buzzfeed Reporter To Do Sexual Congress Elsewhere

In a shocking display of online rudeness unmatched since the time Ari Fleischer told Helen Thomas “Tits or GTFO,” Buzzfeed reports that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s occasionally-poetic* press aide, Philippe Reines, got into an email pissing match with Buzzfeed reporter Michael Hastings. The flame war evidently started in a heated discussion of Call of Duty: Black Ops CNN’s handling of the diary of Ambassador Christopher Stevens, which its reporters found in the debris of the US Consulate in Libya, and then escalated into an exchange of very undiplomatic language between the reporter and the press aide. The messages start off relatively civil, if prickly: Read more on Hillary Clinton Aide Invites Buzzfeed Reporter To Do Sexual Congress Elsewhere…
  None Dare Call It Homophobia

WND Has Creative Theory: Murdered Libyan Ambassador Was Gay, Just Like Obama

Pathetic waste of skin and neurons Dr. Jerome Corsi, PhD, has in recent months shifted from being a straight-out birther to claiming that Barack Obama is a flaming homosexualist, presumably because being a birther mostly just gets him merely a tired indulgent laugh these days, even from other wingnuts. So now, yeah, Obama is gay and spends all his time gaying up everything, especially the State Department and the diplomatic corps. So therefore, it’s perfectly reasonable for Corsi to ask a very simple question: DID OBAMA SEND A ‘GAY’ AMBASSADOR TO LIBYA? Note that “gay” is in quotes in the headline and throughout the article, presumably because there is either no such thing as gayness, or maybe because it it such a new term that it must be marked as slang, like the many street names for exotic drugs. Or does it have something to do with Dr. Corsi, PhD, constantly being “hopped up” on “goofballs”? WE ARE SIMPLY ASKING. Read more on WND Has Creative Theory: Murdered Libyan Ambassador Was Gay, Just Like Obama…
  "Let God Sort 'Em Out" Is Not Viable Foreign Policy

Stupidest Man On The Internet Thinks Obama Thanked Libyan President For Killing Our Diplomats

Jim Hoft, officially the stupidest man on the Internet, possesses analytical powers beyond the ken of the ordinary human. For instance, he is able to cut right through the liberal media’s silly distinctions between “Libyan mobs who killed Americans” and “The Libyan Government that America supports” to get to the simple truth: All Ayrabs BAD cauz America-killers. Take, for instance, his subtle explication of the situation in Libya. Where a lefty publication like the Washington Times might describe President Obama contacting Libya’s President Mohammed Magarief to “thank him for the cooperation the U.S. has received from the Libyan government in responding to the attacks on the U.S. Embassy” (OK, it was a consulate, but this is the Moonie Times, after all), Hoft cuts through the bullshit, ignores the trivial fact that the Libyan president has apologized for the attack, and gets right to the truthiness: See? Why even mention what kind of “support” the two presidents discussed, when you can simplify like that? Strunk and White would be proud of that headline’s economy and straightforwardness. (Even so, FoxNation somehow managed to out-idiot Jim Hoft: Their headline for a link to Hoft’s blog was “Obama Calls Libyan President to Thank Him After US Ambassador Murdered.”) Warning: Graphic images after the jump Read more on Stupidest Man On The Internet Thinks Obama Thanked Libyan President For Killing Our Diplomats…
  Department of Damage Control & Turd Polishing

Romney Camp’s Crisis Management Tip: Things And Their Opposites Can Both Be True

Faced with criticism for his amateurish reaction to the mob attacks on diplomats in Libya and Egypt, Mitt Romney’s campaign has been quietly asking Republicans to pretty please say something nice about him if they’re asked, or at least maybe they could deflect the question by explaining that this is all Obama’s fault, duh. CNN obtained a copy of the Romney campaign’s suggested talking points, which include sample questions and answers like these gems: “Did Governor Romney ‘jump the gun’ last night in releasing his statement?” “No. It is never too soon to stand up for American values and interests.” Read more on Romney Camp’s Crisis Management Tip: Things And Their Opposites Can Both Be True…
  hissies

Gay Fired Romney Foreign Policy Spokesperson Pretty Sure Your Wonkette Responsible For All This Mess

Hey so remember yesterday when Mitt Romney fucked the dog with his response to this mishigas in Libya? Well your Wonket had a thought: what if His Lord High Hairgel had in fact not fired that one dude, Richard Grenell, for being a lover of men? Perhaps Richard Grenell (who people say was super good at his job, maybe?) could have saved him from his ignominious everything, by explaining to him “shut up”? Well, we ran this idea by the Twitter machine, and Richard Grenell himself responded! (Above. It is right there.) Read more on Gay Fired Romney Foreign Policy Spokesperson Pretty Sure Your Wonkette Responsible For All This Mess…
  Annals of Journamalism

NRO Simply Does Not Care For ‘Insane’ Questions About Romney’s Bizarre Libya Statement

So, you know how Willard Mittingston Wigglesworth Romney IV made a very important foreign policy statement about the murders of American diplomats in Libya, which kind of left even Republican foreign-policy experts gobsmacked at its tone-deaf injection of politics into a developing foreign crisis? Yeah, that thing. Well, now. Katrina Trinko at NRO’s “The Corner” would just like to point out that reporters asking questions about the crazy thing Romney said is the thing that is actually crazy, thank you very much: Read more on NRO Simply Does Not Care For ‘Insane’ Questions About Romney’s Bizarre Libya Statement…
  no use even having a pulitzer contest now

Mitt Romney Is the Greatest Statesman of All Time

Before spending even a moment in his now-inevitable presidency, Mitt Romney today proved himself the greatest statesman of this age or any other. In a statement rich in nuance and diplomatic elan, Mitt Romney deftly tied the death of the U.S. ambassador to Libya to the shortcomings of President Obama’s foreign policy. He stood by his assertion last night that Obama “sympathized” with those who attacked U.S. embassies. A lesser politician might have shied away from throwing political bombs at such a time, but Romney knows that at a time of tragedy and loss, the right response is to gain whatever campaign advantage you can, no matter how slight. Mystifyingly, some libtards have attacked Romney for his mature, thoughtful statement this morning criticizing President Obama’s foreign policy in the wake of the death of a United States ambassador. But the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin, voted Most Likely to Win a Pulitzer by me right now, has documented that the response to Romney’s statement has been overwhelmingly positive: Read more on Mitt Romney Is the Greatest Statesman of All Time…
  presidentin'

Five U.S. Diplomats Dead In Egypt, Libya; Mitt Romney Was FRIST On The Internet!!!

Yesterday, violence in Egypt and Libya claimed the lives of five American diplomatic workers, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens. The important thing to remember in this time of crisis is that there’s still a Presidential election going on, and the campaigns MUST RESPOND. More importantly, they must do so FIRST. By way of background: protests began at the Egyptian and Libyan U.S. embassies yesterday, purportedly in response to a terrible anti-Islam movie by Terry Jones. To stave off further escalation, the Egyptian U.S. embassy put out the following statement: “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions,” the embassy said in a statement published online. Violence escalated after the statement’s issuance, one person died in Egypt, another four in Libya. Okay, sad part behind us, because Mitt Romney done stepped in it. Read more on Five U.S. Diplomats Dead In Egypt, Libya; Mitt Romney Was FRIST On The Internet!!!…