John McCain said in an interview this morning that in lght of the emails the President needs to come clean to the American people.. He said Obama is in dereliction of duty for not informing the American people of the truth. Is McCain right, your thoughts.
What is the most troubling here, is as all this information was flowing into the the NSA, State Department and the White House, the Administration decided to hatch a cover story that supported the campaign rhetoric of “Al Qeada is decimated and on the run” blaming a barely seen video and a nonexistent Muslim demonstration rather than just simply acknowledging "our consulate has been attacked and we are investigating" and nothing more.
It becomes even more disconcerting, as we are now discovering, that even though the information was streaming to them in real time, from multiple sources and even perhaps providing multiple reasons, why the administration would focus and actively promote a complete falsehood strains credulity.
By actively I mean these “fabrications ” constantly repeated and promulgated by the President’s Press Secretary, Spokesperson, pundits and campaign talking heads, sending our ambassador to the UN on the Sunday talk shows to do the same, putting a $70K apology commercial on Pakistani TV, the publicized arrest and “perp” walk of the “film maker” not to mention the Secretary of State and the President referencing the video in speeches while standing beside the coffins of the dead.
It demonstrates one of only two possible conclusions: The Administration and the Obama campaign will say or do anything to win the election or they are completely incompetent.
I prefer to listen to Condeleeza Rice's take on this, someone who has direct experience in things like this.
http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/ … ter-libya/
Her (Rice's) reasoned and temperate response should lend weight to the wisdom of not jumping on one unproven cause - a YouTube video - and trumpeting it as the trigger for the violence. To me, this is the real shame of the administration: that they spoke with such assurance and confidence about a cause that they surely knew was not absolutely known to be the cause of the Ambassador's and others' deaths. Rice's comments indicate that the administration should have known that they did not have enough information to make such presumptuous pronouncements.
Did the American people want to know what happened immediately? Before sources could be checked and more importantly the families be notified? Do you think the families wanted to learn of it from the news media? Too much news, too quick unnecessarily! It in no way shape or form put the USA at risk knowing or not. The news casters need to be reeled in, in my opinion!
If the current news reports of Administration officials issuing “stand down” orders multiple times to support units in position to assist, virtually abandoning Americans under attack, this administration is finished.
We know now why they needed to fabricate the video story.
by Jack Lee 6 months ago
This is a shocking relvelation, if true, undermines our whole democratic process...Why is this not headline news?
by ixwa 7 years ago
Why is President Obama so much criticized and yet he won in a landslide?How come all these TV talking heads always refer to the American people as being Unhappy about Obama, where are the people who voted him into power? Where are the for Obama multitutdes?
by Holle Abee 5 years ago
To Obama, I'd say to be more engaged and show a little more passion. Act like you WANT to be POTUS for 4 more years.To Romney, I'd say, "Calm down!" I thought he did a good job in the last debate, but at times, he seemed almost manic. I'd also tell both to be completely truthful, but that...
by tobey100 7 years ago
Glad you asked but, the loss of confidence and associated distrust is not only in Obama but in many of our national and cultural entities such as the media, colleges and universities, and numerous, if not all, government agencies. Why, you ask again? The postures and policies of this...
by Credence2 17 months ago
To refer to the "press as the enemy of the American people' in the terms he did was the epitome of stupid. This was attacked by many GOP as attacking the very foundation of America Democracy, the Fourth Estate. So many people think that I am picking on Trump, but I am not Charlie McCarthy,...
by Holle Abee 6 years ago
at a Red Sox game. Why was he booed? From what I can tell, he wasn't "campaigning." His video message was just commemorating Fenway's 100th anniversary. I disagree with Obama on several issues, but I'd never "boo" him. He is our POTUS, after all, and he deserves our respect.
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