Originally published on 10/9/2012 In preparation for the upcoming presidential debate on foreign policy, let’s examine key areas of the president’s foreign policy as compared to Mitt Romney’s stated foreign policy goals. Iran The Obama administration continues to refuse to set “red lines” for Iran, apparently unmoved by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent speech to the United Nations. The sanctions | Read More »
A lot of people are angry about a lot of things concerning Barack Obama’s ongoing SCOAMF*-Fiesta in the nation of Libya. I addressed what it reinforced to me about his administration in a recent diary. Barack Obama exists at altitude and distance from the results of any decisions that he makes. He takes responsibility for his leadership decisions as President about as much as I take responsibility for playing the wrong guy on my fantasy football team.
He demonstrated his utter lack of concern about what happened by sending out Susan Rice and Stephanie Cutter to tell 1,001 Arabian Lies about what transpired on that fatal anniversary of 9/11 in Benghazi, Libya. When lying and blame shifting didn’t work, he ignored the first rule of holes** and continued his descent. He wants us to believe the whole thing is just a bump in the road – so inconsequential that he can poke a little fun at himself over at Comedy Central.
The choice of wording used by President Obama today on Comedy Central was not “optimal” when you consider that four men loyal to their duties and country surrendered their lives during a six hour firefight on American property in Benghazi Libya on 9/11/12 hoping that someone would hear their calls and come to the rescue. COMEDY CENTRAL — REVEALING A DISPLAY OF CHARACTER — Or Not | Read More »
Last night, during the second Presidential debate, President Obama and Mitt Romney engaged in one of the most heated exchanges of the campaign yet. When asked by an audience member about the lack of enhanced security in Benghazi prior to the attack on the Libyan embassy, President Obama stammered through a lame response that ultimately failed to address the question.
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech discuss last night’s presidential debate, Romney’s missed opportunities, how Candy Crowley helped Obama on Libya, and what to expect from the final debate next week.
I do hear that President Obama will let Hillary Clinton tour a tire factory this week so she can at least match a dress to the tire tread, but one way or the other, Hillary Clinton is now going under the Obama bus. Joe Biden began the effort to throw Hillary under the bus in the debate Thursday night. He said the White House never | Read More »
This hasn’t been a good week for the Obama administration, specifically the State Department, where Hillary Clinton is being thrown under the bus. Although, Allahpundit posted four reasons on why he’s skeptical of this maneuver. We had the hearings on the terrorist attack last week where Charlene Lamb, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs tasked with protecting American diplomats abroad, had trouble labeling the Libyan terrorists who carried | Read More »
Two women from two different perspectives have divergent points of view on why the attack of the US Embassy in Benghazi, Libya has remained news. One woman, Obama’s Mouth of Sauron, Stephanie Cutter, approaches the issue from altitude and distance. Another woman, the mother of the now departed Sean Smith, wants to know how her son died, and why the US Government doesn’t give her answers. The contrast is telling. It tells us just how far away the Obama Administration is from the actual concerns of the Little Guy they so piously claim to serve and defend.
Jeff Emanuel gave Red State readers a good description of Stephanie Cutter’s spin. The spin shows an obdurate lack of basic human empathy for the dead. It shows just how utterly self-preservationist the administration has been concerning the events of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi Libya. Cutter is shown below claiming the issue only has traction because Mitt Romney is exploiting it.
Does anyone remember when President Obama and some in the media chastised Mitt Romney over his remarks after the Cairo protests and the Libyan terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi, which led to the assassination of Ambassador Chris Stevens? Who remembers when the media, by and large, ignored the true story, which surrounded the state of our security at the Benghazi embassy the day of the | Read More »
For the past few days I’ve heard more than a little grousing from the Democrats about the way in which Republicans seem to be making the horrors of Benghazi, Libya “political.” It makes me cranky. First of all, let us say that lives were lost. That’s tragic and is made even more so when we learn, as we did yesterday, that the loss of | Read More »
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson, Ben Domenech and Allysen Efferson are joined by Donald Rumsfeld to discuss the Obama Administration’s handling of the attack in Libya, the influence of partisan politics on their response to the attack, and the inherent tensions that exist between the State Department and the Pentagon.
There is nothing unusual about mere mortals revealing their fatal flaws. We’ve been doing it since the Greeks wrote plays about human tragedy. In my lifetime, Richard Nixon had his Watergate. He used his office to uncover secrets he might have used to get re-elected had he not been caught red-handed. As it is, he left office a defeated man. Bill Clinton had his fling | Read More »
Two years ago, Congress failed to hold President Obama accountable when he sent a military force to Libya without their authority. Now, we see what happens when a President’s national security policy is left unchecked.
Rather than operating from a strategic plan to protect the interests of the United States and our allies, the Obama Administration appears to view our national security policy as nothing more than a way to stage photo opportunities and plant positive news stories.
If arrogance were a capital crime, Barack Obama would be on death row. I’m still reeling from the news that the Leader of the Free World rarely attends his own daily intelligence and national security briefings. He gets the briefings on his I-Pad and calls it good. (How arrogant is it to refuse to avail oneself of the intelligence resources available to the man in | Read More »
You know, you read this Washington Post article on the assassination of Ambassador Stevens, and you keep telling yourself This movie is completely unbelievable. On the eve of his death, U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was ebullient as he returned for the first time in his new role to Benghazi, the eastern Libyan city that embraced him as a savior during last year’s civil war. | Read More »