CHENEY ON OBAMA – QUOTE OF THE DAY – AT 9:26 A.M. ET: The Libya attack is a growing scandal, although the Obaman brigades in the media are trying to keep it under control. Former Vice President Dick Cheney, the subject of more undeserved smears than any political figure alive, comments on the administration's performance during this sorry series of events. From RealClearPolitics:
I think the danger from [the Obama Administration’s] standpoint is that this whole episode of Benghazi demonstrates that they don’t have a handle on foreign policy and national security matters. They like to go out and say, “bin Laden is dead. Terrorism is dead, al Qaeda is dead, and, you know, we’re great in the foreign policy field,” but that’s hogwash. First of all, the people who deserve credit are the intelligence professional who worked on that issue for ten years and finally got on the trail of bin Laden. But secondly, that claim to be competent in the world of foreign affairs just goes down in flames when you look at what happened in Benghazi. The latest thing I’ve heard now is that, and they were denied - now this is all second hand, I haven’t seen the confirmations yet - they had denied the additional security resources that had been requested by the Benghazi consulate or the Libyan - our embassy in Libya had asked for more help and didn’t get it...
...it looks to me like its gonna get messier and messier, and in fact, it looks like the administration’s been involved in a cover up claiming that it was all caused by this YouTube video, when in fact, it was clearly the result of the developments with respect to al Qaeda and terrorism in North Africa. The battle is not over by any means. They keep wanting to say that there is no War on Terror, we don’t use the word terror. They refuse to recognize the situation we are in and that’s the first step towards ultimate failure and ultimately future terrorist attacks.
COMMENT: Well stated. It's Republican members of Congress who are doing the legwork on this, since mainstream reports won't. The trouble is, the facts will probably come out after the election. If Obama is re-elected, he'll just ignore them. If he's defeated, we can learn from them.
We are in a major foreign-policy crisis, but you'd never know it, and Americans are being kept asleep by a mainstream media more interested in Michelle Obama's toned arms and dietary advice.
October 3, 2012