Dick Cheney And Jon Stewart Agree: Obama Tired To Cover Up The Benghazi Attack

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“[I]t 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,” Dick Cheney told Sean Hannity yesterday. “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.”

You know who agrees with him, at least on the cover-up part? Jon Stewart, not exactly a bastion of sympathy for conservative foreign policy views.

Meanwhile, Britain’s The Telegraph notes that the Brits pulled their diplomats out of Benghazi two months before the attacks citing an increasingly hostile an environment, making it hard to believe that American intelligence would lead anyone to believe that this was a spontaneous attack inspired by a YouTube video:

Within 24 hours of the attack taking place, Washington was informed by a variety of intelligence sources that the attack had indeed been pre-planned and was undoubtedly the work of al-Qaeda which, apart from attacking the consulate, had also attacked the CIA’s safe house in Benghazi.

As a result, rather than absolving itself of any blame for this tragic incident, the White House – and Mr Obama – now find themselves at the centre of a mounting storm over what precisely they knew about the attack on the consulate, and when.

Now that Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has confirmed there was an explicit link between al-Qaeda and the attack, questions are being asked about the role Dr Rice played in trying to play down the significance of the attack. The Republicans have already called for her to resign from her post for misleading the American people.

But the real smoking gun is whether the Obama administration was warned in advance that al-Qaeda was planning an attack. A number of Israeli newspapers have suggested that Washington was warned as early as September 4 – a week earlier – that the environment in Benghazi was becoming increasingly hostile and anti-American, while in London the Foreign Office took the decision to withdraw all its consular staff from Benghazi two months before the murders. This decision was based on an intelligence assessment made by MI6 that al-Qaeda was openly operating in the area following a failed assassination attempt on Sir Dominic Asquith, Britain’s ambassador to Libya, in June.

In short, not only did the Obama administration know that an attack was likely, but they refused to beef up security in Benghazi to protect or diplomats. Or, as the Brits did, pull our personnel out of harm’s way.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com. In 2011 he was a finalist for the Watch Dog of the Year from the Sam Adams Alliance and winner of the Americans For Prosperity Award for Online Excellence. In 2013 the Washington Post named SAB one of the nation's top state-based political blogs, and named Rob one of the state's best political reporters. He writes a weekly column for several North Dakota newspapers, and also serves as a policy fellow for the North Dakota Policy Council.

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  • SigFan

    And now it appears that some sensitive documents may have been left there in Benghazi.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/sensitive-documents-left-behind-at-american-mission-in-libya/2012/10/03/11911498-0d7e-11e2-bd1a-b868e65d57eb_story.html?wpisrc=al_national

    But this was NOT a FAILURE of Obama’s foreign policy – nuh,uh!

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      But Obama has an Indonesian half sister! All he has to do is ask “pretty please” and he can get all that stuff back! Just like he did with our stealth helicopter parts from Pakistan and our drone from Iran!

  • mikemc1970

    You did read the Committee on Government Oversight & Reform has been approached by several whistle blowers with direct knowledge of the events in Libya? They sent a letter to Hillary Clinton looking for answers. In the letter they list several disturbing events before the 9/11 attack, most occurred even before the video was posted on youtube in July, including an IED attack on the American Consulate wall on June 6th and and an RPG attack on the British Ambassador’s motorcade on June 10th. There were also several requests to Washington for additional security in Benghazi, that were denied by the State Department.

    http://oversight.house.gov/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/10.2.12-Issa-Chaffetz-to-Clinton.pdf

    • SigFan

      It was the video … no, it’s Bush’s fault … um, it’s workplace violence. Dammit, it’s not my fault. – President Barack HUSSEIN Obamao

      • tony_o2

        Bush must have made the video…..

        • $8194357

          Zignew says he believes if the money trail is followed the “conspirecy will be revelied”….
          Ever know Zignew to lie before?

  • Gern Blanston

    Dr. Rice?

  • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

    Fun-nee!!

    • Dinnatious Dinbatius

      Love the new concept. If NPR has an article that demeans the Democrats, NPR is now credible. You are a bunch of lying liberals, but if you support one of Rob’s fantasies, you will be featured as a reliable source. This is so much like Fox. Fortunately the dingers don’t notice the inconsistency.

      • http://flamemeister.com flamemeister

        I just know that you’re trying really hard to say something coherent.

      • two_amber_lamps

        Hello Limey McKrushednutz…. I see you’re having identity issues once more… did you skip your meds again?

  • WOOF

    Secrets, we don’t need no stinking secrets.
    Killer OB will extract justice, not go cut brush.

    Americans are dying every day in the middle east.
    Not a news after 10 years.
    Dead-Eye Dick Cheney should visit, brig his shotgun.

    • mikemc1970

      Yeah, We know, Obama thinks Ambassador Steven’s death was just a speed bump.

    • Taylor

      “Obama Tired To Cover Up The Benghazi Attack”

      Of course he “tried.” But, like his economic and foreign policies, FAILURE.

    • robert108

      “Justice” would be that obama resigns in disgrace for his tragic comedy of errors/appeasement in the ME.

      • WOOF

        OB’s a killer, guns in the air , boots on the ground, all over the middle east. Those voice mumbling in your head could be an OB drone.

        • robert108

          In the real world, his total reliance on drone attacks to fight terrorism has seriously compromised our intel, which is probably one reason he was so ignorant of the worldwide jihad that has broken out under his “leadership”. Had he captured and interrogated OBL, we would be much better off, but obama wouldn’t have been able to brag about what he didn’t do.
          Your threat reveals the true Democrat agenda; to “kill all the infidels”. Your buddy rbb is frantically smearing real Americans, maybe to provide drone targets.

          • WOOF

            “worldwide jihad that has broken out under his “leadership”. Rumplestiltskin 108

          • robert108

            All your denial and juvenile namecalling will not change the facts, comrade. Propaganda is all you have.

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Why would we be better off capturing Bin Laden, when you were defending him you said he was irrelevant. You are just as dishonest as Romney, and on more side of the same issue as Romney as well.

          • robert108

            As usual, little hanni, I have to smack down your lies before addressing the topic. I didn’t say we would be “better off”, I maintain that capturing him to drain him of intel is the only legitimate reason to use the military in that situation. Killing an old man watching TV in his pajamas is not a legitimate military objective. President Bush stopped OBL from being an effective military force, so his only strategic value is as a source of inside information about the worldwide structure of AQ, which he built from the ground up with help from Clinton’s inept terrorism policies.
            I never “defended” him, so you just can’t stop your compulsive lying.
            Romney tells the truth, obama lies.

        • $8194357

          But it is a never before known about video
          trailer inciting riots around the globe?
          Can’t have it both ways woof..

          • two_amber_lamps

            Oh yes you can… third way leftists have proven you can have your cake and eat it too!

            Just ask Greece!

          • $8194357

            They were for it before they were against it…
            Da…
            I forgot…
            Silly me..

  • Onesided Port

    Classic Rob Port, when John Stewart agrees with him his stuff will appear here, but you will never see the videos of John Stewart ripping the Republicans and Mitt to shreds here. Do you get it now? Do you see how lop sided this pathetic mimic of Fox is?

    • HG

      And you lib will ignore the message and shoot the messanger.

      • $8194357

        Always HG..
        Always

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        Who is attacking Jon Stewart? We have courage enough to listen to criticisms while you guys flip on your principles to lick Mitt’s boots. Did you notice how Mitt threw the Tea Party under the bus, but abandoning the things they wanted done?

        • HG

          There are only two people on the ballot. Romney is the far, far better choice.

        • robert108

          Romney has not “thrown the Tea Party under the bus”, little hanni. There you go again, with your compulsive lying.
          Since got soundly thumped last night, you can be expected to increase that lying exponentially, to cover up the truth.

    • robert108

      Stewart is a liberal who lies for profit, just like obama.

  • Onesided Port

    Does Rob remember what it took to pry out of Bush that he lied us into Iraq with his WMD bullshit? The White House came around in eight days. Bush never came clean.

    • robert108

      Saddam DID have WMD, so the British were telling the truth to President Bush, and President Bush told the truth about what he was told by the British.
      Your lame attempt at moral equivalence is pure crap.

    • $8194357

      Repeat the lie here…
      Repeat the lie here…
      Repeat the lie..HEAR!

      He with an ear let him Hear what the Spirit of the Lord is saying!

      ELF ears need not apply…..

    • tony_o2

      “The White House came around in eight days.” Admitting that he lied does not change the fact that he lied. He even lied in 2008 when he told Katie Couric “I don’t think it is appropriate to lie to the American people” http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=4472925n

      Bush doesn’t need to “come clean”. Iraq did have WMDs.

    • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

      Always a laugh riot when a sockpuppet tries to lecture someone on lying.

      • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

        It’s much more serious when liars like you are lectured on lying. Which you do on a regular basis.

        • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

          Another sockpuppet heard from! Hanni Boo Boo, if it wasn’t for lies, libel and lunacy, you wouldn’t have anything to say at all!

          • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

            Your obsession doesn’t cover up the fact that you are a liar.

          • http://proof-proofpositive.blogspot.com/ Proof

            …says the sawed off dwarf who appropriated my screen name as part of his.Your projection, as well as your congenital dishonesty, is duly noted.

          • robert108

            Due to the fact that you are a known compulsive liar, little hanni, your word is worthless.

  • robert108

    Ambassador Stevens is dead, and AQ is alive and murdering.

  • $8194357

    And Barry was one of eight hand picked students to
    study under the great
    Zignew….
    Quote:

    Zbigniew Brzezinski, the man who helped bring down the Shah of Iran and
    replace it with its current radical fundamentalist Islamic theocracy, wants a crackdown on people who insult Islam
    by BareNakedIslam

    Saying “it’s not an issue of freedom of speech,”
    Jimmy Carter’s former National Security Adviser,
    Zbigniew Brzezinski, suggests that the makers of the anti-Mohammed movie
    could be held liable for the deaths of the US Ambassador to Libya and three other Americans.

    He recommended that the United States should investigate and crack down” on ‘evil forces’ such as those people behind the movie.

    Ardent Muslim Brotherhood supporter, Brzezinski, claims to see the outlines of a “conspiracy” in the making of the anti-Mohammed movie trailer.

    For a man entrusted with our national security at one time, he pulls out the old left win’s favorite ‘Can’t shout fire in a crowded threater’ analogy to explain why the filmmaker is NOT entitled to his first amendment right to insult Islam, because it causes Muslim savages to define themselves as the savages they are.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6X0O53GzuFw

    H/T Newsbusters

    It was a Brzezinski concept that the Islamic forces in Afghanistan could be used against the Soviet Union. The theory was, an arc of Islam could be mobilized to contain the Soviets. A month prior to Brzezinski’s speech, in 1978,

    ” President Carter named the Bilderberg group’s George Ball”
    (7.62.Bilderbergs are the “rebranded” Illuminati)

    to head a special White House Iran task force under the National Security Council’s Brzezinski. Ball recommended that Washington drop support for the Shah of Iran and support the fundamentalist Islamic opposition of Ayatollah Khomeini.

    LAST 2 WORDS HERE ARE:
    ‘never regrets’

    End quote

    Heres my last words on it !
    ( 10.80 Hz causes riotious behavior)

  • Harold

    Being president Obama promised me and others that everything would be provided free for us and our families if he’s reelected will make me ignore the cover up. After all living and not working and getting everything provided for you for free is more important than being caught in a cover up. At least thats what my democrat relatives tell me.

  • $8194357

    Here s a guy that pretty much tells it like it is when it comes to “the OOObamas”

    Mychal Massie is a respected writer and talk show host in Los Angeles .
    The other evening on my twitter, a person asked me why I didn’t like the Obama’s? Specifically I was asked: “I have to ask, why do you hate the Obama’s? It seems personal, not policy related. You even dissed (disrespect) their Christmas family picture.”
    The truth is I do not like the Obamas, what they represent, their ideology, and I certainly do not like his policies and legislation. I’ve made no secret of my contempt for the Obamas. As I responded to the person who asked me the aforementioned question, I don’t like them because they are committed to the fundamental change of my/our country into what can only be regarded as a Communist state.
    I don’t hate them per definition, but I condemn them because they are the worst kind of racialists, they are elitist Leninists with contempt for traditional America . They display disrespect for the sanctity of the office he holds, and for those who are willing to admit same, Michelle Obama’s raw contempt for white America is transpicuous.
    I don’t like them because they comport themselves as emperor and empress. I expect, no I demand respect, for the Office of President and a love of our country and her citizenry from the leader entrusted with the governance of same. President and Mrs. Reagan displayed an unparalleled love for the country and her people. The Reagan’s made Americans feel good about themselves and about what we could accomplish. Obama’s arrogance by appointing 32 leftist czars and constantly bypassing congress is impeachable. Eric Holder is probably the MOST incompetent and arrogant DOJ head to ever hold the job. Could you envision President Reagan instructing his Justice Department to act like jack-booted thugs?
    Presidents are politicians and all politicians are known and pretty much expected to manipulate the truth, if not outright lie, but even using that low standard, the Obama’s have taken lies, dishonesty, deceit, mendacity, subterfuge and obfuscation to new depths. They are verbally abusive to the citizenry, and they display an animus for civility.
    I do not like them, because they both display bigotry overtly, as in the case of Harvard Professor Louis Gates, when he accused the Cambridge Police of acting stupidly, and her code speak pursuant to now being able to be proud of America. I view that statement and that mindset as an insult to those who died to provide a country where a Kenyan, his illegal alien relatives, and his alleged progeny, could come and not only live freely, but rise to the highest, most powerful, position in the world. Michelle Obama is free to hate and disparage whites because Americans of every description paid with their blood to ensure her right to do same.
    I have a saying, that “the only reason a person hides things, is because they have something to hide.” No president in history has spent millions of dollars to keep his records and his past sealed.
    And what the two of them have shared has been proved to be lies. He lied about when and how they met, he lied about his mother’s death and problems with insurance, Michelle lied to a crowd pursuant to nearly $500,000 bank stocks they inherited from his family. He has lied about his father’s military service, about the civil rights movement, ad nausea. He lied to the world about the Supreme Court in a State of the Union address. He berated and publicly insulted a sitting Congressman. He has surrounded himself with the most rabidly, radical, socialist academicians today. He opposed rulings that protected women and children that even Planned Parenthood did not seek to support. He is openly hostile to business and aggressively hostile to I srael. His wife treats being the First Lady as her personal American Express Black Card (arguably the most prestigious credit card in the world). I condemn them because, as people are suffering, losing their homes, their jobs, their retirements, he and his family are arrogantly showing off their life of entitlement – as he goes about creating and fomenting class warfare.
    I don’t like them, and I neither apologize nor retreat from my public condemnation of them and of his policies. We should condemn them for the disrespect they show our people, for his willful and unconstitutional actions pursuant to obeying the Constitutional parameters he is bound by, and his willful disregard for Congressional authority.
    Dislike for them has nothing to do with the color of their skin; it has everything to do with their behavior, attitudes, and policies. And I have open scorn for their constantly playing the race card.
    It is my intention to do all within my ability to ensure their reign is one term. I could go on, but let me conclude with this. I condemn in the strongest possible terms the media for refusing to investigate them, as they did President Bush and President Clinton, and for refusing to label them for what they truly are. There is no scenario known to man, whereby a white president and his wife could ignore laws, flaunt their position, and lord over the people, as these two are permitted out of fear for their color.
    As I wrote in a syndicated column titled, “Nero In The White House” – “Never in my life, inside or outside of politics, have I witnessed such dishonesty in a political leader. He is the most mendacious political figure I have ever witnessed. Even by the low standards of his presidential predecessors, his narcissistic, contumacious arrogance is unequalled. Using Obama as the bar, Nero would have to be elevated to sainthood… Many in America wanted to be proud when the first person of color was elected president, but instead, they have been witness to a congenital liar, a woman who has been ashamed of America her entire life, failed policies, intimidation, and a commonality hitherto not witnessed in political leaders. He and his wife view their life at our expense as an entitlement – while America’s people go homeless, hungry and unemployed.”

  • Hannitized, Proofs obsession

    A terrorist attack resulted because they were motivated by Terry Jones to actually go through with an attack. The movie was clearly an excuse and most likely the incentive to attack. Thanks Terry!

    Shocker! Terrorists have intel about our embassies and plan ways to attack us, but that doesn’t mean they “planned” to attack us on that day. There is no inconsistency, we know what we know, what we don’t know is that there was a plan to attack on that day. No evidence exists of this, today.

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