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Does Obama Care More About Benghazi Families, or Himself?

May 6th, 2013 - 6:43 am

The Benghazi scandal is easy to understand, and that’s what makes it so dangerous for the White House. Simply, the Obama administration’s narrative — that al-Qaeda was on the run, that Hosni Mubarak had to go, and that the Arab Spring was a good thing — was proven false when four brave Americans were killed.

Because the administration was a slave to their own narrative, rather than aggressively fighting al-Qaeda, rather than recognizing the $50 billion investment in Mubarak’s stability, and rather than realizing that the upheaval they sponsored in the Middle East empowered Muslim Brotherhood radicals, they lied repeatedly about Benghazi.

They lied to win re-election, the most vile sort of lie.

Now three whistleblowers are coming forward to testify about the administration’s incompetence and lies in the days following September 11, 2012.

I know a thing or two about being a whistleblower. I appeared on the Huckabee show this weekend (see video below) and explained how simply telling the truth is the way to shield yourself from the sinister deceptions from places like the Huffington Post and the George Soros-funded Media Matters. They can try to smear you, but the truth of your testimony will rise above their smears.

Not only is Benghazi simple to understand, it is revealing: does President Obama care more about the Benghazi families learning the truth regarding why their loved ones died, or does he care more about his own political power?

If his administration continues to lie, obstruct, and unleash attacks on the whistleblowers, we’ll know he just doesn’t care about the Benghazi families.

We will also know Obama will have at last become the thing the bright young activist most loathed — a president who will lie to the public about Americans dying overseas. After all, that’s the central Vietnam narrative of the Left: America, the imperialist nation which callously sends men to die and then hides the truth from the American people.

Pay attention to the people behind Benghazi. Many outside the Beltway don’t understand that policy is driven by the usually nameless inside the government. Day-to-day decisions, drafts, and management of matters is not done by a president, or even by his direct reports. It is done by thirtysomethings like Ben Rhodes:

Ben Rhodes

West Wing advisor Rhodes is an ideological activist who has risen above his level of competency. (On Twitter, he is @Rhodes44.) He is the author of the catastrophic Cairo apology speech. Rhodes was a leading advocate of dumping Mubarak, the man who kept the Islamic radicals at bay in Egypt for decades and kept the peace with Israel. Rhodes was born in 1977, so he doesn’t remember a world before the Camp David Accords where the United States brokered peace between Egypt and Israel, where Mubarak became our man in Cairo.

Rhodes wanted Libya to look like a success, and that’s why he didn’t want a large military footprint in the country. That footprint is what was lacking while the four brave Americans vainly fought for their lives on September 11, 2012.

They died because of the mistakes of Rhodes and others.

They were mistakes of policy, philosophy, and ultimately inaction, and fueled by an aversion to American power. And now, we learn from Stephen Hayes at the Weekly Standard, Rhodes is also involved with the deception and cover-up.

Officials like Ben Rhodes have a pride of authorship that will cause them to misbehave and deceive. They authored the Obama narrative on the Middle East; they also authored the mess we are in. On September 11, 2012, the mess was revealed, and since then Rhodes and those in power have deceived all of us because they wanted to keep that power.

It doesn’t hurt that Rhodes’ brother is the president of CBS News.

On Wednesday, we’ll see America at her best, when regular citizens make choices that will become history. On Wednesday, men who care more about the truth and the Benghazi families than the president and Ben Rhodes do will testify.

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Obama would have been one of the first in the life boats if he'd been on the Titanic, and would have thrown women and children overboard if they got in his way.

There's not a bone in his body that is about service to others. It's all about HIM and what he can get out of being POTUS.

There is nothing I would like more than seeing he and his hoity-toity wife being forced to leave the White House after the Benghazi Scandal. Obama cared nothing for the ambassador or the men charged with the defense of the American compound. He went to bed and then flew to Las Vegas for a glittering fund raiser. This guy's all about bling and lies.

It's difficult to countenance such a narcissistic blunderer in the White House.

God bless America in her time of dire need.
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Void of any crimes? What?

Obama is CinC. Security is his responsibility. We had assets prepared to reinforce the consulate. They would have arrived in time. They were ordered to stand down from the highest level. (Those ex-Seals, too, had been ordered to not involve themselves, but they disobeyed these improper orders.)

Under the UCMJ, inaction in the face of the enemy is prosecutable as poltroonery... cowardice. They refused to send available reinforcements. The defenders died, awaiting forces which would never come. One could even call this aiding the enemy. Capital crimes. Benedict Arnold tried to turn over West Point to the British. Obama turned over the consulate to Al-Qaeda.
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Obama&his czars are the biggest cowards alive.I just pray we can get all 100% the truth out to public&we'll have such an outcry that he will be kicked out of the White House permanently.Liz
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That's such an easy question. I could have answered it before BO was ever sworn in. He totaLLY CARES ABOUT HIMSELF.
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One of the things Hussein is not: incompetence.
All his actions are that of a very despicable and nefarious individual; bringing down America and Israel is his main goal.
The best and most complete report report can be found at:

www.freedomrings1776.com

Stevens was selected by Hussein to overthrow Ghaddafi, Assad and Israel.
Stevens worked for the CIA, but was ordered by Hussein to work for him and, subsequently shipping all weapons to Gaza to bring Israel to its knees after Gaddafi and Assad were gone.
Stevens decided to remain loyal to the CIA (husseins plans for Israel were unknown to the CIA); Hussein was angry - naturally Stevens became a 'liability' and, had to die.
I would urge everyone to go read the complete report at said blog; it will open everyone's eyes.
It is despicable that we have such traitorous actions are taking place by our own government. Issa hopefully will get this info before hearings begin, so he can put it all together.

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What Hillary and Barack have in common is that the do not CARE for anyone but themselves and a mountain of corpses will never change that sad fact.
1 year ago
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Your first sentence says it all, this is easy to understand and hard for Obama and Clinton to explain away. They lied about what happened and in service of the almighty NARRATIVE, left four Americans to die. Then lied some more. The families deserved to be more than a prop, they deserve the truth. Obama, Clinton, Rice--forever tarnished by this.
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Administration 'lies' occur in 'every' administration. These lies will be remembered just like those you're scrapping to remember from other administrations. They rarely ever lead to the desired outcome of the political activists.
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Obama has successfully avoided erasing his fingerprints in every circumstance; by blaming others and by careful use of "words" like - "I'm not aware of the NOTION of .............. ." Benghazi will be no different and it will be a miracle if Obama takes responsibility for ANYTHING; given the possible consequences of his "career" goals being stymied.
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"He chose, and continues to choose, his political survival over brave American lives."

He chooses his political survival because he is nothing without it. He has done nothing to warrant fame, glory, even ignominy on the other extreme, other than this position of president, to justify his image of himself as a great man. Here, too, he has turned a noble office into a superficial throne. So, yes, he will choose himself above all else and he will do so until the end of his term.
1 year ago
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Obama would have been one of the first in the life boats if he'd been on the Titanic, and would have thrown women and children overboard if they got in his way.

There's not a bone in his body that is about service to others. It's all about HIM and what he can get out of being POTUS.

There is nothing I would like more than seeing he and his hoity-toity wife being forced to leave the White House after the Benghazi Scandal. Obama cared nothing for the ambassador or the men charged with the defense of the American compound. He went to bed and then flew to Las Vegas for a glittering fund raiser. This guy's all about bling and lies.

It's difficult to countenance such a narcissistic blunderer in the White House.

God bless America in her time of dire need.
1 year ago
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As a Canadian who has always appreciated American can-do and rugged individualism -- especially as we endured for almost 30 years the desecration of our British/non-French European, Judeo-Christian culture under the Liberals' "rule" (Liberals being the equivalent of your Democrats), aided and abetted by the lamestream media -- I have watched with horror and disbelief as Barack Hussein Obama has taken the United States of America to the brink of destruction.

Obama is a puppet and has been able to ride the wave of "multiculturalism" and the lionizing of "visible minorities" -- you know, the only-whites-can-be-racists meme-- in order to get elected to the highest office in the land. He's an imposter, a cuckoo, aka brood parasite, who has no business being the POTUS. If he had been a white community organizer with only three terms in the Senate, no one would have even considered him as a serious candidate for President.

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--- Does Obama Care More About Benghazi Families, or Himself?

Ans: No. Barry Obama cares about NOTHING more than himself. And as Billy Bob Thornton used to famously say: I'm embarrassed that I have to explain this to you.
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"Obama administration’s narrative — that al-Qaeda was on the run, that Hosni Mubarak had to go, and that the Arab Spring was a good thing — was proven false when four brave Americans were killed."

Like courtroom trial lawyers, each partisan side has their own self serving agenda's and narrativies. And just like in a courtroom, their audience is small and their case a fleeting puff of hot air in everybodys interest and memory. So far this is one of those frivolous cases void of any crimes. Only a few weeks ago, the loss of lives of children and educators in their classrooms was shown by the same activists not to be as important as their gun rights cause.

Four (4) deaths of political operatives vs. twenty (20) children and six (6) educators?
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Void of any crimes? What?

Obama is CinC. Security is his responsibility. We had assets prepared to reinforce the consulate. They would have arrived in time. They were ordered to stand down from the highest level. (Those ex-Seals, too, had been ordered to not involve themselves, but they disobeyed these improper orders.)

Under the UCMJ, inaction in the face of the enemy is prosecutable as poltroonery... cowardice. They refused to send available reinforcements. The defenders died, awaiting forces which would never come. One could even call this aiding the enemy. Capital crimes. Benedict Arnold tried to turn over West Point to the British. Obama turned over the consulate to Al-Qaeda.
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Wake up Marc. The UCMJ has no jusridiction over a sitting president or any former presidents. Re-read the constitution. Military leadership is subordinate to civilian authority of which.... the U.S. military serves at the direction of the president, certain designated officials in the executive branch and the elected leaders of Congress. The structure is designed to prevent the succession of authoritarian or military regimes. The UCMJ only has jurisdiction over the 'uniformed' enlisted and officer corps.

As for your other comments. You're feeding off unclassified 'for public consumption' information and you're making subjective supposition. You may be right and you may be wildly wrong. You have no cummulative information, classified and unclassified, for which decisions rightly or wrongly were made.

Now, what precisely, are the legitimate charges of criminality, high misdemeanor and or felony do you have to try and impeach the president on?
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