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May 5, 2013 - 11:16 am
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Ed Lasky at the American Thinker reminds us that the appointment of Rhodes — a failed novelist — to a position on the National Security Council was a shocker:

He earned a master’s degree in fiction-writing from New York University just a few years ago . He did not have a degree in government, diplomacy, national security; nor has he served in the CIA, or the military. He was toiling away not that long ago on a novel called ‘The Oasis of Love” about a mega church in Houston, a dog track, and a failed romance.

Carol Lee of Politico wrote  in May, 2009, that

Not long ago, Rhodes was one of the obscure guys who wrote Obama’s campaign speeches in Starbucks and played video games into the early morning hours. Now he attends national security meetings and takes writer’s refuge in a secret office on the third floor of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.

In such hands has our national security been entrusted.

Issa wants to get to the bottom of the talking-points controversy, and it appears some administration officials like Hicks are ready to finally go on the record. And when a full accounting of the lies, misleading statements, and stonewalling is given, one wonders how it will be possible for the phalanx of Obama sycophants in the press to salvage the president’s credibility.

More from Roger L. Simon: Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched

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Rick Moran is PJ Media's Chicago editor and Blog editor at The American Thinker. He is also host of the"RINO Hour of Power" on Blog Talk Radio. His own blog is Right Wing Nut House.

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When partisan politics, a thing I accept, goes insane and veers over into "I am doing it, ergo it is right," that is a thing I do not accept. That is a culture of insanity and it started before Obama even campaigned for President.

The entire political Left stinks of nobility by virtue of race and gender and identity is simply held to a completely different standard. I will say for the hundreth time that no white candidate who attended a racist cult as did Obama would be elected mayor to Podunkville let alone achieve the Presidency.

This sheen of identity politics has created the same pious bunker mentality that we have to go back to the pathologically unbalanced Nixon to find. What does that tell you about how insane the Left is today? The Left is not one person like Nixon, and that makes it all the more sick because of how many share this pathology. The Left is not one person but they are of one mind - a hive mind, repeating the same memes and buzzwords virtually word for word.

Reading the Daily Kos or HuffPo is like a more sophisticated, wary and clever upscale version of Stormfront. While whining about words like "Chicago" being the second return of Nathan Bedford Forest, these nitwits use their identities to literally get away with murder - murder in New York, murder in Boston and murder in Libya and that doesn't include the pitiful wailing of a child whose spine is clipped by the goddam Devil himself. What in the hell is wrong with us?

Imagine if the entire GOP excused McVeigh by claiming he went nuts watching "Life of Bryan," while ignoring the plain presence of thousands more McVeighs with a track record of thousands of attacks that never happened because a he was once startled by a neo-colonialist.
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Oh, and one more thing.

I do NOT buy the current conventional wisdom that this entire scheme and the refusal to save our imperiled people was because of a need to continue the "al Qaeda is on the run" meme.

The linear logic of that political point is obvious...in fact, a little too pat, neat and avoids deeper inquiry.

Why did we need to engage in Libya anyway? And why did Obama studiously avoid Congress.

Why Susan Rice...not Hillary...for the Propaganda Pentathlon?

If we were "leading from behind"...who was in front?

What did our people in the field also not know about the full operation we were running out of there? We were keeping things awfully "lean"...almost a "need to know" skeleton crew. Why?

Our people on the ground couldn't get answers...even in desperation. This stinks to high hell.

And...the No Pulitzer Unless It's A Republican Media...won't lift a finger to find out why. They will push the easy and convenient story and then bury it.
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"The Agenda Media will do what it always does. Ignore it, reframe it...and find something to distract attention away from it. Cowards and traitors...the whole lot of them."

Generally, yes. But we are at an amazing teaching moment here - the lies are so transparent. On Face the Nation today, Bob Schieffer, of all standard issue libs, was agreeing with Issa about a coverup.

Is a dam breaking? I don't know. But it behooves us to try to kick it down.
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A failed novelist whose only achievement is writing speeches for Obama becomes "a top adviser to President Obama on national security and foreign policy"? I am shocked and yet unsurprised at the same time. Why aren't there any adults involved in this administration?
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"Issa wants to get to the bottom of the talking-points controversy,"
The Issa better get real about Obama's submission to the Muslim Brotherhood operatives plying their deceit "under the radar".
"Under the radar" = subversive. Rhodes did NOT write the entire Cairo speech; he had input from the MB of CAIR renown.
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In regard to the issue of massive national security leaks 12 to 18 months, the reason why Tom Donilon at the White House likely is involved (THEREBY OBAMA APPROVED) has to do with the way reporter Judith Miller was over and over again running at that time the idea (obviously fed by her friends in the Obama Admin) - that "well you know if the President first secretly declassifies something... and THEN leaks it, its really not a crime per se"

I saw her allude to this at least a dozen timesawaw

This is a telltale sign the Wihte House was involved in those (amazingly by coincidence) politically beneficial leaks, as they were worried about potential high crimes and misdemeanors. However, massive systemic across the board leaking for a political strategy to win an election and to be the theme at the Dem Natl Convention - would separately be deemed a crime sufficient for impeachment.

Of course then we had them leaving SEALs to die issue present - thus then the coverup had to go full tilt.
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Note what Woodward said about why he didn't bother investigating Benghazi, that he didhh't find any suggestions of "criminality". Well how does he know that if he doesn't investigate?

He then talks of the Romney campaign entities meeting with him, but only saying "go to this guy, that guy etc" then complains they have nothing. But wasn't a roadmap what he was provided in Watergate where he was required to prove each step? Woodward being asleep at the switch is very sad here.
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Precisely what 'crimes' eligible for impeachment are you and others hoping comes forth? Strategic judgement errors have cost thousands upon thousands of americsn lives on the fields or armed conflict over the times.

All other nations abandoned their posts and intelligence operations weeks before, because it was agreed to be unsafe and undefensible. The U.S. CIA and embassy contingent stayed -- willingly or forced? Communications released for public consumption would indicate willingly, as the ambassador never communicated a non defensible distress message until literaly, the eleventh hour. Risks of immediate extraction are *not* decisions made by a jerk-of-the-knee, emotional rational. The variables required for these kinds of considerations are not nearly as simplictic as some activists would have their following believe. Libya was not any part of a troops on the ground battlefield authorization and in fact, remained a soverign nation with only diplomatic relations with thre U.S. at best.

Of the public comments made by one whistle blower, there was not a shred of evidence of wrong doings -- only broad personal suppositions.

Now I admit I don't know where any of this will go but..... I can be assurd that it will not conclude with any criminality of any kinds, at any levels. Hindsight strategic errors -- probably, most probably. Decisions of these kinds are not made in a vacuum of only the president and certainly not in a vacuum of partisan politcal ideologies!

Woodward is a most polished and connected investigative journalist who an extraordinarily vast, legitimate source network inside all levels of the government, regardless of what political party holds the White House or majority in the congress.
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Cover up.
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And where would I find 'cover up" in the USC? The problem with all this partisan politics of impeachment and fall, is that it is void of reality.
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Connect the dots...... Massive and dangerous national security leaks (joint Israeli- USA Iranian nuke hacking, drone kill list and many more) 12 to 18 months back, with Obama disinteresed in finding leakers, all conveniently making Obama the strong Commander & Chief, such theme THE central theme at the early Sept 2012 Dem Natl Convention......... to slowing down or calling off an attack and leaving SEALS to die for a political narrative......to changed talking points and Rice letting her prestigious high office being used as part of a cover up to assist in winning the election mere weeks away.

This is of a systemic nature (anything to win, high crimes? absolutely) and will make Watergate looks like a parking ticket.

Put White House Natl Security Advisor (Obama hack) Tom Donilon under oath and watch him plead the 5th. By the way, nothing Donilon does is ever done w/o the full approval of the President of the United States.
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An important point may finally have been reached. This was not FoxNews only, this morning. The dam is leaking, I don't know for sure if it has finally been breached.
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I have not watched the news, but yes that would be a bellweather, however get ready for a furious counterattack. They will pull out all stops just as they had to on the Rice issue (sexism, racism, pure politics, redoing the election, old news, etc)

The issue is WHY they went to such coverup lengths in the process and it appears this goes far beyond Benghazi buck back into the Natl Sec leaks 12 to 18 months back and perhaps elsewhere.
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I woke as from a dream and found myself entempled,
and there, attendent of the altar, stood a wraith.
Costumed was she in garb extraordinaire,
draped in skin asinus, proudly bore she the sceptre of her faith.
Crowned it was with crystal, therein magnified by clever optic, the symbol of her god,
On the proverse inscribed: In God We Trust; simpler the adverse: a likeness of a patriot.
As I beheld, she there sacrificed a seeming infant, it's cries stilled.
The chant, drifiting amongst the faithful could be heard: Unwanted!
Corruption filled the nostrils of the faithful, as they in unison chanted the names of their Saints:
Franklin, John, Lyndon, Jimmie, William, Barak...
The priestess turned to confront the faithful. Her prayer subdued, but clearly heard,
grant us this, that our enemies declare to impeach the President: Thus will we be delivered all from sin, and rule forever in the house of corruption.
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Stephen Hayes has done some first rate reporting, as important as Berstein and Woodward's coverage of Watergate. Would like to see his name in consideration for the Pulitzer.

This is a serious story, perhaps the best example of Obama's incompetence and hubris--don't know why he and his lackeys thought there would be many takers for such a pack of lies. Susan Rice should also pay some penalty for her part in the coverup, suspect instead she'll get tenure somewhere, maybe she'll run for the senate.

PJ Media and TWS give me hope that the insane clown posse that is the Obama Administration will not be allowed to completely ruin this country.
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It's my understanding that the Pulitzer committee members are all very liberal, so I don't see any Pulitzer Prizes for Benghazi research/journalism, because it's a full blown Democrat Party scandal/geo-political-diplomatic tragedy rather than a mere Republican target of opportunity over domestic politics.

Sad commentary on journalistic priorities, if true.

Moreover, Bernstein/Woodward/ Ben Bradlee/ Washington Post - together made for a perfect storm of mutual support.

We don't seem to have that combination today.
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the fairytale concocted by the Obama administration, and shamelessly promoted by his lapdog media indicates the disdain they have for the American public. This was all about masking The incompetency of the white house and the state dept, and. Protecting O's reelection prospects. Shame on o Obama, shame on Hillary, and shame on the MSM.
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your intertrepatation of incompetence is charitable... we're clearly looking at criminal acts as i alluded to in my other posts starting with massive security leaks.
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