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Bryan Preston

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April 29, 2014 - 10:44 am
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Everyone who has followed this story has always suspected that blaming the YouTube video was a political ploy. It was obvious, actually, just as it remains obvious why Hillary Clinton did everything she possibly could to keep any notion of accountability for her own decisions at arm’s length. That’s political, too. She has a crown to run for in 2016. It won’t do to have her negligence that resulted in four dead Americans become a speedbump on her path to power. Why let a little thing like incompetence stand in the way of ambition?

Emails sent by senior White House adviser Ben Rhodes to other top administration officials reveal an effort to insulate President Barack Obama from the attacks that killed four Americans.

Rhodes sent this email to top White House officials such as David Plouffe and Jay Carney just a day before National Security Adviser Susan Rice made her infamous Sunday news show appearances to discuss the attack.

The “goal,” according to these emails, was “to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure or policy.”

The “goal,” therefore, was to lie convincingly enough to get the president re-elected. It takes a special coldness to tell that lie with the bodies of the dead in coffins behind you. Hillary Clinton managed that without a trace of a conscience to slow her down.

Rice came under fierce criticism following her appearances on television after she adhered to these talking points and blamed the attack on a little-watched Internet video.

The newly released internal White House e-mails show that Rice’s orders came from top Obama administration communications officials.

“[W]e’ve made our views on this video crystal clear. The United States government had nothing to do with it,” Rhodes wrote in the email, which was released on Tuesday by the advocacy group Judicial Watch.

“We reject its message and its contents,” he wrote. “We find it disgusting and reprehensible. But there is absolutely no justification at all for responding to this movie with violence. And we are working to make sure that people around the globe hear that message.”

It’s well to remember at this point who Ben Rhodes is. According to the White House, he is assistant to the president and deputy national security adviser for strategic communications and speechwriting. That sounds nice, but he has no career in the military or intelligence. Rhodes is a career partisan Democrat and Obama loyalist who was put on the National Security Council because he is a loyalist to the man. Not the nation. Or the facts on the ground in Libya or anywhere else. Rhodes’ loyalty belongs to Barack Obama.

He needs to be compelled to testify under oath about all this.

The Pentagon had determined early on that Benghazi was a pre-meditated and planned terrorist attack. They told administration officials that. They were overruled by Barack Obama’s loyalist political officer, and administration officials from the president down lied to the American people and assaulted our freedom of speech so that Obama might win re-election and Hillary could succeed him.

Ben Rhodes the speechwriter coldly orchestrated a cover-up, but, as you’ll see on the next page, he wasn’t alone.

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The thing that troubles me the most about this, and there are many things that trouble me, is how blatant the lie is. The President of the United States allowed his U.N. Ambassador to go out and lie to the American people. The President of the United States, went to the United Nations and repeated this lie.

Our allies, our foes, and those who regard us with little respect, know what happened in Benghazi. Their intelligence told them what happened or, in the case of some of these people their friends told them. What do they think when they watch the President lie to the United Nations? How many of those Ambassadors knew the truth about Benghazi and watched, with little respect, as our President looked them in the eye and lied to them?

Our national press corps allowed this to happen and it's an event that has caused the respect people have for this country to go down. The President just went to Asia and talked with those leaders. These people know Obama is capable of lying, why would they believe him now? Because he's not up for re-election? Did the fact there was an election going on make these lies alright?

If we had a free press everyone would know about this. As it is, it's just one more thing this President will not be held accountable for.
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This is so nefareous. Incidentally I wonder how Scharyl Atchisson and Lara Logan feel about their careers disrupted over their interest in Benghazi now Ben Rhoades Obama national security assistant, is exposed as author of these emails and the reporters were cut by David Rhoades head of CBS news division and Ben Rhoades brother?
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Anyone else curious why the filmmaker's attorney is so quiet about his client spending time in La Tuna for political expediency?

Then there's that matter of the commercials that the State Department aired in the Middle East apologizing for the video and a UN Speech by President Obama.

All of those occurred well beyond the Sunday show talking points.

And I still can't get over the suspicion that the whole thing was set up to be a Wag the Dog operation and allow for the release of the Blind Sheik. It was such a high profile topic between the US and Egypt right up to the day of the Benghazi attack - and then it vanished into thin air. Oops... tin hat slipped to the side a little bit.
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So tell me, when will we also remember Candy Crowley "playing along" with this ploy during the debate? Her credulousness was childish and blatant.
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Disappointing, another coverup of the coverup. But impeachment, essentially a political assassination in the guise of a senate trial for high crimes and misdemeanors, is just not going to happen. You may want to review the city riots after MLK's assassination in '68:Washington DC, Baltimore.... And review all those long hot summers before and after during the sixties. And then there is the more recent LA riots after the Rodney King acquittals. It's better to let nature takes its course when it comes to fish rotting at the head and let the people deal with the stink at the ballot box. Somehow I don't see Hillary being the great push button can of air freshener in 2016 either.
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But, all these lies that have been exposed have worked to reduce Obama's popularity. Even the lies that he cares about the economy have been exposed. The Obama administration has cause huge damage to the Democratic Party. That is something I expect to become clear in November.
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How low can you go? Four Americans are dead and these Democrats are only worried about protecting Obama's image. How sick is that.
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As long as basketball team owners keep using the "n word," CNN, MSNBC, and the rest of the mainstream media will continue to ignore the Benghazi fiasco.
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This incident is another example of why we must never again entrust our national defense to this leftist scum.
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More like covering up the criminal wrongdoing in able to get re-elected.
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Repeat fact:
Under the Uniform Code for Military Justice, UCMJ, Article # 99 - the punishment for "abandoning your men under enemy fire" can include execution.
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>>"He needs to be compelled to testify under oath about all this."

Don't make me laugh. This GOP? Have they done anything YET about Lois Lerner? And Eric Holder still sits in his office. Are you kidding? Besides, they've got really important things to do without having to worry about high crimes and treason. They've got amnesty to pass.

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We still have not been told who gave the order to let these 4 people burn to a crisp and suffocate. Where was Obama? Where was Clinton? Is this the SOP for this administration, just let their people stay on the ground while being attacked?
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