September 20th, 2012
07:22 PM ET

U.S. officials appear less certain of events ahead of Libya attack

By Suzanne Kelly and Pam Benson

U.S. officials appear less certain about what happened in Benghazi, Libya, just before the attack that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans last week.

"We certainly acknowledge contradictory information about whether there was a protest prior to the attack," a U.S. official told CNN on Thursday. "We're continuing to collect information and evaluate exactly what the circumstances were prior to the attack."

U.S. officials have been saying they believe, based on the intelligence, that the attack grew out of a spontaneous protest over a trailer for an anti-Muslim film that was circulating on the Internet, and there is no indication it was a planned attack. It is a contention that critics like Republican Sen. John McCain have said is hard to believe true given the extensive attack and the amount of weaponry involved.

Susan Rice, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, delivered the administration's assessment on a number of Sunday talk shows.

On CBS' "Face the Nation," Rice said, "Soon after that spontaneous protest began outside of our consulate in Benghazi, we believe that it looks like extremist elements, individuals, joined in that effort with heavy weapons of the sort that are, unfortunately, readily now available in Libya post- revolution. And that it spun from there into something much, much more violent."

But conflicting information about whether there really was a protest ahead of the attack calls into question whether the attack was planned.

National Counterterrorism Center Director Matthew Olsen told a Senate committee on Wednesday that he believed the attack fit the definition of a terrorist attack. Although he maintained the evidence so far indicated the attack was not planned, he was careful in describing just what officials knew about how it transpired and who was involved.

"The best information we have now, the facts we have now indicate this was an opportunistic attack on our embassy. The attack began and evolved and escalated over several hours," said Olsen. "It appears that individuals who were certainly well armed, seized on the opportunity that was presented as the events unfolded that evening into the morning hours of September 12th."

But both Olsen and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney added a new characterization to their account. Olsen said there was nothing specific indicating "significant advanced planning" and Carney on Thursday said there was no information to suggest "a significantly preplanned attack."

"It is, I think, self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack," Carney added.

A U.S. intelligence official on Thursday also seemed more cautious.

"Simply put, while everything is still under investigation, the available information suggests the protests in Cairo inspired what the attackers decided to do later that night in Benghazi," the official said. "Right now, this points to a plan that was hatched opportunistically that day. Of course, if credible new information suggests otherwise, the investigation will pursue those leads."

The source also told CNN that "the available information suggests a group of people gathered sometime before ten o'clock that night outside of the consulate. The mixture of the people involved, and who took part in the attack, is certainly going to be part of the investigation."

CNN's Arwa Damon, who has been in Benghazi this week, reports that on the night of September 11, a group of armed individuals showed up outside the consulate around 9:30 and a firefight had broken out within 30 minutes.

On Thursday, Libya's Prime Minister Mustafa Abushagur told Damon that eight people who are believed to be involved in carrying out the attack are now detained in Libya.

But he also said the evidence so far shows the attack was planned. Approximately 30 to 50 people took part and it was clearly organized, said the prime minister, but he added there was no one specific group behind the attack.

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  1. drinking games

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    September 22, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  2. Skorpio

    Long term solution against Islamic violence & irrationality is a MASSIVE CONVERSION OF MUSLIMS TO CHRISTIANITY, preferably to any Middle Eastern Christian Church which share the same language, culture and traditions as Muslims but NOT their SATANIC Islamic faith.

    September 22, 2012 at 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Syed

      I would not discuss with you, your intellectual level as reflected in post tell it is not worth it. It is just like me judging you Christian on the basis of your pedofile priests and adulterous minister, which would be rather showing insentivity. You are no better than those radicals that kill innocent victims. Let us just disagree and leave it at that.

      September 22, 2012 at 10:01 pm | Reply
  3. Michael

    I think it is time that Mr. Obama take his own advice....he said it is impossible to change Washington from the inside and I agree......therefore GET OUT OF WASHINGTON BARRY!

    September 21, 2012 at 8:14 pm | Reply
  4. Frank

    Mr. prez, please, please resign. PLEASE!!

    Seriously, I personally and willingly redistribute some of my wealth (all $1,500 of it) to by you a ONE WAY plane ticket to be with your Muslim Brothers!

    Then you can apologize for America and kiss these Muslims butts all you want. At least, we Americans will be able to respect you because we will finally be able to see WHERE YOU STAND ON THE ISSUES and WHO you STAND WITH!!

    September 21, 2012 at 8:12 pm | Reply
  5. Frank

    OK, Mr. prez, why do you insist on lying to us!!

    September 21, 2012 at 8:02 pm | Reply
  6. Michael

    How long will Americans tolerate and bend over for this administration in the light of so many blatant lies?

    September 21, 2012 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  7. Jake

    You should be proud of Obama. He made a decision that no one wanted to make, based on his humanity, just like Lincoln.

    September 21, 2012 at 6:55 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      Proud of a LIAR...only a blue blooded liberal "demon-crap" would say such a thing.

      September 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm | Reply
  8. fuscator

    Weasel wording and u-turns – the White House has not made up its mind whether to blame whom it should. What ensues is ludicrous and shameful. Call it like it is. Do it.

    September 21, 2012 at 5:25 pm | Reply
  9. WYATT

    Uh...ya' think Barack? You think that a lightning strike with automatic weapons (technically 'small arms" and not 'heavy weapons'...really, experts...learn the terminlolgy for the subject you're supposed to be an expert on) and RPG's by a highly-trained team of terrorists against an American high-profile, soft-target on the anniversary of that cowardly and shamefull 911 attack might not have been the result of a spontaneous demonstration??? think? Really? You figured that out in only a week? WOW...not that's 'change', baby! You am smart!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  10. Riby Santo

    How come this article does not mention that the US government was warned days in advance of the attack in Libya? And how come CNN is not asking the question to the white house as to why with these warnings was security not beefed up at our embasies and consulets around the world...especially on 9/11? Come on CNN, get this info for us.....

    September 21, 2012 at 4:41 pm | Reply
    • John

      For the same reason pearl harbor wasn't more protected before America entered WW2, for the same reason you all entered vietnam, for the same reason you went to war in iraq – so the government can spread more terror and frighten more americans into thinking you need to spend more on defense than education and health and so that in the end Mr. Rockerfeellow can have every person in the US with a microchip implanted into their hand. That's why – watch now as the spending on embassies protection and the addition of troops to countries around the world expands, why because you've got nothing to do with your troops now.

      September 21, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Reply
  11. UnFred

    Fox News is like the Barney & Friends show.

    September 21, 2012 at 4:26 pm | Reply
    • duane

      very insightful....what's your point? we are on CNN dummy.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
      • UnFred

        Oh the point?, I figured you wouldn't get it. Let me explain. People who watch fox news are idiots.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
    • duane

      very insightful....what's your point?

      September 21, 2012 at 4:29 pm | Reply
    • Frank

      He cannot form a point...need a brain to do that!

      September 21, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Reply
  12. duane

    the worst example of Obama's refusal to acknowledge that we still very much at war with terror is the fact that the Obama administration STILL calls the Ft.Hood shootings "work place violence". that my friends is stupid and naive.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Reply
    • Crash McCabe

      This is what I think of Egypt calling to hamper our 1st Amendment. Help me spread this around. It has been reposted in 20 different countries:

      September 21, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Reply
    • duane

      dude, that's funny as hell..........

      September 21, 2012 at 4:06 pm | Reply
    • CON servative disease

      Islamic soldier doesnt want to deploy to middle east and have to kill
      other Islamist's.
      Soldier flips out and shoots fellow soldiers.
      Its not a terrorist attack, but a mental problem.
      Those of you out to get Obama
      will label it any way you want.
      Just as long as you can blame Obama for it.

      I lost my car keys yesterday, i just know Obama is behind it.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:08 pm | Reply
      • duane

        yeah, the Islamic cleric that spoke to him dally and told him to do it has nothing to do with it....right? that's why we killed the guy in Yemen with a drone strike, he was also yelling "god is great" in Arabic......understand what you are talking about before you post and look like a dummy....oh wait...too late.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm |
      • Richard Stroker

        And you were probably blaming Bush for everything under the sun. Get off your high horse.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:23 pm |
      • Frank

        NO man, you would rather kiss his ***** than admit Mr. prez was WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        September 21, 2012 at 8:06 pm |
      • Frank

        Mr. prez, please resign. PLEASE!! I personally will redistribute some of my wealth (all $1,500 of it) to by you a ONE WAY plane ticket to be with your Muslim Brothers! Then you can apologize for America and kiss their butts all you want and we will at least be able to respect you when we are able to see WHERE YOU FINALLY STAND ON THE ISSUES!!

        September 21, 2012 at 8:10 pm |
    • Jenna

      It's Obama's White House lying about what happened because they don't want the public to know that they ignored the warnings and left the embassy unguarded except for three or four marines.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  13. duane

    Obama is so worried about the election that he was trying to lie about all this as just part of the movie outrage when it has nothing to do with that.....what kind of a dummy prez does not beef up security at our embassies around the world on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks? Obama the amateur.....

    September 21, 2012 at 3:16 pm | Reply
    • streetdude66

      Um. to answer your question Dubya. He did it on Sept 11th 2001. Just sayin

      September 21, 2012 at 3:19 pm | Reply
      • Zilan

        I know where you are coming from on the Grandpa stuff. In fact, I have tried extlacy that not with Grandpa, but with very close friends and family. We need for our children to be able to look up to the adults in their lives, and if they express unchecked bigotry, this is not possible. Children are extremely perceptive but also generally trusting.If we shrug off bigotry or racist comments because we know we cannot change the person who expresses them, then we are sending a message to our children as well. When discussing this with one close friend, I was told directly that I would need to ignore the racism or cease to be friends.I think we need to do this in reverse. Either cease the racism, or cease to be friends. Maybe that's going to far for some, but the middle ground stuff has not worked out for me.

        October 12, 2012 at 10:57 pm |
    • duane

      r u thick? Obama did nothing this past sept 11th to beef up security....nothing. what r u talking about????

      September 21, 2012 at 3:20 pm | Reply
      • kelly

        Another lie from Susan Rice. The two former SEAL's were NOT there for security to the Ambassador, they were over there for another government department. Blatant lies from all over Washington, but scarily enough straight from the president.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:12 pm |
    • kendrick1

      As narcisstic as Obama is he just can't come to terms that his muslim brothers don't like him! He still hangs onto the video theory!

      September 21, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Reply
      • UnFred

        Lets face it, a fart could set those people off.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:30 pm |
    • a slozomby

      considering the embassies were supposed to be evacuated and its the host nations responsibility to provide protection. i'm not sure what exactly you wanted him to do.

      September 21, 2012 at 3:55 pm | Reply
      • duane

        be a leader and make some proactive decisions, so you are saying he ordered everyone out of all embassies? if Obama did that they would not have been there, that never happened but nice try.....instead he floundered all week trying to do damage control to his re-election bid instead of being honest with the American people....but you libs don’t care what he pulls, you all will support him even if he broke the law cause he's your guy and you all can’t see past that.....not for the good of the country or anything....sad.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • joe

      Another 9/11 attack on Americans and Obama wants to sweep it under the rug because it's an election year. This is making me ill.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:28 pm | Reply
  14. Far smarter than you

    Why is CNN so quick to parrot and buy the lies of this administration?
    Seriously, CNN is a disgrace to the 1st Amendment.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:12 pm | Reply
  15. Far smarter than you

    I love that CNN is now quick to announce the administration's claims that security was beefed up (it was not) but was no match for the attackers. Well clearly it was no match, because it was never enhanced, Mr. President. CNN is disgusting in their blind parroting of anything the administration claims. Utterly shameful.

    September 21, 2012 at 3:10 pm | Reply
  16. NotALemming

    So Obama LIED about this for the last 2 weeks, to the press and the public, but the story is buried halfway down CNN's website. You have to look past the front page platered with Romney's tax return stories to even find this one....

    September 21, 2012 at 3:01 pm | Reply
    • NS Bingo

      Yup, that's right. Its like CNN, MSNBC and the majors are trying their best to suppress and twist the news to protect the glaring obvious. Again, this is the worst terrorist attack against us since 9/11. Where is the outcry? Where are the questions about security at our embassies, or lack of? The editors of PRAVDA would be proud of you Wolf, Candy, Anderson, and the rest of you so-called journalists.

      September 21, 2012 at 3:13 pm | Reply
  17. Olivia

    Smarter than you,
    Last I knew we all had the right to believe what we wanted. Even though you say God myth – if you don't like it go live in a communist country!

    September 21, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Reply
    • Far smarter than you

      Sweetheart, you're completely outclassed here in terms of intellect. You probably want to just calm down and let the folks who know a little about politics, etc. talk, ok? Thanks, hun.

      September 21, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Reply
  18. Phil

    If Obama was so incomplete and incompetent with the economy and foreign policy he inhereted from Bush, wait till he see the one waiting for him if he is re-elected. I wonder who he will blame for that?

    September 21, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Reply
  19. thunderbolt

    Well, it looks like most people agree on here. I bet CNN will close comments soon. Then they will start deleting and moving comments around so it makes Obama look better....................

    September 21, 2012 at 2:31 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I'm shocked that CNN has let the comment level get over 600+!!! I figured they would have closed comments LONG before this! lol

      September 21, 2012 at 2:33 pm | Reply
    • CeltinWood

      You mean sort of like the MSNBC effect? I get it......

      September 21, 2012 at 2:35 pm | Reply
  20. Slappy_McGiggles

    This is what happens when you cut the head off a snake. The head dies. but the body thrashes around uncontrollably.
    (Gaddafi is dead and the people are out of control for those of you didn't get the metaphor)

    September 21, 2012 at 2:30 pm | Reply
  21. paul

    Is EVERYTHING STILL Bush's fault ??

    September 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Yep .... and it will be still for the next four years – if Obama gets re-elected.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:24 pm | Reply
    • ObjectiveGuy

      Can you just IMAGINE the mess Obama will inherit this time if he gets re-elected?

      September 21, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Reply
      • Viktoria

        Thanks for the interest Jason. Next year if you're andtneitg the UofC you're definitely welcome to come join our squad. Season starts the first week of classes every Fall semester.

        October 10, 2012 at 2:38 pm |
    • UnFred


      September 21, 2012 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  22. josh rogen

    all the president does is lie and all the media does is believe

    September 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I don't think the media believes ..... they just spread his lies for him.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:20 pm | Reply
    • CeltinWood

      Add that to a little fairy dust and a "happil ever after" and you have the essentials of yet another good fairy tale.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm | Reply
  23. lstanton

    Serioulsy, Obama finally figured out what every 5 year old could tell the day it happened. Where is Obama's outrage (and Hillary's) over the death of the Americans? Stop apologizing. Where is the same condemnation over insults to Christians over the publications that Jesus supposedly had a wife?? Utter hypocrits, and they think all American's will buy their idiot comparison to the "fall of the Berlin Wall"?? Obama's plan is to dismantle America, one step at a time.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Fall of the Berlin Wall? When did that comparison happen??????

      September 21, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Reply
    • ObjectiveGuy

      If this had happened under the Bush administration, the media would be passing out nooses for a public lynching. Obama knew that our embassy would be attacked, didn't even try to beef up security, and allowed our ambassador and staffers to be executed, and our embassy burned down. To me, that appears to be TREASON, and an impeachable offense!!!

      Meanwhile, Obama and Hillary spend all their time blaming the video, and how wrong and "disgusting" it was to insult Islam, while directing a relatively mild rebuke to the terrorists who killed our ambassador! What is WRONG with this picture??? Obama is clearly at fault, and the lapdog media is trying to deflect the blame, so that it does not reflect badly on Obama. Again, this is treasonous.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Reply
  24. RnadyMarshCT

    Imagine what would happen if Americans took to the streets and chanted "Death to Libya, Death to Pakistan, Death to Muslims". Just take a second and imagine that, even though it would never happen. Why wouldn't that happen? This is rhetorical, I want you to ask yourselves those questions. If people are to be fair and balanced, these questions must also have a place in the spotlight.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I'm ready ..... where does the march start??? lol

      September 21, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Reply
    • DickPerry

      LOL. Americans are to lazy for that.. They chant those things in forums like this on the net.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:45 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      All I need is the "football". We can rename north africa radioactive land.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:33 pm | Reply
  25. Olivia

    It is easier to make assessments in your own backyard (911) than in another country. That's a no brainier that all the correct information has not been totally released from the Libya attack.

    September 21, 2012 at 2:01 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      The president of Libya said on day one that it was a terrorist attack that had been pre-planned for 9/11. Sooooo is he lying????

      September 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • thunderbolt

      People have been giving you guys the facts for over four years. You should have read his books, looked up his speeches, and seen how he voted. He had a three day notice on this attack and did absolutely nothing because he is working on his campaign. Until this week he hadn't even met with his security council And until it hit the news hadn't met with his job council in over 250 days. Yeah he is really worried about jobs, and our security huh. Do some research or get engaged in looking instead of defending someone when you know nothing about the subject.....

      September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • Far smarter than you

      Please stop defending this abject failure. It can only make you look foolish, sweetheart. It was obvious within a day that it was a terrorist hit, regardless of how far in advance it had been planned.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • flickerman

      I don't like it when our government lies to us.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm | Reply
      • ObjectiveGuy

        Then apparently you have not been enjoying the last four years too much. Neither have most Americans. Our economy is stuck in reverse, our unemployment rate has never been higher for this long, and we now have trillion$ more in debt. Further, the world hates us now more than ever, and has even LESS respect, since Obama went on his world apology tour, bowing and scraping to Muslim kings. This past four years has been an absolute TRAVESTY on so many levels. People need to wake the hell up and not re-elect Obama.

        September 21, 2012 at 3:02 pm |
  26. thunderbolt

    The liberal media has their work cut out for them on this one. Not only do they have to try and defend Obama on not knowing the details of the attack. They have to try and cover up the fact that he didn't have highten security at the embassy in fear of attack on 9/11. He also has to defend why he didn't have highten security after getting a three day notice that it was going to happen.Then using commercials to try and program the muslums on why they attacked it in the first place. But he'll give a speech standing beside bouncy bouncy and the liberals will all swoon as usual. How stupid can people be? Just watch and see.................

    September 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
    • juny1958

      cant argue with a thing you said.....i dont know what it will take for the pres. supporters to realize just how incompetent he really cool on Letterman, posed and relaxed.....cowardly everywhere else......since 9/11 there have been no attacks on American property.....guess we cant say that anymnore......face it libs – it IS potus fault

      September 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        NO NO NO ...... NOTHING is Obama's fault ..... la la la la la la ..... you're talking and i'm not listening ......... 😮 (whistling)

        September 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
  27. Olivia

    It frustrating to see posts that claim President Obama is being deceitful. I guess some in the public discovered the truth and now we are all informed. Right? I suppose Nixon was not being deceitful on Watergate: he was just protecting the interests of the country!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm | Reply
    • CeltinWood

      If Obama was less interested in being culturally and politically correct with regard to the radicals that would want to kill the remaining non-muslim world, then he WOULD be direct and honest with his advisors assessments. Alas, this is not in his character..........

      September 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
    • Far smarter than you

      He's not a liar. He's just incompetent, dear.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
      • Scott

        Uh, no. Actually he IS a liar!

        September 21, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
    • juny1958

      no, you are was easier for most conservatives to see the attack for what it was, not blame it on a video, not to mention the fact that it happened on 9/11-–what did you not see, what did potus not see? if he didnt see it, he shouldnt be pres. – if he did see it he is protecting himself for poliltica reason, and thus is not fit to put the country first! either way,. he should not be in the white house – it is really just that simple

      September 21, 2012 at 2:09 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        Now you're just talking gibberish, Stop using your big fancy words!

        September 21, 2012 at 2:13 pm |
  28. Joe User

    People still supporting Obama at this point are the same as those who supported Bush no matter what. Please wake up!!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Olivia

      That is not an accurate statement! I support the president. I did not support Bush on his 2nd term. Especially after WMD were never discovered! Not good to generalize.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:58 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        The problem with the WMDs is that we know what Saddam had – because WE sold them to him!!!! And then they weren't there when we invaded. However ... Haaretz reports that the WMDs were likely transported there just before the attacks began in Iraq. ...... haaretz.c0m/print-edition/news/what-is-assad-hiding-in-his-backyard-1.292935

        September 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • UnFred

      Not really. It's just the other side of the fence. The Truth is the last 5 or 6 presidents have been lousy.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:38 pm | Reply
  29. Far smarter than you

    It took America at most a few hours to detemine that 9/11/01 was a terrorist incident. Somehow it takes this administration over a week to put two and two together, despite the obvious red flag of the attack taking place on the anniversary of the Towers attacks.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I'm shocked that the tearing down (and burning) of the American flag and replacing it with a black flag associated with al qaeda didn't give them a clue.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:59 pm | Reply
      • CeltinWood

        Subtle hints are so hard to notice! (smirk)

        September 21, 2012 at 2:05 pm |
    • Builda Bridge and GetOver Yourself

      Lets see, there were years of reports egnored by several Presidents telling how a plot like 911 would be carried out. Oh yeah we had live real intel for several hrs that this was a terrorist act...TV FOOTAGE. The embassy attack could have just been more of the same earned hatred this country has experienced in the past in the middle east. Get educated so you may truely be "FAR Smarter than You are now

      September 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
    • Pnutbutter

      You folks need to quit limiting your data/news from one source. Fox News has covered many more details on what they knew and when! CNN needs to put it out there and let the people decide. PLEASE

      September 21, 2012 at 2:03 pm | Reply
      • CeltinWood

        Agreed. I actually find the foreign news sources far less bias......... Check them out from time to time too....

        September 21, 2012 at 2:10 pm |
      • Mike in NYC

        I find the BEST source for this type of information to be the BBC

        September 21, 2012 at 2:22 pm |
      • kelly

        I completely agree. Fox immediately shared the news and facts they got, which made it so clear that all the other networks are in cahoots with the government on a cover up full of lies. Obamaganda has become a very dangerous and scary thing.

        September 21, 2012 at 2:37 pm |
    • BO's motto

      When something is so makes me oblivious.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      So what's your excuse for the administration that allowed 9 11 to happen in the first place considering our intelligence and that of the british? If you don't like the president or the administration that's one thing. But there's plenty of incompetence to go around in washington.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:42 pm | Reply
  30. standtall

    The president obviously cares more about his campaign than America.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  31. Olivia

    Well said! I use to be a registered Republican. Most of my church friends convinced me that GWB was a good Christian! Then I really started reading about the powers of the presidency and realized that Obama that as much as he be against certain moral conduct eg, abortion he alone cannot overturn Row vs Wade. No previous president has been able to.

    The president is attacked with so much hate. Ok fine, tell us about the policies you don't agree with. Don't attack his skin. His faith. Really? Give us some substance.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:50 pm | Reply
    • Far smarter than you

      Please leave the silly God-myth nonsense out of this. This is about National Security and military intelligence, dear.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
      • CeltinWood

        In that statement lies the problem. For the world and the radicals, there is only the "beleivers" and "non-beleivers" and the world remains divided as such. To propose that your so called "God myth" should not be addressed is to dismiss the very heart of the matter that confronts our national security and very survival. Your "myth" is another man's mission, dictate, creed. It is also your defender's beleif systems should they be serving and be of a specific faith/belief. Don't cut off you nose despite your smug face!

        September 21, 2012 at 2:08 pm |
      • kendrick1

        Are you now the one who gets to decide what everyone is allowed to say? It's always been a puzzle to me as to how those who believe there is no God will spend so much time and effort villifying something they themselves believe doesn't exist! One wonders about their credibility!

        September 21, 2012 at 3:56 pm |
      • syed abdul

        Among Christians, Hindus, Muslims and many other faiths there are those who are barbarians. Personally I believe the mark the Ideals and lofty precepts of any religions goes out the window when fanaticism sets in. Muslims are have been represented by the radical few who think that they have to kill innocent people because of the action of one individual. I know that their was a period when Christians were much the same way declaring crusades in the name of God. Lets face it do we really think that is what Christianity is all about. Some one has said you could not get any better then what concept of the character of the God you serve.

        September 21, 2012 at 9:22 pm |
    • Builda Bridge and GetOver Yourself

      How the truth will cause the uninformed to produce statements lacking substance...JOEuser has several ill informed comments

      September 21, 2012 at 2:11 pm | Reply
    • sara

      This is NOT about someone's skin. This is about Obama's lies, deception, incompetence, and absence as a president. A failure. Al Qaeda killed 4 Americans, raped, tortured, and dragged the Ambassador through the streets on 9/11. He had no security, he was unarmed, the White House had 3 days warning. Everyone knew it was a terrorist attack yet Obama still will not say it himself, though the White House finally admitted it. Libyan president knew and has been saying it for over a week.

      Meanwhile there are still 23 million people looking for work, a record 46 million on food stamps, $16 trillion in national debt, $4 trillion in deficits, and household incomes have fallen $4,000. What does Obama plan to do about this, WE DON'T KNOW. Partying with celebs will make none of this or the terrorists just go away.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
      • CeltinWood

        lets make an even swap for Collin Powell.....then everyone will be happy and our national security will return to normal status/readiness........

        September 21, 2012 at 2:32 pm |
      • syed abdul

        So you really think Romney will do a better job, after so many times he has goofed in his statement. You put your think these politicians are trustworthy in both sides of the isle, you got to be naive.

        September 21, 2012 at 9:02 pm |
  32. Far smarter than you

    Another Obama Failure of Leadership.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:47 pm | Reply
  33. donny

    i would get out dont worry bout them any more ..let them kill each other off people like that dont want fredom any way just a waste of money any way spend it here in or country

    September 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  34. unblvble

    FINALLY – after ~7 days Obama administration agreed that it was a terroist attack – hmmmm but is obama still confused?? totally clueless adminstration??

    September 21, 2012 at 1:45 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Actually it was more like 10 days ... not seven!

      September 21, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
  35. dscon

    'It’s an Inconvenient Thing to Have to Be President When You Really

    Are Best at Running for Office’

    Obama now has effectively allowed a terrorist attack and murders on

    US soil on the anniversary of 9/11.
    Obama/MSM=inept liars!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      "Obama now has effectively allowed a terrorist attack and murders on
      US soil on the anniversary of 9/11."

      Uhh yeah.. who was president when 911 happened, I forget?

      September 21, 2012 at 4:22 pm | Reply
  36. Joe User

    Has this President been doing what he's supposed to be doing and what he's being paid for? He's asleep at the wheel and all he does is campaign. People still supporting Obama at this point are the same as those who supported Bush no matter what. Please wake up!!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  37. Fubarack Obamadinejad

    I've never seen any politician lie as much as Obama, well maybe the former Iraqi information minister Baghdad Bob. Alan Grayson is right up there too.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I dunno .... it was before i was born, but I understand that Nixon was pretty good at spinning a lie.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:40 pm | Reply
    • Pnutbutter


      September 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • Builda Bridge and GetOver Yourself

      I can, Bush Jrn, WMD's ring a bell. Cheney WMD's ring a bell. Rumsfeld WMD's ring a bell. the list long.

      September 21, 2012 at 2:07 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      Yeah I recall some words in the recent past myself. "Read My Lips" and "Weapons Of MASS Destruction"

      September 21, 2012 at 4:17 pm | Reply
  38. Louis

    CNN says they are "balanced" but you can really see how poor of a job they are doing with what is happening in the Middle East. They spent a great deal of time bashing Romney over his statements about what happened in Libya but they have not done any investigative reporting. There is an entire article in the Wall Street Journal today but still nothing from CNN regarding what happened in the Middle East. Like were was the security. That there was a previous attack in June. What happened to the British in Libya. Our lack of support for Mubarak and the Egyptian military. A complete understanding of what happened and what is continuing to happen in the Middle East. No wonder CNN has dropped below MSNBC and Fox. What a shame.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Reply
  39. Pat

    Obama has intentionally mislead the american people to try and protect his image. He is a liar who will do anything to get re-elected.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Congo


      Independents in Florida, Ohio, and Virginia. We are counting on you. Depending on you. Pleading with you. Vote.

      Protest by Voting for a new administration.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm | Reply
    • UnFred

      Don't cry you didn't want a mormon for president anyway. Your kids would be singing hyms to Joseph Smith in school.

      September 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  40. Jim

    It is shameful that the President of the United States would purposely deceive the American people into believing that the attacks were a symbol of protest of a stupid video. B.S. man – it is all an excuse to release harbored feelings all along. Just like the Rodney King cop beating video and the justice system's bad handling of the situation, people with harbored ill-feelings for society will use it as an excuse to act out violently and create gang mentality – Obama certainly knows this, but tried to spin this whole thing so that he would not offend the Muslim population in the U.S. – for votes...shame on him! Not only that, but he failed in his economic policies – it's time for him to join the ranks of the unemployed. He won't hurt financially – only his feelings and pride will hurt for awhile. He needs to take his act elsewhere.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:25 pm | Reply
  41. Reload

    Well, CNN sure gave this story prominance. Wow. Problem is, the white house and the President are still not getting their stories straight.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • TheTruth

      How many versions have they released now? And why did it take Obama 18 hours to send help? Why didn't he leave his rally immediately to deal with this?

      September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        Cause you can't run a campaign without the Benjamins!

        September 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
      • sara

        Another question is why did it take Obama 15 HOURS AFTER the killings to make a statement. Apparently he needed his sleep. So sad, the families and friends of the 4 killed weren't sleeping and neither were lots of other people.

        September 21, 2012 at 2:21 pm |
  42. the_dude

    Ofailure has a lot of blood on his hands....

    September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • Jmacq1

      Just so we're clear, you did of course blame George W. Bush for all the people that died in 9/11, right? Or are you just setting up yet another hypocritical double-standard like most wannabe GOP mouthpieces?

      September 21, 2012 at 1:24 pm | Reply
      • Erick

        Just so we're clear: you realize that the old "divert by blaming everything on Bush" tactic is worn out except for the leftist wanabee mouthpieces, right? At some point O is going to have to put on some big boy pants and take some responsibility.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm |
      • TheTruth

        Why didn't Obama stop everything to deal with this?

        September 21, 2012 at 1:33 pm |
      • Congo

        When 9/11 did happen, Bush took the bull by the horns and rode it the best he could. Obama is passing the bucket left and right making sure the buck doesn't stop on his lap.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:36 pm |
      • Mike in NYC

        Just so we're clear ... you do realize that Obama has been in office for 4 YEARS now and not 8 months like Bush was when 9/11 happened?

        September 21, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
      • Gulfwwind

        Seems to me that Obama appointed Clinton as Sec of Defense who is responsible for the defense of our embassies of which there was non or very little in Benghazi. Therefore the campaigner in chief is responsible. Time for Obama to accept blame for his incompetence.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:51 pm |
      • juny1958

        yo – if you are gonna blame Bush for 9/11, then you must include the messiah (BIll Clinton).....the commission that came out after 9/11 laid responsibilty for failing to act on intelligence also.....guess he was too busy diddling with cigars and interns to notice.....

        September 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • sara

        Bush came out yelling that we had declared war on terrorism. I don't care what party you supported but we all rallied behind Bush and believed he'd put a boot in the terrorists' azzes. All we get from Obama is some ads run in the middle east apologizing for the muslim videos, and Obama still has not said that the 4 Americans killed on 9/11 was a terrorist attack. Unbelievable. How stupid does he think we are? I'm starting to think, he thinks we are very stupid.

        September 21, 2012 at 2:25 pm |
  43. doug

    What do you people of the US not see right in front of you. This guy is a Muslim himself, and has quoted the Koran twice that I have seen. Any president that is afraid to offend the Muslim population is afraid that he won't get their vote at election time. This man is desperate to be re-elected to continue to implode America financially and really bring them to their knees. I'm not saying Romney is the end all be all, but we do know his religious beliefs and motives for running. Obama can never be trusted, because I feel that he has a secret agenda, and it isn't a good outcome for North America.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm | Reply
    • Jmacq1

      We see "what's right in front of us" quite easily. If he's a Muslim (he isn't) he's the least devout Muslim in the world, given that he drinks alcohol and constantly misses his daily prayers, not to mention not attending Mosque.

      Seriously? Quoting the Koran twice makes someone a Muslim? There's a TON of so-called Christians who love to quote the Koran all over these comments sections that don't realize they've converted!

      We also see what's right in front of us: A bunch of of closeted (or not so closeted in some cases) racists who deep down realize that if the President wasn't half-black and didn't have a "foreign" sounding name, half the allegations they love to throw at him would be utterly ridiculous.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:28 pm | Reply
      • hihohiho

        he misses his daily security briefings too...

        September 21, 2012 at 1:49 pm |
      • PMB

        Do you realize how "ignorant" you sound? That race issue? That's the most bs I have ever encountered!! When left wing, blind liberals can't defend the "chosen ones" actions, they try and call us who disagree with him "racists". What an ignorant moron you are. Open your eyes and see the man for what he really is, why don't YOU look past his color, because I know that myself and all of my conservative friends have. I. AM .SO. SICK. OF. LEFT. WING. IGNORANT. MORONS.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:07 pm |
      • Scott

        He's the least devout Muslim because he misses his daily prayers? He misses all his security briefings, too, but he's still president. What's your point?

        September 21, 2012 at 8:41 pm |
    • Jmacq1

      Oh, and a side note? Muslims are less than 3 percent of the American population and pretty well spread out. They're not swinging any elections anytime soon. But hey, why let any annoying facts get in the way of your blind paranoia and hatred?

      September 21, 2012 at 1:29 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Sounding juuuuuust a little bit paranoid there dougie. I don't like Obama, I didn't vote for Obama, and I won't be voting for him again. That said ... I don't think there is anything hidden about his agenda. He's made it perfectly clear what he want's to do. He wants to play Robin Hood (on a global scale). He believes that everything the rich (people and countries) have they got unfairly and it should be taken (taxed – for a gentler word) and given to those who have been the victims of the rich. THAT my friend is what he's always been all about.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  44. Mike

    I would expect Obama to try to distract the public from the reality of the Libya situation; he is, after all, the "buck stops with someone else" President.

    If we are to believe him then:
    The attack is the filmakers fault.
    The lack of improvement in the unemployment rate is Bush's fault.
    The decreasing rate of growth seen the last quarters is the Republicans fault.
    Iran's steady progression to nuclear weapon is somebody's fault....but not his.
    He can't meet with the leader of one of our most important allies because David Letterman won't let him cancel.
    It is not his fault he increased the debt more that all other presidents combined...we are sure whose fault it is....but not his.
    Its is not his fault the stimulus didn't work, the republicans didn't let him spend enough money.
    It is not his fault he has missed close to 60% of his national security briefing.....he had to meet with Pimp with a Limp".

    What I find troubling is how CNN consistently pretends these things aren't important. It is clear that the adminstration was more interested in spinning the Libya situation to pretend it was this film. They have boldly and intentionally been lying to the public and CNN states that they have reassessed the situation.

    Wolf, John, Fareed.... I know idealogically you favor Obama, but have you no pride?

    September 21, 2012 at 1:11 pm | Reply
    • NS Bingo

      How about ethics.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm | Reply
    • Jmacq1

      You've spread another of the blatant lies that Republicans LOVE to toss out here:

      Obama has NOT "increased the debt more than any other President in history." He has added to the debt, but in terms of the amount he has added, George W. Bush has him beat with almost twice as much, dollar-wise, and the hallowed Ronald Reagan has just about EVERYONE beat in terms of percentages, almost tripling the national debt during his eight years in office.

      Were you on these boards calling for Kerry's election in 2004 after Bush had spent a couple years fighting two wars entirely with borrowed money? Somehow I doubt it....

      September 21, 2012 at 1:32 pm | Reply
      • TheTruth

        After more than 225 years, out debt was $10 trillion. After 4 years of Obama, it's at $16 trillion and rising daily.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
      • Mike in NYC

        Ahhh Jmacq ... as Mark Twain once said ... there are lies, damn lies, and statistics. Yes – in terms of percentage Reagan increased the national debt more than anyone. HOWEVER – during Reagans 8 years in office he increased the national debt by $1.7 trillion. Yes GW raised the debt by $4.9 trillion (85% increase) ... but that was in EIGHT years. Obama, in contrast, has raised the national debt $4.7 (45% increase) trillion in just 3 1/2 years!!!!! But as you can see ... Obama’s 45 percent rise is nearly equal in dollar terms to his Bush’s 85 percent increase but that's because he started at a higher base debt.

        When the partisan deceptions on each side are disregarded, the plain fact remains that the debt has increased, for many years, under both Democratic and Republican presidents. And it is currently increasing rapidly, reaching historically high levels, while partisans on both sides continue to do little about it.

        September 21, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
      • sara

        Do your research before you post. Obama increased the debt in 4 years more than Bush did in 8. And yes, Obama did increase it more than all of the prior 43 presidents. Face the facts. Facts are facts. Somehow the media probably spun that one and you listened.

        September 21, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • thunderbolt

        Also scholar, you have to remember that the way healthcare reform was done that we don't realize the cost till over ten years. That way we wasn't suppose to know the total till he was out of office even if he gets re-elected. You know, it gets aggrivating explaining this stuff to liberals day in, and day out. You have the facts in front of you, you just refuse to look and see for yourself......geeeeez

        September 21, 2012 at 2:29 pm |
      • PMB

        How can people as stupid as you Jmacq1 live with yourself?? You CANNOT live in a "msnbc" bubble and believe the rhetoric there. Try and view ALL channels of news, or better yet, do research and get the REAL facts for yourself! Are you smart enough to do that?? I doubt it.

        September 21, 2012 at 4:11 pm |
  45. NS Bingo

    Don't think PRAVDA could have done a better job of suppressing the truth. Way to go CNN! and you wonder why your ratings are sinking....

    September 21, 2012 at 1:09 pm | Reply
  46. ug

    It's all obamas and Hilarys fault.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:05 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Don't be silly. CNN SAID .... nothing is every Obama's fault. Didn't you get that memo????

      September 21, 2012 at 1:10 pm | Reply
  47. Nodack

    Republicans getting desperate for a scandal against Obama that they have to turn tragedy into politics. None of you care about the riots or the movie or terrorism, you are just looking for something, anything to pin on Obama. It's really embarrassing as usual. You guys leave the country in tatters for Obama and then try your best to keep the economy down just to make Obama look bad as possible throwing America under the bus for political gain againand again.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:04 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Sooooo ... you see nothing wrong with Obama lying for an entire week about the cause of these attacks? Talk about desparate!

      September 21, 2012 at 1:07 pm | Reply
    • cheapseats2

      I've got news for you: international terrorism IS political in nature.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • ronnyanddontclaimtoknowitall

      NODICK-you've have got to be crazy. when does obama get any responsibility to anything. He said himself he would straighten everything out but nothing has imrpoved except his handicap and side stepping and michelles waredrobe.

      September 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
    • Jeff from Columbus

      So, the President is fuzzy on the details of attacks on our embassy that killed our ambassador and you're ok with that?

      September 21, 2012 at 1:26 pm | Reply
  48. y

    My 2 viems:

    We currently need the resources (i.e. oil) the area provides until we can find other sustainable means. Many Arabs, Muslims in particular, hate our occupation of the land. There will always be terrorism against us as we stay; but stay we must to control our interests, ensure these countries/sects do not advance their weaponry, and prevent attacks against our home.

    I care about those who suffer from the collateral of war, and those who are stifled under the oppresive regime of Islam. May God act mightily to save the elect there. As David prayed, I pray for His enemies to be crushed, and use our forces to do so. Not only does that area need democracy, it needs an end of the lie that is Islam.

    September 21, 2012 at 1:01 pm | Reply
  49. Wade

    Wow, they finally called a spade a spade (no pun intended). Only took 4 yours to acknowledge terrorism, and just in time for the election!

    September 21, 2012 at 1:00 pm | Reply
  50. sara

    Susan Rice should step down now!!! So the White House is now saying the two former Navy SEALs killed in the attack were not working security for the State Department but were in Benghazi for a separate agency. And they were not initially at the consulate, but a separate facility, when the main building was attacked. This is very different from Rice saying there was "substantial security presence with our personnel. ... Tragically, two of the four Americans who were killed were there providing security. That was their function. And indeed, there were many other colleagues who were doing the same with them." A BLATANT LIE. How on earth isn't CNN slamming the president for this?

    September 21, 2012 at 12:57 pm | Reply
  51. experiencehe

    Poor Obama and his lapdog CNN finally have to reveal the truth. Did anyone really believe the Whitehouse version? Of course not, well maybe the liberal dreamlanders, but the rest of us who live in the real world understood that Obama let down our folks in Libya and got them killed. This happens on 9/11 no less, and they still can't get their storie(s) straight? So much for our "Foreign Policy" specialist Obongo!!! Bush was dumb, Oboma is even more clueless in regards to both foreign and domestic affairs...what a pity, he really HAD a chance to be a difference maker. Now all those w/ eyes see him for the Chicago style thug/socialist he really is!!! Get stuffed CNN!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
  52. SomeNameHere

    To those of you accusing the president of lying, don't you know that the investigation takes a bit of time? That's why so many people like this president. He tries to gather the facts before shooting off his mouth like his predecessor did.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:52 pm | Reply
    • sara

      Mitt was right. You can argue whether he was 15 minutes or an hour early but the fact of the matter is Mitt was right. And Obama didn't say anything until 15 HOURS after the deaths. It is now 9/21 and the attack was 9/11 and CNN reports this (Fox first reported the truth long long ago). The Libyan president quickly came out saying it was a pre-planned Al Qaeda attack. We were warned of the terrorist attack 3 days before. It doesn't take 1/3 of a brain to figure it out. If you say he was still investigating, then why did he immediately come out and continues to say it is due to the video. NO MORE EXCUSES FOR OBAMA!!!!! SICK OF THEM ALL!

      September 21, 2012 at 1:03 pm | Reply
    • ronnyanddontclaimtoknowitall

      you mean like the knuckle head reid from Nevada saying someones, sisters-cousins-stepfathers-sisters-babysitters-mothers-husband saying Romney has not paid taxes or any other msnbc type hack

      September 21, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
    • mat

      "I dont have all the facts but I think its safe to say the Canbridge police acted stupidly" "I was not aware at the time that there was no such thing as shovel ready jobs"

      September 21, 2012 at 1:37 pm | Reply
  53. Fred

    Let's get this straight. Gov. Romney speaks what we were thinking, that the Cairo Embassy was wrong in tying the riots on a film and suggesting that film was responsible (a.k.a. an apology) so CNN tries to shape public opinion against him for a week claiming his remarks were insensitive, thus shifting blame away from the Obama administration who clearly authorized the Cairo statement. Now, the White House is changing its story and in fact claiming the attack was a planned terrorist attack and had nothing to do with this film but everything to do with 9/11. Will CNN carry out a sustained attack on Obama? Ha ha. A joke.

    By the way, why did CNN cut off the last part of the Erin Burnett's interview with Pamela Geller? Didn't CNN want the world to hear about terrorists. Geller really gave it to Burnett who peppered her with fabricated questions and attributions that were false and put Burnett in her place. So CNN censors stepped in to protect an asset. So much for truth and the first amendment.

    Used to be that news organizations like the BBC or Voice of America broadcast the facts. Now we have their descendents no longer stating facts but fabricating stories.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:51 pm | Reply
  54. Jeff from Columbus

    Can someone tell the President? Because he still thinks it was because of the film.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply
    • Nodack

      Who cares?

      Republicans desperately searching for a gotcha moment to nail the President on something, anything. Because of the film, because of the date, because somebody staged it, because of the weather, whatever. Your stupid stunts aren't impressing anybody and just makes you guys look like you are playing politics with people's lives like usual.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:53 pm | Reply
      • ronnyanddontclaimtoknowitall

        nodick-you have lost your mind

        September 21, 2012 at 1:16 pm |
      • Mike in NYC

        PLAYING politics???? You see ... that's the problem with you libs/obama apologists ... you think this is a game!!! You stood up and yelled your heads off when Bush took 8 minutes to digest the 9/11 attacks while he was reading to an elementary school class .... but you have absolutely no problem with the fact that it took Obama 16 HOURS to respond to our ambassador being murdered in the streets of Libya – and on then to respond to Romney!!!! You people really are pathetic!!!!

        September 21, 2012 at 1:17 pm |
      • Jeff from Columbus

        Who cares? Are you serious? The President doesn't know the details of a major foreign policy crisis that killed our ambassador and you're wondering who cares?

        It doesn't concern you AT ALL that the President is apparently either ignorant or misinformed about these attacks?

        It doesn't concern you that he's saying one thing and his press secretary and other officials are saying another thing?

        September 21, 2012 at 1:23 pm |
  55. AmericanWaxwing

    C N N. Both you and the White House have completely botched this. And worse, you've followed the White House narrative for the last week - a narrative which was a lie and a deception from the very beginning.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm | Reply
  56. Really

    That White House is all over this..........Two weeks late, but at least they are catching Up!!!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm | Reply
  57. jeff tartt

    I guess the only person who said it wasn't a terrorist attack was "THE GREAT OBAMA" That man will lie about anything to get a vote

    September 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
  58. ton

    It is now known that Ambassador Stevens was tortured and killed by al Qaeda on the anniversary of 9/11 in a pre-planned attack. Sounds like CNN is having a hard time reporting this. Intead they post a confusing article from a few days ago.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
  59. THX1953

    So what does it take?

    Getting slapped in the face with a dead fish, to get you to admit that you were slapped in the face with a dead fish?

    September 21, 2012 at 12:27 pm | Reply
    • mkat2

      The White House is STILL vacillating & refusing to entirely give up the 'video' excuse! Much like a child when confronted with a lie, continues to stick with the lie despite all evidence to the contrary! Joe Wilson, ( you lie!) we need you now!!

      September 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm | Reply
  60. hmw011

    Cut off all aid sent to any countries that are burning our flag, embassies and killing any Americans. I am sick and tired of watching our flag burn but god forbid you better not say anything about their bloody Prophet Muhammad. Obama we don’t need to spend more borrowed tax dollars to make apologies to Pakistan or any other Muslim country. Get some b@lls, we are tired of you apologizing for our 1st Amendment and bowing down to the Muslim countries!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply
  61. Obama Leaks Risk Lives

    It always takes the Obama Administration a while to figure out what the rest of the world knows. That puts American lives and interests at stake. Still, Obama lap dogs like CNN give him a free ride or work over time to soften the fallout.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm | Reply
    • Latina

      That's right on. I have no faith on the media. They should be embarrassed. This is the Obama doctrine collapsing all around us.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm | Reply
  62. Blah blah the wheel's off your trailer

    I would like to make a collect call to my, not uncle Sam! I would like to place a collect call to my distant uncle Benjamin Netenyahu! Thank you operator. Ah, uncle Netanyahu when are you going to push the red buttion? Remember you promise me? Please please uncle Benjie? The terrorists are up in arms and behaving naughty! I'm counting on you now uncle Benjie! Bye now!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  63. DL

    Aren't these terrorists the freedom fighters we supported in overthrowing ghaddafi?

    September 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm | Reply
    • Lucy

      Sadly "yes". We tend to have a short sited foreign policy. We actually think these people are like us and want freedom and democracy. I'm sure there are some people who do, but the vast majority just pretend so they can get help taking over the country to then, install some form of islamic dictatorship similar to the Taliban. I hope we stay out of Syria.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:19 pm | Reply
  64. Lucy

    After we helped Libya out last year with a no-fly zone, this is the "thanks" we get? They murder our ambassador and staff! Personally I think we should remove our troops from Afghanistan and not help Syria out either. Why bother! They don't appreciate our help. We don't need anymore Americans or Westerners getting killed. And I don't believe it was all because of a movie. It looks like a planned attack. The movie is causing riots, which is ridiculous as well. Killing people because of a movie! Again, these people are not worth bothering with to help. Maybe they will all just blow each other up! No longer a great loss I'd say!!! Sorry to feel this way, but it's just not worth us risking our lives over. They don't really want freedom.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm | Reply
  65. Thomas Jackson

    There are several facts that are available elsewhere that haven't yet been reported.

    I'll just focus on one set of facts.

    There were at least twenty security guards at the consulate, besides the five that specifically guarded the Ambassador, in addition to the two Seals that were with him.

    Those twenty security guards successfully defended the lives of more than two dozen consulate staff who were on the premises when the consulate was attacked. They successfully evacuated consulate staff, first from the consulate to another location, and then from that location to the airport where they were taken to Tripoli.

    A militia brigade was called up in the middle of the night to come to the aid of the security staff at the consulate.

    It is disgraceful that rightwing GOP loudmouths and pundits are denigrating the efforts of our allies to defend our foreign service staff from a terrorist attack. The Ambassador obviously had something important to do before he could leave, and there is other largely unreported information about what specifically he was doing.

    32 Gaddafi supporters were arrested on Aug 17th 2012. They were involved in numerous attacks in Libya prior to the Sep 11th assault on the consulate, yet there seems to be an effort, led by Fox News, to suggest that the consulate attack was carried out by al-queda.

    The consulate had information about Gaddafi supporters and caches of heavy weaponry possessed by them, including shoulder-launched surface to air missiles.

    I'm sick and tired of hearing made-up stories by Fox News and GOP politiicians suggesting that President Obama was careless in providing security. The Libyan government has reported that the attackers had inside information about consulate security. An anti-muslim film made by GOP operatives in the USA and promoted to incite violence was the motive for the demonstration in Libya. Whoever organized the protest was obviously in contact with the promoters of the film. The attackers used the protest as a cover for their attack.

    The stories aboiut there being "no protest" contradicts the blogs of eyewitnesses in Libya, who reported about the protest and the attack in the days after the attack. Foreign journalists who were on the scene also wrote about it.
    Only now, a week later do we hear reports that there was no protest. That story comes from Fox News, which claims to have an "intelligence contact" on the ground who supposedly is more crtedible than eyewitnesse reporting right after the event.
    I would say that the GOP believes it has something to gain by repeating the false narratives. I would say it is too coincidental that Mitt Romney jumps into a criticism about the event before any other reporting or fact finding has been done. I suspect foul play by the GOP, indeed, even disloyal collusion with terrorists.

    September 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
    • lnd72

      Let the conspiracy theories begin...

      September 21, 2012 at 12:16 pm | Reply
    • lisa

      please provide links to where you got your information.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:17 pm | Reply
    • TDS

      Here's some facts Thomas. For 15 hours after our ambassador was killed, we heard nothing from The President. It was complete radio silence. When he did finally speak, it was to attack Mitt Romney. Sounds to me like that red phone rang in the middle of the night, but The President was at a Las Vegas fundraiser.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:23 pm | Reply
      • tomcat

        probably to busy being a guest on the late night talk shows... it must wear a person out. But he manages to fit those in while on his 'apology tour'.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:41 pm |
    • thom campbell

      I don't mean to be contrary, but you're spoutling facts that have been proven (not just by FOX) wrong is truly delusional. Across the board, including Libyan president, have stated no signifiacnt demonstration was taking place. Only on CNN and MSNBC do find anyone still sticking to Obama adminstrations spin. Even his own people are now admitting their error. Stop playing "stick my head in the Obama sandpile" and research multple outlets.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:26 pm | Reply
    • Chicago

      Wow...with all that support they were still over run? The fact is they were out manned and out gunned so it sounds to me like they were ill prepared wouldn't you say? I thought the world was supposed to bow down in peace before Obama's greatness. The more you keep denying this President does little to keep us safe the more dangerous it gets for us. Go bury your head back in the sand.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:28 pm | Reply
    • Jon Samuel

      Your facts and conclusions are incorrect. You obviously have some agenda and are wrapped up in defending this administration. Fine. This attack occurred on 9/11. Based on firepower used and date selected it was obvious a planned terrorist attack. I am not sure why this administration chooses to lie and claim otherwise. In addition the ambassador himself said he was on an Al Qaeda hit list. We also hear reports the State dept had a policy that security guards were not to be armed. What good are security guards without firepower. You say they defended the consulate yet there are no killed or injured Libyan attackers. An independent investigation is needed to sort out this mess. Those responsible should be fired or resign.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:30 pm | Reply
    • John in NY

      Your forgot the part that the staff of the consulate, including Sean Smith who was killed in the attack, reported that earlier in the day that a member of the very security police you are talking about was takin pictures of the consulate building and grounds.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:31 pm | Reply
    • NS Bingo

      Nice Fairy Tale! Will this be published in Susan Rice's upcoming book? Now, why don't you give us some sources for your stated "facts." While you are looking up that information, why don't tell us about the warnings which were given to the Libyan embassy several days prior to the "protest."

      September 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Wow .... so the GOP coordinated the attacks as part of Romney's campaign? I hate to tell you ... the GOP doesn't like Romney THAT much! I'll bet you're one of those loons who think that Bush had the CIA do a contained demolition of the WTC on 9/11 just so that he could attack Iraq ....... after going into Afghanistan, or course. You'd better put your helmet back on and sit down before you hurt yourself.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Reply
    • GiGi

      Obama is a celebrity who enjoys playing golf and appearing on Letterman. If he put 1/2 as much effort in governing we would not have been attacked in Libya

      September 21, 2012 at 12:47 pm | Reply
  66. Albro

    Well, Mr. President, you've spent half of your presidency 'apologizing' for America and turning your back on the people who gave you that job! Lets see you pull an 'about-face' and start defending Americans!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
  67. Tony

    Wow. Who let the Freepers out of the home today?

    September 21, 2012 at 12:00 pm | Reply
  68. dd

    But the empty chair still claims the attack was not an organized al Qaeda operation but a spontaneous reaction to the film. How can this headline say "White House" when the President disagrees? Is CNN impeaching Obama? or does CNN prefer that empty chair in the oval office to the occupied chair in the oval office?

    September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am | Reply
    • nmmell08

      Obama tweeted the day of the attack it was an act of in reality this is nothing new to me.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:04 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        Perhaps (though I didn't see that) ... but he then spent the next 10 days saying its NOT a terrorist attack but a spontanious protest against a rediculous "anti-islam" film. Soooooo which is it???

        September 21, 2012 at 12:39 pm |
  69. Stephen

    It took ten days for the Obama administration to admit that this was a planned, organized terriorist attack because they said they were waiting for the FBI to complete their report. Well, guess what the FBI investigators are still in Tripoli. They haven't even been to the Bengazi site where this violence took place but the Obama administration has now admitted the obvious that it was indeed a terriorist attack and they were not prepared for it. The two navy seals that were involved weren't even assigned to the security of the Ambassador. They were assigned to another organization on another mission. Nobody was assigned to the Ambassadors security. Obviously, this is a bunch of amatuers.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:53 am | Reply
    • 111Dave111

      It took GW Bush 24 hours after 9/11 to get back to the White House,
      he was so scared and you voted for him, twice.

      Unless you have severe memory loss.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        The Secret Service wouldn't permit Bush to return to Washington right away ... but hey ... don't let facts stop you from keeping on blaming Bush for everything. Ya know ... sooner or later its gonna HAVE to be Obama's fault!

        September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm |



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  71. viknat

    If this country is ever attacked under Obama's watch by Muslim Radicals, Obama within his leadership and authority will break out his teleprompter and mercifully apologize for the wrong that we have done to the attacking nation

    September 21, 2012 at 11:46 am | Reply
    • 111Dave111

      Islamic anger was much more caused by the Iraq Invasion, which was on GW Bush's watch and you voted for him, twice.
      Unless you have severe memory loss.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
    • 111Dave111

      The last major attack on the US was 9/11, which was on GW Bush's watch and you voted for him, twice.
      Unless you have severe memory loss.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:01 pm | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        So how is it that 9/11, which happened 8 months, into Bush's "watch" is his fault .... but NOTHING that has happened in 4 years is Obama's fault????

        September 21, 2012 at 12:11 pm |
      • 111Dave111

        3,000 killed at 9/11/2001 after GW Bush's August Vacation.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
      • ronnyanddontclaimtoknowitall

        your right but it happened from a piece of crap that your president you voted for had a chance to kill but didn't.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:32 pm |
      • KB1

        The 9/11 terrorist came to the USA and trained during the Clinton years. It was not set up and planned in 8 months. If Clinton had not destroyed the military and cut spending so much to the intelligence community maybe things would have been different.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:38 pm |
      • Bighed

        When they have nothing else to offer, they resort to BBBBUT.....BUT...BUSHHHHHHHHHHHHHH...... Bush, Bush The Elder, Clinton, Reagan, Carter, Ford, etc, all long gone and no longer hold office. The Chosen One has the watch, what happens is his to deal with. Epic Fail.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:56 pm |
    • TommytheT

      no last terrorist attack was at Fort Hood under Mr Obama's watch. And if you were upset at Ex-President Bush's performance, seems to me Mr Obama's is at least as bad or much worse. So can I assume you will not be casting your vote to give him a second term?

      September 21, 2012 at 12:05 pm | Reply
      • 111Dave111

        You will recall I said 'Last MAJOR Terrorist Attack' 3,000 killed at 9/11/2001 after GW Bush's August Vacation.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • Mike in NYC

        Ya know Davie .... you libs crack me up. You insist on pointing out that 9/11 happened on Bush's watch – making it his 'fault'. But then refuse to accept ANY responsibility for ANYTHNG that has happened on Obama's watch (except getting OBL – which was done after using Bush's information gathering techniques). However its comparing apples and oranges.

        Bush was in office for 8 months when 9/11 happened. The US mainland had not seen an attack in over 200 years. There was NO reasonable way that ANY president could have anticipated nor prepared for 9/11 (Republican OR Democrat). Obama, however, does not have the luxury of national naivete. We've been living in a state of war for the past 11 years. There is absolutely NO excuse for not being ready .... for ANYTHING ..... let alone attacks on 9/11 on embassys in countries known to have violent islamists!!!!

        Sorry but your attempts at deflecting for Obama-christ are a major FAIL!!!!!

        September 21, 2012 at 12:20 pm |
  72. John

    Commander and Chief? It took the white house long enough to figure it was a terrorist attack and in the meantime blames the attack on a video? One thing for sure he is the commander of blame.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:42 am | Reply
    • 111Dave111

      Republican nominee Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comment will put "a heavier burden on him in the debates," former President Bill Clinton said. The GOP nominee said nearly half of Americans will automatically vote for the president because they are dependent on government and consider themselves 'victims'. "The 47%, those that are adults, they do pay taxes. They pay Social Security taxes. They pay Medicare taxes. They pay state and local taxes," said Clinton on Romney's comments in an interview. “But all of those people who don't pay ordinary income tax would love to be back paying ordinary income tax. They'd love to have a full-time job instead of a part-time job, or any job at all, or be able to get a pay raise. I still think you have to assume it's going to be a close race, assume it's a hard fight and then fight through it," said Clinton. "But I think the president has the advantage now. We did have a very good convention. He got a good boost out of it.", though he added it depends on the turnout of younger voters, a group the president carried handily in 2008.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:47 am | Reply
      • wyl5326

        Up to this time, Barack's inability to state what happens is a classic case of leadership who don't know events on the ground and a indication for emptiness of his brain. That should be exposed to the voters. One thing is certain that I know, Barack have acquired the mentality of Muslims in Denial ! Remember how Muslims all over the world celebrated by dancing in the street when 9-11 happened and then denied that the perpetrators were Muslims ? Barack is still in denial mode that attack was spontaneous as a result of demo against movie ! I hope his continued denial goes on longer and eventually sink his re-election !

        September 21, 2012 at 12:15 pm |
    • tomcat

      The media just states that an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi killed J. Christopher Stevens. None state how he was tortured, raped, and dragged through the streets.... I think we, as a nation, should be outraged, Really Outraged, at this attack and our news media is holding back.! Our nation has become weak and the terrorists know it. Obama actually apologized to the attackers for this horrid, cruel, and disgusting murder of our ambassador. Stevens did not deserve this horrible death. I am appalled at this nation's response.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:02 pm | Reply
      • TommytheT

        not our nation's response...but the response of our elected officials in Washington. So let's remember and make sure vote them out of office. Certainly anyone not willing to stand up 100% of the time with complete and none wavering support of our country, our freedoms, our rights and our citizens should not occupy the Oval office, the Senate or the House.

        September 21, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  73. Searles O'Dubhain

    I love all the certainty being expressed here on either side of a complex situation. I hope that the intelligence services and the military get in touch with y'all to plan our country's next moves to always win at everything and to be impervious to assaults and terrorists.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:26 am | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      I don't believe people here think they have all the answers, however, I would think that most would agree that on 9/11, each year, in those countries with large muslim populations (and histories of violence) we should be beefing up our security (which was NOT done). AND i'm pretty sure that EVERYONE on the planet knew that these attacks have NOTHING whatsoever to do with a rediculous Youtube video (that, btw, was produced by and Egyptian!).

      September 21, 2012 at 11:31 am | Reply
    • TommytheT

      and most of us are able to call the Ft Hood attack for what it was, a Muslim terrorist attack on our soil. Sadly Mr Obama in an attempt to protect his foreign policy record is afraid to do and say what is right but what he thinks puts him in the best light. Was a disgrace.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:54 am | Reply
      • Mike in NYC

        Indeed. That POS in the White House actually had the nerve to call Ft. Hood a simple case of office violence instead of what it truely was!

        September 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
  74. lnd72

    The Obama Administration was putting out ads in Muslim countries apologizing for our system of free speech before it even knew the details of what happened at our embassy in Libya. I guess they kind of "shot first, and aimed later".

    September 21, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Don't be silly. Obama doesn't need an excuse to appologize to muslims.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
    • jake


      September 21, 2012 at 11:34 am | Reply
      • scott

        c'mon, Jake...don't be so niave.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:43 am |
      • lnd72

        This is just an observation based on the fact that the Administration keeps changing it's story about what happened at the Embassy AFTER it put out the ads in Pakistan. I don't think these facts are in dispute.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:50 am |
    • Adam J

      Do you enjoy spreading false information? There were no ads and there was no apology.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:49 am | Reply
      • lnd72

        Just google "ads in Pakistan" if you are not aware of this news.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:55 am |
      • TommytheT

        Really Adam, No Ads? Please come out of your Obama Bunker and take a look around, you will see a lot of things under this admiinistration that will just make you shake your head and wonder what happen to our country.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:56 am |
  75. coyote

    If you make everything you read about Obama vs Romney you are missing the truth of everything you read!

    September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
  76. SoItWas

    OBAMA or the Administration? Because it seems what OBAMA says, what the Administration says and what reality is are always three different things.

    But then after OBAMA's glorious Univison interview.... we now understand his policies and approach... "people do dumb things sometimes" ... and.... "I learned you can't change Washington from the inside".

    So basically, people do dumb things, just forget it and move on. And I can't do anything anyway so that's why I vacation a lot and go on photo ops and David Letterman during a crisis.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
  77. bails

    oh yeah, and I'm also tired of our lame president apologizing to our enemies. And distancing our allies. Gotta get somebody else in the White House. Sadly it isn't Romney either. that's why I'm a write in.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • lisa

      sorry, but if you're a write-in, you vote for Obama

      September 21, 2012 at 11:38 am | Reply
    • TommytheT

      not sure how you know it is not Romney since he has never done the job, but we certainly have seen over the past 4 years that Mr Obama is not up to the task, not willing to put in the time and certainly appears unprepared to handled many of the most important issues. But he does speak well.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:59 am | Reply
  78. bails

    I'm so sick of this. As Christians, we live everyday of our lives with ridicule about the very fact that we even believe in God in the first place. We aren't allowed to take our Bible into these third world countries, and can be put do death for even being a Christian. Yet one word is said against muslim, and oh dear me, riots must occur, folks must die, and the U.S. MUST get down on our knees and apologize. Sick of it. For all you towel heads that have never heard of democracy, it's called the 1st amendment. If you don't like it, quite frankly, I'm past caring.

    September 21, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Amen brother. A..... frickin ..... men!!!!!!

      September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • catmeow

      If we had an administration that wasn't so "muslim friendly" and one that apologizes constantly to the radical muslims and stood up for the US, some of this crap just may not be happening. Nobama needs to go – he is soooo unconnected to what is actually going on bacause he cannot get out of JZ/Beyonce, Letterman & Leno's buts long enough to care what is going on. And, of yeah, go to Vegas and campaign in the middle of it all!

      September 21, 2012 at 11:27 am | Reply
  79. alwaysisforever

    This administration has been an unmitigated disaster, from destroying the economy, to drastically reducing the availability of jobs for low income folks, to kowtowing to billionaires like Warren Buffet and George Soros just they can get even richer and give more money to Obama, to throwing Israel under the bus and putting the whole muslim world into flames.. and CNN and the other main stream media outlets are covering up the scandals every day. Really, very sad state of affairs when our media is basically being run out of the White House press office

    September 21, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • Dr. Strangelove

      Amen to the truth !

      September 21, 2012 at 11:09 am | Reply
  80. Mark Cal

    And yet....Clinton and Obama are running adds on Pakistani TV apologizing and denouncing the film.

    Isn't anyone mad how these people use our tax dollars and make us as a country look weak and anti-democratic? What happened to free speech?

    September 21, 2012 at 11:06 am | Reply
    • coyote

      free speech has been a myth for quite some time. Al Q are drug war lords from Afghanistan that have been used by forces in our government to topple regimes. when they turn rogue they turn big time and they won't give the guns (big ones) back this time. and we are not quite sure what to do about it. unless of course our government told us the truth and we said, okay we forgive you now lets do what is right now and from now on but – that isn't very likely.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:12 am | Reply
    • JL

      Plenty are mad Mark. I just hope they show up this November.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:16 am | Reply
    • TommytheT

      Mark, very quietly and hopefully Under Mr Obama's chicago radar, people are mad and will show up in November to fix this huge mistake. I know folks brought into the Hope and change thing 4 years ago and I could understands as they were well spoken words and let's face it no one really looked into Mr Obama's record (really did not have one), and background to decide if the words matched what the man was and could do. Now four years later Mr Obama's words mean nothing, no now we are looking at the 4 years of actions and accomplishments/failure and the decision of whether he deserves a second term is very clear. NO!

      September 21, 2012 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • sara

      I'm very mad and also mad that CNN and other mainstream media won't report it. It's chilling to hear how he was tortured, raped, and dragged through the streets to show everyone what they "accomplished." And why won't the mainstream media tell the American people what our tax dollars are being spent on. CNN is no longer news. Not trustworthy at all. I cannot believe we are apologizing and effectively take responsibility for the anti-american violence by muslims.

      Since Obama is still saying the 4 Americans who were killed in Libya are due to the video (which we ALL know it was not), then isn't he saying to them the killings of our own people was the US's fault? My gosh, who on earth is running Washington and how on earth can he deceive the American people like this. This is crazy and the media won't call him out on it.

      September 21, 2012 at 12:48 pm | Reply
  81. Billrich2

    Take a good look at Jay Carney. He has aged twice as much as the president. I guess if I got caught in lie after lie and knew I was but a stooge for a dishonest president, I would age too.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:54 am | Reply
  82. bailouts

    this election is the star wars for voters in Amercia.. the dark side vs the force...

    darth bama is now going to magically make more votes appear from dead people, from homeless, and from celebrities who don't live the states where he needs the votes...

    luke romney now has to get the normal voteres to get out and just show up to vote...i'm betting they'll bet running to the polls to get darth bama out of the way and back to driving buses...

    you know, to get faux voters to the polls for the next election ... he needs practice driving...

    September 21, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
  83. James S. Carter

    Such airing of differences of opinion within the Whitehouse is music to my ears. It reflects a stunning recovery from the Nixon years, when he had set up his own domestic Iron Curtain through which nothing passed until thoroughly vetted by the Whitehouse staff and stated as if with one voice.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      You're joking ..... right?

      September 21, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
    • wolfpackbob

      "Fast & Furious" ring any bells? You know, The US Attorney General cited for contempt for improper use of executive privilege? Keep drinking that Kool-Aid.

      September 21, 2012 at 10:57 am | Reply
  84. GetOut

    Why can't he come on US media and talk...instead of Univision...

    September 21, 2012 at 10:49 am | Reply
    • Mike in NYC

      Beeeeeecause he's too busy sucking up to the latino vote?

      September 21, 2012 at 10:50 am | Reply
    • Joe B.

      He did...he was on loserman, i mean letterman, for 1 hour. Comon ya'll, and that thing i said about chains...i really mean ropes..

      September 21, 2012 at 11:05 am | Reply
  85. NS Bingo

    This are sad times for America. Our one last hope for freedom – an unbiased, free press apparently no longer exists in this country. CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC you have all failed the American people miserably! Where is the deafening outcry against the worst terrorist attack against the US since September 11, 2001?

    September 21, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
    • Eric

      No mention of FOX? As a person that votes for an individual, and not a party/leaning I protest that you are an idiot.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:02 am | Reply
      • GetOut

        I don't feel any US media is "true" to the people...all lean one way or the other...which is the sad part.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:07 am |
      • jess

        My guess is you have never watched Fox or never watched it with an open eye. They present news as it comes in, they present both sides, and they present the facts. They don't insert spin and it's very clear right now that they are the most trusted source of news. The others are full of lies, manipulation, and Obamaganda. It's unfortunate that the others cannot even encourage Americans to make an informed decision because they are FULL of misinformation.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:08 am |
      • NS Bingo

        No Eric, you are the idiot. FOX reported this as an act of terrorism last week! Got it? The Libyan president and members of the legislature all said this was an act of terrorism, but all of the LAMESTREAM media omitted the truth from the American people.

        September 21, 2012 at 11:41 am |
    • Kini

      This was no terrorist attack. This was a robbery. Look at the pictures. I believe the ambassador had some Qaddafi gold stashed in the consulate.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:15 am | Reply
    • Dr. Strangelove

      Thre really needs to be a distinction between Press media and Op Ed media. Any more the two are blended together and that is wrong.

      September 21, 2012 at 11:24 am | Reply
  86. GetOut

    What needs to happen is, we close all embassies, stop all money being sent, what did I hear, 2 bil a year..for what?

    September 21, 2012 at 10:47 am | Reply
  87. Newport Pagnell

    Ya Think? Arab spring to Fall...then Nuclear Winter.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:45 am | Reply
  88. Zack

    I;m very encouraged to see that most people are not willing to stand for this, and are demanding the truth... I'm encouraged people are standing up the white house and the Obama admin for their back n forth comments, where one says one thing, and somebody else says something totally different... I'm encouraged people are actually paying attention..

    Regardless of who you vote for, who you support, or who you think should be President, I'm encouraged to see most of us think how this is being handled is complete BS.

    God Bless America

    September 21, 2012 at 10:43 am | Reply
  89. Gimmeabreak!

    But wait! We ALL know this was planned by Bush and Romney!

    September 21, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  90. Jerry

    Surprise?! Surprise?! Morons!!!

    September 21, 2012 at 10:42 am | Reply
  91. Mickey Mouse

    Hello........Obamabots. How many times does this guy have to lie? I'm embarrassed for the fools that continue to support a guy that is a dismal failure at everything he does. And then lies about it. How foolish do you have to be to keep this guy in office? He and his "team" are all inept. It would be funny like the Keystone cops if it weren't so damn serious.

    But by golly he's just so likeable! So is Elmer Fudd, but he's a dunce too.

    September 21, 2012 at 10:41 am | Reply
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