Unanswered questions from the debate
October 23rd, 2012
05:11 PM ET

Unanswered questions from the debate

By CNN's National Security Unit

The final debate of the presidential election was notable for all the areas of foreign policy on which the two candidates seemed to agree. But in their answers were plenty of unanswered questions about how they would handle key foreign policy issues going forward.

Where do things stand on Iran?

It was hard to see concrete differences between the candidates Monday on when it will be necessary to use military force against Iran's nuclear program - the so-called "red line."

Both President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney sought to portray themselves as tough on Iran and as having Israel's back. Both suggested they would be willing to use military power if necessary to stop Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. But neither was exactly clear about what point at which they would act to prevent that from happening.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said the red line should be preventing Iran's "breakout capacity," meaning the point at which Iran has enough uranium enrichment for a nuclear weapon and the technology and know-how to fit a nuclear warhead on a delivery system, such as a long-range missile.

During the debate, Obama repeated his campaign pledge merely to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear bomb.

"As long as I'm president of the United States, Iran will not get a nuclear weapon," Obama said Monday night.

Until now, the Obama administration has suggested its red line was a strategic decision by the Iranian regime to build a nuclear weapon and the move to build one. That position has caused tension with Netanyahu, who feels Obama has not sent clear enough warnings to Tehran.

But on Monday, the president injected some new language into his refrain, saying American intelligence cooperation with Israel and other countries would give Washington "a sense of when (Iran) would get breakout capacity."

"Which means we would not be able to intervene in time to stop their nuclear program," Obama said.

So did the president move up the benchmark up during Monday's debate? He never did finish the thought and say either what he meant by breakout or whether he would stop it.

An administration official said Tuesday that the president's red line has not changed.

"We will prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon, the official said. The president's point "is that because of intelligence capabilities and IAEA efforts, we have a sense of their timeline."

Romney's position has been closer to Netanyahu, saying he would stop Iran from having break-out capacity. On Monday, he split the difference, moving closer to Obama's position.

Failing to raise the ambiguous question of the red line, Romney threatened military action if Iran developed "nuclear-weapons capability."

But it's far from clear what Romney means here: Enough uranium to build a weapon - which could take a matter of a few months –or the means to quickly assembly and deploy a nuclear warhead atop a missile? Earlier this year, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said it would take two to three years for Iran to produce a bomb and have a deliverable weapon on a missile.

The vagueness with which both candidates answered the question of when to take out Iran's nuclear program left more questions than answers.
- By Elise Labott

What's the plan to deal with Syria?

The debate focused for a few minutes on the plan for Syria. But the difference between the two candidates was negligible at best. The real question is does either have a true plan for stopping the violence by the regime of Bashar al-Assad?

Obama laid out his plan, which for the moment involves aiding the opposition but not intervening directly.

"We are going to do everything we can to make sure that we are helping the opposition," the president said. "But we also have to recognize that, you know, for us to get more entangled militarily in Syria is a serious step, and we have to do so making absolutely certain that we know who we are helping; that we're not putting arms in the hands of folks who eventually could turn them against us or allies in the region."

Romney, for his part, seemed to have the same plan.

"The right course for us, is working through our partners and with our own resources, to identify responsible parties within Syria, organize them, bring them together in a - in a form of - if not government, a form of - of - of council that can take the lead in Syria. And then make sure they have the arms necessary to defend themselves," Romney explained. "We do need to make sure that they don't have arms that get into the - the wrong hands."

Romney insisted "I don't want to have our military involved in Syria. I don't think there is a necessity to put our military in Syria at this stage."

Obama was quick to point out the similarities.

"What you just heard Gov. Romney said is he doesn't have different ideas. And that's because we're doing exactly what we should be doing to try to promote a moderate Syrian leadership and a - an effective transition so that we get Assad out. That's the kind of leadership we've shown. That's the kind of leadership we'll continue to show."

For now, the most meaningful difference between the two has been on what arms to give Syrian rebels. Romney has called for supplying arms that could defend against al-Assad tanks and aircraft.

"In Syria, I'll work with our partners to identify and organize those members of the opposition who share our values and then ensure they obtain the arms they need to defeat Assad's tanks helicopters and fighter jets," Romney said in a speech earlier this month.

The Obama administration has been reluctant for even allies in the region to provide such heavy firepower for fear of who would end up with the weapons.
- By Adam Levine

What's their approach to the unraveling of the Arab Spring?

For both candidates, the Arab Spring and the forces it unleashed on the streets of the Middle East and North Africa bear close watching in the days, weeks and months ahead, they said. But for the president especially, questions remain over the administration's initial approach as well as the uncertain future of the movement.

On Tunisia, where cries for political reform from protesters in the region began, Obama said "my administration stood with them earlier than just about any country."

But did the administration show its full-fledged support for the protesters as early as Obama asserted?

After a fruit vendor set himself on fire to protest the corruption of longtime dictator President Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali in December 2011, it was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton who told Al-Arabiya that "we are not taking sides" in the protests that had been going on for almost a month at that point. Clinton added the United States hoped for a "peaceful resolution," and "I hope the Tunisian government can bring that about."

It was not until a few days later when Ben Ali had fled Tunisia for an exile in Saudi Arabia that Obama issued a statement applauding "the courage and dignity of the Tunisian people."

The abuses and excesses of the Ben Ali family did not go unrecognized by the administration however. In leaked diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks, the U.S. ambassador warned of widespread corruption in the North African country.

"By many measures, Tunisia should be a close US ally. But it is not," U.S. Ambassador Robert Godec wrote. "The problem is clear. Tunisia has been ruled by the same president for 22 years."

In a similar vein, Obama said Monday that in Egypt, the United States "stood on the side of democracy" in the uprising that eventually overthrew longtime dictator President Hosni Mubarak.

As the protests began in Cairo's Tahrir Square on January 25, and in the days immediately following, the Obama administration did not immediately call for Mubarak's stepping down from power.

In an interview with CNN on January 30, Clinton said the United States stood on the side of a "democratic Egypt that provides both political and economic rights to its people" but stopped short of calling for Mubarak to leave power.

And in a phone conversation with Mubarak on February 1, Obama spoke about an "orderly transition" in Egypt, according to a White House read out of the call, but did not call for Mubarak to step aside - the mantra of a majority of the protesters in Tahrir Square at that point.

Ten days later, following a televised address in which Mubarak announced he would delegate some of his powers but not step down until later in the year, Obama issued a statement calling on the Egyptian government to "spell out in clear and unambiguous language the step-by-step process that will lead to democracy and the representative government that the Egyptian people seek."

While there was no call for Mubarak to step down in that statement, the longtime Egyptian president did so the next day.

But the path forward for the U.S. role in the region, especially Egypt, remains unclear. Both candidates recognize the U.S. must work with Egypt's new government and help develop an economy. But how to do that, while ensuring the country does not trample the democratic rights of women and minorities, is unclear.

In the debate, Obama cited U.S. efforts to organize entrepreneurship conferences to better assist Egyptians with "rebuilding their economy in a way that's noncorrupt, that's transparent." But just after he said that, Obama said for America to be "successful in this region, there are some things that we're going to have to do here at home as well."

After more than a decade at war, Obama said it was time for the United States to look inward and further develop its own economy. "It's very hard for us to project leadership around the world when we're not doing what we need to do here," he said.

For his part, Romney sounded a similar theme as to the future of U.S. engagement with these young democracies.

"But for us to be able to promote those principles of peace requires us to be strong, and that begins with a strong economy here at home," Romney said. "And unfortunately, the economy is not stronger."
- By Jamie Crawford

What do they say about the fiscal cliff?

Defense spending continues to be a major point of contention between Obama and Romney. But the president left many wondering if he knew something nobody else did when he flatly declared during the debate that further cuts "will not happen."

The cuts, an additional $500 billion over 10 years, will go into effect if a deficit deal cannot be reached. But that's still a matter of negotiation with Congress. Romney has tried to say that sequestration, which is what the further cuts are called, is an Obama plan. The president rightly points out that it is something that Congress agreed to as a way to force them into making difficult decisions.

"First of all, the sequester is not something that I've proposed. It is something that Congress has proposed. It will not happen," Obama said during the debate.

That was surprising in its certainty. Republican's pounced. The chairman of the House Armed Services Committee e-mailed out a statement questioning Obama's involvement in trying to head off sequestration.

"It is a nice line, but for more than a year, the president hasn't lifted a finger to avert the crisis," said the statement from U.S. Rep. Buck McKeon, R-California. "The president and his party in the Senate have failed to offer even a single real solution that could resolve sequestration. If the president is determined that these cuts won't happen, why has he drug it out this long?"

Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod tried to explain it when Jessica Yellin, CNN's chief White House correspondent, interviewed him after the debate.

"Well, he can be sure because when the people vote on November 6 and the president is re-elected, a strong message will be sent - sent that the American people want a balanced approach to solving this problem," Axelrod said. "There are plenty of people on both sides who want to get that done."

White House senior adviser David Plouffe told Politico that the president was merely reflecting the reality that the cuts are something everyone wants to avoid.

"Listen, you talk to Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill. No one thinks it should happen. It was designed so what the parties have to do," Plouffe told Politico.
- By Adam Levine

Why was Romney agreeing to agree so often?

Perhaps one of the most surprising aspects of the third and final debate was Romney's willingness to agree with the president on variety of topics, further closing the foreign policy gap between the two candidates and making it more difficult to discern any true difference. Throughout the debate, Romney agreed to agree with Obama.

But Romney did have some more nuanced positions in areas where he appeared to overall agree with the president.

On Iraq, Romney said his desire to maintain a troop presence after the U.S. withdrawal was no different than the president's failed efforts to negotiate an agreement with the Iraq government to leave 3,000 to 5,000 troops in country. However, Romney supported having 10,000 troops stay in Iraq after the withdrawal.

On Egypt, Romney supported the president's decision to stand with the pro-democracy protesters and against then-President Hosni Mubarak. However, Romney said he wished Obama had had a better vision for the region before the Arab Spring ignited.

"I wish that, looking back at the beginning of the president's term and even further back than that, that we'd have recognized that there was a growing energy and passion for freedom in that part of the world," said Romney, "and that we would have worked more aggressively with our friend and with other friends in the region to have them make the transition towards a more representative form government such that it didn't explode in the way that it did."

On Israel, Romney and Obama expressed strong support for the Jewish state. However, Romney took a more strident tone in response to Bob Schieffer's question: Would either of you be willing to declare that an attack on Israel is an attack on the United States?

Whereas Obama replied the U.S. would "stand with Israel," Romney replied, "if Israel is attacked, we have their back, not just diplomatically, not just culturally, but militarily. That's number one."

On Pakistan, Romney contended the strained relationship between the United States and Pakistan was a necessary evil when it came to finding Osama bin Laden, but he noted "there was a great deal of anger even before that." Romney said the presence of terrorist groups such as the Haqqani network and the Taliban in Pakistan as well as the stockpile of nuclear weapons there means "we can't just walk away from Pakistan." But he said the more than $1 billion in aid the U.S. gives Pakistan "is going to have to be conditioned upon certain benchmarks being met."

On drones, Romney asserted his support for the president's increased use of armed unmanned aircraft to kill terrorists. However, the governor used the question on drones to continue his attack on the president's strategy in the region, citing tensions with Iran, al Qaeda's resurgent and growing presence and continued unrest in the Middle East and North Africa.

"Let me also note that, as I said earlier, we're going to have to do more than just going after leaders and ... and killing bad guys, important as that is," said Romney. "We're also going to have to have a far more effective and comprehensive strategy to help move the world away from terror and Islamic extremism."
- By Morgan Hitzig

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    October 26, 2012 at 1:45 am | Reply
  5. neo2288

    The people of America be logical and consistent in your views.
    A person who does not have a specific opinion and that is when the "opinion" more changes to 5 or 10 times a week, or day, is not a good quality of the president, such as in the views on peace policy it represents, for example, to increase the resources the army to increase Number military in hot spots; who is the geopolitical enemy number one – his first response to Russia, “there is no wait for Iraq”, “now let's see what about Iran”. No specifics and logic! This applies to Mitt Romney.
    President Obama is not the best of course, but it does at least have a specific opinion, logic, vision and clear answers, transparent and clear where he leads!
    There is a saying, "Of two evils choose the lesser"

    October 25, 2012 at 7:41 am | Reply
  6. Kenneth MacKenzie, Plntiff Pro Se, U.S. Supreme Ct. 08-9595,

    REGARDING: TRIAL HEADED BY JUDGE MUNTHER RAOUF HAADI IN THE CENTRAL, CRIMINAL COURT OF IRAQ with guilty verdict issued against the Terrorist Insurgent , (1), Ibrahim Al-Qaraghuli, during 18 October 2008 for torture murders of PFC Kristian Menchaca & PFC Thomas Tucker.
    … U.S. Col. Rafael Lara and the U.S. Task Force Lara headed with "oversight" applied by U.S. ATTORNEY GNL. HOLDER & Secretary of State Clinton operated a CRIMINAL “COVER-UP OF SATELLITE & DRONE PHOTO EVIDENCE” of (1) Satellite photographs and (2) CIA photos of CIA operated and paid enlistment of Sunni Muslims into the U.S. Created “Awakening” movement : : U.S. CIA AGENT PAID “IRAQI ‘AWAKENING’ AGENTS” TORTURE MURDERED CAPTURED US SOLDIERS, PFC KRISTIAN MENCHACA & PFC THOMAS TUCKER, 2006, IN SATELLITE PHOTOS. The identification of the U.S. paid “Iraqi ‘Awakening’ Agents” in said Satellite Photos can be made by comparing CIA photo Records of its own data base of CIA operated and CIA paid enlistment of Sunni Muslims into the U.S. Created “Awakening” movement." SEE:http://www.israelmilitary.net/showthread.php?t=16167

    October 24, 2012 at 8:22 pm | Reply
  7. Toobadsosad

    How I wish I were still working as an investigative reporter. In light of the just released emails regarding the attack in Benghazi, you could have a field day. None of the national media will touch it, but that's what would make it so much fun. Truth would prevail and not some nonsense from this administration. The best thing this administration coulod do is say we blew it.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  8. real rob

    Not bad CNN,, "what they didnt say".. interesting isnt it??..reading beyond the "lines" is an aquired skill,,,more please!..."please sir,we want some more"[Dickens],..weeeel,,;Libya?,, "we knew something was going down but not exactly what or! who',..second, Iran?..:we cant talk about the real reason for the enrichment, yet",..third,..Egypt Iraq and the "arab spring",."hey, we are as astonished as you are, its all so new,, we are watching and trying to develop workable plans as we speak"[smart move that!!],..yes, indeed,,,"what they dont "say" can be as important as what they do,..no??..

    October 24, 2012 at 1:15 pm | Reply
    • 1ofTheFallen

      Obama is a coward just like his adminstration. The evidence continues to build day after day that Obama and his adminstration knew about the Libyian embassy attacks that led to the deaths of our ambassdor and 3 other Americans. Obama does not have the courage to admit that they made a horrible misjugdement in not paying attention to the intel and multiple emails requesting additional security. This is not surprising given that Obama has missed more than 55% of the intel briefing. Obama cowardice in not admitting his failure dishonors these mens lives who continued to do their duty despite being in a very dangerous situation with bosses who were not paying attention.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:46 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        The Libya issue is such a lie. Perhaps Obama made an indirect reference to terrorism in the rose garden, but then he went on the View and Letterman (taking advantage of crises like he always does) to blame America by stating that the attack was due to some video no one has seen. Then, Clinton repeats the line along with the White House Spokesman several times. Susan Rice, the U.S. ambassador to the U.N., went on five networks' Sunday shows and cast the attack as hardly a coordinated strike by terrorists. She said:
        "We are obviously investigating this very closely. The FBI has a lead in this investigation," Rice said Sept. 16 on "Fox News Sunday." "The information, the best information and the best assessment we have today is that in fact this was not a preplanned, premeditated attack. That what happened initially was that it was a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired in Cairo as a consequence of the video. People gathered outside the embassy and then it grew very violent and those with extremist ties joined the fray and came with heavy weapons, which unfortunately are quite common in post-revolutionary Libya and that then spun out of control.
        "But we don't see at this point signs this was a coordinated plan, premeditated attack. Obviously, we will wait for the results of the investigation and we don't want to jump to conclusions before then. But I do think it's important for the American people to know our best current assessment."
        Meanwhile, Biden suggests in the VP debate they didn’t know what happened and Clinton takes responsibility for the fiasco. I give CNN some credit for standing up to the administration when they retrieved the Ambassador’s journal. However, they and the rest of the media have been quiet about the congressional hearings. PATHETIC COVERUP and embarrassing journalism!

        October 24, 2012 at 1:59 pm |
  9. max3333444555

    judging by the comments the partisans on both sides are getting worried and pulling out whatever bs argument they can find to support a bad candidate

    October 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Reply
  10. Richard Jones

    The Spider Monkey knows it's time to turn out the lights, the party's over !!! What needs to be watched now is how much they steal when they vacate the White House !! Slick and Hellery stole the silverware, dishes, and art !!! I've heard that the Spider Monkey and Mooshell will not only take that, but will likely get the plumbing fixtures, copper wiring and pipe, airconditioning equipment and Air Force One will be on blocks with no tires or rims !!! Then they will try to blame it on the crews that come in to fumigate the place !!!

    October 24, 2012 at 11:25 am | Reply
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      October 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm | Reply
  11. Hollek

    Let me get this straight, We have enough intelligence to know all about Iran nuclear program but We still don't know who We are helping in Syria? Bunch of BS Mr. President & Governor.

    October 24, 2012 at 10:51 am | Reply
  12. Penny Wright

    Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies resulting from rape are "God's intent."

    Murdock was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest....

    October 24, 2012 at 10:35 am | Reply
  13. Penny Wright

    A message for women....

    Mitt Romney is for ending funding for Planned Parenthood...including cancer screenings.

    He said he would overturn Roe v Wade.

    We have Republicans trying to redefine rape....trying to force women to get invasive ultrasounds.

    If you think this election won't effect you and your life, think again.

    Vote for Barack Obama. .....

    October 24, 2012 at 9:58 am | Reply
    • David Murray

      There is NO WAY Romney could overturn Roe Vs. Wade, even if he wanted to. That is just democrat scare tactics. You must be employed by the Obama campaign to spread fear and lies.

      October 24, 2012 at 10:36 am | Reply
      • S Samson

        Sara Parlin is the most foolish woman i have ever seen. This is a retarded fool that don't know any thing and I do not know why the media keep parading a fool like this. This is a woman who do not know her left from right. I wander how she got your degree after five to six university. American politice have become game of the fools. I thought this is the best country in the world, more polished and respected not knowning how dirty this republicans and Tee party. shame on you guys.

        October 24, 2012 at 8:52 pm |
      • S Samson

        CNN is republican they are very bias and that is why I don't listen to them, this presidential debate is another good example listen to Candy Crowley, Anderson and David the CNN contributor, old monkey has no new ideas, they should be replace.

        October 25, 2012 at 4:45 am |
    • What?

      Women are the ones who have suffered the most under Obama's failed policies.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:13 pm | Reply
      • LeeLee2014

        Your saying Obama made things worse for women? What about the fact the Romney is taking abortion completely out of the picture. Now women don't have any choice, even if it is rape! I'm sorry but that is not morally right

        October 24, 2012 at 2:18 pm |
      • S Samson

        You are telling lies are you dum, seen all Romny proposals, how dum the agenda is the out sourcer he will also out source it to China. He will do anything to win election, you can see how viciouse he look during the debate.

        October 25, 2012 at 4:55 am |
  14. Penny Wright

    George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

    Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

    Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 12 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 32 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

    And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.

    Obama has done a very good job.

    October 24, 2012 at 9:57 am | Reply
    • Hollek

      Hey Penny.
      We got out of Iraq. Now this place has become a safe haven for Al Qaida in the middle east
      We got Gaddafi and the Lybian got our Ambassador and six brave americans.
      Wall street execs making more money than ever before.
      Now you tell me who Obama is working for?

      October 24, 2012 at 10:58 am | Reply
    • Chris

      Stfu. Im tired of your paid advertisements on CNN. Retarded

      October 24, 2012 at 5:15 pm | Reply
    • Nach Manickam

      Very well said!

      October 24, 2012 at 8:48 pm | Reply
  15. GrampaSez

    "Hamas and allied terrorists pound Israel with more than 50 rocket attacks Wednesday. Several wounded, two seriously. The latest attacks came less than a day after the visiting emir of oil-rich Qatar incited Gaza residents by saying during his visit,..." “There is no clear strategy of resistance and liberation” in the absence of peace talks, which both Hamas and its rival faction Fatah have boycotted."
    By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu – israelnationalnews

    "Oil talks louder than money: The US departs from a policy of damning visits to Gaza, says the Qatari emir was on a “humanitarian mission.” "The Bush and Obama administrations have had a consistent policy of discouraging official visits to Gaza because Hamas is a declared illegal terrorist organization.
    The State Dept. made a tacit exception in the case of the visit of Sheikh Hamad, who brought with him $250 million for housing and other projects, and he promised an almost equal sum in the near future.
    “We’ve seen the reports that he visited Gaza today on a humanitarian mission,” State Dept. spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Tuesday. “We share Qatar’s deep concern for the welfare of the Palestinian people, including those residing in Gaza.”

    October 24, 2012 at 9:34 am | Reply
  16. michaelfury

    Who can answer this question?


    October 24, 2012 at 7:59 am | Reply
    • Me

      From everything I have read Iran is the most pieceful country in the middle east. So, why do I care? I don't. It is not like we don't have the same weapons or support other countries that do the same thing.

      October 24, 2012 at 8:57 am | Reply
  17. StanCalif

    What did we learn about "foreign policy" from this debate?
    First, Romney has no new ideas (he actually agreed with Obama, generally).
    However, Romney is obligated to complain and argue that Obama's approach is wrong (eventhough he agrees)!
    Step back a little and reflect on the past GOP inspired foreign policy decisions.
    George W. launched his "shock and awe" campaign in Iraq with no plan at all for the aftermath! He brazingly declared "mission accomplished" when the real mission had yet to begin! All his confident's wanted was cheap Iraqi oil which we never got! Remember when Iraqi oil was supposed to "pay" for this war?
    During the Olympic games in China, George W. sat next to Putin. George was just full of praise for Putin ("I looked into his eyes. . ."). While sitting side by side, Putin's tanks were barrelling into Georgia!!! George didn't know about this?
    Remember Dick Cheney's secret meeting with the oil companies. Go get the oil, our regulators will not interfere. The "boiler plated" environmental impact reports clearly stated that no walruses in the Gulf would be harmed. No one questioned the fact that walruses do not live in the Gulf of Mexico! Regulators were virtually put to sleep!
    Now we have this GOP candidate, Romney, who changes his story every other day! He prides himself on being such a wonderful Governor of Mass. Today, we have a very serious problem with drugs manufactured in the state of Mass.! This drug company is not subject to federal FDA inspections and regulations. This company is only subject to Mass. state inspection. Romney's wonderful state failed to regulate and inspect. Surprised? No, this is how the GOP envisions things. Cut regulations, get government out of enterprise, leave companies to behave as they please! This is what we get!
    Dirty drugs, enormous oil spills, wars with no purpose and no end!
    Of course Romney is very "wish washy" today! His only job is to get elected President. Once in office, "others" will dictate to him (and it sure won't be you and me!).

    October 24, 2012 at 6:46 am | Reply
  18. theblob

    Foreign Policy Right? What about our neighbor mexico and the 60,000 drug related deaths, what about our trade partners in Europe and their dept and political turmoil? We all know Iran should not have nukes and terrorists are bad. Obama has not given us anything about future plans and Romney has a more hardline approach with little difference. Epic failure to them both, I'm a disappointed American wishing for a better life and more options for my vote that will not just put it to waste.

    October 24, 2012 at 5:43 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      You are correct! The US has long ignored our own neighbors. Politically, it is better to promote wars in countires no where near our boarders. What would happen if we delivered our "shock and awe" on Mexico?
      All politicians love to defend Israel and are so anxious to defend Israel from the crude missles launched into Israel.
      What is Mexico doing to us? The drugs "launched" into the US from Mexico are many times more harmful than the feeble rockets launched into Israel!

      October 24, 2012 at 7:05 am | Reply
  19. Mthokozisi (Howard College)

    I like the way Obama approaches his treats such as the way he responds whether he has any plan to stop Iraq from getting access to nuclear weapons . The aim is not to fight iran but the aim is to stop the use of evil weapons . Actually Obama seem to be a man who seem to have more concern over people's lives and not self-will. I listened at how he plan to figt the US budgect deficit two days ago. He said that progress of US shall rely on its ability to invest on education for science and technology . He also added that he has a plan to make the middle class to experienc less tax burden . He is going to lower down the interest that the US middle class pay . However he mentioned that he will cover up the cost of how much the US spend o health care by riasing the tax little by little to those who are rich. Actually it is morally right to target the rich to cover up the costs of the poor . No person in the world cn cry just because his medical aid has ben raise with R1 just ecause there is a plan for raising the savings for health care for the poor and other incured tax collection over a long run . There is no where , on which I have had Obama speak of cutting down of social spending, instead of that , he is speaking a sensible busiiness language , the language of modern time . He said that he has a plan to create jobs by targeting middle class for science and technology based training skills. He was not too much intervening with foreign policy , as each and every US presidential candidate may wish . Instead he felt there is a need to enhance trade relationship with other countries outsied of US , emphasising that that would turn millions of job opportnunities to the individuals who share from trade through tax, no matter which part of the world they are . In other hand Obama was not aware that while those middle class are given a chance to take a part in participate with economy outside of the world and play a role to alleviate poverty that faces most of seconds and third world countries . I thing Obama deserves the second term : but not the third term . His visions must be implemennted and he US governmen must make sure to sit on the footstep of this youngest president ever . Otherwise the eyes are open to US as long as OBama will not remain a red tape to what he has promised ( President AMN Maphumulo , South Africa )

    October 24, 2012 at 4:15 am | Reply
  20. Att

    For 'SOMEONE' looking for answers – ‘SOMEONE’ said during the VP and the presidential debates, 'I do what I say' – If they did what they said, the polling results should show 10% to 20% positive compared to opponents. Everyone knows what has happened in the past 4 years and it cannot be erased in debates with silly ‘word’ games and doing negative campaigns. I also heard ‘SOMEONE’ say multiple times 'no plans or details’ during the debate. If ‘SOMEONE’ had a detailed plan 4 years ago, why would we be in this position and why are they asking for more time to accomplish their plan. This ‘SOMEONE’ is publishing a new book now on jobs plan – Shoudn't this be done long time ago. Finally, ads spent on the election – the amount of money this ‘SOMEONE’ spent is way too much (as listed in CNN) if they have done 'what they said 4 years ago'. They don't have to spend too much to highlight that is accomplished as they believe ‘they do what they say’ - P.S. Everyone should do their fair assessments to get benefited in the next 4 years, by making a good decision. I am sure people do get benefited by ‘SOMEONE’ and hence we see the close poll results.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
  21. NetPress

    It was very funny for me to see(in the debate) How Romney took credit for all of the good things Obama has done for USA. I have to say, All those debates and practices made a professional liar out of Romney.
    Romney is the biggest Flip Flopper i've ever seen.

    October 24, 2012 at 2:34 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Of course Romney flip flops! He has no plans of his own, and will not be permitted to formulate any plans himself! Romney's job is to get elected, nothing more. The GOP is controlled by the wealthy and very big business. If he actually gets into the White House, people like the Koch brothers will "tell" him what to do. Romney is just a face, he has nothing to offer. He will be told what to do, just like stupid George W. George W. served his "handelers", not middle class Americans.

      October 24, 2012 at 7:28 am | Reply
  22. Leslie Ann Warren

    Obama/Biden 2012 In Jesus Name, Blood, & Luv Always!!

    October 24, 2012 at 2:04 am | Reply
    • reldra

      Here's one. Romney supports and campaigns fir Richard Mourdock, senatorial candidate in Indiana. Mourdock is against abortion in cases of rape. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2012/10/22/mitt-romney-tv-ad-plugs-richard-mourdock-in-indiana-senate-race/

      October 24, 2012 at 2:08 am | Reply
      • reldra

        that was meant to reply somewhere else, but once the wordpress login goes through it usually goes somewhere else. sorry.

        October 24, 2012 at 2:10 am |
  23. Ryan

    I think that the reason the Bush family have always wanted to chose to attack New York is because it is always left-leaning, but more importantly because Dad is from nearby there (New Hampshire), and probably has some feelings about people from that State- some feelings of ill-will and resentment, just like they really, really wanted to attack Saddam as revenge for his alleged assasination attempt on George Bush Sr. when he was president. The same feelings, they probably deeply-despise people from New York-that's why both of their administrations tried to blow-up the landmark in New York state. I'm surprised George Bush Sr. wasn't more sucessful with it though being he was the CIA Director, at one time. Then, all it took to make it a top priority was a hotly disputed election that they seemed to want people to forget rather quickly. I would agree with most people, that world trade center building number 7 DID NOT fall by it's own...buildings simply don't do that. esp. because no planes flew anywhere near that building whatsoever, it's pretty much a no-brainer when you think about it, that it was definitely demolished, and the fact that BBC accidentally aired it that it was collapsed, when nothing had ever hit it, and it was still completely standing kinda proves that it was and the evidence of demolition materials in the debris, and the eyewitness accounts. I wish it didn't have to happen. I wish the Bush family hadn't been sore about the election and all. It's such a shame for the families of all the American soldiers and servicemen and women that have died fighting for essentially one family's revenge for the attempted assasination attempt of George Bush Snr. But, then again, this country has a long history of False Flag Operations, like the Gulf of Tonkin, etc. Sad, but true. And, there's Nothing that any of us can do about it!

    October 24, 2012 at 1:44 am | Reply
    • Tasneem

      NO CHANGE OVER POLITICS and WAR in Afghanistan or Pakistan , Why every American does not protest against NATO troops stay in the region ? Because Russia and China shall find it very easy to trade through Pakistan with Asia and South Asia. On Pakistan, Romney contended the strained relationship between the United States and Pakistan was a necessary evil when it came to finding Osama bin Laden, but he noted "there was a great deal of anger even before that." Romney said the presence of terrorist groups such as the Haqqani network and the Taliban in Pakistan as well as the stockpile of nuclear weapons there means "we can't just walk away from Pakistan." But he said the more than $1 billion in aid the U.S. gives Pakistan "is going to have to be conditioned upon certain benchmarks being met." Pakistani Nation has to be ready to face more DRONES and explosions through TALIBAN (Paid agency of CIA) to create more miseries, explosions and FEAR in US , EU and in the local innocent public or Afghanistan and Pakistan.

      October 24, 2012 at 3:52 am | Reply
      • StanCalif

        Possession of nuclear weapons today means nothing! Should Pakistan, Iran or anyone else actually use one They will surely regret it! Any nuclear weapon used today would bring retaliation of enomous consequences. They all know this! The "nuclear threat" today is totally meaningless! Go ahead, waste your resources building nuclear bombs while your citizens starve and remain uneducated! Your wonderful bombs are really no threat to anyone!

        October 24, 2012 at 8:03 am |
    • 1ofTheFallen

      Your foolish or have watched to much TV if you believe the World Trade Towers were planned demolition. If you have ever watched a big building demolished then you know hugh engineering and demolition involved to make it happen. Wires and explosives everywhere to have perfect timed explosions. This would be impossible in a active building.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  24. Penny Wright

    Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies resulting from rape are intended by God.

    Murdock was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the remark..

    October 24, 2012 at 1:33 am | Reply

    Clint Eastwood to crowded chair: "Feeling lucky punks?"

    October 24, 2012 at 1:28 am | Reply
    • Tasneem

      Why Wisdom does not prevail when it comes to Pakistan among US and EU Allies engaged in FALSE WAR against Terror. This is the UNIQUE TERROR without T, that will cost economic drain and total loss to ARABS and INDIA (SUB CONTINENT) USA has a dream to hold Russia and China away from Indian Ocean but USA has failed to achieve any remarkable progress.

      October 24, 2012 at 3:57 am | Reply

    I am grateful that CNN understands - sic "street smart" eyes and smile on the blue dogs - make her night 🙂

    October 24, 2012 at 1:26 am | Reply
  27. Mehrdad

    I'm an Iranian guy and, I can sense both side (my country and America) I have to say Obama sanction can't completely stop Iran ,however can put the linger on Iran government's nuclear weapon program but the danger will still remain ,also Obama didn't mentioned common Iranian people in my country and it seems he doesn't care bare and innocent people however ,Romney were stronger in both side hinder Iran's government of gaining to nuclear -bomb and also he showed also, thinking about common people by criticizing Obama about , he didn't protect and stand behind the Iranian on 2008 election fraud by the Iran's government . and also Obama government recently issued 140 visas for Iran government who most of them they weren't the politician men in Iran and they really wasn't necessary to issue visa for them . so it make Persian people very disappointed .and this question blows up in Iranian mind :Is Obama government has a indirect and under table relation ship with tyrant Iran's regime ?

    October 24, 2012 at 1:14 am | Reply
  28. correctlycenter

    When will America smarten up and establish a strong 3rd political party? No left/right bias with just common sense politics. I'll be waiting...

    October 24, 2012 at 1:09 am | Reply
    • onestarman

      I think the PARTY is OVER and it is Time to Get america Back to Work. We wasted a BILLION DOLLARS playing Red Team vs Blue Team and no matter what will still end up with a Congress too Dysfunctional to Wipe its own .. Nose. If we OUTLAWED Parties and limited campaign spending and political advertising maybe we would have to elect people based upon their own merit.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:19 am | Reply
  29. Moochelle

    I do not have a job, I do not want to look for a job, I want you to give me free money and health care while I watch my stolen TV. Please support Obama! Vote Democrat, the killer of Lincoln.

    October 24, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
    • Jeb

      This is what a steady diet of Rush Limbough and Feaux News does to the brain folks.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:12 am | Reply
      • Moochelle

        Jeb, tell me..will there be riots and looting if 0bozo doesn't win on Nov. 6th?

        October 24, 2012 at 1:18 am |
    • Chris


      October 24, 2012 at 4:52 am | Reply
  30. M

    Can you people please stop being so freakin' blinded by the media and see what it actually happening? News just came out today that the State Department did in fact know that the attacks in Libya were terror attacks IN THE MOMENT they were happening! E-mails were released showing that they received e-mails the very day they were attacking....and Pres. Obama was in fact in the White House when these e-mails were received. HE KNEW ABOUT IT AND HE LIED!!!! It sickening to think that we have such a corrupt government who would make up such a foolish story to cover up something so critical. Why would he do this!? I wish Democrats would stop being so blind and see what is happening- there is so much corruption in our mainstream media and in our government. It is sickening to think that people are actually falling for it.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:56 am | Reply
    • onestarman

      So What? Who cares what somebody calls this – President Obama called it one of the Acts of Terror that we as a nation have to respond to – and its result a tragedy. I agree – don't really care if you want to call it something else – who cares what you want to call it.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:22 am | Reply
      • M

        ok then here's my question- why did he come up with that ridiculous story of a YouTube video? The acts of terror he was referring to was to 9/11, not Libya. See what I mean by people falling for this phony mainstream media?

        October 24, 2012 at 12:02 pm |
      • M

        sorry onestar man, I don't mean to attack you personally. I guess I'm just really confused why the president is being so back and forth about what he's said and what he knew. It just seems very sketchy and dishonest; what makes me think he'll be honest in everything he promises or does? I'm having a difficult time understanding why people are still wanting to vote for this man when he hasn't done much to help our country in the first place. He's done SOME things yes.....but not enough to convince me that he will erase the mistakes he's made int he four years he's been president. Romney has some great ideas as to turn our country around. And if you are one of those that thinks he is not being specific, why don't you go check it out on his website? You can't tell me you are better off than you were four years ago? My family isn't, and I'm pretty nervous about what the future brings if Obama is elected again. (and this is coming from someone who voted for Obama in 2008)

        October 24, 2012 at 12:25 pm |
  31. Loyal Northern Democrat

    Consider the future. Obama said "He knows nothin' bout birthin' no babies"

    October 24, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
  32. Joe

    http://uplate44.blogspot.com/ check out this blog it's funny and about politics

    October 24, 2012 at 12:43 am | Reply
    • TT1

      Obama says 'Trust',

      What about the lies and falsehoods Obama is saying...all the time. What about he last four years you PROMISED mant things and have not produced. THATS LYING.

      Disgusting, its time to give the other guy a shot, Obama had his chance.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:55 am | Reply
  33. bigfoot

    If Romney wins, we can only HOPE AND PRAY the Mayans were right.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:42 am | Reply
    • Jack Novak

      Clearly the President is running on smoke and mirrors, telling voters that they should ignore their own and their neighbors’ experiences and instead buy into the fiction he’s attempting to pass off as reality. The sooner he is gone the better for the US and all concerned!!

      October 24, 2012 at 1:08 am | Reply
    • LeeLee2014

      Thats a little harsh isnt it? I mean i dont like Romney, but your suggesting you would rather be dead then have him as our leader. I just feel that is taking this a little far.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm | Reply
  34. bigfoot

    There are rumors that Romney plans to start up "re-education camps" for his liberal foes, followed by concentration camps for those that refuse to go. He plans to put Ryan in charge of the program.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • Loyal Northern Democrat

      Like the move "Wild in the Streets?"

      October 24, 2012 at 12:45 am | Reply
    • bigfoot

      He's going to fund it with Social Security.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:50 am | Reply
    • bigfoot

      If Romney wins, we may just have to take Mr. Jefferson up on his advice.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:58 am | Reply
    • bigfoot

      If Romney wins the election, we may just have to take Mr. Jefferson up on his advice.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:00 am | Reply
  35. birdgirl249

    "Republican's pounced"??! Please learn basic grammar!

    October 24, 2012 at 12:39 am | Reply
  36. Loyal Northern Democrat

    Once you go black you can't go back.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:37 am | Reply
    • ScottIndy

      THREE wanna be clever comments in a row?? taking loserness to epic proportions...

      October 24, 2012 at 12:38 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        Why were you named after toilet paper?

        October 24, 2012 at 12:43 am |
  37. Loyal Northern Democrat

    Jane Goodall has just endorsed Obama per CNN. Excellent!

    October 24, 2012 at 12:28 am | Reply
    • ScottIndy

      Another 2 wanna be clever comments in a row. As Jim Carey would say – "Lehoo Zihair" (loser)

      October 24, 2012 at 12:31 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        That is tough. Jim is one of my favorites. Of course he was also born out of the USA.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:38 am |
  38. Loyal Northern Democrat

    One of the comments by Obama was that he said he would love to stur Romney's salad. Does anyone have any idea what this means? It sounds like he would like to be a waiter.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
    • ScottIndy

      it means you are trying to be clever, but still just a loser

      October 24, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        Why do you hate Democrats and our president?

        October 24, 2012 at 12:29 am |
  39. Benghazi - Why did Obama lie about it?

    What was he hiding? Why the big cover up about the youtube video?
    Obama can't be trusted now.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:25 am | Reply
    • ScottIndy

      newsflash – no politician can be fully trusted.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:26 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        You are completely correct!!!! If you are too crooked to sell used cars you become a politician. Well said.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:30 am |
    • Moochelle

      Odummie has no clue on what happened in Bangazi.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:27 am | Reply
    • Person of Interest

      It's called investigating dumb@$$. It's better to lie for awhile and possibly catch them if they believe the lie. If I know who killed somebody I'm sure not going to announce it until they are in custody. Why? Cause instead of just laying low, they will go even further underground if they know you are actively looking for them.

      Police, FBI, ATF, etc. use this technique all the time...and it works. Need to know information doesn't mean everyone needs to know. Lie to me, blow their asses up with a drone and then tell me the truth, I'm cool with that. But then again I understand the chain of command and investigations. Everyone is not required to know everything.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:17 pm | Reply
  40. Loyal Northern Democrat

    I do not have a job, I do not want to look for a job, I want you to give me free money and health care while I watch my stolen TV. Please support Obama! Vote Democrat, the killer of Lincoln.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
    • ScottIndy

      thanks for the second posting in a row, you loser

      October 24, 2012 at 12:16 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        I guess you also object to images of Mohammed.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:17 am |
      • ScottIndy

        I reject losers, loser

        October 24, 2012 at 12:21 am |
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        You just don't like our President because he cannot tap dance. Go away KKK member.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:22 am |
      • ScottIndy

        you ain't got anyone fooled, loser

        October 24, 2012 at 12:25 am |
    • Ir


      October 24, 2012 at 12:24 am | Reply
    • BigMike

      Get back under your bridge you loser a$$ pathetic little troll!!

      October 24, 2012 at 12:27 am | Reply
    • Jay

      Lincoln's party was back in the 1860's, when the republican party was where the democratic party is today. Learn a little bit about politics before you comment.

      Your amazing ignorance is only shadowed by your stupidity.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:30 am | Reply
    • Chris

      You suck so hard!

      October 24, 2012 at 4:57 am | Reply
  41. Loyal Northern Democrat

    What was shocking was that Obama proposed changing the name of Washington DC to Ni@@er Town. Even though I am a strong supporter of Obama, I just think that is wrong.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:10 am | Reply
    • blessedgeek

      Where is the offensive flag icon?

      October 24, 2012 at 12:12 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        If you want to support our Obama, buy a statue of him dressed like a jockey and put him at the curb. Also, give Brazil Nuts out on Halloween.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:15 am |
    • ScottIndy

      what a loser you are

      October 24, 2012 at 12:13 am | Reply
      • Loyal Northern Democrat

        If you don' t like Democrats or Communists, then go to the FOX forum. This is CNN.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:16 am |
  42. blessedgeek

    My questions that did not get answered:

    When are we executing people who do not observe the Sabbath. The Bible requires those people to be stoned to death. "Stoned" as in throwing little rocks, rather than being "stoned" with weed or pot.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
  43. ScottIndy

    Not a single question by a moderator or by the town hall in the 2nd debate on super PACs or campaign finance reform? Disappointing, to say the least

    October 24, 2012 at 12:08 am | Reply
  44. Penny Wright

    Richard Mourdock, a Republican running for the U.S. Senate in Indiana, said at a debate Tuesday that pregnancies resulting from rape are intended by God.

    Murdock was explaining his opposition to abortion in cases of rape or incest when he made the remark.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
    • Tom

      Nobody gives a rats butt about that subject. Face it.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
    • Nobody

      Sorry about the rats butt

      October 24, 2012 at 2:51 pm | Reply
  45. Sgt of Marines

    Listen up ! Learn !
    1. Bayonets have been standard combat issue for United States Marines from 1775 to present day without laspe. It's disturbing that the CIC doesn't know that.
    2. Horses were REPLACED by mechanized vehicles for transportation. REPLACED ! Get it ?
    3. Down sizing the number of ships in the Navy because todays ships have exceptional combat capabilities spreads forces thinner and increases the length of time sailors must be at sea away from their families. The Navy currently has 11 aircraft carriers in service to patrol some 140 million square miles of ocean. Thats approximately 12 million square miles of ocean for each carrier. Akin to having one police car patroling the entire USA west of the Mississippi, including Alaska and Hawaii.

    October 24, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
    • Eric G

      send in the drones...

      October 24, 2012 at 12:09 am | Reply
    • Quietime

      He said "LESS", Sgt of The Few The Proud!

      October 24, 2012 at 12:40 am | Reply
    • eville11

      This is a good point. Losing the seas to China or another country would cripple the weight of trade or peace negotiations. If you have never read up on how the navy and USA rule the high seas, you should, its not all war and battles, its economically secure lanes for shipping all over the world. (except apparently down there by Somalia and tension in the straight of Hormuz..)

      October 24, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
  46. getalife


    mitt endorsed this guy.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:58 pm | Reply
    • Jenifer Carlton

      Everybody in the United States knows that Mitt Romney and every other Republican condemned what this guy said and encouraged him to drop out of the race. Why do you have to lie about it ? It makes it look like everything Democrats say is a lie. tsk tsk

      October 24, 2012 at 12:01 am | Reply
  47. Jenifer Carlton

    Some questions were answered when a series of internal State Department emails shows some some of the initial assessments of the Benghazi attack, including one email within hours of the attack that noted that the group Ansar al Sharia had claimed responsibility.

    Ansar al Sharia has been declared by the State Department to be a an Al Qaeda-affiliated group. A member of the group suspected of participating in the Sept. 11 attack in Benghazi has been arrested and is being held in Tunisia.

    The emails were sent by the State Department to a variety of national security platforms, whose addresses have been redacted, including the White House Situation Room, the Pentagon, the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence.

    An estimated 300 to 400 national security figures received these emails in real time almost as the raid was playing out and concluding. People who received these emails work directly under the nation’s top national security, military and diplomatic officials. Somebody get the word to Candy Crowley immediately.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm | Reply
  48. Penny Wright

    George W. Bush inherited a strong economy, a budget surplus, and a nation at peace.

    Eight years later, he left Obama with a shattered economy, a trillion dollar deficit, and two useless wars.

    Obama saved the country from another Great Depression, rebuilt GM, reformed healthcare, reformed Wall Street, doubled the stock market, created 12 straight quarters of GDP growth, created 32 straight months of private sector job growth, got Bin Laden, got Gaddafi, and got us out of Iraq.

    And now with the automatic spending cuts and the expiration of the Bush tax cuts in 2012, Obama has solved the deficit problem as well.

    Obama has done a very good job.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:51 pm | Reply
    • You are lacking education

      You may be experiencing a virus – HIT ALT-F4 to remove. Get some actual news and stop watching that MSNBC POS commentary on the news.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:32 am | Reply
    • Veritas

      We were never near a great depression. The numbers were never there. You can do the research if you wish. If not, you are fooling yourself.

      There is no such thing as a useless war. The "useless war" you blame Bush for was actually signed into law by Bill Clinton. The Iraq LIberation Act of 1998 (public law 105-338) was passed as a bipartisan measure. The Authorization for the Use of Military Force was also a bipartisan act of Congress.

      If you want to discuss problems with war, you may start with the current president, who has not sought, nor received, congressional approval, nor authorization, for the war in Afghanistan, nor any other U.S. action in the Arab Spring.

      This is the information age. You have no excuse for ignorance.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:41 am | Reply
    • Veritas

      One other thing regarding the expiring cuts: have you ever researched what will happen to stock and bond prices when the tax rate goes back up to 39%? Add in the tax fee for Obamacare at 3.5% and you have 42.5% tax for each dollar in dividend or captial gain.

      Do you have any idea what this will do to the economy? For individuals on fixed incomes? For investors? For businesses managing their capital portfolios?

      Again, you have no excuse for such blatant ignorance.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:47 am | Reply
  49. Loyal Northern Democrat

    2 questions: Why does Obama object so much to anyone having an image of Mohammed and also, when did he start becoming a communist?

    October 23, 2012 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • LeeLee2014

      Personally i think he doesn't want people to have the pictures because it's kinda of disrespectful. I understand what he has done to our country. But as a country we should swoop to his level. and sorry i dont have anything to say about your second question.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Reply
      • LeeLee2014

        excuse me. i meant "as a country we should NOT swoop to his level"

        October 24, 2012 at 2:35 pm |
  50. Reload

    CNN be pympn fo da prez. Not even a pretence of objectivity.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      Why are you here, then? Is it because you enjoy being a hypocrite?

      October 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm | Reply
      • EdD

        You on here trying to defend this up and down the board reminds me of Kevin Bacon at the end of Animal House....lmao!!!

        October 23, 2012 at 11:38 pm |
  51. Dan

    Here's a question. Why does the media exclude the Libertarian candidate?

    October 23, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      Like Mickey Mouse. Not a prayer of winning.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:29 pm | Reply
      • Veritas

        Mickey Mouse won in 2008.

        You're just plain, Goofy.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:57 am |
    • Person of Interest

      You have to be polling at a certain level. Johnson has almost no chance of taking more than a few districts.

      October 24, 2012 at 2:12 pm | Reply
  52. Kay

    I can't find a story on this Web-site about the emails released that were sent during the Libya attack. I had to go to Fox to learn about them. It puts a whole new perspective on the story. A definite cover-up, and a stupid one. Did the WH really think they could keep this from getting out? Sounds like something Axelrod thought up.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:21 pm | Reply
    • EdD

      There is a reason for the cover up and it will be all over the net this week......stay tuned........

      October 23, 2012 at 11:23 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      There is no cover up. But there IS an attempt here to Swift Boat the president.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
      • EdD

        You are standing under the sky and denying that it is blue.

        October 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
    • bigfoot

      Obama said on 9-11-2012, the day of the attacks, that it may be an extremist attack. There is video of him saying it.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:32 pm | Reply
      • EdD

        There is way more video of him, the WH Press Sec, and his admin stating that is was not terrorist and was a riot due to a video. So you can try to turn "acts or terror" to "act of terror" but people are smarter than that.

        October 23, 2012 at 11:40 pm |
      • EdD

        Furthermore this cements the fact that this administration did nothing for 7 hours while they knew the Embassy and a CIA base were being hit by terrorist. Oh yea....a mile away the terrorists took out a CIA base killing two CIA ops too. Did you know that? CNN will be admitting that one too in a day or two. They are always late with the facts.

        October 23, 2012 at 11:43 pm |
  53. cyclonewarningcenter

    American authorities have been denied access to a Tunisian national being held in connection with the consulate attack in Libya that killed an ambassador and three other Americans, a top Republican lawmaker told Fox News.
    Ali ani al-Harzi, suspected of ties to extremist groups including Al Qaeda's North Africa affiliate, was arrested in Turkey and has since been transferred to Tunisian authorities, but the U.S. has not been allowed to question him, Sen. Saxby Chambliss of Georgia said Tuesday.
    The latest developments come as some question recent efforts by administration sources to downplay the possibility that the attack was pre-planned.
    Al-Harzi is one of about two-dozen individuals on a list of suspects that is being worked through by the U.S. intelligence community and the FBI. That list was compiled from intercepted intelligence, as well as the remaining surveillance camera video from the compound of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which was attack Sept. 11.
    Al-Harzi is believed to be a participant in the attack but is not characterized as a ringleader. He is part of a North African Islamist network, with family ties to Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and other extremists.
    Saxby, the ranking Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Al-Harzi has been confirmed to be a member of Ansar al-Sharia, the Libyan group accused of carrying out the consulate attack.
    Confirmation of the arrest came shortly after a leading House lawmaker, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Mich., expressed concern about the status of the investigation.
    In an interview with Fox News, Rogers said he was not comfortable with the pursuit of those responsible for the murders, suggesting the administration was too pre-occupied with reconciling the conflicting statements it has put out on the Libya attack.
    "I am not comfortable with where we are today in tracking the folks, identifying, tracking and bringing to justice the people who killed an American ambassador," Rogers said.
    U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in the Sept. 11 strike.
    Rogers also provided new details that further challenge administration claims that the attack did not involve significant pre-planning.
    He said that, less than a day after the strike, the intelligence committee was told it was a "military"-style event. "Within 12 hours of that incident the intelligence committee received a report that said this was a military- or malicious-style event which would contradict all of what they (the administration) were talking about," Rogers explained.
    Military experts also say the use of mortars at the annex - which sources have said was actually a CIA post - is totally inconsistent with claims that the strike was "spontaneous" or "opportunistic."
    Fox News military analyst Ralph Peters called that the "smoking gun" that proves the attack was preplanned "well in advance" for the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terror strikes.
    Peters said a mortar requires mathematical calculations - factoring in distance and elevation - to successfully reach a target. Fox News is told that the first two mortars narrowly missed the annex, with the mortar team recalibrating and then launching two successful rounds. Peter said the most likely scenario is that the mortar location was designated in advance, during daylight hours, when visual contact with the target would have been possible.
    "The mortar was probably set up during hours of daylight, so they could make sure they had, again, the compass angle exactly right," Peters explained. "None of this is easy stuff."
    Retired Army Gen. Bob Scales, also a Fox News military analyst, said there is no question the mortar team relied on a spotter on location, who used a radio or cell phone to help "recalibrate" the mortar for a direct hit. Scales, too, said the most likely scenario is that the mortar location was designated during daylight hours - more evidence of pre-meditation - adding that it is "graduate-level work" which some western military forces are not proficient with.
    The administration has abandoned claims that the attack was effectively a protest spun out of control. However, after acknowledging the attack was terrorism by militants with extremist ties, intelligence officials have started to return to claims that it was nevertheless inspired by protests in Egypt over an anti-Islam film - and involved little planning.
    Rogers alleges that selective leaks over the weekend, including a report in the Washington Post, are part of an orchestrated effort by the administration to legitimize early statements by U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and others about the genesis of the attack.
    "What is so frustrating to me is ... over the weekend you see these anonymous U.S. sources, intelligence personnel leaking timelines, even leaking certain pieces of information which was requested by the committee, and all of it seems to put the administration in a good light," Rogers explained
    Rogers said there is strong intelligence that undercuts the administration's position.
    Fox News has been told that the assault by roughly 135 militants was well-coordinated, and that the attackers used so-called "blocking teams" to block off any passage between the consulate and the annex about a mile away. Both buildings came under attack that night.
    They also used "kill-or-capture teams" and employed a "quick reaction force" - a contingent of reserve militants on standby to flood the area if needed.
    "That is a fairly complicated, sophisticated thing to do," Rogers said. "That you just don't grab a few weapons, jump out of the truck and coordinate on the spot."
    While Rogers and others suggest the administration has cherry-picked intelligence for political purposes, Obama advisers accuse Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney of politicizing the tragedy.
    "There's only one candidate here who's tried to exploit it from the beginning. Even while the flames were burning in Benghazi, Mitt Romney was sending out political press releases on this and the whole Republican Party has followed," Obama adviser David Axelrod said on NBC's "Meet the Press."

    Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/10/23/tunisian-held-in-connection-with-libya-terror-attack/#ixzz2ABPTjQRm

    October 23, 2012 at 11:20 pm | Reply
  54. EdD

    CNN. you're going have to report it sometime. Everyone else is. Stop trying to put a good spin on it or choose pro WH wording. Slap it on the front page as it is definately breaking news. Stop being a mouthpiece for the WH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      I've just visited every other major news site. They are reporting this like they are reporting the weather. Boo hoo. It's not going to work.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:25 pm | Reply
      • EdD

        Bigfoot. You stick with that denail thing you got going on. It's been working so well for Obama too....lol.

        October 23, 2012 at 11:28 pm |
    • fire0bama

      CNN "journalists" = small and dirty liberals. Do not have any hope that these people will be fair in any way.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
    • Butthead

      Stop being a mouthpiece for Uranus.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:03 am | Reply
  55. Karl

    Mexico is a neighbor that we hurt with a scheme to give guns to terrorist drug cartels. Hundreds of Mexicans are dead because of that program. It seems this international corruption is not that important.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:13 pm | Reply
  56. Ariel

    CNN got this article wrong: this was not the final debate. There was another one just tonight, which they failed to broadcast for some reason. Why are they only covering two out of the many candidates? Nobody hears about them and what they have to say because major news outlets refuse to cover those debates, or even mention them, ever. You can watch the debate CNN failed to show here: http://www.c-span.org/Events/Third-Party-Presidential-Debate/10737435220/

    October 23, 2012 at 11:04 pm | Reply
  57. Ir

    Oblammer hasn't come up with the answer yet on why the Bengazi consulate was denied an extra security. The white voters aren't that stupid.

    October 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Reply
    • MJ

      Now we know they (White House) was watching a live video of what was going on for 7 hours. What did they do? Nothing. They watched 4 Americans die and then Obama got on Air Force 1 for Las Vegas for a Fund Raiser.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:07 pm | Reply
      • Ir

        Well, at this point looks like Susan Rice and the intelligence officials are being thrown under the bus to cover Obama's a**.

        October 23, 2012 at 11:14 pm |
  58. joe

    bama is leading the US out of the 12 year funk since Clinton was in office. Look what he has already done:

    shut down Gitmo
    gas prices have doubled
    unemployment still higher than the 5.4% he promised it would be
    The Middle East is so much more peaceful now than when he took office.
    Middle class income shrinking
    More Americans on food stamps
    Housing industry busting at the seams
    Made Oprah popular
    Saved the auto industry- no really he did.
    He killed Bin Laden- no really he did. It was he who pulled that trigger in that great big house in Pakistan.

    With these great accomplishments how could you go wrong voting for him again?

    October 23, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Reply
    • Dave

      ....let me count the ways

      October 23, 2012 at 11:03 pm | Reply
  59. Dave

    Even MSNBC is reporting it!! You're watching C(ommunist) N(ews) N(etwork)

    October 23, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot


      October 23, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Reply
      • Dave

        LMAO!!! He's goning down and he's done it to himself!! Huge lead.....but decides to lie to the world about this....and bombs in the first debate. I smell toast.
        Put on your big-girl undies Bigfoot!! It's OVER!!

        October 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm |
  60. Hal

    If you want an unbiased in your face truth go to the FOX News.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
  61. firewalker225

    Obama did go on a "Apology Tour"....CNN,MSNBC and ABC are PROTECTING OBAMA.

    The Treat to America is the LIBERAL NEWS MEDIA and Obama knows that he is PROTECTED BY THEM.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
    • EdD

      Even semi-inteligent people with an attention span of a puppy remember that he did in fact go on an apology tour. F the Obama news departments. They can't just rewrite history.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:59 pm | Reply
      • Butthead

        You can't rewrite history, either, punk.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:04 am |
      • Butthead

        I'm sure all of your friends are semi-intelligent.

        October 24, 2012 at 12:04 am |
  62. Voyager 1

    I thought the President did well in the 2nd and 3rd debate. I think the Gov. showed he is clearly not ready to run a country. All you conservatives who vote for him need to remember that when George W. Bush first got into office you all said he was a "straight shooter" and "told the truth". Then a couple of years down the road you were all complaining about him. Well, if you elect Romney its going to be deja vu all over again. I really believe that. I was a republican for 33 years till W ran for office. I changed parties quickly and I was in no way responsible for that war criminal being president. If Romney wins, I wish you all luck.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm | Reply
    • Independent Voter

      I think Romney is wise to distance himself from anything "W" – it was obvious, given the President's daily Intel briefings, that Obama was more apt to respond to the Foreign Policy questions. I think Romney's approach would be more holistically when it comes to decision-making. He's a business man...I think his holistic approach can stabilize the economic downturn we've seen in the past 6 years or so. W, is you pointed out, was a cowboy who watched too much Dallas in the 80s.

      October 23, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Reply
    • FDCener

      When Obama gets elected, all of you morons can move to another country. One that celebrates ignorance and rewards isolationism. President Obama wants our government to help citizens when they are in need. He knows that the name of our country is the UNITED States of America. Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan want every man for himself. If you have problems and can't make it, then perish!
      Romney's opinion changing on important issues, is so transparent. Moving to the center to get votes. Then when does he change back again? Oh yes, when he's in charge. No trust there.
      Also, the reason he got along so well with the politicians in Mass. is because they were DEMOCRATS.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:37 am | Reply
  63. There are other choices

    There question that did NOT get answered is "who else is running and what do they stand for" There are other candidates on the ballot that the media does not cover. "you are only throwing away your vote if you vote for someone you don't believe in" Learn about the other candidates inte the 3rd Party debates: http://www.freedominfonetwork.org/debate

    October 23, 2012 at 10:50 pm | Reply
  64. Fubarack

    Looks like Obama Bin lying is toast this time. Good riddance. It will be on CNN in three days, they're a little slow. lol

    October 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • CJB

      This proves beyond any doubt, Obama, Clinton, and Penetta knew exactly what transpired and that it was a terrorist attack that very night. Yet, they lied for days and days about it being caused by some video. They have lied to the American people about the deaths of our own citizens and no one has called them on it. This is outraegous and one of the biggest coverups in recent history. This should be headline story on every news channel. What a scandal this !!!

      October 23, 2012 at 10:49 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      Anothe attempt to Swift Boat is ALL this is. Obama said after the attack on THE SAME DAY that it could very well be an extremist attack and all they have to do is pull out the videos of him SAYING it.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:54 pm | Reply
      • EdD

        He went on tour with his admin to tell us all how it was due to a video when he knew darn well he was lying.

        October 23, 2012 at 10:56 pm |
  65. ankenyman

    CNN, Why don't you report the news that Obama administration knew of terrorist attack in Libya 2 hours after it happened, yet tried to deceive American people that attack was due to a video. MSN is even reporting it.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
    • Hal

      CNN needs to do more honest, less bias reporting. As for FOX News-–Honest, Reliable, and Unbiased Reporting.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:52 pm | Reply
  66. Veritas

    Goodnight, Mr. President.


    October 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Reply
    • bigfoot

      You wouldn't know truth if it bit you in theASS.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • Veritas

        You're more than welcome to try.

        Enjoy the news cycle tomorrow, child. I know I will.

        October 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm |
    • EdD

      Bigfoot. It is fact. There is now proof and there is much more to the story that will be breaking all this week.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  67. gdaym8

    BREAKING NEWS (REUTERS): "White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack, emails show"..........................GAME CHANGER!

    October 23, 2012 at 10:41 pm | Reply
  68. bigfoot

    We HAVE become the military/industrial society that Eisenhower warned us about and in fact HAVE been one since Eisenhower's term. THIS election is about whether we will stay one for the forseeable future or will we take a sharp turn towards a peace loving, fruitful society where killing each other isn't the main industry.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
  69. EdD

    Libya is the biggest unanswered question. Only hypocrites and biassed news sources fail to acknowledge what has happened there. Most people aren't aware that a CIA outpost a mile away from the Embassy was also attacked. CIA agents died. Wait until you hear why the terrorists attacked the CIA base. That will be coming out after the election, I'm sure. Wake up people! You are being lied to by this administration and don't even care!!!! smh......

    October 23, 2012 at 10:36 pm | Reply
  70. Andre

    Romney wants to buy more navy ships,so he can ship the jobs overseas.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:35 pm | Reply
    • Doug Tallman

      Dumb statement.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:47 pm | Reply
  71. bigfoot

    Here's a question that didn't get answered: Mitt, where the hell are your tax returns?

    October 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm | Reply
    • You are lacking education

      Do your homework – he did release them. He paid ~.75% less than Obama but contributed 5% more to charities than your sitting president. Go pound sand.

      October 24, 2012 at 12:44 am | Reply
  72. get rid of buisness regulations

    i didnt seem to see much from either candidate no one mentioned of benghazi nor the little girl who got shot just for fighting for civil rights i saw too much jockying to plz voters and too much but kissing i pray for stevens the 3 soldiers that went down fighting and that poor little girl fighting for womens rights i was hopeing obama would mention of mallalah and romney to be more agressive on benghazi i think there both to soft and neither has my vote sealed this election is a dissapointment to me i wanna see a real leader

    October 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  73. Robin

    Well, the tell tale of this article is what's left out – LIBYA! Why don't you guys be honest and endorse Obama?

    October 23, 2012 at 10:26 pm | Reply
    • EdD

      CNN is WH approved! They have not tried to take any lead on Libya. Late with all of the news and even then they choose their words very carefully. CNN is a joke and their numbers prove it.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm | Reply
  74. wharf0rat

    Mitt Romney wants the Navy to build him ships so that he can sail around the world visiting his offshore tax havens.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Reply
    • Bobo


      October 23, 2012 at 11:26 pm | Reply
  75. rand

    Another swing state newspaper weighed in with an endorsement in the presidential race on Saturday.

    The Reno Gazette-Journal threw its weight behind Republican nominee Mitt Romney, saying "Obama cannot avoid the consequences of poor decisions and misplaced priorities." But the paper did so somewhat hesitantly.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
  76. towhomitmayconcern

    What about the entire science community's warning of climatic changes? Does anybody realize that not addressing this now is going to destroy America within the next two generations? Does anybody care to look ahead for the future? A lot of our economic problems can be fixed if we actually start pushing forth a new energy change. Nah, that would take effort. Or it would take a presidential candidate that doesn't solely have an economic background, but one that has a scientific one.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
    • zlulz

      Theres nothing we can do about climate change but adapt. Oh wait, I bet you didn't hear from the other scientist that climate change isn't controlled by humans, its controlled by the climate of the sun. CERN is my source.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:23 pm | Reply
      • towhomitmayconcern


        October 23, 2012 at 10:44 pm |
      • towhomitmayconcern

        as a scientist, and a geologist, the earth is warming naturally, agreed, as we are in greenhouse times. But the rate at which co2 going into the atmosphere is exponentially greater than what we have ever seen with paleoclimatic records in caves (speleothems) and ice cores. Yes, co2 goes into the atmosphere and the greenhouse effect of the sun causes the "global warming". But our earth has NEVER seen the rate of co2 into the atmosphere that it is going through now. We are stupid to think that we can "adapt" to the changes.. the changes of increasing droughts in the southwest/middle of the USA, increasing migration of salt/bad water into our coastal aquifers, melting of polar ice caps (expected 50 years according to new study) which causes an immense amount of methane to be thrown into the atmosphere (not to mention the negative feedback cycle of the sun not reflecting on the ice caps anymore), the expected ~2meters of sea level rise world wide, etc.

        Are you seriously trying to argue that the world can "adapt" to these things? I dont know about you, but I know the rest of the world is not as well off and privileged as Americans are. Not everybody will be able to get by once the S*** hits the fans, and believe me, its going to be a lot sooner than what people are thinking. We are expected to have a water crisis, world wide, in 20 years. Can you talk about water wars? or food wars?

        Theres a lot more to the story than white polar bears getting stuck on a small glacier buddy.

        October 23, 2012 at 10:51 pm |
  77. chum

    Where's the news about the economy? The stock market is cratering and there's not one story on CNN's home page about our economy going down the tubes. Guess they don't want to put anything up about what's really going on in Obama's economy.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm | Reply
  78. Kiss_Me_Im_A_Democrat

    ***********************REPORT ON THE VOTING MACHINES MITT'S SON OWNS, CNN!!!***************************

    October 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Reply
    • EdD

      Wow...blame before the event....that's never been tried before.Another Dem first! Repubs are the ones worried about voter fraud.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:40 pm | Reply
      • Kiss_Me_Im_A_Democrat

        Why should ANY private have control over our vote? It is the CORE of our democracy!!! Tell me you wouldn't be screaming if Obama's sister or brother had invested in voting machines!

        October 24, 2012 at 12:57 am |
  79. Im straight forward and I know it

    Should have asked them about AFRICOM.

    October 23, 2012 at 10:17 pm | Reply
  80. fhelms

    BREAKING NEWS! Obama, Biden and Peneta were meeting the night of the Liybian attack and received an email stating that it was a terrorist attack by Alqueda. They knew real-time this was going on and continued to lie about it for 2 weeks. Watch for the October surprise now! Obama will bomb Libya and state that he killed those responsible for the attack.... but did he?

    October 23, 2012 at 10:15 pm | Reply
    • sstephen

      Talk about a cover up!! There is something bigger here, much bigger.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  81. rokon

    Americans are very proud to see both candidates are fighting to make Israel happy.

    October 23, 2012 at 9:41 pm | Reply
  82. Heather thornton

    I pray for romney please help us get true this we wont make it 4 more years with obama

    October 23, 2012 at 9:33 pm | Reply
  83. bear

    A list of things we didn't learn and nothing about Bengazi? LOL.

    October 23, 2012 at 9:10 pm | Reply
    • jamesr1976

      We already know what happened there. Four great Americans were attacked by terr orists on the anniversary of 9/11 and Obama sent his people out to lie about it and try to blame it on an anti-mu slim video. He was hoping to cover it up, at least until after the election. The media did their part to keep everybody distracted by the Romney 47% campaign fundraiser video. Obama then trotted off to various campaign events, tv shows, and parties without a thought for the American people who were left stunned by the tragedy and no leadership to be found.

      October 23, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  84. nibiro

    Dear to whom it may concern ,
    someone may be doing propaganda under my name?
    2 And Jesus said unto them, See ye not all these things?
    verily I say unto you, There shall not be left here one stone
    upon another, that shall not be thrown down.

    October 23, 2012 at 9:07 pm | Reply
  85. Heather thornton

    We are in gods hands

    October 23, 2012 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • patrick harris

      I hope he has very big hands!! The last I heard there were over 400 Million Americans! That;s a lot of people to fit in your hands.. what nonsense!

      actions beat prayers EVERYDAY! Stop praying and START DOING!!!!

      October 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm | Reply
  86. SS

    I can feel this, is in my mind my heart, is the voice of the Lord: Will be coming bad tornadoes to US very soon.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:50 pm | Reply
  87. Jack Egan

    Who is Morgan Hitzig?
    Romney's "go-to" guy?

    Wolf Blitzer has becomer Romney's best friend, so the Fox Network's new outlet is doing well for the right. What top Executive ordered all of them to go to the right? Erin, Wolf and even Anderson have taken orders well. Too Bad! I used to think you guys were in the middle. As I said before, if you only had Rick Santelli, you'd be right as wrong can get.

    October 23, 2012 at 7:07 pm | Reply
    • Pilgrim33

      Wow, they attempt to be even handed and actually question the spin of the talking heads and they get this kind of response? Take your blinders off, little donkey!

      October 23, 2012 at 7:37 pm | Reply
  88. Reprinted With Permission ©

    PAKISTAN !!!!

    Since Sep 11, 2001, over 200,000 Pakistani civilians, armed forces personnel have either sacrificed their lives or wounded; more than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost over
    US $ 1 Trillion due to terrorism.

    Despite sacrifices, Pakistan was still engaged in 'the war for world peace”.

    No other country has even come close to selflessly sacrificing so much.

    Pakistan, no one can ever repay you enough for your contributions.
    You deserve a permanent seat in the UN Security Council for your contributions to world peace and emergence of a new world order. We welcome your rise as the new regional military power. God Speed.

    October 23, 2012 at 6:39 pm | Reply
    • onestarman

      THANK YOU Pakistan for Taking such good care of Geo W Bush's Business Partners family member Osama Bin Laden. And thank you so much for Creating, Arming and providing Troops and Safe Havens for the Taliban. The war in Afghanistan could never have gone on this long without your support. Your ISI has an interesting way of maintaining a low profile attacking a Hotel in Mumbai when it is not exporting Covert Terrorism and Nuclear Weapon and Missile Technology.

      October 24, 2012 at 1:13 am | Reply
    • TiredOfPaying

      The only reason Pakistan is our 'ally' is because we told them on Sept12th, 2001: 'We're going to go blow up the Taliban in Afghanistan. When we finish flying over your country, are we going to have any bombs left or should we plan on doubling the bomb load?'

      Get our troops and money out of Pakistan now.

      October 25, 2012 at 10:13 am | Reply
  89. Tim

    Libya ?

    October 23, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Reply
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