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October 16, 2012
…I don’t think that weapons made for battle in military theaters should be on our streets.
President Obama, answering an unexpected but very welcome question on gun control. Mitt Romney responded that he didn’t favor new laws regarding guns, but rather wanted to see a restoration of the family unit and social values, then pivoting to criticism of the ATF’s Fast and Furious operation.
22:23 // 2 years ago
apoplecticskeptic:

newsweek:

Mitt Romney just got called out for lying about the Obama administration’s response to the Libya attack—and the audience applauded. Big time. Here’s David Frum’s tweet, he the former speechwriter for George W. Bush. Uh oh is right.

A seriously huge moment.

Yeah, this was Romney’s trump card … well, until now.

apoplecticskeptic:

newsweek:

Mitt Romney just got called out for lying about the Obama administration’s response to the Libya attack—and the audience applauded. Big time. Here’s David Frum’s tweet, he the former speechwriter for George W. Bush. Uh oh is right.

A seriously huge moment.

Yeah, this was Romney’s trump card … well, until now.

22:23 // 2 years ago
7:05 // 2 years ago
October 15, 2012
I take responsibility. I’m in charge of the State Department’s 60,000-plus people all over the world (at) 275 posts. The president and the vice president wouldn’t be knowledgeable about specific decisions that are made by security professionals. They’re the ones who weigh all of the threats and the risks and the needs and make a considered decision.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton • Saying that the buck stops at her feet, not the president’s, for the attack in Benghazi that led to the death of a U.S. ambassador. The State Department, and by extension the Obama administration, had faced criticism in recent days for not increasing security at the Benghazi base, despite the fact that it had been requested.
23:19 // 2 years ago
October 11, 2012
First question’s on the attack in Libya: ”We will find and bring to justice the people who did this,” Biden says. Ryan, however, is on the attack, emphasizing the weaknesses of Obama’s policy: “First they blamed the YouTube video, now they’re trying to blame the Romney-Ryan ticket.”

First question’s on the attack in Libya: ”We will find and bring to justice the people who did this,” Biden says. Ryan, however, is on the attack, emphasizing the weaknesses of Obama’s policy: “First they blamed the YouTube video, now they’re trying to blame the Romney-Ryan ticket.”

21:08 // 2 years ago
October 3, 2012
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October 2, 2012
In Libya it’s only been a year and the idea of democracy and political parties is difficult for people to absorb. The people have not responded to this imported, packaged democracy. We don’t accept it. We have a religion that needs to be taken into account
Abdul Qader Azouz, former political prisoner in Libya • Expressing his, and many other eastern Libyans’, unhappiness with the state of the country one year after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi. Azouz was one of the few survivors of a massacre, targeting prisoners that Gaddafi believed to be dangerous Islamic fundamentalists, that claimed the lives of more than 1,200 people. Many like Azouz, who fought or lost loved ones (in many cases, both) to Gaddafi before/during the Libyan revolution, feel as if yet another Western-backed government is being installed which will ignore and/or oppress the community in eastern Libyan cities like Derna. source
15:53 // 2 years ago
September 28, 2012
In the immediate aftermath, there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo…As we learned more about the attack, we revised our initial assessment to reflect new information indicating that it was a deliberate and organized terrorist attack carried out by extremists.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper re: the attack on the US consulate in Libya. Shortly after the incident, Obama’s UN ambassador Susan Rice said that the violence was “initially a spontaneous reaction to what had just transpired hours before in Cairo.” In his statement, released yesterday, Clapper claims that the intelligence community’s “understanding of the event continues to evolve,” and while the official story is now that the attack was planned, “it remains unclear if any group or person exercised overall command and control of the attack, and if extremist group leaders directed their members to participate.” source
18:03 // 2 years ago
September 23, 2012
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September 22, 2012
12:10 // 2 years ago