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Friday, October 12, 2012

Gail Collins, "Veeps Go Yeep! Nation Nods.": What About Benghazi?

Nothing happened at the Biden-Ryan debate? Well, that depends if you want to ignore the Obama administration's ongoing cover-up of the Benghazi disaster.

In her latest New York Times op-ed enitled "Veeps Go Yeep! Nation Nods." (http://www.nytimes.com/2012/10/13/opinion/collins-veeps-go-yeep-nation-nods.html), Gail Collins declares:

"I think I speak for all of America when I say nothing that interesting happened with the vice-presidential candidates."

Speak for yourself, Gail. Note what Biden had to say about Benghazi:

RADDATZ: What were you first told about the attack? Why were people talking about protests? When people in the consulate first saw armed men attacking with guns, there were no protesters. Why did that go on for weeks?

BIDEN: Because that was exactly what we were told by the intelligence community. The intelligence community told us that. As they learned more facts about exactly what happened, they changed their assessment.

Once again, Vice President Biden knows that this is "not accurate." The intelligence community never changed its assessment. The White House was almost immediately informed of the exact nature of the deadly attack on the Benghazi consulate. As reported by Reuters (http://mobile.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSBRE89201220121003):

"Within hours of last month's attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya, President Barack Obama's administration received about a dozen intelligence reports suggesting militants connected to al Qaeda were involved, three government sources said."

A team player, Biden was willing to do his part to perpetuate the myth that the White House had not received accurate information.

Collins, also a team player, systematically ignores Benghazi.

Who "won" the Biden-Ryan debate? I don't know. Moving ahead, however, Biden may have lost the 2012 election for the Democrats by embellishing the Benghazi cover-up and further painting the Obama administration into a corner.

1 comment:

  1. Joe Biden has a reputation for being a loose cannon;there are reasons, but frankly, they are overblown. During the debate Biden appeared sharp. Point is, I don't believe he said anything about Benghazi that he wasn't told to say. The administation is trying to kick this can down the road, and to Obama, Nov. 7th would be far enough.

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