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Saturday, September 15, 2012

A Question The Media Will Refuse To Ask

Why were American diplomatic personnel completely unprotected in the most hostile region in the world?

Hillary has some explaining to do.

Not that anyone in the Obama press corps is going to press her for it.

Still, the charge is out there:

"[Colonel David] Hunt told Breitbart News that the new State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya, approved and signed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton since the 2011 fall of Khadafi's regime, severely compromised the safety and security of murdered Ambassador Stevens and all American diplomatic staff in Libya.

"He also stated that the decision not to staff Benghazi with Marines was made by Secretary of State Clinton when she attached her signature to the State Department Rules of Engagement for Libya document."

Someone was grossly derelict in her responsibility to protect her charges.  Hillary should be fired and sent home.

Instead, look for Obama to give her the Medal of Freedom and a pat on the ass.

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This offers a window unto their thinking:

"Ambassador Chris Stevens did not have a Marine detail in Benghazi, Libya. But White House Senior Advisor and Obama confidante Valerie Jarrett has a full Secret Service detail on vacation in Martha’s Vineyard, according to Democratic pollster Pat Caddell."

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As you've come to expect from your government:

State Department: Stop asking us about the Benghazi attack

It's Romney's fault. Remember?

Expect Darrell Issa to change State Department minds.  Days not weeks.

Kanye West Don't Speak No Good English

Kanye West: ‘Mitt Romney Don’t Pay No Tax’

Intelligence never was his strong suit.

While The World Is Being Engulfed In Islamist Flames ...

President Obama Skips Intelligence Briefing One Day After Embassy Attacks, Media Largely Silent on the Issue

He had more important things to do.


So many comedians.  So little time.

Mark Steyn:

But no, that would be an utterly fantastical America. In the real America, the president is too busy to attend the security briefing on the morning after a national debacle, but he does have time to do Letterman and appear on a hip-hop radio show hosted by 'The Pimp With A Limp.'

Meanwhile, in Pakistan, the local doctor who fingered bin Laden to the Americans sits in jail.

In other words, while America's clod vice president staggers around pimping limply that only Obama had the guts to take the toughest decision anyone's ever had to take, the poor schlub who actually did have the guts, who actually took the tough decision in a part of the world where taking tough decisions can get you killed, languishes in a cell because Washington would not lift a finger to help him.
Say it ain't so.

This Is News?

I thought it was standard operating procedure:

New York Times Sent Unpublished Columns to the Obama Administration for Vetting

Got to get the go-ahead from the Ministry of Truth, right, fellas?

How embarrassed the "journalists" there must be.

Or not.

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Speaking of the Ministry of Truth, Baghdad Bob had nothing on this guy:

Carney: Protests not directed at the United States

That's actually hilarious.

In a sick sorta way.

And Obama Doesn't Have Time To Explain Why

Why, Barry?

Two U.S. service members were killed early Saturday during a "sustained attack" at a joint base in southern Afghanistan's Helmand province, military officials said.

Oh.  Yeah.  These two Marines - along with all the others - died so that we can WIN THE WAR ON TERROR someday leave Afghanistan.

Or something.

A disgraceful waste of American lives.

Are We Going To Lose To The Muslims?

If this is any indication, the answer is YES:

California man linked to anti-Islam film taken in for questioning

If a filmmaker here in the U.S. is intimidated - or worse - by government officials in order to silence him - or worse - than we have surely lost to radical Islam.  We are then no better than the madmen who run Egypt and Iran.

If you're going to be frightened and go down this path, just impose Sharia and get it over with.

Cowards.

* Memo to the government(s) local, state, and federal: The 1st Amendment wasn't established so that people you like can be free to speak their minds.  It was set up to protect all speech, regardless.  It would do you well to read it - and adhere to it.  We The People will allow nothing less.

And speaking of cowards:

Google rejects White House request to pull Mohammad film clip

For the love of God.

Here's to the good freedom-loving (and protecting) folks at Google.

As for those who cower in the halls of government in Washington, shame on all of you.

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Obama has a problem with a filmmaker?

I'd be far more concerned about this.  Click on the image to enlarge it:


Maybe it's just easier to go after a moron of a filmmaker than it is to confront a three-year-old jihadist.

* Photo courtesy of Michelle Malkin.

U.S. Credit Rating Smacked Again

Only twice in American history has this happened.  In both instances?

Thanks, Barry.
Ratings firm downgrades U.S. credit
CBS News

(CBS/AP) New York - Credit rating agency Egan-Jones is downgrading its rating on U.S. debt to AA- from AA, citing Federal Reserve plans to try to stimulate the economy.

The firm said the Fed's plans to buy mortgage bonds will likely hurt the economy more than help it. Egan-Jones said the plan will reduce the value of the dollar and raise the price of oil and other commodities, hurting businesses and consumers.

"Up, up and away -- the Fed's QE3 will stoke the stock market and commodity prices, but in our opinion will hurt the U.S. economy and, by extension, credit quality," Egan-Jones said in a report Friday, alluding to a third round of quantitative easing announced by the central bank Thursday. "Issuing additional currency and depressing interest rates via the purchasing of [mortgage-backed securities] does little to raise the real GDP of the U.S., but does reduce the value of the dollar... and in turn increases the cost of commodities (see the recent rise in the prices of energy, gold and other commodities)." [link]
It's been suggested that the reason for the Fed's action was to pump a mountain of cash into the system and give it something of a temporary boost before the election, a desperate effort to stave off an Obama defeat.

Perhaps that's so.

Regardless, we are now facing another financial burden, heaped upon the pile of burdens we already bear.

In a press release George Allen had this response to the news:
America’s latest credit downgrade is a disturbing indicator of what Washington’s fiscal recklessness is costing our country. Rather than make tough decisions, Washington has continued to make deals that jeopardize our national defense and hundreds of thousands of good-paying Virginia jobs. My opponent claimed that the Sequestration Deal last summer would 'help preserve our nation’s' credit rating. And he still calls the deal 'the right thing to do,' even as it has failed to prevent the downgrade of our credit rating and will devastate our military, jobs and families.

As the Democratic National Committee Chairman, Tim Kaine championed the borrow and spend policies that have led to four straight years of over trillion dollar deficits and the credit downgrades we have seen the past year.

The long-term reform America needs is a Balanced Budget Amendment to force efficiency and accountability in Washington with positive job-growth regulatory and energy policies that spur economic vitality, jobs and revenues.
Fiscal recklessness indeed.

For The Love Of God

The EPA has commemorated the start of Hispanic Heritage Month with an emailed picture of Marxist thug Che Guevara.