Friday, September 28, 2012

September 28, 2012

Isakson to Newsmax: Obama Misled America on Libya Attack
by Todd Beamon and John Bachman
September 27, 2012

The Obama White House is finally admitting that the attack on the Libyan consulate that killed four Americans was a terrorist act because “people kept calling for the truth,” Georgia Sen. Johnny Isakson tells Newsmax.TV.

“People kept calling for the truth and, in the end, the administration realized that what they had tried to put together – blaming it on this movie and having it as a spontaneous act rather as being a terrorist act – wasn’t going to sell because it obviously wasn’t true,” Isakson, a Republican member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tells Newsmax in an exclusive interview. “I don’t understand the motivation to do that unless they didn’t want to have a terrorist attack against a United States’ sovereign territory on their watch, but that’s what happened. The truth ought to be what comes out and not some scenario they want to people to believe."

Isakson and fellow GOP committee member, Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, are demanding the release of the final cables of murdered U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens as well as answers from the State Department about the Sept. 11 attacks in Libya.

On Thursday, Corker and other Republicans lashed out at the administration for what they see as nothing short of a cover-up.

"This is turning into something not short of Benghazi-gate," Corker, R-Tenn., told Fox News, adding he's "very suspicious" about the way the administration has handled this. 

Two senior officials told Fox that intelligence officials knew within 24 hours of the assault that it was a terrorist attack and suspected al-Qaida. 

Isakson said Stevens' diary and other diplomatic cables are part of unraveling the mystery.

“He wrote that he thought he was the No. 1 target of al-Qaida, and he thought that his life was in danger,” Isakson said of Stevens, whose diary has since been published by news organizations. “If he wrote that in his diary, to me, it stands to reason he had already communicated that same information to the State Department.

“And if the State Department knew in advance of 9/11 that their ambassador thought he was in danger – and they did nothing to increase his protection or increase the defense of the embassy, then we have a terrible situation on our hands,” Isakson added. “I can’t understand the continued misinformation that continues to come from the administration over whether this was a terrorist attack or whether it was spontaneous? What did happen? What didn’t happen? And who knew what, when?

“The only way we can get to the facts is get the best possible evidence of that, and that’s copies of the cables between the U.S. State Department and the Benghazi Embassy in the latter days before the attack.”

He said he also agreed with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s disclosure of a link between al-Qaida operatives in North Africa and Benghazi attack. Clinton’s reference on Wednesday marked the first time that a top official in President Barack Obama’s administration had tied al-Qaida to the assault.

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Time to Get Mad
by Michael Reagan
September 27, 2012

Why aren't you mad as hell yet, America?

What will it take?

At home, unemployment is stuck above 8 percent. Twenty-three million are out of work. Millions of others have given up looking for jobs.

One American in six is on food stamps. Small businesses are terrified of Obamacare.

The economy ran out of gas four years ago and the president still thinks the only way to get it going again is to fill up the tank with trillions of dollars of debt and make successful people pay for the tow truck.

Overseas, we have a dead ambassador and three other dead Americans in Libya. Dozens of our embassies are being threatened by mobs.

Iran is building a nuke. Syria is mired in a bloody civil war. Egypt's new democracy is turning against us. And our Middle East policy -- if that's what it can be called -- is based on apologies and weakness.

Meanwhile, what does President "Eye Candy" do this week? He goes before the United Nations and can't bring himself to even mention the words "Islamic extremists." He's still blaming the attack on our Libyan embassy on a stupid film.

As the Middle East burns, Obama says he didn't have time to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu or other world leaders in New York City. Yet he had plenty of time to do the Letterman show and drop in to see Whoopi and the gals at "The View."

How much worse does it have to get before a majority of the American people wake up, throw open their windows and scream, "We're mad as hell and we're not going to take this crap anymore?"

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Three Fundraisers for Obama; No Meeting with Netanyahu
by Daniel Halper
September 27, 2012

President Obama is scheduled to attend three campaign fundraisers tomorrow, according to the White House. All three events are in Washington, D.C.:

  • 4:20PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
  • 6:05PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event
  • 8:25PM           THE PRESIDENT delivers remarks at a campaign event

Yet Obama is not scheduled Friday to meet with Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who reportedly requested a meeting with the president and was denied.

Netanyahu will be in New York City, where he is attending the United Nations General Assembly. But reports indicate that Netanyahu offered to travel--and take the short 40 minute flight from New York to Washington just to see the president.

"The White House declined Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request on Tuesday to meet U.S. President Barack Obama during a UN conference in New York at the end of the month," Haaretz reported.

The Israeli daily added: "An official in Jerusalem said that the Prime Minister's Office sent the White House a message stating that although Netanyahu will spend only two and a half days on U.S. soil, he is interested in meeting Obama and is willing to travel  to the U.S. capital specifically for that purpose.  The official added that the White House rejected the request and said that at this time Obama's schedule does not allow for a meeting."

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