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Editorial Board in Las Vegas Shreds Obama's Appalling Behavior, Policies and Benghazi Buffoonary

By Kay Daly

It is quite simply, a must read. The city that President Obama escaped to within hours of the slaughter of four Americans, also is home to a brave band of editorial writers who sentence by sentence, shredded the complete lack of decisive action, total obfuscations and embarrassing circus act of lies that were clearly coordinated from the very top of the Obama Administration and enabled by a fawning media.

Benghazi is being treated like a law enforcement issue rather than a military one for the simple reason that Obama wanted to keep the fairy tale going that through the sheer force of his personality, the magic of his mere presence makes flowers grow. Dictators lay down their weapons and play nice. Terrorism vanishes from the face of the earth.

To increase a military presence in Libya admits there is a problem. To say that terrorists attacked and assassinated our Ambassador on his watch makes Obama look like the weak character that he is. Making the Benghazi issue a law enforcement issue takes the issue down from a major issue to a smaller issue -- and in politics, it is all about perception and spin. Two months before the election, he could not afford to call anything a terrorist attack, so clearly a story had to be developed. That's where the video comes in.

Al Qaeda and their associate groups were testing and attacking this embassy for months. This was no surprise to anyone that an attack was coming.

In the post 9/11 report, the commission could not have been more clear. The terrorists' modus operandi is to launch a series of test strikes and see how we respond. If there is no response, then they feel they have a green light to launch some of their bigger operations.

For example, after the USS Cole was attacked on October 12, 2000 and President Clinton did not respond. Al Qaeda sensed weakness -- rightfully so -- and the following September 11, 2001, they struck again.

After testing the Benghazi embassy security on several occasions, the terrorists struck on September 11, 2012. With the pathetic, even apologetic, response from the Obama Administration for a video that has little or nothing to do with the attack, terrorists then attacked in Tunisia.

It is now November 2nd, and there has been no military response of any kind for these murders. Only apologies from a President more concerned about his own reelection than the security of its citizens.

The first duty of government is the protection of its citizens from predators both foreign and domestic. It is the organizing principle of governments in the first place. If that one basic task cannot be achieved by an Administration, then how can it be trusted to do anything else?

The choice on Tuesday has never been more clear. Mitt Romney might not be the perfect choice, but he most certainly is not the kind of man to sit idlely by for seven hours while good men die and do nothing when something could be done. Mitt Romney's entire life story proves it.

Case closed.

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  1. ptbaaComment by ptbaa
    November 2, 2012 @ 10:20 am

    “The first duty of government is the protection of its citizens from predators both foreign and domestic. It is the organizing principle of governments in the first place. If that one basic task cannot be achieved by an Administration, then how can it be trusted to do anything else?”

    Nuf said! Now get out there and vote this charlatan out of office!

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    • dfinchComment by dfinch
      November 2, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

      I think this is what you’re talking about. It’s not been reported since this report.

      http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/27/cnbc-execs-children-murdered-1-day-after-cnbc-reports-43-trillion-bankster-lawsuit/

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    • rosecoatsComment by rosecoats
      November 2, 2012 @ 2:56 pm

      What does children being murdered by an insane woman (who was employed by this family for many years) have to do with the price of tea in China?

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    • dfinchComment by dfinch
      November 2, 2012 @ 3:14 pm

      Here’s the actual lawsuit. If nothing else at least read the Press Release.

      http://theintelhub.com/2012/10/27/cnbc-execs-children-murdered-1-day-after-cnbc-reports-43-trillion-bankster-lawsuit/

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    • conserveusa38Comment by conserveusa38
      November 2, 2012 @ 3:52 pm

      What gets me is that this is a HUGE issue and so many people are still in favor of him. Half of them do not even KNOW about it. I swear you should have to pass some sort of test in order to vote. Then there are the ones who know the truth and vote for him anyway. They are in his sick little clan. This is worse than Watergate. Even though they are pushing for all the facts to be known until after the election, there are enough there for anyone with half a brain to see that Mr O did nothing helpful…only hurtful. He is not good for America because he has no American values. He has killed America in just 4 years. We are no longer seen as a proud nation by others. We are seen as weak who bows down to our enemies and apologizes for who we are! How disgraceful that a president would do such a thing to our country!

      Vote these bagabunnies out of our White House! Fire them now!

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    • lizzieComment by lizzie
      November 2, 2012 @ 11:50 pm

      This comment will be brief. Get Obama out of our government. He’s killing our country.
      Conserveusa38 says it all.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      November 3, 2012 @ 4:33 pm

      Surely you jest rosecoats. A senior exec connected with CNBC revealing information about a missing 43+ MM dollars has his kids murdered and their nanny found with a slit throat who the police don’t think committed suicide while we have a Chicago community organizer running in a hard fought race that has been coached by “Dead Fish” Emanuel. Seems to be a big stretch to call it a coincident or ask what one has to do with the other.

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  2. sumitchComment by sumitch
    November 2, 2012 @ 11:17 am

    Exactly right ptbaa. They did nothing except come up with the latest lie in the string of lies coming out of this administration. And then lied about him going to Las Vegas for a fund raising function that he considered more important than responding to the terrorist attack in Benghazi. Already we are hearing about attempted (and some probably successful) attempts at voter fraud in Colorado and Ohio. Hopefully we can take a little pride in that some of these attempts have been discovered,reported and stopped. I’ve been trying to learn if our military forces are receiving their absentee ballots but with no success. I’ve also been reading about some 40 plus trillion dollars missing from the help for the people whose houses are under water fund. Eric Holder and Timothy Geither have been named in Federal court by an outside the administration law firm as being part of the reason the money that’s missing has been found in Iran, in offshore accounts (which he’s given Romney grief over) and in his campaign war chest.

    Four more days before the citizenship will be forced to stand up and be counted. No one can afford to miss voting. Our nation depends on removing this administration. Then we can start on removing the Senators and Representatives that have been supporting him.

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  3. powertothepeopleComment by powertothepeople
    November 2, 2012 @ 1:33 pm

    Agree Obozo has to go and the crooks that surround him. Removing the slugs in Congress is tough. A concentrated effort has to be made in each district and/or state they reside in to educate the voters just how evil some of these so called representatives are. It has to be done or nothing will change. Even with a Romney win, if the Senate is still run by the sleazy slug Reid, he will screw up every positive thing as he is one sick dude.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      November 3, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

      You’re right powertothe people, it can’t be done in just this coming election. It will take at least six years and only then if people pay attention now and remember then. I have two Senators and one Representative and I know what they’ve done and I’ve got a lot of elephant blood in me. I won’t forget. I voted for the existing Representative and my vote this year to the candidate for Senator that was against Obama (he will replace Kay Bailey Hutiison who is retiring). To me it’s just a one subject vote. Dump the bums.

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  4. Jack ReacherComment by Jack Reacher
    November 2, 2012 @ 1:50 pm

    Let’s just hope that this editorial gets a lot of circulation. I’m forwarding it as we speak. Hopefully, the citizens in Nevada that allowed Harry Reid to stay in power will come together and make huge amends next Tuesday and vote OUT this empty-suit, lying, socialist phony.

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    • arwenusaComment by arwenusa
      November 2, 2012 @ 3:10 pm

      Harry Reid might have gotten back in on the votes of dead people, illegal aliens, and pets.

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    • gm1919Comment by gm1919
      November 2, 2012 @ 4:09 pm

      Harry Reid is a disgrace to the human race. How could Nevadans been so foolish in putting him back in as majority leader when the unemployment rate is over 11% there? Those are the really sick ones.

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    • BobinmsComment by Bobinms
      November 2, 2012 @ 4:38 pm

      Harry Reid lost every poll except the one that counted. Las Vegas is full of SEIU hotel workers and illegal aliens. That’s why he won.

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      November 3, 2012 @ 8:59 pm

      In keeping with Dirty Harry’s snake in the grass Modus Operandi, I heard from a close friend that she overheard on the subway two dwarfs that she did not know nor would be able to identify saying that they saw Dirty Harry driving up and down Central Parkway wearing a Groucho Marx plastic glasses and nose disguise giving candy to kids if they’d take a ride with him.

      He’s a disgrace to all Mormons. I wonder if they have the equivalent of excommunication?

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      November 3, 2012 @ 9:37 pm

      actually, Mormons do have excommunication. I knew someone at work that was a Mormon that got excommunicated.

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  5. sej222Comment by sej222
    November 2, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    Excellent! Your comments a brief and to the point. Even obvious. Much of what I’ve read dances around the “why the video story?” issue. It couldn’t be simpler, and you’ve expressed it well.

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  6. rosecoatsComment by rosecoats
    November 2, 2012 @ 2:48 pm

    Since there is no link to the actual editorial, I thought I’d post it here for interested parties.

    Benghazi blunder: Obama unworthy commander-in-chief
    Posted: Nov. 1, 2012 | 2:01 a.m.
    U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in a well-planned military assault on their diplomatic mission in Benghazi seven weeks ago, the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. So why are details surfacing, piecemeal, only now?
    The Obama administration sat by doing nothing for seven hours that night, ignoring calls to dispatch help from our bases in Italy, less than two hours away. It has spent the past seven weeks stretching the story out, engaging in misdirection and deception involving supposed indigenous outrage over an obscure anti-Muslim video, confident that with the aid of a docile press corps this infamous climax to four years of misguided foreign policy can be swept under the rug, at least until after Tuesday’s election.
    Charles Woods, father of former Navy SEAL and Henderson resident Tyrone Woods, 41, says his son died slumped over his machine gun after he and fellow ex-SEAL Glen Doherty – not the two locals who were the only bodyguards Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration would authorize – held off the enemy for seven hours.
    The Obama administration was warned. They received an embassy cable June 25 expressing concern over rising Islamic extremism in Benghazi, noting the black flag of al-Qaida “has been spotted several times flying over government buildings and training facilities.” The Obama administration removed a well-armed, 16-member security detail from Libya in August, The Wall Street Journal reported last month, replacing it with a couple of locals. Mr. Stevens sent a cable Aug. 2 requesting 11 additional body guards, noting “Host nation security support is lacking and cannot be depended on,” reports Peter Ferrara at Forbes.com. But these requests were denied, officials testified before the House Oversight Committee earlier this month.
    Based on documents released by the committee, on the day of the attack the Pentagon dispatched a drone with a video camera so everyone in Washington could see what was happening in real time. The drone documented no crowds protesting any video. But around 4 p.m. Washington received an email from the Benghazi mission saying it was under a military-style attack. The White House, the Pentagon, the State Department and the CIA were able to watch the live video feed. An email sent later that day reported “Ansar al-Sharia claims responsibility for Benghazi attack.”
    Not only did the White House do nothing, there are now reports that a counterterrorism team ready to launch a rescue mission was ordered to stand down.
    The official explanation for the inadequate security? This administration didn’t want to “offend the sensibilities” of the new radical Islamic regime which American and British arms had so recently helped install in Libya.
    The official explanation for why Obama administration officials watched the attack unfold for seven hours, refusing repeated requests to send the air support and relief forces that sat less than two hours away in Italy? Silence.
    An open discussion of these issues, of course, would lead to difficult questions about the wisdom of underwriting and celebrating the so-called Arab Spring revolts in the first place. While the removal of tyrants can be laudable, the results show a disturbing pattern of merely installing new tyrannies – theocracies of medieval mullahs who immediately start savaging the rights of women (including the basic right to education) and who are openly hostile to American interests.
    When Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney promptly criticized the security failures in Benghazi, the White House and its lapdog media jumped all over him for another “gaffe,” for speaking out too promptly and too strongly. Prompt and strong action from the White House on Sept. 11 might have saved American lives, as well as America’s reputation as a nation not to be messed with. Weakness and dithering and flying to Las Vegas the next day for celebrity fund-raising parties are somehow better?
    This administration is an embarrassment on foreign policy and incompetent at best on the economy – though a more careful analysis shows what can only be a perverse and willful attempt to destroy our prosperity. Back in January 2008, Barack Obama told the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle that under his cap-and-trade plan, “If somebody wants to build a coal-fired power plant, they can. It’s just that it will bankrupt them.” He added, “Under my plan … electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket.” It was also in 2008 that Mr. Obama’s future Energy Secretary, Steven Chu, famously said it would be necessary to “figure out how to boost the price of gasoline to the levels in Europe” – $9 a gallon.
    Yet the president now claims he’s in favor of oil development and pipelines, taking credit for increased oil production on private lands where he’s powerless to block it, after he halted the Keystone XL Pipeline and oversaw a 50 percent reduction in oil leases on public lands.
    These behaviors go far beyond “spin.” They amount to a pack of lies. To return to office a narcissistic amateur who seeks to ride this nation’s economy and international esteem to oblivion, like Slim Pickens riding the nuclear bomb to its target at the end of the movie “Dr. Strangelove,” would be disastrous.
    Candidate Obama said if he couldn’t fix the economy in four years, his would be a one-term presidency.
    Mitt Romney is moral, capable and responsible man. Just this once, it’s time to hold Barack Obama to his word. Maybe we can all do something about that, come Tuesday.

    http://www.lvrj.com/opinion/benghazi-blunder-obama-unworthy-commander-in-chief-176736441.html

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    • dalyComment by Kay Daly
      November 2, 2012 @ 3:29 pm

      Actually, the very first line of the article is in bold….and it is a link to the Las Vegas editorial….

      But it doesn’t hurt to have it posted, reposted, wallpapered….wherever one can possibly put it!

      Cheers!

      KRD

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    • sumitchComment by sumitch
      November 3, 2012 @ 4:49 pm

      Just read an article where a Vegas odds maker, who says he’s been right every time, projects Romney to be the winner. Best news today. Let’s hope he’s right. I can’t find the link, but the article title is “A Las Vegas “odds maker” gives his reasons for big win by Romney in November”. Maybe someone else can find the link so everyone can enjoy his logic. He spells out the many reasons why he thinks so, a few such as Obama’s trying to tell the Catholic Church how they can run their religion, how he as irritated the Jews because of the way he’s treated Isreal. Also the oil and coal unions aren’t real pleased with him either not to mention much of the nation for his apology tour and legend lying. A vote for Romney is for our kids and grandkids not to mention our nation (and ourselves unless we plan on years of mysery fefore we check out). They all depend on Obama being out of office. Hopefully if he loses the election the Congress will stand up against him (finally) for just a month and keep him from slamming through the UN arms treaty that he and Billery want (doesn’t Congress have to ratify a treaty?) plus our country being ruined by “Cap and Trade” whose idea was developed and pushed by Enron who I had the misfortune to work for until the end. Trust me, if it is a plan developed by Enron, there’s nothing in it for the good of the people.

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    • canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
      November 3, 2012 @ 7:46 pm

      sumitch, is this the article you’re talking about? I’ve had a link to it on my desktop since I read it, just to re-read it occasionally and keep my spirits up.

      http://townhall.com/columnists/wayneallynroot/2012/05/30/why_obama_will_lose_in_a_landslide/page/full/

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  7. Libertarian trying to raise a familyComment by jeffreydurbin
    November 2, 2012 @ 2:59 pm

    Obama is a traitor. For that reason alone, he should not be reelected.

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  8. gm1919Comment by gm1919
    November 2, 2012 @ 3:27 pm

    The real shame to all this is that more and more info comes out daily. I believe Romney should have been demanding Obama come clean before the American people. The main street media is in the tank for Obama and one of the greatest stories of our time is left unreported. Romney could ask 2 questions. M President what info did you have at the time of the attack and why did you not order immediate assistance for our ambassador and 3 other Americans?. Romney needed for the last 5 weeks especially since more info has come forth, to hammer this home. Mr. President tell the American people what you know and what you did. This to me was a no brainer . The American people would have been giving serious thought to Americans safety under this President. We are in fact not safe under this foreign policy. This President is dangerous and our lives are in jeopardy next. Benghazi would have been crystal clear for all Americans had Romney brought it to the forefront.

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    • CharlieComment by vietnamvet
      November 2, 2012 @ 4:44 pm

      If Romney had kept on this subject he would have been castigated by the opposition so loudly it might have had a chilling effect on those ‘timid independents’ that need to be coddled into acting in their own best interests.

      Romney (or his campaign people) knew this wouldn’t go away, and it is hurting Obama as much as if Romney was doing the pushing.

      If Romney is going to bring it up at all, it should be at the last moment possible … and lay out the incredible cowardice that Obama has shown in a way (and at a time) where his people cannot possibly come up with a counter to it.

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  10. buckeeComment by buckee
    November 2, 2012 @ 5:33 pm

    Why do so many people use the tired proviso, “Romney may not be perfect, but …”

    If he is elected, and I fervently hope that he is, I believe he will surprise us in the most admirable ways. Unlike Obama, who surprised us in the most sickening ways. Watch and see.

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  11. canada3dayerComment by canada3dayer
    November 2, 2012 @ 10:08 pm

    I see now that they’re trying to spin it and say that help WAS sent…

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  12. stopspendingComment by stopspending
    November 3, 2012 @ 3:43 pm

    We have had no response to this terrorist attack. Even worse, the CIA spokesman explained that we were slow in responding while the attack was happening – as in no response – because “we got a cold start”. Really?? We do not have a rapid response team to deal with this? Will the next attack be larger and we will not be able to respond? Where will they hit next? If Romney is elected, it will become his attack just like 9/11 was Bush’s but the result of lack of leadership by Clinton.

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