Assoc. Press Paints Murders in Benghazi as Merely a ‘PR Disaster’

In an outrageous attempt to defuse for President Obama the murderous disaster that is his security failures in Benghazi on September 11, the Associated Press deemed the whole debacle merely a “PR disaster” and speculated it could all just be forgotten if Susan Rice were to be successfully nominated as our next Secretary of State.

The White House could finally have its chance to close the books on its Benghazi public relations disaster, as key Republicans signal they might not stand in the way of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to become the next secretary of state.

With such dismissive rhetoric, the AP seems to discount the death of Chris Stevens, our U.S. Ambassador to Libya, and several of his security staff all of whom were murdered by radical Islamists. Still, even the logic here makes no sense.

Is the AP saying that the ambassador’s brutal murder can just be forgotten if Susan Rice becomes Sec. of State? How does that even make sense? This claim makes as much sense as saying that Watergate should have been forgotten because Richard Nixon was successfully re-elected after perpetrating the break-in.

The AP next goes on to swallow whole the shaky explanation of why Susan Rice lied about what happened at Benghazi.

But Rice’s reputation took a serious hit this fall when she relied on unclassified talking points provided by the intelligence community that portrayed the attack in Benghazi, Libya, as a spontaneous assault by a mob angered by an anti-Muslim video posted on YouTube.

Notice how AP simply accepts and reports as fact the administration’s claim that Rice was just beset with faulty intelligence? As if there is no question at all about the claim? But in truth we have no real proof that Rice was just misled by faulty intelligence reports. None at all.

Of course, after meeting with Rice, Republicans still had criticism for her actions in the aftermath of the attacks on our personnel in Libya.

But I am sure the AP will find a way to dismiss all that, too.

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Posted by on November 30, 2012.
Filed under Barack Obama, corruption, Culture Of Corruption, Deaths, Democrats, Liberals, Media.
Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago-based freelance writer, has been writing opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and is featured on many websites such as Andrew Breitbart's BigGovernment.com and BigJournalism.com, RightWingNews.com, CanadaFreePress.com, RightPundits.com, StoptheACLU.com, Human Events Magazine, among many, many others. Additionally, he has been a frequent guest on talk-radio programs to discuss his opinion editorials and current events.He has also written for several history magazines and appears in the new book "Americans on Politics, Policy and Pop Culture" which can be purchased on amazon.com. He is also the owner and operator of PubliusForum.com. Feel free to contact him with any comments or questions, EMAIL Warner Todd Huston: igcolonel .at. hotmail.com"The only end of writing is to enable the reader better to enjoy life, or better to endure it." --Samuel Johnson

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  • 914

    The next claim will be that Rice is being outed for being a CIA operative

  • SteveCrickmore075

    It is obvious for Republicans and John McCain, this is a personality issue not a policy issue. Rice has large personal investments in the petroleum industry including transcanada which was to build the keystone, gave snarky comments about Palestine yesterday in the UN and has decidely hawkish views on Syria, Libya and Iran (is sympathetic to the use of miltary force in all three), and was a strong advocate of the war in Iraq and Saddam having WMD. “I think the United States government has been clear since the first Bush administration about the threat that Iraq and Saddam Hussein poses. The United States policy has been regime change for many, many years, going well back into the Clinton administration. So it’s a question of timing and tactics. … We do not necessarily need a further Council resolution before we can enforce this and previous resolutions.(NPR, Nov. 11, 2002)
    You would think Republicans, particulary McCain would welcome someone who reflects his neocon like views, about the advocacy of military force in the middle east. McCain should be careful about getting what he wishes, if Obama withdraws Rice. The president might even consider nominating a real progressive as a Secretary of State,..but not likely, however Kerry would be an improvement, but not for conservatives.

    • jim_m

      I agree that we should put Rice in as Secy of State. We need someone who will stand up in favor of genocide for the sake of political expediency and she is the only one who consistently backs the wrong side.

      Rice — at the time still a junior official at the National Security Council — stunned her colleagues by asking during a meeting, “If we use the word ‘genocide’ and are seen as doing nothing, what will be the effect on the November [congressional midterm] election?”

      After all, we see that the obama admin does not care how many people have to die in order to get reelected. At least this time Rice only covered up 4 deaths instead of 1,000,000. (She’s showing improvement!)

      • jim_m

        Of course actually opposing some one because they are incompetent is an alien idea for Steve.

        • SteveCrickmore075

          She might be incompentent, but are you going to get anyone any better? She was doing what she was told to do by the CIA, Obama and the Secreatry of State .Talking points really means not disclosing the approximate truth of what happened? Why woud they be called talking points, if they weren’t. Who was it who said” a ambassador gets paid to lie for his country”. She was no different than a spin doctor.

          • jim_m

            are you going to get anyone any better?

            Not with this admin. But at least we can get someone who has not proven to be a complete dupe and I seriously think we can do better than someone that has already discredited themselves before the nations of the world. Even an empty-headed moron like John Kerry would be better because everyone would understand that he is nothing more than a figurehead and that the real action can from those underneath him.

          • SteveCrickmore075

            I think Kerry has more integrity. I remember Jay Tea was impressed by what Kerry and his senate commitee did for the missing GIs in Vietnam, and those still prisoner, when most people couldn’t be bothered pursuing the rumours.

          • jim_m

            The Viet Cong owed him one

          • warnertoddhuston

            Kerry should have been dishonorably discharged and thrown in jail. He has no integrity at all.

          • Commander_Chico

            Sez the guy who had “other priorities.”

          • Carl

            right for once – but then why are you pushing Kerry over the black woman?

            Oh, never mind.
            http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/12/01/susan-rice-just-another-incompetent-black-woman.html

          • jim_m

            I knew carl couldn’t refrain from an unfounded accusation of racism for very long.

          • Sky__Captain

            Carl is a just one-trick-pony. And he’s lame.

          • jim_m

            Ambassador Rice is a well-credentialed, experienced, senior-ranking diplomat in the United States government.

            Substitute soldier for diplomat and the same could have been said for George Armstrong Custer. Substitute Great Britain for Untied States and you get Neville Chamberlain.

            Credentials do not equal quality. Experience does not mean excellence. Seniority does not mean superiority.

            If you don’t like the whole “Susan Rice lied” thing, then blame obama. He’s the one who said she lied. He made the first statement that said that she was basically instructed to lie to the American public (or worse duped into lying). Excuse us if we want leadership that tells us the truth.

          • Carl

            lol… dance little puppet, dance!

          • Sky__Captain

            And the offensive little troll chimes in contributing nothing but a personal attack..

          • 914

            And now with tonight’s ringing endorsement-

            “She might be incompentent ,but are you going to get anyone any better?”

            Ding Ding Ding! Winner!!

          • 914

            And now with tonight’s ringing endorsement-

            “She might be incompentent ,but are you going to get anyone any better?”

            Ding Ding Ding! Winner!!

      • SteveCrickmore075

        Everyone looked the other way, the Dutch, the Canadians, the UN. American conservatives and the Republican Party (as I recollect) didn’t look the other way, they positively fled from getting involved in Rwanda. The French were about the only ones who looked at the situation carefully and decided to continue to support the genociders, the Hutus and not the genocidees, the Titus. All and all pretty disgraceful!

        • jim_m

          I see. So you believe that if everyone else ignores the genocide then it is OK. You believe that if someone shows that amazing lack of judgement that because others made the same error, we should reward them.

          I hope someone is left to stand up for you when they come knocking on your door.

          • SteveCrickmore075

            far from it, they were all culpable..apart from the principals. The French, most , then Clinton’s team..he admits that as the single most regretable action for his administration, Susan Rice too. It doesn’t excuse them. Hey, the allies including Roosevelt and General Ike looked the other way, or they didn’t want to believe or didn’t give the holocaust much importance..there was no additional sense of urgency certainly for landing in France and ending the war earlier when reports circulated about death camps in the east.

          • jim_m

            She has shown a repeated lack of judgement and at least twice has shown a willingness to put the interests of America and Americans behind the petty short term interests of her party.

          • Commander_Chico

            I don’t think the Interahamwe will be knocking on Steve’s door. Plus, they only hate Tutsis, not white folks.

      • Carl

        What a good little puppet!

        • Sky__Captain

          You’re like a broken record at this point…

          • Carl

            And you trolls who follow me around aren’t a broken record? Seriously?

        • 914

          Quip’s the mocking racist troll..

    • Commander_Chico

      Rice is a nasty warmongering shrew. If she has any diplomatic tendencies, I haven’t seen them.

      I have already commented on her horrendous ‘do :
      http://wizbangblog.com/2012/11/28/maureen-dowd-no-defender-of-susan-rice/#comment-722341485

      • jim_m

        Her only tendency is to promote the interests of her party over the interests of the nation, humanity and justice.

  • GarandFan

    So when is ‘the most transparent administration, evah!’ going to let us know WHO changed the talking points? And WHY?

    The AP, official mouthpiece of the Obama Administration, doesn’t even mention that Rice was out taking the talking tour FIVE days after the Obama Administration KNEW it was a terrorist attack.

    • jim_m

      After obama is sworn in… in 2017

    • The_Queen_of_France

      Hell with that. I want to know who issued the ‘stand down’ order.

    • The_Queen_of_France

      Hell with that. I want to know who issued the ‘stand down’ order.

  • Carl

    McCain and the moderate republicans are playing the rubes like a string violin.

    They attack Rice,

    cause they want Kerry…

    so that a special election can be held in Massachusetts to replace Kerry…

    so that Walker can run and potential win a Senate seat.

    And Rush and the Faux Newsfabricators get the rubes all pumped up and grunting, spittle dripping from their TeaBilly chins.

    What a sight. Amazing how the puppetters have you clowns on a string.

  • herddog505

    I suppose that we should take some solace in the fact that al-AP is discussing Benghazi as ANY sort of a problem for Barry and not just as a cynical, RAAAAACIST ploy by the nasty ol’ GOP.