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CajunAngele
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CBS:Under Secretary Patrick Kennedy Made Decision Not To Send FEST To Benghazi


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CBS News:Officials on Benghazi: "We made mistakes, but without malice"

By SHARYL ATTKISSON / CBS NEWS/ May 17, 2013, 10:51 AM

Obama administration officials who were in key positions on Sept. 11, 2012 acknowledge that a range of mistakes were made the night of the attacks on the U.S. missions in Benghazi, and in messaging to Congress and the public in the aftermath.

The official said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Patrick Kennedy, quickly dispensed with the idea. A senior State Department official Thursday told CBS News, “Under Secretary Kennedy is not in the decision chain on FEST deployment” but would not directly confirm whether Kennedy or somebody else dismissed the FEST.



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CajunAngele
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I should put the real title:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Patrick Kennedy, thrown Under Da Bus.






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UncleFestersLegs
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Well I guess who issued the "stand down" is no longer a mystery.





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CajunAngele
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How fricking stupid do they think people are?

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s deputy, Patrick Kennedy, DOES NOT have the power to stand down/order in any facet; the US military.

ETA the emphasis and correction of wording



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“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”
I feel much better now.






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lsuroadie
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Of course they don't.


I've beem arguing this point for weeks with the libs on PB

LP would have been in direct contact with military response and he is not sending in FEST troops into a foreign country w/o BHO approving or disapproving.

BHO was in the situation room being advised by LP whether to go or not go.

Period. / discussion.



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CajunAngele
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Wow. just wow. these words will go down in history folks copy and paste them now.


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SNIP

“We’re portrayed by Republicans as either being lying or idiots,” said one Obama administration official who was part of the Benghazi response. “It’s actually closer to us being idiots.” [...]

SNIP

While it was the State Department that's said to have taken FEST off the table, the team is directed by the White House National Security Council. Those officials expressed the same limited view of FEST's capabilities when CBS News asked on Nov. 1, 2012 why FEST hadn't deployed. The officials argued that FEST teams were "used in the past to re-establish infrastructure, communications, etc. after a devastating attack...That wasn't the need here."

As soon as word of the Benghazi attack reached Washington, FEST members "instinctively started packing," said an official involved in the response. "They were told they were not deploying by Patrick Kennedy's front office... In hindsight... I probably would've pushed the button."






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I think FEST not being sent might have something to do with the heavy CIA presence and the fact that the DOS probably considered the consulate a total loss and didn't give a frick about resestablishing it.





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CajunAngele
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LP would have been in direct contact with military response and he is not sending in FEST troops into a foreign country w/o BHO approving or disapproving.

BHO was in the situation room being advised by LP whether to go or not go.

Period. / discussion.


I don't think BHO was in the situ room. I think he was in bed. Where else would he be? Panetta testified about Obama's complete absence in the hearing.

Leon Panetta: Obama Was Absent on Night of Benghazi - YouTube

This new blame Kennedy- story line, still makes no sense. They are double lying. Testimony I've watched (see above testimony) was very clear Obama told them "do what you have to do" and that's it.

So this article wants the reader to believe that someone under Clinton trumped Panetta?






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The Government: "We screwed up, but we meant well so it's all good. Let's spend more money so this doesn't happen again."





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It’s actually closer to us being idiots.
Finally some honesty!






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Apparently when a person is given a position because of their names, ( Clinton/ Kennedy) instead of their knowledge, people can get hurt and sometimes killed?





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BHO was in the situation room being advised by LP whether to go or not go


Barry was tired and went to bed with a standing order of no further military intervention- not before the election.






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CajunAngele
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This is the most ludicrous thing to date. Next, we will hear Kennedy was planning on retiring anyway and it was his rogue aides that told the military to stand down.






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“It’s actually closer to us being idiots.”


Thus is born the 'We're idiots' defense.

How come none of the lefties on here have been calling them idiots during all this?

Will they now?






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GeauxxxTigers23
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Thus is born the 'We're idiots' defense.


This has been the case for a long time in the government. Gone are the days when people get fired for being terrible at their jobs. As long as you don't do anything to bring bad publicity to your bosses you'll get promoted.






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lsuroadie
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I don't think BHO was in the situ room. I think he was in bed. Where else would he be? Panetta testified about Obama's complete absence in the hearing.


he was nearby. if not the SR then he was being briefed every 5 mins w/ updates...he's not that incompetent.





















hopefully.






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CajunAngele
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So because they are self-professed idiots... nothing to see here move along. A person under SOS Clinton orders the military. Kennedy will get a cash bonus and retire to his mansion.

I keep picturing Hillarys 3AM phone call commercial as her and Obama go to bed and some patsy orders our military because he is a Kennedy and is a good sacrificial lamb.






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CajunAngele
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Did you watch the Panetta testimony in the video I posted? But... then again there was an official WH photo posed with Obama in a suit after Panetta's testimony. So we will never know.






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