RUSH: Something that we spoke about yesterday quite extensively, and that is the security situation in our embassies, particularly in Libya and Cairo. Now, in the debate last night Martha Raddatz, just to get it out of the way and just to show everybody she wasn’t going to be the cheat that she turned out to be — and let’s make no mistake, I mean, she cheated, which is okay, we knew she was going to cheat. We know she’s a liberal Democrat. We know she wants Biden to do well. We know that she wants Ryan to not do well. So she cheated. We knew that going in. Ryan-Romney knew it going in. I’m sure it was part of their strategery.
But she throws that first question out to Biden, (imitating Raddatz) “What happened? For crying out loud, you said it was a video, it wasn’t a video,” and so forth. And then Biden started running with it, (imitating Biden) “Well, you know, they didn’t tell us about security. They didn’t tell us there was any increased security. I didn’t get that call that said, ‘Joey, we need some more security here, pal,’ didn’t get that call. I didn’t know. We didn’t know. Barack didn’t know. I didn’t know.” And I’m standing up at the moment, I’ve come off my couch. What do you mean, you’re blaming the intel? What do you mean you don’t know? This is something you guys were gonna fix.
I remember weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. I remember the intel, worldwide intel said Saddam had weapons of mass destruction. It turned out that there weren’t as many or any weapons of mass destruction and people like Joe Biden and Barack Obama said, “And you believed the intel? The intel lied, the intel, you made it up, the intel, you forced ’em to give –” So back then the intel was not allowed to be an explanation for something that went wrong. Today, “Oh, hell, I’ll dump on the CIA. I’ll dump on anybody in the intel community to save Barack’s butt, to save my butt. I’m Joey. I’m not going down the tubes in this debate, not with this little clown looking kid sitting next to me. So, hell, I’ll happily throw the intel people — I know Martha’s not gonna call me on it and I know the media’s not gonna call me on it. I’ll be able to get away with dumping the intel.”
Do you believe they didn’t know? Do you believe they weren’t told? This is so stunning to me. “Vice President Biden speaks only for himself and Barack Obama, and neither man was aware that US officials in Libya had asked the State Department for more security before the September 11th attacks.” This is from Foreign Policy. And it’s all over the place.
From Breitbart: “The Obama campaign is struggling to respond to mounting criticism of Vice President Joe Biden’s bizarre behavior during last night’s debate,” claiming that he didn’t know about additional security requests. Ladies and gentlemen, let’s put some things in perspective here on this security business, because these people are not gonna get away with this on this program. There was, there is a video that shows it was a coordinated jihadist assault.
Eli Lake had this at The Daily Beast: “Video From Benghazi Consulate Shows Organized Attack — Footage from the night of Sept. 11 might be the clearest evidence yet of a military-style assault on the consulate in Benghazi. Video footage from the United States consulate in Benghazi, Libya, taken the night of the Sept. 11 anniversary attacks, shows an organized group of armed men attacking the compound, according to two US intelligence officials who have seen the footage and are involved in the ongoing investigation. The footage, which was recovered from the site last week by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, offers some of the most tangible evidence yet that a military-style assault took place, according to these officials.”
You’ve got Biden and you’ve got Obama and the entire regime still blaming it on a video, even though the State Department earlier this week said that there was never any intel that it was a video; there was never any intel that there were protests. It’s always been a coordinated, planned terror attack. But for some reason, Obama and Biden couldn’t allow that to be the story. It had to be the video. And they couldn’t allow the story to be believed that there were requests, even though we know the ambassador himself asked for more security. We know the consulate itself asked for more security.
Eli lake, this video, this is game, set, match, folks, on what the intel community knew. The intel community knew, they had video from the consulate showing this attack. They didn’t have to wait until after the attack for there to be reports. They had video. Ergo, there is no way that they told Obama it was the movie. Obama said it was the movie because the real cause of this disaster is his policy. Our ambassador is dead because of his policy. Three other Americans are dead because of his policy. The uprisings in Cairo, the uprising in Benghazi, and the protests in other American embassies happened because of Obama’s policies.
If there is someone who said that this all happened because of a video, they should be telling us exactly who that is, which they won’t do, of course, because there isn’t such person. The video was totally made up. And Biden is on this debate last night lying through his teeth about this, lying through his teeth about the fact that he didn’t know that there was more security requested.
The truth of the matter is: When you have a terror attack on your embassy, you shouldn’t have to wait for requests for enhanced additional security. And it is certainly not competent, accomplished, professional, or presidential to go on national television and tell people the reason our ambassador is dead is “Nobody knew there was a request for security.” Most presidents wouldn’t have needed a request.
Most competent presidents would not have needed to be told! Most competent presidents would have never attempted to lie and claim that a genuine terror attack was about a video made by an American nobody’d ever heard of! Most competent presidents would not have enshrined policies that are based on America’s guilt in the world. Do you know why there were no live bullets in the weaponry held by our Marines in Cairo or Benghazi?
Do you know why there was no enhanced, armed security?
Do you know why?
Do you want to know the real reason why? You’re gonna laugh. You’re gonna cry. You’re gonna think I’m making it up. And I’m telling you, I am not. The reason we didn’t have real bullets — the reason we didn’t have kill orders, the reason we didn’t have enhanced security, the reason we didn’t have even a visible security deterrent — is because the thinking with people like Barack is that if you don’t show any strength, if you don’t display live ammo, if you don’t act in a threatening away, then people will be nice to you.
I am not making this up.
I wish I were!
I wish I weren’t talking about real-life American liberals. But this is who they are, and this is what they believe — and, by the way, this is what they’ve been teaching your kids for 30 years in courses called Conflict Resolution 101. Barack Obama believes if you run around the world and apologize for what your country has done, people will treat you nonviolently. Barack Obama believes if you just don’t put any armed personnel in your embassy, in your consulate — just don’t have them there — then violent people will act nonviolently and will leave you alone.
It is the most naive, childish, theoretical textbook, cockamamie BS that we have ever elected in a leadership position in this country. It is outrageous! And then when every liberal theory is upended, when every effort we’ve made on behalf of Obama to show these bad guys that we’re nice guys now. “We’re not the bad guys we were when Bush ran this country! We’re not the aggressive, mean-spirited hawks and cowboys that used to run this country. We’re nice guys! You can… You can trust us.”
When that blows up in their faces, “Well, we gotta come up with something fast!” So guess what? Well, I’m a liberal. I’m a liberal Democrat, I’m a socialist, whatever I am. And in my worldview, America’s always to blame for this stuff. So, “Ooh, there’s a guy that did a video that makes fun of the prophet! Oh, that’ll work. We’ll blame him.” That’s how it happened: As a cover-up for the sheer childishness and incompetence of the current regimen. Then in a nationally televised debate, for us to be told, “Well, well, we didn’t know there was a request for security!”
The president of the United States shouldn’t have to be told!
His instincts should be that once something like this happens, you flood the zone.
RUSH: The guy who requested more security at Benghazi and for Cairo testified before Congress two days ago. It’s Eric Nordstrom. He’s the former security director, the former security officer in Libya. He said he was specifically told, “You can’t request a security support team extension. You can’t request one right now.” Nordstrom said he interpreted that as saying there was too much political cost. “We can’t do more security,” meaning: “If I send more security in there, I’m admitting I blew something.”
Obama was not gonna send security in there because that would mean something went wrong, and the only thing that went wrong was a video — and that’s a flat-out lie! And the vice president of the United States, in addition to acting like a boor last night, was lying big time, and he was allowed to get away with it by Martha Raddatz — and Ryan, to a certain extent. Now, at the White House press briefing today, Jay Carney got a question about all of this. Listen to this…
REPORTER: The vice president’s comments last night in the debate were widely interpreted as saying that he was — the administration was absolved. He said, “We weren’t told.” Okay, so you’re saying the State Department was told —
CARNEY: The vice president was speaking about himself and the president and the White House. He was not referring to the administration. Clearly (snickers) since there was a public hearing for 4-1/2 hours where it was discussed openly by individuals working at the State Department, [the] requests that were made. Obviously he was referring to… Uh, he was talking about the administration at large; he was speaking about himself and the president and the White House.
RUSH: Well, who the hell is “the administration,” for crying out loud? So here’s Carney, “Oh, well, Biden last night when he said we didn’t know about the request, that’s just me and the president in the White House.” Oh! Okay. Well, that explains it. So Joey, nobody called you, huh, pal, and nobody told you about more security being needed? Is that right, Joey? And nobody called Barry?
Nobody called Barack and said, “Hey, Barack, we need more security.” He’s the f— president, for crying out loud, Joey! And here’s Carney, saying, “Oh, no wait a minute! There was a hearing on this. Everybody knew, but Obama didn’t know.” Does this guy know what he’s saying? There was a public hearing four days ago! We all saw it. Jay Carney acknowledges it.
But Barack didn’t know — and Joey didn’t know — and the White House didn’t know. They knew every damn thing about this! They knew it was their policy that had gone south big time and they were engaged in cover up and last night’s debate was an attempt to further that cover up. You know, people forget that Barack Obama had a war in Libya before all this. Obama’s Libyan war. Do you think the fact that Obama went in there and took Khadafy out might have something to do with what’s going on?
RUSH: We did not need new intelligence in order to know that Libya is one of the most dangerous countries in the world for Americans right now! We went to war against Libya. Obama’s Libyan war. He thinks he can send ambassadors in with no arms and no protection and the bad guys will say, “Ah, they’re no threat. We’ll treat the Americans nice.” I just… I’m stunned at the genuine… Ah, ah.