[Daily Nation (Kenya)] An outraged President Barack Obama I inhaled. That was the point... Tuesday accused Republicans, including John Maverick McCain ... the Senator-for-Life from Arizona, former presidential candidate and even more former foot soldier in the Reagan Revolution... , of besmirching UN envoy Susan Rice, re-igniting a fierce row over the slaying of the US ambassador to Libya.
Obama threw the weight of his replenished political capital behind Rice, the favorite to be his next secretary of state, as Republicans, lined her up as a top administration scalp over the attack in Benghazi on September 11.
McCain and his ally Republican Senator Lindsey Graham ... the endangered South Carolina RINO... had earlier demanded "Watergate-style" hearings about what happened in Libya on September 11, and vowed to thwart any attempt to make her America's top diplomat.
"If Senator McCain and Senator Graham, and others want to go after somebody they should go after me," Obama declared, his eyes flashing real anger as he held his first presser since being re-elected last week.
"But when they go after the UN ambassador, apparently because they think she's an easy target, then they've got a problem with me," Obama said.
This is how you know Susan Rice will be a great Secretary of State -- Champ has to defend her...
"To besmirch her reputation is outrageous," Obama said, adding that if he decided that Rice was the best candidate to succeed Hillary Clinton ... sometimes described as America's Blond Eminence and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Henry Kissinger ... at the State Department, he would go ahead and pick her.
Susan Rice lied to America 5 times in one day right after the 9/11 Bengazi Al Qaeda murders of the Ambasador and two former Navy Seal heros which makes her the perfect phsycophant deserving a top position in Obama's anti-American regime.
I don't think Rice lied. Ogabe has repeatedly referenced that she said exactly what was in the "briefing materials she was given." Today Petraeus said "someone," not on the intelligence side, deleted the line about AQ. So Rice was an ignorant, loyal mouthpiece, which explains Ogabe's indignance. What would be interesting to know is the identity of the person who removed the references to AQ.
So Obgabe juts out the jaw and is POd? And he acts like he supports his team. Who cares whether or not he is POd and juts out the jaw? He does not have a good history of backing the team if Benghazi is what you get.
I'd like to know the answer to one or two questions: What was the CIA doing in Benghazi? Who hit them or who had them hit?
RandomJD, I too can see how Rice could be the cutout, the innocent mouthpiece with no direct connection to the intelligence community. She was just reporting what she had been given......plausible deniability at it's finest. If you challenge her, your a wymin hating racist!!!
Why thank you, TW. It's a relief to know I still appear to be rational, whilst despairingly drunk and watching in bug-eyed shock as my country crumbles a little more each day. I'm not sure why I bother, seeing as I no longer have any faith that anyone who deserves punishment will get it.
Posted by: Frank G ||
"They should go after me" > they very well may, ala JFK, RFK, + MLK.
> No national vote on OWG.
> No national vote on NAU .
> No national vote on "Globalism" + "Outsourcing" + ....
> No national vote on Marxism-Communism- Socialism as a form of permanent Govt. or Govt-Public Policy in America = Amerikka.
> Rise of [asymmetric] Nuclear Jihad-Terror.
> US-vs-Rising-China-vs-Nuclear-Islam in Asia-Pacific.
"REPRESENTATIVE GOVT-DEMOCRACY" DOTH NOT MEAN NEVER E-V-A-R! HAVING TO ASK THE PEOPLE TO VOTE ON SIGNIFICANT OR VITAL ISSUES.
Federal officials are scaling back a program that enlists the aid of local police and sheriff's offices to identify people who are in the country illegally, in favor of a national program that uses fingerprints collected by the FBI.
U.S. Immigrations Customs and Enforcement officials say the so-called 287(g) program that includes Wake County will continue at least until the end of the year. But ICE says the program is under review, and that it will no longer train local police under the program or give them the authority to question, investigate and arrest people they suspect are in the country illegally.
The change moves the government away from an approach to immigration enforcement that has been popular among some law enforcement agencies but has drawn fire from civil rights groups, who say it encourages local police and sheriff's deputies to unfairly target Latinos. The Department of Homeland Security is still reviewing 57 complaints against the Wake County program, and ICE suspended its 287(g) agreement with the Alamance County Sheriff's Office after the U.S. Justice Department found deputies there were exceeding their authority by checking the immigration status of Latinos on the street.
But the fingerprint system, called Secure Communities, has critics as well, who say that both programs don't serve their primary purpose. The program, started in 2008 and being expanded nationwide next year, was meant to deport serious criminals, but has instead cast a much wider net, said Sejal Zota, a former immigration specialist with the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Government and now an attorney with the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
"More than half the people who were subsequently removed nationwide in 2011 were charged with minor offenses or did not have any criminal history," Zota said. "Thirty-seven percent were arrested on traffic charges. There is a question of whom this program is targeting?"
Secure Communities allows federal officers to detect illegal immigrants by comparing the fingerprints of those arrested by local police, which are routinely shared with the FBI, with prints in immigration databases. ICE says the system is simply a smarter way to do business.
"The Secure Communities screening process, coupled with federal officers, is more consistent, efficient and cost-effective in identifying and removing criminal and other priority aliens," said Vincent Picard, a spokesman with ICE's southern region in Atlanta.
Becuz, ya know, fingerprints + techy DNA Databases, NOT closing down Amer's dangerously porous southern border, will absolutely postively categorically undeniably ...@etc. prevent the following ...
* TOPIX > [Arutz Sheva] OP-ED: HOW IT WOULD LOOK IFF THE US WERE ATTACKED AS ISRAEL IS.
ARTIC > As HAMAS presently has the ability to fire rockets at 25% of Israeli sovereign territory in arc from Gaza, how would it look iff Hamas + Gaza-WB = Mexico's Drug Cartels? Other? = routinely fired similar LR Rockets, etc. at 25% of US sovereign territory across the Mexican-US border from SoCal to Texas???
Thirty-seven percent were arrested on traffic charges...
You drive a car without a license or insurance and that is a pretty serious crime. You could get into a traffic accident, wreck somebody's car, injure them or even kill them and you have no insurance or any other way to make restitution. Get the hell out of my country.
Posted by: Abu Uluque ||
Meh. Just means they'll replace the US population with a compliant one used to third-world despotism all the quicker.
Posted by: Rob Crawford ||
A multi-volume chronology and reference guide set detailing three years of the Mexican Drug War between 2010 and 2012.
Rantburg.com and borderlandbeat.com correspondent and author Chris Covert presents his first non-fiction work detailing
the drug and gang related violence in Mexico.
Chris gives us Mexican press dispatches of drug and gang war violence
over three years, presented in a multi volume set intended to chronicle the death, violence and mayhem which has
dominated Mexico for six years.