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A Diplomatic Security (DS) special agent (left) watches the crowd as U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (2nd from left) and Haitian President Rene Preval (right) answer journalists’ questions January 16, 2010, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, about rescue and relief efforts in the aftermath of the January 12, 2010, earthquake that left tens of thousands of Haitians dead. (AP Photo)

Washington has taken its eye off  the ball. It is time to stop this endless parade of  distractions and political posturing and phony scandals.

President Barack Obama

Obama Says Scandals Happening Under his Watch Are ‘Phony Scandals’

Benghazi probe didn’t go far enough, Republicans claim

A new congressional report targets the investigation of the attack that killed America’s ambassador to Libya two years ago. Republicans on the House Oversight Committee claim the Benghazi probe didn’t go far enough. Sharyl Attkisson reports on what some are saying on Capitol Hill.

Benghazi Scandal “Phony Scandal?” – David Ubben Fought Alongside FMR Navy Seal To Protect Consulate

Benghazi Survivors Spent 20 Hours Waiting For Medical Help
David Ubben Fought Alongside FMR Navy Seal To Protect Consulate – Spent 20 Hours Waiting For Medical Help With a Shredded Right Leg!
New Details About Benghazi Survivor Who Risked Life To Save Colleagues
Who Order Stand Down Order??

Fox News  David Ubben Is the Benghazi Survivor Who Is Still Recovering at Walter Reed

Obama’s Selective Phony Accents

Obama Is So Damn Phony About Everything

Obama Says Benghazi. NSA, and IRS scandals are fake


Judge Jeanine Pirro – Opening Statement – Destroys Obama Admin. On ‘Phony Scandals’ – 7/27/13

Pastor Manning – We have been ruled by ‘Fake President’ called barack obama a liar


Obama and he Art of Phoniness

By  Thomas Sowell


The president is more concerned about the effect of his words than their relation to fact.

Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application.

“No,” the chairman said. “I know him too — and he is one of the truly great phonies of our time.”

The man was indeed a very talented phony. He could convince almost anybody of almost anything — provided that they were not already knowledgeable about the subject. He had once spoken to me very authoritatively about Marxian economics, apparently unaware that I was one of the few people who had read all three volumes of Marx’s Capital and had published articles on Marxian economics in scholarly journals. What our glib talker was saying might have seemed impressive to someone who had never read Capital, as most people have not. But it was complete nonsense to me.

Incidentally, he did not get the grant he applied for.

This episode came back to me recently, as I read an incisive column by Charles Krauthammer, citing some of the many gaffes in public statements by the president of the United States. One presidential gaffe in particular gives the flavor and suggests the reason for many others. It involved the Falkland Islands.

Argentina has recently been demanding that Britain return the Falkland Islands, which have been occupied by Britons for nearly two centuries. In 1982, Argentina seized these islands by force, only to have British prime minister Margaret Thatcher take the islands back by force.

With Argentina today beset by domestic problems, demanding the return of the Falklands is once again a way for Argentina’s government to distract the Argentine public’s attention from the country’s economic and other woes.

Because the Argentines call these islands “the Malvinas,” rather than “the Falklands,” Barack Obama decided to use the Argentine term. But he referred to them as “the Maldives.” It so happens that the Maldives are thousands of miles away from the Malvinas. The former are in the Indian Ocean, while the latter are in the South Atlantic.

Nor is this the only gross misstatement that President Obama has gotten away with, thanks to the mainstream media, which sees no evil, hears no evil, and speaks no evil when it comes to Obama.

The presidential gaffe that struck me when I heard it was Barack Obama’s reference to a military corps as a military “corpse.” He is obviously a man who is used to sounding off about things he has paid little or no attention to in the past. His mispronunciation of a common military term was especially revealing to someone who was once in the Marine Corps, not Marine “corpse.”

Like other truly talented phonies, Barack Obama concentrates his skills on the effect of his words on other people — most of whom do not have the time to become knowledgeable about the things he is talking about. Whether what he says bears any relationship to the facts is politically irrelevant. A talented con man or a slick politician does not waste his time trying to convince knowledgeable skeptics. His job is to keep the true believers believing. He is not going to convince the others anyway.

Back during Barack Obama’s first year in office, he kept repeating, with great apparent earnestness, that there were “shovel-ready” projects that would quickly provide many much-needed jobs, if only his spending plans were approved by Congress. He seemed very convincing — if you didn’t know how long it can take for any construction project to get started. Going through a bureaucratic maze of environmental-impact studies, zoning-commission rulings, and other procedures can delay even the smallest and simplest project for years.

Only about a year or so after his big spending programs were approved by Congress, Barack Obama himself laughed at how slowly everything was going on his supposedly “shovel-ready” projects.

One wonders how he will laugh when all his golden promises about Obamacare turn out to be false and a medical disaster. Or when his foreign-policy fiascoes in the Middle East are climaxed by a nuclear Iran.

State Department’s Benghazi review let senior officials off the hook, report  finds

The State Department review of the Benghazi terror attack let senior  officials off the hook for the policy decisions that led to sub-standard  security at the U.S. compound in eastern Libya, according to a draft House  committee report obtained by Fox News.

The nearly 100-page report concludes that the State Department’s internal  review board — called the Accountability Review Board, or ARB — was flawed.  The report by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee  alleges the board’s probe was not comprehensive, its interviews were not  thorough, and the investigation itself may have been damaged by conflicts of  interest.

A central finding is that the department, as a result of the board’s  findings, meted out discipline to four mid-level officials (who were later  re-instated anyway), but the board glossed over the actions and decisions of  senior-level officials. The report claims the internal review identified many of  the security problems with the Benghazi compound, while ignoring who was behind  the policy decisions that led to them.

Specifically, the report points to the authorization by Under Secretary for  Management Patrick Kennedy to continue operating the ad hoc compound in  Benghazi. The interim report found that a December 2011 action memo, prepared by  Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Jeffrey Feltman and signed  off on by Kennedy, green-lighted the operation. Witnesses told Republican  investigators that this decision to run the operation on an ad hoc basis was  largely responsible for the inadequate security presence on the ground in  Benghazi, not money.

The report also noted that it’s unclear which other senior leaders were  involved in this decision but said it is likely, based on email evidence, that  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s views played a role in the  decision-making.

None of the four State Department employees who were disciplined after the  ARB was released in December, and later re-instated by Secretary of State John  Kerry in August, were responsible for making policy. The draft states that  the use of administrative leave was meant to leave the impression of  accountability.

A  review of congressional testimony and internal State Department memos by Fox  News in June found that the policy decision to maintain a presence in Benghazi  with substandard security was made at the most senior levels of the State  Department by officials who have so far escaped blame — including Feltman,  Kennedy and Clinton.

The draft interim report, which was produced by the Republican majority,  states clearly that Clinton wanted to extend the Benghazi operation. I  reported that several officials within the Near Eastern Affairs office recalled  Clinton’s desire to leave the operation in place once the primary diplomatic  facility in Tripoli was re-opened.

In the summer of 2012, as security conditions unraveled, with documented  attacks on western facilities, a State Department officer who served on the  Libya desk said Kennedy was asked about the mission’s future, and Kennedy said  he would first have to check with Clinton. Based on a conversation between  Ambassador Chris Stevens – who was later killed in the attack — and Clinton,  Stevens’ deputy Greg Hicks testified it was the former secretary of State’s  personal goal to have a permanent operation in Benghazi.

State Department Assistant Secretary of State Douglas Frantz said Sunday that  the ARB’s and State Department’s response to Benghazi has been “thorough and  transparent.”

“In fact, it set a new standard for transparency measured by tens of  thousands of pages of documents turned over to Congress, testimony in public and  closed hearings and a declassified report for the public,” he said. “To suggest  anything has been hidden or that accountability has been averted requires  willful ignorance of these facts.”

“Twisting the facts to advance a political agenda does a disservice to those  who lost their lives and those who have devoted the past year to understanding  what happened and implementing security procedures to make certain it does not  happen again,” Frantz added. “The ARB report did not find that any individual  willfully ignored his or her responsibilities or engaged in misconduct; it did  not find that anyone breached his or her duty so as to be subject to termination  or other discipline.  It did, however, identify leadership deficiencies on  the part of four employees”

Rep. Elijah Cummings, the committee’s top Democrat, in a written statement  called the report’s claims “unsubstantiated accusations.”

“This Republican report is not an official Committee report, but rather a  completely partisan staff report that the Chairman apparently did not want  Committee Members to see before he leaked it to the press. Rather than focusing  on the reforms recommended by the ARB, Republicans have politicized the  investigation by engaging in a systematic effort to launch unsubstantiated  accusations against the Pentagon, the State Department, the President, and now  the ARB itself,” he said.

But the draft report said that there were other problems with the internal  review.

As one example, the co-chairman of the ARB Ambassador Thomas Pickering told  investigators that his team had the authority to conduct depositions, and the  authority to issue subpoenas. But the Board never used these authorities,  instead relying heavily on group and individual interviews.

While the ARB placed blamed on the State Department Bureau of Near Eastern  Affairs for “systemic leadership and management deficiencies,” the NEA’s second  in command was only interviewed once, in a group setting.  Adm. Mike  Mullen, the other co-chairman of the ARB, was asked by congressional  investigators why the second in command was not more thoroughly questioned, and  according to the draft, Mullen said the official did not seem to bear  significant responsibility.

The draft interim report also concluded that the State Department’s  unwillingness to provide the working documents from the ARB made an independent  assessment by the congressional committee difficult. Rather than record or  transcribe interviews, the ARB relied on summaries. Mullen said he found  the summaries to be accurate.

As for an alleged conflict of interest, the interim draft states that  Kennedy, whom the interim report found to bear significant responsibility for  the Benghazi policy, oversaw the selection of the ARB staff.  Mullen  told investigators he considered the staff’s familiarity with the State  Department to be useful. But in at least one instance, Cheryl Mills, who  was Clinton’s chief of staff, was given advance warning that her questioning  before the ARB would be rough.

The interim report states that members of the House oversight committee, led  by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., will sharpen its focus on the senior  State Department officials who drove the policy decisions in Benghazi.

The failure to affix blame above the assistant secretary level could impact  future decisions on “expeditionary diplomacy” where diplomats are now operating  in areas they would have pulled out of a decade ago.  Critics have accused  the Obama administration of favoring a light footprint which does not reflect  the security conditions on the ground.

The draft interim findings will be released early next week. The House  oversight committee has hearings scheduled for Sept. 19.

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