Blackburn slammed the Congress' addiction to spending. She said that there has been posturing before the camera and that her constituents are frustrated. She cited President Obama's goal of retaking the House for Minority Leader Pelosi. She also criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for not considering House bills.
Blackburn spoke of abolishing Obamacare as a way to reduce spending due to its tax increases. She clarified the phrase "jump the queue" as meaning that women need to find ways to move ahead based on merit.
Gertz said there's been a big push for al-Qaeda to move into Northern Africa, especially in Mali which is largely ungoverned. He said a lot of the taxpayer money sent to these countries are in Swiss bank accounts of dictators and other thugs with Hillary Clinton waking up to the fact as she leaves the State Department. He said we aren't leading, but disengaging from Africa for Asia. He stated it's only a matter of time before radical factions regroup for more terror activity. There is concern Egypt will become another Islamic state like Iran.
Gertz said Gitmo parolees who were detained and released are working with the Syrian rebels.
Gertz noted CIA nominee John Brennan was silent on critical issues during his Senate confirmation hearings.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham centered on the Benghazi scandal.
Ingraham called Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's alleged head injury the "Immaculate Concussion" which precluded her from testifying before Congress on the Benghazi incident, sending up underlings who appeared to know nothing and taking the fall for Clinton. Both noted that four people were let go without anyone knowing why from the deparment. She said Senator Bob Corker commented that Democrats are asking for money for the department when nobody knows what's going on. Ingraham said Clinton has retained her popularity because she's not been tainted with the bad economy and has overseen a foreign policy of benigh neglect.
Not again! US UN Ambassador Susan Rice is on the hot seat for not pressuring Rwanda's leader Paul Kagome for supporting the Congolese rebel group M23, which has caused violence and millions of deaths.
Specifically, these critics — who include officials of human rights organizations and United Nations diplomats — say the administration has not put enough pressure on Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame, to end his support for the rebel movement whose recent capture of the strategic city of Goma in Congo set off a national crisis in a country that has already lost more than three million people in more than a decade of fighting. Rwanda’s support is seen as vital to the rebel group, known as M23.
Bolton said that US UN Ambassador Susan Rice was put out to defend the Benghazi attack as she had plausible deniability, affirming what President Obama said at his press converence when he said she had nothing to do with the attack. Both Bolton and Ingraham said that 2016 was in play as Secretary of State Clinton who would have been the logical person to speak about the attack, but has been nowhere to be seen. Both noted that Obama's attitude was condescending toward Rice by using her and then acting as if she couldn't defend herself. They both added that the whole situation in the Middle East is deteriorating and that the GOP and Romney both failed to offer this critique adequately during the elections.
Laura Ingraham hosted Jennifer Griffin, Fox News National Security Correspondent.
Griffin said the timeline on the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya changes by the minute that say the Counterterrorism Security Group was left out of the loop on this incident and that the State Department never sent a FEST (Foreign Emergency Security Team) to respond to the incident. Ingraham noted that the CIA base a mile away was delayed in getting to the consulate and Griffin said the team wanted to go earlier. She said the timeline is damning on this with no planes to get assets to the situation or Libyan escorts. She said that within four hours it was stated that a terror group was behind the attack. She said Ambassador Stevens team sent word their team was being photographed - a sign that they may be targets for an attack on September 11th. Griffin said that overhead assets were requested and delayed too long. She commended the two Navy SEALS who were killed saved thirty lives. She said the autopsies have been done on the victims and that at least one family hasn't seen the results.
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Rumsfeld said after September 11th each department of government felt they needed their own security apparatus to deal with terrorism in all aspects. The Counterterrorism Security Group is in charge of coordinating departments and agencies in dealing with terror attacks and this group wasn't activated in the Benghazi attack.
Ingraham noted that defense forces weren't coordinated and were altermantely told to stand up and stand down.
"Yes, they were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy," Matt Olsen, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, said during a Senate hearing Wednesday.
Olsen echoed administration colleagues in saying U.S. officials have no specific intelligence about "significant advanced planning or coordination" for the attack.
The "Ingraham Angle" with Laura Ingraham centered on the mainstream media's furor over Mitt Romney's critique of the Obama administration's reaction to the crises in the Middle East.
Ingraham contented that in fact Romney's critique was highly appropriate and reasonable of the apologies the Obama administration was offering to militant Muslims over an obscure film clip thatallegedly insults the Prophet Mohammed. She pointed out taht the security perimeters at our embassies were woefully unprotected on the anniversary of September 11th, an obvious oversight in Muslim countries with weak or transitional governments. She corrected the erroneous timeline put forth by the mainstream media that is the basis for their faux criticism of Romney. She forcefuly noted that apologies convey weakness and taht the US has never succeeded by pandering in the face of militancy and appears weak. She and O'Reilly also agreed that the film was a pretense for agitation and violence.