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Thread #147014   Message #3410761
Posted By: Sawzaw
27-Sep-12 - 02:15 AM
Thread Name: BS: Embassygate?
Subject: RE: BS: Embassygate?
The state Department is now saying it was a terrorist Attack but Obama still cannot bring himself to say it.

He says it was "sparked" by the video.

The hatred was already there and the video was the spark, not the entire cause. He is being diversionary, blaming it on the video, not the growing animosity toward the US that he was supposed to diminish.

There were plenty of warnings and it was negligence that got 4 Americans killed. Apparently there were no guards on duty inside the compound armed or otherwise. even without any warnings Shouldn't they Someone should have taken extra security measures because it was Sep 11th?

(CNN) -- More than two weeks after four Americans -- including the U.S. ambassador to Libya -- were killed in an attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, FBI agents have not yet been granted access to investigate in the eastern Libyan city, and the crime scene has not been secured, sources said.

"They've gotten as far as Tripoli now, but they've never gotten to Benghazi," CNN National Security Analyst Fran Townsend said Wednesday, citing senior law enforcement officials.


NBC/WSJ poll: Obama's approval on foreign policy drops

After last week's political firestorm over attacks on U.S. embassies in Egypt and Libya, the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll finds that President Obama's approval rating on foreign policy has dropped five points since August.

In the poll, 49 percent approve of the president's job in handling foreign policy, versus 46 percent who disapprove.

Last month, 54 percent said they approved of his foreign-policy handling.

Much of that drop can be attributed to increased political polarization just seven weeks until Election Day.

Indeed, 86 percent of Democrats approve of Obama on foreign policy, compared with just 10 percent of Republicans. Yet in August, nearly twice as many Republicans -- 19 percent -- approved.

Still, in the current NBC/WSJ poll, only 41 percent of independents approve of Obama's foreign-policy handling, versus 53 percent who did so last month.

The full NBC/WSJ poll -- which was conducted Sept. 12-16 of 900 registered voters (including 270 by cell phone) and which has an overall margin of error of plus-minus 3.3 percentage points -- will be released at 6:30 pm ET.