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  •  Honestly, it is sort of a duh moment. (23+ / 0-)

    A NeoCon friend of mine who has clearance (which every day seems more an more ridiculous to me) and talks far too much, IMO -- was totally convinced that there was some sort of cover up going on and irate that the White House would not share every freaking detail about what happened at what turns out to be a freaking spy house in Benghazi - rolling eyes and grinding teeth.

    I was immediately shut down four days after the attack when I suggested to her that it is quite normal for the government to withhold details of these event especially in the early stages of not only investigations, but also in the process of trying to either apprehend the offenders or avenge the attacks.  She was completely unaware, it seems, that when the White House or any of our political apparatus make public statements the rest of the freaking world read them - Hello!.  She is so insulated, it seems, that she hasn't a clue that people outside this country read about our country - pay attention to our country - most likely because she doesn't pay any real attention to other countries outside of what she reads exclusively in our media.

    No shit Sherlock - there is no administration in the history of this country that has just spilled the beans about any sensitive event within hours of said event.  In some cases, there have been ugly cover ups, but in the large majority of cases they are practicing what is called "leadership.  When you are a competent leader, you don't go around like the NeoCon Chicken Littles saying that the sky is falling and create panic - that's what the Bush Administration did after 9/11/01 - they were all fucking Chicken Littles and they had an objective at that time which was to invade Iraq.

    If Romney, Bush, McCain or any of those nuts were in power in September, we'd be in another fucking war by now.  Just think about that.  And the main reason that we'd be in another war is that they are cowards.  They are scared shitless of their own shadows.  They believe that everyone is out to get us and that the only way to avoid the threat is through carpet bombing - which they don't even have the fucking guts to really do - that's how cowardly they are.

    Thank fucking God Obama was in the White House for this one or we'd be facing more madness in Middle East wars than we already are.

    •  Your friend is among those who think the (5+ / 0-)

      Ambassador to the UN is just another WH press secretary.

      •  Well, it has been a while since I last (4+ / 0-)
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        talked to her about the subject - when I told her to stop talking about her crazy theories if she wanted to stay in my living room - but I would say that based on what she has said all along, she thinks that everybody associated with the White House is conspiring to hide SUPER UBER MAJOR information that were it to be revealed would prove beyond a reasonable doubt that we are all going to die any day now.  She's been brainwashed and is a person that I would characterize as being high susceptible to this kind of manipulation through propaganda and paranoia.

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