Now, I’m not going so far as to say that somebody’s lying around here. You can determine that for yourself:
“You know, Barack doesn’t have a big ego,” First Lady Michelle Obama, said. “That would kind of be the last thing that I would think of when I talk about my husband is big ego, because he doesn’t have that.”
The First Lady added, “You see this in, you know, how he leads the country, I mean, he is very open to other people’s opinions. And he’s always willing to compromise and he’s always, always listening.”
And if you believe that, you’ll probably also believe that Big Guy’s “ego” is really this BIG:
Because you see, even with smoke and *ahem* mirrors, we can’t do this without help. Which is to say, without the State Run Media (SRM).
Butt gosh, it’s fun being part of this administration: – every day is like being at one of Alice’s Tea Parties in the Rose Garden. Every. Single. Day.
Chapter VIII, The Queen's Croquet-Ground, by Lewis Carroll:
'A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red.'
“Since our founding, the United States has been a nation that respects all faiths. We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence.”
Barack Obama, Rose Garden, September 12
Alice thought this a very curious thing, and she went nearer to watch them, and just as she came up to them she heard one of them say, `Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!'
Hillary Rodham Clinton, Secretary of State September 12
`I couldn't help it,' said Five, in a sulky tone; `Seven jogged my elbow.'
“Our belief based on the information we had was that it was the video that caused the unrest in Cairo and the video that — and the unrest in Cairo that helped — that precipitated some of the unrest in Benghazi and elsewhere.”
On which Seven looked up and said, `That's right, Five! Always lay the blame on others!'
“Our commitment to religious tolerance goes back to the very beginning of our nation. But let me be clear: There is never any justification for violent acts of this kind.”
`YOU'D better not talk!'said Five. `I heard the Queen say only yesterday you deserved to be beheaded!'
“Well, we're still doing an investigation, and there are going to be different circumstances in different countries. And so I don’t want to speak to something until we have all the information. What we do know is that the natural protests that arose because of the outrage over the video were used as an excuse by extremists to see if they can also directly harm U.S. interests.”
President Obama at a town hall event broadcast on Univision
`What for?' said the one who had spoken first.
“What this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated, response to what happened transpired in Cairo.” “We believe that folks in Benghazi, a small number of people, came to the embassy to — or to the consulate rather — to replicate the sort of challenge that was posed in Cairo. And then, as that unfolded, it seems to have been hijacked, let us say, by some individual clusters of extremists who came with heavier weapons.”
Susan E. Rice, American ambassador to the U.N., on “This Week With George Stephanopoulos”
`That's none of YOUR business, Two!' said Seven.
“America will not tolerate attacks against our citizens and against our embassies. We’ll defend also our constitutional rights of speech and assembly and religion.
We have confidence in our cause in America. We respect our Constitution. We stand for the principles our Constitution protects. We encourage other nations to understand and respect the principles of our Constitution, because we recognize that these principles are the ultimate source of freedom for individuals around the world.
I also believe the administration was wrong to stand by a statement sympathizing with those who had breached our embassy in Egypt, instead of condemning their actions. It’s never too early for the United States government to condemn attacks on Americans and to defend our values.”
`Yes, it IS his business!' said Five, `and I'll tell him--it was for bringing the cook tulip-roots instead of onions.'
“The White House distanced itself last night from the statement, saying it wasn’t cleared by Washington. That reflects the mixed signals they’re sending to the world.
The attacks in Libya and Egypt underscore that the world remains a dangerous place and that American leadership is still sorely needed. In the face of this violence, American cannot shrink from the responsibility to lead. American leadership is necessary to ensure that events in the region don’t spin out of control. We cannot hesitate to use our influence in the region to support those who share our values and our interests.”
Mitt Romney, September 12
Seven flung down his brush, and had just begun `Well, of all the unjust things--' when his eye chanced to fall upon Alice, as she stood watching them, and he checked himself suddenly: the others looked round also, and all of them bowed low. `Would you tell me,' said Alice, a little timidly, `why you are painting those roses?'
We were sitting around talking about Libya, and we were reading and became aware of reports that the State Department refused extra security for our embassy in Benghazi, Libya, prior to the attacks that killed four Americans. Who was it that denied enhanced security and why?
Kerry Ladka, Town Hall Debate
Five and Seven said nothing,
but looked at Two.
Two began in a low voice, `Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a RED rose-tree, and we put a white one in by mistake;
and if the Queen was to find it out, we should all have our heads cut off, you know. So you see, Miss, we're doing our best, afore she comes, to--' At this moment Five, who had been anxiously looking across the garden, called out `The Queen! The Queen!' and the three gardeners instantly threw themselves flat upon their faces.
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's office issued an unusual public statement, which described how the picture that intelligence agencies presented to U.S. policymakers had "evolved" into an acknowledgement that the attacks were "deliberate and organized" and "carried out by extremists."
There was a sound of many footsteps, and Alice looked round, eager to see the Queen.
“Have you seen my lovely red roses?”
To be continued…
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