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LIES, GAFFES AND NATIONAL SECURITY LEAKS
by Sharon Rondeau
(Oct. 14, 2012) — Although White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said he “took extreme pleasure” at Joe Biden’s performance at Thursday’s vice-presidential debate, Biden’s facial expressions, inappropriate laughter, smiling and interrupting of opponent Paul Ryan have been called “rude” and “condescending.”
Some thought that Biden’s performance was “riveting” and characterized Biden’s interruption of Ryan as “a quick-footed move.” Biden has been known to be tactless and self-incriminating in his public comments.
Have Carney and the American people forgotten that it was Biden who improperly revealed that a group of Navy SEALS was instrumental in the demise of Osama bin Laden on May 2, 2011? Three months later, 22 SEALS were killed when their helicopter was shot down in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. Six of those killed were members of Seal Team 6, which had carried out the bin Laden raid. The New York Times reported:
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, and they could hardly have found a more valuable target: American officials said that 22 of the dead were Navy Seal commandos, including members of Seal Team 6. Other commandos from that team conducted the raid in Abbottabad, Pakistan, that killed Bin Laden in May.
The parents of one of those killed have said that “Obama put a target on our son’s back.”
A former regional security coordinator in Tripoli, Libya told an investigative committee last week that he thought “the Taliban is on the inside of the building.” Which building did Eric Nordstrom mean?
At that time, Biden praised the CIA, intelligence community and the SEALS. During Thursday’s debate, he blamed the intelligence community for the Obama regime’s continued claims of a protest in Benghazi, Libya over an internet video on September 11, 2012, when in fact it had been a terrorist attack and intelligence officials had communicated that information within 24 hours.
Biden lied about the health care bill, which attempts to force religious institutions to provide abortion, contraception and abortifacients against their conscience and in violation of the First Amendment, when he said, “No religious institution—Catholic or otherwise, including Catholic social services, Georgetown hospital, Mercy hospital, any hospital—none has to either refer for contraception. None has to pay for contraception. None has to be a vehicle to get contraception in any insurance policy they provide. That is a fact. That is a fact.”
To date, more than two dozen organizations have filed lawsuits against the Department of Health and Human Services on the grounds that religious freedom is infringed by the contraception mandate. During the debate, Ryan pointed out that if Catholic institutions had not been forced to violate their conscience by the bill, they would not have filed lawsuits. The day after the debate, several Catholic organizations filed Friend of the Court briefs with the Appeals Court in the District of Columbia.
Although Biden insists he is a practicing Catholic, he earned a “rebuke” obviously meant for him from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Biden failed to say on Thursday that Obama had canceled plans to kill bin Laden three times and hesitated on the fourth, after which Leon Panetta reportedly gave the order to invade bin Laden’s hideout. A former Navy SEAL who wrote a book about his experiences in the raid has been threatened with a lawsuit by the Pentagon.
Biden has been found to have plagiarized a law journal’s published work in law school at the University of Syracuse and has lifted verbiage from speeches without attribution for which Biden has made excuses.
Observers have asked what Biden found amusing in discussing international and national security, the murder of four Americans in Libya, and the specter of a nuclear Iran.
Biden has been described as having “lied his way through” the debate.
On March 29, 2009, Biden joked about former Vice President Dick Cheney having left “Barack Obama’s birth certificate” for him. Is Biden mindful that the “birth certificate” Obama released to the public on April 27, 2011 has been declared a forgery by numerous experts and a law enforcement investigation? Does he find that amusing also?
Is he concerned that he could be charged with misprision of felony, along with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, Alice Travis Germond, Antonio Villaraigosa, Hillary Clinton and other cabinet members who might have known that Obama has lied about his past and used forgeries to fool the public?
Newscorp CEO Rupert Murdoch sharply criticized Biden for “lying” about the current regime’s working relationship with Israel and the Benghazi attack. Biden also reportedly lied about his voting record in regard to appropriating money for the war in Afghanistan.
Obama has been personally accused of leaking national security secrets, and a Democrat senator attempting to conduct an investigation stated that the leaks had originated in “the White House,” only to change her story the following day. The source of the leaks has not been positively identified. Julian Assange, accused of leaking sensitive military and national security information from his website Wikileaks, appealed to Obama directly to stop a U.S. investigation aimed at him.
Biden has been known to “exaggerate” as well as lie and plagiarize. What effect did his outing of the SEALS have on members of the military and national security?
The Obama regime has been named in commission of treason for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Writer Diana West has said that Obama has caused the United States to “cross to the other side” by supporting Islamic terrorists.