How will history remember the responses to Libya from the two Presidential candidates?

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On Wednesday’s TV show, Glenn put the policies of the two presidential candidates into a historical context – one will be remembered as Winston Churchill, and one will be remembered as Neville Chamberlin.

In the build up to World War 2, Churchill was one of the voices condemning Adolf Hitler and calling for England to prepare for war with Germany. He was a harsh critic British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who favored seeking peace with the Nazis and whose appeasement policy led to the easy expansion of Germany under Nazi rule.

Glenn said that after the attacks in Libya, Mitt Romney was right to come out and condemn the response of the administration.

“I’m outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi,” Romney said at the time. “It’s disgraceful that the Obama Administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

He was harshly criticized by the media and the White House for the comments at the time, but in the wake of recent revelations about the attacks, his harsh condemnation seems justified in Glenn’s opinion.

Below, you can read the devastating timeline, compiled by the Heritage Foundation, that show’s how the build-up to the events and the Obama administrations reaction:

April 6: IED thrown over the fence of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi.

April 11: Gun battle erupts between armed groups two-and-a-half miles from the U.S. Consulate, including rocket-propelled grenades.

April 27: Two South African contractors are kidnapped by armed men, released unharmed.

May 1: Deputy Commander of U.S. Embassy Tripoli’s Local Guard Force is carjacked, beaten, and detained by armed youth.

May 1: British Embassy in Tripoli is attacked by a violent mob and set on fire. Other NATO embassies attacked as well.

May 3: The State Department declines a request from personnel concerned about security at the U.S. Embassy in Libya for a DC-3 plane to take them around the country.

May 22: Two rocket-propelled grenades are fired at the Benghazi office of the International Committee of the Red Cross, less than 1 mile from the U.S. Consulate.

June 6: A large IED destroys part of the security perimeter of the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Creates hole “big enough for 40 men to go through.”

June 10: A car carrying the British ambassador is attacked in Tripoli. Two bodyguards injured.

Late June: The building of the International Red Cross attacked again and closed down, leaving the U.S. flag as the only international one still flying in Benghazi, an obvious target.

August 6: Armed assailants carjack a vehicle with diplomatic plates operated by U.S. personnel.

September 8: A local security officer in Benghazi warns American officials about deteriorating security.

September 11: Protesters attack the U.S. Cairo embassy. U.S. Embassy releases statement and tweets sympathizing with Muslim protesters/attackers.

September 11: U.S. Consulate in BenghaziLibya is attacked, Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans are killed.

September 12: Secretary Clinton and President Obama issue statements condemning both the video and the attacks.

September 12: U.S. intelligence agencies have enough evidence to conclude a terrorist attackwas involved.

September 13: Press Secretary Jay Carney condemns video and violence at a news conference.

September 14: Carney denies Administration had “actionable intelligence indicating that an attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi was planned or imminent.”

September 14: The bodies of slain Americans return to Andrews Air Force Base. President Obama again blames the YouTube video.

September 16: U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appears on Sunday talk shows and says the attacks were provoked by the video, exclusively.

September 16: Libyan President Mohamed Magarief says, “no doubt that this [attack] was preplanned, predetermined.”

September 17: State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland refuses to call attacks an act of terror.

September 19: CNN reports having found Ambassador Stevens’s diary, which indicates concern about security threats in Benghazi.

September 19: Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Matthew Olsen tells Congressthe attack in Libya was “terrorism.”

September 20: Carney tries to back up Olsen, says it was “self-evident that what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

September 20: Obama refuses to call attack terrorism, citing insufficient information.

September 21: Secretary of State Clinton, at meeting with Pakistani Foreign Minister, says, “What happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack.”

September 25: On ABC’s “The View,” Obama says, “we don’t have all of the information yet so we are still gathering.”

September 25: To the U.N. assembly, Obama blames “A crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world.”

September 26: Libya’s Magarief on the “Today” show says, “It was a preplanned act of terrorism directed against American citizens.”

September 26: Published reports show U.S. Intel agencies and the Obama Administration knew within 24 hours that al-Qaeda affiliated terrorist were involved.

September 27: Innocence of Muslims filmmaker Mark Basseley Youseff (aka Nakoula Basseley Nakoula) is arrested and denied bail on the charges of “probation violation.”

September 28: Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper, Jr., issues a statement backing the Obama Administration’s changing story about the Libyan attack. Says facts are evolving.

October 2: Carney declines to comment on reported requests from diplomats in Libya for additional security, citing the State Department’s internal investigation.

Later in the show, he also laid out Obama’s record and asked the American people who they trusted more to lead the country – Mitt Romney or Barack Obama?

  • snowleopard (cat folk gallery)

    Romney will be remembered as the modern counterpart of Churchill in declaring that the Libya attack was indeed terrorism; one thing though, Obama is no Chamberlain.

    The facts are clear, Chamberlain did try to make peace with the Nazi government. In the case of Obama – lies, distortion, false blames, coverup beyond belief, and possible outright murder and treason separates him from the English PM.

    • Draxx

      Obummer is a Nazi, didn’t he Return the Bust of Churchill… He would make peace with Nazis so they could help him destroy the world for his little piece of the pie!

  • John Nichols


    I’m dying on the inside. I need to love and let love in, or I’ll die on the inside. I need a safe haven to recover spiritually.

  • Draxx

    We only have One Real Presidential Candidate – Mitt Romney
    The Other One is a First Term Loser – Obummer

    • nancy

      The other ‘ ; is a , ” Communist “

      • Draxx

        I believe his admistration said those were too harsh of words and preferred “Socialist Activist”… LOL

  • Christian Zeitler

    Incredibly sound minded and logical as usual. Its a shame that Glen Beck (our modern John the Baptist, shouting in the desert) has been blacklisted by the media. Obama is a crock and Romney can only be 10x better.

    • landofaahs

      obama says what fits his narrative. He is sick and is American enemy#1. He is the biggest danger to freedom and liberty in America.

      • Anonymous

        Hussein-Obama IS the enemy # 1 !! He Was Created for this Purpose to Destroy America! The AntiAmerican Islamist Terrorist BY ALL He has Done! Bill Ayers Is Still Bombing America With Obomba! BillAyers Created Acorn around obomba when he was 8years old which was his only career as a community agitator for Acorn that why records are sealed..he has none! he has to create a distraction every week because he can not run on his record!

        • landofaahs

          He is still a street agitator…one akin to that in a Sears washing machine. Problem is, there ain’t no soap.

      • Anonymous

        Hussein-Obama IS the enemy # 1 !! He Was Created for this Purpose to Destroy America! The AntiAmerican Islamist Terrorist BY ALL He has Done! Bill Ayers Is Still Bombing America With Obomba! BillAyers Created Acorn around obomba when he was 8years old which was his only career as a community agitator for Acorn that why records are sealed..he has none! he has to create a distraction every week because he can not run on his record!

  • landofaahs

    Sorry obama. Presidents don’t always have a month to decide what happened in certain events. They sometimes must go on common sense, history, enemy ID and your gut. Romney’s gut was right and obama’s was wrong. nuff said even though it should not have been necessary.

  • Anonymous

    Obama’s tendency is to lie first and spin later.

    • VindicatorX

      Absolutely correct. He’s a lying criminal. I can state that without any more doubt now. This last episode proved he is a pathological liar and he is stealing from people right now who are not yet born with his spending and healthcare program.

      He is leaving his mark on this country – a permanent one. Romney will do as much as is humanly possible to recover what is left of the dignity and fortune of the United States, of that I have little doubt.

      • Sandie

        Your statement.. “He is leaving his mark on this country -….” gave me a chill when I read it – it triggered in my mind ..”The mark of the beast …” just as I was reading it.

        • VindicatorX

          Appropriate reaction – it’s exactly what is happening.

        • crazy betty

          remember when the bee’s attacked him. and then the fly crawled on his face and lip and he didn’t even know it. how do you not know you have a fly crawling on your lip?

          • crazy betty


  • Sam Fisher

    That is the media for you attack people who tell the truth and hide the people that drop the football.

  • Anonymous

    Glenn is right we should ask the President how did he find out about this two-bit video ??????? Per Rush Limbaugh radio show today Oct 11.2012 ,he said from his sources that only 15 or 19 people view this two-bit video on the internet (P.S I forgot the exact number but it was below twenty ) So what did obama do or his minions search the internet for some lame excuse to cover obama lies that he solve the radicals terrorists threats which turn out to be a quite a whopper !!!! Our President and his minions are so incompetent didn’t check the amount of viewers of this two-bit video site to make sure it somewhat of creditable numbers to be a excuse for a coverup of his lies his mission is completed in defeating the terrorists. I hope Glenn,Stu and Pat can verified this information of Rush to make sure it’s true !!!!!!!!!

    • Anonymous

      What we really need is a tight timeline of September 11th. It has been reported that Obama knew of the Libyan attack within 90 minutes of its inception and he went to bed! Were the Americans still alive at that time? Could Obama have called in additional resources to save them?

  • Bill Butterfield

    sorry having goofy the dog as a President is not good for the house hold, i say let the dog out! it been stuck in there for 4yrs

    i can’t put it any other way then that Obama need to go with all his staff to-boot!

    Bill (D) i voting for Mitt

  • Anonymous


  • Anonymous

    Obama blew the call big time.

  • Ginny Auldridge

    obama absolutely DOES shoot off in all directions when he has an opportunity to incite violence, like when he went on tv and said “This young man looks like what my son would look like if I had a son” black on white violence occurred after that statement in many cities, and the media ignored it

  • MarsBarsTru7

    Why is everyone missing the one glaring (emphasis – GLARING) issue here: How is it, that the White House had very little information (as they now claim) at the time of the terrorist attack on our embassy as to what actually happened, yet they were almost immediately (in less than 24hrs) prepared to blame the attack on a YouTube video that had almost no views before the attack?

    Consider – They had the excuse of this YouTube video already prepared as the scapegoat behind the motivation for the attack – before anyone else even knew that the video even existed.

    Conspiracy? What’s the conspiracy? Am I supposed to believe that our government knew almost instantly about an unknown video (which isn’t the only one of its kind) to use conveniently and falsely as an excuse for a Muslim terrorist attack on a deliberately unprotected American embassy? This is either one of the biggest cases of overt incompetence combined with ridiculous coincidence in American political history, or this is a situation in which our government has been caught in the middle of an insidious plot, the motive for which still remains unknown.

    This issue should be at the forefront of every discussion concerning the merits of this administration. This is as big if not bigger than the Bay of Pigs incident. This will be remembered in infamy.

    • Anonymous

      We had a predator drone overflight at the tale end of the Libya 5 hour firefight & communication with the Embassy,the White House should of know in real time of attack that it was not a mob ,but a well plan attack no one relay this info to our White house that another whopper !!!! Our President obama just BS-ing our citizens as stupid dupes so he get re-elected !!!

  • Anonymous

    Please read my miss place post on the Libya incident Thanks !!!! This post is located at Ann Coulter reacts to VP debate , Biden was a cackling old fool was really rude !!! Thanks again !!!

  • Anonymous

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