Bob Beckel defends Biden on Libya by claiming 9/11 could have been stopped

Bob Beckel outraged co-host Dana Perino on Friday’s edition of “The Five” by making a 9/11 “truther” remark in defense of Joe Biden.

Stuck for a defense of Biden’s debate lie that the White House wasn’t told that the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, needed more security, Beckel went for the “Blame Bush” defense.

Fox has the video here.

“They didn’t hold people … intelligence committees for 9/11, their failure to tell people what was going to happen, because it could have been stopped if they had,” Beckel mumbled.

“That’s outrageous and you should take it back,” Perino exclaimed.

Fox, you must realize by now that you have a huge intelligence failure on “The Five.” You might want to do something to stop it before someone gets hurt.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1538376219 Stacey Holmdahl

    I can’t stand to listen to The Five because of Beckel. He has nothing but liberal talking points to offer; there are much better Democrats to put on the show if you want more intelligent debate. Like almost any of the guests who have filled in for him, for starters.

    • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

      They should replace Slob Beckel with Kirsten Powers.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      In the trade, it’s called “comic relief.”

    • http://IKnowBO.com/ Slam1263

      I like Bob, or used too.
      He was always nice to us student volunteers during the Carter campaign.
      I should thank him for making me think about politics in a responsible way.
      It’s why I was able to support Reagan the next time around.

  • carla5731

    Beckel’s basically admitting that the Obama administration is so dense that even the lessons of 9-11 have failed to get through to them.

    • Owen007

      This is like those “Romney tricked Obama during the debate” excuses. The “defense” just opens up more criticism.

  • Grumpa Grumpus

    I stopped watching fox regularly after they sacked Bro.Beck.

    I tried watching the 5, but could stand it. Couldn’t stand Hannity, he seened more interested in being “a nice guy” — unwilling to call a spade a spade, not a shovel.

    I have to admit, though, that I recently caught him on radio and he’d seemed to gain the courage of his convictions. He was interviewing some interchangeable Progressive cog and not only IDed the lies but was relentless in pointing them out.

    Back to Bobbed Speckle. Really, he’s an idjit. He drives ratings down, so why’s he still there?

    • Love of Country

      Yeah, Beck was the man …. with the exception of about a dozen Founders’ Fridays …. I burned every show he ever did on Fox to DVD. But of course he was a marked man by the time he had single handedly fired communist-loving Anita Dunn and self avowed communist Van Jones from the Whitehouse, exposed every tie George Soros ever had or wanted to have and facillitated the growth of the Tea Party like no other human being on earth culminating in his 8/28 Restoring Honor Rally at The Mall with some 350,000 Tea Party faithful in attendance … God bless that man!

      But I’ve also been a huge fan of Hannity, though to a slighty lesser extent, since 1997. I’m a lil disappointed that he’s slighty more rude than he used to be but I’m still faithful. Bill O’Reilly is the one I somewhat soured on a few years ago. Now he only has two or three decent shows per week (if that), IMHO, and even then it’s only for two or three segments. As far as The Five goes, I do like Greg Gutfeld, Kimberly Guilfoyle, Dana Perino and Andrea Tantaros.

      Ever check out Megyn Kelly? …. She’s one of my favorite personalities over there at Fox since Glenn Beck left while naturally Michelle Malkin is one of my favorite guests on Fox … props to Sean Hannity, no?

      But you do understand Beckel is there for the sole purpose of providing the other side’s evil perspective and while I like Kirsten Powers, Pat Caddell, Doug Schoen and Peter Johnson Jr so much better, they would actually agree with the other hosts too much (for the show’s desired dynamics) because they actually have integrity, lol. Soooo, Beckel is a useful idiot and at least is not quite so annoying as Alan Colmes or Ellis Hennican, eh?
      (admittedly, that’s not saying much, lol)

      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/3/35/Restoring-honor-rally.jpg/220px-Restoring-honor-rally.jpg
      http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4076/4938585841_bb57358da7_o.jpg
      http://americandigest.org/restoringhonorrallyweb.jpg
      http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/88/Glenn_Beck_Restoring_Honor_Finger_Pointing.jpg

  • Owen007

    And yet, Beckel would bend over backwards to let Bubba, Berger and Clarke off the hook for their eight years of bungling in regards to al Qaeda.

  • Codewizard

    The only way to have stopped 9/11 would have been if Clinton was never elected. He, like Obama, failed to do his sworn duty to protect this country.

  • Michael Rice

    WHy aren’t there any claims that Obama knew about the pending attack on the consulate and let it happen to further his agenda? He spoke out against the film and anyone who mock or insults Islam.What better way to promote that “keep your trap shut” metality that to allow an attack that would be blamed on free speech?
    Is it really any more far fetched than what they claimed about 9/11? Actually, it is a lot less so. A lot fewer people would have to be involved to pull it off.
    There would be no dissappearing passengers or missiles or remote control panes or explosives or any of all that other stuff Bush supposedly needed.

    • lana ward

      I read on the site–WND– that Obama knew that attack was going to happen. That’s why Stevens was unguarded. The sites–PAT DOLLARD– and –BREITBART– have stories on this too !! Stevens was sent unprotected to deliver tens of thousands of surface to air missiles and other weapons, which are now in the hands of al-Quida allies

    • lana ward

      I read on the site–WND– that Obama knew that attack was going to happen. That’s why Stevens was unguarded. The sites–PAT DOLLARD– and –BREITBART– have stories on this too !! Stevens was sent unprotected to deliver tens of thousands of surface to air missiles and other weapons, which are now in the hands of al-Quida allies

  • radjahshelduck

    I haven’t seen a hot girl shoot down a fat guy like that since I asked the head cheerleader for a date back in high school!

  • http://twitter.com/wheezencrackers William Manning

    Beckel is a hack at best and has to say such absurd things to make himself feel relevant and get attention. He’s a democrat strategist but has he really won any major candidate campaigns? Maybe he has, maybe he should go back to that. I’ve tried to watch The 5 but Beckel just makes it pointless, I can go to any liberal blog or turn on Current TV to get the same attitude and bulls**t, why should I watch The 5? Though, I’m sure he accounts for a lot of their ratings. People like slowing down on the highway to look at a wreck.

  • Paul C.

    Beckel is a YOYO up and down without his facts.

  • Teresamerica

    Yeah right, like when Clinton treated terrorism as a police matter. So yes, Bin Laden could have been stopped, under Clinton. Just ask the Sudanese govt who offered Bin Laden up on a silver platter but the Clinton administration refused.

  • mommasaurus009

    I was LISTENING on Sirius/XM & I could hear the disdain and anger in Dana’s voice. Time to get rid of Beckel! That seriously crossed the line!!

  • grais

    Beckel IS a lot like Biden. He interrupts, he’s creepy, ridiculous things just burst out of his piehole,he’s creepy, he’s often dead-wrong, he’s creepy, he lies, he’s creepy,he’s a phony, he’s creepy,and he pulls the same “I was there” bs all the time. While he may not have plugs, wth is with that orange hair? Creepy.
    I’d say he’s useless, but he makes a great punching bag for The Five.
    Keep him there; he’s representative of his ilk.

  • TocksNedlog

    Beckel is a one-trick donkey.
    “Obama did this today. Isn’t that bad, Bob?”
    Beckel: “What about Booooooosh!?!”
    His response to EVERY failure of this administration is to whine “you guys started it” or “Republicans did it, too”; and he says it in an aggressive tone, but what he really means is “everybody screws up, so why make such a big deal over it?”
    After all, it’s just people’s lives and financial prosperity that’s at stake, but those problems will always be there.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    I think Beckel should co-anchor with Chris Matthews on MSNBC and they can rename the show “The Spittle.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Allan Colmes, Jehmu Greene, Shepard Smith
    I have them to thank for compelling me to cancel cable and get by, cheaply and happily, with the Blaze, Netflix, and free Roku apps.

    • Joe W.

      And please do not leave out Sally Kohn & Dick Harpootlian from your list of weasels…..

    • Joe W.

      And please do not leave out Sally Kohn & Dick Harpootlian from your list of weasels…..

    • QuickChick15

      Not bad options

    • QuickChick15

      Not bad options

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002109532283 Jillane Kent

    Bob Beckel, Juan Williams, Allan Colmes, Jehmu Greene, Shepard Smith
    I have them to thank for compelling me to cancel cable and get by, cheaply and happily, with the Blaze, Netflix, and free Roku apps.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

    You go Dana! Beckel is an obstinate a-hole. Where was Bill Clinton after two failed attempts to bring down the twin towers? Soiling a blue dress.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/7BG44DBU5IHJQ5ZAYWNT3RSPBM Jack Offelday

    You go Dana! Beckel is an obstinate a-hole. Where was Bill Clinton after two failed attempts to bring down the twin towers? Soiling a blue dress.

  • michael s

    i dont care for beckel i think he shows up on stage drunk like the late chris hutchins. both attacks that day were intelligence failures. in 2001 and 2012.

  • michael s

    i dont care for beckel i think he shows up on stage drunk like the late chris hutchins. both attacks that day were intelligence failures. in 2001 and 2012.

  • http://twitter.com/islandfeline Amanda St.Thomas

    They should change the name of the show to “The four and one bleeping nut job”.

    • stuckinIL4now

      That covers it for the days when Juan Whiny Williams sits in, too.

  • http://twitter.com/islandfeline Amanda St.Thomas

    They should change the name of the show to “The four and one bleeping nut job”.

  • http://www.cosmicgirl.net/ Cosmic Girl

    It’s hard to believe Slob Beckel is the brother of conservative actor Graham Beckel. Good grief…what happened to Slob?!

  • mrt721

    “In 1996 (Susan) Rice helped persuade President Clinton to rebuff Sudan’s offer to turn Osama bin Laden, who was then living there, over to U.S. authorities. Rice reasoned that because Sudan had a poor human-rights record, the U.S. should have no dealings with that nation’s government — not even to obtain custody of the al Qaeda leader or to receive intelligence information on terrorists from Sudanese authorities. Bin Laden subsequently moved his terrorist operations to Afghanistan, from where he would mastermind the 9/11 attacks.
    http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/individualProfile.asp?indid=2380
    .
    “The same can’t be said of (Susan) Rice, however, at least according to several of her former colleagues, who say she deserves a hefty portion of blame for the fact that Osama bin Laden wasn’t neutralized during the 1990s.”
    “The FBI, in 1996 and 1997, had their efforts to look at terrorism data and deal with the bin Laden issue overruled every single time by the State Department, by Susan Rice and her cronies, who were hell-bent on destroying the Sudan.”
    http://archive.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2004/7/29/132456.shtml
    .
    Yeah, SOMEONE might have prevented 9-11,
    but do not put that on W.

  • stuckinIL4now

    We already think Beckel’s an idiot. Does he have a clue how really pathetic this comment makes him look? The Dooms must’ve sent out a really stupid CYA memo to their entire entourage to say anything no matter how outrageous to spin this thing.

  • lani

    Get beckel off after that comment. It was despicable

  • lani

    Get beckel off after that comment. It was despicable

  • trekmyer

    Beckel never had it to begin with. I really can’t take listening or looking at him smirk on the “Five”. The other members of the Five always let him ramble at will and treat him like an obese, over the hill celebrity of some kind. Look up his biography on Wiki: Interesting history for those who don’t know about him.
    Memo to FoxNews: Get rid of him and hang his affected suspenders as a trophy on an empty chair in the studio background.

  • trekmyer

    Beckel never had it to begin with. I really can’t take listening or looking at him smirk on the “Five”. The other members of the Five always let him ramble at will and treat him like an obese, over the hill celebrity of some kind. Look up his biography on Wiki: Interesting history for those who don’t know about him.
    Memo to FoxNews: Get rid of him and hang his affected suspenders as a trophy on an empty chair in the studio background.

  • rosedawg

    So I take it that Big Boy Bobby Beckel is drinking the sauce again. Too bad, tired of seeing that embarressment on TV.

  • Russ

    Obama: “There weren’t any riots? What do you mean there weren’t any riots? They promised there would be riots before they stormed the…. oh shit… is this mike hot??”

    Just a theory…

  • SameJerkDifferentName

    I see a lot of people calling for beckel to be canned. I used to be one of them, but I realized that having him on such a highly rated show, spewing his lies and ignorant vitriol is the best thing for the Right. Let the world see how STUPID and HATEFUL the left is and perhaps a few may see the light. I know, he’s hard to listen to and quite frankly, he makes my skin crawl, but seriously, having him as the face of the democratic party is the best thing for those who disagree with him. Just my opinion.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gaylord.cooper Gaylord Cooper

    I watch the 5-Beckel is so out of the loop he is nothing more than a curiosity. A dinasaur.

  • Man of Little Means

    Sometimes it’s really hard to know who’s worse: Beckel or Comes

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.hanover.35 John Hanover

    If only his predecessor IMPEACHED yet not convicted EX-president Clinton could have easily had Sudan hold OBL for us until we secured him and dealt with him to prevent 9/11 or does Beckel have his head so buried in donkey butt he forgets that ” little ” technicality that kept going after the first attack in 1993?