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House Report Faults Administration for Benghazi Attack
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 27 Apr 2013 | John Semmens

Posted on 04/27/2013 5:00:24 PM PDT by John Semmens

An interim report for the US House of Representatives on last September's slaying of the US Ambassador and three other Americans laid the blame squarely on Obama Administration officials. Specifically cited was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval of reduced security.

The report found “serious inconsistencies between the documentary record and Secretary Clinton's testimony under oath to Congress” and suggested that “a prima facie case for a charge of perjury has been laid.”

Press Secretary Jay Carney scoffed at the report's “so called evidence. The revelation of documents with Secretary Clinton's signature on them authorizing reductions in security doesn't mean anything. It certainly doesn't prove that she knew what she was signing or that she even read those documents. Signing papers put in front of them is what the officers of government do. Insisting this means they bear responsibility is a stretch.”

To bolster his case, Carney recalled “Congress' habit of passing legislation they haven't read. It's like the pot calling the kettle black. The US Government is such a huge operation that running it is beyond a normal person's capability. Congress ought to be cutting us some slack instead of honing in on every little mistake we make.”

Carney gave long odds to the possibility that the perjury issue would go anywhere. “I seem to recall that there were 'inconsistencies' in some of former President Clinton's statements under oath,” Carney remembered. “Was he prosecuted? No. No one had the guts to open that can of worms. Secretary Clinton will get a pass. She's a private citizen now and should be allowed to enjoy her retirement without being dogged by accusations.”

if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...

http://www.freedomsphoenix.com/Opinion/133427-2013-04-27-semi-news-a-satire-of-recent-news-april-28-2013.htm


TOPICS: Humor
KEYWORDS: 20120911; benghazi; clinton; perjury; satire

1 posted on 04/27/2013 5:00:24 PM PDT by John Semmens
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ping


2 posted on 04/27/2013 5:01:34 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

When did you stop writing satire?


3 posted on 04/27/2013 5:03:30 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: John Semmens

Perjury is good! - Old Liberal DemocRAT saying.


4 posted on 04/27/2013 5:03:55 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I got expelled from the "fundamental transformation" indoctrination center.)
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To: John Semmens

This is just entirely too real.

Thanks again for the ping.


5 posted on 04/27/2013 5:05:34 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: John Semmens
Satire or not, this IS exactly their attitude.
"What difference, at this point, does it make?"
Translation: I know I screwed up. So what? I will never admit it. We can't do anything about it now anyway. Get off my back.

To think these same people want the government to have even more control over everything. <Shudder>

6 posted on 04/27/2013 5:11:25 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: txhurl
When did you stop writing satire?

I am usually pretty good at spotting satire, but I missed it in this article. Maybe the statement from Carney was not a direct quote... but surely the essence is there?

7 posted on 04/27/2013 5:15:45 PM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: marktwain

You missed it because it wasn’t there.


8 posted on 04/27/2013 5:19:16 PM PDT by txhurl
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To: John Semmens

What does it matter?

Tx for the ping


9 posted on 04/27/2013 5:20:05 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (And winter is coming.)
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To: John Semmens

I miss your satires, John. I can this kind of straight news reporting from CNN.


10 posted on 04/27/2013 5:21:10 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: John Semmens

Don’t believe your lying eyes.


11 posted on 04/27/2013 5:22:59 PM PDT by Mercat
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To: smoothsailing
I miss your satires, John. I can get this kind of straight news reporting from CNN.
12 posted on 04/27/2013 5:23:06 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: BitWielder1

Hillary in 16. Because what difference does it make!


13 posted on 04/27/2013 5:30:26 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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Stand with Free Republic.

14 posted on 04/27/2013 5:39:32 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: John Semmens

I have read several articles this week that I had to be sure weren’t one of your satires. Sadly, they were real. It’s becoming more and more hard to tell the difference!

Thanks or the ping.


15 posted on 04/27/2013 5:40:03 PM PDT by berdie
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To: John Semmens

I’m sort of bewildered by the reception others have to this one John. To me the typical Hillary style fabrications, excuses you credit as dialogue out of the mouth of Carney in your satire was the satire. I enjoyed reading it.

Thanks for the ping John. Appreciate it.

Keep up the good work.


16 posted on 04/27/2013 5:48:08 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Proud contributer to the Free Republic Q-2 Freepathon.)
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To: John Semmens

At least she and her officer weren’t offended, like Nappy.


17 posted on 04/27/2013 5:48:09 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: John Semmens


18 posted on 04/27/2013 5:53:10 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens
Signing papers put in front of them is what the officers of government do.

I know this is satire, but I never signed a document that was just thrown on my desk. I worked for the military for almost 40 years, and reread documents I typed to make sure there were no errors in spelling or grammar. My SOPs were adopted by the entire state for their simplicity, yet detailed specifics.

19 posted on 04/27/2013 5:54:52 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: John Semmens

” Signing papers put in front of them is what the officers of government do. Insisting this means they bear responsibility is a stretch.” “

Not so much of a stretch.

Of course democrats are above the law.


20 posted on 04/27/2013 6:05:15 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do ithat when I have a fire.)
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To: John Semmens

So, it still comes down to........

Who gave the order to not help them. Causing the deaths of said victims. We had help, 1 2 3 hrs away at most. A complete wast of our people for what?


21 posted on 04/27/2013 6:58:49 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (It's time for a fundamental restoration, of our country's principles!)
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To: Chode

A frightening view of a sociopath in action.


22 posted on 04/27/2013 8:13:58 PM PDT by ViLaLuz (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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To: ViLaLuz
yes it is, with blood on it's hands...


23 posted on 04/27/2013 8:21:30 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: John Semmens

This calls for a good platitude or two so here goes....All of that is in the past....a person can’t live in the past.


24 posted on 04/28/2013 12:17:36 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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To: John Semmens

Once again a GREAT satire!

Thank you, John.


25 posted on 04/28/2013 12:19:00 AM PDT by Diver Dave (Because He Lives, I Can Face Tomorrow)
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To: John Semmens

I think you’ve pretty well captured their mentality.

Does art imitate life, or does life imitate art? Does the Obama Administration read your articles?


26 posted on 04/28/2013 5:01:25 AM PDT by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: count-your-change

Yes, and the Benghazi victims can’t live in the future. So, from the liberal perspective it all balances out.


27 posted on 04/28/2013 9:18:52 AM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens
I would not be surprised to see that used as an argument by them.
28 posted on 04/28/2013 9:36:34 AM PDT by count-your-change (you don't have to be brilliant, not being stupid is enough)
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