Skip to comments.Just a reminder: Congress not done investigating Benghazi
Posted on 11/08/2012 6:45:19 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
Nor should they be. Four Americans died, at least two of which might have been rescued had prompt action taken place when the attack occurred and none of them would have been dead had the Obama administration paid attention to the increased warnings from our own staff and our allies around the region. And lets not forget the fact that this White House told a fable about a YouTube video for nearly two weeks, when enough data was almost immediately present to seriously undermine that story from the beginning.
Saxby Chambliss isnt forgettting, not just because an election has passed:
While Republican attacks on Obama over the handling of the assault, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, became a major part of the campaign in recent weeks, an investigator said on Wednesday the inquiry was never related to the election.
With majority control of the House of Representatives, Obamas Republican critics will continue to wield broad investigative powers, including the ability to subpoena evidence and testimony from administration officials.
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, which held a contentious hearing in early October on the Benghazi attacks, will continue its investigation, a spokesman for the committee said.
The Republican vice chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, Georgia Sen. Saxby Chambliss, said his panel would proceed with its review of the Benghazi attacks.
Investigators seek to understand how terrorists were able to successfully breach our diplomatic facilities, why the administration obscured the role of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists in its presentations to the American people, and why there appears to be a lack of urgency in finding and holding accountable those responsible for the deaths of four Americans, Chambliss wrote in an email to Reuters. He also said the investigation was never related to the campaign.
In fact, the Senate investigation couldnt possibly have had a direct impact on the election. It wont even start until November 15th, when the 112th Congress gets back into session for its lame-duck return to Washington. The House Oversight probe began last month, but that s because it was just a few weeks after the Obama administration got forced into changing its story more than once about the nature of the attack, its knowledge of the security issues at the consulate, and who knew what when during the attack itself.
Speaking of the YouTube video that the Obama administration insisted was the cause of the attack, even to the extent of Obama speaking of it at the United Nations, the producer of the film will spend the next year in prison for probation violations that got mysteriously discovered just when the White House needed a scapegoat. Coincidence? Hey, why not?
The Cerritos man behind an anti-Muslim film that roiled the Middle East was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison for violating his probation stemming from a 2010 bank fraud conviction by lying about his identity.
U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder immediately sentenced Mark Basseley Youssef after he admitted to four of the eight violations that had been alleged, including obtaining a fraudulent California drivers license.
None of the violations had to do with the content of Innocence of Muslims, a film that depicts Mohammad as a religious fraud, pedophile and a womanizer. The movie sparked violence in Libya and other parts of the Middle East, killing dozens.
Youssef, 55, was arrested in late September, just weeks after he went into hiding when deadly violence erupted in Libya and other parts of the Middle East in response to the movie.
If he violated his probation and he apparently admits to doing so then he should go back to prison. But no one would have known about his probation violations had the government not needed to make a high-profile arrest of the man who made the movie for which this administration tried to blame the spontaneous demonstration that never existed into an unplanned attack that clearly wasnt. While were asking questions about the administrations failure to properly protect our Benghazi consulate, come to its aid while under attack, and then insisting that they had no evidence that it was a planned terrorist attack when they had evidence in the first hours of the attack that it was, perhaps we should also ask questions about who ordered the sudden high-profile investigation into Nakoulas probation status and why.
Nothing will come of it.
They are working fast and furious.
More on Benghazi.
Not only will nothing come of it, but Hilary Clinton, the old cattle thief, will be canonized by the media when she soon “retires” and resumes her role as consort to the former Governor of Arkansas.
Bonehead and Cantor will put a stop to it. They will spend their efforts
Working on a deal for the debt ceiling. Grand Bargain this and Grand Bargain that.
Decades of Grand Bargains are why we will soon be Greece.
To hell with you Bonehead.
I know Tuesday’s results sucked donkey balls but since the GOP-e candidate wouldn’t say “s**t” if his mouth were full of it and followed that pattern on Benghazi during the campaign, why should we expect any better from Congress? Don’t bet the farm on this one, Ernie...
Interesting thread here and the poster is interesting too....who ever he is:
Big Deal, it’s over, over all over!
Congress needs boots on the ground witnesses to testify what surveillance assets (armed or otherwise) were in country and available from other routine missions during the 9 hours the Americans were abandoned. Supplying arms to the enemy, and supplying classified data (wantonly) through the form of trash can be easily ascertained later, or even during this questioning.
Unfortunately, you are right. Four American heroes died on 9/11/12 and no one is going to do anything about it.
Yes they are.
The horse already left the barn. Why bother closing the gate now?
Yup. The crybaby republicans will call some hearings, talk tough about some subpeonas, blah blah blah. I have never seen such gutless wussies in all my life. And boehner is the biggest joke of all. How could a crying fag like that become Speaker of the House?
It’s all about covering up our weaponizing middle-east jihadists.
My big present fear is for ISRAEL. No news, on them all month. The secular Jews went for Obama totally again, blindly with a passion.
Iran is boldly belligerent as they mock our ineptness. Obama will NOT DEFEND ISRAEL from attack nor liberate it from occupation. American Jews gave him that mandate. His loyalties are with the Arabs.
There is no one in the US Federal Government willing, capable or knowledgable to confront, challenge or deny the will of Obama, our dictator in chief. Congress has been ignored, by-passed and rendered meaningless by Obama’s presidential decrees, czars and mandates.
The deception is that we have a mad-man at the helm of our vast national resources who can and will unleash and allow their abuse. Looking for a financial cliff? You best look at this monstrous jihadi who fulfills the liberal progressive dream/curse. MAY ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE
Give it up.. not a single welfare check, obamaphone or box of birth control pills was burned in Benghazi, so this isn`t on anyone`s radar screen.
Time to focus on what the voters want, like Obamacare, taxing the “rich,” EBT cards, welfare, and other freebies.
None of this Benghazi business is feeding a lazy parasite.
The Republicans in the House have done little going forward into the hundreds of death of American and Mexicans citizens and government agents alike. I expect nothing to come of that deal with that Ben Gazi guy.
Thank you very much, dearest Ernest!
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