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House members call for Benghazi answers, Petraeus testimony
thehill.com ^ | 11/13/2012 | Pete Kasperowicz

Posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:12 PM PST by petitfour

Members of the House on Tuesday reiterated their call for the Obama administration to answer their questions about the September attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, and pressed for former CIA Director David Petraeus to testify on the matter.

"Congress still doesn't know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable," Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said on the House floor. "We still don't know why the U.S. military was not sent to their defense.

"It is of the highest importance that General Petraeus, who led the CIA at the time, be brought before Congress to testify as to what really happened in Benghazi, whether there was a security lapse or whether the administration temporized on security and stood down to mollify violent, disparate groups which have nothing in common with our nation," he said.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: benghazi; petraeus

1 posted on 11/13/2012 3:50:18 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour

I am sorry if this was already posted. I did a search, but I got the old Forbidden page. So I decided to post anyway and take the heat if I did the forbidden sin by posting an already posted article. :)


2 posted on 11/13/2012 3:51:28 PM PST by petitfour
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To: petitfour
The current demi-purge is a test run, recon by fire.

If the White House can keep the MSM on their side, they'll keep pushing ahead with a widening purge of their "enemies."

Remember,

"It's not a scandal if we don't report it."


3 posted on 11/13/2012 3:52:57 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: petitfour

Dennis Kucinich is asking these questions? I think I better go lie down. I’m feeling disoriented.


4 posted on 11/13/2012 3:55:01 PM PST by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: petitfour

I’ve been getting the Forbidden Page message too when I search. Does anyone know why?


5 posted on 11/13/2012 3:57:17 PM PST by IM2MAD (IM2MAD=Individual Motivated 2 Make A Difference)
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

I wonder if Dennis will get invited to the White House for a little ‘talk’ in the very near future....


6 posted on 11/13/2012 3:57:51 PM PST by GaltMeister (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.)
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To: petitfour

“Congress still doesn’t know why our people in Libya were left vulnerable,” Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said on the House floor.
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Congress doesn’t know lots of things, probably because they are a bunch of feckless, self-serving and innefectual do nothings interested only in self promotion. As an institution, it is not taken seriously. As the old saying goes if progress is going forward, what is congress?


7 posted on 11/13/2012 4:04:29 PM PST by Starboard
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To: petitfour

Let me remind you. Richard Nixon was re-elected by the people and was impeached.

BUT, Richard Nixon was not a Democrat.

The blood of Bengazi is clearly on the hands of Obozo. No one else could have called for the stand down.

Does the GOP have the balls to open this can of worms?

We shall see.


8 posted on 11/13/2012 4:31:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

I get it now. Obozo administration knows about Petraeus/Broadwell for months at least. Obozo holds it over P’s head while he gives (false)testimony to Congress about Bengazi being about the stupid video. Later, P goes to Libya, finds out all of the truth, is troubled by it, tells Obozo that he can’t keep on protecting Obozo. Obozo “assasinates” P “Chicago style”.


9 posted on 11/13/2012 4:42:34 PM PST by eartotheground
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To: petitfour

I wonder how many Socialist (Democrat) members of the Benghazi committees will keep bringing up the sex scandal as a diversion from 0bama’s betrayal of four Americans in Benghazi? Will Elijah E. Cummings be on these committees?


10 posted on 11/13/2012 4:47:16 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Texas Fossil

Let me remind you. Richard Nixon was re-elected by the people and was impeached.
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Sorry, but Nixon wasn’t impeached. He ‘fired’ Agnew, hired Ford as VP, then resigned BEFORE they could impeach him.

Only 2 US Presidents (both D) impeached. Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton although NOT removed by Senate.

BTW, Nixon was probably the forerunner of todays RINO community.... with a lot of help from Rockefeller and the so called “Country Club Republicans) etc....


11 posted on 11/13/2012 5:03:37 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: eartotheground
In my opinion.

Petraeus knew from the start all that was happening in Libya and Syria from the beginning at the instruction of Obozo and Valorie Jarrett. Petraeus was the good troop when he lied to Congress about the cause of the violence. That ended when Obozo gave the “stand down” order which denied support for the embattled operatives in Bengazi.

I think the stand down order caused Petraeus to refuse further support to hide Obozo. So he was blackmailed to be silent and simply step down.

FUBO!

12 posted on 11/13/2012 5:12:19 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Travis McGee

All this “mistress” and “affairs” stuff allegedly involving two generals and two mistresses is just a diversion from -
BENGHAZI, LIBYA.

Republicans in Congress will soon again be demonized if they push it and accused of “attacking” Hussein in order to try to “overturn” an election and the “will of the people”. If they get a special prosecutor, it will be Ken Starr and Bill Clinton all over again. - The scapegoats are already online for taking the fall, and it ain’t gonna be The Chicago Thug or the Arkansas Grifters.


13 posted on 11/13/2012 5:13:03 PM PST by Twinkie (Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.)
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To: eartotheground

Egggggggsackly.


14 posted on 11/13/2012 5:14:21 PM PST by jch10 (7th generation Floridian)
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To: xrmusn

You are correct.

Nixon was told by Congress that impeachment would happen and he resigned under that threat.

About Nixon being a RINO, I do not totally agree. Yes, he had Kissinger as SOS. Yes he appointed many NE GOP elites.

Nixon was always anti-Communist.

I too despise the NE GOP Elites. They are not defendable.


15 posted on 11/13/2012 5:17:33 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: petitfour
While Petraeus needs to be called to testify (even if he must be Subpoenaed) but so does Her Thighness, Hitlery as well as FBI Director Mueller.

Without their testimony, we will never get to the bottom of this matter.

While the House is at it (as the Senate will be a joke and designed to protect Dear Leader's fascist butt) they should also call AFRICORP Gen Hamm so we could learn what he was ordered to do in response or was not.

16 posted on 11/13/2012 5:23:06 PM PST by neveralib
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To: Texas Fossil

Nixon was always anti-Communist.
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I wholeheartedly agree with that but the reason I am ‘crowning’ him the RINO forerunner as he probably enhanced the growth of the ‘Great Society’ but not quite as bad as LBJ -
And he eventually over came the ‘burden’ of being a Quaker, though the closest many people came to Quakers was a box of breakfast cereal, so he was alright with them...(not an insult, just a stab at jocularity)...


17 posted on 11/13/2012 5:34:48 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: eartotheground

Agree. The more I read about the Petraeus “scandal”, which seems to be expanding without end and including more military people (who, btw, Obama despises), the more I believe it was all made up to discredit P’s potential/possible testimony. And interesting how all of this came to light AFTER the election. I do believe there’s more truth to a Benghazi coverup than this Petraeus/biographer scandal. Just too convenient, IMO. It stinks.


18 posted on 11/13/2012 5:37:03 PM PST by fivecatsandadog (Don't let reality ruin your day.)
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To: fivecatsandadog

I read the Rush transcript from today and he agrees with me too!


19 posted on 11/13/2012 5:53:34 PM PST by eartotheground
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To: IM2MAD

Because search is busted. Jim says John is working on it.


20 posted on 11/13/2012 6:37:21 PM PST by upchuck (We are not finished yet. But when nobama chooses some more SCOTUS judges, we will be. For ever.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Nixon was not impeached.


21 posted on 11/13/2012 6:41:31 PM PST by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: xrmusn
The irony is the GOP elite of the day did not like Nixon. He was not refined and not of the right breeding. One of Nixon's great faults was that after he was elected he listened to the economic “experts” of the day, who (more irony) were Keynesians.
22 posted on 11/13/2012 6:44:09 PM PST by jdsteel (Give me freedom, not more government.)
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To: Texas Fossil; jdsteel

Sorry, I am not completely correct in saying he enhanced the ‘Great Society’, upon further checking I see where he did a lot to dismantle the giveaways LBJ started BUT he was probably the ‘father of Affirmative Action’ and he had other ‘problems’....
Ford, with his VN amnesty and Nixon pardon probably did more to hurt ‘us’ than anyone and we were probably ‘lucky’ that Carter came along and completely botched things up.
The birth of RINO’s probably can be attributed to the “Reagan Democrat” happening in the 80’s, then the onslaught started with a run of absolutley ‘poor’ Presidents...
Bush, Clinton (2), Bush (2), Obama (2) and I think ‘they’ will really have to outdo themselves to top this bunch..also have to throw the losers into this mix...... Dole, Gore, Kerry, McCain and Romney.
IF ‘THEY’ are out there, out spectacular Parties will find them....
Pitiful....


23 posted on 11/13/2012 7:03:23 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "Hope in one hand and $hiite in the other and see which fills up first".)
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To: neveralib; Interesting Times
While the House is at it, they should also call AFRICORP Gen Hamm so we could learn what he was ordered to do in response or was not.

The House should ask General Hamm at least these four questions:

1. Who (by name) ordered the rescue mission?

2. Who (by name) ordered him to stand-down?

3. Why did he disregard the stand-down order?

4. Who (by name) told his deputy to relieve him of command?

I think the answers may be:

(1) Panetta

(2) Jarrett [because she couldn't reach Obama in time to tell him to do it]

(3) General Hamm didn't believe he had to take orders from Jarrett

(4) Jarrett.

24 posted on 11/13/2012 7:47:27 PM PST by zot
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To: petitfour

OMG....Pretty damn bad when the looney Democrat Dennis Kucinich has more balls than our guys!!


25 posted on 11/14/2012 4:35:57 AM PST by Ann Archy (ABORTION....the HUMAN sacrifice to the god of CONVIENCE.)
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To: petitfour

What is going on with the FR search function? It doesn’t work for me either.

Is it just me? Without a search function, FR is not all that valuable.

Wish I knew what was going on.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 5:57:55 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Hey Rush, you forgot to tell us when to panic.)
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To: petitfour

27 posted on 11/14/2012 8:09:53 AM PST by AngelesCrestHighway
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