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McCain Wants Watergate-Style To Probe Libya (Congressional Select Committee)
Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 14 Nov 2012 08:02

Posted on 11/14/2012 5:25:01 PM PST by drewh

Sen. John McCain is calling for establishment of a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Arizona Republican tells "CBS This Morning" he believes the unanswered questions surrounding events at Benghazi on Sept. 11 require such a select committee.

McCain accused the Obama administration of making misleading statements. He also said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on national television and said incorrectly that the violence was the result of a demonstration against an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States. Asked if he'd stand in the way of any nomination of Rice as the next secretary of state, McCain replied, "She's not qualified."

He said Rice spoke "in defiance" of the facts in the case.

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KEYWORDS: benghazi; libya; navyseals; threatmatrix; threatmatrixbenghazi

1 posted on 11/14/2012 5:25:05 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

McCain is angling for the 2016 nomination.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 5:26:34 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: drewh

McLame was one of the most vocal proponents for going into Libya in the first place.


3 posted on 11/14/2012 5:31:58 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: Arthurio
He's talking about the Benghazi mess, not Libya in general.
4 posted on 11/14/2012 5:34:43 PM PST by Lakeshark (!)
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To: drewh

Harry Reid will get right on this.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:04 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: ClearCase_guy

He’s the right guy to take on the corruption of the Obamanation. McCain is the former darling of the LIB press whore (which confuses them) and he has nothing to prove at this point. If McCain is serious about this, he can be a guided missile.


6 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:25 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ClearCase_guy

He’s the right guy to take on the corruption of the Obamanation. McCain is the former darling of the LIB press whore (which confuses them) and he has nothing to prove at this point. If McCain is serious about this, he can be a guided missile.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:33 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ClearCase_guy

He’s the right guy to take on the corruption of the Obamanation. McCain is the former darling of the LIB press whore (which confuses them) and he has nothing to prove at this point. If McCain is serious about this, he can be a guided missile.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 5:35:35 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: ClearCase_guy

No, I don’t think so, because even he knows there’s not a chance in a million that he’d get the nomination again. I think he actually may have had a flicker of conscience, and he’s doing this precisely because he knows he has nothing left to lose. He’s not going to be the GOP presidential candidate again, it’s possible that he may not win his seat again or may retire, and I think perhaps he is really concerned about what Obama is doing.

What we really need is somebody with nothing left to lose, because believe me, anybody who opposes Obama is probably going to lose it all.


9 posted on 11/14/2012 5:36:57 PM PST by livius
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To: umgud

The Senate will whitewash this after a few days, and only the House GOP will investigate. The media will portray the investigation as a partisan witch hunt.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 5:37:53 PM PST by Arthurio
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To: SC_Pete

Good points, I agree.


11 posted on 11/14/2012 5:38:26 PM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: livius
My reply must be in two parts --

A) I was joking. McCain is clearly too old to consider running for president in 2016. I know he's not thinking about that.

B) I believe that McCain is positioning himself for a future cave-in which will knock the legs out from under any Republican effort to damage Obama on this. At just the right time, McCain will make a deal and defend Obama when Obama needs it most. This is McCain's MO. He plays for the other side. I believe this 100%.

12 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:34 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Global Warming is a religion, and I don't want to be taxed to pay for a faith that is not mine.)
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To: drewh
Why? 0bama is.. (drum roll).. UNACCOUNTABLE!


13 posted on 11/14/2012 5:40:34 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: drewh
This is pretty much how Watergate went down.

Started before the election, Nixon won anyway, but it never let up.

Let the drip-drip-dripping begin.

14 posted on 11/14/2012 5:41:54 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

Caveat: 0bama never suffered any repercussions for warring in Libya without consent of Congress.. Except for Benghazi, of course. Now he’ll ‘walk’ for that too..


15 posted on 11/14/2012 5:42:14 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: ClearCase_guy

I’m hoping McCain is doing this for the same reasons he always gave Bush a hard time — to feel powerful. No conscience or conviction. This will ensure that he pursues it to the end.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 5:44:54 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: drewh

I was just very shocked to see NBC News covering this in their nightly report. Pretty truthfully too. That McCain is calling for watergate style hearings. I almost fell off my chair.


17 posted on 11/14/2012 5:47:01 PM PST by sissyjane (Obama lied, our HEROES died!)
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To: SC_Pete
If McCain is serious about this, he can be a guided missile.

Any one who goes against this regime is ok with me.

However,

I am having difficulty integrating the Mccain as guided missle into my thought process.

18 posted on 11/14/2012 5:47:01 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

The difference is that the media is on Obama’s side. They were not on Nixon’s side.


19 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: drewh
<Obama>We did not arm the Benghazi terrorists. We did not have covert assets embedded with the Benghazi terrorists. US assets were not directing the Benghazi terrorists.</Obama>.
20 posted on 11/14/2012 5:48:11 PM PST by MrBambaLaMamba (This Message Contains Privileged Attorney-Client Communications)
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To: sockhead

media *are* — grammar correction


21 posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:03 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
McCain will make a deal and defend Obama when Obama needs it most. This is McCain's MO. He plays for the other side.

McCain plays for himself.

And, if he senses it will benefit him to stab his fellow Republicans in the back, he won't hesitate to do it.

McCain is not to be trusted.

22 posted on 11/14/2012 5:49:39 PM PST by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA; Ignorance on parade.)
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To: sockhead

So roll over and play dead. It’s worked out so well so far.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 5:50:48 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: sissyjane

Maybe the media are bored fawning over Obama with no Republicans to whip anymore.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 5:51:33 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

I think there is hope in McCain wanting to show up a president....and as I posted above, the media being bored and looking for something to fill the pages with.


25 posted on 11/14/2012 5:54:44 PM PST by sockhead (Socialism: trickle up poverty.)
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To: ClearCase_guy
We have a one Dictator and one Party system now.
US MSM = Pravda...

I think I may learn to speak Chinese..could come in handy.

I believe we may gain many new Chinese immigrants coming to collect their assets.

Oh, I don't believe in McCain.

Plus side-- Chinese will vote for capitalism.

26 posted on 11/14/2012 6:01:46 PM PST by right way right (What's it gonna take?)
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To: going hot

I know exactly what you mean—but there is a difference here. I have never heard McCain speak with such conviction, without that phony, pasted grin he usually has. This is the first time I have believed anything he has said. I think the guy has some bottled-up rage that needs a target—and he may have found the perfect one.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 6:20:53 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: SC_Pete
You may have a point, as well as he may have some drive here.

Realize, however, nothing, absolutey nothing he says, or anyone else, will be given time of day by the media. Zero is the political arm of the media, and they will protect him 24/7

28 posted on 11/14/2012 6:27:37 PM PST by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: sissyjane

Maybe some in the media have suddenly discovered most of them won’t be needed in a communist government, and will pose a “risk’ to said government and need to be purged.


29 posted on 11/14/2012 6:40:20 PM PST by Quickgun (I came here screaming and covered in someone else's blood. I can go out that way if I have to)
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To: drewh

BFD. He’ll get his ass handed to him like he always does when he “reaches across the aisle”. He’s posturing.


30 posted on 11/14/2012 6:44:11 PM PST by TomServo
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To: going hot

MCCAIN THE BUNKER BUSTER! We can only hope.


31 posted on 11/14/2012 6:44:42 PM PST by SC_Pete
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To: drewh

people here are missing the point.

what McCain is doing ...

force Obama to make an unpleasant choice.

ditch Rice, and Obama appears weak,

or appoint Rice as SOS, and
live with a SOS that is an international laughing stock
(whose legacy is already behind here)


32 posted on 11/14/2012 7:10:25 PM PST by RockyTx
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To: Arthurio
The Senate will whitewash this after a few days, and only the House GOP will investigate. The media will portray the investigation as a partisan witch hunt.

This will go to the same graveyard where Fast and Furious ended up. Not another peep out of any of the GOP. Watergate where no one died, now there was a horrific crime because it was a Republican being brought down. /sarc
33 posted on 11/14/2012 7:32:20 PM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: livius

“I think he (McCain) actually may have had a flicker of conscience, and he’s doing this precisely because he knows he has nothing left to lose.”

This guy has no conscience. Otherwise he would have been doing this before the election. Nothing more than McCain grandstanding again, so he can reach across the aisle later.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 7:40:02 PM PST by Bizhvywt
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35 posted on 11/14/2012 8:55:25 PM PST by MestaMachine (TREASON!!!!)
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To: drewh

Think succession of command. I am for open hearings, Watergate style. A prayer the succession would be as in the Constitution. No aid to cover up anything as was done during Watergate. Am dreaming. Of course if it goes down, that is going to make people (many people) angrier than hades. Have fastened seat belt and strapped in children and grandchildren, though for this one, am doubtful there will be enough popcorn. Best go buy some sparklers too.


36 posted on 11/15/2012 5:08:31 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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Americans may want to make certain the Right person is in the Speakers chair.


37 posted on 11/15/2012 5:11:14 AM PST by no-to-illegals (Please God, Protect and Bless Our Men and Women in Uniform with Victory. Amen.)
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To: going hot

The media is the propaganda arm of the Communist Party. The Democrat Party is the public face of the Communist Party. The federal government of the United States is the political tool of the Communist Party.


38 posted on 11/15/2012 12:19:33 PM PST by SC_Pete
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