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GOP Senators More Troubled About Benghazi After Talking With Amb. Rice
WBUR-FM ^ | November 27, 2012 | Mark Memmott

Posted on 11/27/2012 10:17:26 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

After meeting with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice this morning, three key Republican senators emerged to say they're more troubled — not less — by what they say were intelligence failures and misleading information concerning the September attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, which left four Americans dead.

One, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, said it's too soon to even be speculating about promoting Rice to be secretary of state.

Congress needs to see "FBI interviews of survivors ... and what was said the night of the attack" about who might be responsible, Graham said, before considering the promotion of anyone who was involved in handling the intelligence before or after the Benghazi attack.

Graham was joined by senators John McCain of Arizona and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire. She said she's "more troubled, not less," after talking with Rice and top U.S. intelligence officials about the attacks.

Though President Obama has not yet nominated anyone to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton (who plans to soon leave), McCain, Graham and some other Republicans have already been saying they have doubts about whether Rice should get that job. They say she misled the nation by saying that the attacks may have begun as protests over a anti-Muslim video produced in California...

(Excerpt) Read more at wbur.org ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; johnmccain; libya; rice3senatorsmeeting; ricebenghazi; susanrice
They'll cave, guaranteed.
1 posted on 11/27/2012 10:17:32 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They may well cave, but this was kind of smart. Bring her in, give her a chance and then criticize her. Very Obama like. Lol


2 posted on 11/27/2012 10:23:36 AM PST by arkfreepdom
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Forget Rice. She’s just one more layer of protective coloration around the oval office, which is where the lies started.


3 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:30 AM PST by I want the USA back
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

These yahoos are nothing but hot air. They will conspire and join the enemy.


4 posted on 11/27/2012 10:24:40 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
A good question buried in the article. Where are the 30 plus survivors?

Who are they? Why haven't we heard anything from them? Were they muzzled by the Administration? Were they threatened? etc. etc.

5 posted on 11/27/2012 10:25:10 AM PST by Truth29
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
God Bless them for at least trying to do the right thing. We still don't know who denied aid to those brave men who fought for their lives for over 7 hrs.

It is a disgrace that nobody is being held to account.

6 posted on 11/27/2012 10:27:52 AM PST by wmfights
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

McCain and Graham have been joined at the hip for years. Why is Kelly Ayotte now the third member of the McCain caucus? Any time you see McCain and Graham, she is always right behind. Don’t mean to be rude, but her voice sounds perpetually and terminally nervous in interviews.


7 posted on 11/27/2012 10:35:28 AM PST by newheart (The greatest trick the left ever pulled was convincing the world it was not a religion.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I couldn’t really care less whether Susan Rice or some other leftist Obama minion gets appointed SoS, but I do hope that our fearless Senators find out who gave the stand down orders that resulted in the unnecessary deaths of our Ambassador and three brave American heroes.


8 posted on 11/27/2012 10:36:24 AM PST by Behind the Blue Wall
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

1 - Who invented the lie about protests of the video?
2 - Who (by name) received notice of the calls for help?
3 - The “video motive” was NEVER “the best intel we had at the time”, as NO intel, EVER pointed that direction. So, who told you to run with that story, with regard to the attacks on Benghazi?
4 - Before running off to 5 Sunday a.m. news shows, did you ever ask for proof or dig for details, or are you just a sock-puppet?


9 posted on 11/27/2012 10:36:57 AM PST by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: freekitty
These yahoos are nothing but hot air. They will conspire and join the enemy.

That's what they are paid to do & it's a guarantee that it will happen. (The corrupt "Two-Party Cartel")

10 posted on 11/27/2012 10:39:25 AM PST by Digger
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To: Truth29

Truth29~:” A good question buried in the article. Where are the 30 plus survivors?
Who are they? Why haven’t we heard anything from them? Were they muzzled by the Administration? Were they threatened? etc. etc.”

Therein is the key as to what happened in Benghazi !
While we morn the loss of 4 dedicated foreign service officers , we should NOT overlook that there could have been another 30 more casualties from a lack of action by the administration !

Who issued the call to : “ Stand Down” !

The State Dept. knew and observed in ‘real-time’ what was happening , .. and did nothing (?) . Unfreakenbeleiveable !


11 posted on 11/27/2012 10:39:25 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You can kill a free man,.. you can't enslave him." -Robert Anson Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; annieokie; penelopesire; maggief; Protect the Bill of Rights; thouworm; SE Mom; ...
If the clintons want her as sos, she will be sos. Period.

Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.


12 posted on 11/27/2012 10:41:44 AM PST by MestaMachine (It's the !!!!TREASON!!!!, stupid!)
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To: newheart

She is a Senate newbie looking for a career.

The Club rules are that newbies must be taken under the wing of one or more older members and shown the ropes. It can cross party lines.

The senior Club members get to appear with the newbie and it freshens up their look. The junior member gets someone “looking out for them” and “guiding” them.

IMHO, one of Rubio’s mentors is Menendez, and Rubio sounds like he’s falling right in line, just like Ayotte is.

If House members are glasses of red wine, Senate members are snifters of cognac.


13 posted on 11/27/2012 10:44:33 AM PST by PieterCasparzen (We have to fix things ourselves.)
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To: G Larry

G Larry~:” 4 - Before running off to 5 Sunday a.m. news shows, did you ever ask for proof or dig for details, or are you just a sock-puppet?”

Rice had 11 days to the the right information before she did her appearances on the 5 Sunday morning talk shows.
She stated that this was based on “Prelininary intelligence”.
Why was there no followup on her behalf before running with the lie ?
FReepers had more intell a day and a half later than the State Dept . ? We already had the anomolies listed and knew that it was a planned attack with heavy munitions.

All the more reason to question her veracity !
All the more reason to keep the internet free from UN or Federal Government control .


14 posted on 11/27/2012 10:47:34 AM PST by Tilted Irish Kilt ("You can kill a free man,.. you can't enslave him." -Robert Anson Heinlein)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

She’ll be easily confirmed.

.....

She lied. They know she lied. She doesn’t even have the ability to come up with a plausible excuse/reason.


15 posted on 11/27/2012 10:48:04 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**


16 posted on 11/27/2012 10:49:09 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Cross Border Authority”

Still no mention by media or politician. The cover up continues.


17 posted on 11/27/2012 10:50:39 AM PST by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Days of bluster and posturing...

...Followed by a 68-32 vote to confirm. Watch for it.


18 posted on 11/27/2012 10:52:19 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: Gator113

It was up to Obama to give the order. He should be the target of attention, not his flunkies like Susan Rice.


19 posted on 11/27/2012 10:52:33 AM PST by Verginius Rufus
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To: ScottinVA

Yep, nothing more than Kabuki Theater.


20 posted on 11/27/2012 10:53:30 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: GeronL
She lied. They know she lied. She doesn’t even have the ability to come up with a plausible excuse/reason.

But they can't oppose her... to do so would be WAYYYYSISSSSS.

21 posted on 11/27/2012 10:53:58 AM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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To: G Larry

1 - Who invented the lie about protests of the video?
2 - Who (by name) received notice of the calls for help?
3 - The “video motive” was NEVER “the best intel we had at the time”, as NO intel, EVER pointed that direction. So, who told you to run with that story, with regard to the attacks on Benghazi?

The “real” president...Valerie Jarrett. With Axelrod nodding like a marine mammal in the backgound.


22 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:09 AM PST by Artie (We are surrounded by MORONS)
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To: ScottinVA

yep

They will definitely not hold up her confirmation


23 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:15 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

As long as GOP senators remain “troubled” about the Benghazi affair, the nation will have nothing to worry about.

The Obama administration must be shaking in their boots.


24 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:15 AM PST by 353FMG (The US Constitution is only as effective as those who enforce it.)
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To: MestaMachine; thouworm

“If the clintons want her as sos, she will be sos. Period.”

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2012/11/27/hey-how-about-bill-clinton-for-secretary-of-state/

Hey, how about Bill Clinton for Secretary of State?

(Ref. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/opinion/nocera-obamas-new-cabinet.html?ref=opinion&_r=0)

By JOE NOCERA

Let’s move next to the State Department, where an exhausted Hillary Clinton is ready to step down. She has been, without question, Obama’s finest appointment. She was also his riskiest. The current favorite for the job, Susan Rice, the United Nations ambassador, is a safe choice, but she doesn’t have the breadth that the job requires. Who does? How about Bill Clinton? Seriously…

Department of Defense? David Petraeus. After disclosing an affair with Paula Broadwell and resigning as C.I.A. chief, Petraeus is currently doing his stint in purgatory. The Defense Department in Obama’s second term is going to need someone who can cut its budget without hurting its mission — and who can reform the most entrenched bureaucracy in Washington. The military brass will run bureaucratic circles around any defense secretary who doesn’t know their tricks. Petraeus can stand up to them.


25 posted on 11/27/2012 10:58:45 AM PST by maggief
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

They are so unprincipled that they don’t even realize they are not racist nor sexist. No matter, they’d cave anyway, same as they did for Bubba.

They’re worse than the Democrat senators who at least have the excuse of being in a party taken over by pro abortion communists.


26 posted on 11/27/2012 11:00:22 AM PST by stanne
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To: Digger

Nailed it, Digger.


27 posted on 11/27/2012 11:16:10 AM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: Verginius Rufus

That is my point and I intend to harp on that single question until we get the provable answer.... or the Sun burns out and Hell freezes over.

F&F has apparently been burred and those corrupt bastards in D.C. have every intent to bury the truth about Benghazi.


**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**


28 posted on 11/27/2012 11:48:38 AM PST by Gator113 (**WHO in the hell gave the damn order to NOT rescue our men in Benghazi?**)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Is it any possibility that what the White House is trying to hide with Benghazi attack is that a detainee (apparently there were a couple in the consulate) knew of an al-Qaeda connection with someone close to the White House or the detainee(s) knew something that the White House didn't want anyone to know... What could it be the White House is hiding? Any speculation out there?
29 posted on 11/27/2012 12:07:07 PM PST by Democrats hate too much
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Here is a disturbing view of what happened in Benghazi from Canada Free Press at http://www.canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/51346?utm_source=CFP+Mailout&utm_campaign=5153951421-Call_to_Champions&utm_medium=email

I sent this to Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte.


30 posted on 11/27/2012 12:28:25 PM PST by patriotsblood
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Republicans can gain access to the affidavits of survivors, the regime is screwed. But they’ll never see them, just as they’re STILL waiting for F&F docs from the man held in Contempt of Congress who STILL has his job; Eric WithHolder.


31 posted on 11/27/2012 12:40:25 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: G Larry

“1 - Who invented the lie about protests of the video?”

Exactly!! The whole meme about “oh, they’re protesting the video” is so far out in Whackville that you can’t even see it from here. NO protesters were running around yelling about the video. So where on earth did that idea even come from? It must have come from our side. FIND the originator of that bogus idea, that the Benghazi attackers were protesting that stupid vid, and you’ll unravel a whole lot of this story right there.


32 posted on 11/27/2012 12:41:43 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: Verginius Rufus

Certainly it was Obama. But before you take him on you must have removed every oher possibility so he will have no one to hide behind. They must methodically turn over every rock and expose it to sunlight first - then go for the big O!


33 posted on 11/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-hereQaeda" and its allies.)
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To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I’m thinking there must have been some confusion between Cairo and Benghazi. As far as I know, the idea that there were protests against the video ginned up by Egyptian media and clerics hasn’t been refuted.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/09/the-movie-so-offensive-that-egyptians-just-stormed-the-us-embassy-over-it/262225/

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/12/world/middleeast/movie-stirs-protest-at-us-embassy-in-cairo.html

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2012/0911/Protesters-scale-US-embassy-walls-in-Cairo-over-prophet-insult-video

The first link is from the day of 9/11, before anything in Benghazi had even gotten started from what I can tell.


34 posted on 11/27/2012 12:57:52 PM PST by mvpel (Michael Pelletier)
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To: Democrats hate too much

I don’t know, but there was definitely something they are willing to throw everybody under the bus to keep from the public. And since the public really doesn’t care about anything that Bambi does, and has now already forgotten about Benghazi, it must be pretty extreme for them to be worried about it.

I’m not sure just the fact that there were detainees there (even though Obama swore the US wasn’t doing that anymore now that the eeevil Bush was gone) would be enough to provoke such a reaction from the WH. They were obviously afraid, even going into the election, that more was going to come out about this and I think they seriously expected not to win if the truth came out. So it’s got to be something really bad, but I honestly can’t imagine what (unless it’s that Bin Laden is alive and well after all or some such thing).


35 posted on 11/27/2012 12:59:10 PM PST by livius
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

36 posted on 11/27/2012 2:04:31 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The GOP should drop the elephant and use a picture of a “cave” as its emblem. Maybe Carlsbad or Cave of the Winds in CO Springs.


37 posted on 11/27/2012 3:48:22 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: livius

Yea, the American people are so shallow that they could not understand what really happened in Libya even if shown the evidence.


38 posted on 11/27/2012 3:49:59 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

Or a K-Mart chaise-lounge folded up.


39 posted on 11/27/2012 3:56:10 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Truth29
Where are the 30 plus survivors?

Good question. Why don't we know who they are? Why aren't the media searching out these people for their stories???

They have been forgotten. It's as if there were only 4 people there that night according to everyone looking and talking about this Benghazzi attack. What's going on here???

40 posted on 11/27/2012 6:30:20 PM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Behind the Blue Wall

Exactly! Never mind Susan Rice. It is just distraction. What matters is -
WHY let our people die without any assistance?

Why the cover-up?


41 posted on 11/27/2012 7:37:30 PM PST by chrisnj
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