Skip to comments.Dems: GOP fails to show scandal in Benghazi deaths
Posted on 05/09/2013 6:49:42 AM PDT by haffast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Politicians love few things better than a scandal to trip up their opponents, and Republicans hope last year's fatal attack on U.S. diplomats in Libya will do exactly that to Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democrats.
History suggests it might be a tough lift. The issue is complex, the next presidential election is more than three years away, and a number of reports and officials have disputed criticisms of Clinton's role when she was secretary of state.
Still, Republicans and conservative talk hosts are hammering away at Clinton's and the Obama administration's handling of the 8-month-old tragedy. A daylong House Oversight Committee hearing Wednesday starred three State Department officials invited by Republicans. Security was poorly handled in Benghazi, Libya, they said, and administration officials later tried to obscure what happened.
But the three men offered little that has not been aired in previous congressional hearings. Afterward, Republicans all but acknowledged they're still seeking a knockout punch.
(Excerpt) Read more at ap.stripes.com ...
I still have no idea what that trial is about.
And I don't care to know! Don't derail this thread by trying to bring me up to speed on it.
Stay focused on the theme of this thread.
AP: “Why? Because we say so!”
Nothing to see here...move along. And, oh yes, pay your taxes.
I wasn’t able to catch a glimpse or a typed word on a thread about the hearings yesterday, I’ll have to try to catch up today. But it seems the rescuees and Arias are sucking up all the bandwidth so far... hope I’m wrong.
Yes. Benghazi story squashed by the Nancy Grace News. What else is new?
So.. in SRMland... it just didn’t happen, again?
Two blatant LIES put forth by the 0bama administration for WEEKS isn't newsworthy, or a scandal?
A Republican President and/or Secretary of State would be raked over the coals for the blatant incompetence this shows - let alone the blatant and politically motivated LIES.
Most Obama media running with dem talking points that nothing new was learned and that it is all a political ploy by the republicans.
Typically corrupt and biased.
Do you want the White House pack of lies exposed? Flood Congress with your calls:
But what about ‘there wasn’t time?’ How could anybody know that unless the attack was progressing as scheduled?
Readers: AP Newswire fails to prove any sort of intellectual relevance or honesty.
A good question for a rational person but our media is not interested in rational thought or the truth anymore.
BTW...Boehner giving a presser on Capitol Hill in about 20 minutes....I am praying he will announce a special committee or that he is stepping down as speaker...but not holding my breath.
I never even heard of Jodi whatzhername before yesterday. She looks like a squirrel to me.
In 1932, Aldous Huxley published the chilling novel Brave New World.
Full of dire predictions and sinister concepts, the novel has a tendency to strike a deep sense of foreboding and uneasiness.
The picture of the future which Huxley paints for us stands in sharp contrast to other similar works to with which Brave New World is often compared.
For example, while George Orwells 1984 portrays a dark, sinister regime in which the oppressed populous are controlled by propaganda, government surveillance, and most of all pain, Brave New World tells a story in which pleasure, not pain is used to control and manipulate.
While Orwell feared a government which would hide the truth in order to maintain control; Huxley feared a world in which the truth would be shoved into obscurity by a sea of amusement and entertainment.
If history is our guide, then whatever Boehner announces.....real conservatives will be outraged.
I am in a very depressed and hopeless mood today.....but hoping it will pass...lol.
So true! A chilling reminder.
Do not be depressed and hopeless. We are winning! I swear we are! The truth is coming out. There has to be drips before there is a flood.
It took the Washington Post and the New York Times and all the TV networks 10 months to get Nixon, but they did manage to get him. Unlike the Benghazi murders, no one died in the Watergate scandal. And Obama and Hillary lied to the nation on television in front of the four caskets when they arrived after they denied help to these brave Americans. It should not take long to bring charges of impeachment in this case. This should be a slam dunk.
How lovely the verdict in the Jodi Idiot trial just happened to come down yesterday. (spit)
I was sick to my stomach so many times watching the hearings yesterday... I could write a book on how hopeless I feel about the mess in which our country finds itself. To think that attack happened and we’ve done NOTHING about it, makes me the most sick. To me, these lies and cover up are nothing less than impeachable offenses, not to mention treasonable and criminal. And what makes me even more sick is that the Obama administration is going to walk free.
seems like we are currently living in an amalgamation of the two visions...
Thanks for the buck up....it is appreciated. I am praying for miracles here!
Impeachable offenses right now.....Dereliction Of Duty and Abuse of Power is where we should start.
How many people around the world were killed or injured because Obama tried to cover up Benghazi by blaming it on that Youtube video?
A video nobody knew about until they started crowing that’s what caused the “riots” in Benghazi and Egypt?
The Democrats are starting to just sound silly.
Where was the President? Where was the Secretary of State? It’s their JOB to handle such crises.
“Oh well, nothing to be done, let’s go to bed.”
We will stand together penelopesire. We can do no less for our nation. Together we shall Stand! We shall question all the answers, we shall go for justice and punishment of the guilty. We are expected to do no less.
And all the Dems could say is,”what is important now is that we do what we can to prevent it from happening again.”
While that is important, I don’t think Benghazi would have happened had standing rules and protocol been followed.
And I sure as hell want to know who ordered what, who knew what and when did they know it. And WHY THE HELL DIDN”T WE DEFEND THEM?
I am also pissed that it seems the majority of our country is happy to live off the backs of the minority of us. And they see nothing wrong with that.
OK, here's what you need to do to "prevent it from happening again.:
1) Don't meddle with, or get rid of "our bitches" in the moslem world. The "evil dictators" are suppressing the terrorists. If they're not doing that, replace them.
2) Just because you're a moslem doesn't mean you can do any secret deals transferring arms to alkida terrorists, or Mexican drug cartel a-holes. They are our enemy.
3) Any of our embassies in a major hotspot like Libya should have heavy security, firepower and backup. If it comes under attack, response should be immediate and merciless.
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