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House panel: No administration wrongdoing in Benghazi attack
SFGate ^ | 3:53 pm, Friday, August 1, 2014 | Carolyn Lockhead

Posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.

The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.

Thompson said the report “confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.” …

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1 posted on 08/02/2014 7:02:09 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

No one here can legitimately claim that we need to vote Republican so that we can get control of the Senate and the House, and that 80% agreement is better than 100%, blah blah blah. They simply are not capable of running anything.


2 posted on 08/02/2014 7:04:19 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

Vote RINO? We’ve seen their malfeasance in Kentucky and Mississippi—never mind Michigan, where über-RINO Mike Rogers is from.


3 posted on 08/02/2014 7:05:45 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

They value their own second-tier power and perks more than they value this country and its real citizens.


4 posted on 08/02/2014 7:06:43 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Olog-hai

In a word, this country is screwed—and has been for quite a while, now.

I have no ideas for how to fix it………….


5 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:14 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: Olog-hai

——in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, ——

There was never, ever a US Consulate in Benghazi....

That was the first lie told by the adminstration below the mountain of other lies...


6 posted on 08/02/2014 7:07:50 AM PDT by Popman ("Resistance to Tyrants is Obedience to God" - Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Olog-hai

wrongdoing is not the same thing as negligence to me.


7 posted on 08/02/2014 7:08:38 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Olog-hai

An ambassador and three brave people were killed but nobody is responsible. The only real take away from the report is that the talking points were flawed.

All is forgiven. Absolutely pathetic.


8 posted on 08/02/2014 7:08:48 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Gaffer

Agree 100%. Expecting Republicans to make a difference is simply delusional. It matters not if they control anything.


9 posted on 08/02/2014 7:10:47 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

No wrong doing means they didn’t do anything illegal?


10 posted on 08/02/2014 7:10:56 AM PDT by Eva
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To: Olog-hai
confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given.

Which was not the question

The question was WHERE WAS OBAMA since cross border authority is held only by the President and required before assets can be engaged to cross another country's boundaries???

(apologies for yelling, but I am SO pissed!)

11 posted on 08/02/2014 7:11:09 AM PDT by MamaTexan (I am a Person as created by the Laws of Nature, not a person as created by the laws of Man)
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To: Olog-hai

It was all a video!


12 posted on 08/02/2014 7:11:20 AM PDT by eCSMaster ("Your apathy is their power." - Sarah Palin Jul 19, 2014)
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To: Olog-hai
Another step on why the Republicans are going to under-perform in November and will be absolutely shocked when patriotic Americans no longer vote for them.
13 posted on 08/02/2014 7:11:54 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: Olog-hai
In other words, incompetence


14 posted on 08/02/2014 7:12:02 AM PDT by darkwing104 (Forgive but don't forget)
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To: basil
"I have no ideas for how to fix it…………."

TERM LIMITS! AND, reduced compensation!

15 posted on 08/02/2014 7:12:14 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Gaffer

You are right. Republicans are spectators, not players, and are content with their good seats in the grandstands from which they can watch the real action. They make lots of noise but have no intention of participating in the game.


16 posted on 08/02/2014 7:14:11 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

they even give them cover on the you tube video saying theres disagreement to this day as to whether it was a cause.


17 posted on 08/02/2014 7:14:20 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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Imagine A World Without FR.......


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Support It Or Lose It

18 posted on 08/02/2014 7:14:43 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (The Fed Gov is not one ring to rule them all)
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To: basil

We are now in the cartridge box faze of rebellion. Need I say more.


19 posted on 08/02/2014 7:15:04 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: basil
Article V!


20 posted on 08/02/2014 7:15:18 AM PDT by nathanbedford ("Attack, repeat, attack!" Bull Halsey)
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To: basil

Since the passage of the 17th Amendment. That’s when the little pebble began rolling down the then not so steep hill.


21 posted on 08/02/2014 7:15:42 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Olog-hai

What a scam American politics have become.


22 posted on 08/02/2014 7:16:04 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Truth29

Another step on why the Republicans are going to under-perform in November

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Under-perform is putting it too kindly. I see it as caving and political cowardice.

The Republican base really needs to get a grip on reality.


23 posted on 08/02/2014 7:16:52 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

Looks like there are some very nervous people about the impending hearings and, especially, whose leading it so they are trying to undermine it.

Go getum’ Trey.


24 posted on 08/02/2014 7:16:54 AM PDT by RetSignman (obama: "For the love of Alinsky, how much more do I have to do to get them to impeach me"?)
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To: harpu

1 term only. No retirement.


25 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:01 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's Economics In One Lesson ONLINE http://steshaw.org/economics-in-one-lesson/)
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To: Olog-hai

Is this a joke?


26 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:08 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: basil
>>>I have no ideas for how to fix it………….

Sadly, this country is toast. It cannot be fixed.

The only way for a majority of us to regain what we once had is for the whole house of cards to collapse...and several new countries rise out of it.

I am totally convinced that dividing the country is our only hope. Let libtards live the way they want to live....and let us live the way we want to. Start over with 3 (or more) countries....one in the NE, one in the West...and one or more in the central.

27 posted on 08/02/2014 7:17:37 AM PDT by NELSON111
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To: Olog-hai

And the witnesses, who said military assets were withheld, were liars? This is the report from Issa’s investigation?


28 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:16 AM PDT by abclily
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To: Olog-hai

House Intelligence........an oxymoron if I ever heard one. Had to get out in front of Gowdy, didn’t you? Giving aid and comfort to America’s enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC!


29 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:27 AM PDT by originalbuckeye (Moderation in temper is always a virtue; moderation in principle is always a vice. Paine)
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To: basil

So we have Gowdy named to head a select committee of the House to investigate an issue and another House Committee says there is no wrong doing.

Our Speaker is an idiot.


30 posted on 08/02/2014 7:18:51 AM PDT by KC Burke (Gowdy for Supreme Court)
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To: Olog-hai

At minimum, the POS was AWOL. Dereliction of duty is not wrongdoing apparently. What rubbish.


31 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:11 AM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: Olog-hai

Leaving our ambassador with no security (deliberately drawn down prior to the attack), leaving our men to die with no help after they were attacked .... then everyone (Hillary, Obama, Rice et al) lying their @sses off about it from the get-go ..... um, I would call that “administration wrongdoing” at a minimum and I could think of a lot stronger terminology to describe what they did.


32 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:35 AM PDT by Qiviut ( One of the most delightful things about a garden is the anticipation it provides. (W.E. Johns)
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To: Starboard
I keep hearing the self-deluding reasoning from some that it's better to vote for someone who fits with your principles 80% of the time vs. a third party no-where or just NOT voting for them at all.p>

However, how come it always seems to be that the 20% they DON'T agree with you ends up getting done? When it comes to the potential that one of these GOP goobers will take his 20% and vote for Amnesty, or just plain ignore complete treachery by this government, what good is that 80%? That 80% is all stump-speech pablum and lies - that's what it is.

33 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:40 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

We can always ask Mike Rogers if it is.


34 posted on 08/02/2014 7:20:41 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: originalbuckeye

Attempt at undermining the Select Committee’s purpose and credibility. The libs are likely absolutely giddy about this.


35 posted on 08/02/2014 7:23:24 AM PDT by Jane Long ("And when thou saidst, Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, LORD, will I seek")
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To: skeeter

Scam is right. The American people are being conned and swindled. And they get away with it because most Americans have no clue about anything whatsoever. The sheeple get fleeced everyday.


36 posted on 08/02/2014 7:24:15 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: MamaTexan

The correct question was not, “Was there deliberate wrongdoing?”, but, “What pro-active steps were taken when things started to go bad?”

I’m less concerned about a ‘stand-down order’ than if there was any direction given the Pentagon to immediately see what support could be given.

When things went bad, did the President actively engage and direct the DoD to take any possible steps?

No. He went to bed. He had a fundraiser to fly to the next day. Case closed.


37 posted on 08/02/2014 7:24:46 AM PDT by Mr Rogers
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To: nathanbedford

Mr. Nathanbedford it is ALWAYS so wonderful to read your thoughts
we will NEVER succeed with article V our country has fallen into
absolute government rule and government lawlessness I am so full of
despair I have lost ALL hope for our once GREAT America!!!!!


38 posted on 08/02/2014 7:26:16 AM PDT by Kit cat (OBummer must go)
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To: Jane Long

The libs are likely absolutely giddy about this.

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The libs should be eternally thankful for Republicans. What better than to have an “adversary” who caves so easily?


39 posted on 08/02/2014 7:26:39 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai

Another volley by the EXEMPT Congress
and their EXEMPT King
arming their al Qaeda and Hamas allies with weapons
and tunnels and open borders,
as they WORK TREASONOUSLY TOGETHER
against the American People.


40 posted on 08/02/2014 7:29:58 AM PDT by Diogenesis (The EXEMPT Congress is complicit in the absence of impeachment)
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To: Starboard

The RINOs were always collaborators, going back to the beginning of the last century with the “Progressive” movement. Never mind what they tried to do to Reagan when he had the “temerity” to challenge Gerald Ford in 1976.


41 posted on 08/02/2014 7:30:21 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

HPSCI Majority Members

Mike Rogers, Chairman
8th District of Michigan

Mac Thornberry
13th District of Texas

Jeff Miller
1st District of Florida

Mike Conaway
11th District of Texas

Peter King
3rd District of New York

Frank LoBiondo
2nd District of New Jersey

Devin Nunes
21st District of California

Lynn Westmoreland
3rd District of Georgia

Michele Bachmann
6th District of Minnesota

Thomas J Rooney
16th District of Florida

Joe Heck
3rd District of Nevada

Mike Pompeo
4th District of Kansas
.


42 posted on 08/02/2014 7:31:37 AM PDT by MileHi
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To: NELSON111

Personally, I would like to see Texas secede and become a separate nation as it once was.

Then—we would have to throw out all the yankees and other non-Texans.

We would need to have our borders guarded well, of course.

Just kidding, of course. (sorta)

basil-—5th generation Texan


43 posted on 08/02/2014 7:32:44 AM PDT by basil (2ASisters.org)
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To: KC Burke
"Our Speaker is an idiot."

Careful now...slandering 'idiots' may just get you charged with a Holder 'hate crime.'

44 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:01 AM PDT by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Olog-hai

I suppose that incompetence does not equal wrongdoing.


45 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:29 AM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: NELSON111

The only way for a majority of us to regain what we once had is for the whole house of cards to collapse

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We’re well on our way toward collapse. Nominal national debt of $18 trillion and unfunded liabilities of nearly $120 trillion. This debt is simply unpayable.

The USA as we once knew it is gone.


46 posted on 08/02/2014 7:34:36 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Olog-hai; Diogenes; Jane Long; All

Was Mike Rogers the head of this House Panel?

If so, that goes a long way to explain why he chose not to run again.


47 posted on 08/02/2014 7:35:16 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: MileHi

No whey. Mr. Anti-Islamic-Terror Peter King went along with this? My my my. Guess he’s on board with that “one struggle” thing after all.


48 posted on 08/02/2014 7:35:39 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Graewoulf

AFAIK, he was.


49 posted on 08/02/2014 7:36:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Funny, the report is not yet released and a Democrat says there is nothing in it and everybody automatically believes him.


50 posted on 08/02/2014 7:37:47 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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