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Published: Thursday, Oct. 18 2012 12:55 a.m. MDT

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Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

The problem with the instant twittering social media Americans is that they expect everything instantly. They don't have time for investigations. To hear Republicans tell it, we don't need the FBI, CIA, and any other secret intelligence gathering groups. Everything the White House needed to know could be found on Fox News.

Rifleman
Salt Lake City, Utah

Re: Moderate Salt Lake City, UT

Why are we only just now hearing that ambassador Chris Stevens was tortured, raped, murdered, and then dragged through the streets?

What did Obama know and when did he know it?

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:Rifleman

"Why are we only just now hearing that ambassador Chris Stevens was tortured, raped, murdered, and then dragged through the streets?"

Because it is utter nonsense and hogwash based on a report from a Lebanese news site which falsely reported the source and later removed the report.

On the other side:

There is CNN video and an interview with a Libyan who was at the smoke-filled consulate and recorded a scene which showed Libyans discovering a man, foreigner, inside a damaged building and pulling him out, joyfully proclaiming he is still alive, rushing him to a car. The Libyan Dr., who treated Ambassador Stevens, reported that he died of asphyxiation. They rescuers and Dr. were unaware it was Ambassador Stevens.

Mike in Cedar City
Cedar City, Utah

What we know is that the Romney campaign decided to politicize this tragedy even before basic facts where known. The campaign and the folks at Fox News, not to mention Isa and Chaffetz blew it up into full sized political balloon with a witch hunt congressional hearing. Then, believing in his own political proganda, Mitt Romney got dropped on his nose when he tried to pin Obama to a mischaracteration of the events created by his own surogates.

Poetic Justice rules.

Hemlock
Salt Lake City, UT

The White House immediately took on the political damage control mode, not to limit the damage to our ambassador but to hide their own mendacity and incompetence. The cover up is often worse than the event.

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