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Published: Saturday, May 11 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Ogden, UT

The radical far right extremists (they really aren't truly "conservative") are slinging mud and playing politics because they know they can't sway the majority of the voters based on the (very lacking) nature of their positions and arguments and their disregard of, andd disdain for, anyone who is not affluent. They think that if they sling enough mud, some of it may stick and may divert enough attention away from their deficiencies that they might eke out a few wins. They're really trying to sling mud at Secretary Clinton because they have nobody who could defeat her, should she decide to run for President. Being a Republican of long standing (back to the 1970s), I really find their strategies and actions embarrassing and very dishonest. The country, its citizens (and the Republican Party) really deserve better.

Salt Lake City, UT

Well it's not like they were working on anything else anyway other than their 40th healthcare bill repeal.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

How dare those Republicans try to hold Savior Obama and his administration accountable for their actions? How dare they try to find out why Obama told those soldiers to stand down while fellow Americans were being attacked by terrorists?


What's more dishonest, trying to cover up this whole Benghazi scandal or trying to find out WHY they tried to cover it up?


It's not like the Democrats are working to try to fix the economy or anything. When's the last time they passed a budget? And if you think Obamacare is going to help the economy, you're going to be in for a big surprise.

West Point , UT

What, hold our government leaders accountable? What world are you living in Riverton Cougar? Did you miss the memo about president Obama being exempt from being investigated or scrutinized for his mistakes, or political motives? You and I both know Obama had nothing to do with telling soldiers to stand down. You and I both know Obama knew it was a terrorist attack and acted in good honest conscience with no political motives during September of an election year. Stop trying to sling mud and dig up things that "don't make any difference now". How dare you?

The idea that Obama is innocent and is an honest man, just because he says so, and liberals take that spoonful of garbage without question has never ceased to amaze me. I'm a conservative and I certainly question Bush's motives in the Middle East, and don't believe for a second that he was always honest and never sought to cover things up. Grow up dems and realize that Obama may have actually lied and covered something up. Stop acting as if it's inconceivable or "doesn't make any difference now".

West Point , UT

It also cracks me up looking back on Obama promising his administration would be the most transparent ever, and now the irony of his party all up in arms because republicans are asking them to be transparent and forthcoming with emails and information.

West Point , UT

And now we find out Greg Hicks was demoted. His attorney states he was given a choice of no job or reassignment to a lesser position. Why Obama? If you have nothing to hide and your administration did nothing wrong, why punish Hicks? Because he's lying? Maybe, but I don't see what his motive would be. Whereas we can all see what your motive would be.

Salt Lake City, UT

@Riverton Cougar
"When's the last time they passed a budget? "

Somewhere around March 23rd of this year.

Sugar City, ID

Republicans joined with Democrats in forcing Nixon to resign. The difference I see here is that the Democrats have a double standard. If it's one of their own lying, then look the other way. What a bunch of hypocrites.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Blame Bush continues from the left.
It surfaces any time anyone is critical of Obama or his administration.
They have created a machine that immediately blames the GOP with no regard for content.
I'd say standing down to protect your political image while Americans are dying is pretty serious. Then again, that's just my far-rightwing nut job way of looking at things, eh Furry?

Hayden, ID

Only Republican politicians should be held accountable for their misfeasance, not the Democrats! When Republican crooks and liars are investigated, "its to get to the truth." If Democrat crooks and liars are questioned, it a "witch hunt".

Elk Hair Caddis
Sandy, UT

I wish the Republicans would stop trying to pin Benghazi on Hilary and I wish the Democrats would stop saying what caused Benghazi does not matter.

I hope brave "whistle blowers" will continue to come forward so all Americans will know why we were told a film caused the murders of Americans while the source of that fiction knew that was not the case.

Orem, UT

Once again, the AP writes yet another puff piece for the far left. If the requested documents were provided and showed that those who were on the seen were lying, then it would be over now. Just like in the "Fast and furious" scandal the administration thumbs their nose and the press covers for their man.

IS there anything this president could do that he would actually get called on? The crap he has gotten away with now is worse than anything Nixon did. Only Nixon didn't withhold resources that allowed people to die so his campaign wouldn't get distrupted.

Why didn't he step forward and show us some tenacity in handling the Benghazi situation, you know, like act like a president? At best how can anyone possibly think he did anything beyond punt. He went to bed and then hopped his plane to a fund raiser. That is all he knows how to do.

I Bleed Blue
Las Vegas, NV

I don't like cover ups but while were on this Benghazi thing can we also go after Dick Chenny and company for destabilizing the whole middle east with the war in Iraq? The only weapon of mass destruction turned out to be Chenny's bad idea.

Sandy, UT

Furry1993 your comment -their disregard of, andd disdain for, anyone who is not affluent- is not representative of the affluent conservative world I live in.

I and many of my affluent friends spend on average 20 hours plus a week in the homes of poverty stricken refugees, undocumented Americans , and folks with all kinds of addictions. We take them to job interviews, hospitals, and schools in our Lincolns, Escalades, and Hummers. We eat in their homes and play with their kids. They are thankful kind generous people. We love them. They love us. They never ask us for money. They are grateful for the opportunities that our mentoring provides them.

I encourage you to contact Catholic Community Services, LDS Social services, The Asian Association of Utah, and Refugee immigrant Services of Utah and find an opportunity to work along side the affluent,the poor,and just other regular folks in helping others. If you can set aside just one hour a week your work will be appreciated and no one you work with will disdain you. They will love you.

Mcallen, TX


This isn't politics, but ethics. Either we were lied to, or not. Either lives could have been saved, or not. There are no excuses. Whether Democrat, or Republican, our leaders need to come clean with the American people.

How is it the British got their people out safely, and not us?

Salt Lake City, UT

The liberals just couldn't get enough of Bain Capital in the last election. If that was a measure of Romney, Benghazi is a measure of Clinton. Don't worry Dems, during the campaign Bill Clinton will have a very plausible, but fabricated (Excuse me, "stylistic.") explanation and he may even shed a tear.



A meeting between Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Beth Jones and Hicks took place in Tripoli prior to his removal from Libya, but not under the same circumstances Hicks sought to portray. Counter to Hicks’ story of an unwarranted reassignment, the staff was upset with Hicks’ performance since he was first assigned to Tripoli on July 31, and told Jones as much prior to her meeting with Hicks.
“[Jones] and her aide had one-on-one meetings with us to see if [Hicks] could be guided into being a better leader,” a State Department employee reported.. “Literally every single one of us begged for him to be removed from post,” said the employee.

He was removed from here because he was a disaster as a manager,” the second employee went on to say, expressing the belief that Hicks’ reassignment had “nothing to do with him being a whistleblower, it had everything to do with his management capacity or lack thereof.”


"The same employees also told Thinkprogress of several troubling incidents involving Hicks and the staff at the Tripoli Embassy both before and after the September 11, 2012 assault in Benghazi. During the aftermath of Benghazi, Hicks showed a lack of diplomatic protocol that both staffers found extremely questionable given the tense times. This includes going to a meeting with the Libyan Prime Minister Mohammed Magarief in a t-shirt, cargo pants, and baseball cap. “I’m too upset to wear a suit,” Hicks allegedly told a staffer. “I want the Libyans to know how upset I am about this attack.”

The State Department attempted to chart a middle path on Hicks, seeking to neither give credence to his claims of retribution nor portray him as lacking as a leader."

There You Go Again
Saint George, UT

"...GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond...".

The GOP told voters that it was all going to be about jobs...

West Point , UT

I appreciate the information, but the timing of his guidance "to be a better leader" seems very convenient. Everything you have said may be true but it seems pretty fishy that he's getting his guidance shortly after his whistle blowing. I would also appreciate your sources please, I would like to read both sides of it, until then forgive me if the timing doesn't make me (and many others) suspicious.

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