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Published: Saturday, May 11 2013 10:08 a.m. MDT

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m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Some people accuse the Republicans of just playing politics with these hearings. Wasn't it just as political for the Democrats to have their hearings on Watergate, Iran/Contra? Of course it was, but what really caused the Benghazi problem was when Obama and Clinton played politics in trying to cover up the truth about what really happened in Libya. If they had been straight up from the beginning, and condemned it as a terriorist attack, and said they would get the ones who did it, Obama would still be President and most people would not even remember much about Benghazi. Why did they do it? It seems like every President makes this kind of mistake sooner or later, and apparantly Obama is no different. So he will have to accept the consequences of a diminished Presidency. And it probably ends Hillarys ambitions too.

RRB
SLC, UT

I don't want an administration that tries to deceive the American people. It's not enough for impeachment, but a warning against giving Obama control of the house and senate in 2014.

The AP has lost it's journalistic integrity. They no longer report the news, but give a very one sidded opinion.

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

Cougsndawgs~

The source is Think Progress, a George Soros website. They praised Hicks until his testimony didn't support Obama. Their first article was titled “GOP Star Witnesses Debunk Right -Wing Benghazi Conspiracy Theories” on Wednesday. Then they ran “Embassy Staff Undercut Whistleblower Testimony on Benghazi” yesterday.

Lisa Meyers of NBC News said, “…I got calls from a number of Democrats yesterday trying to undermine Greg Hicks’s testimony, saying he wasn’t demoted, etc. So I think they feel that some damage was done by those three witnesses on Wednesday."

Foreign Policy Magazine: “Hicks has a distinguished record of service in six overseas assignments in Bahrain, Afghanistan, Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Gambia. He has received six Meritorious Service Increases, three individual Meritorious Honor Awards, and four individual Superior Honor Awards.”

I will take the word of these men under oath anytime over that of an anonymous source in the Obama administration.

Who actually believes that Obama doesn’t retaliate against those who disagree with him, especially now with the IRS and Tea Party revelations? Everyone and their dog knew this was coming. Welcome to Chicago thug politics.

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This issue won't win any converts,but will keep the enraged frothing.

Mark B
Eureka, CA

From someone who was around and paying attention during the period we sometimes refer to as "Watergate": There is almost no comparison between what happened last year in Libya and Watergate. If you think the two are similar, please go back to the history books to get some idea of how big a deal Watergate actually was. I am not trying to minimize mistakes that led to deaths last year. In fact, we still suffer from Watergate.

HS Fan
Salt Lake City, UT

United we stand, divided we fall.

Ralph
Salt Lake City, UT

I have no idea what happened in Benghazi, or afterwards, but if the right wing media says that Obama lied or did something horrible, then I'm sure that's what happened.

What was it again that was supposed to have happened?

Something something talking points? Oh yeah, the talking points.

Benghazi nothin-burger.

Enjoy your lunch.

Counter Intelligence
Salt Lake City, UT

Hutterite So any opinion other than yours is "frothing" and your own extremism is not? What is that foam around your post?
Raph - Lying to America after people died merely to save Obama/Hillary/left-wing's immediate politcal problem is a nothign-burger? I dont share your priorities
Mark B - No one died at Watergate. So Benghazi is worse
Atl134 - Democrats did not passs a budget for 4 years and Patty Murry's 2013 Senate budget is a joke that was "shamed" into being and will not be implimented; so you are arguing semantics
Furry - If you are a longstanding Repuplican, then I must be Queen Elizabeth - perhaps instead of blaming Republicans for noticing the Clintonian pattern of lying - perhaps you should actually blame Clinton for lying

Thank you all for proving exactly why no one should trust the Obama administration or its groupies and Bengahzi should be investigated fully and Hillary is unfit for office

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Ralph. Watergate was the real nothing-burger but because it was a REPUBLICAN problem, it was front page news everyday, even though no one died. A President resigned in disgrace even though no one died. People went to prison, even though no one died. The only thing that makes Benghazi a "nothing burger" is that now its a Democrat problem and they refuse to eat their lunch and yes, people died!

Furry1993
Ogden, UT

@Counter Intelligence 9:02 a.m.

How do you do, Your Majesty . . . you did introduce yourself as Queen Eliabeth, didn't you?

Yes, I'm a long-term Republican. I'm just not one of the radical far right fringe-dweller extremists who hijacked my party to the far right fringes in the 1990s. I've stayed with the Party despite its current miasma because I agree with the feeling expressed by Senator Carl Schurz (R-Missouri, 1869-1875) who said "My country, right or wrong. When right, keep it right; when wrong, put it right." Both my country and my party went astray when the Republican Party was hijacked to the far right; I'm hoping that I and those like me csn put my country and Party back where it should be.

The ony Clintonian lying that I am aware of was done by President W.J. Clinton. Perhaps H.R. Clinton lied -- anything is possible -- but an unbiased examination of the record at this point doesn't disclose that. And, then, I'm not politically invested in keeping her from running for President because nobody on the Repubican side at this point could beat her. I'm waiting for more evidence.

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

Furry1993, meet Hillary Clinton and her lies:

Chelsea was jogging around the WTC on 9/11/2001.

She was named after Sir Edmund Hillary.

She was under sniper fire in Bosnia.

Misrepresented her record opposing the Iraq War and her role in the Irish Peace Accord.

Lied about supporting NAFTA and her role in passing the Family/Medical Leave Act.

Lied that Bill was innocent about Monica and it was a “vast right-wing conspiracy”

Her biggest: Watergate scandal. “'A lifelong Democrat, Mr. Zeifman supervised the work of 27-year-old Hillary Rodham…When the investigation was over, Zeifman fired Hillary from the committee staff and refused to give her a letter of recommendation – one of only three people who earned that dubious distinction in Zeifman’s 17-year career.”
Why?
"Because she was a liar," Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.”

These lies and more (with more details) are confirmed with a simple internet search. Not enough words are available here.

LoveLife
Riverton, UT

I realized that I was assuming you know about Hillary’s lies regarding Benghazi. But you probably don’t, since you feel that she is still qualified to be the POTUS.

Hicks testified that he spoke directly to Clinton as the attacks started. He never said anything about a demonstration.

HC lied every time she said the attack was because of a video. This includes lying, face to face, to the bereaved families, over the coffins of their loved ones.

She and Obama spent $70,000 on ads to air in Pakistan denouncing the video.

The State Department (that she heads) lied when they said they played no role in the changing of the talking points.

She lied when she said that security cuts did not come to her attention. Documents showed they were approved at the highest level in the State Department. She either lied or is incompetent.

She lied when she said her now-famous “What difference does it make?” whether it was a planned terrorist attack or a spontaneous attack based on a video. She knew all along it wasn’t spontaneous nor about a video.

Please, please nominate her!

ParkCityAggie
Park City, Ut

"...GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, and Womens rights back to the 1950's"

Benghazi is and always has been faux out-rage by the right-wing; Americans didn't buy it before the 2012 election either, what makes rich old men party think Americans will change their minds in the future? We invaded a country and lost upwards of 4,480 brave Men and Women based on dubious and false information, and yet where is the outrage there? Three deaths in Libya is a tragedy, 4,000 US deths in Iraq is just a statisic right? Sad, very sad.

xert
Santa Monica, CA

The Angry, Rich Old White Man Party---earning the love and respect of minorities, young people and potential voters with every move.

CPA Howard
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA

There are only two differences between this and Watergate: 1. 4 american died 2. The press did their job and worked hard to get the truth out and not bury it or ignore it. For those who say this is political mud slinging did they say the same about Watergate and the Iran- Contra, probably not. The beauty of this government is that the party out of power will work to expose the wrong doing of the other party. This is has been happening since the days of the Federalists and Democartic-Republicans and this is what has made our country strong.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

ParkCityAggie,

Are you suggesting that what happened at Benghazi is not a big deal at all? Are you suggesting that Benghazi doesn't matter because Bush declared war on Iraq? So I guess Benghazi is Bush's fault, isn't it?

You ask where the outrage is over the Iraq war. I'm presuming that with that question you are either 10 years old or younger or else you are misinformed because there was plenty of outrage over the war. Also, there is still evidence that Iraq did have WMDs, so your "Iraq happened so Obama can get away with any lying" argument holds even less water.

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