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Published: Wednesday, July 10 2013 12:00 a.m. MDT

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The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

I don't care about water gate. It was revolved decades ago.

I don't care about Bengahzi. We were attacked and a few people died.

I care about the economy. What solutions or ideas does the right have to fix them? Why are we rehashing these decades old stories and comparisons rather than work to fix our #1 problem???

Roland Kayser
Cottonwood Heights, UT

During the presidency of G.W. Bush there were 13 Benghhazis yet the author of this letter said nothing.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. Larson's letter is a perfect example of the puerile conspiracy fantasies that entertain the GOP base but otherwise make the rest of the nation shake their heads in dismay about the sorry state of today's Republican Party.

Editors, why did you deem this letter worthy of space?

Mark l
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

The problem is not what happened on September 12, 2012, although it is tragic that any Americans lost their lives, the problem lies in the apparent coverup. Nixon was not in trouble for the break in at the Watergate, he covered up and lied about his knowledge about the situation. What is this administration hiding, and is their a routine to cover up similar events.

Zac
Ogden, UT

With those 13 attacks under Bush, how many times was Bolton directed to go on a talk show tour and lie about some video?

airnaut
Everett, 00

Some have even gone so far as to compare Obama's Benghazi cover up with GW Bush's Weapons of Mass Destruction lies and cover up.

Having living memory of both I can tell you they're not the same. 8,000 died and 70,000 wounded in the Middle East.

Blue
Salt Lake City, UT

Mark1: "What is this administration hiding, and is their a routine to cover up similar events."

This administration is hiding the truth about Benghazi in exactly the same way that NASA is hiding "the truth" about the Apollo Moon Landings.

Get the point?

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

It must be sad when even far right politicians like rand have not only abandened but condemned their conserecy theories.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

"With those 13 attacks under Bush, how many times was Bolton directed to go on a talk show tour and lie about some video?"

Why does this matter? Who cares what the causes were? Does it bring them back to life?

Imagine if the GOP spent just half the time on job creation as it has wasted debating Bengahzi or obama's birth certificate. Our economy would finally be fixed!

I'm tired of debating these nonsensical matters. Lets move on to our real issues.

Ernest T. Bass
Bountiful, UT

Obama didn't cover up Benghazi.
Why is it that repubs don't seem to care that US taxpayers are on the hook for $39 Billion to Dick Cheney's Haliburton for the war in Iraq?
$39 Billion of war profiteering from the VP and there is no Faux Noise outrage. Explain that one please.

FreedomFighter41
Orem, UT

Soooooooo why aren't we holding Mr. Chaffetz's feet to the fire?

Wasn't he one of the guys celebrating the "cuts" he made to the security at these facilities?

If he cut the funding for their security which led to them having inadequate security, shouldn't he be held accountable?

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

This horse no longer has legs.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

Still with Bengahzi? Maybe this is one of the reasons that Rush Limbaugh is encouraging his listeners to quit watching Fox News.

atl134
Salt Lake City, UT

There's a difference between lying and being wrong...

procuradorfiscal
Tooele, UT

Re: ". . . 'how many times was Bolton directed to go on a talk show tour and lie about some video?' Why does this matter? Who cares what the causes were? Does it bring them back to life?"

Yeah. Move along. Nothing to see here.

And, whatever you do, don't you dare say anything that might affect Hillary's chances of succeeding Obama and becoming a contender for the "Worst President Ever" award.

Eric Samuelsen
Provo, UT

Benghazi was a tragedy. Brave men died, because security at a mission abroad, thought to be adequate, proved not to be. There was reason to believe that security arrangements would fail, which is why a thorough investigation was needed. Such an investigation took place, and specific recommendations were made, which are right now being implemented.
That's it. That's all. That's what happened at Benghazi. There is no further scandal. No evidence of a cover-up, or conspiracy, or scandal. None.
As for who said what on Sunday talk shows, so what? In a very confusing intelligence environment, some initial reports proved to be inaccurate. Big deal.
No one was instructed to lie about a video. Ambassador Rice was given some talking points, most of which were accurate, a few of which turned out not to be. Human beings make mistakes.
Now that that's done, let's talk about the economy.

Mike Richards
South Jordan, Utah

The difference is that a Democrat is in office. Nobody expects a Democrat to be held accountable. Look at Clinton. Look at the Kennedy brothers. Look at Reid. Look at Pelosi.

Thank goodness Republicans are held to a higher standard. At least that proves that some elected officials are EXPECTED to be truthful and honest.

Whatever
Springville, UT

re: procuradorfiscal

"And, whatever you do, don't you dare say anything that might affect Hillary's chances of succeeding Obama and becoming a contender for the "Worst President Ever" award."

Sorry, but not even in your wildest tea party/fake news led dreams will anyone ever take that award away from Bush. Keep hoping though.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Mike Richards: "The difference is that a Democrat is in office."
No kidding, The republicans spent 100 million investigating Clinton, and only 30 million on 911, I can see the difference.
No amount of money is too much to try and remove a democratic president once elected.

Higher standard? Reagan's Iran Contra, Bushes higher standard, Swallow's higher standards that's laughable, Where Mike? Cause I don't see it.

tenx
Santa Clara, UT

In the words of whats-her-name--"what difference does it make now". I'm still awaiting word from BO as to what they found out happened. Investigation complete yet? Holding my breath--help!

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