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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 31 2012 4:00 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you DN for keeping the "Benghazi mess" a story in the news, and for raising new information. We need to keep this in the forefront and make sure our honest questions receive honest answers (if that's possible). The burden IMO is on the president's shoulders. He would be more attractive as a candidate if he owned up to his responsibility regarding this. All he looks like now is the little kid trying to hide the fact he had his hand in the cookie jar.

Ogden, UT

Bengazi Sept. 11, 2012. Amiercans were dying and Obama is still lying. Do You Really Trust The Government???? I do not!!! I also do not trust the main stream media. Beware the Government Media Complex. Something is Rotten in Denmark oh excuse me Washington D.C. 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

Eugene, OR

And the DN pretends that rumors and right-wing conspiracy theories are "news." If this is such a smoking gun, then why hasn't Romney even mentioned it since his blunder in the second debate? Even Condoleezza Rice has said that not all the pieces have been put together yet and that the investigation should proceed without being politicized.

I know you guys are desperate to prop up Mitt Romney, but this is just silly.

Kyle loves BYU/Jazz
Provo, UT

I don't understand how the President can get away without answering any questions about it. I mean the only guy who has had the chance to ask him anything in the last couple weeks is a local newsman from Denver? Why doesn't the President ever appear before the media?

Salt Lake City, UT

This is infurirating to read. So much dodge and weave. So much cover up. So much washington bull. Do politicians really believe we can't tell when they dance around a question and DON'T answer it? Do they not know what that does to their credibility? Like we're all a bunch of fools who can't see through the typical two step. I think the part that gets me the most is that BO is going to be re-elected with these blatant disregards for security not being answered for. And there's nothing we can do about it. He won't say a word until after the election is over. I don't care what he knew. He appointed the people that are responsible for making these decisions, so it is his to answer for.

Sandy, UT

Nixon was crucified by the liberal media and forced towards impeachment/resignation for a bungled cover up in trying to sneak the other parties campaign strategy! In this Scandal, all evidence points to the Obama administration to #1 reducing security in a dangerous Libya against many dire pleadings for more security. #2 they ignored the calls for help for 7 hours during the attack! #3 Had the nearby special agents that are now dead listened to those orders to stand down, many more would have died. #4 we know from white house e-mails released that at this exact same time they knew the terrorist group taking credit for this attack and yet for weeks they still misled the American people that this was all the cause from a low budget youtube video! (for which the author is now in JAIL!) Obvious that the Obama team tried to cover up their gross negligence in their lack of security and in not sending these US Citizens any help during the attack despite their desperate calls for assistance. What happened to leave no man behind (official policy!) Disgraceful Liberal Media ignoring the story altogether! Obama's far more deserving of impeachment than Nixon!

Buena Vista, VA

All this business about a video sparking a protest was a massive coverup attempt, although very clumsily done, but with the cooperation of most of the media. Hillary, went around apologizing for the video when she knew, or at least Obama knew, that was a phony reason. This coverup is much bigger and more important than Watergate, and it involved deaths of Americans whom the government could have and should have been protecting, but didn't. If a GOP president were in charge, the media would have been very, very eager to investigate this. The hypocrisy of the mainstream media today rivals that of the scribes and Pharisees at the time of Christ. But someday, "all [the administration's] iniquities shall be dspoken upon the housetops, and their secret acts shall be revealed." (D&C 1:3)

Layton, UT

This is an important ugly story that's being suppressed because of the political implications.

Eugene, OR

Since when do rumors and right-wing conspiracy theories count as news? If this were such a smoking gun, why hasn't Mitt Romney even mentioned it since his blunder in the second debate? I know that Obama has the momentum going into next Tuesday and you guys are desperate to prop up Romney, but come on...

jim l
West Jordan, UT

The main stream liberal media wants pres. obama elected again. Look at what glenn beck had to say about this situation. Very interesting.

Cache, UT

@ Terry: I concur with you completely. B.O. wants this to fizzle until the election is over. Impeach Obama!

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

It's amazing how fast the white house released photos of the situation room after osamas death. They quickly released a photo after Sandy. Yet they refuse to release any information about Benghazi. They refuse to talk about it. So much for the transparency they had promised, "hope & change".

Now as information comes out we know they were communicating with the people on the ground. Watching the events in real time. We know the men on the ground were begging for their lives and air support. Obviously they knew enough to activate special forces and get drones in the air. Yet, they never launched them. Why? Why not at least a missle when the CIA had a laser lighting up the location of the mortars? Why couldn't air support be brought in? Are we worried about libya leaders disapproving? We didn't care about Pakistan or other nations with terroists. We blow them up with civilians. So why now? Why hold back now?

The truth is barack couldn't make the call. barack did not lead Seal Team 6 into Pakistan. barack isn't capable of making those decisions. barck could barely be a community organizer leader


We will not know any more about this until after the election, and when we do, if the things we are hearing now we will have a newly reelected president up for impeachment within two months.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT


You are questioning why Governor Mitt Romney hasn't brought this up.

What you should be asking is why the barack hasn't mentioned anything about Benghazi. Why hasn't barack talked about how he watched in real time as Americans were being slaughtered. Why hasn't he talked about his commanding decision to tell soldiers to stand down and watch Americans die. Why did he push the blame on a youtube video for weeks that had already been out for months, for this "random" protest that caused a bump in the road? Why hasn't he brought the terroists to justice? Why did he go fund raising the day the murders occured? Why couldn't he look the parents in the eyes and tell them he did everything possible to protect them? Why did he turn down request for security?

About the debate. Mitt won all three. The supposed Benghazi flap, turned out Mitt was right on it. Barack generalized the attack as an "act of terror". Same as work place violence etc. He never called it a terroists attack, that is what Mitt was pointing out. But when the moderator is in your pocket....


If anyone thinks the GOP will still care about Benghazi after the election, I have a Ground Zero Mosque to sell you.

Centerville, UT


"Since when do rumors and right-wing conspiracy theories count as news?"

Four people are dead. The White House changed its story SEVERAL times on this issue. If there is nothing to hide, why is the President dodging the questions? None of this story makes any sense. Are you so partisan that you're okay just ignoring these facts?

Alpine, UT

Theory--Benghazi was a planned kidnapping of Ambassador Stevens, so that obama could come to the rescue and offer to exchange the blind Sheik for Stevens. He would save the day and easily win reelection. Hence, American forces were told to stand down because it was not a terrorist attack. Problem, two navy seals disobeyed orders, went in as trained to help Stevens, because they were unaware of prearranged kidnapping plans. Stevens was killed by arms he helped smuggle through Turkey to the very jihadists he helped arm. This is a big coverup by the WH.

Gray, TN

Romney has already brought up Benghazi and has left it up to forthcoming reports to validate what he has already alluded to. Since the mainstream media isn't reporting it, evidence of bias becomes even more clear. this all shows how polarized and desperate the liberals have become. Truth is no longer the goal of journalists - every story is skewed to flatter or defame. Who Where Why What How are no longer the foundation of a NEWS story. What we have now are propagandists, storytellers, and entertainment soundbites.
The story of General Ham's sudden retirement is the most telling evidence I see that Panetta is delusional and unable to lead the armed forces - and of course, Obama his boss - the buck stops here - is not up to the task of making really tough decisions in real time.

Brigham City, UT

The usual crowd now whining: "Why isn't Romney talking about this?" Talk about it and he's politicizing the disaster, don't talk about it and it must not be true. Really??

one old man
Ogden, UT

Wow, the conspiracy theorists are out in force this morning.

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