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Published: Thursday, Nov. 1 2012 11:59 p.m. MDT

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Redshirt1701
Deep Space 9, Ut

To "AnH" what was illegal about what Bush did?

Before we went into Iraq, Bush followed federal law and received authorization for military action for an extended period of time.

What law was broken.

You realize that under Obama's watch, more soldiers have died than in the previous 8 years under Bush. So, if Obama is so wise for with such a high casualty rate, Bush must be a super genious.

It is clear that you, and your ilk are grasping at straws if you call a legal act illegal.

Benghazi should be a concern because per federal law, if an ambassador or embassy is attacked, the President is to be informed immediately. If the laws were followed, and the President knew, why didn't he do anything? If the laws were not followed, why is the President NOT doing anything?

Either way, there appears to be a coverup. Should we be willing to allow a President to be involved in a coverup where an ambassador and soldiers were killed?

Wildcat
O-town, UT

Looks like the Righties are already giving up on winning the election and creating their "grounds" to impeach Obama during his second term--pathetic.

I guess it is not enough for some of the the paranoid Righties for a speech dedicated to Benghazi to have the phrase "No acts of terror will ever shake the resolve of this great nation..." Now every sentence in every Obama speech will have to mention the subject being addressed in the whole speech because the Righties will say it was meant in an overall terrorism context.

GOOD GRIEF! Only five more days of the Romney Reader, then the D-News will have to give that up and go back to justifying BYU football independence 24/7.

"I stand by what I said, whatever it was." Willard Mitt Romney

Amen Mittens! Amen.

spring street
SALT LAKE CITY, UT

@flying finn

this man came to reporter s in a time of what I can only imagine of great grief and probably anger and fox and people like you have taken advantage of his situation and without any evidence to support your claims used it for your own dishonest purposes.

@redshirt

What liberal lie? read the transcripts from the three events I sited its right there in black and white. I am sorry the facts are getting in your way but they are what they are.

Aggielove
Cache county, USA

Love mitt.
Hate barrack.
They all lie.
It's the truth

Hutterite
American Fork, UT

I'll tell ya..I don't trust that romney fella. I'm voting Obama. Again.

George
Bronx, NY

@Redshirt
You don't even need to deal with reading you can google the full speech of all three on video and watch his lips actually form the words and hear him say it.

SoCalChris
Riverside, CA

The mainstream media was in a feeding frenzy over an outed CIA agent a few years ago. The story was trivial by comparison.

Here we have 4 dead Americans, including an ambassador and CIA personnel, denials of additional security beforehand and desperately needed help during the attack, a complete abandonment of fellow Americans, and a cover-up -- and a shrug of the shoulders from our state-run media and some people on this thread.

It's amazing to me that Obama can blame the events on a video for 2 weeks but slip the generic words "acts of terror" in his Rose Garden speech, and his faithful followers will buy into it and say -- see he's been candid! Even Candy Crowley had to admit that was nonsense.

No name
Provo, UT

The best solution would be that the government releases facts they know about the attack to the public. Seems simple enough, yet we still do not have clear answers either way. I feel it would clear up so much confusion, and would restore some type of closure to the families who lost loved ones.It's no wonder people are coming up with theories. We haven't received answers, so obviously people are going to speculate. I was watching the news (I believe the CBS evening news) back in September and the report stated that the attack was the result of a youtube video that sparked protesters to attack. The report stated names of the individuals who made the video, and also noted that the video was posted several months before the attack, and had few views until around the attack on 9/11. It's hard to know what to believe when I saw/heard one thing and then got a completely different story a few days later. After listening to the interview Glen Beck did with Tyrone Woods father, I know there are vital details that, for whatever reason, have not been revealed that someone needs to answer for.

djk
blue springs, MO

the media will do all it can to hide the ruth. chris christie is a two faced turkey like obama is. photo ops and media ops. i am so done with the pre election drama. i want obama out and romney in. our country needs to recover and heal. obama uses any tactic for attention. he is using the 'sandy storm' as his new glory moment. he treats the country like trash then when election time is tight he comes out hugging and smiling. i personally am tired of obama and biden and their gadianton warriors !

UtahBlueDevil
Durham, NC

Ok.... lets just say that the white house didn't use the word terror and under estimated the threat. Lets just assume that this is all true and accepted by all.

Now with that said, even if this is all true, I still don't get the indignation by the NeoCons on this site. If the deaths of 4 people raises to gross incompetence, what does the bad intelligence that led to the deaths of over 4,000 service people, and nearly 70,000 civilians in Iraq rise to?

I would gladly be in the Obamas shoes rather than the Bush administrations shoes when history looks back and decides who mislead the American people at the greatest cost to human life. It is an amazing display of bravado by the ultra conservatives to be trying to make this gap of intelligence in Libya to be greater than what preceded it in Iraq.

4 lives versus all toll more than 100,000 in Iraq. Really folks? You want to start drawing comparisons in judgement?

George
Bronx, NY

@no name
people believe wild conspiracy theories not because the facts are not known but because they want to believe that the government is evil and out to get them. Some facts have been released there is an investigation on going. you can make the choice to follow the facts as they are released or you can choose to run after the wild conspiracy theories. its your choice but the reason those in the media that are not covering the conspiracies is because there is nothing to support those claims and are choosing not to inflict further harm to sell a few papers or a internet radio show. The DN used to know what journalism and integrity meant but have clearly lost sight of it.

George
Bronx, NY

@ned
while I am certainly not a Romney fan I think the fact that he has not ran with all these wild conspiracy theories shows at least a minimal amount of decorum and decency on his part which is more then I can say for the posers on this thread,

worf
Mcallen, TX

Time for Obama to man up, and explain not only Libya, but guns to Mexican cartels as well.

A1994
Centerville, UT

"This will be the most transparent administration in history."

And here we are in the middle of a cover up. Amazing that the lefties are in such denial. The President is not giving us the truth. He's not even talking. Who gave the order to stand down? Who let Americans die? Who gave Mexican drug cartels guns? Oh, and by the way, what is in the Heath Care Bill? This man is the worst kind of politician. To top it all off, he has no plan for his second term and has left us with a worse economy than he inherited. Game over. This guy is done next Tuesday.

Tolstoy
salt lake, UT

@A1994

"lefties" do not have to "deny" anything since you and yours have failed time and again to provide on shred of evidence to support your claims.

Now I have no idea who will win come next tuesday but I do have to ask what are you going to do Wednesday morning or when ever it is announced who the winner is if Obama ends up wining a second term? eight years of the type of bitter mindset you and others have shown is very unhealthy not only for your mind and body but also your soul.

donquixote84721
Cedar City, UT

When one enlists in the United States Military, active duty or reserve, they take the following oath:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; and that I will obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over me, according to regulations and the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

Seems like pretty good motivation to obey any order you're given, right? Nope. These articles require the obedience of LAWFUL orders. An order which is unlawful not only does not need to be obeyed, but obeying such an order can result in criminal prosecution of the one who obeys it. Military courts have long held that military members are accountable for their actions even while following orders -- if the order was illegal.

If any law infringes on MY Constitution, it is NOT Lawful.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

Romney didn't try in the debates to make a "big deal" of the Benghazi situation/cover-up/scandal, because he knew the anointed one would simply give him the run-around, take up valuable time, and get away with it. Obama's pad answer is, "we are still investigating".

Funny how Fox News journalists have done their "investigations", and are light years ahead of the president's investigations. The facts will eventually all come out, and Obama will be exposed for what he is - a weakling, a poor commander in chief, an inept leader, and a liar.

wYo8
Rock Springs, WY

All I can say is thank you Jason Chaffetz for your investigation and wanting to find out who is responsible for the lack of leadership. What has jim matheson said about this cover up. I haven't heard him say anything about it. This alone would lead me to vote for Mia Love if I had a vote in Utah. One former military leader said tonight if nothing else comes from this obama has broken the code of leaving no one behind. That alone will have a lasting effect on our military.

John NZ
Wellington/NZ, 00

Have to agree with "one old man"

Truthseeker
SLO, CA

re:UtahBlueDevil
"I would gladly be in the Obamas shoes rather than the Bush administrations shoes when history looks back and decides who mislead the American people at the greatest cost to human life."

Well put.

The facts will come out when the investigation is complete.

End of story.

In the meantime, Republicans can entertain themselves with the conspiracy theories....

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