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Published: Wednesday, May 8 2013 5:20 p.m. MDT

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salt lake city, utah

From 2002 to 2008 (Bush years) 7 US consulates/embassies were attacked, 38 people killed and no republican Senator or House Representative was front and center. Shame.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT


Did Bush blame the attack on mob violence sparked by a video then later admit that he knew all along that it was a terrorist attack, then later say that he was still investigating? Did Bush tell the military to "stand down"? Did Bush's administration deny the embassies assistance when they asked, knowing that an attack was likely?

If so, go ahead and start an investigation.

Sorry Charlie!


no and neither did Obama, so what's your point?

how many thousands of people died because of "weapons of mass distraction" that never turned up and republican still to this day try to defend the actions taken because of the false claims made? selective indignation much?

Kaysville, UT

The administration thought this would go away as the Fast and Furious program. Getting around integrity won't help them.

The Real Maverick
Orem, UT

Why doesn't Jason tackle an issue that actually matters? What is he doing to fix our economy?

Salt Lake , UT

Having lived through the Watergate scandal, I am truly grateful that Rep Chaffetz, and others, have the courage to ask the tough questions as to what happened during and after the Benghazi attacks. I am even more grateful the witnesses have the courage to answer those questions. Like Benghazi, Watergate happened shortly before a presidential election. Unlike Benghazi, nobody died from Watergate. If the president is involved in a coverup he needs to resign.

George F
Salt Lake , UT

To Maverick. It's hard for Jason to fix the economy when we have a president doing all he can to destroy it.


Did Ambassador Pickering and Gen. Mike Mullen not do an adequate job of investigating? Are they part of the "cover-up?"

What new evidence of a "cover-up" did Republicans find from the "whistle-blower?"

Are they going to bring in the military now and ask them why they didn't send help?

This is nothing more than Whitewater revisited--an attempt to derail any chance of Hillary running for office.

Murray, UT

Sorry Charlie -

Did Saddam Hussein have bombs? Of course.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was charged with using a weapon of mass destruction, i.e. a small bomb.

So THERE WERE WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION IN IRAQ, by the definition of the USofA. (Not to mention the chemical weapons Hussein had.)

The lie that there were no WMD needs to be put to rest, and the US Federal charges against Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should do just that.

Incidentally, weapons of mass distraction is a democrat party tactic to try to keep their politicians who are in office out of trouble.

Murray, UT

I can't wait for the next murderer to take the stand and say in his/her defense, "He died 2 years ago. What difference, at this point, does it make, whether it was my fault or whether it happened spontaneously?" Thanks for a new defense Secretary Clinton!

This is the story that EVERYONE knew was dirty, but the left and their press denied it anyway, for the love of Obama and "The Party". The left was busy sweeping, like a curling crew, to hide it under the rug.

@ Mavick

When the truth hurts your guy, attack the messenger and distract from the issue. The tactic is predictable, even laughable, but the tragedy forbids.

Joan Watson

I intently watched and listened to the hearings on Benghazi and Tripoli. The so called 'whistle-blowers' I absolutely believe spoke truly and are crditable witnesses to what happened. Also the revelation of what has happened to their government careers since they have openly discredited and challenged the Obama's administration's role both before and after the terrorist attack. Every American citizen regardless of party should be asking some serious questions concerning the power structure of government - just who is responsible and who is to blame when governmental lethal mistakes happen.

Alexandria, VA

This is political postering pure and simple - Congress needs to focus on working together (scary thought) and doing the things that will help "We the people" - not just their polical futures!

Pleasant Grove, UT

Chaffetz is getting what he wants out of this hearing. He wants to be "front and center". It's likely not for noble purposes. Hard to stomach this guy.

Riverton Cougar
Riverton, UT

Sorry Charlie,

I cordially invite you to look up the Benghazi timeline. You are clearly misinformed about what happened, and I cannot fill you in on all the details in fewer than 200 words, so please educate yourself on the issue. I know you liberals love factcheck websites (with an org at the end), so feel free to go there.

As for the Iraq war, Saddam Hussein was widely considered the most dangerous man alive at the time. Any soldier who has been there can say that we did a good thing (that's all I've heard from soldiers who have been there).

Pat sums it up well; if Nixon is forced to resign for something like Watergate (which is harmless and innocent compared to the Benghazi coverup), then it is only right that Obama would resign. At least he would resign if he were a man of integrity.

New York, NY


Simply because I disagree with you does not mean I am not informed it simply means I have not bought into the revisionist timeline and facts of what really happened.

As for Iraq the bush administration claimed that Iraq had weapons they did not have and no matter how far badger tries to torture the facts of what bush claimed and what happened in Boston bush and his team clearly mislead the public and got a lot of people killed. You can now aim it was because sad dam was a bad guy but the fact remains we were lead into a war under false pretense.


House Democrats wanted to have full hearings--including bringing in the military, but Republicans refused. Why? Republicans claim they want to know what happened in Benghazi.

As for Mr. Hicks:

A State Department spokesman, Patrick H. Ventrell, said the department had not and would not retaliate against Mr. Hicks. Mr. Ventrell noted that Mr. Hicks “testified that he decided to shorten his assignment in Libya following the attacks, due to understandable family reasons.” He said that Mr. Hicks’s current job was “a suitable temporary assignment” at the same salary, and that he had submitted his preferences for his next job.

Happy Valley Heretic
Orem, UT

Nothing new, nothing to see but a politician who loves to be front and center.

Nixon wasn't forced to resign, he chose to.

If Saddam was so dangerous why were we giving them so many arms?
Why so many pictures with Old man bush holding hands walking around with Saddam?

If you only listen to AM radio entertainers for News, I can see where you would be confused about the facts, since most of the time those clowns are quite fact free.

m.g. scott
clearfield, UT

Anyone of you who think the Administration did not try to cover up this story are simply showing how in the tank you are for Obama no matter what he does. That is bad citizenship. You should, as an American first, want the truth to come out. I did not believe or support the Bush lies, the Reagan lies, the Clinton lies, ect. And from my 50 plus years experience know all Presidents and administrations lie at times. It is the duty of the press and the people to hold them accountable, not cover up because of petty politics. Shame on all of you who stand by the lies by Obama, Clinton, Carney,ect who said for weeks that this was bacause of some movie that no one ever saw. It was terriorism and they all knew it from the beginning. That is fact. But the Obama people tried to cover it up for election purposes. And now it is the same so that Hillary will not be held accountable for her possible run in 2016. Shame, shame, shame.

Kaysville, UT

I don't agree with Representative Chaffetz on everything but the President and the Department of State have not been open and forthcoming with the "truth". We elect the President and the Congress for a purpose. The Congress is our quality review board. They have the power and authority to do what they are doing. They pass laws and approve budgets. They want answers and even though it has politics in it, the President is also a political animal and the career diplomats appear to have been thwarted by coming forward. They are the Lieutenant Calley from Vietnam timeframe. Ambassador Rice fell on her sword that Sunday when she made those statements trying to defend the action or inaction of the administration. Those men that died didn't know that support for them was called off. Why was the Ambassador from the United States of America in Benghazi that day without security and coordinated support? This was not random action by novice attackers. The Secretary of Defense should have pushed the President to action but he wasn't a real Secretary of Defense, just a politician and bureaucrat. Street fighting in Benghazi is having the mafia in Chicago without FBI.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

Jason Chaffetz wants Senator Orrin Hatch's job so bad he can almost taste it!

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