To "Open Minded Mormon" there is a big difference between those
incidents and Benghazi.The biggest is the fact that afterwards Obama
LIED to the US public by blaming a YouTube video, when even the most ill
informed person knows that protestors don't typically carry rocket
propelled grenades.Then you have the fact that military personnel
were told to stand down. (Didn't Reagan bomb Libya after the attack, and I
don't think Bush told military members to stand down.)Why would
you support and defend a President who lies directly to your face?To
"Ultra Bob" you realize that what the IRS was doing to the conservative
groups is EXACTLY the same thing that go Nixon impeached. The IRS was gathering
information for political purposes because they turned some of the information
gathered during the audits over to liberal political action groups.
FT1/SSVirginia Beach, VA@Moderate, I can promise you the Standard
Operating Procedures for an Embassy attack is for the President to be in contact
with the Military Officer in Charge, or at least standing by.========== How about that 1983 terrorist attack killing 241
American Marines in Lebanon Embassy under President Reagan.The WhiteHouse
staff didn't even bother to wake up the sleeping President.Finally, let’s check into the Republican-controlled House that cut
embassy security funding by hundreds of millions of dollars, probably the
biggest contributor to those deaths in Benghazi or the 13 OTHER
Benghazi-style U.S. Embassy attacks during the Bush Administration....not a peep
from Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity or FoxNews over them.I can promise you
that SubMarines and Navy SumbMarine School procedures are not standard operating
procedures for the WhiteHouse.There is a proper Chain of Command.And of all people, you should be aware of how that operates.
I believe that the IRS was simply doing their job. The crime in this story is
the improper request for tax exemption for people who misrepresent the people of
the USA. I believe that the Benghazi tragedy was the consequences
of the American business oppression upon foreign peoples. It is unlikely that
any business media will allow us to know the truth. I believe that
most of the difficulties put upon President Obama are because of the issue of
The second term curse is the term limit imposed by the Republicans onto the
Constitution after FDR. Term limits are not appropriate in a democracy; the
people should have the right to vote for whomever they want. In 1944 they wanted
to continue with FDR-- shouldn't they have had that right?
Re:onejn416REP. ROBIN KELLY: You said that four military personnel
were told not to the board that plane and that this call came from Special
Operations Command Africa. Is that right? HICKS: That's
what I understand.Any evidence a "stand-down" order came
from the President?Zero, zilch, nada
Don't forget the government spying on the Associated Press.
@Moderate, I can promise you the Standard Operating Procedures for an Embassy
attack is for the President to be in contact with the Military Officer in
Charge, or at least standing by. In the White House, the President is normally
in the Situation Room with a military attache. The Military SOP would be to
asst. the embassy by any means necessary, unless there was an order coming from
the Situation Room to stand down. Obama's politcal advisors probably talked
him into standing down. In my experience, political leaders can make poor
choices in these matters.
WE are all suffering from the second term curse, which is bad because the US has
not recovered from his first term curse.
"The "stand down" order to the embassy can only come from the
president’s office"Factually dubious. It ignores the long chain
of command that exists in the United States Military. You can't have it
both ways. You can't decry that government is too big, then claim that the
President makes every decision.
The "stand down" order to the embassy can only come from the
president’s office, during times of crisis. For anyone to assume that
Obama did not issue that order is pure denial. For anyone to assume that Hillary
and Obama were not in continuous contact is pure denial. Quit playing the
politics and start holding people accountable for their actions and or
incompetence. If this were Bush, the media would be screaming for impeachment
hearings. Unfortunately ABC, CBS and CNN all have CEOs whose relatives hold high
level positions in this administration, so the cover up is real from inside and
out. Just for the record, I am a registered independent and did a write in for
the first time in my life. Party preference has nothing to do with it.