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Published: Wednesday, Oct. 30 2013 5:35 p.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, UT

"I believe that if ALL the information related to the Benghazi mess comes to light - the President will be impeached."

Mishandling a situation, in and of itself, is not an impeachable offense.

"Can you name three Democrat members of congress that did NOT vote for the Iraq war? "

126 Democrats in the House (out of 209) voted against it. Barney Frank, Dennis Kucinich, and Barbara Lee were three of them.

Ultra Bob
Cottonwood Heights, UT

The number of Americans killed by foreign interests because the war on President Obama has so discredited, weakened and emasculated President Obama and America is the epitome of the mountain and the molehill.

When so much is given to make the President look bad to America and the world, is there any reason that a foreigner has to fear America.

It is extremely unlikely that we will ever know the truth about Benghazi or even any other political thing. No one is asking “why did we have a consulate in Benghazi where there are so many people who hate Americans”?


"Can you name three Democrat members of congress that did NOT vote for the Iraq war?"
Democratic "no" votes:
Barbara Boxer-CA
Chris Dodd-CT
Joe Biden-DE
Bob Graham-FL
Max Cleland GA
Daniel Akaka-HI
Richard Durbin-IL
Evan Bayh-IN
John Breaux-LA
Barbara Mikulski-MD
Ted Kennedy-MA
Debra Stabenow-Michigan
Mark Dayton-MN
Jean Carnahan-MO
Max Baucus-Montana
another 10 Democrats in the Senate.

126 members Democratic members of the House.

Cottonwood Heights, UT

No doubt lessons need to be learned from poor judgment and inaction regarding Benghazi, but is this what the hearings really are about? When does this supposed outrage become an obsession.


Do you have the same outrage for the 250 some American civilians that died in the recent wars. Are their lives seemingly less significant. Many of their lives could have been saved with better intelligence and better protection. Speaking of lies, it appears now that "lies" were perpetrated by some to get us into the Iraq war. The claim that Obama lied about Benghazi is obvious conjecture and hope on your part.

Centerville, UT

Ultra Bob,

Obama has not needed any help from Republicans in making himself and America look weak. He has done that all by himself, unfortunately.


"“Chris was not willing to be the kind of diplomat who would strut around in fortified compounds. He amazed and impressed the Libyans by walking the streets with the lightest of escorts, sitting in sidewalk cafes, chatting with passers-by. There was a risk to being accessible. He knew it, and he accepted it,” Jan Stevens writes, without mentioning the diary. “What Chris never would have accepted was the idea that his death would be used for political purposes. There were security shortcomings, no doubt. Both internal and outside investigations have identified and publicly disclosed them. Steps are being taken to prevent their reoccurrence.”

“So rather than engage in endless recriminations, his family is working to continue building the bridges he so successfully began,” he adds.
(Jan Stevens, father of Ambassador Chris Stevens)

Here, UT


Coverup? Ha ha ha, in your dreams.

clearfield, UT

I found it interesting and enlightening that President Obama was not considered the most powerful person in the world in a recent article I saw on MSN. Traditionally the President of the U.S. has always held that spot. Now it is Putin of Russia. The article said that seeming weakness in handling foreign policy, like Syria, contributed to this change. Also, wasn't it under Obama that for the first time Americas credit rating was lowered? I believe so. Yes, he wasn't kidding when he said "change we can believe in." And this is it. And I believe it. Don't like it, but I believe it.

Bored to the point of THIS!
Ogden, UT

Chaffetz voted to cut funding directly tied to this mess. While he should not be allowed to 'have it both ways' the conservative right will let him get away with it. They're more interested in finding fault in others then taking a good look in the mirror.

I don't believe for one minute Chaffetz or any other member of this committee cares about the facts in this case... they're starting the Republican Party campaign verses the likely candidate for the Democrats.

Far East USA, SC

"wasn't it under Obama that for the first time Americas credit rating was lowered?"

"One of the country's three major credit rating agencies signaled Tuesday that it could downgrade the United States' rating, citing the impasse in Washington over raising the debt ceiling."

Thank Mike Lee and Ted Cruz.

LDS Liberal
Farmington, UT

I silently wonder if Jason - upon seeing Mike Lee stumble in recent KSL/BYU polls -- might be eyeing and shoring up a possible run for the Senate...

Most Truthful and Patriotic
Layton, UT

Funny how some can spell Benghazi but not FOY.

January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami gunmen attack the US Consulate, kill 5.

June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. al Aqeda bomber attacks the US Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.

February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Gunmen fire upon the US Embassy. Two people are killed.

May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including nine Americans.

July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Suicide bomber from Islamic Uzbekistan attacks the US Embassy, kills two.

December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the US Consulate, kill 9.

March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide bomber attacks the US Consulate killing four people, INCLUDING DIPLOMAT DAVID FOY.

September 12, 2006. Damascus, Syria. Four gunmen storm the US Embassy. Four killed, 13 wounded.

January 12, 2007. Athens, Greece. Greek terrorist group fires an RPG at the US Embassy. No fatalities.

March 18, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Islamic Jihad of Yemen fire a mortar at the US Embassy. Embassy missed, two in school killed.

July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four terrorists attack the US Consulate. Six killed.

September 17, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen --Second attack in four months.

Reasonable Person
Layton, UT

May I remind everyone that Benghazi was a CIA camp, under the guise of a consulate?

We can thank "Representative" Chaffetz for leaking that piece of secret information.

A Guy With A Brain
Enid, OK

@ JoeBlow - Far East USA, SC "wasn't it under Obama that for the first time Americas credit rating was lowered?" "One of the country's three major credit rating agencies signaled Tuesday that it could downgrade the United States' rating, citing the impasse in Washington over raising the debt ceiling." Thank Mike Lee and Ted Cruz."

Thank Mike Lee and Ted Cruz?

You're kidding, right?

Obama has added over $3 TRILLION in debt (from $14 to $17 trillion), more than any single U.S. President, and you blame Mike Lee and Ted Cruz?




Salt Lake , UT

Thank you Rep Chaffetz. You have my support.

St. George, UT

Duh. This isn't about Obama.

The GOP, having committed themselves to no other agenda besides hating on their political enemies, is simply using this to try to get a jump start on their (surely doomed) campaign against Hillary.

St. George, UT

Guy with Brain:

Obama has lowered the budget deficit to its lowest point in years.

Yes, the debt has increased under his watch. That's what happens when your predecessor puts two wars and a Medicare expansion on a credit card. Very, very little of Obama's deficit spending is spending he initiated -- it's almost entirely spending that he inherited.

Mount Pleasant, UT

I applaud Chaffetz for all his effort to open this nightmare of Benghazi. The Obama Administration as usual are trying to cover their behinds and hopefully someone will be able to finally get the Obama Administration to admit to the coverup. What about the lives that were taken unnecessarily...aren't they important - don't their families deserve some truth? Good for Chaffetz...got my support.

Provo, UT

Republicans are so completely predictable. Obama is an evil, lying despot who should be impeached because the CIA outpost in Benghazi was attacked. However, numerous attacks during Republican administrations were no big deal. Hypocrisy much? Typical, nutty tea party logic.

Salt Lake City, UT

Did I miss Deseret News coverage of Rep. Chaffetz' apology after the "60 Minutes" retraction?

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