Published: Thursday, Jan. 16 2014 12:23 p.m. MST
Hillary already said "what difference does it make" so according to her
finding out who was responsible and why isn't important...obviously because
it would incriminate her. I wonder if Tricky Dick had said "what difference
does it make" concerning Watergate if the congress would have just dropped
it...like Benghazi has been dropped? Oh that's right , Nixon was a
Republican. the political environment in this country is a disgrace
to our history.
Move along, nothing to see here....
Only among people who weren't going to vote democrat anyway, so essentially
Wow... an article on the recent new info on Bengazi and a Democrat Presidential
hopeful's scandal today... Wonder where they found this?I
thought all that mattered today was the traffic jam in New Jersey and if Gov
Christie was involved. I guess I was wrong.
Patriot:. 'I wonder if Tricky Dick had said "what difference does it
make" concerning Watergate if the congress would have just dropped it...like
Benghazi has been dropped?'All I know is that given the current
environment if Nixon was a Democrat today and Watergate happened last year, the
press would have ignored the whole story and labeled it a "phony
scandal". No one at the Washington Post or the NY Times would have touched
it and we would all be saying "WHO?" when someone mentioned the name of
Woodward or Bernstein.Investigative reporting into scandals these
days only applies to people with an R after their names.
Well, people who actually care about our foreign policy and whether our
government is competent would want to hear about Hillary's gross failures
and total inability to run an executive department.So yeah,
Hutterite--Democrats couldn't care less about this, could they?
I think a lot of you don't know the difference between a scandal
(wrongdoing, like Nixon, Blagoyevich, etc) and making a mistake...@JoeCapitalist2Actually the New York Times does investigate it, even
recently with articles like "A Deadly Mix in Benghazi".@VanceoneDemocrats do care, it's just that our priority is figuring
out what went wrong and how it can be prevented in the future whereas the
Republican priority is "how do we turn this into a political win for
Her response was NOT "what difference does it make?" Her response was
"what difference does it make now?"Just an observation that
when she was being interviewed and this famous quote was provided, the action at
Benghazi was past and it was then too late to take action. It may well be
appropriate to criticize her for not having acted sooner, but at the time of
this investigation, it was far to late to change what had already past.
Did the author actually read the report? I am guessing no.The
report put blame a lot of places, including...The intelegence
agencies for not seeing or predicting the level or risk"Intelligence analysts inaccurately referred to the presence of a protest
at the U.S. mission facility before the attack based on open source information
and limited intelligence, but without sufficient intelligence or eyewitness
statements to corroborate that assertion"The ambassador himself
for twice turning down enhanced security from the Marine Corp"Gen. Carter Ham, then the head of the military's Africa Command,
twice asked Stevens to employ the team, and twice Stevens declined"And as to the reason why justice has not come through yet, the report
states"the findings also noted what the FBI had told the panel
-- that 15 people cooperating with its investigation had been killed in
Benghazi, undercutting the investigation. It was not clear if the killings were
related to the probe"I am not a Hillary fan. I hope she
doesn't run. But just perhaps Erik should actually read the report, and
report on it, rather than relying on MSNBC for his sources. Do real
journalistic work - not the Cliff Notes version.
re:Patriot'Hillary already said "what difference does it
make" so according to her finding out who was responsible and why isn't
important"quote in context:Clinton:"With all due
respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or
was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d
they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is
our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from
ever happening again, Senator. Now, honestly, I will do my best to answer your
questions about this, but the fact is that people were trying in real time to
get to the best information. The IC (intell community)has a process, I
understand, going with the other committees to explain how these talking points
came out. But you know, to be clear, it is, from my perspective, less important
today looking backwards as to why these militants decided they did it than to
find them and bring them to justice, and then maybe we’ll figure out what
was going on in the meantime."
"Hillary already said "what difference does it make" so according to
her finding out who was responsible and why isn't important...obviously
because it would incriminate her."Wow. Just wow. You think you
can take that a little bit more out of context?"like Benghazi
has been dropped?"Benghazi has been dropped? Do conservatives
even listen to themselves? You are commenting on a story about a
Senate Intelligence Comittee report that is highly critical of the state
department and others. This story is being extensively covered by ALL the news
media. There is no question this will have serious ramifications on a
presidential run by Clinton, and this guy says it's been dropped.
Unbelievable. UtahBlueDevil, thanks for providing more context from
the report. Do you really think some people here will incorporate that into
their thinking? For those comparing Benghazi to the bridge scandal,
schnee is absolutely correct, "I think a lot of you don't know the
difference between a scandal. . . and making a mistake..."Also,
Benghazi has been in the media nonstop and extensively for over a year. I
imagine very little will be heard of the Bridge scandal in even a few weeks.
I would actually like to know, like Susan Collins says in some of the comments
on the findings, why did the administration try and blame the events on
demonstrations gone wrong? Why was Candy Crowley allowed to defend the
President Obama in the debate when Romney brought up the subject? If you
can't see political leanings in the press on this issue, you never will.
The answer to the question, "Will Benghazi make a difference for Hillary
Clinton"... is "NO".The people who will vote for
Hillary Clinton will vote for her no matter what she does. It seriously
doesn't matter one bit to them. They will vote for her regardless.She could to anything. And I mean anything... and they would still
vote for her.
The media buried this story, as they conveniently do any controversy surrounding
a Democrat. It's how the Party controls public opinion. Of course Hillary
will win in '16, unless Obama uses his magic pen to give himself another 4+
The Democrats have already announced part of their platform: Raising the minimum
wage. Need we say more? Done deal. More money for the lower class, less money
for the taxpaying "others". Done deal.Hillary could even commit
adultery, lie about it and .......wait that's been done. Face it, it
doesn't matter what she does. It's a done deal. Hillary: From First
Lady to President. Done deal. Get used to it.
And?, this changes what - exactly?...FoxNews listeners weren't
going to vote Democrat anyway...Kind of like when we bring up
Bush/Cheney, "what difference does it make now?"
@2 bits -- And the people who won't vote for her, won't vote for her
no matter what she does. She could do anything, and I mean anything, and they
still wouldn't vote for her.
Thank you Truthseeks.My My, when you put it in context it is a
completely reasonable statement that virtually anyone can agree with.Thanks for posting.2 bits - "The people who will vote for
Hillary Clinton will vote for her no matter what she does. It seriously
doesn't matter one bit to them. They will vote for her regardless."Yes, and the people who hate her will vote against her no matter what.
It doesnt matter one bit to them either. Works both ways. You are
describing pure partisan politics. Are you suggesting that it is only played by
those on the left?Now, if the far right doesn't to make Chris
Christie go looney, like they did Romney, I would seriously consider voting for
Coach Bill - read the report. If you really want to know, go to the source.In an age where there are literally thousands of sources for this kind
of information, why do people sit back and wait for others to feed them
information - which will obviously be translated into what ever that persons
agenda is.In the mean time, most will just rely on others.... and
get politically filtered "facts"
re:Truthseekerthe reason the congressional panel was grilling
Hillary in the first place was to determine WHY the US embassy was left
unprotected and WHY she did nothing to beef up security when requests were made
and WHY no military aid was sent during the attack and WHY she lied about the
cause of the attack for weeks even though she knew it was a terrorist attack on
day one. So why is this important? So incompetent and dishonest politicians like
Hillary don't repeat this sort of thing ever again where more brave men
will die. By the way, Hillary and Barack did everything they could to STALL the
investigation and that stall continues to this day. Hillary is a hardened
politician who will do ANYTHING to protect her political hide. Learning the
TRUTH about her incompetence and lies with Benghazi would sink her presidential
bid. So "what difference does it make now"? PLENTY!!!
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