Published: Sunday, May 11 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
It is abundantly clear that the GOP is infinitely more concerned on what was
said in the aftermath than about the "4 dead Americans"The
bottom line is that the hard right wants desperately to believe that Romney lost
because Benghazi was not called a "terror attack" by Susan Rice. The whole Benghazi issue has been blown way out of proportion. Even the
GOP's worst case scenario on Benghazi is just not that big of a deal. Sorry, but it just isn't.
There is consequences.
For the people pushing these 'hearings', the only way to do them right
is going to be to throw as much of anything that they can at Hillary Clinton,
and see if that has an effect.
The right is rapidly losing all credibility on the issue of Benghazi.
Krauthammer and his ilk are in a losing battle to outrage the American populous
by parsing every word of Whitehouse press releases, and by creating intricate
time lines that "prove" that Hillary and Obama are part of some grand
conspiracy.In addition they have lost all sense of proportionality,
sitting on their collective hands after 9-11 while going ballistic after the
unfortunate attack on our Benghazi embassy.
"But the country deserves the truth. They'll get it if the GOP can keep
the proceedings clean, factual and dispassionate. No speeches. No grandstanding.
Gowdy has got to be a tough disciplinarian — especially toward his own
side of the aisle."-----------------------Amen!The stonewalling from one party in the face of grandstanding by too many of
the people from the other party is the kind of behavior that has kept me from
joining any political party.I want to know **the truth**!! Nothing
more, nothing less.
This story still needs to be addressed. There are so many unanswered questions.
This is a corruption issue, not a campaign issue. The same can be
said for the terrorist kidnapping in Nigeria. The campaign issues
are:17.6 Trillion in debt, and and still erupting like a volcanoLack of jobs in the USAPeople giving up on finding jobs and
accepting socialism crumbs, instead of seeking vibrant life, liberty, and the
pursuit of happiness.The undermining effects of no job prospects on
our young people, coupled with the disintegration of the families they come
from, causing them to give up on school and life.Massive political
corruption in the IRS.Offer ideas to solve these issues and you will
have a campaign on your hands.But that said, Benghazi matters
because national integrity matters.
It is abundantly clear that the democrats are infinitely more concerned what was
said in the aftermath than about the "4 dead Americans".That
is why they lied.
WASHINGTON — The Democrats are portraying the not-yet-even constituted
House Select Committee on Benghazi as nothing but a partisan exercise.========= If it walks like a duck Swims like a dick, and QUACKS like a duck...It's a duck!
How to do the hearings right?By ruining Hillary's chances of
becoming President.We all know that is what the right wing wants out
of these. I bet they couldn't even tell you any of the names of those who
If there is a real story to be found here, I think we should pursue it. But I
think it is not unreasonable to also insist on the same requirements the
Republicans demanded when the Democrats tried to pull this same theater less
than 8 years ago with the Bush administration. I think the Republican
committee should insist that everything said will be off the record, as they did
8 years ago. I think the republicans should insist that the White House has
immunity, as they did 8 years ago. I think Republicans should consider
somethings White House secrets, as did Dick Cheney when he was summoned to
explain the discussions he had with oil executives just before the beginning of
hostilities began in Iraq. The conservatives Republicans should grant to the
Democrat administration everything they demanded as conditions to testify to the
then Democrat run House Select Committee. Anything less would be
hypocritical.And at the same time, the Democrats need to be careful
about what they demand before testifying, because when the shoe is on the other
foot, and it will be someday, they will need to grant Republicans the same
concessions they are asking for now.
"It advises the U.N. ambassador to focus on an anti-Islam Internet video,
thus contradicting the perennial White House claim that Rice's
blame-the-video five-show fable came just from intelligence community talking
points and not from a White House in full campaign mode."By
concentrating on the talking points offered by the administration after the
attack tell me just one thing this does to make our current ambassadors and
embassies safer? If you can't say one concrete thing that
would come from this approach to the attacks that makes ambassadors safer you
are just as guilty of politicizing the deaths of 4 Americans as your accusations
against the administration. So don't be climbing on any high ground with
all this it's not a mound it's a political swamp.
@The Real Maverick "I bet they couldn't even tell you any of the names
of those who were killed!"What you're doing here is called
projection. I hope you will come to learn over the course of the investigation
that the names and families of Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty,
and Sean Smith are held in high regard by most Americans. Your expectation that
their names would not be known is itself rather telling.
It WAS a "campaign issue" when it happened (because it happened during
the Presidential campaign, and they knew ANY failure in foreign affairs would
come up in the Presidential debates). But the election is over now.
It's time to take a look at it without the campaign pressure now... before
we are in the NEXT election.IF we air it completely NOW...
there's a chance it won't still be an issue when the next election
comes around.It's in everybody's best interest to get this
all out in the open NOW... Not rehash it later when Clinton is trying to be
President.If we get EVERYTHING out in the open now... we can avoid a
big ugly election surprise (which the media loves to spring).
@Nate"I hope you will come to learn over the course of the
investigation that the names and families of Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods,
Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith are held in high regard by most Americans."Yes, so why do you keep using them to try and get political gain? Read
the senate select committee report for crying out loud... some of the questions
being asked in these comments were answered years ago.
@NateI actually knew Sean Smith, we spoke often on a forum we both
belonged to. I am 100% sure the last thing he would want is for a republican
committee to pointlessly drag these things up.
@Schnee "...why do you keep using them to try and get political
gain?"I have nothing to gain from this, other than finding out
the truth. Why are you defending lies and stonewalling?"...some
of the questions being asked in these comments were answered years ago."Okay, answer me this: where was the President all evening, and what was
he doing?@UT BritI didn't know Sean Smith, but from
what I know about him, he would want the truth to be known.
Obama/Hillary blatantly lied to protect himself during a campaign and now his
myopic minions accuse republicans of politicizing the issue?Leftists
destroy their own credibility.
"Okay, answer me this: where was the President all evening, and what was he
doing?"Okay answer me this; why does it matter where the
President was all evening and what he was doing, and better yet how does knowing
this make any of our embassies safer today?If knowing where the
President was and what he was doing doesn't make embassies and ambassadors
safer then this is all political nothing else. Which is exactly the accusation
against the administration used to justify the hearing in the first place. Back in the "good old days"(the Regan years) hearings to
investigate embassy bombings were bi-partisan (democrats being the minority)and
held to improve circumstances and processes.
@NatePleasant Grove, UT@The Real Maverick "I bet they
couldn't even tell you any of the names of those who were killed!"What you're doing here is called projection. I hope you will come
to learn over the course of the investigation that the names and families of
Christopher Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty, and Sean Smith are held in high
regard by most Americans. Your expectation that their names would not be known
is itself rather telling.2:37 p.m. May 11, 2014=========== What you are doing is Google searching --- at
least shuffle the names so it at least LOOKS like you knew it without having to
look them up.BTW -- as a veteran myself, I would be ashamed that my
life and good name would be used and exploited for political purposes like this.
pragmatistferlifesalt lake city, utah"Okay, answer me this:
where was the President all evening, and what was he doing?"========== Agreed.Reagan SLEPT when 241 Marines were
killed in a bombing, and his staff didn't even bother to wake him up
to tell him about it.Where today's conservative think Pres.
Obama is a little General, with his finger on the button, flying
radio controled drones around all over the world, attacking terrorists, or
protecting embassies, troops, and 350 Million individual Americas worldwide, autonomously and all by himself is simply ridiculous.
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