Benghazi aftershocks affecting US policy in Egypt

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  • JWB Kaysville, UT
    Aug. 21, 2013 7:12 a.m.

    The United States of America's founding fathers and the Constitution of our great country's premise was that our country's leaders would have honesty and integrity as part of their being and a caring attitude about the precedence set by normally honorable leaders.

    We have paid a price for a lack of caring by this President. He is what Hillary Clinton said that we didn't want, a person that avoided the 3 a.m. call. He will act on every social agenda that comes forth to thwart what people have come to this country to enjoy. Freedoms and the pursuit of happiness and not pleasures.

    This man will do anything he can to be on a late-night show, even miss the activities such as Benghazi in a leadership role or being the model.

    People on that street that Jay Leno interviews don't know what happened the day before let alone 2 weeks later. They only know what is on their social agenda and don't care about sacrifice and honor. They want glory through their social media.

    Our military failed with Panetta at their helm as with Hagel now. John Kerry disgraces the military from 1970-present.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 20, 2013 5:07 p.m.

    After shocks?

    That must have been some video.

  • m.g. scott clearfield, UT
    Aug. 20, 2013 9:36 a.m.

    Title of the article "Benghazi aftershocks affecting U.S. policy." I only hope that the biggest effect and aftershock will be if Hillary decides to run for President. Miss "WHAT DOES IT MATTER", should not be given a pass on that one.

  • John Pack Lambert of Michigan Ypsilanti, MI
    Aug. 19, 2013 8:14 p.m.

    The ouster was a coup. In fact, it is becoming very hard to call what is going on in Egypt anything but a civil war.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    Aug. 19, 2013 4:40 p.m.

    So now it appears Obama is playing games using semantics to assure his agenda is maintained. As the other commenter said, what is happening in Egypt is unquestionably a coup. But admitting as much would undermine Obama's political agenda with this particular Muslim country. He seems to always find new ways to skirt US laws and procedures to accommodate his agenda.

    And just why is it necessary for us to pay a foreign government over a billion dollars a year primarily to protect our embassy? First of all, it's already that foreign government's responsibility. No one else sends money to the USA for us to protect their embassies. And yet we always do, since it's legally our responsibility.

    And even short of that, we already have enough military personnel in the region that we could provide our own embassy protection during questionable times, without throwing taxpayer money around so irresponsibly. It's actually money we don't have to spend. We are still spending nearly a trillion more per year than we take in for our federal budget. And yet even questionable spending continues unabated and often unchallenged.

  • Joan Watson TWIN FALLS, ID
    Aug. 19, 2013 3:24 p.m.

    whether or not Pres obama calls the military ouster of a freely elected Egyptian president a 'coup' or not - it was a coup. Lines in the sand and established rules mean nothing when word games are played. Egypt, regardless of the violence and military coup, will continue to receive its annual allowance from the US in order to fund a 'coup' that is not a 'coup'