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Jerry Holbert

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  1. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Too bad GHW and Barbara didn’t regard the “preventable”.

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    I take it Jerry Holbert isn’t a Hillary Clinton fan.

  3. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I take it Jerry Holbert didn’t read the report — she’s not in it. But, of course, if you are simply illustrating Rush Limbaugh talking points, you don’t have to do any research.

  4. Robert Landers

    Robert Landers said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    If she wants it, and her health holds out, the POTUS is Hillery Clinton’s to lose. Just who do the Republicans have that can make it through the tea party maze for the nomination, and yet remain viable to most moderates and independents needed to win the general election against her??

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “I take it Jerry Holbert didn’t read the report — she’s not in it.”

    She is mention by name once by name. From page 76 of the report: “Ultimately, however, the final responsibility for security at diplomatic
    facilities lies with the former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.” She is also mentioned a few times by her position, Secretary of State.

  6. ARodney

    ARodney said, over 2 years ago

    There is no evidence that Obama and Clinton could have saved the ambassadors, and considerable evidence that they couldn’t. The right-wing lies about issuing a “stand down” order are just that, lies; as as the report and every congressional investigation makes clear. And whether the GOP actually cares about ambassadors is abundantly clear from the budget they just passed through the house, severely cutting the budgets for embassy safety. Again.

  7. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You’re actually going to keep pretending that Benghazi WASN’T a real scandal? Good! It WILL guarantee that Hillary DOESN’T become the next President!

  8. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    I look forward to 8 more years of Republican tooth gnashing!

  9. Larry

    Larry said, over 2 years ago

    It is easier for Republicans to “tarnish” Clinton than to present a desirable candidate.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @ARodney

    “The right-wing lies about issuing a “stand down” order are just that, lies; as as the report and every congressional investigation makes clear.”

    You are correct in that there was no stand down order (sort of). The order was to remain in place.
    From the transcript ot testimony:
    AFRICOM AND SOCAFRICA AND THE
    TERRORIST ATTACKS IN BENGHAZI
    LIBYA ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2012
    House of Representatives
    Committee on Armed Services
    Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

    Ms. Tsongas. Just another follow-up. To what degree are you aware of had Lieutenant Colonel Gibson’s request been granted, who would have been left protecting the embassy in Tripoli?
    -
    General Ham. Essentially no one, ma’am, other than the country team staff, which is I think the primary rationale for the decision to direct Lieutenant Colonel Gibson to remain in place.

    Farther on in the testimony:

    Mrs. Roby. Do you agree that you and your team were ordered to, quote, “stand down”?
    -
    Colonel Gibson. Madam Chairman, I was not ordered to stand down.
    I was ordered to remain in place. “Stand down” implies that we cease
    all operations, cease all activities. We continued to support the team
    that was in Tripoli.

    There seems to be a bit of hair splitting here in the order not allowing Colonel Gibson to go to Benghazi. Farther yet into the testimony, reasons are given for that decision that I agree with.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry about not removing the carriage returns in my last post.

  12. eugene57

    eugene57 said, over 2 years ago

    Those that keep throwing, cannot understand why nothing sticks.

  13. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Over 4,000 dead Americans in Iraq, then throw in Afghanistan, Grenada, and Panama for “preventable” deaths of Americans, not to mention hundreds of thousands of Afghans, Iraqis, Grenadans, and over 600 civilian deaths in our Panama “arrest” (that was a war crime and yet another act of war, and against U. N. convention and world opinion.)


    Yep, for scandals and vile incompetence, “Benghazi” is a real watchword on “preventable”.


    I don’t want either Hillary or Joe to even think about running in ‘16, but the vile hatred from Rush, the dittoheads, the TEAbaggers, and our local “moral authorities” and hate-mongers cringing under their sheets on this particular site, among others, all prove that their “intuition” or simple lack of intelligence (in any application of the word), make true “conservatives”, and especially REAL “Republicans” look like fools, as these RWNJ’s, ARE the true LIARS. Facts, and reason, play no role whatsoever in their psyche.

  14. ahab

    ahab GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Harley condemns “Green Jobs” yet the poor folks in West Virginia are drinking Elk River water AND rank 47th in the nation in income among the 50 states. I’m sure the conservative ecologists in West Virginia would love to sell you their bottled water anytime Harley! By the way, the latest issue on the High Country News has dozens of GREEN SUCESS stories across the U.S. that moderate Republicans are embracing as well, proving that the Tea Party trolls on these pages are finally being recognized as DIRTY ENERGY SHILLS.

  15. dzw3030

    dzw3030 said, over 2 years ago

    @TJDestry

    The Hillary was in charge. Why wasn’t she in the report?

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