Jerry Holbert by Jerry Holbert

Jerry Holbert

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    What is it about Benghazi, again? So far, all I see are Republicans turning the deaths of four Americans into political theater.

    The “Talking Points” thing isn’t much of a scandal. Susan Rice made it clear to all but the most oblivious that the information on hand was incredibly incomplete.

    We have evidence that the attackers were motivated by the Youtube Video. The part about the attack growing out of a protest turned out to be wrong. Again, I’m not sure why that is a scandal.

    The “Stand Down Order” controversy has been thoroughly debunked. Early on, I made satirical references to “Blackhawk Down” & the idea that sending more forces into a situation you don’t understand, is often more likely to wind up increasing your losses. Turns out, we really didn’t have the option. The few people who complained that they weren’t allowed to fly to Benghazi wouldn’t have arrived in time. And, if there were a follow up attack planned in Tripoli, they would have been in the wrong place. Reinforcements were quickly sent to places that were deemed at risk.

    Benghazi was not an official diplomatic outpost, let alone an embassy. Stevens knew it wasn’t the safest place, but went anyway. He did ask for beefed up security, but turned down an offer of a Marine contingent. We’ve gone over the fact that the State Department’s security budget had been deeply cut by the Republicans in Congress. The bureaucracy should have been more responsive, but Steven’s could have pushed harder or stayed away from Benghazi. The man decided to take a risk & he miscalculated. It’s a tragedy, not a scandal. Hopefully, this improves the system, but there will always be dangerous places where our diplomats will choose to go, knowing they are at risk. Far worse happened under Reagan without the political circus.

    Most people have tuned out the right wing media’s ongoing Benghazi fixation. Maybe something explosive turns up, but I’m skeptical about that. At this point, they’re looking as crazy as the lady who threw the first shoe at Hillary.

  2. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, over 2 years ago

    Is Benghazi all you Republican’s can muster up?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s take up a collection and send half of the Rush Murdoch Fox Noise team to Libya for an actual tour, on the ground, of the situations and people they persist in lecturing us on from a gazillion cultural miles away.
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    Isn’t political ‘revelation’, like the religious and economic kinds, best underpinned by actual, physical experience? Issa, I’m sure, will be first off the plane… back in San Diego.

  4. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 2 years ago

    Let’s take up a collection and send half of the Rush Murdoch Fox Noise team to Libya for an actual tour, on the ground, of the situations and people they persist in lecturing us on from a gazillion cultural miles away.
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    Isn’t political ‘revelation’, like the religious and economic kinds, best underpinned by actual, physical experience? Issa, I’m sure, will be first off the plane… back in San Diego.

  5. john spence

    john spence said, over 2 years ago

    Benghazi is over, maroon.

  6. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

    There are too many shoes to count.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    “What is it about Benghazi, again? So far, all I see are Republicans turning the deaths of four Americans into political theater.”

    Using Snopes and Slate as credible information sources? Why not use the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report, 85 pages, or the Accountability Review Board (ARB) for Benghazi, 39 pages (AKA The Pickering Report), et al. Or various hearing transcripts. The various reports and testimony don’t seem to agree much with Snopes and Slate.

  8. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    Is it true that politicians take training in shoe dodging?

  9. DGF999

    DGF999 said, over 2 years ago

    It’s a good thing for Hillary that the shoe did miss because she sure didn’t see it coming.

  10. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, over 2 years ago

    (Not a real shoe).

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

    “Liberals will do anything to ignore Benghazi but it will be the stone around their neck in November 2016”

    Benghazi should only be a stone around the neck of a few State Department officials that refused (or didn’t insist on) additional security for the Benghazi facility.

  12. pirate227

    pirate227 said, over 2 years ago

    Hmmm, maybe they should look into white water… again.

  13. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sorry. I think you’re overestimating both the impact of Benghazi and the American attention span. I have no wish to see her in the White House. But unless the Repubs can come up with an actual candidate…and I mean one that can appeal to the vast herd of moderate voters and not the fringe elements…I would assume she’ll be the next POTUS. The Red Kool Aid Cult is much stronger than the Blue one at the moment.

  14. retpost

    retpost said, over 2 years ago

    Binghazi: another throw and another miss. We will have to wait for better mud.

  15. mwbarr

    mwbarr GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    Sixty embassy personnel were killed under Dubya. Where’s the outrage over that?

    Oh, right…he was a Republican…!

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