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Jerry Holbert

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  1. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months 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, 8 months ago

    Is Benghazi all you Republican’s can muster up?

  3. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 8 months 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, 8 months 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. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    4 died and everyone from Obama to Hillary Lied. “What difference does it make” now? Obama got a good nights sleep 9 11 12, made it to his fund raiser on time. Hillary made sure the lie of “YouTube and Spontaneous” kept on rolling so that Obama could get re elected and No D would have to run against Mitt in 2016. I think she wanted that chance, but I think she has some medical problems that could stop her. That and she has 0 credibility or experience as a leader. But that did not stop Obama….

  6. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 8 months ago

    The Senate has investigated, and the majority voted that the members of the administration were innocent of any wrongdoing with regard to Benghzi (and Hillary was a member of the administration when Benghazi happened).


    Of course, in a 20th century jury trial, the verdict had to be unanimous, not a majority. And the minority voted that the administration in general and Hillary in particular were guilty. So, if the Senate had been a 20th century jury, it would have been a hung Senate. Which STILL isn’t a guilty verdict.

  7. joaquinxx

    joaquinxx said, 8 months ago

    Benghazi is over, maroon.

  8. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @joaquinxx

    So do you believe it was “spontaneous” 15 minutes after it happened Someone knew that it was a coordinated terrorist attack. How about YouTube? believe that? Who put that into the airwaves? That Rice lady did such a good job of not using a report from anyone that was there. She and the white house found this “report” of what someone watched in another country. A Youtube video that was almost a year old. And Obama got the guy who did that Video. Just like he “got” that other ben guy. Of course the Doctor who risked hios life with information that Ben was in Pakistan well just like the YouTube guy he is still in jail.
    But you just go back to your loony lib denial that it is over…

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 8 months ago

    There are too many shoes to count.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months 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.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    Is it true that politicians take training in shoe dodging?

  12. DGF999

    DGF999 said, 8 months ago

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

  13. Harleyquinn

    Harleyquinn GoComics PRO Member said, 8 months ago

    @MangeyMoose

    http://www.frontpagemag.com/2014/dgreenfield/cbs-reporter-investigating-fast-and-furious-and-benghazi-resigns-over-liberal-bias/

  14. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, 8 months ago

    (Not a real shoe).

  15. mikefive

    mikefive said, 8 months ago

    @raycity2

    “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.

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