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  1. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, 11 months ago

    In all seriousness, there’s a lot to learn about this if you put aside politics. It was a major security failure. Lives were lost unnecessarily and pleas for help were ignored.


    Aside from the fact that Hillary Clinton has accepted blame for this:


    “As I have said many times, I take responsibility. And nobody is more committed to getting this right. I am determined to leave the State Department and our country safer, stronger, and more secure. For me, it’s personal.”


    But what’s happening now is politicians are using this (which is just one of many embassy attacks which resulted in the deaths of Americans over the past decade) as a way to try to tear down the president. It won’t work, just like it didn’t when the same thing happened in the past administration.

  2. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, 11 months ago

    hilliary would make a great president. I hope she runs, but there are fine alternatives in the wings.

    the GOP’s best hope to win, is too L I B E R A L for the wing nutz, but I would find him acceptable too.

    maybe Romney should run again, or palin, or mccaine. there’s the ticket.

  3. Clark  Kent

    Clark Kent said, 11 months ago

    @d6p, palin/bachman or bachman/palin. Surefire gop loss.

  4. Kevin Robinson

    Kevin Robinson said, 11 months ago

    It’s amazing how smart our ancestors where and how dumb we have become.

  5. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 11 months ago

    @dannysixpack

    Yes, even when the Rep’s put up a moderate (think Bush-1 and McCain) they are forced to take on a wing nut running mate to placate the party core (think Quayle and Palin). It would be nice if the Rep’s came back from the fringes, but the new gaurd is too entrenched…….

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, 11 months ago

    @Genome Project

    You should have watched the hearing, Genome. If you had, you might have wondered how they came to their conclusions.

  7. bueller

    bueller said, 11 months ago

    I don’t know the full range of contextual spin that has been
    applied to Hillary Clinton’s statement . I know there have
    been plenty of people who are totally dismissive of her
    “What difference does it make " comment.
    I can only conclude that for these people, partisanship
    trumps reality, and the fact that I voted for Obama makes me
    more convinced-I consider myself to be too objective
    to be a cheerleader for either side.
    And yes, the same thing happened on Bush’s watch, and
    yes, the media did a half a$$ job reporting the reasons for
    those failures as well.

  8. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 11 months ago

    Hypocrite Sec’y State Hillary said “I take responsibility” as she began an agenda of LIES about Before, During and After Benghazi was attacked by the local Al Qaeda group Ansar alSharia in Libya.
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    The breaking news today, Friday 5/10/13 led off by ABC and others, that report that following the Tuesday terror attack, the White House with much input by State did 12 re-writes of CIA intel, as talking points for Ambassador Rice’s planned 5 TV opportunities 9/16/12, to spread the False NARRATIVE (myth) that Libyan people protested a film and 4 Americans died.
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    Part of the CIA report was that US Intelligence had warned Obama and Hillary many times in the months July-Aug-to the 9/11/12 attacks, and nothing was done to upgrade the security. Hillary sent Amb. Stevens just before the 11th, the Al Qaeda claimed victory of 9/11/01.
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    Other governments, French, UK, had pulled out of Libya because of the increasing dangers. They did not lose an Ambassador and staff as we did.
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    Questions not asked at the House hearing 5/8….where was Obama during the 9 hour waves of attacks? Who gave the 2 “stand downs” to Special Ops teams ready to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi?
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    There need to be more hearings.

  9. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, 11 months ago

    “I lost my taste and patience for this when one of the Republicans said ‘four Americans are dead and we cannot let that pass’. These are the same Republicans who could not muster an ounce of courage when 27 Americans—children, at school who did not choose to be based in harms way as an ambassador surely knows is possible?
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    “They choose only to pursue justice for those dead Americans that prove politically expedient and serve their own selfish purpose.’
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    Tip of the cap to Liza Virginia

  10. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    There is an entire section at Arlington bearing testimony to the wisdom of Cheney/Rumsfeld/Feith/Wolfowittz, and Rices lies that “W” chanted: No, not blaming Bush, other than the fact he held the reins while his chickenhwawks drove the nation off the tracks in Iraq, and thus blew it in Afghanistan as well.

  11. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 11 months ago

    Is the U.S. really going to wallow in the irrelevant for months on end, wasting millions in time and money while the nation is beset with some really serious problems? And it will have been proven that people get killed being in dangerous places.

  12. PianoGuy24

    PianoGuy24 GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    @Gypsy8

    I wouldn’t call the Obama Administration attempting a cover up on Benghazi “irrelevant”!

  13. Gypsy8

    Gypsy8 said, 11 months ago

    @PianoGuy24

    A cover up for what purpose and at what harm? Perhaps a bit of campaign spin, which all do in campaigns. No, this is really about 2016.

  14. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, 11 months ago

    And the fact is, his death was sad but exploiting it for political gain is tragic. Shame on the GOP and shame on their disloyal allies in the media.

  15. disgustedtaxpayer

    disgustedtaxpayer said, 11 months ago

    @David and @wmconelly:
    GW Bush was ProMilitary, GW Bush ordered a response to Terrorist attacks against Americans, and OK’d spending for US sites with strong security for our people. GW let the Military plan their strategy for Victory over terrorists.
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    You two posters are dead set against military defense against terrorists. “Reign of terror” by Bush??? You have fulfilled Bible prophecy: men will call “evil” as “good” and become haters of God and haters of the godly.
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    Obama and his wife, Wm.Clinton and Hillary, all entered the White House with a reputation for Hating the US Military.
    Obama and Hillary chose NATO to oust the Libyan dictator, then chose to send Ambassador Steven to the worst insecure spot in Libya at Benghazi, just in time for the anniversary of 9/11/01. When the inevitable occurred, and Ansar alSharia the local Libyan Al Qaeda attacked, and it was known by the administration who attacked that very night, Obama and Hillary and their puppets began a Lie Campaign to cover their incompetence that provided terrorists the opportunity to kill 4 Americans deliberately left unprotected by Hillary and Obama.
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    that is the difference between godly defense by Bush and the ObamaHillary’s ungodly politicizing Ambassador Steven’s and 3 ex-military heroes deaths that their evil policies caused.

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