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Mike Lester

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  1. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    After this weeks nothingburger in Congress the media, particularly fox news, continues to push this story in the absence of any actual evidence backing up the spurious allegations. We even saw republican members of Congress attempt to correct the testimony of their own whistleblowers.

  2. Peabody-Martini

    Peabody-Martini said, over 3 years ago

    Incorrect, the media didn’t cover the break in at the Watergate. In that case the evidence led to the investigation by the media. Here it’s working backwards, we have media, again largely fox, deciding that there must be a scandal and trying to make it appear so through repetition.

  3. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, over 3 years ago

    Jeez, I avoid the popstream news and still see the word “Benghazi” at least 300 times every day.

  4. dannysixpack

    dannysixpack said, over 3 years ago

    time for all the republican revisionists to come out and claim Watergate was about the media. wrong. President Nixon ordered the breakin, then ordered the coverup. the first a crime, the second a crime to coverup the first crime.

    in bill Clintons impeachment the alleged crime was lying under oath (something the republicans seem to like in republicans – along with marital infidelity, but find intolerable in democrats).

    in the case of benghzai, there is NO crime. lying and covering up a non-criminal incident, is not a crime. but the republicans are hoping that like the birthers et al…. that this time the distinction will be lost on the public.

    I suggest anyone who comments on this watch the hearings on cspan. in case you don’t know, cspan is a protector of our democracy by having non-editorial cameras rolling during the hearings, no commercials, no commentators, just raw original source feed, where you can observe for yourself and listen to the testimony.

    btw, Watergate wasn’t a witch hunt, because there were crimes committed.

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, over 3 years ago

    “I’m still not getting the GOP point on this more-Bengazhi-everyday-Behgazhi-protest-of-the-day.
    “The GOP has unveiled Gregory Hicks, the No. 2 official at the American Embassy in Tripoli, who criticizes the failure to deploy military assets under the control of the Department of Defense — even though the Department of Defense has explained that the requested air resources were (1) too far away to arrive within a reasonable time, and (2) the necessary re-fueling resources to permit such a long flight were not available in any event. In addition, a criticism of the Department of Defense is not a criticism of The Department of State and Hick’s belief that a mere “show of air power” in Behgazhi skies would have driven away the attackers was surely speculative."
    Tip o’ the hat to Dallee Florida

  6. Stipple

    Stipple said, over 3 years ago

    You keep saying “what does it matter” out of context.
    I listened to her speaking, she said exactly the opposite of what you keep implying. I am guessing you listened as well, along with most posters here, so why are you being silly on this?

  7. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    I guess Obama just kind of accidentally used the phrase “acts of terror” in a speech specifically about the Benghazi incident. I mean just because the whole speech was specifically about the incident, that doesn’t mean that he was talking about it or anything. It was a kind of random comment, like about the weather or something. No connection.

  8. lonecat

    lonecat said, over 3 years ago

    I can easily imagine that the Obama administration is capable of a cover-up. I don’t trust any politicians farther than I can see them. But I just don’t see the evidence here. I think the right is so desperate to get Obama (and to score one for their side after Watergate and Iran-Contra) that they will just make things up when there’s really nothing there. Some people seem to have seen too many super-power movies — Batman would have been there in a minute, why couldn’t the Air Force just fly there instantly and bomb everything?

  9. lucy0331

    lucy0331 said, over 3 years ago

    These lapdogs can’t see past their drooling.

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