Urging his fellow lawmakers not to let Thursday’s hearing on Benghazi to “devolve into a political spectacle,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said President Obama isn’t responsible for the terror attack on the U.S. consulate and CIA annex. “You know Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for September 11th or than Ronald Reagan was with the blowing up of the U.S. Marines in Beirut.” Engel, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee noted that the election is over -- and
Comments: No! Please make it stop! You absolutely knew the Democrats would turn this into a political hack job and a three ring circus. I pray that Petraeus does the right thing and tells the truth to save this country and show some shred of dignity he may have left.
I don´t recall people in the WTC asking for increased security from airliners, before they crashed. President Bush responded immediately after the attack by grounding all aircraft and giving the order to shoot down any that would not land.
Also, President Bush did not go off to a fund raiser and campaign event the next morning!
Only a warped mind would try to equate the two events.
So that makes Clinton responsible for 9-11. He gave us the Cole and before that Kenya and Tanzania..Now you have the rest of the story..Clinton the wasted presidency..he was given the peace dividend ( the Wall was taken down, the cold war over, Saddem was kicked out of Kiawait and put in a box that he then manipulated the oil for food and violated no fly zone shooting at US and British Air planes etc) and he gave us 9/11, Enron the Tech bubble, Healthsouth, Tyco and the recession to name a few..Oh yea how about the seeds of the subprime mortgages..and this guy is idiolized, Really!
No, pinhead, he´s not responsible for the attack. He´s responsible for abandoning 30 people to die because it was politically inconvenient to save them. That is the nature of the human scum you have chosen as a leader.
Here is agreat big free tip for mr. Engle, start listening to RT (Russian international news). They are very upset at someone, someone who is running military grade weapons to the Syrian rebels. The Russians are are being very vocal in the UN about the criminal nature of this someone, and the Chinese are backing the Russians. The Libyan president is falling all over himself telling any press he can find that Libyans had nothing to do with this hit on Stevens. The Persians are looking a lot like cats with a mouth full of feathers.
You can´t serve two masters. The kgb owned your mother, grandparents and your mentor, but you have to pay your student loans to Saudi princes who dream of an Islamic superpower. Do you suppose someone got tired of that flexibility excuse? How´s that for a teachable moment.
“Responsibility is a unique idea. It can only reside and inhere in a single individual. You may share it with others, but your portion is not diminished. You may delegate it, but it is still with you. You may disclaim it, but you cannot divest yourself of it. Even if you do not recognize it or recognize its presence, you cannot escape it. If responsibility is rightfully ours, no evasion or ignorance, or passing the blame can shift the burden on someone else.” Vice Admiral Hyman G. Rickover 15 June 1961
Totally different situations!!! Lefties love to compare apples to carbeurators. Nobody is blaming Obama for the attack, we are blaming him for not getting any help to the people when they asked for it.
My Benghazi assumption: Obama sanctioned a kidnapping of the Ambassador, so he could trade the blind sheik for him... which is why all were told to stand down. KGBers got wind of it & used the opportunity to shut down the arms operation at the annex, where Libyan arms were being smuggled to Egyptian radicals. Period. Now those arms are showing up in Hamas´ hands.
The role of some of the Democrats is to make sure nothing comes of the investigation on Benghazi. There are some Democrats that want the truth, no matter what.
Israeli Intelligence and Egyptian Military Intellgence both notified the US that something was in the works in Libya for 9-11. Libya is a relatively small country and Americans at the time were in a limited number of locations.
In 2001, being told al-Qaeda was planning something big told us nothing. Somehow Bush was supposed to know what that meant and guard against it. Eliot Engel knows that. He is merely another Obama obstructionist.
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