Key Republican lawmakers on Wednesday embraced the findings of the State Department’s internal inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, even though its long-awaited report stopped short of probing questions of an Obama administration cover-up in the attack’s aftermath. The report by the Accountability Review Board noted that senior State Department officials ignored intelligence and security warnings that might have prevented the fatal onslaught on the diplomatic mission and prompted the removal of four department officials Wednesday.
What exactly does "insist on justice" mean? Letting Hillary off the hook? Not mentioning Obama´s part? Not hearing testimony from the 30 survivors, whoever they may be? No one fired, denounced, jailed? Congress at its finest.
Who is the fourth person who resigned? Except for Boswell the other names have dribbled out slowly. First Lamb and now Maxwell.
"Ambassador" Patrick Kennedy should quite. He knew what was going on in Benghazi. He stuttered and mumbled, literally red-faced (but from anger), through the entire televised House Oversight Committee hearing in October where he and Charlene Lamb were on the hot seat. A pompous bureaucrat.
Mr. Issa also said he is “deeply concerned that the unclassified report omits important information the public has a right to know,” including “details about the perpetrators of the attack in Libya, as well as the less-than-noble reasons contributing to State Department decisions to deny security resources.”
Translation of Issa: report doesn´t mention that the President with the help of the Sec of State was missile running to Syria and conducting an illegal unapproved war......that AlQaeda, his new friends, turned on him...and the reason there was no security nor any help came ...was because their illegal treasonous behavior needed to remain hidden regardless of lives lost...
Of more concern is the apparent FEAR the rest of the politicians and the military are showing as they go along with this corruption and refuse to speak out against it...
Admiral Mullen appears to telegraph some info and disgust "We had no forces ready nor would I expect we would have"... Translation: These were illegal activities to be kept hidden and thus we wrote off US personal and our Seals...utter madness
I have an idea that even if the big shots, after sacrificing all the underlings, had to stand trial, the result would be: Holder assigns Hilary (or other big shot) with a battery of attorney´s--at taxpayer expense--to defend them. If all the lying, cover-ups, bribes, etc. didn´t work, a fine would be solemnly ordered by a paid-for (or threatened) justice. The fine would be paid for by federal money--acquired from we, the taxpayers. Yes, I think the entire system in our country has been polluted with corruption. The real perpetrators in this will skate.
Let´s face it, nothing will be done to the big fish. This is 2012 and our press is equal to Pravda. All they will cover for the rest of the year is Boehner´s "will he or won´t he" in the debt ceiling farce. Then they will shift to blaming Republicans for whatever happens either way.
Wait...wait...wait... These State Dept pukes were the fools who denied proper security, hired unarmed muslins from the February 12th Martyr Brigade as security, pulled out he marine security, etc. But these were all errors before the event.
WHAT ABOUT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR DOING NOTHING DURING THE ATTACK? Who viewed the attack real time via drone cam and decided not to send help? Who decided to let those Americans die? That had to be Obama.
I am tired of these liars. The USA did not have a consulate in Libya. That is an out and out lie. FTA: Key Republican lawmakers on Wednesday embraced the findings of the State Department’s internal inquiry into the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, even though its long-awaited report stopped short of probing questions of an Obama administration cover-up in the attack’s aftermath.
"There was no embassy or consulate in Benghazi. It was a covert CIA operations center.
Wait, why do people continue to call it a consulate? Why is it identified on Google maps as a consulate.
First, it continues to be called a consulate because this is part of the cover-up. The government is STILL lying to the American people. The media is assisting in the cover-up, and so are some in congress in both parties. For goodness sakes, anyone looking at Google maps on September 10, 2012 will never find the Benghazi location named a consulate. It’s a LIE!"...Doug Hagmann, Canada Free Press.
Two things come to mind on Benghazi. First, this administration is doing the same thing Clinton did over the two Africa U.S. Embassy bombings in the nineties, namely they are treating this as a law enforcement problem which it is not. It is a national security problem. Why should we bring the perpetrators back to America to face justice and try them under U.S. law! Drop ’em where they stand. Problem solved.
Second, about a month or so before the attack, a detachment of national guard from Colorado was pulled and returned home according to Fox News hour long special report including an interview with the commander of that detachment. Why?
Not all the truth has been wrung out of Benghazi yet!
Four State Department managers fall on the sword while their boss Hillary has a headache and gets a pass. We cannot hold the presumptive 2016 Democrat presidential candidate accountable, it would tarnish her stellar reputation. I agree with Bolton, Hillary is a liar and is faking her so called "concussion".
Oh ya I´m so freakin sure that the terrorists (who are ALL law abiding ctizens by the way) would have would have most definately laid down their weapons if only they had made it a weapons free zone.... (Sarcasm totally intended) If they had made it a weapon free zone than the only people that would have even had any weapons would have been the terrorists maybe our soldiers should have just got down on their knees willingly and told the terrorists to go ahead and kill them, that would have made it just as easy for the terrorists as making it a weapons free zone.
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Finally, after two months of horror, President Obama heard cheering when he discussed ObamaCare. OK, so the cheering came from members of his own staff, who were assembled in the White House briefing room to hear him speak Tuesday afternoon. But listen, the guy has had a hard time since Oct. 1; he can use all the cheering he can get. The speech was promoted as part of an aggressive new effort to promote ObamaCare following the repairs (far from completed) made to the HealthCare.gov Web site. If that was the intent, it was a colossal failure. The president said nothing — and
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Good stuff from Jonathan Turley at today’s House hearing on executive power, although I regret that I couldn’t find a more user-friendly format for you to watch. There’s no compilation clip; you’ll have to make do with the C-SPAN embed by fast-forwarding to the time cues I give you and being patient while the vid buffers (and buffers, and buffers).(Snip)That brings us to point two: Even if Congress can’t stop Obama, the courts can. The problem there, though, says Turley, is that O and the DOJ have argued successfully in many cases that no one has standing to sue him
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