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Libyan Ambassador’s Death
Not a Political Issue, Says Dad

Bloomberg News, by Margaret Talev

Original Article

Posted By:Photoonist, 10/14/2012 3:44:54 PM

Washington - The father of Christopher Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was killed in the attack in Benghazi last month, said his son’s death shouldn’t be politicized in the presidential campaign. “It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,” Jan Stevens, 77, said in a telephone interview from his home in Loomis, California, as he prepares for a memorial service for his son next week. (Snip) The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments.

But embassy security IS A POLITICAL ISSUE because the mistakes already revealed and negligence of the 0bama regime have made it one. Steven's father unfortunately comes off as an 0bama supporter who claims an adequate investigation is under way while the 0bama regime deliberately tries to hide any information release until after the election. Article mentions Stevens is a registered Democrat who denies being politically active. But his comments have made him politically active, especially on what is said regarding Hillary.


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/14/2012 3:47:09 PM     (No. 8932750)

Sorry for your loss sir, but this is not your call. Of course I'm sure it would be different if the was a Republican in office.

Reply 2 - Posted by: Evocatus, 10/14/2012 3:47:48 PM     (No. 8932753)

If you have to TELL people it is NOT a political isssue:

It IS a Political Issue.




Reply 3 - Posted by: pomom, 10/14/2012 3:52:34 PM     (No. 8932763)

I'm sure he got a comforting call from Obama. As far as making a judgement call regarding what happened, we already know what DIDN'T happen. Adequate security was not provided, four people died, and this Administration was asleep at the switch.

Reply 4 - Posted by: Momof3, 10/14/2012 3:54:31 PM     (No. 8932767)

Chris Stevens was violated and killed in the worst possible way. If this was my son I would be screaming until I got answers. If Mr Stevens thinks there will be an investigation and he will get the truth, he is sadly mistaken!!

Reply 5 - Posted by: mitzi, 10/14/2012 3:55:57 PM     (No. 8932775)

Waiting ... waiting ...

Next time an administration official is questioned, the reply will be:

His family asked that we not make this a political issue, and we are abiding with that.

Reply 6 - Posted by: Periwinkel, 10/14/2012 3:57:05 PM     (No. 8932778)

Article says they are planning a memorial service...not a funeral which would imply Christopher Stevens' body had been returned to the family. From what I understand none of those killed have been returned to their families for burial. Why is that do you suppose? What don't they want the families to see and the rest of us to know.

As for Chris Stevens' father, he is a Democrat lawyer...what would you expect?

Reply 7 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/14/2012 3:57:28 PM     (No. 8932779)

Tell that to the State Department, sir, which has just been thrown under the Obama Bus.




Reply 8 - Posted by: SteelTurman, 10/14/2012 3:57:38 PM     (No. 8932780)

A father should be outraged by the incompetence and inaction and he should be demanding the truth now and calling for heads to roll now.


Sorry, but either he is a hardcore Democrat or he got bought.

That outrages me.

Reply 9 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/14/2012 3:58:05 PM     (No. 8932782)

It IS a leadership issue, and we are fast approaching the choice of our LEADER for the next 4 years.
Sorry for your loss, but I find it shocking that you are content to be without answers as to how and why your OWN SON died.
I sir, would be moving heaven and earth to get to the truth, no matter where it took me. You have to break the eggs to make an omlette.

Reply 10 - Posted by: MattMusson, 10/14/2012 3:58:07 PM     (No. 8932783)

The Death is not an issue.

The Cover up is.

Reply 11 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/14/2012 3:59:12 PM     (No. 8932787)

Stevens' parents divorced when he was young and this guy was never a big part of his son's life. His stepfather was his father. This guy is just politicking. And by the way, hasn't been paying attention to the news, either.

Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/14/2012 4:00:19 PM     (No. 8932793)

His issuance of this statement is very political.

His son was not the only one who was murdered that night. And others were seriously injured. When the administration does not do its job, when it bungles time and time again, yes, things may get "political". It used to be called "opposition" and was what kept administrations honest, or tried to.

Mr. Stevens does not do his dead son proud.




Reply 13 - Posted by: MEMcL, 10/14/2012 4:04:40 PM     (No. 8932806)

Mr. Stevens, you don't have the right to dictate what can and cannot be an issue for the American people, our safety, and the integrity of the government, despite your terrible loss.

It is amazing that in the article: "The ambassador’s father, a lawyer, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments." is almost word for word what came out of Axelrod's mouth this morning in his interview with Chris Wallace.

Now, who is politicizing this tragedy?

Reply 14 - Posted by: Beca, 10/14/2012 4:04:42 PM     (No. 8932807)

Is the father s useful idiot who got his speaking orders

Reply 15 - Posted by: excalgalcg, 10/14/2012 4:06:54 PM     (No. 8932812)

All of the above posters have posted common sense replies. Of course, the Obama will pull this item out at the debates, just watch! I, too, would be on tv all the time, wanting answers as the poor mother of one of the rescuers of Ambassador Stevens, isn't getting anywhere with this corrupted administration.

It is not a political issue, contrary to Mr. Steven's suggestion. He's making it one.

Reply 16 - Posted by: NorthernDog, 10/14/2012 4:10:57 PM     (No. 8932818)

Other embassy employees' lives could be jeopardized if we fail to honestly evaluate what happened.

Reply 17 - Posted by: horacer, 10/14/2012 4:14:16 PM     (No. 8932821)

This episode is an example of dereliction of duty by the POTUS. That is a high crime. It therefore is absolutely a campaign issue.




Reply 18 - Posted by: NancyD, 10/14/2012 4:18:54 PM     (No. 8932826)

The attack in Benghazi is BIGGER than Steven's death. It's about our National Security.

I'm tired of the media/BO administration saying "stop politicizing" the attack. They SAY that when they know they are wrong and in trouble.

We aren't stupid and we are not going to look the other way.

Just Remember how the media acted with Valerie Jarret! This is BS.

Reply 19 - Posted by: PageTurner, 10/14/2012 4:27:12 PM     (No. 8932834)

Memo to the Obama keister-covering dad: It's not about you and your feelings are not supreme here. Your son was killed because he took a post representing the United States of America, not because he was your son. There was nothing personal about it. Do the American people have a right to expect security for the people representing us in various hellholes around the world? Do they have the right to expect that the black flag of al-Qaida doesn't fly over U.S. soil, which is what taxpayer-paid embassy outposts are, any time a terrorist group wants to hoist it? I don't know about you, but I think we do.

Reply 20 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/14/2012 4:35:28 PM     (No. 8932842)

Yes, it is a political issue. It would not have been one if the obama administration had been honest from the get-go but they lied and said it was a riot caused by a film when they knew better.

Reply 21 - Posted by: aasilver, 10/14/2012 4:36:52 PM     (No. 8932845)

The American Ambassador to Libya was murdered and violated. His name and person are important to his family and friends.

The American Ambassador to Libya was murdered - that is the issue. USA territory has been invaded (the consulate is American territory)and our citizens have been brutally slaughtered - THAT is a political issue

Reply 22 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/14/2012 4:49:59 PM     (No. 8932856)

Stevens and Ambassador Stevens's mother divorced in 1975 when he was 15 and she remarried in 1976.

His stepfather, Robert Commanday, told CNN that Stevens loved the Libyan people and was passionate about helping the country recover from its revolution.


Mr. Stevens is making himself look intrusive at this point. And very political.



Reply 23 - Posted by: Emerson, 10/14/2012 4:53:44 PM     (No. 8932868)


Stevens said that, while he was close to his son, “we weren’t that familiar with the day-to-day activities” he undertook in Libya. On the occasions when his son called home, Stevens said, he didn’t share many details about his work other than to say that “he was very optimistic about the results of the election and the new government.” They last spoke by phone in August and by e-mail days before his son’s death.

Stevens, a registered Democrat, said he isn’t politically active. He declined to say how he’ll vote in the presidential election.

He said his son, who was a career diplomat and had worked for Republican and Democratic presidents, hadn’t expressed concerns to him about security or support from the administration. “He felt very strongly about Secretary Clinton,” Stevens said, referring to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. “He felt she was an extremely able person.”

Mentioned in the article: Obama called him to extend condolences. And he seems to have talked with both Axelrod and Gibbs who referred to his wishes in their statements.

Low credibility, Mr. Stevens.

Reply 24 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/14/2012 4:58:33 PM     (No. 8932877)

Here is Wolfe Blitzer's interview with Ambassador Stevens's stepfather Robert Commanday (stepfather of 36 years!) on the day after Stevens's murder:


Reply 25 - Posted by: harleynyc, 10/14/2012 4:59:21 PM     (No. 8932880)

Your son gave guns and rpg's to al qaeda thinking they were rebels fighting kadafy, and he was told to clean up the mess before American voters found out. he's dead, and I don't dislike you son for being gay, but for being was part the the problem we have with obama helping the bad guys who want to take over the world.

Reply 26 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/14/2012 5:08:03 PM     (No. 8932904)

What #8 said. Words simply fail me. The thought that a "father" would put politics ahead of the murder of a son he probably didn't even know very well, is sickening. And yes, Mr. Stevens, this matter IS bigger than whatever you believe it should be, and it is YOU and this "administration" who are making this political. There were THREE other innocent Americans murdered on the same day as your son, and their families deserve answers. Shame on you.

Reply 27 - Posted by: texaspast, 10/14/2012 5:14:08 PM     (No. 8932914)

The death of your son may not be a political issue, but the murder of a U.S. Ambassador certainly is. You can't give the dems a free pass just by saying 'he was my son' - that he may have been, but he was OUR ambassador, representing the U.S. government, and the governmental officials are now lying to us about what actually happened!

Reply 28 - Posted by: nigella, 10/14/2012 5:22:50 PM     (No. 8932931)

Sorry Sir, but three others lost their lives because of this disastrous attack.It is looking more and more likely that Obama and his administration are responsible. This is important to the safety of this very Country. I can't for the life of me understand how you can put your Political party over the lives of these men, including your own Son...

Reply 29 - Posted by: MEMcL, 10/14/2012 5:35:01 PM     (No. 8932956)

This is a transparent attempt to take the highly incendiary topic of Benghazi off the table.

Do you realize how many topics have been "banned," or delayed into oblivion? We can't mention any number of words, because they are "racist." We can't bring up normal vetting information on Obama, because that is "racist." We still don't know the facts on Fort Hood. The issues in Fast and Furious have been one long process of denial, delay and obstruction of justice. Now, essential issues of National Security and Foreign Policy in Libya are no longer appropriate to discuss?

I want it aired. I want it discussed. I want everyone on record, before the cover-up of all the real facts.

Reply 30 - Posted by: JAN, 10/14/2012 5:48:20 PM     (No. 8932974)

How very sad. I guess he agrees with Angrea Mitchell who suggested it was Stevens own fault that he was murdered.

Pathetic. Surely not like any loving parent I know.

Reply 31 - Posted by: hoopsfan, 10/14/2012 5:59:54 PM     (No. 8932990)

Unfortunately, the Dad makes about as much sense here as Susan Rice did in her Sunday show comments.

Reply 32 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 10/14/2012 6:13:33 PM     (No. 8933016)

So what did obama say when he called? "You have to crack a few eggs to make an omelet?"

Reply 33 - Posted by: mickeymat, 10/14/2012 6:16:30 PM     (No. 8933021)

The ambassador’s father, a Democrat partisan, said politicians should await the findings of a formal investigation before making accusations or judgments.

There. Fixed it.

Reply 34 - Posted by: lizzee1, 10/14/2012 7:10:25 PM     (No. 8933098)

For a second or two he sounded a great deal like Nick Berg's father.

Reply 35 - Posted by: Grambo, 10/14/2012 7:15:43 PM     (No. 8933104)

When an active duty American Ambassador is killed on American soil by a foreign terrorist organization in a premeditated coordinated attack, it is a political issue.

Sorry, absentee political Democrat activist biological Dad, you and yours have blown their cover.

Americans who embrace their country and their honor have your number. We don’t do Saudi bows. We don’t do $70,000 apology ad buys. We don’t do phony video excuses.

Brave Americans laid down their lives for the country that you and your party are ashamed of, but they were not.

Reply 36 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 10/14/2012 8:23:46 PM     (No. 8933219)

Mr. Stevens, Chris was your son, but he was also our embassador. He died because of politics, his coffin was lied over because of politics, and now if you'll excuse us, we need answers before our way of life gets flushed down the toilet, because of politics.

Reply 37 - Posted by: lancer12, 10/14/2012 8:31:01 PM     (No. 8933238)

Th Dad's "non-political" statement is being shopped as political "Let Obama be!"

Reply 38 - Posted by: Udanja99, 10/14/2012 11:43:03 PM     (No. 8933512)

Sounds like bio-dad got an intimidating phone call from Axelgrease...

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Posted By: SpeedMaster- 7/30/2013 1:58:42 PM     Post Reply
Karl Rove and more than one hundred Republican donors sent a letter to Republican members of Congress on Tuesday, urging them to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would include, among other provisions, granting "legal status" to illegal aliens who meet certain criteria. Anticipating that lawmakers will face resistance to the bill when they go home for the August recess, the letter marks the escalation of a campaign in which Republican leaders and donors are pressuring House Republicans to act on an immigration reform bill.

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