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Father of Ambassador Chris Stevens
says it would be 'abhorrent' to
play politics with son's death
in Benghazi

Daily Mail [UK], by Toby Harnden

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 10/15/2012 10:00:29 PM

The father of Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was murdered in a terrorist attack in Benghazi last month, has said it would be 'abhorrent' to turn his son's death into political fodder in the battle for the White House. 'It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,' said Jan Stevens, 77. 'The security matters are being adequately investigated. 'We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena.' Mr Stevens said he had been

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And very sadly for these grieving families the regime has done nothing but play politics with this tragedy. They are vile and unrelenting in their quest for power. They will stop at nothing.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Sanspeur, 10/15/2012 10:05:17 PM     (No. 8935939)

The truth behind this horror is a duty this country owes to those who died in her service.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: walcb, 10/15/2012 10:09:45 PM     (No. 8935944)

Respectfully, yes it does need to be politicized, if it isn't does anyone seriously believe the Dimocrat leaders would investigate to see what went wrong?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: mc squared, 10/15/2012 10:22:00 PM     (No. 8935960)

I'm with poster #2. This malfeasance of the highest order and can not be ignored.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: dman, 10/15/2012 10:23:35 PM     (No. 8935964)

Sorry, Mr. Stevens. When your son chose to enter public life, he forfeited some of his privacy. While we sympathize with your loss, this is our business. Our nation is simply more important than your son's privacy. Any public servant would concur with that. Think of all who died in addition to your son to preserve and protect this nation. Covering up your son's assassination, if that is the case, is a matter of serious political import. We have an election in three weeks, and voters have a right to information about this so that they can make an informed decision. Formal investigations take time; the political process can accelerate things.

Country first, Mr. Stevens.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Keekng, 10/15/2012 10:26:57 PM     (No. 8935974)

If Stevens does not want his sons death politicized, he should not be doing it.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: PLPointer67, 10/15/2012 10:29:17 PM     (No. 8935985)

All my sympathy, prayers & compassion goes to the family & friends of the four who were killed by terrorists in Libya.

And (not But), I agree with #'s 2 & 4. These men were serving our Country, and We the People are demanding the Truth to come out. If that appears to be 'political,' so be it.

May the men rest in peace.


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Reply 7 - Posted by: starbaby, 10/15/2012 10:29:39 PM     (No. 8935986)

National security is a legitimate topic for any campaign. I truly sympathize with Mr. Stevens but the attack was on the United States consulate. A presidential candidate must address the tragedy and the national security implications, especially considering the outright lies we have been told. The American people will be choosing the next Commander-in-Chief. We deserve the truth and absent a candid discussion we will not get it.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: john56, 10/15/2012 10:30:02 PM     (No. 8935987)

While I am truly sad for Mr. Stevens' loss, I really gotta hand it to Democrat parents.

They have no problem providing their daughters to service Democrat politicians (ie Kennedys, Clinton) and now their sons' lives with a coverup and still are willing to publicly carry water to prop up their tinhat wanna-be dictator.

I still hear a couple stories that the reason Chris Stevens was in town was he and the former SEALS were negotiating with the folks that ended up having a "spontaneous demonstration" that night to get back the arms our Dear Leader(US) supplied to defeat Qaddafi but had fallen into Al-Qaida hands.

Seems the folks back at the home office had decided that if the word of those arms had gotten out, maybe more than a few US voters might get upset at Dear Leader(US) and select that Eeeeeeevillllll Republican.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jackie, 10/15/2012 10:40:56 PM     (No. 8936014)

Oh Lord..is this the male version of Cindy "in pink" Sheehan? Appears to be ....
This is a national issue Mr. “Cindy” Stevens... I am sorry your son died..but we have to get to the bottom of this before other sons are killed because we have a Pres and Sec of State who care more about power and Muslims feelings than this country.,
Back off please, for the sake of the country.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: killerbee, 10/15/2012 10:41:29 PM     (No. 8936016)

I feel so sad for the Stevens family and they are in my prayers as they get through this horrible time.

I can't imagine how awful it must be. But Mr. Stevens is wrong in saying the investigation should be happening without a spotlight. This has been the problem all along. The total lack of transparency and the completely incurious and sycophantic media have led us to the place where his son, along with three other good men, was viciously murdered. And then those who sent them to their deaths lied about it in a major cover-up. That's not only political it is a matter of national security. We're looking at major crimes here.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Malia2012, 10/15/2012 10:45:14 PM     (No. 8936020)

What #5 said. I do not understand why Chris Steven's father is seemingly defending an administration that did nothing to protect our Embassy and prevent the death of his son, along with THREE other Americans, but IMHO, if there IS anything "political" going on, it sure looks like he is the one doing it. Shame.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: earlybird, 10/15/2012 10:47:26 PM     (No. 8936024)

We talked about this a day or so ago when this biological father was hauled out by the Democrats. He and Ambassador Stevens's mother divorced when he was 14 and the following year she remarried. That man - Robert Commanday - had been Stevens's stepfather for 36 years and was the one who represented the family immediately after 9/11.

http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2012/09/12/amb-christopher-stevens-stepfather-talks-with-cnn-about-his-son/

All of the parents deserve our condolences, but Mr. Stevens is the one doing the politicizing.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: DARling, 10/15/2012 11:07:29 PM     (No. 8936063)

An attack on an embassy or consulate is the same as an attack on American soil. You'd damn well better believe that it's political. A Pearl Harbor victim's parent would not have had veto power on America's response to that situation either.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: artman1746, 10/15/2012 11:21:20 PM     (No. 8936091)

Like a true liberal; a Democrat first, even when they kill his son!

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Reply 15 - Posted by: LanieLou, 10/15/2012 11:49:20 PM     (No. 8936130)

I feel so sad for the Steven's family... but this issue is about all of us; There's already been a 2nd murder at another embassy, well covered up by the MSM... Benghazi is about America & who we are.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: stablemoney, 10/16/2012 12:37:13 AM     (No. 8936186)

When you become an ambassasor on public business, there is a public interest -- politics, so this whine is not warranted.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: faldo, 10/16/2012 12:56:20 AM     (No. 8936204)

When you trot out a new narrative every 24 hours things are bound to get political. Every darn tootin' thing these folks do is political--that's all they know.

Who's making Fast & Furious political...? The ones claiming privilege and refusing to let the truth surface. See how that works, Mr. Stevens.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 10/16/2012 1:04:11 AM     (No. 8936212)

Chris Stevens was a public figure in service to the USA. The people have a right to know what transpired.

Mr. Stevens has no right to try to quash any comment about this matter. Doesn't it matter to him if his son's life was gambled by Obama and his administration? Does he want to see people who would do such a thing running our country for another four years?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 10/16/2012 1:27:49 AM     (No. 8936237)

I wonder how Mr. Stevens felt when Obama proclaimed that his son was being 'helped' and 'taken to the hospital' when those first still pics were broadcast?
And I wonder how he felt when the real story began to ooze out.
Wasn't that playing politics, Mr. Stevens?

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Reply 20 - Posted by: danu, 10/16/2012 1:56:12 AM     (No. 8936254)

Ambassadorships are political appointments for political allies to carry out political aims abroad.
For thousands of years, these foreign emissaries are the first to be killed in times of weakness and turmoil.

We the people must protect the integrity of these posts and their occupants--for America, as well as for the families.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: KTWO, 10/16/2012 2:09:49 AM     (No. 8936261)

No deal. Grief stricken families don't somehow retroactively own tragedies or control what is said about them.

In fact they are probably the worst choice.

We know where allowing one version of events will lead.

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