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Benghazi, Watergate
and the sword of judgment

Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele

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Posted By:davesenior, 10/27/2012 9:40:51 PM

Shakespeare said that “what’s past is prologue,” and the older you get the longer your prologue becomes, so you have to forgive me — as I edge inexorably closer to 60 — for seeing portents and omens of our country’s willful blindness today in my own callow youth. Transport yourself back 40 years, and consider the lessons to be learned from another presidential election year — 1972 — when America had to choose between squeaky-voiced war hero George McGovern and the incumbent presidential sociopath, Richard Nixon.[SNIP] We have another president who has reneged on his promises, and another imperfect challenger.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: VAfreedomluver, 10/27/2012 10:07:26 PM     (No. 8968363)

False comparison. Whatever his flaws (and they were considerable), Richard Nixon was 100 times the president that Obama is. Watergate was a silly third-rate burglary that the Washington Post turned into a major scandal because the public was more gullible then and had fewer alternative sources of information.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 10/27/2012 10:09:06 PM     (No. 8968368)

When you hate your country, the sky is the limit.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jar, 10/27/2012 10:17:22 PM     (No. 8968379)

If I'm not mistaken, it is incorrect to state the White House engineered the Watergate break in. Cover up, yes, break in, no. I think this article would be more powerful if it focused solely on Benghazi, not trying to tie that story into Watergate.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fayebeck, 10/27/2012 10:18:11 PM     (No. 8968380)

Ditto #1. No one died at Watergate either. obama should never be considered a president after January 20th. Strike his name from the list and repeal or ignore everything he did.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: geo11, 10/27/2012 10:18:46 PM     (No. 8968382)

Justice will be served. The White House, CIA, Defense Dept. and State Department all had eyes watching in real time videos from the two drones over Benghazi. The truth may not be fully known until after the election, but the sword will fall. People will talk and it will be known that the decision was Obamas. He will be impeached because of his dereliction of duty. The military who's motto is "never leave a brother behind" will spill the beans. Obama allowed Americans to die for his political calculations. Treasonous.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: ilovedogs, 10/27/2012 10:19:32 PM     (No. 8968383)

I don't want to be overly optimistic myself. Broken glass my fellow ldotters in a swing state. I myself live in a shoo-in for Romney state. Not Nixon choices here.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Robinsolana, 10/27/2012 10:37:11 PM     (No. 8968405)

No one died in WaterGate.
But look at 300 dead in Mexico from 'gunwalked' weapons,
14 dead in Ft Hood Texas from 'workplace violence',
and of course Benghazi, where our soldiers and Ambassador were abandoned without support in the face of an Al Qaeda attack.
And, then the next day, Obama started to lie and twisted and lied for 6 weeks.
We do not have a President worthy of the soldiers he commands.


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Reply 8 - Posted by: patpgmr, 10/27/2012 10:58:04 PM     (No. 8968445)

I'm just afraid he will be reelected, then impeached. What then? Joe Biden as President.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: davesenior, 10/27/2012 11:20:42 PM     (No. 8968495)

What Obama has done is worse than what Nixon has done. It is also worse than what Clinton did. That is the point. Nixon resigned in disgrace; Clinton was impeached. What do we have to do to get rid of Obama?

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/27/2012 11:35:13 PM     (No. 8968515)

Although I see the point of people continuing to vote for a flawed President, the connection between Øbama and Nixon is rather crude and illfitting. Nixon was a past mater at politics and a very strong decision maker. He did not have a "Nanny" to run to in the White House like this child-man Øbama does with his Valeri Jarett. Nixon was also gutsy, ready to back his convictions. Øbama is a cowardly, sniveling weasel of a person who hides behind his mouth pieces when things go wrong, leaving others to take the whip for him. Øbama is a pretender where Nixon was a President.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Kurto, 10/28/2012 1:34:40 AM     (No. 8968622)

#7 Nailed it!

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Reply 12 - Posted by: smithereens, 10/28/2012 10:42:00 AM     (No. 8969231)

I usually love Miele's writing; he's articulate and conservative. But for reasons already stated I think he misses the mark on this one, by a wide margin.

For a couple of other reasons the analogy doesn't fit. First, Nixon faced a congress that had some principled men who were willing to openly and systematically expose his cover up. Where in the world are their equals today? Boehner, McConnel, Issa? What do you think?

And second, is the press. In the 70s the media was on the rise and they could feel their power growing week by week. They were after Nixon's hide, hungry and persistent. Today? Yeah, today they are throwing their wealth and what weight they have left, behind covering up what has happened in Benghazi. It is sickening, just sickening.

If not for the Luciannes, Limbaughs the Internet and Fox, where would we be. Let's hope and pray that the New Media will prevail!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: jackburton, 10/28/2012 11:42:46 AM     (No. 8969374)

Glad to see others have the same reservations about the opening paras as do I. Liddy did a job providing details of the break in that were outlined in Colodny's "Silent Coup" that don't match the popularly held 'history' of the event...

...but are much more convincing.

Obama must go. AND I like Romney. Biting my nails until poll-closing on the 6th.

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