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#26284 Nov 1, 2012
TSF wrote:
Tripoli is 981 miles from Benghazi, Rome is 0ver 600 miles from Benghazi. At even a crusise speed of 200 mph, a transport helicopter form Tripoli would have taken 4 hours and 51 minutes to get to Benghazi. If they left when the attack started at 4:00pm, they would have arrived 21 minutes AFTER the ambassadors body had been released from the hospital and the attackers were gone. If they left from Rome, in the same kind of chopper, they would have arrived at Benghazi at 7:00 pm, after the attack was over .
If the house republikans had not so severely cut security budgets,there would have been a chance that security was adequate.
THE FAULT OF THIS FAILURE CLEARLY LIES AT THE FEET OF HOUSE REPUBLIKANS.
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If someone had read an email they would have had 2 weeks in a row boat to get there.

Since: Sep 12

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#26285 Nov 1, 2012
TSF wrote:
Tripoli is 981 miles from Benghazi, Rome is 0ver 600 miles from Benghazi. At even a crusise speed of 200 mph, a transport helicopter form Tripoli would have taken 4 hours and 51 minutes to get to Benghazi. If they left when the attack started at 4:00pm, they would have arrived 21 minutes AFTER the ambassadors body had been released from the hospital and the attackers were gone. If they left from Rome, in the same kind of chopper, they would have arrived at Benghazi at 7:00 pm, after the attack was over .
If the house republikans had not so severely cut security budgets,there would have been a chance that security was adequate.
THE FAULT OF THIS FAILURE CLEARLY LIES AT THE FEET OF HOUSE REPUBLIKANS.
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October 24, 2012 8:07 PM
Prind Martin
Play CBS News Video
(CBS News) On the night of the deadly attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya, a team of American military commandos was sent from Europe to an airfield at Sigonella, in Sicily, Italy, putting them at least an hour's flight away from Benghazi, CBS News has learned.
The team, known as the Commander's In-extremis Force, was designed specifically for quick reaction to unforeseen emergencies. But U.S. officials say it did not arrive in Sicily until after the attack was over.
Even if the team had been ready in time, confusion about what was happening on the ground in Benghazi -- and State Department concerns about violating Libyan sovereignty -- made a military rescue mission impractical, the officials say.
That confusion can be read in State Department cables from the day of the attack. At 4:05 p.m. ET, a cable warned the consulate was under attack. Forty-nine minutes later, another cable reported that the firing had stopped and the compound had been cleared.
See Sharyl Attkisson's report on the cables, left.
In fact, the U.S. ambassador and one other State Department employee were dead and the attack was far from over.
Seven hours later, another cable reported that a Benghazi shelter location was also under attack by mortar fire -- a reference to a safe house about a mile from the consulate, where approximately 30 Americans had taken cover. Daylight revealed the safe house had taken a direct hit, killing two more Americans.
Tunisia: Libya consulate attack suspect arrested
Clinton urges caution on newly released emails detailing Libya attack
Emails detail unfolding Benghazi attack on Sept. 11
U.S. officials confirmed Wednesday that a 28-year-old man suspected of taking part in the attack is now in custody in Tunisia, but he is not considered to be one of the ringleaders. So far, the FBI has not been allowed to question him.
Meanwhile, CBS News correspondent Margaret Brennan reports that the FBI and State Department have reviewed video from security cameras that captured the attack on the consulate.
The audio feed of the attack was being monitored in real time in Washington by diplomatic security official Charlene Lamb. CBS News has learned that video of the assault was recovered 20 days later from the more than 10 security cameras at the compound.
The government security camera footage of the attack was in the possession of local Libyans until the week of Oct. 1. The video will be among the evidence that the State Department's review board will analyze to determine who carried out the assault.
© 2012 CBS Interactive Inc. All Rights Reserved.
David Martin
David Martin is CBS News' National Security Correspondent.
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#26286 Nov 1, 2012
If a frog had wings , he wouldn't bump his ass every time he jumps. If Dubya Bush had reacted to numerous reports of the 911 , 01 attack, it would have saved 3000 American lives. If congress had not cut funds to the Benghazi security fund, money would have been available for more security. If there had been 50 marines there would have been 54 dead instead of 4. Typical chickenhawk sitting in the lazyboy and figuring out what should have been done. When and where will the next attack occur chicken hawk? Instead of blaming the terrorist who carry out the attacks, you can blame someone in the USA. Chicken shit chickenhawks and their Twitt leader, part of the blame America crowd. Geese!!
emlu wrote:
<quoted text>If someone had read an email they would have had 2 weeks in a row boat to get there.

Since: Sep 12

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#26287 Nov 1, 2012
TSF wrote:
If a frog had wings , he wouldn't bump his ass every time he jumps. If Dubya Bush had reacted to numerous reports of the 911 , 01 attack, it would have saved 3000 American lives. If congress had not cut funds to the Benghazi security fund, money would have been available for more security. If there had been 50 marines there would have been 54 dead instead of 4. Typical chickenhawk sitting in the lazyboy and figuring out what should have been done. When and where will the next attack occur chicken hawk? Instead of blaming the terrorist who carry out the attacks, you can blame someone in the USA. Chicken shit chickenhawks and their Twitt leader, part of the blame America crowd. Geese!!
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I see you don't have any trust in the US Marines, I know a couple that will dispute that little comment. Why would you bring up Bush? He had nothing to do with the attack and murder of Americans in Libya. He read his emails and security reports and attended meetings. You know the only thing that bothers me about your lip service? The comment about the Marines. 50 US Marines is a force to be reckoned with, coming from an Army gal that's saying a lot. 9/11 changed the entire world and how global intel is conducted. Bush just happened to be part of that, it's called history. Clinton signed the death warrant on Bin Laden but President Obama happen to be the president in office when he was found, again history.
Voted but scared

Gastonia, NC

#26289 Nov 1, 2012
Why is this election any different than past ones?

Yes, we are no doubt in dire, dire straits to the state of our economy/unemployed rate/underemployed rate/the deficit being at 16 trillion plus/the loose/loose war etc. and now the most recent catastrophe Sandy. Imho, never, ever take a mans words as a truth while running for office. It's been a given for over 200 yrs.

President Obama is still saying the exact same thing he was babbling about 4 yrs ago and he says it all as if we never heard it before. Does he think we are this stupid? And Romney so we think is going to become Superman right? A big wrong.

It is this simple people...All politicians lie and all politicians tell us what we want to hear. So all you straight Dems and all you straight Pubs just do what you do every 4 yrs. The others who knows. At this point I am putting it in God's Hands.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26290 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text>You missed the point. TSF said that Romney said......., I replied no, he implied. Again, you're agreeing with me that he implied, he NEVER said what's he's accused of saying. Just proving a point to TSF, just because BSNBC says it doesn't mean it's true.
I understood your point quite well, and I did not dispute your claim. But I wanted to show how experts twist words to lead one to believe one thing that way they can have their cake and eat it also.
WACO 1909

Houston, TX

#26291 Nov 1, 2012
Mike you're the biggest coward I've ever seen.Curse out the ladies then get paranoid and act like there's a hit man after you.Damn boy you need serious professional help.Best you leave my name out of your insane posts Mr. Paranoid.

Since: Sep 12

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#26292 Nov 1, 2012
TSF wrote:
If a frog had wings , he wouldn't bump his ass every time he jumps. If Dubya Bush had reacted to numerous reports of the 911 , 01 attack, it would have saved 3000 American lives. If congress had not cut funds to the Benghazi security fund, money would have been available for more security. If there had been 50 marines there would have been 54 dead instead of 4. Typical chickenhawk sitting in the lazyboy and figuring out what should have been done. When and where will the next attack occur chicken hawk? Instead of blaming the terrorist who carry out the attacks, you can blame someone in the USA. Chicken shit chickenhawks and their Twitt leader, part of the blame America crowd. Geese!!
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Ha, your should read "Foreign Policy Mag." It would be great reading in your lazyboy.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26293 Nov 1, 2012
Makin bacon wrote:
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Good video Pro. She won't be the only person of Jewish decent to vote for Romney. Obama has lost his popularity with the Jewish community since he has thrown Israel under the bus.
"Thrown Israel under the bus"?
You mean, he is not kissing their ass as much as you want him to do so. Thus your twisted perception sees that as throwing them under a bus.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26294 Nov 1, 2012
Pro-American wrote:
<quoted text> Correction. The kids asking for handouts were conservative, the kids expecting handouts were liberal.
Are you Mitt Romney judging the 47% of Americans? Thank you for proving our point.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26295 Nov 1, 2012
Taxpayer wrote:
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No Mikey, just the result of a public school education. I have been trying to repair it for years. I do not understand what your and TSF problem is.
So you blame your stupidity on your school? I am sure if you tried, you would have learned something. They cannot teach someone who does not wish to learn. And from my observations here, you are not teachable.

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#26296 Nov 1, 2012
Go Blue Forever wrote:
...SEAL'S MOTHER CRITICIZES ROMNEY.....The mother of a retired Navy SEAL killed in Libya lashed out at Romney for discussing her son's death on the campaign trail, saying, "He should'nt make my son's death , part of his political agenda."....Barbara Doherty's son, Glen was killed during the September 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi. Twice on Tuesday and again on Wednesday, talked emotionally, of meeting the young man at a Christmas party and finding him inspiring....One of Doherty's friend's spoke of Glen recalling that Romney introduced himself twice, in twenty minutes...evidently unable to remember having just meeting Glen.....Glen had said it seemed pathetic and comical....(Associated Press)...
Emlu only watches right wing media, so she did not hear the news.
Mitt just did not care what she thinks.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26297 Nov 1, 2012
WACO 1909 wrote:
Mike you're the biggest coward I've ever seen.Curse out the ladies then get paranoid and act like there's a hit man after you.Damn boy you need serious professional help.Best you leave my name out of your insane posts Mr. Paranoid.
Hit man? I just called out what I read, and I read you threatening me. If I assumed wrongly that you planned to carry out your threat, that does not make me a coward, it makes me safe from those who are self professed as violent and mentally unstable. I know how you get worked up over the slightest of things.
Your head spins if someone calls you are redneck.

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#26298 Nov 1, 2012
I haven't seen anything on here lately about Obama lowering the gas prices. Any comments?

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Since: Jun 12

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#26299 Nov 1, 2012
TSF wrote:
Tripoli is 981 miles from Benghazi, Rome is 0ver 600 miles from Benghazi. At even a crusise speed of 200 mph, a transport helicopter form Tripoli would have taken 4 hours and 51 minutes to get to Benghazi. If they left when the attack started at 4:00pm, they would have arrived 21 minutes AFTER the ambassadors body had been released from the hospital and the attackers were gone. If they left from Rome, in the same kind of chopper, they would have arrived at Benghazi at 7:00 pm, after the attack was over .
If the house republikans had not so severely cut security budgets,there would have been a chance that security was adequate.
THE FAULT OF THIS FAILURE CLEARLY LIES AT THE FEET OF HOUSE REPUBLIKANS.
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I beg to differ...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_budget_...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marine_Security_...
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2012/10/12...
http://www.gopbriefingroom.com/index.php...
WACO 1909

Houston, TX

#26300 Nov 1, 2012
Damn.Here I am...an Obama supporter in Texas....almost hoping Obama loses just to piss off some people on forum here...
WACO 1909

Houston, TX

#26301 Nov 1, 2012
Mike Duquette wrote:
<quoted text>Hit man? I just called out what I read, and I read you threatening me. If I assumed wrongly that you planned to carry out your threat, that does not make me a coward, it makes me safe from those who are self professed as violent and mentally unstable. I know how you get worked up over the slightest of things.
Your head spins if someone calls you are redneck.
Yes I can get worked up but KILLING someone goes quite a bit farther than that.The only thing you have to worry about is cholesterol.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26302 Nov 1, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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"he original residents of Greater New Orleans settled on the high ground along the Mississippi River. Later developments eventually extended to nearby Lake Pontchartrain, built upon fill to bring them above the average lake level. Navigable commercial waterways extended from the lake to downtown. After 1940, the state decided to close those waterways following the completion of a new Industrial Canal for waterborne commerce. Closure of the waterways resulted in a drastic lowering of the water table by the city's drainage system, causing some areas to settle by up to 8 feet (2 m) due to the consolidation of the underlying organic soils. After 1965, the Corps of Engineers built a levee system around a much larger geographic footprint that included previous marshland and swamp. The average elevation of the city is between 1 and 2 feet (0.61 m) below sea level. There are no residential areas of the city that are currently more than 10 feet (3 m) below sea level.
After the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927, the Congress mandated the Corps of Engineers as the federal agency responsible for design and construction of flood protection projects, to include those in Greater New Orleans. It also affirmed the principle of local participation in federally funded projects but acknowledged that the $292 million already spent by local interests was sufficient to cover local participatory costs. It also required that local interests had to agree to be responsible for maintenance of any proposed levees before the projects would be initiated.
The heavy flooding caused by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 brought concerns regarding flooding from hurricanes to the forefront. That year, through enactment of the Flood Control Act of 1965 (FCA 1965) Congress authorized the Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project. FCA 1965 reiterated the principle of local participation in federally funded projects. The local interests' role was maintenance once the work was complete. Although federally authorized, it was a joint federal, state, and local effort. Almost from the start, the design was impacted by changes due to technical issues, environmental concerns, legal challenges, and local opposition by those opposed to the project. The project was initially estimated to take 13 years, but when Katrina struck in 2005, almost 40 years later, the project was only 60–90% complete with a revised projected completion date of 2015."
As you can read for yourself Miley, the levy system was in place long before Bush was in command. More importantly the following shows where some of the failure of government leadership on all levels, not just Bush, for mitigating some of the Katrina aftermath...
"The heavy flooding caused by Hurricane Betsy in 1965 brought concerns regarding flooding from hurricanes to the forefront. That year, through enactment of the Flood Control Act of 1965 (FCA 1965) Congress authorized the Pontchartrain Hurricane Protection Project. FCA 1965 reiterated the principle of local participation in federally funded projects. The local interests' role was maintenance once the work was complete. Although federally authorized, it was a joint federal, state, and local effort."
So again, failing to plan is planning to fail. You have a responsibility to protect yourself first and then others second. Perhaps
Your articles that have no citations or links to verify, do not show why the repairs took so long.
I know the republican agenda is one of keeping funds going to war and not so much to fixing our infrastructure at home.

Again I ask, why do you say the people should have gotten no trailers and money for goods in that crisis?

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Since: Dec 10

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#26303 Nov 1, 2012
Silvercoastcorks wrote:
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"Which politician emerged from the mess of Katrina as the biggest bonehead involved? No, it's not Michael Brown, George W. Bush, or even the bumbling Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco.
The clear winner is New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who made every conceivable mistake during the crisis. With plenty of warning, he delayed the evacuation order, had no drivers ready to operate the school buses that stood idle, failed to stock the Superdome with food and water, and let the looters rampage without any interference from police. The excuse given for the failure to get buses moving was that the mayor wasn't able to round up enough drivers. One report said most drivers were women and afraid to make the trip. But a competent mayor would have ordered the drivers to report and provided an armed on-board protector for each bus.
Nagin didn't bother. He did, however, record a message on DVD last July announcing, with other civic leaders, that New Orleans couldn't afford to evacuate the 134,000-odd mostly poor and black people known to lack transportation out of the city in case of a hurricane. When the hurricane struck, the DVD, with its hopeless message, "You're on your own," still hadn't been released.
Nagin also managed to inflame the rage over Katrina, particularly racial rage, by estimating 10,000 hurricane deaths in the city, a figure that now appears to be 10 times too high. Since then, he left the city to visit his evacuated family in Dallas, issued a good deal of blame-shifting rhetoric, and came down for–and then against–inviting New Orleans residents to return quickly to the city. A near-perfect record for incompetence."
And appearently I am not the only one who feels the responsibility for response, mitigation and recovery after a disaster all starts with local governments. Not the feds.
My point about the FEMA trailers and free prepaid Visa cards is there was very little checks or balances that things purchased with them were indeed necessities.
http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-201_162-6324462.h...
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43238753/ns/weath...
Just a few more examples...
Straw man. We are comparing presidents, not Mayors. I see you will not compare fairly.

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Since: Dec 10

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#26304 Nov 1, 2012
WACO 1909 wrote:
<quoted text> Yes I can get worked up but KILLING someone goes quite a bit farther than that.The only thing you have to worry about is cholesterol.
Again, I never thought you would kill, so not sure why you keep saying that.

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