Bob Gates calls criticism of Benghazi...

Bob Gates calls criticism of Benghazi attack response 'cartoonish'

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Promiscuous Hunted

Minneapolis, MN

#1 May 13, 2013
Bob Gates calls criticism of response to Benghazi attack 'cartoonish view of military capabilities'

The former deputy of the diplomatic mission in Libya, Gregory Hicks, had a lot to say in his testimony before a House committee last week regarding what he regards as a feckless U.S. response to the attack on the mission in Benghazi in September. He wasn't the first to make the argument that reinforcements should have been sent to fight the attackers or that jet fighters should have been ordered to fly over Benghazi during the attack.

But by taking note of praise he said he was given by a lieutenant colonel for having "bigger balls" than the military for pushing for such moves, he boosted his criticisms into the limelight days before he testified to representatives on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Hicks's complaints about the U.S. response to the attack have gotten a lot of well-deserved pushback since then.

Over the weekend, they got some more of it when former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, a Republican, weighed in on the subject during an interview with Bob Schieffer on CBS's Face the Nation. While not mentioning Hicks by name, he called the response scenarios the diplomat has said should have occurred a "cartoonish impression of military capabilities." Please read below the fold for the transcript from that part of the interview:

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Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 13, 2013
Oh Boy,what an Obummer for the house GOP,and Issa,would you believe Bush Sec. of Defense just busted the bubble of Issa and his henchman hahaha I can't help it to see yet another Roadrunner and Coytoa moment explode in Issa now blackface Beep--Beep --BOOM byhahahahaha mf'ers LOL
P C Free Zone

Minneapolis, MN

#3 May 13, 2013
Daily Koz: LMFAO!
It's the cover-up, 12 different talking points, and Clinton and Obama blaming it on "A disgusting Video that we had nothing to do with." It's pretty bad when the Blame America First Cult is led by the President and Secretary of State.

Seattle, WA

#4 May 13, 2013
Oh ? If nobody had said video as part of the problem, they'd be ALIVE ??? WOW ~~!

What did Buddy say ??

Since: Oct 08

Location hidden

#5 May 13, 2013
This whole thing stinks of coverup.!!

Seattle, WA

#6 May 13, 2013
That's your diaper....

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