Democrats: No scandal in Benghazi deaths

Democrats: No scandal in Benghazi deaths

There are 41 comments on the WOI-TV West Des Moines story from May 9, 2013, titled Democrats: No scandal in Benghazi deaths. In it, WOI-TV West Des Moines reports that:

A major independent inquiry largely absolved Clinton of wrongdoing.

The findings incensed many Republican leaders and conservative news outlets, who portray Benghazi as a simmering scandal about to erupt.

The three officials testifying Wednesday offered little that has not been aired in previous congressional hearings. Afterward, Republicans all but acknowledged they're still seeking a knockout punch.

"This hearing is now over, but this investigation is not," said Rep. Darrell Issa of California, the hard-charging Republican chairman of the House committee. He urged "whistle-blowers" and "witnesses who have been afraid to come forward" to step up and "tell us your story, and we will make sure it gets public."

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#21 May 9, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
In all my life I have never seen an administration that had the backing of the entire media like Obama has. In fact I have never seen an administration that had had such a blind following in their own party.
The fact remains that nothing was done to protect the lives of those in our embassy. An attack on an embassy is an act of war and this administration’s refusal/failure to protect our embassy and to react in a manor appropriate to an attack on the sovereignty of our nation shows the lack of concern for our country and its people. To be more concerned with the possibility of offending a host nation that also failed to protect our embassy from such an attack than for the lives of those in our embassy it reprehensible. The only thing worse is the cover up or attempted cover up that followed.
What do you suppose was the motive for the administration deliberately allowing those people to be killed? Can you really believe it was not to offend our host?
What are some of your other conspiracy theories? And on what frequency can a sane person pick them up?

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#22 May 9, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Mother jones is your source?? RFLMAO
Mother Jones is a socialistic rag, and Corn has never met a lie he wouldn't tell!
They have fabricated more stories than Agatha Christie.
No Americans were killed in these attacks during Bush's terms at these embabssies, civilians around the buildings, Bush made sure they all had adequate security inside, dummy.
Imagine if your will.........So, a just-released report details a Bush administration cover-up after an ambassador and three other Americans were killed by Al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists. Secretary of State Condi Rice came up with a story to blame a video maker for the riot that led to the deaths, except there was no riot. In fact, Vice President Cheney was in the Situation Room with President Bush and Secretary Rumsfeld as the whole scene unfolded, conning Ambassador John Bolton into going on those Sunday shows.
Meanwhile, Senators Clinton, Obama and Kerry all demand to know why Bush chose to blame our First Amendment when he knew all along the video didn't cause the attack?
Meanwhile, Newsweek and similar drugstore brochures demand special prosecutors and resignations.
The HBO film directed by Sean Penn called "blood on your hands" wins an Emmy.
The musical "Bullets Over Benghazi" garners a Tony.
The 50,000-word poem by James Franco, though awful, wins a Pulitzer.
The whole thing is bigger than Watergate, Watergate and Watergate combined.
You left screwballs are fkn hilarious.
Bluebeak, anything that proves you wrong is, of course, a "socialistic rag". Why should we believe Mother Jones, when we've got such defenders of truth as Rush, and Glenn, and Donald, and Sarah, and Michele, and Rand, and Mitch, and Ted, and Sean, etal? After all, don't they check their "facts" with Nancy Reagan's astrologer?

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#23 May 9, 2013
LookingToEscape wrote:
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Well Lance, at least you knew Bush did leave office so score one for you.
But his stench lingers on.
Memo From Turner

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#24 May 10, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
In all my life I have never seen an administration that had the backing of the entire media like Obama has. In fact I have never seen an administration that had had such a blind following in their own party.
The fact remains that nothing was done to protect the lives of those in our embassy. An attack on an embassy is an act of war and this administration’s refusal/failure to protect our embassy and to react in a manor appropriate to an attack on the sovereignty of our nation shows the lack of concern for our country and its people. To be more concerned with the possibility of offending a host nation that also failed to protect our embassy from such an attack than for the lives of those in our embassy it reprehensible. The only thing worse is the cover up or attempted cover up that followed.
That's funny. After 3000 Americans were killed on 9/11 I don't remember the ditto heads demanding investigations of the administration or even questioning why the Bush family was so close with the Saudis or why they had joint investments with the bin Laden family. No questions at all. Strange.

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#25 May 10, 2013
Well the socialist damage control squads are out in full force, Bending, twisting, torturing the truth to make themselves look good, or at least not let their idol, Obama's incompetence be put on display. And oh yes, to divert attention to George Bush. Funny that, I used to say that Bush is doing the impossible, he's making Clinton look good. Now I'm actually defending the guy!
My president was elected by dead people!
Regards, Terri
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#26 May 11, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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That's funny. After 3000 Americans were killed on 9/11 I don't remember the ditto heads demanding investigations of the administration or even questioning why the Bush family was so close with the Saudis or why they had joint investments with the bin Laden family. No questions at all. Strange.
Maybe your mommy remembers. Next time she comes down the basement you can ask her about it.
Really

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#28 May 11, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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That's funny. After 3000 Americans were killed on 9/11 I don't remember the ditto heads demanding investigations of the administration or even questioning why the Bush family was so close with the Saudis or why they had joint investments with the bin Laden family. No questions at all. Strange.
Stay on point, will you?
Dee Dee Dee

Emmaus, PA

#29 May 11, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What do you suppose was the motive for the administration deliberately allowing those people to be killed? Can you really believe it was not to offend our host?
What are some of your other conspiracy theories? And on what frequency can a sane person pick them up?
There are no” conspiracy theories”. The administration clearly did not take the proper actions and precautions which resulted in terrorist over running the embassy. The motivation for the actions and inactions of the administration are unclear as are the reasons for misleading the public. It is time for that “transparency in government” we were promised.
Based on the actions of this administration it does appear that they were afraid to use force because they did not want to face criticism from the “Muslim World” for defending our embassy. If that was not the reason for not taking action then in your opinion on why did they do nothing?
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#30 May 11, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>Who is
"we", you and the rest of the livestock?
It beats being a black racist uneducated bigot like you.
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#31 May 11, 2013
Benghazi. Barack killed Seal Team 6 too.
conservative crapola

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#32 May 11, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
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eighthman? ninthman? bannedman?

hahahahahahahahahaha

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#33 May 11, 2013
Sum Ting Wong wrote:
You can thank the Bush administration for the embassy not being able to adequately defend itself. Up until the Lil Bush, embassies were guarded by either armed marines or special forces. Lil Bush changed this policy and used local unarmed militia (really just rent-a-cops) for the sake of privatization. They probably ran off as soon as the attack started.
Member there were 13 embassy attacks during the George W Bush administration resulting in 98 deaths. I don't recall any investigations into those.
In context, Big George had over 30 embassy attacks on his single term presidency, compare that to about 5 under Obama's 6 yrs.
http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2013/05 ...
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2012/10/l ...
There was no embassy in Benghazi! The American embassy for Libya is in Tripoli. Security in Benghazi was deliberately minimal.

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#34 May 11, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>What do you suppose was the motive for the administration deliberately allowing those people to be killed? Can you really believe it was not to offend our host?
What are some of your other conspiracy theories? And on what frequency can a sane person pick them up?
Possibility that no-one was supposed to be killed in the attack. That explains the stand down order. Do not interfere. Allow it to happen. Now the questions to be asked. Who gave the order to STAND DOWN? Why was this order given?
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#35 May 11, 2013
conservative crapola wrote:
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eighthman? ninthman? bannedman?
hahahahahahahahahaha
Benghazi man?
conservative crapola

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#36 May 11, 2013
BandMaster wrote:
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bumper sticker baggers.

hahahahahahahahahaha

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#37 May 11, 2013
Dee Dee Dee wrote:
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There are no” conspiracy theories”. The administration clearly did not take the proper actions and precautions which resulted in terrorist over running the embassy. The motivation for the actions and inactions of the administration are unclear as are the reasons for misleading the public. It is time for that “transparency in government” we were promised.
Based on the actions of this administration it does appear that they were afraid to use force because they did not want to face criticism from the “Muslim World” for defending our embassy. If that was not the reason for not taking action then in your opinion on why did they do nothing?
I wish I knew. At this point the whole mess and why it happened are unclear. However, the notion that we didn't want to offend the Muslim World seems absurd to me. Does this kind of thinking come from the ridiculous notion that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer?

I am perfectly willing to let the chips fall where they may. If there is blame, let the guilty be exposed and dealt with accordingly. But if it's found that there were no sinister motives, that should be exposed too.
Dee Dee Dee

East Greenville, PA

#38 May 14, 2013
Lawrence Wolf wrote:
<quoted text>I wish I knew. At this point the whole mess and why it happened are unclear. However, the notion that we didn't want to offend the Muslim World seems absurd to me. Does this kind of thinking come from the ridiculous notion that Obama is a Muslim sympathizer?
I am perfectly willing to let the chips fall where they may. If there is blame, let the guilty be exposed and dealt with accordingly. But if it's found that there were no sinister motives, that should be exposed too.
I agree that allowing Americans to die because of a fear of offending the Muslim world is absurd yet that is the only plausible explanation so far for refusing to increase security when requested by those in the know especially on the anniversary of 9/11 and the refusal to take action while our embassy was under attack. The reasons for denying that it was a terrorist attack and instead blame the exercising of 1st amendment rights when the administration clearly knew that was a lie are also unclear. Did the administration actually think that a cover up of the truth would work? I truly hope that it was the incompetence of the Obama administration and not an intentional decision that resulted in this tragedy but either way no matter how many people want to bury the truth along with the bodies the truth will eventually come out.
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#39 May 14, 2013
Really wrote:
<quoted text>Stay on point, will you?
LOL! lol!....Clueless CANNOT stay on point, why? he is clueless about EVERYTHING! for the life of me I don't understand why he bothers to put in his 2 cents worth on these threads.
Memo From Turner

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#40 May 15, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> LOL! lol!....Clueless CANNOT stay on point, why? he is clueless about EVERYTHING! for the life of me I don't understand why he bothers to put in his 2 cents worth on these threads.
Have you ever made a salient point in your life on any topic? Ever? Even once?
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#41 May 15, 2013
Memo From Turner wrote:
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Have you ever made a salient point in your life on any topic? Ever? Even once?
see what I mean? clueless again!

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