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Boehner wants Obama to release internal e-mail on Libya attack

There are 281 comments on the The Washington Post story from May 9, 2013, titled Boehner wants Obama to release internal e-mail on Libya attack. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

House Speaker John A. Boehner said Thursday that the American public should be allowed to see internal administration e-mails related to September's terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and called on President Obama to release them.

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See the light

El Paso, TX

#277 May 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
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You sorry teabaggers.
9 hearings and counting.
STILL..........NO PROOF.
Poor teabaggers.
Running out words.....
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#278 May 16, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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We all observed on 9/11 our military stood down. Now you are admitting the only person with the authority to do that was the president. You are saying bush ordered our military to stand down to allow the attacks on 9/11/2001. You are saying bush should have been arrested. You are saying bush is guilty.
the dictator is guilty of murder (treason)because he denied Mr Stevens and marines help they had pleaded for that day and for some time prior to this day.
Sterkfontein Swartkrans

Richmond, IN

#279 May 16, 2013
boner can go piss up a rope!
spocko

Oakland, CA

#280 May 16, 2013
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Yes you liberal talking point are what the press is reporting. Those that watched know better. Where was Obama for the 8 hours the battle raged? The fact the lies told by Obama, Rice and Clinton are boldly ignored by the low information voters and their spin masters of the MSM, it doesn't change the facts that they all lied.
Ah the daily El Bimbo idiocy!!
Recall that ABC News fueled the GOP cries of a White House cover-up when suggesting that the twelve drafts of the talking points were done with White House participation. Turns out the actual email, written in the days following the Benghazi attack, reveals something else entirely.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/rickungar/2013/05...
New Poll shows that 46% of Republicans think that Benghazi is the Biggest Political Scandal Ever. One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE IT IS!! 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea with 4% not willing to venture a guess. Keep it up ye morons ...
spocko

Oakland, CA

#281 May 16, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> the dictator is guilty of murder (treason)because he denied Mr Stevens and marines help they had pleaded for that day and for some time prior to this day.
Completely false - do you friggen moron eve know where Benghazi is?
New Poll shows that 46% of Republicans think that Benghazi is the Biggest Political Scandal Ever. One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE IT IS!! 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea with 4% not willing to venture a guess. Keep it up ye morons ...
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#282 May 16, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> the dictator is guilty of murder (treason)because he denied Mr Stevens and marines help they had pleaded for that day and for some time prior to this day.
Congress is complicit because they denied funding to provide that security. Had Obama sent in the troops it would have violated Boehner's sequester, and he would have politicized it and tried to impeach Obama for failing to obey the will of congress. I don't think you have a case.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#283 May 16, 2013
spocko wrote:
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Completely false - do you friggen moron eve know where Benghazi is?
New Poll shows that 46% of Republicans think that Benghazi is the Biggest Political Scandal Ever. One interesting thing about the voters who think Benghazi is the biggest political scandal in American history is that 39% of them DON'T ACTUALLY KNOW WHERE IT IS!! 10% think it's in Egypt, 9% in Iran, 6% in Cuba, 5% in Syria, 4% in Iraq, and 1% each in North Korea with 4% not willing to venture a guess. Keep it up ye morons ...
WHO CARES? if Benghazi is in another damned planet? you don't leave Americans behind, ANYWHERE.....BOZO, those men have families that loved them and only know that they were denied much needed help. You'd be screaming for answers too if one of those men was your son or brother! CITIZENS HAVE TO STAND TOGETHER (all citizens-democrats & republicans), TO GET ANSWERS FOR WHY THIS HAPPENED? We can't be fighting one another over this. If there's a dictator in the WH, and we know there is: WE KNOW THIS MUCH, HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT FOR YOU AND ME!
spocko

Oakland, CA

#284 May 16, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> WHO CARES? if Benghazi is in another damned planet? you don't leave Americans behind, ANYWHERE.....BOZO, those men have families that loved them and only know that they were denied much needed help. You'd be screaming for answers too if one of those men was your son or brother! CITIZENS HAVE TO STAND TOGETHER (all citizens-democrats & republicans), TO GET ANSWERS FOR WHY THIS HAPPENED? We can't be fighting one another over this. If there's a dictator in the WH, and we know there is: WE KNOW THIS MUCH, HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT FOR YOU AND ME!
Yes indeed, so how do you, brainless idiot, feel about the 4,486 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2012, all based on a lie by the Gdub administration?
Don Joe

Saint Paul, MN

#285 May 16, 2013
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti wrote:
<quoted text> WHO CARES? if Benghazi is in another damned planet? you don't leave Americans behind, ANYWHERE.....BOZO, those men have families that loved them and only know that they were denied much needed help. You'd be screaming for answers too if one of those men was your son or brother! CITIZENS HAVE TO STAND TOGETHER (all citizens-democrats & republicans), TO GET ANSWERS FOR WHY THIS HAPPENED? We can't be fighting one another over this. If there's a dictator in the WH, and we know there is: WE KNOW THIS MUCH, HE DOESN'T GIVE A SHIT FOR YOU AND ME!
So where were you when we wanted you to stand with us to find answers about the 9/11/2001 attacks? Thousands died and our government made up some story that made less sense than bush reading, "My Pet Goat" during the attack.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#286 May 16, 2013
Cat74 wrote:
Panetta does not have the authority to order troops around, or tell them to stand down. Only the President, their commander in chief has that kind of authority. Panetta has his job, and the C in C has his, only on Sept 11th, 2012 the President, for whatever reason, could not be botered to lead the troops. That is what these hearings are supposed to tell us, where was Obama? All this other stuff, the IRS spy story, the spying of the AP reporters are to try to get Benghazi off the front page, and off the minds of good Americans.
From the 9-11 Terrorist Attack Timeline at Benghazi=> only posting relevant times

All times are Eastern European Time (EET, Benghazi)

~9:42 p.m. The attack begins at the TMF in Benghazi. Dozens of lightly armed men approached the TMF, quickly and deliberately breached the front gate, and set fire to the guard house and main diplomatic building. The attackers included members of Libya-based Ansar al-Sharia (AAS) and al-Qa’ida in the Lands of the Islamic
Maghreb (AQIM), among other groups.

11:00 p.m. Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey attend a previously scheduled meeting with the President at the White House. The leaders discuss potential responses to the emerging situation.(DoD timeline)

12:00-2:00 a.m. Secretary Panetta convenes a series of meetings in the Pentagon with senior officials including General Dempsey and General Ham....During these meetings, Secretary PANETTA authorizes: A Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon, stationed in Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to Benghazi, and a second FAST platoon, also stationed in Rota, Spain, to prepare to deploy to the Embassy in Tripoli.

2:39 a.m. As ordered by Secretary Panetta, the National Military Command Center transmits formal authorization for the two FAST platoons, and associated equipment, to prepare to deploy...

8:56 p.m. The FAST platoon, and associated equipment, arrives in Tripoli.
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FIRST, it took over 23 hours for the FAST Platoon to reach Tripoli.

SECOND, the FAST Platoon NEVER got to Benghazi.

WHY???? The American People want the TRUTH.
ima- Ilis Myka Ashanti

El Paso, TX

#287 May 16, 2013
spocko wrote:
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Yes indeed, so how do you, brainless idiot, feel about the 4,486 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2012, all based on a lie by the Gdub administration?
This isn't the topic, is it? stay on TOPIC or don't RUIN IT! enough said, or start your own thread on your PREFERRED TOPIC.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#288 May 16, 2013
spocko wrote:
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Yes indeed, so how do you, brainless idiot, feel about the 4,486 U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq between 2003 and 2012, all based on a lie by the Gdub administration?
So I gather from your post that YES, Obama is a MAJOR Incompetent but Bush is far worse because of Iraq.

If that is what you are saying then I will agree with you.

One point though, so matter how misguided Iraq was, Bush DID SEEK Authorization from Congress and DID Get Democratic Approval for his action. Obama ignored the Constitution and based the ill-fated Libya Invasion on UN approval.

http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercool...

Dear Mr. Speaker:(Dear Mr. President:)

"At approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on March 19, 2011, at my direction, U.S. military forces commenced operations to assist an international effort authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council and undertaken with the support of European allies and Arab partners, to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and address the threat posed to international peace and security by the crisis in Libya. As part of the multilateral response authorized under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973,..."
spocko

Oakland, CA

#289 May 16, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
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So I gather from your post that YES, Obama is a MAJOR Incompetent but Bush is far worse because of Iraq.
If that is what you are saying then I will agree with you.
One point though, so matter how misguided Iraq was, Bush DID SEEK Authorization from Congress and DID Get Democratic Approval for his action. Obama ignored the Constitution and based the ill-fated Libya Invasion on UN approval.
http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/watercool...
Dear Mr. Speaker:(Dear Mr. President:)
"At approximately 3:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, on March 19, 2011, at my direction, U.S. military forces commenced operations to assist an international effort authorized by the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council and undertaken with the support of European allies and Arab partners, to prevent a humanitarian catastrophe and address the threat posed to international peace and security by the crisis in Libya. As part of the multilateral response authorized under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973,..."
The Libya invasion? that was back when Reagan tried to kill Qaddafi? The US did not invade Libya. Obama did offer military support to a French led operation to enforce a United Nations Security Council approved no fly zone to prevent Qaddafi from massacring his own citizens.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#290 May 16, 2013
Don Joe wrote:
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Congress is complicit because they denied funding to provide that security. Had Obama sent in the troops it would have violated Boehner's sequester, and he would have politicized it and tried to impeach Obama for failing to obey the will of congress. I don't think you have a case.
There is ALOT wrong with this post and I know you can do better.

Funding WAS NEVER CUT from the State Department's Security budget.

THIS from the State Department Budget Web Page

http://www.state.gov/s/d/rm/c6112.htm

Worldwide Security Protection for Fiscal Years---
(figures represent thousands)

Worldwide Security Protection 2008 $1,178,938

Worldwide Security Protection 2009 $1,341,758

Worldwide Security Protection 2010 $1,399,988

Worldwide Security Protection 2011 $1,497,056

Worldwide Security Protection 2012 $1,591,201
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Now, whether or not the Republicans in the House cut funding for Embassy Security does not figure in the Benghazi tradegy because there was no budget agreement betwenn the House and the Senate for a number of years, Harry Reid not bothering to even present one.
Neither the House or the Senate can make unalateral cuts and when there is a agreed upon budget, the President has to sign-off on it, unless the budget has veto-proof support.

Next, the SEQUESTER was agreed upon by the House, Senate and President.

Lastly, the BENGHAZI tradegy happened before the SEQUESTER was in force.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#291 May 16, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
The Libya invasion? that was back when Reagan tried to kill Qaddafi? The US did not invade Libya. Obama did offer military support to a French led operation to enforce a United Nations Security Council approved no fly zone to prevent Qaddafi from massacring his own citizens.
The Qaddaffi situation was/is BIZZARE. For years he was pond scum and yet he evolved into a nobel figure. Reagan went after Gahdaffi, rightly so, for supporting terrorist attacks against Americans.

But over the years Ghaddafi became a bulwark against terrorism, renounced his desire for nuclear weapons, spent BILLIONS of Libya's oil profits in developing other African nations and sought equality among the races.

He actually issued the first arrest warrent for Osama bin Laden, written-up by Interpol in 1998.

As to the UN no fly zone, China and Russia are STILL FUMING over that, and yes, you are correct about a no fly zone resolution; but NATO and Obama were party to using the US Military to actively assist the terrorist rebels in overthrowing Ghaddafi, which went way beyond the UN Resolution.

It was a NATO plane that attacked a Ghaddafi escape convoy, and he was captured and killed shortly after that.
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#292 May 16, 2013
See the light wrote:
<quoted text>Running out words.....
Teabaggers have that problem,that's why they have to repeat everything.

"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --George Bush -- Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005

Poor teabagger.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#293 May 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
50?
From Europe?
How about next door.
At a contentious House hearing,Gregory Hicks testified on the frantic and confused events surrounding the attacks and the series of increasingly urgent calls he made and received at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli, including one from then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on the night and morning of the incidents.
Hicks was billed as a whistleblower by Republicans on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, who titled the hearing "Exploring Failure and Recognizing Courage."
Hicks said he tried and failed to get the U.S. military moving to stop the attacks and rescue Stevens and the other personnel.
He said he was also rebuffed in attempts to send FOUR U.S. special operators from Tripoli to Benghazi to assist in the evacuation and the return of the bodies of the slain Americans.
Poor teabagger
Sec. of Defense, Leon Panetta, authorized the deployment of a 50- man, Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon, stationed in Rota, Spain, to deploy to Benghazi.

Trying to keep things straight----let us remember that there are security forces taking orders from the STATE Department headed by Hillary Clinton AND US Military forces getting their orders from the Defense Dept., headed by Leon Panetta.

This is what Hicks might have been talking about---a force from the Tripoli embassy.

This is Benghazi time

12:30 a.m. A seven-man security team from U.S. Embassy Tripoli, including two DoD personnel, departs for Benghazi.

~1:15 a.m. The American security team from Tripoli lands in Benghazi.(DoD timeline)

5:15 a.m. At around 5:15 a.m., within 15 minutes of the Tripoli team’s arrival at the Annex from the airport, a short but deadly coordinated terrorist attack began at the Annex. The attack, which included small arms, rocket-propelled grenade (RPG),
wounded two others.
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There are two, for starters, MAJOR QUESTIONS here.

1) What happened to the FAST Platoon sent by the Defense Dept?

2) Why did it take 4 hours for the Tripoli relief security forces to get from the Benghazi Airport to the Benghazi Compound?

What we do learn from Hicks is that Hillary is engaged, as is Leon Panetta.

It should also be pointed out that Leon Panetta had a meeting with Obama, preplanned, at 11:00 p.m., Benghazi time): Secretary Panetta and General Dempsey attend a previously scheduled meeting
with the President at the White House. The leaders discuss potential responses to the emerging situation.(DoD timeline)
spocko

Oakland, CA

#294 May 16, 2013
bottlecap wrote:
<quoted text>
The Qaddaffi situation was/is BIZZARE. For years he was pond scum and yet he evolved into a nobel figure. Reagan went after Gahdaffi, rightly so, for supporting terrorist attacks against Americans.
But over the years Ghaddafi became a bulwark against terrorism, renounced his desire for nuclear weapons, spent BILLIONS of Libya's oil profits in developing other African nations and sought equality among the races.
He actually issued the first arrest warrent for Osama bin Laden, written-up by Interpol in 1998.
As to the UN no fly zone, China and Russia are STILL FUMING over that, and yes, you are correct about a no fly zone resolution; but NATO and Obama were party to using the US Military to actively assist the terrorist rebels in overthrowing Ghaddafi, which went way beyond the UN Resolution.
It was a NATO plane that attacked a Ghaddafi escape convoy, and he was captured and killed shortly after that.
Huh? Qaddafi was a regular Mohandas Gandhi – what happened you fall on your head?
Muammar Qaddafi, contrary to what he tried to get the world to believe during the last weeks of his grotesque regime, was never a bulwark against terrorism. He played the terrorist game. He made use of it. Blowing hot and cold, alternating bloodbaths with showy, overacted pardons, he released jihadists onto the terror market the way speculators sell a currency to undercut its value. In Syria, the Assad did the same thing. For a long time, the sorcerer’s apprentices of Algeria’s police state did, too, and they may be doing it still. The effect of such operations, when carried out while suppressing any form of normal opposition, is to make Islamism appear as the sole alternative to the regime.
bottlecap

Orlando, FL

#297 May 16, 2013
spocko wrote:
<quoted text>
Huh? Qaddafi was a regular Mohandas Gandhi – what happened you fall on your head?
Muammar Qaddafi, contrary to what he tried to get the world to believe during the last weeks of his grotesque regime, was never a bulwark against terrorism. He played the terrorist game. He made use of it. Blowing hot and cold, alternating bloodbaths with showy, overacted pardons, he released jihadists onto the terror market the way speculators sell a currency to undercut its value. In Syria, the Assad did the same thing. For a long time, the sorcerer’s apprentices of Algeria’s police state did, too, and they may be doing it still. The effect of such operations, when carried out while suppressing any form of normal opposition, is to make Islamism appear as the sole alternative to the regime.
Ambassador Stevens would not have been murdered if Ghaddfi had not been ousted----FACT.

As to NATO installed terrorist "rebels", this is what the Main-Stream Media swept under the rug.

http://globalciviliansforpeace.com/2011/11/22...

"How could well-financed correspondents for The New York Times and the Washington Post have been unaware of that which was known to NPR’s West African reporter Ofeibea Quist Acton: that a Benghazi mob had hacked to death 70 to 80 Chadian and Sudanese oil company workers in a single incident – a major massacre in a medium-sized town. African media were alive with reports from the 1.5 million Black immigrant workers in Libya of mass killings, gruesome public lynchings, savage burnings, and organized rapes. But it was as if the western media were encamped in a different Benghazi,..."
See the light

El Paso, TX

#298 May 16, 2013
Wall Street Government wrote:
<quoted text>
Teabaggers have that problem,that's why they have to repeat everything.
"See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda." --George Bush -- Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005
Poor teabagger.
Your'e the one who repeats the same words over and over.LOL

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