Pols want to know why they were left in the dark about Petraeus scandal

Nov 11, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: New York Daily News

The political fallout from David Petraeus ' stunning resignation intensified Sunday, as Capitol Hill lawmakers said they will demand the FBI explain why congressional bigs were kept in the dark until after the news broke.

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conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#68 Nov 12, 2012
Uda wrote:
Instead you got a liar, fraud and con artist instead.
Must suck to be affiliated with the T-party.
Admitting you're a teabooging-talibaner isn't exactly trending these days.

hahahahahahahaha
Uda

Holly, MI

#70 Nov 12, 2012
The Delegate wrote:
<quoted text>Obama is not a member of the tea party but we all agree he is a liar, fraud and con artist. You have him pegged.
We both know who I was talking about ... remember the guy wearing the $300 jeans,$150 dollar button up shirts, that one who moves cars by elevators in his houses. that guy out of touch with over half of the American population. That guy famous for his exploits with Bain Capital and who couldn't bring himself to disclosing how much money he made off it. That guy who lost the election? You know that guy right?
conservative crapola

Easton, PA

#71 Nov 12, 2012
Uda wrote:
<quoted text>
We both know who I was talking about ... remember the guy wearing the $300 jeans,$150 dollar button up shirts, that one who moves cars by elevators in his houses. that guy out of touch with over half of the American population. That guy famous for his exploits with Bain Capital and who couldn't bring himself to disclosing how much money he made off it. That guy who lost the election? You know that guy right?
We know. The guy smellegate is servicing.
lol

Farmington, MO

#73 Nov 12, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Fox 's track record? really?!?!? did you not see any of their predictions from months out from th elections? do you not see the video clips across te internet of them contradicrting themselves from one week to the next on a regular basis?

you had to be kidding about that, right?
Lol, If Romney isn't President, then it was most certainly sarcasm.
lol

Farmington, MO

#75 Nov 12, 2012
The Delegate wrote:
<quoted text>I don't recall having heard that BHO was associated with Bain. I don't believe Bain would have allowed an incompetent such as he to be involved with a class organization. The elevators that move the cars around for BO and the SS are actually cargo planes. I hope that helps you and rest assured that God is watching the Kenyan carefully and he will intervene as necessary. Have faith!
I'm also sure God is watching the President. Watching over him. Protecting him. And making sure his mission to do Gods work continues.

Those that false witness against any person, endanger their souls more than those of the accused.

But it takes a truly religious person to understand that, not just someone that uses Christ as a weapon and a shield.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#76 Nov 12, 2012
Benghazi is completely On Obama

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#77 Nov 13, 2012
Uda wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't think the fact are all out yet. There's been conflicting statements, stories and time-lines on this since day one. I have to wonder what the CIA actually knew about it in advance, during and after the incident and what "they" actually told the Obama Administration and State Department. Trust me there will be enough blame to go around and I'm sure its going to fall far short of another Conspiracy by the Obama Administration OR failure in leadership. As tragic as this was -$hit happens -- and its not always what it seems. But you righties are quick to put,'well this had to be Obama's fault and oh my gawd it is ANOTHER conspiracy by Obama and the libtards."
Geezus give it a rest till the new guy in the CIA testifies.
You are missing the Point. Gen. Petraeus Came out a few days ago (then he is forced to resign) and Said
"No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”

So if that is so Who had the Authority to make that call SecDef, SecState, Potus. Because if there was someone Less than that, Making those decisions. Bush is the blame for all the bad that happened during his Presidency, Just ask the media. But with Obama only the good decisions are made by him, The bad seem to come from one of his secretary’s.

If the decision NOT TO DEFEND an US Ambassador And an US Embassy came from someone other than the three people named above than this administration needs Some SERIOUS help with their chain of command structure

The Buck stops AT the Oval Office, Regardless of Party, Race or any other reason you people want to claim

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#80 Nov 13, 2012
Uda wrote:
<quoted text>
Attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities during GW Bush presidency.
Note attack in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2004. 9 AMERICANS killed.
On January 22, 2002, Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami gunmen attacked the US consulate at Kolkata, killing five people.
On June 14, 2002, an Al-Qaeda truck bomb detonated outside the US consulate at Karachi, killing 12.
On October 12, 2002, the US consular office at Denpasar (Indonesia) was bombed by Jemaah Islamiyah as part of the Bali bombings.
In 2002 again, nine people were killed by bomb blast near US embassy in Lima (Peru). It was seen as attempt to disrupt forthcoming visit by President George W. Bush.
On February 28, 2003, unknown gunmen attacked US embassy at Islamabad, killing two people.
On June 30, 2004, a suicide bomber hailing from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacked US embassy at Tashkent, killing two people.
On December 6, 2004, Al-Qaeda gunmen raided the diplomatic compound at Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), killing nine Americans.
On March 2, 2006, two people were killed when a car bomb exploded outside the US consulate in Karachi.
On September 12, 2006, gunmen raided the US embassy at Damascus (Syria), killing four people.
On January 12, 2007, a Greek revolutionary group fired an RPG at the US embassy at Greece. No damage done.
On March 18, 2008, a mortar attack at the US Embassy at Sana’a (Yemen) killed two people.
On July 9, 2008, an armed attack at the US consulate at Istanbul killed six people.
On September 17, 2008, 16 people were killed when the US embassy at Sana’a (Yemen) was attacked.
Actually, no Americans were killed in any of these attacks.
Here'sa source for the 2004 Jeddah attack that contradicts your assertion:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2004/dec/06/s...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#81 Nov 13, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>You are missing the Point. Gen. Petraeus Came out a few days ago (then he is forced to resign) and Said
"No one at any level in the CIA told anybody not to help those in need; claims to the contrary are simply inaccurate.”
So if that is so Who had the Authority to make that call SecDef, SecState, Potus. Because if there was someone Less than that, Making those decisions. Bush is the blame for all the bad that happened during his Presidency, Just ask the media. But with Obama only the good decisions are made by him, The bad seem to come from one of his secretary’s.
If the decision NOT TO DEFEND an US Ambassador And an US Embassy came from someone other than the three people named above than this administration needs Some SERIOUS help with their chain of command structure
The Buck stops AT the Oval Office, Regardless of Party, Race or any other reason you people want to claim
Who said anyone was ever told to not defend the CONSULATE?(The embassy in Libya is in Tripoli...)

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#82 Nov 13, 2012
The Delegate wrote:
<quoted text>Without a doubt. Let's see how much long the lamestream can try to cover for these Marxist.
Cover what? first you need to find something that needs to be covered up..how long now and you conspiracy freaks got squat...
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#83 Nov 13, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Who said anyone was ever told to not defend the CONSULATE?(The embassy in Libya is in Tripoli...)
I copied this from the internet:

AFRICOM Commander GEN Carter Ham relieved of duty for wanting to help our Ambassador to Libya.
by mwg0735 Posted October 28, 2012
The information I heard today was that General
[Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White
House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow.
Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africom.
Sure enough Obama nominated Gen. David Rodriguez to replace Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.

The Stars and Stripes reported:
President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command
and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as
assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#84 Nov 13, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Who said anyone was ever told to not defend the CONSULATE?(The embassy in Libya is in Tripoli...)
The Ambassador asked for assistance and more protection and it was denied.. Who Denied it and what was their authority to do so? There are a very limited number of people with the authority to deny a request like that so who made that decision?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#85 Nov 13, 2012
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
I copied this from the internet:
AFRICOM Commander GEN Carter Ham relieved of duty for wanting to help our Ambassador to Libya.
by mwg0735 Posted October 28, 2012
The information I heard today was that General
[Carter] Ham as head of Africom received the same e-mails the White
House received requesting help/support as the attack was taking place. General Ham immediately had a rapid response unit ready and communicated to the Pentagon that he had a unit ready.
General Ham then received the order to stand down. His response was to screw it, he was going to help anyhow.
Within 30 seconds to a minute after making the move to respond, his second in command apprehended General Ham and told him that he was now relieved of his command.
The story continues that now General Rodiguez would take General Ham’s place as the head of Africom.
Sure enough Obama nominated Gen. David Rodriguez to replace Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command.
The Stars and Stripes reported:
President Barack Obama will nominate Army Gen. David Rodriguez to succeed Gen. Carter Ham as commander of U.S. Africa Command
and Marine Lt. Gen. John Paxton to succeed Gen. Joseph Dunford as
assistant commandant of the Marine Corps, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Thursday
this story was debunked shortly after it was printed. Ham was slated to be replaced before the Benghazi attack. Teh pentagon had troops all over that were ready to go. They went in as soon as they had proper intel as to what they were going into, as per protocol for that situation.

this has been stated openly over and over again. What part of this do you not understand?

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#86 Nov 13, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Who said anyone was ever told to not defend the CONSULATE?(The embassy in Libya is in Tripoli...)
A Consulate Is a Satellite office of an Embassy and as such gets the same protections, Especially when the Ambassador is there.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#87 Nov 13, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>The Ambassador asked for assistance and more protection and it was denied.. Who Denied it and what was their authority to do so? There are a very limited number of people with the authority to deny a request like that so who made that decision?
he asked for security at Tripoli, the embassy, not the consulate in benhazi.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#88 Nov 13, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>A Consulate Is a Satellite office of an Embassy and as such gets the same protections, Especially when the Ambassador is there.
the security team Stevens requested an extended stay for was at thhe Tripoli embassy. they did not travel with him ever and never would have.

These facts are clearly out in the open and ave been since day one. Why do not know them? Try real news sources instead of ones that are soley trying to find someting that isn't there.
responder

Columbus, OH

#89 Nov 13, 2012
Der Beobachter wrote:
<quoted text>I hate to burst your racist bubble But ANYTIME a president tries to claim ignorance about what happens in his administration as high in importance as an attack against its people or embassies, He (the President) must be held accountable, When Bush was Pres. It was all “His” fault, With Obama it is everyone but “his” fault. And why is it that pinheads like you always claim Racism when someone questions Obamas actions?? The only racist here is you
Suggesting that someone else might have racial bias doesn't make THEM a racist, fool.

And Obama's administration was CLEARLY holding the criminals who murdered our Ambassador and four others responsible from day 1, while your candidate for President falsely slandered him by claiming that he 'supported our enemies.' You appear to be doing the same.

So why is supporting terrorists more important than supporting America, huh, reTHUGlican?

“I'm Watching YOU”

Since: Jan 09

Ft. Lewis WA

#90 Nov 13, 2012
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>he asked for security at Tripoli, the embassy, not the consulate in benhazi.
You ar incorrect in your ASSumption.

07:48 PM ET

U.S. official sought more security for Benghazi post

By Jill Dougherty and Elise Labott

The State Department's top security official in Libya asked for extra security for the consulate in Benghazi in the months before the diplomatic post was overrun in a deadly attack but received no response from superiors, according to documents obtained by CNN.

The disclosure comes ahead of a congressional hearing on Wednesday on the armed assault that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans on September 11. U.S. intelligence believes the incident was a terrorist act.

Eric Nordstrom, the regional security officer in Libya until this past July, had conveyed concerns about the Libyan government's ability overall to protect American diplomatic facilities.

Moreover, he sent two cables to State Department headquarters last March and again in July requesting additional security agents for the Benghazi post, but did not receive any response, according to a summary of his interview with House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Democrats that was obtained by CNN.

The Republican-led panel's hearing will be the first on the attack.

State Department officials: Benghazi attack 'unprecedented'

Nordstrom told the committee that Deputy Assistant Secretary Charlene Lamb wanted to keep the number of U.S. security personnel in Benghazi "artificially low." Nordstrom said she generally believed that extra security was unnecessary because there was a residential safe haven to fall back on in an emergency, according to the summary.

She thought the "best course of action was to assign three agents" to the Benghazi post, the summary quoted Nordstrom as saying.

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#91 Nov 13, 2012
responder wrote:
<quoted text>
Suggesting that someone else might have racial bias doesn't make THEM a racist, fool...
I'm looking forward to your explanation of how post #17 made it into this thread.
responder

Columbus, OH

#92 Nov 13, 2012
SirPrize wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm looking forward to your explanation of how post #17 made it into this thread.
Explain why your head is embedded in your ass, instead.:)

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