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Republicans linking Hagel's nomination to demand for information from White House on Benghazi

There are 482 comments on the The Washington Post story from Feb 14, 2013, titled Republicans linking Hagel's nomination to demand for information from White House on Benghazi. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In this Jan. 31, 2013 file photo, former Nebraska Republican Sen. Chuck Hagel, President Obama's choice for defense secretary, testifies before the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing, on Capitol Hill in Washington.

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#133 Feb 16, 2013
Why would Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton take any heat at all about a CIA safehouse being attacked?
Dickweed

Ames, IA

#134 Feb 16, 2013
I posted this elsewhere but it fits here too..


Big Time wrote:

They put the total number of Americans evacuated from Benghazi at 32
So in an attack on civilians, 32 escaped. and 4 died.

How is that a problem?
32 getting out against a terrorist driven uprising against our very presence, whitt too little security, with bad intelligence, and no prep for the 9-11 anniversarythat seems like a successful evacuation and great work on Obama's part.
If W would have saved 32 americans in a terrorist attack he would have gave himself a medal, heheh,
!5% casuality rate, of civilians against a co-ordinated terrorist attack. That is pretty good I think.
Obama seemed to have handled that pretty good.
I'm happy with that.

How many people died in 9-11 in the twin towers? ALL OF THEM.
A much less of a civilian survival rate on a terrorist attack right here on or own soil. did W fail to protect those Americans?
So Obama managed to protect 32 Americans against a co-ordinated terrorist attack on foreign soil and he is a bastard, but Everyone attacked here in America dies, and Bush did great?
Stupid GOP douche bags.

Since: Jul 07

Newport News, VA

#135 Feb 17, 2013
Eric Gustafson wrote:
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What were the consequences for George Bush who sat by on information and did nothing that prevented Bin Laden's attack on Washington and New York from killing Thousands of Americans in one day?
how lame and tired is the line the bush "sat on intelligence" that we would be attacked. the intelligence was so vague and general as to be no intelligence. at least bush attended his intelligence briefings. why is the left so incapable of accepting criticism of how this administration handled benghazi? they ignored specific warnings (brits attacked by terrorists weeks before; ambassador cabled he was not safe), they did not send help, commander in chief did not follow up after he knew of attack; they then tried to spin for political reasons, and lied about all of the above.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#136 Feb 17, 2013
Dickweed wrote:
I posted this elsewhere but it fits here too..
Big Time wrote:
They put the total number of Americans evacuated from Benghazi at 32
So in an attack on civilians, 32 escaped. and 4 died.
How is that a problem?
32 getting out against a terrorist driven uprising against our very presence, whitt too little security, with bad intelligence, and no prep for the 9-11 anniversarythat seems like a successful evacuation and great work on Obama's part.
If W would have saved 32 americans in a terrorist attack he would have gave himself a medal, heheh,
!5% casuality rate, of civilians against a co-ordinated terrorist attack. That is pretty good I think.
Obama seemed to have handled that pretty good.
I'm happy with that.
How many people died in 9-11 in the twin towers? ALL OF THEM.
A much less of a civilian survival rate on a terrorist attack right here on or own soil. did W fail to protect those Americans?
So Obama managed to protect 32 Americans against a co-ordinated terrorist attack on foreign soil and he is a bastard, but Everyone attacked here in America dies, and Bush did great?
Stupid GOP douche bags.
Where did you find that ALL OF THEM (THE PEOPLE) DIED IN TWIN TOWERS? That is NOT what the news showed - It showed people running from twin towers, the fire fighters and police were helping people out of twin towers and the people were coming down the steps. Is this another made up Obama LIE?
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#137 Feb 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Why would Susan Rice or Hillary Clinton take any heat at all about a CIA safehouse being attacked?
This happened right before the election and Obama said Al qaeda was no longer a threat since he killed Osama. Susan and Hillary covered Obama's azz to keep the people from knowing the truth that Al qaeda was still a threat and done this. Obama lied and they knew it would hurt his election. Benghazi is not going away until the truth is make known to the people of the United States. We got some news from the British about our Ambassador being drug threw the streets and raped when this first happened. The parents of these four Americans still have not been told anything about how their sons died.

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#138 Feb 17, 2013
Never heard of President Obama saying, Al Quida was no longer a threat....sound's made up reichwing speak.....
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#139 Feb 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
Never heard of President Obama saying, Al Quida was no longer a threat....sound's made up reichwing speak.....

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#140 Feb 17, 2013
Teaman wrote:
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =f6B21I4LMkcXX
PLEASSSSSE.....Not the same thing at all....are you kidding me?....That's like saying, the 49er's are on the path to defeat......geezzzzzzzzzzzzz.. ....
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#141 Feb 17, 2013
The Repubs don't want Hagel because he was in Vietnam so he won't run off the cliff and have a third major war. The neocons want a war with Iran because they know cheap oil has run out. Oil is about $100 a barrel now and will go back up to $150 a barrel. NO more $20 a barrel oil ever again, so the world stops. Manufacturing stops, GDP growth stops, the capitalist model ends because with high oil prices countries can't have large GDP growth. People won't be able to afford to have cars as gas prices go higher. High priced oil means higher priced food and higher manufacturing costs and higher prices all the way around. So the rich want a third big war to make millionaires into billionaires and billionaires into trillionaires like they did with the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. So now they sell and sell a war with Iran on Fox for the last 4-5 years. What they want to do is run the debt up to about $25 trillion before we default on the debt, so they figure why not run up about $5 trillion more on a third war, it's all profits for the rich defense contractors, and the oil companies figure they can get control of the oil in Iran, like they did in Iraq which keeps them in business as oil runs out. It's a win win for the oil companies and the war corporations and that is who the Repubs have always worked for. So they don't want a war with Iran delayed by Chuck Hagel and Obama. They have been beating the drums of war in Iran for years now.

They all know we are going to have to default on the debt. It's down to who gets the last of the $10 trillion more they borrow before the country collapses. The neocons don't want to spend anything on rebuilding the old infrastructure or on anything on the people. They just want one more oil war and the the rich take the money and run as the country collapses from the debt.
Dickweed

Ames, IA

#142 Feb 17, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Where did you find that ALL OF THEM (THE PEOPLE) DIED IN TWIN TOWERS? That is NOT what the news showed - It showed people running from twin towers, the fire fighters and police were helping people out of twin towers and the people were coming down the steps. Is this another made up Obama LIE?
No it's not a lie. Where was W led federal help in NY after the attack?
Sure you saw people running out of the burning building, but did you see a federal response? We're those people running out of the towers being aided by federal help sent by W?
How did W save even 1 person in 9-11?
If Obama is to blame for the 4 deaths, then he is certainly responsible for the 32 survivors.
After the towers were hit did W evacuate the Pentagon to save lives there? No
He took No action at all during the attack of the 4 planes, except to ground all planes not in flight.
Did he manage to help the passengers who took their plane back?
So everyone died on all 4 planes and thousands on the ground, and you are cool with W's actions, But Obama gets most of the Americans out of harms way while the Consulate is being over run and Obama is a traitor Secret Muslim because 4 died in a terrorist attack and 32 got out.
I know Obama is a Marxist, Chicago thug, Kenyan born, Muslim terrorist mole, liberal, tree hugger, reincarnation of Hitler but, Americans under him are safer then they were under W.

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#143 Feb 17, 2013
John McCain looked like a bitter partisan politician, this morning on, Meet the Press....especially when presented with video clips of him talking up Hagel as Sec of Defense in 2000 and promoting him as Sec. of State in 2006....What a disappointment McCain has become.....
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#144 Feb 17, 2013
The REpublicans have been beating the drum for a war with Iran for years and years now. So of course they don't want a vet who was in a horrible war we should not have been in to be in charge because he will not have a war with Iran.

Ron Paul was right about EVERYTHING. The reason he kept saying "end the welfare/warefare state" is because he knows that the Dems spend and spend on welfare and that the Repubs spend and spend for war profiteers and for oil wars for oil companies. It's true. And that folks is WHY both parties continue to run up debt and more debt. That's why Bush ran up $5 trillion of debt and so did Obama and that is why you do not see either party cutting any spending nor borrowing less money, and you never will. Unless we go full on Libertarian and end the warfare/welfare state, we go bankrupt from borrowing money. Simple as that.

80 percent of the federal budget goes to Social Security, Medicare and military spending - and no Dem is cutting social programs and no Repub is cutting military spending, so nothing will ever get cut, which is why you all see nothing has ever been cut, not one cent of anything. Both parties still sign off to borrow $1 trillion every year and neither party has cut one cent.
Teaman

Abingdon, VA

#145 Feb 17, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>PLEASSSSSE.....Not the same thing at all....are you kidding me?....That's like saying, the 49er's are on the path to defeat......geezzzzzzzzzzzzz.. ....
The point was Obama couldn't have an Al Qaeda attack on a consulate while campaigning for re-election, gloating about Osama Bin Laden was dead and Al Qaeda is on the road to defeat.

The controversy is about the cover up of a screw up.
Dickweed

Ames, IA

#146 Feb 17, 2013
GoodNewz wrote:
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how lame and tired is the line the bush "sat on intelligence" that we would be attacked. the intelligence was so vague and general as to be no intelligence. at least bush attended his intelligence briefings. why is the left so incapable of accepting criticism of how this administration handled benghazi? they ignored specific warnings (brits attacked by terrorists weeks before; ambassador cabled he was not safe), they did not send help, commander in chief did not follow up after he knew of attack; they then tried to spin for political reasons, and lied about all of the above.
I know you think this is the big one that is finally going to get Obama out of office in shame, and consequently put Biden in office,( be careful what you wish for) but it is not.
W attended his security briefings, true.
What was some of that vague intelligence?
" Muslim men in FL are taking flying lessons and are not concerned about learning how to land". Yeah, vague.
What was some of the intelligence W did act on...
"We know bin laden is hiding in Afganistan in mountain caves"
How many soldiers and civilians died for that intelligence info?
"Saddam Huessin is amassing WMDs". W only sent 2 or 3 thousand solders to their death on that intelligence info .
But you are right Obama really dropped the ball on Bengazi. 4 dead out of 36 in a terrorist attack on foreign soil , with no local police assistance. W certainly would have found a way to make sure they all died. Then invade Lybia in retaliation and kill 3000 more Americans and countless Lybians.
Do you even remember 9-11 and how we got here?
Jesus himself would need 40 years to fix the mess W gave us. Obama has done pretty well, and I am glad and proud of him. You don't have to be. You are welcome to stay stupid forever.
RobertEmmet

Chagrin Falls, OH

#147 Feb 17, 2013
Cookie_Parker wrote:
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No they don't.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/09/12/1130...
June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Truck bomb kills 17.
February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
Suicide bomber kills two.
December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls' school instead.
September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana'a, Yemen
Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.
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People just like the racist attacks on the President. Republicans don't care about life.
What a load of bs. If it were not for Fox News and the work of a few Republican senators, everyone would still think the attack is the result of a YouTube video. Republicans don't care about life? What a joke of a statement. The first ambassador to die since Carter was President and you so somehow contort this to be a political smear campaign by the right? Hillary Clinton told the victims' parents that she would make sure justice would be brought the maker of the YouTube video. WHAT A SCUMBAG. The reality of their lies is that more people were "protesting" than there were actually views of this video to date. Or should we believe that poor Islamists huddle around a computer at their local Internet cafe googling anti Mohammed videos on a daily basis?! You're an idiot for not questing any of this. And now we know that Obama made ZERO, that's ZERO calls the night of the attack. You don't want the truth because you're too lazy to think for yourself, that is all that your statement comes down to. This is not about race, this is about holding people accounting for the jobs that we pay them to do. And here we are 5 months later and STILL there is no explanation as to where the YouTube video story came from. Keep getting your daily news from the view, us Republicans will be here demanding the truth.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#148 Feb 17, 2013
Pamela wrote:
The Repubs don't want Hagel because he was in Vietnam so he won't run off the cliff and have a third major war. The neocons want a war with Iran because they know cheap oil has run out. Oil is about $100 a barrel now and will go back up to $150 a barrel. NO more $20 a barrel oil ever again, so the world stops. Manufacturing stops, GDP growth stops, the capitalist model ends because with high oil prices countries can't have large GDP growth. People won't be able to afford to have cars as gas prices go higher. High priced oil means higher priced food and higher manufacturing costs and higher prices all the way around. So the rich want a third big war to make millionaires into billionaires and billionaires into trillionaires like they did with the war in Iraq and in Afghanistan. So now they sell and sell a war with Iran on Fox for the last 4-5 years. What they want to do is run the debt up to about $25 trillion before we default on the debt, so they figure why not run up about $5 trillion more on a third war, it's all profits for the rich defense contractors, and the oil companies figure they can get control of the oil in Iran, like they did in Iraq which keeps them in business as oil runs out. It's a win win for the oil companies and the war corporations and that is who the Repubs have always worked for. So they don't want a war with Iran delayed by Chuck Hagel and Obama. They have been beating the drums of war in Iran for years now.
They all know we are going to have to default on the debt. It's down to who gets the last of the $10 trillion more they borrow before the country collapses. The neocons don't want to spend anything on rebuilding the old infrastructure or on anything on the people. They just want one more oil war and the the rich take the money and run as the country collapses from the debt.
A lot of the Dems do not want him either. Listen to CNN news, Face the Nation, etc.
Pamela

Citrus Heights, CA

#149 Feb 17, 2013
Part of the reason why the Repubs lost the election all the way around is because Fox hung on and hung on to the Bengazi story and would not stop repeating the same thing over and over and the public at large was not interested. Everyone knows 9/11 happened on Bush's watch, so to go on and on and on for years now about 4 Americans died in an attack, yeah well, stuff keeps happening. Be glad it was only 4 people, not 4,000 this time. It was a losing stratgey for Fox. They used that story to death and it cost them the election. If they had done stories on things like - if Obama gets reelected he will run the debt up another $5 trillion for a total of $10 trillion of new debt that Obama will run up and talk about how that makes the country have to default on the debt. Things like that would have done more to get votes for Romney than them repeating the one story over and over because people know that there have been many attempted terrorist attacks here in the U.S. and this stuff goes on all the time. Fox was selling it that ONLY the Repubs are tough on terror, but everyone knows that Obama does the drone strikes and keeps killing to top terrorist leaders, so it's a loser for Fox to play that game. Fox needed big stories that matter to everyone here.

The problem the Repubs have is Americans are burned out on two wars for over ten years. They do not want a third major war, but the oil companies pay the Repubs and the defense contractors pay the Repubs and both are pushing and pushing to get the oil in Iran and to have a third major war for profits for themselves. So the Repubs use Fox to continue to try to sell a third major war when the American people are broke and sick of wars.
senior citizen

Granite City, IL

#150 Feb 17, 2013
Dickweed wrote:
<quoted text>
No it's not a lie. Where was W led federal help in NY after the attack?
Sure you saw people running out of the burning building, but did you see a federal response? We're those people running out of the towers being aided by federal help sent by W?
How did W save even 1 person in 9-11?
If Obama is to blame for the 4 deaths, then he is certainly responsible for the 32 survivors.
After the towers were hit did W evacuate the Pentagon to save lives there? No
He took No action at all during the attack of the 4 planes, except to ground all planes not in flight.
Did he manage to help the passengers who took their plane back?
So everyone died on all 4 planes and thousands on the ground, and you are cool with W's actions, But Obama gets most of the Americans out of harms way while the Consulate is being over run and Obama is a traitor Secret Muslim because 4 died in a terrorist attack and 32 got out.
I know Obama is a Marxist, Chicago thug, Kenyan born, Muslim terrorist mole, liberal, tree hugger, reincarnation of Hitler but, Americans under him are safer then they were under W.
OBAMA was asked for security for MONTHS before he murdered 4 Americans. He did not send anyone or anything. As far as 9/11 NO ONE GOT FAIR WARNING like Obama did. The terrorist hit the twin towers when Bush was reading to Children and he was notified then and he came back to D.C. unlike Obama who flew to VEGAS. You can not compare 9/11 with Benghazi. Bush no warning - Obama months of warning and the British and Red Cross left the area because of the threat that Obama ignored.
CSULB Josh

Long Beach, CA

#151 Feb 17, 2013
Gays solidly support Hagel though he has a history of homophobia. Duh?

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#152 Feb 17, 2013
senior citizen wrote:
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This happened right before the election and Obama said Al qaeda was no longer a threat since he killed Osama. Susan and Hillary covered Obama's azz to keep the people from knowing the truth that Al qaeda was still a threat and done this. Obama lied and they knew it would hurt his election. Benghazi is not going away until the truth is make known to the people of the United States. We got some news from the British about our Ambassador being drug threw the streets and raped when this first happened. The parents of these four Americans still have not been told anything about how their sons died.
The made up line is.....AL QUEDA WAS NO LONGER A THREAT.......HE SIMPLY NEVER SAID IT.....

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