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Panetta ready for Senate grilling on Benghazi attack

There are 173 comments on the USA Today story from Feb 7, 2013, titled Panetta ready for Senate grilling on Benghazi attack. In it, USA Today reports that:

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey answer questions about deadly attack on U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

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Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#21 Feb 7, 2013
Gary wrote:
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You are partly right. The Republicans slashed
funding for embassy security.
So why was there enough funding for Marines at all the other embassies and consulates around the world?

What a dumbass statement!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#22 Feb 7, 2013
Gary wrote:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) acknowledged on Wednesday that House Republicans had consciously VOTED TO REDUCE THE FUNDS allocated to the State Department for embassy security since winning the majority in 2010.
Stinking Republican traitors!
Left our people undefended.
How were funds reduced without approval of the senate and executive branch....

Chaffetz says Benghazi response a ‘flaw’ in Clinton’s record
By Thomas Burr
| The Salt Lake Tribune
First Published Jan 23 2013 04:24 pm • Last Updated Jan 24 2013 07:24 am
Washington • Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Utah Republican who chairs a House subcommittee on foreign operations, criticized Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for deflecting concerns during congressional hearings Wednesday while testifying on a Libyan terrorist attack that killed four Americans.

"She’s very quick to say she takes responsibility but she’s not willing to digest any of the criticism," said Chaffetz, who visited Libya following the attack on a quick fact-finding trip but who did not participate in Wednesday’s hearings. "If she were to try to run for higher officer, this will be a major flaw on her record."

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/5568709...

You're a pathetic liar....and so is hillary.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#23 Feb 7, 2013
Blame the republicans for budget cuts but at the same time Hillary just created the new American Chef Corps. State just hired 80 chefs this past Sept. to travel the world and create peace through food.

That outta help!

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#24 Feb 7, 2013
In testimony Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Charlene Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, was asked,“Was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?”

Lamb responded,“No, sir.”

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#25 Feb 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
In testimony Wednesday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Charlene Lamb, a deputy assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, was asked,“Was there any budget consideration and lack of budget which led you not to increase the number of people in the security force there?”
Lamb responded,“No, sir.”
it had nothing to do with the State Dept. budget...

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#26 Feb 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Figure our what what happend???????
A very dangerous area, dangerous town, no Marines assigned there by the state department, Marines all over Europe and other nations embassies and consultates throwing spit wads at each other, warnings of violence, terror warnings from Australia, Britain and USA intelligence sources....days ahead of the attack!
Uh, pardone mademoiselle..........we already know what happend!)
Hillary's charede didn't work.
Why did Stevens even make the trip there then? he knew more about libya than almost anyone else?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#27 Feb 7, 2013
To blame the lack of “funding” for the Benghazi slaughter is typical liberal crap!

This Administration can misappropriate billions of taxpayer’s dollars to fund their stinking pet projects, but they can’t find enough to send a company of Marines to an embassy pleading for help.

The democrats have mastered the "not my fault" whine of a five year old.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#28 Feb 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
To blame the lack of “funding” for the Benghazi slaughter is typical liberal crap!
This Administration can misappropriate billions of taxpayer’s dollars to fund their stinking pet projects, but they can’t find enough to send a company of Marines to an embassy pleading for help.
The democrats have mastered the "not my fault" whine of a five year old.
Was that like bush sending people into a hot war zone with no armour? was that a lib thing also?

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#29 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Was that like bush sending people into a hot war zone with no armour? was that a lib thing also?
Make that up all by yourself? Or did your boy friend help?
Troops had body armor in Iraq, jughead.


Now, what was that BS about no body armor? Keep 'em coming.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#30 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>it had nothing to do with the State Dept. budget...
Really? Than why are many on the left saying it did? Careful, you're homies may not like you anymore!

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#31 Feb 7, 2013
That rotten 'ol banana nosed anti-gun jackazz isn't going to come clean about a damned thing unless someone questioning him gets on him like stink on sht. As it stands those obamaroid bassturds are getting away with incompetence and utter negligence that the rest of us would lose our jobs over or wind up in jail.

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#32 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Why did Stevens even make the trip there then? he knew more about libya than almost anyone else?
Attention woodenhead!!! He assumed he wasn't expendable...now GFY.

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#33 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Why did Stevens even make the trip there then? he knew more about libya than almost anyone else?
He was told to go there by his boss.........y'know..Hillary. Can't go there without assignment, many military analysts say it was an undercover arms deal by the state department...however:
there could be other reasons why he might be in Benghazi ranging from undercover actions to shear stupidity. We have yet to be told why Stevens was in Benghazi, the government has said nothing. In fact, until the other day the Obama administration wouldn’t even call this a terrorist attack. Whether these guys, presumably al Qaeda, had it in for Stevens or whether Stevens was up to something that didn’t work out remains to be seen....

Of course....lack of funding by the GOP (chuckle)

“Proud To Be An American”

Since: Apr 07

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#34 Feb 7, 2013
Yepper there's a killer running around LA and who by all accounts is a very disgruntled obamaroid...And where is the lowlife press that trips over themselves to blame Republicans following such tragedies? Nowhere.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#35 Feb 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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He was told to go there by his boss.........y'know..Hillary. Can't go there without assignment, many military analysts say it was an undercover arms deal by the state department...however:
there could be other reasons why he might be in Benghazi ranging from undercover actions to shear stupidity. We have yet to be told why Stevens was in Benghazi, the government has said nothing. In fact, until the other day the Obama administration wouldn’t even call this a terrorist attack. Whether these guys, presumably al Qaeda, had it in for Stevens or whether Stevens was up to something that didn’t work out remains to be seen....
Of course....lack of funding by the GOP (chuckle)
he was? Show me that order...please... even if he had been 'ordered'(he's not in the military) he can refuse if he feels it is not safe. it happens often with FSOs, all the time, really.

sorry charlie...

why do you feel you can just make crap up and not be called on it? are you really that stupid?

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#36 Feb 7, 2013
JohnInLa wrote:
<quoted text>Attention woodenhead!!! He assumed he wasn't expendable...now GFY.
hi John! still as stupid as ever, i see...carry on.

Since: Mar 11

St. Croix valley

#37 Feb 7, 2013
Bluebonnets-Thistle wrote:
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Make that up all by yourself? Or did your boy friend help?
Troops had body armor in Iraq, jughead.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =iINTCDJuf_kXX
Now, what was that BS about no body armor? Keep 'em coming.
Not enough and their vehicles didn't...was that a lib move again? nope, i don't make up shit and think i won't be called on it like you do..i am not stupid.
DENG

Nanjing, China

#38 Feb 7, 2013
ONE-MILLION UNITED STATES OF AMERICA GOVERNMENT MURDERS IN OVERTHROWING THE DEMOCATIC GOVERNMENT OF LIBYA, AND, APPARENTLY, MURDER IS LEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES, AS LONG IT'S A GOVENRMENT MURDER FOR THE PRIVATE CORPORATION'S PROFITS???

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#39 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>he was? Show me that order...please... even if he had been 'ordered'(he's not in the military) he can refuse if he feels it is not safe. it happens often with FSOs, all the time, really.
sorry charlie...
why do you feel you can just make crap up and not be called on it? are you really that stupid?
He was an Ambassador, moron. He worked for the state deparment and his boss was hillary clinton. Are YOU really that stupid???????

Stevens' last meeting on Sept. 11 was with Turkish Consul General Ali Sait Akin, and a source told Associated Press that Stevens was in Benghazi "to negotiate a weapons transfer in an effort to get SA-7 missiles out of the hands of Libya-based extremists."

He didn't go there to negotiate because it was HIS idea you stupid jerk!!!!!!!!!!1

Since: Dec 07

Spring, TX

#40 Feb 7, 2013
woodtick57 wrote:
<quoted text>Not enough and their vehicles didn't...was that a lib move again? nope, i don't make up shit and think i won't be called on it like you do..i am not stupid.
You obviously are very stupid, you change your story every post to cover your dumb previous statements.

The vehicles were built before Iraq...the soldiers modified them the resist the RPG's.

WWII........tanks would not go through the hedge rows in France...the soldiers modified them to do so.

However...you did say Bush sent them without "body armor"...read you own post, chuckles. LMAO Now tell me in the next post how you meant something else......hilarious.

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