Clinton to appear before Congress ove...

Clinton to appear before Congress over Benghazi attack

There are 126 comments on the The Washington Post story from Jan 22, 2013, titled Clinton to appear before Congress over Benghazi attack. In it, The Washington Post reports that:

In one of her last duties as America's top diplomat, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will appear before both houses of Congress on Wednesday to answer questions about a terror attack that killed four Americans in Libya and exposed lapses in judgment and security at the State Department.

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au contraire

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#108 Jan 24, 2013
.......and still women are paid less in the Obama White House. Since you haven't called, is that being responsible?
discordia

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#109 Jan 24, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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Yes, we should all care about 4 deaths in Benghazi (a not so safe country) and 20 children in a killing by one of our own folks in our Land of the Brave and Home of the Guns (supposedly a safe country with all those hot/warm/cold guns.
I fail to see the connection between domestic shootings and Obama/Hillary lies and incompetence, maybe you can point it out.

Are you suggesting some of us don't care about the deaths of 20 small children?
discordia

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#110 Jan 24, 2013
sheepleloveroyalty wrote:
For the most part the testimony was offuscation. Being the delay of her testimony in particular it is not surprising.
Somethings to remember here with Hillary and the Obama Administration in particular. Flashback 2008 Democratic Presidential Primaries and Convention-Many accuse the Obama campaign of stealing the election. Obama promises Hillary a signifgant cabinet post if she either concedes and/or does not pursue allegations of fraud.
http://imkane.wordpress.com/2010/07/12/film-p...
Flash foward. Budgets cuts(which should have been pursued much earlier & harder IF that detrimental-state of the art embassys don't count) and intelligence reports could not be slapped in the face of the administration. Looking forward to 2016 she really can't criticize anything falling back on the administration for signing off on or ignoring. The reason being if she wants the Obama camp behind her in 2016 she can't ruffle their feathers. At the sametime the Obama staffers are worried about re-election.
It's unfortunetly politics as usual.
People died
Obama/Hillary lied
discordia

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#111 Jan 24, 2013
Responsibility wrote:
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... a strong woman up against all those harrumphing hot air blowing republicants like Rand Paul - who showed themselves for what they are.
And it was not pretty, not intelligent and using these four daaths for their own partisan cheap shots.
Didn't work out for them, dontchabetchathinkypoo? LOLL
strong woman, eh? Maybe she could pass the fitness test to be in a combat unit? She does have that combat experience in Bosnia after all.

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#113 Jan 24, 2013
au contraire wrote:
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HILLARY CHOKES UP, LASHES OUT ON HILL. This is not presidential material. If she can’t handle an outpost, she surly can’t handle protecting the country.
LOL! You really do think that every outpost security question that comes to the Dept. of State lands right on the Sec'y of State's desk, don't you!?? You're really about that stupid.

Clinton's being attacked for partisan reasons. She gave as good as she got. This is a witch-hunt, and it's about over. We'll be moving on from here, as conspiracy nuts like you are left in the dust.

Buh-bye!:)

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#114 Jan 24, 2013
discordia wrote:
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People died
Obama/Hillary lied
Another bumper-sticker bonehead.
the rest of us

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#115 Jan 24, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Clinton's being attacked for partisan reasons. She gave as good as she got. This is a witch-hunt, and it's about over. We'll be moving on from here, as conspiracy nuts like you are left in the dust.
Buh-bye!:)
And Hillary will now become almost as irrelevant as you, Professor Fartsack.

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#116 Jan 24, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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LOL! You really do think that every outpost security question that comes to the Dept. of State lands right on the Sec'y of State's desk, don't you!?? You're really about that stupid.
Clinton's being attacked for partisan reasons. She gave as good as she got. This is a witch-hunt, and it's about over. We'll be moving on from here, as conspiracy nuts like you are left in the dust.
Buh-bye!:)
Since everything in the world that happened under Bush was his fault, it seems reasonable to presume that everything in state is Hillary's fault or credit and the since Obama is her boss, then everything Hillery does or doesn't do is also his fault since he picked her.

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#117 Jan 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>Since everything in the world that happened under Bush was his fault, it seems reasonable to presume that everything in state is Hillary's fault or credit and the since Obama is her boss, then everything Hillery does or doesn't do is also his fault since he picked her.
IOW,'Since [a dumb strawman about Bush], Obama and Hillary are to blame.'

LOL

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#118 Jan 25, 2013
Here's some REAL information about the hearings from a serious source, not the wacked-out rightedia:

http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/politics/five-t...

1. What Clinton did the day of the Benghazi attack - Clinton spent the better part of last September 11 trying to get a handle on security at several other U.S. embassies in the Middle East where anti-American protests were in full swing over an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States.

2. U.S. diplomatic posts in some 20 countries under threat

Clinton said threats to U.S. diplomatic posts are ongoing. "Sitting here today, we probably have at least 20 other posts that are under a serious threat environment as I speak to you," she told senators. "We operate in places where we know that our facilities are being surveilled for potential attacks where we have a steady Intel stream of plotting."

3. Clinton not shying away from a fight - Clinton grew emotional and held back tears when talking about U.S. personnel killed in the Benghazi attack.

"For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews," Clinton said as she choked back tears.

But she lost patience with the focus of Republican senators on talking points used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on the next Sunday's talk shows that focused on a protest at the U.S. post in Benghazi, which turned out not to have taken place.

4. Militants in Mali and Algeria have arms from Libya

Clinton warned the security situation in northern Mali, where international forces are battling militants, has been exacerbated by flow of weapons from neighboring Libya following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi.

5. Republicans still aren't buying it

While their tone was generally respectful, several Republican senators made clear they were unsatisfied with Clinton's answers.

Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, one of the administration's toughest critics since the Benghazi attack, took Clinton to task for what he considered lackluster attention to the growing threat in Benghazi.
McCain wanted to know why Clinton hadn't read a cable from Ambassador Christopher Stevens warning that the mission in Benghazi could not survive a sustained assault.
Sen. Rand Paul said it would have been an offense worthy of firing Clinton had he been president.

Needless to say, things went badly in Benghazi, and mistakes were made. What's clear, though, is that all Republicans want is to embarrass and attack Obama and Clinton, which is wrong and which is partisan and which is un-American.
the rest of us

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#119 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Here's some REAL information about the hearings from a serious source, not the wacked-out rightedia:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/politics/five-t...
No, arrogant, dumb Professor Fartsack, your cut and pastes are as meaningless as your comments and nobody reads nor agrees with them. See if you can go do something productive today instead of your worthless and irritating farting on here all day.
serfs up

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#120 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
<quoted text>
LOL! You really do think that every outpost security question that comes to the Dept. of State lands right on the Sec'y of State's desk, don't you!?? You're really about that stupid.
Clinton's being attacked for partisan reasons. She gave as good as she got. This is a witch-hunt, and it's about over. We'll be moving on from here, as conspiracy nuts like you are left in the dust.
Buh-bye!:)
Calling people who believe in conspiracies name is a time honored tradition. The results of never asking questions has become disastrious in human history. So it is easy to destroy others. On the witch hunt......"YOU FOUND IT"!

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#121 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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IOW,'Since [a dumb strawman about Bush], Obama and Hillary are to blame.'
LOL
WILDLIFE warrior Bindi Irwin has spoken of her devastation after an article she was asked to write for US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was scrapped.
The 14-year-old wildlife campaigner said she was "saddened" and "frustrated" after being forced to withdraw a 1000-word essay she wrote on the overpopulation of the planet for Secretary Clinton's e-journal.
After spending hours of "school time" writing the piece for the Go Wild - Coming Together for Conservation edition last month, it was drastically edited before Bindi withdrew it in protest.
"When I got the essay back after they edited it, it was completely different. I hadn't said anything they had put in ... my words were twisted and altered and changed. I was a little bit shocked to tell you the truth," she said.

au contraire

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#122 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
Here's some REAL information about the hearings from a serious source, not the wacked-out rightedia:
http://www.cnn.com/2013/01/23/politics/five-t...
1. What Clinton did the day of the Benghazi attack - Clinton spent the better part of last September 11 trying to get a handle on security at several other U.S. embassies in the Middle East where anti-American protests were in full swing over an anti-Muslim film produced in the United States.
2. U.S. diplomatic posts in some 20 countries under threat
Clinton said threats to U.S. diplomatic posts are ongoing. "Sitting here today, we probably have at least 20 other posts that are under a serious threat environment as I speak to you," she told senators. "We operate in places where we know that our facilities are being surveilled for potential attacks where we have a steady Intel stream of plotting."
3. Clinton not shying away from a fight - Clinton grew emotional and held back tears when talking about U.S. personnel killed in the Benghazi attack.
"For me, this is not just a matter of policy, it's personal. I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews," Clinton said as she choked back tears.
But she lost patience with the focus of Republican senators on talking points used by U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice on the next Sunday's talk shows that focused on a protest at the U.S. post in Benghazi, which turned out not to have taken place.
4. Militants in Mali and Algeria have arms from Libya
Clinton warned the security situation in northern Mali, where international forces are battling militants, has been exacerbated by flow of weapons from neighboring Libya following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi.
5. Republicans still aren't buying it
While their tone was generally respectful, several Republican senators made clear they were unsatisfied with Clinton's answers.
Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, one of the administration's toughest critics since the Benghazi attack, took Clinton to task for what he considered lackluster attention to the growing threat in Benghazi.
McCain wanted to know why Clinton hadn't read a cable from Ambassador Christopher Stevens warning that the mission in Benghazi could not survive a sustained assault.
Sen. Rand Paul said it would have been an offense worthy of firing Clinton had he been president.
Needless to say, things went badly in Benghazi, and mistakes were made. What's clear, though, is that all Republicans want is to embarrass and attack Obama and Clinton, which is wrong and which is partisan and which is un-American.
CNN = Communist News Network

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#123 Jan 25, 2013
serfs up wrote:
<quoted text> Calling people who believe in conspiracies name is a time honored tradition. The results of never asking questions has become disastrious in human history. So it is easy to destroy others. On the witch hunt......"YOU FOUND IT"!
Utter and complete hypocrisy from the right....what a surprise.

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#124 Jan 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>CNN = Communist News Network
Only to spamming McCarthyite morons like you.
Yeah

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#125 Jan 25, 2013
lol! Hillary really made those cons look like idiots!

Then again, people like Paul did it on their own!

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#126 Jan 25, 2013
tha Professor wrote:
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Only to spamming McCarthyite morons like you.
No, to most of America, you along with them are in the tank and have no creds any longer.
sheepleloveroyal ty

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#127 Jan 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>CNN = Communist News Network
Or the 'They ASSume they kNOw better network'.

There are few that might be open to all possibilities and pursue a story a little harder. But there at least two with obvious and blatant bias in the evening. The problem with any of these media types is that they do the exact same thing for so long they truely believe anything THEY say. At least they mentioned the possible Algerian and Benghazi connection. Funny how foreigners are capable of a "conspiracy" but the US industrial government complex cannot.

Have to remember Ted Turner owned the network at first.

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#128 Jan 25, 2013
au contraire wrote:
<quoted text>No, to most of America, you along with them are in the tank and have no creds any longer.
Babbling nonsense. You have no idea what "most of America" thinks about anything.

Typical projection about credibility, too. Your whole rebuttal technique can be summed up as 'I KNOW you are, but what am I??'

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