Kerry Ready to 'Move On' from Benghazi

"We've moved on to panic ineffectually about other things. Please keep up."Credit: Center for American Progress Action Fund / Foter.com / CC BY-NDRepublicans lawmakers aren’t ready to let go of the Obama Administration’s misleading description of the deadly Benghazi, Libya, consulate attacks as a spontaneous consequence of a stupid anti-Muslim YouTube video. This is making Secretary of State John Kerry just a wee bit testy. Via CNN:

Secretary of State John Kerry had a message for lawmakers he suggested were harping on the Obama administration’s response to the September 11 raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi: let’s move on.

“Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “"I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi."

Seven months after the attack, which killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, Kerry faced sharp questions from Republican lawmakers over security at the Benghazi facility leading up to the attack and in the immediate aftermath.

Not only are lawmakers wondering why there’s still little explanation as to why the Administration took the embarrassing initial positions it did over the attack, there’s still very little news about bringing the perpetrators to justice. The Washington Post notes:

The FBI, which is investigating the attack, has reported no progress. But Kerry said without elaboration that investigators “have identified people, and they’re building a case.” He said that the State Department had taken action on all 24 recommendations by a department-named board that independently reviewed the Benghazi incident.

Fox News reported that Republican California Rep. Darrell Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is trying to get clearance to find a way for potential government “whistleblowers” to share classified information with Congress to help with the investigation.

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  • Fist of Etiquette||

    What difference, at this point, does it make? Let's unsear it from our memories, shall we?

  • Juice||

    What difference, at this point, does it make?

    I believe these are the final words in Bradley Manning's closing arguments.

  • Rights-Minimalist Autocrat||

    I'm glad to see that the best response was first.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    The important thing is for all of us to come together, united as Americans, and forget this ever happened in time for Hillary '16.

  • Sevo||

    "Move on" = I hope everyone forgets it so we don't have to take any responsibility for it.

  • Pro Libertate||

    Why does he care? He didn't have anything to do with it. Aiding a cover-up, though, is a crime, so he should discuss that with his personal attorney.

  • ||

    Out of curiosity, how is the case against 'Sam Bacile' proceeding? Is he still in jail?

  • Paul.||

    Given the fact that the DemOp media still considers him responsible for everything bad in the middle east occuring during and after the Benghazi attacks, probably still languishing in prison.

  • Raven Nation||

    Apparently pled guilty and is doing 12 months:

    http://latimesblogs.latimes.co.....enced.html

  • Libertymike||

    Whatever happened to MNG?

    Did he disappear? Had he had enough of TAO?

    Speaking of which, whatever happened to TAO? Is he Randian?

  • RBS||

    Don't worry, Tulpa has stepped in to fill the void left by MNG.

  • Jesus H. Christ||

    If you don't want to be coming back in a year, talking about Benghazi, howsabout answering the fooking questions?

  • Juice||

    He's looking forward, not backward.

  • Tony||

    What's the wrongdoing here, again?

  • A Serious Man||

    Mostly incompetence.

  • Tony||

    So like 1/1,000th the incompetence resulting in the Sept. 11 attacks? Or do we not proportion our "outrage" to body count?

  • Sevo||

    Tony| 4.18.13 @ 6:01PM |#
    "So like 1/1,000th the incompetence resulting in the Sept. 11 attacks? Or do we not proportion our "outrage" to body count?"

    Doesn't that make you dizzy, shithead?

  • Paul.||

    No, there's something especially smarmy about trying, aggressively, repeatedly and with malice, to attribute your security failure to a guy named "Ralph" who lives at 3429 Maple lane who posted an obscure Youtube clip, and then having him jailed because of it, all in an attempt to cover your security failure up.

    Scary, really. Third-world-esque, even.

    After that, there's the utterly shameful behavior by the MSM to aid in that coverup, and then simply say reprehensible things like referring to our first amendment rights like a creepy old uncle that we thought was cool in our youth, but now just embarrasses us.

    The complicity on the part of the MSM is of course, not a crime per se, or having anything to do with the investigation. But just adds more to the outrage soup.

  • Raven Nation||

    Plus, John Kerrey is just an arrogant, piece-of-shit who will probably one of the first against the wall when the revolution comes.

  • Tony||

    He was jailed for committing a crime. Should we ignore the law whenever libertarians and Greenwaldians soil their diapers over something?

    Americans died in post-Qaddafi Libya. Not good, but not exactly the most shocking thing ever to have happened.

    You know, I know, and everyone else and his mother knows this has been a totally partisan fishing expedition. It's Monica Lewnisky minus a blowjob.

    Remember when we used to blame terrorists for terrorism? Yeah that was back when Republicans were the one getting things massively wrong and through their ignorance allowing thousands of Americans to die. Name me one Republican congressperson who has put in 1/10th of the effort into investigating that malfeasance as they have into "Benghazi"--a term known only to the FOX News yelping masses as "Democrat bad grrr!"

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    "Americans died in post-Qaddafi Libya. Not good, but not exactly the most shocking thing ever to have happened."

    The Iraq War sucked, but at least it wasn't the Armenian Genocide.

    GOALPOSTS, won't you?

  • jdkchem||

    Unlike you fucktard I don't engage in proportional outrage. Only a gutless pussy would whine a proportions. Go back to licking your shit off mommy's cock fuck monkey.

  • ||

    Renditioning the shit out of terror suspects and not wanting to be caught at it because, after all, shitweasel stopped the torture....right? No?

    If people pry too much into what happened in Benghazi it will come to light that he is doing everything Bush was x10. You know, all the stuff he said he was going to put a stop to.

    He is a lying fucking shitweasel....as you are. That is kind of a big deal Tonster.

  • Sevo||

    "You know, all the stuff he said he was going to put a stop to."

    And all the stuff shithead claimed was going to end once the messiah was elected!

  • AlmightyJB||

    OT: I'm sure this has been mentioned in one of the other threads but they're showing video of two suspects in the Boston bombing on the news stations.

  • Paul.||

    I thought they were backing away again from having any suspects at all.

  • Paul.||

    Huh, yeah. Even with the video, lot of speculation... Curious to see how this plays out.

    Look like young guys.

  • AlmightyJB||

    Yeah, mid to late 20's? I bet they're identified within the next few days.

  • Sevo||

    If there's two of them, one of them is going to brag.

  • I Dug It||

    Bomber photos are up. Perp looks like a frog.

  • Scott S.||

  • Rasilio||

    So was Kerry for getting to the bottom of Benghazi before he was against it?

  • C. S. P. Schofield||

    Gautama Buddha on a flaming pogo stick, but I'm glad Kerry didn't get elected President; has nobody explained to him that he doesn't get to "move on" when HE wants to in Politics? He's been politicking for HOW long?

    What. A. Clueless. Moron.

    OK, he's an elitist who thinks he should be dictating to the people what they think and do, but you'd think he'd have learned by now that he can't SAY so.

  • Paul.||

    The guilty are always in a hurry to "move on" from their crimes.

  • Tony||

    So then-Sen. Kerry had something to do with attacking the outpost in Libya?

  • Sevo||

    Tony| 4.18.13 @ 6:01PM |#
    "So then-Sen. Kerry had something to do with attacking the outpost in Libya?"

    Shithead, are you familiar enough with the English language to understand "concealment"?

  • Paul.||

    No, it's his paid job to protect his agency.

  • jdkchem||

    He's a democrat fuck monkey, so yes.

  • Paul.||

    “Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “"I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi."

    "Mrs. Stevens, I'm not interested in why your husband died, really, in fact, I really want to quit thinking about your husband altogether."

  • Pope Jimbo||

  • DJF||

    Obviously its time to move on, they put the guy who made the movie in jail, what else is there to do?

  • ||

    These people are priceless. Move on from what exactly? Nothing was solved.

  • ThatSkepticGuy||

    STOP LIVING IN THE PAST!

  • WomSom||

    Dude is totally rolling with it out that way. Wow.

    www.AnonHit.tk

  • sasob||

    “Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “"I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi."

    Then perhaps you shouldn't have taken the job. You are quite free to resign.

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