3 Reasons Benghazi Still Matters

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The House of Representatives' Oversight Committee hearings about the September 2012 attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya have concluded. Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the September 11, 2012 attack.

Supporters of Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton say that the hearings, led by Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), were nothing more than a partisan attempt to smear the current president and a likely Democratic contender in the 2016 election.

Whether you agree with that or not, here are three reasons why Benghazi  still matters to all Americans.

1. We still don't know what really happened.

The Benghazi attack marked the first time in "more than three decades" that a U.S ambassador was killed in the field. Yet after these hearings and the State Department's own "accountability review," we still don't know why the consulate was so poorly protected and why the military didn't or couldn't respond in a timely fashion. Pleading incompetence or "the fog of war" isn't an answer.

2. U.S. officials keep attacking free speech as the cause of the attack.

Even after it became clear that the YouTube video "The Innocence of Muslims" had nothing to do with the Benghazi attack, Hillary Clinton invoked it as the cause of the attack at a memorial service for the slain Americans. And President Obama told the United Nations that everyone should condemn "those who slander the Prophet of Islam."

3.  We still don't have a foreign policy in the Middle East - or anywhere else.

How does the murder of an ambassador to a country we helped liberate reflect on the way in which we got involved in Libya: President Obama dispatched forces without consulting Congress. As U.S. involvment in Syria and elsewhere heats up, the absolute lack of a coherent – much less constitutional - foreign policy will only lead to more tragedies both in the Middle East and throughout the world.

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  1. I look forward to the Academy Award nominated film, Zero Dark Three A.M: The Phone Call, to tell me what happened in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. No doubt as we speak the administration is leaking information to Hollywood to get that film done.

    1. I was disappointed because when I saw "Academy" I thought this might be more jokes about Khan.

      1. Auric, you cocksucker, you're going to have to do your own Khan jokes now. Do you hear me? DO YOU?

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      1. Too late; gordonshane1101 beat you to it.

        1. Yeah, but felicia's pays more.

          1. She's more eager to do "party tricks."

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        2. What difference, at this point, does it make?

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    6. I just watched Zero Dark Thirty last night. I couldn't help but wonder where they got all that source material from. It was the most brazen propaganda piece I think I've ever witnessed from Hollywood.

      Green Zone at least dared to question the official story line.

  2. I recommend Eugene Robinson's piece today in the Washington Post. That is all.

    1. Was Hicks "demoted" for blowing the whistle on Benghazi, as he testified? He asked to come home, understandably, and the department parked him in a desk job ? with the same pay and rank ? until something more to his liking comes open.

      Bullshit (as is, predictably, Robinson's entire whitewash article). Hicks decided that he could no longer be effective in Tripoli because Team Hillary had already decided he, by not playing along with their phony scenario, was off the reservation and had already started to snuff him. He stated that unequivocally in the hearing.

      1. oh, come now: an op-ed in the washington post is far more trustworthy than a person's own statements. without liberal pundits, we wouldnt be able to understand *anything*

      2. i think that type of thing should be called, "libsplainimg"", wherin 'facts inconsistant with a progressive fantasy narrative' are reworked to prevent the possibility of the cognative dissonance of independent thought.

        i.e. see Fracking vis a vis Global Warming

        1. So you have some insight into the environmental consequences of fracking that the rest of us don't have, mostly because Republican politicians have blocked even funding research on the question?

          1. Because research can't possibly be done if the government doesn't fund it? Maybe Al Gore could spend some of his recent TV station lottery winnings to fund the research.

            1. Maybe the oil companies should do it.

              1. Tony| 5.10.13 @ 3:38PM |#
                "Maybe the oil companies should do it."

                No, shithead, you're the one with concerns. YOU should do it.

              2. They have done it, you dumb fuck. They're the ones who are looking at massive liabilities if it goes wrong.

                -jcr

    2. Wow Tony. Just fucking Wow. That is some mendacious bullshit.

      Team is all there is to you. What a despicable fuckstain you are.

      1. I especially like this bit:

        "House Republicans who voted to cut funding for State Department security should understand that their philosophy ? small government is always better ? has consequences."

        See there, never mind that someone called off the special forces guys who were chomping at the bit to go, Benghazi is the republican's fault.

        1. Is that from the Eugene Robinson bit?

          1. Don't know - not going to read it again. But the Dems have been pitching that bullshit from the get-go. They did it in the hearings, AAMOF.

          2. No, its the 'what can I say to piss you people off' bit.

        2. I love how assholes like Tony are all deflecting the blame for this. What should really be pissing people off isn't that an ambassador was killed or that we did nothing to save them (that's plenty but fucktards will just point to the same thing happening under bush or some other republican president). We should be completely eviscerating these fucks because the administration lied about a GODDAMN TERRORIST ATTACK and then tried to blame it on Freedom of Speech.

          Seriously, anyone that defends this should be fucked in the ass with a rusty spoon.

          1. Do your nostrils hurt from FOX News pulling you around by them?

            Indeed at least 13 embassy or consulate attacks happened under Bush, with quite an impressive body count. Do you remember what talking points were put out about any of them? No, you don't, because you don't give a shit, because back then terrorists were responsible for terrorists attacks, and back then the lies were much, much bigger, and they were actually lies.

            You're all missing the point. Whatever errors were made, in responding to or reflecting upon the attack, they only really matter because Republicans are trying to make this into Hillary's Watergate. There is NO OTHER REASON for anyone's outrage, except of course that which has been ginned up in you, as it always is, like clockwork, whenever some Republican party hack on the TV farts.

            1. Indeed at least 13 embassy or consulate attacks happened under Bush, with quite an impressive body count.

              Interesting. And which which attacks were deliberately mischaracterized by the administration at the time? Which consulates/embassies were refused adequate protection prior to an attack after the staff there requested more?

              I find it hard to believe this would not have been drummed up for all it was worth by the media and the Democrats.

            2. Hillary panicked when she realized how poorly this would look. If she hadn't this wouldn't be as big of a deal.

            3. Here's a little tip for you, Tony: "Fox News" is not the magic trump card that you think it is.

              I know that when you're at your weekly leftard circle-jerk in the coffee house, it's all you have to say to get your fellow bootlickers to agree with your proclamations, but here on H&R, we're opposed to ALL statists, whether they're the crocodile-tears-for-the-poor, or the "OMFG the MOOSLIMS ARE COMING SO WE NEED MORE BILLION DOLLAR MILITARY HARDWARE" variety.

              HIllary fucked up, big time. Just admit, you greasy little twerp.

              -jcr

            4. Y'all do realize that responding to this twinkie is playing into his hands....................Hey Tony, go fuck yourself.

            5. Tony, my only compensation for your existence is that, when the self-appointed experts you love so goddamned much finally make the push to overthrow the republic completely, nitwits like you will be among the first to get liquidated.

              1. Unfortunately, he'll gladly pull the lever on himself without thinking there's anything wrong. See North Korea.

              2. So...Tony is "Parsons"?

                1. "It appeared there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grammes a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be REDUCED to twenty grammes a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it. Parsons swallowed it easily, with the stupidity of an animal. The eyeless creature at the other table swallowed it fanatically, passionately, with a furious desire to track down, denounce, and vaporize anyone who should suggest that last week the ration had been thirty grammes."

                  Yeah, that sounds about right.

          2. "We should be completely eviscerating these fucks because the administration lied about a GODDAMN TERRORIST ATTACK and then tried to blame it on Freedom of Speech."

            This, a thousand times this.

        3. I understand what he is saying.

          Obviously, placing blame for Benghazi is not as productive as actually determining what went wrong and then taking steps to prevent it from happening again.

          Since the primary problem with Benghazi was that some criminal nutjob posted a YouTube video insulting an otherwise peace-loving religion, we need to lock that particular nutjob up and then pass laws to keep other nutjobs from expressing opinions others might find offensive.

          A secondary problem was that the government doesn't yet have as much money as it would like to have, which problem we can address by voting for Hillary (or Elizabeth Warren) as early and often as we can.

          The secondary problem is the one being addressed here.

          Now, if you think that if we want to take steps to make sure Benghazi doesn't happen again we first need to find out what exactly went wrong in Benghazi, well, you're just retarded.

          Especially if you think what went wrong in Benghazi involves some of the most competent people in the world being not competent enough to not be caught totally by surprise by a terrorist attack on the most likely day for terrorist attacks at one of the more likely places for terrorist attacks. Or if you think that what went wrong in Benghazi started going wrong nearly 60 years ago.

      2. Anyone whose panties are twisted over the Benghazi attack is ipso facto cheerleading for a team. It was a tragic terrorist attack on an American outpost in Libya. There's plenty to be upset about by that fact alone. But there have been a lot of those and much worse, much of which you and the team you are tacitly supporting don't give the slightest shit about because they have nothing to do with Hillary Clinton running for president.

        You are the ones propping up corpses to gain leverage in a political game. Except it's not about some policy you want to see enacted, it's about pure naked politics alone.

        Here's a tip: if Darrel Issa is obsessed about something, and if you want to seem as if you are neutral with respect to the parties, then you should probably run fast and far from whatever that obsession is.

        1. "It was a tragic terrorist attack on an American outpost in Libya."

          No, it wasn't you moron. It was a spontaneous demonstration to a anti-Muslim video that got out of hand and we GOT the bastard that made that video!

          1. So tell me what possible difference it makes to the families of the dead, or to you? The only possible consequence of the administration misidentifying the cause was for it to bite them in the ass when the truth came out. What motive was there to lie?

            They lumped that attack in with the multiple simultaneous attacks that were going on that could be linked to the video. Inpeach!@!@

            1. So tell me what possible difference it makes to the families of the dead

              Are you fucking kidding me? The mother of Sean Smith, the State Department information officer slain in the Benghazi Massacre -"Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice told me, nose-to-nose, that it was the video."

              ARE YOU SERIOUS?

            2. "What motive was there to lie?"

              "'A day after 9/11, we are reminded that a new tower rises above the New York skyline, but al Qaeda is on the path to defeat and bin Laden is dead,' Obama said in Las Vegas.

              "Sept. 13 - 'Four years ago, I promised to end the war in Iraq -- and we did. I said we'd wind down the war in Afghanistan -- and we are. And while a new tower rises above the New York skyline, al Qaeda is on the path to defeat, and Osama bin Laden is dead.' He repeated that line again on Sept. 17 in Cincinnati and again that day in Columbus, Ohio."

            3. Holy shit, I don't care if the thread is dead. Fuck politics, it matters to me because my chosen profession puts me in these fucking countries and one of the only consolations to deploying is the knowledge that I won't be left out to dry or someone will at least attempt to come for me even if I die in the process. Apparently the idea of "never leave a fallen comrade" is lost on assholes like you.

              1. Sounds like your best bet is against the foreign security budget cutting Republicans.

                1. Tony| 5.11.13 @ 2:24AM |#
                  "Sounds like your best bet is against the foreign security budget cutting Republicans."

                  Sounds like you're running out of lies.

            4. So tell me what possible difference it makes to the families of the dead, or to you?

              "What difference at this point does it make?!" amirite?

              I thought you were gay Tony. Stop downloading all of your talking points directly out of Hilary Clinton's vagina.

            5. What motive was there to lie?

              It's pretty clear that they decided not to send in a rescue operation for fear that it would go wrong and the failure would be used against them in the election.

              The motive of the lie was to cover up the fact that Obama's reelection was more important to him than the deaths of a few Americans.

            6. The only possible consequence of the administration misidentifying the cause was for it to bite them in the ass when the truth came out. What motive was there to lie?

              A haphazard attempt to cover its ass while attacking the right of Free Speech?

          2. No, it wasn't you moron. It was a spontaneous demonstration to a anti-Muslim video that got out of hand and we GOT the bastard that made that video!

            Couldn't be. the president said terrorist attack the next day in the Rose Garden. Just ask Candymunching Crowley.

        2. The difference between this attack on the consulate and the ones that happened during the Bush years is that the Bush Admin didn't need to lie about the causes of the attack, and they SURE AS SHIT didn't lie about the reasons straight to the faces of the families while they were pulling the caskets off the plane.

          The fact is that Hillary and Obama did not want this attack to derail the talking point that al-qaeda was on the run and almost rolled up under SUPER BARRY O'S AWESOME COUNTER TERRORIST STRIKE FORCE two months before the election.

          So they lied. A lot. Repeatedly.

          The left is about to fall down from trying to spin this so hard it's hilarious. You guys got totally busted for lying your fucking asses off about this thing and deserve to spin until you puke yourselves.

          You DISGUST me Tony, as usual.

          1. You're inserting (convenient-for-GOP) speculation into what should be a factual assessment. Just get Gretchen Carlson's tits off your mind for one second and think rationally. Do you think the Obama admin assumed it could lie about this and keep the lie going until after the election? You probably think they're idiots, but so idiotic as to not see the clear cost-benefit relationship here? That admitting Al-Qaeda got one through was not worse than being caught in a lie, which would have been inevitable?

            Bush was too busy lying about much bigger terrorist attacks, and you were too busy not giving a single shit about any of the embassy attacks under his watch, for any of it to matter. This is a partisan game and if you don't realize that then that's sad.

            1. "Do you think the Obama admin assumed it could lie about this and keep the lie going until after the election?"

              Why would they need to keep it going after the election, fucktard?

            2. Do you think the Obama admin assumed it could lie about this and keep the lie going until after the election?

              Why not? They fucking lie about everything else and get away with it thanks to assholes like Eugene Robinson covering for them. Solyndra, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, doesn't matter. You assholes will continue to cover for them.

              Bush was too busy lying about much bigger terrorist attacks

              What does that even mean? What terror attacks did Bush lie about? Are you going troofer on me? That would make more sense than this garbage.

              you were too busy not giving a single shit about any of the embassy attacks under his watch,

              Sure Tony, just like everyone ignored Abu Ghraib when some guys had to play frat house over in Iraq.

              Nothing is more hilarious to me at this point than the left making Bush-equivalence arguments. You seriously expect people to believe that Bush got a free pass from the media the way that Obama does.

              Sure dude. What color is the sky over there?

              1. Bush got the Iraq War--based on lies about Saddam Hussein's ties to 9/11--via a free pass from the media. You're right in that there is no equivalence. Bush was so much worse on everything.

                1. You are a fucking disgusting piece of human filth.

                  Bush did not blame Saddam for 9/11 and you know that's bullshit. You can read the AUMF for Iraq which specifies the reasons we went to war, which passed with a majority of Democrats voting for it. There is nothing on there that says "Saddam has ties to 9/11".

                  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq_Resolution

                  You simply are terrified that your CHOSEN ONE is finally being exposed as an empty suit who clearly is in WAY over his head.

                  The walls are crumbling around him Tony. You will soon have no lies left to hide behind.

                  1. I have every confidence that Obama will weather the scandal mongering Republicans inevitably do when Democratic presidents get elected to a second term, just as Clinton did before him. In fact they've gotten so much sloppier at it. You can't rally the American people behind a scandal (and my how they seem to want so much for there to be a scandal, those patriots) if you can't articulate what it's all about. Who did what wrong? Nobody ever fucking says. Watching FOX News is to witness hour upon hour of baseless speculation and no facts, all totally gleeful of course at the prospect of tarnishing a current or future president.

                    And what fucking planet did you arrive from not to be aware of Bush's mendacity vis a vis Iraq and 9/11? We would absolutely, 100% never have gone to war in Iraq if they hadn't deliberately conflated bin Laden and Saddam.

                    It's one thing for me to be partisan. I admit to it. It's downright pathetic for you people to be so utterly partisan, apparently without even realizing it, while claiming to be above it all.

                    1. Tony| 5.10.13 @ 4:24PM |#
                      'I have every confidence that Obama will weather the consequences of his mendacity'

                      I do too; sleazy shitheads like you would never call him to account.

                    2. Wow, think you need your diaper changed and some time out, toddler!

                    3. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:34PM |#
                      "Wow, think you need your diaper changed and some time out, toddler!"

                      Wow, I think you need to stop licking Obozo cock.

                  2. haha! What walls? These idiots have tried everything they could to get him and at the expense of the American people. They will do anything but work with our President. They look like spoiled toddlers in need of a diaper change.

                  3. Loser, he did claim and knowingly lied about weapons of mass destruction and the increasingly dumb Americans believed, with his encouragement that Iraq was behind what the colossal jackal could have prevented. Quit minimizing the devastating consequences of the psychopath's lie. What about what cheney & bush did to the C.I.A. agent whose husband exposed their lie? benghazi is your issue, really? You are as twisted as the idiot you love!

                2. True! Hmm.....wasn't Obama smart enough not to vote for the obvious lie! A little history before it is rewritten by the tainted:

                  2002
                  Oct. 2. Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama gives speech opposing war in Iraq. He said he did not oppose "all wars," but he opposed "dumb wars," and wanted to finish the job against al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden rather than start a new war in Iraq. He predicted that "even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences."

                  2003

                  March 20. Invasion of Iraq begins. See chronology here.

                  Nov. 16. Obama tells Chicago community activists that he would have voted against the $87 billion package, explaining, "At a certain point, we have to say no to George Bush."

            3. Yes Tony, it is so rational to think that US presidential administrations don't lie because they know they will be caught. That might be some of your finest work.
              Lets leave your favorite hobby horse, blaming Bush, out of this. Did Clinton lie about something he thought he could get away with? Did Reagan? Did Nixon?

              Benghazi really may be your low point, not in evilness, but in inability to make anything but an Alan-Colmes-like non-sequitor of deflection and justification. Does it give you another sad to know you are the new Alan Colmes? That you could make Hannity look like a master debater?

              1. There's been a full ARB review of the events already, and it placed blame at the State Department, and it's all been very transparent. I'm not saying nothing went wrong, I'm saying the overwhelming bulk of the smoke being blown on this issue is totally obvious scandal mongering by Republicans with an itchy impeachment finger. My question is why you guys bahh along with it.

                1. it's all been very transparent.

                  There is no point in discussing this with you. You are a lying piece of human filth.

                  1. Is that all you can say? You can't argue because you do not have anything to support your hateful stance. Guess that is why you resort to "lying piece of human filth." Should have said that to bush jr.

                    1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:39PM |#
                      "Is that all you can say?"

                      Yeah, shitstain, the truth is tough, isn't it?
                      Fuck off.

                2. Tony with his infantile Mommy-State worship -- he just can't bring himself to look in the mirror and honestly evaluate what he sees.

                  Scandals are scandals, and when people die, even worse scandals. The lying, war-mongering Obama regime is every bit as bad as Bush's. Wake up from your Gov-milk-induced stupor!

            4. Do you think the Obama admin assumed it could lie about this and keep the lie going until after the election?

              Actually, yes.
              1. Obama comes across to me as someone impressed by his own ability to lie convincingly.
              2. Add to this the eagerness with which his sycophants insist on buying his b.s.
              3. He would not be standing for re-election again.
              4. He seems to be confident (not without reason) that people have short memories.
              So, yes he and his handlers thought he could get away with it.

              1. you see what you want to see which isn't much.

                1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:15PM |#
                  "you see what you want to see which isn't much."

                  Your lies are quite obvious.

              2. 1. Obama comes across to me as someone impressed by his own ability to lie convincingly.

                I think that it's rather that he honestly believes his own delusional ramblings.

          2. wake up, loser! you are dreaming and not in a constructive way!

            1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:40PM |#
              "wake up, loser! you are dreaming and not in a constructive way!"

              Let's hear the chorus, asshole:
              "BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSH!"
              Way to go! Fuck off.

        3. Tony| 5.10.13 @ 12:10PM |#
          "Anyone whose panties are twisted over the Benghazi attack is ipso facto cheerleading for a team."

          Yeah, shithead, poisoning the well is about as honest as you ever get.
          It's a shame your mom didn't deliver you on the toilet and flush.

        4. At the point that you're debating a troll about whether or not your own motives are pure, you've already lost, in a way.

        5. Anyone whose panties are twisted over the Benghazi attack is ipso facto cheerleading for a team.

          Project much?

          You know, I remember asswipes just like you making excuses for Tricky Dick and Bubba the Slut.

          -jcr

        6. I don't think you know what Ipso facto means, retard.

        7. Anyone whose panties are twisted over the Benghazi attack is ipso facto cheerleading for a team.

          What about those of us that are pissed that Obama's first instinct was to lie and blame the attach on our freedom of speech?

          1. This. Honestly covering up incompetence is par for the course in politics. That they chose to cover it up by pissing on the constitution is absurdly awful.

  3. For the life of me I can't understand how Tony or any other blue teamer can come off spouting their righteous indignation about bush and be ok with this administration. They were scumbags then they are scumbags now.

    1. Tony doesn't have a problem with politicians lying when it's Democrats doing it. Hence, the histrionics over this being a "witch hunt."

      Fuck that. Obama and Clinton deserve every bit of grief they get for 1) putting our nose in Libya's chili in the first place; 2) completely fucking up security when the ambassador is pleading with the State department for more personnel; and 3) shamelessly lying about the cause of the attack for two weeks on the media blab circuit after it happened.

      Sinking Hillary's presidential aspirations is the very least she deserves for this.

      1. That's about the one thing I agree with the president about when he said "That woman has no business being president of the United States."

        1. Edit: Senator Obama said "That stupid bitch has no business to occupy the White House."

      2. Said the pot. Jesus H. you all are really as dim as people think you are.

        1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:14PM |#
          "Said the pot. Jesus H. you all are really as dim as people think you are."

          How would you know?

        2. You deserve rape.

    2. bush was more of a mass murderer

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:14PM |#
        "bush was more of a mass murderer"

        Yeah, give Obozo another year, shitstain.

  4. I really love coming here to have a very good blog.

  5. You guys just don't grasp the deep complexity of the obozonian dialectic. In the context of Benghazi, the phrase "Dude that shit happened like a million years ago" contains advanced concepts that you cannot even identify on your plane of existence.

    1. you don't grasp the stupidity of phrases like "obozonian dialect"! Guess that's what they taught you at oral roberts? When you have nothing to say, distract and hope no one notices your lack of critical thinking and verbal skills. Don't just go oral, go viral!

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:13PM |#
        "you don't grasp the stupidity of phrases like "obozonian dialect"!..."

        Poor little cock-licker! Poor cock-licker's hero's been shown to be a lying pile of shit.
        Poor little cock-licker.

  6. I expect the worst sort of ass-covering, self-promoting behavior from politicians and their lackeys, but the media! The media is worse then super bug gonorrhea infected whores.

  7. Could the "video" scenario declared by the State Dept, the President and the UN Secretary have been a validation of the UN Resolution 16/18 signed by Obama and Clinton in 2011? That resolution seeks to establish international standards for criminalizing intolerance, negative stereotyping and stigmatization of religion and belief...in other words, free speech. Jonathan Turley says this will repackage blasphemy as hate speech and free speech as the manifestation of intolerance.

  8. There is no mystery to any of this. The Obama administration, through their own effort at regime change, created a quagmire. A quagmire that has allowed Islamists to take over the country.

    Rather than stand and fight, a la Bush and co. they instead chose to cut and run, costing one ambassador, and three others their lives.

  9. This is the antithesis of Powell's "you broke it, you bought it" principle.

    Obama is more like Jake Blues explaining to Carrie Fisher, holding her M-16, that nothing is his fault.

  10. Bush mishandled evidence and intelligence, but that's not exactly "lying" to get us into war. Even the LA Times admitted that Bush didn't lie to get into war. There were different players involved in that decision.

    Benghazi is more clear cut. The ambassador requested help, and the government not only ignored his pleas but told security to stand down.

    I see Obama as a tragic figure. He has the charisma and talent to move people's hearts and minds, and he's wasting them. He continues his predecessor's follies. Fast and furious, Benghazi, bailouts, and just recently, making it easier for unqualified borrowers to take on more loans. It's a shame.

    1. "I see Obama as a tragic figure"
      You're entirely too kind. He's a lying piece of human shit.

      1. Don't sugar-coat it, Kid. Tell us how you truly feel.

        1. kid? try idiot!

          1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:10PM |#
            "kid? try idiot!"

            Poor little cock-licker! Poor cock-licker's hero's been shown to be a lying pile of shit.
            Poor little cock-licker.

      2. You are entirely too kind, how can you be so sure he is human shit and was not deficated from some other animal?

      3. hmmm.....who lied about those weapons of mass destruction then proceeded to oversee the murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children? Where are the billions of dollars of money and gold they can't account for? What happened to corporations not being allowed tot profit in times of war? Who sold their soul to the devil for the almighty dollar?

        1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:08PM |#
          "hmmm.....who lied about those weapons of mass destruction then proceeded to oversee the murder of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi men, women and children?"

          Nobody. But Obozo's trying to kill that many.

    2. The wizard might be able to get you a brain, heart and some courage. Don't know what he can do about you lying.

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:09PM |#
        "The wizard might be able to get you a brain, heart and some courage. Don't know what he can do about you lying"

        Of course you wouldn't. You don't know much about anything.

  11. What really disgusts me are the lefty zombies parroting the Democratic party line in support of this crap. It seems like every time I try to give the Left the benefit of the doubt about something, they go out of their way to disabuse me of my naivete.

    1. where were the foaming at the mouth zombies when their head zombie lied about weapons of mass destruction? Could really use the trillions of dollars that zombie wasted. Love how you idiots focus your misguided zombie energy on the one who didn't create the mess you jackals voted for.

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:05PM |#
        "where were the foaming at the mouth zombies when their head zombie lied about weapons of mass destruction?"

        Man, asshole, you pack lies, panic, stupidity in short posts.
        Stuff it up your ass.

  12. AP report this evening:
    "State Dep't sought to change Libya talking points"
    Yeah, the problem was "talking points", that's the issue! Has nothing to do with outright LIES, right shithead?

    "In one email, then-State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland worried about the effect of openly discussing earlier warnings about the dangers of Islamic extremists in Benghazi."
    The effect on Obozo's reelection prospects.

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/news/pol.....z2SwJ59jn0

  13. Sadly even with the media so far in the tank for Obama I don't think he could be impeached if he was caught producing Kiddie porn in the Oval office let alone over something like dereliction of duty and incompetence over Benghazi.

    1. Funny, dim one, how was it that the war criminal bush was never prosecuted. Your heroes wasted millions of our dollars investigating a blow job which was funny since bush 1 was tapping his secretary in the oval office.

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:02PM |#
        "Funny, dim one, how was it that the war criminal bush was never prosecuted."

        Funny, asshole, that Bush was never shown to be a criminal. That's a fantasy of brain-dead lefties. Like you?

      2. ...which was funny since bush 1 was tapping his secretary in the oval office.

        Did he lie about it under oath?

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  15. "Shut up, and pay up. All your money are belong to us. Don't worry your pretty little heads about foreign policy. We sure as hell don't"

    --Barack Hussein Obama

    1. think that should be signed my mass murderers bush & cheney. One is looking for a brain, the other a heart.

      1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 4:00PM |#
        'think that should be signed my mass murderer Obozo.'
        Fixed, asshole

        "One is looking for a brain, the other a heart."
        Obozo is not even conscious that he has neither.

  16. 3 Reasons Benghazi still matters;

    1) This is what happens when you elect an incompetent twit with so little grasp of history and economics that he still thinks Socialism is a pretty good idea.

    2) The Democrats' next nominee for President has used this opportunity to demonstrate beyond the shadow of a doubt that she is ostentatiously unqualified to do the job.

    3) It demonstrates that present day 'Journalists' are every bit as shameless and prone to hackery as the worst yellow journalists who ever worked for Hearst.

    1. are you talking about that idiot bush?

      1. No, dipshit, he's posting about the sleazy, lying piece of shit currently occupying the white house.

      2. No. You are.

    2. Remember that campaign ad Hillary ran where she implied that she'd handle the "three AM call" better than Obama would?

      Well, it turns out that the Teleprompter In Chief is in fact incompetent, and he demonstrated it by tossing her the Department of State as a consolation prize.

      -jcr

  17. Interesting, why don't we go back to the attack on the World Trade Center and address how the b.s. administration could have prevented the murder of over 3,000 people? Next, let's address the lie that the war criminal bush told about the weapons of mass destruction and then let's charge him with the murders of over 200,000 citizens of Iraq and soldiers from all over the world. Is this what you all resort to when you don't have a blow job to waste millions of dollars investigating? Neanderthals!

    1. diabla4ever| 5.11.13 @ 3:58PM |#
      "Interesting, why don't we go back to the attack on the World Trade Center and address how the b.s. administration could have prevented the murder of over 3,000 people?"
      Oh, goodie! Truther ignoramus for dinner. Stuff it up your ass.

      "Next, let's address the lie that the war criminal bush told about the weapons of mass destruction and then let's charge him with the murders of over 200,000 citizens of Iraq and soldiers from all over the world."
      No, let's talk about your lies, like this one. Well, let's not; let's ignore them, asshole.

      "Is this what you all resort to when you don't have a blow job to waste millions of dollars investigating?"
      Poor little cock licker! Obozo's caught lying through his teeth in a way even shitstains like you can't deny, so you fall back on BOOOOOSH!
      Predictable, and pathetic. Again, stuff it up your ass.

      1. Trutherism is believing the government actively planned and caused 9/11. Reality is that it was a terrorist attack the government failed to prevent.

        FOX News world is where that failure makes Bush a hero, and Benghazi makes Obama and Clinton criminals.

        1. Reality is that it was a terrorist attack the government failed to prevent.

          So you're blaming Slick Willie for allowing the hijackers into the country on his watch?

        2. Yeah, my guy, right or wrong, looter, rapist, murderer, he's my guy, and he can beat your guy, the raping, looting murderer of a bad guy.

        3. I must have missed the part where Bush claimed that 9/11 happened because evil Americans were exercising their free speech rights.

    2. I'm all for seeing GWB behind bars. I'd love to see Obama doing time for the very same reasons.

      -jcr

      1. John C. Randolph| 5.11.13 @ 11:29PM |#
        "I'm all for seeing GWB behind bars."
        I think you have a hard case to prove there.

        "I'd love to see Obama doing time for the very same reasons."
        Easier.

        1. Not at all hard to prove that GWB illegally imprisoned people at Gitmo.

          -jcr

        2. Cellies.

          Hey Dubya? Yeah Barry! We gotta break outta here. Don't worry, I got your back.

    3. Hello there Mary Stack, it's so nice* to see you back once again under yet another screen name.

      *Not really

    4. Is this what you all resort to when you don't have a blow job to waste millions of dollars investigating?

      So perjury is fine when it's the president doing it?

      Tricky Dick would be proud of you.

      1. There has never been a more Nixonian president than Barack Obama, not even Nixon himself.

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  19. 3 reasons benghazi doesnt matter
    1. It was a long time ago
    2. Bush is forever
    3. Obama is dreamy

    1. All good reasons and number 4:

      Hillary wants to be Totalitarian Leader and War Chief so she can directly order assassinations, invasions and regime changes. Al-Qaeda will really be on the run and domestic naysayers will be too. Those sissies Bush and Obama couldn't get the job done.

  20. Pitching a fit over Benghazi is inherently partisan. Have to love that troll logic. I guess pitching a fit over the Iraq War, the PATRIOT Act, FISA letters, amnesty for telecommunication companies, etc., are also inherently partisan.

    Then again, maybe not, since those are bipartisan policies.

  21. Hardly the most egregious example ever of thread necromancy, but I'm not sure why this got reposted.

    1. It's an extremely important issue, and as a bonus it prominently features the prominent return of noted troll Mary Stack.

      1. That happens every weekend.

  22. Hillary's Song

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uzp5ocWvzck

    All men have secrets and here is mine
    So let it be known
    For we have been through hell and high tide
    I think I can rely on you ...
    And yet you start to recoil
    Heavy words are so lightly thrown
    But still I'd leap in front of a flying bullet for you

    So, what difference does it make ?
    So, what difference does it make ?
    It makes none
    But now you have gone
    And you must be looking very old tonight

    1. And perhaps this little ditty from Husker Du.

      Walking around with your head in the clouds
      Makes no sense at all
      Sell yourself short, but you're walking so tall
      Makes no sense at all
      Is it important? You're yelling so loud
      Makes no sense at all
      Walking around with your head in the clouds
      Makes no sense at all
      Makes no difference at all

      I don't know why you want to tell me
      When I'm right or when you're wrong
      It's the same thing, in your mind, the only time
      I'm right is when I play along

      You concern yourself with evidence
      It's evident to me
      Well you say you've got the tiger by the tail
      But I don't see these things that way

  23. Guys, I have shocking and important news: Bush did bad stuff! This means Obama is off the hook!

  24. Sometimes man, you jsut have to roll wioth the punches!

    http://www.Net-Privacy.us

  25. I'm pretty sure that John Kerry is working behind the scenes to keep this story out there, so that he'll have an easier time in 2016.

    1. If Kerry had that much foresight he would have done something to diffuse the whole 'Anti-Vietnam Activist who testified before Congress along with several demonstrable frauds' thing. It wouldn't have taken much; a small press conference along the lines of "When I got back from Vietnam I was a very angry man, and did some things that were't too bright.".

      He didn't. He didn't even see that they might be a problem. He isn't bright enough to be at the back of this.

  26. The fourth reason it still matters: The reason for the cover-up was to hide the failures of President Obama's foreign policy in the middle east, and those policies are still a disaster.

    The 9/11 Commission cautioned that failed states are breeding grounds for Islamic fundamentalists. Failed states like Afghanistan are where extreme ideologies congregate and where Islamic fighters are trained. In Lybia, the Obama administration attacked a weak government and destroyed the essential elements of it's central government. They ignored the 9/11 Commission, creating a failed state. Even worse, they armed radical insurgents, and they lied to the American people that this strategy wouldn't blow back on us. Surprise! Surprise! It did, hard-line Islamic fighters, who are taking over the country, struck back at the US at the first opportunity.

    This disaster was predictable, but a total surprise to the Obama administration. The cover-up is simply to get the American people to not think about it. And the current strategy is to talk about the talking points and State Dept security. Don't let them: talk about what is really important. Talk about our strategy in Lybia, Egypt, Syria, Iran, and the entire Middle East: it's a total mess.

  27. Benghazi is a big nothingburger cooked up by the vast right wing conspiracy of racists and their brothers in the Christian Taliban.

    - Every left wing blog

  28. "And President Obama told the United Nations that everyone should condemn 'those who slander the Prophet of Islam.'"

    But we can slander Christianity all we want, right? Because slandering a religion that teaches love and turning the other cheek has fewer repercussions than slandering a religion that teaches to kill and subjugate...

    Seriously though, read and compare the teachings and life of Jesus with that of Mohammed. The latter is deserving of serious criticism.

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  31. No it doesn't. Not in the way that the few nut job republicans are claiming it does. There is no scandal or proof of any scandal that is. They are desperate and clinging to this hoping that enough people get upset over nothing. Needless to say it isn't happening. How about getting upset that guantanamo bay is still open and we are torturing people. That is something that everyone should be upset about, because that is really going on.

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