It would be nice if Chaffetz would stop playing partisan politics for once, and
try to do something for the good of the country. Sadly, though, I don't
see that happening.
I find it ironic that Jason Chaffetz is the one leading the charge on Benghazi
when it was him and his committee that denied the State Department request for
more funding for upgraded security in Libya before the attack. The hypocrisy of
politicians (including Chaffetz) knows no bounds.
Uprooting corruption & dishonesty in government should be of utmost
importance. Chaffetz' & others efforts to determine if Obama & the
administration lied to avoid revealing embarrassing policy failures during the
presidential campaign should be supported by appointment of a special
investigator. There's enough evidence, we already know Obama
will lie to win re-election ("You can keep your insurance. You can keep
your doctor."), there's "probable cause" (the campaign),
there's contradictory documents and statements.
I still don't understand what exactly the controversy is with Benghazi. Is
this really about what a talking points memo said immediately after an attack,
before anyone had any real information about it?
A US Ambassador is killed with several other Americans and Obama acts like
it's no big deal - this is amazing.Can someone tell me what
could possibly be worth redacting from those emails if they weren't trying
to hide something? There's no national security issues contained in those
emails. Give me a break.This President and his advisors are the
most incompetent we've had in a generation!Everything this
President touches is screwed up. The economy is still stagnate. Health care
costs are skyrocketing and the National debt is a complete joke. He's the
Jimmy Carter of our generation times 2...I hope Chaffetz is
appointed too - cause I want to know what really happened over there.
It matters because the Obama administration lied, is stonewalling and is
covering it up! Just tell the truth, period! Our leaders should not be lying to
us! If Benghazi is a phony scandal so was Watergate. In Watergate a lying
President resigned in disgrace even though no one died. People went to jail,
even though no one died. TRUTH should matter but to some, it just doesn't!
It's a about a cover up worse than WATERGATE!!!!It's about
a Secretary of State lying to coverup her failure to protect the diplomats and
soldiers she declared with her life to defend.It's about a
POTUS who was no where to be found when the news broke and 4 brave Americans
died.Is about an American who laid down his life painting a target
of our enemies and no one, not Biden, not Michelle, not Harry Reid, not Uerkle,
and not Hilary had his back......and to date no one has been arrested or
punished except Lara Logan of CBS!I want those who are responsible
to suffer forever for failing to protect OURS!
David"There's enough evidence, we already know Obama will
lie to win re-election ("You can keep your insurance. You can keep your
doctor.")" Are you serious? Re-election?
Chaffetz may be on to something here. I'm pretty sure these
"hidden" Benghazi documents reveal the whereabouts of Flight 370.
Schwa -"I still don't understand what exactly the
controversy is with Benghazi."Ok, I'll try to get you up to
speed.Somebody made this really stupid anti-Muslim movie that
portrayed Muhammed as a murderer and a gay pedophile. Protests erupted
throughout the middle east and other places, beginning September 11 in Egypt.
Those protests led to hundreds of injuries and over 50 deaths.The
Benghazi incident, in which 4 Americans died, happened concurrently. Terrorists
apparently found this an opportune time to inflict terror in Benghazi, and they
did.Ambassador Susan Rice mistakenly assumed this to have been
another spontaneous protest of the movie.And that's what
"Conservatives" claim to be so upset about. They say it was an Obama
plot to misidentify this terrorist attack as a spontaneous protest.Essentially, "Conservatives" cannot find any real scandals in the
Obama administration, and so they try to invent scandals. And this just another
phony scandal.Yawn . . . Basically Schwa, this is just
more overblown right wing blather.You would think that Republican
Representatives would focus on offering their constituents good governance, but
complaining about pretend scandals is how they choose to spend their time and
the nation's money.
To all of you that keep screaming Benghazi,Benghazi,Benghazi where were you, and
how loud did you scream cover up when Condali Rice, (and I hope that's how
you spell it) got in front of the TV cameras and told us Iraq had WMD? Come on
boys be truthful. But it's like there was never a lie, ever told the last
President. And when this blows up in Chaffetz's face maybe he can work on
finding flight 370 it will get just as much TV time.
Hey VST -And the difference between Benghazi and the WMD scandal is
what?In Benghazi, four Americans died.In Iraq, over four
THOUSAND Americans died, along with over 100 THOUSAND Iraqis. See
Obviously power has its privileges. The Obama administration is obviously hiding
documents about Benghazi. Why is that a story? I am sure they were playing their
metaphoric fiddles while it was going on. Golf games, affairs, Hollywood dinners
etc. Everything but being a responsible administration.
the difference between Benghazi and the WMD scandal is what?One
common denominator"..............HILARY voted to support The WMD's
because she too believed the research. However she obfuscated, lied, and chased
down a poor innocent film director and told the entire world she captured the
guy who killed four Americans.......pathetic while the lefties lined up to spit
on him like they have always done to our brave US Heroes who risked their
life's to defend their rights.
What doesn't smell right to me is the way Chaffetz works for Utah and the
country. I am frankly embarrassed to say that he is from Utah. He is the
problem and the solution to anything. Please vote him out of office....oh wait
that will never happen with the caucus system in Utah, which is why the right
wing members like it so much. Chicago style politics is alive and
well in Utah.
Lee & Chaffetz are trying to 1 up each in a contest to see who can spew the
oh gary,Lots of free time tonight to defend your pal. what is it
about lying that libs don't understand? Whether it is a conservative or a
lib lying, it is still lying. It just so happens that libs just lie more and get
away with it more. You can go to bed now gary knowing that you continue to
defend the indefensible and just think, the greatest storyteller, hillary could
be your next president. Dreams really do come true.
Re VST:In the effort to avoid "obfuscating" and as long as the
subject is "dead Americans" , would I be out of place to ask, how is it
you righties seem to have forgotten the 13 dead Americans killed in attacks on
U.S. Embassies and Consulates between 2002 and 2008? Oh Sorry! Right church
wrong pew, right? Kudo's to "Stalwart Sentinel" and
"not here"! I think you are definitely onto something. If Chaffetz
actually did something useful and used his vast and superior knowledge to search
for Flt.370 it would be a win win situation! He just might find it, and he
would definitely garner huge amounts of Mic and Lens time!
Utah Chick,Your comment leads me to believe you are critical of my
statement, specifically regarding Obama's re-election and how Benghazi
pertains.You are aware that the events at Benghazi happened months
before presidential voting in November 2012. If Obama and his administration
tried to mislead America over those events because they feared it could affect
his re-election efforts, and if they continue to do so because of Hillary's
aspirations, then Americans should know. Watergate was also regarding campaigns
and the re-election of Richard Nixon. So yes, I'm serious.
Here's what we know: four Americans were killed when State Department
officials and White House members discounted pleas for military assistance
before and after they were under attack by Middle East extremists. The current
administration has been very deliberate in releasing information. In fact, it
wouldn't have released any information beyond what was initially reported
except for the dogged efforts by a number of watch dog groups.
I agree with Chaffetz. 4 bipartisan investigations on this topic are not
nearly enough, not by a sight!I'm thinking more like 8-10
bipartisan investigations should do the trick, eh?20 is too many, for
sure, but 10 is a nice round figure. And just wait. When we find
out what those classified memos say? hoooo-eee! I wouldn't want to be in
Obama's shoes then!
Obama and Clinton lied; people died!
A Select House Committee on the IRS would be more useful.
best rep UTAH has.
This story was written in the Politics section of the DN...How
appropriate.Koch and the Republican donor base gave the memo to
Rupert...Rupert gave the memo to his news outlets...Rupert also gave the talking points memo to McConnell and Boehner...They gave the talking points to their people.As an outlet for
Republican news...The DN features who else but Chaffetz leading the
parade to keep this going...Great.The economy?Healthcare?Housing?Immigration?All will
have to wait...While the Republicans try to derail Mrs.
Clinton...A political vendetta if there ever was one...But if it fires up the voting base...Why not?Wonderful.BTW...3000 Americans were butchered 9/11.The Republicans were in control of the entire government...White House,
Senate and House.When the Republicans go after Bush, Cheney, Condi
et al for the murder of over 3000 Americans the way they have gone after
President Obama and Rice, I will believe this whole exercise is more than
disgusting political theater.
And this "Represents" the will and wishes of the 3rd Congressional
District of citizens of the State of Utah, HOW?
Chaffetz is doing his job! He is working to free our federal government from
corruption and some of you object to that?
Utah Policy's headline reads, "Rep. Jason Chaffetz is on the warpath
again about Benghazi, accusing the White House of hiding documents [Deseret
News]." For some reason, I'm a bit put off by the rather petulant,
sophomoric use of "warpath" as it relates to Rep. Chaffetz' quest
to find the truth. Nixon and Watergate come to mind here. For those of us who
lived through it and NEAR it, I believe that the Watergate scandal was by many
measures the lessor of the two by comparison with Benghazi. Chaffetz'
penchant for publicity, Lee's similar inclinations, partisan politics,
religion, Utah quirks, etc. etc. ... all aside ... one must admit that the key
indicators worthy of interest and pursuit are most glaringly obvious by the
degree and extent of the redaction of the documents and the information being
withheld from the Congress. My favorite quote from Shaw applies here,
"Tis' vile to rob a henroost of a hen, but thieving (lying, denying,
obfuscating) largely makes us gentlemen." "Go Chaffetz!!!!" "Go anyone" who turns up the "heat in the kitchen" when what
they have been cooking STINKS!!!!
To all you Benghazi naysayers:What's the big deal you say? Does it
not occur to you this attack is paramount to a declaration of war because
Americans were killed on American territory, which is what an embassy comprises.
It's no different than the original attack on the World Trade Center, only
with fewer casualties.People, wake up and smell the coffee. We are at war.
The enemy does not recognize national boundaries. They take the fight to us
whenever and wherever they can. When we have leaders that are too delusional to
recognize a threat as was posed by the Benghazi situation, refusing to prepare
adequately and to prosecute a vigorous response afterward, how can we ever hope
to be victorious in defending our way of life and liberty?
What if they seat a panel and spend millions of dollars only to find out what
all the other investigations have found out. That because Republicans tried to
save money by cutting funding for security, no one was there to help the
victims. I want this investigation to happen too. It will surely show what
happened. Republicans will shut down the investigation as soon as they see that
it was really their fault.
"Does it not occur to you this attack is paramount to a declaration of war
because Americans were killed on American territory, which is what an embassy
comprises. It's no different than the original attack on the World Trade
Center, only with fewer casualties."So, based on that, are you
suggesting that in response, possibly we should invade Panama?
Chaffetz is a joke. It's sad he can't find something better to do
with 'our' time. He's on our dime. I believe he has a guilty
heart because he voted to remove the very funding that would have allowed more
protection for our embassy. I believe, he believes he will find some form of
absolution if someone else is to 'blame'. It was an
attack beyond everyone's control. Why can't we ever accept that in
this world... bad things happen. They even happen to the United States. This is a sad event. It's a tragedy for the families of those
involved. As I said.. bad things happen! "Mr. Chaffetz, Please
get to work making our Country and our State (Utah, in case you forgot) better.
Thanks, A regular voter."
Chaffetz has no real ideas of his own. He's full of one line, right wing
cliche's. He was a kicker in college... to use a phrase
he'd understand... "he's missing wide right on the whole
Benghazi" and I do mean "right".
Why did the government classify emails as top secret? What information did the
government want to hide from the public? The government works for the public.
The government is public. Mr. Obama told us that he would have a
"transparent" administration. Hiding information from the citizens whom
he works for is not "transparent". He's doing just exactly what
Mr. Nixon did. He's covering up. He thinks that if he tells us that he
didn't do something that we will automatically believe him. That might
have worked at some point, but he's lost all credibility with the public.
He promised us certain things about ObamaCare. All his promises were false. He
told us that ObamaCare was not a tax. The Court told him that he was wrong.Let the investigation begin. If Democrats are wise, they will seek the
truth. Are they afraid of the truth? Why would they want to hide things from
the people who hired them?
Hillary Clinton was right when she in anger demanded "What difference does
it make?" after all the murder of the ambassador, staff, those who went to
help, and the burning of the embassy building was a done deal. Call the Benghazi
terrorist attack and its aftermath what one will depending on ones political
preferences and party affiliation, but above and beyond should be inquiring
minds to seek the facts, then determine what it all means.
Of one thing we can be certain, Jason Chaffetz and the GOP will continue in
their quest to uncover proof of a Benghazi cover up for as long as they feel
they can get political mileage out of that quest. It could be considered a
laudable effort if it had anything at all to do with finding the reasons why 4
Americans were left woefully unprotected at an American embassy. Perhaps this
select committee could come up with a way to better protect against a similar
future attack. But the GOP already knows the answer to this question and
doesn't want that answer openly discussed. Instead, this 18th iteration of
a select investigative committee is merely for the purpose of extracting /
extending political gain out a tragedy for which they share at least equal
blame.I don't believe Jason Chaffetz cares about truth. I do
believe he cares about political gamesmanship. But I wish he cared more about
protecting against potential future embassy attacks.
To "not here" there is a difference between what Rice said and what the
Obama administration said. The biggest difference is that Rice was telling us
what they knew based on Clinton era intelligence. The emails that have come out
about Benghazi show that the adiminstration knew it was a terrorist attack, but
changed that and lied to the US when they called it a protest.
With Benghazi had Barack Obama chosen to be honest and at the moment of the
attack addressed the American people himself declaring that this was indeed a
planned terror attack (as his CIA itel indicated) and we were caught unprepared
and he was taking full responsibility .... he would have found that the
American people - although shocked and angry - would have forgiven him and
actually thanked him for his honesty. Had Barack also stayed in the White House
situation room during the attack and ordered our fighter jets from near-by posts
to support our brave Seals who fought all through out the night then again the
America people would have applauded his leadership regardless of the outcome.
Finally had Barack cancelled his Las Vegas campaign stop the next morning due to
the horrific attack and murders of American citizens the night before then the
American people would have believed his sincerity of the loss of our embassador
and Navy Seals. But Barack did NONE of the above. Instead Barack and
his administration CHOSE to lie for political gain and now they have been caught
in the lie.
This is a strange issue. Even GOP polls suggest it is not concerning to most
Americans. It is a huge radical right issue right up there with Cliven Bundy
grazing fees. It will stop the Obama re-election. Maybe Jason versus Hillary if
this is the only election issue.
re:one voteIf those two Navy Seals who fought bravely ALL NIGHT LONG
were your sons would it still be a "strange issue" that most Americans
don't care about?? I understtand your left wing cronies could care less
about the murder of American citizens but I promise you this DOES matter to the
rest of us and I am shocked how callose you are.
After 6 years of consistent lying and deception on issue after issue after issue
Barack and his administration have earned the dubious reputation of being THE
most dishonest and corrupt administration in history - at least what we know
about history. It is no surprise for those who actually know who Barack is and
where he came from but for the millions who are clueless and voted for the man
twice simply because he seemed to be a "cool cat" I hope if nothing else
the light starts to turn on and you begin to see the terrible mistake that you
made in giving this shady character the keys to the Oval Office.
@David - FYI - President Obama cannot seek election to serve another term as
Kiddsport writes: "It's no different than the original attack on the
World Trade Center, only with fewer casualties."The most
accurate words written about this issue. Advance intelligence that an attack was
imminent. Inadequate preparation. 1,000 times more casualties. Years of false
statements after to protect a President's re-election hopes. The only real difference? The level of outrage coming from the right should
have been 1,000 times louder than today. Instead? Crickets.
Wouldn't it be nice if the Republicans in Congress actually decided to do
their job instead of complaining on the Fox News circuit about an issue that has
already been investigated? Benghazi was a tragedy but not anywhere close to the
horrendous disasters of the Bush administration. Chaffetz needs to start doing
his job and actually work for the people who voted him in rather than just
trying to kiss up to the Republican congressional leadership and see himself on
alas, Tilting at Windmills...On guard Don Quixote, Rocinante and Sancho Panza await thee!
I'm sure the good citizens of West Jordan, Utah, Sanpete, Millard and
Beaver Counties want to get to the bottom of this!
I really kind of hope the next President is a republican so I can see the
honorable Mr. Chaffetz investigate him and question any statement by anyone
associated with the executive branch that may at some time later prove to be
inaccurate. I am certain that a republican administration would be put under
the same microscope by the honorable Mr. Chaffetz. I mean stuff like WMD's
in Iraq. I am sure had he been in the House at that time he would have gone
after President Bush.
Lets look at recent news.... 200 plus girls are being held hostage and are being
threatened to sold off as slaves. We have a 777 that disappeared off the face
of the earth, and no one knows what happened. Over 300 school kids lost their
lives on an over loaded ship. Last year in the US, there were over 14,000
murders, and over 5.3 million violent crimes. And to Chaffetz
seems obsessed with making a name for himself by focusing on an event in Lybia
where 4 lives were lost.... not because solving that problem will have the
greatest impact in the daily lives of Americans, but one can only cynically view
his actions as being politically driven. Even if the White House knew from the
first instant this might have been a terrorist driven event... what difference
does it make to the end result.We had not enough assets in theater.
We get that. The mission there that night was of dubious value... not worth
an ambassadors life. We get that too. None of what Chaffetz is doggedly
spending his time on will translate into one American being more safe. This is
all about political theatre.
"After 6 years of consistent lying and deception on issue after issue after
issue Barack and his administration have earned the dubious reputation"@patriotThere's a lot of irony in your statement.
This thread alone is full of lies and disinformation from those like Chaffetz
who would love to make Benghazi more than it really is. You're in on that
deception.Navy seals? no...there were former navy seals that were
working as private security detail, but not active duty. Dead contractors
isn't quite the soundbite as dead navy seals though, right?Embassy? no...it was a consulate. Consulates are not US territory and are
typically secured by local resources. But 'embassy' provides a better
soundbite.There are literally dozens of other exaggerations and
straight up in this comment thread. Claims that run 100% contrary to the
official review of the Benghazi incident. All are easily accessible in a simple
google search.But facts that don't support one's opinions
aren't of any value, are they?
Why does it matter, Hillary on the tarmac, when the bodies were being brought
back told one of the mothers, the cause was the video and she would see the
producer would be brought to justice. Hillary lied, at that time they knew the
cause it was not confusion. She flat out lied. Why is it important, no more
important than when Nixon lied. She is thinking of a run for the President of
the United States. The democrat party is standing behind her. She lied. Its
not the UN talking points, it is the Past Secretary of State, the Presidential
hopeful who lied. The one thing this committee needs to do is have
Hillary swear under oath what and when she new it. What's the
big deal, she lied.
Maybe the one most important issue of Benghazi, is we don't let either
party or administration get away with lies to the American public. We are owed
more from our administrations.
The liberals are amazing. This issue is less than 2 years old and they are
telling us to forget it.How many of them still are angry about the
2000 election of Bush? How many still complain about Bush going into Iraq? How
many still blame Bush for the economy? How many still have some anger towards
Carl Rove?If you liberals are not hypocrites, why are you telling
conservatives to drop the matter? Why is it ok for you to hold onto a grudge
and keep telling us that everything is Bush's fault and the fault of the
people around him for over a decade at the same time you tell us to forget
this?Now, if you really want to do some soul searching, ask yourself
this: If Hilary is going to run for President in 2016, aren't you concerned
about her blatant lies and her inability to understand the intelligence
briefings that warned the State Department about the attack before it occured?
If she missed this small and simple attack, what will happen the next time
somebody wants to attack the US again?
I was at the State Convention where Chaffetz got over 90% of the delegate votes.
Neaderthals or not, they must love him. I doubt Benghazi is the only issue they
love about him. I am not in his district, but if the president was lying, he
should be impeached and sent packing. Lying is a no no!
Couple of things.Benghazi has been investigated. Multiple times. It
is clearly not about finding the truth. It would appear that no investigation
will be accepted until it produces the GOP desired outcome. Namely that Obama
and Clinton were responsible.Secondly, we keep hearing about 4 dead
patriotic Americans. If that were what it was really about, the focus would be
on making changes to insure that the problems were addressed and the likelihood
of it happening again would be diminished.That is not the case. The
GOP focus is infinitely greater on placing blame than fixing a problem.
The memo obtained by Judicial Watch clearly indicates that Obama's spin
doctors coached Susan Rice to lie to the American public in an effort to
preserve Obama's political message that he had snuffed out al Qaeda.The truth of what happened on his watch at the Benghazi consulate would have
lost him 6 million votes and the election.The whole thing was poorly
played by the Romney campaign. This latest email reveals that the lie was
orchestrated at the highest levels of the Obama campaign and told by his State
Department.Shame on them all.
Go get 'em Jason! You are a true patriot!Demand the truth!We really don't need to tolerate any more lies.
"if the president was lying, he should be impeached and sent packing. Lying
is a no no!"Really.... or only if they are Democrats? Did you
call for Bush to leave office over the WMD "misinformation".... Did you
ask for Reagan to step down over Iran-Contra? I love the conditional
morality here. I think you can safely say there is not a single person holding
office that has not either misrepresented something or used selective truth to
make their point. On the other hand, if Chaffetz is really that
worried about embassy security, why is the fact that the House reduced funding
for embassy security for two years consecutively in advance of this event
isn't under scrutiny as well?On Wednesday morning (10/10/12),
CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien asked the Chaffetz if he had "voted to cut
the funding for embassy security.""Absolutely," Chaffetz
said. "Look we have to make priorities and choices in this country....When
you're in tough economic times, you have to make difficult choices. You
have to prioritize things."Conditional ethics and politics - a
lovely mix.... Lets demand the truth on the whole picture - not just what is
"If those two Navy Seals who fought bravely ALL NIGHT LONG were your sons
would it still be a "strange issue" that most Americans don't care
about??"Case and point.... let's lie (oh wait, exaggerate)
about a story in an effort to condemn lying. Contractors are not equal Navy
Seals. Not in Libya... not in America.... not anywhere.We care
about the issue... just not for the same reasons. Peal back the partisan
rhetoric so we can look at why we didn't have capability in theater... and
we have a discussion. If you want to make this about "talking points"
made in the hours after the event.... and any misinformation (lies) told during
those hours that were eventually corrected.... you don't have my attention.
The "lies" didn't cost anyone their lives. Poor planning and
execution in the pentagon did.But that isn't nearly as
politically exciting... is it.If you want to talk about lies that
did cost thousands of lies...... we can surely go there... but then again,
that's ancient history, isn't it. We're not going there.
This is not some overblown right wing conspiracy! This is crucial to the
american people! the families of those that were killed in this attack deserve
justice. I am so mad that the Obama administration denied this attack! I am so
thankful for a honest politician to finally demand justice for the innocent. He
is our greatest politician since honest Abraham Lincoln.
The greatest politician since honest Abraham Lincoln has a great family member
to post undeserved accolades.
Utahbluedevil: I was against going to war when Bush was president! no double
standard here! I have the same antipathy toward Republicans as I do for
Democrats! Obama just happens to be the latest President manipulating, lying,
and abusing his office and position! Anyone that thinks either party is doing
what is best for America is delusional! I would like to hear anyone from either
party explain how they are a friend to liberty and justice! The rich get
richer, whether Under Republican or Democrats, and the poor get poorer, and will
go to my grave listening to leaders from both parties claiming they are out to
help Americans, particularly the poor and middle class. Then, to add another
layer of irony, watch the unbelievable number of tireless supporters with jaw
dropping audacity claim year after year how much their party is going to change
things! Talk about knee slapping humor!
How could Benghazi stink any more than it does? Maybe if a smoking gun email
surfaced showing a cover up. Oh wait . . .So many questions that
have never been answered. What were doing in Benghazi at all -- when the
British, the Red Cross and everyone else had left? Why were PLEAS for
additional security days and weeks before the attack ignored? Why were no
assets deployed after the attack began? Where was Obama during the attack??
Why has no one been brought to justice? Why hasn't there been access to
witnesses? Why all the lies about some spontaneous demonstration?
And all we get is spin from the left that only fringe wackos want answers.
It's clear what was political. Obama was concerned about the election and
has been hiding the truth from the American people.
SoCalChris - lets address your comments one at a time.Spontaneous
demonstrations - fact is in over a dozen cities in the region, there were
demonstrations against the stupid little film. It is not like this event
happened in isolation while nothing else was going on.Why has no one
been brought to justice - why no witnesses? Same reason there were none for
years with 9/11. Libya is a sovereign country, and we can not safely go around
interrogating people in that country. It is the reason it took years to get
other terrorist. This is not an episode of 24, its real life.Where
was Obama - we know where he was. That has never been in question. He was
trusting the military to do their job.Why no assets.... great
question, and one that deserves more investigation. I agree with you. Why were the pleas ignored? Actually the report shows that there were
offers of additional resources that the ambassador turned down. That one we may
never no the answer to.What was he doing there, in Benhazi, under
those conditions. Let me add what was the CIA doing there? Again, we may only
know when the docs get declassified.
What is the cover up?Why the cover up ?Why all the
lies?You need to ask the right questions.The real
scandal that is being covered up is the gun running by this administration to
radical groups.The obama administration was running guns to radical
groups in the middle east.The ambassador was in Benghazi to help broker a
deal.Four Americans were left to die so obama could hide this
scandal. That also makes this administration complicit in their murder.You just need ask and understand WHY the ambassador was in Benghazi at all
that day.It would be nice if our media would do their jobs rather
than help bury the truth.
This was a horrible event, BUT ...During Bush, we had 13 similar
events and over 60 brave US citizens died - where was the right-wing outrage
then? Seems they were cheering on an invasion of Iraq based on
phony "intelligence" regarding Weapons of mass destruction?
To "MoNoMo" really? The US was received warnings 13 times before
embassies were attacked, then lied to the families of the dead soldiers and the
public by blaming an obscure YouTube video that nobody watched. Can you tell us
when we had that scenario under Bush. I am aware that embassies were attacked,
but how many received warnings, were ignored, then had coverups?
Reagan and Iran-Contra, fourteen administration officials were indited,
including then - secretary of defense Caspar Weinberger. Eleven convictions
resulted. On March 4, 1987, Reagan taking full responsibility for
any actions that he was unaware of, and admitting that "what began as a
strategic opening to Iran deteriorated, in its implementation, into trading arms
for hostages"Now how many members of Obama's administration
should be indited and when will he admit.Censors, How is this to
much capitalization, shouting or other problems. In response to previous
statement of not seeking prosecution of Reagan.
In Iran Contra laws were broken. What laws were broken in Benghazi? Initial
information about who was responsible was wrong wow that has never happened in
the history of America. What laws were broken? This is ridiculous,
doesn't Mr. Chaffetz think there are more pressing issues in America. We
will spend millions of dollars on another investigation to prove what we already
know. The initial information was inaccurate.
This is from a piece in the May 6, 2014 New Yorker, entitled "Ronald
Reagan’s Benghazi". It is worth noting, especially for Mr. Chaffetz
and his fellow conspirators:"Congress held no public hearings,
and pointed fingers at the perpetrators, not at political rivals. If you compare
the costs of the Reagan Administration’s serial security lapses in Beirut
to the costs of Benghazi, it’s clear what has really deteriorated in the
intervening three decades. It’s not the security of American government
personnel working abroad. It’s the behavior of American congressmen at
Yeah, Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi!!! This is THE most critical issue our
country has EVER faced. 4 people were killed and for a couple of days the
administration said it was the result of a spontaneous demonstration. Until the
facts were clear, and then they corrected themselves. Oh no!! This is right up
there with Watergate and Pearl Harbor and 9/11, all rolled into one!!!! Maybe
twice as bad!!!!! I get it, I get it. You hate Obama. Frankly, the only story
here is why were these people working in a hotbed location with insufficient
security. That's it. That should be (and has been) investigated. The
rest of it is just silly partisan baloney. But it is nice, juicy red meat for
the far right, and that's what they love the most.
I'm starting to think that the GOP is doing this just so that Fox News has
substance upon which to "report" and earn more millions, as quid pro quo
for Fox News supporting the GOP so staunchly.
If you want your embassy you can keep your embassy!
Benghazi needs to addressed because during the investigations the question of
"why was the order given to STAND DOWN when support was requested, PLEAD
FOR, knowing FULL WELl that the attack would mean bad things for the Benghazi
people? And you think Chaffetz and others are wasting their time? I don't
think so. It is because of this and other "incidents" NOT BEING ADDRESS
that continue to be a benchmark of this administration that other world leaders
look at and are emboldened by our leaders lack of response. IT IS TELLING that
there are some who think that Benghazi was a long time ago. No it wasn't -
what a way to try to sweep a huge injustice to four families away, to divert
attention from those people's plight when they pleaded for help, and to try
to blind others as well with "why are we always talking about this?
(Pelosi) If it was YOUR loved one who died, wouldn't you want answers,
Effort by the republicans toward helping ordinary AmericansRather
than more and more and more picking at President ObamaWould be
greatly appreciated, even though it is their duty and what they are paid for
The virulent attacks against Chaffetz show that Democrats fear their lies are
being uncovered. 2014 and then 2016 will remove many more lying liberals from
Each year right here in Utah -- 400+ people die from polluted air,
500+ die from medication overdoses, 400+ die from gun shots -- And Jason Chaffetz remains obsessed with starting yet another
investigation into Benghazi!
I am starting to think that Bro. Chaffetz took too many hits to the head while
trying to play football...the ringing still hasn't stopped after lo these
Wasn't Bengazi already investigated? If it was, then whoever did the
initial investigation needs to be held to accountability. Where is that
discussion? How much more money is gong to be spent? $50,000,000,
$100,000,000. Isn't the country broke? What will the outcome of the
investigation be? Is it just Republican insecurity for the 2016 Presidential
Election? Or are processes and procedures going to be changed? Haven't
they already been changed?It all points to Republican insecurities,
if it isn't that then provide the accountability, the change in processes