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    So you don't think that there was enough emergency money available in a 3.77 trillion dollar budget to fund Hurricane Sandy relief? 60 billion dollars is petty cash for the govt.
    Pay attention that wasn't my point, my point was that Bush wasn't made to pay for the relief like Obama did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Are you an American? What bothers me is the very real probability they (the CIA) lied and are still lying to us, Americans, to cover the POTUS and his proto-POTUS, the SOS. That doesn't bother you?

    Now, tell me a comforting fairytale about how the CIA never, ever does such a thing.
    The CIA lying? what else is new?

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    Deeper and deeper into the hole........
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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    An attack during election season, especially in light of orders to stand down and the lightly armored state of the embassy considering the recent events there, don't speak well for the re-election chances of the POTUS. Best to blame it on a video and broilerplate muslim violence.
    this might sting if you believe the conspiracy theories.

    Senior GOP aides pointed out that many of the accusations involving security and military forces turned out to be unfounded. One recent example involved a supposed whistle-blower who reported that an armed Predator drone was operating in the area, but was not called upon to respond to the Benghazi attack, an assertion labeled erroneous by Pentagon officials and Hill staffers.

    “There are some real issues there and then there is just some crazy stuff,” the senior House GOP aide said. “The crazy stuff is, you know, the airman in Ramstein [Air Base, Germany,] that knew that the Predator [drone] was armed. There are no armed Predators in the region there. The [status of forces agreement] does not allow us to fly them armed, and everybody knows it.”

    GOP aides described another criticism aired at a recent House Oversight Committee hearing that there were four security officers at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli who were ordered to remain in the capital for several hours after the first reports of an attack, rather than being scrambled to assist the consulate in Benghazi.

    “The stand-down order was for four guys,” the GOP aide said. “When you step back and say how were the people killed at the annex, they were killed by an indirect fire mortar round. Four more M-4s [rifles] inside the annex doesn’t change that outcome. In fact, they might have just created more casualties. We have got to get down to what really happened on the DoD side and for us the DoD side was not properly postured, why?”

    Further, there has been some criticism of U.S. military officials in Europe overseeing Africa Command who may not have reacted directly to the attacks. But they are not permitted to launch offensive operations across borders without civilian authorization.
    and here is the article it came from.

    http://www.rollcall.com/news/house_d...Printable=true
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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    An attack during election season, especially in light of orders to stand down and the lightly armored state of the embassy considering the recent events there, don't speak well for the re-election chances of the POTUS. Best to blame it on a video and broilerplate muslim violence.
    Yeah right, it wasn't even a close election. Keep spinning.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You are so right, protesters always go to spontaneous rallies with rocket propelled grenades and heavy arms. You want to believe that Rice and the CIA didn't lie to you, so be it, nothing it seems is going to ever change your mind about the competence of this President and his Administration. He was too busy fund raising to take an active role but that is apparently ok for liberals never take responsibility for any failures.
    There are no facts to support that any wrong doing was to blame for the deaths in Benghazi. That is always your excuse for the failed invasion of Iraq which Bush still has not taken responsibility for. How can you let over 4000 Americans die happily because of false intelligence and expect us to believe you crocodile tears for the ambassador and 3 others? It is hypocrisy at its lowest I'm afraid.

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by iguanaman View Post
    There are no facts to support that any wrong doing was to blame for the deaths in Benghazi. That is always your excuse for the failed invasion of Iraq which Bush still has not taken responsibility for. How can you let over 4000 Americans die happily because of false intelligence and expect us to believe you crocodile tears for the ambassador and 3 others? It is hypocrisy at its lowest I'm afraid.
    You seem to be really confused, Bush has been out of office since January 21, 2009 but did have bipartisan support for Iraq. Where was the support to save our Ambassador. Wars are hell but the fact remains liberal Obama apologists can only divert to Bush when challenged about what is going on right now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You seem to be really confused, Bush has been out of office since January 21, 2009 but did have bipartisan support for Iraq. Where was the support to save our Ambassador. Wars are hell but the fact remains liberal Obama apologists can only divert to Bush when challenged about what is going on right now.
    then let us hear the gop aides say how weird this benghazi witchhunt has become

    Senior GOP aides pointed out that many of the accusations involving security and military forces turned out to be unfounded. One recent example involved a supposed whistle-blower who reported that an armed Predator drone was operating in the area, but was not called upon to respond to the Benghazi attack, an assertion labeled erroneous by Pentagon officials and Hill staffers.

    “There are some real issues there and then there is just some crazy stuff,” the senior House GOP aide said. “The crazy stuff is, you know, the airman in Ramstein [Air Base, Germany,] that knew that the Predator [drone] was armed. There are no armed Predators in the region there. The [status of forces agreement] does not allow us to fly them armed, and everybody knows it.”

    GOP aides described another criticism aired at a recent House Oversight Committee hearing that there were four security officers at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli who were ordered to remain in the capital for several hours after the first reports of an attack, rather than being scrambled to assist the consulate in Benghazi.

    “The stand-down order was for four guys,” the GOP aide said. “When you step back and say how were the people killed at the annex, they were killed by an indirect fire mortar round. Four more M-4s [rifles] inside the annex doesn’t change that outcome. In fact, they might have just created more casualties. We have got to get down to what really happened on the DoD side and for us the DoD side was not properly postured, why?”
    House Defense Bill Aims to Implement Lessons From Benghazi Attack : Roll Call Policy

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    Re: White House in damage control mode as potential scandals pile up [W:378]

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    then let us hear the gop aides say how weird this benghazi witchhunt has become



    House Defense Bill Aims to Implement Lessons From Benghazi Attack : Roll Call Policy
    Great, waiting for the report that Ambassador Stevens isn't really dead. We all know that Obama was directing operations from his fund raiser in Las Vegas and doing a great job of it in his normal professional incompetent manner

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