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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I'm not sure you understand what we were talking about. We were talking about how some people are taking Clinton's words out of context and using that to criticize her.
    They did at the time of the hearing. Why is this so hard for you?
    [B].....you do realize that's EXACTLY what Clinton was saying in her quote you refuse to put in context, right? That the panel should be far more interested in fixing the problem than worrying about what intelligence initially said was the cause?

    God, I can't stand partisan blinders.
    What you seem to not understand is that the context of the question put to Clinton was intended to get to the root of why the intelligence of the situation was either not available to the secretary at the time, or if it was (which it reportedly was), why it was so poorly understood, at the time. Mrs. Clinton did not want to answer that question, and so the outburst. Partisan blinders are one thing, ignorance is quite another.
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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    What you seem to not understand is that the context of the question put to Clinton was intended to get to the root of why the intelligence of the situation was either not available to the secretary at the time, or if it was (which it reportedly was), why it was so poorly understood, at the time. Mrs. Clinton did not want to answer that question, and so the outburst. Partisan blinders are one thing, ignorance is quite another.
    Clinton had already answered the question multiple times. I've told you that multiple times.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton
    I‘ve spoken to one of them, but I waited until after the ARB had done its investigation because I did not want there to be anybody raising any issue that I had spoken to anyone before the ARB conducted its investigation.
    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton
    There was discussion going on afterwards, but once the investigation started, the FBI spoke to them before we spoke to them, and so other than our people in Tripoli -- which, I think you’re talking about Washington, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Clinton
    Well, first of all, Senator, I would say that once the assault happened, and once we got our people rescued and out, our most immediate concern was, number one, taking care of their injuries. As I said, I still have a DS [Diplomatic Security] agent at Walter Reed seriously injured -- getting them into Frankfurt, Ramstein to get taken care of, the FBI going over immediately to start talking to them. We did not think it was appropriate for us to talk to them before the FBI conducted their interviews. And we did not -- I think this is accurate, sir -- I certainly did not know of any reports that contradicted the IC [Intelligence Community] talking points at the time that Ambassador Rice went on the TV shows. And you know I just want to say that people have accused Ambassador Rice and the administration of misleading Americans. I can say trying to be in the middle of this and understanding what was going on, nothing could be further from the truth. Was information developing? Was the situation fluid? Would we reach conclusions later that weren’t reached initially? And I appreciate the --
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    Senator, you know, when you’re in these positions, the last thing you want to do is interfere with any other process going on, number one—
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    Well, no, it’s the fact. Number two, I would recommend highly you read both what the ARB said about it and the classified ARB because, even today, there are questions being raised. Now, we have no doubt they were terrorists, they were militants, they attacked us, they killed our people. But what was going on and why they were doing what they were doing is still unknown --
    Why do you insist on stating falsehoods which are easily proven false? Clinton had already answered the questions Johnson asked multiple times. And her "what difference" comment was entirely about re-focusing on what SHOULD be the issue, which was how to better protect Americans in the future, instead of the petty political games Johnson was playing to score election votes.

    Your comments are so ridiculously partisan, it's amazing you don't post them in red font.
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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    Clinton had already answered the question multiple times. I've told you that multiple times.






    Why do you insist on stating falsehoods which are easily proven false? Clinton had already answered the questions Johnson asked multiple times. And her "what difference" comment was entirely about re-focusing on what SHOULD be the issue, which was how to better protect Americans in the future, instead of the petty political games Johnson was playing to score election votes.

    Your comments are so ridiculously partisan, it's amazing you don't post them in red font.
    You're clueless, sir.
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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    You're clueless, sir.
    I guess when confronted with truth, it's easier to make baseless and obviously false statements than it is to admit you were wrong. Fair enough, I accept your concession.

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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    I guess when confronted with truth, it's easier to make baseless and obviously false statements than it is to admit you were wrong. Fair enough, I accept your concession.
    I've explained it already, you don't understand.
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    Re: Hillary's State Department Refused to Brand Boko Haram as Terrorists

    Quote Originally Posted by Slyfox696 View Post
    And her "what difference" comment was entirely about re-focusing on what SHOULD be the issue, which was how to better protect Americans in the future, instead of the petty political games Johnson was playing to score election votes.

    I agree. Misconstruing her comment as "who cares" is dishonest.

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