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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sarcogito View Post
    If they are both cases of Presidential cover-up then we have to compare them that way. Nixon went to extremes to cover it up, to the point the Supreme Court had to actually order him to turn over the tapes.

    Obama's administration made a knee jerk reaction, an incorrect one, in whom to attribute the attack to. They corrected their error without any legal pressures.
    Nixon was also bat**** crazy. Anyone who disagrees can feel free to listen to the wiretap recordings.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    Benghazi or Watergate? You decide.
    You've GOT to be kidding. I cannot imagine anyone who is not a diehard rightwing hack seriously asking this.

    Watergate was a series of deliberate actions, many illegal. Benghazi had none of those characteristics.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    You've GOT to be kidding. I cannot imagine anyone who is not a diehard rightwing hack seriously asking this.

    Watergate was a series of deliberate actions, many illegal. Benghazi had none of those characteristics.
    I'm not sure I think of Benghazi as a scandal or a cover-up but it is sad to me that some people would seem to rather not know or don't care to know the truth (not that I'm saying I know what that is) if it might make Obama look bad.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    I'm not sure I think of Benghazi as a scandal or a cover-up but it is sad to me that some people would seem to rather not know or don't care to know the truth (not that I'm saying I know what that is) if it might make Obama look bad.
    I have no issue with discovering the truth and seeing if any mistakes were made. But a scandal akin to Watergate? That's idiotic. Watergate consisted of deliberate illegal acts. Best I can see is that Benghazi consisted of a series of mistakes.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    To be honest, it's way too early to answer this question. We have all the facts from Watergate, we don't yet from Benghazi. Watergate was about getting Nixon re-elected and what appears to be a cover up on the part of the administration over a completely botched security hole is about getting Obama re-elected. Had it happened a year ago, I don't think there would be the obvious attempts to cover this up.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    I have no issue with discovering the truth and seeing if any mistakes were made. But a scandal akin to Watergate? That's idiotic. Watergate consisted of deliberate illegal acts. Best I can see is that Benghazi consisted of a series of mistakes.
    Well, blaming it on the video was a lie, a lie he repeated to the UN 6 times, but you're right, that's not any kind of a crime. Calling it a "mistake" to deny a rescue attempt (if this is, indeed, true) sounds like an understatement to me. Mentioning that he's been to 57 states is a mistake. I think this is a little more serious.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hugh_Akston View Post
    To be honest, it's way too early to answer this question. We have all the facts from Watergate, we don't yet from Benghazi. Watergate was about getting Nixon re-elected and what appears to be a cover up on the part of the administration over a completely botched security hole is about getting Obama re-elected. Had it happened a year ago, I don't think there would be the obvious attempts to cover this up.
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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    It is now obvious that the U.S. government's original story about the Benghazi consulate attack, delivered by its two heaviest hitters, the president and secretary of state, was false, and, more importantly, that it was intended to deceive. How can Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton outrun the scandal that now chases them, a scandal that makes Watergate look like cheating at tiddlywinks? As if "Fast and Furious" weren't enough, the administration now gives America "Slow and Spurious."
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    "it was intended to deceive."

    Just like Nixon.

    Except that four died. Including a U.S. Ambassador.

    This was MUCH worse than Watergate.

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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Strangely, this is falling along partisan lines. Didn't see that coming....NOT.


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    Re: Which was a bigger scandal?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Strangely, this is falling along partisan lines. Didn't see that coming....NOT.
    But, one side is right.

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