Redacted all the pertinent parts from my original post did you? Probably make a perfect candidate to assist, a la State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, the 0 Administration in their continued attempt to "help" the American people "better" understand just what happened in Benghazi, eh?
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I think, if memory serves, they held hearings on Iran Contra, and ole Ollie North beat them with their own cudgel if you watch those hearings... never found anything with which to indict [impeach] the Great Ronald Reagan... Democrats Tip O'Neill and then the disgraced Jim Wright had control of the House to bring just such proceedings should they have cared to...and yet nothing..think it was because the loved Reagan? It was Reagan himself on Nov. 25, 1986, not the press, who broke the news linking sales of arms in Iran to supply the Contras in Nicaragua, and pointed out those involved... so advise to please do a bit more homework, then we can discuss further if you like.
And GW, wow... which lies do you speak of? The majority of intelligence agencies, ours and our allies, in the first world held that Saddam was attempting to gain WMDs, particularly nuclear, besides which Saddam had agreed to a cease fire in the First Gulf War in which it was stipulated that he would allow in inspectors...blah blah blah... I mean this, this years-later-quarterbacking of absurdities is way way way past its expiration date, please do yourself a favor, throw it out....it stinks....
But go ahead, start a new thread on GW and all of which you assert, would be happy to prove you wrong on your arguments in oh so myriad ways...as our great leader said famously, " Bring 'em on".
That is not how it needs be done in America. Sorry, whether your guy or ours, bad deeds need punished. How ‘bout some intellectual honesty here? We can agree on that can we not?
So let us know more about this cough worthy CIA operation… what were they doing? Was it legal, was it something like the Iran arms deals maybe? Tell us more…”we” the people want to know…