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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What do you think?
    Only with people who were never going to vote for her anyway.

    - Although its PC on steroids, initially thinking incorrectly a YouTube video motivated the Benghazi attack is understandable.

    - Being concerned that having boots on the ground in Libya would both create a negative image of US imperialism among people who already have negative views of us and will also make them targets of insurgency attacks is understandable.

    - Responding with multiple a rescue forces that didn't get there in time because they were on other continents for above reasons is tragic but is understandable.

    - Using this tragedy as a political opportunity excites the base, who already will never support the incumbent nor anyone else from their ranks in the future, but is a turn off to those outside the base.

    The failure of Benghazi IMHO wasn't the YouTube video claim as I think it was a plausible but false assumption in the tragedy's initial phases. The failure of Benghazi was a strong but secret US military camp should have been set up and well hidden in the back woods somewhere in Libya that could be deployed in a moment's notice from within Libya. The GOP makes little impact beyond its own loyal ranks making monumental deals over things that don't matter like acting like because the administration first thought a YouTube video inspired the attack caused it to happen.

    I also think credibility become an issue when we have a huge fit because AFTER THE FACT they were initially incorrect about what motivated it when we aren't willing to acknowledge our own incorrect information BEFORE THE FACT that has led to actions that with correct information maybe history would have been different.
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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What about you? How would you like to be the one who had to explain it to the loved ones?
    Irrelevant. That isn't the question you asked. I doubt it will have much of an impact it is mostly localized to people who are already extremely disposed to dislike her.

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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    241 dead Americans in Beirut, retreating and tucking tail didn't hurt Reagan's election.

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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    9/11 didnt hurt Bush's re-election, and the Kerry campaign rightfully didn't use that terrorist attack for political points.

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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by ToastyOats View Post
    9/11 didnt hurt Bush's re-election, and the Kerry campaign rightfully didn't use that terrorist attack for political points.
    Phil E Buster 241 dead Americans in Beirut, retreating and tucking tail didn't hurt Reagan's election.
    We're not talking about the incident and about lying under oath. If you do not understand difference, how we can speak further?

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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    What does kids dying in Iraq have to do with it?
    What does the complete and utter foolishness of asking me to break the news to families of dead servicemen have to do with Clinton running for President?
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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Sadly people die in wars.....Did you see the German cities after WW2.....I wonder how many kids died there.
    Yes, yes! Navy Pride gets it, praise be Jayzus!! People die in wars.

    Except he won't get it, if I have to be 100% truthful with myself. He'll probably differentiate it because it wasn't an official congressionally declared war, or because it was an operation in tandem with NATO, or some other arbitrary ass hattery.
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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Maybe you can tell he families of the dead people that.
    Why are you more concerned with the people who died in Benghazi than you are about the thousands who died as a result of GWB's Iraq war?
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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    Maybe you can tell he families of the dead people that.
    Why are you more concerned about the people who died in Benghazi than the thousands who died in Iraq? Oh...yeah.....GWB is a Republican.....got it.
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    Re: Do you think the Benghazi terror attacks hurt Hillary's chances for the Presiden

    Probably not.

    Most people that will still care that much about it in 2016 were probably never going to vote for her anyway.

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