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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    I guess maybe I don't. It looks like yer sarcastically suggesting that I responded to too many comments by others. My suggestion would be that you stop reading my posts if yer finding that I've included too many responses. Or did I misunderstand you?



    I think I can answer that. The Secretary was saying that we need to focus more on doing "everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again" than on some ridiculous, partisan exercise of trying to identify exactly who, in what agency, at what time, for what purpose, after perhaps consulting with which individuals, in which agencies, at what time … made each specific edit to a document that has no real importance whatsoever.

    We all now know why the document took the shape it did and why the edits were made. Local media reports based on interviews with some of the terrorists involved in the attack alluded to the video — a video that, whether you like it or not, was the cause of protests in a number of countries in the region at that time. I'd say it makes sense that some of the terrorists would mention it. Many Muslims found the video offensive. You would certainly expect fanatical extremists to be offended as well. In fact, they might try to use the video to justify their violent murder of Americans in the city.

    There was some anger and confusion going on between State and CIA. Something really terrible had happened. A situation that arguably should not have existed (CIA operations of a particular nature being run out of what was supposed to be a diplomatic facility) may have contributed to that tragedy. People in the WH tried to smooth things over by allowing both agencies to delete anything and everything they didn't like from the talking points memo.

    Only partisan hacks who vehemently opposed Obama's candidacy, much less presidency, would even consider trying to turn some watered-down statements delivered on Sunday talk shows into one of the worst scandals in American political history.

    The reason Republicans are going to take yet another beating on this investigation is twofold: first, nothing will come of it, but really much more importantly, everybody in the country knows about Certificategate, Wrightgate, Ayersgate, Muslimgate, Terrorist Sympathizergate, Not Really a lLaw Professorgate, Did Poorly in Schoolgate, Forced To Give Up His Law Licensegate, and on and on.

    About how he's the worst president ever. He's an inveterate liar. He can't speak coherently without a teleprompter. He's really not smart at all. His wife goes on multi-million-dollar shopping sprees with government credit cards. He murdered his grandmother and his gay lover. He wants to destroy America. He's both a communist and a fascist, a rather impressive feat. He didn't write those books. He refuses to lift a finger to work with the Republicans in the Congress. He's weak, feckless, indecisive, desperate, flailing, panicking. He's a coward. The military hates him and he forced a hundred senior officers out to serve his political ends. He stole the election, I mean both elections. The media covers up for him. He uses the IRS to attack his political opponents. He effectively rules as a dictatot through executive orders.

    Well, I figure I at least hit some of the highlights. There is no wolf.

    Meanwhile, the people that have cajoled, threatened, and harassed Boehner into appointing this committee are the same ones that block efforts to enact legislation the voters support on immigration reform and raising the minimum wage.



    In what way?



    Hearsay. Why hasn't anyone backed him up on what happened? Just more grist for the right-wing media mill.
    I was saying you responded to a number of people in one comment but in order for any one of those people to respond to you they have to Reply With Quote and then delete all the stuff that has nothing to do with their reply.
    But you should go ahead and do whatever works for ya.


    As for what Hillary said, what you think she meant notwithstanding, she said it doesn't matter and then essentially said it's their job to find out.
    That entire paragraph was one big fat self-contradiction.
    Can't get around that.
    And not only that, you're still hawking that video as a reasonable excuse for your guys & gals in the WH to have used.
    Amazing.

    Rather than respond to the rest of your run-on comment that I presume was meant as biting sarcasm to minimize Obama's failures, how about if you simply give us a thumbnail description of how YOU perceive Barack Obama so we know the level of fanboy we're dealing with and thus can handle accordingly.

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    From what I understand, the primary U.S. influence and control in the area was indeed CIA. Stevens was within an unprotected facility with minimal security at his own discretion and was not under CIA or Embassy protection at the time of the attack. It is rather silly to blame either for this...let alone the State Dept. as the only assets available were many miles away and lacked the resources to act.
    It would be wonderful to have foreseen this disaster and placed the troops before it occurred....we did not do so do to a lack of psychic ability and unlimited congressional money. Expecting military support from outside the country bases to be anything close to immediate belies a lack of understanding of international airspace and treaty obligations, as well as a completely naïve belief that we can enact miracles.

    Shiat happens People....and it does not smell like roses.

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by ObamacareFail View Post
    Obama and his administration lied for two weeks
    "They were killed in the course of a terrorist attack on our embassy. ... At this point, what I would say is that a number of different elements appear to have been involved in the attack, including individuals connected to militant groups that are prevalent in eastern Libya, particularly the Benghazi area, as well we are looking at indications that individuals involved in the attack may have had connections to al Qaeda or al Qaeda affiliates, in particular al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb." —Matthew Olson, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, testifying before a Senate committee hearing, Sept 19, 2012

    That's one week. And of course you've got Obama talking about an act of terror and not mentioning the video the morning after. I'm guessing Carney made similar statements during the week, but what's the point of finding them? You guys are hounds on a wrong scent and too stubborn to be recalled.

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post

    O.M.G. Really? Don't they have any people knowledgeable about the "legality" of what's going on in DC? I think they're called "watchdogs?"

    Greetings, APACHERAT.
    Your post has me making Apacherat's quote. Don't s'pose you'd mind fixing that would ya?
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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

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    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post

    O.M.G. Really? Don't they have any people knowledgeable about the "legality" of what's going on in DC? I think they're called "watchdogs?"

    Greetings, APACHERAT.
    Happy Mothers Day Polgara

    Well you know how Obama is, his track record is he only recognizes those parts of the Constitution that he agrees with.

    Obama has surrounded himself with incompetent yes men and since there are no international laws or rules how UAV can be used, Obama has been writing his own rules without any international input.

    Obama looks at the world as he sees it should look like, his view.

    Obama made the stupid comment that the era of geopolitics became obsolete at Midnight, January 1st, 2000. One problem, there's not one world leader or one country who agrees with Obama.

    I just prey there's not another community organizer who wants to become Commander in Chief.

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    maybe Obama would have learned back in 2011 that Al Qaeda has …
    I thought you said the CIA told him that.

    A few years ago the CIA warned the Obama administration that Obama's war against terrorism has been relying solely on intelligence gathered during the Bush administration and that the intelligence was drying up fast.
    You've been in these meetings?

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    One would think that might be classified info...I mean, if you think about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    I thought you said the CIA told him that.

    You've been in these meetings?
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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    I thought you said the CIA told him that.

    You've been in these meetings?
    The CIA did tell him. Obama ignored them.

    As we have read in Sec. of Defense Gates recent book or Admiral McRavens comments, Obama ignores the military brass because he and his administration don't trust the military. They probably don't trust the CIA.

    And if Obama were have acknowledge to the American people that since he entered the White House that Al Qaeda can now be found operating in almost every country in the Middle East and North Africa, Obama couldn't have run on a platform to get reelected (given a second chance) that "Al Qaeda is being decimated and was on the run."

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Raising money on the tragedy is a good indication that the GOP is exploiting the event.

    I wonder how many politicians in DC harping on the issue actually know the names of the dead or have paid the fallen any form of actual respect.

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    Re: Are Republicans Exploiting Benghazi?

    Quote Originally Posted by mak2 View Post
    One would think that might be classified info...I mean, if you think about it.
    Afternoon Mak2.

    Remember the CIA whistle blower who said that the Obama administration has been working off of intelligence gathered during the Bush administration and that the intelligence was drying up ?

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