U.S. intelligence committees open Benghazi attack probe

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krimsonpage wrote:

Why? Last I recall, the fellow who was primarily involved was hunted and gunned down in Egypt.

The President was right. Go after him.

Nov 15, 2012 12:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
moonhill wrote:

The problem is Obama lied to the American people about the events in Benghazi and also sent out our UN ambassador to do the same. We need to find out why they did that and what else they are hiding.

Nov 15, 2012 12:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Just in time… about a month or 2 late

Nov 15, 2012 12:28pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Amskeptic
Nice try trying to deflect for the current issue. Good lemming. This have NOTHING to do with the other. If you want put Condy on trial but this current issue needs to be addressed not made excuses for or well Condy did this…very playground but again this is what the left does….

Nov 15, 2012 12:31pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Crash866 wrote:

Amskeptic
and was National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice mentioned in the article…not..stay on point please

Nov 15, 2012 12:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
krimsonpage wrote:

@moonhill Agreed. Then why doesn’t the committee just summon the President?

Nov 15, 2012 12:34pm EST  --  Report as abuse
fromthecenter wrote:

This is another sad example of politics in Washington. There is no consipiracy here. We just helped liberate the country and end a civil war. The people there were showing gratitude and good will. They did not feel the need to have 50 marines guarding the compound and were not in hiding like in the green zone. Then the movie hit, chaos erupted and a terrorist group in the midst of the chaos attacked the group. Was it immediately know that it was a terroist group in these conditions? Of course not. What exactly is the conspiracy here? Other then fox news and the right trying to make it a campaign issue or watergate type event which of course it was not. Should they have had more personel guarding the compound. yes. In hindsight, everything could be avoided. There have been countless events like these that have cost lives, do we politicize them and declare coverups every time? Was there a conspiracy when the marine barracks were bombed under president reagon’s addministration? Was the country polarized by the left and democrats?

Nov 15, 2012 12:37pm EST  --  Report as abuse
TeaPublican wrote:

Wow! Just listen to what I all heard from the coffee crew this morning: Charles Krauthammer, Fox News commentator, believes the Petraeus’ sex scandal is all part of the “Obama Petraeus Conspiracy”! People in the know are thinking Krauthammer’s comments implied that Petraeus lied to the House Intelligence Committee because that guy obama was blackmailing Petraeus because he had a mistress! Plus on Wednesday there was an op-ed in the Washington Times in which it was said Petraeus was clearly forced to resign his post in an effort to keep him quiet! Article also said “Someone wants to silence him (Petraeus).” The coffee crew also thinks obama didn’t like Petraeus attempt to get at Benghazi truth so they used his mistress thing to get rid of him. The coffee crew doesn’t know if all they heard was true by they hope Petraeus speaks out loud and clear and reveals what he knows about obama being behind ALL of this.

Nov 15, 2012 12:56pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PCScipio wrote:

If they don’t do some backtracking as facts continue to emerge, I strongly suspect Sens. McCain and Graham are going to look foolish. It seems the CIA did not ask for help.

And for those of you who are still suffering with Obama Derangement Syndrome and can’t see any parallels between our current UN Ambassador’s performance and those of Condi Rice and Colin Powell, let me suggest that you should at least have your shorts in a knot over the Issa witch hunt committee blowing the cover of the CIA base and activities in Benghazi.

Nov 15, 2012 1:32pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

You can second guess this thing to ad nauseum about securitry risks at the Consulate in Benghazi. But the Ambassador left the security of the Embassy in Tripoli and traveled to Benghazi on 10 September 2012 on routine business without any extra security. He must have believed there wash’t any special danger there..other wise…why did he make the trip?

Nov 15, 2012 1:38pm EST  --  Report as abuse
ConradU812 wrote:

…and this just in: No one in the White House administration was found responsible of any wrongdoing whatsoever. However, an obscure accountant from the Internal Revenue Service WAS found responsible for the mishandling of the Benghazi incidnet and has been asked to step down…..

Reuters

Nov 15, 2012 1:39pm EST  --  Report as abuse

Any of these hearings that are held with the public watching are a farce–nothing but grandstanding by the Republicans. If what happened in Benghazi involved a threat to national security, then publicly disclosing it is also a threat to national security–and to any and all covert operatives the CIA and the miilitary might still have working in the area. At this point, the House committee members all know this, since they receive classified briefings under sworn non-disclosure. So if Petraeus or Clinton or even the President are asked about any of this, they’re duty sworn either to refuse to answer or to lie. Not that this seems to bother anyone in the GOP, as demonstrated by the Valerie Plame affair.

Nov 15, 2012 1:52pm EST  --  Report as abuse
nater wrote:

Don’t any of you care that 4 men are dead? The State Dept. watched this unfold – and nothing was done to stop the attack, which lasted several hours. Help could have been sent but was not. WHY??? That is the simple question to answer. Then the administration put out the lie that a video caused it all. They lied for two weeks before acknowledging what everyone knew by then – it was a terrorist attack. Why the cover-up? Why are they dead???????

Nov 15, 2012 2:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
brotherkenny4 wrote:

The aliens landed, did a probe of bigfoot and then flew off to find the city of Atlantis.

Nov 15, 2012 3:04pm EST  --  Report as abuse
PCScipio wrote:

nater, they knew the risks. How do you feel about the thousands dead and maimed in Iraq, a war without purpose begun with a lie.

Nov 15, 2012 4:29pm EST  --  Report as abuse
tbro wrote:

It would nice if Arizona citizens would retire their “last of the Keating five” senator and elect someone, anyone, that has a brain that still works, that hopefully will have some ethics, and that isn’t continuously cranky and cantankerous! He’s why we need term limits!

Nov 15, 2012 4:46pm EST  --  Report as abuse
cocostar wrote:

And so the republican cheap shot obstruction continues.

Nov 15, 2012 6:15pm EST  --  Report as abuse
xyz2055 wrote:

tbro..picking on poor old John McCain? Have you actually ever been to Arizona? I live in Avondale (suburb of Phoenix). McCain may be the poster child of a State that has a knack for picking losers. Without even knowing what state you are from..I’ll trade you governors straight up. We have Jan Brewer..I highly doubt you can top that (losers).

Nov 15, 2012 6:26pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Shoreline wrote:

To the recalcitrant wmov (white male old voters): Just get over it. Your guy lost. Now – about Benghazi – It’s ridiculous to see conspiracy everywhere. Sometimes bad things happen, especially in tricky surroundings like the Middle East. There was an NPR interview this morning in which a 6 time diplomat (3 times under President Bush) stated that diplomats working in dangerous areas understand their circumstance, and that it would be a shame if they now felt unable to continue their work because they now had to consider whether their every step was ‘safe.’

Nov 15, 2012 6:54pm EST  --  Report as abuse
AlkalineState wrote:

CIA to investigate why a State Department Ambassador and his team were hanging out with a bunch of CIA spies, 400 miles from their embassy, in the middle of nowhere.

Gee, I can’t imagine why that would be. Maybe they just ran into them at a Burger King or something.

You right-wingers are nuts if you think the CIA is going to tell you what was ‘really going on in Benghazi.’ They still don’t even admit to the Bay of Pigs. And that one’s in text books by now.

Nov 15, 2012 6:59pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Gigimoderate wrote:

History books will show that you REPUBLICANS are nuts! Not everything is a conspiracy. Sometimes we just sit back and shake our heads embarrassed the way you are acting. Get a grip, we need a 2 party system…or not and you will continue to lose!

Nov 15, 2012 9:21pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Abulafiah wrote:

@Gigimoderate

Republicans have no ideas, and nothing useful to contribute to the USA.

They are 100% reactive. They wait for the Democrats to have an idea, and then say they don’t agree. They top that off with endless political theatre (think Solyndra here) because they need to fill their time doing something.

If there were ever an irrelevant political party, it is the GOP.

Nov 16, 2012 4:09am EST  --  Report as abuse
checkthefacts wrote:

Why do people still say iraq didn’t have weapons of mass destruction? He has used them in the past. Also this article says that iraq and the uk are still destroying them.

Besides the decision to invade iraq was based on intelligence (albeit incomplete and inaccurate)

In this instance the administration ignored intelligence and requests for extra security and they watched the attack happen live and didn’t help. No man left behind right? Not with Obama in charge. His administration ordered the navy seals to stand down. He refused to send air support (that was 30 minutes away) and chose to watvh the 7 hour attack instead.

After all that the administration is trying to cover up the truth.

Nov 16, 2012 9:25am EST  --  Report as abuse
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