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May 9th, 2014
09:56 PM ET

Rep. Engel: GOP using Benghazi for political points

Rep. Eliot Engel says this is a tragedy that Republicans are using Benghazi to score political points. S.E. Cupp debates.

Jones: GOP have unfair advantage in Benghazi
Van Jones argues that the Republicans have an unfair advantage in the Benghazi Select Committee and Rep. Griffths debates.

Cupp & Jones same outrage over Romney
S.E. Cupp and Van Jones are both outraged over Romney calling for raising the minimum wage, but for very different reasons.

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  1. George

    So where was Engel when oliar was using this same issue to get reelected?

    May 19, 2014 at 11:35 am | Reply
  2. REGinAZ

    It is ridiculous not to recognize that the forceful criticism of the VA, Benghazi, Obamacare and everything else is just aggressively playing politics for personal gain, as nowhere is there any sincere effort or real purpose other than to make noise and find fault. Not to excuse the problems but anyone would have to be totally naive, kidding themselves, or blindly loyal, deceiving themselves, to think that the “puppet” politicians and “the money”, who “pull the strings”, actually care about the people, the majority. These self-serving, self-appointed elite are not only completely obvious in their arrogant and stubborn concentration on serving only “the money’s” interests, while aggressive in achieving their political ambitions, always being without any conscience, but they are also obnoxious and belligerent, insultingly as if somehow it is their right to simply take the people for granted, thinking they can use their offices and the money, power and influence to con the people and just use the voters as “pawns” for their own purposes.

    What they say, how they act, their focus and their actions all say, “we are what counts, nothing else does and we can simply dupe, use and abuse the people as we need to, without reservation or hesitation”. Any doubt that this is true can quickly be dispelled just by recognizing their continual effort to keep pushing this country further into being a two-class society, with “the money” constantly competing in having it all, just feeding their insatiable “more” (never enough) appetite, while the majority, including the total middle-class, pays the price, always losing more. Voters can be distracted by the political antics and then ignore this costly reality or they can vote the “puppets” out of office and break the stranglehold “the money” has on our politics. You want to straighten out the problems, there is the way to start to really do it – all of the screaming and fault finding is just to excite and then disguise support for a return to “more of the same”, Bush-Cheney style, which can only result in “more of the same”.

    May 16, 2014 at 1:46 pm | Reply
    • viking618

      Good post! It is ironic how soon people forget that when the middle class is doing well, the rich do very well. Sadly, the middle class is shrinking and if it goes away then the rich will only have themselves to feed on. A thriving middle class means a thriving economy. But the some of the 1% are morally bankrupt...they are truly poor, for they lack ethics and character. They are quick to label democratic policies as socialist yet they have shipped millions of jobs to China, Russia, Vietnam, etc. Lenin once said "The capitalists will sell us the rope that we will hang them with!"

      May 16, 2014 at 5:38 pm | Reply
  3. viking618

    On May 8th the House voted to form a new "select" committee to re-investigate the Benghazi affair. The vote was primarily along party lines. But unlike previous committees which were bi-partisan, the new committee is strictly Republican controlled. The first order of business should be subpoenas to the former Republican members who sat on the prior committees. Questions that need to be answered are: "Why did you lie to us? and Are you part of the vast conspiratorial cover up?" After all they voted against themselves to form the committee! They former GOP members of the bi-partisan committee should stage press conferences and tell the media "I am so stupid I voted against my own credibility, don't believe a word I say!" The current "select" committee makes the GOP members of the previous committee look like idiots, and rightfully so, after all they voted to form the new committee.

    The Republican Party is like a giant septic tank where only the big lumps make it to the top. The biggest lump of all is addressed as MR. SPEAKER!

    May 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm | Reply
  4. mike

    The Muhammad YouTube video did play a part in the Benghazi attack, no matter what the conspiracy-mongers say.

    May 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply
    • countingdown

      mike
      The Muhammad YouTube video did play a part in the Benghazi attack, no matter what the conspiracy-mongers say.

      May 15, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply

      Then go before the select committee and PROVE IT! Since you must have firsthand knowledge to make such a definitive statement, I'm sure they would like to hear from you!

      May 15, 2014 at 3:56 pm | Reply
  5. REGinAZ

    Quickly and loudly calling for people to be fired serves only the purpose of politics and playing politics never serves the purpose of the people. Whether the VA, Bangledish, Obamacare or whatever, when politics takes priority over all else, nothing good comes from it as the wrong goals are sought (as we have vividly seen), being political ambitions, and quality problem solving is completely neglected. Find the problems and who is at fault; should negligence or criminal actions prove to be the case, then prosecute ... but don't accept playing politics with everything as doing anything but compounding the problems and neglecting responsible objective action, simply for personal political gain – which is disgusting

    May 15, 2014 at 1:29 pm | Reply
    • REGinAZ

      I meant "Benghazi" not Bangledish.

      May 15, 2014 at 1:31 pm | Reply
  6. viking618

    Former Bush official Richard Clarke appeared on MSNBC yesterday and called the current investigation a political stunt and a smear campaign. He is a career professional that has served both Democratic and Republican administrations. Even the families of the people who died in Benghazi want the Republicans to stop using their deaths to score cheap political points. It is shameful. Stop wasting the taxpayers dollars on another investigation.

    However, if you persist, I have a friend that made $5,907 in one day selling Benghazi Anal Creme to Republican legislators. You apply it to your Sphincter every 4 hours and it soothes and cures the brain inflammation. After treatment you will be able to see more clearly and should recognize the damage the GOP is doing to the country. Treatment is fully covered by the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare)

    May 13, 2014 at 11:03 pm | Reply
    • Palin voters

      Palin voters like countingdown & California (see below) could use some of that Benghazi Anal Creme.

      May 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Reply
      • countingdown

        Palin voters
        Palin voters like countingdown & California (see below) could use some of that Benghazi Anal Creme.

        May 14, 2014 at 9:55 pm | Reply

        HA, HA, HA ,HA,

        EXTREMELY (UN)INTELLIGENT POST

        HA, HA, HA

        POOR LIBERAL!

        HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!

        May 15, 2014 at 8:22 am |
  7. Paul

    The real issue is that CNN did not do their job and that is asking probing questions regarding this unfortunate event. When Romney told everyone that this was a terrorist attack the press went crazy on him and yet the president of the United States Obama openly lied to the American people about what really happened. This had absolutely nothing to do with the video. The reason this continues on is because we still don't have any answers after seven investigations. As a matter of fact we have more questions now than when we started. We don't know the following:

    Why was Stevens even there when everyone had pulled out?
    Why was he denied additional protection after asking for it repeatedly?
    Why wasn't there military action called for when the attack started. (The BS answer that it was over before military support to get there is totally bogus because they didn't know how long it was going to last)
    Why did Obama and Hillary insisted this was based on a video when they clearly knew it was not?
    Why did the administration release all the records when requested? (There still documents that have not been released)
    Why did they send Susan Rice out on Sunday shows to lie about the video?
    Why didn't Hillary address everyone on the Sunday newscast?
    Why did Obama continued to push the video three weeks after the death of four Americans?

    And there many more but we know that CNN will not under any circumstances challenge the president on these types of questions because they are not interested in the truth but are more interest in protecting him at all cost. They are no longer a news organization but a propaganda tool for the administration. I know libs will argue this but these are facts and they can not answer any my aforementioned questions if they wanted to. If they try they would have to make something up which would not be true. So much for an honest press.

    May 13, 2014 at 4:20 pm | Reply
  8. sickofit

    I'd like to thank the GOP for yet another inquest into Behghazi. I don't know what it is you hope to achieve that you didn't get from the last SEVEN investigations, but whatever – go for it. I love seeing you guys frothing at the mouth over this. It shows you for the imbeciles you are and proves to the American people (the normal, intelligent, NON-nutbag ones), without a doubt that republicans cannot be trusted with the presidency nor with control of congress. The one branch they do have control of is absolutely USELESS running around with investigation after investigation. Obstructing EVERYTHING in their path. I'm beginning to wonder if this most recent email was deliberately held back just so it could be thrown out now – like raw meat to a pack of wolves. The White House knew the GOP wouldn't be able to resist and would go after it like a pack of rabid dogs. LOL! It may help you with your base, but they were on your side anyway. To the rest of us, (you know, the MAJORITY), it shows us what a pack of fools you are – not that we didn't already know that.

    May 13, 2014 at 1:20 pm | Reply
    • viking618

      Very well said, the Republican party has absolutely nothing to offer the American people.

      May 15, 2014 at 7:48 pm | Reply
  9. Andrew Nutra

    5 stages of Obamacare for the GOP: Repeal, Defund, Delay, Benghazi, Acceptance. Poor brainwashed GOP faithful and donors, they're going to get fleeced again by the GOP. They will drop Benghazi like Obamacare once they realize the mainstream media is not picking up their narrative lead. By the time the GOP faithful and donors realize that the most urgent thing in voters' minds come election time is the economy, it would be too late.

    May 13, 2014 at 10:51 am | Reply
  10. Tom1940

    "GOP Scoring points on Benghazi?" When Dems have covered up, covered up the coverup and did everything possible to protect the President during the re-election campaign, and then Libs have the audacity to say the GOP is using Benghazi for political purposes? C-mon! When the truth should matter more than party politics, "whom then" is playing politics?

    May 13, 2014 at 10:36 am | Reply
  11. George

    For all liberals saying that republicans are using this for political advantage, where were you when Oliar was lying to the American people about what really happened to get reelected, crickets chirping. I guess then it was ok. You people should be ashamed of yourselves.

    May 12, 2014 at 11:41 am | Reply
    • Specifically

      Specifically, what was Obama lying about?

      May 12, 2014 at 2:14 pm | Reply
      • kurt

        And that's the problem.

        The conservatives believe the administration is still lying. They believe there was some top secret plan to decieve the American people about what happened (for a few days apparently) as opposed to an administration reporting what they currently knew... which changed as they learned more.

        They believe that there was a conspiracy to kill US diplomats as opposed to a situation where the diplomats in question ended up turning down additional security.

        They believe they're lying because the answers they are getting don't paint the administration in a bad enough light.

        Essentially, they know the "TRUTH" and that any answer that doesn't fit that narrative must by a cover up. There is an inability to simply look at the results of the SEVEN GOP led investigations on this and say: "This sucked. People died. There were some mistakes made but overall the administration acted in a reasonable manner... that in the end turned out to not be the best manner."

        That's the truth of it. That's what all the investigations so far have found. But since it doesn't show the administration as EVIL... then they MUST BE LYING.

        May 13, 2014 at 9:30 am |
      • countingdown

        And you can keep your plan, and you can keep your doctor, and it was a spontaneous demonstration, and the IRS did not target anyone, and I didn't lie, and there is not a smidgin of corruption, and, and, and, and, and, so on, so on, so on.

        May 14, 2014 at 8:26 pm |
  12. American Worker

    Political Points?

    Yes there are Political points to be made.

    Those that have power of the Executive Branch abused their power.
    The Executive Branch over reached its Limited Power of be the Executor of 'Our' Rule of Low.
    Selective adherence to the Congressional Oversight.
    ...

    So Yes. There are a lot of Political Points that must be addressed.

    May 12, 2014 at 9:35 am | Reply
    • kurt

      In relation to Benghazi, EVERY administration official called to testify has testified. Every piece of evidence asked for has been provided. Every question asked has been answered. Nobody has taken the 5th in relation to this.

      The GOP just doesn't like what they've found. It's not juicy enough. But it's not because they're being stonewalled... it's just that reality isn't agreeing with the picture in their head.

      May 13, 2014 at 9:32 am | Reply
      • countingdown

        The select committee is as far as they can go so why are you so worried. If there is nothing there then at least we all will know. However, if there is something to it and it reaches the White House and Hillary, would you support impeachment and/or criminal charges? ____ NO!

        May 14, 2014 at 8:44 pm |
      • Many more died under Bush

        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everything would have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 10:02 pm |
      • countingdown

        Many more died under Bush So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everythingwould have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm |

        IT IS AMAZING HOW CLUELESS YOUR ARE! READ.

        This was posted by another person on a different thread.

        Bill Clinton said February 17, 1998 "So first, let's just take a step back and consider why meeting the threat posed by Saddam Hussein is important to our security in the new era we are entering….There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein's Iraq. His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region and the security of all the rest of us..Remember, as a condition of the cease-fire after the Gulf War, the United Nations demanded not the United States the United Nations demanded, and Saddam Hussein agreed to declare within 15 days this is way back in 1991 within 15 days his nuclear, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND THE MISSILES TO DELIVER THEM, to make a total declaration. That's what he promised to do.

        The United Nations set up a special commission of highly trained international experts called UNSCOM, to make sure that Iraq made good on that commitment. We had every good reason to insist that Iraq disarm. Saddam had built up a TERRIBLE ARSENAL, and he had used it not once, but many times, in a decade-long war with Iran, he used CHEMICAL WEAPONS, against combatants, against civilians, against a foreign adversary, and even against his own people….In 1995, Hussein Kamal, Saddam's son-in-law, and the chief organizer of Iraq's WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROGRAM, defected to Jordan. He revealed that Iraq was continuing to conceal weapons and missiles and the capacity to build many more. Then and only then did Iraq admit to developing numbers of weapons in significant quantities and weapon stocks. Previously, it had vehemently denied the very thing it just simply admitted once Saddam Hussein's son-in-law defected to Jordan and told the truth. Now listen to this, what did it admit?

        It admitted, among other things, an offensive BIOLOGICAL WARFARE CAPABILITY notably 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs…UNSCOM inspectors the eyes and ears of the civilized world have uncovered and destroyed more WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION than was destroyed during the Gulf War….This includes nearly 40,000 chemical weapons, more than 100,000 gallons of chemical weapons agents, 48 operational missiles, 30 warheads specifically fitted for chemical and biological weapons, and a massive biological weapons facility at Al Hakam equipped to produce anthrax and other deadly agents….In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now a rogue state with WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed…And we still have, God willing, a chance to find a diplomatic resolution to this, and if not, God willing, the chance to do the right thing for our children and grandchildren."

        Bill Clinton threatening war on Iraq because of WMDs

        Source CNN

        Hillary quote "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorist, including alqaeda members. It is clear however that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

        Senator Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct. 10, 2002

        Ignorance on your part does not constitute lack of knowledge on my part!

        OVER 58,000 DIED AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WOUNDED IN VIETNAM IN A WAR, WHO WAS PRESIDENT?

        Kennedy advisors Maxwell Taylor and Walt Rostow recommended that U.S. troops be sent to South Vietnam disguised as flood relief workers. Kennedy rejected the idea but increased military assistance yet again. In April 1962, John Kenneth Galbraith warned Kennedy of the "danger we shall replace the French as a colonial force in the area and bleed as the French did." [150] By 1963, there[151]

        On 24 November 1963, Johnson said, "the battle against communism... must be joined... with strength and determination." [167] The pledge came at a time when the situation in South Vietnam was deteriorating, especially in places like the Mekong Delta, because of the recent coup against Diệm. [168] Johnson had reversed Kennedy's disengagement policy from Vietnam in withdrawing 1,000 troops by the end of 1963 (NSAM 263 on 11 October), [169] with his own NSAM 273 (26 November) [170][171] to expand the war.

        From wikipedia

        May 15, 2014 at 8:04 am |

        May 15, 2014 at 8:12 am |
  13. Hector Slagg

    Either Rep. Engel is another slick politician or he doesn't know which end is up. WHAT A TANGLED WEB WE WEAVE, WHEN FIRST WE PRACTICE TO DECEIVE. The Liberal agenda is out of Aces, and is trying anything to deflect from the real problems of which they invented and the people bought them. now the ship has hit the sand and the liberals are trying once again to re-arrange the Deck Chairs on the Titanic. Benghazi is only one problem for the democrats this election. But they will continue to sell you Snake Oil and hope you don't catch on.

    May 11, 2014 at 3:11 pm | Reply
    • Wirrlygig

      REPUBLICANS DESPERATE. This Benghazi tragedy, politicized by the GOP as it was ongoing (see: Romney's press conference blaming our own embassy personnel for their own deaths), and FOXNEWS and every Right Wing media outlet using the blood of our brave dead to affect a Presidential election in 2012, and when that failed miserably, continued to wring the last drops of blood from our dead ––– to lie about who slashed embassy security funding (see: House GOP), and then try to blame our Secretary of State for 150 well-armed thugs, taking advantage of a protect, to attack our people. To this day, there is not a shred of evidence to the contrary, and every "independent" investigation (13 so far), have exonerated both Hillary and the WH. But hey, it's an election year, and the GOP need something to do because they haven't passed a singled jobs bill in 5 years. Go to it, clowns!

      May 12, 2014 at 10:20 am | Reply
  14. Sam

    To ALL Liberals (Democrats), If there is nothing to hide, and nothing to fear, then let the Republicans investigate. Let the White House release all documents without one peep, they are clean of any wrong doing, right? Nothing to fear then.

    May 11, 2014 at 1:22 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      The idea of just rolling over and allowing the GOP to manufacture talking points simply because there's nothing there isn't going to fly.

      The Democrats have to point out that the GOP is trying to manufacture a contreversy where none exists. They have to point out that the GOP has already conducted SEVEN congressional investigations. They have to talk about the findings of those investigations. They have to show that everything the GOP is saying is "still a question" has in fact already been answered MULTIPLE TIMES by the relevant people.

      You don't just let them continue to talk about it as if there's a conspiracy.. you call them out on it. You point out that all the documents in question have ALREADY been released... it's just the GOP is too hard headed to accept that there is nothing else out there.

      May 12, 2014 at 10:52 am | Reply
  15. Bob

    The Republicans have now proven that they are complete and utter hypocrites who – in fact, hate the US Military and our Veterans.

    All this BS screaming and ranting over Benghazi – but not a word of – or even a hint of- outage over what is happening to our Vets in the VA hospitals. The only thing the republicans care about when it comes to our military is how many they can get killed in illegal wars.

    May 10, 2014 at 9:58 pm | Reply
  16. PT

    Being that Pelosi is self admittedly illiterate let me put it in terms that someone reading it to you, might make it understandable.

    "We need to have the Benghazi Select Committee so that we can find out what is going on, away from the fog of the controversy."

    May 10, 2014 at 9:52 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      And the seven congressional committees that have investigated so far haven't found what happened yet? Especially given that EVERY witness called has come to testify, every piece of evidence requested has been provided and nobody has taken the 5th in regards to Benghazi?

      Face it... there isn't anything more to find out. If there was, the SEVEN OTHER INVESTIGATIONS WOULD HAVE FOUND IT.

      May 13, 2014 at 9:35 am | Reply
      • countingdown

        Seven, (7), S E V E N, TIMES THE ADMINISTRATION, SKIRTED, HID, LIED OUTRIGHT, BLACKED OUT DOCUMENTS IN THE NAME OF NATIONAL SECURITY. WHY, NO ONE BELIEVES ANY OF THIS EXCEPT YOU LIBERAL EXTREMISTS!

        JUST SUPPOSE YOU ARE CORRECT AND THERE IS NOTHING NEW, WHY HIDE ANY PART OF IT. ANSWER, DIVERSION FROM THE FAILURES OF THIS ADMINISTRATION AND HILLARY.

        May 14, 2014 at 9:00 pm |
      • Many more died under Bush

        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everything would have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm |
      • countingdown

        Many more died under Bush
        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everythingwould have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 10:01 pm |

        IT IS AMAZING HOW CLUELESS YOUR ARE! READ.

        This was posted by another person on a different thread.

        Bill Clinton said February 17, 1998 "So first, let's just take a step back and consider why meeting the threat posed by Saddam Hussein is important to our security in the new era we are entering….There is no more clear example of this threat than Saddam Hussein's Iraq. His regime threatens the safety of his people, the stability of his region and the security of all the rest of us..Remember, as a condition of the cease-fire after the Gulf War, the United Nations demanded not the United States the United Nations demanded, and Saddam Hussein agreed to declare within 15 days this is way back in 1991 within 15 days his nuclear, CHEMICAL AND BIOLOGICAL WEAPONS AND THE MISSILES TO DELIVER THEM, to make a total declaration. That's what he promised to do.

        The United Nations set up a special commission of highly trained international experts called UNSCOM, to make sure that Iraq made good on that commitment. We had every good reason to insist that Iraq disarm. Saddam had built up a TERRIBLE ARSENAL, and he had used it not once, but many times, in a decade-long war with Iran, he used CHEMICAL WEAPONS, against combatants, against civilians, against a foreign adversary, and even against his own people….In 1995, Hussein Kamal, Saddam's son-in-law, and the chief organizer of Iraq's WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION PROGRAM, defected to Jordan. He revealed that Iraq was continuing to conceal weapons and missiles and the capacity to build many more. Then and only then did Iraq admit to developing numbers of weapons in significant quantities and weapon stocks. Previously, it had vehemently denied the very thing it just simply admitted once Saddam Hussein's son-in-law defected to Jordan and told the truth. Now listen to this, what did it admit?

        It admitted, among other things, an offensive BIOLOGICAL WARFARE CAPABILITY notably 5,000 gallons of botulinum, which causes botulism; 2,000 gallons of anthrax; 25 biological-filled Scud warheads; and 157 aerial bombs…UNSCOM inspectors the eyes and ears of the civilized world have uncovered and destroyed more WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION than was destroyed during the Gulf War….This includes nearly 40,000 chemical weapons, more than 100,000 gallons of chemical weapons agents, 48 operational missiles, 30 warheads specifically fitted for chemical and biological weapons, and a massive biological weapons facility at Al Hakam equipped to produce anthrax and other deadly agents….In the next century, the community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now a rogue state with WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION ready to use them or provide them to terrorists, drug traffickers or organized criminals who travel the world among us unnoticed…And we still have, God willing, a chance to find a diplomatic resolution to this, and if not, God willing, the chance to do the right thing for our children and grandchildren."

        Bill Clinton threatening war on Iraq because of WMDs

        Source CNN

        Hillary quote
        "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorist, including alqaeda members. It is clear however that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

        Senator Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct. 10, 2002

        Ignorance on your part does not constitute lack of knowledge on my part!

        OVER 58,000 DIED AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WOUNDED IN VIETNAM IN A WAR, WHO WAS PRESIDENT?

        Kennedy advisors Maxwell Taylor and Walt Rostow recommended that U.S. troops be sent to South Vietnam disguised as flood relief workers. Kennedy rejected the idea but increased military assistance yet again. In April 1962, John Kenneth Galbraith warned Kennedy of the "danger we shall replace the French as a colonial force in the area and bleed as the French did." [150] By 1963, there[151]

        On 24 November 1963, Johnson said, "the battle against communism... must be joined... with strength and determination." [167] The pledge came at a time when the situation in South Vietnam was deteriorating, especially in places like the Mekong Delta, because of the recent coup against Diệm. [168] Johnson had reversed Kennedy's disengagement policy from Vietnam in withdrawing 1,000 troops by the end of 1963 (NSAM 263 on 11 October), [169] with his own NSAM 273 (26 November) [170][171] to expand the war.

        From wikipedia

        May 15, 2014 at 8:04 am |
  17. TH

    The shame of Benghazi is that the GOP is using Benghazi to fund raise and to try to score political points.

    May 10, 2014 at 8:54 pm | Reply
    • countingdown

      More died under Bush Answer the question dolt.

      So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everythingwould have been fine. Right?

      May 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm

      You are not very bright are you! Nothing is good or right about an attack on our embassy. Truth determines validity not speculation. Wmp, was only one part of the Iraq / Afghanistan wars, defending the attack on our country on 9/11 by al qaeda is the other part; which you have forgotten.

      IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU ARE PROUD OF THE BENGHAZI ATTACK, WHICH I WOULD EXPECT BECAUSE OF YOUR EXTREMISTS VIEW!

      BUT IF YOU WANT TO HEAR THIS I AGREE WITH BUSH AND DEFEND HIS DEFENSE OF THE ATTACK ON OUR COUNTRY. OBAMA AND HILLARY HAVE TURNED THE US INTO A LAUGHING STOCK WITH THE REST OF THE WORLD. BUSH IN MY OPINION HAD THE NERVE TO BACKUP WHAT HE SAID! THERE WERE CHEMICAL WEAPONS FOUND, BTW.

      NOW ANSWER THIS DH, WHY DO YOU DEFEND A PRESIDENT THAT LIED TO GET ELECTED, WITH BENGHAZI AND OBAMACARE? HE NOT ONLY LIED TO REPUBLICANS BUT YOU AS WELL!

      May 15, 2014 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  18. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorites........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!

    May 10, 2014 at 8:18 pm | Reply
    • George

      You are so ignorant I am surprised you can figure out how to get out of bed in the morning.

      May 12, 2014 at 11:43 am | Reply
      • You're poor

        So why do you vote against your own interests?

        May 12, 2014 at 2:15 pm |
    • countingdown

      Ha, ha! Did you forget, this was suppose to be the "GOP Prayer", of course, they are the same copy / paste stuff. Ha, ha, ha, Still can't post anything new

      May 12, 2014 at 3:24 pm | Reply
      • Hahaha

        Still can't argue with the truth though. Copy & Paste is free advertising for the GOP platform. You should be proud.

        May 12, 2014 at 4:04 pm |
      • countingdown

        HAHAHA

        HA,HA,HA
        YOUR COPY / PASTE JUST ADVERTISES YOUR HATE! ha,ha, ha

        But after seeing the other post you did on this thread you would be better off advertising hate with copy / paste rather than trying to post something that amplifies your hate.

        May 12, 2014 at 5:42 pm |
      • Hate?

        It's the GOP that HATE. I'm just spreading the GOP form of "Love". Don't you just love your GOP party?

        May 13, 2014 at 9:19 am |
      • countingdown

        Hate?
        It's the GOP that HATE. I'm just spreading the GOP form of "Love". Don't you just love your GOP party?

        May 13, 2014 at 9:19 am |

        HA, HA, HA YOU THINK THAT YOU ARE SPREADING GOP LOVE BUT REALLY ARE SPREADING YOUR IGNORANCE, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA

        May 14, 2014 at 3:57 pm |
      • You're poor

        You're poor. Are you too stupid to realize that the GOP doesn't care about you? I guess so.

        May 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm |
      • countingdown

        You're poor
        You're poor. Are you too stupid to realize that the GOP doesn't care about you? I guess so.

        May 14, 2014 at 9:45 pm |

        You're poor. Are you too stupid to realize that the DEMS doesn't care about you? I guess so.

        May 15, 2014 at 8:09 am |
      • You're poor

        Yes, the democrats DO care more about me than republicans do. And because you're poor, democrats care more about YOU than republicans do too. You're just too stupid to realize it.

        May 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm |
      • countingdown

        You're poor
        Yes, the democrats DO care more about me than republicans do. And because you're poor, democrats care more about YOU than republicans do too. You're just too stupid to realize it.

        May 15, 2014 at 1:02 pm |
        YES, THE DEMOCRATS DO WANT YOU, A LOW INFORMATION VOTER THAT THEY CAN LIE TO AND WHO BELIEVES IT. HA, HA, HA GETTING TO YOU AREN'T I. OH! BOO HOO CRY BABY BUSH HURT YOU SOOOO BAD! HA, HA.HA! BUSH HAS BEEN GONE OVER FIVE YEARS NOW!

        HA, HA, HA
        AND BECAUSE YOUR POOR, REPUBLICANS care more about YOU than DEMOCRATS do. You're just too stupid to realize it.
        HA, HA, HA

        May 15, 2014 at 3:18 pm |
  19. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Guns Over People tetards SPRINTED from Obamacare, Obamacare, Obamacare to Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi to make big money over the graves of four dead Americans. November comes quickly for ALL of them.

    May 10, 2014 at 2:20 pm | Reply
  20. CALIFORNIA

    And this administration covered it up for that exact reason.

    May 10, 2014 at 1:12 am | Reply
    • Specifically

      Specifically, what is being covered up?

      May 10, 2014 at 6:11 pm | Reply
      • George

        What really happened and why there was no response. Oliar said it was a video, that to this day no one has watched, and that there were not forces necessary to assist. Emails from Oliars court jesters and people Oliar should have asked show that it was an organized attack and we probably could have saved some of the dead Americans.

        May 12, 2014 at 11:46 am |
      • They were already dead

        They were already dead. How could showing it was an organized attack bring them back to life?

        May 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm |
      • countingdown

        They were already dead
        They were already dead. How could showing it was an organized attack bring them back to life?

        May 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm |

        Oh! My, my, my, GOP SOLUTION, GOP PRAYER! YOU TRIED, I GUESS, TO POST SOMETHING NEW! BESIDES HATE YOU POST ILLOGICAL CRAP!

        BESIDES LEARNING WHAT IS NEEDED TO DETER THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN!

        THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DID TO PREVENT, PROTECT, STOP, THIS ATTACK!

        THE FAMILIES THAT SERVE IN OUR BEHALF IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD NEED TO KNOW THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PROTECT THEM.

        THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA NEED TO KNOW IF OUR PRESIDENT WAS UNCONCERNED OF THE ATTACK OR WHERE HE WAS!

        THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW IF HILLARY AND THE ADMINISTRATION LIED TO PROTECT THE ELECTION!

        THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA NEED TO KNOW,BECAUSE IF HILLARY IS TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT DOES SHE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO PROTECT OUR AMBASSADORS, OUR SERVICE WOMEN AND MEN, OUR NATIONAL INTEREST ABROAD, AND AMERICA.

        May 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm |
      • CALIFORNIA

        They covered it up because the Obama stated over and over that Al Qaeda was on the run and anything starting different would have went against the administrations narrative and put not only the administration in a bad light but jeopardize his chances fro reelection. ANY negativity would not be tolerated hence the cover-up

        May 13, 2014 at 1:35 am |
      • Many more died under Bush.

        Where were the concerns then? Where were the Committees? What did we learn from the attacks that happend under Bush? Maybe the GOP learned to cut funding for security?

        May 13, 2014 at 9:23 am |
      • countingdown

        Many more died under Bush.
        Where were the concerns then? Where were the Committees? What did we learn from the attacks that happend undser Bush? Maybe the GOP learned to cut funding for security?

        May 13, 2014 at 9:23 am |

        AT LEAST HE DIDN'T BLAME IT ON A VIDEO OR A SPONTANEOUS DEMONSTRATION. SECURITY WAS UNDER CONTROL OF HILLARY AND SHE HAD THE AUTHORITY TO PULL RESOURCES FROM ANYWHERE AT ANYTIME AT HER DISCRETION. DUH! YOU CAN'T COMPREHEND LOGIC HUH, BUT THAT IS OBVIOUS FROM YOUR MINDLESS RANTING!

        May 14, 2014 at 4:09 pm |
      • Many more died under Bush

        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everything would have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm |
      • countingdown

        Many more died under Bush
        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everythingwould have been fine. Right?

        May 14, 2014 at 9:42 pm |

        I CAN COPY /PASTE ALSO, EXCEPT I USE FACTS AND LOGIC! DUH! DA

        They were already dead They were already dead. How could showing it was an organized attack bring them back to life?

        May 12, 2014 at 2:17 pm |

        Oh! My, my, my, GOP SOLUTION, GOP PRAYER! YOU TRIED, I GUESS, TO POST SOMETHING NEW! BESIDES HATE YOU POST ILLOGICAL CRAP!

        BESIDES LEARNING WHAT IS NEEDED TO DETER THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN!

        THE FAMILIES OF THOSE KILLED NEED TO KNOW WHAT THE GOVERNMENT DID TO PREVENT, PROTECT, STOP, THIS ATTACK!

        THE FAMILIES THAT SERVE IN OUR BEHALF IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD NEED TO KNOW THAT OUR GOVERNMENT IS GOING TO PROTECT THEM.

        THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA NEED TO KNOW IF OUR PRESIDENT WAS UNCONCERNED OF THE ATTACK OR WHEREHE WAS!

        THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW IF HILLARY AND THE ADMINISTRATION LIED TO PROTECT THE ELECTION!

        THE PEOPLE OF AMERICA NEED TO KNOW,BECAUSE IF HILLARY IS TO BE THE NEXT PRESIDENT DOES SHE HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO PROTECT OUR AMBASSADORS, OUR SERVICE WOMEN AND MEN, OUR NATIONAL INTEREST ABROAD, AND AMERICA.

        May 12, 2014 at 3:50 pm |

        Hillary quote "In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorist, including alqaeda members. It is clear however that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons."

        Senator Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct. 10, 2002

        Ignorance on your part does not constitute lack of knowledge on my part!

        OVER 58,000 DIED AND HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WOUNDED IN VIETNAM IN A WAR.

        WHO WAS PRESIDENT?

        Kennedy advisors Maxwell Taylor and Walt Rostow recommended that U.S. troops be sent to South Vietnam disguised as flood relief workers. Kennedy rejected the idea but increased military assistance yet again. In April 1962, John Kenneth Galbraith warned Kennedy of the "danger we shall replace the French as a colonial force in the area and bleed as the French did." [150] By 1963, there[151]

        On 24 November 1963, Johnson said, "the battle against communism... must be joined... with strength and determination." [167] The pledge came at a time when the situation in South Vietnam was deteriorating, especially in places like the Mekong Delta, because of the recent coup against Diệm. [168] Johnson had reversed Kennedy's disengagement policy from Vietnam in withdrawing 1,000 troops by the end of 1963 (NSAM 263 on 11 October), [169] with his own NSAM 273 (26 November) [170][171] to expand the war.

        From wikipedia

        May 15, 2014 at 8:30 am |
      • More died under Bush

        Answer the question dolt.

        So if Hillary blamed it on extremists that were mad because the US killed so many of their people during the 2 Bush wars, then everything would have been fine. Right?

        May 15, 2014 at 12:57 pm |
      • countingdown

        Answer this dolt!

        There are 58,267 names on the Vietnam War Memorial, a democratic presidents war where is your bitxhing about that?

        Cry baby, you really must be afraid of losing yous gubermant check!

        Answer this ****!
        Why did HILLARY and the ADMINISTRATION lie about BENGHAZI?

        Answer this ****!
        Why did the president lie about Benghazi?

        Answer this ****!
        Why did the president lie about OBAMACARE?

        Answer this ****!
        Why did the president lie about the IRS?

        Answer this ****!
        Why do you support all of the lies?

        Answer this ****!
        If the select committee find hard evidence that the White House knew this wasn't a spontaneous demonstration or that Hillary knew this wasn't a spontaneous demonstration and one or both attempted a cover up will you support impeachment and/or criminal Justice? ? ? ? ? ?

        May 15, 2014 at 3:46 pm |
  21. 1Sonny2

    The problem with saying wanting answers is just about politics is you could say that about everything....anytime an investigation is launched by members of a party against another, one could say its all politically motivated. In fact one could say that Democrat members unwilling to investigate is also politically motivated. So do you just never investigate because someone claims its all politics ?

    May 9, 2014 at 11:41 pm | Reply
    • kurt

      The thing is the GOP has issued SEVEN reports from various house investigations of Benghazi already. They've found all there is to find... or they're so incompetent that an 8th investigation has no chance of finding more even if there is something to find.

      That's what makes it politics. An investigation of Benghazi is reasonable. They've had SEVEN. Starting an open-ended (read that as "never ending") panel to pull up Benghazi as a political issue for the next 5 years to help them in elections is NOT finding answers. It's pure politics.

      The 7 other investigations (all from GOP led house committees) have found all that will be found on this. This is such a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, time and media coverage.

      I hope the democrats don't take part. In fact, I hope anyone called takes the 5th by saying "I refuse to answer questions because this panel is so obviously politically biased that even though I'm completely innocent, I'm certain that if I answer questions they'll still find a way to put me in jail. Nobody can testify to this group without being in danger of losing their freedom because they don't care about the law... they're only out to score political points. I believe this panel should be the ones on trial."

      May 10, 2014 at 9:27 pm | Reply
      • Sickofit

        Right on!

        May 12, 2014 at 9:43 pm |
  22. 333maxwell

    All I know is if the GO(t)P spent HALF the time they have on 4 Dead Americans in Benghazi, on the hundreds of millions of living Americans here back home, we might have a comprehensive Jobs bill by now.

    Utterly obscene.

    What did they not get the first 8 investigations?

    Meet the new inve$tigation, same as the old inve$tigation.

    May 9, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Reply
  23. z.v

    Why do you keep talking about it all the time???

    Why not talk about 5000 soldiers killed in Iraq??

    Someone pays a lot of money for this program kept in the News!!!
    Why?
    I think the Republican had already entered the 2016 election ......

    May 9, 2014 at 10:25 pm | Reply

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