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Benghazi Impeachment Suddenly Not So Far-Fetched
PJ Media ^ | May 4, 2013 | Roger L. Simon

Posted on 05/04/2013 11:09:12 AM PDT by jazusamo

On October 27th, 2012, only days before the presidential election, I wrote:

If Barack Obama is reelected, will he face impeachment over Benghazi — a yet more unpleasant and far more wrenching result than to lose an election?

It could happen — and in my estimation should happen — the way revelations are playing out over the bloody terror attack that took four American lives and has led to weeks of prevarication and obfuscation.

The scandal thus far has at least tarnished and quite possibly implicated everyone from the CIA director, to the secretaries of State and Defense, to the UN ambassador and, of course, the president himself — with no end in sight, because Obama, normally loath to expose himself and even less so in an election season, refuses to answer questions on the subject.

It’s not the crime, but the cover-up, we learned in an earlier impeachment, only in this case the crime may be just as bad or worse.”

That post was a follow-up to my item from the previous week saying thatObama should resign over Benghazi, which was linked to by Drudge, and created a minor brouhaha. Between those two posts, a number of people accused me of being overheated. I even started to feel that way myself. (Hey, I’m a screenwriter. Dramatic license comes with the job description.)

No longer. Reading Stephen F. Hayes’ new article in The Weekly Standard“The Benghazi Talking Points” — I am beginning to feel like Nostradamus. I’m not ready to make any predictions, but let’s put it this way…

Barack Obama is bloody lucky he’s a Democrat, because if he were a Republican, he’d be in deep trouble right now, close to the brink of extinction. Only his increasingly pathetic loyal media claque can save him. It will be interesting to see if they do so at the expense of their own reputations.

Of course the reputations of the State Department need to be considered as well, that same State Dept that, according to Hayes (and this is corroborated by emails he publishes), bowdlerized and censored all references to al-Qaeda involvement in the Benghazi events before they could reach the fragile American public in an election year, almost even as they were happening. This was before Susan Rice made her dog-and-pony performance on the Sunday shows, asserting it was all caused by a video nobody watched, and long before the oleaginous Candy Crowley famously covered up for Obama on Benghazi at the presidential foreign-policy debate.

Hayes names the names of some of the State Department miscreants involved in this repellent anti-democratic censorship. Among them is one Victoria Nuland, who makes Pinocchio seem like Diogenes. (You can find a video of her as well as some droll tweets from the blogger Ace of Spades demanding an explanation for all this prevarication, and even a tweet from me, here.)

But it’s not just State. According to Hayes, on the CIA side, a fellow named Mike Morell, their deputy director, “cut all or parts of four paragraphs of the six-paragraph talking points — 148 of its 248 words. Gone were the reference to ‘Islamic extremists,’ the reminders of agency warnings about al Qaeda in Libya, the reference to ‘jihadists’ in Cairo, the mention of possible surveillance of the facility in Benghazi, and the report of five previous attacks on foreign interests.”

So why did this all happen? Who were they covering up for, hiding Islamic terror involvement? Post-Boston, it seems particularly despicable, even if it was already bad enough with all the death and injury to U.S. service personnel who risk life and limb to defend our freedom.

But never mind. We are in a fascinating period of unraveling. Whistleblowers in the defense community are appearing. I’m sure at State, some are looking over their shoulders, waiting for the “Night of the Long Knives” to begin. It probably has already.

How far will it go? We will soon, no doubt, be in the period of “limited hangouts.” (The attempt by Jay Carney, Obama’s press secretary, to play the “Benghazi happened a long time ago” dodge on Wednesday arguably fits this definition.) Who will be the John Dean, the Erlichman, and Haldeman? Is “Deep Benghazi Throat” talking at this moment?

While we are making Watergate analogies, it’s worth noting this is far worse than that noxious moment in American history or the other recent impeachment episode — Clinton. In the former, some dumb zealots broke into the campaign headquarters of the opposition party in an election that wasn’t remotely close. Nevertheless, the paranoid Nixon destroyed himself by trying to cover up the idiocy. Clinton wagged his finger at us and lied about sex under oath, while his wife — an important figure in Benghazi where she has already been caught dissimulating — similarly lied by publicly blaming her husband’s philandering on the “great right-wing conspiracy.” (What power!)

Creepy behavior all around and certainly nothing remotely presidential, but, compared to Benghazi, no one died or was even injured. As far as I know, no one even stubbed a toe.

Benghazi, on the contrary, was an important battle in the Global War on Terror, which has now reached our shores more than once. It will undoubtedly do so again. Those who take this casually in the slightest are conscious or unconscious traitors or fools — or so self-interested as to be beneath contempt.

The Congress must be unstinting in pursuing the truth of Benghazi wherever it leads and however high it goes. If they do not, our country will be weakened, probably beyond recognition.

I don’t know about you, but I will be watching closely on May 8, when Rep. Issa begins his public inquiry. These may be the beginnings of the most important hearings of our lifetime.

In the meantime, for some comic relief, let’s do the “Mashed Potato,” BHO-style, and dedicate it to Jay Carney: “Benghazi started long time ago / With a guy name Gaddafi / No one knew how to spell his name / Come on baby, gonna teach it to you…”

Video at link: "It's Mashed Potato Time"


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics
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To: JohnBrowdie

Dereliction of Duty resulting in the deaths of United States citizens is, or ought to be.


101 posted on 05/04/2013 2:33:36 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: lonevoice
"Good post" (# 71)

Thanks, lonevoice.

Leni

102 posted on 05/04/2013 3:09:27 PM PDT by MinuteGal
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To: MinuteGal

I sure hope that all the Whistleblowers have retired Special Ops volunteers ensuring their security.


103 posted on 05/04/2013 4:03:41 PM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Digger
Yea -sure. How did that "Fast & Furious" go for ya, Darrell? How naive can some people be. The corrupt/elite structure is greater than the Constitution. The country is owned & run by powerful thugs


104 posted on 05/04/2013 7:14:33 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Wanderer99
This Tyrant is the liberal God and can do absolutely anything he wants and get away with whatever he wants...forever.

The lefties worship him for his defense of baby killing just like they did with Bubba.
105 posted on 05/04/2013 7:26:46 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: jazusamo

Well, I read ALL 105 posts...such negativity. I think the tide is turning on many fronts...

Major blows and pushback to the deceit, duplicity and ugliness of our current “leaders.” Too many have acted as though they are far from any reproach or consequence of their actions.

I think the midweek approaching will be the first dominos falling, and I think it all relates to the lack of value of human life that starts the cascade.

Gosnell will be found guilty next seek and this will lead to other cases/convictions and politicians having career ending links to the infanticide of Planned Parenthood. For starters I see Congresswoman Schwartz of Philadelphia (and Dem gubernatorial challenger here in PA) to have had her former PP facility be found to have referred women to Gosnell...that will be huge...and makes the “God bless” our Dear Leader bestowed on PP all the more mocking.

Also midweek the Whistleblowers start their testimony. Dear Leader went to sleep (or something nefarious—he had NO public or private listed events the night of 9/11/12) while HIS Abassador and three other Americans were murdered. Those he “left in charge” all political acolytes of Dear Leader (from HRC on down) shared his “lack of value of humanity” and cared not (just like those who ignored Gosnell) about the loss of life, and only thought of “political fallout” (Dear Leader said al Queida is “on the run” just like Dear Leader believes abortion is sacrosanct and is to be never challenged).

Even “low information Obots” can grasp that Gosnell killed or let viable babies (and at least one woman) die; and the Administration let four “viable for rescue” Americans be killed by a mob in Benghazi. There are chilling parallels (IMO).

What made me start thinking along this line? There is a photo, taken in the Benghazi burnt out embassy, of four bloody fingerprints dragged across the wall...when I first saw it I felt ill. Like that was the last grasps of one of those who lost their life that night...then I was stunned by the likeness those fingers have to the official Obama logo.

Like I said before, too many parallels...


106 posted on 05/04/2013 8:19:50 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (G-d be with and keep safe the Benghazi Whistleblowers)
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To: jazusamo; a fool in paradise

So Simon says. Roger that, Roger!


107 posted on 05/04/2013 8:22:09 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.


108 posted on 05/04/2013 10:09:49 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: jazusamo

Obama will NEVER be impeached.


109 posted on 05/04/2013 10:11:39 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Hardraade; jazusamo; MestaMachine

Did you know that eating two slices of whole wheat bread can increase the blood sugar more than two tablespoon pure sugar can???


110 posted on 05/05/2013 9:22:03 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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To: Elle Bee; jazusamo

HOW do you impeach an illegal alien???


111 posted on 05/05/2013 9:25:04 PM PDT by danamco (-)
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