Skip to comments.McCain Punches Back At Obama: On Benghazi, You’re Incompetent Or Corrupt
Posted on 11/14/2012 4:53:57 PM PST by drewh
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to President Obamas challenge that he go after me over the Benghazi attack by declaring him either incompetent or corrupt and suggesting he is not taking the attack seriously.
This president this administration has either been guilty of colossal incompetence or been engaged in a coverup, neither of which is acceptable to the American people, McCain said on the Senate floor today. I speak as a friend of Christopher Stevens, I speak as a person who knows something about warfare, I speak as something of an authority that this attack could have been prevented if the information on the ground had been taken into consideration.
Stevens, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, was killed during a terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that the president and his team originally portrayed as an outburst that grew out of a protest against an anti-Islam Youtube video. Stevens and the U.S. mission to Libya repeatedly requested extra security as they faced 13 separate security threats in the lead-up to the attack, but those requests were denied.
McCain called for a congressional Select Committee to investigate the attack and the administration response. There clearly is a need because there is a huge credibility gap among the American people because of the [contradictory statements about the attacks] beginning with the President of the United States, McCain said. What did the president know? When did he know about it? And what did he do about it?
With that sequence of questions, Obamas 2008 opponent echoed the question posed by Sen. Sam Baker, R-Tenn., during the Watergate investigation that brought down Richard Nixon.
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Nice to see McCain is growing a set on this one...funny though how he waited until after the election to get tough.
Too bad McCain did not talk like that in 2008.
I’m no fan of McCain, but I was really surprised to hear how blunt he was on this.
Too little, too late, old man.
fixed his low T?
McCain walks it back in 3 . . . 2 . . . 1 . . .
McCain will back off now that he’s sounded tough on Benghazi. I truly wish there were constitutional conservatives in Washington to take on this Marxist regime. We may not survive four years.
I wish Senator McCain well with that Senate investigation. Harry Reid has already said there won’t be one.
Is McCain actually finally waking up or did Obama just piss him off for an instant, and he will soon forget it?
I agree with Obama he is the one who told Susan Rice what to say , and like the rest of his puppets she has no mind of her own. Indeed it is Obama who came up with the lie and then swore to it.
Now he is using his office of President to frighten off the already frightened Republican Senate.
Like Fast & Furous this too will soon die on the vine without the partisan media pushing it, and they won’t push it.
Must have been slack season for the media sound-byte gatherers.... Fill in the blank space with animated McNasty....
Sen Sam Baker? I’ve heard of Howard Baker...
The American people neither know nor care about this.
Hey McCain! Do we need to fear him as President now!?
Stevens and the U.S. mission to Libya repeatedly requested extra security as they faced 13 separate security threats in the lead-up to the attack, but those requests were denied.
Suicide mission from the start. The question is, why did the Obama administration set these people up?
You should have heard Lindsey Graham... it was like he took his skirt off today.
Keep it up Senator.... don’t stop. Everyday beat the drum until you get a chorus. Then keep up until you find the truth, then keep it up until we get justice for the deaths.
Don’t knock the old man for finally doing what is right... encourage him and more to follow.
Ya gotta be pleased when someone finally shows some guts.
Did anyone see Lou Dobbs interview Admiral James Lyon? Lyon said Stevens was in Benghazi on September 11 to make an exchange of himself (Stevens) for the Blind Sheik. Ambassador John Bolton weighed in, in the next panel, and said he thought that idea should be looked into. Dobbs referenced Lyons as brilliant.
Wow. For the first time I am not sorry I voted for him.
They’ve begun the 2014 campaign for control of the U.S. Senate today, I think.