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Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'
Politico ^ | 11/25/12 10:14 AM EST | JUANA SUMMERS

Posted on 11/25/2012 10:30:20 AM PST by drewh

Kyl suggests Benghazi 'cover-up'

Sen. Jon Kyl, (R-Ariz.) suggests the Obama administration orchestrated a "cover-up" of the events that led to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi that left U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans dead. "There are three questions that have to be answered," Kyl said in an interview aired Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union," appearing on a panel with three other retiring senators. "Why weren't the warnings about the need for security heeded? Why weren't the requests for help during the ted attack answered and why did the administration think it had to cover up all the things that occurred before by putting out to the American people a narrative that I think will turn out to be absolutely false?"

Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), agreed, saying that more than 10 days after the deadly attack, "top level people" were disseminating incorrect information.

"I am very concerned about the fact that on Sept. 11 this happened, and on Sept. 20, the Senate was given a classified briefing and they were still, the top level people were still telling us the same thing. They were telling us things that we knew, that we even saw in the press were not correct information," she said. "Now, Benghazi was a consulate. it wasn't a full embassy. I think if we have learned one thing, it is that maybe we should close consulates and give the full protection to our ambassadors who were willing to risk this kind of upheaval, so i do think we need to go into this in depth. I think this if there were military people trying to get in and they were being told no, no, no repeatedly we need to fix that."

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012electionbias; benghazi; benghazigate; cultureofcorruption; hutchison; kyl; libya; missionaccomplished; obamascandals; obamaswar; obamaswars; transparency

1 posted on 11/25/2012 10:30:23 AM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

Both Kyl and Hutchison I guess feel more free to speak their minds now that they will be leaving office early after the new year.


2 posted on 11/25/2012 10:32:50 AM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: drewh

“Benghazi coverup?” It only took two an one half months for the geniuses in DC to figure out what we knew immediately! I guess better late than never.


3 posted on 11/25/2012 10:36:05 AM PST by 21st Century Crusader (August 26, 1191)
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To: drewh

Everyone will act “oh so surprised” when
al Qaeda actually uses the Obama=supplied MANPADS
to take out aircraft. The MSM will be, of course,
fixated on ... the weather.


4 posted on 11/25/2012 10:36:09 AM PST by Diogenesis (Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: Republican Wildcat

I stopped reading after “three retiring senators”. It should have said “since no senator in office has an ounce of courage or gives a damn about this country, three retiring senators are all we could get to discuss the situation.”


5 posted on 11/25/2012 10:37:16 AM PST by Terry Mross (I haven't watched the news since the election. Someone ping me if anything big happens.)
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To: drewh

The entire Barry Benghazi regime is one big cover-up but everyone is afraid to do anything about it for fear of being called a “rasis” by the white boy commie thugs.


6 posted on 11/25/2012 10:43:46 AM PST by FlingWingFlyer (Criminal defense lawyers won't have the Twinkie to kick around anymore.)
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To: 21st Century Crusader

Within two hours of finding out, I knew there was a cover up as the people out in the streets were not acting as they did when the Space shuttle blew up.

Our ambassador was killed in-country and people don’t know how to react without the propaganda media telling them how to. And the media covered it up.

As much as they could.

If the GOP dheads, McCain the insane and graham think they can cover it up and side with the enemy, such as it is, they’re going to find out later that they can not. the enemy is watching us toss this around like Larry, Moe & Curly trying to unload a hot potato.

We will pay for it.

Kyl & Hutchinson and some investigative journalists will be wise to fix it. If they don’t, the next generation will have to after it becomes more difficult/impossible. Tey’ll be too busy paying for Obama
s vote debt at that point.

How much do we want t keep piling onto these kids?


7 posted on 11/25/2012 10:46:45 AM PST by stanne
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To: drewh

I am deeply suspicious of the motives of retiring senators.

If you really hate a ship and want to destroy it, what better way than to appoint yourself its captain, and steer it into the rocks?

The bottom line to Benghazi is “so what?” Given that the US is facing disastrous crises like Obamacare, horrific levels of debt, massive new taxes, terribly high unemployment, etc., etc., it is a darned *shame* that four Americans were killed, but there is not a damned thing we can do about it after the fact.

Committing any time to Benghazi, by anyone, is just wasting time. Like Monica Lewinsky’s dress when the Clintons had been committing major offenses, felonies, all over the map, that were then all swept under the rug by Ken Starr.

“Oooo! Look! The president *lied* about getting serviced by a chunky intern! This is sooooo much more important than that other stuff.”

No it wasn’t. Just like Benghazi doesn’t amount to a hill of beans compared to “the other stuff” that could severely damage the United States.

It...doesn’t...matter...

Lame duck retiring senators, you were for the most part worthless as senators. You cannot redeem yourselves in the last two months before you go. So at least please do not hurt our country any more by wasting the precious time needed to fend off impending disasters.


8 posted on 11/25/2012 10:50:27 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Terry Mross

It should have said “since no senator in office has an ounce of courage or gives a damn about this country, three retiring senators are all we could get to discuss the situation.”
............................................................

That would have been the truth, Do you really expect the truth from the Media?

In fact it is a national embarrassment that the Congress (both parties)are filled with liars and cowards.

Dems frightened to do anything but vote the party line and Republicans afraid to bring out the truth.

I am ashamed of our Government, the Obama Administration, and the Congress of the last 4 years.

Proud of my country, but not proud of the way it is going.


9 posted on 11/25/2012 10:51:31 AM PST by Venturer
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To: drewh

SO WHAT? That bus done left the station.

If they’d hoped to throw somebody under it (Obama, Clinton, etc)...they’re quite a few days late, and four Americans in the red.

Benghazigate will disappear down the same hidey-hole that swallowed up Fast and Furious.


10 posted on 11/25/2012 10:59:18 AM PST by moovova (Happy Thanksgiving to all. Say a prayer for your country when you bow your head over leftovers.)
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To: drewh
And I would add numbers 4 and 5

Why did this administration choose a false narrative that actually increased Muslim extremist rage against the US ?

Why did this administration choose a false narrative that attacked freedom of speech rights within the US ?

11 posted on 11/25/2012 11:00:38 AM PST by justa-hairyape
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To: drewh

Politico is still in denial that their great golden boy is a sh!tty president even worse than Jimmy Carter and that they helped him get re-elected and know that he will only cause 4 more years of misery.

So much for Obaumunist TRANSPARENCY.


12 posted on 11/25/2012 11:07:07 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: 21st Century Crusader

Valerie Jarret.

Do we haveto tell them everything?


13 posted on 11/25/2012 11:11:05 AM PST by Fishtalk (http://patfish.blogspot.com/)
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To: Republican Wildcat

Can’t the GOP enlist the services of a black female, handicapped gay white guy or lesbian Hispanic female Congress critter to go after Susan Rice? Two can play at this game.


14 posted on 11/25/2012 11:22:03 AM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: moovova

Benghazi will live on in the minds of the enemy, the Muzbros..the way we react to it shows them we are more like the Three Stoooges than like Jack Bauer in this arena, for the moment (with this admin) so it will NOT go away.

Egypt has been taken over by a dictator as soon as Hillary left the country, she’s an idiot wimp. they know it, and here the McLaughlin group is talking about how good she is and that she’ll win in 2016.

It’s too much for me.

Anyway. Benghazi cannot be covered up because it is on the Arab stage. As long as we cover it up, the less respect they have for us.


15 posted on 11/25/2012 11:25:33 AM PST by stanne
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

No, we can never go far enough. What if a Republican had freed the slaves? Only then would it be enough.

Oh, yeah one did.

What if GOP had the first black State dept head? Oh, yeah. did that.

How about a black supreme court justice?

Done.

Oh, how about a woman VP nominee. . . Oh I could go on.

Seriously, think about it.

The only way around it is a conservative who doesn’t care about the media at all, won’t get caught schmoozing w Dems, and who has no shame over his or her conservativism. DOES have to be clean as Romney in personal affairs.


16 posted on 11/25/2012 11:37:45 AM PST by stanne
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To: drewh
Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

DUH!!!!
17 posted on 11/25/2012 11:51:27 AM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: drewh

Why did Obama use American personnel, money, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya? Gaddafi was a bad guy? How about Castro, then? He’s only 90 miles away. The Democrats wet their pants over Reagan helping the insurgents fighting communist thugs in our own backyard in Nicaragua. Now, the Democrats are fine with overthrowing Gaddafi? Something stinks here.


18 posted on 11/25/2012 11:51:27 AM PST by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: drewh

So... now they want to sound like Republicans??


19 posted on 11/25/2012 11:53:28 AM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: moovova
Benghazigate will disappear down the same hidey-hole that swallowed up Fast and Furious.

bingo - a few Presidential signing orders and a complicit press seem to produce mass amnesia.

20 posted on 11/25/2012 11:53:57 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Well said!

Forget about Benghazi and Fast and Furious. Nothings going to happen.

He won.


21 posted on 11/25/2012 12:00:44 PM PST by satan (Plumbing new depths of worthlessness on a daily basis.)
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To: drewh
Kyl (& Sen. Hutchison) Suggest Benghazi 'Cover-Up'

And, THIS, my FRiends is EXACTLY what is wrong with the RNC.

They are such linguini-spined cowards, not ONE of them has the intestinal fortitude to come out and actually blame zero and company for what happened at Benghazi!!

With these kinds of cowards in office, it is no wonder that the RNC keeps getting slaughtered during elections - not a single one of them will EVER tell the truth about the Dems or FIGHT for issues like voter ID laws!!

I am sick to death of these gutless cowards!!

22 posted on 11/25/2012 12:05:15 PM PST by DustyMoment (Congress - another name for white collar criminals!!)
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To: drewh
Fergitaaboutit!

The admin successfully ran out the clock on this thing before the election and Mitt assisted by not saying a word about it.

This will die a slow death methinks. It's not on anyone's radar screen and what does come on the screen will be crushed with ridicule, racism or hidden by classification or executive privilege.

Nothing will come of this anymore.

But just FYI, this is exactly what Benedict Arnold did to commit his treason. He thinned out the security at the West Point post to the point that it could be taken, then he sent word to the british through Major Andre that the post could be easily taken for 20k pounds.

But, like I said, this is a useless fight now. America's gone back to their lives and aren't in political mode any more. too many good Chinese deals at Walmart.

23 posted on 11/25/2012 12:05:47 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica ("We have prepared for the unbeliever, whips and chains and blazing fires!" Koran Sura 76:4)
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To: moovova

We need to know:

Who gave the order to the military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our people in Benghazi on 9-11-12? When? WHY??


24 posted on 11/25/2012 12:06:56 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Who gave the order to the military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our people in Benghazi on 9-11-12? When? WHY??

Is Benedict a translation of Barak?

Is Arnold a translation of 0bamma


25 posted on 11/25/2012 12:15:25 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: HeartlandOfAmerica

Who gave the order to the military to “stand down” and NOT implement plans to rescue our people in Benghazi on 9-11-12? When? WHY??

Is Benedict a translation of Barak?

Is Arnold a translation of 0bamma


26 posted on 11/25/2012 12:15:43 PM PST by John Galt's cousin (WTF?)
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To: blueunicorn6

They only did it because it was easy and the French led the way. [As with anything else the Democrats get the US involved in.]


27 posted on 11/25/2012 12:16:28 PM PST by piasa (Attitude adjustments offered here free of charge)
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To: Diogenesis

I’ve seen MANPADS mentioned on FR several times before. What are they, and what’s the poop as they relate to this Obama/Benghazi mess?


28 posted on 11/25/2012 12:29:26 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: blueunicorn6

“Why did Obama use American personnel, money, equipment and facilities to overthrow the government of Libya? Gaddafi was a bad guy? How about Castro then? He’s only 90 miles away. The Democrats wet their pants over Reagan helping the insurgentgs fighting communist thugs in our own backyard in Nicaragua. Now, the Democrats are fine with overthrowing Gaddafi? Something stinks here. “

Gee. Ya think? Can’t tell you how sick I got of Democrats singing “Iran Contra” over and over, with the help of “celebrities” singing it endlessly. - Sort of like “Bain Capital” for Romney.


29 posted on 11/25/2012 12:37:13 PM PST by Twinkie (ABORTION is GENOCIDE of Blacks & Hispanics!)
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To: drewh

Virtually all of the noise from both sides is a coverup. Where is the discussion from ANYBODY in congress about the embassy facilitation weapons going from Benghazi to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria???


30 posted on 11/25/2012 1:08:58 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party: advancing indenture since 1787.)
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31 posted on 11/25/2012 1:19:11 PM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: satan

I didn’t say F&F. Unless pardoned, a bunch of Justice Department officials, in or out of their offices, as well as BATF&E, and others, are facing criminal indictments after Obama is out of office. They are safe until them. So though F&F will continue to be investigated, and kept on the back burner, it will live again.

But Benghazi is pretty much defunct as an issue. It happened in Libya, which was obligated by treaty to protect our embassy and its property, and they did not. Just about every question that can be raised about it falls flat.

A weak response, no response, shuffling blame, none of this is criminal. It just shows Obama and his crew have a piss poor foreign policy. Obama himself is above impeachment, because of the senate.

Now compare this to the “fiscal cliff”, sequestration, raising the debt cap, Obamacare, and massive tax hikes ALL happening at about the same time. Millions more unemployed, massive cuts to the military, we are talking about some terrible stuff here.

Sorry, Benghazi is just a waste of time, and nothing will come of it, ever.


32 posted on 11/25/2012 1:29:13 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Twinkie

Start here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MANPADS

Shoulder held missiles to take down aircraft.


33 posted on 11/25/2012 1:32:17 PM PST by PrairieDawg
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To: Republican Wildcat

This is the same dynamic duo that balled up in a room with RINO RUBIO to pass an amnesty bill.


34 posted on 11/25/2012 1:41:20 PM PST by magna carta
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To: drewh

Kyl and Hutchison are profound experts at “blowing to the galleries”.. then they conveniently take NO action and disappear into the woodwork with the rest of the political “cockroaches.”


35 posted on 11/25/2012 1:46:38 PM PST by VideoDoctor
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To: drewh

Ms Hutchinson, you say it wasn’t an embassy but rather a consulate. That would have been the perfect time to raise the question “why was our ambassador in a consulate instead of an embassy on the anniversary of 9/11 after having said that he feared for his life?”


36 posted on 11/25/2012 3:01:28 PM PST by plain talk
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Benghazi does not matter? not as important as other issues? Waste of time?

I’d like to hear you say this if one of those murdered were your own loved one!

A CIC not defending his people whom he sends in harm’s way is not as important as the other issues?

A ‘president’ can get away with murder?

HE CAN LIE, COVER-UP, BE LAWLESS ALL HE WANTS, BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO DO NOT THINK IT MATTERS!

WHAT IS THE MATTER WITH YOU?


37 posted on 11/25/2012 3:06:43 PM PST by chrisnj
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To: stanne
How much do we want t keep piling onto these kids?

This generation of new voters went for Obama in huge numbers. THEY will be the ones that will pay the price for it after I am gone. This country is strong and resilient and it will take a while for the musical chairs to play out and fully go down the tubes. But it will happen and it will be ugly.

So I say to the Obama 20-something generation (excluding my kids of course) - F em. I've done my part. I also don't see why anyone would want their kids to join the military and fight and die for these SOBs either.

38 posted on 11/25/2012 3:16:12 PM PST by plain talk
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To: chrisnj

The POTUS has effectively been above the law since Marbury v. Madison (1810). However, since then, their power has increased to the point where they can frequently violate the law, with only the ineffective threat of impeachment to stop them.

In recent years, the POTUS has been able to co-opt legislative and judicial powers without opposition or even challenge. And though cabinet officers can be impeached, only one ever has been, and then only after he resigned.

The house citing the Attorney General for contempt of congress has become meaningless.

When commerce secretary Ron Brown was assassinated for selling National Security Agency secrets to the Chinese, it was done in such a way as to assure everyone that it had been ordered by the government, if not at the sole order of the POTUS.

When senior officials of both parties were asked about this, they all gave the same unresponsive and bizarre response, that “It is against the policy of the United States to assassinate foreign officials.”

Obama is openly responsible for dozens, perhaps hundreds of directed homicides via drone, which many around the world would call indiscriminate murder. But such directed homicide is also pro forma of the Special Operations Command (SOCOM), who have been conducting their own war parallel to the conventional war.

You asserted that I don’t think that this matters. That is incorrect. But it matters not just because of Obama, but because this is what the office of the POTUS has become. The office itself needs significant reform, and reduction in its unbridled authority, because now it is approaching, or has become, the much feared “imperial presidency”.

Benghazi does not matter. It is a pebble in an ocean, soon expecting a tsunami. It is tragic that four Americans lost their lives. But Americans are being killed by terrorists on a daily basis.


39 posted on 11/25/2012 3:44:28 PM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: moovova

I don’t believe one single Obama voter cares one iota about Bengazi. It could be proven without doubt there was a serious cover-up and dem voters will not care. They want Obama no matter what he does.


40 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:01 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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To: moovova

I don’t believe one single Obama voter cares one iota about Bengazi. It could be proven without doubt there was a serious cover-up and dem voters will not care. They want Obama no matter what he does.


41 posted on 11/25/2012 3:55:17 PM PST by Hound of the Baskervilles ("Nonsense in the intellect draws evil after it." C.S. Lewis)
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