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Dem Congressman: Obama No More Responsible for Benghazi than Bush Was for 9/11
The Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 23, 2013 | DANIEL HALPER

Posted on 01/23/2013 3:24:46 PM PST by Texas Fossil

At Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing at the House this afternoon, Democratic congressman Eliot Engel said:

"Barack Obama was not responsible for the Benghazi attack any more than George W. Bush was responsible for the 9/11 attacks"

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 113th; 911; benghazi; benghazihearings; blame; bush; hillaryhearing; leonpanetta; libya; obama; soshillary; waronterror
AHHHHHH! You have to be insane to say such lies. Of course Liberalism is a mental disorder.

God help the US.

1 posted on 01/23/2013 3:24:49 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Um, benghoweveryouspellit took place over a 7 hour period. We had planes within less than a half hour distance from the place. And even ground support wasn’t all that far away. I also don’t remember any stand down order for 9/11.

Yeah, they were the same.


2 posted on 01/23/2013 3:28:14 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Texas Fossil
these are the same too:

Then again, looks can be deceiving. I suppose they do look the same to the ignorant.

3 posted on 01/23/2013 3:30:09 PM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Bush didn’t launch a war in a non aggressive country to overthrow a leader who wasn’t being outright aggressive toward us only to replace him with radicals.

Kadaffi was a bastard but he was a scared bastard.


4 posted on 01/23/2013 3:31:47 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Texas Fossil

Bush didn’t arrange the 9/11 attack.


5 posted on 01/23/2013 3:35:37 PM PST by crosshairs (All we are saying, is give a high cap piece a chance.)
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To: Texas Fossil

But...but...I thought the left said 9/11 was an inside job. I’m confused...


6 posted on 01/23/2013 3:35:59 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: Texas Fossil

So, why is 0bama supplying the Muzzie Bros in Egypt with Assault F-16s and Assault Tanks?


7 posted on 01/23/2013 3:37:54 PM PST by Paladin2
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To: Texas Fossil
Only the POTUS had the authority to act!

0bama was notified immediately and automatically when the Benghazi consulate triggered the "Imminent Danger Notification System" alert. He did nothing.

Judge Jeanine Investigates Benghazi Gate Part 4 - 10/20/2012 video 6:53
Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer (U.S. Army ret.), former CIA Station Chief Gary Berntsen and former CIA operative Mike Baker

They confirm everything Col. Hunt said about automatic notifications to the WH and add more details.

Howie Carr interview with Col. Hunt On The Newest Libyan Revelations audio 28:37

There are three scandals here...

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Denial of requests for security were a dereliction of duty. The lies and misdirection about the "video" after the attack were fraud and malfeasance under the color of authority. The inaction during the attack was something more than that.

The failure to act during the attack is the direct equivalent of desertion IMO.

ONE man had the authority to act that night.

ONE man deserted his post!

EXCLUSIVE: CIA operators were denied request for help during Benghazi attack, sources say

0bama abandoned his post. 0bama Is A Deserter!

8 posted on 01/23/2013 3:38:07 PM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Texas Fossil

He’s right. obama is not more responsible for the attack. THE ATTACK.

But, the candy-ass had over 7 hours to respond, had every asset the US military has within 60 minutes to help out and then had the audacity to lie about how it all started.

None of this would be happening and he would be a f**king hero had he sent in troops and saved those people. Instead he tried covering up, whatever it was that was going on there.

Wonder if any of the survivors will ever answer a question. And the display that she put on this afternoon is despicable. Evidence that she’s never been held accountable or questioned on anything. She must have been one helluva lawyer.


9 posted on 01/23/2013 3:41:25 PM PST by qaz123
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To: cuban leaf

I owned one of those $4,189 “Remarkable achievements”.
Those small side windows leaked like a sieve and the doors were so heavy they began sagging almost immediately. What a turd!


10 posted on 01/23/2013 3:42:23 PM PST by beelzepug (Telling other people they need to die is a good way to get your own lamp blown out.)
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To: cuban leaf
Actually, in the weeks before the actual assault on the compound, the State Department, and Obozo, knew that Benghazi was a powderkeg. Amb. Stevens was knowingly SENT into a hostile environment WITHOUT adequate security. The attacks on 9/11/01 could have possibly been averted by Billy Jeff Clinton, who was handed the opportunity to take Bin Laden into custody on three separate occassions by the government of Yeman. The Bush Admin, briefed by the outgoing Clinton Admin, knew there was a threat from Al Queda, but the taletale signs were missed thanks to the dismantling of the intelligence apparatus by Clinton. It seems to me that in both 9/11/01 and Benghazi, the fault lies with the liberal morons who were in charge in both instances where there were intelligence failures.
11 posted on 01/23/2013 3:50:10 PM PST by SoldierDad (Proud dad of an Army Soldier who has survived 24 months of Combat deployment.)
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To: qaz123
He’s right. obama is not more responsible for the attack. THE ATTACK.

Don't agree at all. He is totally responsible for Benghazi. He gave the directions for the gun running operation out of Benghazi to aid the Muslim Brotherhood and some offshoots of Al Qaeda both in Lybia and in Syria. The decision came directly from 1600 Penn Ave. Hence the smoke screen about the movie causing the attack. Obozo OWNS this one....

12 posted on 01/23/2013 3:53:43 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Not only that, he took out their president, bombed their country and denied the consulate protection.


13 posted on 01/23/2013 3:57:21 PM PST by gitmo ( If your theology doesn't become your biography it's useless.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Since those same people were saying it was an inside job does that mean Obama was at fault?

Pray for America


14 posted on 01/23/2013 4:02:38 PM PST by bray (Welcome to Obamaville)
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To: Texas Fossil

You are correct that he owns this. Absolutely.

I guess my point was, whatever BS he had going on, by working w/ our enemies and arming the bad guys-which I agree with you on. My point was more that he could have squashed this bug within about 45 minutes of the first shot being fired or the first molotav cocktail being thrown. And for that inaction, for whatever reason, is where he has proven, yet again, that he is a complete incompetent and moron.

What sickens me more though, is that there doesn’t seem to be ONE person that is willing to stand up and say, “Enough”. Enough of all the lies that he, Rice and Clinton are telling about this. “This” is what happened.

His political machine or whoever is pulling his puppet strings must be some really really powerful folks.


15 posted on 01/23/2013 4:04:40 PM PST by qaz123
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To: cuban leaf
These are the same people who went ape$hit over Bush sitting in the class room for 4 minutes after he was told about 9/11 attacks.
And now we're suppose to accept Obama and Hillary sitting on the collective @$$e$ for 7 hours while real Hero's were calling for backup.

16 posted on 01/23/2013 4:05:15 PM PST by Falcon4.0
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To: Texas Fossil

didn’t Charlene Lamb(sp) or one of the other, first to appear before Congress say that the money for security wasn’t a problem.

And now she’s running her c**kholster that it was. These folks are so corrupt and stupid that it boggles the mind.


17 posted on 01/23/2013 4:08:04 PM PST by qaz123
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To: Texas Fossil

Hillary’s run for President she campaign on the 2AM phone call and she was much more prepared to make the right decision. When she had the 2AM call she could not tell whether it was an attack or not? Her preparation led to helplessness in a crisis.


18 posted on 01/23/2013 4:08:08 PM PST by wmp46
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To: gitmo

It was not a consulate. It was a “mission” (ie spook city)

Not one word about the 30 survivors that Woods and the other X-Marine saved. No one has talked to them? Do you think spooks forget betrayal? I don’t think so.


19 posted on 01/23/2013 4:16:31 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil
...and no fire fighters died because not a single fire fighter responded to the terrorist attack that left Americans in distress.. /s

Oh wait.. Benghazi was a terrorist attack that left four Americans in distress and what did our Commander-In-Chief do besides worry about how it would affect his re-election? NOTHING!

20 posted on 01/23/2013 4:18:02 PM PST by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (IMPEACH OBAMA)
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To: Texas Fossil

Clinton was responsible for 9/11.


21 posted on 01/23/2013 4:32:12 PM PST by This I Wonder32460
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To: This I Wonder32460

Yes, indeed Clinton was responsible for the original 9/11.

Fact.


22 posted on 01/23/2013 4:37:50 PM PST by Texas Fossil
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To: cuban leaf
Remarkable Achievement

I had one of those. I could tell the difference, because my father had the other one. I remember the advertising on TV - "Oh, that's not my Mercedes..."

Ridiculous!

Limbaugh has it right when he speaks of "Low information voters."

23 posted on 01/23/2013 4:39:01 PM PST by tpmintx (Gun free zones are hunting preserves for unarmed people.)
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To: Texas Fossil

He is lying, of course, because we know that EVERYTHING is Bush’s fault.


24 posted on 01/23/2013 4:46:50 PM PST by Blood of Tyrants (There is no requirement to show need in order to exercise your rights.)
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To: gitmo

Not only that, he took out their president, bombed their country and denied the consulate protection.


One of the congressthings at the hearing this A.M. blamed Bush (not by name) and the ‘pubbies for denying the consulate protection.

Yep. Bush’s fault according to the left...

It was painful to listen to.


25 posted on 01/23/2013 6:19:19 PM PST by Peet (Alles hat ein Ende nur die Wurst hat zwei. (Monroe in "Grimm"))
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