Skip to comments.McCain to David Gregory: “Do You Care Whether Four Americans Died?”
Posted on 02/17/2013 5:55:07 PM PST by jazusamo
Video at link - 3:20 minutes
The extent to which GOP lawmakers are ridiculed by the MSM for trying to get to the bottom of Benghazi is unbelievable. If you missed Sen. McCain on Meet the Press today with David Gregory, its well worth watching now.
After explaining to Gregory that there are still a number of unanswered questions regarding Benghazi, McCain concludes by saying there s been a massive cover-up. Gregory is confused: A massive cover-up of what?
The crux of the interview, however, came when McCain asked Gregory whether he even cared that four Americans died (transcript via NewsBusters):
JOHN MCCAIN: I'm asking you, do you care-- I-- I'm-- I'm asking you, do you care whether four Americans died? Or do you-- the reasons for that? And-- and shouldn't pe-- people be held accountable for the fact that four Americans died--
DAVID GREGORY: Well, what you said was the cover-up--
DAVID GREGORY: A cover-up of what?
JOHN MCCAIN: Of the information-- concerning the deaths of four brave Americans. The information has not been forthcoming. You can obviously believe that it has. I know that it hasn't. And I'll be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered, including what did the president do and who did he talk to the night of the attack on Benghazi?
And why was it? Why was it that we-- that the f-- the people who were evacuated from the-- from the consulate the next day were not interviewed the next day. And then they would've known that it was not a spontaneous demonstration. Why did the president for two weeks, for two weeks during the heat of the campaign continue to say he didn't know whether it was a terrorist attack or not?
Is it because it interfered with the line of Al Qaeda has decimated? And everything's fine in that-- in that part of the world? Maybe. We don't know. But we need the answers. Then we'll reach conclusions. But we have not received the answers. And that's a fact.
But hey, what difference at this point does it make, right?
God help us. The media will cover for the liars in DC, who should be accountable to us, not the other way around. Transparency is an illusion.
David don’t care. Hussein don’t care. Obviously hildebeast don’t care.(like that makes a difference!) I guess even honey badger don’t care. Pretty durn sad state of affairs. McCain, what can you say? For climate change legislation! Don’t these people even have staff that bothers to look anything up? No. They have staff but they are just as useless as their bosses.
Did you all see the gotcha smirk on Gregory’s face? Boy would I love to see it wiped off someday.
Thank you very much.
Will watch after my program tonight!
I’d love to see that smirk wiped off his face too and someone eventually will do it, he’ll step over the line.
I’ll have to watch it, just commenting on the headline.
Senator McCain, ah, “four Americans” is not exactly the case. They were the embassy staff. They were the direct responsibility of the State dept and our dysfunctional Government.
They were killed BECAUSE they were on the embassy staff.
YOU remember, like when you were in prison in a foreign country BECAUSE you were there working for our govt. who worked at and eventually got you out?
WE never called you an American overseas, always a Naval Pilot or officer.
Could we just give them the proper place?
Please don’t give McCain any credit until he refers to them as the Embassy Staff.
The Embassy Staff. Can we just get that correct?
Ditto. Gregory is a sleezy little punk...might have cheered if McCain had punched him in the snout.
Gregory knows how to look outraged, or sad, or interested but it's like the faces a teenaged boy makes glancing in a mirror before the prom.
If Benghazi murders and cover-up had happened under Bush, Gregory would be able to read 'tough questions' with a look of outrage on his pretty boy face...
It’s OK if a few Americans die. Just like it was OK for millions of Jews to die. They’re smarter than us! They care more than us! They just want a better world.....for themselves.
And what if McCain had said “do you care if the Embassy Staff died, or any of our govt’s representatives in a foreign coutry, including POW’?”
He’d have gotten a differnent response.
Worded that correctly, too. I’d like to see his damn face wiped off too....
Ping for later viewing.
Every republican who goes on these shows needs to treat the host as the hostile enemies they are.
And make it personal. Just like McCain did today.
It’s sad watching dementia. He blows hot & cold within the space of an hour.
I don’t care if both men fall into space.
McCain just helped put a traitor in as SOS and he is now helping to put an Anti-Semite in the Department of Defense, does McCain really care about 4 Americans dying?
The only thing Gregory cares about is that the first so-called black Pres__ent does not appear to be the incompetent boob he is.
I will continue to ping those who are interested without commenting.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
I will continue to ping those who are interested without commenting.
Anyone wanting on or off this ping list, please advise.
Gregory is a weasel.
Mesta.....thanks for what you do. As a busy parent, it’s hard to try to follow all of the threads and trying to mull through the facts. Thanks for keeping us informed.
I swear.......it’s like a rabbit warren with all of the tunnels. I’m sure Fedzilla likes it that way to keep us in the dark. Quite frankly.....it’s exhausting.
1) Only the POTUS can authorize a CBA (cross border authority) command for a rescue mission in a foreign nation.
Plus Fact Two:
2) No rescue mission was attempted.
Equals Fact Three:
3) 0bama turned his back on 41 State Dept. and CIA employees refusing to issue a CBA command and went to bed so he could go to Las Vegas the next day.
No he doesn’t care. He could have killed hundreds of people by possessing that huge magazine according to liberal logic.
What are you talking about? They were Americans who were embassy staff. They were Americans.
Imagine that the Watergate break-in has just occurred. Woodward & Bernstein have a keen sense that something very improper has just occurred, but they don’t have the full picture, or nearly so.
And to each question they pose, they are met with the shouted rejoinder, “Just WHAT do you think was covered up, here...?!?!!”
So if they didn’t fully understand at first the ENTIRE scandal, they’d then have some obligation to SHUT-UP and ask no questions...?
It is surprising enough when prominent journalists set aside their jobs of asking the tough questions to authority, but when they then ACTIVELY SHOUT DOWN the people who step up to finally ask the questions, well...
I find that completely amazing.
It’s like the fire department wailing up your street, stopping in front of your house, and then burning all the books in your library.
MSM: Cheerleaders of the political establishment.
The House could appoint a special prosecutor tonight.
Why haven’t they?
it was you who told an Islamic dinner - “I am one of you.”;
it was you who on ABC News referenced - “My Muslim faith.”
it was you who gave $100 million in U.S. taxpayer funds to re-build foreign mosques:
it was you who wrote that in the event of a conflict -”I will stand with the Muslims.” ;
it was you who assured the Egyptian Foreign Minister that - “I am a Muslim.”
it was you who bowed in submission before the Saudi king;
it was you who sat for 20yrs in a Liberation Theology Church condemning Christianity and professing Marxism;
it was you who exempted Muslims from penalties under Obamacare that the rest of us have to pay;
it was you who purposefully omitted - “endowed by our Creator” - from your recitation of The Declaration Of Independence;
it was you who mocked the Bible and Jesus Christ’s Sermon On The Mount while repeatedly referring to the HOLY Quran;
it was you who traveled the Islamic world denigrating the United States Of America;
it was you who instantly threw the support of your administration behind the building of the Cordova Victory mosque overlooking the hallowed crater of the World Trade Center;
it was you who refused to attend the National Prayer Breakfast, but hastened to host an Islamic prayer breakfast at the WH;
it was you who ordered both Georgetown Univ. and Notre Dame to shroud all vestiges of Jesus Christ BEFORE you would agree to go there to speak, but in contrast, you have NEVER requested that the mosques you have visited adjust their decor;
it was you who appointed anti-Christian fanatics to your Tsar Corps;
it was you who appointed rabid Islamists to Homeland Security;
it was you who said that NASA’s “foremost mission” was an outreach to Muslim communities;
it was you who as an Illinois Senator were the ONLY individual who would speak in favor of infanticide;
it was you who were the first President not to give a Christmas Greeting from the WH, and went so far as to hang photos of Chairman Mao on the WH tree;
it was you who curtailed the military tribunals of all Islamic terrorists;
it was you who refused to condemn the Ft. Hood Islamic terrorist;
it is you who has refused to speak-out concerning the horrific executions of women throughout the Muslim culture, but yet, have submitted Arizona to the UN for investigation of hypothetical human-rights abuses;
it was you who when queried in India refused to acknowledge the true extent of radical global Jihadists, and instead profusely praised Islam in a country that is 82% Hindu and the victim of numerous Islamic terrorists assaults;
it was you who funneled $900 Million in U.S. taxpayer $s to Hamas;
it was you who ordered the USPS to honor the MUSLIM holiday with a new commemorative stamp;
it was you who directed our UK Embassy to conduct outreach to help “empower” the British Muslim community;
it was you who embraced the fanatical Muslim Brotherhood in your quest to overthrow the Egyptian President, Mubarak;
it was you who funded mandatory Arabic language and culture studies in Grammar schools across our country;
it is you who follows the Muslim custom of not wearing any form of jewelry during Ramadam;
it is you who NOW departs for Hawaii over the Christmas season so as to avoid past criticism for NOT participating in seasonal WH religious events;
it was you who were un-characteristically quick to join the chorus of the Muslim Brotherhood to depose Egypt’s Hosni Mubarak, formerly America’s strongest ally in North Africa; but, remain muted in your non-response to the Brotherhood led slaughter of Egyptian Christians;
do we really need to go on?!
Barack, you may be a lot of things; but, for certainty, you are no Christian. Obama, who refers to himself as: “A man of Africa”, is precisely the type of ‘divided loyalties” individual that our Founders attempted to prohibit from ascendancy to the presidency when they constructed our Constitution.
There were four killed. Dozens left to die.
I don’t know how republicans restrain themselves from spitting in Gregory’s smirking face. McCain was good though.
What's with McCain discussing this insignificant event? The most pressing issue facing the nation now is the fact that Marco Rubio drinks a sip of water when thirsty.
Leon Panetta said, “The general military principle is that you don’t have information about what’s going on in some place, you don’t put military forces in there....”
OK, well, we had a drone circling overhead recording video, and now the situation is completely over, and I really do see NO LEGITIMATE REASON why we still have not seen that video.
Are the reasons for not releasing that tape in fact POLITICAL...? Maybe we see our guys tragically dying, like Alias in that scene from Platoon...?
And why nothing from the 31 guys rescued from the Annex?
The President says we’re running out of things to ask about but in fact they’re given no response at all.
WHERE IS THE DRONE TAPE.
Well said, it’s exactly what’s happening.
I thought they were CIA contractors...or at least a couple of them..of course the Ambassador was. And it wasn’t a consulate, it was not an official station.
A few brief moments of lucidity and McCain, Graham and all the rest of these daggum GOPe RINOs go back to the same old appeasement BS. Same old.
Where is his head?
I can’t stand McCain, but he did good on this. Still, I don’t trust that a$$, McCain, any further than I can throw my house.
Not so ironically DNC Dave changed the topic really quick after McCain got out of line. McCain is a frequent guest because(as a reliable rino) he can be depended on by the DBM not to embarrass them or go conservative on them.He may not get invited back anymore.
Over the past year or even longer we here in the New Media have been lighting fires under McCain and his butt-boy Linda Graham's butt.Its to the point where they almost appear conservative on TV. Don't fret we know they fold in the company of the left. But they sure look conservative on TV.
They take all the obama/regime screw-ups for the week and try and soften them up before we get a shot at them the first part of the week. Its like that week after week.
Today it was more Benghazi "IT wont happen again"it was no one's fault". Brennan-- such a great guy, Hagel-- he's a Republican whats your problem?Hey you used to be buddys with him McCain, Lou-- what a great guy he didn't mean anything by taking an odd million bucks from a bankrupt firm or hiding dough in the caymans he's a great guy.
Its the same crap every week. But we need to spot it so we can keep talk radio on track.
Our work on the thread comes through week after week.
What you do has to get frustrating. But no one can do the job you accomplish. Thanks again for all you do.
You can always tell when McCain is about to concede something important, because he manages to burp out some statement that conservatives like, and want to believe, right before the political collapse.
He tries to imply things are happening behind the scene to change his mind, but nothing ever does.
The saddest part is that the people of Arizona bought his sales pitch and voted him back in.
Not just Americans. They have a higher status. Embassy staff are not tourists.
I guess they were over there sightseeing or shopping or so. My mistake.
I cant stand McCain, but he did good on this. Still, I dont trust that a$$, McCain, any further than I can throw my house.
Yes, McCain is good here. But this is a good example why the GOP doesn’t fight. The dims make everything a partisan conflict all way down to Rubio’s water bottle.
It would be non stop daily verbal combat for the GOP. They get beltway fever and just do not have the stomach to take on the MSM + Dims. Those cocktail party invites seem more important than the future of the country unfortunately.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.