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House GOP concludes Hillary Clinton blew Benghazi response
The Washington Times ^ | April 23, 2013 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 04/23/2013 1:25:31 PM PDT by jazusamo

House Republicans have concluded that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was responsible for cutting security at the consulate in Benghazi ahead of last year’s attack there, and that the administration lied about why it downplayed terrorism as the cause of the assault.

A new report — the result of months of investigation by five different House committees — says there was plenty of intelligence that presaged the attack, but the State Department and President Obama failed to heed the warnings or give the Defense Department the authority to respond to such an attack.

The report exonerates the Pentagon itself, saying the military did what it could to respond once the attack began, but “was hindered on account of U.S. military forces not being properly postured” beforehand.

In the most damning finding, House Republicans said Mr. Obama and his team lied about the attacks afterward, first by blaming mob violence spawned by an anti-Muslim video, and then wrongly saying it had misled the public because it was trying to protect an FBI investigation.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: benghazi; benghazicoverup; benghazigate; clinton; duh; gunrunning; hillarybenghazi; humaabedin; muslimbrotherhood; no2016; obama; statedepartment; syria
Right, Obummer would never try to deceive the public. /sarc
1 posted on 04/23/2013 1:25:31 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Yeah, yeah — we know...

But what does it matter? Can we elect her President now?


2 posted on 04/23/2013 1:28:46 PM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: jazusamo

Somebody needs to lose a job over this....

Plus, we need to remember this for 2014 and 2016.


3 posted on 04/23/2013 1:29:59 PM PDT by ealgeone (obama, border)
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To: jazusamo

A Monica euphemism.


4 posted on 04/23/2013 1:30:04 PM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: jazusamo

Clinton lied, people died.


5 posted on 04/23/2013 1:30:32 PM PDT by bk1000 (A clear conscience is a sure sign of a poor memory)
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To: DJ Frisat

Sure they can and just may, this will make little difference if any.


6 posted on 04/23/2013 1:30:42 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

I will hold my breath waiting for 2 dozen House Republicans to demand face time on the major networks regarding this.


7 posted on 04/23/2013 1:30:58 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker
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To: jazusamo

Hillary! employing the time proven 'the best defense is a good offense' strategy.

Corrupt old goat.

8 posted on 04/23/2013 1:31:51 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: jazusamo

What is it with the Clinton’s & blowing?


9 posted on 04/23/2013 1:33:25 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: ealgeone

At one traitor needs to be arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced for this.


10 posted on 04/23/2013 1:33:37 PM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: jazusamo
He friggin' lied and we knew it...but at least this way it will get into the history books....in 50 years.

Hillary was used and she knew it. I'd be embarrassed.

What does it matter now.

Hillary....No more political caqreer for you.

Obama is going to get rid of all the chicks right quick!!

11 posted on 04/23/2013 1:37:00 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: jazusamo

And it only took 7 months!


12 posted on 04/23/2013 1:37:23 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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13 posted on 04/23/2013 1:37:56 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

8-hour attack with a major US airbase CLOSER to the scene than Tripoli —but NOTHING.

How emboldening would that be?

Emboldening enough to permit for a highly public attack on a major US city?


14 posted on 04/23/2013 1:38:31 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: jazusamo

15 posted on 04/23/2013 1:41:31 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: potlatch

Barky has his eye on that life preserver his Secretary of State is wearing.


16 posted on 04/23/2013 1:42:57 PM PDT by IbJensen (Liberals are like Slinkies, good for nothing, but you smile as you push them down the stairs.)
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To: potlatch

Thanks, potlatch. That’s excellent!


17 posted on 04/23/2013 1:45:05 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: IbJensen

Around her middle you mean? Lol, I’m a ‘woman’ and sometimes miss ‘nuance’.....


18 posted on 04/23/2013 1:54:26 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: jazusamo
Thank YOU jazusamo, you are always the the most appreciative of people's graphics!
19 posted on 04/23/2013 1:56:04 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Ray76; windcliff
And it only took 7 months!

Well it would have been much sooner, but I'm sure that the sequestration is to blame.

20 posted on 04/23/2013 1:59:01 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: jazusamo; Travis McGee
A new report — the result of months of investigation by five different House committees — says there was plenty of intelligence that presaged the attack, but the State Department and President Obama failed to heed the warnings or give the Defense Department the authority to respond to such an attack.

Does the report discuss cross-border authority and whether or not it was given during the fire-fight that eventually ended up with four dead Americans?

21 posted on 04/23/2013 2:00:25 PM PDT by ScaniaBoy (Part of the Right Wing Research & Attack Machine)
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To: Ray76

“And it only took 7 months!”

And probably too soon since this report doesn’t seem to have any corroborating evidence from the Benghazi survivors.

I want to see more details. Where was Obama all night long?

I hope this is just the first shoe dropping and Congressman Darrell Isa has hearings with the survivors.


22 posted on 04/23/2013 2:04:17 PM PDT by A'elian' nation
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To: A'elian' nation

Yeah about those survivors....


23 posted on 04/23/2013 2:05:12 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: potlatch

Don’t let it be forgotten that the other 30-40 people there also were left to die and would have but for the heroic intervention of Doherty and Woods.


24 posted on 04/23/2013 2:06:12 PM PDT by Paine in the Neck (Socialism consumes everything)
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To: Paine in the Neck; All
Yes, the two SEALS were heroes, may they rest in peace.


25 posted on 04/23/2013 2:23:39 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: jazusamo
So...what about Obama’s lying on the filmmaker?
26 posted on 04/23/2013 2:24:42 PM PDT by Vision (We are not descended from fearful men)
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To: potlatch

Well Done!!! :o)


27 posted on 04/23/2013 2:26:11 PM PDT by smoothsailing
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To: jazusamo

It amazes me that tens of thousands of State Department employees continue to go to work every day in very dangerous areas, with not a peep of complaint.

If Benghazi had happened on Bush’s watch, there’d be all kinds of unrest among the troops... and the MSM would be right there to cover it, with the silhouette views, the distorted voice interviews, the “because (s)he is not authorized to speak to the media” disclaimers.

But under Obama, no one cares. No one seems to give a fig.

Could be loyalty to King Putt; no doubt that’s part of it.

Could also be the whole Benghazi operation was dirty, and everyone on the inside knows it. Maybe their attitude is “play with fire and you get burned.”


28 posted on 04/23/2013 2:31:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: smoothsailing

Thank you old friend!! [in FReeper time ;) ] lol.


29 posted on 04/23/2013 2:35:21 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: gaijin

Our dedicated enemy is emboldened by the the appeasement policy of the kumbaya crowd. That haven’t learned this yet because they are IDIOTS.


30 posted on 04/23/2013 2:46:33 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: jazusamo
When has Obama ever told the truth ? Does he even know what truth is ?

Face it, there are people in this society that never ever tell the truth. Deal with a few of them myself. Best thing to do is ignore and keep em far away. Once you know everything out of their mouth is false, it is hard to ever talk to them again.

31 posted on 04/23/2013 2:51:45 PM PDT by justa-hairyape
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32 posted on 04/23/2013 2:54:31 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Steely Tom

Agreed...I think many in the administration worship the ground the turkey walks on and others are afraid of reprisals, we have a disgusting president.


33 posted on 04/23/2013 2:55:21 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo
Hillary? blew?

Not exactly the way Monica did.

But I read somewhere else that Bill smoked “blow”, or was it marijuana?

My how the meaning of English words can vary in meaning by use.

34 posted on 04/23/2013 2:56:03 PM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: justa-hairyape

Yep, I’ve said many times the turkey even lies when he doesn’t have to, he’s pathological.


35 posted on 04/23/2013 2:57:39 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

bttt


36 posted on 04/23/2013 3:30:31 PM PDT by Albion Wilde (Don't believe any rumors in Washington, DC until they are officially denied.)
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To: jazusamo

Why do these Pubbie A-holes mix up the issues?

The issue isn’t whether State downgraded Benghazi a few years ago; before CIA decided to use the facility for other purposes:

The issue is why didn’t any of the multitude of government agencies decided to allow the Americans to fend for themselves, and have no-one issue orders to protect the Americans; CIA, State, military, cililian!

But “Who cares! What difference does it make at this point!”


37 posted on 04/23/2013 4:15:36 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: jazusamo

The libs will all say, “Yeah, sure. The lyin’ Republicans in the HOUSE!”

She will run for President in 2016, I believe, and as many ignorant, entitled, dumbed-down, brain-washed, God-hating libs will vote for her, as voted for Obamullah! (And she will be the next POTUS, if something isn’t done soon!)


38 posted on 04/23/2013 5:44:20 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: potlatch

Good one, Potlatch! (As usual!)


39 posted on 04/23/2013 5:46:47 PM PDT by yorkie
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To: yorkie

Thank you dear friend!


40 posted on 04/23/2013 5:58:58 PM PDT by potlatch (~be content with small victories and simple pleasures~)
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To: Revolting cat!

Bill Clinton is shocked to learn she blew it.


41 posted on 04/23/2013 7:15:55 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks jazusamo.


42 posted on 04/23/2013 7:22:25 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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