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House Holds Hearing on Benghazi Attack
The New York Times ^ | May 8, 2013 | By SCOTT SHANE

Posted on 05/08/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

Eight months after four Americans died in a terrorist attack on the American diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a House committee held another hearing on Wednesday to examine whether the Obama administration mishandled the tragic events. What follows is an update on what is known about the Benghazi episode and why it has become such a political flash point:

Q. Why is the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform holding a new hearing on Benghazi?

A. Committee investigators found two State Department officials who previously had not spoken publicly and who are scathingly critical of the administration’s response to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack.

Q. But haven’t the inadequacy of security measures at Benghazi and other shortcomings already been addressed in a major report?

A. Yes.

Q. So how great a role is partisan politics playing in the Benghazi debate?

A. A big role, it is fair to say.

Q. What about the dispute over whether President Obama and his aides refused to apply the “terrorism” label to the attack, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans?

A. Mr. Obama applied the “terror” label to the attack in his first public statement on the events in Benghazi, delivered in the Rose Garden at the White House at 10:43 a.m. on Sept. 12, though the reference was indirect.

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


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; War on Terror
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1 posted on 05/08/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Pretty much what I’d expect fom the craven NYT...


2 posted on 05/08/2013 1:48:33 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Only the New York Times could call the rape and murder of American diplomats and soldiers “partisan.” There is no cure to the Liberal mind.


3 posted on 05/08/2013 1:48:52 PM PDT by wac3rd (Somewhere in Hell, Ted Kennedy snickers....)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Couldn’t have the golden boy getting into a messy war on the verge of an election. The war crimes to depose Momar Gaddafi were bad enough.


4 posted on 05/08/2013 1:48:54 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: wac3rd
Stalinists lie. Always. Orwell came to realize it among his Socialist brethren.
5 posted on 05/08/2013 1:49:36 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes, Virginia, America is dead.


6 posted on 05/08/2013 1:50:41 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Thy Kingdom come!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Papering it over aren’t they?

What else could be expected.

So much for this being a watershed event... no coverage. Only conservatives in the blogosphere will be aware the hearing even happened. Without the media to whip the sheeple into a frenzy of outrage NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN HERE.

Just like F and F, these poor guys that testified have stuck their necks out for nothing.... and they will soon be chopped off at the knees and be ruined.

The worse news, honest people who know things will be even more unwilling to stick their necks out.

I hate to be negative but this is a busted balloon today.


7 posted on 05/08/2013 1:50:43 PM PDT by Sequoyah101
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is “Scott Shane” the pseudonym for Jay Carney.


8 posted on 05/08/2013 1:50:51 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Just like a big steaming pile of dog crap sitting on the front poarch of America. ny slimes... may it and everyone that works there burn in hell for eternity.

LLS


9 posted on 05/08/2013 1:52:40 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (FROM MY COLD, DEAD HANDS!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“is expected to testify that a far more aggressive American military response could have been mounted on the night of the attack. “

This is journalism? He seems to imply there existed some sort of military response. There was nothing. While Americans fought for their lives and died horrifically, there was nothing.

They would have been happy for *any* military response, not just a “far more aggressive” one. We are lucky they weren’t completely overrun with 30+ KIA.


10 posted on 05/08/2013 1:54:37 PM PDT by muddytadpole
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Ehhh....it’s the New York Times. What else would you expect from them?


11 posted on 05/08/2013 1:57:49 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: blueunicorn6

The N.Y.Slime will probably call the Arias verdict unfortunate for a woman.


12 posted on 05/08/2013 2:00:27 PM PDT by shadeaud (We need to learn to know what our enemies are truly creating)
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13 posted on 05/08/2013 2:00:57 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: BlueStateRightist

NYT. Another water carrier for THE FOREIGNERS REGIME. 4 dead and you socialist frauds want to play POLITICS. Not anymore.


14 posted on 05/08/2013 2:02:41 PM PDT by spawn44 (MOO)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

This is the Onion, pretending to be the NYT, right?


15 posted on 05/08/2013 2:02:41 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Uncle Miltie

The NYT is that lame?

Wow. I having stopped reading the MSM it’s shocking to see how far they’ve fallen.

That’s nothing but Administration dictated clap-trap.

I guess shilling pays. Whoops! It doesn’t. The NYT is going out of business soon....


16 posted on 05/08/2013 2:03:53 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (All observant Muslims want to kill you. If they don't, they are not really Muslims.)
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To: Sequoyah101

That is the truth.

I forget which Rep said “We will protect you!” I thought, Gee, if you have to try and publically reassure them...

The Good Men did nothing. Evil triumphed.


17 posted on 05/08/2013 2:07:34 PM PDT by BrewingFrog (I brew, therefore I am!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Actually, I’m surprised that the NYT can spell Benghazi.


18 posted on 05/08/2013 2:08:17 PM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

washed n hung out to dry


19 posted on 05/08/2013 2:18:47 PM PDT by bunkerhill7 (("The Second Amendment has no limits on firepower"-NY State Senator Kathleen A. Marchione.))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

A congress woman just said on the Hanity show that the military was prepared to go but was told to put down, also she said that the democrats were made to look so bad they were mad, they would not even let her use their phone.


20 posted on 05/08/2013 2:21:00 PM PDT by ravenwolf
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYT is lucky they don’t require a license to exercise their first amendment rights .... none of them could pass a background check for mental compentency!!!!


21 posted on 05/08/2013 2:23:56 PM PDT by RetiredTexasVet (You don't have to be stupid to become a Progressive, but it does speed up the process.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Well, the NYTimes can always be counted on to do the Devil’s dirty work as they have once again done here.

Nothing more than partisan politics that’s all.

There will be justice, in this world or the next for these evil doers.


22 posted on 05/08/2013 2:25:33 PM PDT by Obadiah (High speed, low drag.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

CNN pundit just called for an outside investigation of the Cleveland Police.

Same for Benghazi or Boston Bombing? => not so much, nah!


23 posted on 05/08/2013 2:37:51 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Obama got re-elected, so “what difference does it make”. Absolutely none at all, at least not to the MSM>


24 posted on 05/08/2013 2:40:34 PM PDT by The Fop (Leftist logic...."the only thing worse than religious people are Islamophobes".)
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To: DJ MacWoW
TREASON is the reason!


25 posted on 05/08/2013 2:50:21 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Right on!


26 posted on 05/08/2013 2:51:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (My faith and politics cannot be separated)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Is this reporting or just regurgitating of Democrat talking points? Oh, it’s the NYSlimes, so regurgitating of Democrat talking points is what they pass off as “reporting.”

They’re usually less blatant about it, though...


27 posted on 05/08/2013 3:08:02 PM PDT by piytar (The predator-class is furious that their prey are shooting back.)
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To: Sequoyah101
I wonder if it will make page 1 in tomorrow's print edition.

When Juanita Broaddrick went on prime-time TV to tell of how she had been raped by Bill Clinton (when he was the Arkansas attorney general), the NY Times ran a story about it around page A15 which was mostly an attack on her credibility.

28 posted on 05/08/2013 3:17:00 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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