Skip to comments.Kerry to Rep. Duncan: Donít Bring Up Benghazi
Posted on 09/08/2013 6:14:36 AM PDT by IbJensen
CNSNews.com) -- Secretary of State John Kerry got into a heated exchange with Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-SC) while appearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Wednesday urging members to approve President Obamas request to use military force in Syria.
After Kerry made the administrations case for military action in response to the use of chemical weapons by Syrian President Bashar Assads regime, Duncan responded: I cant discuss the possibility of U.S. involvement in Syrias civil war without also talking about Benghazi. The administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people due to the unanswered questions surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi almost a year ago. When you factor in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the AP and James Rosen issues, Fast and Furious and NSA spying programs, the bottom line is that there is a need for accountability and trust-building from the administration, Duncan said.
Section four of your testimony today says this is about accountability. Sure it is. The American people deserve answers about Benghazi before we move forward with military involvement in Syria's civil war. Holding up a photo of Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, who was killed in the Benghazi attack along with U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and two other Americans, Duncan added, The same administration that was singlely so quick to involve the U.S. in Syria now was reluctant to use the same resources at its disposal to attempt a rescue of four brave Americans that fought for their lives in Benghazi.
Duncan also asked the secretary of state if there had been "any transfers of weapons from Libya to Syria."
A clearly irritated Kerry responded: We talking about people being killed by gas and you want to go talk about Benghazi and Fast and Furious. This is not about getting into Syrias civil war. Kerry responded. This is about enforcing the principle that people shouldnt be allowed to gas their citizens with impunity. And if we dont vote to do this, Assad will interpret from you that hes free to go and do this any day he wants to. Thats what this is about, not getting involved in Syrias civil war. So lets draw the proper distinction here, congressman.
We dont deserve to drag this into another Benghazi discussion when the real issue here is whether or not Congress is going to stand up for international norms with respect to dictators that have only been broken twice until Assad: Hitler and Saddam Hussein. -
This vile, corrupt regime couldn't be trusted with the lives of four Americans in Benghazi, they certainly can't be trusted in Syria. Barack Hussein Obama is simply UNFIT for command. Period. Here's a foolish homosexual sycophant who goes to Russia to meet with homosexual groups.
The ignorant Kerry's response makes no sense. The events are related.
This is an Administration we get when you let Liberals Vote for a Man to Run Our Country just Because he's Cool and he's a negro. Never mind the Fact that he May not even be in the Position to Legally be President!! If you Play Stupid Games, You Win Stupid Prizes!!!
The events are RELATED since some of the 20,000 MANPADs
went to Syria (and some entered the USA through the
porous Mexican border, as the US Congress and Obama planned).
Good on Jeff Duncan! He’s clearly struck a nerve - one that should be hammered until they cry uncle....and then hammered some more.
Congressional oversight. Embrace it, Lurch. Before it embraces you.
The last person in the world I want preaching to me about why we need to go to war is traitorous “Hanoi John” F’ng Kerry. Of all the unmitigated gall, he sits there with a straight face and lies.
The STUNNING, absolutely shameless, unconscionable hypocrisy of John F’n Kerry appearing before Congress to ask for a ‘yes’ on sending our men into harm’s way (do you really think Obama won’t end up with boots on the ground?) and saying “trust us” with this after Obama left Americans to die while he went to bed early (with whom is still a question) and then flew to Vegas the next day is just surreal.
“Trust us” after they lied (still lying) about that d@mned video? “Trust us” after F & F, the IRS being sicced on Americans who disagree with Leftist Obama? “Trust us” after the NSA is found to be spying on everybody, not just terrorists (and Congress was lied to about it)? “Trust us” when they are cramming Obamacare, which Americans are overwhelming against and is destroying our economy/healthcare, down the country’s throat, because it’s necessary for Obama’s Ego & Legacy? “Trust us” because every time there is a crisis, Obama ends up on a golf course somewhere? “TRUST US”? As Huckabee said last night .... you can’t lose what you don’t have .... with this regime, they have no credibility so there is none to lose by Obama or anybody else, including Congress if they dare to vote ‘yes’.
Notice how Kerry linked Benghazi and fast and furious....both having to do with weapon transfers over borders. Hunter asked about Benghazi. Kerry knows damn well that Lybia wa being used as a weapons transfer point in some covert get the arms to the rebels dictum from the jerk in charge.
So, according to Kerry’s reasoning, if Assad lined civilians up and cut their throats, that would be OK? We wouldn’t worry about that?
The dumbasses in the Obama administration understand how chemical weapons work. Why don’t they tell the American public how they work? Because it wouldn’t help their argument. The Democrats continue to use fear to motivate Americans.
How about your plans to murder republican congressmen? I have the FBI-files, you insane loon. And so does anyone bothering to get them from the paperless archive.
This is not about getting into Syrias civil war. Kerry responded. This is about enforcing the principle that people shouldnt be allowed to gas their citizens with impunity. And if we dont vote to do this, Assad will interpret from you that hes free to go and do this any day he wants to. Thats what this is about, not getting involved in Syrias civil war.”
Someone please explain how the U.S. intervention and enforcement (however useless) of certain principles and civil rights is NOT getting involved in Syria’s civil war?
Kerry getting more and more defensive and making more and more of a fool of himself. Saddam Hussein used chemical weapons? I thought he never had them and Bush lied. Does Kerry really want to go there?
It is all over ABC today. I guess one of the workers at the State Department is discussing Benghazi.
I think if we really knew the truth of Benghazi, nobody would allow our current regime, to war anywhere.
He warns not to bring up Benghazi. Why not? Perhaps he should have been asked why one year after Benghazi and twelve after 9/11 is obama trying to rain missiles down on Syria.
Why just one day before September 11th is he going to stand before the American people and lie about his reasons to slap Syria with a few missiles. Syria had nothing to do with the murders at the WTC or Benghazi, so why is he so insistent on drawing us into war when we have no security issues with Syria. He wants to aide Al Qaeda and the brotherhood. His next excuse will be that the perpetrators of Benghazi are in Syria and by attacking he will kill those that committed the atrocities.
Kerry is an ARROGANT boot licking moron who doesn't care how many of our troops die because his orders are final, he has the power (he thinks). Now, one day before the saddest and most devastating day this country has seen, the moron in the WH will give a speech telling us why more Americans should die, only this time they will die defending the very savages that have murdered Americans, and intend to murder more.
“Halp us Jon Carry....”
Benghazi details must be worse than I thought if Obama has to start a Middle East war to cover it up.
What’s that saying we use around here: “If you’re taking flak, you must be near or over the target”.
And besides all that you heaped upon this miserable excuse for an America is that there’s much more.
He’s a long-faced, empty-headed gigolo who wears another man’s clothes, spends his money, sleeps with his clueless widow and acts like father to Heinz’s children.
He’s like every one of Cupcake’s picks: he’s fatally flawed. This is no regime for America. Long past time to dump them before it is indeed too late. We’re approaching Armageddon and one can’t help but recall that Biblical passage about the destruction of Damascus.
Experiment over. America, in a sweat about electing a negro president to prove just how non-racist we are picked a jim dandy. He was the complete mystery man the day he took his Oath of Office (with his fingers crossed), but then what does Skeeter care about lying?
This is the worst man at the worst of times and will cause the complete destruction of America. Many of us know this is true so why aren’t we all marching on Washington to demand his removal along with his loyal staff?
GWB is not blameless. His fecklessness guaranteed Obama.
So Duncan says, “Because you haven’t told us the truth about A, B, and C, we tend to not believe you about D.”
Kerry replies, “This isn’t about A, B, and C. This is only about D.”
So, Kerry didn’t understand at all why we don’t believe him about D.
Maybe it’s related to why his face is all blowed up.
If you clandestinely can please show us the files. They need to be disseminated to the world!
there is no reason whatsoever to enforce a “norm”
a law, a treaty is different
a “norm” is not
enforcing on Russia the “norm” that sodomy is cool?
no thanks John Liar Kerry
I have zero doubts the Zippo adm. is being blackmailed by the muslim brotherhood.
I believe if they don’t do the MB’s bidding the MB will release info on how it was Hillary and Zippo that orchestrated the attack in Benghazi.
They already are, and here on FR as well.
The copies of all the files are available at the paperless archives, but the Kerry stuff is not free - I think you have to pay 5 or 10 bucks for the CD. Military, FBI and CIA.
I cant discuss the possibility of U.S. involvement in Syrias civil war without also talking about Benghazi. The administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people due to the unanswered questions surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi almost a year ago. When you factor in the IRS targeting of conservative groups, the AP and James Rosen issues, Fast and Furious and NSA spying programs, the bottom line is that there is a need for accountability and trust-building from the administration,
Few truly understand the “Obama Administration’s” place in history.
By every test of History, Obama is a National Socialist, a fascist. And what we are witnessing is the Obama fascist regime attempting to centralize its war power and to circumvent Congress, and to reduce the war power of Congress for the future.
Obama fascism? This is a seriously good read:
They don’t need any blackmail. They ARE the Muslim Brotherhood.
Video of Jeff Duncan’s statement to Kerry:
They have to call it a “norm” because Syria was not a party to the chemical weapons treaty. Or so I’ve heard.
well then al queerda hasn’t done anything wrong then
He pretty much hit a nerve that validates the thought that Benghazi was an illegal gun-running shop to assist al-queda.
I believe the rebels released the gas and I believe another attack is imminent since the first try did not work. What saying is that while the administration is trying to pin the attack on the Syrian government, they cannot claim they broke international law, since Syria is not party to the treaty. They are using “norm” and betting that lo-fos will not notice the difference like we do.
At the Clemson game yesterday where Graham was given some sort of plaque honoring his support of the University. He was there to accept it and when they said his name he was booed. Hes in trouble in the upstate for sure.
People are slowly waking up.
Kerry’s argument applies much more clearly to Benghazi, where the lack of ANY response to the murder of U.S. citizens including an ambassador on U.S. Soil, a full year after it happened, clearly tells our enemies that they are free to kill our citizens anywhere they want.
And frankly, that is a lot more serious than a country killing it’s own people. The people in that country can rise up against their oppressors. Our first duty is to protect our own citizens, and this administration fails that test time and again.
So John Lurch Kerry - who by the way served in Vietnam - got his widdle feelings hurt. Oh boy, what an idiot.
Ketchup Kid is no match for Jeff Duncan!
Kerry is a contemptible smart ass who continues to talk about his disgraceful service in Vietnam. To hell with his purple hearts.
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