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National Review Online ^ | May 14, 2014 | Dr. Benjamin Carson

Posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:08 PM PDT by yldstrk

The recent escalating arguments over whether there should be further congressional hearings on Benghazi are troubling. The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped.

This should not be a partisan issue, because the implications of ignoring or prevaricating about the underlying mistakes will have far-reaching consequences. The United States has diplomatic establishments throughout the world, and if they can be attacked without consequences, it greatly diminishes our influence despite any protestations to the contrary.

What does it say about our judgment if we have diplomatic establishments for which we make inadequate provisions for protection? This is especially disturbing because it was revealed that requests by the diplomatic facility in Benghazi for more protection were refused. There had been attacks on the facility not long before the fatal attack, and hostile actions had been taken against the British, which they were wise enough to react to appropriately.

Even more confounding was the decision to abandon our personnel at the facility because someone decided that our military forces could not reach them in time to effect a rescue. How could such a decision be made when no one knew how long the hostile action would last?

When our top officials make decisions to abandon our own people because they feel the situation is hopeless, they also abandon the concept of American exceptionalism and create doubt in the minds of all future military participants about the intention of their superiors to expend maximum effort to preserve their lives when they have sacrificed everything for our nation.

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


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: benghazi; coverup; irs; lies
pretty obvious
1 posted on 05/16/2014 9:25:08 PM PDT by yldstrk
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3 posted on 05/16/2014 9:29:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Red_Devil 232

Look, I have reported your inappropriate post to the administrator, grow up


4 posted on 05/16/2014 9:31:28 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
Here's the newest evidence, just released today.


5 posted on 05/16/2014 9:32:21 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: yldstrk

Ben Carson must be racist.


6 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:12 PM PDT by AZLiberty (No tag today.)
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To: yldstrk

“The fact that there are substantial numbers of people who feel that there is nothing more to investigate when four American lives were lost and no one has answered for this crime provides an indication of how far our sense of justice has slipped.”

Nothing of the kind. There quite simply IS NO sense of justice anymore. The press refuses to report any Obama administation malfeasance and our feckless congress refuses to investigate.

And STILL Black America accuses Whites of racism, despite the fact that everyone in the country holds their peace about Obama’s corruption and incompetence.


7 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:39 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

what on earth?


8 posted on 05/16/2014 9:33:47 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

And yet, she’s the frontrunner for pres.

Mark Levin said, she’s on her game.

Of course he’s right.

Karl Rove is so brilliant, he brought up her head injury. She’ll not only counter that but she’ll rise up Godzilla like.

Rove is so busy countering conservatives he doesn’t see that Hillary is running as a conservative.

she knows that’s the direction the country is headed.

Well. Let’s pray.


9 posted on 05/16/2014 9:37:14 PM PDT by stanne
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To: yldstrk
The "Truly Amazing Man".
10 posted on 05/16/2014 9:39:02 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: stanne

it’s about obama, not Hillary


11 posted on 05/16/2014 9:43:21 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

What about an administration that concocts an absurd story to cover up its malfeasance, orders its staff to perpetuate the story, then denies a cover-up when its lies are dis-proven?


12 posted on 05/16/2014 9:43:31 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

lost their way


13 posted on 05/16/2014 9:45:00 PM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk

Benghazi is not about Hillary?

OK.

And she’s running for president, no problem

Right.


14 posted on 05/16/2014 9:49:47 PM PDT by stanne
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Test


15 posted on 05/16/2014 10:04:10 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Resist in place.)
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To: Jack Hammer

“And STILL Black America accuses Whites of racism, despite the fact that everyone in the country holds their peace about Obama’s corruption and incompetence.”

The black community is loaded with broken psychologies. They’re mentally broken and racism is just the way of enabling it. They don’t have to face themselves as the problem and don’t have to end up taking responsibility for their lives.

Blacks are becoming like the friend who is a failure, but refuses to make adjustments to their lives that would improve them.

They whine about the deck being stacked, but the deck is stacked against everyone in the world right now, not just them.


16 posted on 05/16/2014 10:14:51 PM PDT by CorporateStepsister (I am NOT going to force a man to make my dreams come true)
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To: CorporateStepsister; All

They are called “ASKHOLES”. They ask for help and ignore you when you offer it.

Been going on for generations.


17 posted on 05/16/2014 10:17:15 PM PDT by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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Pimp!


19 posted on 05/16/2014 10:25:04 PM PDT by dalereed
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20 posted on 05/16/2014 10:26:33 PM PDT by caww
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To: stanne

“Rove is so busy countering conservatives he doesn’t see that Hillary is running as a conservative.”

She’s talking about a return to the Clinton years, so yeah, she’s definitely running to the right of Obama and I daresay the GOPe. Oh, did I say running? She’s only thinking about that. She hasn’t actually decided (BS!). She’s already had the physical makeover. Now she’s working on the political makeover. She’s all in. Bet on it!


21 posted on 05/16/2014 10:32:41 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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To: yldstrk

it also says that we will not come to the aid of service men fighting for their lives in defense of the country

hey 0bama... think about what those marines are thinking the next time you use them as your own personal taxi


22 posted on 05/16/2014 10:38:13 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: CitizenUSA

She’s running to the right of Jeb. Obama is not running. Not officially.

Of course that’s all he does, is run for office. He’s so good at it he can do it for 6 years. What six year incumbent, lame duck, does NOTHING but have fundraisers?

She is running to the right of the GOPe and Jeb.

That’s it.


23 posted on 05/16/2014 10:40:52 PM PDT by stanne
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To: yldstrk

I truly wish Dr. Carson won’t destroy himself by getting into politics. I love that man.


24 posted on 05/16/2014 10:44:37 PM PDT by Forgotten Amendments (Peace On Earth! Purity of Essence! McCain/Ripper 2016)
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To: stanne

“She is running to the right of the GOPe and Jeb.”

Totally agree and she’s already started her campaign. Jeb is clearly the GOPe’s anointed one, and he’s started campaigning, too. The GOPe learned very little from 2008 and 2012 beyond being even more aggressive to squash competition from the conservative right.


25 posted on 05/16/2014 11:01:32 PM PDT by CitizenUSA (America for Americans first!)
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26 posted on 05/17/2014 1:13:50 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: stanne

this article is about obama


27 posted on 05/17/2014 2:28:30 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: yldstrk
On a personal level just look at the relationship between her and her husband. She was humiliated world wide by her husband while in office and she was touted as this strong women with a moral conviction to her husband when it was all about power greed and the bottom line Former NY RAT governor Elliot spritzer ran into the same problem and she stood by her man until we found out about her pay out and reward for doing so. If there private lives have no moral compass you can imagine how they feel about us and our families
28 posted on 05/17/2014 2:55:45 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That’s what usually happens. Don’t get their ketchup, whatever and then jump up on the counter and have a hissy fit.


29 posted on 05/17/2014 3:29:57 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: stanne
If any weapons from Libya and Syrian terrorists whom we armed got to terrorists in Nigeria, I can't see how anyone involved gets elected anymore.

If the investigation is real, that is. Anyone who was okay with that (including 'pubs) is through being elected.

That's why I wonder if the investigation will get to the bottom of things. I suspect that the findings would be toxic across the political spectrum.

30 posted on 05/17/2014 3:51:53 AM PDT by grania
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To: grania

“And yet, she’s the frontrunner for pres.”....

Assuming “she” is Hitlary, the media wants you to believe she is the front runner, at least for now. There are many other candidates who will be potentials for that position.

It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to see that Hitlary NEVER becomes POTUS. Remember, “What Difference Does It Make”


31 posted on 05/17/2014 3:58:56 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: yldstrk

No one answered for 9-11, hell of a lot more dead there.


32 posted on 05/17/2014 4:18:04 AM PDT by TalBlack (Evil doesn't have a day job.)
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To: yldstrk

For any potential ambassadors or even members of the military,for that matter,after seeing how the administration is taking care of things....I ask this...would you be willing to serve?


33 posted on 05/17/2014 7:18:26 AM PDT by oldtech
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To: yldstrk

are one of those micromanaging people, aren’t you. Making regulations up as you go along, causing co workers to make errors, and driving kids to resentment.

Well, what are your Hillary regulations?

Or, maybe you could notify the moderators and they can have my posts pulled.


34 posted on 05/17/2014 7:27:24 AM PDT by stanne
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To: Gaffer

...and head to lawyers for coffee too hot, not enough napkins, syrup too sticky, salt too salty.


35 posted on 05/17/2014 9:16:28 AM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: yldstrk

The sense of “justice” in the media remains where it has been for decades: everything for the Party, and nothing for America.


36 posted on 05/17/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT by pierrem15 (Claudius: "Let all the poisons that lurk in the mud hatch out.")
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To: yldstrk

Why do we keep using phrases like “4 American lives lost”? It was an ambassador of the freakin’ United States. A person hand-picked by a POTUS, in charge of an embassy or outpost - legally or de facto US soil - overseas. Not a tourist, not a guy out there opening a franchise. We’ve yet again missed an opportunity. Why haven’t the conservative pundits been comparing his death to an equivalent of killing Obama or the left’s precious Hillary? Do they think the left cares if 3 of those folks were military? They already hate the military.


37 posted on 05/17/2014 2:06:33 PM PDT by MaggiesPitchfork
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To: DaveA37
It is up to WE THE PEOPLE to see that hillary never becomes POTUS

Not exactly. It's up to the RINO glogbalist back-stabbing elitists who gave us George2, McCain, and Romney to NEVER AGAIN manipulate someone who isn't a constitutional conservate into the nomination again.

When the RINOs start saying "lesser of two evils" what they're saying is they don't really care which one wins, both will promote the globalist pro-corporate, war-mongering agenda.

If its Jeb, Christie, PaulRyan or another backstabber, let the nation splinter apart under hillary, since the US is on its way to the trash heap of failed civilizations if the next president doesn't dramatically and quickly turn things around. A RINO won't save us.

38 posted on 05/18/2014 1:37:08 PM PDT by grania
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