Skip to comments.House GOP concludes Hillary Clinton blew Benghazi response
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 years 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 ...
Yeah, yeah — we know...
But what does it matter? Can we elect her President now?
Somebody needs to lose a job over this....
Plus, we need to remember this for 2014 and 2016.
A Monica euphemism.
Clinton lied, people died.
Sure they can and just may, this will make little difference if any.
I will hold my breath waiting for 2 dozen House Republicans to demand face time on the major networks regarding this.
Hillary! employing the time proven 'the best defense is a good offense' strategy.
Corrupt old goat.
What is it with the Clinton’s & blowing?
At one traitor needs to be arrested, tried, convicted, and sentenced for this.
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!!
And it only took 7 months!
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?
Barky has his eye on that life preserver his Secretary of State is wearing.
Thanks, potlatch. That’s excellent!
Around her middle you mean? Lol, I’m a ‘woman’ and sometimes miss ‘nuance’.....
Well it would have been much sooner, but I'm sure that the sequestration is to blame.
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?
“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.
Yeah about those survivors....
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.
Well Done!!! :o)
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.”
Thank you old friend!! [in FReeper time ;) ] lol.
Our dedicated enemy is emboldened by the the appeasement policy of the kumbaya crowd. That haven’t learned this yet because they are IDIOTS.
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.
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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.
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.
Yep, I’ve said many times the turkey even lies when he doesn’t have to, he’s pathological.
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!”
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!)
Good one, Potlatch! (As usual!)
Thank you dear friend!
Bill Clinton is shocked to learn she blew it.