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Powell defends Clinton on Benghazi:
‘You can’t keep everything from happening’

Yahoo! News, by Dylan Stableford

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Posted By:NorthernDog, 1/13/2013 4:32:37 PM

Former Secretary of State Gen. Colin Powell defended current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton´s handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, saying it could´ve happened under anyone´s watch. "I think she´s had a distinguished record," Powell said in an interview on NBC´s "Meet The Press" broadcast Sunday. "And I don´t think that this one incident--which is one of these things that those of us in government have been through many, many times where suddenly an action happens late at night ... I don´t think it´s a blot on her record." "You´re surprised," Powell said

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It´s been 4+ months and virtually no one has come forward with the truth about what happened in Benghazi. Colon is OK with that - as long as ´O´ doesn´t get his garments dirtied.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: IdahoJoe, 1/13/2013 4:38:36 PM     (No. 9114574)

Yes colon, repeatedly telling troops to ´stand down´ and leaving 30+ people to die is perfectly fine, and anyone else would have done the same. /s


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Reply 2 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 1/13/2013 4:41:18 PM     (No. 9114577)

No wonder Bush fired this guy - oh, excuse me, he left on his own - wink wink. What a huge disappointment.

Color over country. We expected more from you Colin.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jimK1, 1/13/2013 4:52:03 PM     (No. 9114585)

Hey Colin, my colin is full of um, stuff. So are you. Go back to retirement and shut up.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hamrman, 1/13/2013 4:54:33 PM     (No. 9114588)

This is unsatisfactory coming from a former US Army General and Secretary State....stuff just doesn´t happen!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/13/2013 4:58:28 PM     (No. 9114593)

Headline: You can’t keep everything from happening’

No, you can´t stop everything. Is it just me or could this same argument be used for gun control?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: weirdone, 1/13/2013 4:59:07 PM     (No. 9114594)

"You can´t keep everything from happening" Perhaps not but you can stop it after it has begun if you are the least bit competent.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: glcinpdx, 1/13/2013 5:12:44 PM     (No. 9114609)

Nothing to see here folks, Just one Affirmative Action recipient standing up for another...

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Reply 8 - Posted by: jalo1951, 1/13/2013 5:18:33 PM     (No. 9114614)

No, you can´t but it´s not like there weren´t direct and indirect indications that more security was needed. And in the end it´s the lying that is so disturbing.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Blue-Z-Anna, 1/13/2013 5:29:23 PM     (No. 9114630)

This is called the ´contrast to perfection´ defense. "So...we´re not perfect...who is ?"

Bull Puckey.

It´s also the "Butterfly Mcqueen" defense.

"I don´t know nuthin´ ´bout berthin´ no babies."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: JAN, 1/13/2013 5:30:18 PM     (No. 9114631)

This totally rotten dirtbag stood silently by while something terrible happened to Scooter Libby.



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Reply 11 - Posted by: joew9, 1/13/2013 5:37:08 PM     (No. 9114638)

No you can´t. But what you CAN do is not lie about it over and over. But of course Powell is no stranger to lying.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: mitzi, 1/13/2013 5:39:41 PM     (No. 9114640)

Someone´s got to get this guy away from the Kool-Aid!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/13/2013 5:42:18 PM     (No. 9114642)

When BillyBoob Klintoon discussed gays in the military...
he was thinkin´ of his friend...
Colon Pal.

Shucks, Colon.
That Ole Witch coulda hopped on her broomstick and rode over there to save
our ambassador and the others.

You say... "Distinguished"... ??

I´d be happier with...
"Extinguished."
Sooner rather than later.

I think Mitt Romney would have named Ole Witch as ambassador to...
Hezbollah.
See how she would have liked the usual mideast treatment of uppity witches.
If ya know whut I mean...

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Rafter, 1/13/2013 5:47:05 PM     (No. 9114646)

#9, thank you for that gem!

I always thought it was given as...

"Miss Scahlett... I duzzin know nuffin´ ´bout birfin´ no babies!"

Dat same way dat, when axed, you suppose ta say...
"I don´ know nuffin´ ´bout no birfin´ certimicate!"

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Reply 15 - Posted by: CEP, 1/13/2013 5:49:24 PM     (No. 9114647)

But at least you give them the ability to defend themselves and you don´t spend the time after lying about it.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Teleologicus, 1/13/2013 6:03:37 PM     (No. 9114654)

One wonders how it happened that Colin Powell was scheduled to appear at this particular time. Whose idea was it? Why now?

It seems pretty obvious that someone has dusted him off, wound him up, and sent him forth to promote the current administration´s agenda. He should stop pretending to be a Republican. He is a Democrat.

His comments about Benghazi are disingenuous - to say the least. There is ample evidence of advance warning and even pleas for increased security from the embassy. They knew they were in danger. Hillary Clinton and others tried to mislead Americans immediately after the attack by blaming it on a spontaneous protest over an anti-Muslim film.

Finally, I wish just one time, when someone gushes over what an outstanding record Hillary Clinton has compiled as Secretary of State, they would tell us one thing she has actually accomplished that justifies such praise. Maybe I missed it - but all I have seen is her parading around and acting like somebody important. What has she actually done or accomplished for the U.S.?

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Reply 17 - Posted by: M Stuart, 1/13/2013 6:15:10 PM     (No. 9114663)

What kind of general says something like this? Generals are tough, no-nonsense, no-excuses people.



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Reply 18 - Posted by: thewarden, 1/13/2013 6:21:51 PM     (No. 9114669)

They sure do stick together, don´t they? We could learn from that.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bur Oak, 1/13/2013 6:33:28 PM     (No. 9114688)

Colin Powell - candidate for Secretary of State

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/13/2013 6:34:36 PM     (No. 9114692)

Yes #10 and I am ashamed we have a Hill full of elected officials who knew better and stood silent while it happened too.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: hicokid, 1/13/2013 6:39:00 PM     (No. 9114699)

Yes, Colin Powell is working for the obama administration. He had all of his lines memorized, and David Gregory read from the script. We were supposed to believe that Powell did his own research and held his own opinions about the Hagel nomination and Hillary´s suitability for president. Then he winds it all up by stating once more that he is a Republican. He´s only opposed to the "extremist" in the party (none mentioned in the dem party). He further works himself up with umbrage toward the suggestion that obama is lazy. That´s clearly racist, since the next (imaginary) descriptors are "shiftless", etc.

Colin, I bet you couldn´t get a Republican on the Hill to buy you a cup of coffee, you lazy, shiftless, racist, false-flag waving, traitor.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: califedup, 1/13/2013 6:41:25 PM     (No. 9114703)

What a disgrace to his country, his uniform, and worst of all to the military. He has clearly revealed himself as a racist, an anti-semite, and has lined up on the side of the communists in our government who call themselves democrats.

Dictator Obama and the Secretary of Disgrace, Pantload Hillary, are responsible for the deaths of our brave Seals on that rooftop in Benghazi. They deliberately withheld support that would have saved them. Colin Powell was an affirmative action general and it shows in spades.

He must be angling for a position in Dictator Obama´s collection of thugs, communists, and criminals which these days are called his cabinet.

I ask you general Powell, have you ever heard of these three words: Duty, Honor, Country and if you did you then clearly you do not understand the meaning of them. You, sir, are a without honor or dignity. For Shame.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: eoddad, 1/13/2013 6:42:23 PM     (No. 9114704)

Long before the Scooter Libby dirty business and long before the General exposed himself as a racist picking a socialist to be president over skin color I did not trust the General. NO Honor No Valore just affirmative action quota and Bushie sponsored Lefty. No a cover for the worst corruption we have seen in DC.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: steelbreeze, 1/13/2013 6:49:44 PM     (No. 9114713)

Saw this affirative action general today on one of the Sunday shows.What a disgrace.If Obama had been white powell would not have supported him at all.Powell who shows why the books The Peter Principle and The Bell Curve nailed it proved once again what an ass he really is.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: lakerman1, 1/13/2013 6:52:13 PM     (No. 9114716)

I, too, am baffled whenever anyone talks about Hillary´s distinguished record as Secretary of State.
What is that record? What are the instances where she acted in a distinguished way?
Was it the re-set button with Russia, when they laughed at her so heartily, some KGB pants might have been wetted?
Was it when she said, about libya and khadaffi, ´we came, we saw, we killed?´
Can anyone point out one success? The Arab Spring? North Korea´s nuclear program? Iran´s general mischief? Syria, when she said the president there was a reformer??

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 1/13/2013 7:03:17 PM     (No. 9114727)

Two words say it all - COVER UP - to protect the Administrations incompetency

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Reply 27 - Posted by: tanker, 1/13/2013 7:38:14 PM     (No. 9114746)

Colin I blame you for the current mess in Iraq with our casulties, IN the Gulf war on the "HIGHWAY OF DEATH" he ordered Gen. Schawtzkof to stand down and let them proceed back to Iraq he quoted humanitarian reasons, they lived to plant I>E>D>s against our troops.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: get er done, 1/13/2013 7:41:00 PM     (No. 9114750)

Clearly, Dimocrat, Mrs. Powell wears the pants in their family.

And how "distinguished" was Powell´s record re Iraq? Is months of footdragging "distinguished."

Mr. Powell, We the People can keep more than you think from happening.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: STLstudent, 1/13/2013 8:03:36 PM     (No. 9114770)

The Obama administration just sat there and watched Americans die. They did nothing because it would negatively affect the Obama campaign propaganda that the terrorists had been defeated in Libya.

Colin Powell = Affirmative Action Puppet

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Pros7767, 1/13/2013 8:05:25 PM     (No. 9114772)

Amen #22, I couldn´t have said it better.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Not your typical New Yorker, 1/13/2013 8:07:48 PM     (No. 9114775)

Colin Powell another that used to be somebody....barry obama has ruined so many, eh?

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Kristen, 1/13/2013 8:12:57 PM     (No. 9114781)

Powell is pathetic in his attempt to help Clinton. Hillary shamelessly lied lies regarding Benghazi and proved herself once again to be incompetent. Now Powell fears this will hurt her in race for the White House. Above all, Powell does not want the GOP to win. Remember, this "Republican" endorsed Obama.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: veritas, 1/13/2013 8:21:30 PM     (No. 9114784)

1. OK, ´fess up. Who asked for this mutt´s opinion? [Good questions raised above -- why him, why now?]

2. As bad, as horrible, as criminal as was the immediate handling of Benghazi, there were in fact greater, earlier errors. One is general, one is specific. a. the general error -- not having armed Americans on site providing the security at our facilities in Muslim nations. In many of them, we were "required" to use local security by the Muslim gov´ts. Worse than reckless, it proved deadly. b. the specific error -- treating 9/11 like "just another day." Especially, it appears, in the face of intel that there would be attacks on us [not that being extra-suspicious that attacks would occur was on a par with history´s 10 greatest insights].

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Reply 34 - Posted by: lancer12, 1/13/2013 8:21:46 PM     (No. 9114785)

And you don´t carry on like maniacs accusing Americans of disrespecting Mohammed.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino, 1/13/2013 8:28:47 PM     (No. 9114788)

I DESPISE : Powell.

Rot in hell you backstabbing weasel.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: leftcoastmom, 1/13/2013 8:29:34 PM     (No. 9114789)

Lost all respect for this man years ago. What he did to Scooter Libby is unforgiveable. He is nothing but a finger in the wind racist. The real Hero General just passed away...Stormin Norman!!

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Reply 37 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 1/13/2013 8:35:40 PM     (No. 9114792)

Right, Colon. Because we all know what happened "wasn´t optimal".

Tool.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Forehand, 1/13/2013 8:36:59 PM     (No. 9114793)

Powell takes prostitution to levels not seen before.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: jerseytomato, 1/13/2013 8:39:49 PM     (No. 9114794)

#10 said it.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: ledbythnose, 1/13/2013 8:49:37 PM     (No. 9114798)

No wonder that King Snake keeps getting my eggs. Boy Howdy . I´m glad to know this.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: HotRodLincoln, 1/13/2013 8:50:08 PM     (No. 9114799)

what do they have on the good general?

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Reply 42 - Posted by: bdog, 1/13/2013 8:51:23 PM     (No. 9114802)

Anything done to affirmatively protect the people there, such as sending a rescue team from Sicily, would have been seen as a sign of concern by the administration. They let those people die and lied to coverup their cowardice. Powell is the perfect apologist for this bunch of losers.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Italiano, 1/13/2013 8:53:13 PM     (No. 9114804)

General Powell´s approval: The Ass-id test.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: Scribelus, 1/13/2013 9:11:18 PM     (No. 9114825)

Shut down the stnkin´ Senate until The Marxist - the Kingfish himself- testifies about the matter, under OATH!

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Reply 45 - Posted by: gracepmc, 1/13/2013 9:56:18 PM     (No. 9114860)

Apparently then Powell also would have stood by while 4 Americans were murdered on his watch and then swung into action during the cover up phase.

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Reply 46 - Posted by: eorsc, 1/13/2013 10:12:14 PM     (No. 9114872)

My true admiration for Gen. Powell has been dwindling ever since he backed Obama the 1st time. Rather rapidly lately.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: BarryNo, 1/13/2013 11:42:21 PM     (No. 9114955)

Hard to believe this man was ever in the chain of command.

It´s one thing when you are in a multi-conflict war and your resources are spread too thin to send aid - but to have aid available and refuse to make the attempt?

Disgraceful!! And worse for anyone who arm-chair defends it!!

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Reply 48 - Posted by: luke, 1/14/2013 4:54:03 PM     (No. 9116324)

General, Sir. Tell the truth. Soldiers expect more of you.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: franq, 1/14/2013 5:04:34 PM     (No. 9116349)

Do we need any more proof this man is a Quisling and a toady?

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For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

In a Hole, Golf Considers
Digging a Wider One

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New York Times, by Bill Pennington    Original Article
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GREENSBORO, Ga. — Golf holes the size of pizzas. Soccer balls on the back nine. A mulligan on every hole. These are some of the measures — some would say gimmicks — that golf courses across the country have experimented with to stop people from quitting the game. Golf has always reveled in its standards and rich tradition. But increasingly a victim of its own image and hidebound ways, golf has lost five million players in the last decade, according to the National Golf Foundation, with 20 percent of the existing 25 million golfers apt to quit in the next few years. People under 35 have especially spurned the game, saying it takes too


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