When it first became clear that the CIA’s Benghazi talking points had been altered, many of us viewed the White House as the prime suspect. After all, it served President Obama’s political purposes to claim, at the height of a political campaign in which he was taking credit for the fall of al Qaeda, that the death of a U.S. ambassador was down to spontaneous outrage over a video, rather than pre-planned terrorism. It turns out, however, that the State Department was the prime culprit. It was State that pushed back hard against the original talking points.
sadly - I agree with the author. In three years no one will be able/willing to remember the Benghazi fiasco. she will run and I´d bet a buck she will win. Republicans just don´t have it to criticize her in ways that would ensure her loss.
As I posted before Hillary treated Benghazi like it was one of Bill´s bimbo eruptions. Hide the truth political careers are more important than the safety of people and I am waiting for the "vast right wing conspiracy" theory to explain the Republican investigation into what happened. I thought I would never see the day when those in control of our Government would abandon American citizens under attack by terrorists. It is a very sad, shameful day. What is even worse is the msm and the Democrats will do whatever they can to protect Hillary and Obama. They are all disgusting.
If Hillary is smart [and that is a big ´if´], then she would be sitting on documentation that shows that she was ordered from the top to misstate the reasoning behind the attacks. She could derail this presidency and boost her own chances, all in one fell swoop. Otherwise, she is toast.
When clinton and obama met the bodies on returning to the USA, SHE, at least, looked sickened and upset. He looked bored and late for an important date. I guess, in retrospect, Benghazi has proven to be the 3 a.m. call that neither person was qualified to answer. And hillary has always been a powerful man´s tool. She might pay the price for this awful event, but obama, useless boy child that he is, will skate free.
Hillary is expendable if the progressives have another presidential candidate in mind, and they will not hesitate to throw her under the bus. If, however, they circle the wagons, you can bet she will run for president with their full support. They know they can use sexism as a political tool with her as well as they did racism with Obama.
Won´t matter in three years? Does not matter now. Did not matter in the run-up to the election. Not even on the radar screen in polling of ´most important issues´ Neither is Syria-except 60% stay stay out. It´s about the economy, nothing else. And Bambi stays at 50% and goes higher if we try to impeach.
These are political pig criminals especially Hillary Clinton. George Bush would have sent troops and support no matter the political consequences. Cheney and Rumsfeld would have backed him. These were American men first and leaders that Americans around the world should be able to count on. I detest the fact that they gave the order to stand down then went to bed. All for the purpose of political gain and the war on terror is over and Bin Laden was dead. Hillary´s cavalier attitude in the hearing was dispicible and criminal. For weeks they professed a made up video to cover the murders up. I´m surprised they didn´t call the terrorist ´movie critics´.
Sunday night, the National Geographic channel ran an episode on the real story behind the Oscar winning movie, Argo. . What I found so unsettling is that in 1979 a CIA operative took the initiative to hatch some convuluted plan to rescue those six(?) American diplomats and yet, Benghazi, Libya 2012 - 10 years+ into the war on terror and 2 years+ after the death of Osama bin Laden and nothing....
I also think the WH had State change the talking points - Obama, as the first Black president has a historical reputataion to protect, Hillary - not so much. She´s been used and abused by men for so long, why stand up to any now?
A story: "I was in the attack on the American stronghold. We had received word from our Washington cutout that the Ambassador would be there along with many leaders directing the running of arms to Al Qaeda in Syria, Northern Africa and to America to continue jihad. It was now time to end this operation, and there must be no witnesses to it. We were assured there would be no resistance. We were evidently lied to, because a contingency force arrived killing many of our men. And we were unable to finish the mission of total elimination of the Americans. We were told there would be a stand down order, but it must have not been carried out. However, because of the operation, we now have chemical weapons, rockets and more to not only use in Syria, but America itself."
I will be more than happy to eat my words, but this whole thing will just be a small bump for Obama and Hillary. The media will spank their fingers a bit and move on, and the people who continue to push it will be held as racists, partisans and all the other hate they throw at us.
Please, please let it be that I must eat my words.
#27: Oscar winning movie? Did you or anyone else who saw that movie notice that they conveniently left out the fact that the trigger point for the seizure of the US Embassy in Iran was Jimmy Carter giving refuge to the Shah in the United States? Lies by omission. The Argo beginning narrative, obviously told by an Arab-sounding female, said it was allll the United States fault for overthrowing Iranian leaders over time and that was the only issue. Way to go Ben Aflac, right?! Quack quack-democrat donkey kissing movie.
If the Republicans at the hearings are smart they will avoid grandstanding, and steer the testimony into implicating that Hillary is completely culpable. Then provide her with the opportunity to testify under oath to clear her "reputation." She´ll either self-destruct (good) or blame Obama (better).
House Republicans: get your "A" game together. Name a former prosecutor in your midst as primary inquisitor, and all cede your time to him so he has more time to develop a condemning narrative.
Well, the GOP has had it´s campaign strategy against the Shrill One handed to them on a silver platter. Want to know what a Hillary Administration would look like? Just look at the mess she made running the State Department! I´ve always said that Hillary is a mediocrity who only got where she is today because of the men in her life, and the fact is she´s accomplished very little with the opportunities handed to her. Had her husband not been President, would she have ever been a US Senator or taken seriously as a Presidential candidate? And if that hadn´t made her such a threat to Oblunder, would he have ever made her Secretery of State? Don´t think so! If feminists are looking for an icon or a role model, they need to look elsewhere. Riding her mens´ coattails doesn´t qualify Shrillary for the role.
How do we know this was strictly the State Department who curtailed help at Benghazi....this reporter seems giddy at the thought that it was NOT the Sainted Barack but maybe the shady Hillary. But how do we KNOW?
Hillary & Obama are not the problem - "we the people" are brainwashed,over protected & spiritually degenerate. Hillary will be very dangerous in the 2016 election for the GOP - she flies under the radar & is a total "globalist" as are most politicians & ALL presidents since Ronald Reagan. Devil´s ace trump is to get the world "to sing in perfect harmony" but he is being stopped by conservatives,WWII veterans & a few pastors who are still teaching the truth - not "holy roller" but truth unemotionally from the Greek & Hebrew. America has forgotten our great past & only a few still stand in the gap. God bless those conservatives,war heroes,Tea Party,ones who stand when our flag goes by & people who remember how to sing our National Anthem with tears rolling down their cheeks!! II Chronicles 7:14
Benghazi won´t affect Hillary´s chances--2016 is an eternity away and Americans have no attention span. There is also zero evidence that, had the administration told the truth about Benghazi on Sept 12th, it would have helped Romney,either. In fact after the seoond debate, Romney´s brief rise in the polls after the first debate subsided, and Romney was toast before Hurricane Sandy.
The answer to Hitlary, is one good person running for office in the next presidential election. Unless Washington run a crook like McCain again, or a silent model like Mitt, the only chance America with current isane politics, is to produce a successful guy who knows about freedom, the free market, and who is not afraid to open all the closed business doors to all people. Inspiring working pople to get non working peope back to work would be revolutionary. It´s time for each psitiv citizen to confront each negative taking citizen, one on one might be our only last chance. All good Americans need to speak up ! There are three dozen books that tell the lies and crimes of Hillary. It was not just Bill, they were and are, in it together. Beware, the end (Evita) is near.
I think Benghazi will matter for the 2016 elections because we will be engaged in a war (Israel vs Iran, Syria, Egypt & Russia). Which side will the US be helping? That will be key in 2016. Military issues will matter and the next CiC will have to be strong. No dem can win in a straight up military election.
In a serious society, Obama (and if he didn´t know- yeah, right- his national security adviser & chief of staff), Clinton, Patraeus, Panetta and Dempsey are guilty of criminal negligence in the deaths of Stevens, Smith, Doherty and Woods and would go to federal prison for a very long time. They are also guilty of lying to the American people about this whole sordid mess. As we are no longer a serious society, all of these criminals will walk away from this.
"If Hillary is smart [and that is a big ´if´], then she would be sitting on documentation that shows that she was ordered from the top to misstate the reasoning behind the attacks. She could derail this presidency and boost her own chances, all in one fell swoop. Otherwise, she is toast. "
That would not help her. We expect our SOS to do their job and not commit crimes and coverups. This behavior disqualifies her.
Hillary Clinton is no more an abused and used by men all her life victim than a black widow spider. She had no skills just ambition and the Nixon issue gave her the perfect foil in Bill Clinton.Both congressional interns --she with no charm or personality and Bill the charming product of a whore House upbringing willing and able. She is the user who found a home in the progressive movement. She knew the nation would not hire a woman as president so she blackmailed every dem possible to elect Bill. Over confidant she could wipe out Obama she blundered herself under the bus wheels. Hill and Obe schemed and lied while Americans died.
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