Tuesday, June 28, 2016

BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI!

So today the House Benghazi committee released its report on all of the things that President Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton did to murder those four brave Americans.

At least that is what it sounds like over on the Right Wing crazy pages.

What did we actually learn after this ninth investigation?

Well let's see.

Courtesy of the New York Times: 

Ending one of the longest, costliest and most bitterly partisan congressional investigations in history, the House Select Committee on Benghazi issued its final report on Tuesday, finding no new evidence of culpability or wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton in the 2012 attacks in Libya that left four Americans dead. 

The 800-page report, however, included some new details about the night of the attacks, and the context in which it occurred, and it delivered a broad rebuke of government agencies like the Defense Department, the Central Intelligence Agency and the State Department — and the officials who led them — for failing to grasp the acute security risks in the Libyan city, and especially for maintaining outposts in Benghazi that they could not protect.

So what we learned is that there were flaws in the intelligence and that the security situation in Benghazi was deteriorating.

Wait, didn't the other investigations already tell us that?

Yes, they did.

So was there anything else?

Courtesy of NPR: 

The 800-page report found that despite President Obama and then Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's "clear orders," the military failed to immediately send a force to Benghazi and that nothing was en route to Libya at the time the last two Americans were killed — almost eight hours after the attacks began. 

The report says none of the relevant military forces met their deployment timelines to respond to the attack and that a "Fleet Anti-terrorism Security Team (FAST) sat on a plane in Rota, Spain for three hours, and changed in and out of their uniforms four times."

Oh, so the military screwed up?

Is this the same military that has been all but deified by the conservatives in this country?

(Update: By the way just to clarify, by all reports even if this military response HAD happened immediately they still would not have arrived in time to save Ambassador Stevens and his men.) 

Well come on, let's cut to the REAL reason that this investigation was launched in the first place.

What did report find about what Hillary Clinton did after the attacks which proves she is unfit to seek the Oval Office?

The report had harsh findings about the military but little new about the role of Hillary Clinton, whose response as secretary of state had been thrust into the spotlight by the committee's investigation.

So ultimately Hillary remains unscathed by the findings of this partisan investigation whose sole purpose was to discredit her. I see.

Remember the words of Republican House Majority leader Kevin McCarthy?

“Everybody thought Hillary Clinton was unbeatable, right? But we put together a Benghazi special committee, a select committee. What are her numbers today? Her numbers are dropping. Why? Because she’s untrustable. But no one would have known any of that had happened, had we not fought.” 

Yeah well today her numbers are back on the rise, and this feeble attempt to damage them further is clearly an abject failure. 

Sure the conservative media will make huge mountains out of the Benghazi report molehills and scream at the top of their lungs that this proves Hillary is unfit to take up residence in the White House.

But it is the same old song we have all heard before.

It was an empty melody back then, and it is an empty melody today.

43 comments:

  1. Anonymous11:16 AM

    SO Growdy, FU** YOU !!!

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  2. Anonymous11:30 AM

    Gowdy looks as though he got his head caught between a trailer and a pickup truck when he was a kid. Strange, elongated, skinny face and head. Reminds me of "The Hills Have Eyes"

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    1. Balzafiar11:53 AM

      Are there any typical facial features that occur due to incest?

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    2. Anonymous1:29 PM

      Just look at the Palins/Heaths

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    3. Anonymous1:47 PM

      I hadn't seen him in a while and couldn't believe his long combed-back hair and facial hair. Before, he had a very clean military look with his short-cropped hair and no facial hair. Today he looked like a middle-aged man likely having an affair with a woman younger than his wife.

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    4. Anonymous2:03 PM

      I keep hearing dueling banjos when I see his photo.

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  3. Anonymous11:48 AM

    I've had disdain for people obsessed with Benghazi. There are much more serious problems with her time as Secretary of State.

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    1. If that were true they wouldn't still be beating this dead benghazi horse.

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    2. Anonymous1:53 PM

      11:48 - "There are much more serious problems with her time as Secretary of State."

      Because you say so? Do tell us. Links?

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    3. Anonymous2:06 PM

      Yeah right, just like you can write a sentence in grammatically correct English !!!!

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  4. Anonymous11:57 AM

    O/T trump sound like he was on his "A Game" with his speech in PA, how long will that last until the real trump rear his ugly head?

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    1. Anonymous12:35 PM

      You mean the speech where Trump pronounced this country as "United Straights"?

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    2. in front of the pile of trash?

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    3. Anonymous1:48 PM

      I noticed that someone had made him get his Old Man Winter eyebrows trimmed.

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    4. Anonymous1:54 PM

      It's always hilarious watching him talk about anything to do with economics because he actually knows so little other than about ripping people off. When it's debate time and he doesn't have a teleprompter speech in front of him, everyone will see.

      And of course he went on and on blaming China when he has so much business that he happily gives to China. If he really believed in America and cared, he'd not make excuses for having almost all his merchandise made there.

      And every time he blamed a Bill Clinton policy he called it Hillary's too, as if when she was First Lady she was involved in legislation or signing bills into law. So pathetic.

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    5. Anonymous2:03 PM

      Everyone should read this article about Trump's Baja scam. It, like others (and there are numerous well-documented stories out there), was simply waived aside by Trump when it failed and the scamming was found out. Trump will always claim that he was just licensing his name, but in many cases we see that he appeared in videos and made promises, etc., and, too, his children played a part--here, for example, Ivanka made sure to schmooze with people they wanted to trust them and then the people would buy into their Baja deal. Ivanka hung out at a party for potential buyers and also said she was buying a condo there. All the Trumps are crooked as hell and deserve a bigass bite from karma. That includes his three oldest children--they are all shysters who right now are thinking that they're going to really hit the jackpot with the White House.


      http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-trump-baja-snap-story.html

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    6. Anonymous2:11 PM

      You mean this A Game speech?
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      Trump Makes Sarah Palin Look Smart By Mispronouncing United States In Trade Speech

      .....When Trump is speaking from the teleprompter, he makes Sarah Palin sound intelligent.

      Republicans are damned if they do, and damned if they don’t when it comes to Trump’s speeches. No one, outside of the hardcore Republican base, believes that Donald Trump is a reformed member of the elite who is going to fight for American workers.

      If Trump is serious about helping America’s workers, he should have his Trump brand products made in the United States.

      Trump may not be elected to be the next president of the United States, but I’ll be he has an outstanding chance of being the next United Straights president.

      http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/trump-sarah-palin-smart-misprouncing-united-states-trade-speech.html

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  5. Anonymous12:20 PM

    That's his A game? Laughable!

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  6. Marthe12:21 PM

    Too bad George Bush and his team also "failed to grasp"the seriousness of the threat leading to 9/11 despite written reports to that effect.

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  7. Anonymous12:33 PM

    $7m and 2 years and Gowdy comes up empty handed. The only truth that came out of this entire episode was McCarthy's remark about the purpose of the committee.

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  8. Anonymous12:46 PM

    John Gaamendi's research shows 13 attacks on various embassies and consulates during G W Bush's tenure and 60 people died in those attacks. Actually, there were more than 60 deaths but Garamendi did not include some of them for whatever reason.

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    1. Crystal Sage1:39 PM

      Thanks for that. Bob and Chez listedthe attacks on embassies and consulates during Dubya's tenure, including the death of an ambassador.

      What? No million dollar "select committee"?

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  9. Anonymous1:21 PM

    Hillary Clinton Busts Republicans For Trying To Pass Off Old Benghazi Info As New Facts

    The Hillary Clinton campaign has offered up a point by point debunking of the so-called new revelations in the House Republican Benghazi report.

    ...Republicans found nothing new. The Benghazi report also did not contain any information that suggests that former Sec. of State Clinton committed a crime or did anything wrong. On every level, Benghazi Select Committee’s report was a total failure. The Republicans didn’t find anything new because there was nothing new to be uncovered.

    These “new revelations” are the same stale bread that the conspiracy loving right has been trying to force-feed the American people for years. The Committee failed to bring down Hillary Clinton, and it is clear that they wasted millions of your dollars on nothing.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/hillary-clinton-busts-republicans-falsely-pass-benghazi-info-facts.html

    Trey Gowdy Just Accidentally Admitted That The House Benghazi Report Is A Total Failure

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/trey-gowdy-accidentally-admitted-house-benghazi-report-total-failure.html

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  10. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Gowdy (Draco Malfoy look alike)seems to be just as STUPID and narcissistic as the tundra Turd.

    May those R assholes who spent all that money on this and other witch hunts be thrown from office with a resounding ***CRACK***.

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  11. Anonymous1:22 PM

    Donald Trump is trying to raise money with the suggestion that he will indict Hillary Clinton if he wins the White House.

    Trump sent out this fundraising email:

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/trump-implies-indict-hillary-clinton-people-give-money.html

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  12. Anonymous1:25 PM

    Mitch McConnell’s Obama Obstruction Is Killing Trump In New Swing State Poll

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/mitch-mcconnells-obama-obstruction-killing-trump-swing-state-poll.html

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  13. Anonymous1:26 PM

    Trump’s latest attempt to look like a presidential candidate has turned him into a national laughingstock after the Republican nominee managed to mispronounce the name of the country he is running to be the next president of.

    http://www.politicususa.com/2016/06/28/trump-sarah-palin-smart-misprouncing-united-states-trade-speech.html

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  14. Anonymous1:29 PM

    The GOP's rejection of reality again and again is simply stunning. Every investigation and every final report has admitted that neither Hillary Clinton nor President Obama did anything wrong with regard to Benghazi. They seem to live in an alternate universe with Sarah Palin as their chief cheer leader.
    Beaglemom

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  15. Anonymous1:32 PM

    GOP sold enough "Hillary Lied and People Died" bumper stickers so it is time for them to focus on "Emails".

    They want to send her to jail for emails and private server ... LMAO

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  16. Anonymous1:55 PM

    You can all call me a conspiracy theorist or whatever, but I will go to my grave believing that Republicans planned, financed, and set up the Benghazi attack.

    The attack was on 9/11/12, which we all know 9-11 is Republican signature date. They own it. It was 2 months before the Presidential election, and the Republicans wanted Obama to be seen as weak on national security bc they were still reeling from Obama getting Osama Bin Laden. If they could catch SOS Clinton at the same time, well then it's a twofer.

    In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Mitt Romney released a statement, and everyone was like WTF is he talking about? We didn't even know what had happened, and here old Mitt was ready with a prepared statement something like 13 minutes after the raid on the compound. HRC released a statement that the facts were still coming in, and President Obama ordered everyone not to jump to conclusions. But why was Mitt so quick on the draw? Was he expecting something in Libya?

    Christopher Stevens, the Ambassador, was a close friend of HRC. This was meant to hurt her, with the death of a close friend who she was in charge of. It was meant to be personal.

    It's like the Republicans and the Iran Contra scandal. Cheney and his group know all the bad actors on the world stage, and could easily hide money and set up an attack like this using front groups that can't be traced.

    Then after it happened, they held 9 Congressional hearings to get the most mileage out of the attack that they planned. They wanted to bring Obama and HRC down with this, and they are pissed that their plan failed. And that is why Republicans won't drop the investigations. But they are investigating what happened AFTER THE ATTACK!

    It's like they always do...."Look here! Don't look there!"
    Who coordinated the attack? Who claimed responsibility? Who financed the attack? Why? How did they know the layout of the compound? How did they know Stevens was there? R's are focusing on the Democrat reaction to the attack and the aftermath, instead of investigating the plan itself. They are guilty as hell.

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    1. Anonymous4:17 PM

      They didn't even have to go to that great a length for their sabotage plans: all they had to do was keep cutting back the funding that the State Department needed and still needs to run their foreign bureaus, something that has not been fixed YET.
      M from MD

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  17. Do these idiots realize how stupid they appear and how obviously partisan their multi-million dollar quest to entrap Hillary is?

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  18. Anonymous2:01 PM

    What we learned was they wasted $7million on partisan witch-hunt, money that could have been spent on doing something good for our country, like treating the mental illness that is the GOP in congress.
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    Best Tweets On The Benghaaazi Reports


    http://crooksandliars.com/2016/06/best-tweets-benghazi-nothingburger

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  19. Anonymous2:12 PM

    These endless Benghazi investigations have ALWAYS been a pathetic partisan attempt to keep Hillary out of the White House.

    On 9/11, there were 3,000 Americans killed (that's the equivalent of 750 Benghazis) due to intelligence failures in the Bush administration.

    There were nearly 5,000 American troops killed in the Iraq War that Bush and Cheney lied about to get us into.

    We didn't have HALF as many investigations into those crimes...And they were crimes.

    So I never again want these bastards to say this is about a search for the truth and justice for the victims. If that were the case, Bush and Cheney would've already been executed for killing almost 10,000 Americans. TEN THOUSAND

    God I hate conservative scum

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  20. Anonymous2:19 PM

    LOOK! The Donald is begging for money from FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS! And he got a royal smackdown for doing so.

    http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/trump-fundraising-british-members-parliament

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  21. Anonymous2:33 PM

    Americans Trust Clinton Over Trump On Terror Threats

    Fifty percent said they trust Clinton on terror, compared to 39 percent for Trump. Those numbers are comparable to the split in a March poll, before the gap narrowed to just 3 points last month, when Trump’s poll numbers rose in general.

    But after the mass killing at a gay nightclub in Orlando, that gap has widened once again. Far more respondents thought Clinton had a better overall response to the attacks, by 46 percent to Trump’s 28. And an even wider margin said they thought she showed better temperament in the wake of the shooting — 59 percent to 25.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hillary-clinton-donald-trump-terror-threat-poll_us_577289dce4b0dbb1bbbbf624?section=

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  22. Anonymous2:45 PM

    Bernie Sanders just gave an amazingly condescending interview about Hillary Clinton

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2016/06/28/bernie-sanders-just-gave-an-amazingly-condescending-interview-about-hillary-clinton/?tid=pm_politics_pop_b

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  23. Anonymous2:46 PM

    Sanders campaign asks donors to help delegates get to Philadelphia for ‘critical votes’

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-politics/wp/2016/06/28/sanders-campaign-asks-donors-to-help-delegates-get-to-philadelphia-for-critical-votes/

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  24. Anonymous2:48 PM

    What Donald Trump’s New Communications Director Really Thinks Of Donald Trump, In 11 Deleted Tweets

    http://thinkprogress.org/politics/2016/06/27/3793360/11-anti-trump-tweets-trumps-new-communications-director-tried-delete-anyone-noticed/

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  25. Anita Winecooler3:50 PM

    For a party that touts "fiscal conservatism" the Starr Report and this one were a huge waste of money and time because Dickface Doudy underestimated Hillary.

    Can they take this pornography off the net?

    http://askedandanswered-democrats.benghazi.house.gov/cost/

    They used the dead corpses of four fine Americans for a Political witch hunt, and found nothing.

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    1. Anonymous4:17 PM

      And the sad part about it they don't feel no shame.

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  26. Anonymous6:47 PM

    Sure, they haven't discovered any of Hillary criminal acts, YET, but as Jeebus is my witness (shaking fist doofishly to the heavens) when the committee reconvenes NEXT year, Congressman Dowdy and his ilk will finally get to the bottom of this tragic tragedy and Hillary will pay for her sins!!! They just need a little more time and a little more money. Don't forget this is a REPUBLICAN Congress and it's not like they have any interest in doing real work.

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