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  • Durbin: Benghazi Was Not A Coverup, Iraq WMD Was

    AHA!!! That's the real reason they're going after Obama. They wanted to deflect from their own bad. Side note: it seems if you quote something from another article, this system automatically puts those same things into the quote here. Awesome!!

     

    Dick Durbin: Benghazi Was Not A Coverup, Iraq WMD Intelligence Was

     

    Senator Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) came to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's defense on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Clinton appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations committee to testify about the State Department's handling of the Benghazi assault, which claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Over the course of the hearing, Republican committee members -- most notably Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) -- criticized Clinton repeatedly for what they characterized as a purposeful attempt by the administration to mislead the public about the causes of the attack.

    Durbin, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was a member of the panel questioning Clinton, used his speaking time to defend the Obama administration's post-Benghazi investigation, by way of contrast with the Bush administration's political posturing in the months leading up to the United States' 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    [I have] five words for [critics] to reflect on: Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. We were told by every level of government here there were Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war. The invasion of the United States. We are still searching for those weapons. They didn't exist. Thousands of Americans lost their lives. We could have a hearing on that if you like.

    Durbin went on to characterize the information-gathering process carried out after the Benghazi attack as conducted in good faith.

    [Investigators] did a thorough review here, found shortcomings in our protection of our people overseas and reported them honestly. You not only initiated that review, you accepted its findings in their totality -- no cover-up, an attempt to be totally honest, and to make sure a tragedy like this never occurs again.

     


  • #2
    The stupid, it hurts
    Dillybar 13 july 2008.
    "I do not expect you to lift one of your lazy fingers to find the proof that I am right."

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    • thankyou
      thankyou commented
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      Wouldn't it be interesting if the Libya hysteria created by Fox, Koch and friends evolved into an investigation of the info manipulation that took us to Iraq?


    • Invisible Hand
      Invisible Hand commented
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      gspointer wrote:
      The stupid, it hurts

      Try midol, I hear it helps.  Also, wear a helmet.


  • #3
    In both instances the American people have been lied to repeatedly, and by both parties.

    But apparently the people aren't yet ready for truth.

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    • RedRoadEnsemble
      RedRoadEnsemble commented
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      mauser wrote:
      In both instances the American people have been lied to repeatedly, and by both parties.

      But apparently the people aren't yet ready for truth.

      I do not think Cheney's intelligence office ran by Douglas Feith had too many Democrats in it. It seemed to be a pod of AEI neocons.


    • willhaven
      willhaven commented
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      mauser wrote:
      In both instances the American people have been lied to repeatedly, and by both parties.

      But apparently the people aren't yet ready for truth.


    • Zig al-din
      Zig al-din commented
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      mauser wrote:
      In both instances the American people have been lied to repeatedly, and by both parties.

      But apparently the people aren't yet ready for truth.

       

      It appears that the Libya Islamic Fighting Group, the insurgents fighting to overthrow Qaddafi, have joined forces with AQIM (al-Qaeda Islamic Maghreb), who are now active in the uprising in Mali, and who captured the hostages at the Algerian BP natural gas complex. (This particular action seems to have been lead by a guy who was a former CIA-trainee in Afghanistan.,,long before Obama, before you jump to any loopy nativist conclusions.)

       

      It's all laid out in the last 15 minutes of this interview (the whole thing is interesting): 

      http://www.kpfa.org/archive/id/88286 


  • #4

    moonlightin wrote:

    AHA!!! That's the real reason they're going after Obama. They wanted to deflect from their own bad. Side note: it seems if you quote something from another article, this system automatically puts those same things into the quote here. Awesome!!

     

    Dick Durbin: Benghazi Was Not A Coverup, Iraq WMD Intelligence Was

     

    Senator Dick Durbin (D- Ill.) came to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's defense on Wednesday during a congressional hearing on the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

    Clinton appeared before the Senate Foreign Relations committee to testify about the State Department's handling of the Benghazi assault, which claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. Over the course of the hearing, Republican committee members -- most notably Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) -- criticized Clinton repeatedly for what they characterized as a purposeful attempt by the administration to mislead the public about the causes of the attack.

    Durbin, who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was a member of the panel questioning Clinton, used his speaking time to defend the Obama administration's post-Benghazi investigation, by way of contrast with the Bush administration's political posturing in the months leading up to the United States' 2003 invasion of Iraq.

    [I have] five words for [critics] to reflect on: Iraqi weapons of mass destruction. We were told by every level of government here there were Iraqi weapons of mass destruction that justified a war. The invasion of the United States. We are still searching for those weapons. They didn't exist. Thousands of Americans lost their lives. We could have a hearing on that if you like.

    Durbin went on to characterize the information-gathering process carried out after the Benghazi attack as conducted in good faith.

    [Investigators] did a thorough review here, found shortcomings in our protection of our people overseas and reported them honestly. You not only initiated that review, you accepted its findings in their totality -- no cover-up, an attempt to be totally honest, and to make sure a tragedy like this never occurs again.

     


    hey moonie, hear what the nazi's did in WW2? or the japanese in china? 

     

    moonlightin wrote:

    "AHA!!! That's the real reason they're going after Obama. They wanted to deflect from their own bad. Side note: it seems if you quote something from another article, this system automatically puts those same things into the quote here. Awesome!! "

     

    who wants to deflect what, again? 

     

    who cares why iraq happened?

     

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    • Mr.NiceGuy
      Mr.NiceGuy commented
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      Moonie's been all over the Benghazi story for months!

       

      She just can't let it go. Doesn't she know it's old news, nobody cares, and what difference does it make?


  • #5
    Benghazi! Shrieking shriekers shrieking!!! This has legs!
    "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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    • #6
      Ol man can has teh shrieking too!
      "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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      • #7
        McCain tried, Rubio tried, they all tried but poor Benghazi died. Have you heard about the teh golf gate? Now that has teh legs.
        "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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      • #8
        That cookie jar has teh legs
        "Political Correctness is a doctrine, fostered by a delusional, illogical minority, and rabidly promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which holds forth the proposition that it is entirely possible to pick up a turd by the clean end."“Conservatives say if you don't give the rich more money, they will lose their incentive to invest. As for the poor, they tell us they've lost all incentive because we've given them too much money.”― George Carlin"The founding fathers were well aware of rapid firing capabilities by the indians." - NormH

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