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Benghazi: Are Losing Focus On The Main Issue?

Everyone seems to focus on the lies. And yes, they are problematic, but the bigger issue for me is those deaths should never have happened.
Consider this editorial from Liberal Maureen Dowd ( to give you an idea of how serious this is, it goes beyond partisan bs)
She absolutely nailed what I was thinking about.
Maureen Dowd
New York Times
The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.
President Obama knew he was sending diplomats and their protectors into a country that was no longer a country, a land rife with fighters affiliated with Al Qaeda.
Yet in this hottest of hot spots, the State Department’s minimum security requirements were not met, requests for more security were rejected, and contingency plans were not drawn up, despite the portentous date of 9/11 and cascading warnings from the C.I.A…
There is simply no excuse for a country with our capabilities to leave people undefended in an area you KNOW is a hotbed of terrorist activity.
Think of it, Maureen Dowd and Dick Cheney are in 100% agreement on this.
Let that sink in. ALL OF US should be pissed about that.

No Responses to “Benghazi: Are Losing Focus On The Main Issue?”

  1. StephenG says:

    There is no issue

  2. Obama took my teeth says:

    Bush 2002 U.S Consulate in Karachi,Pakistan, Attacked 10 killed
    Bush 2004 U.S Embassy Bombed in Uzbekistan 2 killed,9 injured
    Bush 2004 Gunmen stormed U.S Consulate in Saudi Arabia 8 killed
    Bush 2006 Armed men attacked U.S Embassy in Syria 1 killed
    Bush 2008 Rioters set fire to U.S Embassy in Serbia
    Bush 2008 Bombings at U.S Embassy in Yemen 10 killed
    2012 Jason Chaffetz Admits
    House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security:
    ‘You Have To Prioritize Things’
    Obama 2012 U.S Embassy in Benghazi,Libya attacked 4 killed
    The Republicans become outraged
    and suddenly concerned with the safety
    and security of Americans abroad.
    NOW they demand investigations.!!
    for Freedom & Democracy
    God Bless America

  3. y says:

    While that is true, we don’t have enough info to do anything with that at this point.

  4. Jade Rooster says:

    The Obama supporters don’t care what this administration does.
    Mindless worship of their dictator…

  5. T R A says:

    Obamateeth said it best.
    And the truth hurts you doesn’t it?
    The rich Republicans only care about our embassys when they can smear Obama. Not when they can send them more funds for security.

  6. R says:

    We have diplomatic missions world-wide. All of the hind-sight, second-guessing, back-biting, politicization, etc., after an attack will not change that. That is also why Democrats refused to politicize all of the following attacks that occurred under GW Bush:
    June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.
    February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Truck bomb kills 17.
    February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
    July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.
    December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.
    March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.
    September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.
    January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.
    July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.
    March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.
    September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

  7. Mark F says:

    Maureen Dowd should have read the ARB which addresses these issues.
    During the 1980’s there were more than 200 attacks on American diplomatic stations. Congress set up the Accountability Review Board process specifically to analyze every such attack, determine what if anything went wrong and recommend remedial action. Because of the ARB process the 54 attacks on American diplomatic missions during the Bush administration which killed 13 Americans generated only 3 Congressional hearings compared to 9 hearings over Benghazi alone. The ARB process is designed to find answers. The Congressional hearings have been a politically motivated witch-hunt since day one, with legislators posing in front of the camera’s desperately vying to get a soundbite in that will be carried on the evening news. The targets of these Congressional investigation have been political rivals – President Obama and potential 2016 front-runner Hillary Clinton, not the truth.
    After the ARB and 9 Congressional hearings we still don’t have any real evidence anyone lied. No evidence of any “cover-up”. Mistakes were made to be sure but there has been no evidence of malfeasance. There is certainly nothing even remotely “impeachable” about anything that has been discovered yet administration opponents still talk about that on a daily basis.
    As for Dick Cheney, after he and members of the Bush administration lied 935 times to get us into an unnecessary war in Iraq which resulted in the deaths of nearly 6,000 Americans over non-existent WMD’s and terrorist ties, he doesn’t get to chime in on Benghazi.
    It is a fact that a half-billion dollars was cut from the $5 billioin State Department security budget in 2011. How has that been debunked?

  8. DavidS says:

    Its a dead issue


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