Originally Posted by JohnnyV13
1) There have been a number of reports about relief troops ready to go and frustrated at not getting the order to go in.
2) Who cares if negative reports about Benghazi came in before the election?
It's still bad behavior for the administration to lie about it. It's like a con man trying to defend himself against the charge of fraud by saying "X was a greedy moron to think I could sell him the Brooklyn Bridge". While this statement is true, that in no way excuses the impropriety of the act.
3) In constitutional terms, I do think Watergate is worse. In that Nixon was attempting to use Presidential power to mess with the outcome of a "free" election. In Benghazi, the Administration is acting within the scope of their foreign relations power. Now, we can question their use of their power. The constitutional question comes about the veracity of their answers to Congress.
However. the original act, was not unconstitutional. It might be incompetent, but the administration has full discretion in conducting foreign affairs, and the President is the Commander in Chief. The decisions about Benghazi were Obama's to make and he was acting withing the scope of his proper power.
P.S. What do you mean theory? We know the administration was lying when they tried to lay the blame on the movie. They knew it wasn't true. Their own admissions make that clear. That's the key point. Though, I don't think that mere lying to the public is an impeachable offense.
There were units ready to come to the rescue? If you have some proof of that, please cite from a Congressional oversight report and not right wing news media.
It seems to me that the whole brouhaha is about frustration that the game of gotcha played by the GOP produced no results because less partisan people could see it was a chickensh*t move to try to profit off of the deaths of Americans at Benghazi.
The GOP even thinks the guy that made the blasphemous movie is some kind of hero, even though his acts did cause a lot of trouble for our country. And, the GOP is also very unrealisitc about how it would be to be in the command center when there are riots in several muslim countries that were, in fact, prompted by the blasphemous film. Of course, the fact that there were riots going on all over the place could have caused some confusion. And, until the guys who did the attack in Lybia are arrested and prosecuted and confess to something different, nobody can say that the decision to attack at that moment was not influenced by the blasphemous film and the riots that were occurring in several muslim countries that day.