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Old 05-01-2014, 01:11 PM  
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Why Benghazi should matter to every American

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Why Benghazi should matter to every American

The mainstream media declared the Benghazi story insignificant long ago. To the extent it is covered, the focus is usually on the horrific and unnecessary deaths of four Americans. The Obama administration dismisses it as a lot of fuss about a few silly talking points.

But everybody is missing the big-picture story of the Benghazi affair and its cover-up. Itís about the White House using the intelligence community for its own political purposes, and lying to the American public in order to win an election. Itís about abuse of power, and that is a big deal.

Thatís why the administration cannot be allowed to investigate itself. Thatís why it is time for Congress to appoint a special committee to get to the bottom of the story.

Benghazi is no longer just a political issue. Itís not just a partisan witch hunt. It goes to the heart of what our system of government is all about.

If it turns out that Benghazi and the cover-up were just a series of junior level mistakes, that is the end of it. But if it turns out the administration was using the military and intelligence communities for political purposes prior to the attack, during the attack and in a subsequent cover-up, it must be held accountable. Because once the precedent is set, future administrations will feel no reluctance to do the same.

America has the most powerful military and intelligence services in the world, probably in the history of the world. They have an infrastructure that endures separately and beyond any administration or politician.

At the same time, the military-intelligence complex takes its orders from the American people, through their elected/appointed representatives in the White House and Cabinet.

Itís a sacred trust at the heart of our Constitution, as set out in civilian control of the military. But it comes at a price Ė that our civilian leaders do not abuse that power and bend the military and intelligence communities to do their political dirty work.

The president doesnít order the military to seize political opponents. He doesnít order his intelligence community to lie about national security for political purposes. He uses the military or intelligence communities to protect the United States and our citizens, not to help him win elections.

Thatís the heart of the Benghazi scandal and cover-up. The White House twisted intelligence to suit its political needs.

I was part of the Nixon administration during Watergate. I was a junior staffer on the National Security Council and helped keep the classified files. At the heart of the Watergate investigation was the presidentís abuse of power Ė secretly using the intelligence community for political purposes and then using the intelligence community for cover when it became public.

It was a difficult time for the nation, and certainly for anyone in the White House. But it was necessary, especially in hindsight. It wasnít just about a president lying to the American people. It was a check on the seemingly unlimited power of the president to use the military and civilian career government bureaucracy for his own political goals.

It is now incumbent on the congressional leadership to act. There have been countless hearings into Benghazi by numerous congressional committees, but none have had subpoena power to demand the paper trail, or to force government workers to testify about what they knew and when they knew it.

The questions at the heart of the Benghazi scandal and cover-up are specifically:

1. Did the White House fail to provide adequate security at the Benghazi consulate because it didnít want to acknowledge that a terrorist threat remained, even though Bin Laden was dead?

2. Did the White House order the intelligence community to change its analysis so the president could claim his policy was a success, rather than a failure, just a few weeks before an election?

3. And, finally, what was the relationship between an overzealous White House staff and the president himself? What did the president know, and when did he know it?

This is no longer just a political issue. Itís not just a partisan witch hunt. It goes to the heart of what our system of government is all about. Thatís why itís time for Congress to act and create a bipartisan special committee to get to the bottom of this, once and for all.

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Old 05-01-2014, 07:40 PM   #76
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They report negative stories about Obama, and positive stories about republicans all the time. When was the last time Fox reported one positive thing about Obama?
Any examples? What positive Obama story can you share that Fox ignored and any of your liberal mouthpieces reported on? I would enjoy seeing an example.
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:44 PM   #77
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Old 05-01-2014, 07:45 PM   #78
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The "news" part of FoxNews isn't that much more biased towards the right than the msm is toward the left. They're in the same ballpark anyway. The bias is mostly in picking stories and lightly coloring them.

The real schism right now is the cult-of-personality pundits on FNC, talk radio, WSJ editorial page and whatever blog Drudge decides is worth linking to. There is no equivalent to that on the left. No one gives a shit about Maddow - not to the level of intensity and sheer numbers that you all gobble up everything the bubble feeds you. And even Maddow has much more journalistic integrity than Rush or Hannity.

I know you like to imagine there's this equal and opposite team on the other side. But there just isn't. Just a lot of people looking at 40% of the population and scratching their heads as to how otherwise decent intelligent people could be so caught up in obvious propaganda. Unfortunately the emotion center of the brain always wins out over the reason center. Conservative media is a case study in absolute mastery in playing on people's fears and emotions to generate a desired outcome.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:02 PM   #79
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I am just tired of the Obama lying machine and all the insulting crap that they spew out on us. Tired of his corrupt administration that tramples on our constitution and the press protecting him.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:05 PM   #80
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I am just tired of the Obama lying machine and all the insulting crap that they spew out on us. Tired of his corrupt administration that tramples on our constitution and the press protecting him.
The press is catching on. It's pretty clear from the WH press briefings they're pissed they were lied to by the administration.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:24 PM   #81
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Four people died, people high up in this administration lied. Don't help your fellow Americans with help just a phone call away.

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Old 05-01-2014, 08:31 PM   #82
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I am just tired of the Obama lying machine and all the insulting crap that they spew out on us. Tired of his corrupt administration that tramples on our constitution and the press protecting him.
The devout followers of Barack pry their crying daughter's legs apart so Barack could **** her just because he's Barack and will tell them, again, that he'll ****-over whitey and make them rich. If he throws-in a phone, they'll roll her over and spread her cheeks for him.
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Old 05-01-2014, 08:33 PM   #83
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Four people died, people high up in this administration lied. Don't help your fellow Americans with help just a phone call away.

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Who ordered the lie?

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No life is bigger than a Clinton's or Obama's political aspirations. Ask them, they'll tell you (just the opposite)!
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Bottom line: This was Chicago Marxist Politics on the world level and Benghazi makes Watergate look like 'romper room'.
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Any examples? What positive Obama story can you share that Fox ignored and any of your liberal mouthpieces reported on? I would enjoy seeing an example.
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:19 PM   #86
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As I said in my earlier post, which you chose to ignore, the protests weren't about this video. The protests were already planned ahead of time. It was 9/11 afterall.
"Hours before the Benghazi attack, hundreds of mainly ultraconservative Islamist protesters in Egypt marched to the U.S. Embassy in downtown Cairo, gathering outside its walls and chanting against the movie and the U.S."
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That's pretty stupid, even for you.
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If they would've done the right thing and had the seals come in and rescue them they could have looked forceful.

They chose the lie.

It would make the office more repected around the world and at home.

They chose the lie.

It would be doing the right thing.

They chose the lie.

It would help their own party win seats in the House and Senate.

They chose the lie.
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If they would've done the right thing and had the seals come in and rescue them they could have looked forceful.

They chose the lie.

It would make the office more repected around the world and at home.

They chose the lie.

It would be doing the right thing.

They chose the lie.

It would help their own party win seats in the House and Senate.

They chose the lie.
And so the rationale for why "they chose the lie" is what?
They didn't want all those things you mentioned?
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Old 05-01-2014, 09:47 PM   #90
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This is a journalist who broke the Mai Lai massacre in Vietnam, broke the Abu Gharib torture scandel in Iraq, won the highest award in journalism the pultizer prize, revealed more on Israels secret nuclear program than anyone, and rightly called in his 2007 article "The Redirection" that the US was moving to side with the Saudi's and Jihadists in order to counter Iran, which they saw as a bigger threat.

He has a long and credible journalistic history.
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