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#1 The big question. Hussein has Panetta, Hillary, Holder and almost half of Congress in his back pocket.
What do you say are the viable options to bring out the answers and hold people, even him accountable?
Posted by Bugs Uleger6376 2012-11-02 02:10||
#2 The key task force will be convened after Nov. 6th.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-02 10:00||
#3 A conscience decision was made early in the crisis to execute a CIA adhoc self-extraction vs classic off-the-shelf professional In-Extemis NEO evacuation.
A conscience decision was made to link a video of Allah to the event as a cause and cover for action.
A conscience decision has been made to systematically leak bits and pieces of information to the media over time to diffuse and wear down the issue.
A conscience decision will soon be made to site "National Security Concerns" and lower the cone of silence.
I am not hopefull anything will come of this.
Posted by Besoeker 2012-11-02 10:14||
#4 I gather that 23 of the 30 people evacuated from the "consulate" in Benghazi were CIA folks working under dipomatic cover. Is it possible that there was confusion or conflict between State and CIA over whose turf it was - over which agency had primary responsibility to secure and respond?
Yet - CIA says they did everything possible, and Hillary took responsibility. But it's kinda like the Administration doesn't want anyone asking why two dozen CIA people and the US ambassdor himself set up shop in a nondescript villa in AQ territory in the first place. As more details drip out, I am increasingly curious what they were all doing there.
I am somewhat hopeful that we'll get to the bottom of this. Four US agents are dead and Ogabe has been a dick about it. Their colleagues, their families, and a number of senators are angry. The first group is, I presume, where all the leaked emails and cables are coming from, which I expect to continue so long as the Administration continues stonewalling.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-02 11:51||
#5 A conscience decision has been made to systematically leak bits and pieces of information to the media over time to diffuse and wear down the issue.
They are certainly wearing me down. I think we all know by now that the response during the attack and the security that was in place before the attack were both inadequate.
But the lack of MFM coverage makes me feel like I'm some kind of isolated right wing whacko because I'm seething about it but nobody else seems to care. Benghazi should be the lead story in all of the media every day (OK, Sandy was a big story, but still). There should be a nationwide outrage and Champ's poll numbers should be plummeting but it's not happening. Nobody talks about it. Nobody cares. I get tired of feeling that way. I wanna be normal. But all I can do is vote next Tuesday.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2012-11-02 12:20||
#6 ^^^ This.
Posted by RandomJD 2012-11-02 12:22||
#7 I am SO with you Ebbang.
Posted by warthogswife 2012-11-02 14:19||