What happened in the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Sept 11 remains to be truthfully explained, by those ( Omaba's White House, Hilary's State Department, Paneta's Defense Department, and Petreus' CIA) who should know (1) what led to the terrorist attack that killed the US ambassador and 3 other civilian, (2) why during the seven hours that the consulate was under attack, cries for help by those who were in or close to the consulate were not heeded, (3) how, despite the obvious evidence to the contrary, the President and his apologists could and would continue to insist weeks and weeks later that the attack was due to a spontaneous mob action by Libyans who were upset by a U-Tube video disparaging the prophet Mohammad.
Obama's explanations have so far been marked by obfuscation....a clear reminder of what happened in Watergate that ultimately led to Nixon's resignation.
Condoleeza Rice, who should know, says that we don't have all the facts. She said that criticism at this point is not appropriate.
http://www.inquisitr.com/376608/condole … he-pieces/
As usual Condi is proving to be the ever cautious Sec. of State that she was when she held the position.She might be hedging her bet somewhat, but she is missing the wider point, and this that the events in Benghazi have taken a life of their own, and to fully and finally put them to rest, Obama must come clean to the American people, by being truthful and up-front. So far he has done neither... so Beghazi lives on and on and on.
The mainstream media continueto cover up for Obama,and that is another narrative that must be explained and justified (if it is in fact justifiable) to the American people.
Do you even know what Watergate was?
There is nothing similar whatsoever.
Did you girls read ATM link above http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/world/Liby … k_86674660 Explains a lot, tried to share with Jax and Josak, hope they read it too...Thanks again ATM
On the other hand Watergate devalued the Presidency forever and created a new level of corruption in American politics.
There is absolutely no evidence that this was anymore than a mistake if that or that anything could have been done to save lives that was not so we should wait and see until we have the actual facts.
If indeed it was a "mistake", on whose part was it a mistake. Obama, Hillary, Paneta, Petreus? etc? I have not heard any of them saying mea culpa. In fact if I may say so, they have been actively covering up whatever mistakes they committed that they have not quite gotten to apologizing for.
If not a cover up.. then what? blame game?.. finger pointing?... In any case the American people are getting tired of being taken in for a ride by a president and his minions( not the least of which are those in the main-stream media) who would rather deny, put up false narratives, and not take up the cudgels for the American people who only want to know the TRUTH.
Tha actual facts are out there for everyone to marinate in, and to accept Obama's mantra of "wait till the invistigation wraps up" is also deluding themselves
Check out the link I provided, plenty of facts there.
Obama has clearly said that, as he's the President, the buck stops with him and he's responsible. He's said that very clearly several times. He's also said that the chain of events are being investigated and will be dealt with. So I'll wait to see what happens.
At any rate, I'd like to see any of us try to figure out what's happening in a situation like that. The FBI weren't even allowed to look at the place until 3 weeks after the incident, after God only knows how many people had been rummaging through it. There wasn't much to see by that time.
As for the blame game, I think plenty of fingers are being pointed as if to say "NOW we'll get him! The SOB won't get away with THIS one!" as if Obama is trying to get away with something.
Where was all of that finger pointing when GW got us into Iraq? Where are they now? Thousands of both young Americans and Iraqi's were killed or ruined or permenantly maimed in that war, and GW and Cheney are both still living at large with barely a whisper about conniving us into a war that cost us trillions of dollars and thousands of lives.
I find it interesting that the term "blame game" was coined during GW's administration to minimize what he was doing.
I'm outta this thread, so have at with ease.
Untimately of course Obama has to take responsibility for what happened in Benghazi. His initial reaction and subsequent actions to the events there has left a lot of folks scratching their heads.... labeling them inexplicable, incomprehensible, and incompetent.
As regards GWBush... he never should have gone to war in Iraq, for two major reasons (1) the Afghanistan conflict has not been ended to everyone's satisfaction,despite his banner saying... "Mission Accomplished", and to open up a second front was foolhardy to say the least. (2) he never quite fully explained why he went after Saddam Hussein, aside from his oft repeated mantra of "weapons of mass destruction". Strategically, he should have just left Saddam in place, because he was an effective counterweight to Iranian expansionism in the Middle East. Now that Saddam Hussein is gone, the Iranians have ran amock, and has been one reasion why the Middle East is in such current turmoil.
Which mistake? Not making sure our embassies are protected on the anniversary of one of the most significant days in our history or the continuous lie that it was caused by a video?
I await the response.
Unless you count the fact the war could have been over sooner.
Not to mention that Watergate was a planned break in.
Breaking into a hotel room is serious business... lol.
If what happened in Benghazi occured during another president's watch other than Obama, the mainstream media would be all over the story. The fact is the liberal bi-coastal media and almost everything else in between are so invested in the Obama presidency, that they would rather be complicit in his obfuscation, than dig for and explain to the American people the TRUTH about these sordid events. In this sense the mainstream media is comitting journalistic malpractice.
As a geeky non-american 28 year old student of American politics, I followed Watergate from start to finish, so I know what happened then and why and how it lead to Nixon's resignation.
Althoughthe specifics are totally different from Bhengazi-gate, Nixon's and Obama's attempts at covering up potentially lethal political maelstroms are following almost identical trajectories.... ie false narratives, obfuscations, denial and outright lying.
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