April 23rd, 2013
08:25 PM ET

House GOP Benghazi report says Clinton signed off on security reduction

By Deirdre Walsh and Jill Dougherty

House Republican leaders released a report Tuesday on the deadly terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, in which they claim former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton personally signed off on cuts in security at the compound, which they say would contradict her congressional testimony.

The September 11, 2012, attack resulted in the deaths of U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The 46-page report by Republicans on five House committees cites a request from then-U.S. Ambassador to Libya Gene Cretz, sent last March 28 to Clinton asking for additional security resources, and a response dated last April 19 that bears Clinton's signature.

The April cable from the State Department, according to the GOP report, "acknowledged then-Ambassador Cretz' formal request for additional security assets but ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned."

The response from the State Department, which the GOP report cites, recommended the agency's diplomatic security officials conduct "a joint reassessment of the number of (security) agents requested for Benghazi."

The report cites e-mails from one U.S. embassy employee in Tripoli saying that answer "looks like no movement on the full complement of personnel for Benghazi, but rather a reassessment to bring the numbers lower."

While the report describes the cable, it does not include a copy of it showing Clinton's signature.

At a January 23, 2012, hearing before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Clinton said security requests related to Benghazi were handled by others at the State Department.

"I didn't see those requests. They didn't come to me. I didn't approve them. I didn't deny them," she told the panel at the time.

A former U.S. government official, referred to the cable.

"As was addressed in (Clinton's) testimony: Every one of the million (plus) cables sent to State from the field are addressed to the secretary of state. Every single cable sent from Washington to the field is sent over the secretary of state's name," the former official noted to CNN.

Caitlin Hayden, spokeswoman for the National Security Council, released a written statement that did not comment directly about the report's mention of Clinton.

But the statement said the report "appears to raise questions that have already been asked and answered in great detail by the administration."

Hayden points out that several administration officials have provided more than 10,000 pages of documents and have appeared at 10 congressional hearings on Benghazi. Members of Congress, she said, have reviewed classified video from the night of the attacks.

Hayden also cited the independent outside review board report created by the State Department "which specifically found that the interagency response was 'timely and appropriate' and 'helped save the lives of two severely wounded Americans,' while also making important recommendations to improve security that we are in the process of implementing."

The top House Democrats on the five committees that drafted the report said they were not consulted by the Republican chairmen. They sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday blasting what they argued was a "partisan" product.

"By abandoning regular order and excluding Democratic members entirely from this process, you are unnecessarily politicizing our national security and casting aside the system used by the House for generations to avoid making obvious mistakes, errors, and omissions," the Democratic letter states.

Democrats say that issuing what they term a "staff report" from only the House GOP chairmen is "sacrificing accuracy in favor of partisanship."

In addition to detailing Clinton's role, the report also claims that White House and State Department personnel deliberately altered talking points put together by the intelligence community about what transpired in Libya to remove any references to extremist groups linked to al Qaeda.

The report concludes this was done in order to avoid embarrassing the State Department for missing any early warnings.

Obama Administration officials previously acknowledged that they did alter the talking points in an effort to preserve classified information and avoid any impact on the FBI investigation of the attack.

But the House GOP report indicates that it reviewed e-mail traffic about those draft talking points and found no evidence that anyone within the administration raised any red flags about securing classified information.

U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on talk shows days after the attack and said the administration believed it was a spontaneous act in response to a "hateful video" and linked to another incident in Cairo that occurred on the same day.

Later, the administration called the Benghazi episode a "terrorist attack" and admitted the talking points used by Rice were wrong.

The report cites e-mails from State Department officials on September 14 raising concerns about earlier drafts of the talking points that were circulated raising "serious concerns" that lawmakers might criticize the State Department for "not paying attention to agency warnings" about the security threats at the U.S. mission.

These e-mails are described in the report, but copies of the communications between administration officials were not included in it.

The report, which states it is an "ongoing congressional investigation" says its "preliminary findings" demonstrate the need for continued review.

The committees include House Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Judiciary, and Oversight and Government Reform. Members of Congress traveled overseas, including Libya, to conduct the investigation.

Boehner has come under pressure from fellow Republicans who complain they have not received adequate answers about the attacks.

Many House Republicans have signed onto a measure pushed by Virginia Rep. Frank Wolf calling for the creation of a select committee to examine the matter.

In an interview on Fox on Monday, Boehner didn't rule that out at some point, but pointed to the work of the five committees who worked on the report.

"They're getting the job done. If, at some point, it's necessary to have the select committee, I'll be happy to do it," he said.

soundoff (184 Responses)
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    July 13, 2013 at 6:30 am | Reply
  2. standup4usa

    Hillary, the buck stop here! Obama, if your going to blame someone blame me! That's say it all.

    April 28, 2013 at 6:28 am | Reply
  3. dontbow

    we need a reduction of clintons in politics period.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:30 pm | Reply
  4. Franco

    Republicans are trying to smear HRC because they know they have know chance of winning in 2016 when she is the nominee of her party.

    April 27, 2013 at 9:50 pm | Reply
    • Don P

      No, even most independents like myself believe there was a cover-up. Everyone makes mistakes, accept it.

      April 29, 2013 at 7:04 am | Reply
    • Wayne

      So in the eyes of Progressives, revealing the truth and promoting accountability is a smear campaign. Interesting.

      May 3, 2013 at 7:48 am | Reply
  5. Dave Harris

    Republicans are trying yet again to create a sinister conspiracy out of a national tragedy. Maybe they'll succeed this time. Even Republicans can't fail all of the time.

    April 27, 2013 at 10:59 am | Reply
    • Wayne

      So revealing the truth and trying to set a standard of accountability is part of the "Great, Right Wing Conspiracy" Hillary warned the world about back during the Clinton Presidency. Fascinating.

      May 3, 2013 at 7:49 am | Reply
  6. Richard

    Had a Republican president prevented Congress from hearing testimony of witnesses to the murder of a US ambassador the press would be all over them. Had a Republican Secretary of State perjured themselves in testifying before Congress the press would be all over them. There is clearly a cover up in place here. The lies, the editing of evidence, the shielding of witnesses are all there. To say otherwise only testifies to your own bias.

    April 26, 2013 at 12:03 pm | Reply
    • Charlotte

      What witnesses were prevented from testifying?
      "...million (plus) cables sent to field are sent out over the sec of state's name..." PERJURY? good god
      A cover-up? Only a conspiracy-gulper would think so. What lies specifically? Care to point at whatever you say was edited? What witnesses were 'shielded'? By what, a concussion??

      You sound like an utter fool, I'm sorry.

      April 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm | Reply
      • tims

        What does it matter now 4 dead American you libs would not believe a confession and you would cover it up.

        April 26, 2013 at 8:19 pm |
      • Don P

        Lie #1, there was no request for additional security – clearly that has been established
        Lie #2, the attack was in response from a peaceful protest – no protest ever took place, the attack was pre-planned

        April 29, 2013 at 7:07 am |
  7. lottie

    a typed signature is not the best way to begin. The repos not only lie but took any info out of context. GOP get over it. Now Graham is blaming Boston on the white house and MCCaine is ready for war. Does anyone take these trolls seriously besides the creepy old base?

    April 26, 2013 at 11:24 am | Reply
    • Terri

      "Get Over It" – Tell that to the parents and wives and children of the ones slaughtered in Benghazi; then face all of our
      troops and tell them that their country may or may not have their back in an attack on foreign soil. Get over it – is a cold and callous thing to say to the families whose loved ones were sacrificed by our State Department...and for what? Obama needs to be asking his famous question: Why did this happen?

      April 27, 2013 at 6:55 am | Reply
  8. botheone

    Republicans dom't want answers, they want to assign blame and all blame bypasses everyone else straight to the top. They ask questions and want to decide what the answer should be. As long as the answers don't conform to their point of view (damm the facts) they are prepared to take this all the way to 2016.

    April 26, 2013 at 5:36 am | Reply
    • StanCalif

      Who was it that cut funding for embassy security?
      Surprise! It was not Obama nor Clinton!
      What is the real question here? The GOP House cuts funding, then blames the administration for not providing additional security? No funding, no security! The GOP can't have it both ways!
      Can we get McCain to shut up about starting new wars! Wars cost money! When McCain agrees to raising taxes (significantly), then he can have his new war! Until then, just shut up!!!

      April 26, 2013 at 8:16 am | Reply
      • Don P

        The cut in funding was for NEXT fiscal year, not the current one. Anyways it involved technology improvements.

        Even IF it was for this time period common sense says you cut manning from low threat areas, not taking two complete security teams from a hotspot. But then again, common sense was never a strong obama characteristic.

        April 29, 2013 at 7:10 am |
    • bob

      It take both house of Congress to cut funding, not just the Republican. I think the administration is hiding information from us, after the shooting in CT all I saw was Obama talking to victims families, after the Benghazi who was Obama talking to.. sunday talk shows. Why have they been interviews, I don't trust any of the people in Washington, you can pick a party they are both corrupt.

      April 26, 2013 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • dar82453

      I am tired of the Benghazi.tragedy being a Rep. – Dem. thing. The buck stops here....Obama and Clinton. If they want to hold office and make the decisions...right or wrong...then they need to stand up to the decisions that they made. I personally don't think either Obama or Clinton has the stones to admit they made wrong decisions.

      May 9, 2013 at 12:29 am | Reply
  9. libertygrace

    Why does none of this new information surprise me?

    April 26, 2013 at 5:18 am | Reply
  10. bander9

    The idiots are stuck on Benghazi and can't figure out why they lost the last two elections. Here's why! because they're idiots.

    April 25, 2013 at 10:07 pm | Reply
  11. Jackie Treehorn

    Hard to believe that a GOP report criticizes Hillary Clinton. Who could have predicted that!?

    April 25, 2013 at 6:31 pm | Reply
    • dar82453

      Because Mrs. Clinton was in charge of the situation. It was her call and look what she did with it!

      May 9, 2013 at 12:33 am | Reply
  12. freedom

    This woman will do anything to be in a place of power. She's ruthless, callous, and only cares about her agenda and herself. Her bellowing of "What difference does it make?!" about her friend, Ambassador Steven's murder exposed herself for the world to see.

    April 25, 2013 at 4:51 pm | Reply
    • libertygrace

      You are so right!

      April 26, 2013 at 5:22 am | Reply
    • tims

      Freedom you are so right. I bet the libs wouldn't believe any truth if it hit them on the head.

      April 26, 2013 at 8:26 pm | Reply
  13. bill zimmerman

    Ha Ha ... the GOP are already worried about 2016. Hilary runs ... Hilary wins !!

    April 25, 2013 at 10:30 am | Reply
    • McRCN

      That is what Democrats were saying in 2008 and she got beat by a nobody. There will be other Democrats that will want to run. Hillary is not what this country needs right now.

      April 25, 2013 at 11:28 am | Reply
      • Jake

        That " Nobody " beat 2 republicans!!!!!

        April 26, 2013 at 6:29 pm |
  14. Floyd from Illinois

    That the Republicans would choose to make a unilateral report, consisting solely of their own members rather than a report from the committee as a whole, is proof only of their partisanship.

    Shame on them for trying to float this propoganda as some sort of 'congressional' report. This is Republiacn partisanship, nothing more.

    And they wonder why they got creamed last November.

    April 25, 2013 at 9:09 am | Reply
    • tims

      Obama has set race relation back 50yrs if you don't agree with hem your races.I love him but he so ignorant about bieing a pres.he is for handouts not handups.He has hurt the blacks the most 14% unemployed high gas high everthing he is killing the poor and still the blacks vote for him bacause he is black MLK would rollover in his grave Judge a man buy the content of his character not the color of his skin.PATHETIC

      April 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm | Reply
  15. Carol Stanton

    I would Trust HILLARY RODHAM CLINTON over the whole entire CONGRESS

    April 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm | Reply
    • sonnie3

      I don't trust her any more than the lion king, Billy Clinton

      April 24, 2013 at 11:31 pm | Reply
      • Jake

        I'd trust Bill Clinton a lot more than Boy George, John Mcain or Mittens

        April 26, 2013 at 6:35 pm |
  16. Patrick

    ARMS DEAL? TURKEY?

    I KNOW NOTHING!

    April 24, 2013 at 6:59 pm | Reply
    • Grumpy2012

      What hand held SAM missiles with heat seeking capable of shooting down a civilian airliner at 20,000 feet from 6 miles away? The Libyans only had 20,0000 of them, none of them accounted for.

      April 25, 2013 at 9:34 pm | Reply
  17. Patrick

    WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET OUT OF HERE ALIVE!

    PLEASE HELP US!

    GET US OUT OF HERE.....

    COCO BONGO SUPPLIED THE WEAPONS USED TO KILL AMERICANS MOREOVER HE REFUSED THE BESIEGED AMERICANS ASSISTANCE!

    April 24, 2013 at 6:19 pm | Reply
    • RWB1956

      Too much Jack Daniels today?

      April 24, 2013 at 10:52 pm | Reply
      • Jake

        I think so

        April 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm |
  18. Patrick

    Klan membership isn't needed to know that there is criminal culpability for Benghazi. I'm surprised you haven't blamed W for the Boston bombing.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:17 pm | Reply
  19. t/o

    Wow, this is impressive hypocrisy even for House Republicans. Let's review, shall we?

    The House cut $300 million from the security budget of the State Department, and is now blaming the former Secretary of State for... reducing security. And these wingnuts wonder why no one takes them seriously.

    April 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      There is a cadre of Marines stationed at the U.S. Embassy in Barbados to defend the building against attack by drunken vacationers and you expect us to believe that the government couldn't afford proper security at the Benghazi CIA safe house during a weapons deal with Bongo's Al Qaeda friends? Why on Earth did they send Steven's into an arms deal in Benghazi, one of the most dangerous Muslim cities on Earth on 9/11 and deny him adequate security. Why were the two SEALS ordered to stand down? Can you say "staged kidnapping?" Sure you can, can you say "prisoner exchange" as in Ambassador Stevens for the Blind Sheik? Sure you can! Can you say "high treason?" Sure you can!

      April 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      "WE NEED BETTER SECURITY!"

      "WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT OUT OF HERE ALIVE!"

      "THEY'RE PHOTOGRAPHING THE ANNEX IN PREPARATION TO ATTACK!"

      "GET US OUT OF HERE!"

      "HELP US!"

      COCO BONGO'S RESPONSE: "VIVA LAS VEGAS!"

      April 24, 2013 at 6:32 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      WHERE DID YOU GO FRUITCAKE? LET'S HAVE AT IT COMMIE OBOT!

      April 24, 2013 at 6:37 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      Yes, let's review, better yet lets see a select committee re-question the jerks in the White House and expose the obvious treason that took place at Benghazi, shall we?

      April 24, 2013 at 6:39 pm | Reply
      • hammy

        treason, as in giving up the name of an undercover cia operative? or did you mean a cover up like when valerie plame was outed to cover up her husbands report which said saddam had no wmd and was not seeking uranium enrichment canisters? i'm not sure which you mean. or maybe u meant to compare the 4 lives lost in benghazi to the almost 4,000 soldies killed in iraq, the 10's of thousands injured, or 100,000+ innocent iraqis(not militants) killed. could you clarify for me?

        April 26, 2013 at 3:07 pm |
    • Patrick

      HEY T/O, YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF ONE QUESTION....

      WHY WOULD ANY AMERICAN ORDER THE SEALS TO "STAND DOWN?"

      YOU'RE SO TOTALLY FULL OF IT YOU SHOULD ADVERTISE...

      April 24, 2013 at 6:51 pm | Reply
    • sonnie3

      Your logic is out of bounds when it comes to an all out attack on our embassy. Savings are needed in government, but not even a question when you send an American into harms way.

      April 24, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Reply
    • Don P

      Dude, if what you say is true it would be common sense to take security from LOW threat areas not from a hot spot. Also, if what you say is true you are actually backing up the notion the Obama administration is clueless on how to run this country.

      In fact, what you are saying is untrue. The 300 million was for future improvements like camera and other security related equipment (to be introduced later). It did not effect current funding of guards because that was still already funded.

      They took the guards away because they wanted to show the world Obama made Libya safe, and it backfired.

      April 25, 2013 at 9:23 am | Reply
    • fiverrules

      Funding? Seems you have cherry picked and left out the security paid for out of the DOD budget that was refused.

      April 28, 2013 at 4:00 pm | Reply
  20. ndnation23

    i wonder, where was this same GOP fervor when it came to lies about WMD's, or Valerie Plame, or Pat Tillman? Oh, thats right..COVERING THEIR BEHINDS! i care as much about Benghazi as they do those issues..

    April 24, 2013 at 5:11 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      W had something that the lying African doesn't have, plausible denial. The whole freaking world including Western intelligence agencies all viewed Saddam Hussein as a threat to national security, for crying out loud, Bill Clinton went on national television and declared to the world that Saddam Hussein was a "national security threat." Was he lying? Say what you want about the Iraq war but don't forget that a bi-partisan Congress gave W carte blanche to wage war. Unlike that lying ass Kenyan I don't ever remember W leaving Americans in the field to die! You libtards need to start taking credit for your Kenyan messiah and stop blaming Bush every time the Kenyan screws up!

      April 24, 2013 at 6:09 pm | Reply
      • t/o

        Hurry up and put on your hood, Patrick. You're going to be late for tonight's Klan meeting! Sad little weasel.

        April 24, 2013 at 6:13 pm |
      • sonnie3

        bingo, you got that right..

        April 24, 2013 at 11:38 pm |
      • mlondeaux

        you're absolutely right, Patrick. It was a bi-partisan decision to invade Iraq. Democrats changed their minds after they realized how unpopular the war was, then acted as if they had nothing to do with it and threw Bush under the bus.

        Nancy Pelosi – "Saddam Hussein certainly has chemical and biological weapons. There is no question about that."

        Harry Reid – "Saddam Hussein has thumbed his nose at the world. The president is approaching this in the right fashion."

        Hillary Clinton – "I can support the president because it is in the interest of national security."

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cwqh4wQPoQk

        You might also find this interesting. Army Maj. General Paul Vallely recently said that Russia helped Hussein move his WMD to Syria by convoy before the invasion of Iraq. Syria is now using these same weapons against their own people.

        http://www.wnd.com/2013/03/guess-where-syrias-chemical-weapons-originate/

        April 30, 2013 at 4:41 pm |
    • Patrick

      VIVA LAS VEGAS!

      NOW IF YOU'LL EXCUSE ME I NEED SOME SLEEP!

      April 24, 2013 at 6:34 pm | Reply
      • Yuck

        Younwish you were getting a good night sleep,with your gun on your side right???

        April 24, 2013 at 8:35 pm |
    • Patrick

      WIKI LEAKS?

      April 24, 2013 at 6:35 pm | Reply
  21. ThatGuy

    Funny that the House signs off on any spending, and they voted to cut money to embassies.

    April 24, 2013 at 2:21 pm | Reply
  22. kathy/minnesota

    And again...The GOP is full of it,and their tidy little package wrapped in a not so tidy bow has been blown open....and I accomplished what I needed...."BUSTED"...In their tiny little minds they really think this is the beginning of the end for Hillary...Isn't that the same mindset they had at the "SECRET INAUG. MEETING... JAN.2009"...and well...WE ALL SEE HOW THAT WORKED OUT FOR THEM.

    April 24, 2013 at 1:08 pm | Reply
    • Patrick

      Obama and Hillary left Americans in the field under siege to die! W never did any TREACHERY like that!

      April 24, 2013 at 6:14 pm | Reply
  23. DemsRDupes

    "By abandoning regular order and excluding Democratic members entirely from this process, you are unnecessarily politicizing our national security and casting aside the system used by the House for generations to avoid making obvious mistakes, errors, and omissions," the Democratic letter states."

    Just replace Dem with Rep and you've described Obozo perfectly for the past 4 years. I think the republicans are learning – no compromise with this lying, completely partisan administration. I hope they block all legislation for the next 3+ years. The alternative is to sink even further into the abyss.... Long live the sequester. Keep calling BS on the Benghazi malfeasence (at best) and complete incompetence resulting in killing our statesmen (at worst). There should be continuing investigations into the "WHY?".

    April 24, 2013 at 12:58 pm | Reply
    • ghostriter

      HA! For four years, the republicans set a record number of filibusters. That alone tells you who is being partisan. But on conservative island, blocking any legislation from even getting a vote that the other side presents and then blaming them for the economy makes sense.

      April 24, 2013 at 1:23 pm | Reply
  24. ghostriter

    Republicans: We have a cable that shows Clinton signed off on a response. This clearly shows that she knew about the request. However, we can't produce said report.

    Democrats: Hundreds of thousands of cables go out under the Secretary's name.

    Republicans: The administration changed the talking points so they wouldn't look bad. But all the e-mails we went thru showed that no such communication exists.

    Democrats: .........

    Are we really paying these guys?

    April 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm | Reply
    • Rod

      Heck ya they are getting paid, And if the Dem's have their way everyone will get paid!

      April 24, 2013 at 9:47 pm | Reply
  25. Lizzie

    quinLee, enjoying your free phone and the 99 weeks of unemployment, free healthcare, better make sure Democrats keep their senate seats or you might just might have to find a job.

    April 24, 2013 at 12:23 pm | Reply
  26. lolo

    The GOP fails to mention that they have cut everything to make sure that Barack Obama fails at any cost, and their truly conservative sheeps believe every word they spew. Give me a break. They are cutting off their noses to spite their own faces. They are so full of hate you can't cut it with a knife it is so thick. It is just shameful how the GOP is acting. They have questioned everything, but their own little sneaky deals under the table with the NRA and other groups. They are about nothing but the money and themselves period.

    April 24, 2013 at 12:07 pm | Reply
  27. lottie

    of course no one has seen the report to know weather she signed it or no. They must really be worried about 2012 Poor babies they should be. Old news guys.

    April 24, 2013 at 11:39 am | Reply
    • BCConfidential

      Not old news to the victims that Obama & Clinton watched be murdered in real time, doing nothing to save them. Then nothing to honor them. Just shoved lies and dirt over their bodies. You should be ashamed to support this lying president who has done more to polarize and divide our country, promoting racism, outright lying to the American people...all for his personal self-gain and political agenda. It's reprenehsible. As far as Hillary Clinton, she lied under oath, covered up the truth and should be indicted for the murder of four American heroes. When did we vote for lying and murders? It's not right and you, like every democrat who's still supporting these two liars should be haunted by their actions in Benghazi.

      April 24, 2013 at 11:50 am | Reply
      • ghostriter

        Well, you have to understand we are a bit confused. When SOS Condi Rice said under oath that President Bush had received and read reports of an imminent attack that would kill 3000 Americans on American soil, republicans weren't too concerned. But 4 people die in a war torn 3rd world country thousands of miles away and you guys want to halt everything until you get answers.

        Then tell us, why aren't republicans looking into why they voted against increasing the budget to allow for more security?

        April 24, 2013 at 12:20 pm |
    • dmb

      This is new news and much to your chagrin things are getting ready to get real hot for the Administration. Benghazi is far from over.

      April 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm | Reply
  28. pandamoniusq

    Nice to see the GOP already has their 2016 election campaign underway. Well, the negative spin mudslinging part of it anyways.

    April 24, 2013 at 9:59 am | Reply
  29. Free Man in the Republic of Texas

    Benghazi report says Clinton
    signed off on security reduction....

    But... but...

    WE put "that" off until after the election !!!

    It is OLD NEWS now...

    April 24, 2013 at 9:42 am | Reply
    • Charlie Daniels

      How is covered up news – old news? There is a signed cable by Clinton denying security and has been confirmed. The ignorant and uninformed dem voters will always vote for Santa Claus. I was born in Houston and spent much of my childhood there and am bitterly embarassed that you attempt to represent Texas. You are a prime example of the lib disease that destroys wonderful states. I currently live in Colorado and have watched since the early nineties as it slithered into a lib cesspool. Heading to Wyoming to escape the digusting intrusion of deadbeats and the weak of heart.

      April 24, 2013 at 3:10 pm | Reply
      • hammy

        have you seen the cable with her signature? or are u just part of the echobox?

        April 26, 2013 at 3:13 pm |
  30. Don P

    Sooner or later the truth would come out. She now has blood on her hands.

    April 24, 2013 at 9:21 am | Reply
    • BigShiz

      All American politicians at a high level have blood on there hands. Especially the GOP.

      April 24, 2013 at 11:37 am | Reply
      • Yuck

        I agree with you.1000000 percent

        April 24, 2013 at 8:38 pm |
      • Don P

        True, this is why we need to vote all of them out. Dems or GOP, don't matter, the people have lost control.

        April 25, 2013 at 9:28 am |
  31. robert

    Come on, everybody know Benghazi was Bush's fault

    April 24, 2013 at 9:10 am | Reply
  32. Hahahahahahaha

    The GOP forced her to sign it!!!!!! Hahahahahahahaha

    April 24, 2013 at 9:06 am | Reply
  33. mcfarlas47

    I'm amazed that CNN ran this piece at all. Let's face it, true investigative reporting in mainstream media is dead here in the USA. It boils down to one simple question – why was no help sent to a battle that went on for hours? Those American fighters were on their cell phones with laser beams pointing at the terrorists to show the helicopters/drones where to target. The order to "stand down" came from someone. Who?

    April 24, 2013 at 9:00 am | Reply
    • ghostriter

      Asked and answered. No help could arrive in time. If there is an issue with the timeline, republicans could take that up with the military to confirm. Yet, we are stuck in what did Clinton know.

      April 24, 2013 at 12:22 pm | Reply
      • Mat

        Eh, that's the explanation given. But, as a Navy vet, I promise you there was help in the area, possibly even a Special Forces Team on a ship within a 4 hour flight....

        April 25, 2013 at 2:56 pm |
  34. Mike Lake Orion Michigan

    Only a Politician (Hillary and Bill Clinton) can get away with committing perjury!

    April 24, 2013 at 8:58 am | Reply
  35. Steve in kentucky

    I do not care if you are a donkey or an elephant. Where are those who were there? What is their story of what happened? So very tired of political dodgeball being played over the deaths of 4 Americans. CNN do you not want the truth? Are you or are you not n honest and impartial news source or a puppet? Find me the truth as I know you can.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
    • Don P

      Dead people can't talk

      April 24, 2013 at 9:23 am | Reply
  36. jinx9to88

    Already scared of Hilary in 2016!!

    April 24, 2013 at 8:32 am | Reply
  37. Margaret

    Let's hear from the 30+ survivors of Benghazi.

    April 24, 2013 at 8:19 am | Reply
    • mcfarlas47

      Exactly, Margaret! Where are their statements??

      April 24, 2013 at 8:34 am | Reply
  38. RWB1956

    To Steve in Illinois: I have to be believe what you believe,huh?

    April 24, 2013 at 8:14 am | Reply
  39. quinLee

    As my grandmother would say, "The devil is busy stiring up trouble".

    April 24, 2013 at 8:11 am | Reply
  40. Kirk m.

    andi, lost all credibility when you praise george, he nearly killed our economy for no bid goverment contracts for haliburton, your proud a man started a war for money? killed 4500 americans, your a tool, perfectly ignorant republican

    April 24, 2013 at 7:31 am | Reply
  41. W.G.

    I hope these right wing nuts answer some questions about Iraq that we have !!

    April 24, 2013 at 6:26 am | Reply
    • USMC1371

      You can check the roll call for the vote on action in Iraq but I am pretty sure their is a few dems on that list.

      April 24, 2013 at 6:51 am | Reply
      • W.G.

        If there are dems on that list it´s because they were lied to also , pinhead !

        April 24, 2013 at 7:07 am |
    • mcfarlas47

      Read what the Democrat Minority House Leader had to say back in 1998, long before Bush took office:

      “As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, I am keenly aware that the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons is an issue of grave importance to all nations. Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.” — Nancy Pelosi, December 16, 1998

      April 24, 2013 at 7:48 am | Reply
  42. vikingwoman

    I have only 2 things to say about this! 1) Are these congress people aware that 4 people die Every Day due to gun violence, in this country! 2) I remember Whitewater!!

    April 24, 2013 at 4:08 am | Reply
    • USMC1371

      So again what's your point? 4 deaths a day by guns maybe violence maybe self-defense. 89 people die a day in cars so you want them too?

      April 24, 2013 at 5:26 am | Reply
      • W.G.

        It means "junk in your chunk" (the one on your shoulders ) that because of republicans and their desire to
        make a buck off of anything even the lives of our soldiers they were responcible for the death of thousands
        of our soldiers in Iraq !

        April 24, 2013 at 7:11 am |
      • mcfarlas47

        Don't forget suicide – about 40% of reported gun deaths are suicide.

        April 24, 2013 at 7:50 am |
    • USMC1371

      And what is "whitewater"??? Other then the whitewater water park

      April 24, 2013 at 6:02 am | Reply
      • mcfarlas47

        Google Whitewater and Clinton. It's the name given to the scandal involving the Clintons' with a shady real estate transaction back when Bill Clinton was governor. Caused a huge stir back then.

        April 24, 2013 at 6:59 am |
    • Margaret

      Worse than the so-called "gun problem" : How many children die every day in America at the hands of their own parents, care givers, mothers' "boyfriends", etc? Beaten to death, burned, starved, raped, assaulted. Every prosecutor's office in this country has an office devoted to Crimes Against Children, yet no one is ever up in arms about this issue. Disgraceful!! And as far as guns are concerned, why doesn't BO go to Chicago and meet with gang leaders who are responsible for most of the shootings in Chicago and demand an end to their silly wars. As far as I'm concerned gang killings are mostly victimless crimes in so far as it is one dirtbag eliminating another dirtbag - but sometimes an innocent person gets caught in the crossfire.

      April 24, 2013 at 8:27 am | Reply
    • Lizzie

      How many die every day by LATE TERM ABORTIONS, as highlighted in the trial of the abortion doctor, but it won't make headlines in the US, but it sure does overseas.

      April 24, 2013 at 12:10 pm | Reply
      • Colorado

        LIAR LIAR LIAR LIAR

        April 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm |
      • Charlie Daniels

        Hey Colorado Dbag. Check out Barack's buddy Gosnell's trial and Holder's wife's abortion clinic.

        April 24, 2013 at 3:17 pm |
      • Charlotte

        Charlie Daniels–
        wow, the man's wife has a portfolio with stock share inherited from a blind trust by her sister-in-law of real estate holdings that lease out premises to companies and clinics....

        they are sure in bed together all right!!!

        April 26, 2013 at 4:23 pm |
  43. RCJHgirl

    Do facts even matter to the American media and public anymore in a matter of this importance, or is the end game to protect the current Administration above all other national security and government accountability concerns? So much for the promise of transparency and the once proud tradition of investigative reporting. As Hillary Clinton said during the Senate hearing on Benghazi "What difference at this point does it make" why Americans (including State Department employees on her watch) died. All Americans, regardless of party lines, should be demanding the truth from our government and an honest assessment of what went wrong so as to avoid similar loss of life in the future. If nothing else, the heroes of Benghazi who were murdered while apparently saving countless others need to be recognized for their selfless acts.

    April 24, 2013 at 2:06 am | Reply
    • Margaret

      Totally agree with you. Every decision is made to protect the administration. If Obama went on national news, pulled down his drawers and mooned the country, they'd applaud politely and exclaim what a good sport he is and what a great sense of humor.

      April 24, 2013 at 8:31 am | Reply
      • pandamoniusq

        Whereas if George Bush did it, you'd be blasting the "Lamestream" media's "gotcha" journalism for getting it on camera

        April 24, 2013 at 10:02 am |
  44. andi lee

    Clinton's testimony to Congress was a fillibuster of a joke...of "lessons learned". She BLAMED her people, and actually implied it was THEM who making decisions, and had lost/resigned their positions. Overall, bad character, bad behavior, and unbecoming in any puplic service role she has served, and she has miles of it, with 20+ years in the public eye, of bad behavior. Look it up yourself. She will lie and deny, blame others, claim amnesia or simply pretend it doesn't exist. She is noone I want representing me. Never again. Speaking of former President Bush, at least he had the guts to stand and fight for America, HIS country, HIS people! Be it, right or wrong, he tried, and he damn sure didn't try to hide it, nor make any excuses or apologies, and, I don't remember him kissing anybodies *ss! God bless America, and GW too!

    April 24, 2013 at 1:57 am | Reply
    • pandamoniusq

      "Speaking of former President Bush, at least he had the guts to stand and fight for America,"

      I ROFL'd on that one! He "defended" America by invading the wrong country. And then there was that whole "Mission accomplished" thing too....

      April 24, 2013 at 10:04 am | Reply
  45. Name* bullock

    Obama and clinton hillary
    The trail is underway for a former democratic office and a board of election worker who are who are accused of begin part of a plot that has rasied question over whelther president obama campagain when he was a canidate in 2008
    Submitted enough legit made od signature to have legally quaifield for the presdient primary ballot in 2008
    Congress will not agree that hillary will not presdient in 20016 so why she was leaving of her secreatry state so maybe she will be gulity what about benzhina llibya for 4 murder amercian

    April 24, 2013 at 12:45 am | Reply
  46. wjm

    Reagan(Bonzo) does nothing about terrorist attacks that kills hundreds of soldiers, no investigation. Nancy's crystal ball was fogged up. Iran Contra hearing, Oliver is the fall guy for the administration. GH goes to war for Kuwait and expels Iraqi army, but doesn't finish the job. Gw comes to office and in his first 100 days bombs Iraq, after September 11, 2001, has military make up cartoons to say that they must go to Iraq and destroy invisible WMD, thousands of Americans killed and thousands more maimed for life, to satisfy dear old dad. At the same time destroys America's first surplus in years and drives the country to the edge of total economic failure, cost thousands and thousands of American's savings and retirement funds, destroying the housing market and creating the worst American economy since the great depression and it might not be over for another ten years at this rate. Yeah, but you knuckleheads are concerned with Benghazi and Hillary. What do say to the families of all those soldiers who went to war and died in Iraq. No, but Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi. Wake up from your urine soaked dreams and smell the coffee. The same brave men that were killed, wasn't because their were not enough soldiers at the base, but because terrorist killed them. Terrorist killed them. If you use the same thinking your using now, you people probably say a woman gets raped because she dresses a certain way. Wake up a rapist committed the crime not the woman or the way she dressed. Terrorists are to blame for those lives lost in Benghazi, terrorists. Not your own people.

    April 24, 2013 at 12:18 am | Reply
    • Charlotte

      They will never get it.

      April 26, 2013 at 3:18 pm | Reply
  47. Name* bullock

    Obama and hillary are keep frauad vote for ballot that is true also we kick out of her in 2008

    April 24, 2013 at 12:05 am | Reply
    • pandamoniusq

      Maybe if you post it a few more times, it will make sense....

      April 24, 2013 at 10:06 am | Reply
  48. Larry L

    Republicans keep trying to energize the morons of their "birther" base. Give it up – you've already got the crazies loyal forever. It's the rational people you've lost and they may never return. This conspiracy creation enterprise is only making Republicans look even more out-of-touch with reality and more like radicals with tin-foil hats.

    April 24, 2013 at 12:01 am | Reply
  49. kathy/minnesota

    Bull S***, We all know what this is...the first lying seed planted to ensure Mrs. Clinton doesn't run/win 2016..."TALK ABOUT FRICKIN OBVIOUS"...come on GOP could ya try to atleast give the impression ya have a piece of a brain...We the American people are not stupid....Did ya forget already what happened Nov.6,2012?...HEAR YE,HEAR YE...THE NEW REPUBLICAN PARTY,RE-BRAND,RETREAT,AUTOPSY....cuz like reince said..."mama use to say it's not what you say but how you say it"...lol..YOU ALL ARE YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY...How can you not see what your doing to yourselves!!?..You all definately can't see eye to eye on the autopsy, "THAT THING JOHN BOEHNER HAS IN HIS BACK POCKET"(the sequester) is about to blow up in your faces...You have royally ps'd off the American people on GUN CONTROL...and now ya have Paul Ryan preachin...."WE NEED/MUST HAVE IMMIGRATION REFORM" (as if he really believes/means it)...The GOP is on life support and dyin fast cuz, you all are #YOUR OWN WORST ENEMY.....

    April 23, 2013 at 11:47 pm | Reply
    • Mary Wheatley

      Kathy,
      We the American public need to hold our leaders accountable weather R or D. The anger in your post tell us you have no ability to see fact if it makes the Dems look bad. Please try to be more open minded because our leaders both R and D are lying to the American people. I would ask you to read a Varity of news sources both liberal and conservative.

      April 24, 2013 at 12:20 am | Reply
      • kathy/minnesota

        Mary, Ya darn right I'm angry, I'm a mom,grandma and great grandma......after "YEARS" of watching,listening,and being the recipient of "HATE,HATE,HATE, for some odd reason, I became angry,hurt,saddened,fed up. So for you to tell what I have and do not have the ability to do...is at best laughable, cuz I'm sure that's one of the things you do best..."tell others their place"....Lastly I'm not Sarah Palin....I read plenty and can actually name them....so please try and think before you give your diagnosis.

        April 24, 2013 at 12:57 pm |
    • mcfarlas47

      Kathy–
      You obviously believe that the Republican and Democrat lawmakers are actually different in their philosophies and agenda. Our government quit caring and representing the American people decades ago. There is actually only one Party representing themselves and the military/industrial complex. They are of one mind set – to stay in power by supporting those who keep them there, and it surely isn't us, the people. If you really study political history you will see that these two parties, over time, support the same agenda. Their reach for power has brought our country to the brink of bankruptcy. We are only a thread away from spinning out of control with any significant hiccup in the economy. They don't care and are making no moves to correct this crisis. Get smart -you're only playing into their hands when you rant like you do.

      April 24, 2013 at 7:22 am | Reply
      • kathy/minnesota

        'Get smart...Rant like I do"....sure....

        April 24, 2013 at 12:59 pm |
  50. Rudy G

    Why, Hillary is clean, and good, and smart and our next president!! Don't talk bad about her! How dare you bring up facts!!
    What a bunch of zombies!!!

    April 23, 2013 at 11:37 pm | Reply
  51. Name* bullock

    Hillary should go to jail for murder 4 amercian

    April 23, 2013 at 11:03 pm | Reply
    • Larry L

      Bush & Cheney should be in prison for murdering 4,500 Service-members.

      April 23, 2013 at 11:49 pm | Reply
      • McRCN

        Don't forget Hillary fully supported and voted for invading Iraq. That vote was one of the main reasons Obama won the nomination over Hillary.

        April 25, 2013 at 11:33 am |
  52. I guess you just don't care

    This is about Obama running guns to Syria via Libya without Congresses approval. I supose you people would be alright with George Bush doing that, I would not. I never voted for Bush.

    April 23, 2013 at 10:33 pm | Reply
    • mcfarlas47

      No, "us people" would not approve of Bush doing the same thing. Unlike "you people" who refuse to admit Obama could actually be making mistakes during his presidency, we know Bush made his mistakes. In fact, all presidents do. What about the 90,000 American soldiers killed in Vietnam under the Democrat LB Johnson? More people were killed in the Twin Towers attack than in Pearl Harbor. We were attacked, dammit.

      April 24, 2013 at 8:10 am | Reply
  53. Statman

    Amazing to me that the left is always about the tricks of the dirty right. You people aren't clueless, you are much worse than that. People were slaughtered, it does matter. While I would never vote for Hillary, I did hold most of the time, some admiration for her including what appeared to be a competent Secretary of State. BUT these people died after pleading for help which she denied-why? The talking points were changed, why? The president blame? Not directly, no. Forthright administration? No-and 10000 pages of useless information is no badge of honor-just a lawyers way of hiding the truth.

    April 23, 2013 at 10:17 pm | Reply
    • Jack

      You're an idiot

      April 23, 2013 at 10:24 pm | Reply
      • mcfarlas47

        Jack – why do you say that? That's the best debate you could muster? Don't like what you read so you just throw out epitaphs? Come on, you can do better than that! If not, then you are the idiot.

        April 24, 2013 at 8:12 am |
    • Jack

      Why do conservatives hate other Americans (progressives, liberals, people who don't agree with them) more than they do al Qaeda?

      April 23, 2013 at 10:26 pm | Reply
      • Wayne

        Why are liberals so selective about the truth and so willing to caste anyone who questions them on any issue into the category of political apostasy?

        May 3, 2013 at 7:54 am |
    • CaliforniaAc

      Keep trying to discredit Hillary/. She's gonna kick your butt in 2016 anyway.

      April 23, 2013 at 10:46 pm | Reply
      • ?

        Are you one of those who was trashing Hillary in 2008 during the primary?

        April 23, 2013 at 10:53 pm |
      • kathy/minnesota

        YEP!! CUZ WE'LL BE FIRED UP, READY TO GO!!! HILLARY 2016!!

        April 23, 2013 at 11:52 pm |
  54. Pete

    It's funny how Issa and his hedgemen going after Hillary but never as a party in majority in both houses during the 80s did they do anything to Reagan ,Schultz for the hundreds killed in the Lebanon,Kuwait embassies,marine barricks attacks by terrorists..Different when the shoes on the other foot ain't it you republican hypocrites,just as ignorent as well...

    April 23, 2013 at 10:16 pm | Reply
  55. jeckbeans

    The shame of this is that American citizens died and we still don't know the truth. It's easier for us to fight with each other and make this a Democrat vs Republican argument than it is to demand to be told the truth. It's easier for us to stick our heads in the sand and fight amongst ourselves.

    We have such a lack of respect for those who died and their families who lost their loved ones. I don't care if you are a Democrat or a Republican – or somewhere in between – stopping making this about political affiliations and make it about the facts. We have a duty and a responsibility to protect those who are put into harm's way.

    April 23, 2013 at 10:11 pm | Reply
  56. luvUamerica

    Republicans agenda for this year – Blame the president. Investigate Cover up No. 1. Blame the president. Investigate Cover up No. 2. Blame the president. Investigate cover up No. 3. Where is the Rep. King, the cover-up King? Blame the President. Investigate Cover up No. 4, doesn't matter what. Cut the funding for schools. Spend millions on investigation on cover ups. Blame the president. Cut the early start. Special bill for investigation on cover ups. Sponsored by Rep. King, the cover up king. Investigate Cover No. 99. Blame the President. rep. King spilled his coffee. Blame the President.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:11 pm | Reply
    • Mary Wheatley

      There is none so blind as those who will not see.
      If you read the report you could see it. But CNN tells it's reader what it want you to think. If you are open minded enough go to the Blaze.com to see the whole report.

      April 24, 2013 at 12:29 am | Reply
      • kathy/minnesota

        "There is none so blind".....as.those who will not see...Really Mary!!.......could ya take your frickin violin and keep it movin. As if you were put on earth to educate/enlighten the masses....maybe you should have been on deck when BUSH flew in like peter pan and declared.."MISSION ACCOMPLISHED".....and sang him that little ditty.

        April 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm |
      • Charlotte

        Mary-CNN report seemed to depend on the cable response that went out over Clinton's name, (the GOP report implied perjury) and the fact that she said security requests were handled by others at a Benghazi desk, not her personally. CNN also addressed that this report was generated by republicans only, with the democrats on the committee excluded.

        You appear to have read the entire report at Blaze. Are there other cogent point the GOP report makes that you wish to share that CNN neglected?

        April 26, 2013 at 3:45 pm |
  57. luvUamerica

    There you go. The whole thing is about bringing down Hillary Clinton. Nothing else but that. Not that what happened, and how we an prevent this in the future, but spend millions of tax payers dollars so we can assign blame. Unfortunately she did assume full responsibility, so there is nothing new here.

    The republicans will never change, will they. They will go to the end of earth to satisfy an age old vendetta.

    April 23, 2013 at 9:05 pm | Reply
  58. I guess you just don't care

    Why do you keep blaming the Republicans? Hillary Clinton personally signed it.

    April 23, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Reply
    • Pete

      @I quess,didn't read the whole thing did yah,no viable signature just said it...Why doesn't Darrell Issa take a hit because his committee was in charge of defense cuts and after 400 billion in those cuts included security at embassies worldwide,so who's responsible and I'd go with Issa because he's doing a hell of a job of covering his own ass isn't he!!And remember Hillary saying at the Benghazi investigation hearings she gets thousands of emails everyday as SOS and can't read them all,did anyone here remember that, I did...And republicans were pretty disrepectful of her as well after being warned !!

      April 23, 2013 at 9:31 pm | Reply
      • jeckbeans

        Do you honestly believe that something that important would not have made it onto Hillary Clinton's desk? Remember – the President went around Congress and sent people over to Libya. There was no discussion, no debate. Remember – lawsuits? You make the decision to go around Congress – you better be on top of that situation. You put your best people on and you monitor it. You can't just send people out like that and let them get caught up in red tape, especially when they are asking for help and especially when other acts such as this have already occurred. No one is infallible – we all make mistakes. The problem is that we aren't learning from them – we're just turning this into a political circus.

        April 23, 2013 at 10:18 pm |
    • kathy/minnesota

      And why do you keep "NOT BLAMING GEORGE BUSH"....Over 4,000 AMERICAN MEN/WOMEN DIED, because of an ego driven man...who we all now know lied...."MISSION ACCOMPLISHED MY AZZ"

      April 24, 2013 at 12:00 am | Reply
      • ?

        I blamed Bush for Afghanistan and Iraq, I never voted for Bush. I voted for Hillary in the 2008 primary but if Bush is to blame then Obama/Clinton are to blame for Benghazi.

        April 24, 2013 at 12:08 am |
      • mcfarlas47

        Kathy– Read what your heroine said about Iraq. She is nothing more than a run of the mill political animal. They're all the same.
        Hillary Clinton quote from Oct. 8, 2002
        “In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including Al Qaeda members, though there is apparently no evidence of his involvement in the terrible events of September 11, 2001. It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which as we know all too well affects American security.”

        April 24, 2013 at 7:38 am |
      • mcfarlas47

        OK, Kathy, I blame Bush for everything that happened during his presidency. NOW can we move on to the events of today? Who in the administration gave the order to "stand down" and not send help to those men in Benghazi? Just for once put yourself in the shoes of those men who held off the terrorists for HOURS waiting for help that never came.

        April 24, 2013 at 8:32 am |
      • Charlotte

        McFarlas-
        because there never were any any 'stand-down' orders. Fox made it up. The timeline contradicts it. Within an hour of the start of the attack a security team was on its way to the compound to secure heavy weapons. The directive to the defenders at the annex was to wait until the compound was secure. The young men didn't wait. They left the annex and were killed in the fighting at the compound.
        Fox made up this whole drama by misrepresenting facts. The 'stand-down' was taken up by every right wing blogosphere out there and soon took on the force of FACT. It is not. It never was.

        google ANYWHERE for 'stand down orders Benghazi timeline' and you will find the truth.

        April 26, 2013 at 4:10 pm |
    • Larry L

      Bush & Cheney should be in prison for murdering 4,500 Service-members.

      April 24, 2013 at 12:03 am | Reply
      • Mary Wheatley

        REALLY ALL you people who keep yelling Bush Bush GROW UP that water is gone, we need to look at the present Administration. Bush has been gone for over 4 years GET OVER IT!!!! It's like talking to a 13 year old child.

        April 24, 2013 at 12:41 am |
      • USMC1371

        Deaths in Afghanistan as of April 7
        575 Bush
        1533 Obama

        April 24, 2013 at 6:13 am |
      • mcfarlas47

        Read what Hillary's husband said back when he was President, long before Bush took office.

        “The community of nations may see more and more of the very kind of threat Iraq poses now: a rogue state with weapons of mass destruction, ready to use them or provide them to terrorists. If we fail to respond today, Saddam and all those who would follow in his footsteps will be emboldened tomorrow.” — Bill Clinton in 1998

        April 24, 2013 at 7:41 am |
      • quinLee

        USMC1371: Deaths in Afghanistan as of April 7
        575 Bush
        1533 Obama

        +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
        Sure, just pick up where ever you choose along the timeline to justify a delusional argument. If you are truly a Marine then you know honor. Don't care how you spin it, twist it, or want to forget it we had no business in Iraq. Bush took advantage of American when we were hurting. Where's the honor in that? That's why more people have seen Bigfoot than W since 2008. And that's why we got Obama. No way would Barack Hussein Obama have been elected without the epic W failures. So thank Bush/Cheney for Obama.

        April 24, 2013 at 8:35 am |
      • Charlotte

        Mary-
        it is not so much a deflection as it is a point being made about hypocrisy.

        April 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm |
  59. Steve- Illinois

    @RWB, And lemmings like you still believe it was over a video no one had seen. LOL

    April 23, 2013 at 8:42 pm | Reply
  60. RWB1956

    These guys just keep trying ,anything,anything to smear President Obama's name and administration. And the only people that believe them are their base supporters. What a waste of time!

    April 23, 2013 at 8:34 pm | Reply
    • quinLee

      Agree. And what's even more appalling is when I read some idiot posting how Obama is the most divisive president ever when obviously the right is using every possible wedge to cause trouble and misinformation.

      April 24, 2013 at 8:19 am | Reply
    • thepowernapper

      You mean, using his own words–declaring that he would cut the deficit in half by the end of his first term? (Lie–he is the only president with a trillion-dollar deficit, and he has had trillion-dollar deficits every single year.)

      Obamacare debates would all be on C-span (lie)
      All bills would be online for 5 days before signing (lie)
      Declaring that Jeeps would not be made in China (lie, they are being built there)
      Forcing Chrysler to go bankrupt and forcing it to sell to an Italian company (true)
      Lying about Mitt Romney being a felon
      Lying about Mitt Romney killing a woman
      Sleeping through the Benghazi massacre, doing nothing to save their lives (did not make one phone call) and then flying off to Vegas for a fundraiser (True)
      Taking lobbyists into his administration (he promised to not do it)
      Taxing everyone in America (Obamacare)
      Promising to not raise taxes on anyone making less than $250,000 (many instances, including yesterday pushing for an internet sales tax which will tax every person in the country regardless of salary)

      Fast and furious–executive privilege to hide the DOJ's illegal sale of guns that killed US border patrol agent

      Drone killing of US citizens
      etc.

      Obama lies, people die, but you worship him.

      April 24, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
      • quinLee

        Impressive list of garbage. Me thinks you need another nap, or better yet, wake up.

        April 24, 2013 at 10:09 am |
      • Frightened For Our Country

        Don't forget the "transparency" lie.
        "My Administration is committed to creating an unprecedented level of openness in Government. We will work together to ensure the public trust and establish a system of transparency, public participation, and collaboration. Openness will strengthen our democracy and promote efficiency and effectiveness in Government".
        You can read the rest on the White House website: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the_press_office/TransparencyandOpenGovernment.
        I can't believe they didn't take that down!

        April 24, 2013 at 11:26 am |
      • Pet

        @powernapper,more parroting from the right and most you state wrong as well!!Pres.Obama could cut the deficet in half if republicans including your racist McConnell,Boehner worked with him...Jeep parts not Jeeps being built there in China,like Harley,others and jeep is world wide not leaving America as Romney stated...Chrysler wasn't forced,the big 3 all had the same deal because of the "clunkers for cash "deal,as a matter of fact Chrysler is setting records in recent months in sales topping most imports..Most of those government bailout loans the big 3 got are now paid in full ....Reagan,Schultz with over 300 military deaths in 2 embassy,marine barricks attacks by terrorists and nothing done by a republican majority run congress,senate,remember napper!!!Hey napper ambassador Stevens and his crew knew from the start what he was in for and he trusted them as they the citizens of Benghazi trusted him so leave this dead subject alone because if you read instead of parroting from FOX that Darrell Issas committee cut over 400 billion from defense spending and those cuts idiot included embassy security so blame Issa for the witchhunt against Hillary to cover his ass ,which again will get nothing but spend millions of taxpayer dollars .Fast,Furious again a stink created by Issa and getting nowhere against Eric Holder as well.. If you question attorney Gonzales and others they'd blame Bush because he created this debacle for Pres.Obama to clean up like Iraq as well..And napper if anyone is lying here its you and your delushional republican party ,not Pres.Obama and quess what bud its historicly recorded for all to read as well moron...

        April 24, 2013 at 12:11 pm |
    • Patrick

      WHO NEEDS TO TRY TO SMEAR OBAMA'S NAME? WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT HIS REAL NAME IS....HE SMEARED HIMSELF WHEN HE CLIMBED INTO BED WITH THE LIBYAN REBELS....

      April 24, 2013 at 6:58 pm | Reply
      • MaryM

        Puleeeze

        April 24, 2013 at 11:45 pm |
    • Wayne

      So Progressives consider the Truth a waste of time? That's enlightening.

      May 3, 2013 at 7:51 am | Reply

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