In Praise of Lindsey Graham for Confronting the True Benghazi Culprit

We commend Senator Lindsey Graham for forcefully answering President Obama’s chest-beating challenge at yesterday’s press conference. Senator Graham, along with Senator John McCain, had rightly said that UN Ambassador Susan Rice should be denied confirmation if Obama nominates her to be his second-term Secretary of State, as it is rumored he intends to do.

At the White House’s direction, Rice serially lied to the American people about the cause of the Benghazi massacre — audaciously portraying the murder of four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as the consequence of spontaneous rioting over an obscure video about Mohammed, although the administration well knew the murders were the result of a coordinated jihadist terror attack.

At yesterday’s press conference, Obama vigorously defended Rice and her shameful performance, warning Graham and McCain that if they opposed Rice, they would have a problem with him. Far from backing down, Graham sharply countered that he already had a problem with Obama for it was the president’s abdications before, during, and after the hours-long siege that directly led to the loss of American lives.

That is precisely why the Watergate-style hearings that congressional Republicans have called for are imperative.

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  • Mary Sue

    Wow Lindsey Gramnesty actually makes himself useful for a change. For once I wish him the best of luck, he is going to need it as the dems circle the wagons.

    • Paul

      Obama doesn't do that many press conferences. He doesn't need to do them. They have not been that important to him. Why now? The election is over! The answer? He is in trouble and he knows it. That is why he is acting like a big man protecting Rice. He is bluffing! He hopes to put people off the scent. Keep up the pressure. We are getting to him.

    • WildJew

      We need to keep in mind, Graham, McCain, Rubio, etc., supported Obama's illegitimate war in behalf of al-Qaeda of North Africa jihadists.

      WASHINGTON — In a talk show appearance just days after the death of Libyan dictator Moammar Gaddafi, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) accused President Barack Obama of being insufficiently aggressive in Libya.

      "If you go to war, go to win — don't lead from behind," Graham said on Fox News Sunday.

      Graham claimed that the U.S. could have removed Gaddafi from power earlier and that the war has made insufficient progress over the past "six months." Other Republican critics of the war, particularly Tea Party freshmen in the House, have taken a different line, arguing that Obama's decision to intervene was illegal, and that Gaddafi's death alone does not ensure the region's safety or stability. Presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), an early opponent of the Libyan war, said as much on Fox…..

      • Dwee

        If America had a real leader instead of a wimp who cowers to his wife, Michele Reparations Ogonagetya, the US would have backed the green movement in Iran. Remember THAT, when they were begging for help from our too busy practicing in front of a mirror pres? The ahab spring might have blossomed instead of turning into another field of women hater weeds. The aforementioned senators were scrambling to help things along but were restrained by a president who spends more time getting high than leading (any pres who would attend their first debate high has a drug problem, he obviously took one puff too many that night.)

        • Jim_C

          Sure, because we know so much about the opposition in Iran, which also includes religious hard-liners, and our backing wouldn't have disastrous consequences for Israel, for what our troops were trying to achieve in Iraq, and a million other things children don't understand about US foreign policy. Because history shows a neoconservative interventionism is such a great idea?

          Michelle has more class in her toenail than a chump like you ever will–and the fact that you lnk her with "reparations" means–guess what? You're just another dumb@ss racist.

          • Drakken

            Ah yes, use that race card some more and tell us more about those feelings of yours Sparky. I'll even chip in for the self esteem counciling and pitch in for the 14th place trophy to help you make yourself feel better again.

    • WildJew

      Andrew McCarthy wrote: "Gov. Romney and his top advisors decided to go mum on Benghazi; and congressional Republicans essentially delegated their response to Senators McCain and Lindsey Graham – the very “Islamic democracy” enthusiasts who had championed U.S. intervention on the side of Libyan jihadists in the first place (only after having championed the American embrace of Qaddafi)…."

    • MaryS, CA

      Well Obama isn't as smart as he wants people to believe he is, he actually (admitted) that the White House sent Susan Rice out to say the things that she said on TV stations that were out and out lies even tho they already knew it was a "terrorist attack" now Obama admits in a press conference that the White House sent her out, they fed her the information to spew and like a dutiful little girl she did it….. wow. Now White House, what is the meaning of White House???? Does that mean the President, or does that mean the one running the White House
      Vallerie Jarrett?? to be continued. MaryS

  • rjr

    Well it's plain to see that nothing has change with Mr. "it's my way or the highway" Obama.

  • Candidus

    Senator Graham:
    "Mr. President, don’t think for one minute I don’t hold you ultimately responsible for Benghazi. I think you failed as Commander in Chief before, during, and after the attack."

    Obama DID fail as Commander in Chief. Kudos to the Senator for belaboring the obvious…

    • John Galt

      Remember when Graham went after Bush for the 8 attacks on consulates that cost over 30 lives during the Bush administration? Nah, I don't either. Graham is a whiny hack.

      • Mike in VA

        I don't remember Bush being president when Ambassador Stevens, Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and Sean Smith got killed in Libya. Did Bush deny them the additional security that was requested for our diplomatic personnel in Benghazi?

      • Mary Sue

        I don't recall bush de-security-ing those consulates.

      • truebearing

        I don't recall Bush callously watching Americans being murdered and doing nothing to help. I don't recall him refusing to enhance security in dangerous areas. I don't recall him letting the terrorists assassinate our ambassadors with impunity.

        You need to think your false equivalencies through before you publish them and embarrass yourself.

        • FoxSheeple

          You wasn't alive in 9*11*01 ?

          • Roger

            Bush had a drone putting out live video for hours and refused to let assets protect people as they died?

  • Wyatt

    We knew Obama was lying at the press conference because his lips were moving.

    • Jim_C

      That's funny, only the 4000th time I've heard that one. What, no teleprompter "joke?"

      • Wyatt

        Now you have heard it again and perhaps it will sink n that the man is a pathological liar. You want a teleprompter joke. OK TOTUS Teleprompter of the United States. Makes more sense than Commander in Chief, President, leader of the free world. If you would like a list of the lies feel free to ask.

      • truebearing

        I'm sure you'll hear thousands of times more, since Obama is a pathological liar. You'd find it funnier if you weren't so allergic to the truth.

      • pagegl

        Actually, it's sad. Sad because it's true.

        • Roger

          He knows it's true. You can tell you're being effective when they switch to personal attacks.

          • Jim_C

            Personal attacks, such as, "Make up a new joke?"

            Kind of like "Make up a new Republican party, this one's a loser?"

            Republicans can't handle losing: secession movement here, "impeach Obama" there. Step 1. Lose election; 2. Begin impeachment proceedings. 3. Whine about media when impeachment movement fails.

            It's like clockwork.

          • Roger

            It's like the dripping water from a leaky faucet. What, no Bush joke?

            And it's tyranny conservatives don't like. That's why there are so many secession movements. You know, that whole America – the land of freedom thing?

            You liberals, if you don't like regular light bulbs, or toilets that flush… don't buy them. But leave me alone.

          • Jim_C

            Yes, I too, feel the cold hand of tyranny when presented with energy savings, conserved natural resources, and uncontaminated air and water. I feel your pain! Stockpile those incandescents in the name of the founding fathers!

            I remember my favorite inane prediction of tyranny from the 2008 election, still going strong: Obama is coming for our guns!

            Not only did Obama not come for our guns, guns are actually allowed now in more settings!

            But facts don't matter to conservatives–it's all about their emotional connection to the president. And there's just something they don't like about this one. So they read hidden meanings into his public statements. They interpret his gestures and facial expressions. They become gypsy astrologers. Anything to avoid reality.

          • Drakken

            So glad you love your Obummer you obtuse moron. If you don't think that Obummer is coming for Americas guns your are either dumber than a bag of hammers, or your going on faith and wishful thinking. Good luck in your ignorance.

          • Mary Sue

            low flush toilets actually use more water than the real thing when solid waste is taken into consideration. Didn't you see that episode of King of the Hill?

          • Mary Sue

            Fast and Furious was the beginning of an attempt to get your guns. It got exposed before they could make the kind of hay they wanted to out of it, but if all had gone according to plan, they would indeed have come for your guns on the basis that they were somehow winding up in the hands of mexican drug cartels. Obummer doens't do anything halfassed when it comes to taking your stuff away.

          • Jim_C

            And seriously, just for giggles, Roger, search my posts for any personal attacks I've made against President Bush.

            I make it a point to respect the office and give the man who won it the benefit of the doubt. Do I think Bush was good for this country? No I don't. Do I think Bush acted in what he thought was the best interests of this country? I'm certain of it.

          • Roger

            Seriously, I don't come here for giggles.
            And welcome to your hell, Amerika. People in the old country America used to save energy without government mandating it. You know why? We had jobs and we wanted to use our money for other things than wasted energy or resources.

            Too bad you don't have enough sense to do the same,

          • trickyblain

            Bush joke?

            So, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld is briefing President Bush on a day's event in Iraq. He tells the President that, sadly, three Brazilian troops were killed that day.

            President Bush breaks down, weeping — inconsolable. He asks, "Don, level with me, how many is in a brazilian?"

          • Roger

            Did that send W into the strategery room in a panic?

          • LibertarianToo

            Romney didn't lose the election. Obama stole the election.

            And we all remember the grace with which the demos accepted the elections of George W. Bush..

          • Jim_C

            I remember facts. Got any about the stolen election?

            Mr. Gore accepted defeat rather gracefully after an election decided by the Supreme Court (on which I am not casting aspersion, they made the right choice) in a state where, even after 12 years, the republican governors cant seem to get their voting shizznit together.

          • Roger

            Jim, Gore did not gracefully do anything.

            And what about Philly and that 100% vote for Obama? What's wrong just matching Castro's and Saddam's 97% wasn't good enough for the O?

          • Mary Sue

            Gore accepted defeat gracefully? BULLCRAP! I WAS WATCHING! He dragged that garbage out in recounts as long as he possibly could!

            Were you even watching the same Mainstream Media press crap I was watching back then, or did your memory fail you?

          • Roger

            Memory? What memory?

      • davarino

        Actually, its not his lips that are moving by themselves, its Soros/Putin/Morsi/Chavez/…etc. with their hands up his butt moving his lips for him. So he's more like a puppet. Kinda like weekend at Bernie's, while his handlers make him look like he is alive, but he's dead inside.

        And no, its not funny the 4000th time, its true

        • Jim_C

          Chavez is in there, too?

          Man, he's friends with ALL the bad guys!

          • Roger

            Yes, but you don't do so many words at any one time.

          • Mary Sue

            Yes, yes he is. Because he is, in fact, *gasp* a bad guy

      • Andy Lewis

        Somehow it never gets old…at least not as old as his lies.

  • Mike in VA

    Get a load of Obama's statement:

    "I don't think there's any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed that's a problem, and we've got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We've got to bring those who carried it out to justice—they won't get any debate from me on that."

    There does need to be accountability and justice. When will Obama make good on his words and resign?

  • gary fouse

    Who sent Rice out there to spin that yarn?
    When did Obama learn about Petraeus and from whom?
    Who releived Carter Ham of duty on 9-11.
    Where is the executive order from Obama to Panetta to rescue our people in Benghazi? If there was one, why was it countermanded?
    Why did no military personel go to Benghazi on 9-11-only CIA contractors?
    What were Hillary's actions on 9-11-her timeline?

    • Mark Anderson

      I'm sure the Gadaffi good buddies Graham and McCain will find out.

      • Dwee

        Just like a liberal to insert a red herring rather than answer simple questions.
        Beware the brainwashed, they no longer know how to think!

        Obama is insane. His followers yet another mass brainwashing by insane leader. Is there anyone left with some guts and free will, if you are out there, please do something to stop this man, for all our sake….

        • Mary Sue

          The grape drank has become the new purple koolaid.

    • Bamaguje

      “Who sent Rice out there to spin that yarn?” – gary fouse
      Obama of course, just as he told Holder not to cooperate with Congress in the Fast & Furious investigation.
      Why else would Obama – as the article correctly states – “vigorously defend Rice”, and even threaten Senators Graham and McCain “that if they opposed Rice, they would have a problem with him.”

  • Carol in NY

    So if they oppose the selection of Rice, obama tells they they will have a problem with him? Sounds like a threat to me. These 2 senators better watch their backs….I don't trust obama at all.

    • Mary Sue

      Obama's trying to talk big. Whether he can back it up is something else entirely.

    • Julian in Kentucky

      Look for the media lapdogs to start going thru Sen Graham's garbage.

    • Lady_Dr

      Me either – these, in fact all Republicans in public office need to have thorough protection.

      I still don't buy the natural death meme regarding Andrew Breitbart.

  • SoCalMike

    At least one of the Republicans had the nerve to call this liar out.

    That's 1 out of how many??

  • truebearing

    Good for Graham. He seems to be waking up to the dire state of this nation.

    Susan Rice is a charter member of the Soros/Obama/Hillary transnationalist cabal that wants to subordinate the United States to a global government. That Obama would appoint someone with such a radical past, without the popularity of a Hillary Clinton, speaks volumes about how cocky the megalomaniac has become.

  • Paul

    Obama doesn't do that many press conferences. He doesn't need to do them. They have not been that important to him. Why now? The election is over! The answer? He is in trouble and he knows it. That is why he is acting like a big man protecting Rice. He is bluffing! He hopes to put people off the scent. Keep up the pressure. We are getting to him.

  • ObamaYoMoma

    Lindsey Graham and John McCain are loons that don't have a clue. Even though both Iraq and Afghanistan have inevitably turned into unmitigated disasters, they are still useful idiots trying to intervene in Syria while peddling the notion that those two unmitigated disasters in Iraq and Afghanistan were somehow glorious victories. Give me a break! I don't know what those two are drinking, but I gots to get me some of that.

    In any event, what do you call people that continually repeat the same stupid errors over and over again while expecting a different outcome every time? No wonder this country is going down the drain at warp speed. Look at the damn Republican Party, they are so blinded by Political Correctness that they still can't figure out that Muslims aren't moderates. Hell, they can't even call Dhimmicrats today what they really are, which is commies, Marxist radicals, and delusional leftists. They are afraid that they will upset certain groups. In other words, they pander to groups just like the liberals of old. That's because they are the liberals of old! Moreover, they will never defeat Obama and the commie *******s, because they can't even call a spade a spade without becoming paralyzed with fear that they will insult someone.

    Anyway, the most important aspect about this Benghazi affair is the fact that Obama and Hillary were using the incident to pander to the OIC by using the event to try to reinforce in the minds of the American people the supremacy of Sharia, Allah, and Islam over the US constitution and all other religions. Yet, somehow you clowns don't even consider that worthy of mentioning. Oh yeah, I forgot…you wouldn't want to hurt the feelings of so-called moderate Muslims, even though they are all non-violent stealth and deceptive jihadists moving to the West in mass to eventually make Islam and Sharia supreme.

    • Jim_C

      I think it would be a great idea for Republican senators to accuse Hillary and Barack of subliminally touting Sharia law over the Constitution. Start a movement!

    • Cuzin Vinny

      ObamaYoMoma I must commend you on your total grasp of the whole situation, right down to Graham and McCain being clueless….your last paragraph is so spot on target….I've been sayin the very same thing since I came out we were attacked because of a video….I knew Obama was using that to further sympathize Americans toward Muslims….Your very Keen!!!!

    • katy

      what is OIC, pardon my ignorance

  • dannyjeffrey44

    I am more inclined to believe that he will give Secretary of State to Samantha Power. She is smarter than Rice and more dangerous to Israel, and Israel is the ultimate target.

  • sononthe_beach

    The distortion artist is as slippery as an eel.

  • usetobealib

    I think he might nominate his old buddy, Colin Powel.

  • Pat English

    I wonder if the people who voted for Obama are finally realizing what they have done. They have put a lying incompetent back into the Whitehouse. Cheers for Graham and McCain. They will get to the truth eventually. As for Rice she should be immediately fired.

    • gosha

      No, unfortunately they do not realize that. They will continue to vote for Obama no matter what and this is the biggest problem.

  • Muley

    This administration doesn't really care about investigations and such, they won! Those among us who do not recognize the ongoing coup de etat waged by the left are truly naive. the elections of 2006, 2008, and 2012 were decided by a complicit media and a massive fraud machine perfected by the socialist machine over the past decade. Until we deal with the criminal theft of our elections we will continue our spiral into the abyss. All of the special committees in the world could find against this bunch of thugs and be told to stick the findings where the sun don't shine. The justice department will refuse to prosecute, the senate won't impeach, and life will go on as usual.

    • Liz Martin

      I totally agree. We need to start with making sure all ballots are paper and marked with felt tip. That way we wll have a paper trail. Then we need to all make our local registar offices clean up their files. Open to other suggestion. Two weeks before the election my brother and I were in the panhandle of Florida. A chartered bus full of what appeared to be hispanic people from Il had stopped at the burger joint next to the gas station we were at. We both thought the same thing. Obamao machine sent them south to vote early. Back in Il in time to vote there as well. Should get rid of early voting and have absentee ballots verified.

  • pierce

    Truebearing, all those people who voted for Obama need to wake up. Among the adjectives I use to describe our President are, devious, untrustworthy, liar, self serving, and incompetent. He stole the election, for if he had been truthful about Benghazi, he would never been reelected.
    We have, unfortunately, elected a scoundrel to lead this country for another 4 years, that is unless he is forced to resign, but then, would Joe Biden be any better, no, he would be worse. This could be Watergate, and don't laugh.

  • Reese

    Walid Shoebat, former CIA Officer & former PLO Terrorist who is now a Christian is adamant the White House is lying about Petraeus investigation

  • FrogmoreGirl

    I believe that each of the reporters who asked question at the press conference were required to turn in their questions before in order for the president to to be able to answer without his teleprompter. He had a list of names and the one person who tried to ask a question at the end was not given a reply.

  • Steve Chavez

    "IF NOT US, WHO? Yes, who will defend the truth concerning four dead American's? Will their deaths be in vain? Will their deaths be forgotten? Yes, who, what, when, and where?" S. Chavez

    Again, this is bigger than all of you can imagine. The death of J. CHRISTopher STEVENs is what will bring down the false Messiah, the man of peace, a man of J. CHRIST who actually bows to Mohammad.

    "The Sign" has appeared and will soon spread to the entire world the second I push "submit comment." CLICK!

  • ROSE



    • Mary Sue

      I think your caps lock button is broken.

  • Anamah

    Samantha Power is the dog of Soros to bite Israel. She is in the "International Crisis Group" under the excuse the responsibility to protect; she is the wife of Regulatory Czar Cass Sustain who is strangling USA under the Omama regime. These are bad element, all and each one with quite destructive intention against Israel and our Constitutional values.

  • Willy Rho

    The "Holy Grail" of Benghazi is the Kernel of Truth that is Unimaginable by Normal People, but explains all of the motivations for all of the Actions and Non-Actions of all of the actors in Benghazi on 9-11-2012.

    That kernel of TRUTH IS: Barack Obama made a Secret Plan with Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi. The Plan was for Obama to reduce the Security at the Consulate in Benghazi and allow the Muslims to Kidnap Ambassador Stevens. Then the Muslims would trade Ambassador Stevens for the Blind Sheik. The cover for the Kidnapping was established by the Mob Action, introduced in Egypt, by an Anti Muslim movie trailer. The action at Benghazi was supposed to be blamed on the same mob action as in Egypt.

    Question: Does anything done by "Any Actor" make any sense, except in the context of "The Plan" above.

    A few questions that can be explained completely by the "Holy Grail Plan".

    1. Did Obama want to release the Blind Sheik, but had no justifiable reason to do so?
    2. Why were 3 MST and 1 SST security details removed from Libya?
    3. Why did Hillary request/demand more security, but Obama denied more security, several times?
    4. Why were Doherty and Woods told to stand down 3 times?
    5. Why did Obama tell the CIA to NOT help defend the Consulate.
    6. Why did Obama and his minions watch live video of the attack and not act?
    7. Why was an American Drone flying over the consulate recording video before the attack began?
    8. Predator Drones carry Hell Fire Missiles, why were none fired?
    9. Why were the Seals Lazing a Target, giving away their position and no Hell Fire missiles were fired?
    10. Why did Obama blame it on a video that no one (only 17 views on YouTube) had ever seen?
    11. Why did Obama fire General Ham for moving to assist the Consulate.
    12. Why was an AC-130 Gunship, 90 minutes away, not sent to aid the Consulate.
    13. Why were the F-16's only 20 minutes away not sent to help the consulate.
    14 Why is Obama Delaying, Obfuscating and Lying?
    15. Why did the plan stick with the plan's excuse of the Mohammed is an Idiot Movie Trailer?
    16. Why did the Ansar al-Sharia try to save Stevens by taking him to a Hospital/Emergency Room.
    17. Why did Ansar al-Sharia surround the Hospital where Ambassador Steven's body was taken and not let anyone in or out?
    18. Why was a Libyan Military person photographing the Consulate before the Attack?
    19. Why could the President not get an interview with a participating Terrorist for weeks when Senator Lindsey Graham got Tunisia to let the FBI interview him within 24 hours of the request?
    20. Why were Senior counter terrorism personnel cut out of the Loop, the Foreign Emergency Security Team was not called.
    21. The Embassy in Egypt was attacked by a Mob Action and the motive was the Film Trailer. This was part of the Plan and does not make sense, except if it was a part of the Kidnapping Plan with the joint actions in Egypt and Benghazi.
    22. Why did the Idiots in the White House stick with the Planned Motive of the Film Trailer starting the attack at Benghazi? Because Barack Obama, the Pathological Narcissist Psychopath thinks he is "The Twelfth Imam", "The Mahdi" himself, and "The Mahdi" is Invincible.

    The Not Known Unknown; a Fly in Obama's Treason Plans; Two Brave American Heroes, Navy Seals.
    They should both receive, posthumously, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, presented by Mitt Romney during Obama's Hanging for: High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Murder and High Treason.

  • Lady_Dr

    AMAZING – Graham showed some backbone. I didn't know he had one to show. Hope springs eternal.

  • kanwi

    To Willy Rho: Yes this was the grand plan but it all went to custard thanks to the bravery and courage of the two seals who disobeyed orders to stand down. Instead they went and rescued those 30 odd Americans from the Consulate that really was a cover for the illegal arms being shipped to the Syrian war zone. There needs to be an independent Watergate type commission set up with prosecution type powers as well to get to the truth of matters and hold those responsible accountable. ….kanwi

  • @ricklondon

    Enjoyed the article. Of course its common sense the GOP focus on Benghazi is just another "Obstruction by Proxy"… keep from getting to work on what we, the people, mandated them to do: IE: Jobs, economy, etc.

    They need to get to work NOW on The American Jobs Act, The Veterans Jobs Bill, etc. My wife and I have a petition running at Change.Org to fight GOP Obstructionism and in only 10 days or so have app 5000 signatures (with some interesting comments –

    There is an investigation underway now, and there is no need for GOP rhetoric to fan those flames. Mitt Romney already received the wrath of Christopher Stevens parents. One has to wonder if Graham, McCain and gang understand, they’re not finished with goons who do this. If they keep it up, I wouldn’t blame the Stevens in the least of telling them to cut the cr** and get to work. What Lindsay and gang is doing to their late son is putrid and rancid.

    Am wondering if we need to write another one (to include that we clearly understand what their problem with Benghazi is (and it has nothing to do with Benghazi, but is a way for more obstruction of their real work). Do you think we need to change the petition to include this? Any feedback is appreciated.