Desperate Antics to Obstruct the Truth About Benghazi

Joseph Klein is a Harvard-trained lawyer and the author of Global Deception: The UN’s Stealth Assault on America’s Freedom and Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations & Radical Islam.


Elenor-CliftThe Democrats and their media acolytes who are pushing back against a full investigation of the Benghazi scandal are in full circle the wagons mode.  They are trying to make investigating this scandal into some sort of late night joke against Republicans, but instead are looking more desperate by the day.

Many Americans do not believe the Obama administration’s account of what happened leading up to and during the September 11, 2012 attack. They smell a cover up.  According to a Rasmussen poll earlier this month, 59 percent feel it is unlikely the administration has revealed all of the details surrounding the tragic attack.

“Seventy-two percent continue to believe that it is important to find out exactly what happened in the Benghazi matter, with 46 percent who say it is ‘Very Important.’ Twenty-five percent consider more information about the Benghazi case unimportant, up from 19 percent in January, but that includes just 7 percent who say it is ‘Not At All Important,’” said Rasmussen.

Distrust of the Obama administration was stoked by the recent revelation of an e-mail written by then-White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser Ben Rhodes showing White House involvement in concocting the bogus anti-Muslim video explanation for the killings.  The purpose of this intervention by the White House was to prepare then-UN Ambassador Susan Rice for her Sunday TV show appearances on September 16, 2012, with the goal of pushing the video narrative even though senior officials at the State Department and intelligence personnel on the ground knew early on that a pre-meditated terrorist attack was the real cause.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney made a fool of himself yet again when he tried to claim with a straight face that the Rhodes e-mail had nothing to do with Benghazi. It’s all old news anyway, he intoned.

Bill Clinton has tried to blunt criticism of his wife’s conduct as Secretary of State by saying that the State Department’s own Benghazi investigation, which was led by retired Adm. Mike Mullen and former U.S. diplomat Thomas Pickering, “looked into what was wrong. They gave 29 recommendations. She took ‘em and started implementing them.”

That may be true, but Bill conveniently left out the fact that Hillary’s hand-picked Accountability Review Board failed to interview her. When she finally appeared before Congress to testify, Hillary responded to questions with a question of her own: “What difference at this point does it make?”

The mother of one of the Americans murdered in Benghazi by the jihadists, Sean Smith, refuses to accept such cold indifference. She wants the truth: “How can Hillary sit up there and say ‘What difference does it make,’ when she is the person that made the difference? She is the one that would not allow any security there; she is the one that was responsible.”

Bill Clinton’s defense of his wife’s lack of responsiveness to pleas for more security before the September 11, 2012 attack — despite repeated prior jihadist attacks on Western facilities and personnel — was to say that “No one had advance notice that this would happen as nearly as I can tell.” It must all depend in his mind on what the words “advanced notice” mean.

Susan Rice, now serving as President Obama’s National Security Adviser, wants to put her infamous Sunday show appearances behind her for good.  When asked at a foreign policy lunch on May 14th whether the House select committee investigation on Benghazi would reveal anything new, she flippantly responded, “Danged if I know.”  Actually, that’s the answer she should have given on those five Sunday talk shows if she had been asked why a UN ambassador with no knowledge of what happened in Benghazi was shoved in front of the cameras. She was sacrificed so that her boss Hillary Clinton, who had been briefed on what was happening in Benghazi in real time by the number two State Department official in Libya, Gregory Hicks, would not have to do the lying.

Rice also parroted the Democratic line, used by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid as justification for his decision not to form a Senate select committee, that 25,000 documents have already been turned over to Congress. “It’s hard to imagine what further will come of yet another committee,” she said.

Rice might have had a reasonable point except for one tiny detail she left out – a key e-mail linking the White House to preparation of her misleading statements to the American people on national TV was not among those thousands of e-mails turned over to Congress. It was only turned over very recently after court action. It is not unreasonable to assume that there are other incriminating e-mails lurking in the files of the State Department and White House. They may provide answers to questions that the select committee chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy, in a turn-about, posed to reporters during a press conference when he asked them if they had been doing their jobs:

•Can you tell me why [Ambassador] Chris Stevens was in Benghazi that he was killed? Do you know? Does it bother you whether or not you know why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi?

•Do you know why we were the last flag flying in Benghazi, after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed?

•Do you know why requests for additional security were denied? Do you know why an ambassador asking for more security, days and weeks before he was murdered and those requests went unheeded? Do you know the answer to why those requests went unheeded?

•Do you know why no assets were deployed during the siege? And I’ve heard the explanation, which defies logic, frankly, that we could not have gotten there in time. But you know they didn’t know when it was going to end, so how can you possibly cite that as an excuse?

•Do you know whether the president called any of our allies and said, can you help, we have men under attack? Can you answer that?

•Do any of you know why Susan Rice was picked [to go on five Sunday talk shows after the attacks]? The Secretary of State [Hillary Clinton] did not go. She says she doesn’t like Sunday talk shows. That’s the only media venue she does not like, if that’s true. Why was Susan Rice on the five Sunday talk shows?

•Do you know the origin of this mythology, that it was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video? Do you know where that started?

•Do you know where we got from no evidence on that, to that being the official position of the administration?”

Much of the mainstream media could not care less about the truth. They act like an extension of the Obama White House. And they are auditioning for that same part in helping Hillary Clinton fend off embarrassing questions that might interfere with her quest for the White House in 2016.

Chuck Todd of NBC News, for example, said on May 13th that “all the questions have been answered. There’s just some people that don’t like the answers.” Then perhaps NBC News will enlighten us on the answers to Rep. Gowdy’s questions above.

Left-wing commentator Eleanor Clift wins the prize for the most idiotic media criticism of further investigation into what happened in Benghazi. She claimed last Sunday that Ambassador Chris Stevens “was not ‘murdered;’ he died of smoke inhalation in that safe room in that CIA installation.”  She then doubled down on her ludicrous claim during a radio interview on May 13th:

“I was taking issue with the sort of glib use of the word ‘murdered.’ My point is that it was a very chaotic event. The CIA was involved, which is why there was a lot of confusion initially, and that all the questions that this special committee is raising have been asked and answered in previous investigations.”

The jihadists who set the fire that killed Ambassador Stevens were not out on a lark. They intended to kill. In any case, by committing the felony of arson which resulted in Ambassador Stevens’ death, the jihadists committed what is known in the law as felony murder.

Then there is MSNBC’s Chris Matthews, who accused Republicans of using Benghazi to subject poor Hillary Clinton to “voodoo.” Maybe he is on to something, given Hillary’s possible health problems:

The enemies of Hillary Clinton, by that I mean the partisan enemies, have got their voodoo doll. It’s called Benghazi. Every time they put the pin in, they hope it hurts Hillary. Every time they say the word, they hope it scares her.

The only thing that scares Hillary and the Obama administration is the truth. Their partisan defenders are doing everything possible to keep the American people from knowing the truth about what really happened before, during and after the tragic attack on September 11, 2012 that murdered four brave Americans who were serving their country.

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  • Tradecraft46

    Well people are sort of used to this lying and some actually like it, sort of a Road to Damascus thingie.

    At some point, people will realize that they are being manipulated in the names and forms of ideals.

    The truth is what’s left when lies die.

    • justquitnow

      What is the truth….that we got attacked?

      • Drakken

        The truth is we left ours with no support. The American mantra is no man left behind, and politics was played. If you had ever served your country you would know this.

        • justquitnow

          This is the first time an attack on a foreign installation has bothered you. You’re a hypocrite and cultic moron.

          • fammon

            HOORAH!

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            It bothers the vast majority of Americans as every poll shows.

          • Drakken

            It bothers me every time the military or security professionals are left hanging out to dry for political and weak feckless politicians, period. I also have a huge problem of these very same politicians tying the hands of those very same professionals and getting them killed because of it. No matter under what political stripe they hide under. Your a complete effing dumbazz if you believe that. At least under Bush, he let the spooks and intelligence folks hunt down and eliminate the jihadist that harmed us, unlike your hero and messiah Obummer.

          • nomoretraitors

            Guess you learned nothing from Watergate. It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up

  • quousque

    Eleanor Cli(f)t is a worn out re-tread from Clinton-Lewinski years. She will pull out any idiocy from her bag of tricks to make that miserable, power hungry couple look good.

    • Crassus

      I thought Ellie Mae Clift had died from abysmal ignorance years ago. Maybe she is dead and nobody bothered to inform her.

      • ratonis

        Come to think about it, she does resemble some of those stalking forms on “The Walking Dead” show.

    • Debbie G

      Clift’s brain is a “chaotic event.”

  • sendtheclunkerbacktochicago

    You haven’t seen nothing yet. Wait til you see what happens at the State Run Media when Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his lead investigator Lt. Mike Zullo finally release all the evidence they have gathered on the Fraud in Chief over their THREE year investigation. They will all need an exorcism as the green puke flows from their mouths. The only way this Liar in Chief is going to be forced out of office is by exposing his blatant fraud and criminal activity. The rest of these investigations lead to no where, they make for a good news cycle and that’s it.

    • Calvinius

      Joke Arpaio and his clown show haven’t been “investigating” anything.

      • john

        No need to investigate,the Kenyan Ambassador to thev US said that Obama was born in Kenya.No need to investigate,the grandma calendar,just after Obama was elected to the Senate said he the first Kenyan elected to the Senate.No need to investigate,over 20 years ago,it was writte on the cover of his book,born in Kenya.The real clown,to the delight of the rest of the world is that the clowns are those who believe that he waqs born in Hawaii.By the way,Obama is a reincarnation of someone who passed away decades ago.The guy from Connecticut,where Obama never set foot!.

        • Calvinius

          As is typical of a Birther, you have no truth to what you say. The Kenyan ambassador never said anything of the sort. It was not written on the cover of his book. And the “Connecticut SS#” lie is also something you Birther bozos made up.

          • nomoretraitors

            Too bad he isn’t a 9/11 truther. Then he could get a job at CNN alongside that commie b*st*rd Van Jones

  • info warrior

    BenghaZI?

    That was old news more than a year ago,

    • Lanna

      Millions of people have seen the photo of Christopher Stevens tied down, held by terrorists, and being caddle prodded, he was also burnt, and sexually abused!

      • justquitnow

        Really, where’s the picture….
        Where is this excuse for you to piss on the graves and memories of decent people.

        • CowboyUp

          Hillary was doing that before they were even buried. She stood right there in front of the coffins and families, lied about what happened, and promised to bring to ‘justice’ a movie producer that had nothing to do with it.

          • justquitnow

            Where’s the picture or you shameless lairs cloaked in Americana can stfu about it. You’re false outrage is tiresome…year after year the same stupid sh*t comes out of you.

          • CowboyUp

            You said something about someone p*ssing on the graves and memories of decent people, which was sickly ironic. I’m sure you do wish I’d stfu about it, but I’m not. If you had a problem with shameless lying, you wouldn’t be here defending it.

            Leftists are the ones that must cloak themselves and change what they call themselves when the results of their policies become associated with their latest nom de guerre. I’ve been a conservative while yall went through socialist, liberal, third way, and progressive. Same idiots, different names.

            And it’s your crew that says Americana is some kind of blight on the world and needs a fundamental transformation.

        • logdon

          That’s the Hillary ‘What Difference Does It Make’s’ job?

    • reader

      But you don’t apply this standard to George Bush, do you? “cos – from the turn of the century on – is gong to be his fault, is it?

    • CowboyUp

      It would have been old news by now if the dp/msm hadn’t initiated a cover-up and lied. But they did, and new facts that further contradict their claims are still coming out. That’s new news.

    • Libslayer

      Sez obama’s spokesman.
      All of obama’s defenders lie for their master.

    • Crassus

      Soros Lib Troll Rule #16: Say that every current liberal/Democratic scandal is old news.

  • Lanna

    Of course….they keep throwing diversions at the people because they are guilty as sin in Benghazi! The kidnapping of Nigerian girls was put out there in order to divert attention from the congressional probe…Its called Wag the Dog Syndrome.

  • Joe Esposito

    Lets not confuse the liberals with the truth. The liberals desperately want to destroy this country. They will lie until their worthless lives are taken by the Islamist that they love.

    • bob smith

      “The liberals desperately want to destroy this country.”

      You have put the proverbial cart before the horse Joe. You see, the Libs have no cognizant clue of the consequences of their actions for which guys like you and me often make the same mistake over and over in so thinking. They have no clue of their destruction and quite the opposite only see nirvana, a socialist utopia in a class based system where the few dictate to the rest of us while everyone shares the work and their wealth while the plantation owners a la odumbo look for the next golf course.

      By doing so we are graciously giving credit to a group of collectivists who have hammered away over and over again within the realm of the same ideas and aspirations; their net observation is that they had hoped in the supposed construction of their utopia that we wouldn’t notice how capitalism, free market prosperity was the correct solution and we gave it up; for what?

      No, they are not out to destroy the country, they are out to destroy you and me. The presumption in their actions is that the country is collectively theirs.

    • nomoretraitors

      “They will lie until their worthless lives are taken”
      Something I hope I’ll live long enough to see

    • rain

      you are 100000% correct!! if they hate it here, they can leave, hollywood hate it here, but they take its money and live like kings,oh, but if you do, you are ,materialistc pig, !dont forget the biggest hoax of the left! gobal warming, they lie about bengazi, the IRS, fast and furious, they know no bounds, holder and company need to all be impeached

  • Steeloak

    Obama Lied, four good men died!

    • john

      Obama lied,
      four Americans died.
      Obama lied,
      Chris Stevens was sodomised.

      • justquitnow

        Chris Stevens was not sodomized you ridiculous moron.

        • Drakken

          Yeah, he was. Keep believing the libtard dream and ignore reality.

          • justquitnow

            Where did you get this tidbit of information. Granted you spend a lot of time looking up sodomy related material, but don’t spread ugly lies.

          • logdon

            You of course have to stick in the sodomy ad hominem.

            Projection? Young choir boys butts your thing?

            Come on, don’t be coy. It’s a liberal thing isn’t it?

        • Lanna

          The pictures are out there….you can’t cover them up…they show everything!

    • rain

      for sure, but with G-ds help, the truth will come out of this darkness and he will be shown the door, with his last lady, moochele

  • Sheik Yerbouti

    Anyone who knows Libyans knows this story about a video insulting Muslims is sheer nonsense. The administration engaged in pure bigotry when it presented this (all Muslims are the same to them). Nearly ALL of the fighting in Libya is between factions and tribes and is usually over territory or vendettas. They would not have mobilized against the US embassy over a Youtube video unless there was a clear profit to be made or it somehow benefitted their tribe.

  • Calvinius

    The Democrats and their media acolytes who are pushing back against a full investigation of the Benghazi scandal are in full circle the wagons mode. They are trying to make investigating this scandal into some sort of late night joke against Republicans, but instead are looking more desperate by the day.

    No, you guys are looking more delusional by the day. The Benghazi “investigation” is a joke, given that we already have all of the facts.

    Many Americans do not believe the Obama administration’s account of what happened leading up to and during the September 11, 2012 attack. They smell a cover up. According to a Rasmussen poll earlier this month, 59 percent feel it is unlikely the administration has revealed all of the details surrounding the tragic attack.

    Well gee, if a Rasmussen push-poll says so, surely it’s true! Let’s remember that in November 2012, a Rasmussen poll said that Mitt Romney was days away from being elected president.

    • Headed4TheHills

      Cal, Cal, Cal, we understand. It’s hard to accept that Hillary, Obama, and their friends lied. It wasn’t a video that sparked the attack, it WAS a pre-planned terrorist attack. It’s hard to accept that the majority of Americans aren’t going to roll over and play dead so the LibProgs can have their way with this country. And we know you desperately want to deflect / end this investigation before your LibProg 2016 Presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, gets hammered and jailed for her crimes against humanity. Buck up, chum. The LibProg masters can always repeal the Constitution so Chairman Maobama can be president for life. Won’t that make you smile?

      • Knucklehead

        Amen!!

    • Knucklehead

      Well, if you have all the facts, I assume you’d be happy to answer the list of questions Trey Gowdy had for Obama’s campaign Staff/accomplices/cheer leaders (the press).
      There is only one fact that overrides everything else: we are cursed with the most despicable, lying, anti-American, Marxist, Islamic-sympathizing, narcissistic, incompetent scumbag who ever resided in the White House.
      If Benghazi had happened on Bush’s watch, idiots like you and the filth in the media would have been all over him like stink on sh*t for the past twenty months.
      But of course, if Benghazi had happened on Bush’s watch, it would have ended very differently. Bush would have done what the current POS in the White House should have done, but didn’t.

      • Calvinius

        If Benghazi had happened on Bush’s watch? LMAO, the ignorance of that statement is amazing.

        • Headed4TheHills

          Cal, please try to understand, Bush is NOT the President. Your choice, Obama, is President. This was on his watch and can be laid at his administration’s feet. I know you LibProgs want to blame W for everything from global warming (or is the new faux science phrase climate change?) to your dogs having mange, but he wasn’t there for this one.

          You don’t know me, Cal, so you can’t know I blame Bush for his mistakes, but only for his mistakes and those made while his administration was in power. I blamed Clinton for his, Ford for his, Bush Sr for his, etc. Now, try doing the same and accepting Obama doesn’t walk on water, cannot change water into wine, and will go down in history as a worse president than even Carter (who I was around for as well).

          • Christopher Jensen

            Headed4thehills, I give you props for being willing to hold each president accountable for their own mistakes (if in fact, you do) but I can’t help but marvel at how well you employ the classic conservative deflection technique of accussing Calvinius (and liberals in general) of blaming everything on Bush when, in fact, he was simply responding to Knucklehead’s statement of what would or wouldn’t have happened IF this had happened under Bush. Way to go! Your shepherds would be proud! A little piece of advice, though – try being a little more creative. The direct confrontational thing is getting a little old and obvious by now. Have a great day!

          • Crassus

            Soros Lib Troll Rule #14: Accuse conservatives/Republicans of doing what liberals do.

          • Christopher Jensen

            Koch Con Sheep Rule#1: when confronted by a moderate with enough intelligence to see through you smoke and mirrors, make up some childish asinine rule and accuse them of being a liberal. Works every time.

          • Headed4TheHills

            I couldn’t care less for your props or your thoughts. You don’t know me, what I’ve done, or what I’ve been through, so keep ‘em to yourself. As for the “classic Conservative deflection” crap, you’re dead wrong. I call ‘em as I see ‘em. Cal posted his (hers? its?) lil pic of the Bush screw-ups. Where’s the Obama screw-up’s list? I’ll apologize to Cal immediately once I see that go up. Otherwise, I say Cal is a LibProg drone following the Obama administration party line of “It’s Bush’s fault”. And, going by what I read of Cal’s posts, I call it right.

            Oh, and Cal, callin’ me a fool? Seriously, that’s weak sauce on the internet. Try a lil more verve, vigor, hutzpah in your insults.

          • Calvinius

            I’m not the one who brought up Bush, fool.

          • Headed4TheHills

            I was responding to your post, Cal. Man, your Lib mental disease must be truly futzing up your memory: If Benghazi had happened on Bush’s watch? LMAO, the ignorance of that statement is amazing. then your li pic of Bush’s screw ups.

          • Calvinius

            And I didn’t bring up Bush, Knucklehead did.

          • justquitnow

            So you were outraged at Bush and demanded he come forward and tell us what happened for everyone of these incidents? Of course not because the media you read wasn’t telling you Bush was a traitor and those people died from incompetence. Back then we honored the office and understood that sh*t happens sometimes.

          • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

            Remember the 2004 book “The I Hate George Bush Reader?” Remember the film “The Death of a President” a fictional account of Bush’s asssassination in Chicago? If you don’t then click http://www.apollospeaks.com to refesh your memory.

        • Headed4TheHills

          But I do agree with Knucklehead. You Libs hammered Bush for every mistake the man made (and continue to blame him for everything). The Lame Stream Media hammered Bush. But say something about you “leg_shivering” Messiah Obama and one can hear the heart break miles away. Your Obama sucks like a super massive black hole (not racism, astrophysics – look ‘em up).

          • justquitnow

            You have a crappy memory…

          • Headed4TheHills

            Sorry, justquitnow, but you’re quite wrong.
            Bush couldn’t do anything right per the Lame Stream Media and LibProgs. Even when he was just breathing he managed ticked off most of them. But let Obama do anything and the LSM and LibProgs go into paroxysms of joy.

        • nomoretraitors

          The Blue Street Journal. Is that another Soros front organization?
          And how about those 200+ people who died in the twin embassy bombings in Africa? (yet another missed signal of the Muslim jihad against America) Under whose administration did those occur? Guess ya forgot about those, huh?
          And how about you lefty dimwits chanting “Bush Lied, People Died” when all the big name Democrats said Saddam Hussein had WMDs? Guess they lied too, huh?

          • Calvinius

            How about the 3000+ who died in the 9/11/2001 attacks on the WTC and Pentagon? Under whose administration did that happen?

          • john

            Nice one,keep moving the goal post,this was a direct result of the first bombbing of the trde center.This might also be the result of the bombing by Clinton of the factory in Sudan.

          • nomoretraitors

            Nice bait and switch but I will address your question. The attacks happened 8 months into Bush’s first term. The preparation was done during the Clinton years. Remember the FIRST time the WTC was attacked? Al Qaeda put us on notice as to what their intentions were, and Clinton responded by treating it as a law enforcement issue instead of a war. (the same approach the disgrace in the Oval Office is taking)

          • Calvinius

            You mean the first WTC attack that happend one month into Clinton’s term? And it was Clinton who went after Al-Qaeda obsessively. Bush entered office with the plan that he would pay no attention to terrorism, because that was a “Clinton thing”.

          • nomoretraitors

            Yes, that one, which as I stated before, should have put us on notice as to what Al Qaeda’s intentions were. And Clinton did not “obsessively” pursue Al Qaeda. Yes, he took some actions, but by and large issued subpoenas instead of making war plans. He also rejected an offer from the Sudan to turn Bin Laden over to us as well as passed on an opportunity to take Bin Laden out directly because he feared civilian casualties and “world opinion.” It was also during the Clinton years that the infamous “wall” was erected between intelligence and law enforcement which prevented the CIA from sharing with the FBI intelligence they had on some of the 9/11 hijackers.

            You come to Clinton’s defense because the first WTC attack happend one month into Clinton’s term. 9/11 happened only 8 months into Bush’s term. How can you expect Bush to deal with in 8 months what Clinton couldn’t do in 8 years?

          • Calvinius

            The “offer from the Sudan to turn Bin Laden over to us” never actually happened, and the notion that Clinton passed on an opportunity to kill Bin Laden is nonsense. In reality, Clinton gave the CIA a standing order to kill Bin Laden at any opportunity. Director Tenet disobeyed that order.

            And as for Bush, you act as if everything has to be started over from scratch when a new president takes office. Had Bush simply continued what Clinton had started, Bin Laden could have been dead before 9/11 ever happened.

        • CowboyUp

          Bush didn’t deny their security requests, leave them to die, and then lie about it. Big difference. Oh, and I notice you don’t have answers for any of the questions.

          • Calvinius

            Obama did none of those things, so no it’s not a difference at all.

          • reader

            Who exactly ordered to lie about Benghazi, Cal? What exactly did Hillary and Obama do during the attack? Why exactly the assets were not engaged? I don’t know. Do you? If you do, perhaps, you should appear in front of the Select Committee and spare your dear leader’s henchmen? and henchwomen?

          • Calvinius

            No one ever ordered any lie about Benghazi. And please, tell me what assets you think were not engaged.

          • john

            Hey what about the video?Spent $70000 bucks to produce the video that said the whole thing was due to another video.Just tell us how it went down in the Muslim world,particularly in Pakistan.Just look at the news footages.No wonder those people really hate you,you are not making any friends.

          • Calvinius

            What the **** do you think Pakistan has to do with Benghazi?

          • reader

            Susan Rice lied repeatedly, and so were State Department officials – using the same talking points. Are you saying that they compulsively lied along the same script without any knowledge and/or coordination with one another? Well, they would need to explain this coincidence, won’t they? Now, there are plenty of Navy, Army and CIA assets in the region that could and should have been engaged. Nobody explained why they weren’t. Oh, and what happened with Obama and Hillary’s whereabouts? Did this part slip your mind by coincidence too? You’re a joke – just like your dear leader and his side kicks.

          • justquitnow

            Republicans see every criticism of Bush as unfair and they are always trying to give Obama a failure to match. The only facts you want are ones you can twist into the way you already believe things are….

          • reader

            What does it anything to do with what I wrote here? Based on your cognitive abilities, my guess is that your IQ is just under that of Kerry. Your problem is that you don’t have millionaire wives to milk. So, why don’t you go back to huffpo, where most posters are just as dumb?

          • justquitnow

            You want to know more details so you can spin those off into more stupid conclusions. Where exactly was Hillary….it doesn’t matter…you will make it into something bad…you just need a little kernel of something to base it on.

          • reader

            What? I have to say that you’d better stick with “a dog ate my home work.” Not too original, but way better than this incoherent crap that you scraped from the very bottom of a barrel.

          • nomoretraitors

            Sounds like the left whining and screeching about racism because we dare to disagree with Obama. And we don’t need to “give” Obama any failures. He’s doing a fine job of that on his own

          • Drakken

            Obummer is a failure to launch.

          • Calvinius

            No, they did not lie. And there were no Navy or Army assets anywhere near close enough to reach Benghazi.

            And what about Obama and Clinton’s whereabouts? Obama was in the White House. I neither know nor care where Clinton was, because WTF could she have done? It’s not like she could’ve personally flown to Benghazi to stop the attack.

          • nomoretraitors

            There was a team in Tripoli trained deal with just such an event as well as assets just across the Med in Italy. And since Clinton was the nation’s chief diplomat, her whereabouts are a legitimate issue.
            I hope you’re being paid to shill for her. Otherwise she’s playing you for a fool

          • Calvinius

            If by “just across the Med in Italy” you mean over 1000 miles away in Aviano, yes. I remind you that’s far beyond the maximum range of an F-16 fighter. And the team in Tripoli was sent to Benghazi. They arrived too late to save Ambassador Stevens, who died in the first hour of the attack. What they did was protect the 30 survivors in the Benghazi hospital.

          • reader

            Everything you said here is a blatant lie. Rice and everybody speaking on the matter consciously lied that the attack had been a spontaneous escalation of a “video riot,” when they knew perfectly well that it had been a planned Al Qaida affilliated group’s attack. Navy, Army and CIA assets are ALWAYS in the Mediterranean. No questions were ever answered as to what exactly Hillary and Obama were doing in the evening and the night, when the attack was in progress. All of this is on record already.

          • Calvinius

            Al-Qaeda had no role in the attack, and the military assets in the area were 12 hours or more away.

          • reader

            Both are straight out lies. Proves the point exactly: SELECT COMMITTEE.

          • Calvinius

            Clearly there’s just no way I can get past your willful ignorance.

          • reader

            Clearly, your clap trap is not impressing anybody outside huff po and moveon sheep stable. SELECT COMMITTEE is on.

          • Calvinius

            And what’s your point? Repeating the words “select committee” will not make the committee relevant.

          • Drakken

            Military assets were mere 2 hours away, boots could have been on the ground in less than 6 hours. Thanks for playing.

          • Calvinius

            Simply saying that doesn’t make it true.

          • CowboyUp

            Then you and the left should be looking forward to the hearings, instead of squealing like stuck pigs and making absurd statements like clift’s.

          • Calvinius

            No on is “squealing like stuck pigs”, doofus.

            The problem with these hearings is that, while they’re a joke, they’re a joke that will cost American taxpayers several million dollars.

          • justquitnow

            Really…what bat sh*t crazy world do you live in that the Bush administration is blameless for the security failures under his watch. The point of bringing up Bush is that none of you gave a dead donkey’s kidney about the deaths back then. Apparently Bush tried his hardest and this long list of attacks couldn’t be helped, but 4 dead under Obama in a hostile foreign country and it’s all his personal fault. You’re locked in an ugly cultic circle jerk over this “issue”. Pathetic.

          • CowboyUp

            You’re whistling past the graveyard. Like I said, leaving them to die and repeatedly lying about it indicates it was his fault. It was his call, and the lack of security was hillary’s call. Both lied about it. Pathetic, and you haven’t shown us the answers to the questions.

          • justquitnow

            F*ck you cowboy, the only respect you have for the dead is the self righteous puffiness you get to feel telling other people they don’t care.

          • CowboyUp

            Aw, was that too true for you? I’ll take that as a ‘no I can’t show you the answers to those questions,’

          • Drakken

            When personnel were attacked under Bush, at least Bush backed his folks and didn’t leave them behind like your effing hero Obummer. Your little stab at outrage really is special, maybe your mommy will give you a cookie and make you fell all better, don’t forget to blame all the worlds problems on those mean conservatives now.

          • American1969

            Because Bush didn’t lie to win an election and then continue to lie for weeks afterward.

        • Crassus

          Soros Lib Troll Rule #4: When completely stumped in an argument, blame everything on Bush.

      • Christopher Jensen

        I’ll pick up the gauntlet on this one, since most of those “unanswered questions” have actually been answered during the previous investigations – none of which found any evidence that the republican Benghazi myths have any shred of credence. Okay, let’s see.

        1) why were we the last flag flying? Well, umm, we weren’t.

        A report issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Jan. 15, 2014 stated “although some countries and international organizations had reduced their presence in Benghazi, the United States maintained a diplomatic presence there similar to the UN, the European Union, and other Western countries such as Italy, France, Turkey, and Malta.” Also, on Jan. 12, 2013 — four months after the attack on the U.S. complex — the vehicle of the Italian consul general was attacked by terrorists in Benghazi. And Then, on Oct. 11, 2013, a car bomb in Benghazi caused severe damage to the building housing the joint honorary consulates of Finland and Sweden. So, unanswered question no. 1 . . .answered.

        2) Why were requests for additional security denied? Well…because those requests never came.

        “The August 16th cable stated the security requests for Benghazi would be forthcoming. The RSO in Benghazi submitted to Tripoli a preliminary list of proposed security recommendations on August 23rd, but no requests were submitted to Washington before the attacks.” AND “General Ham actually called the embassy to see if they wanted to extend the special security team there and was told no.” Unanswered question no. 2 . . . answered.

        3) Ambassador Stevens’ requests for security went unheeded? See, that’s just a rewording of no. 2 (no pun intended) and isn’t really a seperate question so . . .answered.

        4)Why were no assets deployed during the siege?

        Between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., Panetta convened a series of meetings and gave verbal authorization for the following actions:

        1. A Fleet Anti-Terrorism Security Team (FAST) platoon, stationed in Rota, Spain, is told to deploy to Benghazi, while a second FAST platoon in Rota is told to prepare to deploy to the embassy in Tripoli.

        2. A Special Operations force training in central Europe, known as the Commander’s In-Extremis Force (CIF), is told to prepare to deploy to a staging base in southern Europe.

        3. A Special Operations force based in the United States is told to prepare to deploy to a base in southern Europe.

        (Separately, six U.S. security personnel left the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli for Benghazi and landed by 7:30 p.m., and “performed heroically,” the report says. Four other personnel had hoped to join them but were told to remain behind to defend diplomats there. That incident later led to allegations that they were ordered to “stand down,” but the Special Operations commander later told investigators that the decision was correct in hindsight because otherwise his team would not have been there to deal with the wounded arriving from Benghazi.)

        The House Armed Services report makes it clear that Obama told Panetta to do what he needed to do.

        As a special bonus you should be aware that, since assets were in fact mobilized, nobody used the twords “we couldn’t have gotten there in time” as an excuse for inaction. That was merely a statement of reality after the fact. I realize that all of you armchair soldiers know that you can fight and win an entire war in 8 hours in Call of Duty, but in the real world things just don’t happen that quickly. Assets were moved, they didn’t get there until after the attack was over and, in fact, they couldn’t have anyway. Unanswered question no. 4 answered, and extra credit for the bonus question.

        5) Did the president call any of our allies? I actually don’t know the answer to that but, seriously, who could he have called who would have been in a better position to respond than our own forces were?

        6) Why did Susan Rice appear on the talk shows instead of Hillary Clinton? Don’t know that one either but, at the risk of sounding like Hillary herself, what difference does it make? Sure, you’d like to see the person in charge front and center but honestly anyone from the administration would be handing out the exact same talking points and answering questions in the same way. So what’s the point of questioning who was on the talk shows except to create more phantom conspriacies?

        7) Why did they say it was a spontaneous reaction to an internet video? We may never have a satisfactory answer to that but there are numerous plausible sceneriaos. It could have been because that exact thing had just happened at the Egyptian embassy mere hours before the Benghazi attack. It could have been because it was an election year (in which case ANY politician would have done the same thing regardless of party – don’t forget Mitt Romney smirked after delivering the news of the attack because he thought it would win him the election.) Or they may have been bound by matters of national security considering the top secret status of the CIA annex nearby. Why was it the official position of the administration. It wasn’t. Not exactly. President Obama flip-flopped between calling the attack an act of terror (the very next day as well as later on) and insinuating that the video was the culprit.

        To sum up it seems that Mr. Gowdy must have been an amazing lawyer – he sure is good at playing to a room and building something out of nothing but he may actually want to do his homework before the investigations start because if this is the best he’s got while conducting a staged “press conference”, he’s really going to embarrass himself when he starts talking to actual people.

    • nomoretraitors

      Yes, we must move on to matters of national importance, such as lane closures near the GW Bridge
      TROLL FAIL

      • Calvinius

        I don’t see anybody holding congressional inquiries or creating select committees over the George Washington Bridge lane closures.

        • Wolfthatknowsall

          That would only happen if it looked like Christie could get the nomination. Otherwise, it is a state matter, which the people of New Jersey should handle, at the polls.

        • nomoretraitors

          It’s being investigated by the state legislature as well as the US attorney.
          Not saying what happened was right, but it would not receive nearly as much attention if Christie were not considered a credible challenge to the left’s next anointed one

    • reader

      Well, Cal, all that matters is that Johnny Boehner was forced to appoint the Select Committee. And once the Committee is appointed you can shove all the polls and all your talking points up where you hide your brain. ’cause now all the Committee needs to do is to make people testifyunder oath and ask them pointed questions. And if the questions aren’t answered truthfully, purgery charges will be slapped.

      • Calvinius

        Everybody even remotely connected to the Benghazi attack already has testified under oath, including Hillary Clinton.

        • reader

          No, they were not put under oath. No, many people were blocked from appearing during congressional hearings. And yes, congressional hearings format is prone to grand standing, not so if Select Committee is run properly.

          • Calvinius

            Wrong on both counts. They were under oath when testifying to Issa’s committee. And no one has been “blocked from appearing”.

          • john

            Keep making us laugh,we love it.Don’t forget,we laugh,and we will have the last lauhgh.

          • reader
          • Calvinius

            Just because Jason Chaffetz makes a claim doesn’t mean it’s true.

          • reader

            Right, and that’s why there is the Select Committee. And while at it, how many more cliches do you have up your sleeve? Just because I’m paranoid does not mean they’re not out to get me, huh? Here’s more:
            http://www.searchquotes.com/search/Just_Because/

          • Calvinius

            No, the reason there’s a select committee is that Republicans want to engage in political grandstanding.

        • john

          Hillary did not testified,just for you information.This,the rest of world knows.Nice try though!

          • Calvinius

            Of course she testified, you buffoon. She testified to both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and House Foreign Affairs Committee on January 23, 2013.

          • nomoretraitors

            Where she said “What difference at this point does it make?” So stop flaking for her and get a life

          • Calvinius

            So you’re admitting now that she did in fact testify?

      • justquitnow

        Why not let Obama and Hillary testify without being under oath to a closed door committee. Call it the Rove/Bush standard created after the worst security failure in the history of our country. If only you were around then to demand answers.

    • nightspore

      Ah, another member of the white house damage control team. Did you get the FPM site as part of your assignment?

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Deleted by user …

    • Atikva

      Well, maybe he was.

  • http://shugartpoliticalaction.shugartmedia.com/uncommonsense/ Chris Shugart

    Come to think of it, Joan of Arc died of smoke inhalation. Does that mean she wasn’t really burned at the stake?

    • justquitnow

      Maybe she was sodomized to death….yeah, that’s the ticket…

      If only there was some political hay to be made of her death, we would be hearing about nothing else.

      • http://shugartpoliticalaction.shugartmedia.com/uncommonsense/ Chris Shugart

        I smell troll droppings.

  • glpage

    So, if someone were to set Eleanor Cliff’s house on fire and she died due to smoke inhalation it would just be an accidental death.

    • Crassus

      Or maybe justifiable homicide.

      • john

        Not homicide,but cretinicide.She his a cretin!

    • rain

      thats what she thinks, another clueless,lib.. makes it up as she (they,all leftys)goes along,..bob grant used to say, its sick out there and getting sicker

  • herb benty

    Damn the leftist government, the leftist media and their assault on American Virtue, Intelligence and Wisdom. They are all sickening.

  • garyfouse

    Jesse James was not murdered. He died of lead poisoning.

  • USA Retired

    I believe congress is delinquent and failing in their duty for not shutting these idiots down until the investigation has been completed. They will have plenty of time for venting their ‘Fly Traps’ will the dust is settling, and we will be void of stammering, annoying, idiots!

  • DB1954

    Clift also said, “Ambassador Stevens wasn’t murdered. He died of smoke inhalation.”

  • john

    Hey guys thanks for the show.Never a dull moment!

  • antioli

    The enemedia is performing the cover up far better than Eleanor , Chris Mathews or any other operatives of he Liberal fog machine.

  • Ellman48

    “Bill Clinton’s defense of his wife’s lack of responsiveness to pleas for
    more security before the September 11, 2012 attack — despite repeated
    prior jihadist attacks on Western facilities and personnel — was to say
    that “No one had advance notice that this would happen as nearly as I
    can tell.” It must all depend in his mind on what the words “advanced
    notice” mean.”

    What, pray tell, is the point of quoting Bill Clinton on the Benghazi affair? He’s not only a Democrat but her husband (and potential “First Lady”). He’s also the guy who said “it depends on what the meaning of “is” is).

  • Ellman48

    “She was sacrificed so that her boss Hillary Clinton, who had been
    briefed on what was happening in Benghazi in real time by the number two
    State Department official in Libya, Gregory Hicks, would not have to do
    the lying.”

    It’s not Global Warming which threatens the earth’s existence. It’s politicians!

  • Ellman48

    “She says she doesn’t like Sunday talk shows.”

    So she will avoid them when she starts campaigning for the Presidency?

  • Flowerknife_us

    this whole affair is a clear and present danger…for real.

    No President.
    No Sec, of State.
    No Dept. of Defense.
    No Ryan-that lived.

    Take Four Americans and call me in the morning. What difference does it make?

    Your better off calling Ghost Busters at 3:00 AM..

  • glissando

    By now all Americans with a pulse know that Jay Carney makes a fool of himself
    for a living… Personally, I liked him better on The Honeymooners…. Anyway, by
    now he must be wondering, “We have been stalling so long now on Benghazi, it
    must be okay to call it old news…don’t ya think?”… “Well, isn’t it dude”….I love
    the surfer mentality of all the children at the White House….Even head surfer
    , Bill Clinton, tells us the State department investigated itself on Benghazi and
    found nothing amiss…Bubba failed in include the fact that Hillary was never
    interviewed about her disasterous performance on that September 11th..The
    Benghazi investigation would maybe get more attention if it were named “The
    Committee to Investigate the Death of Four Americans”….more to the point don’t
    cha think?…Personally I hope these Democtat Fools spend many years in the jail.

  • justquitnow

    FPM is not interested in the truth…we’re going to have to hear this intellectually dishonest bullish*t for years now….thanks. We know what happened. Stop trying to use the deaths of these Americans for political gain.

    • Atikva

      We know already the line followed by the current administration to try and bury the Benghazi SCANDAL, which you developed quite accurately. If, against all evidence, Frontpagemag is not interested in the truth in this matter, believe me: I am, you bet I am – and I am not alone, not by a long shot!

      That the White House lied through its teeth and tried to cover up the whole mess, that much has already been established. Now I want answers to ALL the questions asked by Trey Gowdy. All of them.

      More than anything else, I want to know WHO gave twice the order to “Stand down” to Tyrone Woods, Glen Doherty and probably to all the armed forces in the area, thus deliberately handing over the twenty or so people in the Consulate to the islamist terrorists. All would have suffered the fate of Ambassador Chris Stevens if it were not for Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty disobeying this shameful order and allowing them to escape. This act of bravery cost them their life, and if you think that their families and their fellows Americans worthy of the name will ever write it off – think again.

      Maybe your Dems friends weren’t interested either in the truth when they were investigating the Watergate scandal, maybe they did it for political gain, and maybe in doing so they inflicted “this intellectually dishonest bullsh*t for years” on the rest of the American people. But Watergate did not result in the death of four Americans. Benghazi did. So resign yourself, the Benghazi scandal is not over, it has just started.

      And shame to you for dismissing so flippantly the death of your fellow Americans.

    • nomoretraitors

      Any relationship between the truth and the Obama regime is purely coincidental. You people are the very last people who should be talking about “truth”

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    The Dems doth protest too much, methinks. Their desperate arguments are as illogical as was their fight against picture IDs – it’s harder to cheat when pictures must be shown and it’s more difficult to cover up crimes when they are investigated.

  • Wolfthatknowsall

    Eleanor Clift freely gave away any credibility as a “journalist” or “commentator” that she once might have had, when she fell in love with Bill Clinton, years ago. She probably felt the tingle in the leg that Chris Matthews had over Obama.

    The McLaughlin Group probably has the only audience that can stomach looking at her, much less listening to her. The only thing she can provide any audience with is a laugh, these days.

    Completely on topic, the use of the term “felony murder” in the case of Ambassador Stephens by a sophisticated terrorist attack employing mortars … a non-line of sight, or indirect-fire, weapon … is fully justifiable.

    • trapper

      You mean “Eleanor Rodham Clift” as Rush called her.

      • Wolfthatknowsall

        Exactly!

  • American1969

    I love how the trolls on here are just blasting away desperately, telling us we have nothing before anything even happens. Lol! Why don’t you wait until the committee is over and then decide whether or not we know everything?

    The left and the Obama administration are scared. These people are making every excuse available to dismiss and explain away their failure to do their jobs. They also fail to explain what the CIA was doing in Benghazi.
    The repeated requests for security were denied—–and that is FROM PEOPLE WHO WERE ACTUALLY THERE. Leftists can’t handle facts and truth, so the have to continually change their narrative when the facts don’t support their lies.
    Two-thirds of the country DOES NOT BELIEVE THE ADMINISTRATON NARRATIVE. So much for it being a “right-wing” conspiracy or paranoia. The rest of the country sees what a bunch of BS the administration is putting out and isn’t buying it for a minute.

    • Debbie G

      I fear the liberal electorate will not give two hoots about this investigation. How many even know about Benghazi? Nah, Hillary will come out smelling like a rose…

  • Alleged Comment

    I love it when the left runs scared. Start chasing them with handcuffs if you want real fun!

    That’s one thing the left don’t want is a taste of their own medicine!

  • liamjq

    tragic attack….does no-one have access to a dictionary any more? there is nothing “tragic” any about terrorist act ..ever..they are ATROCIOUS”

  • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    3000 Americans weren’t killed by al Qaida terrorists on 9/11. They died by a building collapsing on them.

    • Lanna

      The WTC was hit by United and America airliners hijacked by Mohammed Atta and his merry gang of terrorists….the jet fuel burns hot does it not, the heat melted the steal beams that supported the structures, they melted allowing the collapse of the 2 towers! Dream on….other people have brains and truth!

      • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

        You missed the sarc tag. I was ridiculing Clift. We’re on the same side.

        http://www.apollospeaks.com

  • Sonnys_Mom

    Interpreting Pelosi: what she really MEANT to say was, “Americans don’t care about 4 dead white males!”

  • Atikva

    Well, it’s heartwarming to see the leftist trolls swarm to attack any article concerning the Benghazi scandal. The more they do, the deeper they bury themselves.

  • Americana

    Rep. Trey Gowdy ought to familiarize himself w/the timelines for the two separate Benghazi attacks. Obviously he doesn’t have a grasp of the events if he’s still asking these very same questions!

  • tkondaks

    Eleanor Clift logic: When the Nazis burned the Riga synagogues in 1941 they didn’t “murder” the Jews trapped inside; they died of smoke inhalation.