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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:04 AM

the "honorable" John McCain: Sen. McCain pushes Watergate-style panel to investigate deaths

of Americans in Benghazi

WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain is calling for establishment of a Watergate-style congressional committee to investigate the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

The Arizona Republican tells “CBS This Morning” he believes the unanswered questions surrounding events at Benghazi on Sept. 11 require such a select committee.

McCain accused the Obama administration of making misleading statements. He also said U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice went on national television and said incorrectly that the violence was the result of a demonstration against an anti-Muslim movie made in the United States. Asked if he’d stand in the way of any nomination of Rice as the next secretary of state, McCain replied, “She’s not qualified.”

He said Rice spoke “in defiance” of the facts in the case.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/congress/sen-mccain-pushes-watergate-style-panel-to-investigate-deaths-of-americans-in-benghazi/2012/11/14/43db0f88-2e5a-11e2-b631-2aad9d9c73ac_story.html

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Reply the "honorable" John McCain: Sen. McCain pushes Watergate-style panel to investigate deaths (Original post)
cali Nov 2012 OP
Enrique Nov 2012 #1
Sekhmets Daughter Nov 2012 #2
imanamerican63 Nov 2012 #3
exboyfil Nov 2012 #4
dennis4868 Nov 2012 #5
JoePhilly Nov 2012 #15
jeremyfive Nov 2012 #21
demhottie Nov 2012 #6
Mike Nelson Nov 2012 #7
barnabas63 Nov 2012 #8
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #9
cali Nov 2012 #10
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #11
cali Nov 2012 #12
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #17
demgrrrll Nov 2012 #13
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #19
LeftInTX Nov 2012 #22
Mc Mike Nov 2012 #23
GoneOffShore Nov 2012 #14
warrior1 Nov 2012 #16
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #18
TwilightGardener Nov 2012 #20

Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:06 AM

1. they could look into whether the CIA was holding prisoners at Benghazi

as revealed by what's her name.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:07 AM

2. Go for it Johnny...waste millions

of dollars and come away revealed to all the world that you have lost whatever claim you had to "honorable."

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 AM

3. He needs to channel his ideas and sure ask GWB what happen on 9-11-2001?

There where a lot of misleading statements and no had any ideas to do what he wants!I admired this man, but in the last years, he is turning out to be an idiot that will say anything to get his name out in the news! No relevance!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:12 AM

4. Our ambassador to the UN

is not qualified to be Secretary of State? What better stepping stone to the job?

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:13 AM

5. But according to John McCain..

Condi Rice was qualified to be sec. of state even though she ignored the August 9th PDB -BIN LADEN DETERMINED TO ATTACK IN THE UNITED STATES. Susan Rice repeats what the CIA was saying about what caused the Benghazi attacks but she is not qualified. McCain can go fuck himself!

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Response to dennis4868 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:49 AM

15. yup, and the LOW bar for impeachment due to a terrorist attack starts at 3,000 dead Americans

And they have to be killed right here in America. And there needs to be a PDB that predicts it.

Anything less than that is insufficient.

I pointed this out to an old friend who is now a right wing nut ... he got angry, and it shut him up pretty well.

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Response to dennis4868 (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:31 AM

21. Exactly!!! Rice was an abomination!!!

Condoleeza Rice travelled the globe insisting that the United States did not torture, knowing full well that Dick Cheney was in full torture mode.

Her ignorance of very plain and repeat warnings about an major attack inside the United States was CRIMINAL!

What a horrific Secretary of State, and Administration. How did we ever SURVIVE!

Way past time for partisan-politics manipulator John McCain to drag himself off the the elephant graveyard!!!

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:19 AM

6. Great news for the dems. This will only expose the repugs hand in Benghazi.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:21 AM

7. Still angry and bitter...

so sad...

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 09:24 AM

8. Doesn't he have some grandchildren to babysit?

Honestly, John, give it up already.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:37 AM

9. I caught his CBS appearance

Last edited Thu Nov 15, 2012, 07:23 AM - Edit history (2)

about 2 hours ago. He really deserves no respect, and should be madatorily retired immediately. He's a disgusting ideologue, a dangerous sore loser, mentally unstable, a hypocrite, a hyper partisan hack. His only aim is to hurt the elected President who stomped him and his party twice in the polls, and throw as much obstruction and flack at that President as he can, using his Senate powers. I'd like to see a Democratic Senatorial vote to censure him for his performance on this issue. We just returned them with a majority, let's see some counter attacks. All pull together. I don't want to hear how we need bi-partisanship to get things done, the repugs are already loudly telegraphing how much bipatisanship they're willing to exhibit.

McCain actually lied on the show, repeating the Romney Rove repug talking point lie that the President didn't call the Benghazi attack an act of terror, that the President lied in the debate when he said he had. The reality based community knows that the day after the attack, in the Rose Garden speech, Prez O. called it an act of terror. Romney lied and said Prez O. didn't say it was a terror attack. He was called on his lie during the debate. Now grandpa lumpy says that the President lied during the debate about having said it was an act of terror. Repugs relitigate reality, regularly. Romney lies, calling Obama a liar, is told he's lying and is forced to shut up and stop lying, then McCain lies and says Obama lied in the debate.

Rose and his sidekick just let the lying accusation that the president 'lied' go unchallenged. They moved right on past it. Keep on sucking up to the repug Mellon family, Charlie.

What's really going on with all this Broadwell Petraeus Kelly folderol is a repug attempt to make Benghazi into a Watergate style scandal to cripple the President, a stalling tactic from the repugs' masters, since they lost the election. Obama gets to play Nixon -- 'What did he know, and when did he know it?' He's 'responsible', he 'was in charge', he's 'lying' to the American people. Not only will they oppose the mandate-elected President's appointments, they'll throw some more investigative witch hunts into the mix. Stall for your masters, repugs, push the boulder down-hill.

The repugs are involved in every part of the sordid Petraeus and Benghazi affairs. It's repug created and owned from top to bottom, every player is a repug, except the President, Sec of State, and Susan Rice, who of course, are the only people the repugs want to make 'carry the can' for it. Kelly and Broadwell are strangely and strongly reminsicent of the couple who snuck into the Prez's first Inaugural dinner, aspiring reality TV stars who used some connections to the Ambassador to India to subvert security. The repugs tried to force the First Couple's Social Secretary to resign over that one.

How about some 'oversight' investigations by Repug 'patriots' Issa and McCain into Kurt Eichenwald's revelations that the swinish l'il bush ignored 9 detailed pre-warnings about the real 9-11, for 5 months up until the attack occurred?

The repug assholes let thousands die on 9-11, we didn't force them to be held to account for it. The repugs created 9-11-12, and now loudly and hysterically demand accountability for it. '4 Americans died!' quoth McCain. The corporate media keeps going on and on about Benghazi for mile after mile, completely ignoring Eichenwald's REAL 9-11 story. And this broadening 'military intelligence elected official sex scandal' is just giving them the excuse to keep nattering on about Benghazi. Hoping the 'echo chamber' reverbrations will increase in volume enough for the American public to get the feel that 'something criminally bad' occurred, and 'the Dem Administration has to pay for it'.

McCain is a doddering old nazi, a ball-less bombadier, a petulant petty little sore loser, with smoldering insect-like eyes and a lumpy putty face, with a penchant for cheating on wives with beauty queens and an affection for rape jokes. He showed what a patriot and guardian of America he was when he leapt at putting that smirking dim-wit Palin into his VP slot, in a desperate attempt to grab the reigns of power. Which showed that if he died, he didn't care what happened to America, like some old Pharaoh of old, whose household servants would have to be put to death when he died. He was the oldest nominee ever, with health problems already, refused to release his medical records, but if he went, he was taking the country with him.

But by all means, Charlie, you treat him like the 'serious minded elder statesman' he is. You too, WaPo.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:38 AM

10. well said. elder statesman, my ass.

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Response to cali (Reply #10)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:43 AM

11. The curses crowd my mouth.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #11)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:45 AM

12. just have to say: that's a fabulous turn of phrase.

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Response to cali (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:51 AM

17. Credit to Abbie H.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:46 AM

13. Good post! He is eaten up by the fact that the President won two terms. Pea green with envy nt

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:21 AM

19. +1000.

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Response to Mc Mike (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 12:39 PM

22. Excellent analysis

During the election they tried to turn it into Carter/Reagan.
When that didn't work they are trying to turn it into Clinton.

I used to respect McCain. He's entitled to his opinion about Susan Rice and if she is nominated she will go through confirmation hearings. But this is hardly a scandal.

I thought McCain was on one of the Senate Committees, such as Defense or Intelligence, but looked at his Wiki bio and he's not. Something just ain't right here. Maybe he feels "out of the loop"


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Response to LeftInTX (Reply #22)

Thu Nov 15, 2012, 08:06 AM

23. He's serving the repugs' 'bloated plutocrat' constituency.

His party either commits real felonious scandals and lies to defend their actions, or they lyingly project their own scandals onto the Dems.

Calling Rice 'lying or stupid' projects Reagan, l'il bush, Palin onto a Democrat. But we all know how much McCain and his repugs love all of those people. Rovian double think is at work, to conjoin Watergate and 9-11 failures -- both repug felony scandals -- and use the combination to go after Dems. Astoundingly hypocritical and treasonous, unless you understand the repugs. If they lose, they have to 'destroy the village in order to save it.'

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:49 AM

14. Have never thought of him as honorable.

Ever.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 10:49 AM

16. Since the repukes do not control

the senate, this isn't going to happen. Mother fucker.

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Response to warrior1 (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:18 AM

18. They don't want to remove PBO

 

They want to impeach him to humiliate him and weaken him for the next 4 years. They'd rather have him there and weak then removed.

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Response to cali (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 11:23 AM

20. "Watergate-style" automatically implies wrongdoing and scandal.

I wonder if that's Sore Loser's word, or WaPo's?

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