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Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:45 PM

Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements

Source: Reuters

Republican U.S. lawmakers turned up the heat on Sunday on Susan Rice, saying the U.N. ambassador - seen as a possible nominee to replace Hillary Clinton as secretary of state - must testify before Congress on her remarks after the September attack that killed the American envoy to Libya.

Two influential Senate Republicans, John McCain and Lindsey Graham, did not back down on Sunday from their vow made last week to oppose any attempt by President Barack Obama to put Rice into a Cabinet position that would require Senate confirmation.

"She has a lot of explaining to do. I am curious why she has not repudiated these remarks," McCain, the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services committee, said on CBS's "Face the Nation" program.

Obama last Thursday warned Republicans that if they had a problem with the U.S. handling of the Benghazi attack in Libya to "go after me" rather than picking on Rice.


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While we are at it, why don't we also call in Ray Lahood, Arne Duncan and Jay Carney to ask about their role in Bengazi security? Heck, why stop there? Lets call in the manager at the local 5 Guys Burger, since we are asking Susan Rice, the UN Ambassador, to talk about Bengazi security.

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Reply Republicans say Rice must testify on Benghazi statements (Original post)
TomCADem Nov 2012 OP
still_one Nov 2012 #1
SoapBox Nov 2012 #6
Berlum Nov 2012 #21
Skittles Nov 2012 #2
BlueCaliDem Nov 2012 #14
dennis4868 Nov 2012 #3
John2 Nov 2012 #5
John2 Nov 2012 #4
The Wizard Nov 2012 #7
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #13
John2 Nov 2012 #8
DallasNE Nov 2012 #9
mrf901 Nov 2012 #10
DallasNE Nov 2012 #16
Rosa Luxemburg Nov 2012 #11
FarPoint Nov 2012 #27
Frances Nov 2012 #12
Grassy Knoll Nov 2012 #15
Overseas Nov 2012 #17
ronnie624 Nov 2012 #18
OldDem2012 Nov 2012 #19
Ford_Prefect Nov 2012 #20
Cha Nov 2012 #22
Cha Nov 2012 #23
John2 Nov 2012 #26
truthisfreedom Nov 2012 #24
FreeBC Nov 2012 #25
blue_heron Nov 2012 #28
madrchsod Nov 2012 #29
Botany Nov 2012 #30
Turbineguy Nov 2012 #31

Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:49 PM

1. fuck them. republican's are sexist, bullies, and general assholes. this garbage the repukes are

doing will NOT play well with the public

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:06 PM

6. Ditto to the FUCK them!

I hate them.

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Response to still_one (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:22 AM

21. This is just another skirmish in the Republican War Against Women

...part of their overall Campaign Against America.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:54 PM

2. they are desperate to remain relevant

making fools of themselves

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Response to Skittles (Reply #2)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:42 PM

14. They're doing everything they can not to have to apologize

for being shithead partisans, and jumping the gun. By putting this forward, they won't have to apologize for their public attacks on her character.

That's what this is. Those Republican pricks still think they're southern plantation owners.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:55 PM

3. It doesn't matter

what the facts are, McCain & Graham are going to make this a "scandal." what explaining is there to do. Patreaus already said he wanted the al-QUEDA reference out of the talking points and the intelligence community signed off on the final version. What does Rice need to explain? Also, why is Sen Feinstein going along with the GOP bullshit?

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Response to dennis4868 (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:02 PM

5. They

 

are probably her friends because all of them been in the Senate so long. Some people forget who they represent. It is time to break that Senate up when they no longer represent their constituents. and they don't represent all the people in their states. Just look at the civil rights violations in Arizona and South Carolina. Instead of going on goose chases, they need to worry about the problems in their states.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 10:56 PM

4. McCain and Graham

 

can call me too. I'll give them both the finger. It is my first Amendment right just like my vote.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:12 PM

7. No one cares what Republicans have to say

unless it's under oath, and even then, no one believes them. The feigned indigence has worn out.
They'll jump up and down and even try to impeach the president, but the media may even be abandoning their lunacy.
As for Graham and McCain: They should be working at condom recycling or passing out towels in a bath house. They're both slipping into irrelevancy with each passing demand.
They'll get the message when late night TV hosts use them as punch lines.

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Response to The Wizard (Reply #7)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:40 PM

13. What do they want to know? That Osama Bin Ladin is risen from the grave?

I guess they are hoping for that

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:20 PM

8. All

 

they are doing is getting more and more people angry with this circus. They aren't doing anything but feeding red meat to the crazies, who can't believe thay loss to President Obama. This man is the first African American President elected in U.S. History and he was re-elected. Just what do McCain and Graham think will be in the history books years from now. They are really creating a terrible legacy for themselves with future generations.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:22 PM

9. What Could She Add That Gen. Petraeus Hasn't Already Said

Petraeus, after all, was the operational guy and his department the source of Susan Rice's comments. Perhaps McCain should not have ducked out on that meeting where Petraeus layed it all out on the table.

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:32 PM

10. source?, how so? nt

 

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Response to mrf901 (Reply #10)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:54 AM

16. Have You Not Been Paying Attention

Of course the CIA is the source for the comments made by Susan Rice.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1251249470

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Response to DallasNE (Reply #9)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:33 PM

11. Perhaps Petraeus could call McCain and explain to him again

Maybe McCain needs things explaining to him several times?

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Response to Rosa Luxemburg (Reply #11)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:09 AM

27. Lets not forget Lindsey Graham incessant whining about Rice misleading us due to the election.

Using that indignant tone with accusatory rhetoric. The good thing...no one is paying attention to him. He causes me to take Prilosec daily.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Sun Nov 18, 2012, 11:39 PM

12. Anything to distract the voters from tax breaks for the 1%

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 12:33 AM

15. The Cons will do anything......

to vilify Bush,
Obama's Katrina
Obama's 911
Obama's WaterGate
All Republican Fuck-Ups, It's so obvious what the fuck up party
is doing, Getting EVEN.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:02 AM

17. She should testify only after every Republican legislator that voted against increasing the security

budget for US embassies and after every Democratic one who voted for it.

And then after a National Security 101 class,

they will know whether a US Ambassador will comply with the request of our Commander in Chief to give the public briefing on the CIA's perspective regarding an emerging crisis,

or whether she ignores that request and airs all the current theories of an urgent ongoing investigation in a public forum.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:07 AM

18. The goal of Mcain and Graham,

is to create as much distraction for The Administration as they possibly can. They desperately want this president to fail, at all costs.

Such nasty, harmful people. They are of no use to our society.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 01:09 AM

19. I think the dead-beat House GOPers who voted against nearly $400 million toward....

....additional security for our embassies and other facilities overseas should also have to testify.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:07 AM

20. Tail Gunner Joe would be proud of them. It is the same Uber-Patriot ploy by pretenders to power.

They use a false narrative of the situation to distort the facts and then pursue the underlying assumption as if it were a holy quest for truth.

McCain and Graham are knowingly doing this. They are aware of who the players are and who knew what and when. They know because their pals inside the agency are telling them.

I suspect the real goal is to gin up more false terror narratives to protect the bloated "anti-terror" budget from meaningful evaluation and cost cutting.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 02:59 AM

22. Republicons must

take the advice of their hero dick cheney. Go Fuck yourselves.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:12 AM

23. Isn't this all about Senator Kerry, anyway? They

want Susan Rice out because they think then Kerry would be nominated and his Senate seat would be available in Mass so Scott Brown could just ooze in like he did in 2010?

So Brown could join the rest of the sick fuck republiCon senators who screw the America People but bow down to Kochs.

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Response to Cha (Reply #23)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:08 AM

26. This

 

is not about John Kerry, I'm now convinced this is an effort by the Republicans and their allies at FOX NEWS to tarnish the Obama Administration. FOX NEWS ought to be banned. There is another article written by Steven Myers, Sept 26, 2012 in which Hillary Clinton suspected an off shoot of Al Qaeda might have been involved operating out of Algeria but she had no proof. It was still under investigation.

Ansar AL-Sharia was the prime suspect though. It is a Libyan Militia group of former fighters, that fought in the Libyan Civil War. What is not mentioned, every group that overthrew Ghaddaffi is not interested in Democracy but Sharia Law. This is similar to the Taliban. They refused ti participate in an Election. The Libyan Government claimed they had no ties to Al Qaida. The Republicans and FOX NEWS are trying to plant that idea though because of politics and President Obama's comments on Al Qaieda. John McCain and Lindsey Graham needs President Obama to look weak on Foreign Policy. Eye witnesses of the attack pointed fingers at Ansar Al-Sharia and claimed they used the film for an opportunity to carry out the attack. Ansar Al-Sharia also claimed they weren't alone in the attack and it was done with an popular uprising.

If this is correct, then it did occur as a spontaneous act related to the film. It is spontaneous because it was done through an opportunity because of other events happening. Petraeus just muddied it up by claiming or placing Al Qaeda out there. He would have to connect Ansar Al- Sharia to Al Qaeda which is a leap. They have the same objectives but the same could be applied to the Taliban. And this point should be emphasized: Even though Petraeus put the thought out, that he believed Al Qaeda was involved, that is not evidence. They are taking what Petraeus believes as evidence.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 04:14 AM

24. Bring it on.

They don't know what they're up against. Bring it the fuck on.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #24)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 05:24 AM

25. I agree

 

I think Rice can handle a few republicans.

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Response to FreeBC (Reply #25)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 06:18 AM

28. Please proceed, senators.....

I agree. She is a professional diplomat who has handled international representatives with grace and dignity and skill, as the president said. They are stereotyping she will wilt under their interrogation. And truly, if she were to be secretary of state she needs to be able to stand up to these bullies all the time.

She will embarrass them further

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 07:07 AM

29. ray would probably tell to go f themselves

ray is a turncoat republican in their eyes and i`m thinking he holds them in contempt.

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 08:39 AM

30. It will not happen Reid has put an end to this crap

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Response to TomCADem (Original post)

Mon Nov 19, 2012, 10:28 AM

31. The repub view seems to be

"even if they make a fool of you, at least they're still talking to you!"

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