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Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:19 PM

Isn't it time for us to shut this Benghazi "conspiracy" thing down?

I do not know about you but I want to focus on jobs. Why let the GOP dominate the air space with Benghazi?

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Reply Isn't it time for us to shut this Benghazi "conspiracy" thing down? (Original post)
UCmeNdc Nov 2012 OP
libdem4life Nov 2012 #1
Viva_La_Revolution Nov 2012 #2
Polldancer2012 Nov 2012 #3
enlightenment Nov 2012 #5
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #7
enlightenment Nov 2012 #13
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #14
enlightenment Nov 2012 #16
JustAnotherGen Nov 2012 #4
ProudProgressiveNow Nov 2012 #6
leveymg Nov 2012 #8
ceeRoy Nov 2012 #9
DURHAM D Nov 2012 #10
PoliticalBiker Nov 2012 #11
Raggaemon Nov 2012 #12
Warren DeMontague Nov 2012 #15

Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:23 PM

1. It' all the Rs have...certainly no idea about governing other than their usual "No".

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:23 PM

2. McCain is at this very minute on the Senate floor entering a resolution for investigation

so I don't see it dying anytime soon

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:25 PM

3. "Shut down"?

 

Benghazi needs to be investigated (and it is) and the WH will release the findings when its complete. After all involved are exonerated we can move on.

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Response to Polldancer2012 (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

5. If the foregone conclusion is that

everyone is going to be exonerated, why bother with an investigation?

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #5)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:34 PM

7. + 100000

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:18 PM

13. Well, thank you for that -

but I think we're not really agreeing, if I'm reading your other post in this thread correctly.

My comment was asking why bother having an investigation if the results will be that no one was responsible for anything? Why would anyone assume, before an investigation, that will be the result?

The purpose of an investigation is to determine if there was a failure by someone at some point, in some fashion. Not necessarily a culpable guilt, but a break-down of procedure or something similar that needs to be rectified in order to help prevent a future tragedy.

Deciding before hand that no one will be found culpable in any fashion (exonerated) makes an investigation moot, and at that point it would be easier to just say "no one is responsible for anything to do with this incident" and move on.

That wouldn't be right, though. Regardless of what the RW is squawking about, people died and their deaths deserve to be investigated - if only to assure that whatever the causes, they are anticipated and addressed should they happen again.

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Response to enlightenment (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:23 PM

14. No we DO agree

If we are talking methods and procedures so - Never This Way Pass Again - then I'm for it.

ETA - We might disagree on what we are looking for though - PCIntern sums it up pretty well right here -
http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=1807810

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 05:01 PM

16. Glad to hear we're sort of on the same page, then!

You're correct that we are probably a bit at odds over intent - I always lean more toward the "if you hear hoofbeats, think horses not zebras" philosophy (unless you're on the Serengeti, of course), so I'm rarely convinced that there is a grand plan about most things.

Obviously, I could well be wrong and hopefully the truth, whatever it turns out to be, is revealed.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:30 PM

4. I agree

I don't care about it - AT ALL.

Jobs, Infrastructure, Prosperity . . . That's all I care about right now.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:32 PM

6. +1 nt

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:34 PM

8. If this were just about sex, I'd agree. But, there are real questions about what the CIA

was doing in Benghazi, particularly about the smuggling of Libyan missiles and terrorists to Syria and elsewhere within the region

If the Administration were forthcoming about that, and candidly revealed what U.S. policies and actions were (and are), then this would go away.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:40 PM

9. i watched

 

during those Bush years where he carried on with this cloud of secrecy for years right before the start of the war and there aft er ...issues about haliburton, private militias in Iraq...outing agents people being killed...lies, not answering questions during the few press conferences he had....unbelievable shit....now these wingnuts are real self righteous....its ridiculous.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:44 PM

10. What is this "us"?

The President has this under control and he can multitask really well.

I hope the Republicans keep talking about Benghazi - makes them look like idiots.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 03:46 PM

11. There's too much space...

in the empty heads of the right-wingers echo chamber. Lots of bouncing around space.
They will continue their conspiracy-laden redux in an effort to justify the pasting they got in the election.

The TRUTH is above their paygrade.... and comprehension.

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:07 PM

12. Mandate be damned !

Imagine using Facebook "likes" as a measure between two competing ideas and one set of ideas gets a majority of the "likes", the loser says, their ideas weren't rejected, it was just that the other ideas got more "likes" .... maybe a dead giveaway why they lost ? Head in the sands of denial syndrome.

So here comes John McCain, why is this man still given so much credibility anyway ? and his co-hort Lindsay Graham fighting a desperate fight to hold on to the last vestiges on an era gone by, when affirmative action meant "For White Males Only". They don't care about the election results, it didn't mean much to them beyond saving their Alamo from being overtaken by "others". These people are like rabid dogs, they believe it's in the best interest of the public for them to keep attacking Obama, even after 4 years of doing so turned against them.

Nothing would please these die-hards than if they were able to convince enough of their flock that impeachment hearings should be convened, just find a good enough reason. With the GOP congress job approval rating in the toilet bowl, and with the election outcome data clearly showing that the Grumpy Old Patriach party has lost ground across nearly every voter demographic, and with the real threat they they face in potentially losing an entire generation of young voters, they persist going down the same road that caused them to lose the most "likes".

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Response to UCmeNdc (Original post)

Wed Nov 14, 2012, 04:26 PM

15. Its only a big "story" on FOX News. But who knows. Maybe the "conspiracy" was a RW Oct surprise

That Went bad.

In which case, lets see how far up the Republican food chain it actually goes.

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