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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:13 PM

GOP senators assail Gen. Dempsey and Obama for response to Benghazi attack

Source: MSNBC

Panetta told the panel there were two short-duration attacks that occurred six hours apart. “We were not dealing with a prolonged or continuous assault which could have been brought to an end by a U.S. military response,” Panetta said.

Both Dempsey and Panetta said the best situation would have been to have had U.S. forces on the ground before the attack to defend the facility.

Two other Republican members of the committee, Sen. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, pressed Panetta and Dempsey on how many times they directly briefed Obama on attack on the day occurred – the answer was once.

Both Ayotte and Graham implied that Obama ought to have asked more questions and been more involved in keeping apprised of the events in Benghazi in real time. On her Twitter account, Ayotte said while the hearing was in progress, “POTUS outsourced #Benghazi response.”

Read more: http://nbcpolitics.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/07/16885170-gop-senators-assail-gen-dempsey-and-obama-for-response-to-benghazi-attack?lite



I can't believe that a sitting US Senator would tweet snarky attacks on our President, especially DURING A HEARING. No wait, I can believe it. It's a Republican, and this is 2013. That's the way they roll.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:17 PM

1. Pigs and Grunts what else is new ..n/t

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:20 PM

2. Ayotte is just trying to prove she is as tough as the little boys

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:20 PM

3. Where'sTheGirl (Ayotte) does not have the brain wattage of even Lieberman.

I'm sure Goober Graham and McNut think wistfully of Joementum whenever she opens her yap.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:22 PM

4. Someone tell these fools that Presidents don't ordinarily get involved in tactical issues.

He is the Commander in Chief, not Sergeant Obama.

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:22 PM

5. Oh, like the Chickenhawk Corp of Republican Wankers has a freakin clue

Got no use for Republican chickenhawks...

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 03:24 PM

6. The Obama Administration should be ASHAMED OF THEMSELVES re: Benghazi!!!

They ignored reliable information saying that it was going to happen...

They screwed around on vacation in the days leading up to it, when they should have been issuing warnings and taking precautions...

Oh, sorry. Wrong incident. It was BUSH that did all of that before 9/11.

But the GOP was just as hard on the Bush Administration, hammering them non-stop, one hearing after another, condemning their actions (or lack of) right?

Oh, wait...

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Thu Feb 7, 2013, 05:20 PM

7. Ayotte & Graham Could Give A Shit About Gun Deaths Here

the entire GOP could give a fuck about those people.

Effing hypocrites

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Fri Feb 8, 2013, 04:27 AM

8. I saw a clip of McCain on the local news

acting like a total rage-bucket inquisitor.

It was absolutely clear from his questions that McCain
is not the least bit interested in finding answers to
prevent a future calamity. All he wants is to assign blame.

BLAME, BLAME, BLAME -- WHO'S TO BLAME ?!
HOW CAN I GET SOMEONE TO IMPUGN OBAMA, EVEN
IF IT'S INDIRECTLY ?! FOUR PEOPLE DIED. HOW CAN I
HANG THIS AROUND THE NECK OF OBAMA ???????

Here's a little reality: all American citizens who are living in or
serving the country in the middle east, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan,
Afghanistan, or North Africa are at risk to be attacked, ambushed,
and/or killed. You can blame it on the moon, if it makes you
feel better, but it goes with the territory. (literally)

Who's to blame for the 3000+ dead in NY on 9/11 ?
Who's to blame for the 3000+ dead in the Iraq War ?
Who's to blame for the Marines who died at the US embassy in Lebanon ?

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