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Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:17 PM

Sen. Graham will hold up Brennan for Benghazi answers

Source: USA Today

Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he is unsatisfied with the White House responses to questions about the attack on the U.S. diplomatic post in Libya and he will block President Obama's pick to lead the CIA until more information on the Sept. 11 incident is disclosed.

Obama has nominated White House counterterrorism chief John Brennan to replace former CIA director David Petraeus, who resigned after admitting to having an affair.

But Graham told USA TODAY in an interview that he will not allow the nomination to go forward until the White House turns over items it has declined to provide, such as drone video of the attack and e-mails on talking points that falsely claimed the attack was a protest that got out of control.

The role of the Congress is to provide oversight of the executive branch," Graham said. "When Brennan comes up I think it's very relevant what role did he play?"



Read more: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/20/benghazi-brennan-confirmation/1933915/



The batshit crazy in Congress keeps multiplying.

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Reply Sen. Graham will hold up Brennan for Benghazi answers (Original post)
NeoConsSuck Feb 2013 OP
Roland99 Feb 2013 #1
Angry Dragon Feb 2013 #2
spedtr90 Feb 2013 #3
PSPS Feb 2013 #4
KansDem Feb 2013 #5
riderinthestorm Feb 2013 #9
pangaia Feb 2013 #6
City Lights Feb 2013 #7
libodem Feb 2013 #8
Ken Burch Feb 2013 #10
DRoseDARs Feb 2013 #11
triplepoint Feb 2013 #12
EC Feb 2013 #13
chuckstevens Feb 2013 #14
David__77 Feb 2013 #15
TwilightGardener Feb 2013 #16
lucca18 Feb 2013 #17
quadrature Feb 2013 #18
moondust Feb 2013 #19

Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:19 PM

1. How long did he hold up confirmations for any of the following >>>>

9/11

Anthrax

Iraq War falsified intelligence

any of the 12 attacks on US Embassies/Consulates that killed 60 during the B/C years

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:23 PM

2. Lizzy can have Brennan

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:23 PM

3. Prehaps he should grill McCain about arming Libyans

It's about time....but that would be a bit tricky for Graham.

If the truth were told, John McCain, Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham made many trips to Libya pushing arms to the rebel terrorists that ultimately killed four Americans. John McCain was itching to get involved in Libya claiming the US would free the country of dictator Gaddafi but before that, McCain visited Gaddafi with the purpose of selling him arms and weapons. This makes people really think of how twisted McCain’s outrage is on the Benghazi attacks when he was promoting arming the rebels in the first place.



http://www.politicolnews.com/john-mccain-promoting-arming-rebels-and-terrorists-in-benghazi-libya/

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:24 PM

4. "Benghazi answers"

As I've said before, I think this "Benghazi" thing is a holdover from the election when the GOP thought it would somehow get their boy into the White House. The fact that they're still harping on this, when the country at large doesn't care one whit, shows how out of touch the GOP is. Perhaps "Benghazi" is still hot within the RW media Wurlitzer bubble. I wouldn't know as I don't partake.

Having said that, though, I think Brennan should be scuttled anyway because I'm tired of having war criminals in my government, unless it's in a government jail or swinging in a government gallows.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:25 PM

5. What? Benghazi, AGAIN!!!



Some right-wing "think" tank must have told the GOP this is the only issue with which they have any credibility with their base...

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Response to KansDem (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

9. Agreed. This fixation is inexplicable in any other context

Oh I know the Rethugs can be completely irrational but the unprecedented obstructionism of Obama's appointees over BENGHAZI?

This does not seem to be a hill worth dying on imho.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:28 PM

6. AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Just couldn't think of anything better to say.

Ok, back to spring training....games start in a few days...

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:34 PM

7. Go fuck yourself, Lindsey.

You are a pathetic little man in serious need of help.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:38 PM

8. That little southern charmer

My stars and garters, if he isn't the bold one. Such a decisively strong and masculine man. Not.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:32 PM

10. What else is there to answer?

It was a surprise attack and there's nothing anybody could have done to stop it, OR to save the Americans who died.

And it would have gone down the exact same way if McCain had won.

It really WAS what it was. Move on, Lindsey.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:35 PM

11. Thanks, Harry. n/t

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:43 PM

12. Fabulous!

 


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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 09:44 PM

13. I just don't know what these guys want to know.

Do they really have any valid requests that haven't been answered many times over? Are all these repubs enraptured by right-wing media and believing all those crazy conspiracies?

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:13 PM

14. Condi Rice Under Oath

About the August 6, 2001 Presidential Briefing:

Rice: "I believe the title was Biden laden determined to strike in the US." Gee Lindsey, where the hell was your righteous indignation back then? Give me a Fucking break!

I'll show the fuzzy math of the Republicans once again:

Bush/Cheney = over 4,000 Americans on 911, over 5,000 US Troops, over 100,000 Iraqi troops and civilians. Total 109,000 deaths on their watch.

Obama/Biden = 4 deaths on their watch

Hey Lindsey, McCain, and the rest you GOP hypocrites: You are 108,996 times FULL OF SHIT!

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:52 PM

15. Can someone please neutralize this person politically - finally?

It would be comparatively easy. I say this as a gay man.

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Response to David__77 (Reply #15)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:14 AM

16. Obviously someone has the goods on him. He's just out there tap-dancing and sweating

every other day for an unseen boss--the voters of SC don't care about Brennan, probably don't even care about Benghazi anymore. I don't think it's just teabag-primary fear, I think he's really afraid of being exposed.

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 12:49 AM

17. Lindsey...Lindsey.....Lindsey, may I remind you what Hillary said:

"I was so unhappy with the way that some people refused to accept the facts, refused to accept the findings of an independent Accountability Review Board, politicized everything about this terrible attack."

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 03:15 AM

18. do other dipolomatic posts have Benghazi-type security?

just curious

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Response to NeoConsSuck (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 04:08 AM

19. Is this stupid melodrama a Republican scheme to deploy more troops?

In wake of Benghazi, rapid response Marine unit heading to Europe

Highlighting the continuing fallout from the Sept. 11, 2012 attack on an American consulate in Libya that took the lives of four Americans, defense officials told NBC News on Wednesday that the U.S. Marine Corps is on the verge of announcing a new group tasked with crisis response in north Africa and eastern Europe.

The group, which will be known as the Marine Air-Ground Task Force, will likely be based at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Sicily, Italy. The team will be capable of rapid deployment for responding to security threats throughout the region — including a U.S. embassy under attack.

~more~

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/20/17035177-in-wake-of-benghazi-rapid-response-marine-unit-heading-to-europe?lite


Is this what they've really been after?

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