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Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:31 AM

Chris Stevensís Family To Trump/GOP: 'Donít Blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi'






CHRIS STEVENSíS FAMILY: DONíT BLAME HILLARY CLINTON FOR BENGHAZI


What did you learn from the two new reports by House Republicans and Democrats?

It doesnít look like anything new. They concluded that the U.S. compound in Benghazi was not secure. We knew that.

What did you think of Secretary Clintonís conduct on Benghazi?

She has taken full responsibility, being head of the State Department, for what occurred. She took measures to respond to the review boardís recommendations. She established programs for a better security system. But it is never going to be perfect. Part of being a diplomat is being out in the community. We all recognize that thereís a risk in serving in a dangerous environment. Chris thought that was very important, and he probably would have done it again. I donít see any usefulness in continuing to criticize her. It is very unjust.

After years of congressional investigations, do you feel that your brotherís death has been politicized in Washington?

Yes! Definitely politicized. Every report I read that mentions him specifically has a political bent, an accusatory bent. One point that seems to be brought up again and again is the accusation that the attack was a response to the video. I could understand why that conclusion would be made, because it was right after the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Egypt. But, frankly, it doesnít matter that that was the thinking, that night, about why the attack occurred. Itís irrelevant to bring that up again and again. It is done purely for political reasons.

It would be much more useful for Congress to focus on providing resources for security for all State Department facilities around the worldófor increasing personnel, language capabilities, for increasing staff to build relationships, particularly in North Africa and the Middle East. I would love to hear they are drastically increasing the budget.


Do you think itís fair to make Benghazi an election issue?


With the many issues in the current election, to use that incidentóand to use Chrisís death as a political pointóis not appropriate.

How would Chris have felt about this election?

I know he had a lot of respect for Secretary Clinton. He admired her ability to intensely read the issues and understand the whole picture.

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Reply Chris Stevensís Family To Trump/GOP: 'Donít Blame Hillary Clinton for Benghazi' (Original post)
kpete Jun 2016 OP
spanone Jun 2016 #1
PJMcK Jun 2016 #3
NewJeffCT Jun 2016 #10
Mc Mike Jun 2016 #12
Kingofalldems Jun 2016 #2
world wide wally Jun 2016 #4
RockaFowler Jun 2016 #5
Scientific Jun 2016 #7
Ohioblue22 Jun 2016 #6
Roland99 Jun 2016 #8
Feeling the Bern Jun 2016 #13
Ligyron Jun 2016 #9
tavernier Jun 2016 #11

Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:39 AM

1. sadly, trump doesn't give a shit about the ambassador's family.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:51 AM

3. Neither do the Republicans (n/t)

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Response to PJMcK (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:57 AM

10. Nope

if they cared about our ambassadors, they would not have slashed embassy security funding.

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Response to spanone (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:23 AM

12. dRumpf and the repugs care about them as much as they care about '4 dead Americans'.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 08:51 AM

2. Kick and Rec

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:10 AM

4. I don't imagine "60 Minutes" will be interviewing him anytime soon.

It's far too much in Hillary's defense and Trump might not like it.

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Response to world wide wally (Reply #4)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:14 AM

5. Shouldn't Lara Whatshername change her report??

This whole Benghazi issue has always been political.

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Response to RockaFowler (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:29 AM

7. CBS's Lara Logan is a right-wing stooge

She jumped the cred shark a long time ago. Shameful.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:29 AM

6. kr

 

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:43 AM

8. But...but...but... Michael Bay... 13 Hours and all that


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Response to Roland99 (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 30, 2016, 08:19 PM

13. Michael Bay is a terrible director, an awful human being and a piece of shit with an arrogant

 

personality. In his mind, he's Orson Welles, but the critics and public just don't understand his movies that he openly says are "geared for teenaged boys."

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 09:55 AM

9. RW shills and useful fools on Yahoo are all over this.

In spite of what the GOP witch hunt reported they still think a "stand down" order was issued by Hillary directly among other conspiracy theories debunked in their report.

I am going back there armed with the info in this OP and wage war against ignorance, one of my favorite pastimes.

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Response to Ligyron (Reply #9)

Wed Jun 29, 2016, 10:18 AM

11. Good for you!!

Smack them once for me, please!

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