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Administration's behavior on Benghazi is an insult to original 9-11

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If the media wanted us to remember today’s one-year anniversary of the 9-11 attacks in Benghazi – and they don’t – it might be a futile gesture anyway.

It makes little sense to try to “never forget” something you’ve never really learned.

A year later, the Obama administration, with a complicit news media, has been able to nearly wipe the Benghazi scandal from all memory.

In the past year, the administration has:

• lied about what happened, concocting a fairy tale that an anti-Islam Internet video caused the attack (and even having the filmmaker arrested);

• never been held accountable for allowing our diplomatic mission to be unprotected on the anniversary of 9-11, of all days, despite fervent pleas to increase security there;

• never revealed President Obama’s actions the night four Americans were killed on his watch at our Libyan outpost;

• angrily told the American people, through then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, that it doesn’t matter how the attacks came about, even though they killed four Americans, including our ambassador;

• sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to all the Sunday talk shows to spread the lie about how the video led to a spontaneous protest (which the administration later admitted was a lie);

• kept witnesses of the attacks from speaking publicly;

• punished at least one whistleblower for doing so.

We could go on. But a year later, we know precious little about what really happened that night – only that our government has been lying to us about it and covering it up. Witnesses reportedly were forced to sign nondisclosure statements.

How can the news media accept all the above so unquestioningly, so compliantly? Whatever became of journalism?

The Obama administration has had more than its share of scandals, from Fast and Furious to the IRS harassment of conservative groups to spying on journalists and on millions of Americans. But in the Benghazi case, in which four Americans died brutal deaths, this administration has set new lows for lying, for phony indignation, for obfuscation, for stalling, and for stabbing in the back the very people who were serving it in one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in the world.

Meanwhile, the president said this the day after the attacks:

“We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.”

Well, a year later, it’s no mistake to say they’ve wavered and that justice has not been done. Federal investigators seem to have little interest in the survivors of the attacks – and have been unable to find the perpetrators in Libya, even though media outlets have actually interviewed a key suspect.

“Why is it that reporters seem to be able to find this guy, who the government is charging with involvement in Benghazi, but law enforcement can’t find him?” Fox News’ Chris Wallace asked White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough on Sunday. “It’s been a year, sir. ... Why can AP find him, why can the New York Times find him, and not our government?”

In response, McDonough had nothing but what appeared to be trumped-up determination and platitudes. Someday. Someday.

In short, this government not only does not appear interested in seeing that justice is done for the Benghazi attacks, it appears intent on preventing it.

That’s some kind of memorial – more like an insult – to those victims, and to the memory of the original 9-11.

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t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 10:51 am
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Quote from editorial

"It makes little sense to try to “never forget” something you’ve never really learned"

You can thank ALL SCHOOLS for going easy on civics and history, in lieu of doubling up on math and science!! Realizing that our kids and grandkids are up against being very, very behind the rest of the world in math and science, I agree that civics and history MUST TAKE a back seat to higher math and science!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 10:53 am
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Tbledsoe people didn't move

Tbledsoe people didn't move on related Martin-Zimmerman trial (fact you beat that horse to death). Still haven't as far as I can tell. I think you are naive to think 911 with thousands lost will be easily forgotten and people will just move on.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 10:57 am
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Quote from editorial

"A year later, the Obama administration, with a complicit news media, has been able to nearly wipe the Benghazi scandal from all memory"

ENOUGH WITH BENGHAZI!! The Republicans trying to "MAKE POLITICAL HAY" over 4 dead bodies is an abomination!! ANYONE that serves in The Middle East must know the possible dangers!! THAT'S the long and short of your scandal!! GIVE IT A REST ALREADY!!!!

deestafford
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deestafford 09/11/13 - 10:59 am
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Don't forget

that obama got on a plane and took off to Vegas for a fund raiser while BenGhazi was still in a state of flux. Plus, we still don't know where he was when the attack was going on. Nor do we know where Hillary was. Neither answered the 3 AM phone call.

Today, Washington DC approved a permit for the Million Man Muslim March but refused a permit for the two million motorcycle march saying it would tie up traffic. Does this not show where the sympathies of the liberals lie?

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:02 am
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Quote from editorial

"A year later, the Obama administration, with a complicit news media, has been able to nearly wipe the Benghazi scandal from all memory"

"Complicit news media", is that the same thing as the liberal news media??!! May be this constant name calling from CONSERVATIVE news, like Rush Limbau, perhaps there would be a little more harmony amoung voters!!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:02 am
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Political hay? So getting to
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Political hay?

So getting to the bottom of 4 murders is making political hay?

"ANYONE that serves in The Middle East must know the possible dangers!"

Well, using that "logic" then anyone living in Syria knows the dangers of being gassed, so they should give THAT a rest as well....right?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 11:08 am
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People act like an education

People act like an education is something we give our youth. It isn't. It is something students have to earn so if you have no interest in an education you surely won't get anything out of it. Students have the right to fail. Administrators told me that over and over again-at least in colleges. The idea of an education is to give our youth the tools they will need to be life-long learners and problem solvers. If you have no interest in that you won't get it. Really our failed education system has a lot to do with student attitudes these days. Truancy rates are at an all time high as our youth don't value their opportunity to attain an education-especially males. You can't teach anyone anything-you can only assist them in being able to learn it. None of my teachers or professors taught me anything but they just guided me in my education as I learned about it. You finally realize you don't need anyone because you can teach yourself and expand your education and knowledge. I still read several science journals daily.

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jimmymac 09/11/13 - 11:09 am
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9/11
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I remember the aftermath of the first 9/11 and the whole country was in mourning. The aftermath of the second 9/11 attack has become a debacle caused by lies and cover up. Shame on Obama to even speak about the tragedy of Benghazi. His soft approach to dealing with the perps led to the death of four US citizens. He now wants to get involved in Syria to deflect the attention to the Benghazi slaughter.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:09 am
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Quote from editorial

"How can the news media accept all the above so unquestioningly, so compliantly? Whatever became of journalism"

I guess "the ligeral news media" CAN ALWAYS count on the conservative news media "to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!!" SORT OF LIKE what I try my best to do, AND NOT hid behind falsehoods!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 11:11 am
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Reminds me of making

Reminds me of making political hay over Valerie Plame which even had a prosecution-but it was all a white elephant. So to be "fair" we need to follow up on this Benghazi mess.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:15 am
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Bizkit @ 11:08

"People act like an education is something we give our youth. It isn't. It is something students have to earn so if you have no interest in an education you surely won't get anything out of it"

When our school system is cramming math and science down ALL students, which includes ( AVERAGE ) students, we as a society, MUST acknowledge that NOT EVERYONE has the "BRAIN ROOM" for four or five different subjects while trying to make passing grades!!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 11:19 am
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It isn't cramming-just trying

It isn't cramming-just trying to keep this generation up with past generations. It isn't like we have raised the standard just students aren't making the minimal of standards. Not everyone has brain room for college but few lack the brain room for high school-unless you have a learning disability or just a really low IQ. Public school just gives the most basic of knowledge skills that most Americans should have. The Iranian population is very educated-why aren't we.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:19 am
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Today seems like a great day!
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Today seems like a great day!

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 09/11/13 - 11:22 am
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bled...you seem to be

bled...you seem to be confused...conservative dominant talk radio...it however is opinion and duly noted that it is there opinion. the liberal media cbs cnn nbc etc...do not differentiate btween their opinion shows and so called hard news...and personly i cannot believe your statements about the four dead in bengazh, it was preventable....we put them there ...we need to protect our people...

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:24 am
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HI HA

"Well, using that "logic" then anyone living in Syria knows the dangers of being gassed, so they should give THAT a rest as well....right"

WMD's, chemical weapons, should NEVER be used period. As of now, it seems that even "Syria's partner in crime"; Russia doesn't just want to give it a rest.

SECOND: Thanks!!

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:27 am
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I agree that chemical weapons
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I agree that chemical weapons should not be used, but since Syria did not agree to that, ie they never signed the treaty, then what business is it of ours? The USA frequently uses chemicals to kill people (lethal injection) but we don't have foreign countries attacking us for it.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 11:28 am
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Obama can't say America

Obama can't say America wasn't attacked under his watch and that once it happened he did anything about it to avenge this attack=Benghazi Libya. No one has been brought to justice for killing americans. Now he wants us to support him going to Syria-a country that hasn't attacked us or killed Americans, a country that we don't know who is the bad guys. and any strike will essentially declare war with Syria. Now if he had done something about Libya he may have added credence to support him with Syria. But he fumbled that so why wouldn't we believe he would fumble Syria?

ultrarnr
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ultrarnr 09/11/13 - 11:29 am
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Priorities are all wrong
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Way to keep trying to stir a discredited conspiracy theory. How about commenting on something important such as:

Income gap between rich and poor is biggest in a century

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:29 am
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We were told for over a
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We were told for over a decade that we shouldn't have attacked Iraq because they were never a threat to us (even though they fired at our pilots DAILY), yet we MUST attack Syria? This makes no sense.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:30 am
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Bizkit @ 10:53

"Tbledsoe people didn't move on related Martin-Zimmerman trial (fact you beat that horse to death). Still haven't as far as I can tell. I think you are naive to think 911 with thousands lost will be easily forgotten and people will just move on"

FIRST: Look at the legal trouble Zimmerman is creating for his family.

SECOND: Forgetting and moving on?? All you have to do is ask a veteran of WW2, Korea, and / or Veitnam.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:31 am
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If sending missiles (but no
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If sending missiles (but no ground troops) into Syria is not an act of and declaration of war, then what did Japan do at Pearl Harbor?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 09/11/13 - 11:31 am
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What legal trouble is
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What legal trouble is Zimmerman causing for his family?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 11:33 am
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Chemical warfare has been

Chemical warfare has been banned since WWI. I don't think attacking Syria will do anything to prevent its use. The US has one of the largest stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons so perhaps all the other countries should attack us before we get froggy and use them. It makes about as much since as attacking Syria.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:39 am
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HA @ 11:27

The USA frequently uses chemicals to kill people (lethal injection) but we don't have foreign countries attacking us for it"

You bring a new subject into play. First, I know this wasn't the point that you were making, but I believe in human euthinasia. People who are in tremindous pain SHOULD have the legal right to have it ended! Some people refer to this as going out with dignity. I happen to whole-heartedly agree.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 11:45 am
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HA @ 11:31

"If sending missiles (but no ground troops) into Syria is not an act of and declaration of war, then what did Japan do at Pearl Harbor"

First: Between you and Bizkit, I am having trouble making up answers!!

Second: I agree, this would be an act of war. This doesn't mean The US has to put boots on the ground.

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effete elitist liberal 09/11/13 - 11:52 am
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taking a page from jihad

It's well known that radical Islamists will use almost anything to help recruit for their Jihad against America-- support of Israel, Saudi Arabia, Mubarak, Turkey, western media, drones, and of course Christianity, just to name a few. ACES and the radical right are just as zealous in recruiting for their ideological / religious causes. The piece today is a classic example. The right uses the myths and lies of Benghazi exactly as radical Islam uses the myths and lies about America, as a recruiting tool.

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 09/11/13 - 12:02 pm
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Point taken

Some, NOT ALL, of conservatives' arguements can be deffended against. Some of your arguements are iron clad! In my opinion, The Syrian matter, whether they signed the Geneva Accords or not, must be handled in some kind of diciplinary way. At this point, it appears that Russia is going to take care of this. It seems as we don't trust Russia, but what alternative do we have?

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carcraft 09/11/13 - 12:15 pm
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If this were a comedy I would

If this were a comedy I would be howling! Unfortunately this is real life and it is clear to EVERYONE Obama is in so far over his head the center of the earth looks like up! 1st Obama blames Bush, then lifts lines from Bush's speech to justify Obama'a purposed actions. There have been two gaffs that have lead to the US current policy. The first was Obama's red line. Then the second was Kerry's answer to a question about Assad. Now it seems that Russia has lead Obama like a sheep to the slaughter. Never mind that our attack on Syria was SUPPOSED to be because Syria USED weapons, not because they had Chemical weapons. Now Obumbler and his merry crew claim his threat of attack lead to the "Russian Purposal" (never mind that Kerry made the suggestion first as a gaff). Kerry said the attack would be "slight" so a purposed "slight attack" lead to Russia and Syria collapsing? WOW This is just so stupid I almost want to vomit!

Bizkit
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Bizkit 09/11/13 - 12:25 pm
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Yeah EEL but it works -look

Yeah EEL but it works -look at how Obama says Rep doesn't want 45 million Americans to have affordable health insurance or the Dems account that Rep hate women and are racist homophobe mantra-that sort of rhetoric whips a crowd of progressives in a hurry and appeals to interest groups. Just hit the environmental groups and it's a home run. "Myth and lies" that's choice. I can't stop laughing. Isn't that the game now: "My red line" for action will be the use of chemical weapons in Syria blah, blah, blah to "it's not my redline" but the world community -which doesn't give a hoot by the way. But I do agree EEL if we attack Syria, as Obama wants, that will be a recruiting tool for more Islamic terrorist to attack America. But you can also argue that Obama's inability for decisive action could also be a recruiting tool because America is weak argument. I wonder how long it would take him to react to a missile attack of chemical or nuclear weapons on the US mainland-days , weeks, months, year? There is caution and premeditation and then there is languishing too.

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allhans 09/11/13 - 12:23 pm
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As the guy on the scene

As the guy on the scene said...he was raised up watching the cavalry come to the rescue at the last minute...those in Tripoli and Benghazi waited and waited for help that didn't come. We were told that it would have taken 2 hours for help to get there so no point in trying...well, two of the men were killed 8 hours after the attack began.

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