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What a disappointment! The Republicans are all set to unveil their new select committee to keep the attack in the news, and Obama has to go and bring the alleged ringleader to justice.

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We have been led by these lizards into some of the darkest moral dead-ends in our entire history as a people. Did the Benghazi attack, in the larger scheme of things, happen because of a video or because there wasn't enough consular security? Neither. It happened because the United States went into the Arab world and spent a decade making gratuitous violence. There was justified violence -- going after al Qaeda -- and then there was gratuitous violence. As we've seen, we can decapitate al Qaeda with drones and special-ops raids. No big war needed. But by God, we had to have that war. And when you make war, other people make it back.

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Poor Darryl Issa, to see his dog whistle issue go up in flames.

Pun intended.

#1 | Posted by 726 at 2014-06-18 09:30 AM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Daryl Issa makes his constituents look like morons. Remember, someone actually votes for that scum bag. I'd be very embarrassed if I had.

#2 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-18 09:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Ahhh HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA.

Ahhh Ha ha ha ha.

Where did all the Benghaz-bags go?

In yo face!

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-06-18 10:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

Where did all the Benghaz-bags go?

#3 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2014-06

It has all gone rather quiet. Eerie, really.

#4 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 10:32 AM | Reply | Flag:

Perhaps one session of the next hearing on Benghazi will congratulate the president in capturing one of the evildoers at there?

Well, it might if left to the Democrats that day. I forsee a massive outbrweak of herpes among Republicans, however.

#5 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 10:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

That's so funny, you clowns are having a party because your guy grabbed a guy who's contact info is on the IPhones of half the reporters covering the middle east and you think this is the end of the Benghazi?

#6 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 01:17 PM | Reply | Flag:

That's so funny, you clowns are having a party

#6 | Posted by paneocon at 2014

Something good happened for this country. You can either like that, or not like that. If you don't like that, please have the courage to say so.

#7 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 01:22 PM | Reply | Flag:

you think this is the end of the Benghazi?

#6 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06

Benghazi has never gotten off the ground. So, yes. I think this will help this (7th? 8th?) attempt at Benghazi! to not get off the ground, but even worse.

Your dog is dead. It was never a very attractive mutt. Now bury the thing. The corpse started to smell a long time ago.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 01:25 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Something good happened for this country.
#7 | POSTED BY ZED

Really, what happened to innocent before proven guilty?

#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 01:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

#8 | POSTED BY ZED

NSC Spokesman: Dude, Benghazi Was Like Two Years Ago
Former National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor addressed Fox News Special Report host Bret Baier as "dude" Thursday and said he could hardly remember how he helped change the Benghazi talking points because it was "two years ago."
freebeacon.com

#10 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 01:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Really, what happened to innocent before proven guilty?

#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-

Hey, my man. I'll put you down as one of those who want this terrorist tried in open court, rather than taken to Gitmo.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

Really, what happened to innocent before proven guilty?

#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-

You clowns are so predictable. Sympathy for the terrorist. And all because it was Obama what got him.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-18 01:36 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

#11 | POSTED BY ZED

So there is no justice in a military court?

#13 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag:

#11 dead to rights.

#14 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-06-18 04:12 PM | Reply | Flag:

....keep diggin, pan. i know you will.

#15 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-06-18 04:14 PM | Reply | Flag:

ICHIRO your dis-like for me has now forced you into agreeing with ZED's erroneous posts. Sad what happening to modern liberalism right before our eyes.

#16 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 04:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

No, do you think criminals should be tried by military tribunals?

#17 | Posted by Prolix247 at 2014-06-18 04:26 PM | Reply | Flag:

#17 | POSTED BY PROLIX247

No, nice try but I'm not accepting terrorism as a domestic issue as a blanket statement either.

#18 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 04:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Really, what happened to innocent before proven guilty?
#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 01:26 PM

Wow, that is a new low, even for you. Where's The World's Smartest Oil Rig Jockey to simpatico with you?

#19 | Posted by e1g1 at 2014-06-19 09:52 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Really, what happened to innocent before proven guilty?
#9 | Posted by paneocon at 2014-06-18 01:26 PM

how come you want justice for this terrorist yet pfc Bowe Bergdahl was pronounced guilty right away, no investigation needed... your mask is slipping

#20 | Posted by 503jc69 at 2014-06-20 06:59 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Sorry to burst your bubbles, but the arrest does not do squat to answer the main question on Benghazi: Why was the lie about the YouTube video fed to the American people?

So, Benghazi is still out there as a scandal. Ignore by the pro-Obama press, but not gone. And no number of arrests will get rid of it.

Having said the above, the arrest is certainly a good thing. Setting off large cluster bombs in small rooms full of terrorists would be better....

#21 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-06-21 08:20 AM | Reply | Flag:

Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) tends to push the limits of propriety. Yesterday, Inhofe turned his attention to Benghazi, with the senator suggesting the capture of Ahmed Abu Khattala, the suspected ringleader of the deadly 2012 attack, was itself part of a "cover-up." Asked what that meant, the senator's office sent a statement to ThinkProgress' Igor Volsky:

"The Senator's statement was not that the arrest was to help a cover-up but the timing of the arrest was to help distract from the scandal of Benghazi in and of itself and give the Administration a 'victory' story. Inhofe said 'it's covering it up and I'm very much offended by that,' and regularly says that in reference to Susan Rice's appearance on the Sunday talk shows to blame the 'spontaneous' attacks to a video that prior to the attacks had a meager 50,00 views."

Just so we're clear, we're approaching the point at which the conspiracy theory eats its own tail. According to Inhofe's office, the senator genuinely believes developments in Benghazi are intended to "distract from the scandal of Benghazi."

Remember, they're not kidding. This isn't intended as satire or an attempt to make Republican conspiracy theorists appear foolish. Inhofe is quite sincere when he argues that the "timing" of the suspected terrorist's capture, months in the making, is part of a larger plot to to "distract from the scandal of Benghazi." The White House's plan is to shift attention away from Benghazi by shifting attention towards Benghazi.

Of course, this is not to suggest Inhofe is somehow alone on an unhinged island.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) is there, too.

Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) on Wednesday said that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton participated in a Benghazi cover-up by placing some blame for the attack on an anti-Islamic video made in America.

"I think she understands how culpable she is, and she understands exactly her dereliction of duty that really results in the death of four Americans," Johnson said of Clinton on the Hugh Hewitt Show.

The New York Times reported this week that on Sept. 11, 2012, "Islamists in Cairo had staged a demonstration outside the United States Embassy there to protest an American-made online video mocking Islam, and the protest culminated in a breach of the embassy's walls – images that flashed through news coverage around the Arab world." The attack in Benghazi followed a few hours later, and Abu Khattala "told fellow Islamist fighters and others that the assault was retaliation for the same insulting video." www.msnbc.com


These people have lost any semblance of rationality and sanity for the sake of blind hatred of anything and everything that happens under Obama's presidency.

#22 | Posted by tonyroma at 2014-06-21 08:27 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 2

Why was the lie about the YouTube video fed to the American people?

#21 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014-06-21 08:20 AMFlag: (Choose)
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I'd have thought that the arrest of this man and what he said about the video suggested no lie was told.

#23 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 08:34 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

So, Benghazi is still out there as a scandal.

#21 | Posted by USAF242 at 2014

I've never seen where the scandal is. I've seen a lot of hysteria. If there were something really deep, dark, and bad about Benghazi---Why was Mitt shot down so easily about it on TV?

I guess the options are that Mitt is incompetent or that there is nothing to Benghazi.

You choose.

#24 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 08:36 AM | Reply | Flag:

Having said the above, the arrest is certainly a good thing.

#21 | Posted by USAF242 at

That's refreshing and you deserve thanks for saying it. You are the first conservative I've seen on these boards do so.

#25 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 08:38 AM | Reply | Flag:

He is not the first zed.

Not even close

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2014-06-21 08:41 AM | Reply | Flag:

Not even close

#26 | Posted by eberly at 2014-

He's the first I've seen. If there have been more, then that's good news. The fewer paranoid people thinking that capturing a terrorist is an evil plot, the better.

Capturing terrorists an evil plot? Yep, come to think of it, that's where some people are at.

#27 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 08:45 AM | Reply | Flag:

I think that this Benghazi thing will ultimately be like that WMD thing----No matter what happens, some people will go around years later muttering that Saddam just hid those WMD too well for us to find them, and that Obama woke up one morning and decided he wanted his ambassador in Libya dead.

#28 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-21 08:48 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

the premise of this thread is absurd....it's the RIGHT that's been screaming for an arrest for YEARS.....it's the radical left wing zealots who have stonewalled and LECTURED that this was a PHONEY ISSUE...and now that , APPARENTLY, obama went underground and plain cothes and arrested him ..himself...lol....and this goes against US ??

'you people' are getting careless in your random attacks and issues.

#29 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-21 04:54 PM | Reply | Flag:

well zed...you're already wrong....obama KEPT SLEEPING while the ambassador was drug from one torture to another...g

BUT I BET HE HAD A NIGHTMARE...about the double bogey he had that day...

#30 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06-21 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

The opposition Party has a moral obligation to get to the bottom of the corruption and shenanigans of Party in power. The Republicans, if they are doing their rightful job, need to squeeze every last drop of corruption and truth out of the IRS and Benghazi issues at minimum and for starters.

It seems the Democrats took their moral obligation to impeach a corrupt POTUS and VP off the table before it began.

The Rs need to go after "D/O" corruption with both feet.

#31 | Posted by Robson at 2014-06-21 08:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

Maybe now we'll get to see the video that caused the Benghazi attack.

#32 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-06-21 09:15 PM | Reply | Flag:

Oh, yeah. As soon as we're done laughing at the picture of the mastermind that took down Hillary Clinton.

#33 | Posted by mysterytoy at 2014-06-21 09:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

well zed...you're already wrong....obama KEPT SLEEPING while the ambassador was drug from one torture to another...g

BUT I BET HE HAD A NIGHTMARE...about the double bogey he had that day...

#30 | Posted by afkabl2 at 2014-06

All of this says more about you than anyone else. You'll consider almost any thoeory, no matter how far-fetched, other than there might be something wrong with how you think and feel.

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-22 08:54 AM | Reply | Flag:

....it's the RIGHT that's been screaming for an arrest for YEARS.....

Like they screamed for the capture of Osama Bin Fish Food? Until they saw a shiny object. And gave up.

#35 | Posted by donnerboy at 2014-06-22 02:10 PM | Reply | Flag:

The Obamabot way to win the war on terror in three easy steps:

1) Destabilize an entire country, turning it into a haven for terrrorists while serving no national purpose
2) Station people in most dangerous area of destabilized country. Sit back and watch them die.
3) Arrest one of the murderers for Grand Victory!

Congratulations!

You win: Irrelevance.

#36 | Posted by Sully at 2014-06-23 10:19 AM | Reply | Flag:

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