Bigger Than Watergate? Rep Issa Questions Obama's Role in Benghazi

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  1. Wehrwolfen

    Wehrwolfen Senior Member

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    Bigger Than Watergate? Rep Issa Questions Obama's Role in Benghazi

    by AWR Hawkins

    21 Oct 2012

    On Friday Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) sent a 10 page letter to President Obama asking him to clarify the role of the White House in the Benghazi attacks.

    In the letter, Issa pointed pointed again to the refusals to increase security. He specifically cited a 16-man security that could have been sent in but was not, because Obama allegedly wanted to lessen the number of U.S. security personnel in country in order to "normalize relations" in Libya.

    Democrats are disputing this claim, because they know it will do Obama in politically if it can be proven.

    Yet Issa is asking Obama to explain this very point

    [The American people] deserve a complete explanation about your administration's decision to accelerate a normalized presence in Libya at what now appears to be at the cost of endangering lives. These critical foreign policy decisions are not made by low or mid-level career officials -- they are typically made through a structured and well-reasoned process that includes the National Security Council at the White House.

    During the 1972 Watergate break-in, no one was killed and President Nixon was not involved in the planning of the crime in any way. Rather, Republican operatives made their own choice to break-in to get access to files that would give them dirt on Nixon's political opponents. Nixon's only crime in the whole escapade was that he covered it up once he learned of it. For this, he had to resign to avoid impeachment.

    But in Benghazi, someone lied and four Americans died.

  2. Freewill

    Freewill Gold Member

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    Compared to things that have gone on since Watergate, Watergate was nothing.

    Clinton lying under oath and other things.

    Clinton committing our military without congressional consent.

    Obama unilaterally bombing countries and made things worse.

    Obama killing a US citizen and his 16 year old son.

    Now Obama lying about the attack, or worse having his underlings lie about the attacks.

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