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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! BENGHAZI! Part 3,455,900




Here's another report from the House Armed Services Committee, headed by a Republican, which the Benghazi-crazed conservatives will ignore.

That makes a gazillion inquiries that have found no scandal in the Benghazi tragedy, but nevertheless, the yawpers on the right will continue their futile efforts to pin scandal on Hillary Clinton and President Obama.

Happily, their efforts will not produce a scandal no matter how often and how loudly they insist there is one.  


All the Gee-Oh-Pee-ers will get from their BENGHAZI! delirium is a sore throat.





GOP Report Acknowledges That The U.S. Military Couldn’t Have Changed Benghazi Outcome




"In a new report released on Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee concludes that there was no way for the U.S. military to have responded in time to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya to save the four Americans killed that night. In doing so, the report debunks entirely a right-wing myth that says the White House ordered the military not to intervene. For months after the attack that resulted in the death of U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, conservative media was awash in reports that on the night of the assault the Obama administration at some point ordered the military not to take action that would have saved lives. This supposed “stand down order” led to a bevy of right-wing conspiracies about why the President and his administration had let the Americans die." 

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"The Democrats on the panel asked their Republican colleagues if they could finally move on from Bengahzi. “This report, produced by House Armed Services Committee Republicans, should finally bring an end to the politicization of the heinous attacks on brave Americans in Benghazi,” HASC Ranking Member Rep. Adam Smith (D-CA) and Rep. Niki Tsongas (D-MA), the HASC Oversight and Investigations subcommittee’s ranking member, said in a statement. “It is time to move forward, take the real conclusions we have arrived at and establish how to best protect our citizens around the globe. It is our hope that today’s report, which was authored by Republicans, finally brings this attempt to manufactured scandal to an end.”

18 comments:

Cladira Dreckne said...

The wingers won't give up even with this report. They're stuck in Benghazi and they can't get out.

Speramus Meliora Resurget Cineribus said...

Seriously, when you make a statement, you should be able to explain how you formed your opinion. When you just repeat stuff and can't back it up, you are a mind-numbed robot.

Duckys here said...

Someone saw the report coming. Benghazi is fading and the push by the rabies media lately has been to try to get traction from the IRS scandal.

They're down to seeds and stems.

Shaw Kenawe said...

Cladira, they will have to get out because that train has left the station. There is no there there, and they know it. As Ducky said, they're down to seeds and stems.

S.M.R.C. ??? Are you referring to this post or another one?

Ducky,

I've seen the con blogs breathlessly reporting that the IRS scandal is still alive and there's more information coming out of the investigating committees.

And Sarah Palin will be president some day.

skudrunner said...

Shaw that is really funny.

The spin machine is everywhere. I can't wait to see all the new business start ups because of obamacare.

Infidel753 said...

Unfortunately Cladira's probably right. The loony teabag right has come totally unmoored from any connection with reality. I guess it started with evolution and global warming and then Keynesian economics, but these days they just act like reality is whatever they want to think it is.

They describe Bridgegate as a media plot to take down Christie, completely disregarding the issue of Christie himself having, you know, done something that led to it. They describe the lack of impeachment or worse over Benghazi as a media cover-up. Today RedState is full of venom spewed at Boehner as a traitor for letting a clean debt-ceiling increase go through, and no doubt the Republicans linked to this HASC report will get the same treatment. Democrats, moderate Republicans, the media, everything is a conspiracy. The baggers are never wrong.

Shaw Kenawe said...

The baggers have an aggressive victim mentality that leads them into territory that affirms their darkest and most paranoid suspicions about today's America.

Hollywood is responsible for everything bad, as well as a liberal mentality, and godless, prayerless public schools. And Obama is destroying the country!

They can find someone or something to blame for everything they see as changing "their" America; and because they're reactionaries, they have no use for any change and see only dark and nefarious outcomes as the country moves forward and away from what was in the past.


Plus, they're crazy.

Cladira Dreckne said...

Oooops. Forgot that I changed my avatar to reflect what a charming conservative woman would look like. Isn't she cute?

okjimm said...

Me and the guys have saved up almost enough aluminum cans to open up the new restaurant. Gonna call it 'Ben Gazi's'. yUPPERZ gonna feature alla them there North African foodie things, like couscous with goose and deep fried camel chips.

sheesh...scandals? Now, that Sanford guy and his trail hiking...that was a scandal...and Teapost Dome, and Watergate, the Iraq war...now those were scandals. ya know...I just can't handle it...dumb

gotta go get my scandals fixed before springtime...I broke a strap.

Anonymous said...

When the Teabaggers continue to yammer about Benghazi! the IRS and other nonschandals while at the same time calling the president a Kenyan and not an American, they will lose and lose, and lose again. They are a crazy minority talking to themselves and hoping other people will listen to their whining and complaining. This wont happen because other people see them as more than a bit loopy. It helps them to reinforce each other on their imagined scandals, but it keeps them where they are: in the crazy house.

Anonymous said...

Anybody know if Earl Grey Special Benghazi Blend is out yet? Undoubtedly will be a best seller!

Dervish Sanders said...

Benghazi will figure prominently in the 2016 elections if Hillary runs, of that you can be certain. And some are convinced the president lied.

FYI, Cladira Dreckne had the same avatar as the individual with the Shaw Keewee "parody" blog... then she made a point of letting you know she changed her avatar... and they're still both the same (Shaw Keewee and Cladira Dreckne). I'd guess this means both accounts are controlled by the same person. Someone who gets a kick out of "tricking" you into publishing her/his comments.

Dervish Sanders said...

Three "parody" blogs that I'm aware of... Progressive Disruptions (URL "Wank Files"), Progressive Explosions (URL "Progressive Erections") and Progressive Interruptions. You've linked to the first two in your sidebar... as a way of calling out this faker, I presume. The third one I found by clicking on the account of a "Shaw Keewee" who tried to comment on my blog (but was sent to Spam).

Looks like there is a "Shaw Keewee" Blogger Account as well as a "Shaw Keewee" Google Plus Account.

I did a Google search and found a 2/12/2014 "Keewee" comment on Lisa's blog, which appears to be the most recent comment from the fraud.

Que Sera Sera Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cladira Dreckne knows exactly who she is.

(O)CT(O)PUS said...

Bloody hell. Is that a picture of Jan Brewer ... or a relief map of the Balkans?

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dervish, the nuts on the right have set up so many parodies of my blog, that even they can't keep up with them.

I count myself as a successful liberal blogger because I've got FOUR wingers parodying me.

Thank you for your input. Soon they'll be doing the same to you!

Shaw Kenawe said...

(O)CT(O), the teabagger who set up a parody of my blog is so stupid that he used a GOOPER politician for my avatar! They are not only confused, but they are excruciatingly stupid.

However, it is a source of never-ending amusement.

I've got FOUR Progressive Eruptions parodies!

Shaw Kenawe said...

Dervish Sanders,

Cladira Dreckne is on to the cons who have set up parodies of my blog. She knows the game.