Bye-Bye Benghazi!

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Well, it’s over.

It’s been over for a while, actually. Any hope of finding out what really happened or seeing some accountability died on election day. The media will now proclaim the issue closed, even though they never did look into it in the first place.

It went pretty much as I expected. Hillary managed to take responsibility without taking any blame and in doing so she protected her boss. We didn’t learn anything of importance we didn’t already know. The issue won’t come up again unless Hillary decides to run for President again, and even then it will be “old news”.

This isn’t Hollywood, it’s Washington D.C. If you were hoping for a better ending wait until the HBO version is released. Maybe Amy Poehler will play Hillary.

These aren’t the droids you’re looking for. Move along.


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91 Responses to Bye-Bye Benghazi!

  1. Constance says:

    NPR has three guys discussing whether Beonyce lip-synced.

  2. driguana says:

    Sad day for veracity and transparency in America.

  3. myiq2xu says:
  4. angienc (D) says:
  5. Mary says:

    Gone. But not forgotten.

  6. conner43 says:

    I read elsewhere that Hillary’s campaign debt has just been paid off.
    Coincidence ?

  7. myiq2xu says:

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  8. myiq2xu says:

    Guess who?

    I told you guys her testimony was going to be something to look forward to. I don’t know what the Republicans were expecting. She’s no first lady in a headband dragged before congress to explain where a missing box of billing records are anymore. She’s a seasoned politician and executive branch official with command of the facts and she has opinions that she’s not too diplomatic to share.

    Oh, and women are now cleared for combat. I hate war but if there was one step that I think is absolutely necessary for full constitutional equality, this would be it. You can’t send a woman to war, hand her a gun and tell her to shoot someone and then tell her she can’t get her OC prescription filled or have an abortion. Well, you can, but it will be much harder to do now. And men can’t pull that “I served on the frontlines in a war” crap in politics. It levels a great deal of the playing field.

    • Mary says:

      “She took no prisoners.”

      Really? I didn’t see it that way. I’m not surprised the Red Queen did , though.

    • votermom says:

      The purpose of the military is to win. To that end it has to be the absolute baddest @ss on the planet.
      Does putting women in combat roles give it a better edge in international conflicts? That’s the question that needs to be asked.

      • Propertius says:

        It seems to work for the Israelis.

        • votermom says:

          Yup, there are a lot of things the Israelis do right that we should copy – airport security, frex. Instead we have the TSA.
          If the military handles it right so that women are required to meet the same standards men are for combat, that’s great.
          If turns into some affirmative action thing though then it will be a disaster.

  9. myiq2xu says:

    I just took a quick tour of Left Blogistan. The consensus is that Hillary kicked ass and the Republicans are idiots.

    The Hillary Haters have the decency to STFU for today.

    • votermom says:

      What would they be saying if it was Condi there saying what Hillary said today?

    • t says:

      I agree. She is one freaking tough, smart woman. She shoulda been president. Were it not for the stupidity of “left blogistan” and their many icky ilk, she would have been. Today they saw why they chose the wrong person.

  10. angienc (D) says:

    Richard Grenell sums it up:

    • votermom says:

      LOL.

      The Dem party should just die, right now, of total moral collapse.

  11. westcoaster says:

    OT: This was just on C-Span and it cheered me up a bit. I’ve heard Tavis and Cornell West before but not Jeffrey Sachs and Jonathan Kozol, both old-school intellectuals. The whole debate was about poverty in America but was also a tribute to the real MLK. I was just amazed at how much was brought up that has been ignored by the press and politicians. Blame was given to both parties.

  12. myiq2xu says:
  13. JanCorey says:

    She convinced me today that she is directly responsible for failing to protect all that were killed. Is the death penalty an appropriate sentence for Hillary?

  14. myiq2xu says:
  15. DandyTiger says:

    Did something happen? I’ve been out all day.

  16. angienc (D) says:

    OT George Takei was first to post this picture on FB — as he says: Oh Myyyy!

  17. DandyTiger says:

    OK, so watched through a few video clips of the hearings. Here’s what I saw: a scene that could have been taken from the godfather where the Dem congressmen, and even a few Repub congressmen, where kneeling and kissing her ring.

  18. swanspirit says:

    I had to go out this afternoon , so i didn’t catch round #2, but it seems it wasn’t much different than #1.
    I think Hillary actually told the truth today .I think when she asked , “what difference does it make ?” regarding how these men died ; that she was revealing her personal rationalization, or rationalizing with a heavy dose of Intellectualization thrown in for good measure ; as how she justifies in her own mind , continuing to obfuscate the Benghazi facts .
    After all what difference will it make , that anyone outside the Obamacrat inner circles comes to know the unvarnished truth ?
    After all ,the men are dead . She did her best to personally comfort the families .They had an election to win . They could not bring the men back to life . They could not let the opposition gain an advantage in a very close election . Let the mistakes or errors in judgement be buried with the men . What difference would it make .

    • myiq2xu says:

      I agree that she told the truth. But that doesn’t mean she was completely honest.

      • swanspirit says:

        No , I wasn’t implying that she was honest .I think she was trying very hard not t be . The truth she revealed when she said “what difference would it make” was totally unintentional.

        • myiq2xu says:

          That’s called a “Kinsley Gaffe”

          It happens when a politician accidentally tells the truth.

        • swanspirit says:

          Also known as a Freudian slip ;)
          also called parapraxis, is an error in speech, memory, or physical action that is interpreted as occurring due to the interference of some unconscious (“dynamically repressed”) subdued wish, conflict, or train of thought guided by the super-ego and the rules of correct behaviour. They reveal a “source outside the speech”.

    • Constance says:

      Well “what difference does it make” isn’t good enough for me. I am sick of self righteous Democrats who think they can make things up and everything will be fine. I’m also sick of the lies they tell about their opponents. The straw arguments. Either you accept their extreme plans or they declare you want to push people into the streets and starve them. Well no actually no one is talking about pushing people into the street and starving them people just want to have their programs balanced.

      • swanspirit says:

        Hillary almost made me cry today , she was so far removed from the person she appeared to be or at least what I thought of her , when she won the primary .I really don’t care how much the Obamacrats justify , rationalize , and make excuses for ,their own incompetence deviousness and outright dishonesty . The end does not justify the means , they are lost .

  19. myiq2xu says:

    John Althouse Cohen:

    I object to this move, which seems to have become popular with Democrats in the past couple years, of equating “doing things together” with government. To suggest that anyone who’d like to see less heavy-handed government regulation thinks one person can do everything alone is a straw-man argument. It indicates a lack of understanding of how the private-sector economy works and how libertarians or conservatives actually think about economics. The private sector isn’t just a bunch of people “acting alone.” As Matt Welch pointed out in his critique of the speech, making and selling an object as basic as a pencil is such a complex endeavor that it takes lots of different specialists. No one person has the knowledge to accomplish that seemingly simple task; that’s how decentralized knowledge is in society. And with a truly complex product, like a computer or movie, the need for people to work together is even greater still. The private sector isn’t fundamentally about everyone being secluded and isolated from each other; it typically involves many people working together. Government regulation often rules out the options people would otherwise want to pursue that would let them work together more. The idea that you’re “alone” unless you’re being directed by the government strikes me as dehumanizing and almost abusive. So I resist this scare tactic of presenting the government as the alternative to being “alone.”

  20. elliesmom says:

    So I’ve been following the gun control debate and I’ve been hearing “If it saves just one life” it’s OK to infringe on the constitutional right of the many. Why doesn’t that same argument apply to abortion? If it saves just one life. . . Why can’t we infringe on the rights of one woman? Don’t get me wrong, I’m pro-choice, but I hate inconsistencies. Like today’s hearings. If a Republican had obfuscated like Hillary did, the left would have been up in arms. So they should be up in arms.

    • angienc (D) says:

      “If it could save just one life we must do it” is such an unbelievably stupid argument it really shouldn’t be treated with a response. You could write a list a mile long with what needs to be banned “if it could save just one life” — and I’m talking about things that are NOT specifically delineated in the Bill of Rights. For example, off of the top of my head: we should ban cars — about 115 people die every day in vehicle crashes in the United States — one death every 13 minutes.

      Or how about the other way around — Patriot Act “could save just one life” — still an unconstitutional violation of the 4th Amendment that should NOT be tolerated by free people — the left allegedly thought so too before Obama & the vile progs exposed the “New Dem Party” for the corrupt POS that it is.

  21. myiq2xu says:

    NYT:

    In essence, Mrs. Clinton’s approach was to accept the responsibility for security lapses in Benghazi but not the blame.

    I hate when they steal my stuff.

    • swanspirit says:

      They are reading you regularly I am sure .They certainly don’t have any ideas of their own .

    • votermom says:

      Hillary is responsible in a very real way – she is the one who pushed NATO into deposing Qaddafy.

      It was irresponsible of her not to ensure that the ensuing chaos would not lead to Al Qaeda’s strengthening in the area.

      Remember all the blame we heaped on Bush disbanding the Iraqi army and thus causing more chaos. Very similar.

  22. swanspirit says:

    Also from that same article in the NYT

    “Benghazi didn’t happen in a vacuum,” she said. “The Arab revolutions have scrambled power dynamics and shattered security forces across the region. And instability in Mali has created an expanding safe haven for terrorists who look to extend their influence and plot further attacks of the kind we saw just last week in Algeria.”

    “We are in for a struggle, but it is a necessary struggle,” she said. “We cannot permit northern Mali to become a safe haven.”

    Mitt could have told you about that Hillary

  23. lildoggy4u says:

    If anybody watched Nova’s “Rise of the Drones” last night you probably are as terrified as I am.
    Especially when the inventor states that his technology is not being used as intended once they became weaponized and how since they are computer operated, they can be hijacked. They used XBox gear for training the pimple-faced kids to kill.

  24. votermom says:
  25. foxyladi14 says:

    Scary stuff about them drones. :(

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