Issa to Hillary: Why did State refuse requests to bolster Benghazi security?

posted at 12:01 pm on October 2, 2012 by Ed Morrissey

The Right Scoop calls this a “bombshell,” which may underestimate the impact of the question posed by House Oversight Chair Darrell Issa to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.  Despite the CNN discovery of the late Ambassador Chris Stevens’ journal in which Stevens outlined his fears of terrorist attacks, the Obama administration has told the media that Stevens didn’t push those security issues with the State Department.  According to the letter Issa sent today to Clinton, that may be yet another untruth pushed by the White House:

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee leaders today sent a letter to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asking why requests for more protection were denied to the U.S. mission in Libya by Washington officials prior to the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack that killed U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens. The denials came after repeated attacks and security threats to U.S. personnel.

“Based on information provided to the Committee by individuals with direct knowledge of events in Libya, the attack that claimed the ambassador’s life was the latest in a long line of attacks on Western diplomats and officials in Libya in the months leading up to September 11, 2012. It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest,” the committee’s chairman, Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., and subcommittee chairman, Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, write. “In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the Committee that, prior to the September 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for increased security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington.”

The letter outlines 13 security threats over the six months prior to the attack.

“Put together, these events indicated a clear pattern of security threats that could only be reasonably interpreted to justify increased security for U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi,” the chairmen write.

It was just two days ago that the Washington Post reported that Stevens didn’t seem concerned about security, despite what Stevens wrote in his own journal:

But if Stevens was deeply worried about deteriorating security, as CNN has reported he wrote in an entry in his journal, he kept quiet, said the Libyan friend who was with him the day before the attack.

“We didn’t talk about attacks,” the friend said. “He would have never come on the anniversary of September 11th if he had had any concerns.”

According to Issa’s sources, though, the US embassy in Libya had become very worried about security — and for good reason.  Far from just one or two attacks in the months prior to the sacking of the consulate in Benghazi that have been reported by the media, Issa outlines a string of incidents starting in April that demonstrated a deterioration in the security situation in Libya, and particularly in Benghazi.  They include RPG attacks on a Red Cross office one kilometer from the American consulate, harassment of American diplomatic personnel by militia, the abduction and beating of the deputy commander of the local Libyan security force for the US Embassy in Tripoli, the attempted carjacking of a vehicle with American diplomatic plates, and more.

Furthermore, terrorists had posted pictures of Ambassador Stevens going for a routine morning jog and threatening to abduct or kill him.  The Libyan security guards in the Benghazi consulate had been receiving warnings for weeks before the attack to quit, as an attack was planned for the facility.  According to Issa, the embassy asked for heightened security for their diplomatic missions — and got nothing but static in response.

Issa wants a hearing on this matter on October 10th.  Don’t be surprised if Hillary stonewalls for at least another four weeks.

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

The Obama administration has withdrawn all official government personnel from Benghazi, the Libyan city where the country’s revolution was born and where the U.S. ambassador was killed last month, U.S. officials and local residents said Monday.

The State Department said that it has pulled its personnel from Benghazi and that any diplomatic outreach to Libya’s second-largest city is being done remotely. The U.S. post where Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans died in an attack by militants has been closed.

The Atlantic Wire says so much for the FBI probe:

The State Department has officially removed all government personnel from the Libyan city of Benghazi, closing the consulate building and possibly ending any chance of an on-site investigation of the attack there.

Does this mean the White House will start giving some straight answers?  Don’t hold your breath.


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Speak Up Hillary!!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Can we sneak in a foreign policy question tomorrow night?

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Would like to hear from the families of the deceased.

joepub on October 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I’ll just repeat what I said in the Headlines thread(without the Jesus H part):

Why in the hell does Valerie Jarrett get a security detail, yet our Libyan ambassador is essentially left to fend for himself?

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

ED, ED, ED, that picture again is not a nice way to start my day!
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letget on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Don’t allow Obama to ‘roll’ you and make you the fall guy.

Just tell us everything you know Hills!!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Couldn’t you have used a screencap of Darryl Issa instead? Have some mercy, Ed!

CurtZHP on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Can we sneak in a foreign policy question tomorrow night?

aunursa on October 2, 2012 at 12:03 PM

I think Romeny should lead with this. Who cares about the rules of a stupid debate?

Let Obama complain…oh no, that discussion for the next debate. he will look weak. Its time to go for the jugular.

joepub on October 2, 2012 at 12:05 PM

Any answers coming out of the WH will be obfuscation distortion and plain and simple lie heaped upon lie after lie!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:06 PM

I move for an immediate ban on posting this picture of Hillary Clinton anywhere near lunchtime.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

I can’t imagine the Marine Guard did not raise hell over weak security for one of our Embassy locations. I bet somewhere there is a record of Colonel Michael Robinson objecting to the security as it was.

Marine Corps Embassy Security Guard

jake-the-goose on October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Why in the hell does Valerie Jarrett get a security detail, yet our Libyan ambassador is essentially left to fend for himself?

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Because the Muslim Brotherhood looks out after its own.

trs on October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Issa wants a hearing on this matter on October 10th. Don’t be surprised if Hillary stonewalls for at least another four weeks.

I’ll wager she tosses Zero under the bus to save her own skin. Any takers?

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Issa to Hillary: Why did State refuse requests to bolster Benghazi security?

…he’s talking to a goat that don’t know!

KOOLAID2 on October 2, 2012 at 12:09 PM

At this rate there won’t be any threads where the lib trolls will dare show up.

gwelf on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

what was it that emboldened Al Qaeda in the aftermath of Black Hawk Down???? Oh yes, it was the “pulling out” of US forces following a loss that was directly related to the denial of a request for US armor in Mogadishu, Somalia. Billy Jeff, King of the “Pullout”, left a stained blue dress and an emboldened Osama Bin Laden by weakening US forces in Africa, kind of like we are seeing today. 19 years ago, a Democrat emboldened Al Qaeda, and we got 9/11. What will we get next????? hmmm

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I don’t think they are going to allow FP into the debate tomorrow which is supposed to be on domestic issues/policies. Romney is supposed to give a FP speech before the debate on international/foreign affairs.

I was reading on how they set up the format of these debates and am not sure it’s going to favor Romney.

CoffeeLover on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

I move for an immediate ban on posting this picture of Hillary Clinton anywhere near lunchtime.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Except on Halloween…

affenhauer on October 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Does this mean the White House will start giving some straight answers? Don’t hold your breath.

That just means that the investigation that didn’t happen found nothing to prove that it was a terrorist attack. Clearly the protest that wasn’t there got out of control.

Gatsu on October 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

Why in the hell does Valerie Jarrett get a security detail, yet our Libyan ambassador is essentially left to fend for himself?

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

C’mon, that Washington, D.C., party circuit is known to be pretty cut-throat. Of course Valerie needs 24/7 Secret Service protection, at an annual cost of millions of taxpayer dollars, to keep her safe from all those sniping Georgetown hostesses. I’m sure Ambassador Stevens would understand that security spending has to be carefully prioritized.

AZCoyote on October 2, 2012 at 12:12 PM

letget on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

That’s what Bill says every morning too!

Spiders from Mars on October 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

A. “Untruth”? At least here, among friends, can we use the appropriate word: “LIE”.

B.

what was it that emboldened Al Qaeda in the aftermath of Black Hawk Down???? Oh yes, it was the “pulling out” of US forces following a loss that was directly related to the denial of a request for US armor in Mogadishu, Somalia. Billy Jeff, King of the “Pullout”, left a stained blue dress and an emboldened Osama Bin Laden by weakening US forces in Africa, kind of like we are seeing today. 19 years ago, a Democrat emboldened Al Qaeda, and we got 9/11. What will we get next????? hmmm

Let’s go back to the source:Jimmy Carter’s limp-wristed surrender to an Iranian mob.

Kenz on October 2, 2012 at 12:14 PM

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

I hope she does, remembering how bad O talked about her and Bill, yet they seem so dang friendly to each other, I don’t get it.

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

I hate it, that a letter was submitted to the Unmade Bed. This gives the Unmade Bed time to think, time to respond – time to figure out what lies will be believed.

If these Committees don’t have the power to hold immediate hearings and issue subpoenas for same – then what good are they, when it comes to matters of intelligence and security?

OhEssYouCowboys on October 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

Sheee’s back. hahaha.

Ed you magnificent blogger and journalist reporter.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

But back in Somalia, with no U.S. deterrent, Somalia’s warlords began fighting again. After a series of bloody attacks on U.N. peacekeepers, Mr. Clinton launched a new mission: In August 1993, he sent in a force of Rangers and Special Forces units to capture the brutal warlord Mohammad Farrah Aidid and restore order.

That force asked for heavy armor — in the form of Abrams tanks and Bradley armored vehicles — as well as the AC-130 gunship, but the Clinton Administration denied those requests. On October 3 on a mission to pick up Aidid, two Black Hawks were unexpectedly shot down; in the ensuing urban gun battle, 18 American soldiers were killed and another 73 injured.

Many military experts believe that if the U.S. forces had had armor, fewer would have died. Secretary of Defense Les Aspin resigned two months after Somalia, having acknowledged that his decision on the armor had been an error. A 1994 Senate Armed Services Committee investigation reached the same conclusion. But perhaps the most poignant statement came from retired Lieutenant Colonel Larry Joyce, father of Sergeant Casey Joyce, a Ranger killed in Mogadishu: “Had there been armor … I contend that my son would probably be alive today …”

very related. Same continent, similar Clinton, similar US bloody nose, similar denial of defensive/offensive capability.

History is a teacher

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Doesn’t bear thinking about… makes me sick to think what else could happen under this admin…

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

At this rate there won’t be any threads where the lib trolls will dare show up.

gwelf on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

If the Commie filth on HotAir had those kinds of analytical skills – they wouldn’t be Commie filth.

But, your post made me laugh.

OhEssYouCowboys on October 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Scrumpy,

We are going to win. (:

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Move along nothing to see

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:16 PM

Your posts are very informative, thank you!!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

I hope she does, remembering how bad O talked about her and Bill, yet they seem so dang friendly to each other, I don’t get it.

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:15 PM

She has to wait until she can dump him hard without causing resentments. Tricky business that.

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Come on Ed, ease up. I’ve suffered through obnoxious pop-ups, intrusive video ads, runtime errors and bad script warnings. But if I have to keep being creeped out by the drunken Hillery pic I’m in the wind.

tommyboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM

I think we’re stuck with this picture for all things Hillary…

22044 on October 2, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Hillary might have no political career left for her. If she sees that as the case I hope she takes Obama down with her. She doesn’t even have to use her real name. She can go by Deep Throat or something.

DaveDief on October 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

They include RPG attacks on a Red Cross office one kilometer from the American consulate

This in itself warrants retaliation ten fold of what we’ve been doing. Time for Linebacker III.

cajun carrot on October 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

what was it that emboldened Al Qaeda in the aftermath of Black Hawk Down???? Oh yes, it was the “pulling out” of US forces following a loss that was directly related to the denial of a request for US armor in Mogadishu, Somalia. Billy Jeff, King of the “Pullout”, left a stained blue dress and an emboldened Osama Bin Laden by weakening US forces in Africa, kind of like we are seeing today. 19 years ago, a Democrat emboldened Al Qaeda, and we got 9/11. What will we get next????? hmmm

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Dark hero to zero , chicken hawk down.

the_nile on October 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

The Dope in Chief has taken down another demorat with horrendous
decision making skills . So , no tears kids .

Lucano on October 2, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Sh!t, meet fan.

petefrt on October 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

But if Stevens was deeply worried about deteriorating security, as CNN has reported he wrote in an entry in his journal, he kept quiet, said the Libyan friend who was with him the day before the attack.

Go figure.

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

Let me state the obvious – the administration will skate on this. The families of the dead will be paid off and told to STFU or else. Congress will do nothing. The media will develop amnesia. And the general public will continue watching American idol.

As an aside: Ed, that photo on the front page…do you really think its appropriate for a family-friendly site? Whilst Lorien probably considers it an erotic masterpiece it could cause severe psychological damage to others.

CorporatePiggy on October 2, 2012 at 12:22 PM

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:18 PM

Yes we will… :-)

I let the lies get to me from time to time, but there you are cheering me up!

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The icing on this cake will be that Amb. Stevens was order to make the trip despite his misgivings. I’m just making that up but you do have to wonder why he went.

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Hillary might have no political career left for her. If she sees that as the case I hope she takes Obama down with her. She doesn’t even have to use her real name. She can go by Deep Throat or something.

DaveDief on October 2, 2012 at 12:20 PM

Smart and powerful dem strategists have known Zero was going to lose for quite some time. I’ve posted on it repeatedly, but they have to be careful about how they deal with the situation.

Now as the Benghazi scandal, F&F and a couple of other things resurface, Hillary has a chance to put the nails in and be a viable candidate for 2016.

Skippy’s world is imploding…

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

The wild ones had posted warning on Facebook, ahead of Benghazi.

US asleep at the switch. Hillary and Obama are derelicts and dangerous/detrimental to the US.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

I believe they were afraid of the findings, ahead of the Nov. 6 elections.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

That picture can scare crows and children.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

Shrillery has suddenly been booked abroad for the next 5 weeks.
If and only if Obama and the Dems get plastered in November does Hillary even testify. She needs to setup her 2016 run with a dramatic “I ordered security increased immediately but HERE’S the memo from Obama overruling me as commander in chief!”

smfic on October 2, 2012 at 12:27 PM

You know, I would like to think that this is some kind of planned cover-up. At least then, we could believe that our govt is at least thinking things through and executing a plan.
With this present piece of information, I cannot think this.
These people are simply floundering around and figuring out a way to save their own skin.
Who says politics stops at the shoreline.

Jabberwock on October 2, 2012 at 12:28 PM

Please, for the love of all that’s holy, STOP using that picture of Hillary that makes it look like she’s pinching one off! You’re starting to scare the children…

hburns on October 2, 2012 at 12:29 PM

Romney is supposed to give a FP speech before the debate on international/foreign affairs.

CoffeeLover on October 2, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Romney’s speech will not be covered by the media. It will not be heard by most voters like his speech on energy, and the ones he gave at VFW and American Legion.

And then the ABR, the lazy but self-important empty-suit pundits will harp on, saying why Romney did not hit Barry on this or that.

bayview on October 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

Issa wants a hearing on this matter on October 10th. Don’t be surprised if Hillary stonewalls for at least another four weeks.

If she stonewalls, have the hearing(s) anyway and simply Eastwood them.

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

The Obama administration has withdrawn all official government personnel from Benghazi

Headline: “Obama: US Driven Out of Eastern Libya by Al Qaeda”

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:30 PM

I’ll wager she tosses Zero under the bus to save her own skin. Any takers?

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:08 PM

Hillary will not betray the movement, she has fought too long and too hard.

Rio Linda Refugee on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

hmmm, hmmm, hmmmm…..this is worst the watergate. Good Lord!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

I move for an immediate ban on posting this picture of Hillary Clinton anywhere near lunchtime.

Archivarix on October 2, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Except on Halloween…

affenhauer on October 2, 2012 at 12:11 PM

Maybe if she just wears a Mike Myers Hockey Mask then she can go out in public again.

Anyone still voting for Obama requires complete suspension of disbelief.

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM
I think she would have to work damn fast to
take him down .
So that being said … She is toast forevermore .
( ya , from my lips etc. )

Lucano on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Raw meat for tomorrow night…

I can hear Obama now:”It’s a tragedy to use the death of Ambassador Steven’s as a political event”…

right2bright on October 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Yep! Can’t have some “flat foot” at the FBI finding more evidence of the Muslim Brotherhoods involvement in this attack or the ensuing coordinated rioting/protests in other terrorist countries. The Regime looks incompetent enough without proof that the people they let into “Classified Security Briefings” without background checks are really helping other enemies of this country to attack us! The peons in the public will never understand how smart we are to jump into bed with these terrorists, to help us battle our real enemies, the knuckle dragging conservatives!
Worse part is, you know the Regime hates you, more than the terrorists who attacked us on 9/11/2012 or 2001!

For those following,How to take on the Obama Enemy media: http://paratisiusa.blogspot.com/2012/09/an-open-letter-to-those-who-should-know.html?spref=tw

God Bless America!

paratisi on October 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

US asleep at the switch. Hillary and Obama are derelicts and dangerous/detrimental to the US.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Yes. I know there are some conservatives who are willing to give Hillary a pass under the theory that Obama is the real culprit in this dereliction of duty, but the fact is that she bears just as much responsibility. If she knew any of this crap, it was her duty to stand up to the WH and insist on proper actions. Remaining silent while the WH spin machine spun out of control is another dereliction. If she knew nothing of the situation, that’s juts as bad.

This is a complete disaster. It’s Jimmy Carter’s Iran Embassy meets Nixon’s Watergate cover-up meets Pee Wee Herman’s Big Adventure.

What a bunch of losers – I hope they haven’t ruined our nation beyond repair. If O is re-elected, not sure what’s left of our great experiment.

peski on October 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Hillary was talking to her magic mirror: Mirror mirror on the wall, who is the most…and in anticipation of the question the mirror fractured into a million pieces, one of which got in her eye.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

hmmm, hmmm, hmmmm…..this is worst the watergate. Good Lord!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

Fast & Furious is much worse than Watergate, and it got almost no MSM coverage.

This is only the 4th or 5th Obama scandal that is worse than Watergate.

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Issa’s October Surprise…He’s got whistleblowers

workingclass artist on October 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

Would it be too much to expect the clearance of personnel is in advance of a Benghazi carpet bombing?

desertdweller on October 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Plus, US pulls out of Benghazi – which likely means the end of the investigation.

Investigation? What investigation?!?!?

Gohawgs on October 2, 2012 at 12:34 PM

Death Star alert: “Focus laser beam on Hillary. Create Dem civil war. Hillary will be forced to turn on Obama.”

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

I believe they were afraid of the findings, ahead of the Nov. 6 elections.

Schadenfreude on October 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM

I have to think the same, and that there’s a lot more to this story yet to unfold. From what I understand, those FBI guys are real pros, with a track record in some of the world’s most dangerous places.

We need to know why the ambassador and staff were there in the first place. Then maybe we’ll know why the cover-up.

petefrt on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

More proof of a cover up. How deep does this rabbit hole go? Only Bill and his cigar really knows.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

I’ll just repeat what I said in the Headlines thread(without the Jesus H part):

Why in the hell does Valerie Jarrett get a security detail, yet our Libyan ambassador is essentially left to fend for himself?

Doughboy on October 2, 2012 at 12:04 PM

Well duh, little Bammie’s brain needs someone to mix drinks for her and carry her luggage!

slickwillie2001 on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The best preventive medicine on any battlefield is one thing—–that is, overwhelming firepower.

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

The icing on this cake will be that Amb. Stevens was order to make the trip despite his misgivings. I’m just making that up but you do have to wonder why he went.

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Not only that, Issa’s committee needs to ask why he traveled to Benghazi in a small unmarked, non-armored vehicle instead of the usual embassy SUV with armor and sophisticated GPS and communications equipment, not to mention why he was traveling without even a minimum security detail. Something very smelly about the whole trip.

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Well pulling out of Benghazi certainly takes care of that pesky pending FBI investigation, doesn’t it? How convenient. One positive however, if we could imprint or mold that pic of Hill’s face onto rifle ammo – that would certainly give jihadis pause. Sort of like pork bullets.

ghostwalker1 on October 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

This means that the journalists will be forced to leave.

Mission accomplished.

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

But if Stevens was deeply worried about deteriorating security, as CNN has reported he wrote in an entry in his journal, he kept quiet, said the Libyan friend who was with him the day before the attack.

“We didn’t talk about attacks,” the friend said. “He would have never come on the anniversary of September 11th if he had had any concerns.”

This is investigative journalism by the Washington Post??? “a friend” disputes what is in Steven’s journal—and this is the Post’ rebuttal??? Paging Woodward and Bernstein—please pick up your White House courtesy telephone.

Rovin on October 2, 2012 at 12:37 PM

The irony is that BOTH Hillary and Obama failed the 3 AM call.

Jabberwock on October 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

hmmm, hmmm, hmmmm…..this is worst the watergate. Good Lord!!

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on October 2, 2012 at 12:31 PM

How many people were killed in Watergate??

What was the crime? The “break in” or the “cover-up”…

And what is the crime here? The death of an Ambassador and soldiers, or the cover-up?

This is much worse than Watergate…no comparison, Fast & Furious quite frankly is worse, as well as voter intimidation…Obama will go down as one of the most corrupt administration ever.

right2bright on October 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

I think Mitt should go for the jugular tomorrow night. Screw”the process” of debate rules, etc. Open it with a comment on the failed policies and coverups of this bunch and let the chips fall where they may. Allowing the so called “moderators” to set the rules is BS. Obama never has to follow any rules[the Constitution] and gets away with it. And no more “Obama is a nice guy” BS. Lets pop the pimple. If people do not want to hear the truth or cannot handle it,,,,the hell with them. If we are going to need a fight to save the Republic,,then lets get on with it.

retiredeagle on October 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Death Star alert: “Focus laser beam on Hillary. Create Dem civil war. Hillary will be forced to turn on Obama.”

faraway on October 2, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Cankle wars.

#War

/ok I stole the #War from Flora

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Wow, what a clusterFluke! What a derelict bunch of incompetent liars. This should end Hillary’s hopes for 2016 – and should, in a sane world, mean defeat for Obama in November.

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Update: The US has pulled all of its personnel out of Benghazi now – which means there won’t be an FBI investigation of the “crime scene”:

obama doesn’t want anyone finding the poopy diaper he left in the corner…..

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

“Put together, these events indicated a clear pattern of security threats that could only be reasonably interpreted to justify increased security for U.S. personnel and facilities in Benghazi,” the chairmen write.

there’s yer trouble.

Lost in Jersey on October 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

This is starting to snowball on this administration. The press is finally investigating and asking hard questions.

I get the feeling that someone is going to take a fall on this cover up(as it should be). Obama vs Hillary.

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

wouldn’t be a surprise to discover the White House/State Department is responsible for translating and disseminating that youtube video….

equanimous on October 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Hulk smash!

Mitt crush!

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

In a separate article that will suprise no one here:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/10/02/u-s-consulate-in-benghazi-bombed-twice-in-run-up-to-9-11-anniversary.html

The Benghazi Consulate was bombed twice leading up to the 9/11 anniversary.

itsspideyman on October 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

I dont care that tomorrow’s debate is on domestic policy, in his intro Romney needs to hammer, and I mean embarass Obama, on this Libya failure and the media’s cover-up of Obama’s cover-up.

And the House needs to launch serious investigations in which it subpoenas top officials, and makes them answer under the oath.

milcus on October 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

Cindy Munford on October 2, 2012 at 12:24 PM

Not only that, Issa’s committee needs to ask why he traveled to Benghazi in a small unmarked, non-armored vehicle instead of the usual embassy SUV with armor and sophisticated GPS and communications equipment, not to mention why he was traveling without even a minimum security detail. Something very smelly about the whole trip.

TXUS on October 2, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Interesting. Looks like they sent him into a pit of vipers.

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

wouldn’t be a surprise to discover the White House/State Department is responsible for translating and disseminating that youtube video….

equanimous on October 2, 2012 at 12:40 PM

yeah really. No one knows who did it? Some guy with a sweatshirt over his head. They need an alibi and what better way to get one than to have their peeps make one for them. Sounds like an exploding cigar CIA trick.

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

kirkill on October 2, 2012 at 12:33 PM

I’m thinking somebody better go find that Kevin O’Reilly fellow and get him some protection.

DanMan on October 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

The FBI never got closer than 400 miles from the consulate, I mean, really, what investigation?

It didn’t have a chance, and now the admin can say, “Hey we told you that we would tell you more after the FBI investigation, but since we had to pull them out, so sorry folks, we don’t have any more information”…

Yeah right…

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:42 PM

I’m thinking that the FBI was dispatched initially as a knee-jerk reaction to block a House investigation. There were second thoughts about what the FBI might find, and the FBI was stalled, then withdrawn.

petefrt on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

This is starting to snowball on this administration. The press is finally investigating and asking hard questions.

I get the feeling that someone is going to take a fall on this cover up(as it should be). Obama vs Hillary.

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 12:39 PM

If it comes down to it, Hillary will fall on her broomstick for Barry. He’s trying to get reelected, and she was going to quit in January anyway.

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

Remember people Zero is not “the movement.” Their movement sees people as tools to be used and discarded. The standard socialist SOP. Obama has badly damaged their brand.

Hillary will have no shot at 2016 if she stays on the RMS OTanic. Her options are getting fewer by the minute.

dogsoldier on October 2, 2012 at 12:46 PM

issa will cave to hillary’s delay…GUARANTEED

cmsinaz on October 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

SparkPlug on October 2, 2012 at 12:38 PM

Funny!! Lol…

Scrumpy on October 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

Raw meat for tomorrow night…

I can hear Obama now:”It’s a tragedy to use the death of Ambassador Steven’s as a political event”…

right2bright on October 2, 2012 at 12:32 PM

Now that scares the crap out of me !
I’ve always said : Don’t ever say ” he wouldn’t dare ” .

Lucano on October 2, 2012 at 12:47 PM

If it comes down to it, Hillary will fall on her broomstick for Barry. He’s trying to get reelected, and she was going to quit in January anyway.

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 12:43 PM

But that’s just the thing. Hillary and BillyJeff want to keep their chances for a 2016 run as good as possible. They know if she takes the fall, there’s no hope for POTUS in her future.

She is not going to go down quitely. Watch for leakes coming from the State Department.

WisRich on October 2, 2012 at 12:48 PM

yeah really. No one knows who did it? Some guy with a sweatshirt over his head. They need an alibi and what better way to get one than to have their peeps make one for them. Sounds like an exploding cigar CIA trick.

ted c on October 2, 2012 at 12:41 PM

I’m not 100% positive, but I believe the video was played on Egyptian TV on September 10th, the day before the attack.

TarheelBen on October 2, 2012 at 12:49 PM

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