Issa to CIA: Get your lawyers ready on Benghazi

posted at 8:31 am on April 18, 2013 by Ed Morrissey

Suddenly, it seems that the terror attack on our consulate in Benghazi last September may become relevant all over again.  Yesterday afternoon, CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson reported that a number of whistleblowers had emerged to talk to the House Oversight Committee, in news that may have slipped under the radar of other emerging (and non-emerging) developments in the Boston Marathon attack story:

CBS News has learned that multiple new whistleblowers are privately speaking to investigators with the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. compounds in Benghazi, Libya.

The nature of the communications with the whistleblowers and their identities are not being made public at this time. But in response, the Oversight Committee yesterday sent letters to the three federal agencies involved: the CIA, the Defense Department and the State Department.

What stories do these new witnesses have to tell?  Apparently nothing too complimentary.  Otherwise, Oversight Chair Darrell Issa probably wouldn’t need to remind the CIA to refrain from retaliation against these whistleblowers — or warn the agency to get their lawyers on standby (via Instapundit):

“During the course of the investigation, numerous individuals have approached the committee with information related to the attack,” wrote Issa in the letters, which were obtained by The Hill.

He asked agencies to provide details on how to grant outside attorneys the security clearances necessary for them to adequately represent employees discussing classified matters with congressional investigators.

“Some witnesses may be required to retain personal counsel to represent them before the committee and in the event the agency subsequently retaliates against them for cooperating with the committee’s investigation,” he said.

“Additional witnesses may be compelled by subpoena to give testimony to the committee and can be reasonably expected to retain personal counsel at that time.”

Ever since the initial probe stalled a few months ago, many have wondered why the administration hasn’t made the survivors of that night available to House investigators.  Some have also wondered why those survivors haven’t come forward on their own, but if they still work in intelligence agencies, they may not have been allowed to do so.  These new whistleblowers may or may not be the Benghazi survivors, but clearly they’re coming from within the intel community — and Issa’s letter strongly suggest that they are pointing fingers upstairs.

Four Americans were killed in that attack, and the US was forced to publicly retreat from an area we had claimed to have help liberate and safeguard.  That defeat raises a lot of questions about US actions before, during, and after the attack on the consulate, and perhaps some of those questions will finally get answered in the next few weeks.

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Impeach.

hillsoftx on April 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM

I want to see heads role an government officials sent to prison. I have had all the grandstanding by Issa I can take. Do something for real or shut your mouth.

trs on April 18, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Probably the last 6 non-democrat operatives left in the CIA

WryTrvllr on April 18, 2013 at 8:37 AM

It was only a matter of time. Mark my word. It’ll be field operators who are coming forward.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

TRS you are right on Issa. Results, Issa! Results!

Sherman1864 on April 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

The trolls wanted something beside Gosnell, well……….

itsspideyman on April 18, 2013 at 8:39 AM

This may be a ride I can enjoy.

docflash on April 18, 2013 at 8:40 AM

Nail these negligent lying Bastards to the wall Mr. Issa.

workingclass artist on April 18, 2013 at 8:42 AM

Quick, how can we blame Romney’s gaffes for this?

RedRedRice on April 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Kerry really pissed me off yesterday when he defended Susan Rice and her marathon session of telling the same lies. Susan Rice needs to be hauled in front of Congress, put under oath, and forced to admit that she lied to the American public. Then she needs to be fired from any public job.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

It’s about time.

Those brave men who perished due to the President’s and Mrs. Clinton’s indifference and incompetence deserve better.

RIP brothers.

Marcus Traianus on April 18, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Issa.meh

So disappointed with him

cmsinaz on April 18, 2013 at 8:44 AM

It is nice to know it isn’t forgotten but I’ve no faith the fact finders will complete their preliminary investigation until 2024. Thank God these fact finders didn’t decide to be first responders.

Limerick on April 18, 2013 at 8:44 AM

“What difference does it make?” #2016Candidate

Rovin on April 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

I wonder how many of these operatives were hit by the sequester? Need to have an income, write a book, paid appearances; whatever it is, good to see it happen.

hip shot on April 18, 2013 at 8:45 AM

It was only a matter of time. Mark my word. It’ll be field operators who are coming forward.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Yeah. I expect the “whistleblowers” are individuals who at first assumed that they would get to tell what they knew, then thought the truth would come out via the Congressional hearings, then came forward when none of that happened.

Fact of the matter is that we know absolutely nothing about the events of that night. Not even the cause of death of Christopher Stevens. It is more than time that the American public find out just what the rat-eared coward is trying to hide.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM

“At this point, what difference does it make”

Electrongod on April 18, 2013 at 8:47 AM

Issa to CIA: Get your lawyers ready on Benghazi

month after month after month of blah, blah, blah, blah from Issa.

He is worthless.

PappyD61 on April 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM

It was only a matter of time. Mark my word. It’ll be field operators who are coming forward.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM

Just curious hawk, would these “field operators” be monitoring live actions of what happened through the night? And, would they have possession of recording devices?

Rov

Rovin on April 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Four Americans were killed in that attack, and the US was forced to publicly retreat from an area we had claimed to have help liberate and safeguard.

Retreat..
Except for the looters and CNN reporters..

Electrongod on April 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Impeach.

hillsoftx on April 18, 2013 at 8:33 AM

This may end up being more about the Democrats’ 2016 candidate then their 2013 president, depending on where the whistleblowers point their fingers.

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Thanks for the bright spot in what has become such a tragically sad and dismal week. Let the hearings begin!

surrounded on April 18, 2013 at 8:56 AM

we’ve seen this dog and pony show with F&F.

Issa and the gop must think we’re a complete bunch of freaking idiots.

renalin on April 18, 2013 at 8:58 AM

Can they be kept alive?

You know the CIA knows who is talking.

I don’t hold much hope. For them or for us.

Carnac on April 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

From CNN:

Secretary of State John Kerry had a message for lawmakers he suggested were harping on the Obama administration’s response to the September 11 raid on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi: let’s move on.

“Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi.”

Sorry John, more bumps in the road coming.

lynncgb on April 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM

I’m cutting Issa some slack. Justice is a long, slow process.

22044 on April 18, 2013 at 9:05 AM

Oh man. I would not want to cross Darrell Issa. Remember how his Fast and Furious investigation forced Obama to ask for Holder’s resignation?

DaveDief on April 18, 2013 at 9:06 AM

I’m not holding my breath. This is Issa we are talking about. Nothing will happen……nothing!!

dddave on April 18, 2013 at 9:09 AM

It’s hard to keep the lid on a scandal this big. LSM worked overtime in the run up to the election but now their vigilance is dropping and the truth is leaking out

breffnian on April 18, 2013 at 9:11 AM

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Yep, ol’ Hill is either rejoicing right now or she’s setting up a defense network.

antipc on April 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM

I want to see heads role an government officials sent to prison. I have had all the grandstanding by Issa I can take. Do something for real or shut your mouth.
trs on April 18, 2013 at 8:34 AM

The history repeating itself is incredible to watch sometimes. You sound exactly like the anti-bush crowd did, EXACTLY.

Genuine on April 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM

A whacko thought. Let’s guess that Holder’s gang will find something on each whistle blower with a promise to pardon–if they clam up?

Just the fact that such absurdities is now in the realm of the believable is evidence of how far this nation has fallen. I don’t blame Obama as much as the folks that love what he is doing and have eagerly allowed him the opportunity.

Don L on April 18, 2013 at 9:15 AM

The history repeating itself is incredible to watch sometimes. You sound exactly like the anti-bush crowd did, EXACTLY.

Genuine on April 18, 2013 at 9:12 AM

which is good, cause it eventually worked for them.

WryTrvllr on April 18, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Pointing higher-ups? Let’s see, Petraeus, Panetta, Clinton, and obummer..

jake49 on April 18, 2013 at 9:22 AM

Dog to Issa,

You are all mouth and no action.

Eric Holder and Zero are responsible for Fast and Furious and you sir, have not put them in jail where they belong.

In my opinion that makes you and most of congress equally culpable.

dogsoldier on April 18, 2013 at 9:23 AM

The question is, how to get both Obama and Biden impeached and convicted, leaving Boehner in the White House. Not my first choice by any stretch, but less liberal than Frick and Frack.

Had the media done their Constitutionally protected jobs before the election we might have had a slightly different outcome.

Benghazi – Five months later the degree of the media’s dereliction of duty becomes clear…

imperfectamerica on April 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM

watch it wither on the vine.

Mr. Issa, I’m skeptical.

Fast n Furious was gangbusters for a while, but now Brian Terry and Jaime Zapata (and their families) are still waiting for justice.

ted c on April 18, 2013 at 9:26 AM

Oh yeah and we need to hear from general Ham who, as events were unfolding, was asked to stand down and relieved of duty. Maybe he can shed light on what happened.

jake49 on April 18, 2013 at 9:28 AM

Can they be kept alive?

You know the CIA knows who is talking.

I don’t hold much hope. For them or for us.

Carnac on April 18, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Yep, they can always be sent to join Kevin O’Reilly in Iraq. They need people in Afghanistan too, and now Mali. Shit happens over there.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 8:38 AM
Just curious hawk, would these “field operators” be monitoring live actions of what happened through the night? And, would they have possession of recording devices?

Rov

Rovin on April 18, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Sorry to take so long.

First, I’m not an operator. Never was. I had worked extensively with them in my last year deployed though. Their protocols might be different but their TTPs (Tactics, Techniques and Procedures) are not much different as far as operating like straight leg units where operational command and control (C2) is concerned. I have been involved in real world missions where C2 and triggers for execution had been set and had to be followed exactly to maintain compliance with the ROE or legal concerns set by a JAG. So, to answer your question at least from my experience it would still be a big, yes.

Elements in the areas are “normally” tied together with real time military chats rooms in some level of tactical operations centers. We’ve followed events with other units extensively due to the fact it gave us situational awareness of their operation in the event they requested our aviation support. Much was made about not getting assets to Benghazi quicker. There could be much in the way of insights garnered from this battle tracking. And the bottom line is all military or paramilitary agencies do an after action review. Whatever came out of those AARs would be the proof of whether or not they’d followed their standard operating procedures (SOP) or not, if higher had been contacted for support and so forth. It’s supposed to be a (sometimes brutal) evaluation of how an op went.

It would be no different in the sense of an after action review where people involved with the attack in Benghazi. These people would have noted if the establish ROE was followed and if different support elements were notified and engaged or not. The problem is that it sounds very much to me like they lost their C2 and it turned into a free for all.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Yeah. I expect the “whistleblowers” are individuals who at first assumed that they would get to tell what they knew, then thought the truth would come out via the Congressional hearings, then came forward when none of that happened.

Fact of the matter is that we know absolutely nothing about the events of that night. Not even the cause of death of Christopher Stevens. It is more than time that the American public find out just what the rat-eared coward is trying to hide.

Happy Nomad on April 18, 2013 at 8:46 AM

That’s a fair bet.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:32 AM

“Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi.”

Who gives a rat’s rearend what Dogface thinks?

I’ve hated him since I saw him put his foot on the ground (in front of TV cameras, no less) on U.S. shores after VietNam ended and afterwards when he said he’d thrown his medals away (suuuuure). When asked what his plans were that first day: “I’m going into politics.” He didn’t smell right then, and he smells huge amounts of “worse” since then.

The craven, chicken, chickenhearted, chicken-livered, cowardly, gutless, lily-livered, poltroon, pusillanimous, recreant, spineless, unheroic, yellow fool.

avagreen on April 18, 2013 at 9:38 AM

The Benghazi death toll could have been a lot higher if not for the incredible bravery of Wood and Doherty. They defied orders and came to the rescue of the trapped U.S. diplomatic staff during the hours when the cowards in Foggy Bottom and the White House refused to act, afraid a rescue attempt might fail and harm Obama’s re-election chances.

I hope the survivors will tell the whole truth. They owe nothing less to Wood and Doherty, may they rest in peace.

AZCoyote on April 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM

Poor Obama. After the events of this week, he must be feeling a little off his game.
The Boston bombing, the poison letters, his pet gun control law defeated,the tragedy in Texas, new witnesses for the Benghazi investigation (who should be very, very careful in the next few months or years). What a week for Preezy.

Qzsusy on April 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Poor Obama. After the events of this week, he must be feeling a little off his game.
The Boston bombing, the poison letters, his pet gun control law defeated,the tragedy in Texas, new witnesses for the Benghazi investigation (who should be very, very careful in the next few months or years). What a week for Preezy.

Qzsusy on April 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Obama’s doubly angry right now, not just that his gun control plans went down, but that they don’t even control the narrative today to demonize the right, because to obsess about that in the wake of the Marathon bombings and the plant explosion in Waco would reveal the president’s lack of empathy for anything that doesn’t directly benefit him.

In that regard, the Benghazi whistleblowers are barely on the White House’s radar, though Team Hillary may be planning a Lewinsky-like ‘nuts and sluts’ attack on those preparing to testify, depending on what they’re planning to say.

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

AZCoyote on April 18, 2013 at 9:42 AM

True! True! True!

Those brave, brave men, whose shoelaces this quisling traitor-in-chief is not worthy to tie.

He sickens me.

avagreen on April 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Thanks much for the informative reply. JAG ROE and “lost” operational command and control (C2), seems to produce questions many of us laymens may never know. Would still like to hear from some of the commanders in the field, (who obviously wanted to come to the aid of the fallen), yet “may have” been told to stand down.

Rov

Rovin on April 18, 2013 at 9:56 AM

The problem is that it sounds very much to me like they lost their C2 and it turned into a free for all.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

FWIW, I think you’re spot-on… I’ve believed all along someone in the admin gave an order to stand down, turned their backs and walked away.

SteveInRTP on April 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Obama’s doubly angry right now

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 9:53 AM

I wonder how the White House China Collection is holding up.

lynncgb on April 18, 2013 at 9:59 AM

Poor Obama. After the events of this week, he must be feeling a little off his game.
The Boston bombing, the poison letters, his pet gun control law defeated,the tragedy in Texas, new witnesses for the Benghazi investigation (who should be very, very careful in the next few months or years). What a week for Preezy.

Qzsusy on April 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM

Vince Foster is still not available for comment.

Rovin on April 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Re-instate Kenneth Starr and give him the go ahead to start water boarding.

red villain on April 18, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Ever since the initial probe stalled a few months ago, many have wondered why the administration hasn’t made the survivors of that night available to House investigators.

Because this is ‘the most transparent administration, evah!’

GarandFan on April 18, 2013 at 10:02 AM

John Boehner wants nothing to do with what happened in Benghazi.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terrorism/294375-boehners-hand-forced-on-benghazi

I’m posting from my phone, so please excuse any typos.

madmonkphotog on April 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Ever since the initial probe stalled a few months ago, many have wondered why the administration hasn’t made the survivors of that night available to House investigators.

It stalled because our side dropped the ball. Hopefully they can recover.

Letting the Hildebeast get away with her nonsense, then confirming Horseface and El Abdu Brennan was precious.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

SteveInRTP on April 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

This administration had a theme going that the WOT had been won, AQ was vanquished, etc. and so on. Also, they didn’t want the American public to know what kind of gun-running was going on there, using the leftover equipment from the conflict we’d just lost…… to give to AQ friendlies, or that Ambassador Stevens was in fact doing just that. That post was not an “embassy”…….it was a CIA facility and everyone that worked there was CIA, including Stevens.

If all this had come out, it would have splayed out for all to see that the beast-in-chief as the warmonger he is (and probs had some cronies in high places that were profiting from all this gun running). Also heard that some high-placed Islamists had been captured and being tortured for some intel, which was what prompted the attack…to rescue them.
Better to pretend this CIA post was an “embassy” and that a crowd was angry over a video,abandon them so they’d be killed so that the truth wouldn’t come out, then brush it aside and hope the story stuck, with the LSM’s help.

Didn’t work.

avagreen on April 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

FWIW, I think you’re spot-on… I’ve believed all along someone in the admin gave an order to stand down, turned their backs and walked away.

SteveInRTP on April 18, 2013 at 9:57 AM

Clear and Present Danger.

slickwillie2001 on April 18, 2013 at 10:12 AM

Qzsusy on April 18, 2013 at 9:44 AM

The Texas explosion is a boost for O. He hates Texas…. except when it comes time to gather up some money from stupid rich Dems in Houston.

itsacookbook on April 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Boehner wants nothing to do with it because likely he was involved as were McCain and Grahamnasty especially the last two up to their greasy eyeballs in overthrowing a semi ally, subject our troops to UN approval and fighting a war without congressional approval. Bush got approval for his excursions, Obama MCStain and Grahamnsty did no such thing with the Libya clusterfark.
Obama McStain and Grahamnsty need to be thrown from office.

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

Issa has been all talk up to this point. Don’t see any changes as unfortunate as that is.

HumpBot Salvation on April 18, 2013 at 10:15 AM

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2013 at 10:08 AM

It stalled because there are high ranking Repunk hides to hang out and they are the usual meddling, Obama ass kissing, morons.

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Note to Issa: “Sh1t or get off the pot.”

You’ve been making a lot of noise up there, and accomplished nothing. Do your f*cking job, damnit, or stfu.

Midas on April 18, 2013 at 10:18 AM

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:14 AM

I’ll offer that a few of them might have only cared about Benghazi to the point of how it affected the election. On both sides.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 10:19 AM

The problem is that it sounds very much to me like they lost their C2 and it turned into a free for all.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM

How much c2 did they have. Wasn’t this illegal war off the radar and subject to UN C2? That was my understanding that Obama McStain and Grahamnasty had UN approval but never US approval.

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Note to Issa: I’m standing by to pop my popcorn… summer is coming…

Khun Joe on April 18, 2013 at 10:25 AM

The Texas explosion is a boost for O. He hates Texas…. except when it comes time to gather up some money from stupid rich Dems in Houston.

itsacookbook on April 18, 2013 at 10:13 AM

no denying he hates Texas, but in the wake of Boston and now the people killed and injured in the West blast, he may want to have his people and their supporting media go out and do non-stop “Republicans don’t care about kids” stories today because of Wednesday’s Senate gun bill loss, but he can’t. The low-info voters are paying attention to the plant blast, and won’t be too pleased with a presidet who basically came out today and said, “F- the West victims — what about the children of Newtown?

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 10:27 AM

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 9:31 AM
How much c2 did they have. Wasn’t this illegal war off the radar and subject to UN C2? That was my understanding that Obama McStain and Grahamnasty had UN approval but never US approval.

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I don’t know. There had to be some level for people to have reacted at all.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 10:31 AM

This may end up being more about the Democrats’ 2016 candidate then their 2013 president, depending on where the whistleblowers point their fingers.

jon1979 on April 18, 2013 at 8:52 AM

I hope the stink gets smeared around to both and to their associates.

freedomfirst on April 18, 2013 at 10:33 AM

It stalled because there are high ranking Repunk hides to hang out and they are the usual meddling, Obama ass kissing, morons.

ConcealedKerry on April 18, 2013 at 10:16 AM

Sad but so true. Nice to know we have foreign and domestic enenmies, R,D and Mavericky.

arnold ziffel on April 18, 2013 at 10:38 AM

“Let’s get this done with, folks,” Kerry told the House Foreign Affairs Committee in his first appearance before Congress since taking office. “I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi.”

You could always throw another set of your medals at Congress in protest.

chemman on April 18, 2013 at 10:46 AM

I suspect this is what it looks like in the real world when people are told, “If anything goes wrong, as far as the government is concerned, you never existed.”

Lily on April 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

There on one in the WH who seems to have a role in everything. This person even has Secret Service protection and is not elected or part of the family although eats with the family every day. Her initials are VJ and no one ever gets to ask questions of her. She is either an originator of policies or the conduit for policies in this WH. What’s up with this?

Pardonme on April 18, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Hillary Clinton was an abject failure as Secretary of State. But, unless you really pay attention, you’d never know it due to the way the LSM protects her sorry ass. She should have been fired and then put on trial for the debacle that was Bengahazi. Instead, we get breathless “Hillary is the front runner” crap from the media in a constant barrage. It is disgusting, and our media is so inbred with the Dems we don’t have much hope to reverse the tide.

Webrider on April 18, 2013 at 11:13 AM

Issa to CIA: Get your lawyers ready on Benghazi

month after month after month of blah, blah, blah, blah from Issa.

He is worthless.

PappyD61 on April 18, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Yeah, this is mostly being done as kabuki theater. The Republicans don’t give a flying fig about F&F or Benghazi except as rhetorical clubs to occasionally whack Obama with. I’d have posted this story, but another poster beat me to it:

John Boehner wants nothing to do with what happened in Benghazi.

http://thehill.com/blogs/global-affairs/terrorism/294375-boehners-hand-forced-on-benghazi

I’m posting from my phone, so please excuse any typos.

madmonkphotog on April 18, 2013 at 10:05 AM

Frankly, I almost wish these whistleblowers weren’t coming forward. They’re wrecking their careers for nothing.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Frankly, I almost wish these whistleblowers weren’t coming forward. They’re wrecking their careers for nothing.

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM

Exactly – they are placing their bets on the Republican House doing something.

That’s a very bad bet.

HondaV65 on April 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

H. Res. 36 is up to 109 co-sponsors… up 7 in four days.

It calls for the formation of a Select Committee to investigate Benghazi.

jffree1 on April 18, 2013 at 12:10 PM

Doomberg on April 18, 2013 at 11:36 AM
Exactly – they are placing their bets on the Republican House doing something.

That’s a very bad bet.

HondaV65 on April 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

If they’re the kind of people I think they are, they’ll have no choice but to choose the hard right. Most of these people wouldn’t be doing that kind of work if they were in it to protect their careers.

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Attach of the messenger poll: 17% .

The highest ever on a Hot air subject.
This is a little bit of stats I do now and then on Hot air postings.
Some postings are really good well thought out and informative.
Some Miss the point.
Some are kids in Study hall with nothing to do.
Some hit a nerve out there and attach the messenger in an attempt to discredit the source.
That is the messenger poll.

jpcpt03 on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

jpcpt03 on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

This was a bit hard to understand. Was there an attachment?

hawkdriver on April 18, 2013 at 1:23 PM

jpcpt03 on April 18, 2013 at 12:53 PM

Do you mean attack? Who is the messenger by your definition?

By mine, Ed is and I don’t see anyone attacking him… If you mean Issa? He’s the originator and deserves the flame-agrams.

dogsoldier on April 18, 2013 at 1:54 PM

About dam* time something comes out the travesty of justice in this very sad event. For God sake these were AMERICANS gunned down while Obama Hussein and Hiliary stood down. Heads need to roll on those that are at fault for not coming to the aid of American’s in harms way!

karlinsync on April 18, 2013 at 2:00 PM

Circuses and bread for the masses!

Look how hard we try!

trs on April 18, 2013 at 3:22 PM

Exactly – they are placing their bets on the Republican House doing something.

That’s a very bad bet.

HondaV65 on April 18, 2013 at 11:49 AM

Hi Obama voter! Having fun??

Wonder if it “would have made any difference” in a Romney admin, but we’ll never know, would we?

Enjoy! You voted for it.

kim roy on April 18, 2013 at 3:57 PM

“Some witnesses may be required to retain personal counsel to represent them before the committee and in the event the agency subsequently retaliates against them for cooperating with the committee’s investigation,” he said.

Unfreaking believable! That this is what we’ve become? Covert activists in the CIA hiding under their dirty cloaks to keep information from Congress and the families of those murdered?

Impeach, arrest, prosecute and jail the busturds. Including the procrastinator in chief. And let that creep, liar and criminal Holder keep them company.

Twana on April 18, 2013 at 4:38 PM