Saturday, May 11, 2013

Sen. Lindsey Graham, of the GOP foreign policy trifecta, McCain to Graham to Kelly Ayotte, proclaimed to all that the Benghazi episode is comparable to Watergate.

(...A top State Department official pressed the CIA
and the White House to delete any mention of terrorism in public
statements on the Benghazi attack to prevent critics from blaming lax
security at the consulate....)
Sen. Lindsey Graham, of the GOP foreign policy trifecta, McCain to Graham to Kelly Ayotte, proclaimed to all that the Benghazi episode is comparable to Watergate.
Speaker John Boehner is allowing the House GOP extremists, like Darrell Issa, to weaken the Obama administration through anti-administration hearings.
Boehner, a prisoner of the House GOP radicals, will allow another House vote on repealing Obamacare, the 39th House vote on this.
The picture is becoming clear; the GOP's strategy has emerged from the fog of the Nov. elections. The goal is to move to impeachment of Obama.
I'm convinced from the actions, communicating to some staffers in DC, that this is the goal of the GOP.
By controlling the House, the GOP radicals have the power to initiate impeachment proceedings.
If this reaches the Senate for a trial on trumped-up impeachment charges, the Dem. Senate will vote against it.
Regarding the Benghazi tragedy, there is hypocrisy aplenty.
Blogger Bob Cesca lists at least 13 Benghazi-like attacks that took place under Bush 2:
"January 22, 2002. Calcutta, India. Gunmen associated with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami attack the U.S. Consulate. Five people are killed.
June 14, 2002. Karachi, Pakistan. Suicide bomber connected with al Qaeda attacks the U.S. Consulate, killing 12 and injuring 51.
October 12, 2002. Denpasar, Indonesia. U.S. diplomatic offices bombed as part of a string of "Bali Bombings." No fatalities.
February 28, 2003. Islamabad, Pakistan. Several gunmen fire upon the U.S. Embassy. Two people are killed.
May 12, 2003. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armed al Qaeda
terrorists storm the diplomatic compound, killing 36 people including
nine Americans. The assailants committed suicide by detonating a truck
July 30, 2004. Tashkent, Uzbekistan. A suicide bomber from the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan attacks the U.S. Embassy, killing two people.
December 6, 2004. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Al Qaeda terrorists storm the U.S. Consulate and occupy the perimeter wall. Nine people are killed.
March 2, 2006. Karachi, Pakistan again. Suicide
bomber attacks the U.S. Consulate killing four people, including U.S.
diplomat David Foy who was directly targeted by the attackers. (I wonder
if Lindsey Graham or Fox News would even recognize the name "David
Foy." This is the third Karachi terrorist attack in four years on what's
considered American soil.)
July 9, 2008. Istanbul, Turkey. Four armed terrorists attack the U.S. Consulate. Six people are killed.
September 17, 2008. Sana'a, Yemen. Terrorists
dressed as military officials attack the U.S. Embassy with an arsenal of
weapons including RPGs and detonate two car bombs. Sixteen people are
killed, including an American student and her husband (they had been married for three weeks when the attack occurred). This is the second attack on this embassy in seven months...."
http://www.huffingtonpost. com/bob-cesca/13-benghazis-that-occurre_b_3246847.html

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