Seriously, boys? Benghazi again? Still? Time to give it up

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U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, chairman of the House Select Committee on Dead-Horse Flogging, has announced through a spokesman that his panel’s report on the Benghazi tragedy won’t be completed until sometime next year.

Surprise surprise surprise.

“Next year?” Why, that would be 2016, with the presidential campaign in full flower, when  former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the presumptive Democratic nominee. That would be four years after the 2012 attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya. It would also come after seven previous congressional investigations and two executive-branch investigations into the attack, not to mention an FBI criminal investigation.

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has investigated it.
The House Armed Services Committee has investigated it.
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs has investigated it.
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has investigated it.
The Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has investigated it.
The Senate Intelligence Committee has investigated it.
The Senate Armed Services Committee has investigated it.
The State Department’s Accountability Review Board has investigated it.
The State Department’s Inspector General has investigated it.

And yet according to Gowdy and House Speaker John Boehner, the Select Committee on Dead-Horse Flogging won’t be able to complete its report this year because, as Boehner puts it, “the administration has made it virtually impossible to get to the facts surrounding Benghazi.”

They truth is that they have the facts. They just don’t like the facts. As every previous investigation has concluded, the facts contradict almost all of the allegations invented by right-wing media and politicians regarding the attack and its aftermath. They just can’t bring themselves to admit that truth, either to themselves or to the GOP base.

Just last month, Gowdy and his gang of post-mortem equine abusers demanded that Clinton agree to a private interrogation by the committee by May 1. Clinton has refused.

You could, I suppose, twist that into a refusal to cooperate with the investigation or an attempt to delay its work. However, just as she has done since November, when Gowdy’s panel was appointed, Clinton offered to testify to the panel in public, before TV cameras and the American people, as soon as possible.

“There is no reason to delay her appearance or to have her testify in a private interview,” Clinton’s attorney told the panel in a letter. But of course that’s not true. There is a reason to delay the appearance; there is a reason to avoid doing it in public, where everyone can witness the testimony.

It is an attempt to avoid admitting that after all this time, and after all this smoke and mirrors, they’ve got nothing. They’ve been gunning for Hillary Clinton for more than two decades now, like a gang of Elmer Fudds out to bag that wascally wabbit, and they don’t seem to have any idea how pathetic it has become.

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Visual_Cortex
Visual_Cortex

Gonna go upstairs, but feel I must note, in case it never was in these comments:

Seriously, boys?

It's pretty much just "boys" peddling this nonsense nowadays.

josef
josef

Okay...off upstairs...mo dirty laundry...


KUTGF
KUTGF

HC Hypocrisy sheetz

IReportYouWhine#1
IReportYouWhine#1

We own you on clinton. This is only the first in a long line of skeletons that are going to be coming out of those closets. Strategically timed, jack. Make even obama blush. Total ruin, we're talking here.


Give it up.

TBS
TBS

Josef

Besides NATO itself there are two strategically located military basis in Turkey.  

US going to overlook a lot to keep them where they are at. 

josef
josef

@TBS 

Yeah, but have you been following Erdogan on those? 

TBS
TBS

@josef @TBS


Can't say I have but will check it out.  Erdogan certainly can cancel the leases and kick out the US  but I doubt the US is going to initiate that action. 

If Erdogan makes that type of move it will have more ramifications than he realizes.  And it wont just be the loss of jobs from the US leaving. 

That would have NATO ramifications as well.  He better be aligned with another power if that is his end game or threat. 

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson

@josef @TBS Erdogan is doping what he can to saty on the good side of the Mullahs in his country, but he is a realist.  Turkey has borders with Iran, Kurdish Iraq, Syria, and Georgia (Putin). Who is he going to call when he has a problem?

Soothsayer2
Soothsayer2

In fact, I would rather see her than Hillary -- with all her baggage -- Clinton be president.

fedup52
fedup52

@Soothsayer2 I like EW's clear cut principles and her strength to stick by it.  Just like Ted Cruz but on the correct side.

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson

@Soothsayer2 Word.  We will have them more and more as people realize that Warren is the face and the backbone of the new Democratic Party, and new Leaders grow under her and Hillary. 

josef
josef

Moving beyond the Armenian genocide question per se and on to the diplomatic:  what does the United States stand to gain at this juncture by cuddling up to Erdogan and his crew in Ankara?

fedup52
fedup52

@josef None.  Except the arse wipe is in NATO.  Turkey is the pipe line for most of the foreign jihadists to ISIS and don't do anything to stop it.  That is my beef against Turkey.

fedup52
fedup52

@Tuna Meowt @josef An article in der spiegel says the air base in Germany is the next best hub of drone and intelligence gathering next to some places in Nevada and California.

Tuna Meowt
Tuna Meowt

@josef Well, besides the obvious (Turkey being a NATO ally), maybe something having to do with military bases or regional intelligence.  I can't imagine what else.


That said, Turkey's kind of a fair-weather friend in that respect.  We offered them $30B for the use of some airfields and military camps in the run-up to our 2003 invasion of Iraq, and their Parliament turned us down flat.


Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@josef what does the United States stand to gain at this juncture by cuddling up to Erdogan and his crew in Ankara?


Considering they are an important ally in a volatile ME Id say quite a bit. 

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson

@fedup52 @josef ISIS' manpower and strength on the ground is vastly exaggerated.  I doubt you could build a brigade, let alone a division of Foreign Jihadists.  Add to that they are mentally and emotionally and fanatically unstable irregulars, with no form of discipline, no modern military or weapons training, and often do not even share the ISIS culture and language and I can tell you I would not want to rely on them in action or command them in a campaign.. 

gotalife
gotalife

@josef @gotalife  They are still a NATO ally and needed in the future. They have long term plans we know nothing about.

gotalife
gotalife

@HeadleyLamar @josef  The cons are trying to screw it up with their silly distraction. It is what they do. Screw up things.

fedup52
fedup52

Imagine HC walking down from air force 1 in 2017 in a nice pant suit saluting the guard.  Fox news will be in melt down having hissifit dissecting her word robe and her salute.  I will be sitting and laughing by arse off.

gotalife
gotalife

@fedup52  She will get treated like our President with total disrespect of the office, lies, hearings, fake scandals..... Same ole same ole.

TomMiddleton
TomMiddleton

@gotalife @TomMiddleton @fedup52

We activists have learned our lesson in that we shouldn't wait for our leaders to lead. Instead we should take the initiative and help build the consensus they need to get things done. Barack Obama came in last on gay marriage – exactly what I'm talking about.

Soothsayer2
Soothsayer2

US Senator Elizabeth Warren to Those Promising TPP [Trans Pacific Partnership] Is So Great: ‘Prove It. Let Us See the Deal.’

For more than two years now, giant corporations have had an enormous amount of access to see the parts of the deal that might affect them and to give their views as negotiations progressed. But the doors stayed locked for the regular people whose jobs are on the line. If most of the trade deal is good for the American economy, but there’s a provision hidden in the fine print that could help multinational corporations ship American jobs overseas or allow for watering down of environmental or labor rules, fast track would mean that Congress couldn’t write an amendment to fix it. It’s all or nothing.

Before we sign on to rush through a deal like that – no amendments, no delays, no ability to block a bad bill – the American people should get to see what’s in it.

http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-senator-elizabeth-warren-to-those-promising-tpp-is-so-great-prove-it-let-us-see-the-deal/5444827

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This TPP "free" trade will be the final nail in the coffin of America's middle class.

The final "race to the bottom" to "Third World Status."

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@Soothsayer2 @HeadleyLamar Dear "Genius:" The TPP has been kept completely "secret" from everyone


Yet you know exactly what the agreement will mean for everyone.


As I said Pure Genius. 

Hedley_Lammar
Hedley_Lammar

@Soothsayer2 This TPP "free" trade will be the final nail in the coffin of America's middle class.

The final "race to the bottom" to Third World Status."


So 


1. You admit you have no idea what the agreement entails

2. You are sure what said agreement means


Pure genius. 

Soothsayer2
Soothsayer2

@HeadleyLamar @Soothsayer2 Dear "Genius:" The TPP has been kept completely "secret" from everyone. That's the problem: Congress is being forced to give an up or down vote on something that no American has even had the change to read.

JKLtwo
JKLtwo

@Soothsayer2 Before we sign on to rush through a deal like that – no amendments, no delays, no ability to block a bad bill – the American people should get to see what’s in it


obamacare says,"What?".


I guess you'll just have to pass it to see all the wonderful things in it...

IReportYouWhine#1
IReportYouWhine#1

@gotalife @IReportYouWhine#1 


  • The New York Times has a report about the State Department’s decision to approve the sale of Uranium mines to a Russian company that donated $2.35 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, and that a Russian investment bank promoting the deal paid Bill $500,000 for a speech in Moscow.

The new york times, remember them?

KUTGF
KUTGF

@IReportYouWhine#1 Sure, thousands of people addicted and committing crimes for drugs or being arrested by the same govt that permitting the guns to be sold is SOOOOO  much better than, whatever stupidity you are asserting about selling uranium to soviets who already had thousands of nukes. 

KUTGF
KUTGF

@IReportYouWhine#1 Only in the HHH club is that "OMG hang her", if its done by a GOPper, its OK.  LOL

gotalife
gotalife

@IReportYouWhine#1 @gotalife  Media are moving towards the only Americans that believe them. You gullible cons. Most Americans hate our media, government and politics because it is a childish joke.

KUTGF
KUTGF

@IReportYouWhine#1  Did Regan do that too?  I though Ollie and he only allows drugs to be sold here while they send arms to Iran.