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What was to blame for the flawed Benghazi briefing, bureaucracy or politics?

L.A. Times 2013/01/23 16:00:00
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In testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Wednesday, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will resume the fraught conversation about what exactly took place at the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya, last year on Sept. 11. Members of Congress have made it clear they will focus on how the events, which led to the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, were characterized in the hours and days that followed.

That issue flamed into white-hot partisanship ahead of the U.S. presidential election, with some accusing Obama appointees of deliberately downplaying Al Qaeda involvement for political reasons. But acting CIA Director Michael Morell has said that it was analysts within his agency, not political operatives, who changed the wording of the unclassified intelligence summary now under fire for misleading the public. His admission suggests that it is an image-conscious and cumbersome bureaucracy rather than political meddling that should be under scrutiny for the mischaracterization, and even perhaps for an intelligence failure.

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  • MQ-American Values Again (AVA) 2013/01/24 06:36:04
    Bureaucracy
    MQ-American Values Again (AVA)
    +16
    Both politics and bureaucracy .... and these 2 lying crooks....
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    I hope the spirits of those murdered while Obama and Hillary sat and did nothing haunt them for the rest of their lives.....
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  • JoLost 2013/03/06 22:03:12
    Politics
    JoLost
    TV news entertainment program ratings. Wagging the dog.
  • jami eregne 2013/03/06 06:09:02
  • geraldgnewton 2013/03/06 06:06:04
    Bureaucracy
    geraldgnewton
    both....
  • sandy ballard 2013/03/06 06:04:01
  • cut and paste king 2013/02/02 02:12:15
    Politics
    cut and paste king
  • rasputan 2013/01/30 05:41:40
    Politics
    rasputan
    Politics.
    It is the driving force behind everything the Clintons and Obama do or say. It is necessary for them to gain the public support they need to push their Socialist Ideology, They use the Government Bureaucracies to implement that agenda.
  • Michaelene 2013/01/26 18:28:06
    Politics
    Michaelene
    The answer was clear on the one single public hearing held by Congress. All of the democrats with the exception of Dennis Kucinich, wasted their question time discussing the upcoming election. I've never seen such arrogant displays of human ignorance.
  • ☆ c61☆ 2013/01/26 04:06:43
    Bureaucracy
    ☆ c61☆
    Maybe both. We know what happened. We know who did it. Id just like to know why the Ambassador was hung out to dry? PURPOUSLY left to die as were the brave men who tried to save him.
  • Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/25 18:42:00
    Politics
    Dogzebra~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    Sure as hell wasn't transparency.

    bhyyh
  • Pay me 4profile 2013/01/25 18:14:40
    Bureaucracy
    Pay me 4profile
    +1
    incompedence
  • harley oldman 2013/01/25 17:26:06
    Politics
    harley oldman
    +1
    ALL the flaws live in Wash.DC....Both R. and D......!
  • PeggyHawkins 2013/01/25 17:05:10
    Politics
    PeggyHawkins
    +1
    she never told the truth and the military needs the right answere and sod od the families.She would and will never get my vote for anything,she really fell right in step with her husbands lying and coverup.
  • COS 2013/01/25 16:24:03
    Bureaucracy
    COS
    Sometimes i wonder if you right winger understand the between the consulate from the Embassy ? Also did you notice not Republican ask Hillary how can we fix this problem, but instead they were granstanding,
  • PapaBC 2013/01/25 15:06:29
    Politics
    PapaBC
    +2
    Actually ==== Obama
  • jj.hantsch 2013/01/25 15:04:05
    Politics
    jj.hantsch
    +2
    This is a cover-up.
  • ART 2013/01/25 14:50:37 (edited)
  • Lee 2013/01/25 14:43:34 (edited)
    Bureaucracy
    Lee
    +1
    Lack of Leadership is my answer.
  • Bobby Clerici 2013/01/25 13:42:20
    Bureaucracy
    Bobby Clerici
    Close call...because defending American interests is not very politically correct....
  • jaeman 2013/01/25 12:05:04
    Politics
    jaeman
    +2
    Obama, is to blame. This may sound crazy, but I think Obama and his Muslim Brotherhood Bro, had a plan to save Obama's election. See, Obama thought he was going to lose to Romney. So, he contracted his buddy, the Egyptian Head radical Muslim to kidnap the Ambassador. You know, the guy Obama just gave $1.5B and 19 F-16s and 200 tanks! When the mob got caught up in the frenzy, they killed Americans and then those Americans that came to the rescue. If it would have gone as planned, Obama would have called his friend and saved the day, by negotiating the release of the hostages and got votes. Since it did not go as planned, he and his followers used the "You-tube" video ploy to lie to all Americans, to cover their plan and to protect his three-year campaign to continue to cripple this country. Obama is so Satan-like. No, he may be Satan.
  • Joe Six... jaeman 2013/01/25 20:13:05
    Joe Six pack
    Might sound CRAZY???
  • jaeman Joe Six... 2013/01/26 12:44:37
    jaeman
    You do not think that Obama, the greatest liar in the world, the biggest narcissist, the false messiah, would not attempt this or could not try this? Have a willful suspension of disbelief. You will see. Let's face it, Obama is, and always will be, the single greatest mistake in American history. He crippled us financially, racially, socially and now, militarily. If anyone thinks this man is not capable or willing to usher in the death of America, they are crazy.
  • joseph digristina 2013/01/25 07:29:05
  • B_M_Anderson 2013/01/25 06:53:09 (edited)
    Bureaucracy
    B_M_Anderson
    +2
    As I Understand , she can't seek to hold office ever again, or Obama ? without a congressional clearing of facts of fault , Article 2 Section 4 , Amendment 14 Section 3 , it was found she did not read the reports Prior to the facts thus did not respond to pull them out? I find this hard to believe, so The Generals/cia could not respond like they wanted to because of the inter national laws because they was not at war declaired by Congress, they was guess on another nations soil, All such Notice are filterd by CIA NSA etc, Obama was with out dought Briefed , Obama ? Clinton ? refused to pull them out knowing the pending attack was coming. The house over cites had the facts before clinton an obama?, the calls was made not to remove them by clinton from obama against?

    , The Generals an CIA can only do what the head say, So I would say this falls back on Obama / Clinton and the panel over cite, who refused to hear the the CIA / Military Generals views to keep them safe.

    Purpose of the Violations

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    As I Understand , she can't seek to hold office ever again, or Obama ? without a congressional clearing of facts of fault , Article 2 Section 4 , Amendment 14 Section 3 , it was found she did not read the reports Prior to the facts thus did not respond to pull them out? I find this hard to believe, so The Generals/cia could not respond like they wanted to because of the inter national laws because they was not at war declaired by Congress, they was guess on another nations soil, All such Notice are filterd by CIA NSA etc, Obama was with out dought Briefed , Obama ? Clinton ? refused to pull them out knowing the pending attack was coming. The house over cites had the facts before clinton an obama?, the calls was made not to remove them by clinton from obama against?

    , The Generals an CIA can only do what the head say, So I would say this falls back on Obama / Clinton and the panel over cite, who refused to hear the the CIA / Military Generals views to keep them safe.

    Purpose of the Violations

    As it relates to this Internet site, the purpose for a continuing series of major civil rights violations was to halt the efforts by a former federal agent to report, publicize, and halt corruption related to a series of airline disasters, and criminal activities in other areas that he and his coalition of other insiders had discovered as part of their official and/or insider activities.



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  • DavidK 2013/01/25 06:24:09
    Politics
    DavidK
    +1
    All of Obama's transperency he promised us since day 1.
  • zbacku 2013/01/25 04:58:31
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  • Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA 2013/01/25 04:27:55
    Politics
    Lawnmowerman~PWCM~JLA
    +3
    ...and she seemed to be having trouble remembering her lines.
  • Tennessee3501 2013/01/25 02:02:32
    Politics
    Tennessee3501
    +2
    We all know it was the fault of Bush and Cheney! Hillary can't fool us!
  • John Boy 2013/01/25 00:15:36 (edited)
    Politics
    John Boy
    +6
    With Obamas re election at stake, we all know why Bengazi was flawed !!! I blame Obama for anything relating to Bengazi, more than anyone else. He should be taking the heat before the hearing commitee, more than anyone !!! Obama supposedly watched it all happen and went to bed. God will revenge the deaths of those 4.
  • scarfy John Boy 2013/01/25 03:15:47
    scarfy
    +6
    Yet he still won. We have gone insane as a nation.
  • John Boy scarfy 2013/01/25 04:00:41 (edited)
    John Boy
    +5
    Yes, how he won after Fast & Furious, Bengazi and not to mention, wrecking the job market and economy. $16 trillion in debt. You know all the facts. It is just unbelievable that Americans would vote for their own slavery and destruction. It is absolute insanity. I am old enough to remember when America was strong and most people were smart. What happened ?
  • Mamaknows John Boy 2013/01/25 05:27:16
    Mamaknows
    +1
    Public school indoctrination.....
  • Tom Camfield 2013/01/24 23:03:31
    Bureaucracy
    Tom Camfield
    +1
    But the Republican propaganda machine shamelessly also seized on the opportunity.
    And it's not so much the briefing even. The public really isn't entitled to salaciously revel in every detail of ongoing government investigations. Even a local police chief routinely uses "no comment during out ongoing investigation" on a regular basis. Give it a rest, GOP. Hillary's still the most viable 2016 presidential candidate.
  • scarfy Tom Cam... 2013/01/25 03:16:25
    scarfy
    +1
    DemocrotCHs never do this/
  • Mo Tom Cam... 2013/01/25 03:52:28 (edited)
    Mo
    +2
    Who wants to saliciously revel in details? That is just giving them cover for lying. I sincerely hope Hillary has the good sense to retire, but she won't, no matter how many scandals shes involved with. Giving "it a rest" means no truth and justice for murdered Americans.
  • Jim Tom Cam... 2013/01/25 16:08:14
    Jim
    You must not have heard the latest; she has to go thru Michele first. Didn't take much to beat her the first time and another Obama wanting the job in 2016, Hillary is history.
  • ☆ c61☆ Tom Cam... 2013/01/26 04:16:18
    ☆ c61☆
    Hillary should be put out to pasture.
  • jere.chievres 2013/01/24 23:02:45
    Politics
    jere.chievres
    +3
    Both actually.
  • johnnyg 2013/01/24 22:54:40
    Politics
    johnnyg
    +3
    Where is "all of the above" ?? The killers are against USGovt. The killers don't care about Joe Six Pack. They want to kill USGovt clowns.
  • Always Right 2013/01/24 22:32:25
    Politics
    Always Right
    +3
    Politicians covering up for one of their own. It was nothing more than a "white wash" proceeding.
  • skowcog 2013/01/24 22:11:31
    Politics
    skowcog
    +3
    I don't buy this at all. I think it was way to coincidental to the time of the election to be anything other then politics. But beyond that we need to know why? what? happened.

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