Critical Benghazi Report Coming

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. pspr


    Susan Rice's abrupt withdrawal from consideration for secretary of state, coupled with suggestions from the State Department that Secretary Hillary Clinton may not testify as scheduled next week, has stirred speculation that something big is coming down the pike on Libya.

    "You're starting to see the State Department squirm a little bit," Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said.

    For the better part of the last three months, an independent board has been conducting a review for the State Department of the Sept. 11 terror attack in Benghazi. In anticipation of the report's conclusion, two congressional committees scheduled hearings for next week in which Clinton was set to testify.

    State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland, though, surprised lawmakers and reporters on Thursday when she indicated the report, and the secretary, might not be ready.

    "The Hill has talked about a planning date on the calendar. That presumes that the (report) is finished," Nuland said. "I don't have any dates, any schedule of the secretary's to announce here."

    Asked whether Clinton has committed to testify, Nuland said "it's dependent on the work being finished."

    Further, Nuland rejected the notion that the final report on Libya needed to be shared with Congress at all. She stressed, instead, that the only thing the statute requires is for "the secretary's response" to the report's conclusion to be sent to Congress.

    The comments were met with surprise on Capitol Hill. A spokesman for House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Fla., who scheduled a hearing for Dec. 20, said this was the first they heard a scheduling issue.

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., said it's still "the plan" for Clinton to testify on his committee next week.

    But Fox News is told that Rep. Mike Rogers, chairman of the House intelligence committee, believes there was gross negligence on behalf of the State Department for not providing adequate security to Ambassador Chris Stevens.

    Chaffetz told Fox News that if done accurately, the final report will be a "very difficult thing" for the State Department, the CIA, the Department of Defense and the White House to explain.

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  2. Obviously the delay is Because lies take a whole lot more effort than just coming clean with the truth.
  3. Three months+, and the Obama Ministry of Truth still can't get their story straight. The true mystery is why lie to begin with? All they had to say was, our Embassy and Consulate were attacked last night by elements of a yet to be determined terrorist organization. We are aggressively seeking more details and those responsible...blah, blah, blah. That's it, they're done.
    Instead they spin this crazy story about a video being responsible for the attack. There is no reason to dig a hole this deep unless you're covering some serious shit. The only other explanation is these people are incompetent beyond belief.
  4. I contend it's both.
  5. In a way yes. They're trying to cover their gross incompetence on multiple levels.
  6. pspr


    Just so long as it leads to leads to impeachment.
  7. I'd rather he just choke on a Twinkie.
  8. With the boobie prize of biden as prezident.

    Of course it would set a precedent of every black president getting impeached .
    bill clinton & BO.
  9. Actually Biden as prez would be a GREAT relief. Sure, he's a dolt and would be drunk most of the time... but that's MUCH better than Odumbo intentionally destroying America.

  10. pspr


    Biden would be a good Democratic President. He is so incompetent that absolutely nothing would get done.
    #10     Dec 14, 2012