West team’s Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers goes up for a shot against East team’s Chris Bosh of the Miami Heat during the first half of the NBA All-Star basketball game Sunday, Feb. 17, 2013, in Houston. (AP Photo/Bob Donnan, Pool)
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“Of the information concerning the deaths of four brave Americans. The information has not been forthcoming. You can obviously believe that it has. I know that it hasn’t, and I will be glad to send you a list of the questions that have not been answered, including what did the president do and who did he talk to the night of the attack on Benghazi and why was it, why was it that we — that the people who were evacuated from the — from the consulate the next day were not interviewed the next day and then they would have known that it was not a spontaneous demonstration. Why did the president, for two weeks, for two weeks during the heat of the campaign, continue to say he didn’t know whether it was a terrorist attack or not? Is it because it interfered with the line of al Qaeda is decimated and everything’s fine in that part of the world? Maybe. We don’t know. But we need the answers. Then we will reach conclusions, but we have not received the answers and that’s a fact.” – John McCain to David Gregory in interview regarding the Benghazi cover-up.
HAHAHA….And now for the real cartoon of the day……
Thanks jarheadgene, you made my day. That cartoon really satisfied the thirst!
Hi Gene. I’ve been around. We just haven’t crossed paths recently I suppose. So how have you been, my friend? I hope you are well.
Great cartoon! hehehehehehehehe
Good morning big O, one of the things you guys on the rights fail to mention in your Benghazi hysteria that there was 19 attacks in the previous 24 hrs on US embassy trough out the middle east. All of those attack were related to that anti- Muslim film it has never bothered any one on the right that in 3 security council mtg the FBI reported the attack on 9/11 was being planed, the genius George was at those mtg 3000 people dead. Two hundred thousand dead in Iraq, 5 million displaces, still looking for weapons of mass destruction. When John McCain was ask several weeks ago, what was the difference Iraq vs Benghazi his reply, everybody thought there were weapons of mass destruction, WTH. Wars, military, guns the love and life blood of the right, yet no questions of at least a little blunder, by the genius George. Four people murdered is not good, but to try and prove that they died because of something Obama did or didn’t do and never once raise a question about W and his role in the middle east is simply WTH.
Vern, I know you don’t like to hear it but the WMD thing with Iraq was started under Slick Willie Clinton. It’s a typical ploy of the left to overlook failures of the present by pointing fingers to the past. It’s very childish, but I’m used to combating such tactics. Here is some proof:
“One way or the other, we are determined to deny Iraq the capacity to develop weapons of mass destruction and the missiles to deliver them. That is our bottom line.”
–President Bill Clinton, Feb. 4, 1998
“If Saddam rejects peace and we have to use force, our purpose is clear. We want to seriously diminish the threat posed by Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction program.”
–President Bill Clinton, Feb. 17, 1998
“Iraq is a long way from [here], but what happens there matters a great deal here. For the risks that the leaders of a rogue state will use nuclear, chemical or biological weapons against us or our allies is the greatest security threat we face.”
–Madeline Albright, Feb 18, 1998
“He will use those weapons of mass destruction again, as he has ten times since 1983.”
–Sandy Berger, Clinton National Security Adviser, Feb, 18, 1998
“[W]e urge you, after consulting with Congress, and consistent with the U.S. Constitution and laws, to take necessary actions (including, if appropriate, air and missile strikes on suspect Iraqi sites) to respond effectively to the threat posed by Iraq’s refusal to end its weapons of mass destruction programs.”
Letter to President Clinton, signed by:
— Democratic Senators Carl Levin, Tom Daschle, John Kerry, and others, Oct. 9, 1998
“Saddam Hussein has been engaged in the development of weapons of mass destruction technology which is a threat to countries in the region and he has made a mockery of the weapons inspection process.”
-Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D, CA), Dec. 16, 1998
“Hussein has … chosen to spend his money on building weapons of mass destruction and palaces for his cronies.”
— Madeline Albright, Clinton Secretary of State, Nov. 10, 1999
“There is no doubt that … Saddam Hussein has reinvigorated his weapons programs. Reports indicate that biological, chemical and nuclear programs continue apace and may be back to pre-Gulf War status. In addition, Saddam continues to redefine delivery systems and is doubtless using the cover of a licit missile program to develop longer-range missiles that will threaten the United States and our allies.”
Letter to President Bush, Signed by:
— Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), and others, Dec 5, 2001
“We begin with the common belief that Saddam Hussein is a tyrant and a threat to the peace and stability of the region. He has ignored the mandate of the United Nations and is building weapons of mass destruction and th! e means of delivering them.”
— Sen. Carl Levin (D, MI), Sept. 19, 2002
“We know that he has stored secret supplies of biological and chemical weapons throughout his country.”
— Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
“Iraq’s search for weapons of mass destruction has proven impossible to deter and we should assume that it will continue for as long as Saddam is in power.”
— Al Gore, Sept. 23, 2002
“We have known for many years that Saddam Hussein is seeking and developing weapons of mass destruction.”
— Sen. Ted Kennedy (D, MA), Sept. 27, 2002
“The last UN weapons inspectors left Iraq in October of 1998. We are confident that Saddam Hussein retains some stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons, and that he has since embarked on a crash course to build up his chemical and biological warfare capabilities. Intelligence reports indicate that he is seeking nuclear weapons…”
— Sen. Robert Byrd (D, WV), Oct. 3, 2002
“I will be voting to give the President of the United States the authority to use force — if necessary — to disarm Saddam Hussein because I believe that a deadly arsenal of weapons of mass destruction in his hands is a real and grave threat to our security.”
— Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Oct. 9, 2002
“There is unmistakable evidence that Saddam Hussein is working aggressively to develop nuclear weapons and will likely have nuclear weapons within the next five years … We also should remember we have always underestimated the progress Saddam has made in development of weapons of mass destruction.”
— Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D, WV), Oct 10, 2002
“He has systematically violated, over the course of the past 11 years, every significant UN resolution that has demanded that he disarm and destroy his chemical and biological weapons, and any nuclear capacity. This he has refused to do”
— Rep. Henry Waxman (D, CA), Oct. 10, 2002
“In the four years since the inspectors left, intelligence reports show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability, and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort, and sanctuary to terrorists, including al Qaeda members … It is clear, however, that if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will keep trying to develop nuclear weapons.”
— Sen. Hillary Clinton (D, NY), Oct 10, 2002
“We are in possession of what I think to be compelling evidence that Saddam Hussein has, and has had for a number of years, a developing capacity for the production and storage of weapons of mass destruction.”
— Sen. Bob Graham (D, FL), Dec. 8, 2002
“Without question, we need to disarm Saddam Hussein. He is a brutal, murderous dictator, leading an oppressive regime … He presents a particularly grievous threat because he is so consistently prone to miscalculation … And now he is miscalculating America’s response to his continued deceit and his consistent grasp for weapons of mass destruction … So the threat of Saddam Hussein with weapons of mass destruction is real…”
— Sen. John F. Kerry (D, MA), Jan. 23. 2003
You guys on the left love, love, love to act as though Bush pulled a fast one on the world, but that simply is not the case. Whether or not you agreed with the war in Iraq is one thing. But to make up a lie that Bush concocted the whole WMD thing is stupid. You have bought the lie of the left about this because your mindset is predisposed to such non-sense that conforms with your emotional attachment to their party and ideology.
Back to Benghazi. Vern, you must be aware of the facts that Stevens was requesting increased security for months prior to 9/11. You must be aware that he made another request just days before the attack. You must be aware that it was NOT a spontaneous attack motivated by a stupid video that up until Obozo blamed the attacks on the video had less than 50 views on YouTube and therefore could NOT have sparked outrage in the muzzy world. That was entirely a LIE that Obozo perpetuated for weeks. You must be aware that on that evening, Panetta had a 5:00 standing meeting with Obozo and from that point after the attack had just begun, Obozo NEVER ONCE talked to the Sec’y of Defense or Sec’y of State. This is not me saying this, it’s Leon Panetta in testimony in front of Congress under oath. It’s clear that Obozo went AWOL during an attack on Americans that lasted 8+ hours. It’s also clear that the POTUS is the ONLY person in America that can order a cross border military action. He did nothing except go to bed. The question is why? I am firmly of the belief that Stevens was brokering weapons to Al Qaeda and other jihadists for the rebel/jihadists in Syria trying to take down Assad. This is known and was even in the NY Slimes. You know that the last person Stevens met with was the Ambassador from Turkey who left just before the attack started. Because the CIA outpost was a place for hush hush gun running, extra security was never granted. Not even on the anniversary of 9/11 in the most dangerous place on earth where they fly the black Al Qaeda flag on government buildings.
Vern, you must understand that there are so many unanswered questions that a rational person can only conclude that there are aspects of this attack that are being covered up. Americans, right and left, deserve to know the truth. It’s the minimum responsibility of our government to tell us. And you know that if this was a Republican Admin, every single major news outlet in America would relentlessly hound the government until they took the Admin down. You know that I am right about that.
“When Obozo called the SEALs, they got Bin Laden. When the SEALs called Obozo, they got denied.” – Navy SEAL’s Facebook posting that was censored and then later uncensored
“Based on information that we — our initial information — we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or premeditated attack; that we saw evidence that it was sparked by the reaction to this video.” – Jay Carney on Sept 17th responding to questions about what caused the Benghazi attacks on our consulate on 9/11, despite email evidence that shows Obozo knew it was a terrorist attack moments after it started.
“4 Americans are dead. What difference, at this point, does it make how they were killed?” — Hillary “Wide Load and Cankles” Clinton lying and shilling to change the topic in front of a sham of a Congressional inquiry
Only the genius George would actually get a few hundred thousand folks killed looking for W M D. I spent four years in the navy, the day that I was discharge, I was no longer a sailor, why do you keep calling those two mercenaries SEALS.
I call them former SEALs, Vern, in every case. Unless I made a typing error, which is known to happen from time to time. You are a former Sailor, Vern. Yes, Bush personally killed all those terrorists AND he personally created Katrina and then locked everyone in the City to die. He was very sneaky like that, wasn’t he? Like a sort of evil Superman with magic powers. Don’t you think?
Have a nice day, Vern!
“Every nation that has ended in tyranny has come to that end by way of good order. It certainly does not follow from this that peoples should scorn public peace, but neither should they be satisfied with that and nothing more. A nation that asks nothing of government but the maintenance of order is already a slave in the depths of its heart; it is a slave of its well-being, ready for the man who will put it in chains.” ― Alexis de Tocqueville
Big O don’t put words in my mouth(I wont have a place for my foot) I don’t dislike are hate Bush. I don’t need to engage in hyperbole to make one point, a not very bright George Bush let Chaney, Rommy, Condi Rice, and the Neo Con talk him into starting a war that killed all those human being from Iraq, plus 4000 american dead and the 40 thousand injured for the rest of their lives, in the name of looking for W M D, All life is precious to me (I own no gun and at 73 I’ve had no need shot anyone) but go crazy over those 4 people who died in Benghazi, at the same time trying to defend Bush action in Iraq. I’am from LA, that state voted for Bush, he reduce F.E.M.A. to zilch and gave the job to Brownie, with all his skills, at whatever he did with horses, to run F.E.M.A. They got what they deserve. Bush was not bad or evil, just not a good fit for the president, my opinion. Jeb is much more grounded politically, their mother suggested the same. About those SEALS, look at your earlier post and all the rest that you started, with when Obama call the SEALS they got Ben Laden. Tocqueville, also supported France in their white supremacy venture into Algeria. Just saying.
Vern… you crack me up! Bush was a fiscal disaster for America because he was a big government progressive who believed in the primacy of government in American life. He can deny otherwise, but it’s true. There is such a thing as big government Republicans, you know. But he did NOT go to war just because he let Cheney and others convince him to do it. It’s as wacky a notion as 9/11 being an inside job like truthers believe. Every single credible intelligence agency around the world agreed with the WMD threat from Saddam as well as the vast majority of DemonRAT leaders as proven to you in their own words. The fact is that we were just attacked on our own soil and Iraq was percieved as the right place to launch our counter offensive in the Middle East. We can question their judgement in hindsight, but it’s hard to see how I or anyone else would have done differently at the time and under the circumstances with the information we had available. By the same token, I’m not going to say everything was perfect, either. Personally, I don’t mind justifiable wars for retaliation. And thought it’s not good, civilian casualties are merely a part of the sad cost war. Besides, civilian casualties are usually what motivates citizens in the future to eschew tyrannical leaders in favor of those less likely to incurr civilian casualties. Look at the Germans and Japanese since WWII. There were hundreds of thousands of civilian casualties across Europe during WWII and since then, the people have been very good at keeping maniacs from the throne of power. What I do not support is nation building and indefinite occupations. In my view, we should bring most of our military home save for some strategic bases in friendly spots around the world. Then we follow the philosophy of:
“You hurt us or harm us physically or economically and we will strike you with unmerciful and relenting force, bombing you and your cities into the stone age. Then you’ll be left with the mess because we aint cleaning up for you. After we destroy you, we leave. No meddling, no nation building, no US taxpayer money going to corrupt politicians and miliatary leaders. No nothing. We live how we live and you live how you live. You want to be friends and trade with one another, great, let’s do it. You don’t want to, fine. Just leave us and our interests alone.”
I think I’ve got a pretty solid foreign policy with that. Not totally isolationist, not at all interventionalist. Simple and direct. No beating around the bush. I think most Americans would support that concept, don’t you Vern? I like the idea.
Thanks for the discussion, Vern. I mean that sincerely.
Have a great day!
“There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetuated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” — Charles de Montesquieu
no—here is obozomustgo photo….
Go away troll.
That photo and statement by McCain typifies you and the Republicans one sided way of doing things, tell me who kept insisting that we needed to know about all the American
Embassies that were attacked and the number of Americans that were killed when Reagan, Bush 1, Bush 2, the 250 Americans that were killed during Reagan watch, where was all the screaming and demanding explaining about what they were doing, who did they called, what effort were made to protect those people, was a military force sent to rescue them, and how long did it take before help arrived at these Embassies when the GOP can answer these questions to the satisfaction of the American then you canchastise President I don’t recall one peep out of the GOP and why did Bush continue to sit and read Nursery Rhymes to a bunch of school children while Air Planes were flying into the Twin Towers for at least 20 minutes after he was told what was happening and he could have prevented this because President Clinton warned him about rumors he had been receiving. When McCain, Graham, Ayotte, Canter, McConnell and others can answer these questions for the people then demand the same from President Obama. OMG you have done yourself proud again, that is shit you stepped in Pardner.