By Henry Decker

WATCH: Hillary Clinton Testifies Before Congress On Benghazi Attack

January 23, 2013 2:04 pm Category: Memo Pad 63 Comments A+ / A-

At 2pm Wednesday, Secretary Clinton will testify before the House Foreign Relations Committee; a live stream of her testimony can be seen at the bottom of this page.

This morning Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about the September 11th attack in Benghazi, which left U.S. Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens and three others dead.

Clinton’s testimony had been delayed due to the former First Lady’s hospitalization in late December — a health scare that many Republicans hysterically claimed was a “diplomatic illness” conceived to allow Clinton to dodge questions about Benghazi. If Clinton was indeed concerned about testifying, however, it was not reflected in her calm, measured answers to the senators’ questions.

Secretary Clinton repeatedly took responsibility for the attack, saying she has “no higher priority and no greater responsibility” than protecting State Department employees abroad, and that “as I have said many times, I take responsibility, and nobody is more committed to getting this right.”

While remembering the experience of receiving the caskets of the victims with President Barack Obama, Clinton became emotional.

“I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters, and the wives left alone to raise their children,” she said.

Later in the hearing, Clinton heatedly clashed with Tea Party-backed Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson, who accused U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice of “purposefully misleading” the American public by suggesting that an anti-Islam YouTube video helped spark the attack.

“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans,” Clinton shouted over Johnson, who repeatedly interrupted her. “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”

Kentucky Republican Rand Paul also attempted to get under Clinton’s skin by declaring that, were he the president, he would have fired Clinton over the Benghazi tragedy.

“I’m glad that you’re accepting responsibility,” said Paul. “I think ultimately with your leaving that you accept the culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11. And I really mean that.”

“Had I been president and found you did not read the cables from Benghazi and from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post. I think it’s inexcusable,” Paul said.

Clinton replied by reminding Paul that the Accountability Review Board that examined the attack “made very clear that the level of responsibility for the failures that they outlined was set at the Assistant Secretary level and below,” not with the Secretary of State.

Furthermore, Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) later chastised Paul by noting “If some people on this committee want to call this tragedy the worst since 9/11, it misunderstands the nature of 4,000 plus Americans lost in the war in Iraq under false pretenses.”

Paul also used his testimony to ask if the United States was transferring weapons to Turkey through Libya — a question that visibly stumped Secretary Clinton, who was apparently unfamiliar with this right-wing conspiracy theory.

Finally, Paul complained that the State Department’s security is inadequate — a rather hypocritical charge, considering that Paul himself has proposed cutting the department’s budget by 71 percent.

Indeed, earlier in the hearings, Clinton noted that “consistent shortfalls have required the department to prioritize available funding out of security accounts.” She also criticized Republicans in the House of Representatives for putting holds on foreign aid, lamenting that “We have to get our act together.”

At 2pm Wednesday, Clinton will appear before the House Foreign Relations Committee to answer their questions on Benghazi; a live stream of her testimony can be seen below:

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  • highpckts

    Just tell him to “shutup!”

  • AdamMos

    I believe Rand Paul has given us an excellant demonstration why he will never be President. In fact, his best days as a politician are behind him. He has and will not accomplish anything. Hopefully, the good but misguided citizens of Kentucky will run this joker out of town at their next opportunity.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      You Got That Right My Friend NEVER!!! This Whole Congress Is So Full Of Shit It’s Unreal The Crap They Keep Trying To Pull!!!! Where The Hearing On The 3,000 People Who Got Killed On American Soil Under Bush Watch While He Was Friends And Business Partner With Bid Laden???? Where’s The Hearing On The Banks Bush Signed Papers On Which Bailout Banks Before He Left Which They Screw Up This Country???? Let’s Call It For What It Is Just More GOP/Tea Party Obama Bullshit Bashing And Witch Hunting That Will Go No Where!!!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

        I think most thinking Americans want to know a few things that She was not pressed on . 1 who ordered a stand down and no assist order for two ex Navy Seals who were engaged with Al Qaeda terrorists for seven hrs in a running gun fight ? Why did they offer no help ? Why were our Embassy’s not protected in a hostile Muslim Brotherhood country on 9/11 ? …Oh and good job with letting Al Qaeda spread to every country in N Africa great Foriegn Policy . The next thing most people want to know is who came up with that cover up and You Tube LIE ? When did Obama decide to go with that Election year LIE ? Why did Obama continue to use that LIE at the UN Even though he knew it wasnt true ? Why do the Liberals find nothing wrong with that ? Are you all braiwashed ? If this were a Republican President every comnic Political Pundit from Joy Behar to Bill Maher that you people get your talking points from would be screaming for Impeachment . What they did was Treasonaous and Impeachable but that wont even be discussed in regards to the Messiah….. Wow What a Girl and Donkey show ..are they going to sell videos ? She has a future down Mexico way ..You too Fern

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          You Just Don’t Get It Why Is It So Hard For You To Understand Stop Talking To Me!! I Willing To Bet You’re A Rapist Cause Some How You Can’t Under Stand NO MEANS NO!!! FUCK OFF GO DO A BLOWJOB ON A DEAD DONKEY!! ASSHOLE!!!

        • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

          Who said the two ex-Navy Seals were ordered to stand down after terrorists stormed our consulate in Benghazi? Our Embassy is in Tripoli. The diplomatic facility in Benghazi was a CONSULATE. Al Qaeda has had a presence throughout the world, including potential cells right here in the USA, for over a decade. Did you forget 9/11/01? How about the bombings in Madrid, London, and all the other places where Al Qaeda was carrying out almost daily attacks when Republicans were in control of the White House and Congress?
          Would you care to explain why George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and all the senior senators and congressmen that were in office when 9/11/01 were not called to testify after that tragedy took place? Bush and the Intelligence Committee were briefed daily about an impending attack on U.S. soil. Nothing was done, other than chopping firewood in Crawford, and almost 3,000 people died on U.S. soil.
          The desperate attempts to establish a parallel between the chaos that existed a decade ago, including the worst terrorist attack in history, and one isolated terrorist attack during the first four years of the Obama administration is understandable when we consider the ineptitude and cynicism of the Republican party, it remains to be seen whether or not anyone shares their sudden awareness and concerns over terrorism.

          • jarheadgene

            Way to go Mr. Vila, you really SPELLED it out; unfortunately, most GOP people are ignorant to anything and everything, unless it comes from FOX news. It seems, as such, with many GOP Congressman and Senators as well. I cannot explain, in words, my shame for voting for John McCain 4 years ago….what a “tool” he has become. He really needs to retire. Three cheers for the Sec. of State making all of those GOP-ers look like the stupid greedy little petty trolls that they really are.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

            So you are contending that Bush knew how and when Al Qaeda was going to attack and let it happen …Gee I bet you believe the Mayan calender too ? Bigfoot ? Barbara Streisand and Joy Behar are beautiful too right ? Bush didnt need to be called because no one …Not Demonrat or Republican felt that there was a need . Also because unlike Obama Bush acted almost immediately to bring those who were responsible to justice …Meanwhile the leader of the Benghazi attacks is sitting poolside giving interviews to CNN . We know where he is and he is bragging about doing it and not even a Seal strke ..Why …Maybe Obama doesnt want to attack his Muslim Brothers …Also Bush was a Man who didnt hide or try to cover up what had happened . He didnt make up a You Tube Lie for instance and then repeat it for 2 weeks even though everyone knew it was a LIE ..He didnt go in front of the UN and embarass himself or our country by LYING to cover his ineptness like Obama did …Slam dunk I win …crowd cheers …even the sheep

        • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

          Who used what lie at the UN? The only one I know of is the one GW sent Colin Powell to deliver at that forum as an excuse to invate Iraq!

          • idamag

            manfred, I watched that one on television.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TT6POTCLZCE74T76WAJIIIUAHU frida

    The hearing was about “killing in Benghazi”. How come this empty head Rand Paul asking about transporting weapons to Turkey? How does this relate to each other? Does he really even deserve to sit in that panel??

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      NO!! And He Don’t Deserve To Be In Office!!!

      • BDC_57

        He’s the reason the attack happen he voted down the funding for theprptection.

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          I Know!!!

      • idamag

        Fern, I was surprised that he even got elected. I watched on television while his thugs threw down a female reporter and kneed her. What kind of people sends someone like him to Washington?

        • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

          These People Are Sick!!! They Really Need To Get Some Help There ‘s No Way None Of Them Should Be In Office!!

  • WhutHeSaid

    Naturally, the Tea Bigots in Congress will use issues that they themselves created to attack anyone who is not a wrinkled white male. In this case the Republicans in Congress have either already cut or intend to cut funding for the very services that they claim are inadequate.

    As for Rand Paul, I personally have no idea how anyone can take such a nut-bag seriously. Just one look at his wacky face is enough to draw uncontrollable laughter. He may believe it clever to volunteer what he would do as President, but not as clever as the rest of us knowing full well that America would never elect such a nutty, bigoted moron.

    Sober and rational Americans should consider it their duty to vote all of these Tea Party bums out of office. With Obamacare soon to be fully-implemented, perhaps they can all get the psychiatric help that they appear to desperately need.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AN7XYOGEIPKTR6BGSW5UW657LQ Doc

    4 people died in Benghazi, a tragedy. Over 1100 people have died of gun related deaths in this country SINCE the Connecticut shooting. Don’t see the Republicans to worried about that — nor the 4ooo plus armed forces that died in Iraq. Does WMD ring a bell Senator Johnson.

  • labrown69

    2002 – US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan attacked, 10 killed.
    2004 – Un Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed 9 injured.
    2006 – Gunman storm the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, 8 killed.
    2007 – Grenade launched into the US Embassy in Athens.
    2008 – U.S. Embassy in Yemen bombed, 10 killed.

    1012 – U.S. CIA nest of spies attacked in Benghazi and an ambassador and a couple of mercenaries are killed a
    nd Republicans suddenly become concerned with the safety and security of Americans abroad, and NOW they want investigations. LMAO

    Not to mention 241 Marines killed in their barracks in Beirut Lebanon after which Ronald Reagan turn tail and ran but he is still a God to right wingers. Is that cause he was white or because of his role in Bed Time for Bonzo?

    Republicans need to eat sh*t and die and then I suggest they rot in Hell! Strong letter follows!

    • Reddiaperbaby

      What a great post!!! thanks for that, too bad we can’t give them a helping hand to Hell. What a collection of pond scum!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/Y52XV2EDIPXEKDWUIM3LIS35VU Francis

    For the record I am an Independent and am not particularly fond of either party but after watching Rand, Johnson & Rohrebecher (whoever he is) I am amazed that such self serving, crass individuals are our representatives in Washington. What clowns. People, wake up and vote them out.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      That’s Our Plan And Boehner Held A Meeting On This !!! LOL He Know What’s Coming We Just Better Keep Our Eyes On What They Do Cause We Know That Lying, Cheating And Stealing Is The Only Way They Can Win !! People Has Had Enough Of Their Crap!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WZG5Z5FXVXAA5PRY2USFW3Q76Y Witnes This!

    Really worse than 9-11?

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      LOL Yes Right That was Over 3,000 American Killed!! Where’s The Hearing On That Where The Out Rage!!! Plus This Congress Act Like They Didn’t Want To Help The Polices And The Firemen That Got Hurt Helping Get People Out Of Those Twin Towers!!! Just Like They Voted No The The Vets!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Eli-Gould/100002493553105 Eli Gould

    He made me ashamed! She made me proud! I will never understand how he got into the Senate.

    • Reddiaperbaby

      It’s Kentucky…where they ask “if you divorce your wife, is she still your first cousin?” Why are we surprised that they elect batshit crazy morons. Take a good look at Mc Connell, the chinless wonder…another booby prize from the backwoods.

      • idamag

        Redd, booby prize from the backwoods – I love it. We had some people from Kentucky move across the street from us. The children were pooping all over people’s yards and getting lots of complaints from the neighbors. One little boy about 7 just did it in his pants and shook it down his pant legs. My children started calling his maneuvor “The donny dance.”

        Finally, I told the father that the neighbors were complaining about them not using the bathroom in their house. He told me that they were his wife’s children and where she came from in the hills, they didn’t even have outhouses. They used the woods. Those are the type that send Rand Paul to Washington.

        • Reddiaperbaby

          OMG, Ida…are you serious?? Not using the bathroom? What did they think that funny room was for? Some mother!!
          Sent from my iPad

  • bob beckmann

    have these Republicans (particularly the tea party) no shame? Oh I forgot, they don’t. they look out for them selves not the country.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sunday.adelakun Sunday Adelakun

    like her difense. No one can protect anyone except God. let us stop blaming or passing blame on any one and move forward to block every loopholes where our walls cracks and be vigillant because our enemies are not sleeping

  • jarheadgene

    Monday morning quaterbacks……they think they have all the answers as to how Benghazi should have been handled. I’m guessing they’re basing this on how “perfectly” they handled Iraq.

    • BDC_57

      They did by voting down the money for protection.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=536170668 Charles Williams

    NO, Mrs. Clinton you havent been transparent about anything. And according to the comments here all of you are extremely happy to whitewash this event and not get to the truth. Once again, criminal heads dont roll. Shame on you.

    • cpbis

      You are obviously a tea party/extremist who has absolutely no understanding of what occurs or really cares. How would you have handled the situation? Stop making politics the center of every situation for it only leads to the destruction of this great country. Many of your kind sound exactly like the Fascists that led to Nazism. Sad indeed.

    • http://www.facebook.com/bob.brindell.7 Bob Brindell

      Charles, just because Cliton’s answers did not reflect your uninformed perconceived notion of the facts does not mean the answers were untrue.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/HGC4BGWVYXV76PHZBPSPOOU5GA Independent1

      When did the Condi Rice ever fully come clean about the Bush administration’s failure to have prevented these attacks that occured during his presidency?

      2002 – US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan attacked, 10 killed.
      2004 – Un Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed 9 injured.
      2006 – Gunman storm the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, 8 killed.
      2007 – Grenade launched into the US Embassy in Athens.
      2008 – U.S. Embassy in Yemen bombed, 10 killed

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        They Really Think We Are Dumb And Stupid Like The Base!! Right On Independent1!! Where’s The Hearing On That!!! Where’s The Outrage???? It’s Just More Obama Bashing The Reason For All This Witch Hunting!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dominick.vila.1 Dominick Vila

    The Benghazi witch hunt has more to do with the need to discredit President Obama and scuttle Hillary Clinton’s chances in 2016, than the need to determine what happened. The greatest irony is that the grandinquisitors conducting the investigation are the same morons that controlled Congress when 9/11/01, the worst terrorist attack ON US SOIL, took place. Perhaps somebody should conduct an Act of Faith on these idiots.
    Benghazi was, indeed, a tragedy, but insinuating that consulate is the only vulnerable diplomatic facility in the world is ignorant. Every single U.S. diplomatic post in the Islamic World is a target, and so are all U.S. companies and all Americans working and living in that part of the world.
    Regarding the comment about why we didn’t have the same level of security in Benghazi as we do in Paris, the reason for that is because our diplomatic facility in Paris is an EMBASSY and all embassies have a Marine detachment to protect them. The diplomatic facility in Benghazi was a CONSULATE, and consulates never have the same level of security. Perhaps they should, and since doing so requires additional funding the witch hunt should start with a promise to provide the necessary funding Congress is suddenly demanding.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X2KKGDYW2F5T5XUT6233KBNWSI robert

    Like many Americans who are sick of the Republican/Tea Bag bull crap, Secretary Clinton refused to be bullied by irrationable, unreasonable minds. She is far too inteligent for that, and far too American to sit there and calmly let a bunch of terrorists traitors rant on her based upon speculation. We need to get rid of them all in 2014 and take no prisoners (like Yellow Dog Democrats). Go, Hillary, WE NEED YOU FOR 2016!!!!!!

  • stcroixcarp

    Senator Ron Johnson is a Joe McCarthy wannabe. He bought his senate seat. His company which paid him a $10 million severance package has not paid state taxes in Wisconsin for years. He is a guy who hates big government, but sucks out every benefit. At least Wisconsin has one good senator, Tammy Baldwin.

  • eoyang

    It is the height of hypocrisy, even for Tea Party Republicans like Ron Johnson and Rand Paul, to vote in favor of a significant cut in the State Department budget, and then question Hilary Clinton as to why there weren’t more security guards in Benghazi!

    The American people should be told that American lives, including that of an American ambassador, are the cost of the severe budget cutting that the Repbulicans and the Tea Party have insisted on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    I think most thinking Americans want to know a few things that She was not pressed on . 1 who ordered a stand down and no assist order for two ex Navy Seals who were engaged with Al Qaeda terrorists for seven hrs in a running gun fight ? Why did they offer no help ? Why were our Embassy’s not protected in a hostile Muslim Brotherhood country on 9/11 ? …Oh and good job with letting Al Qaeda spread to every country in N Africa great Foriegn Policy . The next thing most people want to know is who came up with that cover up and You Tube LIE ? When did Obama decide to go with that Election year LIE ? Why did Obama continue to use that LIE at the UN Even though he knew it wasnt true ? Why do the Liberals find nothing wrong with that ? Are you all braiwashed ? If this were a Republican President every comnic Political Pundit from Joy Behar to Bill Maher that you people get your talking points from would be screaming for Impeachment . What they did was Treasonaous and Impeachable but that wont even be discussed in regards to the Messiah….. Wow What a Girl and Donkey show ..are they going to sell videos ? She has a future down Mexico way ..

    • johninPCFL

      From below, most eloquently:

      2002 – US Consulate in Karachi Pakistan attacked, 10 killed.
      2004 – Un Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan, 2 killed 9 injured.
      2006 – Gunman storm the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia, 8 killed.
      2007 – Grenade launched into the US Embassy in Athens.
      2008 – U.S. Embassy in Yemen bombed, 10 killed.

      2012 – temporary U.S. consulate attacked in Benghazi and an ambassador and a couple of mercenaries are killed and Republicans suddenly become concerned with the safety and security of Americans abroad, and NOW they want investigations. LMAO

      Not to mention 241 Marines killed in their barracks in Beirut Lebanon after which Ronald Reagan turn tail and ran but he is still a God to right wingers. Is that cause he was white or because of his role in Bed Time for Bonzo?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Stoll/100000621443352 Michael Stoll

    Fern Im picturing you and your favorite beast …the Donkey together on film

    • idamag

      michael, what other things do you imagine? Would we find kiddie porn on your computer? Should we lock up our wives, daughters, sisters and children?

      • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

        Most Likely He Act Like A Rapist He Seem Not To Understand What The Word No Means!! Sad Excuse For A Grown Man Real Sad!!

      • Reddiaperbaby

        No Ida, I think we just have lock up our pets…what a dickhead!

  • idamag

    I watched until I had to leave this morning. Talk about bullies. That Rand Paul is a nasty, beligerant bully. John McCain is a bully, too.

  • faxt42

    Many GOP lovers are not only racists, they do not want anyone who is so smart and work straight in problem solving that those hidden problems and non hidden have been eating up the working class people for so long , creating the opportunities for the GOP money lovers and the 2nd BUshy President and his clones to take over the economics casing it to melt down hoping that they could keep retaining the oil resources in their hands through to their off spring generations to come. With the former President war monger andthe greatest bully of our time, if you are not with me(him) you are the terrorist threatening our international friends aboard, the US citizens for the first time in centuries could not travel interenationally with the hate our foreigns friends have had toward our government at that time. Non ofthe gov members except those who voted against the invasion to Irag were being questioned of their in ability to find the truth becasue of the BUlly culture in the gov. att he time. Majority of American knew that who was the President who care for the people.
    The Bengazi case happened and we lost our american on duty, instead of supporting the government to find truth so we can prevent such thing to repeat itself,…no..no..no…the GOP especially the one who claimed he was in the service for the country before has been acting like he is the most expert in the country but what he has demonstrated himself as a fool.

    Many of the people here who wrote their opinion are right, why that the GOP who are in the congress today and also were in thecongress during the BUSH 2 are not being questioned of their responsibility and why that the war in irag whould not be happened, who will take care those service men after they come home with the physical impaired for the rest of his /her life. Who will take care of the families who lost their head of the families in the un neccesary war. We all said that we love God, where we put our God ? at the lip services not at the acts?

    We really do not have many GOP who want to work to bring the country forward for the better. What we got here is the bunch of GOP who sniff money , work for a group of people who retain their wealth through what ever it takes with no shame , no integrity.

    We should voice our voice out to cut their salaries since what they have been doing in the congress is to kill time by talking bombarding the President with untruth and bombarding the President people who have been working tirelessly with un real truth and twitting the stories as much as they can. Look at the SAndy storm relief fund, it tells us what kind of majority congress men we have, listen to their women issue, what kind of science education the congress men have so far. SOme of these congress men should not be on the sciences panel /boardnor be in the senate, they should be out as brain seniled and stay home getting no compensation since they do not work and if they do , it worths nothing.

    We are still lucky to have lots of good americans with good mind here.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WXAQEVOSVCMLVOA66YIGQ7LGGA manfred

    Secretary of State Clinton commands our admiration. She handled herself marvelous! On the other hand Senator McCain keeps on losing everybody’s esteem. I don’t know who he owes, but since he lost his primary to GW he seems to be be on a downward spiral from the respect he once deserved. At this point he is nothing more than a hired political gunslinger. Nothing positive to contribute to any discussion in Congress, just cheep jabs!

  • bchrista

    Hi idamag I see that your posting and fucking with my friend Fern, Fern let me tell you about this slimey bastard I had posted about my retirement and the health problems I had and the fact that I didn’t appreciate the Republicans messing with the Social Security fund that I had payed into for over 60 years, anyway to make a long story short I submitted my comments in like we all do. Today I get a responce from this baby fucking asshole idamag, well I expect to receive replys to my posts, however, I was surprised when I got this son of a bitch reply seems that he retired from Emron with a real nice retirement package which I don’t begrudge him, more power to him but what he remarked after that really got to me. You see I worked in the construction industry as a carpenter for most of my life 8, 10, even 12 hours a day in the blazing sun and watch many comrades fall by the way side from the heat, Florida can be a bitch to work in the middle of summer and having a family at the time I wasn’t able to put away for a rainy day but we lived comfortable, however, I worked in some places that were hazardous and asbestes got the best of me because no one knew about the dangers of that type of insulation so now I am paying for it. But my point against this motherfucker is his remark in his post to me, after telling me about his retirement package, he then tells me out of a clear blue sky, he says too bad Paul Ryan didn’t get to know Dr Kervokon, I have never answered one of his posts don’t know him from Adams house cat and he makes a remark about Paul Ryan and Dr Kervokon, I take in reference to my health where in the fuck does this Dick Sucker get off coming on me like that I having never done anything to this person I mean if he was my next door neighbor or if I had had a confrontation with him/she I could understand it but WOW you could have hit me beween the eyes with a baseball bat when I read his remark I realize his pals the slimey Republicans would like to get their hands on out Social Security Fund and killing all us old folks would be a start but to hear a statement from an asshole liike him is very upsetting especially since he wouldn’t get a dime of it.

    • idamag

      geez, bchrista, are you mad at me? I didn’t work for enron. enron underwrote my retirement from the company I worked for. My point is that because of enron, I didn’t have any retirement.

  • bchrista

    Hey Fern you can tell that Michael Stoll is a Republican lackey the host country is supposed to provide the protection, (2) there was no warning like Bush had when the planes hit the Twin Towers and he failed to move for over 20 minutes after being advised of the catastrophy inNew York City then the brave bastard hopped a boaed Air Force One and he and Cheney went into their bomb shelter. And then he brings up Osama Bin Laudin I guess he didn’t know that Osama’s family was staying at the Bush’s residence when all hell broke loose and Bush had them secrectedly flown out of the United States and that Bush had several chances to kill Osama and instead choice t go after Momar Gadafi instead because he had supposedly had insulted his father the Elder Bush. Fern that goes to show you that people like Michael Stoll ramble spouting bull shit that they don’t just to be accusing Obama of doing something wrong and when you call them a Racist they claim you have a thing about race like I have been accused of. Another thing he doesn’t know is that most country won’t allow a large continuency of American troops on their soil. Another problem I believe I read somewheres that there had been a request for I think the sum was 300,ooo,000 for protection at the US Embassys and the requests had been denied by the Congress and I don’t remember Obama lying about what had happened, if I remember correctly thee moment he heard he said it was a terror attack. If anybody is treasonist it would be Bush, he had Osama Bin Ladin”s family is his home and he got them ot of the country secrectly. That’s what is wrong with these Republican sympathizers when ever they open their mouths nothing but lies spews out they have been so brain washed their lucky to know their own name, Fern here are some facts to throw back at Michael Stoll.

    • http://www.facebook.com/fern.woodfork Fern Woodfork

      Michael Knows The Truth So Do Fox Fake News And Rush Limpdick!! What They Are Doing Is To Try And Brainwash People!! I Don’t Want Michael And NONE Of These TROLLS Talking To Me Cause They In NO WAY IN HELL CAN BRAINWASH ME WITH THEIR BULLSHIT!! I’M WIDE AWAKE I SEE WHAT’S GOING ON THAT’S WHY I VOTE THE WAY I DO!!! MICHAEL STOLL CAN KISS A DEAD ELEPHANT ASS!! HE’S Not Only A TROLL HE”S A STALKER!! PITIFUL ASS EXCUSE FOR A GROWN MAN!!!!

  • Inthenameofliberty

    Wow the posts on this one have outdone most of the other articles the national memo sends my way.
    Humans suck – on both sides – is my response.

    We are never going to fix this country. Damn – just read these posts! We ALL sound like psychopaths a majority of the time.

    Only a very few individuals took the time to form rational thoughts and back them up with supporting facts.

    It’s like reality TV – I can’t look away – need to see who will come up with what, next.

  • bchrista

    I like my fellow pundits wonder when is the Republicans turn to go before a panel and answer questions about the 250 arm services personel that got killed under Reagan’s watch, how about the attack on the Twin Towers under Bush’s watch, why did we have two wars with countries that were never proven to possess WMD, why was Haliburton allow to over price supplies to the Armed Forces to the tune of billions of dollars and the loss of several billions of dollars by Haliburton under Bush and Cheney’s watch the bombing of the Federal Building on US soil and the list goes on yet the loss of four Americans at a Consulate has kept the Republicans in an up roar never seen in the annuls of the world, I sincerly regret the loss of those four American Heros and would do anything possibly if we could bring them back .however,they are gone and there’s nothing we can do about it, I feel for their family but we must move on and all the hell and indignation the Republicans are raising is doing nothing to help the families heal their loss, apparently all the other lives lost in the affore mentioned struggles didn’t mean as much we can just throw that period in the trash and forget about it those lives didn’t mean nothing because it happened on their watch.

  • jnsgraphic

    Republicans are turning this into an accusatory smear campaign, knowing that if Hillary runs in 2016 they will be crushed. Under the Bush administration we suffered terrorist attacks of 7 foreign embassy’s as well as 911, with no blame to Colin Powell. If they want to point fingers, they should be asking McCain why they cut security funding for our embassy’s. The GOTP, McCain, Johnson, Paul et al don’t give a rats tail about Benghazi and seeking revenge at any extreme for another failed campaign. Party first. People last. Period.

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  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Browbeating has been cultured to a fine art by these hick Republicans. What were they trying to do? Force Hillary to lie just to satisfy their male bloated egos?

    Now…here’s another scenario these hick GOP bullies never questioned. Everyone recalls how they snaked their way out of an investigation into why Bush LIED for months and months about the WMDs in Iraq that was his reason for war. Nice these hicks let him snake out of by saying “he was misinformed by some unnamed Italian informant.” What a load of BS.

    4,000 Americans die on US soil because Rice was playing kissy kissy with Bush and Cheney to keep her job with all the red flags of 9/11 in front of her but Iraq was soooo much more important?

    All Rand has done is show how these hick GOP politicians are slimeballs who slip away from responsibility when they are on the hot seat and then go after their opposition with a vengeance based on BS. Keep browbeating Hillary Clinton fools…she’ll never lie to satisfy GOP bully tactics.

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    This ridiculous BS of the GOP is only making their record as MEN look even worse. First of all, the US government can’t know from second to second what a situation is. Not unless we are Big Brother and have cameras focused on every embassy in the world.

    It is more than plausible that the State Department believed what they were hearing from their sources…that the Islamists were up in arms over that film debasing Mohammed. In a split second, it is also plausible that al Qaeda terrorists saw a huge opportunity to attack the embassy and took it before it could even be reported to the State Department.

    So…what are GOP hicks saying? That the US now reads al Qaeda’s minds and anticipates their every move before it happens? What a bunch of right wing Tea Party jerks there are in these conservative states. Don’t these hick loonies realize how idiotic they look and sound when they brow beat Hillary Clinton and try to force her to lie?

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    President Obama made only one huge mistake in his first term…Not holding Cheney and Bush to task for their lies about Iraq, waterboarding, secret prisons in Turkey and Poland and the WMDs that didn’t exist in Iraq.

    It never serves ANY purpose to let lies slide by. You now see the result. The smug righties got away with this and now they are covering massive guilt for those lies by attacking this president and administration. And we wonder why we can’t move the country ahead?

  • Eleanore Whitaker

    Who ignored dead American bodies floating in the levees in New Orleans for 4 days before he finally got into Helicopter One and flew high above the disaster? You can bet your boodles if that had been Texas, Cowboy George would have been on it like white on rice.

  • ronaldhyams

    Watched the hearings. Our involvement is vast and complicated, a mistake was made by our state dept. It is not the end of the world. She is the leader of over 100,000 employees. It is not possible for her or anyone to be everywhere, every day and every hour for every mission. all she was saying its a lot more important to see it does NOT happen again than it is to run around trying to blame someone. If we don’t stop this type of persecution NO ONE will ever want to do this job. It’s like blaming a general for the death of 4 of his troops!

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