November 21, 2017
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  • Anonymous

    Many of us would like to know what led up to and what truthfully did happen in Benghazi. During the first public hearings, it seemed the State Department had other things on their mind then the safety and support of the Americans stationed there.

    • Sherman2

      Because Petraeus’ mind was on bonkin some writer…? Hey! Bengazi is in a place where the US is hated by millions, and in those millions you got some crazies, and those random crazies do not need a reason to kill Americans… why is this sooooo difficult for some neocon war mongers to understand?

      • But, but we “liberated” them. Why would they hate us for that? Was it neocons, or neocon lites you were referring to?

        http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20124389-503544/obama-congratulates-libya-on-liberation/

        • Sherman2

          There are islamic fundamentalists there, they either live there or come there to kill Americans, And there is no way to stop it… you get a dozen or so martyrs secretly planning an attack and unless someone rats ’em out you’re not going to stop them …ever!
          It’s like blaming every crazed American theater attack, every post office shooting, every school shooting on someone else because someone should have known about their intentions, beacuse you had no way of knowing does NOT make you an accomplice! Stopping it… It’s not going to happen…. ever! You can’t stop crazy! If someone is willing to die for their “cause” you’re not going to stop them.
          Carter couldn’t, Reagan couldn’t, Bush 1 couldn’t, Clinton couldn’t, Bush 2 couldn’t, Obama couldn’t… it’s the world we live in.

          • Better intelligence, cultural understanding and smarter policies would not ever reduce terrorism or spree crime to none, though it does certainly help.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Collins – General Patraeus had an affair. 

    He has resigned.

    Now stop this nonsense and move on to something important.

    • Anonymous

      It’s not about the affair. It’s about the lack of leadership concerning Benghazi. Many of us are waiting for some answers and transparency. We’ve been lied to and misled for two months. Thankfully Senator Collins understands that! 

      • Anonymous

        it doesn’t matter, Obama could be providing the ‘final solution’ for more than just the four he’s provided already and the Dems would praise and support him the whole way…

        • Anonymous

          Agreed. It’s more symbolic at this point.

        • trisailer

          What does the even mean?

          • Sherman2

            Simply stated… It means he’s a hater of our president…

        • Anonymous

          Soooo….the GOP rabbit hole of crazy is still open for business I see….That’s too bad.

      • Anonymous

        Obama won in a landslide and the GOP is chasing their little rat tails.

        How dare Barack Hussein Obama be re-elected!

        We, the GOP entitled, must impeach him!!!!!!

        Obama won.

        Get over it.

        Yessah

        • Anonymous

          A landslide really! looks like pretty evenly divided country to me.Just the way obama built it.Yes he did build that yessah

    • Anonymous

      Won’t happen! She’s a Repub and they are all on a witch hunt. So much for “I think it’s time that we all come together” Good way to start!

      • Anonymous

        This press release shows that Senator Collins has decided it’s time to start running for reelection. That’s about it.

        • Anonymous

          And McCain never got over losing in 2008. Now he sees President Obama re-elected and some Democrats taking over seats. It gets under his craw.

      • Anonymous

        Yup, you got it.

    • trisailer

      Not so fast. There are important questions that need to be answered, like how does a general of his stature expose himself to what appears to be a unstable woman. I’d like to know more about the relationship with this Jill Kelly. Is this another rich woman using the general like the Charlie Wilson was used? What was in that annex that made it worth the risk?

      We’re spending a trillion dollars a year for national security, are the people running it competent? It’s a valid question.

      I think it’s always interesting to see how dysfunctional these rich, who have access to power are. These are the folks you righty’s are enabling with your brown nosing and they wouldn’t give you the time of day.

      • Sherman2

        Oh come on, “like how does a general of his stature expose himself to what appears to be a unstable woman” because she’s hot and he’s not dead?
        Some sortah trick question?

    • How is it not important? Resigning and a few crocodile tears don’t just magically make everything better. Sweeping all past digressions and “moving on” as if nothing ever happened is nonsense. The people that work for US, must be held accountable.

      • Anonymous

        Hello Sad – hope you’ve been well. I’m not sure if your question “How is it not important?” is rhetorical. I think I could just as easily ask “how is it important?” You tell me.

        Anyway, I think this was a garden variety affair. Period. The FBI has stated that no laws were broken, there will be no arrests, and no security issues were violated.

        Patraeus, to his credit, has held himself “accountable” by coming clean without any ambiguity, and has resigned. His career, witch was still on the way up is FINISHED.

        I don’t regard that as insignificant (crocodile tears?)

        I’m really not sure what you think is being “swept” away or what “past transgressions” your speaking of.

        Again, I think this was a garden variety affair, and I bet some low person in a high position (no pun intended) is with his or her par amour as I write this.

        I don’t like Patraeus’ behavior either, Sad, but for this voter, this story is more fitting for the National Inquirer then a congressional hearing room.

        There are far more important and pressing issues.

        Just my opinion.

        • I’ve been well thank you.

          Tri brings up a few things I am concerned with aside of the Benghazi story. Petreaus has always been a political toady more than a military man.

          And though I don’t believe there is any sinister conspiracy regarding Benghazi, I do not think the administration was entirely honest and forthcoming about it either. Is it the most pressing issue? No, certainly not, though that does not mean it should not be investigated thoroughly. Americans died. We owe it to them at least.

          A few short years back the Republicans lambasted the Democrats for their demands to investigate the lies behind Iraq. They didn’t want to talk about the past, they just wanted to move on. This partisan game that both sides play is disgusting. Either you want and care about an honest, transparent government that is held accountable or you don’t.

          Democrats care when the other team is in the white house, and Republicans care when the other team is in the white house, but not vice versa. The staggering hypocrisy in this country makes me ill.

          • Anonymous

            Sad – I was ONLY referring to Collins wasting time with the Patreaus-having-an-affair story, not the Benghazi issue which I don’t think was mentioned in the original BDN story that I was commenting on.

            I agree with your observations about the condition of our political process and am also dismayed with the partisan games BOTH Dems and Reps. play.

            Perhaps you have forgotten a prior posting we had where I told you I voted for neither Obama or Romney. I rarely vote for a major party candidate.

            I wish more people would do that, but they don’t.

            I was never much of a compromiser Sad, and I am way too old to change now.

            But I will tell you a truth Sad, something I’m as sure of as sure can be: as long as we send Democrats and Republicans to Washington, nothing will ever change.

            Voters have to vote differently. It’s that simple.

          • I see (about the updated story). This happens time to time.

            Of course I remember you, the liberal’s liberal – which is why I found your comment a bit surprising. Anyone that is a fan of Feingold is a friend of mine. :D (still hoping he’s the man in 2016)

            So did you go with Stein? Though I am no true libertarian (fiscal moderation is my prescription), I am certainly a social libertarian, so I went with Johnson.

          • Anonymous

            Right! The liberal’s liberal.

            And you – the Feingold moderate.

            2016 – Do you think he’d have a chance?

            My opinion, and to put it frankly, is that collectively Democrats don’t have the stones to elect Feingold.

          • I think if Democrats were interested in qualifications and professionalism, he’d be a very good choice. And heck, another first (first Jewish prez), would be a nice bonus.

            Another cult of personality type ala Obama might be more likely (or ack, Hillary), though I think with the work Feingold is currently doing with his progressives united (the folly of Citizens United is becoming clearer to both sides I believe), his past stances on both the wars, the patriot act and other civil rights issues, as well as his proven ability to work with the other party…I think it would be a bold and logical choice. I know I’ll be switching my party registration to D if it looks like he’ll be in the running, so I can participate come caucus time.

          • Anonymous

            Well said. I’ll be watching with interest.

            I see Rubio already has got something scheduled in Iowa. Pretty soon the Dems will be making reservations as well.

            Let’s see if Feingold buys a ticket…….

    • Anonymous

      Right on. She must have more important thing to do except bother with a teed off supposedly teed off married girl friend

  • We have a retired 4 star general who resigns in disgrace after admitting an extramarital affair and a past president of the United States of America who lied, denied and refused to acknowledge that he did the same exact thing.  Disgusting.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, there were several past presidents that had affairs while in office.

      • Anonymous

        How many of them lied under oath?

        • trisailer

          How many of them were asked?

          • Sherman2

            A reporter in Kennebunk once asked Bush 1 about a woman he was having an affair with and Bush told him to shut up… it’s what Clinton should have said… “none of you damn business”! And the Republicans shouldn’t have secretly had Monica’s phone conversations taped, how was that legal!
            I actually could care less about someone’s private life, if they’re doing their job.

          • Anonymous

            It has always gone on (affairs) all thru time….leaders, Presidents,Kings, you name it……Not commenting on the rightness or wrongness. It is for the most part a matter between the parties involved and their spouses and families. But in the world we live in, there is no getting away with anything anymore. These people are smart enough to know this. Some of them allow it all (power, attention ) to go to their head and become grandiose (Jill Kelly,etc.) And , the public eats it all up…..so the media keeps it coming.
            I agree with you. If they are doing their job and no information, security,etc is compromised, then it should not be made such a big deal of. It is the family members who get hurt more than anyone.

  • Anonymous

    Thank you for pursuing this, Senator Collins. There is much more to Benghazi than what has been reported to date and we need the truth.

    • jdtex

      You have fallen for it! Do you think she gave a damn about the ambassador before the election? No way, she wanted her man Barry to win first.

      • trisailer

        Do you know that the ambassador died after he got lost in the smoke? He was not a soldier, he and Smith were being led to safety by a Seal.

        Unless you want to spend billions to turn every embassy into the green zone, there are going to be vulnerabilities that clever enemies can exploit..

    • Anonymous

      Maybe if her GOP friends like Paul Ryan had not voted to cut $300 Million from the state department budget, things would have been different.

  • Anonymous

    Forget Petraeus.
    Sen Collins needs to be questioning B. Obama about his involvement in the Benghazi murders.

    • Sherman2

      “Involvement”? There’s some crazy talk right there!

      • Anonymous

        Crazy talk is all these people have – before the election, after the election.

        Remember when Michelle Bachmann was the GOP “front runner”?

        Koo-koo

        Koo-koo

        Yessah

      • Anonymous

        That is all you get from posters like that. They live in a world of their own making.

  • Anonymous

    It’s truly humorous how the far right is so positive Benghazi is the issue behind this … why should anyone believe them when they’ve been wrong time and time again and their views proved wrong by this recent election. Face it wingers your on the wrong side of history.

    • Anonymous

      I believe roughly 59 million American voters disagree with you…

      • Anonymous

        Roughly 59 million people don’t know their a** from a hole in the ground.

        • Anonymous

          and the other 3 million couldn’t read the ballot and that’s how you get 62 million.

          • Anonymous

            That’s pathetic. Quit being in denial. You lost because you had a terrible message and terrible candidates.

          • Anonymous

            My remarks are pathetic? What about the remarks I was replying to? Pathetic and hateful remarks are OK from the left? I don’t see any remarks from you condemning Remaineder comments, when he said 59 million people “don’t know their a** from a hole in the ground” If your going to call them….call both ways.

          • Anonymous

            With the rabid dems it is their way or the highway. not worth your time to reply to them.

          • Anonymous

            I’m fining this to be true with some. Yep, like compromise…it’s only compromise if you agree with them. If not your an obstructionist.

          • Anonymous

            No one wants to be called an “Obstructionist”. Hopeful for new beginnings and that includes truth and openness. We the People have to keep in touch with our elected and offer suggestions, we are all in this together. I believe that together we can make a positive difference.

          • Anonymous

            We can hope.

          • Anonymous

            Yes we can, but not with a negative attitude. Which many are doing.
            So many are approaching this with nasty and aggressive bullying.
            Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.

          • Anonymous

            That is because politics can get down and dirty. it is up to the People to keep the elected on a good path. Sen. King will do just fine. Incidentely, I know several die hard Dems who hated him for getting computers into our schools. So glad that he got those computers. I happened to be in a grade school room after the computers had been there for a week. The kids were totally psyched to learn all they could about computers.

          • Anonymous

            Usually when a polititian works for the people good will come of it. I believe that King did well for Maine when he was governer. And think he will do equally well for Maine while he is in the senate. Now if we can get these folks in washington dc to work for the ones that put them there, would be a breath of fresh air.

      • Anonymous

        Disagree with me about your wrong on Benghazi or disagree with me that you lost the election?

      • Anonymous

        Total: Obama 62,346,445 Romney 58,976,489 votes cast
        And Obama won the electoral college as well
        Its all in black and white and there seems to be
        someone setting in the oval office.
        Oh right, President Obama.

        • Anonymous

          yup, sitting in the white house with feet on the furniture. not too pretty.

          • Guest

            Really? I was watching him today. He did a very good job. Nice news conference.

          • Anonymous

            sorry I missed it. am not watching much tv.

          • Anonymous

            have you been sucking that sour candy again, cause you have a funny look on your face. oh, thats a we lost again look. im sorry.

          • Anonymous

            Hey lobstah, get over it. the election is over. this is not about win or lose, it is how our elected perform their jobs that they were elected to do.

          • Anonymous

            Oh ya, then why are you so sour sounding. I think it is about Obama winning.

          • Anonymous

            Sour? Not at all. Obama won. That does not make me sour.

        • Anonymous

          May you reap all the “benefits” from his second term

          • Anonymous

            I already have, your disappointment.

          • Anonymous

            It’s still early.

          • Anonymous

            Not as early as you think. You gotta have faith.

          • Anonymous

            I do have faith….but none whatsoever in this administration

    • Anonymous

      We were thinking the very same thing. The people who were saying we needed to get used to saying President Romney and other similar comments…..they have been proven wrong so often. Credibility kind of goes out the window after a point.

    • Anonymous

      Do not be so quick to read into a pretty near even divided country.

      • Anonymous

        There is a very large cover up with Benghazi and you just refuse to see it.

      • Anonymous

        As I see it all you guys got is hot air, lots of talk and insisting on doing things your way. It may be a divided country but we tried your way for the past thirty + years — one of the reasons we’re divided, and here we are? What has your Party done lately that has been a nonpartisan benefit to this country?

  • Anonymous

    Grandstanding.
    It’s all politicians know how to do.
    Actually, check that, she also knows how to get her snout into the trough.

  • Anonymous

    What are you good hearted republicans going to do when you find out that there is nothing about Benghazi except a horrific attack on an American embassy that should not have been there to begin with. When this is all said and done are you going to want to find out why the congress has taken so long to help the American economy to stay on top of this cliff that is so important not to go over. Lets put some energy into seeing why congress is still up to their old ways and really not interested in what happens to the rest of us. Get over this folks, it is so old news.This wont put origami Romney in office, he conceded that Obama won. Right, so should you that think the election is still running.

    • Anonymous

      They will be proven wrong once again. It is becoming a pattern.

      • trisailer

        Yes, I hope they keep it up for a couple more years.

    • Anonymous

      The GOP doesn’t care about America – they only care about maintaining control so they can line their cronies pockets.

      They created the Fiscal Cliff and all they can do is hoot and holler about Benghazi.

      Idiots

      Yessah

    • Anonymous

      Would like to know why Obama knew of this scandal Before the election and why the timing of it going public was so close to the Gen.. going to testify in court. Nothing but self serving lies to cover the truth.

      • Sherman2

        Cantor, a “severe” republican knew about this two weeks before the election from a PO’d FBI guy that wanted to cause a fuss about the affair…
        And Cantor did nothing about it either, maybe this rightie was in on it too!! Personally I could care less what some guy does on his own time…
        If everyone who had an affair was fired… the unemployment rate would be closer to 50% instead of 7%

      • Anonymous

        Eight years of Bush administrative lies, and now you have an appetite for the truth. With the CIA, FBI, and the state department, US Attorney General, Home Land Security, 4 branches of the military, the White House and Congress, surely you have more information then all those people. Your blog sounds like a page out of the Fox News play book. You have got to be smarter then that.

        • Anonymous

          I have faith that Sen.Collins will ask the tough questions and get the truth. Actually, I do not watch FOX.

          • Anonymous

            Sorry, if you do not watch Fox then you are speaking of your own opinion which is good. And I also would like to get to the bottom of this like everyone else. I believe it is a witch hunt but we will see soon enough. But I do have to say that there is so much terrible stuff being said out there that its time to stop. :^)

  • Jake_OO7

    Now Benghazi does not bother me

    Does your conscience bother you? Tell the truth

    Sweet home Alabama

    Where the skies are so blue

    Sweet home Alabama

    Lord, I’m coming home to you

    Here I come, Alabama

  • Anonymous

    She should ask him questions and they should be about the Benghazi cover up.

  • jdtex

    I have a question for Collins: “How does a woman so accurately resemble an elderly blackbird.?” And now that the election is over, why is she suddenly so eager to pursue the situation in which our ambassador was killed? She’s a political hack if there ever were one. I’ve seen other comments referring to her as a republican. Yea, right. She is opportunistic, and that’s about as deep as she is.

  • trisailer

    What cover up? I’ve read the transcripts of the conversations at the time of the attacks and the security planning. What I see is some very bright, experienced people on the ground who had a good plan that worked. The Ambassador and Smith got separated in the smoke and died. That’s unfortunate, but it is essentually a war zone.
    The attack on the annex was clearly the real objective. The embassy might have only been a diversion. The important thing is it was repelled with the resources available. The whole idea that we can just drop bombs in the middle of a city is why these people are angry.

    President Obama clearly stated that the attacks were under investigation. Talk about making a mountain out of a molehill for the sole purpose of political gain.

    What is interesting though is why the attack on the annex? What made it worth the risk? Some information coming out now suggests that the CIA was holding prisoners in violation of Obama’s order.

    • orringtonmom (D)

      escalating violence, repeated requests for security unheeded, freakin’ anniversary of 9/11… and the administrations first reaction is to put out the ‘it was a response to a video’ and throw the first amendment under the bus. i mean, you can ignore that they knew it was a lie as they told it if you want. your choice.

      bush sat in a classroom for 2 minutes when told about 9/11 and the left freaked out. and this gets a yawn from you.

      let’s play a game; ask yourself if these events would have bothered you if it happened under a republican administration. if the answer is “of course because i’m a total hypocrite”, you win. if the answer is ‘no cuz i’m cool like that’, well… you’re a liar and you know it.

      • Anonymous

        It happened all the time under a Republican adminstration. Iraq in 2003-2006 was a Bengazi every freaking day.

        • Indeed. The coverup and spin from the brass and the White House was breathtaking.

        • orringtonmom (D)

          hardly. but the fact that you used hyperbole makes my point, so thanks.

          • Anonymous

            What do you mean “hardly”? Were you awake for those 4 years?

          • orringtonmom (D)

            i was awake. i’m saying it’s a bad comparison. and you’re still making my point. thanks again.

          • Anonymous

            Oh, you WERE awake! That’s good. So you know that 4,000 (not 4, 4,000) Americans (along with 85,000 or so Iraqis) died based on a lie. Good, becasue based on your “what if this had happened in a Republican administration” comment, you seemed to be completly clueless about the recent past.

          • It is hyperbole (every freaking day), though not an exaggeration to say that it was a regular occurrence.

      • trisailer

        I already “won” My opinion comes from reading the transcrits and yours comes from Fox News. Bush sat in that classroom for 6 mins biting his lip. 911 was never properly investigated,

        This event didn’t even make my BS meter move, I’m so accustomed to the flood of lies from the right. Romney told over 900 lies to get into the WH. On a good day the government lies to us. There are bigger fish.

        This is simply an effort by Fox to make something out of nothing.

      • Anonymous

        George W. Bush’s domestic spying: cover-up?
        After months of negotiations, George W. Bush, and Dick Cheney agreed to meet behind closed doors with the 9-11 commission, with the following conditions
        they would not be under oath
        they would appear together
        and the session would not be recorded
        transcribed of made public.
        After a 3 hr visit on 4/29/2003 he came out of the meeting
        to report on the visit he had with the panel.
        That was the Saudi cover up that took months to figure out.
        The 28 pages on the Saudi connections never saw the light of day because the White House invoked executive privilege. President George W. Bush was so close to the Saudi royal family he was known by the nickname ‘Bandar Bush.
        He managed to liberate over 100 Saudis from the United States after the terrorist attacks, during a period when no planes were flying. And yes: President George W. Bush told “Bandar Bush” about the invasion of Iraq before Secretary of State Colin Powell got the word.
        1.Brazenly misrepresented intelligence data and relied on dishonest arguments to
        whip up support for war with Iraq;
        2.Made numerous false statements about
        the provisions and effects of his super-sized tax cuts;
        3.Offered
        disingenuous and misleading explanations about the 9/11 attacks, the war on
        terrorism, and homeland security;
        4.Lied about his connections—and those of
        his administration—to corporate crooks;
        5.Presented deceptive claims to sell
        controversial policies on the environment, stem cell research, missile defense,
        abortion, energy, Social Security, health care, education, and other crucial issues;
        6.Dishonestly claimed to be a positive campaigner while engaging in
        deceitful and down-and-dirty tactics during the 2000 presidential campaign and recount drama.
        I’m afraid President Obama could never compare to Bush and allllll of his unscrupulous 8 years of lies and cover ups. Bush didn’t have much time to govern with all his antics and crap.

    • Anonymous

      Cover! 4 people died Obama lied.pretty simple.Hope the reelection was worth it.

  • Anonymous

    Questions?
    Did we ever get an answer to the question “Was the Office of President of the United States ever compromised in any way as a reuslt of Oval Office sex?” Anyways…lest I be accused of distracting from the topic at hand there’s new meat on our Thanksgiving tables and there’s a chair for everyone so let’s eat! However, plenty of us are old and wise enough to recognize the pattern repeat every time it slaps us in the face so we’ll just bypass the saying of grace.
    Other people’s blameable vices are always as near as the politically opposed names on the next ballot. Anyone who can’t see that politicians try to blame their opponents before they’re blamed for their own political culpability just hasn’t lived very long. This feast will be a full course dinner.
    Private sector decadence, public sector decadence…what’s the difference? We can only await (shield us!!!) the morality this culture loves to hate cause it most certainly will return when we’re sufficiently black, blue and bruised and have hit bottom, just as it always has.

  • Anonymous

    As the Conservative Entertainment Complex begins to reverberate with the continual repetition of the word BENGHAZZZZZZZIIIIIIIIII – WAH-WHA-WAH those repeating the word are lifted off the ground in a walking on water moment. As the smoke cools and their feet once again touch ground they realize it was just hot air elevating them for a moment of delusional bliss.

    • Anonymous

      So 4 giving their lives for an election means nothing to you.wow

      • Anonymous

        It means you guys have been more wrong than right, before thumping your chests and telling us how much you care about this country how bout you point to something you’ve done in the past two years as a Party that benefited the country as a whole?
        What makes you think that the track record you have gives you the right to pick on whats wrong with this country when your never right?

      • Anonymous

        The suggestion from the right has been that Obama didn’t want to admit that Benghazi was a terrorist attack because….well, I’m not sure, exactly. Something about how this would blow a hole in his claim to be decimating al-Qaeda via drone attacks. Or maybe it would remove some of the luster from being the killer of Osama bin Laden. Or something. But one way or another, the story is that Obama was deeply afraid of admitting that terrorists are still out there and want to do us harm.
        This has never made a lick of sense. If anything, the continuing existence of terrorists justifies his drone attacks. And it certainly wouldn’t do him any
        harm in an election. The American public routinely rallies around a president responding to a terrorist attack.
        The fact that right-wing media outlets ran with the story prior to the election is understandable, at least as a campaign strategy. The fact that Collins, McCain and Leiberman want to continue grandstanding over this now is typical scandalmongering.

  • Anonymous

    It must give you ‘libbies’ fits to even think the BDN would publish such rubbish as this……………… I know you would defend the ‘annointed’ one even if you saw a video of Obumma shooting someone……………. You know what! Let’s get the truth out; there are too many questions that conflict with what the Obumma clan claim……………… Don’t forget; there are still 50% of this country that still believe and trust the Constitution; regardless of your dribble……………….

    • Anonymous

      Who are you quoting when you say “annointed”?

    • Anonymous

      you do realize Patreaus was, leading up to the primaries, discussed as a GOP Presidential possible. Originally a Bush appointee, Obama promoted him as head of the CIA in a bipartisan gesture, as well as acknowledgement of Patreaus being the best man for the job.

      The unfortunate personal incident aside, he was doing an excellent job.

      http://www.democraticunderground.com/10021808364

    • Sherman2

      WHOA DUDE! Get some anger management training!!! ..and then come back and comment .

      • Anonymous

        Exactly!

    • Anonymous

      You sound pathetic after a while. “Anointed one” ….blah blah. Just because your candidate did not win. You sound very angry. It isn’t good for one’s health. If Romney had won, and you were glad about it, then I guess he would have been your “annointed one.” (to follow the lines of your thinking, although that is a fool’s errand.)
      You are very presumptious and haughty about the Constitution and who believes and trusts in it. You do not speak for everyone . If you think just Republicans care about the Constitution, you are very misinformed , to put it mildly.

  • Anonymous

    My questions are more to Gen. Allen. Not about personal impropriety with the Dr’s Wife, but that he used his position to escalate his friend’s personal request (far from a national security issue, the ‘harassing’ emails were more potentially embarrassing than threatening). This was an inappropriate use of his authority.

    My second question, is how and why proper/established rules of communication were skirted? The issue to me, is not so much David Patreaus’s cheating, but they way in which it was revealed.

    As a footnote, I hope we all understand the limitations of cyber security and IP anonymity, as it relates to the government, especially.

    • Anonymous

      Valid points. There is no security for individuals on the Internet either . No one should think otherwise. But yes, especially the government and how accessible all of this turned out to be.

  • Anonymous

    Senator Collins should have a lot of questions for General Petraeus. None of which shoud have anything to do with his persona business.

  • Anonymous

    You know what? I think the only solution to this is to ban straight people from the military. Weren’t gays supposed to be the immoral ones having sex instead of working?

  • Anonymous

    Where were all her questions and support when they were closing loring AFB? She makes more news when prying in peopls personnel life.

  • Anonymous

    Got to get away from this divert and cover.Get back to the real issue 4 people gave their lives for an election.Why?

  • Guest

    Republican chest thumping about a so called cover up. If it’s not fraud it’s something else with this bunch.

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