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Comments for: Collins-Lieberman findings blast State Department actions; clear Hillary Clinton in Benghazi embassy case

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, called on President Barack Obama’s administration Monday to acknowledge “the threat of violent Islamist extremism” as a way to avoid a repeat of the Sept. 11, 2012, terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans… Read More
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  • Anonymous

    sweeeep sweeeeeep

    • Anonymous

      Even “psychic” Vicki Monroe could have predicted this outcome.

  • Anonymous

    ” The review board’s findings, released Dec. 18, assigned culpability to four mid-level State Department managers, who have all been placed on administrative leave.”
    They are on leave WITH PAY and are due to return to their jobs after the New Year. What a load of crap. The fast and furious guns we no ones fault and everyone gets a promotion. Now this.

  • Anonymous

    What amazes me is the absolute refusal by so many to consider that the mis info was for political purposes. Blind following on either side frightens me.

    • Anonymous

      Maybe so, but the criticism sure was political, entirely.

      • Anonymous

        Just an observation. Do you dissagree?

      • Anonymous

        Of course it was if you see things that way, but so is anything any politician, news person and poster here. SO WHAT?

      • Anonymous

        Some of us get angry when our Ambassadors and foreign service men die needlessly. Some of us get Angry when all that could be done is not done. Some of us get angry when incompetent bureaucrats get our brave men and woman killed. Some of us get angry when our President and his Cabinet spend weeks covering up the obvious truth ,in attempts to make political hay.

  • Anonymous

    This about says it all “Collins also faulted the Obama administration for being “inconsistent in stating publicly that the deaths in Benghazi were the result of a terrorist attack. … The attack clearly was not a peaceful protest in response to a hateful anti-Muslim video that evolved into a violent incident. It was a terrorist attack by an opportunistic enemy.” Other than the administration does not want to take responsibility, who’s next I wonder? How does that saying to about “doomed to repeat it again?”

  • Anonymous

    Republicans in Congress blocked funding for embassy security prior to this incident.

    • Anonymous

      The State Department has said THERE WAS NO LACK OF FUNDING, so pipe the heck down

      • Anonymous

        Typical liberal statement.

        • Anonymous

          Me a liberal? That is truly a first.

        • Anonymous

          They keep throwing dung against the wall hoping something will stick.

          Typical.

    • Anonymous

      This is not true.

    • Anonymous

      Nice talking point, but more D’s voted to cut that funding than R’s. Move along now.

    • Anonymous

      When the gov’t tries to cut finding, we aren’t talking about common sense security. We are talking about wasteful spending like $100 hammers and such. Security at embassies should be common sense. Heads should roll for this huge lack of common sense.

  • Anonymous

    Actually, there were twelve terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic facilities abroad during George W. Bush’s tenure — the most of any president in history — and eight of those occurred while Donald Rumsfeld was in office. —how soon we forget

    • SpookyFoxMulder

      Same old story, let’s bring George W. Bush into the mix and Rumsfeld also. What happened under their leadership is in the distant past and clearly their responsibility. Fact is that GWB is no longer the POTUS, and there’s no denying that the Benghazi attack took place under BHO’s and Hillary Clinton’s “leadership”. They need to man and woman up and take the blame on this one.

      • Anonymous

        If there were that many attacks under the republican administration why have the republicans cut spending on security for our ambassadors for the last 3 years?

  • Anonymous

    No direct citing of failures by the CIA, who were really running the show in Benghazi.

    • Anonymous

      The State department was at fault and Clinton was the head of the State Department.
      Both Clinton and Obama have said the fault was theirs, except for the four underlings removed from their jobs and getting new ones.
      That rug must be getting some darn lumpy

  • Anonymous

    Can anyone say COVER UP?
    I can understand Leiberman, to a certain point, But Collins?? I guess it is just a lack of courage.

  • SpookyFoxMulder

    Collins and Lieberman don’t want to tarnish the reputation of slippery Hillary just in case she decides to run for POTUS in 2016. Slick Willy is coaching her how to avoid having to testify under oath about what really happened before, during, and after the Benghazi Embassy incident.

    Yes it is obviously a coverup at the sacrifice of four (4) fine Americans, but nowadays under the current administration anyone outside the inner circle of Washington’s select politicians is expendable. Collins (R-ino) and Lieberman (I) have always played both sides of the street to protect their wishy-washy political butts. Fortunately, one of the slow talkers (Liberman) is retiring from the Senate but we will still have the other one for a few more years.

    If she (Hillary R. Clinton) was a real leader, she would step up and take responsibility since the terrorist attack and the loss of American lives happened during her command as Secretary of State.

  • budsview

    typical liberal bull. everyone wins and no one is at fault. oh y.ea, that mid level manager who has no real authority is to blame, and his secretary no doubt. apparently the cover up is in place and supported by everyone.

  • Anonymous

    The issue here is there were 4 lives lost that could still be alive today if the proper safety was in place and or applied. Proper protection, proper facility security and or removal of all personnel if these could not be provided. If the head of state is in charge of these agencies how can he or she not be held accountable. Let an admiral dent a fender on an aircraft carrier and see what happens to he or she. It would be found to be an avoidable accident and good by command. No difference in the state department Hillary is the admiral let her go and put the black mark in her records so it shows up when she runs for president. These people couldn’t investigate a shopping cart accident for crying out loud.

    • Anonymous

      And 3000 people might be alive if somebody at the FBI had listened to that agent in Arizona who tried to point out a that bunch of men from UAE and Saudi Arabia were learning to fly passenger jets but not land them. Head of state not held accountable.

  • Anonymous

    I’d like to hear from the ” four mid-level State Department managers, who have all been placed on administrative leave.”

    • SpookyFoxMulder

      They were obviously instructed to fall on the sword and take one for the team. No doubt, they will be rewarded down the road for their sacrifice.

  • Anonymous

    The muslim in chief has taken a page from slick Willie Clinton’s play book.

    Blame the underlings.

    The way this is going, I will be the one they are blaming, and I don’t even work for the gubmint.(except at tax time)

  • Anonymous

    When Republicans last controlled the Senate, Collins chaired the (sub)committee that could have investigated the likely needless injuries and deaths of countless US soldiers in the humvees used in the early years of the Iraq War. Collins steadfastly refused to hold any hearings because they would have embarrassed Pres. George W. Bush. But now she’s supercharged re the tragic deaths of four Americans in Libya. What a hypocrite.

  • Anonymous

    I’m glad Lieberman is leaving the Senate. He works for Israel, not America. He should be charged with treason. NO, I’m not anti-semetic. However I am pro-America and Lieberman is not. Everything he does, every action by the US Congress that he can influence, he pushes in favor of Israel. Shame on him for letting his religion subordinate his patriotism.

  • Anonymous

    They lie and are all criminals

  • Anonymous

    These people think nothing about human life.

  • Anonymous

    Hillary has blood on her hands. She is not without blame. Say what they will, Hillary is guilty and Mr. Obama is guilty.

  • Anonymous

    The recent and untimely diagnosis of Mrs. Clinton’s condition is an indictment of the failure of Obamacare to treat the primary cause of patient discomfort… in lieu of ignoring evident pathology that may have led to a speedier recovery for the embattled Benghazi perpetrator. Anyone who has witnessed the sloth-like, interjectional gait that this poor woman has been afflicted with these past few years would not require the instincts of a proctologist to conclude that a sedentary lifestyle replete with dainties and champagne was at the bottom of Hillary’s salad dodging lifestyle. We wish her well, and look forward to hearing more about her “high level” misadventures as a former Secretary of State.

    • Anonymous

      Oh Yeah, you left out the part about Pres. Obama’s birth certificate.

  • Anonymous

    Headline:
    “Collins-Lieberman findings blast State Department actions; clear Hillary Clinton in Benghazi embassy case”
    Lieberman’s done. Clinton’s done. Collins is off the committee and it was her last official committee action.
    Clinton is Secretary of State. I think that means she’s in charge of the State Department. If you’re in charge the buck doesn’t stop with the boss?
    Clearly a free pass given to Clinton. AND HER BOSS!!! Even though they somewhat chide him via the Obama Administration officials. Unbelievable !!!
    Should have been investigated as a Criminally Negligent Homicice investigation which the FBI should be doing. Politicians have no clue on how to conduct a serious investigation especially this dynamic duo, nit and twit.

  • Anonymous

    “Collins-Lieberman findings blast State Department actions; clear Hillary Clinton in Benghazi embassy case”.

    “While the report bristled with criticism for the State Department, Lieberman praised Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who was hospitalized Sunday with a blood clot, for cooperating fully with the committee’s investigation. He noted that an Accountability Review Board inquiry into the Benghazi attacks determined that Clinton was not directly responsible for the breaches that resulted in the fatal attack on the embassy.”
    Not directly responsible. That doesn’t sound to me like Clinton was cleared of anything.

  • Anonymous

    Let’s see…. A Republican-DEMOCRAT-Independent (still Democrat) and a RINO, didn’t need a crystal ball to see the outcome of that investigation. All politicians take care of their friends. They will blast each other in public, in private it’s a different story.

  • Anonymous

    I doubt if Ms. Collins knows her arse from a hole the ground, let alone a true threat to American security, give me a break.

  • Anonymous

    Is it impossible that Americans might have serious concerns without being accused of concocting conspiracy theories? Patterns of misconduct perhaps one step beyond patterns of (even alleged) misbehavior should Americans question any likenesses of official (or otherwise) power exerted between the Benghazi situation and the Vince Foster death or should we just not ask?
    If we don’t ask, we’ll never know…..will we?

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