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This is the same crap that Issa and the Reps pulled in the Fast & Furious investigation. Since they whiffed on that now they are trying to score political points with the Libya investigation. It's the same dog and pony show.



Whiffed on Fast and Furious? Your definition of whiffed must be different than mine? Plus, why would you have any problems if Issa was doing things secretly when all this administration does is cover up things? If it weren't for a little digging around by news agencies, this bunch would still be telling us Libya was caused by an Internet video!






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Honestly, the State Department is basically stonewalling on Libya. That's an unacceptable approach. Plus, the findings won't come out of the internal State Department investigation for 90 days?


State has 60 days to produce a report

Issa is fastracking so he can score some political points before the election.

The trip to Libya was scheduled 5 days in advance but they didn't inform the Dems until less than 24 hours before.






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LSURussian
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Issa is fastracking so he can score some political points before the election.

Just like the justice department is stonewalling until after the election.

Do you agree?






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State has 60 days to produce a report


How quick did the FBI get onsite?






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theunknownknight
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Good for him. Keep the toddlers in the nursery so the adults can talk.





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BugAC
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Issa is bastardizing his oversight role.



You're an idiot.

He is chair of the oversight committee. You don't think we should be fricking investigating an attack on a us consulate, and the death of a us embassador. Especially after Obama administration lied and said that the attack was spontaneous?







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BlackHelicopterPilot
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Issa is fastracking so he can score some political points before the election.


Unfortunately, sometimes the ONLY progress that is made is because of political expediency.

The outcome is the outcome. The motivation is just the catalyst. Unless they make up and plant the evidence, is it really important that the motivation is impure?







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State has 60 days to produce a report
Perhaps "State" should have reminded itself about that before it "shot first and aimed later," pushing Susan Rice onto the Sunday News circuit to blame spontaneous happenstance and a video for the Libyan Consulate murders.






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this bunch would still be telling us Libya was caused by an Internet video!

How do we know that's not what caused it?






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BlackHelicopterPilot
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How do we know that's not what caused it?




* insert "not sure if serious" pic here *






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Interception
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Issa is fastracking so he can score some political points before the election.


I can agree with this, if you concede the State Department is stonewalling until after the election.

The Senate Intelligence Committee was taken back by how little intelligence Mrs. Clinton provided them in their last meeting. She doesn't want to talk about the memo's from Stevens or anything on the subject.






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How do we know that's not what caused it?









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I can agree with this, if you concede the State Department is stonewalling until after the election.

agreed

and let's be fair. what's teh bigger failure: the FF investigation by Issa or the handling of the embassy attack by the admin?






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How do we know that's not what caused it?



Are you serious?






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USMCTiger03
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State has 60 days to produce a report

Issa is fastracking so he can score some political points before the election.

Yeah, no need to be in a hurry about investigating one of the worst security breakdowns abroad in recent history.

Score political points? We're all quite sure BO, Dems, and the leftist MSM would never do such a thing.






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and let's be fair. what's teh bigger failure: the FF investigation by Issa or the handling of the embassy attack by the admin?








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WildTchoupitoulas
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My point is that we listen to terrorists when they tell us their motives sometimes.

So the terrorists told us that it was a terrorist attack because of x,y,z.

And yet the average American still thinks that the terrorists attacked the WTC and Pentagon because they are jealous of our freedoms - even though they told us why they did it.

So when we are attacked and then the terrorists give us a call, how are we supposed to know when to believe what they're telling us and when not to?

I suspect it has something to do with how it fits our political agenda.

Here's what Al Jazeera said on 9/11/12:

Egypt protesters tear down US embassy flag

Demonstrators against amateur film deemed offensive to Prophet Muhammad replace Stars and Stripes with Islamic flag.
...
Egyptian activist Wael Ghoneim wrote on his Facebook page that "attacking the US embassy on September 11 and raising flags linked to Al-Qaeda will not be understood by the American public as a protest over the film about the prophet.

"Instead, it will be received as a celebration of the crime that took place on September 11," he said.

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BlackHelicopterPilot
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Here's what Al Jazeera said on 9/11/12:




I see your Al Jazeera, and raise you some Obama administration:

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September 13. -- A senior U.S. official tells CNN that the Benghazi violence was a "clearly planned attack:

"It was not an innocent mob," the official said. "The video or 9/11 made a handy excuse and could be fortuitous from their perspective, but this was a clearly planned military-type attack."




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September 25 -- President Obama on ABC's The View," in response interviewer Joy Behar's question, "I heard Hillary Clinton say it was an act of terrorism. Is it? What do you say?":

"We're still doing an investigation. There's no doubt that (with) the kind of weapons that were used, the ongoing assault, that it wasn't just a mob action. We don't have all the information yet, so we're still gathering it. But what's clear is that around the world there's still a lot of threats out there." Obama also said "extremist militias" were suspected to have been involved.







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