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Bob Woodward: 'I Would Not Dismiss Benghazi;' Similar to Watergate



From a man who would know.

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"You were talking earlier about kind of dismissing the Benghazi issue as one that's just political and the president recently said it's a sideshow," said Woodward. "But if you read through all these e-mails, you see that everyone in the government is saying, 'Oh, let's not tell the public that terrorists were involved, people connected to al Qaeda. Let's not tell the public that there were warnings.' I hate to show, this is one of the documents with the editing that one of the people in the state department said, 'Oh, let's not let these things out.' And I have to go back 40 years to Watergate when Nixon put out his edited transcripts to the conversations, and he personally went through them and said, 'Oh, let's not tell this, let's not show this.' I would not dismiss Benghazi. It's a very serious issue.

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DeltaDoc
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Unfortunately, this nation no longer cares. We have nearly half of the voting public, perhaps more, that literally do not give a damn as long as their team is in control.

They don't care that Obama and Co. floated a false story.

They don't care that the Obama Administration has targeted groups with opposing views and punished those that dared to question the president with the IRS.

They don't care that they have targeted the press and intentionally sent a message that they have no issue with it.

As long as their team is winning, they don't care.






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CajunAngele
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He said this on MSNBC. Wow.

Video

Last night MSNBC was blaming Issa for all of Obama's scandals. Saying Issa is a criminal because they dug up dirt on Issa that he burnt a building down for insurance money-all of this said is pathetic enough (Issa is not on trial) but they showed no evidence.






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EvrybodysAllAmerican
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The partisanship in DC is why its impossible to hold any of the elected officials accountable nowadays.

I wasnt around for the Nixon scandals, was it as fiercely divided down the Dem/Repub lines on Watergate as all these Obama scandals?

Or does it just depend on which side the media is on?






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a picture says a thousand words.





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To me, the IRS issue alone should be enough for ideology to fall to the side and a united public cry for action against a tyrannical government should ensue.

No executive branch should ever do something like this without major ramifications at the highest levels.







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I wasnt around for the Nixon scandals, was it as fiercely divided down the Dem/Repub lines on Watergate as all these Obama scandals?
It was not THIS partisan. Some of those who led the charge against Nixon were Republicans.






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I still don't think it is even remotely on the level of the IRS, or even the AP phone tap, issue.

When someone is waging a war, what happens when your army is forced to fight on multiple fronts?

Your soldiers become stretched too thin and your enemy is often able to gain ground.

Now, yes, I understand that people are able to multitask, but the normal individual in this country is semi-illiterate. Spreading their attention over multiple topics of interest ultimately results in the loss of their interest.

If the GOP was remotely intelligent, they would place the Benghazi issue on the back burner and address the two scandals that are truly worrisome. They need to focus their attention so that the media also will focus it's attention.

It may be too late for that though. If the GOP pulls out now, they look weak.

Horribly played in my opinion.






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If the GOP pulls out now, they look weak


They already look weak. I think the republicans are more incompetent than Obama is corrupt.






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They already look weak. I think the republicans are more incompetent than Obama is corrupt.
I should've clarified, "They would look weaker".

The GOP really needs some new leadership.






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The GOP really needs some new leadership.


In some ways I think the old guard republicans are worse than Obama. They are so entreched in Washington, they are content letting all of this stuff happen as long as they can use it to get re-elected.






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It was not THIS partisan. Some of those who led the charge against Nixon were Republicans.



And that's why Republicans always lose. They turn against their own where as Democrats always circle the wagons.







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but thats because for SOME repubs its more about country than politics. Not about just winning and losing. Sadly very few patriots left in either party.


This post was edited on 5/17 at 10:55 am


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It was not THIS partisan. Some of those who led the charge against Nixon were Republicans.



Nixon was convinced to resign when a number of Republican Congressmen had the fortitude and courage to literally walk down Pennsylvania Avenue and tell Nixon that they would no longer support him and would vote for impeachment/conviction.


There were credible reports that some Democratic Congressmen planned to symbolically take that same trip down Pennsylvania Avenue in 1998 to tell Clinton to resign. But, the Clinton Machine/Mafia found out and threatened every one of them.

Translation: The current makeup of the Democrat party has no courage, no fortitude and absof*ckinglutely no morals.



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I would love to see some of the old world republicans back off and let someone else run things.





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I would love to see some of the old world republicans back off and let someone else run things.


all of them in both parties need to go but possibly some of the newer ones.






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He will just find a way to give more handouts to the sheeple that elected him so they will go back to sitting on the front porch, and the Democratic media will ignore and/or whitewash the whole thing and it will go away.





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Your soldiers become stretched too thin and your enemy is often able to gain ground.



So, Bush's fault, right Scruffy?

There is a before, during and after for Benghazi:

Before: Repeated requests for increased security ignored

During: Desperate cries for help go unheeded. Response forces told to stand down. First U.S Ambassador killed in the line of duty in 30 years.

After: Video is pushed to avoid responsibility for failure at step 1 and 2, with a bonus that they don't have to look bad on terrorism going into the election cycle.

When you look at that you can say, "Meh. Just politics. Nothing to see here. Bush's fault."

Sorry. I can't.






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