House Report: No Benghazi "Stand Down" Order Given

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  1. lannister80 macrumors 6502

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    http://armedservices.house.gov/index.cfm/files/serve?File_id=C4E16543-8F99-430C-BEBA-0045A6433426

    My question: Are there still anyone (on this board) that believes the Benghazi attack went badly for the US because of deliberate inaction?
     
  2. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    Incompetence yes. Was it deliberate? Does it matter? You still fire the incompetent, they just don't typically go to jail for it.
     
  3. scottness macrumors 65816

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    How it was handled immediately after shows complete incompetence as well.
     
  4. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Too bad we can't fire Congress, most of them could use replacing.
     
  5. thewitt macrumors 68020

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    We can, it just take election cycles and educated voters.....
     
  6. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    Hey. What a coincidence.

    Same thing with presidents.

    See you in 2016.
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    It hasn't seemed to have worked the past 40 years.

    Might as well just build an embalming room into the Capital for as long as they stay in office.
     
  8. scottness macrumors 65816

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    I'd vote for anybody that can pass term limits on Congress.
     
  9. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    My understanding is that Stephens had requested additional security, two weeks before the attack. Denied.

    My anger is at all the lying by the Administration. "Spontaneous" assaults don't usually begin with RPGs and mortars. And, SFAIK, the video guy is still in jail.
     
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  11. Desertrat macrumors newbie

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    Thanks. Interesting.

    This paragraph just bugs heck out of me:

    "One person familiar with the events said Stevens might have rejected the offers because there was an understanding within the State Department that officials in Libya ought not to request more security, in part because of concerns about the political fallout of seeking a larger military presence in a country that was still being touted as a foreign policy success."

    So who would have known, who shouldn't have, about the small team of 16 shooters for Benghazi? That's not really what I'd call a "larger military presence" in any meaningful sense. The results of all this certainly reflect poorly on the judgement of Stevens himself, as well as those who influenced him to turn down the help.

    Still, lies, lies and more lies--which were unconscionable.

    And the bottom line is that with all this death and destruction of this "Arab Spring", it's quite poorly sprung.
     
  12. Huntn macrumors G5

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    To bad your rational did not hold up for W as well...
     
  13. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    I've never understood this mindset. Everything can always be solved by firing someone. It's the corporate version of bloodlust.

    Heckuva job Brownie. :rolleyes:
     
  14. scottness macrumors 65816

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    You'd make a great government employee. :)
     
  15. citizenzen macrumors 65816

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    It's the Washington version of bloodlust, where scapegoats and sacrificial lambs are routinely led to slaughter, and once sacrificed, are often reborn into the blissful realms of lobbying firms, think tanks or corporate boards.
     
  16. SoAnyway macrumors 6502

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    I agree. These uninformed voters can start by turning off the Faux News and the rest of the conservative media.
     

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