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McCain Skipped A Briefing On Benghazi To Hold A Press Conference

Discussion in 'Politics' started by NoName, Nov 15, 2012.

  1. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    y on Nov 15, 2012 at 10:36 am
    Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) is demanding a special select committee to investigate the events leading up to the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya and has held around-the-clock television appearances pressing for a complete review of the incident.
    But all of the senator’s media interviews and press availabilities may be interfering with his ability to gather information about the event. On Thursday morning, CNN’s Dana Bash reported that McCain chose to hold a joint press conference with Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) rather than attend a closed-door briefing about the attacks:
    I have to tell you something that just happened on Capitol Hill, and that is our senate producer Ted Barrett just ran into John McCain and asked about something that we’re hearing from Democrats, which is John McCain is calling for more information to Congress, but he had a press conference yesterday instead of going to a closed briefing where administration officials were giving more information. Well, Ted Barrett asked John McCain about that, and it was apparently an intense very angry exchange and McCain simply would not comment on it at all.
    Watch it:
    At least one Republican senator is criticizing McCain for skipping the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee briefing, The Cable’s Josh Rogin reports. Sen. Carl Levin (D-MI), “who was there at briefing, and Senator McCain, who was not, are members of our committee, and I know they would play very important roles,” Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) said.
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other Republicans have dismissed the need for a select committee.
  2. zimmie Full Member

    the briefings have all been lies to this point, why would anyone go to them...? opposed to Obama blowing them off for months before he got those Americans killed...
  3. budgerock Full Member

    McCain is an angry old coot.

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  4. mcopley Full Member

    McCain has the biggest mideast hardon out of all of them. Anytime he is on tv, he is talking about other countries, never about Arizona or America. He's all caught up in how we look weak or strong to the world. He needs to go away, it's like "Ok McCain let's arm the middle east" People call Ron Paul nuts...McCain is the one that is batshit....
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  5. ricky

    ricky SFN Gold Supporter


    Krauthammer: White House May Have Used Petraeus Affair to Influence Benghazi Testimony
    Wednesday, November 14, 2012 10:31 AM

    By: Bill Hoffmann
    Government officials may have used former CIA director David Petraeus’ affair with Paula Broadwell as a bargaining chip to influence what he told Congress about the September 11th attack of the U.S. Embassy in Libya, Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer says.

    “Here’s a man who knows the administration holds his fate in his hands,’’ Krauthammer told Fox News’ “Special Report’’ on Tuesday night.

    “And he gives testimony completely at variance with what the secretary of defense had said the day before, at variance with what he heard from the station chief in Tripoli, and with everything that we had heard.

    “Was he influenced by the fact he knew his fate was held by people in the administration at that time?”

    Krauthammer said he found it “shocking’’ Petraeus “thought and hoped he could keep his job.

    “He thought that it might and would be kept secret, and then he could stay in his position. I think what that tells us is really important.

    “It meant that he understood that the FBI obviously knew what was going on. He was hoping that those administration officials would not disclose what had happen and therefore hoping that he would keep his job.

    “And that meant that he understood that his job, his reputation, his legacy, his whole celebrated life was in the hands of the administration. And he expected they would protect him by keeping it quiet.”

    Petraeus reportedly told congressional intelligence leaders days after the attack that he believed it was spontaneous.

    “That brings us to the ultimate issue, and that is his testimony on Sept. 13,” Krauthammer said.

    “That’s the thing that connects the two scandals. And that’s the only thing that makes the sex scandal relevant. Otherwise it would be exercise in sensationalism and voyeurism, and nothing else.’’
  6. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    You are an absolute retard.....I would be surprised if your shoes don't have Velcro
  7. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    Yesterday afternoon, Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told the media he demands additional information about the September attack in Benghazi. At the exact same time, McCain was skipping a classified intelligence briefing on the September attack in Benghazi.
    So, what happened? Apparently, the Republican's office scheduled his press stunt at the wrong time, so McCain forgot to be where he was supposed to be.
    Senator John McCain is demanding answers on the Benghazi attack, but his office tells ABC News he missed a classified briefing on the subject because of a "scheduling error."
    The classified briefing was held on Wednesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee -- of which Senator McCain is a member -- and lasted three hours. It featured testimony by officials from the State Department, the Pentagon, the CIA and the National Counterterrorism Center.
    During part of the briefing, McCain was holding a press conference demanding answers about the administration's handling of the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on Step. 11 that killed four Americans, including US Ambassador to Libya Christopher Stevens.
    So, let me get this straight. Yesterday, McCain said Susan Rice is "not very bright." This morning, McCain said the Obama administration is "incompetent." But given a chance to get answers about Benghazi, this towering intellect and model of competence forgot to show up for a briefing, and blamed a scheduling mishap?
    McCain added today that there are additional hearings lined up on Benghazi, and he definitely plans to be there. What a relief.
    As for McCain's calls for a special new committee to investigate the violence, many McCain allies -- Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) -- already disagree with him, and the Arizona Republican doesn't have many allies in his crusade to smear Susan Rice, either.
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  8. zimmie Full Member

    geez, I was thinking of getting a pair....
  9. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    Please feel free to share this with your friends

  10. Timmy Full Member

    Is this the same John McCain who complained we weren't doing anything to help the Libyan rebels, the later complained that we WERE helping the Libyan rebels ????
  11. zimmie Full Member

    something stylish, like these....

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  12. zimmie Full Member

    Ask Al Qaeda, they're in charge there now....
  13. Timmy Full Member

    Is that why thousands of Lybians took to the streets to condem the attacks the day after?
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  14. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    Wrong again!!
  15. Timmy Full Member

    Yeah. Why go to the fact finding briefings . It'll just get in the way of conservatives making shit up.
  16. zimmie Full Member

    wonder what that cost us?
  17. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    It was more important for McCain (who is still bitter about 2008) and Graham (who hates women ;) ) to attack a woman who had NOTHING to do with Benghazi than to sit in on a hearing where they may have learned something.
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  18. NoName

    NoName SFN Supporter

    0.0 lives. What did Iraq cost us?
  19. Chrisfromvegas Full Member

    Let McCain pay for the investigation.
    The investigation will take a year, then another two years to issue a report. We will have moved on to the next big thing by then and won't care.
    We already know the dude shouldn't have been there without a fortress and a battalion. Close all these offices in shitholes. It would save money too.
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  20. Timmy Full Member

    What do they expect to find ?? That Obama wanted everyone to die because they interrupted his sleep??

    Obama has killed more terrorists since any president this side of the Barbary war. U really think he doesnt car about his own guys out in the field . It's regiddamndiculos !
  21. zimmie Full Member

    close em?.....we've got all kind of plans for opening more in South America, Africa, and SE Asia.
  22. zimmie Full Member

    they beg for more security and it was're right, Obama has killed a lot of people, could be in line for another Nobel.
  23. Chrisfromvegas Full Member

    Close em. Start closing everything.
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  24. zimmie Full Member

    Let's start with Vegas.....
  25. Timmy Full Member

    Yes Obama did it. But it wasn't his fault. He didn't see the request because he was busying approving the weeks menu for the congressional lunch cafeteria !! Cause as you know Obama is responsible for everything that happens in the country .

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