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Benghazi vs. War in Iraq vs. Marines in Lebanon

It’s a three ring circus that the GOP seems to be calling for. While they want to pick at Benghazi and Hillary Clinton’s responsibility for that, there are other things to compare it with. First of all, Mrs. Clinton doesn’t dodge that she was in charge as warmonger Dick Cheney might suggest. She sought funds from a recalcitrant Congress for a larger security budget that they did not provide. She was short-handed, and at the direction of the President moved aggressively on a Libyan policy that was premature in light of the threat. Military policy in Libya trailed foreign policy.

Loose lips from Dick Cheney
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Since Dick Cheney wants to shoot his mouth off instead of shooting a friend in the face with a shotgun blast, should we discuss that he had a conflict of interest as Vice President, initiating a war in Iraq from which he profited? Should we discuss his wife’s conflict from being on the board of directors for Lockheed Martin Corporation? It would be preferable to prosecute Dick Cheney for crimes against humanity, so he should shut up.

The George W. Bush war in Iraq killed 4,489 American soldiers and wounded 32,231. The stupid war that was based on lies broke the American bank. It still undermines our economic security. Wealthy Americans and corporations made billions off the back of American taxpayers without a return on cost.

As for Ronald Reagan, the loveable old actor, his actions in Beirut killed 241 American service members. Benghazi pales by comparison. Keep talking Dick.

“Clinton Bears Responsibility Over Benghazi Attack, Cheney Says
By Alan Bjerga and Greg Giroux May 18, 2014

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton bears responsibility for the attacks on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya, and will be held accountable should she run for president in 2016, former Vice President Dick Cheney said.

“It’s a major issue,” Cheney, who served under President George W. Bush, said in an interview on the “Fox News Sunday” TV program. “I don’t think we’ve heard the last of it yet.”

The Republican-controlled House voted this month to create a select committee to continue investigating the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks, which killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans. The panel will probe whether President Barack Obama’s administration intentionally misled the public when officials initially asserted the violence didn’t stem from planned terrorism. The officials later said it did.
Democrats say the attack and the administration’s comments on it have been thoroughly vetted.

“It’s a hunting mission for a lynch mob,” Senator Dianne Feinstein, the California Democrat who is chairman of the chamber’s intelligence committee, said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-05-18/clinton-bears-responsibility-over-benghazi-attack-cheney-says