Ok, let’s get it on about Benghazi. As reported before, and based on facts, the Obama administration bungled Benghazi and the entire situation. Here is a summary:
- The situation was too volatile to establish a consulate in Libya.
- Security was too light to protect Americans who were deployed to Libya.
- Intelligence leading up to the Benghazi attack indicated the possibility was imminent.
- The CIA, DOD and State Department all bungled the intelligence and operational actions associated with Benghazi.
- Hillary Clinton was taking a medical timeout when the incident occurred.
- Susan Rice substituted as the State Department spokeswoman and through a combination of misinformation that included White House interpretation and spin as well as CIA mistaken information, her initial reports about the cause of the incident was wrong.
- The Administration bungled the process in getting the story straight.
- Throughout, there are no broken laws, just deficient performance. There is surely no “Watergate” scandal here as Darrell Issa would like to contrive for political reasons.
To restate the Darrell Issa situation, he is a representative with a sorted past. He was engaged in criminal activity. He bought his way into office. He is a disgraceful person when considering his history and the people from his district in California have done the nation a great disservice.
The Republican Party is undermining its credibility by having people like him on point. The nation has serious needs and this investigation and activity is a waste of taxpayer resources.
For more accurate comparison and contrast, try this one.
"October 23rd, 1983. Ronald Reagan was President of the United States.
What stood out then, particularly on television, was the toll of 241 dead at Marine BLT Barracks at Beirut Airport."
“Issa compares Benghazi probe to Watergate
By Julian Hattem - 05/17/14 09:19 AM EDT
Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said that it was “fair game” for Republicans to raise money off of their investigation into the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, and compared the inquiry to the Watergate investigation.
In an interview this week with The Tampa Tribune, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said the probe would be a lot easier if the Obama administration had been more responsive from the start.
“It takes very little time and very little committees if the administration wants to tell the truth. If the administration wants to continue delaying, denying and lying and covering up, it takes a long time,’’ he said while attending a Republican fundraiser.
“There was a lot of time and a lot of money spent on Watergate to eventually get to the truth about the wrongdoing of Richard Milhous Nixon.”
Darrell Issa, the felon
"There is the car theft, for example. Oh, alleged car theft, I should say. After all, the man who made his fortune from a car alarm company was accused of auto theft at one point:
A member of Issa’s Army unit, Jay Bergey, told Williams that his most vivid recollection of the young Issa was that in December, 1971, Issa stole his car, a yellow Dodge Charger. “I confronted Issa,” Bergey said in 1998. “I got in his face and threatened to kill him, and magically my car reappeared the next day, abandoned on the turnpike.”
Ok, maybe that was a prank, but after that, there was this:
On March 15, 1972, three months after Issa allegedly stole Jay Bergey’s car and one month after he left the Army for the first time, Ohio police arrested Issa and his older brother, William, and charged them with stealing a red Maserati from a Cleveland showroom. The judge eventually dismissed the case.
While the Maserati case was pending, Issa went to college. Just before 11 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 1972, two police officers on patrol in the small town of Adrian noticed Issa driving a yellow Volkswagen the wrong way down a one-way street. The police pulled him over, and, as Issa retrieved the car registration, an officer saw something peculiar in the glove compartment. He searched it, and, according to the police report, found a .25-calibre Colt automatic inside a box of ammunition, along with a “military pouch” that contained “44 rounds of ammo and a tear gas gun and two rounds of ammo for it.” Issa was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon. The policeman asked why he was armed. “He stated in Ohio you could carry a gun as long as you had a justifiable reason,” the report said. “His justifiable reason was for his car’s protection and his.” Issa pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of possession of an unregistered gun. He paid a small fine and was sentenced to six months’ probation.