Monday, May 13, 2013

Republicans and Their Lies


Republicans on Capitol Hill may think that the deadly attack in Benghazi, Libya is a scandal that besmirches Hillary Clinton's legacy at the State Department, but a new poll released Monday found that voters trust the former secretary of state over the Congressional GOP on the increasingly contentious issue. 

The latest survey from Democratic-leaning Public Policy Polling found that nearly half of voters nationwide — 49 percent — trust Clinton more than Congressional Republicans when it comes to Benghazi. Thirty-nine percent said they trust Republicans more. 

Those findings may be seen as an extension of the disparate popularity between Clinton and the GOP. Fifty-two percent of voters said they have a favorable opinion of Clinton, compared with 57 percent who said they have an unfavorable opinion of Congressional Republicans. 

I could have told you that.  Did you know that during the administration of President George W. Bush U.S. embassies and citizens were attacked and killed?

Here is a partial list from VeronicaS. which was posted at AllVoices:

...Where was all that concern for our men and women serving in embassies and consulates across the globe when all the other attacks and killings occurred?
Like in 2002 when the US Consulate in the Karachi, Pakistan, was attacked and 10 were killed?
Or in 2004 when the US embassy in Uzbekistan was attacked and two were killed and another nine injured?
How about in 2004, when the US Consulate in Saudi Arabia was stormed and 8 lost their lives?
There is more: In 2006, armed men attacked the US Embassy in Syria and one was murdered.
Then in 2007 a grenade was thrown at the US Embassy in Athens.
In 2008, the US Embassy in Serbia was set on fire.
In 2008, bombings in the US Embassy in Yemen killed 10.
Notice the dates, all before the Obama administration.
Not yet convinced that all the noise over Benghazi has nothing to do with love of countryman? How about the biggest, most catastrophic attack and murder of Americans? As a New Yorker, Sept. 11, 2001, is indelibly imprinted on my psyche and I’m sure on the rest of the country. 3,000 perished in the most brutal act of terror in our recent history—all under a Republican administration....

What about Republican Rep. Darrell Issa's recent statement? Daily Kos has the video of Issa saying that "...An act of terror is different than a terrorist attack..."  Issa is tripping all over himself with his unfounded accusations and claims. It is just plain disgusting.

Once again we see the Republicans going after President Obama because they have no agenda, no plan for jobs, no plan to end the war in Afghanistan, no plans for the future of our nation.

On CBS News, former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said the following:

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates forcefully defended the Obama administration on Sunday against charges that it did not do enough to prevent the tragedy in Benghazi, telling CBS' "Face the Nation" that some critics of the administration have a "cartoonish impression of military capabilities and military forces."

Gates, a Republican who was appointed by then-President George W. Bush in 2006 and agreed to stay through more than two years of President Obama's first term, repeatedly declined to criticize the policymakers who devised a response to the September 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including the U.S. Ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens. 

"Frankly, had I been in the job at the time, I think my decisions would have been just as theirs were," said Gates, now the chancellor of the College of William and Mary....