HomeTEApublican Smack DownsNot on Fox News: GOP Armed Services Chair Clears Obama, Hillary in Benghazi Investigation

Not on Fox News: GOP Armed Services Chair Clears Obama, Hillary in Benghazi Investigation

It’s a good thing that Representative Buck McKeon (R-CA) has decided to retire after 11 terms in Congress. If he hadn’t, he would surely be facing a Tea Party primary challenge after announcing that he is satisfied that nothing more could have been done to prevent the deaths of 4 Americans in Benghazi.

McKeon is the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, which just last month issued a contradictory report of its findings on the attack on the consulate September 11, 2012.  The report faulted the President and State Department for not having beefed up the military presence in Benghazi prior to the attack, while at the same time finding that there were no troops in a position to respond rapidly enough, no “stand down” order was given and that all that could be done had been done.

“I think I’ve pretty well been satisfied that given where the troops were, how quickly the thing all happened and how quickly it dissipated, we probably couldn’t have done more than we did,” McKeon told reporters on Thursday.  “Now, we’ve made changes since then. We’ve got more Marine fast teams that we built up security around the world.”

“We have been working on this for a long time. We issued a preliminary report,” he said.  “At some point, when we run out of people to talk to, or we run out of people to talk to two or three times, at some point, we think we’ll have as much of this story as we’re going to get and move on.”

Of course Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) does not agree with McKeon and says that the administration is still hiding the truth and should be made to admit to culpability.

“They owe the American people the truth. And when it comes to Benghazi, we’ve got four Americans who are dead. And their families deserve the truth about what happened, and the administration refuses to tell them the truth,” Boehner told reporters at a separate news conference.

h/t:  Americablog

About Bob Cull

I'm retired and live in the Finger Lakes region of Upstate NY. I have strong opinions and my political bent has not changed since I was in high school. Most of my family thinks that I need to find a "real" hobby to fill my time in retirement, but I am content to share my opinions with others and exercise my "right" as a cranky old retired dude to express my views--which are based on many years of real world experience.
  • Ryan111

    This is all for political gain by the GOP. If the GOP actually cared about innocent lives lost, then why did the GOP block Every Single Inquire on Bush/Cheney War/Crimes? Simple Math: Benghazi has had 13 hearings, 50 briefings, 50,000 documents. Bush/Cheney War Crime inquires were all blocked, Zero hearings, Zero briefings, Zero documents. Then you’ll hear the Cons say “YOU KEEP REPEATING THAT HAR HAR HAR,” no… *you* keep repeating “BENGHAZI BENGHAZI BENGHAZI,” I am replying to *your* endless, uninformed, repetitive rambling.

    Guess what that makes you conservatives? Hypocrites. If you truly cared about “coverups” and “lies” and “lives lost” you wouldn’t have blocked *all* inquires on Bush/Cheney. In case you didn’t know, 1.5 Million were Murdered in Iraq War.

    Oh but you cons would rather just ignore that and pretend it didn’t happen. Guess what? It happened, it was your fault, you blocked the investigations, and now you use 4 dead Americans as poster boys for fundraising? Pitiful, keep on spewing out that sewage, it’ll make voting you out a whole lot easier. If there’s a hell, you conservatives will be going there for supporting the Mass Murder and coverup of 1.5 Million innocent civilians.

    There is nothing you can do to defend or justify that, and if you try, you are guilty of supporting it, and you prove my point. Enjoy being voted out, but most of all, enjoy burning for your ignorance.

  • Wayne E Schmidt

    Hillary is up to her eye brows in the deaths of these Americans, no shame Hillary. The phone was not answered because there is no one in government who knows what they are doing or cares about anyone except for there own asses. shame on all of them. what a cover up while Americans died.

    • Bob Cull

      So you’re saying that you were present at the time and have first hand knowledge that contradicts what everyone else who we know was there. Why didn’t you step up, Wayne?

      Let me tell you why, because you WEREN’T THERE AND KNOW NOTHING. You are just another ignorant troll listening to the BS pumped out by the right wing propaganda machine and stupid enough to believe it.

      • https://plus.google.com/117977437749572953188 sean m

        “….that contradicts what everyone else who we know was there.”

        In case you missed the memo. No one who was there when the attack occurred has ever been interviewed in front of any committee. Not one person. Their names were changed, they were threatened with prison, they were moved to different parts of the country, and this whole mess had “Classified” and “Executive Privilege” labels stamped all over it. Keep drinking that Obama flavored Fool-Aid. Benghazi makes Watergate look like a misdemeanor. No major liberal news stations (That’s ever single news station except Fox News for all you simpletons) are covering this because they KNOW what happened is so illegal and corrupt, they don’t want their King impeached.

        • Eleanor Earley

          That Obama kool aid is much healthier than teabagger/repug kool aid. And the biggest cover up of all is the Bush/Cheney cover up of their lies in order to invade Iraq and further line their pockets. When your allowance gets cut off by the teabaggers/brigade then what are you gonna do? Sweep floors for the Koch Brothers?

          • Bill Cox

            Eleanor earleywhy do you people keep going back and yelling about Bush if you wanted to question him why didn’t you do it when he was in office. I guess what I’m saying is GET OVER IT

          • Bob Cull

            I have a better question for you, Bill. Why do you people keep insisting that the absence of evidence to prove that what you want to be so is proof positive that is what happened? There was nothing done wrong by the President or Hillary in regard to Benghazi, GET OVER IT!

          • http://AATTP David D.

            Right on Bob! The reality is simply the GOP has nothing else to use. They are down to Benghazi, whiteness and God. This is all they have to fight Hillary. They will lose. It’s a clue of how desperate and terrified the GOP is about the progressive trends in the nation.

        • Bob Cull

          You can beat a dead horse until hell freezes over and he won’t get up and plow — and you can present a RWNJ with all of the facts in the world and he will still cling ignorantly to what he wants to believe and that will consist of nothing but manufactured “facts.”

          • Andrew Long

            OK…..fast forward everyone to the day this newest “inquiry” is over and there is no one else to talk to. When the same information is evident once again then what will these rabid Republicans do? Bring back Monica? What? Not possible that they will act like normal law makers and go to work every day.

    • Eleanor Earley

      And how many died in Iraq because of Georgie? Repugs/teabaggers always find a way to blame Dems when the repugs/teabaggers are the ones who cut the funding. I am sure Hillary feels as bad about the deaths as everyone else. Can’t say the same for Georgie and Dickie.

  • https://www.facebook.com/johnny.teel Johnny Teel

    Gotta love all the libtards stroking each others egos….

    • Andrew Long

      why do you find it so difficult to believe the truth? Do you think we should continue to spend money and resources trying to prove malfeasance in this tragic incident….or can we move on to something more critical – like a jobs bill or immigration reform …or I know…how about another vote to kill the ACA?

  • https://www.facebook.com/aristotle.rex Aristotle Rex

    Yeah, they “worked hard” on this alright.

    They worked hard on ignoring the repeated lies following the attack.

    They worked hard on the troops being told to stand down.

    They worked hard on deflecting the truth.

    And I’ll bet he was WELL PAID for harboring the truth along with the survivors (witnesses) of the attack.

    • Bob Cull

      I will never believe that ignorance is bliss, Aristotle (what an inappropriate name), as long as I see how miserable ignorant people such as yourself are.

      There were no lies told after the attack. The Pentagon and CIA gave the White House inaccurate information but even they weren’t lying.

      There was never a stand down order given.

      And the only deflection of truth is coming from idiots like you who refuse to accept the truth unless it is what you want to be true.

      • mark

        If you really believe the BS you are letting go here then you
        need a hospital. Go stand in the corner and talk to the wall it may believe you. If you want to know some truths I will tell you what I saw in some dispatched and then tell you how he news showed up in the paper. Smoke some more good stuff.

        • http://daksden.wordpress.com dakotahgeo

          Go back to the front lines… on the enemy’s side! RIP!

        • Bob Cull

          The fact that you actually believe there is something more to be learned about Benghazi is shows that you listen only to what comes out of the radical right propaganda machine, Mark. The fact that you people get all of your “information” from them is the reason that those of you who support the Tea party types are the least informed voters. Willful ignorance is not a thing to be proud of.

          • https://www.facebook.com/johnny.teel Johnny Teel

            Hmmm. Emails and other documents released that create a trail? Wow! Oh no, there’s no more to be found here. Get out from under Obama’s desk and wake up man!

    • Eleanor Earley

      Can’t face the truth about the facts can you. Nobody has explained eight years of lies and more lies from Bush/Cheney/Rumsfield/teabaggers/repugs and their involvement in the murder of our military and innocent Iraqi citizens. They should all be tried as war criminals.

      • http://daksden.wordpress.com dakotahgeo

        I’d be honored to provide the rope! Bullets are too expensive, unless they did it the Nazi way and lined them up, chest to back and shot through them, 5-6 at a time. The Bush Dynasty’s time is waaay past due!

      • http://daksden.wordpress.com dakotahgeo

        Thank you, Aristotle Wreck for your non-statement! LOLOL.

  • rgmatlo

    That has gotta be one of the best explanations yet…..

  • barbara armstrong

    They simply refuse to listen to reason because they are deeply lost in their fantasies of power.

  • Pingback: The Republican Attack on the Right to Vote - Page 11()

  • https://www.facebook.com/jamesie.morgan.5 Jamesie Morgan

    they don’t know what the truth is all they know is how to lie.

  • https://www.facebook.com/jeff.mitcler Jeff Mitcler

    I know for a fact that Rep McKeon was kidnapped and replaced by a Marxist Muslim clone grown in an Iranian built lab in Kenya that is owned by the Rev Jeramiah Wright who borrowed the money from Saul Alinsky who made that money for the hit he put on Obama’s gay lover. I was sitting on a bench outside Wal-Mart & the guy sitting next to me told me. And since he had both his shoelaces tied, I figured he was purdy smart.

    • http://daksden.wordpress.com dakotahgeo

      ROFLMBO!!! Thanks for making the comment of the day! You edged out another commentor on another blog. Thanks so much! You hit the nail on the head! Kudos!

    • https://www.facebook.com/kelly.roberts.948494 Kelly Roberts

      You win the web comment of the day!! That was B-E-A-utiful to see!!

  • John

    GOP loves the law once in a while. Here, we have a CIA shop operating under the cover of a diplomatic post. The administration is legally obligated to not speak to that. Yet, Boehner and his cronies are cynically willing to play it for all they can milk out of it. So there are two scandals really … USA as usual breaking international laws, GOP acting as a foreign adversary.

  • Mike

    4,000+ dead after being lied into Iraq. How come Boehner isn’t calling for Bush/Cheney/Rice/Rumsfeld to tell the truth??

    • https://www.facebook.com/dan.khwaja Dan Khwaja

      Exactly. They have spent 100 fold the time in resources to investigate Benghazi than they did in 9/11 or Iraq.

  • Pingback: Radical, Fringe, Right-Wing Groups - Page 3()

  • http://msn.com David Kapple


  • http://daksden.wordpress.com dakotahgeo

    If push came to shove, Bonehead should be tried for treason, or whatever charges they could file against him. Unfortunately, death is too good for this POS and it would suit him well (AND his Republican cronies) to use them as cancer subjects for experimental purposes. These guys are worthless!

    • https://www.facebook.com/dan.khwaja Dan Khwaja

      I have to agree. They have done nothing to move the country forward in the past three years they have held the House. I don’t remember an type of inquiry that came close to this one for the real 9/11 or for Iraq for that matter.

  • david

    Boehner is right to be concerned about the four Americans killed in Benghazi. But he ought to be concerned as well about the people dying because of lack of health insurance.

  • Bob K

    The American people have the truth and have had it all along. Republican cuts for funding for consulate protection to provide tax cuts for their owners was the reason.

  • http://yahoo.com joel hackbart

    In very rare instances a republican or two, in this case Rep.Buck McKeon decides to tell the truth. [After all he is retiring!] However loyal to the party line he was in the past, he will now receive the total wrath and battering from the right wing media machine. Facts are irrelevant. Faux, Cruz and the repubs will always report this as a “scandal” because the Obama administration has had no real ones.

    • Bob Cull

      One of the reasons McKeon gave for his decision to retire was the obstructionist behavior of his party, Joel. He has been in Congress long enough to remember when they used to get things done because both sides understood that compromise doesn’t mean “you let me have my way.”

  • http://AATTP David D.

    End of story, Republicans, end of story.

  • Andrew Long

    What do you suppose it is that makes these people “think” there is some truth that has yet to be told? Can anyone enlighten me?

    • http://AATTP David D.

      Because the GOP is desperate and terrified. They know they’re agenda is being rejected and will try anything to stay in the game. The four deaths is a tragedy but most Americans have moved on.

    • JFischer

      Because the President is black and has a ‘funny’ name.

    • Bob Cull

      Haven’t you figured out that when they say they want the truth what they really mean is they want you to say what they want to hear, Andrew?

      • duspin

        Indeed, Bob. This is another chapter in the GOP playbook to get the disaffected electorate to vote against their own interests. In dog-whistle style their concocted messages reach a group of voters who believe what they’re told in messages that appeal to their most base human instinct. They pulled out all the stops once a black-looking man was elected president. First it was abortion and same-sex marriage, and then the scope of vitriol was widened to include racist, anti-muslim, and birther nonsense–virtually anything that would keep the narrative harsh, polarizing and negative. That other buffoon GOP rep in CA will keep the pseudo IRS scandal alive till the next election cycle if he can–all at OUR expense. No time for apathy.

      • Andrew Long

        Ah yes, Bob. But somewhere in my liberal, try-not-to-be-as-narrow-minded-as-they-are way I was wondering if I missed something that could change my mind. I think we have to work not to live in an echo chamber like the right wing nuts do.

    • radpat_USA

      Could be the Fox induced toxic stupidity!

  • Eleanor Earley

    Finally, a man showing his common sense and knowledge of the truth.

Scroll To Top
website security Website Security Test