CBS: It was congressional GOP who faked Benghazi email (video)

CBS Evening News let out a bit of a bombshell tonight, admitting on the air that it was Republicans on the Hill who provided the media with false quotes that are the only real smoking gun the GOP has buttressing its conspiracy-theory surrounding the Benghazi attack.

As I noted the other day, the email at the core of the Republican case that the White House ‘fixed’ the Benghazi talking points, in the immediate aftermath of the attack on our consulate, in order to edit out any reference to ‘terrorism,’ in a supposed effort to minimize public concern about the attack in the weeks before the 2012 election, is a fake.

The actual White House email, far from proving an attempt by the White House to “spin” Benghazi for political purposes, shows a White House concerned about getting the facts right.

CBS News said tonight that the false quotes “had been provided by Republicans,” and that “on Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes,” referring to then- White House Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes.

CBS’ story online makes clear that they’re referring to “Republicans on Capitol Hill.”

Republicans on Capitol Hill claimed they found proof in White House emails that they leaked to reporters last week. It turns out some of the quotes were wrong.

To make the point even more clear, CBS had these handy graphics:

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You can read my earlier post for more of the background on the fake and real Benghazi emails.

As Josh Marshall notes, usually when sources lie, reporters don’t do anything about it.  At the very least, they never hold the lying source accountable publicly.  This time, without naming names, but by naming parties, they are.

If the Republicans can’t come up with a real scandal, they’ll manufacture one.


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  • connie pujols

    EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR HELP:

    Despite ALL of
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    there who I thought would conceivably put a stop to this wrongdoing—but ALL of
    them DID absolutely nothing at all. Mercy HOUSING DID NOTHING to stop this: HUD
    was equally derelict in FAILING to use its policing, oversight, and regulatory
    powers over a HUD senior housing provider like Mercy Housing which is under
    contract to HUD. But HUD DID NOTHING at all also. I am NOT an expert on HUD’s
    federal contract with Mercy Housing– but I surmise using False testimony
    in court to wrongfully evict a senior from senior housing who is NOT in
    violation of her lease agreement, and who had lived there for 5 years — is
    probably NOT a permissible activity under their contract to provide senior
    housing. REPLY REQUESTED.

    Connie
    Pujols

    Jun 8 (2 days
    ago)

    to
    connie, san.francisco, feedback, Feedback, carol.zlongst, craig.riemer,
    hardy.gold, hotline, hannity, anderson.cooper

    Please help me! I am disabled, and elderly. Please refer
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    office, department, division, organization, entity, Law Office, or whoever or
    whatever that may be able to be of assistance in this terrible life threatening
    predicament I find myself in—which I did NOT cause to happen.

    to rmoser,

    EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR HELP:

    Email:
    [email protected] Please use email to REPLY to me: I am now homeless, and I DO NOT
    have a telephone.

    Subject: I am elderly and
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    and criminal misconduct, because [Mercy Housing, Catholic
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    I always paid my rent–but they FALSELY
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    By the witness(es) because each of them
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    I always paid my rent–but they FALSELY claimed I violated conditions
    of my lease– which I did NOT! PLEASE HELP> I AM OLD AND DISABLED, and NOW have become HOMELESS because of their serious civil and criminal misconduct, because [Mercy
    Housing and
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    this eviction when in fact they legally were not entitled to it, but
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    This was incredibly heinous and
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    lied; By the attorney who put them on the stand ; and By Mercy Housing a Catholic
    organization that knowingly condoned this!

    EMERGENCY REQUEST FOR HELP:

    Email:
    conniepujols[email protected] Please use email to REPLY to me: I am now homeless, and I DO NOT
    have a telephone.

    Senior housing Residence I was wrongfully evicted from on June 3, 2013–
    address is: 37-101
    W. Buddy Rogers Ave. Apt 3331/ [Senior HOUSING in] Cathedral
    City, CA 92234– But to send MAIL please ONLY use my
    email, and or my mailing address: PO Box 124872, SAN DIEGO, CA 92112–
    4872

    Re: Impossible to get any housing now –after this eviction, even
    though I always paid my rent for five years there–but they FALSELY claimed I violated conditions of my lease– which
    I did NOT! PLEASE HELP> I AM OLD AND DISABLED, and NOW I have NO
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    PLEASE HELP> I AM OLD AND DISABLED! I
    lived in HUD Housing for over five years with NO problems. And after a wrongful
    eviction based on perjured testimony– I was put out on the streets like dog
    on June 3, 2013. At age 68! I’ll be homeless in a few days, and without any
    of my possessions, antique furniture; including most of my clothing, family
    keepsakes; and some of my dead mother’s possessions, accumulated in our
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    disabled I’ll be like a dog in the streets with NO place to live; NO money to
    rent another place because the rents are more than my small fixed income could
    cover! Additionally even if I had the income to pay rent somewhere: the [wrongful]
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    rent when there is an eviction on person’s record.

    I am NOW
    HOMELESS because of their [Mercy Housing

    and their
    eviction lawyers] who knowingly put perjured testimony on the witness stand in
    order to have the judge grant them the eviction when in fact they legally were not
    entitled to it, but for the perjury:

    Not only was
    there perjury as to the actual testimony, but one of the witnesses put on the
    stand in court by Mercy Housing, and their eviction attorney was so brazen, and
    bold that he had the unmitigated gall to lie about his name because he gave the
    judge in my case a fake name. Maybe he thought that by giving a fake name he
    could not be prosecuted for perjury—but whatever was his underlying reason for
    the fake name he gave to the judge– he went on to testify falsely about the
    facts in my case. And the eviction attorney knowing he was using a fake name
    let him testify anyway!

    This was
    incredibly heinous and malicious wrongdoing by ALL of them:

    the witness(es)
    because each of them lied, the attorney who put them on the stand , and By
    Mercy Housing a
    Catholic organization!

    A
    writ of possession may issue at the conclusion of a civil action for unlawful
    detainer. It DID.

    What followed next: was a Civil
    Process Services Writ of Possession / Real Property “Eviction Writ “

    Which
    was then enforced by the Riverside County Sheriff-Coroner –despite my
    desperately trying to communicate with everyone, and anyone who I thought could,
    or would conceivably put a stop to this wrongdoing—but they DID absolutely
    nothing at all. Mercy HOUSING DID NOTHING to stop this: HUD was equally
    derelict in FAILING to use its policing, oversight, and regulatory powers over
    a HUD senior housing provider like Mercy Housing which is under contract to
    HUD, and yet HUD DID NOTHING at all also. I am NOT an expert on HUD’s
    federal contract with Mercy Housing– but I
    surmise using False testimony in court to wrongfully evict a senior from senior
    housing who is NOT
    in violation of her lease agreement– is
    probably NOT a permissible activity under their contract with HUD.

    The judgment for possession of real
    property was not in my case because of a tenant’s non-payment of rent—NOT APPLICABLE
    IN MY CASE, but rather it was for [ FALSE ALLEGATION OF ] a breach { which I did NOT! } of the rental or lease contract.
    Once again I did NOT breach any of the terms and
    conditions of my lease at any time in the five years I lived there at Mercy
    Housing!

    I
    have lived for over five years in Mercy Housing, a HUD senior HOUSING provider,
    and I believe a Judgment was entered against me, and a WRIT of Possession
    issued– in a [wrongful judgment , obtained by perjured witness testimony] in
    an Unlawful Detainer Case in Riverside Superior Court, in Indio, CA 92201.

    REFERENCE
    CASE:

    Riverside
    County, California:

    Mercy
    Housing v. CONNIE PUJOLS

    UNLAWFUL
    DETAINER [ Eviction] from HUD Senior Housing provider Mercy Housing, in Case #
    INC 1301632 CASE NAME: Mercy Housing V. Connie Pujols

    I HAVE A HARDSHIP CASE: I am an elderly, DISABLED LADY being
    wrongfully evicted from HUD senior Housing. I inquired : Is there an
    application process for a hardship CASE THROUGH THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE? Or
    through some other way? Please REPLY TO MY EMAIL. Please HELP ME! I am an
    elderly, DISABLED LADY being wrongfully evicted from HUD Senior Housing even
    though I have NEVER been in violation of my lease in the past 5 years at HUD
    housing provider– MERCY HOUSING.THIS IS A RETALIATORY EVICTION by Mercy Housing
    manager.

    I
    am elderly, disabled, and about to be WRONGFULLY evicted from my HUD senior
    HOUSING in Cathedral City, California 92234. I AM disabled: I will become
    homeless; I will lose ALL of my furniture, my personal possessions, my
    clothing, and my family keepsakes, everything that is now inside my
    apartment: Please help!

    I
    am elderly, disabled, and was WRONGFULLY evicted from my HUD senior HOUSING in
    Cathedral City, California 92234. I AM disabled: I will become homeless; I lost
    ALL of my furniture, including valuable antiques, my personal possessions, most
    of my clothing, and my family keepsakes, everything that was inside my senior
    apartment—because I DID NOT have any money to pay for moving and storage of my
    belongings accumulated in a lifetime of 68 years, and also some belonging to my
    elderly mother—who lived in Mercy Housing, but passed away a few years ago. She
    left me her antique and valuable furniture which NOW is lost, but not stolen by
    the handyman/ janitor as he has done with the possessions of other seniors
    recently wrongfully evicted.

    Please
    help! Please read attached declaration. Please HELP ME! : I am an elderly,
    DISABLED LADY who was wrongfully evicted on June3, 2013 from HUD senior Housing
    even though I have NEVER been in violation of my lease in the past 5 years of
    living at the HUD housing provider– MERCY HOUSING.THIS IS A RETALIATORY EVICTION by Mercy Housing manager. Please
    refer, or convey all of my communications to whoever in HUD who
    could help me, and to any Law offices—I need help because of the
    misconduct, and wrongdoing of this HUD Senior Housing provider, which is NOT
    only a violation of their federal contract with HUD, but what they have DONE
    NOW also constitutes serious civil rights violations of federal and state laws
    as well. THANKS.

    See
    my attached DECLARATION:

    TO UNITED WAY AND ALL CHARITIES, AND
    RELIGIOUS GROUPS: Because this wrongful eviction, I will be HOMELESS AT AGE 68
    IN RIVERSIDE County: I need a loan, or any other financial assistance for
    food, clothing and for a greyhound ticket to SAN DIEGO where my Elderly brother lives in rental housing and

    where I used to live. I have NO place to live in

    Riverside after this eviction, even though
    I

    always paid my rent—but to evict me they FALSELY claimed I violated conditions
    of my lease– which I did NOT! PLEASE HELP> I AM OLD AND DISABLED, and NOW have become HOMELESS because of their serious civil and criminal misconduct, because [Mercy
    Housing and
    their eviction lawyers] knowingly put
    perjured testimony on the witness stand in order to have the judge grant them
    this eviction when in fact they legally were not entitled to it, but
    for the perjury:

    This was
    incredibly heinous and malicious wrongdoing by ALL of them!

    The witness(es)
    because each of them lied, the attorney who put them on the stand to give
    perjured testimony in order to have the judge grant them the eviction , and Mercy Housing, for condoning this wrongdoing in spite of
    receiving notice of it !

    And all of this happened to my shock and
    disbelief:
    despite ALL of my efforts to desperately try to communicate
    with everyone, and anyone out there who I thought would conceivably put a
    stop to this wrongdoing—but ALL of them DID absolutely nothing at all. Mercy HOUSING DID NOTHING to stop this: HUD
    was equally derelict in FAILING to use its policing, oversight, and regulatory
    powers over a HUD senior housing provider like Mercy Housing which is under
    contract to HUD.
    But HUD DID NOTHING at all also. I am NOT an expert on HUD’s federal contract with Mercy Housing– but I surmise using False
    testimony in court to wrongfully
    evict a senior from senior housing who is NOT in violation of her lease
    agreement, and who had lived there for 5 years — is probably NOT a permissible
    activity under their contract to provide senior housing. REPLY
    REQUESTED. Please refer this and all other previous communications to any
    other person, party, office, department, division, organization, entity, Law
    Office, or whoever or whatever that may be able to be of assistance in this
    terrible life threatening predicament I find myself in—which I did NOT cause to
    happen. . My family, and myself have NOT been antisocial trouble makers as
    is the main complaining witness and her clique
    of seniors, and handicapped who maliciously gossiped and banded
    against me to have me evicted from senior housing. Please investigate
    these so called witnesses they used to obtain their wrongful eviction against
    me. They are right now in the process of FALSELY complaining about other
    seniors there to also get them evicted too, probably to get their family
    members into the building with the created vacancies! Please investigate.

    Please note as stated elsewhere in my previous communications: I
    DO NOT drink, use drugs, not even prescribed medications WITH MENTAL SIDE
    EFFECTS, LIKE DO SOME OF THE OTHER SENIORS AND HANDICAPPED, INCLUDING THE
    COMPLAINING WITNESSES USED IN MY CASE.

    Again, like some of the others who live there: I NEVER had any
    mental problems, or social or personality problems. I have NEVER been in jail
    or prison in my entire life of 68 years; once more, unlike some of those who
    live there in Mercy Housing.

    Family wise, my father was a U.S. army veteran who is buried in
    the veterans cemetery in Riverside, SEE enclosed reference: PUJOLS, JAIME
    1LT US ARMY WORLD WAR I, DATE OF BIRTH: 01/07/1894 DATE OF DEATH:
    12/29/1990 BURIED AT: SECTION 28 SITE 122 RIVERSIDE
    NATIONAL CEMETERY 22495 VAN BUREN BOULEVARD RIVERSIDE, CA 92518 (951) 653-8417

    REPLY REQUESTED

    Please use email to REPLY to me. Email: [email protected]

    To send MAIL please ONLY use my
    email, and or my mailing address: P.O. Box 124872, SAN DIEGO, CA 92112–
    4872

  • StubbornlyRational

    You have cited zero evidence that the republicans falsified anything, Victor. And the minor disparities change nothing about the essential truth of the Obama coverup. Don’t worry — an Independent Special Prosecutor should get to the bottom of this.

  • StubbornlyRational

    Victor, obviously I’ve touched a raw nerve here. Your anger is palpable. Try being more rational, and realize that no other president in history has had 5 major scandals going simultaneously. Indeed, the Sebelius Shake Down scandal has emerged in the last day!
    Where there is smoke, there is fire, Victor.

  • Victor Lynn Avera

    The GOP has been lying ever since the Corporatists/fascists has taken over the GOP.

  • Victor Lynn Avera

    Ask the GOP why it was their priority to cut the funding for the security of the embassies? Why did they feel the need to endanger the embassies? Why are they running away from their responsibilities? Why did they feel the need to falsify Emails? Why? because they have been nothing but traitorous criminals preying upon and turning their backs on the people, they have soldout completely to the corporatists/fascists. They are no longer the party the people had trusted before the 1970’s, now they are only corporatist’s lackeys.

  • Victor Lynn Avera

    Change your hide behind screen name to Ijustdontcareabouttherealityoffacts.
    Your bothers in crime, The GOP, committed many crimes against the people, but you just don’t care. Only the real true kool-aid drinker of the fake propaganda the GOP is making up and spewing is plainly you and the other blind blabbing sheep.

  • Brandon Villneauve

    CNN goes on location in their studio.

  • Brandon Villneauve

    Obamas fake birth certificate and social security number.

  • http://www.facebook.com/marv.sammons Marv Sammons

    who cares what you think? the CIA says it was terrorists at the time. the state department doesn’t like it so the White House sides with them and forces new Facts don’t the Dias throat. sends rice everywhere with a trumpt up story about a video.

    you wanna believe this group of crooks. be my guest. my mamma didn’t raise a fool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/chauda.labbe Chauda Carlson Labbe

    Of course they all forget how Rethugs voted NO for additional funding for security around the world. I wouldn’t be proud of that fact.

  • meldina55

    thats exactlly what the real emails prove that susan rice had nothing to do with it.

    talk about swallowing kool aid .how many gallons did you swallow on the Iraq bs?

  • Zootalaws

    It was a contest? I thought it was just you being a busybody and an superior a$$hole.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Savio/100001826954767 Daniel Savio

    Someone could point you at the sky and tell you “That color is called Blue” and you’d still think it was Purple with Pink polka dots.

  • Whitewitch

    You win…contest over. Have a nice day.

  • http://profiles.google.com/james.h.steiger James Steiger

    Your “smoking gun” actually changes nothing. It is still quite clear that the President misled the public via his surrogate Susan Rice. Only the true kool-aid drinkers will believe otherwise.

  • Zootalaws

    What? Look back, see who it was that decided to be a smartas$ and got my post completely wrong.

    I am all for honest discussion, but perhaps the next time you think you are pointing out others flaws and questioning their intelligence, you should ensure you are not setting yourself up to look foolish.

    You misread my post. You got all uppity when I explained what I meant and decided rather than to just say ‘Ah, I see’, you would aim a brickbat in my direction, then you accuse me of trolling.

    I can see an honest discussion in your future, if you can curb your knee-jerk reaction and actually think about what you are reading before jumping up and down in high dudgeon.

    Sorry, you failed the comprehension, but it was not my doing.

  • Whitewitch

    Actually I don’t take advice from people who are rude and self-righteous, or at least not from those that correct others spelling. I shows that you are troll and not here to have an honest discussion.

  • Zootalaws

    Don’t sulk. Read, go to school, learn. English isn’t so hard – you nearly have it sussed.

    Here, I’ll get you started:”You are quit quite impressive.”

  • Whitewitch

    If only I was so smart – alas I shall just sit here and pout over your slap to my intelligence. You are quit impressive.

  • silas1898

    Saddam hid it all in Syria. Invade Now! /s

  • ezpz

    You know why they won’t correct anything?

    Because it doesn’t help the administration.

    Buried deep in that CBS link and completely omitted from the other ‘reports’ including ABlog is a part of the actual email in which it is admitted that they (State Dept) didn’t pay attention to Agency warnings.
    (I’ve quoted and linked this in other comments on this thread.)

    Lies of omission are still lies. There won’t be any follow up.

  • Zootalaws

    All you have done is to prove you have difficulty with comprehension.

    My reply was to the statement “He’s the worst president, well, since Bush.” – as he is the only president since Bush, he is both the best and the worst – there is no-one else to compare him against.

    I was pointing out the logical fallacy in such a statement.

    Keep your bridge – you will probably need it to get over your deficiency in English.

  • ezpz

    Did Jake Tapper include the following part in the original email?
    They actually admit that they didn’t pay attention to Agency warnings:

    “The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57584947/wh-benghazi-emails-have-different-quotes-than-earlier-reported/

  • Whitewitch

    Double like!!!

  • Whitewitch

    If you think that President Obama is the best ever – I have this great bridge in Brooklyn you might find attractive and this week at a low low price. He is certainly better than Romney would have been (I believe) – however he is not out for the common man – anymore than any other politician in DC right now (with perhaps a few rare exceptions). I think we need to flush then all and start with a clean slate. The slate might not be any better, at least though we would have a new batch to hope about.

  • Joan

    I have never considered Obama’s 3 scandals to be anything but republican witch hunts, but now the Benghazi one, I consider to be a republican crime. Why is no one calling for whoever is behind the changing of emails to incriminate a sitting president to be tried in a court of law!

  • Zootalaws

    And the best.. in fact, every superlative you can make up applies to Obama. The best, the best looking, the most successful, the most altruistic, the most just, the best economically, jobs-wise, foreign-affairs-wise… they just keep piling up.

  • Zootalaws

    I think he does, but won’t play their dirty-tricks game.

    It may allow him to sleep at night, but does nothing to teach the electorate about the level of dirt the GOP are capable of.

  • Zootalaws

    That is the case in a lot of countries.

  • samizdat

    “You are all fools!!”

    Oh, noes, we’re all going to die!!

  • http://twitter.com/AlanEggleston Alan Eggleston

    CNN’s Jake Tapper was all over it, the very next day.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    I’m not so sure this was genius from the WH. Remember, the GOP no longer has any particular respect for the truth, only in getting their bastardized version of events out there.

    What was the entire weekend about? This faked-up false quote that was claimed to be from the “12-versions” memo. Do you think even half the people who heard that version will also now hear that it was actually a lie cooked up by Congressional Republicans? Or, even hearing it, will believe the truth?

  • condew

    When the press messes up, falling for a fake story or creating one, they should be required to promote the correction with all the same fervor, over as many days and on as many shows as the original “reporting”. Eating crow like that now and then might encourage them to get it right the first time, and verify the facts before they become heavily invested.

    This one-shot correction will still leave most people believing there was real evidence and still leave a false memory of scandals in a relatively scandal-free administration.

  • GOPathetic

    Not

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    The day they decided to play chicken with the full-faith-and-credit of America’s national debt and, by extension, the economy of the entire world, I finally came down firmly on the side of ‘traitors, the lot of them.’

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Nice revisionist history attempt, but it won’t wash.

    In the autumn of 2002, the Iraqi government allowed inspectors into the country, without reservation or conditions. After hundreds of inspections, the official report was they found nothing.

    It was the U.S. government who told those inspectors, through the U.N., to drop what they were doing and leave because the war was imminent.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/2100-500257_162-544280.html
    http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2003-03-17-inspectors-iraq_x.htm

    It must be interesting, living without memories of what actually happened, simply inventing whatever you want the past to have been as you go along.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Dude, if you were reaching for “crazed lunatic”, you succeeded far beyond your wildest hopes and expectations. I especially applaud the constant initial capitalization, multiple exclamation points, excessive ellipses, random use of punctuation in general, and the completely disordered stream-of-consciousness mode of expression.

    The avatar photo? Primo bonus. Kudos.

  • http://www.facebook.com/forest.wall Forest W Wall

    biological laboratories.Were Found, But The laboratories Hadn’t Used At All. All Old Crap, Broken Things… You Are An Idiot You Think Bush And His Coons Didn’t Lie About M.W.D ………Cheney Got Rich With Halliburton , He Was CEO!!! Of Halliburton !!!!… Do Your Researching Before Opening Mouth ….Colin Powell Was Only A Puppet Bush Had On A String…..

  • http://www.facebook.com/forest.wall Forest W Wall

    Republicans care little about the truth???????????? Laughing My Butt Off!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/forest.wall Forest W Wall

    They Lied They’re Butts Off… Plain And Simple……….Like They All Ways Do… To Make Obama Look Bad… Thats How Much They Hate Him… Pure Wrong!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/forest.wall Forest W Wall

    You Are An Idiot ….

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Baby fester is squeaky clean and working at Chic-a-filet, too chicken to know the facts.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    My head is spinning!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    They should have tied those tubes from the get-go.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Yep!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    And what weapons they did have, including gass was provided by Bush I, and which Saddam used to poison his own people after the first invasion. All crimes lead back to a Bush.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Marxie the Klown speaks!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    It gives me great pleasure to know that my considerable welfare is coming directly out of your tax pocket. I even drive a Cadi and cruise through the better neighborhoods eating cat food in front of innocent conservative children. When I was homeless and couldn’t afford soap I went into a mega church and used the baptismal font to wash up after I had taken a dump out back.

  • JayRandal

    Everything about Benghazi event has smell of GOP involvement. President Obama is about only person in Washington-DC who doesn’t realize Republicans are setting him up.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Boehner and his agent orange should be declared a toxic waste site.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Like!

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    As long as they take down Obama, let them sink. If nothing else let Obama’s shining star dim in the historical record of his mediocre presidency. He’s the worst president, well, since Bush.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    As Roni Reagan might say, “Oh there you go again.” The Republicans are so corrupt they can’t distinguish truth from lies, or s*it from shinola.

  • Moss_back

    Monoceros,

    Many GOP voters appear to have the attention spans of very small invertebrates. Most probably don’t remember that this dead horse was already beaten into pate back in 2012, and when it’s trotted out in 2016, they’ll have forgotten all about it – again.

    It’s just like the GOP House voting, what, 37 times now to repeal ACA? Many of the GOP faithful would no doubt love another shot at replaying the Civil War; when it comes to refighting old battles they’ve already lost, well, they just can’t seem to help themselves…

  • lynchie

    We could have saved trillions of dollars. Saved thousands of our military personnel, concentrated on Afghanistan (as if that would have done anything). You sir are a moron, devote of critical thinking. Time to stock your prepper site and sit out the coming war because we are going looking for all you nut jobs.

  • Michael in Cambridge

    You seem to be unaware of the UN inspection of Iraq that determined they did not have WMD. As I recall, it was not the UN, but Bush who issued an ultimatum – based on lies like yellow-cake blah blah blah that everyone in the world but the Americans knew were lies. Our next door neighbors, Canada and Mexico, overwhelmingly opposed the invasion.

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    And yet he didn’t have those weapons. I’m supposed to believe that the Bush administration didn’t know that? That they planted fake stories in the NY times via media whore Judy Miller just because? You’re the one who’s a fool.

  • http://parkandbark.wordpress.com/ Houndentenor

    Because their base only watches Fox News and listens to talk radio. Then the “mainstream media” (CNN, the networks) repeat this nonsense with maybe one rebuttal. The he-said, she-said approach is thought of as “fair” by the media, but it allows people to choose a side even if one side is lying or distorting the truth. Of course, fact checking and independently looking at sources would require work on the part of the stenographers (a/k/a “journalists”) and they are too busy for such “nonsense.”

  • ezpz

    “We now know why the administration waited so long to rebutt the emails, they wanted the GOP to pile all their bets on them first…”

    Ah yes, that ole eleventy dimensional chess game….

  • MyrddinWilt

    We now know why the administration waited so long to rebutt the emails, they wanted the GOP to pile all their bets on them first. The GOP handed the GOP a golden opportunity to bring up all the inconvenient scandals and then let the GOP fakery knock all of them down at once.

    Remember the fake Bush National Guard records? The fake evidence killed a real scandal. I think it abundantly obvious that Bush went AWOL relying on his family connections to keep him out of the brig or sent into combat. There was plenty of evidence before Rathergate. But once it was shown that the CBS evidence was fake, the whole issue was dismissed as phoney.

    The ‘forensics’ being peddled by the 101st Keyboarders of the GOP were as phoney as the records. The fake records looked just like others from the same office which actually did have a proportional spacing IBM typewriter of the exact model that is emulated in Word. The actual proof that the records were fake was something the wingnuts never knew about – the source. Killian was not a credible source for the documents and CBS should have known that.

    CBS was incompetent on both the forensics and the source evaluation but they killed the Bush AWOL story. And now it looks like their sloppy acceptance of GOP talking points masquerading as evidence has killed the Benghazi scandal and the administration no doubt hoped it would kill the IRS and AP stories as well.

    The IRS scandal could have been a problem for Obama if the GOP continued to fumulate about smoke and fire. But they have just been found guilt of manipulating evidence to mislead the public to believe that the administration manipulated the evidence to mislead the public. But the GOP overplayed its hand there as well.

    I don’t think the GOP is going to stop worrying the Benghazi bone. In fact I agree with several other commentators who expect them to ride the wave all the way to impeachment. As with the sequestration they have chained themselves to the treadmill and have to keep on running. Anyone who does not keep up will lose their primary to a Teatard who believes the crazy for real.

    The GOP is a ship of fools where every man for himself is sinking the ship.

  • ezpz

    When the emails were shown to these committees, it’s my understanding that members of the committees were not allowed to make copies or take pictures – only notes. Is it possible that in their note taking, they added certain things for their own edification? Has anyone actually said that these versions were verbatim? I’m not defending anyone here, just asking because it seems to me that if this is such an egregious smoking gun, MSNBC would be all over it. Probably CNN, too. And I don’t think that’s the case, though I could be wrong, because I rarely watch them.

  • Marxie

    Iraq was about Saddam’s unwillingness to allow the UN inspectors access. An ultimatum was issued…let the inspectors back in or prove you dont have the weapons. Saddam didnt comply so we took action. Simple enough. Whether there were weapons or not isnt the issue. The issue was defienance of the UN resolutions. The UN has no teeth…so we provided the teeth. Kudos to Bush for pressing ahead with action. Of course, we could have done what Slick Willy pursued, just bomb them every other week and tell them to straighten up. You are all fools!!

  • lynchie

    If you are an elected official at any level you never tell the truth, why bother no one holds them accountable. Sandford re-elected, Vitter re-elected, etc., etc. The Dem party being the party of “twisted panties” rarely pushes back. 90% of Americans want background checks and we are sold out by our representatives. The funniest thing is anyone believing they will pay in the next election. Americans for the most part have the attention span of a gnat and both parties know it. Hell we elected his O’ness after being screwed over by every promise he made and now are prepared to vote for Hillary the Impaler to continue drones, illegal taps, continuation of foreign wars, blow the 1%, accept bribes and offshore payments, and on and on.

  • ezpz

    Actually, the real email doesn’t make them look much better, if at all.
    And maybe that’s why, as far as I know, there was only that brief CBS report, and not much else. Has MSNBC covered it? If not, it’s probably because they don’t want to draw any more attention to the admin and the fact that they ignored warnings – which is what is stated in the actual email:

    From the original:

    “The penultimate point could be abused by members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings.”

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57584947/wh-benghazi-emails-have-different-quotes-than-earlier-reported/

  • lynchie

    It also doesn’t seem to impact anyone in the Dem party. Maybe they don’t like the black man in the WH either. 50% of America seems to agree with them they still vote for them regardless how the GOP are against anyone but the 1%.

  • sugarstaker

    Republicans seem to care little about the truth if it furthers their interests. To those ends, they are willing to harm the country therefore coming close to committing treason.

  • TheOriginalLiz

    Sadly, no amount of dishonesty within the GOP seems to impact the right wingers. They are totally impervious to reality.

  • ComradeRutherford

    Just like the critically important news that the deficit is dropping like a rock and so there’s no need for any austerity at all, this report will get no attention. The Republicans minds are made up, don’t confuse them with facts.

  • volintheville

    I think CBS News (or any other news outlets) should invite Con-issa (mmmm sounds pretty good), back on the show and grill him, where the quotes HE used, came from and why he misled the public.

  • samiinh

    What I want to know, you will be going to jail. …..just can’t get enough of Boehner.

  • rmthunter

    “The smart thing for a Republican to do at this point is shut up and point fingers at other shiny objects. . . .”

    I think you overestimate the attention span of the Republican base. Fox will bury this story, Graham, et al. will keep chanting “Benghazi! Benghazi!” and the teabaggers will lap it up.

  • rmthunter

    Yeah, I really want to hear someone make an argument about how the various tea party groups are “social welfare” organizations. with no interest in politics.

  • Stev84

    Will anybody be demanding anyone’s resignation over this? Of course not. It’s ok if you’re a Republican.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    “We found the weapons of mass destruction. We found biological laboratories. You remember when Colin Powell stood up in front of the world, and he said, Iraq has got laboratories, mobile labs to build biological weapons. They’re illegal. They’re against the United Nations resolutions, and we’ve so far discovered two. And we’ll find more weapons as time goes on. But for those who say we haven’t found the banned manufacturing devices or banned weapons, they’re wrong, we found them.”
    — George W. Bush, May 29 2003

    This was a lie. They found nothing. Unlike the post-Benghazi confusion, nobody subsequently died from whatever spin or lies or whatever you want to characterize this as. You guys can’t even consistently describe what was allegedly covered up in this vast high-level conspiracy.

    Bush’s lies, on the other hand, and those of his administration led directly to the deaths of thousands more American soldiers, tens and possibly hundreds of thousands of Iraqi citizens, and the permanent maiming of many more, not to mention a couple trillion dollars wasted, money we American taxpayers will never see again.

    As for prior warnings? Let’s also remember the August national security paper, “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in the U.S.” — which Bush ignored because his elected office work kept interfering with his constant vacations.

    You admit that what Bush did was tantamount to war crimes, crimes against humanity, and “high crimes and misdemeanors” as defined in the Constitution, warranting impeachment and criminal charges — and then we’ll talk Benghazi.

  • Tim Kane

    Obstruction of justice?

  • Tim Kane

    The smart thing for a Republican to do at this point is shut up and point fingers at other shiny objects, like the IRS scandal. Don’t be an idiot. The Republicans are busted. You watch, wait and see, from this point on Fux and Friends won’t mention a thing on Benghazi, nor Senator Graham or McCain.

    It’s over as far as they are concerned. If you keep hammering on it, though, the issue will come up to the ordinary voter, that the Republicans lied in an attempt to manufacture a scandal. This will go on the same side of the ledger as “lying the nation into an unjust war”, and “destroying the economy/looting the treasury” and “war against women” and “war against minorities” and “war against economic recovery” and “war against access to affordable health care” and “tax cuts for the rich” and so on…

    You want to know why the Republicans don’t have a future? There you have it.

    Oh, and any thought Republicans had about Hillary not running in 2016, well, trying to beat on her over Benghazi, I’m quite certain, is going to motivate her to run and bury the vast right wing conspiracy that’s been attacking her all of her adult life.

    Reasonable expectations, then, has the Republicans out of the White House until 2025 – and does anyone really think today’s Republican party is at all relevant to 2024 America?

    Give it up, already, find another career. Being a Republican is going to become something like being a Cub’s fan, very dissapointing. As my father used to say, a Century wasted.

  • Mighty

    Ooo Ooo can we impeach republicans in congress? This requires an investigation of Congress. Impeach republicans involved!

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Damn, I did forget those. *sighs* The farrago of trumped-up threats is so damn laughable in retrospect…or rather would be laughable, if it weren’t all caked over with human blood.

  • Tim Kane

    I’m sure I’ll find out more about this from Fox News who has been covering this issue quite avidly.

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.rennhack John Rennhack

    So who is the new David Bossie and who is giving him/her orders? Does this lead right to Issa or higher to Boehner?

  • silas1898

    Don’t forget those mobile bio-weapons factories in truck trailers.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Yep. It’s little known that the Internet is merely a device for fractionation of uranium hexafluoride.

  • Naja pallida

    Are those the tubes the Internet is a series of?

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    I prefer stories about aluminium tubes. drones made out of balsa wood and Iraq’s deadly stockpiles of Clostridium perfringens, which were probably about as deadly as a salt-rising bread starter.

  • gavbrown

    The usual conservative gibberish. To be laughed at and publicly ridiculed. Go back to your cave Ugmar.

  • http://www.facebook.com/loren.chapman.79 Loren Chapman

    The IRS scrutinizing anti-TAX groups? You don’t say! I guess they’ve been earning their pay.

  • gavbrown

    No surprise that Republican traitors commit another act of treason

  • http://www.facebook.com/monoceros.forth Monoceros Forth

    Why the hell are the Republicans still trying to push this line that the Obama administration refused to acknowledge that the Benghazi attack was terrorism? They tried this line during the 2012 campaign and it backfired horribly–but they’re still trying it! So not uttering the word “terrorism” quickly enough is the big crime?

  • pappyvet

    SNORT…..Guffaw !

  • PeteWa

    tell us again about yellowcake and WMD, uncle crazy!
    come on, tell us!

  • Mark-NC

    Really nookly23? Your beloved Republicans just got fingered (caught red handed) for ACTUALLY doing what they were falsely accusing Obama of doing.

    And you can’t figure this out? Very sad!

  • CSStrowbridge

    “The truth is like a bar of soap and a job to liberals, something to avoid.”

    Here’s some truth. Romney didn’t win Ohio. If you listened to the right-wing media, you would have thought Romney had Ohio locked down.

    You’ve been lied to by the right so many times that you no longer recognize the truth.

  • nookly23

    I noticed that CBS provides no proof, but the released emails certainly show Obama and Hillary are lying.
    CBS would have more credibility if the CEO of CBS didn’t have a brother working for the welfare king. As usual, the media wing of the dnc is only putting forth propaganda for the mentally disturbed welfare class base that make up the democrat party.
    The truth is like a bar of soap and a job to liberals, something to avoid.

  • keirmeister

    Honest question from a non-lawyer: If “Republicans on Capitol Hill” are purposefully “leaking” information to the media that they know isn’t true – information intended to eventually be used in their hearings….isn’t that a form of interfering with a Congressional investigation? Is it fraud?

    Just wondering.

  • PeteWa

    but… but… but… Benghazi!

  • Naja pallida

    A fool can oft be excused for not knowing any better. Republicans have no excuse that isn’t a lie in itself.

  • UncleBucky

    I say traitors. There’s too much money for them to be accidental fools.

  • nicho

    Once you accept that Republicans are either traitors or fools, nothing surprises you.

  • http://blogvader.tumblr.com/ Blogvader

    Well, that’s a surprise.

  • http://www.rebeccamorn.com/mind BeccaM

    Gee, Republicans blatantly lying about a serious matter of national security and foreign policy… where do I remember that happening before?

  • usagi

    So?
    Republicans are never held accountable for this sort of thing (see how firm CBS is about this tomorrow).

    Besides, Obama using the IRS to persecute the Tea Party is worse than Watergate.
    Twin hissy-fit faux scandals: one for the political junkies, one for the Rubes.
    Worst of all, I don’t think Obama’s equipped to deal with a full-bore drive like this.

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