The latest “But…but…they did it ,too!” Defensive Strategy from the Democrats, concerning the unabashed lies told by this Administration and its spokesperson, Susan Rice, regarding the murder of 4 brave Americans on 9/11/12, on the ground of the American Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is an attempt to President George W. Bush’s claiming that there were WMDs in Iraq with the Obama Administration’s numerous bald-faced lies blaming an un-watched Youtube video for the Middle Eastern Riots on 9/11/12.
The Democrats’ claim doesn’t hold water.
From the New York Post:
There were weapons of mass destruction in Iraq after all.
The massive cache of almost 400,000 Iraq war documents released by the WikiLeaks Web site revealed that small amounts of chemical weapons were found in Iraq and continued to surface for years after the 2003 US invasion, Wired magazine reported.
The documents showed that US troops continued to find chemical weapons and labs for years after the invasion, including remnants of Saddam Hussein’s chemical weapons arsenal — most of which had been destroyed following the Gulf War.
In August 2004, American troops were able to buy containers from locals of what they thought was liquid sulfur mustard, a blister agent, the documents revealed. The chemicals were triple-sealed and taken to a secure site.
Also in 2004, troops discovered a chemical lab in a house in Fallujah during a battle with insurgents. A chemical cache was also found in the city.
Regarding BenghaziGate, Susan Rice had a lot to say yesterday, in her meeting with Senators McCain, Graham, and Ayotte. It was a meeting that did nothing by leave the Senators feeling more uncomfortable about the quadruple murder at the Consulate, than when they began the meeting.
Susan E. Rice may have hoped that paying a conciliatory call on three hostile Senate Republicans on Tuesday would smooth over a festering dispute about the deadly attack on the American diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, and clear a roadblock to her nomination as secretary of state.
“If you think these three Senators walked in with open minds and no agenda, I’d like to sell you a bridge that crosses the East River into Brooklyn. McCain’s little kangaroo court is about as transparent as his anger.”
But the senators seemed anything but mollified, signaling instead that they would still oppose Ms. Rice, the ambassador to the United Nations, if she is nominated by President Obama, even after she conceded errors in the account of the assault she gave on Sunday morning television programs shortly after it occurred in September.
Two of the Republicans, Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire, said they would seek to block Ms. Rice, who according to administration officials remains Mr. Obama’s preferred choice to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton. The third Republican, Senator John McCain of Arizona, said on Fox that he would be “very hard-pressed” to support Ms. Rice.
“Bottom line, I’m more disturbed than I was before,” Mr. Graham said after the tense, closed-door meeting.
The continued criticism of Ms. Rice, 48, a diplomat with close ties to Mr. Obama, deepens an already bitter and unusually personal feud between the White House and Republicans over Libya. Responding to a question about criticism of Ms. Rice at a news conference two weeks ago, Mr. Obama said, “If Senator McCain and Senator Graham and others want to go after somebody, they should go after me.”
It also raises the prospect of a confirmation battle if the president goes ahead with nominating Ms. Rice. To some extent, that battle is already under way, even before he has submitted her name. Ms. Rice’s visits to senators, which will continue Wednesday, bear all the hallmarks of a presidential nominee seeking to win over reluctant lawmakers.
A senior administration official said the harsh reaction to Ms. Rice’s appearance on Tuesday would have no effect on her chances for secretary of state. “They’ve been saying the same thing for months,” he said.
Senator John Kerry, Democrat of Massachusetts and the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, is the other leading candidate for the post. Several senators, including Mr. McCain, said they would prefer Mr. Kerry and predicted that he would sail through a confirmation hearing.
In a statement after the meeting, Ms. Rice said she incorrectly described the attack in Benghazi, which killed Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, as a spontaneous protest gone awry rather than a premeditated terrorist attack. But she said she based her remarks on the intelligence then available — intelligence that changed over time.
That’s called “lying”, ma’am.
Those Senators should not rest until they find out who issued the “Stand Down” order on that fateful night, leading to the murders of those brave Americans.
As Americans, we must not relent in seeking the truth in this rapidly evolving scandal.
No matter how many revisions to their initial lie-filled explanation of the attack that they offer.
President Harry S. Truman had a sign on his desk in the Oval Office that said, “The Buck Stops here.”
I firmly believe that President Barack Hussein Obama has one on his desk that says, “It’s Not My Fault.”