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LETTERS: Columnist parrots White House talking points

Columnist parrots White House talking points

A local radio producer and talk show host who passed away two years ago had an expression that encapsulated things that were too off the wall to explain: Damn, just damn.

That expression justly describes the liberal Democrats who would have to pause and recognize that there was a failure in the chain of command regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, events in Benghazi, Libya.

To Eugene Robinson's credit ("Benghazi scandal looking more like a new witch hunt," May 10, 7A), he has the Democrat and White House talking points down pat.

1. The attack on the embassy was caused by a video.

2. No need to send help because it would arrive after the attack was over.

3. This is just a witch hunt by the Republicans.

Those talking points were, and still are, designed to protect this administration and the former secretary of state from having to accept accountability for a failure to take action, before, during and after the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans.

Of the three talking points, one is most disturbing. Not sending military support for an attack that lasted almost nine hours because it would have arrived too late is like saying do not send the fire truck to a building fire because by the time you get there, the building may have burned to the ground. Damn, just damn.

-- J. DeLoach

Lawrenceville

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JV 11 months, 1 week ago

Good comments J. You can also sign up with the GDP and post comments online. We could use your help friend.

JV

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Say_that_again 11 months, 1 week ago

J DeLoach. Thank you for the moment of laughter that your letter gave me. Such a great shoe of irony! What makes it even funnier is the fact that you were seriously criticizing someone for echoing "talking points" while you are letter only echos the GOP talking points which are not based in fact. Here's your assignment, check out the speech given by Obama from the Rose Garden the day after the attack - his speech clearly indicated that he believed it was a terrorist attack. Next, check out CIA involvement. This is an important point for we now know that this was not an embassy but a CIA stronghold. We also know that the origin of the talking points about the video came from the CIA, not the state department. I listened to part of the hearings on cspan - such leading questions where the GOP constantly assume things that are not factual and attempt to get the witnesses to agree indicate nothing more than a political agenda and a means of wasting time to avoid any serious legislation. The GOP somehow thinks that numerous investigations will smear Hilary Clinton. It is unfortunate that some will fall for their propaganda. You can fight this trap by doing a little research on the facts. You need to do more research on the lack of military support as well - after all, it was the GOP in the House that refused to fund the state departments request for more security for embassies.

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JV 11 months, 1 week ago

You are delusional.

“White House emails reviewed by ABC News suggest the edits were made with extensive input from the State Department. The edits included requests from the State Department that references to the Al Qaeda-affiliated group Ansar al-Sharia be deleted as well references to CIA warnings about terrorist threats in Benghazi in the months preceding the attack.”

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2013/05/exclusive-benghazi-talking-points-underwent-12-revisions-scrubbed-of-terror-references/

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Say_that_again 11 months, 1 week ago

You should read what I wrote and study a little history, like the drastic alteration by the Bush administration to alter a report to support the idea of Iraq having nuclear capabilities. That falsification cost thousands of American lives and countless Iraqi. Did you suggest that we should have dozens of hearings and/or impeachment of Bush?

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JV 11 months, 1 week ago

I knew it! There it is... it was Bush's fault. Pathetic.

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LilburnsFuture 11 months, 1 week ago

I checked out the speech given by Obama from the Rose Garden the day after the attack - his speech did not clearly indicated that he believed it was a terrorist attack.

From the transcript:

We will not waver in our commitment to see that justice is done for this terrible act. And make no mistake, justice will be done.

What have some people up in arms is that the President said it was a terrible act.

Recall that even the moderator, Candy Crowley, of one of the debates later apologized for misleading when in fact she incorrectly interupted Romney during the debate. Crowley said, "he {Romney} was right in the main, I just think that he picked the wrong word."

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kevin 11 months, 1 week ago

Haven't you all learned by now that Liberals never admit fault or blame? It is much easier for them to blame others for their failures and errors. When the shoe fits, wear it suckers. Lately it has been some of the Liberal media that are the ones actually assaulting Obama and his staff for a good-looking coverup. IT just so happens that this all happened right before an election, which would have surely turned off thousands of Obama voters and soon to be Clinton voters, if the "real" story was revealed right away to the public. From what I am hearing from many Democrats, they are having second thoughts about their vote and will do much better the next time around in kicking out the Democrats for following a non-leader and a liar for a President.

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Haughton 11 months, 1 week ago

J. DeLoach

I too want to Thank You for taking the time to write the GDP with your counterpoint. When a poster immediately starts out their attack with insults and infantile writing skills, then you know what you have originally contributed to the debate has hit a nerve of truth and honesty. Poster Say_ has offered no links or facts, just parrorted hearsay that easily gained by putting key words and phrases in a search engine. It takes very little effort or intellect to be a liberal.

BHO's legacy and HRC's presidential dreams are on the same railway headed towards the biggest trainwreck in political history.

Benghazi memo edits show State, White House involvement http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/05/10/benghazi-emails/2150103/

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Say_that_again 11 months, 1 week ago

What price to buy congress? Gun advocates have given over $8 million to congressman that voted to block reasonable background checks to include gun shows: http://www.upworthy.com/here-s-how-much-it-costs-to-block-a-bill-that-91-of-americans-support-6?c=bl3. Add to this the millions in advertising and the multi-million in salaries to NRA spokes persons. Most of this money comes from gun manufacturers. They do not care who buys the guns, they just want increased profits without responsibility.

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LilburnsFuture 11 months, 1 week ago

That's impressive! I didn't know one guy represented the entire Bush administration.

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Haughton 11 months, 1 week ago

The mass media is set up to support liberal ideology with talking points heavily scripted and directed by the mighty Associated Press. With such powerful sources available through out the worldwide web, to continue to blame Bush, poster Say_ can only provide links from the lowest forms? GWB's term is done, and poster Say_ is still grasping at straws to save face. The desperation in trying to protect BHO can only be done by bringing GWB back into the argument? Why did you 2x elect BHO if you confidence in him is so weak?

Why is poster Say_ posting about guns on this thread? Keep it current if you wish to change the subject. Would you like to talk about the IRS witch hunt instead?

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kevin 11 months, 1 week ago

Have to all noticed that the GDP news clips have been coming from Reuters and not the AP?

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