Why John McCain wants a Watergate-style Benghazi Investigation.

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    Nov 19, 2012 3:18 AM GMT
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    WASHINGTON -- Just four years ago, John McCain was the leader of the GOP. Today, he's the highest-ranking Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, a perch from which the former fighter pilot is deeply engaged in the national conversation over war, terrorism and intelligence gathering.

    But in January, the Arizona senator will lose his top-ranking committee seat due to term limits. The only ranking Republican spot available to him next session will be on the Indian Affairs Committee.

    Unless, that is, the Senate creates a brand-new select committee.
    On Wednesday, McCain, flanked by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), proposed just that: a select committee with extensive authority to investigate the Benghazi, Libya, attack and the U.S. government's response.

    The Republican most likely to hold the ranking spot on such a panel would be, of course, John McCain, giving the Arizona senator a new burst of relevance.
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:42 AM GMT
    So what would be in it for the Democratic Senators, whose caucus numbers 55 (including the independent), to agree to this new committee? How would this new committee help in the investigation that the existing committee structure can't, or would the new committee just be redundant?
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 19, 2012 3:57 AM GMT
    If the already-unpopular Republicans spend the next 6 months on a campaign to gin up a scandal about Benghazi, they are shooting themselves in the foot once again. Obviously they are desperate to bring down Obama any way they can think of (having failed to do so at the ballot box), but partisan attacks and fishing expeditions are NOT why voters sent them to Washington.

    Most Americans don't even know where Benghazi is.
    They want both parties to work together to solve problems, starting with the economy.
    If the GOP spends another year or two focused on divisive partisan attacks, the next election may be even worse for them then this past one was.

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    Nov 19, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    From Wikipedia when McCain was a prisoner-in-war in Vietnam:

    "McCain made an anti-American propaganda "confession." He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he later wrote, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine."

    So he needs to shut the fuck up. The man is OLD, miserable, anti-American, fucked up, loser, shit head, die you fucker, die.
  • KissTheSky

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    Nov 19, 2012 5:06 AM GMT
    The last thing McCain felt this passionately about was how SURE he was that those filthy gays would ruin the military if allowed to serve openly.

    So needless to say, now the world knows he's FULL OF SH*T
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:17 PM GMT
    " The only ranking Republican spot available to him next session will be on the Indian Affairs Committee."

    McCain has been addicted to the spotlight for a long, long time.

    He knows he wouldn't be invited to the Sunday morning shows if his only assignment is to the Indian Affairs Committee.

    McCain is already irrelevant and desperate not to face that fact.
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    Nov 19, 2012 2:25 PM GMT
    The proposed "select committee" has not gained any traction because there already exist various senate committees that are authorized to conduct their own individual investigations and their respective leaders are not about to give up their turf.
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:07 PM GMT
    wrestlervic saidFrom Wikipedia when McCain was a prisoner-in-war in Vietnam:

    "McCain made an anti-American propaganda "confession." He has always felt that his statement was dishonorable, but as he later wrote, "I had learned what we all learned over there: Every man has his breaking point. I had reached mine."

    So he needs to shut the fuck up. The man is OLD, miserable, anti-American, fucked up, loser, shit head, die you fucker, die.


    nice.... very inspired.
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    Nov 19, 2012 3:32 PM GMT
    Lieberman Breaks With McCain, Graham On Libya Investigation: ‘I Respectfully Separate From My Two Amigos’


    http://thinkprogress.org/security/2012/11/18/1211051/lieberman-mccain-graham-libya-amigos/

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    Nov 20, 2012 2:08 AM GMT
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    Nov 20, 2012 4:53 AM GMT
    Maybe he'll really get all riled up about something and pop a vein in his brain or heart?

    The latest Dead Pool has him going at 76.2.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Nov 20, 2012 8:02 AM GMT
    Republican overreach after losing an election -- tantamount to Monica Lewinsky, which of course ended up losing them the House in 1998, making Bill Clinton the most beloved modern President, and getting a Hillary Clinton elected to the Senate in 2000 thus jumpstarting her own long march to the White House.

    Antics like these are why Republicans have lost the popular vote 5 out of 6 elections. I say let them go for it, but only if a concurrent investigation is opened into their party's WMD Iraq lies and all the embassy attacks that happened under Bush.
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    Nov 20, 2012 12:54 PM GMT
    TroyAthlete saidRepublican overreach after losing an election -- tantamount to Monica Lewinsky, which of course ended up losing them the House in 1998, making Bill Clinton the most beloved modern President, and getting a Hillary Clinton elected to the Senate in 2000 thus jumpstarting her own long march to the White House.

    Antics like these are why Republicans have lost the popular vote 5 out of 6 elections. I say let them go for it, but only if a concurrent investigation is opened into their party's WMD Iraq lies and all the embassy attacks that happened under Bush.


    What party's WMD lies?





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    Nov 20, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    It's really sad because what happened in Benghazi deserves to be investigated and learned from to prevent it from happening again. But politicizing it and fomenting a series of ridiculous conspiracy theories (e.g. that Obama watched the foreign service officers being killed on video and did nothing) popular on the right wing does nothing to advance that objective.

    Rather it's a distraction that will, like Fast and Furious before it, drive the American people away from the real issues because people like McCain are turning it into a joke.
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    Nov 20, 2012 2:16 PM GMT
    McCain should retire. He is a sad, bitter loser. He and Palin should move to Alaska and pretend that both remain relevant.
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    So he needs to shut the fuck up. The man is OLD, miserable, anti-American, fucked up, loser, shit head, die you fucker, die.


    GAMRican saidMaybe he'll really get all riled up about something and pop a vein in his brain or heart?



    I'm so glad I'm not in the "Liberal" club. icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:39 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    wrestlervic said
    So he needs to shut the fuck up. The man is OLD, miserable, anti-American, fucked up, loser, shit head, die you fucker, die.


    GAMRican saidMaybe he'll really get all riled up about something and pop a vein in his brain or heart?



    I'm so glad I'm not in the Liberal club. icon_rolleyes.gif


    Nothing remotely liberal about the left.
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    Nov 20, 2012 3:40 PM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    Nothing remotely liberal about the left.



    Exactly!
  • TroyAthlete

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    Nov 21, 2012 4:47 AM GMT
    freedomisntfree said
    TroyAthlete saidRepublican overreach after losing an election -- tantamount to Monica Lewinsky, which of course ended up losing them the House in 1998, making Bill Clinton the most beloved modern President, and getting a Hillary Clinton elected to the Senate in 2000 thus jumpstarting her own long march to the White House.

    Antics like these are why Republicans have lost the popular vote 5 out of 6 elections. I say let them go for it, but only if a concurrent investigation is opened into their party's WMD Iraq lies and all the embassy attacks that happened under Bush.


    What party's WMD lies?


    The Republican Party's WMD lies, led by George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Condoleeza Rice, and Colin Powell. This deserves as full an investigation as Benghazi, I think they should have at it.
  • TroyAthlete

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    Nov 21, 2012 4:49 AM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ said
    wrestlervic said
    So he needs to shut the fuck up. The man is OLD, miserable, anti-American, fucked up, loser, shit head, die you fucker, die.


    GAMRican saidMaybe he'll really get all riled up about something and pop a vein in his brain or heart?



    I'm so glad I'm not in the "Liberal" club. icon_rolleyes.gif


    But thrilled of course to be in the club that wants to amend the Constitution to make gays second-class citizens.

    #losers
  • musclmed

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    Nov 21, 2012 5:04 AM GMT
    GAMRican saidMaybe he'll really get all riled up about something and pop a vein in his brain or heart?

    The latest Dead Pool has him going at 76.2.


    you wish alot of people death.
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:12 AM GMT
    DOMINUS saidThe proposed "select committee" has not gained any traction because there already exist various senate committees that are authorized to conduct their own individual investigations and their respective leaders are not about to give up their turf.

    And here we thought the Republicans were all about cutting waste.
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:15 AM GMT
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    And don't forget that under Reagan, over 241 American soldiers were killed in the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut.
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:20 AM GMT
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    TroyAthlete saidRepublican overreach after losing an election -- tantamount to Monica Lewinsky, which of course ended up losing them the House in 1998, making Bill Clinton the most beloved modern President, and getting a Hillary Clinton elected to the Senate in 2000 thus jumpstarting her own long march to the White House.

    Antics like these are why Republicans have lost the popular vote 5 out of 6 elections. I say let them go for it, but only if a concurrent investigation is opened into their party's WMD Iraq lies and all the embassy attacks that happened under Bush.


    What party's WMD lies?






    Yeah, God forbid that Democrats believe the President of the United States when he says Iraq has WMDs. Bush lied. Democrats believed him, and unfortunately repeated what Bush said.

    Anyway, given that THOUSANDS of American lives and TRILLIONS of dollars were lost in Iraq over Bush's lies about WMDs, I would think an investigation into that should take precedence over Benghazi. But given that Republicans had and have ZERO interest in investigating the Iraq WMD Scandal, we know that Republicans are totally phoney in their outrage over Benghazi.