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  •  Reagan Bush because they knew how to (9+ / 0-)

    let hundreds of Americans get killed in Beirut without any partisan "investigations."

    Most of the people taking a hard line against us are firmly convinced that they are the last defenders of civilization... The last stronghold of mother, God, home and apple pie and they're full of shit! David Crosby, Journey Thru the Past.

    by Mike S on Wed May 07, 2014 at 04:14:47 PM PDT

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    •  If only Hillary says she will not run... (5+ / 0-)
    •  I've posted this in a different comment today but (2+ / 0-)
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      ericlewis0, Mike S

      the whole piece is worth a wider audience:

      There were more than enough opportunities to lay blame for the horrific losses at high U.S. officials’ feet. But unlike today’s Congress, congressmen did not talk of impeaching Ronald Reagan, who was then President, nor were any subpoenas sent to cabinet members. This was true even though then, as now, the opposition party controlled the majority in the House. Tip O’Neill, the Democratic Speaker of the House, was no pushover. He, like today’s opposition leaders in the House, demanded an investigation—but a real one, and only one. Instead of playing it for political points, a House committee undertook a serious investigation into what went wrong at the barracks in Beirut. Two months later, it issued a report finding “very serious errors in judgment” by officers on the ground, as well as responsibility up through the military chain of command, and called for better security measures against terrorism in U.S. government installations throughout the world.

      In other words, Congress actually undertook a useful investigation and made helpful recommendations.

      Ain't no such things as halfway crooks.

      by here4tehbeer on Wed May 07, 2014 at 08:29:46 PM PDT

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