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I was listening to Patriot FM Radio - more a form of entertainment to me than my daily source of news. Today's special is their exclusive interview with Sen. Lindsay Graham. When Sen Graham was speaking the normal talking points, i realized that there is a  'smoking gun' in the Benghazi attacks and it has been in plain sight all this while and no one talks about it. Sooner rather than later, a journalist of intelligence will appear (yup, i am an eternal optimist) and will show it to the world.

Here it goes: The 'smoking gun' in Benghazi isn't Obama's response or SoS Hillary's response or Susan Rice's talking points. It is that spending tens, hundreds of billions of dollars after 9/11 hasn't yielded a better response when dealing with inter department crises. On the 2 attacks that lasted 9 hours with a 6 hour silence period in between, how can the 3 departments - State, CIA & Defense be so clueless and the situation so chaotic.

The failure of inter-department workings is a major cause of concern. That shows we are no more prepared today than 13 years ago in dealing with these crises.

Sadly, republicans don't want to talk about it & the democrats are pleased not to talk about it.

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  •  Your final sentence -- (1+ / 0-)
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    InfiniteThoughts

    "the democrats are pleased not to talk about it" sounds very, um, what's the word -- well, let's go with "slanderous."

    Could you perhaps explain what you mean by that?

    "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

    by raptavio on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 09:23:57 AM PST

    •  I don't know if pleased is the right word (2+ / 0-)
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      InfiniteThoughts, S F Hippie

      but the Dems haven't used the real ammunition available: The fact that the State Department asked for more money for embassy and consulate security and instead the GOP cut their budget in half, causing the inadequate security setup.
      I really wish that Clinton and the entire D leadership had jumped on this the first time Darrell Issa and his gang started the chant.

      If I ran this circus, things would be DIFFERENT!

      by CwV on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 09:35:47 AM PST

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    •  this goes beyond politics ... this is policy ... (0+ / 0-)

      i don't see any Dem senator who has asked the administration on why inter-dept response hasn't improved after spending tens/hundreds of billion.

      if there was aggressive questioning, i missed it and will be more than happy to change if you can point the same

      •  So, because 'you don't see' (0+ / 0-)

        Democrats in the Senate asking why interdepartmental coordination isn't improving...

        you think you can make the claim that they're "pleased" not to.

        Why would they be "pleased?" You haven't answered that. What is "pleasing" about this?

        "Much of movement conservatism is a con and the base is the marks." -- Chris Hayes

        by raptavio on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 10:14:09 AM PST

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  •  Not sure if it's rivalries... (0+ / 0-)

    ...or if they simply don't trust each other.  Maybe it's because they are doing some illegal (or at best morally grey) things they want to keep hidden.

  •  Axiomatically (1+ / 0-)
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    Judgment at Nuremberg

    I don't think a "smoking gun" can be something that didn't happen.

    Maybe this should have a "BREAKING!!1!!!1!" tag too?

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Mon Jan 27, 2014 at 09:44:03 AM PST

  •  Like the joke about the drunk looking for his keys (3+ / 0-)

    Old joke, but which I believe correctly explains the discussions so far on the Banghazi tragedy:

    On a winter evening, a passer-by saw a drunk man under a streetlight, down on his knees, going through the snow, looking for something… When asked was he was doing, the drunk slurred he'd dropped his house keys in the snow.

    After they were both unsuccessful looking frantically in the snow, the passer-by asked "Are you sure you dropped them here?", to which the drunk replied "Nah, I dropped them a bit further".

    When asked why he was looking here instead of over where he'd dropped them, he drunk man said: "But there is no streetlight over there…"

    Republicans are NOT looking for the REAL causes of the Banghazi tragedy to prevent it from happening again, they are looking at how Obama and/or Clinton can be tied to it and made responsible for it.

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