McCain says he's taking on Rice because Americans killed in Libya didn't have to die

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: November 15, 2012 - 6:40 AM
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luzhishenNov. 15, 1210:04 AM

I wonder if his outrage will extend to the private security firm that was supposed to be providing protection? Another failure of outsourcing, just like Boston on 9/11, London on 7/7/, etc..

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crystalbayNov. 15, 1211:12 AM

McCain's obsession with manufacturing another Watergate is nothing but his adolescent need to seek revenge for losing to Obama in 2008. He hotly defended the other Rice woman after she repeatedly insisted that there were WMDs in Iraq (resulting in thousands of American deaths), yet these four deaths warrant a witch hunt and the spokeswoman for the early reporting is "unfit" to be Sec of State??? The hypocrisy reeks here!!

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smithawNov. 15, 12 1:31 PM

crystalbay - Pleeeeaaase, actually it's your hypocrisy that reeks. Let me remind you that Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, John Kerry, Ted Kennedy and every other liberal pundit outside the House and Senate gave the equivalent "we need to take action now" speech regarding HS and his WMD. Let's assume for the moment the two weeks of bold face lies from Rice, Obama, Clinton an others that a video caused this, there were no requests for support/action prior or during this clusterflop are not lies. Is this the kind of total incompetence we should tolerate between an Administrations' Agencies for the worlds biggest super power? I don't think so. State, Defense, the CIA, NSA, etc. all have Ops Centers with 24x7x365 monitoring. Someone in ALL those Ops Centers knew real-time what was happening and Obama knew within the hour and again if they didn't, they should all be fired for incompetence. This cf goes all the way to the top and if Obama's found to be lying - it's game over.

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gimbelNov. 15, 12 3:21 PM

The request for a watergate style investigation is going NOWHERE. Sen. Susan Collins (R) of Maine said as much yesterday and told McCain to put a sock in it. McCain says he wants more information. And yet instead of attending yesterdays' intelligence briefing on the Benghazi affair McCain had a press conference and appeared on the Today Show. McCain is much more interested in smearing Susan Rice and President Obama then he is in knowing any real facts.

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hopsingNov. 15, 12 3:53 PM

John McCain: there are so many times that you behave like a statesman, but then you will do something like this and try your case in the media before all the facts are in.

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martin64Nov. 15, 12 4:10 PM

smithaw: Yeah, and if Codo Rice and Bush would have read the PDR, 3000+ lives WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN LOST. Where was McCain then? Or you for that matter.

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partskcojNov. 15, 12 8:29 PM

2500 Americans didn't have to die in Bush's bogus Iraq war. Mc'Cain has had a free ride long enough. Today he is just an angry old man. He needs to just go away!

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gimbelNov. 15, 12 9:11 PM

McCain and Graham and the rest of the right wing bullies have picked the wrong fight this time.

If SOMEBODY neglected to provide sufficient security to the Benghazi consulate, if something more could have been done to help or save the four or died that wasn't done, than, by god, I want to know about it and so should every other american.

But this scapegoating of the AMBASSADOR TO THE U.N. will absolutely fall flat on its' face. Susan Rice had NO RESPONSIBLITY for the security situation in Benghazi, and these evil repub senators who are currently trying to destroy her and her career.....they WILL go down in flames. Obama will see to it.

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nshoreNov. 15, 1211:16 PM

Senator McCain is embarrassing himself and should retire. He didn't show up for a briefing on the subject because he doesn't want to know what happened. The GOP's cynical attempt to use the deaths of brave Americans in Benghazi as political leverage is a disgrace - but it seems that nothing is beneath them these days.

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dliebsNov. 16, 12 1:54 AM

gimbel - Obama claimed during the first debate that he called this a terrorist attack on Sept. 12th in a Rose Garden speech. Why then would Rice be saying that this was in response to a video 4 days later? Surely, even you can see that this doesn't add up. Was Obama lying or was Rice? It's possible that she was just following orders from the White House. I really don't think that McCain is worried about Obama.

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