Steve Sack cartoon: Benghazi hearings

  • Article by: Steve Sack , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 8, 2013 - 7:40 PM
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LakeliverMay. 8, 1310:36 PM

Where were these ardent-for-the-truth republicans when we were lied several times into a war in Iraq that cost 4000 the number of lives Benghazi did?

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bannedmuggsMay. 8, 1311:13 PM

Where were these ardent-for-the-truth republicans when we were lied several times into a war in Iraq that cost 4000 the number of lives Benghazi did? ----------------------------------- who lied to you? And how many times? Let's see some proof.

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fishstixMay. 8, 1311:42 PM

lakeliver: It wasn't only the Republicans who wanted to invade Iraq. Joe Biden was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations when he agreed with the Bush Administration that Iraq probably had weapons of mass destruction. That was the bipartisan support that made me feel more comfortable with the U.S. invading Iraq. Regarding Iraq, Biden stated in 2002 that Saddam Hussein was a threat to national security, and that there was no option but to eliminate that threat. (Wikipedia) Biden was also a supporter of the war in Afghanistan in which 2,220 American have been killed. As this relates to Benghazi, it shouldn't have to be just the Republicans, as Sack insinuates-but all Americans-who want the whole truth to come out regarding any possible cover-up by the Obama administration.

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tooty123May. 9, 13 1:29 AM

How many times are they going to march people into these committees to see if they can get a different outcome. What a waste of taxpayers money and they still can't find anyone to support their conspiracy theory! Just like the 40th vote next week to repeal Obamacare. Yes, they are obstructionists.

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ivehaditMay. 9, 13 6:13 AM

bannedmuggs: "who lied to you? And how many times? Let's see some proof." Let's start with Bush at his second state of the union address claiming that the Iraqis bought yellowcake uranium. Cheney stating categorically that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction "and we know where they are." Cheney said we would ge greeted as liberators. Cheney claiming that the war would take six weeks and in no event more than six months. The Administration stating that Iraqi oil would pay for the war. I'm sorry, there were far too many lies to categorize here; those are just from my memory. But it doesn't take much to get big lists of how the American public was lied into Bush's quagmire that killed thousands of Americans. But the right treats him and Cheeny as heroes. Amazing!

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guessagainMay. 9, 13 6:46 AM

fishstix === "It wasn't only the Republicans who wanted to invade Iraq. Joe Biden was the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations when he agreed with the Bush Administration that Iraq probably had weapons of mass destruction." Because he and others believed the lies they were fed. Nobody thought Cheney and Bush would go to such lengths to justify Bush's vendetta against Hussein. But, as each rationale for the war was discredited, another was tossed out. Just one lie after another.

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fishanhunt2May. 9, 13 7:31 AM

Sack's cartoon, (A good one.) would be funny if 4 Americans had not lost their lives. It does appear that security was lax prior to the attack. It does appear that help was requested and no help was given during the attack. It does appear that a major cover up involving lying to the American public was put forth after the attack. Politics aside, SOMEONE should answer for this very dark moment in America's history..

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patasticMay. 9, 1310:02 AM

This President and his administration told people this incident was the result of a protest gone out of control, when no protest ever occurred. Why did he say that? Who told Secretary Rice to go on TV and tell the citizens that bogus story?

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scubadoo68May. 9, 1310:17 AM

Looks like both parties are guilty of covering things up at one point or another. Maybe if they acknowledged their mistakes, they would be more accountable for things in the future.

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thes517May. 9, 1310:18 AM

The Iraq War Resolution was passed 296-133 in the house, and 77-23 in the Senate. In this day and age, that's a pretty obvious bipartisan vote.(70%) Blame it on Bush all you want, but there's 373 Congressman and Senators that had the same information and decided to go. It's great to see the truth coming out on Benghazi. If the media does their job, this should make Watergate look like a petty misdemeanor.

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