Kerry On Benghazi: Blame Congress, Not Just State Dept.

20 Dec 2012, 5:37 AM PDT
By DONNA CASSATA
Associated Press
WASHINGTON

The chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee _ and possibly the next secretary of state _ says mistakes were made at the State Department in the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Libya, but Congress shares some of the blame.

Sen. John Kerry spoke at the start of Thursday's hearings. He says an independent probe pulls no punches about the lack of security at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi.

U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the attack.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

Lawmakers want to know why security was "grossly inadequate" at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya when militants stormed the facility on Sept. 11, killing the ambassador and three other Americans, and why the military failed to respond faster during the nine-hour assault.

Members of the Senate and House foreign affairs committees on Thursday were to question Deputy Secretary of State William Burns, who is in charge of policy, and Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides, who is in charge of management, at back-to-back congressional hearings.
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I blame obummer. 

BLAME BUSH,   BLAME BUSH,    BLAME BUSH

    There is no bigger a--h--e in Washington , Massachusetts , or Connecticut .  Nor a worse jiggalo .

 

As the old saying goes, "How do you know when a Democrat is lying?"  

Answer:  Their lips are moving.

Kerry makes me ill......The blame belongs at the top...Obama

THE  BUCK STOPS AT OBAMA!

Congress? Is this man for real?

Blame someone else. Blame someone else.

Four good men have died in vain.

Is he blaming himself, Senator John Kerry, a Congressman?   

My question is, Did Congress know what what was going on?  Or was this one of those sneaky, Constitution skirting antics of Oblamea that caused this to happen?

Congress? Was any member of Congress present at the live feed of Ambassador Steven's brutal murder? 

Kerrry is a coward and is full of treason to the USA. All you have to do is look at his real war record and it matchs Jane Fonda when she was working for anyone but America... And Scarry Kerry hasnt changed...

The same can be said for alot of democrat politicians. When they are'nt in office when a conflict or war is happening, they will critisize, oppose and try to bring about defeat or failure. Example: George Bush goes to war in Iraq to try to establish democracy in that area of the world so that terrorism is'nt the only way for those folks to express themselves and to uncover the weapons of mass destruction that Hussein had but probably sent to Syria (50 tons of yellow cake uranium was sent to Canada after the war, they use it for nuclear power. Iran is trying to get yellow cake uranium for a nuclear bomb). Oboma attempts to establish democracy in Yemen, Libya, Egypt and now Syria and it's fine. If he and the people of Yemen, Libya, Egypt and Syria succeed in establishing democracy they can thank George Bush, our outstanding military and the desire of the Iraqi people.

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Romney Handed Shock
Defeat By Own State’s GOP

Mitt Romney is back in state politics, this time in Utah instead of Massachusetts. However, conservatives in The Beehive State aren’t exactly warming up to the 2012 Republican standard-bearer quite the way many people expected they would.

After finishing second in votes at the state GOP convention, Romney will now face a primary in his run for the Senate seat being vacated by Orrin Hatch, Fox News reported.

At the convention in West Valley City on Saturday, Romney polled just behind state lawmaker Mike Kennedy.

Kennedy captured 50.18 percent of the delegate vote compared to Romney’s 49.12 percent.

That means the two will face off in a primary on June 26 to determine who will represent the GOP this fall.

Romney, the first Mormon to head a major party ticket, is considered an extremely popular figure in Utah and was widely expected to have an easy path to the upper chamber.

In a hypothetical matchup with Democrat Jenny Wilson, at least one poll showed Romney up by 46 percent. That’s, uh, slightly more than the margin of error.

However, among party loyalists, Romney isn’t exactly viewed with unalloyed fondness.

The 2012 presidential nominee was always known for being decidedly moderate, particularly on issues of immigration and global trade. There was also the fact that he ran a campaign so bumbling that it almost made Michael Dukakis look good.

And then there was Romney’s war of words with Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign, which likely led many to perceive he secretly wished Hillary Clinton would take the Oval Office.

Trump would later consider Romney as a secretary of state pick, although how serious the president-elect was about appointing him is something we’ll likely never know.

While your average Utah Republican is unlikely to let these slights affect their vote, hardcore party activists probably don’t want another RINO who isn’t exactly known for his rapport with the president in the upper chamber of Congress, no matter how famous he may be.

For his part, Romney tried to put a good spin on the humiliation.

“I’m delighted with the outcome. Did very, very well,” he told KSTU. “On to a good, important primary ahead. This is terrific for the people of Utah.”

Dude, you just lost to a guy nobody has ever heard of. However, Kennedy was happy with the results, and unlike Romney, he had good reason to be.

“I’m a candidate with a compelling life story and a unique set of life circumstances I’d like to use to serve the people of Utah,” Kennedy said.

I have no idea what that story or those circumstances are, but I think the key point here is that he’s not Mitt Romney. If he wants to win, that’s pretty much what he should be focusing on. I can see the billboards now. “Mike Kennedy: Not Mitt Romney.” “Mike Kennedy: He didn’t borrow Ward Cleaver’s haircut.” “Mike Kennedy: Because Utah deserves a senator whose favorite food isn’t buttered noodles.”

Utah’s electorate tends to be less conservative than convention-goers, so it’s unlikely that Romney won’t be the GOP nominee for Senate. However, that’s not a 100 percent certainty — and it wouldn’t be the first time he’s lost to a Kennedy.

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