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Colin Powell: Hey, Give Hillary a Break on Benghazi

far2right Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:34 PM
"And I don't think that this one incident--which is one of these things that those of us in government have been through many, many times where suddenly an action happens late at night ..." Uh, dontcha read Powell? "The bipartisan report, titled “Flashing Red: A Special Report on the Terrorist Attack at Benghazi,” delivered another blow to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who is hospitalized in New York for what her office described as treatment of a blood clot. 'The system was, in fact, flashing red in Libya and Benghazi particularly,' said Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), chairman of the committee." NYP Just go ahead and admit you are a 0bama brown noser. You got your bro's back.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:56 PM
So if it was a Flashing Red Zone, WHY The diplomatic security officials:
1. Did not make routine security checks despite heightened security due to 9/11.
2. Did not check to make sure the gate was locked after the Turkish diplomat left.
3. Did not check with the Libyan Security guards, who were frantically trying to contact their security company.
4. Did not have their arms or their gear with them, instead locking the whole team's arms and gear in a separate location.
5. Told NO ONE what was going on until it was too late. Not the CIA. Not the Ambassador. Not the Libyan Security company, Not the police. Not the Embassy in Tripoli. Not Libyan Intelligence. Not British Intelligence. NO ONE.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 3:56 PM
6. Inexplicably became separated from the Ambassador and FSO Smith during a security alert.
7. Did not fire a shot.
8. Miraculously escaped unscathed while the people they were "protecting" were killed.

Former General Colin Powell is a good American and an honorable soldier, but his habitual sucking up to the political Left has become as predictable as it is irksome.  To play armchair psychologist for a moment, I suspect Powell sensed he'd been stripped of his untouchable bipartisan status when he made the Bush administration's case for the Iraq war at the UN Security Council; he's been obsequiously seeking penance ever since.  Liberals' hatred of that war was largely an outgrowth of their enduring contempt for the Commander-in-Chief leading that effort (many on the Left are suddenly cool with American...