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Huffpo wrote a piece about receiving caskets at Andrews AFB on 9/14/12:
In addition to Stevens, the ceremony also honored three other Americans killed in Benghazi – Sean Smith, an Air Force veteran who worked as an information management specialist for the State Department; Glen A. Doherty, a former Navy SEAL who worked for a private security firm and was protecting the consulate in Benghazi; and Tyrone S. Woods, also a former Navy SEAL who had served protective duty in various U.S. posts."They knew the danger, and they accepted it," Obama said. "They didn't simply embrace the American ideal. They lived it."
The ceremony recalled one 14 years ago, when President Bill Clinton led a ceremony at Andrews for the return of remains of 10 Americans killed in a bombing in Nairobi.
The presidential election, however, did not recede for the day. Less than two hours after the ceremony, Obama took his motorcade on an unscheduled trip to the Democratic Party headquarters to hold political meetings. In the evening, he planned to attend a previously arranged fundraiser in Washington.Clinton said the rage and violence aimed at American missions was prompted by "an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with."The transfer of remains came three days after an attack on the consulate, one of a series of assaults on U.S. outposts in Muslim countries that U.S. officials blame on an anti-Muslim video made in the United States.
The Benghazi controversy is not one, but four separate scandals — each of which calls into question the president’s leadership.I think the author left out the "Craven Coward" part about Obama, but this will do as a start....
First, Benghazi raises legitimate questions about Obama’s competence as commander in chief. In last week’s debate, the president said that his No. 1 job is to keep Americans safe. Then why did he not do so in Benghazi?
Was the president unaware of the threat in Libya? Or did he simply fail to treat it with the requisite level of seriousness? The British saw the danger and closed their consulate months earlier. Once the attack was under way, why did the president fail to send assistance?
Second, the president’s reaction to Benghazi reveals his utter lack of integrity. That he allowed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to fall on her sword rather than man-up and accept responsibility for his administration’s failure was not only despicable, it was cowardly.
Third, Benghazi reveals the president to be dishonest. It is now clear that the administration knew almost immediately that the Benghazi attack was a premeditated act of terrorism. But, in order to protect his own political hide, the president engaged in a misinformation campaign aimed at deceiving the American public.
And the president continues to lie daily in order to hide the cover-up. His most recent claim (and who can keep track, with his story constantly changing?) that he made information public as it became available to him has been proved patently false. And yet, he continues to claim that if he provided inaccurate information, it was simply “the fog of war.”
Fourth, Benghazi reveals Obama’s deeply flawed ideological principles. Ironically, despite his flippant “fog of war” defense, Obama has never indicated that he regards the Benghazi murders as an attack upon America. To the contrary, his reflexive response was to describe the attack as a random act of violence provoked by American religious bigotry. He then went on to minimize the seriousness of this violence by calling it “less than optimal” and by jetting off to Vegas for a major fundraiser in the immediate aftermath of the attack.
Kevin, your letter brought tears to my eyes. I love the way you can write from the heart and your words touch my heart.Read more http://hillbuzz.org/open-letter-to-mitt-romney-i-apologize-for-mocking-and-doubting-you-and-i-thank-you-for-running-the-campaign-that-will-defeat-barack-obama-and-the-left-30823#comment-341290
The first time I ever saw your blog or read any of your words was your letter to George and Laura Bush. I was amazed that any Democrat had a heart big enough to say the things you said. I have been a fan of yours ever since.
We all stumbled through the primaries, wanting our favorite Tea Party conservatives to win here and there. Primaries are brutal.
We are blessed to have as our nominee a man with a wealth of experience in business, life and politics. I am confident he can turn this country around like he turned around so many failing entities in the past. That is why leftists fear Romney. They want America to fail. Obama cheers against us, as he was taught to do in his overseas upbringing and in his communist upbringing. Romney will mess up his plans. The weakening of our military will be reversed. The weakening of our economy will be reversed. The impoverishing of our people will be reversed.
November 6 will be a blessed day for this country, Thanks to you, I signed up for Romney’s election day task force. I will take a day off of work to devote to helping Romney save this nation, and that blessing in my life will be thanks to you. I will tell my kids and grandkids about November 6, 2012.
Thank you Kevin for being you and bringing goodness and honesty to your blogging, and for reaching out to people from all walks of life and making our nation a better place.
Hillbuzz.org gained wide readership in Conservative circles when Kevin DuJan’s open letter to George and Laura Bush was featured on Rush Limbaugh’s nationally syndicated radio show and web site in November of 2009. In the letter, DuJan and the other contributors to Hillbuzz.org—all gay men living in the predominantly gay “Boystown” neighborhood in Chicago—apologized to President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush, saying, ” we didn’t appreciate you while you were in office, but we thank Heaven we’ve wised up and can see the good you are out there doing, under the radar, today.”
“We weren’t told they wanted more security. We did not know they wanted more security there,” Biden said.
In fact, two security officials who worked for the State Department in Libya at the time testified Thursday that they repeatedly requested more security and two State Department officials admitted they had denied those requests.Nordstrom was so critical of the State Department’s reluctance to respond to his calls for more security that he said, “For me, the Taliban is on the inside of the building.”