Charles Krauthammer: 'The Clock Has Run Out On Benghazi'

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  1. goober

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    And that's worth 3 trillion dollars, and 6,000 American lives gone, and hundreds of thousands of American lives ruined.....
    And he didn't have WMDs, and Bush knew that.....
     
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    I'm pretty sure we can discount the breaking of UN resolutions as any reason for Iraq being nailed since Israel still appears to have been left alone.
     
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    We can't go to war with Isreal since we have helped them develop nuclear weapons (tongue in cheek). Too dangerous. A lesson that has prompted many other countries to want to acquire nukes.
     
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    Saddam didn't slaughter Iraqis.

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    See? Even the way Right-Wingers twist Hillary's meaning is dishonest!
     
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    What about all these nerve gased kurds?

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    and he did invade kwait, theres no doubt about that.....
     
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    it always cracks me up to see righties using Saddam's gassing of the kurds TWO DECADES EARLIER as justification for the invasion of Iraq in 2003.

    I guess it just took our righteous indignation two decades to get a real head of steam, eh?

    The fact of the matter was: Saddam was a despot, no doubt, but a useful one. He effectively kept Al Qaeda out of Iraq... he kept Sunnis from slaughtering Shi'ites... he kept the regional hegemony of Iran in check.... all things that we were not as good at as he was. If we had allowed him to remain in power, we could have focused on our REAL enemies instead.

    To claim that the poor kurds spurred us to action really fails the straight face test.... the poor tutsis in Rwanda never tugged at our heartstrings like that, did they?
     
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    Oh, then please tell us exactly what your erstwhile Secretary of State meant by "What difference does it make?".... Or, for that matter, enlighten us as to how we on the Right twisted the Obama's regime's claim that the whole Benghazi attack was just some bunch of Islamo-crud hanging out on the street, having a bad beard-day over a video some other idiot made about their religion....

    You hyperlibs can't win this on specifics, but you did win on Benghazi -- precisely because Americans have ceased to care about anything but getting welfare-suck from the radical socialist mob you've successfully put in office and kept there. The message? "Just keep the welfare goody in our pipeline and we don't give a flying **** what you do, or how you do it!"
     
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    Wouldnt it be sweet if people had a clue when they opened their mouths to spew bs?
     
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    First of all,this ludicrous notion that for some unknown,near perverse accommodation,
    Charles Krauthammer,like Bill Kristol suffers infallibility issues,is again fodder for
    fools.I mean,the guy was SO doggone smart he jumped into a swimming pool
    half-cocked off a diving board and hit his head on the bottom of the pool and
    instaneously became crippled.In this ... Not TOO smart.
    Just like it wasn't smart of this Infallible Kraut to bemoan,besmirch and go against,
    like Totally the Correct and honorable Ted Cruz and what his objective was behind
    " shutting down the Government " in order to send a message as impacting as possible
    over the need to STOP ObamaCare.Cruz was right all along. Someone had to take the
    intitative and not play it safe like the Soft Cookie jew approach used often by the likes of
    Jews Krauthammer and Kristol. That was how Hitler was able to so easily round up the jews
    onto rail cars to their demise in concentration camps.Not before the European jew was
    thoroughly humiliated and defrocked of clothes and even their gold fillings.
    Just imagine what a few throngs of defiant jews would have accomplished behind the strength
    and true grit of a Ted Cruz mindset and courage.
    Krauthammer and Kristol are surely not known for courage.
    They are soft cookie jews who sit on their duff and come up, with these pitter patter
    witticisms as if Mosses himself.And then the cult of Right wing Talk Radio seems
    imbued and bowled over by the great insights of a Krauthammer.
    The Kraut even had to admit he was wrong for profusely attacking Ted Cruz for
    - Doing the right thing -.That being to force the public into recognizing what Obama
    and the democrats are doing and all about.We then saw just what kind of Citizens these
    Democrats were.Demanding that White House tours be shut down due to cost.
    Demanding that the WWII veterans memorial also be closed,just as 90 year old
    vets were all set to arrive in Washington and visit THEIR Site.
    Cruz made it possible for that grotesque display of Authoritarianism to be noticed
    by Americans.Cruz Talked the talk and stood w/o going to the bathroom for near
    24 hrs.That is what we need.Not some after the fact,always in hindsight, overly respected
    wheelchair observer,serving up his witticisms as if the some fabled prophet
    preaching from atop his own Mt.Highness.
     
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    I would imagine that if you could dispute those points, you would have.

    ::yawn::
     
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    Really dude, really?

    every single sentence you typed was garbage.
     
  12. expatriate

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    was the gassing of the kurds something that happened mere months before our invasion in 2003?
     
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    Iraqi war was a coalition effort - a COALITION. Even the (*)(*)(*)(*)ing Island sent 2 (two) people to fight alone-site Americans; even Moldova (if you ever heard of such a country) sent 20 people to Iraq. Everyone answered Bush's call and came to be a part of a multination coalition. Get off your high moral ground, and compare THAT to Obama's meddling into the Middle East affairs - no one wants to go near anything Obama's touching, he has NO friends or allies. Oh, forgive me - Putin has come to help Obama in Syria, making a fool out of him.
     
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    So youre claiming youve forgotten about the invasion in 1991?
     
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    Oops... :)
     
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    What part of what he said wasn't true?????

    I've heard wingnuts make that claim for years.

    The Bush adminstration made that claim.

    Every talk show disc jockey and cable TV shout show host made that claim.
     
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    So youve got no clue why, what he claimed was bullcrap?

    Ill tell you what, Ill make you a deal.

    I will educate you, if you can explain to me why Barack Obama didnt invade Syria, when Sarin Gas was used. Does Barack Obama not care about nerve gassing innocent people?

    Do you want a world where the President of the United States just looks the other way, when people are getting nerve gassed?

    Why didnt Obama have the spine to stand up to hitler wannabes?
     
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    did Saddam gas the kurds mere months before our invasion in 2003 or was it, in fact, back in 1988?

    had Saddam done a good job at tamping down Iranian regional hegemony.... yes or no?

    had Saddam kept Sunnis and Shi'ites from open warfare.... yes or no?

    had Saddam kept Iraq a secular ba'athist state and kept Islamic extremists elements from gaining major footholds there.... yes or no?

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    you're right.... I think that Micronesia actually sent two mess cooks and a microwave.... they certainly did THEIR share of the heavy lifting!
     
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    Moldova, with three and a half million people, sent twenty troops.... wow. If we had had that great a commitment to the war, we would have sent 2000 troops! Oh wait... we sent a lot more than that, didn't we? ;)
     
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    Absolutely. It was also the show of solidarity, something Obama can dream of, when he's not busy playing golf or hanging out with celebrities.
     
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    Fine, you asked for it.

    The United States of America invaded Iraq in 1991, and smashed Saddam Hussein. Your claim is total BS. Two decades??? as if.

    Saddam was a Sunni, Al Queda is Sunni. There was no need for Al Queda in Iraq, because Saddam was killing people just fine, without them. Sadam and Al Queda are on the same side. Theres a problem in Iraq now, because the iraqi leader is a shiite.

    Iraq has always been a battle ground between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the only difference now is, who controls the battle ground.

    You can call the insurgents in Iraq, Al Queda, but theyre Saudis.

    You can call the "rebels" in Libya, Al Queda, but theyre Saudis.

    You can call the "rebels" in Syria, Al Queda, but theyre Saudis.

    Theres not much of a difference between Saddam Hussein and Al Queda.

    There are a few differences between Bush and Obama.

    Bush conducted invasions in the light of day, so everyone could see it. Leftys had a hissy fit.
    Obama conducts invasions in the dark, and calls em secret, even though everyone knows. Leftys feign ignorance.

    Bush sent Americans in to fight the wars.
    Obama sent Saudi Terrorists in, and denied it.

    Sunnis nerve gassed people, Bush attacked.
    Sunnis nerve gassed people, Obama looked the other way.
     
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    You just don't get what what' international solidarity, commitment, show of unity and support is all about, do you? That is something Obama lacks.
     
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    it boggles the mind to think that someone could not find any difference between wahabbist Islamic extremists and ba'athist pan arab socialists.

    Toppling secular arab regimes - sunni AND shi'ite - is the raison d'ĂȘtre of Al Qaeda.

    stunning.
     
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    I get what talking about solidarity is all about and I understand when someone tosses a handful of soldiers at Dubya as a symbolic gesture. 20 guys from Moldova is a big deal to you... I get it. You are obviously impressed by the bull(*)(*)(*)(*). I'll bet your car is all tricked out too, isn't it?
     
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    Which was a lot more than Obama will ever get from the International community.
     

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