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© Lee Judge

Despite embarrassing themselves by jumping the gun attacking Obama over the Libyan Embassy attack, the Republicans don’t have any hard facts so they keep throwing innuendo around.

This is beyond hypocrisy. Just a few months ago at the Republican convention, they were trying to rewrite history by saying that George W. Bush “kept us safe”. In order to believe that, not only do you have to ignore the 9/11 attacks, the anthrax attacks, and (worst of all) getting us into a preemptive war of choice in Iraq that cost 4,488 Americans their lives. Was that “safe”? Heck, were the victims of Hurricane Katrina kept “safe”?

What makes this even more scary is that Romney surrounded himself with the same neo-cons who ignored the warnings about 9/11 and got us into a stupid war in Iraq.



  1. dave, TN wrote:

    While the republiecans are in an investigative mood why don’t they expand to the following?
    (pardon the borrowing the dragon’s post from hp but he put the data together very well)
    John McCain wants a committee to look into Benghazi…….

    2002 US Consulate, Karchi Pakistan 12 Killed 5 injured
    2003 International Diplomatic Compount, Saudi Arabia 17 Killed
    2003 US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan 2 killed
    2004 US Embassy in Uzbekistan 2 killed
    2004 US Consulate in Saudi Arabia 5 Killed, 10 Wounded
    2006 US Consulate, Karachi, Pakistan 4 Killed
    2006 US Embassy, Damascus, Syria 1 Killed 13 Injured
    2007 US Embassy Athens Zero Killed, 8 Injured
    2008 US Consulate, Istanbul, Turkey 3 Killed
    2008 US Embassy, Yemen 13 Killed, 16 Injured.

    So where was the demands for an Investigation THEN?

    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 6:43 am | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Dave, can you give a link to the original post where this list came from?

    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:34 am | Permalink
  3. dave, TN wrote:

    I originally found it in Huffington Post but a goggle search led me back to the Daily KOS.
    Originally posted to kos on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 02:04 PM PDT.
    More details are provided there but some of the numbers are off.
    Sorry to take so long to get back to you but I had to spend some quality time at the doctors office.

    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:04 am | Permalink
  4. dave, TN wrote:

    An older article dated September 13, 2011 by Ashley Fantz of CNN might have provided some of the base material, but they are not a direct match though. It skips some on the Daily Kos list yet has more previously unmentioned. The conclusion I have come to is that there is a lot of terror going on out there that fails to make the front page on US news media’s. Another possible point to make is that we have become so numb to this that we tend to forget the magnitude of it all.
    Another footnote, the Daily KOS has the dates wrong for the attack in Saudi Arabia in 2003; it was in May 12, 2003, not February. see link below:

    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:37 am | Permalink
  5. Iron Knee wrote:

    Thanks, that’s awesome.

    Monday, November 19, 2012 at 10:10 pm | Permalink
  6. Quidam wrote:

    One problem with this cartoon is that it implies that the embassy attack was an ‘Obama mistake’ ie something predictable and preventable or that could have been ameliorated by decisive action. Despite McCain’s posturing I see no evidence that this was the case.

    Unlike say 911

    Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 6:31 am | Permalink