Secretary of State John Kerry Expected to Sign a UN Arms Trade Treaty Opposed by the Senate and NRA … Treaty Requires Nations to “Establish & Maintain a National Control System,” Including a “National Control List”
Barack Obama’s end run around the US Constitution and the Second Amendment … Secretary of State to sign United Nations Arms treaty that would circumvent Constitution.
Another Obamaination … As reported at The Hill, Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign a UN treaty that is strongly opposed by the US Senate and the NRA. A State Department official said the treaty would “reduce the risk that international transfers of conventional arms will be used to carry out the world’s worst crimes,” while protecting gun rights. However, not so fast. If it sounds too good to be true, it most likely is. Just like every idea that stats out with good intentions, there is always a catch. There is a reason why Republicans, the Senate and the NRA are opposed to this end around of the Second Amendment. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) says, “This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it.” Thankfully, these types of treaties require Senate ratification by elected officials of “We the People” rather than Obama giving away Our rights to the United Nations.
Secretary of State John Kerry is expected to sign an arms trade treaty opposed by the Senate and the gun lobby as early as Wednesday, and Republicans aren’t happy about it.
Kerry’s plan to sign the treaty on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York this week has sparked immediate criticism from GOP opponents.
“This treaty is already dead in the water in the Senate, and they know it,” said Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.), the top Republican on the Senate Armed Services. “The Administration is wasting precious time trying to sign away our laws to the global community and unelected U.N. bureaucrats.”
A majority of Senate oppose the treaty because it covers small arms, making ratification impossible in the short term.
When is an arms treaty, not an arms treaty … when it is a front to bypass the US Constitution of course. So what is really is in this treaty that pro-Second Amendment folks are extremely worried about? As reported at the WSJ, ‘Obama’s United Nations Backdoor to Gun Control’.
But the new treaty also demands domestic regulation of “small arms and light weapons.” The treaty’s Article 5 requires nations to “establish and maintain a national control system,” including a “national control list.” Article 10 requires signatories “to regulate brokering” of conventional arms. The treaty offers no guarantee for individual rights, but instead only declares it is “mindful” of the “legitimate trade and lawful ownership” of arms for”recreational, cultural, historical, and sporting activities.” Not a word about the right to possess guns for a broader individual right of self-defense.
Gun-control advocates will use these provisions to argue that the U.S. must enact measures such as a national gun registry, licenses for guns and ammunition sales, universal background checks, and even a ban of certain weapons. The treaty thus provides the Obama administration with an end-run around Congress to reach these gun-control holy grails. As the Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald cases recently declared, the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right “to keep and bear Arms” such as handguns and rifles. Congress’s power to regulate interstate commerce remains broad, but the court’s decisions in other cases—even last year’s challenge to the Affordable Care Act—remind us that those powers are limited.
Former NBA Star Dennis Rodman Says North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is His “Friend for Life” and Calls Barack Obama & Hillary Clinton “A**holes”
Basketball Diplomacy: From the files of even a blind squirrel finds an acorn every so often …
Never at a loss for words, former NBA star Dennis Rodman told reporters upon his return from North Korea, that North Korean Dictator Kim Jong Un is His “friend for life” and that both Barack Obama and former Secretary of state Hillary Clinton were “A$$holes”. Rodman also was correct when he rejected calls for him to lobby the North Korean dictator to release imprisoned American citizen Kenneth Bae. Rodman responded to reporters, “Guess what? That’s not my job to ask about Kenneth Bae. Ask Obama about that. … Ask Hillary Clinton. … Ask those a**holes.” He is actually right, it s their job and maybe the media needs to confront Obama and Clinton why they have done nothing. So are “We the People” supposed to be doing the job of the President and Sec. of State? Just a friendly reminder, they work for us, the the other way around.
Following his visit to North Korea, retired NBA star Dennis Rodman returned praising North Korean dictator Kim Jon Un and referring to President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as “a**holes.”
“He’s my friend for life. I don’t care what you guys think about him. I don’t give a [expletive] what people around the world think about him. But he’s my friend. And you saw it on the pictures. He’s my friend,” Rodman said, according to CBS News.
Maybe the MSM needs to remember these failures on the part of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she runs for president in 2016, instead of continuing to proclaim she was the best Secretary of State EVER!
Obama State Department Closes US Embassies Across Middle East & Issues World Wide Travel Alert Due to Terror Related Concerns … I Thought Obama Said al Qaeda Was on the Run & Decimated?
Barack Obama, the Lying King: So much for al-Qaeda being on the run and decimated …
The Barack Obama administration and State Department has closed an unprecedented number of embassies and consulates across the Middle East following terror communications that were intercepted. The State Department has closed 22 diplomat facilities from North Africa through the Middle East and into South Asia. As per CNN, “Fresh intelligence led the United States to conclude that operatives of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula were in the final stages of planning an attack against U.S. and Western targets.
The United States intercepted electronic communications this week among senior operatives of Al Qaeda, in which the terrorists discussed attacks against American interests in the Middle East and North Africa, American officials said Friday.
The intercepts and a subsequent analysis of them by American intelligence agencies prompted the United States to issue an unusual global travel alert to American citizens on Friday, warning of the potential for terrorist attacks by operatives of Al Qaeda and their associates beginning Sunday through the end of August. Intelligence officials said the threat focused on the Qaeda affiliate in Yemen, which has been tied to plots to blow up American-bound cargo and commercial flights.
The bulletin to travelers and expatriates, issued by the State Department, came less than a day after the department announced that it was closing nearly two dozen American diplomatic missions in the Middle East and North Africa, including facilities in Egypt, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Britain said Friday that it would close its embassy in Yemen on Monday and Tuesday because of “increased security concerns.”
The Department of State alerts U.S. citizens to the continued potential for terrorist attacks, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, and possibly occurring in or emanating from the Arabian Peninsula. Current information suggests that al-Qa’ida and affiliated organizations continue to plan terrorist attacks both in the region and beyond, and that they may focus efforts to conduct attacks in the period between now and the end of August. This Travel Alert expires on August 31, 2013.
Terrorists may elect to use a variety of means and weapons and target both official and private interests. U.S. citizens are reminded of the potential for terrorists to attack public transportation systems and other tourist infrastructure. Terrorists have targeted and attacked subway and rail systems, as well as aviation and maritime services. U.S. citizens should take every precaution to be aware of their surroundings and to adopt appropriate safety measures to protect themselves when traveling.
The Great Obama reelection lie … Al-Qaeda is on the run and has been decimated
The Weekly Standard asks an important question, is Al Qaeda On the Run? Or Are We?
FLASHBACK: Obama: Al Qaeda is on ‘a path to defeat’; calls for resetting terror policy
President Obama said Thursday that al Qaeda is nearly defeated and the war on terrorism has changed since he took office, and that demands a broad rethink that includes scaling down drone attacks, transferring detainees from Guantanamo Bay and revisiting the 2001 congressional resolution that set the country on perpetual war footing.
After the death of Osama bin Laden and his top lieutenants, al Qaeda has been decimated, scattered across the North Africa and the Middle East and able to launch only small-scale attacks, Mr. Obama told an audience gathered at the National Defense University in Washington.
Benghazi-gate: CNN Reports Dozens of CIA Operatives Were on the Ground During Benghazi Attack … Unprecedented Attempt to keep CIA Benghazi Secrets From Leaking Out.
PHONY SCANDAL, EH?
Jake Tapper of CNN is reporting that dozens of CIA operative were on the ground during the terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya that resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Also, the CIA has gown to great lengths to cover up what happened and keep these individuals quite from talking to the media and testifying in front of Congress. Those agents that were on the ground in Benghazi have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations. More so than what is normally done. So if it is a phony scandal, why such an effort to hide these people from the media and Congress and even go so far as to change their names? Many have said from the outset of this terror attack that the target all along was the CIA annex, not the consulate. Remember, a long time ago we knew there were CIA operatives in Benghazi, we just never knew how many and what they were doing there?
Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have done everything to prevent the real news from coming out. If this story is true, the fact that Obama and Clinton knowing put forth the ridiculous talking points and cover story of blaming the terror attacks on a video is even more insidious and makes them both derelict in their duty and unfit for any office.
CNN has uncovered exclusive new information about what is allegedly happening at the CIA, in the wake of the deadly Benghazi terror attack.
Four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, were killed in the assault by armed militants last September 11 in eastern Libya.
Sources now tell CNN dozens of people working for the CIA were on the ground that night, and that the agency is going to great lengths to make sure whatever it was doing, remains a secret.
CNN has learned the CIA is involved in what one source calls an unprecedented attempt to keep the spy agency’s Benghazi secrets from ever leaking out.
Since January, some CIA operatives involved in the agency’s missions in Libya, have been subjected to frequent, even monthly polygraph examinations, according to a source with deep inside knowledge of the agency’s workings.
Hmm, does Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton might have a little Iran-Contra scandal on their hands here. Or were they doing a Syrian ‘Fast & Furious’ slow walking surface-to-air missiles? Because it worked so well on the Mexican border. In any event, it certainly would explain why President Barack Obama, former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and the CIA have gone so far out of their way to cover this up and obstruct the truth from coming out.
Lawmakers also want to about know the weapons in Libya, and what happened to them.
Speculation on Capitol Hill has included the possibility the U.S. agencies operating in Benghazi were secretly helping to move surface-to-air missiles out of Libya, through Turkey, and into the hands of Syrian rebels.
It is clear that two U.S. agencies were operating in Benghazi, one was the State Department, and the other was the CIA.
Much more on this phony scandal at Michelle Malkin.
The sick and reprehensible part of the terror attacks in Benghazi is still to this day the Obama administration has held not one individual accountable for the deaths of four Americans and now refers to it as a phony scandal. Remember, Obama referred to them as also just mere “bumps in the road”.
UPDATE I: More from the Gateway Pundit with the VIDEO from ‘On the Record’ with Greta Van Sustern’s interview with Rep Tray Gowdy (R-SC). Trey Gowdy stated that the Obama Administration is hiding the survivors, dispersing them around the country, and changing their names.
“Including changing names, creating aliases. Stop and think what things are most calculated to get at the truth? Talk to people with first-hand knowledge. What creates the appearance and perhaps the reality of a cover-up? Not letting us talk with people who have the most amount of information, dispersing them around the country and changing their names.”
Posted August 2, 2013 by Scared Monkeys
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Secretary of State John Kerry Reporting for Duty, Or Not … Kerry Vacationing on Nantucket as Egypt in Turmoil … Kerry was not on the boat,before he was on it.
Secretary of State
Thurston Howard III John Kerry “Reporting for Duty” as he vacations on Nantucket as Egypt is in turmoil. What, do you think that some one in the Obama Administration would give up their vacation and actually do their job? The administration claims Kerry is engaged as Egypt was in chaos. Hmm, engaged, was he engaged while he was sailing? But why would we think that Kerry puts vacationing ahead of his job when we have been witness to Barack Obama, the Vacationer in Chief for 4+ years. Hell, we still do not even know where Obama was the night that the Benghazi consulate was attacked by terrorist and four Americans were killed.
Secretary of State John Kerry is spending a sun-splashed Fourth of July on Nantucket, even as a chaotic overthrow of the government rocks Egypt and continues to test diplomatic relations in Washington.
Kerry, who has a house and a yacht on the ritzy island getaway, was seen strolling down Federal Street away from July Fourth festivities on Main Street, a source told the Herald.
Kerry, who has just completed a 12-day, 2,500-mile trip to the Middle East and Asia, was with his daughters, their husbands and a security guard, the source said.
American Power adds, Look, it’s 4th of July. Why not just say Secretary Kerry is staying in contact with all the relevant personnel and be done with it? … But in line with this administration’s MO, it’s lying liars all the way.
Isn’t it funny how “flip-flopping” just follows this man … Kerry was not on the boat,before he was on it.
The State Department is denying a report that Secretary of State John Kerry spent the day on his yacht in Nantucket as Egypt’s military ousted President Mohammed Morsi.
CBS This Morning senior producer in Washington Mosheh Oinounou tweeted a photo of the “Isabel” and reported that a producer had spotted Kerry on board Wednesday.
UPDATE II: Oh wait, he was on the boat … John Kerry on his boat during Egypt upheaval, State Dept. concedes.
As regime change was unfolding in Egypt, Secretary of State John Kerry spent time on his boat Wednesday afternoon in Nantucket Sound, the State Department acknowledged to CBS News on Friday, after repeatedly denying that Kerry was aboard any boat.
We all know that whether Sec. of State John Kerry was reporting for duty or not, he could have done little to prevent the coup. The Egyptian military put forth the ultimatum to President Morsi. The Muslim Brotherhood and Morsi were a nightmare for Egypt and the coup was going to take place. But as Poweline comments, what is telling of the Obama administration feels the need to lie at all times.
Don’t look now but
Nixon’s Obama’s approval ratings are tanking amid scandals.
According to a recent CNN poll. President Barack Obama’s approval rating has sunk to 45% while 54% disapprove of his handling of his job. It is his lowest rating in a year and a half. So why the free-fall? Can you say scandals and the fact that the American people are being to not only lose trust in government, but specifically lose trust in Obama. The scandals are starting to catch up with Obama and how could they not? With Benghazi, the IRS, AP, James Rosen, NSA, the State Department and lest we forget Fast and Furious, it is simply amazing his approval rating is at 45%. Obama also go low marks on handling the economy and the federal budget. Also, as reported at the Politico, for the first time in his presidency, the poll also found less than half of respondents believed Obama was honest. In all, the poll showed Obama to be a complete failure.
Full poll can be read HERE (pdf).
The president’s approval rating stands at 45%, down from 53% in mid-May. And 54% say they disapprove of how Obama’s handling his job, up nine points from last month. It’s the first time in CNN polling since November 2011 that a majority of Americans have had a negative view of the president.
“The drop in Obama’s support is fueled by a dramatic 17-point decline over the past month among people under 30, who, along with black Americans, had been the most loyal part of the Obama coalition,” says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.
The president also dropped 10 points among independent voters, from 47% last month to 37% now, with Obama’s disapproval among independents jumping 12 points to 61%.
Snapshot of poll from Business Insiders:
•General job approval is down from 53% in May to 45% now.
•Approval on the economy is down 2 points, to 42%.
•On foreign affairs, Obama has fallen 5 points to 44%.
•On illegal immigration, Obama’s disapproval is up to 56%.
•49% of respondents say Obama is honest/trustworthy, a big drop from 58% in the last reading.
•Among those aged under 30, Obama has seen a 17% (!) drop in approval.
More from The Politico, Obama losing support from Independents and the youth vote.
The drop in support for Obama was especially steep among young voters and independents. With voters ages 18 to 29, Obama’s approval numbers dropped 17 points, according to CNN’s polling director. Among voters ages 18-34, 48 percent approved of the job Obama is doing and 50 percent disapproved.
Independents’ approval of the president dropped 10 points, to 37 percent, and disapproval was up 12 points, to 61 percent.
Another Day, Another Scandal … Prostitution, drugs, Sexual Abuse, Misconduct alleged in Hillary Clinton’s State Department
STATE DEPARTMENT-GATE … HILLARY-GATE? Another day and another scandal in the Obama administration. This time it is courtesy of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s State Department. This from “Wannbe” president Hillary Clinton.
Good grief, prostitution, drugs alleged, sexual abuse, child prostitution inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff in Hillary Clinton’s State Department. According to accounts, the investigation was stonewalled and asked to be stopped by State Dept. officials. The investigators were leaned on, pressured and had their investigation called off. MORE TRANSPARANY? It’s not just Benghazi and the events that occurred before, during and after the terrorist attack that left 4 Americans dead that was botched by wannbe president Hillary Clinton, it appears she presided over an out of control State Department. But of course she knew nothing about what was going on, including allegations against her own security detail. As the NY Post reports, Hillary’s sorry state of affairs. Is any part of the Obama government under control?
A State Department whistleblower has accused high-ranking staff of a massive coverup — including keeping a lid on findings that members of then-Secretary Hillary Clinton’s security detail and the Belgian ambassador solicited prostitutes.
“It’s a coverup,” declared Cary Schulman, a lawyer representing the whistleblower, former State Department IG senior investigator Aurelia Fedenisn.“The whole agency is impaired.
Does this sound familiar, Hillary Clinton spokesman said that Hillary was unaware of the investigation and the memos, including the part about her own personal detail and learned about it from the media. GOOD GRIEF … HOW MANY TIMES ARE THESE PEOPLE GOING TO USE THE SAME EXCUSE OF IGNORANCE. Sorry Mrs. Clinton, not believable. President Barack Obama has already over-used that card, you do not get to.
Senior State Department and Diplomatic Security officials may have covered up or stopped investigations of inappropriate or even criminal misconduct by staff, according to an internal memo from the department’s Office of the Inspector General.
The timeline surrounding the allegations places the incidents during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s tenure, opening the possibility that a widening scandal might taint both her record and her possible political aspirations. Clinton has also taken heat for the department’s response to the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
The memo itself, purportedly written by Ambassador Larry Dinger, describes some of the information as coming from office chatter.
• An active U.S. ambassador “routinely ditched his protective security detail in order to solicit sexual favors from both prostitutes and minor children,” the memo says. The ambassador’s protective detail and others “were well aware of the behavior,” the memo asserts. When a diplomatic security officer tried to investigate, undersecretary of state for management Patrick Kennedy allegedly ordered the investigator “not to open a formal investigation.”
HOW MANY TIMES DO THEY GET TO USE THE “WE LEARNED ABOUT IN IN THE MEDIA” EXCUSE?
EXIT QUESTION … AND HILLARY CLINTON THINKS SHE SHOULD BE PRESIDENT IN 2016? HOW CAN AMERICA AFFORD TO HAVE ANOTHER 4 YEARS LIKE THE LAST 8?
Is Hillary’s approval rating tied to Barack Obama and his scandals, including her role in Benghazi?
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton finds her favorability ratings falling in wake of the revelations in the Benghazi scandal and State Departments efforts to change the Benghazi talking points following the terror attack that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Chris Stevens. According to a recent Gallup poll, her rating fell slightly in June to 58%, from 64% in April. Clinton has garnered a high approval rating following the days of her husband’s presidency when she acted like she was a second president and told America “she was no stand by your man woman, baking cookies” (VIDEO). Hmm, really? Turns out she was. Now, the Democrats darling and top choice for the presidential nominee in 2016 faces the aftermath of Benghazi where she failed those in her charge before, during and after. According to the poll, Hillary is way down with Independents from 63% to 52%. Look for these numbers to go down even further, the more and more that comes out. Also, with no one answering questions, and Obama rewarding Susan Rice with a promotion to National Security Adviser, if Hillary runs in 2016 she is going to have to explain herself in the Democrat primary and in the general election campaign.
Hillary Clinton said when she was grilled by Congress on the Benghazi attack, “What’s The Difference?” there are four dead Americans. Really Hillary? There are four dead Americans, the decisions made before during and after the attack were a disaster and she defiantly says, what difference does it make? Is this what we really need as Commander in Chief? Haven’t we had enough of individuals of an administration that would leave Americans to die as they begged for help and then tried to scrub the talking points to the point where they reflected nothing of what really occurred?
“What difference at this point does it make?” So we are to forget all that happened because it makes Hillary look bad for 2016.
Hillary Clinton’s favorability rating fell slightly in June to 58%, from 64% in April. That is the first sub-60% rating Americans have given her since 2008. Clinton’s unfavorable rating now stands at 39%, up from 31% in April.
This poll shows only slight changes in the public’s overall assessment of Clinton, with her unfavorable rating now marginally higher than at any time since 2008. However, there is no telling what the future might hold, as members of the House Oversight Committee have publicly speculated that Clinton may have to testify before the Republican-led committee again.
Although Democratic and Republican attitudes toward Clinton have been static over these past contentious months, independents’ views are now notably less favorable. A slim majority (52%) of independents hold a favorable opinion of Clinton, down from 63% in April.
President Barack Obama Sounding an Awful Lot Like Richard Nixon (VIDEO) … ” I First Learned of it from News Reports”.
Hmm, President Barack Hussein Obama is sounding an awful lot like Richard Milhous Nixon these days. The video below by Reveal Politics has side by side Obama – Nixon sound bytes and it sounds like they are separated at birth. Even CBS’s Bob Sheiffer of ‘Face the Nation’ stated to White House advisor Dan Pffeiffer, this is exactly the approach that Nixon took during Watergate. Nixon had Watergate, but Barack Obama is juggling three scandals, or is it four, at the same time and doesn’t have an answer for any of them. For those that refuse to compare Obama’s scandals to Watergate, what’s the difference? Both attacked political opposition, both used the IRS to intimidate, harass, and affect political outcomes. Both used the powers of the government against their political enemies, heck and even friends in the MSM. Oh, there was one difference … no one was left behind in Benghazi to die as they begged for help.
Remember how Democrats reacted when Nixon was caught in one scandal? But of course there is a double standard for Obama. Sorry, one scandal might be explainable. Two, makes one start to raise their eye brow. Three, is a very troubling trend and four, we begin to use the “I” word. The LEFT is losing their collective minds that their Obamamessiah, the president of ‘Hope and Change’ is nothing more than Richard Nixon with a “D”.
Former Democrat Rep. Dennis Kucinich was Asked Whether Benghazi Talking Points were Politically Scrubbed … His Response, “Of Course They Were, Are You Kidding?”
BOMBSHELL COMMENTS FROM FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO AND HARD CORE LIBERAL …
Former Democrat US Representative Dennis Kucinich and now Fox News contributor appeared on Fox News Sunday this morning and his comments regarding Benghazi were damning for Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. I must say that I had to check outside the window while I was 100% aggressing with Kucinich’s remarks as I thought I saw pigs flying by. When asked by Chris Wallace during the panel discussion, if he thought the Benghazi talking points were politically scrubbed, Kucinich replied, “OF COURSE THEY WERE. COME ON, ARE YOU KIDDING”? Kucinich had previously stated that the Obama administration had to call the Benghazi attack a street demonstration otherwise it brought into play on the eve of an election the fact that the entire Benghazi policy was a failure. Then there was the damning comment of the Obama administration and the Hillary Clinton run State Department … “So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there?”
WALLACE: Congressman Kucinich, I think it’s fair to say you’re a liberal Democrat. But I want to ask you, does it bother you that the CIA, as we now know, originally wrote about links to Al Qaeda, originally wrote about having warned the State Department for months about threats in Benghazi and that all of that was taken out and let’s put this up on the screen. State Department official Victoria Nuland wrote in pushing back against what the CIA had written, that information “could be abused by members of Congress to beat up the State Department for not paying attention to warnings, so why would we want to feed that either? Concerned.” This, Congressman, from the transparent administration of Barack Obama.
FORMER REP. DENNIS KUCINICH, D-OHIO: Well, I didn’t need those memos to know that it was wrong for us to intervene in Libya. This is one liberal Democrat who said the intervention was wrong. And what the attack on the consulate brings up, Chris, is the failure of the Benghazi policy from the beginning. And that’s why they had to call it a street demonstration instead of an attack because on the eve of an election that brought in a whole new narrative about foreign policy, about dealing with terrorism, and about the consequences that led to four deaths of people who served the United States.
WALLACE: So do you think those talking points were politically scrubbed?
KUCINICH: Of course they were. Come on, are you kidding? You know, this is one of those things that you have to realize, we’re in the circumference of an election, and when you get on the eve of an election, everything becomes political. Unfortunately, Americans died and people who believe in America who put their lives on the line, they weren’t provided with protection. They weren’t provided with a response. They and their families had a right to make sure that they were defended. Look, we went into Benghazi with under the assumption that somehow there was going to be a massacre in Benghazi. So we went there to protect the Libyan people. We couldn’t go into Benghazi to protect our own Americans who were serving there? I’m offended by this, and there has to be real answers to the questions that are being raised.
WALLACE: Kim, let’s assume that Congressman Kucinich is right and that the talking points were politically scrubbed to protect Hillary Clinton, to protect Barack Obama running for re-election, is that where the scandal ends? What evidence is there — there certainly were misjudgments, but what evidence is there that the administration did anything wrong, wrong, either before or during the attack?
KIMBERLEY STRASSEL, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: Well, the thing is we don’t know. And this is what we found out this week, that the official record that is out there on all kinds of things, is simply not correct. OK, so, you know, apparently the White House was not involved in the talking points. That’s not true. Apparently Hillary Clinton was just a footnote in all of this. That was not true. Apparently and supposedly their requests for aid were never denied. We’ve heard this week that that was not true. And so the White House faces an issue here, which is where do we go — where do we get these answers? And that’s why you are now hearing calls for a bipartisan select committee. The Democrats keep claiming that this is partisan, this is a partisan exercise. The only way you’re going to get these answers is if you actually put a committee, put both sides on it, give them the power of deposition, give them the power of subpoena, finally get the emails, finally talk to all the witnesses in public, and if the White House really claims it has nothing to hide, then it shouldn’t fear such an exercise. But that’s the only way that you’re going to start getting any answers on this. Otherwise it’s going to drip, drip, drip on like this week after week.