Wednesday, April 23, 2014
PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
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Benghazi hypocrisy or selective blindness?

EDITOR: I alwayg get a laugh out of Mr. Garon’s letters. Recently he writes of GOP hypocrisy in Benghazi, a little incident that the Obama administration lied about from the start.

He talks abbout giving out classified information. I must have missed his letter complaining about Obama giving out so much information on the Bin Laden raid to pump up his image that the Pakistani doctor who helped us get Bin Laden rots in a Pakistani jail.

Talk about blood on your hands. It seems that Mr. Garon has a severe case of selective blindness.

GEORGE ALGER
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  • RichardDecember 03, 2012 - 6:53 am

    Alger, I always get a laugh out of you and John McCain. Seems the majority of Americans don’t see President Obama Administration cover-up on Benghazi , Please Alger , please share what secret information you have.

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  • Greenwood BillDecember 03, 2012 - 7:27 am

    Hey George where were your letters to the editor, your outrage over the 85 embassy and consular folks killed during the Bush era? Hypocrisy much?

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  • JimDecember 03, 2012 - 7:45 am

    Republicans, led by Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), and Fox News have been engaged in an all out attack campaign against U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Susan Rice and other Obama administration officials to try to convince Americans that the White House was trying to execute a Watergate-style cover up of the U.S. response to the Benghazi attacks. But the CNN poll has found that it failed:

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  • James E.December 03, 2012 - 10:10 am

    During the Bush era, Mr. Alger was in a state of bliss and had no interest in State Department KIAs.

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  • Phil VeerkampDecember 03, 2012 - 10:10 pm

    Are we finally about to find Saddam's WMDs? - LINK - NYT - The Unresolved Mystery of Syria’s ‘Iraqi’ Chemical Weapons

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  • cookie65December 04, 2012 - 5:05 am

    A bump in the road. Some guy who no one ever heard of is also in jail to make the invented story of the video complete. It is difficult to understand how any thinking person believes anything that comes out of this Whitehouse. It makes as much sense as someone paying to read the New York Times when any half wit can tell you what it is going to say for free.

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  • prime timeDecember 04, 2012 - 6:14 am

    US Repeats Syrian Chemical Weapons "Warnings": Other nations "thought to have" weapons of mass destruction included Iraq, which in hindsight, after a 10 year war and occupation, following years of crippling sanctions leaving millions dead, turned out not to in fact have such weapons.

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  • RichardDecember 04, 2012 - 7:02 am

    A man was stabbed to death at an undisclosed location in El Dorado Hills on Wednesday. Detectives have identified the victim as a person of interest in the location of weapons of mass destruction that were removed from Iraq. El Dorado County sheriff's deputies said the stabbing took place at a secret location on highway #50 in front of the Mercedes Benz dealership. The perpetrator was said to be driving either a black, white or pink auto with an Iranian license plate according to El Dorado County sheriff's Department.

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  • EvelynDecember 04, 2012 - 7:38 am

    Good one, Richard. "Wednesday"? This, therefore, is an anticipated barbarity. Still time to stop it. Let's meet in front of the Mercedes Benz dealership . . . I'll be driving the unmarked vehicle.

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  • AnthonyDecember 04, 2012 - 10:42 am

    Mr. Alger's letter is sadly typical of what we get from the critics of the President, e.g. a bunch of right wing fairy tales presented as fact. The physician who assisted the US in the bin Laden mission is Shakil Afridi and he was arrested 3 weeks after the bin Laden raid. He was running a vaccination program for the CIA and was already well-known to Pakistani authorities. President Obama's remarks had nothing to do with his arrest, just as is so often the case, that the opinions of the President's critics have very little to do with the truth.

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  • cookie65December 04, 2012 - 10:49 am

    Anthony, your comment reminded me of the left refering to 5 1/2% unemployment and $1.60/gal gas as a failed economy under Bush. And how often the left was willing to work with him on anything. Where you in a coma during Bush?

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  • James E.December 04, 2012 - 10:56 am

    I wish I had been in a coma during Bush.

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  • AnthonyDecember 04, 2012 - 11:03 am

    cookie65, no I was wide awake for the administration of President Bush. I remember quite clearly no one on the left demanding that he produce a birth certificate. I remember quite clearly no one on the left questioning his religious beliefs. I remember quite clearly no one on the left accusing him of apologizing for America when he bowed and exchanged kisses with the Saudi King. I remember quite clearly people being called traitors because we saw no reason to invade Iraq when the UN inspectors were already back in the country and finding nothing. The left was quite willing to work with President Bush concentrating on real issues instead of the childish personal attacks we now see against President Obama. The United States-India Nuclear Cooperation Act and Condoleeza Rice's 85-13 Senate approval as Sec of State, after she gave us inaccurate information about Saddam's weapons, are just two of many examples. That 85-13 confirmation vote for Ms. Rice included Senators Obama and Biden.

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  • AnthonyDecember 04, 2012 - 11:17 am

    If we are going to use the administration of President Bush as a barometer, then perhaps President Obama will follow suit. For the next announcement of the success of a mission critical to national security, instead of taking too much credit with a 10 minute speech in the White House, maybe President Obama can show some humility like his predecessor. Just swoop onto the deck of an aircraft carrier dressed up in a spiffy flight suit. Then, no one could possibly accuse him of taking too much credit.

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  • James E.December 04, 2012 - 11:47 am

    When President Bush was flown onto the carrier there was much in the press how he had made a carrier landing. Be assured he was not at the controls when the aircraft landed on the carrier. While enroute he was allowed to take the controls, but a carrier landing requires expertise which hopefully prevents the aircraft from either becoming a ball of fire or skidding off into the ocean. This display by President Bush is akin to President Obama coming on TV announcing the death of Bin Laden fully dressed in Navy seal gear.

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  • EvelynDecember 04, 2012 - 12:22 pm

    James, THAT was a low blow!

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  • CatherineDecember 04, 2012 - 2:02 pm

    Col. Longhofer, that would have been glorious! I can't get the image out of my mind. Big smile on his face, full regalia. I almost want him to assassinate someone else just to have another cracked at it. And on a completely different topic (well, maybe not completely) how about that D*ck Armey? Nice severance package....

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  • James E.December 04, 2012 - 3:43 pm

    Mr. Armey, not bad. In addition to your Congressional Retirement and health benefits, $400,000 a year for the next 20 years. Not bad at all.

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  • EvelynMay 17, 2013 - 8:26 am

    "Obama’s 2,880 Minute Gap" - HERE: Nixon released the Watergate Tapes with an 18 minute gap. By contrast, Obama released the Benghazi E-mails with a 2,880 minute gap.

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  • EvelynMay 18, 2013 - 7:09 am

    "Holder Says ‘NO’ to Special Counsel to Investigate Benghazi ~ Video" - HERE

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  • EvelynMay 18, 2013 - 7:12 am

    FILE UNDER HUMOR - "Pelosi: GOP Making Up Scandals Because Obama Is a Visionary" - HERE

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  • EvelynOctober 29, 2013 - 9:30 am

    "Witnesses Say 'Benghazi Murders Aided and Abetted by State Dept and DOD'" - HERE

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