Ben-Hur, Benghazi, Ben Gay

HATE R US

Well, the rumor is that Sharyl Attkisson is going over to Faux Nooz, after a bizarre series of “walking Right Wing Konspiracies” into the “mainstream” media. And lookie what the Faux Nooz crowd got today (not exactly refuting the rumor):

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Look at that sea of red.  Only Little Green Footballs and Daily Kos have any rebuttal to the massive right-wing red/pink blog kkkonspiracies. Because, you  know, the REAL criminals of the Benghazi attack were, conveniently, Hilary Clinton and Barack Obama. I mean, Terrists gone be terrists, raht?

This is naked Big Brother propaganda, only, weirdly, the evil Eurasians aren’t nearly the problems that our Very Own Oceana Official Is! War is peace! Ignorance is strength! (Right Winston?)

And here’s what Sharyl has to say … 

Diplomat: U.S. Special Forces told “you can’t go” to Benghazi during attacks
By SHARYL ATTKISSON / CBS NEWS/ May 6, 2013, 12:00 PM

The deputy of slain U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens has told congressional investigators that a team of Special Forces prepared to fly from Tripoli to Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks was forbidden from doing so by U.S. Special Operations Command Africa.

The account from Gregory Hicks is in stark contrast to assertions from the Obama administration, which insisted that nobody was ever told to stand down and that all available resources were utilized. Hicks gave private testimony to congressional investigators last month in advance of his upcoming appearance at a congressional hearing Wednesday…

Awww. Naturally, Sharyl was only acting as stenographer for California Governor Gray Davis assassin and co-conspirator (with the Tea Party Express’ Sal Russo and Howard Kaloogian) Darryl Issa, who has found “whistleblowers” to say the things they want Sharyl Attkisson to repeat/report.

Freedom is slavery!

So, why do they keep dry-humping this corpse of a story, without even bothering with crocodile tears for the actual corpses?

Dead Americans at Antietam

Southerners killed invading Pennsylvania during the “War
of Northern Aggression,” as the new NRA president calls it

Because they’re TRAITORS, that’s why.

You know, like looting the treasury for their banker buddies, refusing to raise taxes, even in the face of financial ruin, imposing draconian and self-admittedly stupid mindless “sequester” cuts, etcetera etcetera etcetera, only this time, they’ve already cost one potential secretary of state any consideration while the creepy-buddy tag team of John McCranky and Lindsay Graham extended their endless streak of Sunday Morning Nobody In America Watches News Shows appearances.

You know, a mildly precocious five-year old could suss it out, but the Watchers of Faux Nooz and the Mouths that Scream Mindlessly on the Radio have nothing better to do with their time than to try and hang a terrorist attack on the Administration that killed, what? Three Americans?

Animal Caucus

But we can IGNORE the four thousand dead Americans (and will ALWAYS ignore the 100,000 to 250,000 dead Iraqis) from a morally, legally, intellectually and in every other manner WRONG war?  And the 2000 plus dead  Americans from Afghanistan, again, arguably, not the most justifiable of wars, sorry. (Dead Afghans, of course, don’t matter.)

Just out of curiousity, WHO gets to decide which deaths count and which don’t?

No: this is part and parcel to a whole new vicious  cycle of attempting to “steal” foreign policy and military policy as an issue, as was made abundantly clear at the NRA convention in Houston.

What? you ask.

And well you might, because I asked myself the same thing when I saw it: WHAT?

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John Bolton addresses the 2013 NRA Convention

Now, you can either believe me on this, or else your punishment is that you have to WATCH THE ENTIRE SPEECH, which ought to be more than sufficient punishment for insulting the proprietor of this blog. If not, watch it again, as if you were a political penitente, and Bolton were your self-flagellation.

Hicks told congressional investigators that if the U.S. had quickly sent a military aircraft over Benghazi, it might have saved American lives. The U.S. Souda Bay Naval Base is an hour’s flight from Libya… (Attkisson, CBS)

“it might have saved lives.” That’s a hell of a thing to paralyze somnolent congress* over (although, to be fair, it was already deep into catatonia to begin with.)

Animal Bonfire

[* as in the definition of catatonia: "Patients may also show stereotyped, repetitive movements."]

So, what interesting “gun stuff” does John Bolton have up his mustache?

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Congress responds to the Sept. 11, 2012 attacks with
all the traditional speed and intellectual agility that
Congress has come to be known for.

Er, none, except, perhaps if all law and order breaks down after Obama’s disastrous foreign policy causes the collapse of Civilization As We Know It, and then, perhaps, you’ll thank your lucky stars that you have your trusty Winchester — and that your late next door neighbor had lots of extra ammo for your Winchester.  (Tragic accident, that. How he managed to shoot himself five times in the back of the head is a mystery, but at least there’s plenty of ammo.)

Beginning with the crazy proposition (vis-a-vis guns) that Obama isn’t allowing DRILLING FOR OIL OFFSHORE AND IN ALASKAN GAME PRESERVES (and conveniently ignoring that we’re producing MORE oil domestically than at any time in US history, etc. etc. etc.), Bolton spews this (transcript courtesy of “Decide America” which is yet another shadowy,  faceless 501(c)4 advocacy group who paid for this transcription):

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Sooper genius John Bolteen
(click for the Bolton Theme Song)

We’ve got turmoil in the Middle East, we’ve got uncertainty about the strength of our efforts to defend Israel and to defend other friends in the region who produce the oil and gas that fuel our economy.

Yeah. Because the Middle East is USUALLY stable as hell and easy for any Administration to grapple with.

(00:01:14): And one consequence of that we see every day when we go to the gasoline station to fill up, uh, the tanks of our cars. The price of gasoline has been rising steadily; it’s more than double what it was when the president took office. And in large part it’s because of the incoherence of his policy in the Middle East, the uncertainty that the oil producers see is driving up prices now, uh, and it also directly relates to our own domestic policy. The president and his party don’t want to drill offshore, they don’t want to drill on the North Slope of Alaska, they won’t free up, uh, oil shale and gas shale the way that, uh, uh, could materially bring down the price of oil.

Not merely a foreign policy whizz (sic), Bolton is also a genius at macro-economics and, as we’ll see, monetary policy …

(00:01:58): You can see this, uh, disdain for the American people in their understanding of the inner relationship between foreign and domestic policy, and a host of other areas as well. You can see it in the president’s ill-considered policy to drive down the value of the American dollar, to take a strong dollar, the backbone of, uh, American, uh, influence in international, economic, political affairs, uh, and drive it to historic lows. You can see it in the policy of the president’s National Labor Relations Board filing a complaint against Boeing, uh, for trying to set up a plant in South Carolina because of the complaints of the labor unions when Boeing is in difficult competition with foreign manufacturers of airplanes, …

And this has WHAT to do with guns? (Other than shooting off his clueless cakehole)…

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And so forth. There are long sections on the “drug war” and Mexico and dead people from guns, all about “fast and furious” without ever directly mentioning it. The connection to universal background checks is every bit as non-existent as the connection to “second amendment gun rights” is tenuous. It’s just old Bolton saying all the bad things about Obama that he can say short of the N-word.

Typical Republican, in other words.

Southern GOP

The Party of (Dream) Linkin’

At the end of this “guns” speech, Bolton pulls the trigger:

(00:09:47): Now you know a few days ago in a, what I think will be a very famous article in the New Yorker magazine, an anonymous White House aide, defending the president’s, uh, policy, if you can call it that, in Libya, said, “Well this, you know, this is the Obama doctrine. It’s leading from behind.”

(00:10:12): Now, now I give that anonymous White House aide, uh, high marks for creativity because there’s not an awful else that, that he could say about this debacle of a policy in Libya and the Middle East. But I think we must also be concerned that there’s a real grain of truth in it, and that the “leading from behind” that he’s talking about is representative of the kind of subterfuge that Obama has carried out in much of his first term, and nowhere more acutely than in the area of, uh, gun control at the federal level.

The single most tortuous segue in the history of Englitch. Bravo, Mendacifier! Well played!

Let’s repeat that: “this debacle of a policy in Libya.

bushhead

Funny. Nobody ever held HIM responsible
for Nine-Eleven attacks on Americans. Hmm.

Now, what the hell is Bolton doing at the NRA convention talking about Libya, while Darryl Issa holds his “whistleblower” hearings to magnify a molehill into Mount Everest?

I think I just answered my own question.

And why is Sharyl Attkisson doing Bolton’s dirty work (or at least the bidding of his shadow-masters)?

Ditto.

bushiesmarchon

Oh, and what the hell is discredited warmongering stooge and probably war criminal John Bolton doing on the streets without an ankle monitor and seven figures’ worth of bail?

Courage.
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A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog His Vorpal Sword. This is cross-posted from his blog.

Author: HART WILLIAMS

A writer, published author, novelist, literary critic and political observer for a quarter of a quarter-century more than a quarter-century, Hart Williams has lived in the American West for his entire life. Having grown up in Wyoming, Kansas and New Mexico, a survivor of Texas and a veteran of Hollywood, Mr. Williams currently lives in Oregon, along with an astonishing amount of pollen. He has a lively blog, His Vorpal Sword (no spaces) dot com.