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Subject: Re: Benghazi Nigthmare Date: 10/9/2012 9:25 PM
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More reading comprehension issues. Of course, someone dying is significant. Including those from drunken drivers ... a much higher number than 4. 4 isn't even much of a tally for gun deaths in a major city in one night.

"the ambassador could have been elsewhere" ... well, yeah, but he chose not to and I don't see what that has to do with the number of guards. It certainly doesn't have anything to do with someone inside the Libyan structure providing information.

I'm sure that you are familiar with the phase "going off half cocked" ... well, this is going off a whole lot less than half and acting if something is proved. Right now, this is on the same credibility level as the improbably expensive Indian trip.

By the way, if person A cites something as being of great political significance and person B points out that the claim is unfounded, dubious, unproven or whatever, that is *not* inherently an argument for the other political party, it is just questioning the claim. Here, I think the dominant point is "we don't know" and so leaping to grand political conclusions is transparently politically motivated, especially since there are simpler, less colorful explanations available, and even more likely.

And where in the world did your imagination come up with blaming Bush of this one? Yes, nice idea that the buck stops at the top since ultimate responsibility lies there, but the reality, for lots more than just the presidency, is that lots of things get handled at lower levels where it is quite possible for people to do things that the top person wouldn't approve of ... including lots of embezzeling cases that are not blamed on the boss, for example.
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