Also, it should be pointed out WHY the two NAVY Seals were killed. Because they were part of the rescue team that was sent to help after the initial attack. So all this talk about not sending anyone and ordering everyone to "Stand Down" is crap. Had they sent more troops into an unknown situation it is likely that we would have even more casualties.
Now George Bush would have handled it differently. He would have ordered an immediate air strike on Liberia.
Like you said, he was back at the White House. I've heard at least one wingnut speculate that Obama somehow disappeared for 8 hours and nobody knew where he was. That would be a neat trick for any President.
If I had to speculate I'd guess that he spent his evening in the WH situation room getting briefed on what was going on overseas. Or more likely, maybe he enjoyed a movie with his daughters in the WH theater room and chose to let the military handle things? These wingnuts act like the President makes every military decision on every battlefield in real-time.
"Why was the attack blamed on a lousy, unseen movie?"
According to Gen. Petraeus we didn't want to tip off Al Qaeda.
"For perspective, how many people died in Watergate?"
Four less than Benghazi and 27 less than in Sandy Hook Elementary School. And your point?
Actually, we do know where Obama was during the Benghazi attacks. The official White House itinerary for the President on that day showed that he was at Walter Reed Hospital visiting wounded soldiers until 4:30 PM. Then he went back to the White House, arriving there around 5:00 PM after the attack had begun.
I know this because I looked it up months ago. I wonder why none of the Republicans making these false claims have bothered to. Or the media for that matter.
When a family like Chuck's balances the books they don't do it by depriving their children of basic medical needs or food so that mommy and daddy can go out partying. And yet, that is exactly what the GOP proposes, trying to balance the US budget on the backs of the poor while the wealthiest Americans get even more tax breaks and corporate subsidies.
AndrewLohr wrote, "Social Security taxes working black and poor people to pay longer-lived white and white-collar people not to work."
That statement might mean something if it didn't come from a white guy who quit his job and lives off food stamps and every government handout he can get his hands on.
Typical teabagger hypocrisy.
April, I have nothing to do with Channel 9 so why bring them into it?
jjmez, I'll bet EPB sets a record for new subscribers this week.
Also, GMills makes a great point. More troubling to me than porn are all the lying TV evangelist hypocrites preaching their Christian hate on my television. Why can't something be done about that? At least I can choose whether to order a porn movie or not. But these guys are infecting my whole channel lineup.
I see no Muslim telecasts, few Jewish telecasts and certainly no Hindu or Sikh preachers on TV. So why is the city of Chattanooga subsidizing one religion over another?
April, is it true that your objection to porn stems from the fact that Missy Crutchfield was once in a soft-porn film?
Right-wingers spend six days a week preaching about the evils of an intrusive government in our lives. "Leave us alone," they say.
And on the seventh day they want government to dictate what others can and cannot watch on our own televisions.
April says, "Our government should not be funding porn with tax dollars."
You have it backwards, honey. Our government isn't subsidizing porn; porn is subsidizing our government. I can think of few less-painful ways for our government to raise $10,000/month.
By offering this service EPB has collected $10K/month that they would otherwise have to collect in fees or taxpayer subsidies.
Reminds me of the movie I watched last night: "April Likes it Both Ways." You decry taxpayer subsidies, but then moan when EPB has a self-funding mechanism that reduces them.
Even if we accept your prudish statement, "Our government should not be funding porn with tax dollars," I would ask, "Why not?"
Because you don't like it? People are free to choose what they want to watch and what they agree to pay for. Anything else is censorship.