"The House Intelligence Committee, led by Republicans, has concluded that there was no deliberate wrongdoing by the Obama administration in the 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, said Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, the second-ranking Democrat on the committee.
The panel voted Thursday to declassify the report, the result of two years of investigation by the committee. U.S. intelligence agencies will have to approve making the report public.
Thompson said the report "confirms that no one was deliberately misled, no military assets were withheld and no stand-down order (to U.S. forces) was given."
That conflicts with accusations of administration wrongdoing voiced by Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Vista (San Diego County), whose House Government Oversight and Reform Committee has held hearings on the Benghazi attack."
Oh my! What is the "car thief" going to do now? He wasted millions of dollars on his
He went from stealing cars to stealing from the American people.
Now on to New York, where the videotaped chokehold killing of Eric Garner has spurred a new debate about police brutality and police misconduct.
The killing has been ruled a homicide by the New York City Medical Examiner's office, and the minority residence of the country's largest city are demanding justice.
I would like to say that justice will be forthcoming, but sadly, I am not that optimistic. Already we are learning that the citizen who bravely filmed the tragic incident has been arrested. (Mr. Orta, it might be time to leave New York)
Now, to add insult to death, the police union in New York has declared that the officer who murdered Mr. Garner was following proper police practices, and that the ME report was politically motivated. I have to give it to you boys in blue; you sure know how to get each other's back no matter what.
But this is the environment in which New Yorkers are seeking justice. Good luck with that.
Finally, did you hear the one about some dude who was trying to take a selfie with his gun and shot himself to death? That's crazy, right?
Well, you know what's really crazy? Here in this country the NRA is advocating letting blind people own guns. Yep. As if it's not bad enough that children get their hands on guns with tragic results. Now we have to add blind people to the mix.
I bet Darrell Issa is a card carrying member of the NRA. They both deserve each other.