CRANKY CLINTON TODAY DECLARED, "DISCLOSURE IS NOT ENOUGH."
SHE WAS SPEAKING OF BIG MONEY CAMPAIGN DONATIONS.
BUT THESE REPORTERS, HAVING HEARD THE RUMBLES THAT BIG DONATIONS TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION LED THEN SECRETARY OF STATE CRANKY TO SHAPE POLICY TO BENEFIT YOU, ASKED HER IF SHE WOULD BE DISCLOSING ALL DONORS TO THE CLINTON FOUNDATION.
GRIMACING, CRANKY REPEATED, "DISCLOSURE IS NOT ENOUGH."
AND HOW ABOUT THOSE MISSING E-MAILS?
"DISCLOSURE IS NOT ENOUGH."
NO, IT IS NOT.
BUT IT IS A START.
FROM THE TCI WIRE:
You lie about your personal life, I really don't care. In fact, I've often argued that the lies people tell themselves as they create a personal narrative are sometimes revealing truth ever would be.
A lie about what our elected government has or has not done?
I really don't tolerate those.
A lot of people whose 'thought process' can fit on a bumper sticker have wrongly declared that there have been more Congressional attention to the 9/11/12 Benghazi attack (that left Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and US Ambassador Chris Stevens dead) than to the Iraq War.
That is wrong.
But the idiots that usually Tweet that crap don't strike me as liars, just misinformed.
So we let it slide.
A US Senator should damn well know better.
Kyle Balluck (The Hill) reports:
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) on Sunday said the congressional investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, has “turned into a political exercise.”
“Benghazi has had more hearings, more documents produced, more investigative effort than the entire Iraq War,” the senator added on ABC’s “This Week.”
Now we know Claire's worthless. When she betrayed women who serve, that was not minor. We also know she's a liar.
And she demonstrates with that nonsense.
Granted Claire didn't get into Congress until January 2007 -- two months shy of four years after the Iraq War started. So, since she is an idiot, she might not know, for example, that John Conyers held a hearing on the Downing Street Memo.
And she might not realize that there were Armed Services Committee hearings on Iraq in 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006. Hearings in the House and in the Senate. She might be too stupid to know that the House Foreign Relations Committee held hearings on Iraq during this time or that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee did.
And there was the Commission on Wartime Contracting in Iraq and Afghanistan which held hearings and offered testimony to Congress -- and Claire does know about that, just pretends not to in order to lie to the American public. Shame on her.
And let's drop back to the November 6, ,2009 snapshot:
Rick Lamberth and L. Russell Keith were two of the four witnesses appearing before the Democratic Policy Committee today, for a hearing into burn pits led by Committee Chair Byron Dorgan. Also appearing as witnesses were Lt Col Darrin Curtis and Dr. Anthony Szema. At the start of the hearing, Chair Dorgan explained, "This is the twenty-first in a long series of hearings that we have held in the Policy Committee to examine contracting waste and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan. A number of these hearings have focused on substantial abuse which have put out troops lives in danger. Some focused just on waste and some on fraud. Today we're going to have a discussion and have a hearing on how, as early as 2002, US military installations in Iraq and Afghanistan began relying on open-air burn pits -- disposing of waste materials in a very dangerous manner. And those burn pits included materials such as hazardous waste, medical waste, virtually all of the waste without segregation of the waste, put in burn pits. We'll hear how there were dire health warnings by Air Force officials about the dangers of burn pit smoke, the toxicity of that smoke, the danger for human health. We'll hear how the Department of Defense regulations in place said that burn pits should be used only in short-term emergency situations -- regulations that have now been codified. And we will hear how, despite all the warnings and all the regulations, the Army and the contractor in charge of this waste disposal, Kellogg Brown & Root, made frequent and unnecessary use of these burn pits and exposed thousands of US troops to toxic smoke."
That's from Chair Dorgan's opening remarks and you can [PDF format hearing warning] click here to read his prepared remarks (the above is what was stated which differs slightly from the prepared remarks). You can also visit the Democratic Policy Committee's home page for more information and streaming video of today's hearing should be up there as well. (If it's not up already, it will be up by Monday.)
Today, the Democratic Policy Committee is a joke.
It doesn't exist to help the people but to be a press organ for the Democratic Party in an attempt to sway elections.
But while Senators who actually gave a damn -- Byron Dorgan and Evan Bayh among them -- were a part of the DPC, it held real hearings on Iraq.
The burn pit issue was dismissed as a joke, not to be believed.
It was the hearings and investigations by the DPC that made DC and the media sit up and take the illnesses and injuries related to the burn pits seriously.
Claire's as worthless as the DPC today.
None of that matters to her.
The work that so many did doesn't matter to her.
Her own colleagues on both sides of the aisles and she'll stab them in the back in an attempt to sway elections.
When the Democratic Party was in the minority, US House Rep John Conyers did not roll over on the Iraq War. In June of 2005, he held a public hearing on the Downing Street Memo. No Republicans would join him. In fact, not a lot of Democrats in the House supported his hearing either.
But Conyers stood strong and held the hearing.
John Conyers deserves credit for that.
When Claire erases him, Dorgan, Patty Murray and all the many others who asked important questions -- Lloyd Dogget, to be sure -- when all of these are erased, she still doesn't come off smart.
Because her lie is: Republicans have had more Congressional investigations of Benghazi than there were of the Iraq War.
If that were true (it's not) that doesn't really put Republicans (who largely supported the Iraq War) in a bad light.
Saying that Republicans investigate and dig and that Democrats don't isn't really a winning slogan.
Claire's an idiot. Claire's a liar.
US House Rep John Hall only served two terms in Congress, in the House, but he did more with those four years than Claire's done with eight.
Should Congress have done more on Iraq?
But blame the leaders of the Democratic Party.
It was Nancy Pelosi who vilely and disgustingly threatened John Conyers. Not with physical harm, no. But with loss of Committee assignments and loss of backing for future elections.
Nancy Peolosi was a bully to John Conyers.
Someday he may tell the story there.
But many of us already know it.
And we know she pretends to be many things but she's really just an ugly bully who didn't give a damn about the American people or that they were lied to.
Here's Claire's direct quote and then we're moving on because she lied all around this sentence and I'm just not in the mood to fact check an old and ugly whore like Claire on every lie that flies out of her ugly mouth that sits above those chin warts, "Benghazi has had more hearings, more documents produced, more investigative effort than the entire Iraq War."
Again: A lie.
And Claire lies and whores for elections. Afterwards? She's not doing a damn thing but trying to scare up votes for the next election cycle. That's why her work has been so unimportant in Congress but someone like John Hall, a truly brave person, could and did do more in four years than Claire's managed in eight.
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