Open Thread

Demanding Answers

Artist - Pat Bagley

In other news, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi is reportedly planning to use a procedural move to force a vote on lower-income tax cuts in the House.

  • KABoink_after_wingnut_hacker

    Aside from the Sept 11th, 2001 attacks and two subsequent wars (one of which was based totally on lies) let’s look at the record of the last republican administration’s protection of US compounds abroad;

    1. June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

    2. February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Truck bomb kills 17.

    3. February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.
    4. July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Taskkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.

    5. December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

    6. March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomate directly targeted by the assailants.

    7. September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

    8. January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

    9.. July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

    10. March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

    11. September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

    How about some answers from republicans!

    • nicole

      “How about some answers from republicans!”

      I second that. Emphatically!!

      Fucking hypocrites.

    • IrishGrrrl

      I would give up a limb to hear someone from the White start reciting this list every fucking time they ask about Benghazi.