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  •  Someone explain this to me (0+ / 0-)

    "Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk last night who decided to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator."

    "Our job to figure out what happened" means that it does "make a difference." She's contradicting herself.

    •  I think her point was (4+ / 0-)

      that their job both then and now is to figure out what happened, not to have had a crystal ball at the time that would have told them to ask the victims whether or not the attackers had come from a group of protesters.

    •  'Why' it happened ... (8+ / 0-)

      ... doesn't help us make necessary changes. Johnson was badgering her about the why of it.

      How it happened, which the senator seemed unconcerned with, can help us make repairs.

      That, I believe, was the secretary's point.

      •  Exactly (1+ / 0-)
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        megisi

        I can know WHY a hurricane happens, but that doesn't help much if I don't fix my roof and board up my windows before it hits.

        And knowing why they happen doesn't help me rebuild my house after the storm. Or rebuild it BETTER, so the next storm doesn't destroy it again.

    •  nice attempt to slam SOS (0+ / 0-)

      but if you watched the testimony, she was right, the rationale the attackers has for attacking the site does not matter, what matters is Americans died and let's get it fixed to minimize chances of that happening again.

      Not sure why that was so hard to comprehend but sometimes we see what we see because judgement has been made in advance rather than waiting and responding to factual statements.

      you took two comments out of context.......probably not by accident, with all due respect. I could be wrong.

      mittens=edsel. no matter how much money is spent to promote it, if the product sucks, no one will buy it.

      by wewantthetruth on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 10:37:54 AM PST

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