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Andy Martin stuns New Hampshire GOP by backing Jennifer Horn and Senator Kelly Ayotte on Benghazi attacks

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2013-03-01 08:34:25 - New Hampshire Republican Party leader Andy Martin is defending State Chairman Jennifer Horn and U. S. Senator Kelly Ayotte for Horn’s comments on Ayotte’s actions after the Benghazi embassy attacks on 9/11/12. Andy, who has a lifetime of national security experience and is one of the GOP’s preeminent foreign policy experts, says that Senator Ayotte performed admirably after the Benghazi attacks. “It was not ‘partisanship,’ as some at the Concord Monitor claim, to demand the truth and nothing but the truth from the Obama administration,” Andy says. “President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U. N. Ambassador Susan Rice were the people who ‘politicized’ Benghazi, not Senator Kelly Ayotte. While Ms. Horn and I have our differences, they do not extend into the area of national security.”


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New Hampshire Republican leader and corruption fighter Andy Martin says Jennifer Horn was right to defend Kelly Ayotte, and Ayotte was right to question President Obama’s Benghazi cover-up

Andy Martin says that on foreign policy and national security he answers to a “higher authority” than mere partisanship, the national interest

Although Andy does not support Horn, and Horn attacks Andy, he will not hesitate to back Horn where she speaks the truth on matters related to national security

(MANCHESTER, NH) (March 1, 2013) New Hampshire Republican leader and corruption fighter Andy Martin, who is one of the GOP’s preeminent national security experts [see below], says he supports GOP Chairman Jennifer Horn for defending U. S. Senator Kelly Ayotte’s inquiries after the Benghazi, Libya attack on September 11, 2012.

“My differences with Ms. Horn are well known, and her attacks on me are equally well-known (and unfounded Andy says. I obviously did not agree with Kelly Ayotte’s choice for state chairman.

“But on issues of foreign policy and national security, I do not play mere politics or act on the basis of mere partisanship. I answer to a higher authority, the national interest.

“Jennifer Horn is 100% correct and justified in defending Senator Ayotte’s aggressive questioning after the Benghazi attacks. Senator Ayotte’s probing of the lead-in and cover-up of the Benghazi attacks were 100% correct and appropriate.

“There was a Benghazi cover-up. President Obama tried to manage and manipulate the news, and U. N. Ambassador Susan Rice – knowingly or unknowingly – was a critical part of the attempt to deceive the American people.

“If Rice unknowingly deceived the American people, then she was too unsophisticated, too inexperienced and too gullible to serve as Secretary of State. If Rice knowingly deceived the American people then her behavior was at least despicable and may have bordered on criminality.

“Obama, Rice and Hillary Clinton were trying to conceal their incompetence before the attack, during the attack and after the attack. Their efforts to manage the message after the tragedy were outrageous.

“I have a lifetime of experience in the area of national security. I would not compromise my integrity by taking a stand that I believed was contrary to the national interest. My ‘higher authority’ is the national interest. There is certainly room for partisanship where domestic politics is concerned; ‘politics’ is part of the political process. But where national security is t stake I would never compromise national security by taking a position I knew was unjustified.

“I regret to say that I sincerely believe President Obama undermined both our national security and our foreign policy with his actions during and after the Benghazi attack. More importantly, Obama compromised national security on September 11, 2012 when he took no action to rescue embattled Americans. I do not accept Obama’s explanation that no timely reaction was possible. If our military is so sclerotic that ‘nothing can be done’ for hours on end, then we do not have a defense establishment, we have a defense Potemkin. No man or woman in uniform would sit back and do nothing knowing any of our men and women were under attack anywhere around the world.

“Frankly, I believe Obama ‘sequestered’ the military during the Benghazi attacks because he put his own personal interests and political interests above the lives of embattled Americans.

“Months later, we still do not know the complete truth about Obama’s actions and inactions.

“Had I been a U. S. Senator I would have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with Senator Ayotte in her actions and inquiries after the Benghazi attack. Ms. Horn has been criticized in the Concord Monitor (please see links #1 and #2 below) for her defense of Ayotte. On this occasion, I stand behind Horn and support what Ms. Horn has said about Senator Ayotte’s actions

[Andy has over forty years of familiarity with Asia, Southwest Asia and the Middle East; he is regarded overseas as one of America’s most respected independent foreign policy, military and intelligence analysts. His analysis of the terrorist threat in Iran during the 1979-80 hostage crisis, and again in Iraq in 2003, were leading-edge predictions of what Americans faced in the future. Andy first went to Asia in 1967 and has lived in or been in Israel, Jordan, Libya, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, Viet-Nam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Burma, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Andy was in Iran and Afghanistan during the American hostage crisis in 1979-80. He has regularly returned to Southwest Asia since then. He lived in Iraq in 2003.]


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Andy is a legendary New Hampshire, New York and Chicago-based muckraker, author, Internet columnist, talk television pioneer, radio talk show host, broadcaster and media critic. Andy’s family immigrated to Manchester 100 years ago; today his home overlooks the Merrimack River and he lives around the corner from where he played as a small boy. He has forty-five years of background in radio and television. He is the author of “Obama: The Man Behind The Mask” [] and he produced the Internet film "Obama: The Hawaii’ Years” []. Andy is the Executive Editor and publisher of the “Internet Powerhouse He comments on New Hampshire, national and international events with more than four decades of investigative and analytical experience both in the USA and around the world. For more, go to:

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