Wednesday, May 21, 2014

What does it matter?

I wonder how many Americans are aware that our Congress is investigating the disaster in Benghazi and are refusing to let this administration get away with murder? By this I do not mean that the Obama administration deliberately targeted and killed our ambassador and three other Americans, but rather that they allowed things to go wrong. Most Americans seem to be unaware that their government was providing weapons to terrorists in Benghazi. Indeed, our ambassador may have been attacked and killed with some of those weapons.

The mainstream press seems uninterested in these things. They were all too happy to accept the theory that this event was nothing more than a protest over a movie clip on YouTube that got out of hand. No one in the mainstream expressed any interest in how this attack came about nor why no effort was made to rescue our ambassador and the others. Nor did they ask how it was that the protesters showed up with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades.

I am tired of our president claiming, on issue after issue, to have been ignorant of what was happening on his watch. There have been several such events such as: Operation Fast and Furious, the IRS targeting conservative groups, and most recently, the VA Hospital scandal. In every case the president has claimed to have learned about these scandals by reading the newspaper.

Had anyone of these scandals come about during any Republican presidents term in office, that president would have been impeached! And I would have applauded. Willful incompetence is unforgivable, especially when lives are needlessly lost. The ambassador and his staff made multiple requests for improved security in Benghazi—requests that were repeatedly denied. That is why I personally hold Pres. Barack Hussein Obama responsible for those deaths.