Sunday, January 27, 2013

Goose Chase

Hillary Clinton AP photo
The usual inquisitors interrogated  Ms Clinton, who faced trial by Republicans, especially Rand Paul who said, "that Ms. Clinton, stepping down from her role is culpability for the worst tragedy since 9/11." If he can compare Benghazi to 9/11, why not compare it to "weapons of mass destruction"? Were the attacks on the consulate in Benghazi the "worst tragedy" since 9/11, with four deaths compared to thousands? This, coming from a man who never could or would be Secretary Of State. 
If we look at the bigger picture and the death toll when Bush Jr. was in office, I'd say Hillary Clinton isn't perfect, but you can't compare the 2 tragedies. Moreover,  the U.S. and NATO led intervention in Libya, did not bring about the democracy that was supposed to be the result. Instead there is mayhem and opportunity for Al-Queda terrorists. What we are really looking at is the expensive, unpredictable, dangerous empire the U.S. has established in Libya and all over the Middle East, all in the name of petrol.
Under the guise of finding out the truth, this inquisition was nothing more than an effort to try to besmirch Ms. Clinton's reputation as she leaves her post as Secretary Of State and perhaps a bid for President in 2016.  
 For three months Republican have been accusing the Obama Administration of ignoring the signs that the situation in Benghazi was "deteriorating". The questions that were asked by Ron Johnson, R-Wis. was whether the attacks happened from a protest or "we were misled that there were supposedly protests and something sprang out of that, an assault sprang out of that." 
So, he says the U.S. or the Republicans, (not sure who "we" are) were "misled" and there were protests and "something sprang out of that" namely an assault. The only thing I have been able to get out of this is that 4 people died, as a result of a protest from a movie trailer being released called "The Innocence Of The Muslims"  That is one narrative. There is another that it was a planned attack, that Ms. Clinton could have done something about. (Only in this context, can you compare this to George W. Bush's knowledge of 9/11) More to the point, What exactly will the outcome be of all this political theater, other than a complete waste of time? Oh, and John McCain looking like the angriest man in the senate.
Whether four people died as a result of a terrorist attack or from a protest, in Hillary Clinton's words "what difference does it make?" Does it matter to the grieving families that lost someone? Maybe it does. Could Hillary Clinton have foreseen this as a terrorist attack? Well, that's the thing about terrorists, it's very hard to predict what they will do. 
Four people are dead and Ms. Clinton is right to make an effort to see that it doesn't happen again. What's clear in the context of Benghazi is that Republicans with a political axe to grind would use the deaths of four people for their own political purposes. Their false outrage fools no one. Otherwise, maybe they would have voted to increase the budget for better security for our consulates and embassies on foreign soil. So, I wonder, who are the real terrorists? The one's who vote down every budget, piece of legislation and have held this country hostage for the last four years? They are as guilty as anyone they choose to point a finger at. Remember, when you point a finger, three point back at you.

2 comments:

  1. I have a couple of questions regarding the attack on the consulate in Benghazi: Why wasn't there a Marine Security Detachment there instead of some hired local people? What was our Ambassador doing in Benghazi in the first place and why wasn't his chopper accompnied by two 53's from a LHD in the Gulf with Marines aboard? In an area of danger and turmiol - I want our ambassador off shore aboard one of our warships - same for his staff.


    Sarge

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  2. Oh, and that fuzzy headed moron from across the river is actually more messed up in the head than his ignorant ass Daddy!

    Colonel Sarge
    Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels

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