Friday, October 23, 2015

Baseball Takes A Day Off... House Should Have, Too

Thinking about Benghazi…
The attack on the temporary U.S. mission and a nearby CIA annex Libya during the early morning hours of September 11, 2012 has fueled a political firestorm directed at then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. In early 2016, a new action movie, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, will only stoke the flames as a highly complex and nuanced, lethal geopolitical crisis will be explained by the team that gave you the "Transformers" films. What could possibly go wrong with that?
Meanwhile, GOP Senator Bob Inhofe claims that this relatively small terror attack in Eastern Libya is one of the greatest cover-ups in U.S. history. Really? Worse than Reagan and his minions hiding the sale of 120 I-Hawk surface-to-air missiles and 1,000 TOW anti-tank missiles to the Ayatollahs in Iran in exchange for hostages held by the terror group Hezbollah, then funneling the profits from that sale illegally to Nicaraguan contra guerillas behind Congress’s back? Some people need to read a book.
Former-Vice President Dick (I Got More Deferments Than You Chicken Hawk) Cheney overstated the significance of the attack as “One of Worst Incidents I Can Recall in My Career.” I guess he forgot about 9/11 (2,996 dead), the Iraq War (4,886 dead), the Afghan War (2,326 dead and counting), the Oklahoma City (168 dead) and Beirut Barracks (243 dead) bombings, and the Pan Am flight 103 bombing (270 dead). That’s almost 11,000 Americans killed… plus the four in Benghazi.
And after an 11-hour grilling of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton by the House Select GOP Kangaroo Court, top Kangaroo Trey Gowdy could not offer one piece of new ‘evidence’ that was not available from the previous eleven inquiries. Good job, Trey!

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