Thursday, May 9, 2013

The Benghazi Attack Revisited

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Republicans in Congress are investigating the terrorist attack on the American compound in Benghazi, Libya which killed American Ambassador Chris Stevens and 3 others. I should correct myself by saying they are investigating the attack again!

As you all can remember this attack occurred on September 11, 2012 and it was first investigated by Congress in October of 2012 in a politically motivated hearing, no doubt in an effort to effect the presidential election in November. The Republicans accused the Obama administration of a cover up and tried everything to place the blame on Obama and the then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. As hard as they tried, the Republicans couldn't find a scandal nor could they prevent Obama from being re-elected.

So why are they investigating the attack again? The answer is simple. Hillary Clinton will be running for president in 2016 and they are scared stiff they will lose in another landslide. They have to start throwing mud early. Instead of coming up with a viable candidate, who is not a complete nut job or an outright bigot and racist, as they usually do, they have to start attacking anyone who would be a Democratic candidate. They have not learned any lessons from their latest defeat. Instead of blaming themselves they have blamed minorities, the poor and anyone who is not an old, white, far right, Christian Conservative. They can't offer a plan or a future for America. They can only try to divide and spread hate and rumors. They will neglect the economy, immigration reform and other issues important to the American people just to chase after phantom conspiracy theories to try to bring Obama and the Democrats down.

To the ignorant or uninformed the Republicans investigation may seem patriotic and to be searching for the truth. In reality it is far from either.Actually there were more attacks on US embassies and consulates under George Bush. There were 10 attacks on US missions (not including the World Trade Center attack) which killed a total of 60 people. All during this time Republicans never said a word questioning the responsibilities of the Bush administration in these attacks! As a matter of fact there have been more attacks on US diplomats under Republican administrations that Democratic administrations, according to Mother Jones.

When are the Republicans going to come to the realization that it's time to forget their hatred of Obama and the minorities who elected him and forget their petty revenge and just move on to get the business of the people done?


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