Left Gives Obama Pass on Benghazi Scandal
Posted by Steve Markowitz on May 8, 2014
It is remarkable and sad how the Left and the mainstream media refuse to hold President Obama accountable for any policy failures or scandals that have plagued his administration. The list is long and includes the IRS scandal, lies on Obamacare, the Solyndra scandal, targeting reporters who oppose Administration policies and the Benghazi tragedy.
The Benghazi scandal is currently making publicity with the Congress announcing a Select Committee to investigate the events. Democrats in unison cry foul claiming that the Republicans are on a witch-hunt or out for merely political gain. While it is accurate that the Republicans seek political gain from the investigation, that goal is no more partisan or political than the Democrats who would give the President a complete pass on the matter.
The Benghazi matter is a tragedy that resulted in the deaths of four Americans including our Libyan ambassador. The evidence is clear that Pres. Obama and his administration fabricated and perpetuated the false narrative that the terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate was merely a protest against some innocuous video that offended Islam. Why was this false story created and perpetuated? Why was the American ambassador in Benghazi and unprotected when other Western countries including the British pulled out? Where was the President on the evening of the attack and what role did he play in the inadequate response over that eight hour period of the attack? These are all legitimate questions, answers to which the American people are owed and deserve.
Below is a video that exemplifies the Left’s continued efforts to trivialize and cover-up the Benghazi scandal. Political analyst Brit Hume reacts rather strongly when former Democratic Rep. Jane Harman attempts to bury the story as an “intelligence failure.” To this Hume appropriately responded:
“The question was whether in the aftermath of the attack, when the administration sent its U.N. ambassador out to explain it to everybody, and she did so falsely, that there wasn’t a conspiracy to create the false talking points that she used. I’m not talking about the CIA talking points, I’m talking about the talking points used on that program that day, which were monumentally misleading, that since have been shown to be false, and based on no intelligence of any consequence that we know of.”
The Left curiously calls Obama’s Benghazi miscues an “intelligence failure”. Compare this to how they responded to Bush’s mistaken call of WMDs in Iraq. This difference is telling and speaks to the corruption of Washington politics.