Friday, January 10, 2014

Benghazi Video Into The Trash Heap Of Deception

Although politics in this county is supposed to stop at the water's edge, unfortunately, the body politic's interest in foreign policy has a tendency to stop there also and lose importance compared to more pressing issues that most Americans are now facing-- like the economy, affordable healthcare and insurance. However, when Americans die like in the attack on our consulate in Benghazi or in Iraq and Afghanistan in struggles with jihadist terrorist, foreign policy is important to a good number of Americans.
       4 Americans, including our Ambassador, died in an attack on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11, 2012 during the heat of the election campaign.  Having touted that al Qaeda was on the run due to Bin Laden's death by U.S. Navy Seal, that attack questioned Obama's record and the American public was treated with the explanation again and again that this attack (complete with mortars and heavy firepower) was the result of a "spontaneous reaction" to a video, most if not all Muslims in that part of the world had never seen. Who can forget utterances of Susan Rice and the President, again and again to that assertion.  Recent utterances by the New York Times to the contrary, most experts on terror will agree that the attack was a terrorist attack.
            Today the news is that the State Department has concluded that there was terrorist involvement in the attack including two Gitmo detainees who had been released. Not sure why an admission was finally made by the State Department, which cannot be helpful to Hillary Clinton in here campaign to become our next President in 2016. Maybe a Chicago Politics revenge against her by a President who may still smart from the attacks by her on him during the 2008 Democratic primary to ameliorate the attacks by Gates on Biden, the only other realistic Democratic candidate in 2016 in his new book Duty
             Hopefully, now that we finally have an admission maybe our vaunted FBI, CIA and assembled anti-terrorist agencies and force can end the slow walk and arrest or kill the terrorists thereby giving a sense of closure to the families and friends of the four Americans killed.
Benghazi Video Into The Trash Heap Of Deception

Even in a digital world if you continue to replay the disk of spin
Finally as evidence continues to flow past the deception sins
The lame excuse “It is a video” no longer believed, public trust no longer wins
Time to discard once and for all and toss it into the denial bin
State Department now admits that Benghazi had a terrorist link
What most people an election not trying to protect would have to think
One can only wonder whether the President in a final backhand slap
A favor to Biden to Hillary’s potential election momentum cap
With his legacy under no quarter assault and in potential tatters
Doubt if he would want to be bookended by husband and wife and further battered
Too bad this moment of clarity on the Benghazi terrorist attack took almost two years
Worse Susan Rice, the video puppet, was promoted to our UN policy steer
Sad also is that the Gray Lady on Benghazi takes another credibility hit
Forces to protect Obama and Hillary regardless of facts find it so hard to quit.
© January 10, 2014 Michael P. Ridley aka the Alaskanpoet


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