May 9, 2013 by Ben Crystal
As of this writing, the much-anticipated House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearings on the Benghazi massacre and subsequent cover-up are less than a day away. Despite conservative anticipation and liberal dread over Wednesday’s festivities, I expect little in the way of new information will come to light. Instead, I suspect a great many disgraces to which we’re already privy will be depressingly confirmed.
Either President Barack Obama knew the situation in Libya had degraded to the point that American personnel were facing imminent and mortal peril, or he didn’t. If the former is true, then Obama turned his back on Ambassador Chris Stevens, Glenn Doherty, Sean Smith and Tyrone Woods to go party with his big-money cronies in Las Vegas. If the latter is true, then Obama is seriously insulated from some woefully poor decisions made in his name by woefully poor subordinates.
Either Obama knew the Benghazi attacks were a coordinated maneuver by islamofascist terrorists, or he didn’t. If the former is true, then Obama sacrificed American lives out of pure selfishness. If the latter is true, then our collective national security apparatus has been shredded by liberal politics and Las Vegas fundraisers.
Either Obama knew a badly produced, badly directed, badly scripted and badly acted 5-month-old YouTube video was not the impetus behind the attacks, or he didn’t. If the former is true, then Obama lied to the American people with the cool detachment of a serial killer. If the latter is true, then Obama is little more than a marionette operated by political operatives who possess the cool detachment of serial killers.
Either Obama knew Ambassador Susan Rice lied repeatedly to the Nation about the Benghazi attacks, or he didn’t. If the former is true, then Obama owes an apology to everyone accused of racism or misogyny for criticizing her shameless mendacity. If the latter is true, then Obama owes the same apology to the same people.
Either Obama knew former Secretary of State and presumptive 2016 Democratic Presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton lied during her now-infamous “What difference, at this point, does it make?” testimony, or he didn’t. If the former is true, then Clinton lied with his blessing. If the latter is true, then Clinton lied with his retroactive blessing.
The real tragedy of Benghazi — beyond the senseless loss of human life and the grief the massacre left in its wake — is…
Are you willing to take anything less as the full truth from the President himself, former Secretary of State Clinton, Susan Rice, retired Admiral Mike “the politician” Mullen – former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Perfumed Princes, and so many more? Is this good enough for you? Or, are you going to act like a true American and demand a full hearing, including the release of all documents and interviews of all who were in Benghazi and Tripoli who were privy to the events of Benghazi?
You get the government you deserve…what kind of government do you really want?