Submitted to the New Bern Sun Journal:
The death of Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans shines the light of truth on the negligence of the Obama administration. What may be worse than their sheer incompetence is the dishonesty and hype employed to cover up their lies and failures.
Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton attempted to blame the tragedy on a sophomoric video mocking Mohammed. Instead of taking advantage of an opportunity to vigorously tout the strengths of our earned freedom, Obama and company repeated the “apology tour”. When the smoke screen of the video began to look like a losing argument, the administration trotted out UN Ambassador Susan Rice to push the story of spontaneous violence rising from peaceful protests. Yep, peaceful protestors carrying rocket propelled grenades. More disturbing is the weapons likely came from the U.S.
Not only were additional security requests denied, but the bare essentials were pulled out of Libya right before 9/11. American citizens were left defenseless in a war torn area. There had been 13 previous terror attacks and we know Ambassador Stevens was rightly concerned about his own safety. Both the British Embassy and the Red Cross had closed.
Surely the basic truth was known with 24 hours of the event, so why continue the fabrication? It is impossible to ascertain the reasons behind the big lie but perhaps they would rather blame Americans than evil radicals. Or is it just politics? Why is there such a big disconnect between the White House and the State Department? Why was Ambassador Rice willing to ruin her credibility by pushing the White House story? Why did weeks pass before the FBI went to Benghazi?
The words radical Islam and jihad have been basically banned from government language. You may see no evil, hear no evil or speak no evil, but evil will still exist. Appeasement is the strategy of cowards.
What “bump in the road” will be used to blame the next unfortunate event occurring in the Middle East? The odds of another event are high as the actions of this administration have emboldened our enemies. Who would expect our own government to lie for our enemies? Rather than hope and change we are left with fear, uncertainty and debt. Only true demagogues or fools would want four more years of this incompetence and corruption.
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