It got messy in a hurry when a bunch of cocksure right-wing joyriders began screeching recklessly around a dicey political curve, only to find an 18-wheeler of contrary facts headed right at them.
These joyriders are Republican leaders who’ve been wildly accusing President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of being responsible for what they call the “Benghazi Scandal.” But the scandal-mongers have now run head-on into the GOP’s own House Intelligence Committee, which has delivered a truckload of truth that refutes each of their accusations. But rather than accept facts, the wild bunch turned on their own colleagues!
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Sen. Lindsay Graham, one of the chief spouters of the conspiracy theory, offered this thoughtful analysis of the Intelligence Committee’s findings: “I think the report’s full of crap,” he barked. You can imagine his frustration, for this is the fifth congressional committee to investigate 2012’s deadly terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, and all five concluded that the fall of this diplomatic outpost was another lamentable result of terrorism – not a treacherous plot by top US officials.
But five crashes have only caused the ideologues to accelerate, and they’ve recently picked up House Speaker John Boehner to join their wild ride. Declaring with a straight face that the “American people still have far too many questions” about that night in Benghazi to stop the partisan witch hunt, Boehner has created a “special committee” of the House to chase the chimerical scandal.
No, no Boehner – the American people have real worries, and Benghazi is not even on their list. But they are beginning to question the GOP’s obsessive insanity over such a non-issue. The real scandal is that Boehner is dumping another 3.3 million of our tax dollars into this endless farce.
“Counting our blessings on Benghazi investigation,” Austin American Statesman,” November 29, 2014.
“Panel” No wrongdoing in Benghazi response,” Austin American Statesman, November 22, 2014.