Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The House Select Committee is Still on the Benghazi Case


 

This past Friday, the House Intelligence Committee released a report that dismisses many of the speculative claims about the performance of the Obama Administration regarding the events of 9/11/2012, while still allowing that security for our diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, was not as good as it should have been.
 
This is why I think Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has it right when he suggests that the House Select Committee, which is on-going, shift its focus to what we can do in future to secure our diplomatic personnel abroad. I don't think it's any insult to the past to look forward about how we can correct the errors of the past. I'm not sure there's much more to be gained by combing over already picked-apart ground. What matters should be doing things better.

2 comments:

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Dear stupid wingnut Congresscritters...Please stop being so stupid."

The only thing they will understand is losing their seats.

Bring back the 50 State Strategy!
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mikey said...

The lesson here is you can't manufacture a political scandal out of whole cloth, no matter how many times you repeat the claims. If the claims are easily refuted, it becomes impossible for them to gain any traction.

It's at least possible that some wingnuts will learn that in order to gin up a scandal that will stick outside the fever swamps, they'll have to first find something genuine and demonstrable to build the narrative around. Otherwise you end up with something like Benghazi, which no matter how many times they presented it sounded utterly incoherent...