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BENGHAZI: Hearing was so much hot air

Letter by Dave C. Dahlke, Port Orchard on Jan. 31, 2013 at 1:13 pm | No Comments »
January 31, 2013 1:13 pm

The American people were once again provided a dog-and-pony show as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was brought before televised hearings before the House and Senate committees in regards to the Benghazi killings.

These hearings did nothing to answer questions about what actually took place in Benghazi where four Americans, including the U.S. ambassador to Libya, were killed by terrorists. What these hearings did was allow Clinton the opportunity to continue on the road to the White House in 2016. If she had not shown up to make a token appearance there is no way that she would be a Democratic presidential candidate in 2016.

All the questions that should have been asked were never asked. Democrats couldn’t contain their kudos for Clinton, which took up most of each of their five minutes of a photo op. The Republicans on the other hand spent the majority of their time stating everything about the incident which all was just rerun. Serious unanswered questions were few and far between.

Once again, the people are left without an admittance of blame for a fiasco and nobody’s reputation or job has been jeopardized. So, in the world of politics this is considered water under the bridge and time to move on to more pressing things, like raising the debt limit.


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