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BENGHAZI: Public can handle the truth, Mr. President

Letter by Lyle Laws, Puyallup on June 7, 2013 at 2:28 pm | No Comments »
June 7, 2013 2:28 pm

Why has the man who promised to be the most transparent president in American history refused to let the public know exactly what occurred before, during and after the attack in Benghazi, Libya, that claimed the lives of four Americans?

Susan Rice, who was our United Nations ambassador at the time and has now been named national security adviser, appeared on five Sunday news shows and told us that the slaughter in Benghazi was simply a response to a movie.

I don’t think that more than even a very few of President Obama’s strongest supporters would seriously argue that what transpired was just a response to an anti-Islam movie, so why did he and Hillary Clinton try to convince the world that it was?

After going on his apology tour in the Muslim world, he didn’t want anything to rock the boat, so he more or less stuck his head in the sand and hoped that the situation would blow over before the presidential election of 2012. Unfortunately, for all practical purposes, it did.

The wrongheaded and cowardly argument that is often put forth, and that Obama seems to agree with, is that America should not do or say anything that might turn more Muslims against us. If that’s not negotiating with terrorists, I don’t know what would be.

The president is indeed transparent, nd more and more Americans are beginning to see right through him.

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