I’ve read quite a few posts on the Benghazi investigation. Some liberal-minded folks bring up other, very similar, embassy failures that occurred during the Bush II years:Â 2002 U.S. Embassy Karachi, Pakistan: 10 killed, 51 injured;Â 2004 U. S. Embassy bombed in Uzbekistan: 2 killed, several injured;Â 2004 U.S. Consulate Saudi Arabia: 8 killed;Â 2006 US. Embassy Syria: 1 killed, several injured;Â 2007 U.S. Embassy -Athens: building bombed with an anti-tankÂ grenade, fortunately no one was injured – and so on.
Where was the Republican outrage? Well,Â I remember the outrage, because I was absolutely blown away that the Republican-dominated Congress refused to act on calls for investigation. But of course, this is all partisan and political – we must admit that. I believe that the GOP ‘outrage’ has more to do with who is in the senate than it does with what actually happened in Benghazi.
Already, there are calls to draft Senator Kerry for SoS… and isn’t that interesting? MA will likely call up another dem for the seat – but taking Kerry out reduces theÂ seniorityÂ order, which is very important in the USS since it determines who can chair certain very powerful committees. And who is Senator Kerry, but theÂ tenth most senior United States Senator and chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, that’s who.
In times of transition and turmoil, the advantage always goes to the underdog; such is the way of politics.