There is often considerable irony in GOP political positions.
They’re for personal responsibility, but they don’t like sex education. They’re against government interference in our personal lives, but they want to prevent certain people from getting married. They believe in the sanctity of life, but they support the death penalty. They’re pro-Jesus but anti-poor.
The list is extensive, but the Benghazi situation serves as the current flagship.
If you’re not familiar, there was an attack on an anniversary of September 11th that killed four Americans, and there was likely some sort of shenanigans by the current Administration with how it was treated.
The Whitehouse basically said at the time, right after it happened, that it wasn’t terrorism. The charge is that they attempted to hand-wave it away with a hooligans explanation because of upcoming elections.
If this is true then I agree with the GOP that this is a serious offense, and one that should be answered and apologized for.
Inconvenient for the GOP, however, is the fact that the Iraq War makes this event look like a bicycle fender-bender.
There you have the President of the United States deciding he was going to war, telling his people to find him the evidence to enable him to do so, and then flat ignoring the numerous experts who told him not to do it.
- Approximately 5,000 U.S. lives
- Approximately 1,000,000 Iraqi lives
- Nearly a trillion dollars of taxpayer money
The GOP reaction? Silence. Oh, and they consider Bush a hero.
But the Obama administration does some hand-waving around messaging when it’s election time, with regard to the loss of four American lives, and they want to talk impeachment.
I’ve a deal for the GOP. When they start talking about warcrimes charges for Bush and Cheney, for the death of 5,000 Americans, 1,000,000 Iraqis, and the squandering of nearly a trillion dollars that went into the pockets of crony businesses and our national debt, then we can talk about impeachment for Obama.
Until then, shut the fuck up.