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Thursday, November 15, 2012


Prior to the election, the main stream media did everything in its power to downplay or in many cases, silence any news of the aftermath of the terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate and the murder of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans. This blatant dereliction of journalistic duty was, of course, an effort to protect Barack Obama from any criticism in the weeks just before the election. In fact, the MSM went so far as to castigate Mitt Romney for his criticism of the Benghazi affair immediately after it happened. The fact the Romney was right was of no consequence.

Now, a salacious affair between David Petraeus and his biographer has gotten the media's 24-7 attention, but they're focusing on the "housewives" aspects of the story and studiously avoiding the real scandal in which David Patraeus played a part. Michael Walsh comments:
The silver lining, of course, is that l’affair Petraeus might lead the MSM to finally notice a scandal that, by rights, could bring down Obama, the same way that Watergate (summer of 1972) eventually ended the presidency of Richard Milhous Nixon in 1974. There are so many outrageous elements to this story — the deliberate abandonment of an American ambassador on a murky mission in a dark and savage land, the order to stand down to the military, the Agency’s callous attitude toward its own people, the loss of top-secret intelligence, and the revelation that the Benghazi “compound” was in fact a very politically inconvenient CIA station and possible prison — that it’s easy to lose track of them all (which is something you can bet the Obamanauts are counting on, in the same way the public was eventually confused and exhausted by all the Clinton scandals).
Congressional hearings on Benghazi begin today with predictable political posturing and obfuscation. But those of us who remember Watergate recall that political posturing and obfuscation also occurred, but at the end of the day, the truth about a corrupt and dishonest Presidency also came out.

The entire Benghazi affair stinks to high heaven. It began with a tragedy that morphed into a lie, that transitioned into a full-blown cover-up. We can only hope that Congress and (dare I say it) the media follow this story until some semblance of the truth is known. My guess is that the truth will not reflect well on the Obama administration or the key administration players in this scandal.