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Sunday, May 18, 2014

Can You Tell Me?

Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) was named Chairman of the Special Congressional Committee that will try to uncover the truth about what happened in Benghazi, Libya. I suspect that a special committee would not have been necessary if the administration had been forthcoming with information about what happened before, during and after that night almost two years ago. But the administration stonewalled and the media decided to allow the truth to be hidden.

Gowdy an ex-Federal Prosecutor addressed a few comments to Obama's trained media hamsters this week:
You in the media were good enough for my 16 years as a prosecutor not to tell me how to do my job, and so far in Congress, y'all have been good enough not to tell me how to do my job. I'm not telling you how to do your job. But I'm going to ask you some questions, and if you can't answer these questions, then I'll leave you to draw whatever conclusion you want to draw about whether or not the media has provided sufficient oversight.

Can you tell me why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi the night that he was killed? Do you know? Does it bother you whether or not you know why Chris Stevens was in Benghazi? Do you know why we were the last flag flying in Benghazi after the British had left and the Red Cross had been bombed? Do you know why requests for additional security were denied? Do you know why an ambassador asking for more security days and weeks before he was murdered and those requests went unheeded? Do you know the answer to why those requests went unheeded? Do you know why no assets were deployed during the siege? And I've heard the explanation -- which defies logic, frankly -- that we couldn't have gotten there in time, but you know, they didn't know when it was going to end. So how can you possibly cite that as an excuse? Do you know whether the president called any of our allies and said, "Can you help? We have men under attack." Can you answer that? Do any of you know why Susan Rice was picked? The secretary of state did not go. She says she doesn't like Sunday talk shows. That's the only media venue she does not like, if that's true. Why was Susan Rice on the five Sunday talk shows? Do you know the origin of this mythology that it was spawned as a spontaneous reaction to a video? Do you know where that started? Do you know how we got from no evidence of that to that being the official position of the administration?

In conclusion, Congress is supposed to provide oversight, the voters are supposed to provide oversight, and you are supposed to provide oversight. That's why you have special liberties, and that's why you have special protections. I am not surprised that the president of the United States called this a phony scandal. I'm not surprised Secretary Clinton asked, "What difference does it make?" I'm not even surprised that Jay Carney said Benghazi happened a long time ago. I'm just surprised at how many people bought it.
Many people, both Republicans and Democrats refer to Benghazi as a tragedy. They are correct. But it's many other things as well. Trey Gowdy might just help us understand exactly what those other things are.

One of those things is the irrefutable fact that the main stream media has chosen to allow lies to go unchallenged and obvious questions to go unanswered.The media sacrificed their own credibility, their own professionalism, and their own ethics on the alter of partisan politics. They will never recover.