Friday, November 8, 2013
The Clown Circus and Benghazi
Someone has decided to end Lara Logan's career. Will this do the trick?
The problem with Benghazi has been, all along, the fact that it happened in the middle of the 2012 Presidential Election and that it caused members of the Republican Party to completely and utterly lose their mud in public trying to make it an election issue. It failed as an election issue and it failed to resonate with the American people. And so, you have all of these people who are stuck with a phony scandal that they are still trying to peddle so that they can save their professional reputations.
The fellow who lied really hurt those people. He was caught living the way most contractors do--high on the hog in his seaside villa in a foreign land where there are ample dollars to waste and people who can get shot and killed. It doesn't matter that it happened in Benghazi because American diplomatic interests are inherently dangerous in failed states. What matters is that they still haven't figured out that it wasn't Barack Obama's fault.