Do you remember the events of Sept. 11, 2001? Of course you do. Three airplanes were flown into the World Trade Centers, the Pentagon, and one crashed in a farm field in Pennsylvania. Some 3,000 people died.
Americans reacted with horror and disbelief, but we all pulled together. The Democrats did not blame George W. Bush for the atrocity even though it was soon revealed that he and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had been presented with a CIA report entitled “Bin Laden determined to strike inside the U.S.” less than a month before the attack. They ignored this warning, took no effective action, and the result was the carnage that occurred that beautiful September day.
Then, to add insult to injury, their response was to attack a country, Iraq, that had nothing to do with the 9-11 attacks. Even so, the American people stood behind their inept commander in chief until it finally became evident that we had been snookered into a war based on nothing more than false assertions and lies.
Contrast those events, if you will, with the Benghazi incident where, tragically, four Americans lost their lives. Instead of standing behind our commander in chief, or at least keeping quiet until they knew the facts, the Republican candidate for president, Willard Romney, launched an accusatory political campaign against our president even before the fires were out and the bodies were cold!
There was and has been none of the closing of ranks and coming together that we saw after 9-11-2001. Instead the putative Republican candidate and the Republican controlled house launched a politically motivated attack against our president and his secretary of state.
The cheap political motives of Romney, Issa, Peter King and others are clearly on display for all to see. While all but blaming our president for the Benghazi attacks, it turns out that Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan proposed a budget that would cut $300 million from embassy security. I have heard the “Dog in the Manger” parable before, but this sorry crew takes the cake.