There for a minute I thought the administration had put the Benghazi disaster to bed, but no, it keeps coming up. I think we have learned more in the last couple of days with the testimony of Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and General Dempsey than we did from all of the dog-and-pony shows put on by the two principals in the case.
It is clear now that our commander-in-chief was informed early on that our embassy was under attack. Now, think back 40 years. I seem to remember a big brouhaha about 18 minutes of missing Watergate tapes. Now the question is where was our commander-in-chief for the next eight hours. Apparently he wasn't in the Situation Room. Probably upstairs packing for another very important meeting in Las Vegas. I wonder what the attraction is out there?
First came the U.N. ambassador, Susan Rice, to explain that that attack was just a big misunderstanding over a stupid movie, and the administration was in full agreement. But a few days later the administration came out with "No, wait, she wasn't in the loop, so cancel that, it may possibly had been a terrorist attack after all and we are going to get to the bottom of this."
Then the congressional committee formed to get to the bottom of this, if they can just get Hillary Clinton to light someplace. She finally recovered from her concussion and the big day arrived. Well, I may have missed it, but I didn't learn much other than "What difference does it make who killed them?" Why on earth the congressmen wouldn't have come back with "I imagine the four men's families would be interested in our 'brilliant' secretary of state's statement"? And don't forget, Hillary takes full responsibility.
Well, we haven't gotten to the bottom of this yet, but we have one more chance. Steve Kroft of "Sixty Minutes" is going to interview the two principals in the case and, by golly, we'll get to the bottom of this now because everybody knows Steve Kroft is a tough interviewer -- well, maybe if he is interviewing a Republican, but have you ever seen a more vapid "love-in" in your life?
Hillary took full responsibility all right, but did anyone's head roll? Her "punishment" for all of the lapses on her watch was to be anointed by the Great One as the next historic president. As she said, "Who cares about this little glitch?" Do you? Well, I care, but then I am one of those radical, racist bigots who watches Fox News.
I have had enough of historic presidents. I am hoping for an old-fashioned, ordinary president who is concerned about where this country is headed.
F. Corl, Randolph