Wednesday, November 14, 2012


By all means, let’s have a full-blown investigation in the Senate over what happened in Libya, to do with the four Americans killed on Sept. 11, 2012.

While it may be a little premature to compare the Benghazi-gate investigation to the Watergate or Iran-Contra hearings, as some Republicans are already doing, I still want to know what went wrong and why. If what comes out makes the State Dept. look bad, then so be it.

However, I’m not interested in hearing Senators claiming everyone knew that something bad would happen on the anniversary of 9/11, so we should have been prepared ... everywhere in the world. Nor am I interested in hearing about how not invading Libya was Obama’s big mistake.

I am particularly not interested in combing through the salacious details of outed secret romances.

Hey, if we want to investigate how lies and miscalculations have gotten Americans killed, we could start with how the invasion of Iraq was sold to America. A lot more than four people died over that colossal foreign policy mistake.

So, let's see what happened in Benghazi. And, let's remember that some of the Americans in the State Dept. are still serving in dangerous places. No president can will that reality away.

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