Benghazi is a tragedy on several levels. Four American lives were lost simply because this country did not protect citizens who were serving the country. Whether there was negligence before the fact in terms to inadequate security is an important question, but it pales in comparison with two other issues:
- What is the President covering up and why? Can he be trusted at all?
- What is the role of the mainstream press in society? Are they a defender of more information or are they so ideologically compromised as to be useless?
The Anchoress takes on both of these issues in her article:
Benghazigate: What is being lied about, going unasked? – UPDATEOctober 29, 2012 By Elizabeth Scalia
That the president and his administration has lied to the American people about what happened at Benghazi on September 11 is undeniable.
Today is October 29. It’s been six weeks and our incurious press (apparently intuiting that if the administration first lied about the story and has now clammed up about it, it mustn’t serve Obama’s re-election efforts) is helpfully ignoring the story. The bird-dog press, who like to say the “comfort the afflicted and afflict the comforted” are doing nothing to make the president uncomfortable; they’re launching no investigations; they’re asking no questions, not even simple, obvious ones, like: [Continue Reading]