What happened at Benghazi last September resulted in the deaths of America's ambassador to Libya and the murder of three other Americans. At last Thursday's House hearing, some Democrats tried to turn it into a political affair. Rather than seeking information, Congressman Elijah Cummings attacked committee chairman Darrell Issa and said, "Death is part of life." Imagine if a Republican had said that about the murder of school children at Newtown, Connecticut.
Testimony revealed a refusal by the State Department and White House to send help. According to one witness, a team of military personnel was close enough to arrive before the second attack, yet no one gave the order. They were ready, but told to stand down. Was this inaction because the administration wanted people to believe that an anti-Muslim video was the cause and not a terrorist attack? It would seem so.
The major media mostly ignore Benghazi because they are in the tank for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential run. There is plenty of shame to go around.
I'm Cal Thomas in Washington.
Publication date: May 13, 2013