COMMENTARY: Bushwhacking Benghazi

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Theodore-RooseveltBY WILLIAM C. HENRY I just heard the Chairman of the House Select Committee on Benghazi state that in no way had the committee targeted Hillary Clinton intentionally or otherwise, “They’ve simply been determined to do their job and hold someone accountable for the senseless death of an American ambassador.” Folks, if you truly believe that, I’ve got a well traveled New York bridge that can be yours for mere pocket change.

OF COURSE that’s their sole intent. And once they get Hillary’s noose properly sized they’re going to go directly into hearings concerning the blatant lies and flagrant fraud which caused the deaths of FOUR THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED BRAVE YOUNG AMERICANS and severely maim THIRTY-TWO THOUSAND more. Yep, just as soon as they finish off Hillary’s gallows they’re going to take up the matter of holding Dubya and Dead Eye accountable for the second most heinous mass murder and assault (second only to Vietnam) in U.S. history. Sure they will. And right after that they’ll be holding ALL of the Wall Street chiselers, scammers and swindlers accountable for perpetrating the second worst financial catastrophe (second only to 1929) in U.S. history. Yes sir, you can “bank” on it.

Sarcasm aside, we now know that the fix was in against Clinton from the beginning. And it wasn’t just McCarthy’s Freudian slip, there’s also Richard Hanna’s (R-NY) BenGhazi Embassyconfession, and a former committee investigator’s revelation. $4.5 million and counting of taxpayer money pissed away. Remember these are the same uber-hypocritical phonies who want to completely defund Planned Parenthood and its truly beneficial programs while swearing to boost a Defense budget already clogging the Pentagon’s sewer system with more green ass-wipe than that unrolled by the NEXT SEVEN COUNTRIES COMBINED! OF COURSE it’s never been anything but partisan politics! The only people believing otherwise are barely-finished-eighth-grade rednecks, evangelical misogynists, and gullible dyed-in-the-cotton bigots still writing checks to Trump, Carson, Cruz and the rest of that ilk.

So, what “enlightenment” have we gleaned from all this disgustingly phony, lying, middle finger up the ass of true compassion for fourteen butchered and maimed American diplomats and contractors? Well, for starters we’ve had a spotlight beamed into the depths to which a bunch of disreputable, bottom-feeding, partisan politicians will go to sully the reputation of the most threatening of its rival party’s Presidential contenders. And for certain we’ve learned that there are no such things as integrity, fairness, ethics or morality emanating from at least one of America’s leading political parties. Obviously, for Republicans, the old adage that, “If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog,” long ago evolved into, “If you’re looking for truth, move to Russia — they’ve eliminated any semblance of pretext.”

From the beginning, and I do mean the beginning, this committee and its so-called “hold accountable” purpose have been no more than a sham and a mockery. Trey Gowdy, Benghazi diplomatic-attacks4Republican chairman of the committee decided that he personally would listen only to witnesses directly connected to Clinton, and completely ignore those who might actually be able to provide direct information pertinent to the attack or the future safety and security of our remaining embassies and consulates abroad. Like I said, this vicious, vindictive witch-hunt was never intended to be anything but a Clinton search-and-destroy operation. Well, mission unaccomplished. By the way, Trey, when did you say those subpoenas for Dubya, Dead Eye and the Wall Street shysters will be issued? His hearing must be out of order.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Fed up early stage septuagenarian who has actually been most of there and done most of that. Born and raised in the picturesque Pocono Mountains. Quite well educated. Very lucky to have been born into a well-schooled and somewhat prosperous family. Long divorced. One beautiful, brilliant daughter. Two far above average grandsons. Semi-retired (how does anyone manage to do it completely these days?) and fully-tired of bullshit. Uncle of the Editor-In-Chief.