Party Games – For Kiddies Or Politicians


It’s a Friday night. The world is in turmoil. America is on the rocks. Millions of US citizens are out of work. What’s the headline that leads virtually every news media outlet this evening?

Was the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi carried out by terrorists, or not? And, did the Obama administration cover up that fact?

What the hell does it matter? Four US citizens died that night. They died because they were in a foreign country, a nation in turmoil, armed gangs of extremists roaming the streets, Islamists whipped into fury by some fool of an American posting anti-Muslim films on the internet. Ambassador Stevens and his party just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time.

They died partly due to American arrogance. An arrogance that assumed US citizens, and in particular diplomatic personnel, could be fully protected by the long arm of US power wherever they happened to be. Well, guess what? They can’t. People get killed every day throughout the world and being American doesn’t necessarily protect them one iota.

The craziest part of this whole business is that those who are kicking up the dirt the loudest are the very people (politicians) who voted to cut the security funding that paid for diplomatic protection overseas, as Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) admitted to CNN one month after the Benghazi attacks. [1]

The reason this matter has become headline news so long after the incident is due entirely to media hysteria, no doubt whipped up at the express demands of those who control CBS, ABC, NBC, and others of their ilk, to deliberately stir the populace into believing the story has some sort of relevance.

Of course, it hasn’t. The idea that another 9/11 terrorist attack on US citizens somehow parallels the original is absurd, as anyone pausing for a moment to consider the implications would immediately appreciate. To suggest the present administration was failing by not preventing the events that transpired in Benghazi on 9/11/2012, is surely achieving no more than to highlight the far greater failings of the Bush administration in 2001, by failing to prevent the terrorist attack that murdered three thousand innocent people.

It’s time our politicians learned how to run this country, and left the party games to the kiddies.

[1] “Jason Chaffetz Admits House GOP Cut Funding For Embassy Security: ‘You Have To Prioritize Things'” Huffington Post, October 11th 2012