New day, same old crap from those brave, liberal agenda-fighting TEApublican witch hunters, John McCain, Ted Cruz and Lindsay Graham. After requesting and receiving over 10,000 documents and holding numerous hearings, they still aren’t satisfied with the answers they’ve received about the attack on our Embassy in Benghazi that resulted in the tragic loss of four American diplomats, and are willing to put the entire country’s future at risk to make their point. What is their point exactly? This liberal thinks it’s simple; keep President Obama on the defensive and this supposed “cover-up” in the news for as long as possible. After all, just days ago, on February 10th, flip-flopping McCain told Fox News, “we’ve never filibustered a Cabinet nominee and I don’t think we should start here.” Why the sudden and dramatic attitude change?
And remember, this is the same Chuck Hagel that John McCain said this about in 2006, while preparing to run for president, in an interview with the New York Times,
I’d be honored to have Chuck with me in any capacity. He’d make a great secretary of state.
Need some compelling evidence that this isn’t really about Benghazi at all, but is instead a campaign to discredit President Obama at all costs? Take a look at these stats on the 11 U.S. Embassy attacks under Bush Jr., courtesy of the Please Cut the Crap blog:
• On June 14, 2002, the terrorist group Al Qanoon, which was suspected to be an al Qaeda branch, sent a suicide bomber into the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing 12 people and injuring 51 others. Nearly a year later, four were convicted of plotting the bombing, which blew in windows and left body parts all over the sidewalks near the embassy. (Source)
• On February 28, 2003, Gunmen on motorcycles attacked the U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, killing two police officers and wounding five other officers and a civilian in front of the consulate. (Source)
• Late in the evening of May 12, 2003, gunmen entered Al Hamra Oasis Village in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, a compound known to be inhabited by Americans and other Westerners. (Source)
• On July 30, 2004, three suicide bombers targeting the Israeli and U.S. embassies in Taskkent, Uzbekistan managed to kill two and injure nine others. (Source)
• On December 6, 2004, terrorists stormed the heavily guarded U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, occupying it and taking 18 hostages for a time. When the incident was over, they had killed nine people, including four security guards and five staff. (Source)
• On March 2, 2006, just two days before President Bush was scheduled to visit Pakistan, a suicide bomber targeted the U.S. consulate in Karachi, killing four, including a US diplomat believed to be the target, and as many as 50 others. (Source)
• On September 12, 2006, four armed gunmen stormed the U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria. In the 20 minute attack, they threw grenades and fired automatic weapons at guards. In the end, one person was killed and 13 wounded. (Source)
• On January 12, 2007, a rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the US Embassy in Athens Greece. Thankfully, it was early morning, and the building was empty and no one was injured. (Source)
• On July 9, 2008, men armed with a shotgun and pistols stormed the U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey. At the end of the five-minute battle, three Turkish policemen were killed. (Source)
President Obama and the liberal side won the White House, TEApublicans lost, and they’re not taking it so well. In fact, it’s our opinion that they’re acting like a bunch of petulant children and once again doing everything they can to thwart the president’s progress–throwing the entire nation under the bus in the process–in order to push their own political agenda.
Watch John McCain muster up some phony disquietude in this clip, courtesy of CNN: