Saturday, October 20, 2012

Benghazi Madness

Wow - has it really been almost a year since I felt I needed to get some thoughts off my chest?

Since I last sat at a keyboard the major event in my life is the loss of my mother and father-in-law within a few days of each other. Allow me a moment to acknowledge the lives of these two people that would never be considered wealthy in a monetary sense but were wealthy in ways that make every life most meaningful - yes there is more than just a little bias on my part here.

I've not been far from my Twitter account - publishing my pithy 140 character comments almost daily during my commutes to and from my job at a large, urban hospital struggling in today's economy. My opinions are mine and most likely wouldn't be appreciated by my bosses - or the president of the university that owns the facility. Hopefully I'll never hear from the bosses how a vote for Obama could mean my job or how my internet activities have made me expendable. So let me begin...

Today I replied to this tweet...

For the AM crowd: My op-ed for on : Is it a Watergate-style "coverup"?

My response was...
shameful conflation of Benghazi w/Watergate & the need to politicize a tragedy by Obama's opponents w/o all the facts. 

Little did I realize that I would be inundated by the largest response to any of my prior tweets - ever.  None of the responses sent made any sense or to my knowledge were from Mr. Rosen. Instead of trying to address all the various shades of bullshit directed to me by Rosen's Trolls - I'll try to make my comment clearer for his troops.

So far - the information surrounding the horrors of the Benghazi incident continue to develop and be discovered by several ongoing investigations. The GOP leaning conspiracy corps ought to realize if there is any there there it will come out in time and that reacting in a knee-jerk fashion to every new revelation serves nothing but the politicization of a national tragedy. 

As to the thought that this is a Watergate-style coverup the conflation is dishonest as it is just plain stupid. We all know that the coverup is always worse than the transgression - and as I have said if there is any there there it will be discovered in time. The conflation only serves to confuse the situation - Watergate was not a Democratic Party nightmare - it was brought on by nefarious activities planned by people in a GOP White House close to the President and is now seen as an attempt to subvert our democracy. Until proven otherwise  Benghazi was not brought on by any White House activities. 

I will not play the game of conjecture on what conspired on 9/11/2012 in Benghazi since I do not have any more information than the rest of the general public. I do know that I will not make this a political issue or jump to conclusions or conspiracies as others have. As noted by many of the responses on Twitter four good people died during that terrorist attack. They were noble in they chose to serve their country in an unstable part of the world. A part where many of our country's enemies have many advantages but have certainly signed their own death warrants.

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