Well I watched some of the testimony yesterday. What I saw was at times riveting and at time bat crap crazy irritating.
Mr. Hicks of course was riveting, as was Mr. Gowdy. The latter’s substantive questions of the former were the highlight of the day for me. Mr. Chaffez from Utah was also compelling. It was obvious that he was frustrated by the lies and CYA moves of those involved within the administration and State Department and that he was tired of having to ask the same questions over and over again as well as dealing with the nonsense from the other side of the aisle.
Mr. Hicks in an obviously emotionally draining testimony answered the questions with a stoic demeanor. He was interrupted by Democrats who wanted copies of the email, or who wanted to make a point or cast aspersions about his character or his patriotism because he’s willing to call a liar, a liar no matter who it is. The most appalling comment came from the Representative of the “People’s Democratic Republic of Maryland“, Cummings , who made a ridiculous and obscene statement yesterday during the hearing. I guess we should tell those whose ancestors lost their lives frighting for civil rights that, hey, wasn’t a big deal….”death is a part of life.” How about the families of those killed last year in Chicago or Tryvon Martins family? How about those affected by the Boston Marathon Bombing? When does it stop being “a part of life” and become murder. Hey lawyers, new defense, death is a part of life so you can’t really charge someone with murder, you can just use that statement as your whole defense. Call it the “Cummings idiocy.”
Then there is the “What difference does it make” and “Benghazi was a long time ago” and ” we won’t learn anything new” cadre of sycophants. Well we did learn some new things, murder has no statute of limitations and it makes a world of difference to the folks who lost their loved ones as well as those who have to depend on the State Department to keep them out of harms way. The truth always makes a difference. Always.
Some interesting things that weren’t addressed yesterday are:
Where is General Ham? Why was he relieved of command? When?
Where is Rear Admiral Gauoette? Why has he not been interviewed? When was he relieved of command and why? Exactly. I want to know exactly what he did.
When senior members of the military are relieved of their commands at the height of a crisis, the American public deserve to know why. Did they refuse to follow an illegal, unethical, immoral order? For example did they refuse to stand down when Americans were being tortured and murdered? Did they call into questions the motives of those in authority? Did they suggest that the administration was covering up behavior that wasn’t above board? Did they understand that more was going on besides the attack, like perhaps gun running into Syria as long ago as 2012 or before?
These are things the lame scream media was supposed to be reporting on. This is the kind of story real reporters (Woodward and Bernstein come to mind) used to report on. Of course today with few exceptions journalists CAN’T do this kind of journalism. They weren’t taught how to really research or report objectively on anything. They were taught to spin the news, propagandize the news and dismiss anything that didn’t fit the meme. Today news rooms are populated with advocates not journalists, teenagers not adults.
Could someone find the adults in America and ask them to call home? The tweeners are peeing in the pool, the teenagers have set fire to the couch and the babies are smearing poop on the walls and the crib. The toddlers and kids are hiding under the sink and the baby sitter has died.