Originally posted by bill718
Perhaps you misunderstand. I think most people want an honest account of events of the Benghazi tragedy, regardless of partisan affiliation. There is a big difference however, between finding out all the facts, both good and bad...as opposed to presenting only those facts that present the most possible political damage to the President, which sadly, seems to ...[text shortened]... however cherry picking facts to present to one's partisan group is not an honest accounting.
Well, I agree with you...but the Obama Administration was the group that - hell they didn't cherry pick facts...they just out-and-out made them up, no1's reliance on a New York Times article as proof that the attack was over a video notwithstanding.
Why haven't the 30 to 40 people who were rescued from Benghazi been allowed to testify? Why haven't they been made available to the House Committee? They all had or have Top Secret clearances...I know for a fact that none of those people have been made available to Congress for even a classified briefing. Why? Isn't it time to hear from them?
The talking points matter from a political standpoint because their revision (and the heroic efforts of the administration) to cast the attack in a light which supported the adminstration's narrative that the war on terror had been won, during an election season, is a significant attempt to mislead the American people. If yellowcake uranium was an outrage, so too is this.
The administrations actions and inactions in the months, days, and hours leading up to the attack, along with the first few hours after the attack began, are significant because the American people have a right to know whether Obama abandons his diplomats overseas when they are endangered.
I don't see how either one of these can be brushed aside. And the talk of Republicans making political hay out of the deaths of four Americans, when it was the Obama administration who a) abandoned them in the first place and b) still act as if their deaths are no big deal is, quite frankly, beneath the level of conversation worthy of civilized discourse. Liberals who would gloss over this issue insult the dead twice: first, they failed to protect their lives, then when people demand an accounting, they demonize those people.