Looks like tomorrow will throw Libya back into the news for Clinton will go before the circus that is a hearing…….then guess what?
I bet you will not believe what the big story of this week will be….(pause here for thought)……Benghazi!
Yep, the country’s longest running hearing will once again be foisted into the headlines…….it is Benghazi and the games Repubs play.
After 72 weeks they have NOTHING that can be reported other than they have another session on the books……personally I can think of about 10 items off the top of my head that need attention…..but NOoooooooooooo…..let us beat a dead horse a little longer.
The first point, the a/holes are asking the wrong questions…they should be focusing on why an ambassador that was well aware of the dangers went in light….that is the only question that needs to be asked and the answer will put the rest of the games to bed.
As long as they want to talk about Libya I will oblige……
After four long years just what has been accomplished in Libya….other than an excuse to kill Qaddafi?
After these many years of airstrikes and weapons pouring into Libya and the rise of an ISIS-centric group…..what has actually been the benefit of the situation in Libya?
Libya drifts dangerously to the point of no return as Islamic militants terrorize civilians and two rival governments battle it out.
Clinton was recently asked if we did the right thing in Libya……..
“Remember what was going on,” she began, repeating a version of events that some intelligence officials and human rights groups doubt. “We had a murderous dictator, Gadhafi, who had American blood on his hands … threatening to massacre large numbers of the Libyan people. We had our closest allies in Europe burning up the phone lines begging us to help them try to prevent what they saw as a mass genocide, in their words. And we had the Arabs standing by our side saying, ‘We want you to help us deal with Gadhafi.’”
She characterized the Obama Administration’s response as “smart power at its best,” saying that while America refused to take the lead in the war, “we will provide essential, unique capabilities that we have, but the Europeans and the Arabs had to be first over the line. We did not put one single American soldier on the ground.”
She then put a positive gloss on the war’s outcome. “I’ll say this for the Libyan people…” she said. “I think President Obama made the right decision at the time. And the Libyan people had a free election the first time since 1951. And you know what, they voted for moderates, they voted with the hope of democracy. Because of the Arab Spring, because of a lot of other things, there was turmoil to be followed.”
Her answer was a canned political response……if it is all about the Libyan people why did we use the CIA to control the rebels and why was a CIA lackey installed as the military commander…Col. Haftar?
There is a bit she left out of that analysis………..
Clinton’s response obscures a largely forgotten moment in U.S. diplomacy: a period less than two years earlier when she and the Obama administration were actively cozying up to the “murderous” Gadhafi. “I am very pleased to welcome Minister Gadhafi here to the State Department,” she said, warmly greeting Mutassim Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator’s son and national security adviser, at the State Department in April, 2009. “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya.” (You can watch it here.)
Oh….oops…..forgot that part….did we?
Like I said in the beginning of this post….there is so much more to our involvement in Libya than the attack in Benghazi…..while the deaths are truly regrettable….there is so much more to that tale and questions need to be asked…..but as usual the GOP has pushed a point too far……they just do not know when to call it a day…….
The Libya saga is so much more than the one attack….and the American people will never learn the real story….instead they get….games politicians play!
Is it possible that all this hoopla over the Clinton …..could it back fire?
Libya is a bloody mess, both literally and physically, and as much as we do not want to admit it……we are to blame after all the finger pointing…..we can look at Libya and say…..”We did that!”