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Benghazi select committee

By Jim Killebrew

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[May 12, 2014]  Over the past few days since the Select Committee on Benghazi has been named, some in the democrat party has stepped up their criticism regarding the committee and their work. Nancy Pelosi has called it a “diversion” claiming that many people don’t care about Benghazi anymore, even suggesting that many people have never heard of the Benghazi terror attack.

Some of those same democrats are making fun of the Select Committee, calling it a “kangaroo” court or “court jesters” for those sitting on the committee. The leadership of the democrats are even trying to decide if they want to be a part of the committee or boycott the committee altogether. Several democrats are using ridicule, laughter, innuendos of buffoonery directed at the republicans for trying to find out what happened that fateful night at the Consulate. It is as if those few democrats are collectively standing behind the statement of Hillary Clinton saying, “What difference now does it make?”

To many Americans who want to know, especially those family members who lost loved ones in the terrorist attack, it makes all the difference in the world. The real question we need to ask as Americans is, “Why are the democrats who are fighting against discovering the truth about Benghazi pushing so hard to keep the truth from the American people?” Do they not realize their inordinate efforts to keep the American people from knowing the truth only focuses the spotlight on their efforts to remain complicit with the perceived cover-up it appears the Administration is trying to keep undercover? Charles Krauthammer, a columnist for the Washington Post has called the Administration’s efforts to keep the truth of Benghazi a “cover-up of a cover-up.”

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If Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and so many others who are trying to uphold the deflection of truth from the American people believe it is so important to heap ridicule upon the committee that is trying to uncover the truth, what makes them think it builds credibility and trust for them when it comes time for the American people to vote in the November election?

As an American citizen I believe this issue should be out in the open. The Administration, Senate committees, House groups or others should not support policies or practices that hamper the investigation that is designed to learn the truth and expose any kind of cover-up. The aim of each person in government should be to present the truth regarding the evidence of the event and let the facts expose all the circumstances surrounding the terrorist attack on the Benghazi Consulate. If anyone attempts to conceal the truth or make light of the tragedy of four dead Americans, those persons should be held in contempt.


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