During the election cycle I was certain I would lose my ever loving mind if I heard the words “emails” or “Benghazi” one more time. Now let me hang on that for just a sec – not that I am really interested in re-hashing it but let’s look at it for plain and simple facts.
Did she have a personal server? Yup. She admitted it and apologized. Have other politicians done it? Yup, but sure that’s not an approval it’s just to say that it wasn’t Watergate. It was emails. It’s been investigated TO DEATH and found time and time again not to have caused issues. So was that cool? nope, it wasn’t. But at the end of the day it’s a shoulder shrug to me.
Benghazi – ok people died and that is NO joke. That event has also been investigated up one side and down the other. There were issues about whether it was labeled a terrorist attack or what. There were issues about repeat requests for more funding that were denied by the Republican Senate. But I don’t think anyone would at all doubt that the deaths made this a series event. Much like the many embassy deaths under George Bush’s watch (tho I don’t recall any of the embassy deaths under his leadership being investigated or incessantly talked about on the news the way Benghazi was.
So – yesterday we learned about the death of a Navy Seal in Yemen. All reports currently indicate that civilians (an American girl even) were also killed. Why? The attack – authorized by Trump – was unplanned and not properly prepared. Kinda like the roll-out of his Muslim Ban. Chaos, messy, unskilled – and people died.
US military officials told Reuters that Trump approved his first covert counterterrorism operation without sufficient intelligence, ground support, or adequate backup preparations.
As a result, three officials said, the attacking SEAL team found itself dropping onto a reinforced Al Qaeda base defended by landmines, snipers, and a larger-than-expected contingent of heavily armed Islamist extremists.
So my friends – if the words BENGHAZI crossed your lips but one time during this past election cycle I expect to see you once again wrap yourself in the pointed rage you had and direct it at YOUR guy. For the death of Americans is no less tragic just because YOUR guy ordered it.