American Elephants


Solid Evidence of a Cover-up, And More to Come… by The Elephant's Child

Speaker John Boehner has agreed to a select committee on Benghazi with the revelations of Ben Rhodes e-mails, and he has named Congressman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) as chairman. As Boehner said:

With four of our countrymen killed at the hands of terrorists, the American people want answers, accountability, and justice. Trey Gowdy is as dogged, focused, and serious-minded as they come. His background as a federal prosecutor and his zeal for the truth make him the ideal person to lead this panel. I know he shares my commitment to get to the bottom of this tragedy and will not tolerate any stonewalling from the Obama administration. I plan to ensure he and his committee have the strongest authority possible to root all the facts.”

Democrats reacted with a primal scream. Nobody’s interested in this. Nobody cares. A political witch hunt. A kangaroo court to discredit President Obama. Grossly unfair. Republicans just want to attack Hillary. Dude, that was two years ago. Old tired past history. Stop looking at this. You’re just playing politics with something nobody cares about.

Democrats may boycott the hearings as a tactic—risky though. They can cite their boycott as a way to discredit the effort— which is the whole ballgame for them.

At the very least, this is a vast government cover-up, something last seen in the Watergate scandal. But Watergate was only about covering up illegal acts by aides, that were not unusual by D.C. standards. Democrats had a wonderful time making it the crime of the century. But nobody died in the whole Watergate episode. In Benghazi, an ambassador was killed, and brave Seals who saved some thirty lives, fought on for seven hours, calling, begging for help—from a government that refused to respond.

Here’s Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) with the party line:

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