Benghazi: Can we get the truth, now?

News is in the eye of the beholder and apparently only a very small percentage of Americans behold this as a news story.

But I do.

Tomorrow, Gregory Hicks, the former number two man at the American embassy in Libya, is scheduled to testify before Congress. The topic: the attacks of September 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans, including American Ambassador Christopher Stevens, dead.

It is widely expected that Hick’s testimony will serve to reveal that with respect to what actually happened versus what we were told, White House press secretary Jay Carney lied to the media, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton lied to Congress and President Obama lied to the American people.

It’s now clear that coming as it did one week after the Democratic National Convention at which the president all but declared al Qaeda terrorism a thing of the past, the Benghazi attack was politically inconvenient and was thus downplayed. When pressed on this point in her testimony before Congress, Hillary Clinton said that at this point, months after the fact, “What difference does it make?”

If the issue is narrowed to the attacks themselves, perhaps not much. But the issue is not so narrow. This issue is that the administration lied to the American people for political gain. The last president to do that was hounded from office by an indignant media. His name was Richard Nixon. Will there be similar indignation this time?

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Paul Gleiser

Paul L. Gleiser is president of ATW Media, LLC, licensee of radio stations KTBB 97.5 FM/AM600, 92.1 The TEAM FM in Tyler-Longview, Texas.

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4 Responses

  1. p k lewis says:

    Nixon was hounded from office because he felt guilty; this president feels zero guilt.
    If my son was killed in this mess, I would be screaming daily at the media/ Whitehouse / Senate office…I would never be still.

    This whole thing was a self-serving lie from beginning to end it makes me SICK.And it was told over & over again.!
    It makes me very sick because it was told so blasé it shows that lies not only dominate this administration but that no one even thinks twice about them.
    I hope the effects of this are beyond refutation but the beginning of the bringing down of our source of humiliation.
    I cringe to think of how I will answer those abroad who say”WHY???”

  2. willis martin says:

    I don’t think the truth will see the light of day.Four people were murdered,thats a whole lot bigger than watergate.The difference now? the major media is in the pocket of Obama.And lets not forget Elitist Hillary R> Clinton She’s next in line To complete the socialist movement in our country.The (non)reporters at msnbc cbs cnn and abc and pbs are on a par with Lawyers again the likes of Hillary and Bill.Jounalism schools are nothing but brainwashing acadamies.None of which are Honest Forthright,or American in belief or deed.They will jump in the streets with Americas downfall then Diane Sawyer won’t have to show her neutrality by refusing to wear a u.s.flag laple pin

  3. Asley Lunan says:

    For those that want to call this Benghazi thing a witch hunt, remember that 1) 4 americans were lost. 2) there were obvious problems with security and 3) the public was given inaccurate information. Do you not think that it is the responsibility of our government officials to get to the bottom of it?

  4. B. Myers says:

    Why would the White House go so far and take such a risk with their careers. Must be something very important. The 2012 election, maybe but perhaps bigger. Deception is the word of each day. In Afghanistan we found that suitcases of money showed up from the US. In Mexico, boxes of guns from the US showed up.

    What are they trying to hide? It has to be something big.

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