Sunday, November 18, 2012

The Worst Thing We Do

Do you know what the worst thing that Americans do? The least humane, the least honorable, the least civil, the least patriotic thing that Americans do?
In my opinion, the worst thing that Americans, or anyone else for that matter, can do is to make political hay out of the tragic deaths of others. Demagoguery of the most heinous kind, committed by those who seek political gains on the backs of the dead.
That’s what we have going on right now in Washington DC by the callous right wing who want heads to roll because of the tragic deaths of 4 foreign service workers in Benghazi last September 11th.
These aren’t Monday morning quarterbacks, mind you, who are simply expressing how they would have handled the situation had they been in charge. In the fog and confusion of events, no one knows with clarity what they could have or would have done had they been in control of the country.
What it all comes down to is this: the Obama campaign was making huge points in the days leading up to the election about the successes that have occurred in areas of overseas military actions against our enemies. Successes that were denied the previous administration. Now comes a clear crisis in the Middle East and we have to deal with the tragedy of loss of life. It behooves the opposition then, to use this event to its benefit before the election, hoping for a miracle to occur and Romney to win the election.
Now that Romney was denied the win, it further behooved the opposition to continue the diatribe, only to find that when looking for skeletons in in the closet, all they could come up with was the sad truth that everything that could be done was done, that the facts were slow to come to light, and a total truth-telling would reveal classified sources.
Outting intelligence sources is a Republican thing that they have still not unlearned.
But the demagoguery continues with angry bald fat white men with veins popping out of their foreheads stridently calling for an explanation for the deaths of the four foreign service personnel. These same people stand silent at the deaths of 2155 Americans in Afghanistan since 2001, let alone the six who were killed just in the past week.
These people have no decency, and in truth are not worth the volume of air that they displace.


Rhymes With Right said...

The evidence points to incompetence and a cover-up. That you are not outraged and do not want heads to roll is a sign of YOUR putting party ahead of country.

Hal said...

No, the evidence points in the direction that everything that could be done was done. General Petraeus silenced John McCain in a very memorable hall statement. YOUR party is putting petty differences before country. Some call it callous, some call it treason. I call it just plain stupid.