You can’t just willy-nilly send F-16s there and blow the hell out of the place without knowing what’s taking place.
Such was Defense Secretary Leon Panetta's considered, contemptuous response to Senate Republicans' desperate knuckledragging today--again--on "The Benghazi Affair."
They just won't give it up--from John McCain's "We didn’t take into account the threats to that consulate, and that’s why four Americans died"; to James Inhofe's "The big problem here is the cover-up"; to the scandalous interruptions of Panetta by South Carolina's loosest whore, Lindsey Graham, the GOP simply insists on swaggering its way to oblivion--if not through one wholesale invention, then through another.
Enough with the "cranks" and enough with the "haters," urge GOP strategists. The party must take to more dignified stands. And yet what, in everyday practice, do we get? More heaps of bush-league McCarthyism and cheap demagogic tricks.
There truly is no bottom for these jackals.