I just scanned Jennifer Rubin's latest, "The Rhodes memo debacle," and started to comment. But you know what? She's not worth it. She's merely talking to Lindsey Graham, who's talking to Fox News, who's talking to Darrell Issa, who's talking to Rush Limbaugh, who talking to everyone else in the right-wing bubble, and round and round it goes, to nowhere. It was never meant to go anywhere. It's just a part of the greater con: GOTV. Rubin's opening quote is, however, worthy of comment, although the comment, too, is nothing new.
She cites John Boehner's indignation: "Four Americans lost their lives in Benghazi, and this White House has gone to extraordinary lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place." Rubin shares this indignation, of course, as do the other actors above. And every time I hear it or read it my mind instantly reverts to the political events ensuing Sept. 11, 2001, when the Bush White House went to extraordinary and ultimately documented lengths to mislead, obstruct, and obscure what actually took place.
Three thousand Americans then lost their lives and what did we hear from the right? Unity! We need national unity! Not questions, unity! And that's precisely what the opposition gave them. In the single most criminally negligent act ever committed by a White House, the Bush administration ignored straightforward warnings of an imminent terrorist attack, and then proceeded to cover up its gross negligence. Where was Lindsey Graham's outrage then? Where was Darrell Issa's? Where was Jennifer Rubin's, wherever she was?
Not four, but 3,000 dead Americans--and from the Benghazi-outraged we got silence. Which is what they deserve from us now.