“…there simply was not enough time given the speed of the attacks for armed U.S. military assets to have made a difference.” ARB Report.
Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid wants Americans to know that “Chuck Hagel had nothing to do with the attack in Benghazi.” Reid is unhappy with the current GOP filibuster in progress against Hagel’s confirmation as the new Defense Secretary. He, as many other Progressives, feels that the GOP is blocking Hagel’s confirmation for party politics. All of this should be hardly shocking to Americans since Progressives have maintained that the Obama Administration had nothing to do with the Benghazi attack of September 11, 2012. The mainstream media has helped further this idea by refusing to question Obama directly about the Benghazi attack, focusing their time instead on attacking Conservatives.
For all his promises of bipartisanship, Obama’s selection of Hagel is nothing more than another political gimmick. The selection of Hagel, a supposed Republican senator, has fooled many people to believe that Obama wants to collaborate with the Republican Party amicably but the GOP refuses to cooperate. Progressives feel that Hagel would provide a unique voice as Defense Secretary, increasing the chance of bipartisanship in managing the national security. Yet, if one considers Hagel’s troubling sentiments in the past towards Israel and Iran alone, the odds should be stacked against his nomination. Additionally, Hagel’s performance during his hearing is equally troublesome and requires serious consideration. Why then are some Republicans still considering supporting Hagel’s nomination remains mindboggling.
Obama’s reasons for selecting Hagel are obvious but the GOP is also responsible for their part in the process. As the opposition, the GOP needs to keep the pressure on finding a suitable candidate for the job of defending America. Our nation’s security is of the utmost importance and selecting an individual known for irregular views about America’s friends and foes must take precedence over any political gains. Indeed, the same objective should be of primary concern to the virtually non-existent Democratic Party. Unfortunately, instead of focusing on protecting our great nation, these awkward leaders continue to fumble through their choices of candidates for top positions, thereby, placing America’s future in jeopardy.
Our leaders would do well to remember that Americans are now alert to their political games and we refuse to become their human pawns. Hagel’s nomination goes well beyond the D.C. parameter and many Americans are finding it most troubling. Despite what Hillary Clinton may think, the tragedy of the Benghazi attack that killed American heroes Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, and Tyrone S. Woods should never have happened and it does make a difference to Americans. The Obama Administration may try to get away without acknowledging their gross negligence and dangerous handling of the Benghazi attack on the night of September 11, 2012 but if our leaders continue to ignore reality, it will not be long before history repeats itself.