As expected, accusations of racism are being leveled by Democratic politicians at those who are either looking for or daring to speak the truth about Benghazi. Others are complaining that we have already had too many hearings on this matter, implying that all of this is just "Water under the bridge", and shamelessly labeling the hearings as political attacks. The Washington Post published in a live blog that the majority of those tweeting about the Benghazi hearings are white and middle-class. It further notes that these individuals have to gall to support Chick-fil-A. Dead white males are a favorite target of the Left for denigration and excision from the history books, and these guys have fulfilled two of the three criterion
The manner in which the administration left the staff of the US consulate to fend for themselves reminds me of an event from our cultural and spiritual (To quote Dickens) "long past". King David, his head swelled with power, pride and lust and remaining in his palace while his army was campaigning, seduces Bathsheba, the wife of one of his officers, Uriah the Hittite. No doubt feeling compelled to submit to the King, she becomes pregnant by him. David, trying to avoid a scandal and the probable brutal execution of Bathsheba (A terrible fate for a victim of pride and lust), tries to cover up his act by having Uriah brought home from the army in the hopes that the pregnancy will be seen as his.
Failing in this attempt (Uriah is too honorable to accept comforts while his men are in the field), the King conceives a plan to make the problem, like too many modern pregnancies, go away. He instructs his General Joab to ensure that Uriah is stationed at the point where the fighting is at its most fierce and then to pull back all supporting troops, leaving the loyal soldier to be cut down - alone.
Whether their main intention was to fabricate a reason to limit free speech in the US, to cover for Obama's preparations (Probably getting some sleep) for his fundraising junket that he just had to attend, or a combination of both, the administration knowingly left our fellow citizens to be murdered.
The only wrinkle for the King was that the problem did not go away. The Prophet Nathan later exposes David's crimes and tells him of the punishment that will visit him and his family.
Not generally being the beneficiaries of direct revelation from God, what we need is a Special Prosecutor to play the civil part of Nathan. Crimes such as this demand the appointment of someone who has greater powers of subpoena and can demand rather than request answers from the White House, the CIA, and the State Department. In particular, military personnel such as Lt. Colonel Gibson and General Carter Ham must be freed of their restrictions from speaking out.
From what I gather at this point, Speaker of the House John Boenher has not demonstrated any inclination to call for such an a necessary officer, but at least one brave Senator and some others have done so:
"Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) said today that he would support the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate allegations of a State Department and White House cover-up regarding the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi, if Wednesday’s whistle-blower testimony before a congressional committee points to a cover-up. The attacks left four Americans dead including Libyan Ambassador Chris Stevens.
Roberts, the senior senator from Kansas who is a former Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, joins an ever-growing chorus of congressional leaders, including Sen. Marco Rubio (R -Fla.), frustrated by an eight-month investigation into the attacks that has thus far resulted in more questions than answers........"
The truth is starting to come out:
".......The key question remains unanswered:
What did President Barack Obama do when he learned the consulate was under attack, and why?"