Obama and his administration can’t give any kind of coherent explanation of what went wrong at Benghazi, but they tell us that they know definitively that their as-of-yet unrevealed strategy in Syria will work. John Boehner and Eric Cantor may have already buckled at the knees, but Republican Congressman Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) wants a few answers about Benghazi before he gives the thumbs up to any new military adventures.
“The administration has a serious credibility issue with the American people,” Duncan said, “due to unanswered questions surrounding the terrorist attack in Benghazi almost a year ago.”
“Bottom line is there’s a need for accountability and trust-building from the administration,” he said. “The administration has a credibility issue.”
“Mr. Kerry, your predecessor asked, ‘What difference does it make now?’” he continued, referring then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s infamous hearing outburst earlier this year. “Well, this is the difference, Mr. Secretary.”
“These issues call into question the accountability of this administration,” Duncan said. “Its commitment to the personnel on the ground, and the judgment that it uses when, making these determinations. The American people deserve answers before they move forward talking about military involvement in Syria.”
Duncan then produced a small photo of U.S. Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods, one of the four Americans killed Sept. 11, 2012 at the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya.
“America deserves answers before we send another man or woman the caliber of Ty Woods in harm’s way especially in another country’s civil war,” the congressman said.
Only in D.C. do people pretend that past performance is completely unrelated to the present. Obama and his administration are habitually incompetent and dishonest, they’ve done a terrible job in Iraq, Afghanistan, Egypt, and Iraq and they can’t answer the most basic questions about what they’ve done wrong. Maybe it’s worth grilling them about their past failures before we greenlight this gang of bullsh*tters and send them into another China shop.