Friday, May 10, 2013
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Gwinnett Daily Post
Columnist parrots White House talking points
A local radio producer and talk show host who passed away two years ago had an expression that encapsulated things that were too off the wall to explain: Damn, just damn.
That expression justly describes the liberal Democrats who would have to pause and recognize that there was a failure in the chain of command regarding the Sept. 11, 2012, events in Benghazi, Libya.
To Eugene Robinson's credit ("Benghazi scandal looking more like a new witch hunt," May 10, 7A), he has the Democrat and White House talking points down pat.
1. The attack on the embassy was caused by a video.
2. No need to send help because it would arrive after the attack was over.
3. This is just a witch hunt by the Republicans.
Those talking points were, and still are, designed to protect this administration and the former secretary of state from having to accept accountability for a failure to take action, before, during and after the terrorist attack on our embassy in Benghazi that killed four Americans.
Of the three talking points, one is most disturbing. Not sending military support for an attack that lasted almost nine hours because it would have arrived too late is like saying do not send the fire truck to a building fire because by the time you get there, the building may have burned to the ground. Damn, just damn.
-- J. DeLoach