It is ironic how people spend years of their life getting the respect and admiration of others, just to lose it all over a few senseless words.
In my personal opinion, that is the case with Senator John McCain – a man considered a hero, who earned the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross for the five and a half years he spent in various prison camps during the Vietnam War; three and a half of those years in solitary confinement, repeatedly beaten and tortured by the Vietnamese.
After the war, John McCain served as a Republican congressman and senator from the state of Arizona.
Apparently, he has recently become the Godfather of President Obama. There are too many RINO’s (Republican In Name Only) around.
He lost the 2008 presidential election to Barrack Obama. I now wonder if he ran against Obama in order to divide the votes so Obama could win the election.
The September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the United States diplomatic facilities in Benghazi, Libya was the worst since the September 11, 2001 attack on the Twin Towers in New York. Four Americans, including the US Ambassador, lost their lives in the unmerciful attack from al-Qaeda extremists.
The American people have not yet gotten a clear picture of what actually happened on that fateful night of September 11, 2012 or who made specific decisions during and after the attack. The president and everyone else around him continue to ignore the American people as if we were a bunch of idiots deserving no explanation whatsoever,
Some Republican senators have been pressing the White House for a response to the Benghazi attacks. They are even calling for an impeachment of President Obama over what they are calling a high-level coverup of the administration’s handling of the deadly attack.
Senate Armed Services Committee Ranking Member Senator James Inhofe, R- Okla., on a nationally syndicated radio show, accused Obama of overseeing “the most egregious coverup in American history.”
Also, former Republican Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee said on his radio show, “As bad as Watergate was, because it broke the trust between the president and the people, no one died. This is more serious because four Americans did in fact die. And President Obama has yet to explain why they did die.”
Republican lawmakers say there is proof the president and his aides collaborated on a decision to withhold that information in public statements immediately after the attack.
Obama was on a re-election campaign trip at the time of the attack.
Senator Inhofe and other Republicans are also charging President Obama and his administration with covering up decisions they made to not deploy U.S. military assets or an armed State Department fast-response team during the attack.
The American war hero and supposed Republican, Senator John McCain, defended Obama against impeachment, saying: “I will even give the president the benefit of the doubt on some of these things. I do not believe that the president has omitted impeachable offenses – that’s high crimes.”
If senator McCain doesn’t consider it high crime for a president to withhold important information about an attack in which four of his countrymen lost their lives, I don’t know what that should be called.
God always works in mysterious ways. Maybe it was a blessing that Senator McCain did not win the 2008 election.
Again, in my personal opinion, Madam Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is deeply behind the coverup and she should be called back to Capitol Hill to testify about all these matters. Of course, there is a possibility that she fell and got sick (again) to avoid testifying.
If Mrs. Clinton still has the presidency in her mind, she better think again. In my book, she is totally unfit to be president of this great United States of America. Only God knows how many more Americans would die under her mock administration.
Perly Viasmensky is the General Manager of the Las Vegas Tribune. She writes a weekly column in this newspaper. To contact Perly Viasmensky, email her at pviasmensky@lasvegas tribune.com.