It is a tragedy anytime Americans overseas lose their lives especially in the line of duty. I don’t think many Americans can say or think differently, although there is probably a few. This isn’t about those men who in the service to their country lost their lives, nor is it about the loss their families have suffered. It is about the fact that this constant question of who, what, when and where and how did the President know and why mainstream America doesn’t care. The belief that main stream America really cares if the President lied about Libya or not is naivete on the part of the people who are keep bringing this issue around. (Like Fox News). The fact that some are astonished that it didn’t play a bigger role in the election just goes to show out of touch with most Americans they are. The continued pressure by Republicans to keep this on the front page really makes you wonder if they are desperate to find some wrong doing on the part of the President.
Lets be honest, having a commission determine what went right and what went wrong is a good idea but at this stage it is perilously close to becoming a witch hunt and the American people are tired of the full time partisan rhetoric we see on the Hill at present concerning this issue. Take comments by Senator John Mcain. “Let me be clear: there is no credibility among most of us concerning the administration and the numerous controversies and contradictions that have been involved in their handling of this issue,” I am not defending the President’s actions concerning the tragic happenings in Benghazi, what I am saying is wait till ALL the facts are in before you start making an issue out of this. Even if there was a failure on the part of the President, harping on it right now only damages the Republican position if it turns out to be true. You can only cry wolf so many times and lets face it the election showed that Republicans preaching to the choir doesn’t win them many votes. At least not enough to win.
The destruction of the our facilities and the death of our people in Benghazi further and the response by American’s at large illustrate part of the failure of the War on Terror. That is the constant bombardment in the news concerning the war and the fact that the War on Terror remains with a faceless enemy. There is no way to maintain a population at a boiling point for response if the enemy remains unnamed and unseen. Also any action taken in the name of prevent terrorism with an unseen enemy makes people believe that the Federal Government is abusing its power and attacking American citizens who have done nothing wrong. The case of the individual who was a former marine arrested for comments made on facebook is one example. It isn’t that American’s really don’t care but to be honest they are desensitized to it. One comment I heard made about the situation is Libya was “I am surprised it took them this long to attack.”
The last thing Americans needs to become is apathetic to terrorism and constantly focusing on the current administrations actions till we have concrete answers only further pushes people that direction.