I am getting sick of the press dancing around this issue so today I am going to tell it like I see it. You can call me a bigot or intolerant if you want but I am going to speak for the American people today. Someone has to.
Over 2000 Americans have lost their lives in Afghanistan.
Over 4500 Americans have lost their lives in Iraq.
Almost 3000 Americans died in the 9/11 attacks.
That’s about 9,500 Americans who have lost their lives in the war on terrorism and the number goes far beyond that. There are smaller attacks too numerous to mention. One of the obvious examples is Benghazi. The total number is well over 10,000 Americans who have died due to the war on terror and the number continues to grow.
For months now, Republican lawmakers have been wondering about the status of the survivors of last September’s terrorist attack in Benghazi that resulted in the death of four Americans, and why it is that Congress has not been afforded more access to them. In March, Sen. Lindsey Graham suggested that the Obama administration was engaged in specifically blocking access to these witnesses, and that the witnesses had even been told to “keep quiet” — a notion that the administration blithely dismissed and Democrats once more pooh-poohed as the mere partisan pish-tosh of those petty Republicans.
The latest update from Fox News, however, reports that at least four career officials from the State Department and CIA are lawyering up as they prepare to provide “sensitive” information about the Benghazi attack to Congress, and that Obama administration officials have served some of these witnesses with not-so-subtle hints about the consequences of coming forward: Nice career you’ve got there. Shame if anything were to happen to it.
President Barack Obama joked Saturday about his plans for a radical second-term evolution from ‘strapping young Muslim Socialist’ to retiree golfer, all with a new hairstyle like first lady Michelle’s.
The George W. Bush Presidential Library is being dedicated and opened this week. This prompts a thought: what might the future Barack Obama Presidential Library look like?
Libraries dedicated to presidents are a combination of shrines, archives, monuments and sites meant to inspire. Wherever the site, it is never too soon to start the planning.
Here are some thoughts provided as a public service to my nation.