Saturday, April 20, 2013

President Obama Promises Answers....

On Friday night, following the capture of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the youngest and only survivor of the two Boston Marathon bombers, President Obama gave an address to the people of the United States.  Among the other things he offered the President said “The families of those killed so senselessly deserve answers. The wounded, some of whom now have to learn how to stand and walk and live again, deserve answers.  And so I’ve instructed the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security and our intelligence community to continue to deploy all the necessary resources to support the investigation, to collect intelligence, and to protect our citizens. We will determine what happened. We will investigate any associations that these terrorists may have had. And we’ll continue to do whatever we have to do to keep our people safe.”

Really, Mr. President?  Really?  I agree with what you said but I can’t help but wonder – are the families of the victims of the Boston bombings more important than the families of those killed and wounded in Benghazi?  You made the same promise to the families of the Benghazi victims and yet you have given the American people absolutely zero answers to those questions in the seven months since the incident. In fact, you’ve managed to make the survivors, the witnesses to the carnage, disappear.  In addition, it seems the families of the victims have also disappeared.  How did you do that.  More importantly…  why?

The Benghazi victims’ families also deserve answers.  They deserve to know not only what actually happened but why your administration refused to send help.  They deserve the truth about why you kept repeating the mantra about the video being the cause of the attack when you knew it was a lie.  (And you should have known your lie would be uncovered.)  They deserve to know why your administration swept the incident under the rug as soon as possible and why your former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, said “What difference does it make?”’  And why did John Kerry say we have more important things to worry about?  He was quick to condemn American troops in Vietnam but not so quick to identify failures of your administration.  Perfect for your administration.

And while we’re at it – the families of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting, carried out by an Islamic extremist in the name of Allah, deserve answers as to why your Attorney General dubbed it “workplace violence” instead of calling it what it was – a terrorist attack.  The fact that Nidal Hasan screamed “Allah Ackbar” as he began his slaughter of innocent people explained everything.  Yet you and Eric Holder not only called it workplace violence but denied the families of the victims wartime benefits for the loss of their loved ones.  I am ashamed of you for that, Mr. President.  And you should be ashamed of yourself.  Oh…  and you should fire Eric Holder.  He makes you look bad on a regular basis.  He made you look bad on the Fast and Furious incident.  He made you look bad on the New Black Panthers voter intimidation incident.  And he made you look bad on the Fort Hood shooting incident.  I must tell you – for a man who values his public image so much – you’re screwing up.  Eric Holder doesn’t have your best image at heart.  Just sayin’….

Mr. President – want to improve your public image?  Come clean about Benghazi and Fast and Furious and admit that Holder screwed up on the “workplace violence” declaration.  Then give the suffering families of the Boston terrorist attack the answers you say they deserve.  I have said more than once that I would respect you more if you demonstrated honesty and transparency.  So far you continue to refuse to do that.  But the longer it goes on, the less I’m surprised.

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