Political Cover-ups nowadays have a different meaning than in the days of watergate. Back during watergate, cover-ups were done to hide absolutely illegal behavior.
Nowadays, coverups are done to cover up.... screw ups. The problem is Republican politicians would prefer to live in the past and associate cover ups with impeachment rammifications rather than the less noxious odor of democrats simply not giving the opposition an opportunity to create more political gridlock. Create more political gridlock, an oxymoron and then some, but it appears it's the only thing that Republican Politicians excel at.
So what was the potential alleged cover-up about Benghazi?
This is strictly my opinion, I think the potential cover-up about Benghazi was caused because there were no true "red phone emergency" plans in place for our U.S. embassies and consulates worldwide in which the actual people in the embassy could initiate a call for immediate military assistance.
On the surface no true red phone emergency option sounds egregious. However, Military Intelligence protocol most likely dictates that those within the Military Intelligence circle initiate the use of force, offensive or defensive.
Suddenly, a situation arises in which an emergency military "request" is made for additional security by non military intelligence personnel, and there in lies the conflict.
Imagine reporting a fire and the person on the other end needs to get verification that there is a fire before officially calling it a fire and sending out fire trucks. Kind of scary, no?
But when one realizes the worldwide reach of the U.S. government includes 294 embassies and consulates the idea that any one embassy can initiate military response by simply making a phone call becomes implausible. And if I'm not mistaken, didn't the republicans reduce the budget that would have allowed for more proactive protection for these 294 worldwide locations?
In Los Angeles, police are having trouble with rogue cell phone emergency calls, called "swatting", in which anonymous people using anonymous pre-paid cell phones call in false home emergencies involving celebrities. Verification before the use of military force will always be a fulcrum issue, so lets treat it as the issue rather than only a subtext for attempting to bring impeachment proceedings against a standing president.
If Republican politicians truly cared about the U.S. more so than their own "me driven" selfish agenda, they would be demanding a review of the military response process for our embassies and consulates for the purposes of streamlining it and making it more pro active in the future.
Here is what I just can't comprehend, if it is generally agreed that orchestrating all of our interests all over the world without loss of life is the goal, then how are the republicans achieving this by demanding we all focus an immense amount of attention on this one incident?
Are the republican politicians confident that as they distract and obstruct government resources towards endless hearings and accusations and media posturing against the president; they are not in any way weakening the United States towards preventing the next embassy or consulate tragedy?
If the republicans take back the white house in 2016, will they obstruct now during Obama's term, and then later blame the democrats that it was the policies in place now that caused tragedies to occur on their watch?
That is what the republican politicians did to Bill Clinton. They obstructed Bill Clinton in his foreign policy pursuits by accusing him of doing whatever possible to distract attention away from his consensual affair with Monica Lewinsky, then blamed Bill Clinton for 911 by saying he didn't do enough to get Osama Bin Laden when he was in office.
No matter how annoyed or angry I was over the 2008 democrat nomination process, I can't stand by and watch republicans play their same old stupid games, can you?
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