Wednesday’s Benghazi Hearing: Straight Hard Questions And Answers? Or More Of The Usual Fluff Stuff?

Christopher StevensRush Limbaugh said during today’s broadcast that the strategy for Democrats during the upcoming Congressional Hearing into the September 11, 2012 Benghazi massacre is to protect Hillary Clinton from political damage at all costs.  That would all be carefully designed to secure her nomination for the 2016 presidential campaign.

So, what’s going to happen on Wednesday?  I’ve seen too many of these much ballyhooed Congressional hearings devolve into polite rhetoric and never-asked questions which would have gotten to the heart of the matter:

1)  Where was Barack Obama during the hours-long attack on the American Embassy?

2)  Where was Hillary Clinton during the attack?

3)  Who was involved in the Situation Room decision-making processes while the battle raged?

4)  Who (not which department – which person) made the decision not to sent in military combat-ready reinforcements while there was time to save the lives of the Americans who were under attack?

5)  Who gave the order for the on-site reinforcements to stand down and not go to assist the  beseiged Americans at the safehouse, where the final killings took place?

6)  What were Ambassador Christopher Stevens and his contingent actually doing on behalf of the United States Government in Benghazi?

7)  Who decided to use that inane video The Innocence of Muhammad as a cover and reason for the attack in the first place?

To its credit, Fox News has provided some hard-hitting information and statements from a few of the “whistle blowers” who are to testify.  We shall see if any of that gets into the record under oath.  Sworn testimony is the only thing that matters.  Sensational news reports are only good for the trash heap.

Will the MSM ignore the hearings and continue to provide relentless cover for the Obama Administration?  Will C-Span cover the proceedings, even if there is devastating testimony forthcoming?  Or will C-Span cut away to something else until the damaging information has been spoken while off the air?

Your guess is as good as mine is.  I’m not optimistic about anything – especially about the truth coming to the surface.  We have to wait and see.

About John L. Work

John Lloyd Work has taken the detective thriller genre and woven an occasional political thread throughout his books, morphing what was once considered an arena reserved for pure fiction into believable, terrifying, futuristic, true-to-life “faction”. He traveled the uniformed patrolman’s path, answering brutal domestic violence calls, high speed chases, homicides, suicides, armed robberies, breaking up bar fights, and the accompanying sporadic unpredictable moments of terror - which eventually come to all police officers, sometimes when least expected. He gradually absorbed the hard fact that the greatest danger a cop faces comes in the form of day-to-day encounters with emotionally disturbed, highly intoxicated people. Those experiences can wear a cop down, grinding on his own emotions and psyche. Prolonged exposure to the worst of people and people at their worst can soon make him believe that the world is a sewer. That police officer’s reality is a common thread throughout Work’s crime fiction books. Following his graduation from high school, Work studied music and became a professional performer, conductor and teacher. Life made a sudden, unexpected turn when, one afternoon in 1976, his cousin, who eventually became the Chief of the Ontario, California, Police Department, talked him into riding along during a patrol shift. The musician was hooked into becoming a police officer. After working for two years as a reserve officer in Southern California and in Boulder, Colorado, he joined the Longmont, Colorado Police Department. Work served there for seven years, investigating crimes as a patrolman, detective and patrol sergeant. In 1989 he joined the Adams County, Colorado Sheriff’s Office, where he soon learned that locking a criminal up inside a jail or prison does not put him out of business. As a sheriff’s detective he investigated hundreds of crimes, including eleven contract murder conspiracies which originated “inside the walls”. While serving on the Adams County North Metro Gang Task Force and as a member of the Colorado Security Threat Intelligence Network Group (STING), Work designed a seminar on how a criminal’s mind formulates his victim selection strategy. Over a period of six years he taught that class in sheriff’s academies and colleges throughout Colorado. He saw the world of crime both inside the walls and out on the streets. His final experiences in the criminal law field were with the Colorado State Public Defender’s Office, where for nearly two years he investigated felonies from the defense side of the Courtroom. Twenty-two years of observing human nature at its worst, combined with watching some profound changes in America’s culture and political institutions, provided plenty of material for his first three books. A self-published author, he just finished writing his tenth thriller.
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