Congressman Frank Wolf of Virginia, back on January 18 of this year introduced House Resolution 36, to establish a 19-member select committee to investigate and report on the attack that killed 4 Americans Sept. 11, 2012 in Benghazi, Libya. It went largely unnoticed during January and February, but finally more Representatives have co-sponsored the resolution and as of today, there are over 117 fellow representatives who have signed on.
Fast forward to this past Monday, April 22. House Speaker, John Boehner defended the way he has handled the investigation into last year’s attack, insisting a select committee is not needed to investigate further.
“The five committees that have jurisdiction over this matter are working closely together,” Boehner said. “They’re getting the job done.” Boehner, defending his handling so far, said it would be a “waste of time and money”, which has been echoed by members of the five committees.
Let’s get this straight. There are people in our government who don’t believe a bipartisan committee, which would be able to have subpoena power, is a waste of time and money? Really, John Boehner? While for the past few months we have seen our representatives wasting time on unconstitutional anti-2nd Amendment measures, a new and improved amnesty bill, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act and legislation to institute an online sales tax among others, the families of 4 dead Americans could have learned the truth of why their sons, brothers and dads died when the government did nothing.
A waste of money? I repeat–really, John Boehner? Seems we’ve found $152,000 to study “voice therapy” for trans genders, saying it is incumbent to being “accepted as one’s preferred gender.” You’ve also found hundreds of thousands of dollars to study the size and shape of the reproductive organs of ducks, 1.5 million dollars to study why so many lesbians are overweight, $60,000 for the IRS to make a really bad spoof of Star Trek, more money for lesbians, this time 2.7 million on why they drink a lot. Not to mention 1.4 Billion– yeah, that’s with a B on the Obamas. Oh and hey, let’s not forget the F-16s and tanks you sent over to Egypt. Surely they cost more than a few bucks.
All sarcasm aside, this is a poor, pitiful and downright pathetic excuse to forget about the truth of what happened in Benghazi. After all, like Hillary Clinton said, “What difference at this point does it make?” And John Kerry, our current Secretary of State echoed the sentiment recently when questioned about Benghazi, basically replied, “We’ve got more important things to move onto and get done.” And, “Let’s put this behind us. We’ve got serious, major, big, current important vital to our national security issues to be debating.” Yes, because in John Kerry’s opinion, 4 dead Americans are not serious, major bit or current. They are so yesterday.
Mr. Boehner, you and many of your colleagues, and the Obama administration may believe that the truth may not be worth pursuing, that it’s a waste of time to answer so many unanswered questions, but let me assure you, the more than 700 retired Special Ops Heroes who signed this letter believe it’s important. Charles Woods, the father of murdered former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods believes it’s important. So far, 117 of your fellow Congress people and more are coming on board because they and their employers- your employers, We the People believe it is important! For once we believe an issue, this issue is important enough to spend both time and money on Mr. Speaker.
We the People are extremely angry at the policies and actions, and cover ups of gross negligence by Obama and his administration and those in both houses of congress who have done nothing. We are disgusted, we are outraged and we are sickened. Our own government knew that attacks were likely and news reports have shown that the White House and other security knew about it real time and did nothing. Ambassador Stevens and others in Libya begged the government for more security and were denied. The compound became a hell hole, while our people were being attacked, the couple of brave men who were there trying to fight asked repeatedly for help, which was standing by and ready, yet NOTHING was done!
This is a travesty. We the People don’t think it’s a waste of time! The families of 4 DEAD AMERICANS deserve better and I can guarantee you, they do not believe it is a waste of time or money either!