Occasionally, I stumble across a politician making an argument that seems to lead to the right conclusion, when it was intended to lead to the opposite. Here is an example.
“You know Barack Obama was no more responsible for what happened in Benghazi than George Bush was for September 11th or than Ronald Reagan was with the blowing up of the U.S. Marines in Beirut.”
Then Obama is responsible.
Reagan allowed the head of the Marine Corps to command all guards in Beirut to carry unloaded rifles. Reagan wised up and pulled out of Lebanon. His big mistake: not demoting the head of the Marine Corps to private first class.
The Bush Administration was repeatedly warned on an imminent attack. It did nothing.
The Democrat who made this comparison went on: “Americans have had enough of it. They want us to solve problems and not go on political witch hunts. I am very concerned at some the political rhetoric that I hear.”
On the contrary, Americans love a good witch hunt, especially when the witch in question is caught in a YouTube video flying on a broomstick.
The Congressmen called for unity. He said Congress, meaning the Republican-controlled House, should not “point fingers” at the President or his administration.
In other words, no one was responsible in Libya. There is therefore no one to blame. There was no cause. There were only effects. We should therefore move on.
But Hillary Clinton said she would bear full responsibility for the disaster.
That was Washington-speak for “no responsibility.”
And so it goes, and will always go in Washington. The buck stops nowhere.
And the bucks never stop coming.