The Wages of Libya

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    The Wages of Libya ​





    Careers have ended over less than the administration cover-up.​


    By Victor Davis Hanson
    The Wages of Libya - Victor Davis Hanson - National Review Online
    October 30, 2012

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    We have had ambassadors murdered abroad before, but we have never seen anything quite like the tragic fate of Chris Stevens. Amid all the controversy over Libya, we have lost sight of the human — and often horrific — story of Benghazi: a U.S. ambassador attacked, cut off and killed alone, after being abused by frenzied terrorists, and a second member of the embassy staff murdered, as two American private citizens rushed to the rescue, heroically warding off Islamist hit teams, until they were overwhelmed and also killed.

    Seven weeks after the tragedy in Benghazi, new government narratives just keep appearing, as various branches of government point the finger at one another. Now the president insists that “the minute” he “found out what was going on” he gave “very clear directives” to “make sure that we are securing our personnel and doing whatever we need to.” The secretary of defense argues that he knew too little to send in military forces to save the post. Meanwhile, we are hearing from other sources that the beleaguered compound in extremis was denied help on three separate occasions, and there are still more contradictory accounts.

    When the government systematically misleads and cannot establish a believable narrative, almost everyone involved is eventually tarred. The final chart of those officials in the Nixon White House who were devoured by Watergate was vast — and so it is becoming with the disaster in Libya. If we have learned anything from Watergate and Iran-Contra, it is that the longer officials deceive and obfuscate, the greater the number of wrecked careers and reputations.
     
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    Never seen "anything like it" eh?

    How quickly you folks forget Nicholas Berg.
     
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    Funny you should mention Berg. I haven't forgotten Nicholas Ber, Danny Pearl or the American soldiers captured tortured, mutilated and beheaded by al-Qaeda? But hey, they nevery signed Geneva Convention laws, nor are they citizens of America. But you prefer to treat them under American law and treat them humanely. Now I don't mind treating them humanely but I want information. If I deny them sleep and maybe turn that air conditioner up to 55 degrees and burn the midnight lights, maybe overfeeding water to them, I don't mind. I stop at using drills, hot pokers, and barbed whips like they do. Have you ever read about SERE Training our pilots, Spec Ops, Seals, Green Beret and Rangers go through?
     

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