I’m not a Lindsey Graham fan, by any means. Another RINO with Senatitis. But he did ask a very good question about Obama’s performance when Benghazi was under attack when Panetta testified the other day.
Graham’s questions related to the CIA security team dispatched from Tripoli. The team landed in Benghazi, but was detained at the airport for hours “awaiting transportation.” They eventually made it to the besieged Americans, but by then four Americans had been killed.
Graham asked whether Obama did anything to get the Libyans moving. Did he call anyone? If so, who? What did he say? What happened as a result?
I can’t see any good answer to these questions. It would be appalling if he made no effort to persuade, cajole, dragoon, or threaten the Libyans into action. But it would not be much better if he tried, but was refused, or just blown off. Empty suit or paper tiger. Wow. What a choice.
I disagree with Graham’s placing of holds on the Hagel and Brennan nominations until he gets these questions answered: Hagel’s nomination in particular should fail because he is not qualified, not because of linkage to Benghazi. But his are legitimate questions, that deserve answers.
Alas, we are unlikely to get them. For the media in particular treats any questioning of Obama as an intolerable act of lèse-majesté. There is no better example of this than CNN’s Candy Crowley’s latest service for her liege lord King Barack, when she suggested that the remarkable speech of the even more remarkable Dr. Benjamin Carson at last week’s Prayer Breakfast in DC was “offensive” because he had the temerity to criticize political correctness, crazed government spending, and Obamacare in the presence of said King Barack I. And if you don’t think that Obama was personally offended, and was seething at Carson’s lèse-majesté, watch the video.
I have it on good authority that Obama is the thinnest-skinned president ever. He and his creatures rage at any criticism. That peevishness is fully on display as a truly accomplished man speaks truth to power, as the lefties are so wont to say. (But I forget, truth-to-power reads only left to right.)
How can such a large country have such a little man as president?