“If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of it’s powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton when she testified before congress regarding the Benghazi Terror attacks famously asked “What difference, at this point, does it make?” when asked about the source of the attacks. The months and the hearings have dragged on and we are finally getting to hear from the people who were actually on the ground in Benghazi. It is becoming more clear why it matters.
First and foremost it matters to the families that have sacrificed a loved one in the service of this nation. They have a right to know if their loved one was left to die, why the decision was made, and who made it. If you are unable to step forward and take responsibility for this decision then you should not be in a position to make this type of decision. By the way, most Americans are not going to accept any excuses for leaving our countrymen to die.
It matters to those currently in the service of this country. They need to know that no matter what they will receive the full backing of the government when they go into harms way. This goes for the military, CIA, and members of the Foreign Service as well as to individuals who may be assisting us overseas by providing much needed human intelligence. We also lose credibility with our allies, if we won’t back up our own people why would we stand with them. Only religious fanatics go on suicide missions, the rest of us are going to expect the government to cover our six. You may not be able to help us but you damn well better make the effort.
It matters because when the administration’s power becomes more important than the welfare of the people there is tyranny. When the majority Fourth Estate is in your pocket and you can utilize the immense power of the IRS to help silence your critics you obviously have no respect for the Constitution, the rule of law, or the American people. When your skewed “America is to blame” world view does not fit a given situation you use your main stream media lap-dogs to spin the story to help you avoid any loss of power or responsibility. Terrorism is not just using a specific weapon, it requires committing a violent act to send a message, political, religious, or otherwise.
The Obama administration clearly doesn’t have a clue. The clueless mainstream media is starting to come around. Still those who are seeking the truth are vilified for doing so by those who are seeking to cling to power. Meanwhile Americans die overseas and at home because of politically correct policy and politics. And they all matter.