Thursday, November 29, 2012

From Watergate to Benghazi, where are Bernstein and Woodward when we need them

The Benghazi coverup makes Watergate look like child's play. The White House is refuting testimony by former CIA Director David Petraeus to Congress saying the administration didn’t make any changes in its early talking points about the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, to downplay the role of terrorists.

This sounds something akin to the Watergate cover-up in 1970s, but there is one notable difference: In Benghazi we have four murdered Americans.

The Watergate scandal was a political scandal in the 1970s, the result of a June 1972 break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington D.C. What started as a "third-rate burglary" launched an investigation that led to the highest levels of the Nixon Administration, which attempted a cover-up of its involvement.

The scandal eventually led to the trial, conviction, and incarceration of 43 people, including dozens of top Nixon Administration aids and Attorney General John Mitchell, and culminated in the resignation of President

We seem to be experiencing a similar furious game of cover-up, lies and damn lies in the investigation into the real story of who knew what, and when, about the terrorist attack on our consulate in Benghazi, and the killing of Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans....

Where there's a coverup, there's something wrong. Now we need a Woodward and a Bernstein to dig it up, and someone with enough honor and disgust in the administration to help them do it.
But most of all, the four Americans who were murdered must not be forgotten. Their sacrifice demands the truth. If we're worthy of the sacrifices of the men and women who serve us in dangerous places around the world, we'll demand that the truth be revealed.