The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Your View

May 22, 2013

Republicans natter about 'I' word


As for the congressional hearings, they are becoming a scandal in themselves, as the Republican sideshow alters emails and exploits the Benghazi tragedy in order to raise campaign funds. The National Republican Congressional Committee recently boasted that its Clinton/Benghazi fundraising page was the most successful in its history.

Under Bush, there were violent attacks on American embassies in Yemen, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, India and Turkey, and American diplomats were murdered in Pakistan and Sudan. There were no congressional investigations of those attacks.

What we are really seeing is an expansion of Romney’s ignominious effort to exploit the attack for electoral purposes, to now include discrediting Hillary Clinton and delegitimizing Obama.

Tom Maertens describes himself as a political centrist who has worked in national security for both political parties in the White House and in the U.S. Senate. He is part of a Free Press team of readers from all political viewpoints asked to write columns.



Text Only | Photo Reprints
Your View