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Benghazi is definitely a real issue

Published: Saturday, May 17, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

“Benghazi. Benghazi. Benghazi,” she [says], insisting we focus on real issues [“Let’s get over Benghazi, focus on real issues,” The Reader’s Voice, May 8].

Four murdered Americans, one being the ambassador, isn’t a real issue?

How many murdered Americans would it take for this person to think it is an issue? She brings up the Bush years; imagine that.

I don’t recall any similarities where the embassies asked repeatedly for more security, and were denied, during the Bush years. And, my recollection is that those embassies where the most casualties occurred were bombed, not attacked by a well-armed horde.

I am having a hard time getting over this despicable lack of action by this administration during that crisis. This callous act of not rushing assistance to our fellow Americans in peril is unconscionable.

I keep seeing those two Americans (brothers in arms) who went to the aid of others – left in the lurch. It plays out in my mind like a movie scene without the happy ending. Two brothers in arms, fighting ferociously, and desperately, against what would become insurmountable odds. Probably beginning to run low on ammunition, among other concerns.

Plus, they had knowingly lit themselves up to enemy fire to give the planes’ missiles a target when they arrived. Not to worry. Help is coming. Only, we all know now, no help [was] coming.

We also [believe] that this administration knows who the murderers are but has, so far, done nothing to bring them to justice.

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