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Benghazi matters; it’s not over yet

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

Let’s not get over Benghazi. Ms. Bonnell [“Let’s get over Benghazi, focus on real issues,” The Reader’s Voice, May 8] cannot compare her bucket list to the lives that were lost in Benghazi – first and foremost, an ambassador of the United States – because of Hillary Clinton’s ineptitude and this administration’s subsequent handling of it. 

Obama promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Yeah, right.

I note with interest the women’s rights and infrastructure included in Ms. Bonnell’s bucket list. How about Hillary’s handling of Boko Haram, the terrorist jihadist organization in Nigeria that kidnapped the girls and kills innocent people? Hillary refused to name Boko Haram to the sanctions list – and then she tweets, adding her name to the growing list of people expressing indignation at the al-Qaida adherents. That makes her a hypocrite.

Twenty female U.S. senators wrote to Obama on May 6 to add Boko Haram to the U.N. Security Council al-Qaida sanctions list. That makes it a bonafide women’s rights issue, not to mention a human rights issue.

Benghazi matters. These girls matter. Is Ms. Bonnell saying, like her model politician, Hillary Clinton, “What does it matter?”

Two things I can predict for the 2016 presidential campaign. 1) Obamacare will be the flagship issue. 2) Benghazi will be right behind.

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