I’ve often said that anyone who was heavily involved in pushing for the United States to invade Iraq really should just shut their mouths when it comes to their opinions on what any other administration might say or do as it relates to international relations and national security.
Being that the Iraq War is quite possibly one of the biggest embarrassments in United States history (seriously, we couldn’t find one WMD?), these “experts” from the Bush administration (Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld) really just need to slither off into obscurity.
Unfortunately they think their opinions matter, thanks in large part to Fox News and other right-wing media giving credence to them.
The latest clown from the Bush administration circus to offer their “insight” on something related to our national security is none other than Condoleezza Rice. You see, she seems to think that there are “unanswered questions” about Benghazi that need to be answered.
Rice said in an interview with Ozy.com, “I think there are unanswered questions and they could be easily answered. But I think they need to be answered.”
Excuse me? Someone from the Bush administration wants answers about four deaths in Benghazi?
Ignoring the fact that we’ve already had several investigations which have clearly stated that the deaths in Benghazi were tied to institutional failures at every level from the White House, to Congress and even the embassy in Benghazi itself – it takes real gall for someone who worked for an administration responsible for over 4,400 American deaths in Iraq (not to mention 13 embassy attacks which resulted in dozens of deaths) to want “more answers” about four deaths in Libya.
It’s just amazing to me how the total incompetence that led to the Iraq, and the horrific handling of nearly every aspect of the war in the subsequent years, is mostly ignored by all of these Republicans who want to act “appalled” by what happened in Benghazi.
Honestly, it’s disgusting.
While all loss of life is tragic, this fake outrage shown by Republicans about Benghazi is reprehensible. In my opinion they’re absolutely disrespecting the thousands of lives that were lost because of the lies and total incompetence that led to the war in Iraq. By putting so much effort into this
partisan witch hunt to slander Hillary Clinton and fundraise before the 2014 midterms “investigation,” while essentially shrugging their shoulders at anyone who might dare ask them to show the same anger about the pathetic handling of the entire Iraq War by Bush and his fellow Republicans, they’re blatantly trying to politicize these deaths in Benghazi hoping to see some kind of political benefit from doing so.
It’s embarrassing, it’s pathetic and these people should be absolutely ashamed of themselves. But of course, they’re not.
Watch Rice’s comments below if you can stomach them: