John Ransom

I think the most gut-wrenching part of former First Lady, former Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton’s testimony on Benghazi was when she related to other club members in the US Senate how she had “stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters.”

It’s a wonder some of the mothers didn’t kick her.

On one and the same day that we had to endure Hillary choking up over the dead she helped kill in Libya, we then watched her probable successor, presidential wanna-be, Senator John Kerry, cry about the sacrifice that public servants (cough, hack) like…I dunno?…Senator John Kerry anyone?... make in their blah, blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.

Of course the audience for this made-for-TV cryfest was the same US Senators that Clinton testified before. And it was from this hollowed club whence came former Senator Hillary, former Senator Obama and soon to be former Senator John Kerry, Swift Boat Capt’n.

And after watching the performance of the folks in the US Senate- and the big baby Boehner in the House- over almost a half a century I’m beginning to have suspicions that some of the members of congress and our government just aren’t human.  

Crying? Fake crying now? That's what it's come to?      

Because let’s tell the truth: Clinton’s State Department and Obama’s administration are the two actors most responsible for the dead people in Benghazi. Their failures were due to misshaped political calculations from Obama and Clinton, rather than a lack of resources for security at State.

Their chronic inability to see the Islamist Middle East as anything but a charming, willful child has led the US into a failed foreign policy in the Middle East, of which Benghazi is just a symptom, albeit a lethal one.

And only the most partisan of liberals can’t see it.

Here are two facts that I’ve talked about before but needs restating: The CIA is responsible for the security of US embassies overseas and for practically all comms traffic coming into State from overseas.

John Ransom

John Ransom’s writings on politics and finance have appeared in the Los Angeles Business Journal, the Colorado Statesman, Pajamas Media and Registered Rep Magazine amongst others. Until 9/11, Ransom worked primarily in finance as an investment executive for NYSE member firm Raymond James and Associates, JW Charles and as a new business development executive at Mutual Service Corporation. He lives in San Diego. You can follow him on twitter @bamransom.

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