John Ransom

The CIA had the resources and the ability to protect the consulate in Benghazi. They don’t need anyone’s permission to protect American property abroad.

That they didn’t under a competent, if personally vain, former four-star general, means that someone stopped the CIA from doing their job.

The now-infamous video- which the administration promoted as leading to the storming of the consulate- ended up not even being a red herring; more like chopped anchovies, which of course, we know everyone hates anchovies.

But here we are with Senator John McCain saying the Benghazi cover-up is worse than Watergate and former Senator Hillary Clinton saying what McCain is saying is just a big fairytale.

And through all this they manage to be gracious to each other, if not downright cordial, with Hillary crying and McCain all smiling.  

Clearly one, if not both of them, is lying.

And the lies aren’t about little things. Instead they are about very big things indeed.

Ok, so we are used to politicians lying.

Lying is the normal resort of humans when to tell the truth would involve some unpleasant public punishment.

Just ask Bill Clinton. He’ll tell you that.

But crying in public to get out of a lie or promote themselves?

Only someone not quite human would so that.

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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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