What America Needs is Woodward and Bernstein — Obama’s Benghazigate

If most of America’s media were fire fighters, they would all be burned to death for refusing to aggressively fight the roaring blaze in front of them.

Instead, the media has willfully and intentionally ignored the conflagration known as Benghazi.

Hardcore investigative journalism like the 40 year-ago media pitbull tag-team of Woodward and Bernstein that ultimately brought down Tricky Dicky appears to be dead.

Eight months later, the American public still does not know who knew what or when, or who specifically was told what and when, what their decisions were and the timetable that led to four Americans being killed and our embassy burned as a direct result of glaring dereliction of duty. Four dead Americans for no good reason whatsoever. Make that five, including Brian Terry.

What we do know is that the Obama administration trotted out Susan Rice to spin a web of lies about the motivation for the attack.  Were it not for talk radio and FoxNews, we probably would not even know this.

Ms. Rice is a liar and everyone knows it.  What we do not know is who created and approved her web of liar talking points.  With our ambassador and three other Americans dead at the hands of a gang of voodoo Muslim terrorists, we deserve to know this.

President Nixon said during the Watergate boondoggle:  The American public has a right to know if their president is a crook.

Mr. Nixon was right and ultimately paid a heavy price for trying to cover the tracks of those who worked for him.

This is not at all to imply that President Obama is a crook if we find out he merely endorsed Ms. Rice’s lies for presidential election purposes.  That would just show a lack of character and integrity, kinda like an ACORN Chicago community scam artist.

However, if President Obama was involved in any way with the decision to deny proper security or to authorize the rescue of our ambassador and the other Americans, then it is a whole new crooked ball game.

To add insult to injury, it is now being reported that President Obama has the complete faith and confidence in Ms. Rice to be his National Security Advisor.  Does the president know no shame?

His reported consideration of Ms. Rice to become his National Security Advisor is as big of a not so funny joke as it was when then Senator Obama selected Senator “Fire both barrels of that shotgun into the air” Joe Biden to be his running mate in 2008.

Are there any Woodward and Bernstein’s remaining or should we start a grassroots campaign to bring them out of their newspaper retirement to get after the Benghazi nightmare and see where the trail leads?

Thankfully, there are a few congressman and senators who still believe in uncovering the truth however ugly and embarrassing it may turn out to be.  But it will take dogged persistence of an investigative journalist(s) to lift up every stone before the truth finally sees the light of day.

I am just a not-so-humble, Motown guitarslammer and even I know that where there is smoke there is usually fire.

Investigating the obvious smoke signals still emanating from Benghazi will hopefully uncover the professional journalistic embers of someone in the media who is not afraid to lose their White House press corps badge.

Regretfully, our once proud pitbull media has now turned into a pathetic lapdog mouthpiece for the Obama administration.

It is no wonder few Americans trust our politicians or our media.  They are now in bed together.

Your country and your profession desperately need you, Mr. Woodward and Mr. Bernstein.

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  1. John

    I fully agree that our news media has become a bunch of commentary pacifists who only want to push their won agenda and protect what the president does. It seems that the Illinois golden boy can do no wrong though his own home state has one of the highest crime rates in the US per capita and almost no rights for firearm owners. At the same time Obama is down in Mexico apologizing for the firearms that went down to Mexico from the US as if we are the only ones whom the cartels are getting the weapons from.
    But the truth of it all is that, some 30,000 firearms were seized from criminals by Mexican authorities in 2008. Of these 30,000 firearms, information pertaining to 7,200 of them (24 percent) was submitted to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) for tracing. Of these 7,200 guns, only about 4,000 could be traced by the ATF, and of these 4,000, some 3,480 (87 percent) were shown to have come from the United States.
    This means that the 87 percent figure relates to the number of weapons submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF that could be successfully traced and not from the total number of weapons seized by Mexican authorities or even from the total number of weapons submitted to the ATF for tracing. In fact, the 3,480 guns positively traced to the United States equals less than 12 percent of the total arms seized in Mexico in 2008 and less than 48 percent of all those submitted by the Mexican government to the ATF for tracing. This means that almost 90 percent of the guns seized in Mexico in 2008 were not traced back to the United States.
    However Mexico is a major supplier of heroin to the U.S. market, and the largest foreign supplier of methamphetamine and marijuana. Mexican production of all three of these drugs has increased since 2005, as has the amount of drugs seized at the southwest border, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. While assessments vary as to how much of the marijuana originates in Mexico, a 2010 Rand Corporation report estimated it at anywhere from 40 to 67 percent. An estimated 95 percent of cocaine now travels through Mexico into the United States, up from 77 percent in 2003. Overall, the U.S. State Department found that U.S. drug users send between $19 and $29 billion annually into the coffers of Mexican drug cartels.
    Mexico’s drug system provides direct or indirect employment for much of its population, says Brookings narcotics expert Vanda Felbab-Brown. She estimates that as much as 40 to 50 percent of the Mexican population works in the “informal, if not illegal, economy.” Officials estimate that the drug trade makes up 3 to 4 percent of Mexico’s $1.5 trillion annual GDP—totaling as much as $30 billion—and employs at least half a million people.
    Maybe instead of our president going down to Mexico to eat crow their president should be headed up here to tell us how they are actually going to fix the problems their country is helping to cause.