What is the goal of these hearings? Is the purpose to find out where a break down in communication that lead to the loss of lives, or is it a witch hunt, to prove some government conspiracy?
If the purpose is to really understand our security failings, and improve the systems in place, I'm all for it. If the only goal is to expose some secret conspiracy to murder our diplomat, and let the terrorists get away with it, I would like to formally request that all members of that committee be punched in the face.
You want to talk about oversight, how about convening an oversight committee every day until we get straight answers from the White House on the drone program? Or about the inefficient ways in which we collect and analyze intelligence information? Or about what all that Homeland Security money that is being spent on and is it making us a safer nation?
Even if something shady did happen in Bengahazi, and I'm not confident that either version of events is accurate, what value is there in rehashing the same information over and over again? What new information is there to present? Did someone find a recording of the President ordering the assassination of our ambassador? Or is there a secret memo of Secretary Clinton instructing Susan Rice to lie on Meet the Press? Short of new evidence to support this conspiracy theory, the house is simply perpetuating rumors, and use taxpayer dollars to do it. Man, that's gotta be great for the economy!!! Way keep your eyes on the ball guys!!!
"....The people can not be all, and always, well informed. The part which is wrong will be discontented in proportion to the importance of the facts they misconceive. If they remain quiet under such misconceptions it is a lethargy, the forerunner of death to the public liberty...." -Jefferson 1787
I really do not know where to come down on this. But my take on this so far is: Is the present administrating hiding something, probably. Is what they are hiding going to be really damaging, I don't think so. I would say just embarrassing and I have yet to know an administration who didn't try to hide an embarrassing fact or two from the public and I go back to IKE.
Unless something sensual breaks, I am just not interested.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Accountability Review Board's findings represent a good starting point. Unfortunately, if The Hill's story is accurate, it appears that the opportunity for a constructive hearing won't be pursued.