Benghazi

The Timid Generation

Try to imagine Franklin Roosevelt or Ronald Reagan caving in to North Korea. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Aristotle thought courage the preeminent virtue. Without it, there could be no morality. Virtue becomes a mere abstraction, a high-sounding platitude that is easy to live by in one’s sleep. The present generation may …

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The Federal Octopus

Federal agencies now exist not for the public good but for their employees’ benefit and Obama’s agenda. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online When IRS Commissioner John Koskinen arrogantly told Congress that he had no apologies for an agency that has targeted conservative groups for special scrutiny, had a top-ranking bureaucrat take the Fifth Amendment, …

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Was Benghazi a Scandal?

Scandals — or fundamental transformations? by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online If the CIA wanted to smuggle guns to Syria or interrogate al-Qaeda suspects in Benghazi, that was its business, not necessarily the administration’s. To the degree Obama was involved in overseeing events in Libya, his involvement was most likely limited to a vague …

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Fictions as Truth

For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe the following: by Victor Davis Hanson // PJ Media For the Obama administration narrative to be accurate about the swap of five Taliban/al-Qaeda-related kingpins for Sgt. Bergdahl, we are asked to believe …

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Benghazi Constructs 

Much is still murky, but the Obama team was at the least guilty of negligence and deception.  By Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online Almost everything the administration has alleged about Benghazi has proven false. Yet also, in Machiavellian fashion, the Obama group successfully peddled useful fictions, effectively deluded the country, adroitly ensured President …

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#BringBackOurGirls and the Left’s Empty Moral Outrage

by Bruce S. Thornton // Front Page Magazine  The outrage over the kidnapping of nearly 300 schoolgirls by the Nigerian jihadist gang Boko Haram reeks of Western hypocrisy and moral idiocy. Boko Haram has for years been slaughtering Christians – up to 2500 this year alone – and burning churches in a classic Islamic jihad against …

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The Truth Drips Out

by Victor Davis Hanson // NRO’s The Corner  For over a year and a half the White House successfully withheld communications between public servants, apparently in hopes that the death of four Americans in Benghazi would not become an issue in the 2012 election (at the eleventh hour CNN’s Candy Crowley did her best to …

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Following the Trail Nixon Blazed

Obama shows the same Orwellian disregard for the Constitution. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  What would a president do if he were furious over criticism, or felt that his noble aims justified most means of attaining them? Answer that by comparing the behavior of Richard Nixon to that of an increasingly similar Barack …

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When Failure Is Success

For Obama’s supporters, what matters is not what he does, but what he says and represents. by Victor Davis Hanson // National Review Online  Losing a job is freedom from job lock. A budget deficit larger than in any previous administration is austerity. A mean right-wing video caused the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi. Al-Qaeda …

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The Poison of Postmodern Lying

by Victor David Hanson // Tribune Content Agency  All presidents at one time have fudged on the truth. Most politicians pad their resumes and airbrush away their sins. But what is new about political lying is the present notion that lies are not necessarily lies anymore — a reflection of the relativism that infects our entire …

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