As a proud, patriotic American, I am embarrassed by the calls that are
being made for Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMcCaskill to Sanders backers: 'I need you, I want you' Flynn offers to testify on Russia for immunity Trump's climate order a good first step toward ending war on coal MORE and U.S. Ambassador to
the U.N. Susan Rice to resign. Not even a month after the murder of our
ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three other Americans,
many are politicizing their deaths rather than honoring their service —
hardly the behavior that one would or should expect from the citizens of
the nation that leads the free world.
No doubt, there are difficult questions that need to be answered — and will be answered. But it’s absurd for casual observers to claim that they know exactly what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012. For heaven’s sake, our own intelligence community is still trying to piece together a definitive account! As veteran intelligence analyst Paul Pillar observed this week, Secretary Clinton “has, per standard procedures, appointed an accountability review board (led by a highly respected and experienced retired diplomat, Thomas Pickering) to assess what happened in Benghazi. Let the board do its job.”