Sure… People will say its politics.
Democrats supporting the Adminstration.
Republicans attacking the Administration.
But there are four Americans whom I believe – BELIEVE – needlessly died at the hands of terrorists on 9/11 last year.
The four who died are pictured above…along with their names.
For argument’s sake, let’s say the firefight DID last about eight hours…that it wasn’t over in a flash.
For argument’s sake, let’s say there were drones videoing the attacks.
For argument’s sake, let’s say there was a gunship up in the air with her dedicated crew’s fingers on the triggers of very accurate weapons. Well, their fingers were on very accurate targeting systems, not triggers.
For argument’s sake, let’s say the attack took place on any OTHER day instead of 9/11.
For argument’s sake, let’s say that the two former SEALs – our BEST – were killed SEVEN hours after pleas for help went out.
The deceased souls parents want to know. Here is just one letter from one mother to Congress. It’s a link so please feel free to click on it:
The mother was there when her son’s body – in a flag-draped casket – was off-loaded in Washington, DC.
(Yes. President Obama and Hillary were there.)
Our country needs to heal.
Not just about Benghazi…but about nearly everything.
We are divided – right down the middle, it seems.
But what happened to CHARACTER?
A person I like to follow is Michael Josephson. He “teaches” folks about ethics and character. I would like to close this blog with this excerpt from one of his commentaries:
“The way we treat people we think can’t help or hurt us — like housekeepers, waiters, and secretaries — tells more about our character than how we treat people we think are important. How we behave when we think no one is looking or when we don’t think we will get caught more accurately portrays our character than what we say or do in service of our reputations.
Of course, our assessment of a person’s character is an opinion and it isn’t always right. Abraham Lincoln recognized an important difference between character and reputation. “Character,” he said “is like a tree and reputation like its shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.”
Because the shape of a shadow is determined by the angle of light and the perspective of the observer, it’s not a perfect image of the tree. In the same way, reputation is not always an accurate reflection of character. Some people derive more benefit from their reputation than they deserve; others are better than their reputations.
Still, reputation matters. It determines how others think of us and treat us and whether we are held in high or low esteem. That’s why many people and organizations are so preoccupied with their image that they actually undermine their character by concealing or creating facts to make them look better. It’s ironic that reputations are often the result of dishonesty or the lack of accountability.”
Hillary… No more conveniently-timed strokes or falls or other ills.
Parents want to know what happened and why their sons are no longer with them.
We want to know why NOTHING has been done to go after these terrorists, some of whom were in PICTURES…on the INTERNET. It’s been eight months, for heaven’s sake.
For the good of our country.
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Seven hours??? And they had the nerve to stand there with the caskets of the people abandoned?
While all I know is the BS in the papers, the whistleblowers disclosed one of four mortar rounds killed the SEALs – seven hours into the battle. A riot my ass. And the parents have stated the President said he would do everything possible to resolve this tragedy but he’s finding going to Texas today was more important.
Exactly. The gall of these people.
Agreed. And it’s a matter of character… Precisely, more the absence of character. Lying to us – whether we voted for them or not – is also “gall”.
Did you REALLY expect anything of merit to come from Hillary or Obama? Neither one seems to know the meaning of honor or responsibility. It’s all a dog and pony show these days.
I unfortunately agree…and its also a matter of character as mentioned. I doubt “character” in this light was brought up much when Ronnie or #41 or #43 were in office… No need to.
Whenever the deaths at Benghazi are mentioned in the news, it’s always, “Ambassador Chris Stephens and three others.” Those “three others” gave their very lives for their country and deserve never to be forgotten. Thank you for including ALL of their names.
You are most correct in that they need to always be remembered… And you know I wish I didn’t have to bring their names up… Such a needless end to four young lives… Thank you for your thoughts.
Thought the words on character were right on, Koji.
Your comment is much appreciated. To quote Michael Josephson once more (and I am hoping HILLARY and OBAMA would read this):
“As tempting as it is, keeping such matters secret is like burying landmines within the relationship. Undisclosed truths build fault lines under the foundation of important relationships. In a person of conscience, they can create guilt, fear, and insecurity.
Trust is a state of mind, but maintaining trust is about meeting the expectations of people who trust us. So here’s an easy test: Upon finding out the whole truth, will the person to whom you denied knowledge feel betrayed? If so, the honorable thing is to fess up.”