Originally Posted by VAChief
Good points, but I think you are confusing whether I think there should have been extensive criticism or assumptions of treachery and deception when Reagan was CINC. Yes, they eventually went after him for Iran-Contra, but long after those attacks occurred. I don't remember any outcry or even any mention of criticism regarding security during that time. Do you really think if our embassy was struck twice (and a military barracks in between that time) over a period of less that two years now that the response from Republicans would be similar?
I'm not saying we shouldn't investigate, something happened that shouldn't have happened. This shouldn't be a political witch hunt at this point.
Well, I don't expect it not to be a witch-hunt with someone like Lindsey Graham at the helm.
There's always one of these scandals that the opposition exploits. I think there's a lot of bad eggs in govt, particularly at the top that don't get caught. There's a lot of corruption up there — no matter who is in power.
“The power to declare war, including the power of judging the causes of war, is fully and exclusively vested in the legislature.” ~ James Madison, Father of the Constitution
“We do not believe in aggressive or preventive war. Such war is the weapon of dictators, not of free democratic countries like the United States.”~ Truman, Sept 1, 1950