We have witnessed horrendous events in recent days. Attacks on American embassies. The murder of our consul to Libya. And horrendous events at home, as well. We first have Ms. Clinton’s misguided comments that only a “small group” of individuals were involved in this travesty, despite governmental assessments to the contrary. We then have the U.S. State Department, under the direction of Ms. Clinton, not only laying blame at the doorstep of the CIA but some American “pastor” who reportedly planned to show Innocence of Muslims, a film shown in a Hollywood theater years ago, during his live-streaming 9/11 memorial show called “Judging Mohammad Day” that may have appeared on his website (which now does not exist!) prior to the embassy attacks. The screening of the original film that the “pastor” had planned to share with his congregation was actually cancelled. Curiously, the U.S. State Department failed to mention the recent Pakistani drone attack that killed key terrorists in that nation, nor did it see fit to make any connection between the attacks and the anniversary of 9/11. Then we have the Cairo embassy statement (directed by the U.S. State Department) apologizing to the attackers who murdered our consul, burned the American flag, and committed other vile acts that defy description. Then the coup de grace: The Establishment Media, mirroring the words of nations antagonistic to America, blames the whole affair on a “gaffe” by Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Even the Fox Network swallows this line. To make matters worse, the on-line edition of a major TV network has no mention whatsoever of any attacks, but instead informs us Americans of some problem somewhere involving a “straying cat.”
Calming (rather than wagging) the dog, General Dempsey, the head of the Joint Chiefs, joins the chorus by reportedly phoning the “pastor,” no doubt at the behest of Ms. Clinton and the U.S. State Department, to chastise him for a non-existent showing of the aforementioned film, after the embassy attacks have occurred. In addition, we now learn that U.S. Marines may not have even been given live rounds to defend our Cairo embassy.
Do the Joint Chiefs of Staff now take orders from the U.S. State Department? Does Ms. Clinton now “outrank” the chiefs of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force? Is Ms. Clinton now the de facto President of the United States, while the one we elected slithers off to Las Vegas to meet his bundlers?
These may seem outlandish questions. But are they? At a press briefing not long ago, Ms. Clinton led in General Dempsey, stoop-shouldered, as if he were a cow being led to auction.
If the U.S. State Department has morphed into the Pentagon, then perhaps it is time for Congress to drastically cut funding to this new behemoth. Perhaps it is time for those in Washington to get a grip on reality, and realize just how foolish they appear to the American public. John and Nancy Q. Public deserve better.