I believe in justice, past or present. Whatever it takes to satisfy the lady with the blindfold and the scales. I believe that in the case of murder, child molestation, perjury, grand theft and certainly anything to do with the security of this nation there should be no statute of limitations and if there is plausible proof that a heinous crime has been committed it should be brought into the light, dealt with and suitable punishment should be meted out.
I also believe that failure of responsibility, past or present, should be viewed in the true light of what happened, was done or left undone and history should judge those involved. And if criminal acts were committed - and can be proven beyond a shadow of a doubt as the law prescribes - the offenders, if alive, should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the applicable statutes.
But, what I don't believe is that any past event - real or imagined - that has not been dealt with or is impossible to deal with to the satisfaction of some folks, should take the impetus off of, or marginalize, an event that is taking place in the present day.
In plain language, something that was done, or perceived to be done by a previous presidential administration, does not excuse something a present administration has done or is doing.
Most of you know exactly what I'm talking about in that every time there is a valid criticism of Barack Obama, somebody comes back with something that was done, or perceived to be done, by the Bush administration as if anything Obama has done can be excused by something worse that Bush supposedly did.
Whatever the shortcomings of the Bush administration, they do not absolve the shortcomings of President Obama, and are certainly not as relevant to the well-being and security of the nation as the ones being committed by the Obama administration in the present day.
I am not an apologist for former President Bush - or any other politician - and would never defend the mistakes or the bad judgment of any. If President Bush is guilty of a crime and it can be proven, let justice be done, but to play a game of one-upmanship to absolve Obama is pointless, non-productive and downright silly, the participants resembling children in a sand box arguing about whose daddy was stronger.
The destruction of an American Consulate and the murder of four American citizens and the rape of an American Ambassador is an open sore on the Obama administration, and the more they stonewall it, the more they send out political allies to explain it, who were thousands of miles away when it happened, the more they claim that in the seven or eight hours it took to unfold that there was no way any help could have been sent, the more they intimidate the people who can and are willing to blow the whistle on this sordid mess, the more anybody who is willing to accept the truth realizes there is some underlying factor that the Obama administration doesn't want the American public to know.
Jay Carney's feeble attempts to marginalize Benghazi remind me of the Nixon administration's attempts to marginalize Watergate.
If - as the administration claims - there is nothing amiss, then get out of the way and let the whole, unvarnished truth be told. Stop blocking the investigation.
There's something deeply disturbing about the handling of Benghazi and "Fast and Furious" that smacks of an imperialistic attitude, the "We'll tell you what we want you to know and nothing else." approach, and speaking just for myself, it seems our government is being taken away from We The People one increment at a time.
In any situation that would fit their agenda the media would be screaming about "the people's right to know."
Where are they now? Curled up at Barack Obama's feet with their eyes covered and their fingers in their ears.
True journalism is on life support.
What do you think?
Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.
God Bless America