Benghazi Hearings Are a Truth Hunt, Not a Witch Hunt

Charlie Daniels
By Charlie Daniels | May 12, 2014 | 3:23 PM EDT

In the early days of the inquiry into the Benghazi debacle, it became obvious that the Obama administration was going to stonewall efforts to find out what happened when they tried to feed the American public the lie about the whole thing being caused by some obscure piece of film that insulted Mohammed and was played on television in the Muslim world.

They even stood at the coffins of the four murdered Americans, President Obama and Hillary Clinton still maintaining to the parents of the four men who had given their lives in service to this nation and let them believe that their sons and loved ones had been slaughtered by a random group of Muslim fanatics who just happened to be in the area and decided to kill some Americans.

The lie was soon exposed, but there were others like myself who never believed it to start with. I told my Twitter partners in 2012 that I was going to bring up Benghazi every day until the truth was known and I have, every day since.

People question me as to why I continue to post the Benghazi reminders daily because it's old news, or they claim that the situation has been adequately explained, all the questions answered and it's time to move on.

I vehemently disagree with those positions. To me, Benghazi is a symbol of a government that is poorly-led and out-of-control, an example of the indifference of a president who calmly went to bed and flew off to Las Vegas the next morning for a fundraiser.

I never bought the premise that there was absolutely nothing we could have done to get help to our people during this seven to nine hour battle and have been told by people who should know that help could have been sent.

And the real froster to me is that Obama didn't even try; he sent nobody. Wouldn't it have been better to have sent help, even if they were late - if, for no other reason than to show the world that America still took care of its own and there was a price to pay for attacking Americans, no matter where they were?

The very idea that an American ambassador would be sent into a hot spot like Benghazi with only one security person is nothing short of mind-boggling and smacks of either gross incompetence or total indifference.

Then, Hillary's testimony in front of the congressional committee where Democrats were slobbering all over themselves and Republicans, being stonewalled on the questions they asked, told us nothing except that, according to Hillary, whether it was a planned attack or a demonstration, it really made no difference.

The reticence of the White House to provide the pertinent documents and the overall uncooperative attitude of the entire administration is what has prompted this new round of hearings.

To quote an old phrase, where there's smoke there's fire - and I think there's been enough smoke to lead reasonable people to believe there's some fire somewhere.

Now, the Democrats are saying that the hearings are a waste of time, that there have been enough hearings and that all the data has been examined and the president and Hillary have been exonerated from any negligence or misjudgment.

If the witnesses had been produced, all the pertinent documents handed over and the whole truth had been told, there would be no need for this round of hearings. But, any honest person who is halfway in touch with the facts knows this is not the case.

Four Americans dead, four American families with no closure, a whole nation of Americans with their right to know the whole truth denied, an age-old military code broken and somebody responsible for making the decision to stand down, constitute plenty of reasons to form this committee.

This is not a witch hunt; it's a truth hunt.

What do you think?

Pray for our troops and the peace of Jerusalem.

God Bless America

Charlie Daniels