Going to War with the Blind General of Benghazi (An Apology)
And Obama is genuinely blind in the deepest sense because he doesn't really know who he is or what he stands for. That's why he vacillates all the time. I realize many on the right feel, with some justification, that Obama is some kind of neo-socialist, anti-colonialist out of Frank Marshall Davis via Saul Alinsky, but I don't even think he's that. Or not only that. If Obama is Trotsky lite, it's very lite indeed, a kind of uncommitted Trotsky that Stalin wouldn't have bothered to assassinate. He's not a particularly successful socialist, judging by his record, or even a particularly good crony capitalist (though a bit better at that).
What he is is confused, one day decrying American exceptionalism, the next day invoking it, a nowhere man, weak and ineffectual, the very worst type of person to lead in wartime, certain not to inspire even for a second.
Worse still, he has proven to us through Benghazi that he has no moral core. He was willing to lie, and have his minions lie continually, to the American people about what happened in that city on September 11, 2012, and he hasn't even begun to correct the record.
A man without a moral core cannot be trusted for a second to lead in wartime because he is constantly confronted with moral and tactical decisions.
To my shame I ignored this. This is particularly painful to admit, since I wrote many times about the importance of Benghazi, how finding the truth about that horrifying event is necessary not only for the families of the Americans who were murdered, but for the future health of our republic.
The deceptions about Benghazi runs through Barack Obama and, of course, through Hillary Clinton. I wouldn't trust either of them to mow my lawn, let alone command the American military.
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