Former Bush Official Bashes Republicans for Obsessing over Benghazi While Ignoring Cheney’s War Crimes

lawrence-wilkersonIt’s no secret that when it comes to the attack in Benghazi, Republicans have done just about everything they possibly can to keep this “story” in the news.  And time and time again their ridiculous conspiracy theories pertaining to the attacks that happened nearly two years ago have been soundly debunked.  Their most recent push to keep this “story” relevant has been reduced to an email they discovered pertaining to talking points that were used in the days immediately following the attack.

That’s what this recent flare up within the conservative media is all about.  What talking points was Susan Rice given by White House officials just after the attack in Benghazi?.  But to hear Republicans talk about this email, it’s a “smoking gun” to a conspiracy as corrupt or worse than Watergate.

I guess it’s a good thing for Republicans that conservative voters don’t like to think for themselves.  Otherwise they might see how ridiculous it is that nearly two years after this attack, we’re once again discussing it because of the talking points that were used just after it had occurred.

Well, a former Bush administration official and Army Col. Lawrence Wilkerson hammered Republicans for how they obsess over Benghazi while ignoring Dick Cheney’s war crimes.

Wilkerson said, “I find it an enormous problem that they go after something like this, Benghazi – tragedy that it was – and they don’t go after something that is a colossal tragedy like the war crimes of Richard Bruce Cheney.”

He also went on to say, “The fact that I was a member of that administration will haunt me to the grave.”

The point he makes is one I, and many liberals, have been saying for quite a while now.  It’s amazing how furious Republicans want to act about Benghazi, yet they completely ignore the horrors that were committed by the Bush administration.

While there’s no doubt that Benghazi is a tragedy, it pales in comparison to the over 4,000 Americans who died in Iraq based on a lie.  Then we have a former vice president essentially bragging about the war crimes the administration committed, even saying he would do them again.  Hell, in a recent speech Sarah Palin said if she were president she would openly commit war crimes.

And these are some of the people who want to act “alarmed” and “shocked” over the talking points used immediately following the attack in Benghazi?  Give me a break.

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  • KrSpo

    I will listen to Benghazi reports the moment The Republicans initiate a fact finding report on the Iraq war of the early 2000′s and also where all of the money came from that was deposited in Dick’s account.

  • James

    Why has the U.S. Military not arrested Cheney and Bush ?

  • lindylou

    You know, I find myself confusing Congress with Fox nowadays. They are so much the same.

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  • disqus_lJapfzCIUh

    So….Army Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson…why are you talking about War Crimes especially with a Rat like Schultz from the criminal cover uppers of MSNBC….Did you forget that we were attacked here in OUR country?? The way you are attacking GW Bush and Cheney is Un-American as .you should also be attacking the current President….Vice President…SS Hillary Clinton…and…tell the truth….Obama…Joe… and… Hillary the Beast are also guilty of war crimes….they continued the wars for the last 7 years and have/did killed innocent people in foreign countries with Drones…Where have you been Sir.?? Mars.??…NO ONE died during the Waterboarding of 3 criminals during Bush and Cheney’s time at the White House…..but….Four Patriots died at the hands of Obama and Hillary…BTW…. and regrettably… .most of the dead soldiers just happened to be under the Obama ‘s wars…

  • dan690

    This is the dumbest article I have seen recently. Based on false premises. But I guess it was written by a non thinker for non-thinkers.