What will it take to get this sewer pit in Washington to act?
- Tom Tancredo predicts House probe will open up other Obama cover-ups
By Tom Tancredo
16 May 2014
As the Benghazi scandal unfolds through the congressional investigation of White House and State Department lies, we should keep in mind that the Benghazi lies are only one facet of a rogue presidency that has ridden roughshod over the Constitution for over five years.
If the Benghazi scandal can wake people up to the magnitude of Obama’s crimes against the Constitution, well and good. But White House lies about Benghazi are only the tip of what is really a very large impeachment iceberg.
We will hear many pundits say that whatever the truth of what happened in Benghazi, it’s “only politics” to lie about foreign events during an election campaign, and so, it’s not a scandal on the scale of Watergate. That argument misses the point that what Benghazi and Watergate have in common: What brought Nixon down was not the crime but the cover-up. And when it comes to cover-ups, Obama and his team make Nixon look like a rank amateur.
If on the morning of Sept. 12, 2012, Obama had admitted mistakes were made in not protecting the Benghazi compound against the terrorist attack by an affiliate of al-Qaida, he would have taken his lumps, but there would be no scandal. By fabricating a cover story to avoid admitting his policy failures in Libya, Obama not only put politics ahead of national security, he participated in a cover-up that makes Watergate look tame in comparison.
Cover-ups have become a nasty pattern in the Obama administration. The cover-up of the truth about Fast and Furious gun-running involves not only the White House but several officials in the Department of Justice, including Attorney General Holder.