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We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Benghazi Report

                The two-year investigation into the attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans on September 11, 2012, is complete. An extensive report was released on Tuesday by the House Select Committee on Benghazi. Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-SC) and members of the committee spoke about the 800-page document with members of the media. They claim that the report “fundamentally changes the public’s understanding” of what happened.” They encourage Americans to read the “lengthy report and to draw their own conclusions based on the committee’s findings.” They did announce that “they found no new evidence specifically against [Hilary] Clinton, though it suggests she and other officials did not adequately address the risks involved in keeping Americans in Benghazi given the high likelihood of a terrorist attack.”

                Hilary Clinton obviously wants to leave Benghazi in the past because “what difference does it make.” However, Patricia Smith, the mother of Sean Smith who was killed in the Benghazi attack, says, “It is definitely not time to move on” because “it has not been dealt with.” She claims that the only thing that will give her closure for the loss of her son is to “see Hillary in stripes.” “I think she ought to be made to acknowledge what she did, and she has not…. So far, all she has done is lied and people are believing her.”

                I personally believe that Americans must remember that the U.S. Government left Americans behind when they could have been rescued. I believe that Americans should also remember that Barack Obama, Hilary Clinton, and Susan Rice all lied to the nation and the world about a video causing the attacks to advance their own political agendas. I believe that Patricia Smith should see someone punished for the death of her son. I also believe that she will eventually need to accept whatever happens and move on with her life as best she can. I believe that this is the only way she will ever find peace.

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