Will Benghazi committee consider the T-word?

IRS officials face the House Oversight Committee in Washington,       DC.The primal revulsion felt when one pulls back a wall or floorboard to discover an unimaginable accumulation of vermin bristling beneath is difficult to describe. Whether it’s a seething mass of scattering cockroaches, mice, or rats, even those who aren’t squeamish concerning such creatures may find themselves fighting a combination of nausea and the fight-or-flight reaction.

I sincerely hope that Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., and his colleagues on the newly minted congressional select committee tasked with investigating the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya, have the belly for what they will most certainly uncover if they are duly committed to finding the truth. This is because there is so much more to this debacle than most engaged conservatives know, let alone the average American news consumer.

We’ll presume for a moment that the craven protestations of Democrat politicos (like former Obama White House senior adviser David Plouffe), the limited (or at least biased) coverage this exercise is likely to garner from much of the establishment press and the impediments presented by the White House do not deter the committee in any significant sense, and that it is the committee’s will which determine the outcome.

Benghazi isn’t simply about the cover-up of a terrorist attack in order to save an election; it’s not even about gun-running, although the latter did play a large role. It’s about a nefarious foreign policy that would qualify as criminal in nature under both U.S. and international law – provided that this committee is not fainthearted in its duty.

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