It seemed like there was something new coming out about our government every month last year, but now, screw-ups are hitting the headlines so fast that it is hard to remember the scandal from last week.
What do you remember about Seal Team 6 and Extortion 17? Here is a refresher:
Things are happening so fast lately that I had forgotten all about that one. However, while the parents of those Americans who died on that flight will never forget, they will have to work hard to get their story before the American people, because there are so many other stories that keep popping up.
How about the State Department and Benghazi? I know it is hard to remember what that was all about, too. Here is what ABC News reported:
Here is how our government treated the families of the four men killed in that attack. From the Daily Caller:
It is hard when you are the parent of a dead American who you thought was defending our nation, and a Washington politician lies to you about what happened. It gets even harder when that politician then disregards your feelings and says it doesn't matter.
When you think about it, our government keeps doing things that seem just crazy. Did you know President Obama has troops going to Egypt and Jordan right now? They are going to help with "training." Do you know how many "trainers" we sent to Vietnam?
You want to talk about screwy things our government does, well how about supplying Mexican drug lords with guns? Sounds crazy doesn't it, but we did. Here is how the LA Times explains it.
That's right. Guns supplied by our government were used to kill an American border patrol agent, and many, many innocent Mexican civilians.
I am sure the Boston bombings are still fresh in your minds, and you must remember that our FBI knew the people doing the bombing, that they had investigated them in the past, and that Russia had warned us about them.
Here is a good one. President Obama is arming the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt. Here is how Chicago Today puts it:
The Brotherhood is the political/religious group that has taken over Egypt. Somehow, President Obama thinks it is a good thing to give them more modern arms to do what? We don't know.
Now we all know about the IRS scandal. We don't know who ordered it, but we have figured out that it wasn't just a couple of rogue agents acting on their own.
Now we are talking about how Washington in secret has been recording all the phone calls we make and our e-mails, and tweets, too. We don't really know how much they record, but for sure Washington knows way more about what you and I are doing than we ever thought. President Obama says he welcomes this debate about this secret eavesdropping, but he said that only after the cat was out of the bag. Before Edward Snowden told the American people what was going on, Obama kept that a secret, too.
Now, I have covered just a few things. I didn't get into the voter fraud scandal where military votes were not counted; the 600,000+ veterans who still wait for their benefits; sexual misconduct by the State Department and the Secret Service; how the President ordered 10,000 illegal immigrants released from jail blaming it falsely on the sequester; or how some guy named Clapper and Eric Holder got caught lying to Congress. I am even sure there are a lot of other things you can remember that I forgot.
The truth is that there are so many screw-ups by our government that you lose track and forget the last one as a new one takes over the headline. That might just be the reason there are so many. One covers the other, and the White House never has to answer to any, because about the time they figure out what to say about that one, a new one pops up.
I don't know about you, but I think there are way more crazy things coming out about Obama's White House than even George Bush's. However, when I give it some thought, probably every administration has had their share of screw-ups. It's just that now we have the internet.
Today there are millions of Americans on the internet, and the internet is filled with social networks and blogs watching everything Washington does. So maybe Obama and his time in office really isn't that much different than others. Obama just happens to be plagued by a new form of communication.
We know Washington has control of our major news outlets in print and television, but they haven't figured out how to control the internet... yet. Until they do (and they will), much of what used to be covered up will be made known. So, ladies and gentlemen, hang on to your hats, because for the foreseeable future, our government's crazy screw-ups and secrets are going to be exposed faster than we can keep track of or comprehend.
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