Let Amb. Stevens Rest in Peace
McCain and Graham don’t want to believe the truth, and it is a fact that the truth is hard to come by in Libya; however, the New York Times report rings truer than McCain’s version of the truth. I believe that as the NYT says, there are numerous militia groups roaming around in Libya, some of which hate the US, although some do not. The leader of the group which attacked the US mission in Benghazi sounds like something of an idiot. For some reason he attracted a group of followers who attacked the mission when the Ambassador happened to be there. It is unlikely that anybody in the al Qaeda group formerly led by Osama bin Laden knew the attack was taking place. The majority of the Libyan people who knew anything about the Ambassador liked him and would have protected him rather than killed him.
The crux of McCain’s argument is that the Benghazi groups Ansar al-Sharia, Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb, and the Muhammad Jamal Network are all groups created by, and formerly controlled by, Osama bin Laden. I don’t believe they are. It’s like saying the Boy Scouts are part of the US Marine Corps because they both wear uniforms and are loyal to the United States.
This is why the US Congress has a 10% approval level. These people are not entirely stupid, although many are, but they are almost all corrupt, willing to bend the truth to fit their personal goals and ambitions. I am sorry about McCain; he used to be a good guy, but he has lost his way, probably when he was running for President. It’s hard to stand up in front of everybody and be rejected by the American people. While it’s understandable, he still ain’t what he used to be. And Hillary Clinton did not kill Ambassador Stevens.