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Benghazi Rhetoric: the New Normal

“Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools talk because they have to say something.” — Plato

blah-blah-blahIf anyone had the displeasure to sit through the Benghazi Hearings … an exercise in futility … you were treated to what appears now to be their new normal talking points concerning any Embassy attack that happens under this president.

On Friday, in Ankara, Turkey … a homicide-bomber detonated a bomb outside the US Embassy, killing himself and an Embassy guard. Al-Qaeda, or a proxy of Iran, is suspected. But the media, in cooperation with Turkey’s officials, said the bombing was linked to a leftist domestic militant.

Now get ready for a shocker … the White House and U.S. State Department said it’s too early to determine who is behind the bombing. Why that sounds awfully familiar. Isn’t that what this same White House and State said about Benghazi … months after the attack?

But perhaps they should just go with the now former Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton’s brilliant statement: “What difference does it make?”

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, “We strongly condemn what was a suicide attack against our embassy in Ankara … officials “do not know at this point who is responsible or the motivations behind the attack.”

Oh, I don’t know, Jay … Valentine’s Day is coming … maybe it was a love crime.

For an administration that constantly lauds itself, and it’s members, as being the most intelligent people in the room … why repeat this fatuous rhetoric? How is it that they are incapable of connecting simple dots?

These fiends loathe us because this is part of their worldview.

Their barbaric frame of reference dictates that they inflict fear (which is terror) via violence, to get their way.

They are unequivocal about who they are (Jihadists), and what they want to do (destroy us), so scratching your head on this is equivalent to scratching your tukis: You get the same result … Bupkis!

State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said U.S. officials were “working closely with the Turkish national police to make a full assessment of the damage and the casualties, and to begin an investigation.”

“Begin an investigation”? My GOSH … it appears, like Libya, these “investigations” are interminable. They never appear to come to a complete conclusion (as evidenced with Benghazi).

The American people deserve leaders that actually possess active gray matter and are capable of discerning the plain facts, so we as a country are assured proper national defense. This is the LEAST we should expect from those given such venerable positions in our Republic.

This new normal rhetoric concerning anything that just might be connected to Islamic terrorism, is insulting to Americans. Despite this administration’s sad assessment of America’s grasp of who our enemy is: We actually KNOW who they are.

Now, Mr. President … how about you and yours?

Audrey Russo

Audrey Russo is the Host of the weekly REELTalk Radio Show (NYC). Audrey writes a column for and handles Middle East/National Security/Terrorism/Cultural Issues, and her articles can be read in several other news/opinion journals. She is also a contributor on Audrey's Radio Show can also be heard on the Leading Edge Radio Network. Audrey is also an active member of the NYC performing arts community as a singer and actor.