Benghazi, IRS, AP Scandals — Will Obama Burn the Reichstag?

Written by John Kirkwood on May 17, 2013

We’re talking about the Associated Press here. This is the equivalent of a boyfriend embarrassing his date at a dinner party by pointing out in front of the whole room that she has a piece of lettuce stuck in her teeth: she’ll blush, maybe even storm out to the car but a woman who wants to hear something from her abuser will hang around until she hears it.

The press wants to be wooed by King Arthur and just as Mrs. Bryant got over Kobe’s backdoor infidelity upon eyeing the $4 million dollar carrot on the end of her finger, so will the Mainstream Tabernacle Choir. The battered wife rarely presses charges.

Well then, what about the IRS, that’s serious? It is, but not for the President. He has plausible deniability in both the AP and the IRS scandals. Or are you still waiting for the DOJ to bring charges against Bill and Hillary for “mishandling” 700+ FBI files that just happened to be all conservatives?

Low-level heads will roll and if it really gets bad then maybe, just maybe, the President accepts Eric Holder’s resignation but they won’t ultimately matter in the way that Benghazi will. I’m not saying don’t pursue them; I’m glad to see some semblance of an opposition party actually calling for that little used thing called “justice” but I am saying that Benghazi cannot be pushed aside or “massaged” away.

The best thing that the IRS and AP scandals will produce is a weakening of the Obama administration’s Immune system. Now pray for Benghazi fever.


The administration knows that their real Achilles heel is Benghazi and they will try to say that it’s a political witch-hunt and when that doesn’t stick they’ll try to make it about mere incompetence: negligence not nefariousness. If it is true that Benghazi was botched because the administration was trying to keep the lid on their gunrunning to Syria, you could almost understand what happened that night. Instead of green-lighting a rescue, the prominent people involved were probably calling in their markers with the complicit on the other end of the bargain and asking for them to “call off the dogs.”

Imagine their surprise when reality collided with their worldview and they realized that a couple of phone calls couldn’t stop the assault. The voice on the White House hotline says in frustration, “I thought your dog doesn’t bite” only to hear on the other end, “those are not our dogs.” Either way, it’s hard to imagine that the Clouseau defense will hold water and this is not something that the President can lay at the feet of subordinates. There are two main issues here and several others that have the capacity to blow up.

Blame Hillary is not an option. The Secretary of State is only liable for the lack of security at the facility and that may be enough to sink her future aspirations but it won’t be enough to excuse this President of the dereliction of his duty. While Hillary is stuck with the lack of security and the lack of foresight for the need of special attention on a significant date, only the Executive branch is tied to the stand down orders, the relieving of Generals and Admirals who differed with those orders and the five day You tube cover-up.

Benghazi is the silver bullet; now unleash the dogs of war!

Image: Firemen work on the burning Reichstag Building, February, 1933; current location: National Archives and Records Administration, College Park (Identifier: 535790); public domain

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John Kirkwood
John Kirkwood is a son of Issachar. He is a Zionist, gun-toting, cigar-smoking, incandescent light bulb-using, 3.2 gallon flushing, fur-wearing, Chinese (MSG) eating, bow-hunting, SUV driving, unhyphenated American man who loves his wife, isn't ashamed of his country and does not apologize for his Christianity. He Pastors Grace Gospel Fellowship Bensenville, where "we the people" seek to honor "In God we Trust." He hosts the Christian wake up call IN THE ARENA every Sunday at noon on AM 1160 and he co-hosts UnCommon Sense, the Christian Worldview with a double shot of espresso on He is the proud homeschooling dad of Konnor, Karter and Payton and the "blessed from heaven above" husband of the Righteous and Rowdy Wendymae.