Mike Huckabee News
Oct 16 2012
The White House continues to deny it had any warnings of the deadly attack in Libya, but that’s getting harder to swallow by the day. We now have sworn testimony that officials in Libya repeatedly requested more security and were refused. Next, the Administration blamed Republican budget cuts. It turns out the GOP House increased embassy funding by $100 million, but the Administration chose to hire cheap Libyan locals as consulate guards, while spending 100 grand to put Chevy Volt recharging stations in our embassy in Vienna. Now, some people are finally starting to ask what the media would be saying if this preventable disaster had happened under President Bush. I can’t imagine – but then, I can’t imagine Bush skipping 60 percent of his security briefings. This is an issue that is not going away, and it’s not about the politics of it---it’s about the American people having a right to a government that won’t play us as fools.
With the unfolding facts not going their way, the Obama campaign is now attempting to spin this as politically-motivated. Obama’s deputy campaign manager Stephanie Cutter even suggested that it’s only news because of Mitt Romney making a big deal out of it. First, I doubt that Mitt Romney has the power to determine what reporters write, or the campaign news would’ve been very different up until now. Secondly, to suggest that a security lapse like this, that resulted in the deaths of four brave Americans in a terrorist attack on our own soil on the anniversary of 9/11 wouldn’t even have been news if it weren’t an election year is an insult to the victims’ memories and families and to every American’s intelligence.
The fact is, if our government will lie to us about Benghazi, they’ll lie to us about anything. If the political consequences are more important to this administration than the consequences to you and your family, then we have to believe that this election is not just a choice between Democrats and Republicans. It’s a choice between an America that’s owned by the people and served by the government, or an America that is owned by a government that desires to be served by the people.