I tried to stay away from politics the last few days because I find the current news to be depressing with most networks really not covering news. In my opinion, what they provide is a whitewash of what is happening in the country. I guess if you live in the NY-DC corridor everything looks rosy, but out here in flyover America the signs of a poor economy are ever present and growing.
Being a former Army officer, I couldn't help but follow the hearings on Benghazi and, frankly, I was appalled at the testimony of key personnel from the Defense Department. I just don't believe that the Secretary of Defense could make the excuse that we couldn't get a fast action force to Benghazi in time to do anything. And for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, an Army officer, to say that they heard nothing at all from the President during the crisis hours is, in my opinion, outrageous. To find that out only now, after all these months, tells me that these "leaders" value their cushy positions more than they do the national interest. Now, I'm a Christian, and I know that I am supposed to be charitable in my remarks, but I personally can't help but find myself totally disgusted by these events.
And as for the President......well, let me just say this. What do you think Ronald Reagan would have done in such a situation? And I think you all know the answer.
Quoting a famous line from Barry Goldwater's 1964 Republican nomination acceptance speech: "Extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice. Moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue." Clearly, our leaders in both parties have lost their way. They no longer have the intestinal fortitude to do what needs to be done.
Sorry if this bothered anyone, but I had to get it off my chest. Now I'll go back to writing some nature stories to put politics on the back burner for a while. Bye for now and God bless.