Letter: The tale of two scandals
To the Editor:
Ms. Muftic was right in her recent column when she said “all scandals are not equal.” After considerable obfuscation she concludes that the Benghazi disaster isn’t the scandal that Watergate was. Being old enough to remember both, I’d like to compare them, as they certainly aren’t equal.
Watergate: Nixon ordered break-in of Democrat Headquarters. He denied any involvement and tried to cover it up for months. No one died, some went to jail. Nixon resigned as a result of the scandal. He had an “enemies list.”
Benghazi: Clinton and Obama ignore signs of trouble weeks before the scandal happened. On the day of the attack, the Consulate was urgently requesting help. The potential help was told to “stand down.” Four Americans died, including our Ambassador to Libya. Clinton and Obama denied that it was a terrorist attack and tried for many days/weeks to blame it on an obscure video. It was Presidential election time. Clinton said “ . . what difference does it make . .” and retired from the State department almost immediately. The administration has not cooperated with a congressional committee investigation. No one has been fired or resigned. Clinton has an enemies list.
You decide which is the bigger scandal.
Winter Park Highlands
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