October 20, 2015

100 Words -- From Beirut to Benghazi

Donald Trump has reignited the debate over President Bush’s degree of responsibility for the attack on 9/11. This comes on the eve of Hillary Clinton’s testimony about her responsibility for the attack in Benghazi. In 1984, on Ronald Reagan’s watch, there were three attacks against Americans in Beirut. Hundreds of U.S. servicemen died, and the ambassador to Lebanon was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered. In every case, more could have and should have been done.  But neither 9/11 nor Lebanon became political footballs in Congress. Were we that much better as a people back then, or is Congress that much worse?

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