The GOP once again failed to take advantage of Hillary Clinton’s disastrous policy in Libya. Going through hours of testimony, the GOP did not press for Hillary’s explanation of why she urged President Obama to go ahead and aide rebels fighting Muammar Gaddafi. Gaddafi, who ruled this North African nation for over 40 years, was ousted with the help of the Americans and suffered a summary execution at the hands of his captors. Hillary’s boast of “we came, we saw, he died” has been rightly excoriated by a number of journalists and commentators including Glenn Greenwald, Michael Scheuer and even Joel Gillin of the New Republic. That such a disaster, with the resulting waves of refugees entering Europe and the killing of Ethiopian Christians along the Mediterranean Sea by ISIS forces having failed to put a dent in Hillary’s march toward the White House, seems to indicate that the GOP is just along for the ride.
Once again, we have had another case of political theater inside the Beltway where players from the opposing parties engage in mock battle without much substance being accomplished. More misery in North Africa will come for many people, including Christians whose ancestors have dwelled there for over thousands of years. As they are being killed and their monasteries suffer destruction, Hillary will probably be dancing with her mate Bill in 2017 at the Inaugural ball if all goes according to plan. The voters who will put her in power should heed the late H.L. Mencken’s wisdom when he said: “Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.”