Benghazi’s invisible man

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Trader666, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. Benghazi’s invisible man
    Last Updated: 12:00 AM, October 30, 2012
    Posted: October 30, 2012

    Charles Woods is the invisible man.

    Indeed, the father of former Navy SEAL Tyrone Woods — slain this past Sept. 11 while trying to defend Ambassador Chris Stevens and others under terrorist attack at the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya — was nowhere to be seen on the many Sunday morning TV talk shows.

    As a matter of fact, you’d have been hard put to even hear the word “Benghazi” mentioned at all on those same programs. And when it was, it was invariably raised by Republicans — and just as quickly shot down by most of the allegedly unbiased moderators. “Charlie Woods? Who’s he?”

    But he’s the fellow who’s been asking some pretty pointed questions of this administration about the circumstances surrounding his son’s murder. He doesn’t accept the excuses being offered by everyone from the president on down.

    Woods’ misfortune is that his son was killed under a Democratic administration. And it’s considered neither polite nor acceptable to question the competence of Democrats — especially this Democrat.

    Nor their moral superiority, either.


    Now, if Woods had been Cindy Sheehan, whose soldier son was killed in Iraq, his publicly confronting the president would be considered a patriotic act.

    As it was when she became the media’s — and Democratic Party’s — darling for her public rants against then-President George W. Bush.

    “Cindy Sheehan is single-handedly bringing the Iraq debate to Mr. Bush’s doorstep,” hailed NBC back in 2005.

    She was a sad, unstable, clearly tortured woman, but she was a handy cudgel and the media exploited her shamelessly.

    Charles Woods, on the other hand, has been all but ignored. Consider:

    On “Meet the Press,” GOP panelist Carly Fiorina brought up Benghazi, only to be cut off by moderator David Gregory, who promised to “get to that a little later.” He never did.

    Newt Gingrich raised Benghazi on “This Week.” Moderator George Stephanopoulos changed the subject.

    On CNN’s “State of the Union” (with presidential debate “moderator” Candy Crowley), two GOP officials tried to raise Benghazi — but Crowley sloughed the issue off.

    Obama & Co. claim they’re intent on getting to the bottom of what happened in Benghazi. But until the election is over, that means not a word’s to be heard from them or their enablers.

    And to hell with Charlie Woods.
  2. I was just going to post that.

    Go Charlie....... He might be the guy to take down Obama.
  3. pspr


    Something has to be done about the 3 major TV networks. Their biased coverage is a danger to America as a lot of people get their news from these sources expecting them to be honest. Maybe a future FCC will find one or more of the major networks to not be broadcasting in the public interest and revoke their license opening up an opportunity for a new unbiased network to move in.
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  5. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    Why advocate the government step in? Capitalism is doing just fine. Liberal rags and radio shows go out of business. Why do you think Fox carries all the top rated shows?

    Without viewers, they will shrivel up and fade away. Give it time.
  6. The man has every right to be furious over this. Not because his son died in combat. That's what he signed up for and we should be grateful we have such men among us. He's furious becuase this should have been an easy order for Obama to give. Goes something like this. Get those men out. Whatever it takes. That's it! That's all he had to say and let the military do what they do best. Would his son still have died? Perhaps, but that ain't the point. He was left hung out to dry when help was available, and you just don't do that.
    I don't want to hear any crap about sending more people into harms way in this type situation. That's baloney! You got guys pinned down and you're up next, you go. No questions, no hesitation. You do this because you know if it's your ass out there, someone is coming for you. You win together, or die together. That's how it works. Anything less is unacceptable. Semper Fi ain't just a slogan. It's means something god dammit.
  7. F'ing A.

    I don't believe for a minute Obama gave any orders to "do whatever we can". In fact, when the truth comes out, I predict that some military men had to be stopped from violating a presidential order. No way the SEALS or Delta Force leave fellow special ops vets out there to die at the hands of a bunch of terrorists.
  8. Charles Woods is different from Cindy Sheehan in one important respect. Sheehan's son was killed in a war she opposed, and she blamed Geroge Bush, but Bush had no direct or even indirect involvement in his death.

    Woods by contrast lost his son after the president or someone in his administration refused to authorize any assistance at all for badly outnumbered Americans who were pleading for help.

    So far, Obama and Leon Panetta have offered excuses and rationales that are laughable for anyone with any knowledge of how these situaitons work. In fact, their lies confirm that they are covering up something monstrous.

    Obama has refused to say what he ordred or to whom his orders were given.

    Ditto Panetta.

    They have refused to say if the two drones on station were armed.

    They have offered no reason why rescue troops were not put in the air pending authorization to go in.

    They have offered no explanation for why fighter planes from nearby Italy were not dispatched. Even a low level supersonic pass from a couple of jets might have been enough to cause the terrorists to break off their attack.

    It is disgusting to watch the mainstream media close ranks to shield this president. We know they would be howling if he were a republican.
  9. pspr


    So true but Fox can't be the only network to carry the water.
    #10     Oct 30, 2012