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Letter: Still seeking truth about Benghazi

In his May 14 column, John Culleton described the terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi and the murders of a U.S. Ambassador and three other Americans as"a relatively small attack." On top of that, he impugns Ambassador Stevens for opting to be there. Apparently only relatively large attacks merit full and incisive investigation.

Using Culleton's metric, the Lincoln and JFK assassinations were relatively small attacks. Perhaps Culleton might enlighten us with his definition of a large attack so that we can dismiss anything smaller as just not worthy of our unrestrained outrage. What a crock.

Culleton and the rest of the leftist Times columnists are so blinded by their progressive ideologies that even the deaths of four Americans at the hands of rabid terrorists who hate all Americans will not deter them from their visceral revulsion of Republicans. Perhaps a more balanced menu of political viewpoints might be considered by this paper. But I digress.

We hear from the likes of U.S. representatives Elijah Cummings and Chris Van Hollen, as well as our honorable senators-in-perpetuity, Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin, that the Republican insistence on the truth is nothing more than a witch hunt, a favorite term of the left to disparage any legitimate investigation of the crass mismanagement, perhaps even intentional malfeasance, by the Obama Administration.

U.S. Rep. Nancy Pelosi calls it a "political stunt." At this point, one might find it valuable to refer to the apt pot v. kettle analogy. One might also recall all those other phony scandals: IRS targeting; the gun-running scheme code name: Fast and Furious; a $536 million loan from Obama's EPA to Solyndra known to have been teetering on bankruptcy. The list is long and getting longer. I invite you to look it up.

The Democratic chant that numerous Benghazi hearings have already been conducted by the Republicans is accurate; however, the Democrats, the masters of legerdemain that they are, have so far been pretty slick at avoiding the truth, the whole truth or anything approaching the truth.

Culleton, channeling Barbara Boxer (D-CA), blames Republican budget cuts for lax security at Benghazi. Ironically, Boxer got Three Pinocchios from the left-leaning Washington Post for that whopper. By association, Culleton shares that honor.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Charlene Lamb, who was responsible for security allocations at Benghazi, testified that funding was not an issue.

Culleton's assertions are not only numerous, but, let's just say, highly incredulous.

Cal Pierce

Taneytown

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