The eighth and latest US congressional investigation on the 2012 Benghazi attack has yet again cleared likely Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton of all charges.
The attacks occurred in the Libyan city on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11, and resulted in the deaths of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. Hillary Clinton, then the Secretary of State, was subsequently accused of failing to have the outpost properly secured in addition to not responding to the attack in time. She has since been cleared of any wrongdoing, but Republicans have no intention to let it go, as evidenced by the number of investigations held over the past four years.
Under the guise of wanting to keep Americans safe, the Republicans are tarnishing the memories of the victims by pushing forward with the conspiracy theory that Clinton intentionally planned their murders. And worse still is the fact that such a tactic is actually working, as the issue has haunted her into and throughout her current presidential campaign. The problems that were proven to exist with security and response times have been dealt with years ago, yet millions of taxpayer money continues to be flushed down the toilet while the digging continues to find that one piece of evidence that clearly doesn’t exist.
Nonetheless, said digging is also a valuable excuse to search for more material to attack Clinton with, as was the origin of her current email scandal. Thus perhaps the ninth investigation can attempt to determine whether the order to kill a US ambassador is hidden somewhere within her private server.
Sadly, given the state of American politics, that is entirely likely.