Letter: Good for Kuster
Second District Rep. Annie Kuster wasn’t playing the silly game of “gotcha” regarding Benghazi at her congressional town meeting.
Republicans don’t want to answer the real questions regarding Middle East deaths. Those of us who trusted Republicans and supported the Iraq war were told there were weapons of mass destruction there. There were no weapons of mass destruction. More than 3,500 U.S. military deaths, more than 30,000 of our military wounded, more than 100,000 civilian casualties, well over $2 trillion drained from our economy, and there were no weapons of mass destruction.
We were hoodwinked by Republicans, and their crocodile tears exploiting Benghazi to play their partisan game of “gotcha” for political gain is outrageous.
Republicans fought paying for the security in Benghazi, and the budget deal that is currently forming in Washington attacks veteran pensions instead of creating another top tax bracket for the Romney rich, who have done very well, while the middle class is in decline.
Kuster wasn’t playing the Fox news gotcha game. And good for her. She was there to have an intelligent discussion. The right-wing abuse of Benghazi is not part of that discourse. It’s exploitation, it’s exploitation of the deaths of our representatives there, and it needs to be stopped, and ignored until then. Good job, Annie Kuster. Iraq has taught us we just can’t trust Republicans. And we have to look no further than contrast the costs of the Iraq war with the costs of Benghazi and how Republicans choose to set their priorities.