As President Obama presents his case for a potential military strike on Syria in response to their use of chemical weapons, it has been immediately apparent that the American people are strongly opposed. The reason for that may lie in events that actually occurred exactly one year ago. The attack on our embassy at Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, left four Americans dead. And, as Voice of America states on Sept. 11, the Obama Administration was not only slow to call it terrorism but slow to act to save these public servants.
So, the American public and most members of Congress are not yet ready to turn around and plunge back into another murky involvement when they have not even received answers about the events of a year ago in Benghazi.
Former Congressman Allen West posted an opinion piece on his Facebook page about this very thing following President Obama's speech on Tuesday night. Within one hour, he already had over 34,000 "likes." By morning, that total continues to rise, now at 61,594.
Most Americans would likely have gladly authorized a military response to the death of our Ambassador and the other brave men. Now, a year later and we still have no real answers. Americans want to clean up one mess before stirring up another.
Hillary Clinton asked, "What difference does it make?" Apparently, it made a lot of difference when it came time for President Obama to get support for another retaliatory strike.
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