A just-published report indicates, their Islamist blood-lust apparently unslaked by the slaughter of four Americans in last year’s Libyan consulate assault, more Benghazi baddies had recently fixed the cross-hairs on Republican Congressman Darrell Issa. The California politician, chairman of the House Oversight Committee pursuing an inquiry into the September 11, 2012 terror-attack, has just returned from a fact-finding trek to the North African nation. A leaked State Department email revealed officials were deeply concerned about Issa’s safety abroad.
The Daily Caller: “CBS News reported Thursday … a Libyan national shar[ed] ‘his concern … that Representative Issa should not come to Libya for his own safety … [T]he people who would harm Rep. Issa are the same people who conducted the Benghazi attacks.’ ”
It’s surely no surprise the jihaidst primitives who massacred US Ambassador Chris Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith, and former Navy SEALs/embassy security personnel Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods would nurse fantasies about taking down a prominent “infidel” investigating the massacre. The dogging question is: What’s the US Government doing about that ongoing, reprehensible reality?
“The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only legitimate object of good government,” Thomas Jefferson penned to early 19th-century Maryland Republicans. Also ascribed to TJ — probably inaccurately, but still a potent sentiment: “The purpose of government is to enable the people of a nation to live in safety and happiness.”
Clearly, chief among Washington, DC’s limited but sacred, God-ordained duties is protection of its people “against all enemies, foreign and domestic”. Individuals should be otherwise left alone to pursue their God-ordained responsibilities and potential. The prioritizing of the US Military and Federal law enforcement is, thus, not merely appropriate; its indispensable — in this terror-ridden, WMD-bristling day, perhaps more than ever.
And when unacceptable loss of American life does occur? The State must respond convincingly, in a manner consonant with its sacrosanct obligation.