WASHINGTON - Senator Dick Durbin's comments this week during Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's Benghazi hearing are being criticized as "mad," "disgraceful" and "toxic." Durbin should have been called out on them, writes George Wiegel in National Review.
During Durbin's attempt to compare Benghazi and blame the protest on a video to the war on Iraq and missing mass weapons, he called for a hearing on the Bush Administration's actions. Weigel says the two are very different and he welcomes a hearing on Iraq, if that's what Durbin wants. Perhaps a review and comparison would be good for the Obama Administration to understand notes Weigel, writing:
If Senator Durbin and other Democrats cannot acknowledge these elementary facts of the historical record — if foreign policy and serious strategic thinking are trumped time and again by the “permanent campaign” and its toxic partisanship — then we may well expect the worst, as Father Murray predicted in 1960. Durbin’s comments were disgraceful, and the fact that they were not immediately called out as such is yet another depressing indicator of national decline. ...Rest HERE