What is a whistleblower? According to the online dictionary, it is this: One who reveals wrongdoing within an organization to the public or to those in positions of authority.
What’s unique concerning the Benghazi cover-up is the fact that no whistleblower has yet to come forward. We are merely hearing from hidden sources that “potential” whistleblowers exist and that they are being threatened. The supposed whistleblower that appeared in the Fox story is unidentified.
So we have State Dept. employees seeking legal counsel as they claim to have been threatened by the Obama Administration with career ending punishment should they go public. And we have special ops sources that appear on Fox that “would be decapitated if they came forward with information that would affect high level commanders”.
I remember serving on jury duty years ago in a drunk driving case. It seemed a little surreal to us jurors at first when both sides came out and told us that the defendant was guilty. In other words, we were only there to decide how much money to award the victim. The analogy being that we have both sides telling us that these whistleblowers really do exist and we are merely negotiating their punishment for doing so.
It would seem a little less weird if we had already seen a whistleblower come forward with an accusation and we were debating its merits. Instead, we are watching the GOP say they exist but they want the Obama Administration to be the ones to out them. Confusing to say the least.
A logical thinking person may ask what harm could come from simply releasing the identities of the survivors. Or what harm could come from the supposed State Dept. employees counsel revealing the names of those who wish to tell Congress what they know. After all, wouldn’t it seem preferable to have your identity revealed as a protection against future retaliation? It’s likely these State Dept. employees don’t have any concrete evidence as to direct threats or we would already know about it.
I mean, we aren’t even talking about giving up the goods on Obama, only the identities of those people. Yet we can’t even get to that starting point in uncovering Benghazi. Of course the Administration lackeys are all deployed to say it’s time to move on, we’ve spent enough time on Benghazi, etc. They have everything to lose if we ever get to the bottom of it.
But why won’t the GOP reveal names? Why won’t Issa issue subpoenas? Is everybody really caught up in playing this silly media game in which they simply hope to shame Obama in coming clean? Never. Gonna. Happen.
Either put your cards on the table or we may as well do as Obama wishes and just move on. Merely accusing Obama of misusing his options to respond to the Benghazi attacks isn’t going anywhere. Wouldn’t matter if the SEALS were having a training exercise 2 blocks away went it went down. If he made the wrong call as a response, the most you get him on is being an incapable Commander-in-Chief. You need solid evidence, not hearsay, of a stand-down order issued.
You can’t tell me that if that evidence exists that the GOP wouldn’t give every assurance to the whistleblower that they won’t need to worry anymore about career progression as they will be taken care of for the rest of their life. Some rich donor would see to that for sure if the result were to take down Obama. So suffice it to say that it isn’t out there. Any orders given were verbal only.
Nice try Fox. You might get your ratings bump by selling this as a bombshell revealed yet it’s only more of the same we’ve been hearing for seven months. Wake me up when you have something relevant.