Nobody else seems willing to start this conversation, so let me wade right in.
Based on information finally coming to light over the murders of four American citizens in Libya last month, I think it’s about time to call the 9/11 Benghazi terrorist attack on the American Consulate what it really is. It was gross negligence. It wasn’t just bad planning to leave our Ambassador and his entourage in harms way with inadequate security. It was a shameful. What’s worse, though, is the cover-up which followed. In an effort to tamp down the explosive story of Obama’s negligence, the President seems to have used his powerful office to mislead the American public. In spite of his repeated assertions that Al Qaeda died along with Usama Bin Laden and that terrorism is on the wane, terrorism is alive and well around the world. Rather than admit yet another failure, the President of the United States of America lied to the American people. In my world this is called “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
This President is ripe for Impeachment.
In the years since Bill Clinton was impeached for lying to congress over his tryst with White House Intern Monica Lewinsky, you may have forgotten what an impeachable offense looks like. Beyond bribery and treason, which may come into play later this week as the fallout from the Obama campaign’s willful disregard of fundraising laws which has allowed him to collect large sums of money from unnamed sources which exceed the legal limits, there is the matter of high crimes and misdemeanors. Essentially, this boils down to breaking of the oath taken when he was sworn in as president.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."
This oath binds the president throughout his term of office and anything he says from the day he takes that oath until a new president is sworn in is subject to those promises. Any public statement, if it is false, becomes perjury if you are the President of the United States. As Bill Clinton will tell you, perjury is an impeachable offense. And, lest you imagine that the President’s acolytes did all the lying and, therefore leave him blameless, understand this; the buck really does stop at the Resolute Desk. When members of the President’s staff lie on his behalf, they too are guilty of perjury and the executive official bears culpability for their lies as well as his own.
You don’t have to be the holder of a PHD in political science to see that this Libyan cover-up was mounted for purposes of duping American voters. With just weeks before the election, the President could not afford to have his ineptitude exposed. He and his people lied to protect their cushy jobs and that, dear reader friends, falls into the category of “High Crimes and Misdemeanors.”
Regardless of who wins the election on November 6th, it is incumbent upon Congress to begin impeachment proceedings immediately these crimes against the American people may not go unpunished.