“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Congress investigating Benghazi attack and Obama coverup
Last Friday we did a post on the coverup by the Obama Administration and their ineptness over the Benghazi Consulate assault and the murder of four Americans including Ambassador Chris Stevens. A top State Department security official in Libya told a congressional investigator that he had argued unsuccessfully for more security in the weeks before Ambassador Chris Stevens was killed. The response by the Obama Administration was that they wanted to “normalize operations and reduce security resources.” Eric Nordstrom, former regional security officer in Libya, also referenced a State Department document that detailed 230 security incidents in Libya between June 2011 and July 2012 that demonstrated the ongoing danger to Americans. Nordstrom is among the witnesses to testify today before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Previously the Obama State Department refused repeated requests to provide more security for U.S. diplomats in Libya. The Obama Administration initially blamed this attack on a video clip on youtube. In the official announcement, Obama alludes to this at one minute into his announcement with Clinton at his side.