Benghazi Foreign Policy Syria


In my opinion the debate on what to do (or not do) in Syria has been an unhinged shitshow that in no way strengthens our Democracy, but Senator Ted Cruz finds this problematic for a different reason.

CRUZ: One of the problems with all of this focus on Syria is it’s missing the ball from what we should be focused on, which is the grave threat from radical Islamic terrorism. Just this week is the one year anniversary of the attack on Benghazi. In Benghazi, four Americans were killed, including the first ambassador since 1979.

This is all very unfortunate, because we’re taking our eye off the Benghazi ball.

The use of chemical weapons on civilians should be a distraction from the Benghazi nothingburger, and what Ted Cruz is saying doesn’t make sense even from a political perspective. Because, frankly, no one gives a shit about Benghazi, however the number of people who believe we’re going to attack Syria for oil is quite high.

There’s an opening here Cruz and his colleagues could exploit if they weren’t such idiots who typically require six months or longer before they catch up to the public.