John McCain Obsessed With Benghazi But Won't Back Impeachment Nonsense

by
Owen Poindexter
Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) urged caution from his colleagues calling for impeachment hearings on President Obama over the Benghazi scandal, and even said he "gives the President the benefit of the doubt," on ABC's This Week.

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) urged caution from his colleagues calling for impeachment hearings on President Obama over the Benghazi scandal, and even said he "gives the President the benefit of the doubt," on ABC's This Week.
 

John McCain is a true wild card: you look to him for sanity and he's calling for war with some country you might not have heard of, you wonder if maverick John McCain will show his face, but he's in lockstep with the oppose-Obama-no-matter-what GOP. But then, despite leading the Benghazi charge, he sounds a note of sanity where there hasn't been much.

"With all due respect...we need a select committee," he responded when asked if impeaching Obama is on the table. Not quite, "no, that's ridiculous," but good enough, given that he was talking about a Republican colleague.

That said, let's not give McCain too much credit. While he's theoretically willing to give Obama the benefit of the doubt, he hasn't actually been doing much of that lately. Is just removing references to terrorism reason enough for a scandal? Only if this ran contrary to the evidence at the time, and if it was politically motivated. There is an actual case for this, but the argument for it is still somewhat piecemeal, and it's highly unlikely that any of this reaches as high up as President Obama.

And, I'll say it again: where were these people when the Bush Administration was scraping for any shred of evidence that would justify a war in Iraq? You, know, the one where 1,000 American troops died for every American that died in the Benghazi attack.

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