Letters to the Editor

Benghazi report troubling

Do you remember Christopher Stephens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty?

The Benghazi report is complete. In summation: After repeated requests for support, our embassy staff in Libya was left to fend for itself against militants intent on killing them.

Many opine that nothing new came out of the report. I disagree. The report is an affirmation that the current administration denied the embassy personnel reinforcements, that President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice blamed the attacks on a random YouTube video knowing this was not accurate, and that no one was or will be held accountable for their negligence and indifference.

I have asked a myriad of people if they have knowledge of the events that took place in 2012. Sadly, most do not. I am disheartened by the lack of empathy and concern. I shudder when I think of the grief the parents of these men must feel realizing that most of America turned its back on them. I maintain that our greatest shame is our apathy.

In the words of Clinton: “What difference does it make now?”

It makes a big difference to me. I grieve for the loss of these men while most move on to the next major event.

Christine McCabe