|Ambassador Christoper Stevens.|
The father of Chris Stevens, the U.S. ambassador to Libya who was murdered in a terrorist attack in Benghazi last month, has said it would be 'abhorrent' to turn his son's death into political fodder in the battle for the White House.
'It would really be abhorrent to make this into a campaign issue,' said Jan Stevens, 77. 'The security matters are being adequately investigated.
'We don’t pretend to be experts in security. It has to be objectively examined. That’s where it belongs. It does not belong in the campaign arena.'
Christopher Steven's father is right of course, and if this were not a campaign season perhaps an investigation could go forward without people jumping to politically convenient conclusions in order to attack the President. The Republicans have been using this terrible incident to make the ridiculous case that President Obama is soft on defense, or wanted to hide the fact that this was a terrorist attack, almost literally since the day that it happened. Which of course compelled the Democrats to fire back that the Republicans actually cut funding for embassy security.
Of course as I have already pointed out even IF there had been increased security it most likely would NOT have saved the Ambassador's life. However that is simply a little thing we call "facts" and THOSE do not seem to be of any interest to the modern Republican party.
But right now none of that should even be the issue.
This man lost his son, and others lost their loved ones as well.
Perhaps it is time to put political opportunism on the back burner and let these people learn the truth about what happened on that terrible September 11 after all of the evidence has been examined thoroughly, and NOT simply make up scenarios in order to score political points against one side or the other.