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Article posted: 8/17/2013 4:40 AM

America won't forget heroes at Benghazi

America won't forget heroes at Benghazi

There are always things that politicians want us to forget and the sooner the better. This is why certain news conferences are held on Friday afternoons. When there is a potential scandal or cover-up or anything that might expose politicians as stupid or inept, they usually admit to it on Friday afternoon knowing people have short memories and there's nothing like a weekend to distract our attention.

There is one tragic example of ineptitude at the highest level we will never forget. Benghazi and the four brave Americans who were forsaken, abandoned by their government and left to die. Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty will never be forgotten.

The next time this president tries to slough off his mistakes as some "ginned up scandal by political opponents," we will know what he is really doing. He is trying to get us to forget his ineptness and how he left those men to die without even trying to help. How he ordered our military to stand down. Not even a millennium of Friday news conferences will ever wash away the desperate shame and humiliation incurred by America that day.

Mike Simon

Glen Ellyn

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