Insensitivity shown by Davis

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Sensitivity is a coin with two sides. One year ago, I was upset that four Americans died in Libya without any effort on the part of our government to rescue them. I was called to task for my insensitivity to the grieving families and my haste to lay blame on our commander-in-chief for his failure to honor tradition and move heaven and earth to save those citizens. I watched as Obama and Clinton, in front of the flag-draped caskets, both promised the families that justice would be swift and certain. We now know for a fact that the lie crafted by Obama about a video was political expediency to avoid an election-cycle problem. A month ago we were told that Benghazi was a phony scandal. This last week I watched the House oversight committee hearing on Benghazi and was appalled when a couple of Republicans and 10 Democrats on the committee insulted all Americans and specifically the families of the four dead Americans by walking out on two parents' testimony. Our own Danny Davis was one of the 10 Democrats who chose not to exhibit the most basic civil courtesies to a father and a mother who lost sons in heroic service to our country. Why do we allow Rep. Davis to embarrass the nation and our district with troubling frequency? I challenge Rep. Davis to explain his reasoning and insensitivity for this insult to all Americans, parents and patriots. He will not because he cannot!

Ray Simpson
Oak Park


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joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 6:39 PM

here are some links to back up my previous statements.. See page 13

joe from south oak park  

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 6:32 PM

John - quite frankly, the four men that died in Benghazi were national hero's who were defending our country... The vast majority of those who's lives end violently in Chicago and in other major cities are affiliated with gangs and have criminal records. I can say without doubt that the lives of the four men killed in Benghazi, in part due to inaction of our government, lived lives of greater importance than the vast majority of those who suffered a violent death in Chicago.

John Franklin  

Posted: November 3rd, 2013 5:12 PM

Ray, And I challenge you to explain why these 4 Americans are more important than the 100s killed yearly in Chicago or Thousands across the nation. Or the Drone strikes against American citizens abroad. Or the innocent civilian "collateral damage" from our wars in other nations. Are their lives too not precious? Its a phony scandal because its one party trying to make another look bad, while there are Americans being killed everyday and no one cares.

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