The old X-Files episodes kept reminding us, “The truth is out there.” Sometimes it is hard to find.
Americans have spent the past two weeks trying to find the truth about the Libyan attack on 9/11 that killed our Ambassador, Christopher Stevens, and three others. It looked like a terrorist attack, conducted on the anniversary of our great 9/11 tragedy. President Obama said he didn’t know the facts yet, but he sent his U.N. Ambassador, Susan Rice, out to tell the Sunday news pundits that it was the result of a spontaneous uprising of the people, like the protests in Egypt against an American-made anti-Islamic video.
At last, the administration is now admitting that it was a planned act of terrorism with Al-Qaeda ties. There may have been several motivations to cover up the real story. First, it was a security failure. Second, the administration has not wanted to use the term “terrorism” since we have presumably put that phase behind us and it is offensive to the Islamic world. And, for a third reason, Al-Qaeda should not be given credit because we have killed Osama bin Laden.
Some Congressmen have also complained that they were misled about the facts of the attack
An important side-issue to this story is the way the media has handled it. Conservative news sources have raised these questions publicly during the past two weeks, but the liberal press has just echoed the administration’s version. The bottom line is that the President’s team has lied to the American public, but the average person in the country has been unaware of this frightening fact.
We don’t comment on the many political and economic issues of the upcoming elections, but we feel it is proper and necessary to show the moral questions that are involved. Our “Campaign 2012” section has reported the moral decline of the Democratic campaign in such matters as homosexuality and same-sex marriage, abortion, and leaving God out of their initial official party platform.
Now we need to face the all-important issue of truthfulness. If we cannot expect our President to tell the truth; and if we allow our press to hide the truth, we will soon discover that we are no longer a free people. The truth is out there. Let’s make sure we find it.