Say, Tom, maybe you could lead a movement to retroactively impeach George W. Bush . . . On today's Morning Joe, Tom Brokaw, downplayed the significance of Benghazi, suggesting instead that what we really needed was "a big congressional investigation about the decision to go to war in the first place in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist."
Brokaw also underlined that more lives were lost in terrorist attacks on the US Marine barracks in Lebanon, the USS Cole and Khobar Towers than in Benghazi. Brokaw made a point to mention that the attack on the Marine barracks happened during Ronald Reagan's presidency, but failed to disclose that the USS Cole and Khobar Towers attacks happened during the presidency of Hillary Clinton's husband. Simple slip by Brokaw, no doubt.
TOM BROKAW: One of the things I think we all have to keep in mind is that we've had a number of these kinds of terrorist attacks that have caused great many more deaths. We have to remember that in '83, Ronald Reagan was president, we lost more than 200 Marines in Beirut. We had Khobar Towers, the USS Cole. There were not these kinds of investigatons at that time. Should there have been? Probably.
Most of all, I think, there probably should have been a big congressional investigation about the decision to go to war in the first place in Iraq for weapons of mass destruction that didn't exist. Doesn't take away from the importance of getting to the roots of what happened in Benghazi. That's important. But is it going to consume this country for the next several months when there are so many other issues? I think the Republicans are going to have to examine that as well.