Tennessee Seventh District Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn appeared on Fox News Sunday and offered this assessment of the administration's handling of the recent attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya:
I think this is an issue — Benghazi-gate is the right term for this. This is very, very serious, probably more serious than Watergate.
That's correct. Blackburn contends that the U.S. UN ambassador's initial misreading of the Libya embassy attack as part of the Arab world's riots in response to an anti-Muslim film is on a par with the Watergate scandal.
You remember the Watergate scandal, right? It led to the impeachment and resignation of President Richard M. Nixon, and involved Nixon administration officials approving a criminal break-in and wire-tapping at Democratic party headquarters.
The parallels are so obvious. On one hand, we have an initial misinterpretation of events by an administration official, one that has subsequently been corrected and acknowledged. On the hand, we have a U.S. president condoning a criminal act of breaking and entering by his own operatives, then authorizing an official cover-up.
Why, they're almost mirror images of each other. History repeating itself.
Just one question: What planet do these people inhabit?