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Sun Dec 2, 2012, 07:31 PM

10. McCarthyism Is Alive And Well

And once again we have a compliant media stoking the fires of McCarthyism.

To date we have no idea what "very troubled" means beyond it being code for the real motive. Why, for instance, are Graham and Ayotte not also troubled with Gen. Petraeus for the talking points his staff provided Rice or, for that matter, Mitt Romney who forced the Obama administration's hand with his ill-advised news conference on the evening of 9/11 where he disclosed classified information in an effort to score political points. Once again, the compliant media reinforce the McCarthy style attacks. Republicans are not "sharpening" their attacks, they are simply repeating their point that the are "very troubled". Obviously, no amount of data will cause them to behave responsibly because nobody is bothering to hold them accountable by asking the simple question "what, specifically, are you very troubled about". That is a simple, straight-forward question yet it has gone unasked for nearly 3 months. This is really an insignificant, small scale attack that did sadly result in 3 Americans being trapped in a burning building where they died. There are real questions that need to be asked, like why did they end up being trapped in that building and why Libyan forces were not available to help fend off the terrorist attack. But, make no mistake, these attacks are McCarthyism, pure and simple.

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