Remember the movie A Few Good Men? The most famous line from that movie is when Tom Cruise as Lt. Kaffee, has Jack Nicholson as Col. Jessep on the witness stand and demands that he tells the truth. Jessep loses his cool and responds:
“You can’t handle the truth!”
When I read about liberal Democrats like Rep Adam Schiff (D-CA), that’s what I would tell him. Obviously Schiff can’t handle the truth about what took place at the Benghazi compound when US Ambassador Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, CIA contractors, Tyrone S. Woods and Glen Doherty were murdered and ten others wounded.
Recently, CIA contractors Kris Paronto, Mark Geist and John Tiegen testified that they were fighting on top of the CIA annex five minutes away from the Benghazi compound and that a stand-down order that had been given resulted in a half hour delay in defending the compound which proved to be a critical error. The order was given by their CIA top security officer identified in their new book 13 Hours as Bob. Tiegen said that he told Bob that they were losing critical time, but Bob told them to stand down. The three men have stated that had the stand-down order not been given, it’s possible that Stevens, Smith, Woods and Doherty may have survived the attack. Paronto stated that without the delay:
“Ambassador Stevens and Sean (Smith), yeah, they would still be alive, my gut is yes.”
As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, you would think that Schiff would want to be part of a congressional investigation into what really happened surrounding the disaster at the Benghazi compound in Libya. Earlier this week, Schiff told the media that he considered the Benghazi Select Committee to be a ‘colossal waste of time.’ He went on to call the select committee a ‘tremendous red herring’ and then recommended that Democrats refuse to participate with the committee and investigation.
Ironically, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi named Schiff along with Rep Adam Smith (D-WA) to be a member of the select committee on Benghazi. To my surprise, Rep Trey Gowdy (R-SC) who is serving as the head of the committee accepted Schiff as a member.
Schiff has publicly stated that he believes the three CIA contractors are intentionally lying about what happened just to sell their book. He is unwilling to accept that anything went wrong with the entire fiasco at Benghazi. Apparently Schiff does not believe that the State Department did anything wrong by ignoring Ambassador Stevens’ many requests for more security.
Like Col Jessep stated in A Few Good Men, Schiff can’t handle the truth. So I have to wonder why Gowdy approved of having him serve on the committee. Schiff already has his mind closed to any truths revealed that go against his preconceived ideas. I suspect that Pelosi purposely put Schiff on the committee to stonewall anything they try to do to get to the truth and find out who is to blame for the death of the four Americans and the wounding of 10 others.