A few thoughts about that political cartoon

I must comment on your Feb. 16 political cartoon, which depicts a meteor labeled “sequestration” heading toward the Capitol with the caption: “Nobody moves until we get some answers about Benghazi.”

The cartoon implies that sequestration will be a cataclysmic event. If this is true, why are President Barack Obama and the Congress on vacation?

The possibility of sequestration clock started when Obama signed the 2011 Budget Control Act on Aug. 2.

When our elected officials return, they will have five days to solve a problem for which they haven’t found a solution for 200 days. It’s time to kick the sequestration football down the road again.

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was pressed about what happened in Benghazi while testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, she angrily responded, “What difference does it make?”

Mrs. Clinton, it matters to the families of Ambassador Christopher Stevens and the other three Americans murdered in the Benghazi consulate. It should also matter to every American.

The president proudly proclaims that his administration is the most transparent ever. This is definitely not the case when it comes to Benghazi.

The deception started with U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s appearances on the Sept. 16 talk shows and it continues today.

Sens. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., John McCain, R-Ariz., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., are trying to get at the truth, but the White House is stonewalling their activities.

Will we, the people, ever find out what really happened that night?

Carl Schaefer

Amherst