Watergate and Benghazi Simplified

In 1905, George Santayana, the celebrated philosopher,  in The Life of Reason (Vol. 1, p.284 – Reason in Common Sense) concluded that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.”

                                              SIX  SIMPLE  FACTS

                                                                1.

  •  In 1972 the 38th President of the United States of America was running for re-election.
  • In 2012 the 44th President of the United States of America was running for re-election

                                                                 2.

  • In 1972 the Whitehouse dismissed the break-in at the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee at the Watergate complex in Washington, DC as a third-rate burglary by over-zealous political operatives, later proven to be knowingly false.
  • In 2012, the Whitehouse dismissed the terrorist attack at the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya as a spontaneous demonstration in response to an anti-muslim internet video, later proven to be knowingly false.

                                                                 3.

  • In 1973, after the 38th President of the United States of America won re-election, the facts of the Watergate break-in began to emerge over repeated denials by Whitehouse officials.
  • In 2013, after the 44th President of the United States of America won re-election, the facts of the Benghazi attack began to emerge over repeated denials by Whitehouse officials.

                                                               4.

  • In 1974 Whitehouse tapes were revealed.
  • In 2014 Whitehouse emails were revealed.

                                                                5.

                                                                  6.

  • The 38th President of the United States of America resigned.
  • The 44th President of the United States of America    ???

An oversimplification?  Perhaps. Only time will tell the rest of the story!

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