What happened to reasonable priorities?

In response to their effectiveness, so many times I have written: “A picture may paint a thousand words, but a political cartoon sketches a million.” An Oct. 23 political cartoon in the Laurinburg Exchange effectively utilized another saying: “Liar, liar, pants on fire.”

On Oct. 22, Hillary Clinton testified for 11 hours concerning an issue that has already been resolved by seven former investigations, proving the Benghazi tragedy would have happened exactly as it did, no matter who was serving as Secretary of State, or which political party was in power.

I am truly sorry that four dedicated Americans died in an attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. I realize the need for, and truly appreciate a reasonable and thorough investigation. What I do not appreciate is six more unnecessary investigations at taxpayer’s expense, obviously to exploit the deaths of four Americans for political purposes.

Most of all, I do not appreciate the eleven hour attempt to discredit a presidential candidate when a former vice president has not been questioned for eleven minutes concerning the over 4,600 troops sacrificed on the altar of war profiteering, and more than 40,000 maimed for life, while his military industrial complex companies coffered billions in advance for never finished if ever started no-bid contracts in Iraq.

A war monger physically unable to carry a military rifle in his youth, but able to carry a shotgun on hunting trips while he funnels no-bid contracts to his private companies, is yet to be investigated or interrogated, while a current presidential candidate is over-investigated in a matter that is subject to happen anytime our nation engages in foreign “entanglements?”

As our young people say, “Give me a break!”

Think about it, please.

Robert C Currie Jr.