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Obama but not Bush?

Published May 27, 2013 3:03 pm

This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

Children who are ignored often create negative situations to get attention and feel important. Rep. Jason Chaffetz has become adept at this.

Chaffetz has been leading the charge in investigating last fall's attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. He said President Barack Obama's handling of the government's response to the Benghazi terrorist attack could be an impeachable offense, and he vows to continue digging at the "lies of the highest magnitude."

This, in spite of the fact that House Republicans voted to cut nearly $300 million from the U.S. embassy security budget. When asked if he voted to cut the funding, Chaffetz replied "Absolutely!"

As for the investigation into IRS employees focusing on right-wing organizations applying for tax-exempt status, Chaffetz said: "Whoever is responsible, whoever was complicit in the execution of this, those who participated in the cover-up, not only should they be fired, they should be prosecuted and thrown in jail."

Since Chaffetz is so committed to justice and accountability, I'm surprised he hasn't called for an investigation and arrest of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for war crimes and coverups.

Bill Revene

West Valley City