I don't see that the Obama administration is 'playing politics' with Benghazi any more than is normal a) in a system where politics is an integral part of how we're governed, and b) in the face of an opposition that, once convinced they've got their gotcha, will never be satisfied with any answers the Administration gives that does not support the hyper-negative conclusion reached in advance.<quoted text>
Willie, while I believe you sincerely don't want to play politics with Benghazi, don't you see that Obama and his administration DO? The American public has a legitimate right, and a real need to know what happened, and so far Obama & Co. have been anything but forthcoming. So far, getting real, concrete information from them has been about like extracting a tooth from a lion's jaw with pliers: it can be done, but it's painfully slow, and boy, is it tricky.
What the House is doing now with Benghazi is nothing more and nothing less than what a Democratic-controlled House would have done eight years ago (when it became impossible to deny the occupation had gone to hell in a hand-made neocon hand basket) to President Bush over Iraq.
An inquiry run by the Democrats eight years ago would have accomplished nothing, because it would have been motivated as much or more to 'bringing the President down' as to figuring out what went wrong in Iraq.