Actually, the US was in Benghazi before al Qaida was.
Good old Uncle Sam. He's everywhere, he's everywhere!
And everywhere we go, al Qaida is right there with us. They've become our shadow.
Jokar Tsarnaev wrote a note just before the Boston terror attack saying that the bombings were retribution for U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, and called the Boston victims collateral damage in the same way Muslims have been in the American wars.
Hey, I thought we were fighting them over there so we wouldn't have to...ah, screw it. But it seems that people who have been invaded and bombed and shot at resent it. I have no idea why that is.
The Senate Armed Services Committee had a hearing yesterday at which Pentagon officials offered testimony that proved George Orwell was the great prophet of the 20th century, and that we are now udeniably, undebatably, and totally committed to the war without end Orwell predicted. That's the policy and the standard operating procedure.
What they never mention, and never will, is the real reason for this policy. Orwell had that down too, and lays it out straight and simple in his book within a book, the works of Emmanuel Goldstein.
Orwell alone among his generation understood exactly what was happening, and that this perpetual war was the great destroyer of human freedom and dignity. It robs and enslaves entire nations, and ours is the leading edge and main purveyor of this evil.
Get it straight, foks. Al Qaida is a shadow, our own reflection in the pond. We are the terrorists.
Illustration: "Uncle Sam" by harlekin1979