Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! VA, VA, VA!

Flames of BenghaziBenghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! VA, VA, VA! We’re chock-a-block with “scandals” and “investigations” these days. It’s a cottage industry we’ve seen before and it threatens to become near life-long employment as it did for Ken Starr. But the thing is, not all governmental investigations are bad.

When is an Investigation Not an Investigation?

Investigations are good providing they aspire to the truth. Clearly, someone must get to the bottom of the VA mess for example. Internal investigations are useful and often helpful, but some problems are so large they need the extra visibility of a fair Congressional investigation.

The key to a successful, useful investigation is balance and an ability to get to the point and not score political points. Benghazi is clearly NOT the way to run an investigation(s).

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