Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Poll: Americans angry about Benghazi can't find it on a map

UPI (Blog)
Kristen Butler
May 13, 2013.
41 percent of Republicans believe Benghazi is the worst political scandal in American history, but nearly half don't know where it is.

According to a new national poll from Public Policy Polling, the majority of American voters think Congress has more important things to do than talk about the administration's response to the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Last week, Sen. James Inhofe said in an interview that, “Of all the great cover-ups in history -- the Pentagon papers, Iran-Contra, Watergate, all the rest of them -- this ... is going to go down as most egregious cover-up in American history." He further suggested President Obama could be impeached over it.

PPP put that question to voters. 41 percent of Republicans say they consider this to be the "biggest political scandal in American history" compared to only 43 percent who disagree. Only 10 percent of Democrats and 20 percent of independents agreed.

Of the 41 percent of Republicans who consider Benghazi to be the worst political scandal in American history, 39 percent are unaware that Benghazi is located in Libya. 10 percent said it's in Egypt, 9 percent in Iran, 6 percent in Cuba, 5 percent in Syria, 4 percent in Iraq, and 1 percent each in North Korea and Liberia, with 4 percent unwilling to venture a guess.
Read the rest here.  Also see the report by the polling company, Public Policy Polling, here.

Comment: So much for Mark Twains' repudiating remark that "God created war so that Americans would learn geography."

It would seem that even God cannot be held responsible for the level of idiocy being demonstrated here.

But then again if you have spent any time in the faltering empire then you know that for most Americans any place outside of the US is just "over there".


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