Another hearing has been scheduled about the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. The issue won’t go away no matter how hard the Democrats try.

This hearing is authorized to go as long as it takes, i.e. into the fall and possibly past the mid-terms. Predictably, the Democrats are accusing the Republicans of making it a political issue, unlike President Barack Obama’s statesmanlike decision to postpone — again — a decision on the Keystone Pipeline until next year — after the midterms.

Yes, Benghazi is a political issue, and it should be. If anyone believes the Democrats wouldn’t love to have an issue like this in an election year, I have some oceanfront land in Vermont that I can let you have for a song.

Meanwhile here at home, the newspaper makes sure its readers know that this is an issue for Republican “conservatives” — key booing and hissing. I suspect your readers want to know what really happened that day?

Let’s start with what we do know.

On Sept. 11, 2012, the American ambassador to Libya and three other Americans were murdered by Islamic terrorists.

On Sept. 12, 2012, the president of the United States flew to Las Vegas for a fundraiser.

Actions speak louder than words.

Terence McManusNew Sharon