Politics & National Security

WaPo Editorial Board Cites Lawfare

By Ritika Singh
Thursday, October 3, 2013, 10:35 PM

Yesterday's Washington Post editorial discussed the pernicious effects of the shutdown on U.S. national security, and quoted John's post from last Sunday in it. The editorial opens:

IF HOUSE Republicans have had an obsession to rival their hatred of the Affordable Care Act, it has been their determination to find a scandal in the 2012 attack on a U.S. facility in Benghazi, Libya, in which Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens was killed.

Yet this week those same Republicans are putting U.S. embassies across the world at risk with their shutdown of the U.S. government. More broadly, they are endangering national security at a time when the United States remains under threat from al-Qaeda and affiliated groups.