Benghazi was America’s Battle of Rorke’s Drift.

Over the weekend I finally had an opportunity to watch 13 Hours

Immediately after the worst defeat in British military history at Isandlwana in South Africa thousands of Zulu warriors attacked a small outpost.  The men at Rorke’s Drift numbered slightly over 150 and some were recovering in a hospital at the mission.  The tiny British force repelled the massive army it faced.  I first read the story in a great book written by a U.S. Air Force veteran called the Washing of the Spears.

Over the weekend I finally had an opportunity to watch 13 Hours.  It’s about the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi on September 11th and 12th of 2012 and the subsequent attack on the neighboring CIA Annex.  The entire episode remains politically controversial.  In my weekly newspaper column I offer a comparison between coverage of the Obama White House’s handling of the Benghazi aftermath with media’s obsession to expose Donald Trump.