Obama administration scandals grow
The Kansas City Star
The Obama administration runs the risk in this election year of being plagued by scandals.
More photographs surfaced this week along with more administration apologies of U.S. soldiers posing with the remains of insurgents in Afghanistan. The Los Angeles Times on Wednesday published these pictures.
Other pictures of U.S. troops posing with dead Afghans had been publicized earlier, drawing Obama administration apologies and further damaging U.S.-Afghanistan relations. Let’s not talk about the burning of the Qur’ans incident and the U.S. soldier facing charges now for killing innocent Afghan women and children.
Then there is the mushrooming Secret Service scandal. Allegations continue to build of agents in Colombia ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit last week hiring prostitutes and whether that was an ongoing practice in the agency that guards the president.
Already the controversy has claimed the jobs of three agents. Eight others are on administrative leave, and a bunch of investigations are under way.
Add to that the federal government’s failed $535 million investment in Solyndra and the ongoing investigations, and it begins to look as if the Obama administration has lost control. Obama is unlikely to want to enter the history books, following the presidency of Warren Harding.