While there has been overwhelming coverage of the attack on the United States consulate in Benghazi, Lybia, there has been little to no coverage of the good deeds of the Lybian people subsequent to that attack. It makes me want to ask the question: “Who is keeping Anderson Cooper honest?”  
     Not many people know that, immediately after the attack, the Lybian people can out in throngs in the Lybian city of Tripoli with signs of support for the U.S., and remembering the slain U.S. Ambassador to Lybia as a friend. All on their handmade signs, signs written in Arabic and English.  They wanted the world to be clear that the people of Lybia did not support the attack.  Then, they followed up with voluntary collection of weapons, and in some instances, forcibly from those persons not authorized to have them.  The amount of weapons voluntarily surrendered was astounding, and the fact that the driving force propelling the collection was the ordinary Lybian citizen was certainly even more astounding.  This from a people, who, for years, feared even speaking out in public.    In the fallout from the attack,  John McCain has yet to state public words of admiration for those citizens, in either situation, yet he managed to suck up  a lot air over the airwaves regarding Ambassador Susan Rice , (who had nothing to do with anything in Benghazi).  Lybia, like every other nation on earth, has good and bad. Fortunately, (for all of us), there are more good than bad.  At the very least, American coverage should include the good in, at the very least, equal measure.  In that way, we can keep everybody honest, even John McCain.


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