Obama is personally likeable. So is Susan Rice. They can read from teleprompters, so they qualify as "brilliant" in Inside-Beltway terms. But I'm convinced that neither one has a clue as to what they are supposed to be doing. They are stupid, talking-head kind of stupid, a stupidity familiar to all of us through watching the nightly news. The scandal itself is reminiscent of Iran-contra, which neutralized Reagan, probably with the assist of Bush I. Pat Buchanan is one source I trust to give us an honest report. His opinion is also one that I rely upon.