Hillary Clinton on the Benghazi cover-up: “What difference does it make?”
The big news from Hillary Clinton’s testimony in front of the Congress today was her angered response to the question about the lie perpetrated on the American people for weeks about the reason behind the terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11th of last year, but before I get to that I would like to touch upon something else first.
And that is this: twice Hillary Clinton tried to portray herself as the victim in an attempt to draw sympathy and alleviate the criticism she has come under. She tried to claim that the State Department was a victim of under-funding but that is something that Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Diplomatic Security Charlene Lamb denied during sworn testimony last October.
And here is what John Boehner had to say about this:
We gave them all the money they asked for to make sure that our diplomats and our employees around the world were safe.” Boehner said. “It’s clear that her own people in Libya asked for additional security, and it’s also clear their request was rejected, and I think the secretary needs to explain why. In all, it’s all part of our bigger concern that this is their ‘lead from behind’ strategy. We’ve only seen passive responses to the rise of extremism and terrorist networks in places like Egypt or Tunisia or Libya and now Algeria. America has to lead in the effort to combat violent extremism and terrorism wherever it appears. And yet this White House seems content to watch passively and respond only if necessary
She also tried to gain sympathy by making the Benghazi attack a personal issue by invoking the spirit of Barack Obama from the third debate with Mitt Romney when he mentioned greeting the flag draped coffins after the attack. Here is what she had to say:
spoke tearfully of having “stood next to President Obama as the Marines [who] carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews.”
“I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters,” she said. “And the wives left alone to raise their children
Is there any doubt what the motive here was? It was the same motive Barack Obama had during that debate I mentioned above. Sorry Hillary but you are not a victim.
Okay, now let us get to Hillary Clinton’s remark about the Benghazi cover-up and why it does matter. Hillary Clinton grew very angry when this question came up and wanted to know why it mattered what the reason for the terrorist attack was.
It was actually a clever answer because it deflected the real issue; the issue is no longer about why the attack took place, but rather why the Obama regime was lying to us for weeks about the reason behind the attack.
Barack Obama campaigned partly on his foreign policy successes and he did this by making the claim that al Qaeda was on the run and fractured. The Benghazi attack flew in the face of that claim so the Obama regime had to downplay the attack in order for Barack Obama to maintain his credibility, thus the cover-up in order to help the president win reelection. And that is the best case scenario, the true reason could be much worse.
The Obama regime could also have been trying to cover-up the fact that no reinforcements were sent in to help the two marines who fought gallantly for seven hours trying to save the life of Chris Stevens even though help was only an hour away and they had laser positioning on the mortar which was firing on the compound.
Or the reason could be worse still: it is quite possible that the Obama regime was running guns captured after the fall of Qadhafi through Benghazi and into Syria to support that rebellion. Why was Chris Stevens in Benghazi when everyone knew the situation on the ground was deteriorating in the region and was he sacrificed in order to keep this a secret once the attack began?
When you take into account the fact that the only person who has been held responsible for the attack is the American film-maker I would say the question is very relevant indeed. And then when you take into account that it is now being reported that some of the people behind the terrorist attack in Benghazi are some of the same people behind the attack in Algeria last week and I would say that the question is very meaningful. Why is it that a film-maker is in jail while those responsible for the attack were allowed to fight another day?
Strike three Hillary, you’re out!
Susan Rice appeared on television five days after the attack when it was known this was not the result of a protest to the You Tube video and lied to the American people, and a full two weeks after the attack Barack Obama stood in front of the United Nations and kept the lie going even though he knew the truth. So yes this does still matter because the American people deserve to know why their government was lying to them and we deserve to know what the government is still hiding to this day.