So, concussion-addled Hillary Clinton finally recovered enough to testify to the committee investigating the assault on the Benghazi consulate on September 11th last year. Of course, she accepted full responsibility for the deaths of four Americans, well until folks started heaping the blame on her. What most Americans will remember is the quote of hers from the testimony in which she says;
“Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Well, if it’s not that important, why did the Administration lie about it to the American people – you know, the folks who pay the bills and are actually in charge of this country, not the Clintons and Obamas of the world who think they can tell us only what they think matters. We already know now that the late Chris Stevens wrote to the State Department that it was Obama’s policies that were making Libya dangerous for our diplomatic mission there.
Clinton denies that she saw Stevens’ communications with his bosses which expressed his concern about security of his facilities. Well, why didn’t she see them, if that’s true? I mean, it’s not like Libya was a some backwater unimportant shit hole at the time. We had sent troops and material there during their civil war – if it was important enough that we committed our blood and treasure to Libya, why wasn’t it important enough to read the communiques from our ambassador there?
I guess Rand Paul upset her staff when he said that he would have fired her ample ass, and John McCain tried to recover some of his voters by getting tough with the secretary. From the Washington Times;
“The answers, frankly, that you’ve given this morning are not satisfactory to me,” said Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican.
“Were you and the president made aware of the classified cable from Chris Stevens [that] said that the United States Consulate in Benghazi could not survive a sustained assault?” he asked. Mr. McCain added that “numerous warnings, including personally to me, about the security were unanswered or unaddressed.”
“The American people deserve to know answers, and they certainly don’t deserve false answers,” he said.
Clinton blamed security failures on the fact that Congress had cut her funding for security, borrowing from the Mother Jones article which gave her that cover, but two things are wrong with that excuse; first, Congress hasn’t passed a budget in four years, so how could they have cut State’s budget? Secondly, they had security there and cut it back. They had military security as well as their own diplomatic security folks, which were reduced just prior to the assault. So why wasn’t any of our representatives questioning that, instead of co-starring in the theater conducted by Clinton for the cameras?