Secretary of State — soon to be former — Hillary Clinton “testified” at a hearing on Wednesday, providing essentially no further insight into the attack on the Benghazi consulate in Libya back on September 11th of 2012.
Because, after all, “what difference does it make?”
You arrogant Leftist Elitist Hack, it makes all the difference in the world.
And you just contravened yourself. Your deflection of the key issue bespeaks volumes about you, ma’am. YOU are responsible — as you already admitted. It occurred on your watch. And, so, why weren’t the embassies and consulates and, in particular, the Benghazi Consulate on the highest of alert on that very important date and — further — why were additional security updates and the adding of security personnel for Benghazi refused for that station? No, not ignored; actually refused. It was not an issue of budget; that response is specious and incorrect. Did you not read the cables? Did you not read the requests for help? Why was there no Marine presence? Where in the hell were the Marines? There was a 16-personnel security system turned down. This was, literally, a War Zone. It is inexcusable. We had the resources. And we didn’t deploy them. I submit: PURPOSELY.
And you take the easy “broken female” way out: the Waterworks. Shameful.
Clinton did nothing but pontificate and insult not only her position but the entire political system in DC as well as all of the citizens of the United States — who deserve clear and truthful answers. She attempted jousting; she attempted witty reparte; she attempted, for five-and-a-half hours, to deflect as much as possible to some GOP questioners who couldn’t conduct a half-witted interview or interrogation for Lagos PD in Nigeria, much less sit in an open Congressional session and pose cogently crafted, logical questions in succession. The GOP had, quite literally, FOUR MONTHS to prepare for this session.
There is nobody in custody. There is no apparent investigation continuing. We have a right to know the answers to all our questions. Are we adequately protecting our embassies? Our consulates? In war zones?
From Rand Paul:
“Ultimately, I think with your leaving, you accept culpability for the greatest tragedy since 9/11,” he said. “Had I been President at the time and I found out you had not read the cables… I would have relieved you of your post.”
“I think it’s inexcusable,” he added.
And then Rand Paul NAILS IT:
Finally: why is there no clear timeline of this event proffered and immured and provided in a transparent fashion by anyone on either side of the aisle?
No. There is no such thing — for an assault on sovereign American territory taking only second place to the 9/11 attack itself, since that date.
Which makes me ask: does anyone actually want to get to the bottom of the four deaths in Benghazi?
Because this — this farce, this Kabuki Theater — is eliciting nothing valuable for the nation, its citizens, its taxpayers. Which tells me: we’ll learn nothing from this. So the bottom line becomes: four American citizens died for no reason whatsoever.
All DC did was cover their shit like any average cat in a sandbox.