January 31, 2013
The senators who finally got Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify had a lot of fun speechifying instead of asking questions. Sen. Rand Paul made his point that Hillary Clinton should have been fired, but why didn't any senator ask her the question that should have been at the top of the list – why didn't she know what happened in Benghazi, if not while it was going on, shortly after?
The ambassador and three other State Department employees were killed, but most of the State Department employees who were there were still alive on Sept. 12 and are alive today. Does Hillary Clinton not know how to use a telephone? Why didn't she simply call one of the survivors and ask what happened?
If she had she would have known that it was not a spontaneous attack caused by a video or by people out walking around who decided they wanted to kill Americans. Hillary Clinton may not know that few people bring mortars and heavy machine guns to spontaneous rallies or take them on walks, even in the Middle East, but if she had simply talked to some of the survivors she would have known that it was not a spontaneous demonstration.
Rand was right that Hillary Clinton should have been fired for dereliction of duty for not reading the emails from her ambassador in Libya, but what was worse is that, according to what Clinton has said, she took no action to find out what did happen at the US compound in Benghazi and at the CIA compound where the ex-Navy Seals were killed.
For what possible reason did it take weeks for the US government to find out what happened? Why wasn't the compound sealed off? Why did it take weeks for the State Department to send the FBI to the scene to investigate?
Hillary Clinton has learned a lot from her husband, former President William Jefferson Blythe Clinton, the only elected president in this country's history to be impeached. Bill Clinton stood before the American people and said, "But I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I'm going to say this again: I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you."
Only because "that woman" Monica Lewinsky saved the blue dress with semen stains on it do we know that speech was a lie. We also know that Bill Clinton practiced to make it sound truthful. He did have sexual relations with that woman and he certainly didn't tell her to go out and tell the world that they were having sex. He also didn't tell her to tell his secretary that she needed to see him to have sex with him.
Bill Clinton did commit perjury based on the evidence supplied by the blue dress, but he is now one of the most respected members of the Democratic Party.
Hillary Clinton sounded remarkably like her husband when she said, "With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?"
The fact that no senator had the gumption to tell her exactly why it does matter is appalling. That a cabinet secretary would be allowed to say something that incredibly offensive to a Senate committee and the American people is disturbing. If what Hillary Clinton said is true then there should be no murder investigations because what difference does it make who killed someone? They are dead whether the killer is found or not. There certainly should be no Senate committees calling people in to testify about anything, because what difference does it make? What's done is done.
Hillary Clinton is such a fake and a fraud it is embarrassing that she has served as secretary of state. If it doesn't matter what happened, why investigate anything ever?
For the record, one reason it matters is to make certain that it doesn't happen again. The next time an ambassador is begging for more security someone in the secretary of state's office should at least read his emails.
But it makes a huge difference whether this was a spontaneous uprising or a carefully planned terrorist attack by al Qaeda. It makes a difference for all the other embassies in the world. The spontaneous uprising fits in with the Obama world picture, but not with reality. It is more difficult for Obama to convince the American people that he has won the war against al Qaeda if al Qaeda is attacking American installations and killing American ambassadors.
Chris Stevens was Hillary Clinton's employee. She should want to know what happened to him. Why was he left behind apparently alive, and what happened to him after the other Americans left and he was taken to the hospital?
If a friend is killed, few of us say – No, don't tell me how he died, because it doesn't matter. But we are supposed to believe that is what Hillary Clinton says. She doesn't care how people, who were killed because of her incompetence, died. She doesn't care who has attacked Americans in the past because you can't do anything about it.
According to Hillary Clinton's philosophy the US could just get rid of the CIA and the FBI because primarily what they do is find out what happened.
I suppose Hillary Clinton would also say that it didn't matter whether or not while he was president of the United States her husband, Bill Clinton, had sex with a White House intern and lied about it. It may not have mattered to Hillary Clinton that her husband was taking advantage of a young White House intern, but it mattered to the majority of the House of Representatives who voted to impeach him.
What has Hillary Clinton done as secretary of state? She would say that it doesn't matter because whatever she has done is over. But it matters to some Americans. Has she accomplished anything other than having flown all over the world? What are her accomplishments? She managed to get one of her ambassadors killed by not bothering to read his pleas for more help, but she was probably too busy flying from plush hotel to plush hotel to bother with reading emails and the other mundane duties of being secretary of state.
Secretary of State John Kerry is a lucky man because he has some tiny shoes to fill. If he can manage to keep all his ambassadors alive he will have been far more successful than Hillary Clinton.
What would be wonderful if is this were the last the American people heard from Hillary Clinton, but that isn't likely. The Clintons are like bad pennies; they just keep turning up.
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It appears that The New York Times might be able to win some prize for being the least introspective organization in the world. An article on Sunday about Vice President Joe Biden states, "in a few short months, the motor-tongued, muscle-car-loving heartbeat-away hell raiser has been transformed from gaffe-prone amusement to someone whose star shines as brightly as his teeth."...continued on page 2