January 24, 2013

Because it shows you are a liar

If you have been under a rock and haven't seen this in one of its multiple regurgitations on television, may I present the woman whose testimony we have been awaiting for weeks.

What difference does it make?  Have you forgotten all of the promises that were made?  How about, because the president of the United States of America, and the Secretary of State have promised to explain exactly what happened in Benghazi, and have been stalling for months?  As a reminder:

November 14, 2012, Barack Obama, at first post election press conference:
And you know, we’re after an election now. I think it is important for us to find out exactly what happened in Benghazi, and I’m happy to cooperate in any ways that Congress wants. We have provided every bit of information that we have, and we will continue to provide information. And we’ve got a full-blown investigation, and all that information will be disgorged to Congress.
And I don’t think there’s any debate in this country that when you have four Americans killed, that’s a problem. And we’ve got to get to the bottom of it, and there needs to be accountability. We’ve got to bring those who carried it out to justice. They won’t get any debate from me on that.
Hillary Clinton, October 2012:
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton wrote to House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrel Issa (R-CA) Tuesday afternoon to pledge the State Department's full cooperation with Congress in getting to the bottom of the Sept. 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate that killed Amb. Chris Stevens and three other Americans. 

"It was clearly never, as Administration officials once insisted, the result of a popular protest," Issa wrote. "In addition, multiple U.S. federal government officials have confirmed to the committee that prior to the Sept. 11 attack, the U.S. mission in Libya made repeated requests for addition security in Benghazi. The mission in Libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in Washington."

Clinton did not address any of those claims in her response, except to say that she would provide those answers to Congress pending the results of the investigation.
What difference does it make? 

Four Americans are dead on your watch.  You, Secretary Clinton, promised the families and the American public that you would get to the bottom of this.  You, Madame Secretary, did nothing today, other than claim to take full responsibility while denying that you had any part in any of the breakdowns that caused this tragedy.  That isn't responsibility, that is pretty words followed by a steady stream of people getting thrown under the bus on your behalf.  The least you could do is get under it with them.

What does it matter?

It matters because those families deserve to know how and why their loved ones died in service for our country.  It matters because this administration promised to be the most transparent in history.  It matters because you have been lying and delaying since September.  It matters because our government sent a SWAT team to arrest a filmmaker that you blamed.  It matters because your president has claimed that there is no Al Qaeda threat anymore - or at least there wasn't during election season.  It matters because I am a taxpaying American citizen and I say it matters.

So take your righteous outrage at being asked common sense questions about what transpired and shove it where the sun don't shine.

1 comment:

CenTexTim said...

"I take full responsibility but it wasn't my fault."