Thursday, January 24, 2013

Another chapter in the Most Transparent Administration Ever

I don't have a lot to say regarding the Benghazi hearings that took place earlier this week. My expectations couldn't have been lower regarding the acquisition of legitimate answers being given regarding the botched aftermath of the 9/11/12 attack on the U.S. consulate.

In this era of soundbites and quotable phrases (e.g. "You didn't build that", "Binders full of women", etc.), there is one doozy that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton offered up when being questioned by Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson (emphasis mine).

“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 who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from ever happening again.”

As far as losing four of our citizens needlessly, it maybe doesn't make a lot of difference why or how. It's a tragedy that could've been avoided no matter how or why the attack was perpetrated. But what was never satisfactorily answered was why U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice perpetuated a flat out falsehood that an anti-Islam video was the catalyst for a violent protest that merely escalated out of control. It was very apparent from the beginning that it was an orchestrated terrorist attack, yet the aforementioned "anti-Islam video" lie was peddled for days.

With all due respect, Madame Secretary, the lack of transparency from an administration that pledged to be the "Most. Transparent. Evah." is something that does matter. A hell of a lot.


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