The Obama administration had one simple explanation for the attack on the U.S.consulate in Benghazi, Libya last September 11th. Obama and Hillary Clinton said it was a simple protest by Muslims offended by a scurrilous internet video attacking the religion of Islam. Within five days after the attack U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice was a regular on the Sunday talk shows, pushing the theory that the strike began “spontaneously” out of protests in Egypt and was not a pre-planned terrorist act.
The emphasis on an internet video and the hunt for the so-called film maker blunted any inquiry into the lack of response by the Obama administration to an attack that resulted in the death of our U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others in the consulate. The media had little interest in looking into what actually happened in Benghazi before the election, having much more interest in covering for their chosen candidate. Romney stumbled and fumbled over Benghazi and missed every opportunity to make it a campaign issue. He made a feeble attempt in the third debate but Obama made a nasty face at him and claimed any suggestion he had been less that forthcoming was “offensive and irresponsible.” Candy Crowley stepped in with her on confabulation of events and Romney dutifully dropped all further discussion of Benghazi for the remainder of the campaign.
That was then and this is now and it’s going to be a whole new ball game. Today the House Oversight Committee will hear from three “whistleblowers” expected to offer testimony enormously at odds with that given by Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice.
Mark Thompson, acting deputy assistant Secretary of State for counterterrorism; Greg Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya; and Eric Nordstrom, former regional security officer in Libya, will be testifying today or in days to follow. Hicks has already said, “everybody in the mission” believed it was an act of terror “from the get-go.”
Even while Susan Rice was feeding the internet video to the gullible media on September 16th, the new president of Libya, Mohammed al-Magariaf, was saying that his government had “no doubt that this was pre-planned, predetermined” terrorist attack. Obama’s suck-up media ignored that. “I’ve never been as embarrassed in my life, in my career, as on that day,” Hicks told investigators of Rice’s account.
House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, (R-Calif.), who will oversee today’s hearing, accuses Hillary Clinton and those close to her with engaging in “deliberately, premeditated lying to the American people.”
Well, anyone who has been paying attention to Hillary Clinton over the past 20 years knows one thing about her. She’s a pathological liar in everything she does. My 94-year old mother in law who knows nothing about politics and cares even less calls her a “tramp.” I guess you don’t have to be a political junkie to spot one of the those.