Rice: Investigation into Lies About Benghazi Worse Than Murder of Four Americans

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


It’s a tradition now that whenever any member of Obama Inc. wants to say something horribly self-centered and inappropriate about Benghazi, he, she or it goes on the Late Show to deliver a line about it being “not optimal” or a “bump in the road” to the sympathetic smirk of Jon Stewart.

Now it was Susan Rice’s turn to explain that the investigation into her lies about Benghazi was worse than the murder of four Americans. And from her perspective, it no doubt was.

“There’s always confusion when you have a tragedy of that sort and Americans are killed,” Rice told Jon Stewart on The Daily Show on Thursday. “The bigger tragedy, Jon, is we’ve spent all of these months trying to figure out the origin of some talking points, which were cleared at the highest levels of the intelligence community and, in my opinion, not enough time doing the service that we owe to our fallen colleagues.”

The bigger tragedy is apparently not the crime or the coverup, but the investigation of the coverup.  Note also how Rice uses the passive voice and ambiguous language.  Rather than discussing a murder or a terrorist attack, she talks about a tragedy in which Americans were killed by person or persons unknown.

Just think. This woman could have been Secretary of State.

  • Anonymous

    I want to know what "doing the service" (yeah, "doing the service" for colleagues) just what in the world does that phrase mean in a Susan Rice world? Does that include viewing the cell phone pics of ambassadors dragged through the streets or would it be the sodomy or just congratulating the murderers while they while away the hours sipping drinks? Inquiring minds would like to know…

    • elixelx

      nope..it means blo-jobs on cadavers, like Hillary did!

      • Ar'nun

        Wait, what?

  • Indioviejo

    I am tempted to think of her as incompetent, but it isn't just that. Obviously it it a lack of conscience, morality, or character. She is just another leftist cadre to whom the end justifies any lie. What a piece of work.

    • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

      The proofs are already stacking up, as to just how big a cover up the bodies of lies are shielding. But never mind. The poohbahs in charge have a job to do…lie…lie and lie some more – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/01/25/benghazigate-

      Anyone who still believes the RINOS's are up to the task, of holding the liars responsible for their parts, are, well, whistling past the graveyard – http://adinakutnicki.com/2013/02/13/is-the-republ

      Justice denied.
      Adina Kutnicki, Israel http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • BS77

      She calls the investigation a greater tragedy than the actual murder of four Americans, including our ambassador???????? Un freakin believable. This is the sign of mental dementia and moral collapse. Besides , I am sick of hearing this referred to as a "tragedy". A tragedy is when someone dies while skiing or from pneumonia….this was murder. Likely an avoidable event had military assets been rushed to the scene.

      • elixelx

        Yep, it was…for her!
        Like the rest of that egotistical, self-centred, onanistic administration, run by the hedonist in chief, what's bad for one is bad for all; and what's good for one is good for one!
        You can't reason, argue, explain with these epicurians; they are each little stars with a raison d'etre only they can appreciate!

  • Edward Cline

    "This woman could have been Secretary of State." Well, yes, Daniel. But, I really don't think much of a difference could be made between Rice and Hillary. They're both masters (mistresses?) of spewing a lot of verbiage and saying absolutely nothing concrete about anything.

  • charlotte

    Obama left 36 Americans to die. 4 of them died to save the other 32. That is significant.
    Now where are those 32?
    Are these some of their names?
    The report that the State Department’s Accountability Review Board published on Dec. 19 refers to the five DS agents who survived only by acronyms: “RSO,” and “ARSO 1,” “ARSO 2,” “ARSO 3” and “ARSO 4.” RSO stands for regional security officer. ARSO stands for assistant regional security officer. Are these their names?

    If the committee wanted the names of the DS agents who were in Benghazi with Chris Stevens during the 2011 rebellion—as opposed to those who were with Stevens in Benghazi during the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attack—all they would need to do is go to the State Department's website and look up the December 2011 issue of State Magazine.

    Mario Montoya
    RSO Mike Ranger.
    DS Special Agent Joshua Vincent.
    Diplomatic Security Service agents Brian Haggerty,
    Kent Anderson,
    Josh Vincent,
    Chris Deedy,
    James McAnelly,
    Jason Brierly
    Ken Davis,
    Agent in Charge Keith Carter
    Political Officer Nathan Tek
    DS agents Jeremy Clarke,
    Chris Little
    medic Jack Van Cleve,
    Security Protective Specialists Domingo Ruiz
    Ronald Young

    Hillary Clinton revealed that until then—four months after the attacks—she had only spoken with one of the DS agents who had survived the Benghazi attack. She also said, “I still have a DS agent at Walter Reed seriously injured.”
    The names were all obtained from the Dec 2011 edition of the State Dept magazine:
    http://www.state.gov/m/dghr/statemag/181298.htm

  • Mary Sue

    Susan Rice has obviously had way too much "purple drank" poison koolaid.

  • Gee

    So the entire problem is attempting to find out who in the government screwed up – not the screw up itself. Typical leftist to smear those that what to know the truth.

    • jakespoon

      The tragedy she speaks of is that this administration was dared to be questioned about their lies. When have these people ever been forth coming about anything. They would rather climb a tree to tell a lie,than stand on the ground and tell the truth.

  • Johnconrad

    Sad thing is, she'd likely have been a better Secretary of State than JForbesKerry

    • jakespoon

      One of those Easter Island statues would be better than Kerry,probably smarter,too. It would certainly have more personality.

  • http://twitter.com/Brian_R_Allen @Brian_R_Allen

    …. Just think. This woman could have been Secretary of State ….

    Now just really think.

    This woman may well have been an improvement over the last occupant of that office – the treasonous, recidivist, lying, looting, co-serial-rapist dumbest woman to have failed the dumbed-down DC bar and/or to have ever pooped between two shoes — and over her co-equal in The World's Most Dangerous Dullard Stakes, the second-generation traitor: Lurch Kohn-Thorne-Heinz-Kerry.

    The incumbent!

  • vladtepes2

    Poor girl – can't help herself.
    She was a sociopathic congenital liar then – and she's a sociopathic congenital liar now.
    Must be a job requirement in the Obama administration.

  • Cat K

    Her father had a fairly humble origin- a ministers son and he rose to high levels in the government. But, Ms. Rice is reportedly worth 45 million dollars. And I believe she has always worked in government. Is there an explanation for this?
    I support capitalism – so if this was earned in a family business that's just fine. But, there's just something fishy about amassing all that money (and of course pretending to hate the rich, etc.)

  • Frank Wuco

    Oh, Daniel Greenfield. You don't know the half of it.

  • Arlie

    the whole criminal corrupt regime are paid, professional LIARS. They are paid by taxpayers to uphold the US Constitution and then conveniently get amnesia after they are sworn in. The true meaning of taking the Lord's name in vain is to swear an oath and then break it! Not only do they break their solemn oath..but then they compound it by bald face LIES to the people and steal our money and destroy our rights. THEY HAVE NO SHAME. It is as if Satan, himself is running the Feds. I would like to be more positive, however, they have taken off their masks they hide behind and are bolder and more "transparent" of their evil than ever before. They Lie just for the sake of their own darkness of followers, everyone else sees the truth.

  • http://twitter.com/Brian_R_Allen @Brian_R_Allen

    Just think. This woman might have occupied the office that used to be reserved for America's Secretary of State ….

    Just think a little harder:

    Surely that couldn't have been worse than that office suite having been occupied by the loathsome and fearsome recidivist, Missus Billy-Bubbah Blythe or by the second-generation traitor: Lurch?

  • Ar'nun

    The bigger tragedy isn't that she is this f'in stupid, not that they covered it up, but if you listen at the end, the biggest tragedy is the enthusiasm of the morons in the audience. The tragedy being how many idiots actually believe this stupid nonsense and eagerly applaud the death of 4 Americans and support and defend the people that allowed it to happen. But this idiot is stilll better than Hagel.

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