Time for Truth & Consequences on the Benghazi Cover Up

Hillary Clinton testifiesAs Hillary Clinton contemplates running for president in 2016, does she have dreams conjuring up the Benghazi tragedy and cover-up and repeating in her sleep, “What difference does it make?”  Even Lady Macbeth had her moment of guilt when, imagining a spot of the murdered Scottish king’s blood on her hand, she exclaimed: “Out, damned spot!”

Hillary just cannot get rid of the Benghazi stain on her record. Every time she thinks it is safe to go back into the water and leave Benghazi behind, another bit of the truth is revealed that calls into question the honesty of the Obama administration, including its former Secretary of State, about what happened before, during, and after the September 11, 2012 jihadist attack. And every time, we can count on spinmeisters in President Obama’s camp such as White House Press Secretary Jay Carney to say things like Benghazi is old news and that Republicans are engaging in unfounded conspiracy theories. Carney’s line sounds like a re-booting of Hillary’s old lament about vast right-wing conspiracies. We can also count on Democratic partisans like Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi complaining: “Benghazi, Benghazi, Benghazi! Why aren’t we talking about something else?” In another re-booting of a famous Hillary Clinton line, Pelosi is essentially asking – what difference does it make?  Isn’t it time that we just moved on?

The answer is that the truth matters. The American people have a right to know how their commander-in-chief and possible future commander-in-chief were handling the Benghazi crisis, which led to the first killing since 1979 of a U.S. ambassador in the line of duty. And certainly the families of the fallen Americans have a right to know the full truth in order to reach closure.

Speaker John Boehner announced last week that he will call for a vote to establish a new House select committee to investigate. Speaker Boehner has announced that his choice to lead the committee is former federal prosecutor Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). What prompted this action was news last week that the administration had deliberately withheld from Congress a crucial e-mail written by a senior White House official just two days after the attack, which clearly shows it was the Obama White House that was playing partisan politics rather than telling the truth.

The State Department finally released the e-mail in response to a Freedom of Information request from Judicial Watch. The e-mail was authored by Benjamin J. Rhodes, the White House Deputy Strategic Communications Adviser at the time. Rhodes laid out the themes that then-U.S. ambassador to the UN, Susan Rice, should emphasize during her five Sunday news talk program appearances on September 16, 2012. In the e-mail written two days before Rice’s appearance on the Sunday talk shows with the subject line, “RE: PREP CALL with Susan, Saturday at 4:00 pm ET,” Rhodes laid out one of the goals for Rice’s appearances: “To underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, and not a broader failure of policy.”

Among the top administration PR personnel who received the Rhodes memo were White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, then-White House Communications Director Dan Pfeiffer, and then-White House Senior Advisor and political strategist David Plouffe.

Susan Rice dutifully followed the script, which we now know was not just the product of the much reworked CIA talking points. The White House had its fingerprints all over what Susan Rice was sent out to say to the American people. And let’s not forget that Susan Rice was part of Hillary Clinton’s State Department at the time. Clinton would have been the logical person to appear on at least some of the talk shows to explain what happened to a key ambassador under her command and to the other dead Americans in Benghazi, because she was directly in the loop as the crisis was unfolding. Rice – then serving as UN ambassador with no direct pipeline to Benghazi – was sent out instead. That made no sense unless the purpose was to deflect attention from what Hillary knew and when she knew it.

Indeed, it turns out that President Obama and his Secretary of State had a 10 PM phone call the night of the attack. Only two hours before that phone call, Clinton had been briefed by Gregory Hicks, the State Department’s No. 2 official in Libya at the time of the attack, who sensed that terrorists were carrying out a pre-meditated attack. A spontaneous riot in reaction to a video was not responsible for what was unfolding. Did Hillary accurately and completely convey what she had learned from Hicks to the president during her 10 PM call? Or did she use her long experience in evading the truth to help concoct a cover up that would blame the video?

Seasoned investigator and expert on terrorism Andrew C. McCarthy reported last May about the 10 PM phone call and that “just a few minutes after Obama called Clinton, the Washington press began reporting that the State Department had issued a statement by Clinton” which referenced the video. As McCarthy explained:

“Fraud flows from the top down… There is good reason to believe that while Americans were still fighting for their lives in Benghazi, while no military efforts were being made to rescue them, and while those desperately trying to rescue them were being told to stand down, the president was busy shaping the ‘blame the video’ narrative to which his administration clung in the aftermath.”

Both President Obama and Hillary Clinton were invested in a narrative that deflected from the truth. Obama wanted to preserve the image during the election campaign, and for his legacy, that he had the terrorists on the run. Hillary wanted to make sure nothing would come out that called into question her preparedness for a terrorist attack with adequate security, which was not the case, and her crisis management capabilities. The last thing she wanted was anything that would undermine her own narrative of competence, as she had portrayed herself versus her Democratic primary opponent candidate Barack Obama in her 2008 3 AM White House Ringing Phone ad.

While Hillary surely does not want a new select committee to shine a light on her role in the Benghazi mess and cover up, Hillary has a bevy of loyal supporters who will protect her reputation at all cost. Democrats are already beginning to circle the wagons, charging that the plan for a new select committee is all about partisan politics. Jay Carney accused Republicans of engaging in a “highly partisan effort to politicize” the Benghazi attack and implied that the White House may not cooperate. Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif, called for a boycott of the select committee. “I think it’s a colossal waste of time,” said Schiff, who is a member of the House intelligence committee. “I don’t think it makes sense, really, for Democrats to participate.”

If nothing else, such an attitude is an insult to the families of the fallen Americans. They did not get the truth at the memorial service attended by President Obama, Clinton and family members of the fallen heroes, which was was held at Andrews Air Force on September 14, 2012. And they have not gotten the truth since.

Consider the fact that on Sept. 12, 2012 – within 24 hours of the Benghazi attack -  Beth Jones, the Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Near East, sent an e-mail to top State Department officials that reads in part: “[T]he group that conducted the attacks, Ansar al-Sharia, is affiliated with Islamic extremists.”

On September 13th, CNN reported that unnamed “State Department officials” said the incident in Benghazi was a “clearly planned military-type attack” unrelated to the anti-Muslim movie. “It was not an innocent mob,” one senior official was quoted by CNN as saying. “The video or 9/11 made a handy excuse and could be fortuitous from their perspective but this was a clearly planned military-type attack.”

Yet Hillary Clinton was continuing to propagate the falsehood that the video was the reason for the attack.  On September 14, 2012 – three days after the Benghazi attack – she was approached by the father of Navy Seal Woods at the memorial service. Clinton vowed to him that the Obama administration would “arrest and prosecute” the producer of the video. In her remarks at the service, she denounced the “awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with” as the cause of the violence. Either Hillary deliberately misled the grief-stricken father as to the real cause of the attack that took the life of his son, or she willfully turned a blind eye to what her senior officials had already said and what the State Department’s No. 2 official in Libya had told her on the night of the attack. As Navy Seal Woods’ father later said about his encounter with Hillary, “Even at that time, she was trying to place a spin on what happened.”

On September 27th – barely two weeks after Clinton’s vow to “arrest and prosecute” the video producer – Mark Basseley Youssef was arrested and held without bail on the trumped up grounds that he had violated his probation linked to a prior conviction for the non-violent crime of bank fraud. The day after Obama’s re-election victory lap, the scapegoat Youssef was sentenced by a federal district court judge to one year in prison for violating the terms of his probation. In August 2013, he was moved from prison to a halfway house to serve the remaining time of his sentence. The perpetrators who killed Ambassador Stevens and the three other Americans remain at large.

It wasn’t until Obama was safely inaugurated for his second term that Clinton showed up to testify before Congress. This is when she loudly proclaimed, in response to Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson’s request for her to explain how Americans were misled:

“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?”

Hopefully, the House select committee will finally get to the bottom of what happened. It will make a difference to the families of the four slain Americans who are still waiting for a true accounting of what really happened and why. It will also make a difference to expose the truth about the role played by a potential leading candidate for the presidency in 2016 – what Hillary knew and did before, during and after the Benghazi attack – so that she cannot remove from herself the “damned spot” of accountability in the court of public opinion.

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  • krinks

    Nothing will come of all of this. It is a waste of time talking about it. The Meme has been established for a while now that every scandal against the Great One is manufactured. I turned on Hannity yesterday just long enough to hear an Obama Drone push this notion with Hannity saying very little in the scheme of things in return.
    They learned from the Clinton years. Democrats never commit illegal or immoral activities. Their supporters would never allow themselves to admit such a thing were possible.

    • wildjew

      Maybe Trey Gowdy will do a better job than Darrell Isa, son of Lebanese paternal grandparents who has sympathies for Hezbollah jihadists.

      http://www.wnd.com/2001/11/11798/

      Why would Speaker John Boeher appoint chairman (of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee) a jihad terror sympathizer to investigate an administration compromised by Muslim Brotherhood and other jihad terror sympathies? I hope and pray Rep. Gowdy is a man of integrity and we can get some answers.

    • mo up in the northeast

      Impeachment will come of this

  • JVictor

    The arrogance and disdain for the rule of law and human decency exhibited by Hillary, Obama, Kerry, Biden, Pelosi, Reid, etc. is not limited to them and their peers. Progressive Democrats at all levels look down their noses at anyone who has a different point of view from them. They are bullies and they all rally around each other. Mr. Gowdy has a reputation of being a reasonable bulldog and a very successful prosecutor. May he get to the bottom of this mess, find ways to hold the leaders responsible for their dereliction of duty, and, most importantly, give the families of the murdered Americans some justice.

  • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

    ONE OF THE GREAT SAD IRONIES OF THE OBAMA PRESIDENCY

    was the killing of bin Laden on the eighth anniversary of George Bush’s so-called Mission Accomplished Speech. Sadly ironic because al Qaida on 9/11/12 turned bin Laden’s death into a mission accomplished fiasco for the pres.

    Click http://www.apollospeaks.com for the whole sad fascinating story.

    • wildjew

      President George W. Bush should have gotten bin Laden. He should have focused all his energies on killing the jihadist leader. That he didn’t is a sad commentary on his war against “terrorism.”

      • windy132

        They too were playing politics, defensive politics. Everything Bush and his administration did was roundly put through the negative press meet grinder thus inaction. Guantanamo is still open.

      • nomoretraitors

        Perhaps he realized that killing Bin Laden would not have destroyed the violent jihadist movement.
        It would have been nice if we killed Hitler, but we didn’t, and still won the war (he did the job for us)

        • wildjew

          testing

      • http://www.apollospeaks.com/ ApolloSpeaks

        Click http://www.apollospeaks.com and read my piece on Obama’s Mission Accomplished Fiasco to see how completely wrong you are about Bush.

      • Rob Hobart

        That would not have made any difference.

      • Flowerknife_us

        Hitler slept on D-Day.
        Neither Obama or Hillary were the ones to call at 3:00.AM.
        Was it take 4 Americans and call me in the morning?
        Obama Care at its finest.

    • knowshistory

      the bushwhacking of bin ladin is the one issue in which I sympathize with our dear president just a little. very little. imagine the dilemma: do I tip off my friend and fellow America hater, or do i kill him and keep on destroying America from the white house? sacrifice my friend and sacrifice those extravagant vacations, or kill my friend and keep my cushy job? what to do, what to do. the horror. the horror. sorry, bin, old buddy, you gonna take one for the team. heartbreaking.

      • justquitnow

        if parody…funny…
        If your real thoughts….scary…

  • simonzee1

    The unholy union of America-France-Britain which is the Libya disaster.. Why aren’t the Republicans attacking Obama on this disaster?

    ttp://m.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-obama-botched-in-libya/2014/05/05/3aef7176-d47a-11e3-95d3-3bcd77cd4e11_story.html?wpisrc=nl_headlines

    • knowshistory

      because the American public doesn’t have the sense to recognize that the Libyan adventure was a disaster. in fact, for many, the replacement of a government that had at least temporarily stopped terrorist activity with a government that is dedicated to terrorism is a huge success for those among us who despise our nation, and wish to fundamentally transform us.

  • Lanna

    It would have made a heck of a lot of difference to our people in Benghazi if adequate security would have been provided…Its almost as if the administration’s priorities were something more sinister, like gun running to terrorist groups and cover up….they thought the sacrifice of American lives served the purpose…and don’t tell me that there was any thought to our people or their familes that served! If they cared they would be giving all information without hesitation 2 years ago, instead of being contrary and uncaring!

    • mo up in the northeast

      please see my comment above

  • Mach1Duck

    Stevens died, Hillary lied, Basseley Youssef went to jail, Rice spun tales to promote the scam and Obama went on the lam.

  • g..man

    If trey buckles like mittens did in the second and third debates then you know the fix is in .

    • CapitalistPig

      I honestly believe the combination of that 3rd debate performance coupled with the east coast storm doomed Mittens. You have to beat the champ & Mittens did his supporters a huge disservice not going after Obama balls out, especially in the 3rd debate………..then you had Christie sucking the oxygen out of the room with him giving Obama the political equivalent of a Lewinsky undercutting his GOP nominee. Never much liked Christie to begin with & if he gets the 2016 nomination–I’ll stay home or go back to voting Libertarian like I used to. What’s the point? Dem or GOP is just s choice between left wing socialism——-vs right wing socialism.

  • cacslewisfan

    Sadly, I do not think there will be any consequences for Hillary or Obama. They are instruments of the Left in the most powerful positions in the country. The Left will make sure they never lose the power they wield. I wish I could be more optimistic.

  • CapitalistPig

    The whole affair just oozes & drips exactly what you would expect when you put a bunch of academic theoreticians, inexperienced rookies & career “cover your hind end” politicians who’ve never actually run anything in a true crisis situation.

  • mo up in the northeast

    I discussed the John Brennan- Stanley Inc. connection to “Innocence of Muslims” video on the late, great Bob Grant’s WABC NY show in Sept. of 2013, Following is my synopsis/opinion of this whole wretched mess:

    Anderson Cooper was allowed in to contaminate the Benghazi crime scene, yet no FBI until weeks
    later. CIA demanded silence from witnesses. Obama wasn’t even awoken from sleep
    (or God knows what/who he was doing), to report an event that in times past,
    could have been construed as an act of war.
    The company responsible for the
    name change of the blamed muslim video, “Innocence of Muslims” is
    Stanley Inc., which is the former company of John Brennan. Stanley Inc. was
    bought by CGI of Obamacare fame. This is how the rapid distribution of the
    ridiculous video took place. Summer 2012: Morsi kept demanding the return of
    the blind sheik. Walid Shoebat has video in which attackers at Benghazi said “We were sent by
    Morsi”. The attackers knew exactly where the gasoline cans were, and where
    to find an unarmed, unprotected Chris Stevens. Stevens had been in Washington DC days
    before, but was situated back in Benghazi
    at this precise time. The Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team ()FAST – whose
    mission is to protect the diplomatic community, was set up in the waters close
    to Benghazi a day or two before Benghazi happened. They were told to stand
    down, my guess being that the presence of Woods & Doherty (who saved 60
    lives) spoiled the plans to kidnap Chris Stevens and trade him for the blind
    sheik. Hillary blamed the f…ing video when Woods & Doherty were still
    alive. If this mess was strictly about
    illicit gun running to Turkey/Syria, Stevens could have just been re-assigned
    if he had tried to be a whistleblower in this matter. “Staging of Events” is
    nothing new with the Clintons, or Communists. This, IMO, was truly the SET UP OF CHRIS STEVENS BY HIS
    OWN GOVERNMENT.

  • Pepe Turcon

    The time has come for justice to be made the old fashion way. Somebody should make her pay and dearly. Americans have to understand, and they will, how comunists work and no civilized way should apply to them. It has to be their very same medicine or an eye for an eye. Unless you want to become their slaves and have no doubt, that is their goal.

    • justquitnow

      That’s what you can tell the judge….that you were just killing commies.

  • Harry Black

    Obama should resign as President just as Ronald Reagan did when 241 Americans were killed in Beirut in1983.

    • justquitnow

      I posted all the attacks to foreign installations and deaths under Bush and FPM deleted it. Let the False Outrage® begin.

      • Harry Black

        FPM is prone to censorship. Try saying something critical about David Horowitz and see how long your post (including this one) lasts.

        • justquitnow

          I had a back and forth with one of the authors once and after a couple of hours, he went back and deleted most of my posts from the exchange.

          • Harry Black

            That’s how they do it at FPM.

          • Everett Vulgamore

            and your beloved CNN is so much better i bet. how about you go back to it, seeing as your kind is at home there

          • Harry Black

            I’m perfectly at home here at FPM Mr. V. However, you seem to be uncomfortable. Perhaps you need some sort of rest home where you won’t encounter opinions different from your own.

      • Rob Hobart

        Ah yes, a troll nailing himself onto the cross of martyrdom… ho hum.

      • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ clavdivs

        The issue is not only the deaths, it’s the lack of response and blaming an American video.

        • justquitnow

          This Benghazi issue is your wheel of pain…enjoy. I’d post the attacks and deaths under Bush, but FPM deleted them the last time. Lack of response huh…yeah I’m sure you have a long history of outrage.

          • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ clavdivs

            This doesn’t make sense. Again, post all the attacks and deaths you want. It’s not relevant. Just because Bush did something doesn’t make it right. Stop the Bush obsession.

            The attack itself isn’t really the issue. Everyone understands American embassies in Muslim countries are targets. Sometimes security fails and people get killed. That’s a risk you take working in a place like that. The issue is that Clinton knew security was inadequate and didn’t do anything. Clinton knew the embassy was under attack for hours and did nothing. She knew that it was a planned, military style attack, but blamed an American video maker in like Kansas for it. That’s a lie, and blaming Americans for this sort of thing is perverse. Bush never did that, but again this isn’t really about Bush.

          • Steve Fair

            Jee-zus, it was the GOP Congress who cut funding for increased Embassy security.

            http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/jason-chaffetz-embassy_n_1954912.html

          • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ clavdivs

            Ultimately it is the State Department’s responsibility. The military offered to attempt a rescue and were told to stand down. The House GOP didn’t make up a story about a Youtube video.

          • Steve Fair

            You make no sense. The State Department is subject to Congressional funding approval. Now, WHO offered military rescue specifically and WHO specifically told them to stand down? Real evidence please.

          • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ clavdivs

            Did the State Dept. make it clear that embassies were inadequately protected? Or did Obama say we have al Qaeda “on the run?”

            The military doesn’t have to “offer” rescue. That’s their job. All it takes is a phone call from the Commander in Chief to have them anywhere in the world in short order. It is common knowledge that nothing was done at the time of the attack and that the attackers haven’t been caught. The WH doesn’t deny that.

            http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Peace/2013/05/08/Benghazi-Hearing-Who-Gave-Stand-Down-Order

          • Steve Fair

            So then you lied. There was no offer of military assistance and no refusal by the State Dept.

          • http://europa-antiqua-arca.blogspot.com/ clavdivs

            So Obama isn’t the commander in chief and can’t ask for assistance. Right…

          • Steve Fair

            It was a terrorist attack. Who were the military going to focus on in the immediate aftermath of the embassy attacks? http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/06/politics/benghazi-attack-timeline/

          • justquitnow

            So you get to accuse the President of letting people die because you think sitting wherever you are that you know better. Stop listening to whatever you’re listening to.

          • objectivefactsmatter

            He and all other elected officials work for us. OK a-hole?

          • justquitnow

            The point of showing the numerous attacks and deaths under Bush is because none of you have any sort of problem with any of them. Now it’s true, Fox News and FPM and the like didn’t scream their heads off at the time, so you might have missed them. But the excessive armchair quarterbacking over this one incident demonstrates the crazy in it. If this was Bush it would have been another terrorist attack that we should rally around, but not this one….even in a country that were were actively working in without having to go to war there….

            Did Bush have failures….of course he did…the greatest of which was 9/11…and you guys want to impeach Obama or destroy Hillary over Benghazi. So you go ahead and be outraged…you want to be.

      • Steve Fair

        They are total frauds.

    • Rob Hobart

      Deflection, false parallel… the usual boring troll-nonsense.

      • Harry Black

        Not at all. You’re using Benghazi to demonize Hillary Clinton and Obama. The Republicans are desperate. Since Obamacare is now proving successful they’re revamping Benghazi. Good luck. No one cares except the knuckle-dragging true believers watching Fox News.

        • Everett Vulgamore

          obamacare successful?!?!? tell me one success story of obamacare? prove this to me, with a credible source. CNN doesnt count

          • Harry Black

            The number of uninsured Americans is down (save for the premiums, and young people are enrolling at a much higher rate than anticipated. In polls Americans say 1) they don’t like Obamacare, 2) they want to keep Obamacare. Go figure. But even Republicans admit that Obamacare is popular and that it’s here to stay, which is why they are now giving up on Obamacare as an election issue, and are trying to revive the Benghazi blitz. (It won’t work.) My sources: the New York Times, the New Republic, etc. I would add the following: the NYT reported yesterday that in Massachusetts, where Romneycare has been in place since 2006, the death rate has dropped significantly. Save for anti-Medicaid Republicans, Americans prefer life over death, which guarantees that Obamacare will only become more popular. And just in case you haven’t been paying attention, let me remind you that Romneycare was the model for Obamacare.

          • Joseph Klein

            Premiums and deductibles going way up. Health-care spending growth shows no sign of slowing down. More restrictions on doctors and hospitals in exchange networks- no, you cannot count on keeping your doctor or insurance plan if you like them. Most of the 8 million now enrolled in the exchanges (assuming that is an accurate number) are made up of or offset by the 5-6 million individuals thrown off their existing policies because of Obamacare. Ten to twenty percent shouldn’t even count as enrolled since they have not paid their premiums according to insurance company data. A patchwork of arbitrary delays and exemptions granted by the Obama administration for political reasons, effectively amending the law without congressional approval. Full time jobs either being eliminated or converted to part time jobs by employers to avoid coming under Obamacare.
            In short, a massive failure that will remain the most significant issue in the 2014 midterms.

          • Harry Black

            Some of what you say is true Mr. Klein. Single payer would have been a much better route to decent health care for all Americans. But your glass half empty account of Obamacare neglects a few important facts including the fact that the “5-6 million individuals thrown off their existing policies”–a popular rightwing talking point–actually had their policies up for renewal. That aside, even the Republicans are now conceding the issue has no traction with the electorate save for Tea Party zealots like those who hang out at FPM.

          • Joseph Klein

            “If you like your doctor, you will keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, your will keep your health plan. Period.”

            Every Democrat who parroted Obama’s lie will be saddled with it this November.

            When Democratic Senators running in so-called “red states” begin enthusiastically embracing and defending Obamacare as your are, then we will have a good sign that the issue no longer has any traction. That hasn’t happened yet. As of now, things look very grim for Democrats this November – even worse than 2010.

            http://www.people-press.org/2014/05/05/midterm-election-indicators-daunting-for-democrats/

          • Harry Black

            Could be. But in general, despite the hysteria at FPM and elsewhere, Americans don’t want to give up Obamacare. Especially since the Republicans only healthcare plan is abolishing Obmacare, withholding Medicaid from those who need it, and, as the followers of Ron Paul agreed back in 2011, letting anyone lacking health insurance die even if he or she has an easily treatable disease. Is that the America you’re fighting for?

          • Joseph Klein

            You are setting up a red herring and then shooting it down.
            Proposals to include some positive features of Obamacare like coverage of pre-existing conditions, funded perhaps by taxing employer health benefits, and targeted subsidies for those who need help paying their premiums are a start. Add insurance company competition across state lines and tort reform to help drive down costs, which the Obama and the Democrats have rejected out of hand. Also, requiring a one size fits all set of minimum requirements for policies rather than leaving more choice of benefits up to consumers to select and pay for what they need is what is driving up the cost of premiums.

          • Harry Black

            This seems to be your plan Mr. Klein, not something the Republicans have actually proposed or will propose since they won’t agree on much, especially with the Tea Party arguing against change unless it involves ending Medicare, Medicaid, and any other scheme that isn’t individually funded. As for what you describe: it’s not bad for the most part but if we break it down point by point it’s no better than Obamacare. If we want something better than Obamacare, then we should jettison the profiteers and head straight to single payer. Vermont already has done this, and my guess is that as more and more Americans learn about its benefits, demand for a nationwide single payer system will grow.

    • Steve Fair

      LMAO!!!!!! That SHOULD shut them up. But it won’t.

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    Mr. Klein,
    How about truth AND consequences?
    Unless all guilty parties are punished to the fullest extent of the law and for ALL their crimes, nothing is ameliorated. We shall continue meandering about in a state of de facto anarchy.
    Those who resvere the Constitution and eschew lawlessness MUST DEMAND JUSTICE!

  • Gee

    I do remember the Nixon cover-up. That was over a simple breaking and entering. Nobody died, yet the media was relentless in their hunt for the truth and a president was forced out of office.
    To Mrs. Clinton – I say – that those four lives matter. Your stupidity and arrogance killed them and you are still covering it up.
    Two years do not matter, the cover-up does matter. You and your former boss need to held accountable for your actions

  • Cappy1437

    Hillary needs to be held accountable. Americans want to know the truth. This administration wants to keep Americans dumbed down and low information people so they can get away with their plans. Both Hillary and Obama need to pay for this major deception to the American people. No compassion for either of them. PERIOD.

  • Steve Fair

    Benghazi. Webster Definition. A shriek or howl from a rightwinger desperately searching for an Obama scandal. After all, negroes are fundamentally corrupt, right?

    • Rob Hobart

      Troll. Webster Definition. A Leftist trying to distract from reality.

    • iluvisrael

      benghazi is just one of the several scandals/coverups under affirmative action barry’s watch – a schmuck like you must be so proud

    • American1969

      Benghazi. IRS. NSA. ObamaCare. Laughable economic “recovery” (anemic is more like it). Yeah…it’s all made up just because Obama is black.
      *yawn*
      Is that all you’ve got left? Go away. You have nothing.

      • Steve Fair

        No racist. YOU have nothing. If the GOP clown Congress had anything on Obama he’d be impeached by now. Bush and the rightards caused the recession. And yes, they just cannot stand it that a black man is President.

        • American1969

          No troll. The Senate is controlled by the DEMOCRATS. Therefore, impeachment will not happen unless the GOP controls the Senate!
          Playing the Race Card? Again, if that’s all you’ve got, sit down and be quiet.
          *yawn*
          You have more excuses for this administration than a man going to jail! How pathetic.

    • ricpic

      Right.

  • DontMessWithAmerica

    If you want to look at the veneer, in a sense her argument contains some logic about what difference it makes whether the attack was because of a video or planned by Al Qaeda – it simply involves lies by the White House and State Department and that makes no difference because they lie regularly. The thing we need to prove is that she or Obama gave the order to stand down when a rescue effort could have saved four American lives – and that’s more than lies – that is accessory to murder. We need a patriot to come forward as Snowden did with the information, the proof, that these criminals are not just liars but murderers as well…something we know in our hearts.

  • wally

    Down with Hitlery Cunton

  • Randy Townsend

    The vast, overwhelming majority of US voters couldn’t care less about Benghazi. The people have been so dumbed down (voluntarily, I think) over the years, none of this will matter. Clinton has as much business being President as either of my 14-year old sons, but the MSM has already decided her coronation will occur in January of 2017, so look for this to be characterized as yet another right-wing wacko conspiracy … And America continues its decline…

  • USARetired

    The first victim requiring prosecution is “Sailor Mouth’ Hillary! This should easily start a Domino erffect!

  • American1969

    This administration has done nothing but lie on this entire thing since Day One, all the way down the line. They lied to the families, they’ve lied to the American people, and now they just wave their hands dismissively and tell everyone to shut up.
    None of this is a surprise to anyone whose been paying attention and following this thing the entire time. We knew this all along. Two-thirds of the American people don’t believe the administration narrative, either.
    Now we have yet more proof that the MSM is in bed with this administration and is nothing but the propaganda arm of the DNC when they not only have ignored and dismissed this story, but when they blatantly try to cover for this president and administration once proof comes to light showing that they lied. DUH!
    Notice the trolls are largely silent on this issue? How anyone can claim this is made up and nothing but politics is beyond me. So was Abu Grahib politics? The endless screaming about Halliburton—–was that politics and a conspiracy theory too? After all, two can play at that game!

  • Everett Vulgamore

    funny how leftists are trying to dismiss benghazi and tell us its old news, when poor paula deen was nailed by the leftist camp for something that happened some 20-30 years ago. so arrogant and so hypocritical…

  • CurmudgyOne

    withdrawn

  • USARetired

    No sense expecting anything truthful from the ‘Liar In Chief’! She has lied for so long she does not know what the truth is, or was!

  • bittman

    Benghazi demonstrates how far to the Left the Democrats have moved. The moral thing would be to search for the truth. Instead, the Democrats are doing all sorts of things to discredit the investigation. At the same time, the White House is still refusing to turn over documents to the Judicial Watch. The Progressive Democrats are truly evil. Four Americans died and Hillary and Obama lied.

    • justquitnow

      Let’s throw Hillary in the river…if she floats, she’s guilty and we burn her, if she sinks, she’s innocent.

  • Tim S

    THE BUTCHER OF BENGHAZI… ole KILLARY C!

  • L K

    The things Clinton and Ohblahblah cant’ comprehend is the military’s creed of “no man left behind” and “we will ALWAYS come for you”. If the current and former military families were the only groups to vote in 2016-how big would the GOP win if Killery is the Dem? By 40, 50 or 60 points…

  • ron44

    This goes to show you who the Clintons really are and what they are. remember the spec, ops attempt on Ben Laden that was called off by the Clintons before 9/11, they had him in their sights and the no go came from the WH, could have prevented 9/11 probably.

  • ca1

    “Or did she use her long experience in evading the truth to help concoct a cover up that would blame the video?”… i re-read this sentence and couldn’t get past it… it IS what is at the heart of hillary rodham clinton life history..she’s pathologically flawed… her first impulse has always been to lie, to make up a story complete w/details and an ending she wished in HER ideal world would show that she said and did the right thing.. but once again.. she screwed up and now has to clean up to the point where she could take their hands and look those family members in the eye and LIE regarding the details of their loved ones death…and now is probably scared that she just may be powerless to make this go away … at her core, she is the scared little girl who had to always needed explain how she screwed up to her parents(father… i’m guessing) this kind of pathology begins in childhood….she’s more comfortable making up stories in which others are to blame for her incompetence and cowardice….she will have her final reckoning……

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