For John, BLUF: Maybe they stopped teaching Civics before Ms Clinton entered High School. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The New York Post we have the Editorial Board talking about "Hillary’s horrid Benghazi-hearing howlers".♠
If you believe, as I do, that the reason our Ambassador was there was to meet with people who have salvaged the remains of an alien space ship, the secrecy makes sense.
However, the real crime regarding the Benghazi imbroglio is that the US Federal Government:
- Tried to use a private videographer as a scapegoat for the attack (and did so for several days, even though the truth was known from the beginning).
- Tried to use the scapegoated videographer as a way to "signal" to Muslim Governments, and Muslims, that while we have Freedom of Speech, it will not be allowed to extend to comments on The Prophet Muhammad.
- And, worst of all, used its assets to bring attention to the videographer, and perhaps encourage local California authorities to arrest him on a parole violation and put him in jail for six more months. For Justice? No, to support the signaling being done by the Department of State over disparaging videos, cartoons or comments on The Prophet Muhammad.
Here is the Department of State Mission:
Advance freedom for the benefit of the American people and the international community by helping to build and sustain a more democratic, secure, and prosperous world composed of well-governed states that respond to the needs of their people, reduce widespread poverty, and act responsibly within the international system.With regard to Benghazi, they ignored the mission and went with damage control. Sad. I wonder how Ambassador Chris Stevens would have felt about it?
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff
♠ I guess that passes for alliteration.