Justification for Benghazi Cover-Up Continues
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, testifying before the before the Senate Foreign Relations committee in January 2013, about the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya, angrily said:
With all due respect, the fact is, we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or because of guys out for a walk one night who decide to kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.
Clinton's anger was her way of trying to avoid the issue, to justify the cover-up begun on September 12, 2012. At issue, avoided by Clinton, was whether or not the Obama administration had lied to us. Clinton tried to justify her testimony by portraying herself as a victim and tried to gain sympathy by making the attack a personal issue.
The statement by Clinton was bad enough. Yes, it is your job to "figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again." Even Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama said so. Obama said, in October 2012, to "make sure that it doesn't happen again[.]" Perhaps Clinton and Obama should have compared notes before she opened her mouth. Or perhaps Clinton and Obama just didn't care.
As if Clinton's statement wasn't enough to express Obama's true feelings about Americans in harm's way, current Secretary of State John Kerry has doubled down on Clinton's statement. Yesterday (April 17, 2013) Kerry said (emphasis mine):
Let's figure out what it is that's missing, if it's legitimate or if it isn't. I don't think anybody lied to anybody. And let's find out exactly, together, what happened, because we need -- we got a lot more important things to move on to and get done.
Kerry said that while testifying before the House Foreign Affairs committee. "We got a lot more important things to move on to and get done." Yeah, right. I can only assume, from Kerry's statement, that Obama, Kerry, Clinton, et al. keeping the entire U.S. population "in the dark" regarding what happened in Benghazi is much more important than telling the complete story and letting us decide whether Obama acted correctly (if at all) or not.
Kerry also said, "I don't think anybody lied to anybody." That statement may be true. But (and there's always a "but" when Obama is involved) whether or not a lie was told is not the issue here -- cover-up is. It sounds as if Kerry was quibbling, trying to change the subject, to justify his call to move on.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice, doing her part to justify the cover-up, said (emphasis mine):
The bigger tragedy, Jon [Stewart], is we've spent all of these months trying to figure out the origin of some talking points[.]
And we even had Obama himself participating in the justification for the cover-up. In October 2012, Obama twice refused to answer question about the four Americans killed in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. His justification for not answering questions, his "excuse," was that he was "waiting for the results of investigations before making any conclusions about what went wrong."
So the cover-up continues. But what is more important is that the justification for the cover-up continues.
Dr. Warren Beatty (not the liberal actor) earned a Ph.D. in quantitative management and statistics from Florida State University. He was a (very conservative) professor of quantitative management specializing in using statistics to assist/support decision-making. He has been a consultant to many small businesses and is now retired. Dr. Beatty is a veteran who served in the U.S. Army for 22 years. He blogs at rwno.limewebs.com.