It's the character, stupid

Mark Steyn has a magnificent column today on the Benghazi Lie. He directs our focus to an issue more important than policy" character. The Benghazi episode reveals what he later characterizes as "depravity." With his trademark incisiveness and wit, he eviscerates the behavior of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. The entire column demands to be read, but here is one of many excellent examples:

 Hillary Clinton had denied ever seeing Ambassador Stevens's warnings about deteriorating security in Libya on the grounds that "1.43 million cables come to my office" - and she can't be expected to see all of them, or any. Once Ambassador Stevens was in his flag-draped coffin listening to her eulogy for him at Andrews Air Force Base, he was her bestest friend in the world - it was all "Chris this" and "Chris that," as if they'd known each other since third grade. But up till that point he was just one of 1.43 million close personal friends of Hillary trying in vain to get her ear. (snip)

They lied to the victims' coffins and then strolled over to lie to the bereaved, Hillary telling the Woods family that "we're going to have that person arrested and prosecuted that did the video." And she did. The government dispatched more firepower to arrest Nakoula Basseley Nakoula in Los Angeles than it did to protect its mission in Benghazi. It was such a great act of misdirection Hillary should have worn spangled tights and sawn Stevens's casket in half.

Stevens believed in those illusions enough to die for them. One cannot say the same about the hollow men and women in Washington who sent him out there unprotected, declined to lift a finger when he came under attack, and in the final indignity subordinated his sacrifice to their political needs by lying over his corpse.

The plain facts of the case, once people focus on what we now know happened, reveal contemptible behavior by both the President and the Secretary of State. Scorn and its big brother contempt are a powerful weapon, like ridicule almost impossible to defend against. Th new American Crossroads ad will have many progeny. Besides, there are a lot more shoes to drop, now that the CIA has been thrown under the bus by Jay Carney's boss. I have always believes the CIA has a lot of busses of its own.

The realization of what really happened in Benghazi - the story of brave men betrayed for political gain - is slowly sinking in. The MSMers suddenly on the story have to face the fact that big lies have been told. Writing like Steyn's can only hgelp hasten the processs of America coming to terms with who (and what) we have in the White House.