October 24, 2015

Here’s The Only Military Aircraft That Went Into Action During Benghazi

From Powerline:
Members of the mainstream media are tripping over one another in the rush to proclaim that Hillary Clinton routed the Republicans on Trey Gowdy’s committee…
But the MSM’s suggestion that no one laid a glove on Clinton (she “easily parried barbed questions,” as the cheerleaders at the Washington Post put it) is false. The fact that State Department personnel in Libya made approximately 600 requests for better security in Benghazi, yet security remained pathetically slim, is a serious indictment of Hillary Clinton. The claim that none of the requests reached her desk, if true, speaks to dysfunction in her Department — dysfunction that cost four Americans their lives.

The dysfunction is highlighted by the fact that Clinton was regularly receiving, and sometimes acting upon, emails from Sid Blumenthal whom the Obama administration had banned from working at State. Meanwhile, she was not attending to the deteriorating security situation in Benghazi which was manifest not just from requests for help, but from prior attacks on our facility that Clinton admits she knew of.
Clinton’s defense — “I relied on security professionals” — is not the stuff of “routs,” at least not in her favor.
Nor did Clinton rout Republicans when questioning turned to the issue of her false claims that the attacks grew out of a demonstration in response to a video. The hearing revealed to the public for the first time that within hours of the attacks, Clinton emailed her daughter that Americans had died at the hands of an al-Qaeda like group. Yet Clinton told the American public and families of the Benghazi victims that the maker of the video was to blame for sparking protests that got out of hand.

Can you imagine what the MSM would be saying about a hearing in which a Republican Secretary of State was shown to have presented one set of Benghazi facts to her own family, but another to the family of the victims and the American public? “Secretary lied, Americans died” comes to mind.  

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