Making a preemptive strike about her role in the Benghazi scandal – because she knows that this will be a big issue during her upcoming presidential campaign – Hillary Clinton will release her memoir titled Hard Choices. To absolutely no one’s surprise, it has been learned that her account of the events that occurred during and after the attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya conflict with the factual account.
Never let the truth stand in the way of a good story, right Mrs. Clinton? She had plenty of time to learn that philosophy from her boss while serving as U.S. Secretary of State, and it’s something she can carry with her the rest of the way.
Even though it was instantly obvious that the attacks were part of a coordinated, terrorist action – it was on the anniversary of September 11, for crying out loud – the administration blamed it on an anti-Islamic video for the longest time. This was a clear attempt to cover up the fact that the administration was not prepared for the violence that slain Ambassador Chris Stevens had predicted, and from which he had repeatedly begged to be protected.
The YouTube video was an obvious non-event from day one, and yet Clinton’s book will continue the ridiculous spin that the administration has put on this tragedy.
The written testimony of former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morell revealed that the administration continued to stick with the “hateful video” explanation long after physical evidence and other intelligence showed that it wasn’t a factor. And one week after Morell’s testimony was given, President Obama was still relying on that flawed explanation.
Clinton was responsible for convincing Obama that embassy security needed to be significantly upgraded prior to the attack, but she either never tried or she failed to get it done. She was also responsible for getting at the truth of the attack immediately after it occurred, but instead she and her people only focused on spinning the information in order to cast the administration in a better light. And, of course, her boss was responsible for immediately sending help to those being attacked at the consulate, and inexplicably he did not do that.
This is a fiasco that is not going to go away. And it shouldn’t.
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