Call it another “What difference does it make?” moment.
Hillary Clinton has emerged to comment on the release of the official Benghazi report today, and in typical Clintonese, she is spinning the issue hard.
After going into a spiel about the sleep she lost, the importance of keeping American citizens and diplomats safe abroad, and of course, the expected partisan snipe at Republicans leading the investigation, the former Secretary of State offered this:
“We cannot withdraw or retreat from the world. America needs a presence for a lot of reasons,” she continued. “And the best way to honor the commitment and sacrifice of those we lost is to redouble our efforts to provide the resources and support that our diplomats and our development experts deserve. So I’ll leave it to others to characterize this report but I think it is pretty clear it is time to move on.”
Tell that to the families of four dead Americans who are probably still wondering why Clinton and the Obama administration persisted with the lie, for weeks, that this attack was spurred by a video, when evidence shows that they knew otherwise from the beginning.
Also, explain to them why we should “move on,” rather than discuss why the attire of available Marines and keeping up a politically correct image in the area was more important than immediate action to save those lives?
The bottom line is: President Obama had built a narrative of a “safe” Middle East, as part of his reelection campaign, and Clinton had presidential aspirations of her own. Both scenarios took preeminence over the safety of Americans in a volatile region. Obama and Clinton had their leadership under pressure tested and they failed. Desperately.
No, Mrs. Clinton, it will be “time to move on” when either authorities or karma repay all the anguish you were willing to see the loved ones of Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, Sean Smith, and Ambassador Chris Stevens endure for 4 years, while you stonewalled, avoided, and outright lied about the tragic circumstances of September 11, 2012, for your own, crooked benefit.