And the winner for best impersonation of a Secretary of State goes to...
By: Diane Sori
Angry...YES I'm angry because Ambassador Stevens and the others are dead and Hillary Clinton is a liar...NO other way to say it...a damn LIAR...and oh what an actress.
There...I feel better...a bit better anyway...to continue...
To me, there were three key moments in Hillary's performance at yesterday's Benghazi hearings before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Number one was when she said "There was no real time video."
LIAR! LIAR! LIAR!
It's been said that even Obama has admitted to watching the events unfold...even Obama...and yet Hillary said NO ONE saw any pictures until the next day. Saying, "There was no monitor, there was no real time...I think there was a misunderstanding...” Hillary was LYING through her teeth as she knows damn well that there was video taken from a drone flying over the compound filming everything and sending pictures back in real time.
They ALL watched...they ALL knew...they ALL did NOTHING to help Ambassador Stevens and the others. In fact, F-16s were within striking range and were ordered to stand down...stand down instead of trying to stop the carnage.
Number two...and here was one acting performance deserving of an Academy Award. “I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters,” Hillary said with a voice cracking with phony emotion but with eyes as dry as Obama's when he spoke about the slaughter of the 20 children at Newtown.
Speaking of four Americans dead...the bodies of Ambassador Stevens and the others coming home...and Hillary couldn't shed a real tear...NOT a tear...NOT one tear for those lost.
Number three was when Hillary admitted that she NEVER read the communiques from Ambassador Stevens...how I wanted to throw something at the TV! As Secretary of State it's part of her job to stay abreast of communiques from our embassy personnel, especially emergency pleas begging for help,...I wonder what she was doing that was so important that she couldn't spare the time to read Ambassador Stevens many requests for help.
And while I personally do NOT like Senator Rand Paul (like father like son for the most part) I must say that even a broken clock is right twice a day and his clock was dead on (quite apro pros words don't you think) with this one when he said, “Had I been president at the time, and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi, you did not read the cables from Ambassador Stevens, I would have relieved you of your post...I think it’s inexcusable.”
YES it is...inexcusable and worthy of charges being filed against her if you ask me...dereliction of duty would fit quite nicely here.
Senator Paul went on to say that while he was NOT accusing Hillary of 'bad motives' that in NO way excuses her of negligence in this situation, even it was wasn’t 'willful'. The Senator then asked Hillary if she had any knowledge of the transfer of weapons to Turkey out of Libya.
And this I have been saying since day one...I believe Benghazi was an Obama guns and weapons running operation (scenes of 'Fast and Furious' come to mind) to the Muslim Brotherhood in Syria...an operation gone horribly wrong...an operation Ambassador Stevens found out about for which he had to be silenced before he could talk.
Hillary, and with a straight face I might add, answered Senator Paul by saying she didn't having any 'knowledge' of a weapons transfer...saying she took the question strictly 'for the record' yet NEVER denying that any weapons transfers took place.
Hmmmm...that alone should raise an eyebrow or two don't you think.
And so yesterday's Benghazi hearings staring Hillary Clinton, both in the Senate and in the House, were a farce if you ask me as most coddled Hillary saying what a wonderful job as Secretary of State she had done. I guess four murders constitute a wonderful job to some. To some maybe but NOT all and kudos need to go out to Arizona Senator John McCain and South Carolina Congressman Jeff Duncan.
"The answers that you have given us this morning are not satisfactory too me," said McCain. Dismissed her explanation of events, the administration’s response to warnings about the deteriorating security situation in Libya, and even the attention paid to Libya after rebels toppled strongman Moammar Qaddafi, McCain stood strong against the Hillary love-fest.
Kudos Senator McCain.
And Congressman Duncan slammed Hillary on her statement “The fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” a statement made earlier in the morning in response to unwavering questioning from Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson about how "Americans were misled." Duncan had the courage, and rightly so, to accuse the 'sacred' Hillary of National Security Malpractice, slamming her for gross negligence that led to the deaths of four Americans.
Bravo Congressman Duncan...you summed it up quite well.
So the 'Actress of the Year' fresh off from her questionable 'boo-boo' prep time tour ended her 'tell them nothing new' performance by saying that the State Department is moving swiftly and aggressively to strengthen security at U.S. missions worldwide. Yeah Hillary, say what you want but something tells me we will NEVER know the truth about Benghazi just like we will NEVER know the truth about 'Fast and Furious'. And with some 200 or more people involved in the attack, and dozens of people who survived the attack, including embassy personnel who witnessed the entire incident firsthand, we still will NEVER know the truth because the truth must be hidden at all costs...after all, aiding and abetting the enemy is a death penalty offense.