Hillary Clinton is having trouble getting rid of splattered blood stains.
Benghazi Blood Splatter
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“With all due respect,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 to go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make?”—Hillary Clinton
“Out, damned spot! Out, I say!”—William Shakespeare (1564?-1616), “Macbeth” Act V, Scene I
Last week White House Press Secretary Jay Carney observed that the murder of four Americans in Benghazi last fall occurred “a long time ago.”
Apparently eight months is a really long time to some folks. For such people “a long time ago” seems to serve as a catch-all phrase encompassing things like the Civil War, the Paleolithic era, and the killings in Benghazi. For those of us with a more nuanced sense of time and reality, however, last fall is not so very long ago.
I would imagine that for the friends and families of those Americans killed in Benghazi last 9/11 the memories are quite fresh indeed. Chris Stevens, Glen Doherty, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, R.I.P.
“We the people” have been lied to by the Obama Administration from the get-go regarding what transpired in Benghazi on September 11, 2012. Why? Why were we lied to, and why were Woods and Doherty, who fought bravely for several hours against overwhelming odds, abandoned by their country when the ways and means to come to their aid were available? Why—and who is responsible?
One hopes that starting this Wednesday, when the first of the American Benghazi survivors to appear before Congress start their testimony, we will finally get some truth.
In the meantime you might want to note that in Hillary Clinton’s statement to Congress quoted above—in between “four dead Americans” and “what difference does it make?”—she managed to slip in two “straw-men” or red herrings. (I especially like the option of “guys out for a walk” deciding that attacking an American compound would be just the thing to liven up a boring evening. “Anyone bring a mortar?”).
The lady doth protest too much, methinks. Perhaps like Lady Macbeth, Hillary Clinton is having trouble getting rid of splattered blood stains.