In some respects, this report is a letdown, because it reveals what we’ve all known from the very beginning. It is disturbing. Disappointing. Disheartening. But also cold, heartless and yes, despicable.
Despicable because while Americans were dying and crying out for help in Benghazi on that fateful night, our “leaders” were crafting a lie, but also despicable because America may well elect one of the architects of this tragedy and shameful cover-up as the next commander in chief.
Fox reports, The claim that the fatal 2012 Benghazi terrorist attacks were sparked by an anti-Muslim video was crafted in Washington by Obama administration appointees and reflected neither eyewitness nor real-time reports from the Americans under siege, according to the final report of the GOP-led Benghazi Select Committee.
The GOP report, released Tuesday, followed by less than a day a report by the Democrats on the panel saying that security at the Benghazi, Libya facility was “woefully inadequate” but former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton never personally denied any requests from diplomats for additional protection.
No of course not. She didn’t “personally” deny because on that fateful night, she’d gone to bed to catch up on her beauty sleep.
A senior watch officer at the State Department’s diplomatic security command described the Sept. 11, 2012, strikes as “a full on attack against our compound.”
Five days later, then-United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice went on every national Sunday talk show. She told Fox News Sunday, “What sparked the recent violence was the airing on the Internet of a very hateful, very offensive video that has offended many people around the world.”
The GOP committee report also identified for the first time a White House meeting that was convened roughly three hours into the attack and included deputies to senior Cabinet members and Clinton.
Stevens was missing at the time. But the report found “much of the conversation focused on the video (which) is surprising given no direct link or solid evidence existed connecting the attacks in Benghazi and the video at the time ….”
The report found that “five of the 10 action items from the rough notes of the 7:30pm meeting reference the video.”
Clinton issued the only statement that night from the administration, following the White House meeting. It read in part: “Some have sought to justify this vicious behavior as a response to inflammatory material posted on the Internet.”
However, Clinton said something very different privately.
In an email provided to the Select Committee, Clinton told daughter Chelsea, “Two of our officers were killed in Benghazi by an Al Queda-like [sic] group.”
Clinton also told Egypt’s prime minister the following day: “We know that the attacks in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack — not a protest.”
Yet the New York Times is crowing in its front page headline, House Benghazi Report Finds No New Evidence of Wrongdoing by Hillary Clinton.
How tragic is it that in our nation, at this time in our culture, LYING is not wrong.
In fact, not only is it not wrong, it seems to be almost expected and excused.
Hate to be so negative on a Tuesday, but…We. Are. Doomed.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]