Thursday, April 25, 2013

"What difference at this point does it make?"

As I typed that headline, I considered typing it all in CAPS to convey the level of impassioned outrage displayed by our beloved Secretary of State Clinton as she railed against the indecency of a Senate committee actually questioning her decisions concerning Benghazi.

How DARE anyone question her? Besides, none of that mattered since we had four dead Americans!

Why ask why?


Now, it would seem that their suspicions were not unfounded.

The 46-page report accused Clinton — a possible White House contender in 2016 — of seeking to cover up failures by the State Department that could have contributed to the attack last year that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans.

The report, compiled by five House panels after a seven-month investigation, said Clinton approved reductions in security levels prior to the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, contradicting Clinton’s testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Jan. 23.
I'm sure Ms. Clinton just misspoke in the heaving passion of the moment. One can get important -- nay, vital -- information confused when one is beating one's chest and pounding the table in righteous fury. You try acting that outraged and keeping all the lies facts straight.

“Repeated requests for additional security were denied at the highest levels of the State Department,” it said. “For example, an April 2012 State Department cable bearing Secretary Hillary Clinton’s signature acknowledged then-Ambassador [Gene] Cretz’s formal request for additional security assets but ordered the withdrawal of security elements to proceed as planned.”

But Clinton insists that far too much crosses her desk for her to give a shit about any of it. Yes. That's her excuse.

Clinton testified that the more than 1 million cables that come to the State Department from the field every year are addressed to her and those that go out from Foggy Bottom bear her signature, regardless of who wrote them.
Democrats' best and most widely used response to their incompetency is always, "But I'm incompetent." And it always seems to work.

The report appears to be -- at least in part -- intended to protect Bubbling Boehner from conservative criticism over his overt efforts to bury the Benghazi scandal. Not surprisingly, it has infuriated Democrats.

Democrats slammed the report for “politicizing” the Benghazi attack; the ranking Democrats on the five committees that issued the report said Democrats had been excluded from the process that created it.

Oh boo hoo. If the Democrats had seriously desired to get to the truth, they've had seven months for just ONE of them to step up and demand an investigation. So they were left out -- finally? Doesn't appear they ever wanted to go to this party.

The independent audit faulted State for “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels” leading up to the deadly attack.

But the audit’s investigators did not interview Clinton, and did not recommend that anyone be fired because it “did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.”

The GOP report said State changed talking points that Ambassador Susan Rice used on television five days after the attacks in order to “insulate” the department from criticism, not to protect the FBI’s investigation.

When stupidity, arrogance and corruption are the expected characteristics of government bureaucracies, then you can't be FIRED for utilizing them so brilliantly. In fact, you're typically promoted. In Obama's case, you're re-elected.


  1. “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels”

    The entire federal government in a nutshell.

    “did not find reasonable cause to determine that any individual U.S. government employee breached his or her duty.”

    Figures, the department/agency screwed up, but there's never any actual individual responsible for anything. It's amazing how these things just drop out of the sky, untouched by human hands. Fortunately, Hillary's out of office so it's okay to call her out, though they'd never dream of any actual punishment for her perjuring herself.

    1. Yes. They lied, falsified records, perjured themselves, were guilty of gross negligence of their responsibilities and 4 men are dead because of it...and more than 30 still hidden somewhere.

      But of course no one should lose their jobs over it.