Opinion

February 3, 2013

Letter: The amazing Hillary

So, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was finally able to drag herself before Congress to testify about the Benghazi disaster in which four good Americans were murdered by terrorists on 9/11 of 2012. Well, thank goodness. Finally, all the nagging and disturbing questions about the fiasco were going to be answered.

For sure, President Obama was never going to tell the truth. After all, the terrorist-inspired murders had annoyingly occurred way too close to the upcoming presidential election. The best Obama could do was come up with a lame story that the emotionally sensitive Muslim extremists were merely reacting to a nasty Internet video that made fun of Muhammad.

To make sure everyone got it straight, Obama sent his ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, out on a television blitzkrieg, pedaling the story to the fawning liberal media. They, of course, ate it up.

But Secretary Clinton, who should have been the “buck stops here” point person before, during and after the 9/11 attack, ultimately stated that she was “taking full responsibility” for the mess. Good for her. It was about time somebody did.

You see, it turned out that our ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens, had been begging for months for reinforced security at the embassies. Stevens, obviously, was sensing danger. Obama, however, couldn’t be bothered with anything like that since he was locked into his own narrative that Al-Qaida had perished along with Osama bin Laden.

And so poor Hillary, realizing that Obama was dumping the Benghazi slaughter on her, backed up her words and resigned. Uh ... wait a minute. Turns out, she didn’t resign. But, she did stick to her “full responsibility” mantra. Good for her.

Meanwhile back at the congressional hearings, some Republicans were hammering her about her lack of response to the crisis. Hillary didn’t budge, delivering one flimsy excuse after another. She just didn’t know what was going on in Benghazi. But wait. She was the captain of that ship. It was her job to know. Not just Libya. Not just Benghazi. But the whole Middle East. That was her job: secretary of state.

Remember Hillary’s famous question posed to the electorate back during her 2008 presidential campaign against Obama, “Who do you want in the White House when the phone rings at two in the morning?” Well, evidently, if you’re an American in danger overseas, you don’t want either one.

Finally, unable to take the Republican abuse any longer, she screwed up her face in that special Clintonian way and shouted, “What difference does it make?”

Indeed. What difference does it make? It’s not like 100 Americans were killed. It’s not like Hillary pulled the trigger herself. It’s not like the liberal media will go after one of their precious icons. It’s not like you’ll remember any of this four years from now.

Ladies and gentleman, the next president of the United States ...

David Wycherley

Rocky Face

 

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