This past week, two of Hillary Clinton’s underlings testified in her place before the Oversight committee regarding Benghazi. Clinton herself was unable to attend because she conveniently took a tumble just days before said hearing. We’re supposed to just accept that and let her glide by until she ends her term in January sometime, when she becomes a private citizen again. If called to testify then, my bet is she will likely take the 5th. I hope she doesn’t intend to run in 2016. If she thinks dodging this now is better than testifying or in this will some way inoculate her from scrutiny down the road, she’s kidding herself.
The Accountability Board report was out and it found some fall guys to take the heat instead of President Obama. That was the purpose of the Accountability Board no matter how Jay Carney tries to dodge it. The board found “systematic management and leadership failures“. I know, you’re as shocked as I was by that finding. In the testimony of the two men assigned as Clinton firewalls, Burns and Nides, they can’t help but point to Clinton and potentially the President knowing full well that the Benghazi consulate was vulnerable. They’re going to need some resignations to sate this committee. FOX News:
A top State Department official acknowledged Thursday that cables warning of serious security concerns at the U.S. compound in Benghazi went to department headquarters – and possibly to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s office – in the months leading up to the deadly Sept. 11 attack.
Deputy Secretary of State Williams Burns, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said the cables “would have been reviewed up through the assistant secretary level, and it may be that some of my colleagues on the seventh floor saw them as well.” The seventh floor refers to Clinton’s office.
Further, Burns confirmed “there were certainly memos” that came to Clinton’s office describing some of the dozens of security incidents in the region before the attack that claimed four American lives.
The confirmation Thursday comes after Fox News first reported in October on one cable addressed to Clinton’s office said the U.S. Mission in Benghazi convened an “emergency meeting” less than a month before the attack because Al Qaeda had training camps in Benghazi and the consulate could not defend against a “coordinated attack.”
But Fox News are big, fat liars according to
Back to the Accountability report and testimony.
Oh hey, look…Some resignations! With the Accountability report also came four resignations. Four is a nice round number to take the blame for what was ultimately the role, responsibility and fault of the President and Hillary Clinton. Perhaps the number if more symbolic – four resignations for four murdered Americans. NY Times:
Eric J. Boswell, the assistant secretary of state for diplomatic security, resigned. Charlene R. Lamb, the deputy assistant secretary responsible for embassy security, and another official in the diplomatic security office whom officials would not identify were relieved of their duties. So was Raymond Maxwell, a deputy assistant secretary who had responsibility for North Africa. The four officials, a State Department spokeswoman said, “have been placed on administrative leave pending further action.”
I want to know who the other official they would not name is. The article says they resigned or were relieved of duty, yet they are placed on administrative leave as well? Does that mean they’re being paid for their trouble of playing the part of scapegoats?
One of the most glaring omissions from the Accountability Board’s report were just two little words: Susan Rice. She served her part as the face that lied to a nation to cover up the death of four Americans. Time to sweep it under the carpet. No more reporting on her role, run along now. Being a minority female in a position of related power relative to the State Department, she was the perfect choice to trot out and tell a massive lie. Any questioning of it would result in the junkyard dog display by the President, subsequent lack of concern, and faux horror from the Democrats — how dare you be so racist and sexist as to point out Rice knowingly lied her ass off to the nation?
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