Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Hillary Clinton... The Truth, The Whole Truth And Nothing But The Truth?
Hillary Clinton finally spoke to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee this morning. I said "spoke" rather than "testify" because I believed the word testify meant to bear truthful witness. However, Merriam Webster defines it as "to make a statement based on personal knowledge or belief." In that case, I'm guessing Hillary believes telling the truth about what happened could be dangerous to her political career and her shot at a White House run in 2016. And I'm guessing she believed that wasn't a good idea. So based on her beliefs the Benghazi incident was in no way the fault of the current administration nor was there a cover-up. I stand corrected - I should have used the word testify from the beginning.
At one point in the testimony Republican Senator Ron Johnson asked her to explain how it was that over the course of weeks, the Obama Administration stood by an absurd story claiming that four Americans we're murdered in Libya due to a spontaneous protest gone bad.
Clearly angered by the question, Mrs. Clinton responded: "With all due respect, the fact is we have four dead Americans. Whether it was because of a protest or because guys outside for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans - what difference at this point does it make?"
Well, Madam Secretary, I can answer that question for you.
IF the attack in Benghazi was known from the beginning to be a terrorist attack that was monitored in real time by the White House Situation Room and the State Department, as has been reported, then you and President Obama are liars to the highest degree.
IF the attack in Benghazi was known from th beginning to be a terrorist attack that was monitored in real time by the White House Situation Room and the State Department and our military and CIA were told to stand down, then it makes whoever gave that order guilty of aiding and abetting the murders of four American citizens. It also makes anyone in the administration who knew about it guilty of witholding evidence and obstructing justice.
IF the attack in Benghazi was known from th beginning to be a terrorist attack that was monitored in real time by the White House Situation Room and the State Department and nothing was done to protect and attempt rescue of those in harm's way in the Consulate building then President Obama has failed as Commander in Chief and you have failed as Secretary of State.
And IF all of the above things are true and the majority of Americans still re-elected President Obama (and may actually vote for you in 2016) then we are doomed as a nation.
I really did not except anything different than what I observed this morning in Mrs. Clinton's testimony. Anyone who believed she would be truthful about what really happened, or now believes that she was, is naive and knows nothing about Hillary Clinton. According to columnist Dan Calabreze, Hillary has a long history of lying.
Jerry Zeifman, a lifelong Democrat, now-retired general counsel and chief of staff of the House Judiciary Committee, who supervised Hillary when she worked on the Watergate investigation, says Hillary’s history of lies and unethical behavior goes back farther – and goes much deeper – than anyone realizes.
Zeifman fired Hillary from the Watergate investigation "“Because she was a liar,” Zeifman said in an interview last week. “She was an unethical, dishonest lawyer. She conspired to violate the Constitution, the rules of the House, the rules of the committee and the rules of confidentiality.” She and two other attorneys conspired "in a seemingly implausible scheme to deny Richard Nixon the right to counsel during the investigation"
So I stand by what I said. If you believe Hillary told the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth, so help her God, then you need to do a little more research on the woman. Otherwise I guess you believe she had to dodge sniper bullets in Bosnia...