People died then Hillary lied

On the sixteenth anniversary of the 2001 attacks on the Pentagon and World Trade Center and the fifth anniversary of the Benghazi attacks on the American diplomatic facilities in Benghazi: A review by Mark Steyn.

The Dishonored Dead

The lies Hillary Clinton told over the coffins of the men who died in Benghazi is the most venal and craven political act I have ever witnessed.

More than “you can keep your plan,” this lie, that Barack Obama directed Susan Rice to repeat 5 times on national television, exemplifies and should forever color the memory of the Obama Administration.

Advantage Sanders

Dem sen: Sanders has no ‘interest in foreign policy’

Democratic senator and top Clinton surrogate Claire McCaskill bashed rival Bernie Sanders on the day of the Iowa caucus as lacking the foreign policy chops needed to serve as commander-in-chief…

“He doesn’t have experience and hasn’t shown a great deal of interest in foreign policy, hasn’t really demonstrated the breadth and depth of knowledge you need to lead this country at a dangerous time.”

McCaskill has a point. Mrs. Bill’s interest in sharing state secrets with foreign intelligence agencies is well documented, and we are in a dangerous time.

Thanks, in no small part, to Mrs. Bill.

If only she’d shown a lack of interest in foreign policy, our national security wouldn’t be compromised, Libya wouldn’t be breeding ISIS, four Americans might not have died in Benghazi and she wouldn’t be on the verge of indictment.

Mrs. Bill doesn’t regret

On Sunday, December 6, Hillary Clinton appeared on ABC’s This Week. The host, donor of $75,000 to the Clinton Foundation and former Communications Director for the Clinton White House – went way off the reservation and asked Mrs. Bill a Benghazi question worthy of Congressman Trey Gowdy.

George Stephanopoulos asked her about claims by four relatives of three of the victims killed in the Islamic Jihadist attacks in Benghazi, Libya* on September 11th, 2012.

Mrs. Bill met these relatives after she spoke at Andrews Air Force base on September 14, 2012. The occasion was a ceremony conducted over the remains of four Americans, one our Ambassador, killed in the Benghazi attacks. She stood over their coffins and called the deaths the result of an obscure video. A claim which her own emails have since proven she knew to be false the day of the attacks.

Stephanopoulos asked, “Did you tell them it was about the film? And what’s your response?” Clinton replied. “No.”

I’ll spare you the rest of her rambling prevarication. It’s at the link.

While it’s amazing Stephanopoulos asked anything of substance, he neglected to ask a follow-up, “At Andrews Air Force base, you spoke with the families only a few minutes after blaming the video – while you were standing over the coffins of four dead Americans. Why don’t these multiple witnesses ‘deserve to be believed’ you would say that to them?”

He didn’t ask any follow-ups, because the original question was intended to inoculate her against her own perfidy.

*You may recall Libya was converted from a quiescent suppurating cesspit, whose thuggish dictator had surrendered his nuclear program in the face of American threat, to a hellhole exporter of Islamic Jihad on the insistence of Samantha Power, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton. For Hillary, lying about this was about even more than Obama’s re-election. It was about her presidential ambitions.

Note for Charlie Rose

That Hillary lied about Benghazi is true, despite Charlie Rose’s ignorance: DEBUNKING THE MEDIA LIES ABOUT HILLARY’S BENGHAZI VIDEO LIE

Charlie Rose doesn’t, as Marco Rubio pointed out to him, get it.

Hillary’s “great week” last week fundamentally depends on support from low information journalists like Charlie Rose and lying debate moderators like John Harwood. Democrat operatives with bylines, as Glenn Reynolds would say.

EVERYBODY knew instantly that the American Ambassador was killed during a premeditated Islamist terrorist attack. Not a “spontaneous protest” caused by an anti-Muslim video.

Still, Mrs. Bill stood over the coffins of the dead and repeated the lie.

Remember

Dear Mr. President, the first President has a memo for you:

The willingness with which our young people are likely to serve in any war, no matter how justified, shall be directly proportional to how they perceive how the veterans of earlier wars were treated and appreciated by their nation.
-George Washington November 10, 1781