Sen. Rand Paul Rips Hillary Clinton on Failed Leadership Concerning Benghazi

Yesterday, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton testified before lawmakers on Capitol Hill concerning the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya last year.  Early on in the hearing, Clinton got emotional as she told the panel:

“For me, this is not just a matter of policy … it’s personal.  I stood next to President Obama as the Marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at Andrews. I put my arms around the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters.”

I wonder if that was before she lied to the families or after.  Clinton, Obama and Leon Panetta all promised the families that they would keep them informed about how their loved ones died, but over a month later, they hadn’t heard a word from any of the three leaders.  At least two of the families felt betrayed and lied to by Clinton and the others.  Patricia Smith, mother of Sean Smith who was one of the 4 Americans killed in the attack learned more from the media than she did from those that promised to tell her what happened.

At one point in the hearings, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) asked Clinton about determining if the attack was the result of a protest.  Clinton lost her composure and shouted back at Johnson:

“What difference would it make?”

She went on to say that the reason for the attack doesn’t matter anymore, she wants to bring those responsible to justice.  The fact is, it does matter.  If they were killed by a protest that got out of control, that’s one thing, but if it was a deliberately planned attack on the US Consulate and an American Ambassador, that’s equal to a declaration of war against the United States.  I think the difference does matter quite a bit.  She doesn’t want to get into this because it will show that both she and President Obama lied to the American people. They failed their duties in defending and actively going after those responsible for an act of war.

It also may have been one of the times when Clinton was actually telling the truth.  To her and Obama, the cause of what happened in Benghazi doesn’t matter.  They don’t care.  Do any of you know why?  Because both Clinton and Obama seem to care more for their Muslim friends overseas than they care about American citizens!

Perhaps the most telling and strongest statement made at the hearing was that of Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY).  When addressing Clinton, Paul told her that had he been president at the time, he would have relieved her from her post as Secretary of State due to a failure of leadership:

I have to give Paul credit for stating his mind and doing it in a calm, matter fact manner.  Had I been on the panel with him, I’m sure I would have been less controlled and more adamant that her lack of leadership was directly responsible for the deaths of the four Americans in Benghazi.  Had Clinton or those who serve directly under her actually read the numerous requests from Ambassador Stevens for more security, there is a good chance that all four of the victims would still be alive today.

In many courts around the US, people are convicted of culpability, to which she admitted, or of being accessories to the fact that led to the loss of life that could have been prevented.  Had I been sitting on the panel, I would have raised the issue of criminal neglect that led to the deaths of four people and then questioned the possibility of prosecution.

But like the rest of Obama’s criminal administration, Clinton will soon walk away from her position, completely unscathed by the events or her responsibility in the deaths.  She will move on with her life and I wouldn’t be surprised to see her run for office again and I wouldn’t be surprised to see the gullible and unthinking Democrats vote for her and put her back in politics.