On the eve of the second presidential debate, the regime felt increasingly cornered and had to have a fall guy. How convenient that Hillary has chosen to man up for the brutal slayings of Ambassador Chris Stevens, two former Navy SEALs and another diplomatic attaché.
Just this past Friday, in a remarkably brazen move, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, thrown under the bus, simply refused to answer questions about the attack. “That’s the very way that I’m answering your question today,” she said after not answering. “And I think I’ll leave it at that.”
“Mrs. Secretary, if you could, the question was,” the reporter said.
“I know, but I’m going to leave it at that.”
In a stunning revelation Monday night while in Peru, Clinton told CNN, “What I want to avoid is some kind of political gotcha or blame game. I know that we are very close to an election.”
That’s some president we’ve got here folks. He’s hiding behind a
double-wide pantsuit skirt. Word to the wise: The Scorpion and
To put a fine point on this whole debacle, I defer to the great Mark Steyn:
Given that Obama and Secretary Clinton refer to Stevens pneumatically as “Chris,” as if they’ve known him since third grade, why would they dishonor the sacrifice of their close personal friend by peddling an utterly false narrative as to why he died? You want “politicization”? Secretary Clinton linked the YouTube video to the murder of her colleagues even as the four caskets lay alongside her at Andrews Air Force Base—even though she had known for days that it had nothing to do with it. It’s weird enough that politicians now give campaign speeches to returning coffins. But to conscript your “friend’s corpse as a straight man for some third-rate electoral opportunism is surely as shriveled and worthless as “politicization” gets.
In the days before the attack Joe Biden had been peddling his Obama campaign slogan that “bin Laden is dead and General Motors is alive.” The first successful terrorist attack on U.S. sovereign territory since 9/11, and on the very anniversary and by al-Qaeda-linked killers, was not helpful to the Obama team. And so the nature of the event had to be “politicized”: Look, over there—an Islamophobic movie! “Greater love hath no man than this,” quoth the president at Chris Stevens’ coffin, “that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Smaller love hath no man than Obama’s, than to lay down his “friend” for a couple of points in Ohio.
Meanwhile, back at the West Wing, Obama, Axelrod, Jarrett and Carney are patting themselves on the back saying, “Our bullshit is awesome!”
UPDATE via John Batchelor: Was this an ambush by HRC to make OFA look spiteful and fearful of the Benghazi question in the debate this week and next? The Clintons! There has to be a part in here for Bill Clinton. Is this revenge for the "3 A.M. Call" of 2008 that HRC didn't get to take? Did Axelrod call Candidate Obama after HRC made the "I take responsibility," line, and say, "She did it, that (blank), stabbed us in the back at 9 pm!"