There was a gathering of the House Select Committee on Benghazi last Thursday. You may have heard about it, the one wherein Hillary Clinton took questions concerning the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in which four Americans died, including the U.S. ambassador.
During last week’s hearing, Mrs. Clinton emphasized how intensely she has racked her brain over those four men dying so tragically. And she told us how much sleep she has lost worrying about their deaths; in case you missed it, she has lost more sleep than all the Republicans on that committee put together. We know this because she said so – under oath. We also learned that Mrs. Clinton knew, without a doubt and within hours of the attack, that it was an act of terror and not a spontaneous protest resulting from an internet video.
You may have also seen, in the news, that less than twenty-four hours after her Benghazi hearing drew to a close, Mrs. Clinton was joyously taking a “victory lap” to champion herself and to be championed by others, because she had outlasted and outmaneuvered the less than impressive collection of Republicans on the committee. The way liberal media (a.k.a. ‘mainstream media’) and Democrat politicians described it, Hillary had just bitch-slapped the committee Republicans for eleven hours on national television. The pundit class viewed Mrs. Clinton’s ‘performance’ as a turning point in her political fortunes. Her supporters were nothing short of ecstatic.
And yet … we are supposed to believe Hillary and her liberal colleagues when they tell us that last week’s hearing was all about the four Americans who lost their lives in Benghazi, whose memory, they tell us, has been politicized by Republicans. A reminder: Republicans were not the ones grinning ear to ear and celebrating mere hours after Hillary completed her purportedly solemn testimony.
Indeed, one is hard pressed to imagine Hillary caring much at all about the four Americans who died on her watch in Benghazi, or about their grieving family members to whom Hillary lied about the cause of their deaths. Such unfortunate souls are added casualties, upon a fetid landscape of unbridled ambition.