The liberal talking point about the Benghazi committee is that Hillary Clinton won the battleand emerged unscathed but in order to believe that, you first have to ignore one major lie that was uncovered. The attack had nothing to do with a video.
That is not what we were told. The idea of a terror attack on an American embassy on 9/11 just before a presidential election didn’t match Obama’s grandiose claims that al Qaeda was on the run.
In the days that followed the Benghazi attack, the lie about it being based on a video was parroted by Hillary Clinton, Jay Carney, Susan Rice and even Obama himself.
Sean Hannity put together a helpful video as a reminder.
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon:
Hannity Plays Montage of Obama Administration Members Falsely Blaming Video for Benghazi Attack
Sean Hannity played a montage Thursday night on his Fox News show of Obama administration officials, including then-secretary of state Hillary Clinton, falsely casting blame for the Benghazi terrorist attack on an anti-Muslim video when her own emails reveal that Clinton knew almost immediately it was an orchestrated assault.
During Clinton’s day of testimony Thursday before the Benghazi Select Committee, Rep. Jim Jordan (R., Ohio) showed Clinton had told the Egyptian prime minister, the president of Libya and her own family in the days following the attack that she knew the attack was pre-planned and had nothing to do with any video.
The bottom line is this: They lied.
They lied and the media which helped them get away with it, is now insisting that the Benghazi hearings were a big nothingburger which actually helps Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
Media bias is one thing but this goes beyond that.
This is disinformation.
Though we now know the administration knew the attack was a terror attack when the attack began, the video excuse began to unravel rather quickly. In the first place, it was September 11; MOST LIKELY it was a terrorist attack. The nature of the attack hinted as an organized attack; weapons and strategy.
Trying to pin this attack on a video was the weakest, lamest, laziest attempt to shirk responsibility.
To any of you that are trying desperately to suspend reality and believe this video ridiculousness… just think of how stupid this administration thinks you are. Take note of the low level of mentality they give you credit for.
If any of you actually BELIEVE that video meme… you are stupid. Sorry, but there is no other way to describe it. You are painfully, terminally stupid.
The left is willfully blind whenever a demomarxist is caught lying. They still have their knickers in a bind over the false claim that the Iraqi WMD intelligence (that both Clintons publicly stated was true, that multiple demomarxists also said was true pre-Iraq invasion) was cooked for.the purpose of getting us to invade under (in their delusional minds) false pretenses. There is not now, nor ever has been any evidence that the Bush administration falsified intelligence, yet the left swallows that lie whole. Despite clear email evidence that Hillary KNEW (thus Obama did too) there was no spontaneous protest over a video, but it was a terrorist attack…they LIED to cover their asses for the 2012 election. They falsely imprisoned some videomaker to try to support this garbage.
Think about that. Obama and Hillary illegally deprived a man of his freedom to support an egregious lie for the purpose.of.holding onto political power. Pardon the enactment of Godwin’s Law here, but this is analogous to the Reichstag fire.
Yet the leftist lemmings and the propaganda media give Hillary and Obama a pass. Can you imagine the howling indignation had a republican administration done what Clinton and Obama did?
There are a few who post here who fall into that category. Unfortunately, there are millions more like them and they vote.
@another vet: Damn, I’m just sick of trying to talk to these idiots that can see in plain black and white how Hillary has fumbled her job and lied about it; they just stare off into space and repeat some talking point-laden mantra.
Amazingly, some STILL repeat that the attack was driven by the video. Absolutely unbelievably DENSE!
@another vet: A.V. AND Bill I don’t believe the video was the cause of Benghazi attack–Benghazi is the reason I will not vote for HRC.
I also think the Bebghazi Com. actually made HRC look good–she maintained a stable demeanor while the questioners certainly did not—statement made by Mc Carthy didn’t help.
To heat HRC you need a candidate that can get over 40% of female vote and 30% of Latino vote. There is no way Trump can do that.
Hell, if I knew 95% of the media would protect me and celebrate whatever I said and I knew there would be no governmental action against me, I could sit up there, cool as a cucumber, and lie for 11 hours. That takes no skill whatsoever.
It’s not how Hillary appeared, it’s the content and quality of her statements. Of course she came out smelling like a rose; with Biden not running, she is the last hope of the liberal party and the media is going to promote that. Nothing she did well or the Committee did poorly affects that; the media tells the consumers of that media what the media wants the consumers to believe and most go happily along with it… because, in the end, all they want is a liberal. Even a corrupt, lying, incompetent, untrustworthy liberal… just so it’s a liberal.
McCarthy certainly didn’t help matters (unless you are Hillary) but it was made far worse with the media singing the same tune as Campaign Hillary. As when Kerry made his remarks about getting an education or ending up in Iraq, even though it sounded terrible, I understood what he meant and, though of course the Bush campaign used it, the media helped straighten the matter out… for Kerry’s sake. Didn’t notice them chipping in on the Romney “binders scandal”, though. Or, Benghazi, the economy, foreign policy, Obamacare either, for that matter.
In the real world, Hillary would have already dropped out, realizing that with the media reporting her record, she has no chance; but in the rarefied atmosphere of the liberal media, Hillary actually has a very good chance.
A vote NOT for the opposition is a vote for Hillary. Remember that.
@Bill: At this point in time, anyone claiming Hillary, Rice, and Obama didn’t lie are liars themselves. Their sheep are a lost cause. They are either too stupid, have no moral compass themselves, or both. I avoid interacting with them as much as possible.
@rich wheeler: The families of the fallen, and the country for that matter, deserve the whole truth as what happened in Benghazi- why we were lied to about the video and what exactly was going on there. The reason for the lie about the video is obvious. The reason why we were there is not. An educated guess would be another Fast and Furious operation that turned into a debacle. If we scrap what little is left of our system of checks and balances for the sake of political expediency, then we may as well accept the fact that we are not too far away from becoming like some of the various dictatorships that have existed.