- Category: Volume 87 (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
- Published: 28 October 2015
- Written by BRENDAN GREVE | POLITICS EDITOR
After getting through a tough eleven hours in front of the Benghazi panel without any disastrous gaff’s, Clinton supporters everywhere are claiming that Hillary has emerged victorious. After months of uncertainty about the former Secretary of State, Democrats everywhere are eager to chalk up Mrs. Clinton’s performance in front of the Benghazi Panel as one in the win column. However, they should not get ahead of themselves and declare that Mrs. Clinton is out of the woods just yet.
One little detail that most media outlets are failing to report on is that it was that Hillary admitted to telling an outright lie. The biggest controversy over the Benghazi attacks in 2012 was not the lack of security or the tragic deaths of four Americans. Although the attacks were a horrific tragedy, this is not the first time an American embassy was attacked. What made this attack a scandal was the fact that the White House and the State Department– led by Hillary Clinton at the time– spread the lie that these attacks were a result of spontaneous protest over an anti-Mohammed video that surfaced on the internet.
Clinton herself stated that this was true on September 12th, 2012, and multiple times after. One of the times Mrs. Clinton stuck to this talking point was in front of the friends and families of the victims at a ceremony, commiserating their deaths. She even went as far as to email one of the victim’s father saying, “We are going to have the filmmaker arrested who was responsible for the death of your son.”
However, an email surfaced in front of the Benghazi Panel that said, “We know that the attack in Libya had nothing to do with the film. It was a planned attack- not a protest.” Those are the exact words of Hillary Clinton herself. Clinton continues to say that this is a partisan conspiracy by the Republicans for political purposes. However, she told the real story to her close friends and aids, and a completely different story to the American people. Why? To save face and for political advances.
No one can change the events that happened in Benghazi three years ago. No one can bring back the lives of those who died. However, we as a nation can stay away from politicians like Hillary Clinton who effortlessly lie to the American people. With her failure to tell the truth about the Benghazi attacks, her email scandal, and the countless other scandals that have plagued her and her husband for the last two decades, it would be naïve to think that these are all just “conspiracies.”
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