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had the opportunity to witness the live coverage of the Benghazi Hearing and
the testimony that emerged as a result.I have the facts to make a clear and concise assessment of Hillary’s
testimony, the questioning by the Select Committee and the interaction between
the players.I was lucky to have had the
unique experience of viewing the coverage live and am privileged to share my
account, my thoughts and reactions with you.
Hillary supporters, main stream media and her
adoring fans praised Hillary and called what she did on Thursday in front of
the House Select Committee, a performance.She was able to shine in the spotlight with the help of Democrats who
sang her praises, especially Rep. Elijah Cummings, who “……praised
the former secretary for her transparency,” even though the “committee had
not received all the information they needed to conduct the investigation.”
representatives set the stage for her to portray herself as a competent and
committed leader.As most of us with
half a brain know we wouldn’t be discussing this right now if either of those
things were true.
in the mainstream media reported that she should be commended for her stamina. After all, she withstood the probe of the
spotlight and the questioning like a pro.But, my feeling is why would she feel pressure or fatigue when she is
held to a different set of standards? Her experience was stress free, no worries of
repercussions.Her lies are without consequence.Even though the evidence proves a gross lie
was told to the American people about the reason for the Benghazi attacks,
there is no outrage by the media, by government officials and most of the
inclination was weaving lies into truth, cleverly manipulating details and
distancing herself from accusation, so as to avoid culpability.In her testimony she relays an account of elaborate
demands and expectations in her position, sparing no time for the mundane requests
of increased security by Ambassador Stevens. Instead she leveraged her
subordinates’ reputations to cover her failings.She presented this testimony with confidence
and the assurance of one who is beyond reproach.As she looked out to the cheer leaders
representing half the select committee she counted on their approval and
admiration of her performance.And they were
more than happy to do so.
Gowdy and the House Select Committee were tenacious in their line of
questioning and impeccable in circumventing her evasiveness. During hours of
questioning they exposed her deceptive posture and Hillary revealed
incompetence, callousness and lack of empathy throughout.Most notably seen in an answer and remark to
Representative Susan Brooks when she asked Hillary “Did you ever talk to
Ambassador Steven’s when all this was going on in the hotbed of Libya?”Clinton would not respond and then Rep.
Brooks said, “That is a yes or no answer Madam Secretary.Did you ever personally speak to Ambassador
Stevens after you swore him in in May, 2012?Yes or no, please.”“Yes, I
believe I did,” Clinton said.“And when
was that?” asked Brooks.“I don’t
recall,” Clinton responded. (http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/22/hillary-cant-remember-when-or-if-she-talked-to-chris-stevens-in-months-before-benghazi-attack-video/)
Susan Brooks was impressive and to the
point.Throughout the hearing she and
other committee members, Trey Gowdy, Chairman (SC), Peter Roskam (IL), Jim
Jordan (OH) and Mike Pompeo (KS) had well developed questions that shed light
on pertinent information and offered insight into Hillary’s inadequacies as
Secretary of State. There were many brilliant moments of questioning and new
evidence, especially the six hundred requests for additional and timely
security measures by Ambassador Stevens.Could anything be more damming, indicating at the least,
irresponsibility and at the most a dereliction of duty that clearly points to
unfit and dangerous leadership.
Clinton suffers from an elitist mentality.Her denial of responsibility to thwart
judgement, her bloviating to mask incompetence and the arrogance with which she
dismisses herself from scrutiny are character flaws of elitists, but I would go
further to describe her as self-centered, incompetent, dangerous and unfit to lead. Certainly inadequate and unworthy of the
office of the presidency.