Update: Hillary’s opening statement on Benghazi: “I take responsibility”. Other than a spirited John McCain not much has happened this morning. As we wrote below Republicans have caved on Benghazi like they have on the fiscal cliff and the debt ceiling. Perhaps this afternoon the House Republicans will ask some pertinent questions.
Most ridiculous “question” came from Durbin of Illinois who spent his time remembering Bush era “weapons of mass destruction” stories which at the time even Al Gore thought were true. Somehow Durbin forgot Hillary voted for the authorization on that Iraq issue. Even if Durbin has a point on the weapons of mass destruction issue, shouldn’t everyone of every political stripe be against misinformation and lies in situations such as Benghazi? People died, Obama lied.
It’s going to be an update kind of day here with Hillary Clinton testifying before the foreign policy committees of Congress. Hillary will be at the Senate starting at 9:00 a.m. and this afternoon she will appear before the House committee. The topic is Benghazi.
We’re going to use the focus on Hillary Clinton this week to answer questions about what we are going to do in 2016 and all manner of questions as to what is going on with Hillary Clinton and 2016. The Hillary Clinton for President Federal Elections Committee reports a surplus with all debts paid so there are a lot of answers to questions available for those without need of political seeing eye dogs.
Those without political sight write silly things about us such as this:
“…that place will be fascinating to watch if Hillary decides to run as they’ll now have to reverse course and launch internal purges against all the tea party dreck they’ve attracted since Hillary conceded.”
By “that place” they mean good ol’ Big Pink. We’ll try to ‘splain to these illiterates what we are going to do in 2016 and what they are going to do as well. They’re so stupid and incapable of understanding they spew nonsense about us calling Elvis “gay” (we never wrote anything so silly about Presley although we did write that Jailhouse Rock is the gayest song to hit the American top ten and all you have to do is read the lyrics to know we are right”) so we will explain to them as clearly as possible what we believe they are going to do before they receive their marching orders and do what they are told to do.
Hint for these are other DailyKooks: Barack Obama will do everything in his power to make sure Hillary Clinton does not get the nomination of the party in 2016. The DailyKooks will dredge up every attack they employed against Hillary Clinton in 2008 because they will not surrender the Obama Dimocratic Party to Hillary or Bill or Terry or Penn or anybody. But that’s all for another in this series of articles and we will explain it all in Part II or III.
For those wondering why we are talking about 2016 when Hillary Clinton will be “grilled” on Benghazi today let’s get real and understand that 2016 is the subtext of today’s hearings. We will always put country above party or personality and we want answers about what happened in Benghazi as well as the entire catastrophe presided over by Barack Obama in the Middle East and the abomination termed by Obama managed declinists as the “Arab Spring”.
But we now doubt there will be any answers because it appears that Republican policy is now to cave on anything they previously said they cared about. Tomorrow we will see the complete collapse of Republicans on the debt ceiling after they earlier collapsed on the fiscal cliff and today we might just see a complete collapse of opposition on foreign policy.
We want answers as to what happened in Benghazi. On this issue politics should be put aside and let the chips fall where they may. As we have repeatedly written we believe if the entire story is told Hillary will come out smelling like a rose. But we doubt the entire story will be told while Barack Obama is in office.
Perhaps Republicans are being wise by caving on the fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling and Benghazi. Perhaps their cowardice on budgets, debts and deficits will pay off sometime in the future. Perhaps they want to use the Benghazi disaster against Barack Obama and John Kerry not the outgoing Secretary of State.
Meanwhile there are a lot of questions that need answers.
The New York Times reports some of the Egyptian terrorists from the hostage taking in Algeria were in Benghazi. There are a lot of questions that require answers:
“Congressional investigators have pieced together a series of decisions that led State Department officials to inexplicably draw down security in Libya last year even as threats and attacks against Western diplomats were rising in the violent, chaotic city of Benghazi where America’s ambassador was killed last Sept. 11.”
It’s going to take much more than a top to bottom review to explain all the Obama failures of leadership in the Middle East.