Mike Huckabee News
Jan 28 2013
Reactions are still rolling in to Hillary Clinton’s Congressional testimony Wednesday on the deadly September 11th attack in Benghazi. Those who think the State Department’s failure to provide security to our diplomats was criminal negligence saw it as a histrionic show that didn’t answer any major questions. And they found Mrs. Clinton’s claims that she accepted full responsibility to be hollow, since it came with no consequences, either for her or any other top State Department officials. Meanwhile, her defenders in the media hailed her testimony as tough, moving and masterful. They no doubt consider the issue closed now, and are relieved that she can move on to running for President and never be asked about it again.
There are only two quotes that are likely to live on past this week: First, Sen Rand Paul telling Sec. Clinton that if this had happened when he was President, she would’ve lost her job. That will resurface if he runs for President. The second was when Mrs. Clinton was pressed on the confusion over whether it was a mob uprising or a terrorist attack, and she snapped, “What difference…does it make?” The difference is that her department should have been prepared for a terrorist attack. Because they failed so completely, despite months of warnings, four Americans are dead. That’s what those hearings should have been about: not theatrics, point-scoring or political viability. But about the four people who died because of preventable, inexcusable incompetence.