While political pundits and media analysts who live in an alternative universe (also known as the left-wing) scream conspiracy theory from the rooftops, we are witnessing an historic event playing out in the form of the Benghazi hearings. Reminiscent of Hillary Clinton's infamous accusations of a "vast right-wing conspiracy" when the House impeached her husband, everyone from Al Sharpton to Debbie Wasserman Schultz is demonizing the House Oversight Committee for staging a "witch hunt" in order to understand what happened the night that four American citizens were murdered by al Qaeda-affiliated terrorists in Libya. But despite Obama and Clinton's combined political savvy (coupled with a complicit and disinterested mainstream media), a Shakespearean tragedy that will make Watergate look like child's play may very well be unfolding.
In the face of Clinton's "What difference, at this point, does it make?" and Jay Carney's "Benghazi happened a long time ago," three "whistleblowers" appeared before a Congressional committee on Wednesday to begin to fill in the facts that the administration has been obfuscating. And just as it ignored repeated requests for additional security in the lead up to the attacks, was derelict in its duty to save American lives as the tragic events played out, and then trivialized the significance of what had transpired, the administration continues to stone-wall and obscure the truth. But with so many unanswered questions, the Obama machine may finally be in over its head.
We knew going into Wednesday's testimony that within two hours of the initial attacks on our consulate, the White House and State Department were informed that the Islamic militant group, Ansar al-Sharia, claimed responsibility. One email that stated, "Update 2: Ansar al-Sharia Claims Responsibility for Benghazi Attack," was addressed to the White House Situation Room. And yet, the administration continued for weeks to blame the attacks on an anti-Muslim video that sparked a spontaneous protest. But as the facts trickled out and the election neared, it became obvious that the administration was not being honest, perhaps fearful that its claim that "al Qaeda is on its heels" would have been proven just one more politically motivated fable (which it was). But with the lies bolstered by the likes of Candy Crowley who ambushed Mitt Romney during one of the presidential debates, Obama went on scot free to win the election in November.
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