Jewish World Review August 27, 2013/ 21 Elul, 5773
They're . . . BACK!
By Paul Greenberg
You knew this would happen. So did anybody else who's followed how this administration operates. Sure enough, those four
When these four bumblers were given new assignments by the new secretary of state, who sounds a lot like the old one, it wasn't big news. The expected seldom is.
A fifth official involved in this continuing scandal, or rather so uninvolved she could preside over the whole bloody debacle at an American outpost with her usual combination of indifference and ambition, the Hon.
Far from resigning after this calamity-cum-cover-up, Our Lady of Benghazi dismissed the whole subject as unworthy of her attention, or as she put it so eloquently and unforgettably: "What difference at this point does it make what we knew and when we knew it....?"
That quote ought to appear on every one of her campaign posters and bumper stickers when she runs for president in '16 as a fit successor to the current fakir in the
Lest we forget, there was another character in this tragedy and farce. The Hon.
Any admission that a terrorist organization with links to al-Qaida was responsible for the murders might have conflicted with the carefully cultivated campaign myth that our ever-vigilant president had eliminated any great danger from that quarter.
Leave it to the ever-articulate
"And what exactly has she ever accomplished -- beyond bullishly covering for her philandering husband? She's certainly busy, busy and ever on the move -- with the tunnel-vision workaholism of someone trying to blot out uncomfortable private thoughts.
"I for one think it was a very big deal that our ambassador was murdered in Benghazi. In saying 'I take responsibility' for it as secretary of state, Hillary should have resigned immediately. The weak response by the Obama administration to that tragedy has given a huge opening to Republicans in the next presidential election. The impression has been amply given that Benghazi was treated as a public-relations matter to massage rather than as the major and outrageous attack on the U.S. that it was.
"Throughout history, ambassadors have always been symbolic incarnations of the sovereignty of their nations and the dignity of their leaders. It's even a key motif in King Lear. As far as I'm concerned, Hillary disqualified herself for the presidency in that fist-pounding moment at a congressional hearing when she said, 'What difference (at this point) does it make what we knew and when we knew it, senator?' "
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