Â As opposed to the thousands murdered by Muslim terrorists on September 11th, 2001, “only” four Americans were murdered by Muslims inÂ Benghazi,Â Libya on September 11th, 2012, a paltry number dismissed by then Secretary of State Hilllary Clinton who later rhetorically asked Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI), “What difference does it make?”
The full context of her defensive eruption on Capitol Hill, â€œWith all due respect,Â the fact is we had four dead Americans.Â Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided to go kill some Americans?Â What difference at this point does it make?Â It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again,â€Â was even more outrageous in light of evidence that Clinton lied repeatedly about the circumstances of the deadly Benghazi assaultÂ by as many as 150 gunmen and what she did before, during, and after.
Â SheÂ brazenly lied about the defensive capabilities of our Benghazi consulate after cutting its security detail;Â she clearly lied about her actions while the attack was in progress when she was actually in contact with State Department personnel in Libya;Â she absurdly lied about mob violence over a stupid video as the cause of the well-planned, well-armedÂ attack by Islamic fanatics.
After all,Â Clinton must have calculated, the “only” victims were inconsequential Information Officer Sean Smith and equally-inconsequential security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods, and the only American ambassador killed on duty in twenty four years, Chris Stevens.Â SheÂ must have figured Amb.Â Stevens got what he deserved for beingÂ so naively stupid for believing his employer, essentially the American government and her department, would do everything possible to ensure his safety and to protect his consulate and his comrades.
No, the Benghazi debacle of a year ago didn’t rise to the horror level of twelve years ago in terms of the lives lost to crazed Muslims.
However, in some ways Benghazi was worse.
Then-Secretary Clinton not only vividly demonstrated to the Islamic worldÂ that the most powerfulÂ nation on the planet was unable–or unwilling or both–to defend its overseas interests and those people entrusted with the responsibilities of representing and preserving those interestsÂ but also showed an abject weakness and a gutless inclination to lie, fudge, and distort the truth in order to cover her sorry ass.Â
How those demonstrations of weakness and Hillary Clinton’s inclination to prevaricate will play out with radical Islamists inÂ the future is conjectural.Â How they affected her reputation among fellow domestic, liberal extremists was resolved when she was awarded the 2013 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia onÂ Tuesday.
The award, conferred to recognize herÂ career in public service and advocacy for womenâ€™s rights, made no reference 9-11-2012, to Benghazi, to her lying, or to how many men have died and will die as a result of her many lies.Â
I have to assume the rumors are trueÂ that Mrs. Hillary Rodham Clinton likes women much more than she likes men and likes the thought of presidential power more than she values integrity.