COMMENTARY | It looks like that the House is going to form a select committee to delve into the Benghazi massacre and along to way to answer former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s infamous question, “What difference does it make?”
It looks like it is going to make a great deal of difference, keeping the matter in the public eye likely for the rest of the Obama presidency. That is what happens when the administration is caught trying to hide the smoking gun email that shed light on how the YouTube video ruse got used. The lying and dissembling of White House spokesperson Jay Carney and the blatherings of Tommy ‘Dude’ Vietor did not help either.
The forming of a select committee indicates that at long last one part of one branch of government is taking the Watergate with a body count seriously. Here are a few of the questions that should be asked:
Why was not Ambassador Stevens given adequate security in Libya as he asked for?
What really happened on the night of September 11, 2012? Where were the president and Secretary Clinton at that time? Why was a rescue mission not even considered?
Who exactly came up with the video as part of the now infamous talking points? Was the motive really to protect the president’s reelection chances? If so, how high up did it go? What did the president know and when did he know it?
A few words of advice for the members who will serve on the committee, including Democrats. Do not make speeches when your turn comes. The time for posturing and pontificating is past And for Democrats, the time for trying to cover for this administration is over. This is serious business. An ambassador and his companions were horribly murdered. It did not need to happen. The administration has lied about it for political reasons. If you try to defend that, you will surely fall as well. There is no more room for games here.
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