Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testified before a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on January 23, 2013.
Four Americans died on September 11, 2012, when Islamic terrorists attacked the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.
In the days that followed, President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and other regime officials began to claim that an otherwise peaceful protest turned violent because of a little-known YouTube video that allegedly “insulted Islam.” They repeated this lie to the American public for some time, despite knowing that the attack was planned and carried out by al Qaeda elements within Libya.
The President offered only vague, boilerplate remarks about “bringing the attackers to justice” on September 12. Listen carefully, though, as Obama begins to shift the narrative:
“We reject all efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others. But there is absolutely no justification to this type of senseless violence. None.”
When Obama says “denigrate the religious beliefs of others,” he is subtly blaming the attack on an obscure YouTube video. The inference you are supposed to draw is that expression that undermines or questions Islamic beliefs must be suppressed.
Red State posted about this on October 17, 2012. How exactly Obama’s thinly veiled attack on the free speech rights of Americans amounts to preserving, protecting and defending the Constitution escapes us.
And on October 19, Hot Air‘s Ed Morrissey catalogued the Obama regime’s trail of lies about what motivated the deadly attack and who carried it out.
Hillary finally appeared before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on January 23, 2013 to give testimony about the incident. Most of Hillary’s Republican inquisitors failed to ask any meaningful or relevant questions. Democrats appeared to be helping Hillary launch her 2016 campaign for President. And no one asked her who ordered US counter-terrorism forces to “stand down” – in essence, refrain from responding to cries for help from the ambassador, consulate security, and CIA officers on the scene.
Watch as Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) questions Secretary Clinton:
In summary, Hillary accepts responsibility for everything, but blame for nothing.
We suspect Obama himself issued the “stand down” order, but it appears much less likely now that Congress will ever pursue an answer to this important question.