After a full day of testimony before two congressional committees, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton offered little except bluster to the nation’s knowledge of what happened in Benghazi during the 9/11 terror attack and why the White House spent days lying about it.
“The fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest? Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?” an angry Clinton told Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis. “It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.”
She has a point. It was clear prior to election day that the White House had sent U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice to five TV networks to advance their narrative that our ambassador to Libya and three others were killed by a mob riled up over a YouTube video. It was a lie then; it’s a lie now. But voters reelected Barack Obama, so the lesson is what?
It’s OK to lie — even about a terror attack — in the course of a political campaign? Well, it is if you can get away with it anyway.