Hillary Clinton is About to Find Out What Difference Benghazi Makes

21 Jul

Mark Whittington, Yahoo! Contributor Network
May 8, 2013

COMMENTARY | With the Benghazi hearings preparing to detail Obama administration malfeasance surrounding the massacre of four Americans, according to CBS News, the person with the most to lose may be former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

That would be just fine with Pat Smith, the mother of Sean Smith, one of the four victims along with Ambassador Chris Stevens and two special ops officers, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods. According to RealClearPolitics she told CNN’s Jake Tapper that she personally blames Hillary Clinton. Clinton was in charge and needs to be held responsible not only for what happened in Benghazi, but during the aftermath with the lies and cover up.

Clinton is being haunted by her ill-considered statement during congressional statement. “What difference at this point does it make?” It demonstrated a certain callousness for the dead Americans and a clear desire to put the scandal in her rear view mirror. Ms. Smith recounts how Obama administration officials are freezing her out, claiming that she is not a member of Sean Smith’s immediate family, a remarkable statement considering that she suffered labor pains bringing him into the world.

To be sure Clinton is an old hand at deflecting scandal, dating back 20 years to the travelgate and cattle futures imbroglios and including her husband’s various instances of in flagrante delicto. The difference is that the all the other scandals were cases of financial misconduct or her husband’s sexual embarrassments. This time there are dead people involved. That is not something that can easily be waived away. It’s not just about sex any more.

Americans are going to want blood for what happened to Stevens and his companions. Thus far the terrorists who murdered them have not been caught or killed. So someone or more than one someone is going to have to be the person overboard to be offered up as sacrifice. Hillary Clinton may well fit that bill.

All depends on how well Clinton can tap dance and how fervent her enablers in the media and in Democratic political circles are to shield her. But dead Americans are not so easily swept under the rug.

What difference does it make? Clinton and the rest of us are about to find out.

SOURCE: http://voices.yahoo.com/hillary-clinton-find-out-difference-12128587.html

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