Whenever the left wants to protect someone who gets caught up in a scandal they simply stop talking about them and divert our attention towards something else. This has been the case with Hillary Clinton and the Benghazi scandal. Two and half months ago terrorists murdered four Americans in Benghazi, Libya on the anniversary of 9-11. As information about the attack began to trickle out, it was discovered that Ambassador Stevens notified the State Department that the security situation in Libya was rapidly deteriorating and pleaded with them to add additional security to their detachment; additional security that never materialized. This revelation in the early fact finding phase of the investigation shifted the attention of those seeking the truth squarely on the State Department. Hillary Clinton, along with Susan Rice and President Obama peddled the false narrative about the attack being spontaneous and related to some obscure Youtube video.
For weeks they tried to sell this lie to the American people. Finally when it became clear that this was indeed a planned terrorist attack the narrative they worked so hard to sell began to turn on them. Rumors were flying that the Clintons were actively seeking legal counsel just in case they were going to try and pin this on Hillary. And in my opinion these rumors of legal counsel being sought by the Clintons definitely sent a message to President Obama; Hillary wasn’t going to take the fall without a fight. Additionally it would have been political suicide for the President to have left Hillary holding the bag on this scandal a month before the election. Love or hate her, Hillary Clinton is adored by the progressive left and they would have been furious with Obama if he allowed her to take the fall. The left simply could not allow this to happen to one of their progressive champions who might just have Presidential aspirations in 2016. So what did they do? The shifted the focus from a State Department failure to an intelligence community failure.
This shift started during the Vice Presidential debate when Joe Biden claimed their initial assessment and statements were based off of the intel they received from the intelligence community. And right under the bus the CIA was thrown. Obama was not going to let Hillary take the fall for Benghazi as more focus was place on the intel and less on Ambassador Steven’s security. This set the stage for her to look dare I say “Presidential” when she accepted full responsibility for security shortfalls at our diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya. Not only did she look Presidential, but she set Obama up in the second debate to come across as a strong leader by acknowledging the buck stops with him. He took the onus off of her and placed it on him. Now don’t get me wrong, President Obama ultimately owns this; however Hillary should not be getting a free pass. Her Department is directly responsible for the security failures surrounding this event. She should not be allowed to resign on her own terms. She should be fired and this black mark should be attached to her for the rest of her political career.
We can’t allow the narrative to be solely about the information the CIA supplied and the role it played in how the message was conveyed to the American people. The White House knew this was a terrorist attack within a few hours. We can’t lock onto why Susan Rice went on five different talk shows and said it was a spontaneous attacked linked to a Youtube video. In my opinion this is nothing more than a red herring designed to divert our attention away from the truth. And finally we can’t allow Hillary to quietly fade to black and fly under the radar in regards to her Department’s role unscathed. She needs to be held accountable and this needs to follow her for the rest of her political career. Her judgment is in question and should be critically examined. She and the State Department failed miserably. We need to remember that Ambassador Stevens and the three other brave souls who died in Benghazi might very well be alive today if our State Department answered their request for more security. And Secretary Clinton owns it. Now on to the LINKs.
Below are links to excellent articles from conservative/libertarian bloggers. Please take the time to hit the links and visit their sites. When you’re there hit their tip jars if they have them. They work very hard each day fighting for the liberties and freedoms so many take for granted. So tee it up and enjoy another SENTRY JOURNAL round at the LINKs.
A Conservative Teacher: Petitions to Secede are Filed from 23 States?
Ace of Spades: Thoughts On Retrenching
Adrienne’s Corner: Wild Bill: The liberal left is the face of evil…
America’s Chronicle: The Dumbest Question Of The Year: Who Changed the CIA Talking Points?
American Glob: The Greg Gutfeld Factor
American Perspective: Stephen Crowder Stands With Israel (Video)
America’s Watchtower: Was the EPA using a secret email account to hide documents?
ARRA News Service: Petraus Testifies | Jerusalem Targeted | Obama | Unions – Twinkies
Atlas Shrugs: Any war on innocent civilians is savagery: Support Israel
Be Sure You’re RIGHT, Then Go Ahead: Beasts of Burden
Blog de KingShamus: The Great Amusing Bunni Needs Help
Breitbart: Sources: Obama Knew Benghazi Was Terrorism Before Deploying Rice
BUNKERVILLE: Jill Kelley is really Jill Khawam: a spy who took down two Generals?
Capitol Commentary: Solyndra, Fast & Furious, Benghazi…
Conservatives on Fire: Some Numbers Just Don’t Make Sense
COMMON CENTS: Rush Limbaugh “The True Meaning of Thanksgiving”
Doug Ross@Journal: The Most Terrifying Obama Quote Ever
Fuzzy Logic: Fuzzy Rant: Leftists Back to Stoking the AGW Hoax for Political, Financial Gain
Hot Air: WSJ: Hillary’s on the hot seat, not Rice
iOwnTheWorld: TSA Unionizes
J O S H U A P U N D I T: WH Denies Deleting Reference To Terrorist Attack From CIA’s Benghazi Memo
Laughing Conservative: Classified: Screenshot of Obama’s desktop
Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion: Even Unions admit, Unions to blame for Twinkie demise
Liberty At Stake: Benghazi Truthing, November 16
Libertarian Republican: Radical Republicanism: Then and now
Maggie’s Notebook: Boehner MUST GO!
Manhattan Infidel: FBI Uncovers Consensual Relationship Between Adults
Mind Numbed Robot: The Secret Benghazi Sex Tapes
Moonbattery: Oklahoma Doctors Versus ObamaCare
Motorcitytimes: Motivator: What Are You Doing To Keep Liberty Alive?
NUKE’S: Triumph of ethnicity
Pirate’s Cove: Bible Publisher Wins In Lawsuit Against ObamaCare
Politics et al: GEORGE WILL: A government agency answerable to no one
Political Clown Parade: They Don’t Teach You What To Say To A Friend Who’s Dying
Political Realities: The Campaign Of Rhetoric To Raise Taxes
Proof Positive: Signs of the Apocalypse – Does Twinkie Shortage Mark TEOTWAWKI?
Randy’s Roundtable: The Entire World Knows Obama Knew The Truth
Right Klik: 5 Ways To Protect Yourself Against Obamacare
Right Truth: It’s Really Quite Simple
rjjrdq’s America II: Hispanics Awarded Political Power
Say Anything Blog: Obama’s EPA Administrator Using Fake Email Address To Avoid Records Requests?
Spellchek: President Obama may be forced into becoming a politician yet
teresamerica: Please Pray for St. Mariana To Intercede for Bunni
Texas Conservative News: Texas Nationalist Movement President talks with Hannity about Secession
THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS: MORE PROOF OBAMA STOLE THE ELECTION
The BLAZE: Does the GOP Need to Get With the Times? A Few Top Republicans Think So
The Camp Of The Saints: Amusing Bunni Needs Our Help
The Classic Liberal: theCL Report: A Man-Made Disaster
The Daley Gator: Marco Rubio’s Constituent Mailbox: Benghazi And The Fiscal Cliff
The Foundry: More Misleading Numbers on Poverty
The Lonely Conservative: It’s Not Romney’s Fault Our Population Has Been Infantilized
THE OTHER McCAIN: Harry Reid’s Benghazi Cover-Up
The Reaganite Republican: Reaganite’s Sunday Funnies
THE rightscoop: ZoNation to Conservatives: Win the culture and you win the country
The TexasFred Blog: My Bad Attitude and Lack of Political Insight
Theo Spark: “Shooting Children” – Wild Bill
Thomas Jefferson Club Blog: Obama’s Economy
TOTUS: No Moderation for Obama in his Second Term!
Virgina Right: Entitlement Reform Must Be On The Table
What Would The Founders Think: Some Thoughts on America
WESTERN HERO: All Hail, His Fraudulency
WyBlog: Two teachers who criticized Dear Leader on Facebook could lose their jobs
Zilla of the Resistance: ROLL CALL! Amusing Bunni needs us RIGHT NOW!
Conservative Hideout 2.0 7 Registered Voters and 900 Votes Cast? Voter Fraud and Why the Allen West…
Thanks for all the great articles. The fight for liberty is a fight for freedom and this is a fight we cannot lose. Keep up the great work.
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