Five days after Ambassador Christopher Stephens was killed in a planned 9/11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice was going on the Sunday talk shows saying it was a spontaneous demonstration that got out of control; it was the fault of some obscure movie trailer that came out in July. Two weeks later President Obama continued that movie trailer theme in his speech at the U.N.
James. R. Clapper, director of national intelligence, told the congressional intelligence committees “there was information that led us to assess that the attack began spontaneously following protests earlier that day at our embassy in Cairo.”
In spite of this the Obama Administration had made a secret finding within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack, which enabled them to move money and military assets under a post-Sept. 11, 2001.
Within 24 hours the Libyan interior minister said the attacks were planned and started making arrests. In spite of that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the deaths resulted from spontaneous demonstrations against the 6-month-old YouTube video.
She has finally called them a terrorist attack, but Hillary’s change was long after the head of the Counterterrorism Center finally told Congress it was a “terror attack.”
The voters will decide Obama’s fate, but Ambassador Rice should resign for gross politicization of intelligence and outright lying to the American public for no good purpose other than the reelection of Obama and her possible appointment as secretary of state if Obama is reelected.
Secretary Clinton is negligent. Instead of doing a constant world tour, including to obscure South Pacific island countries, she should have been responding to requests to improve the security of the consulate and embassy in Libya. The two Navy SEALs killed with Ambassador Stephens at the so-called safe house weren’t even part of his security detail. According to Newt Gingrich, they were there to hunt down surface-air missiles.
And now Clinton is stonewalling Congress, claiming she must await an investigative council she set up to drag this on until the end of her term. It’s the Eric Holder method of avoiding responsibility for Operation Fast and Furious. She’s a smart lawyer. She’s in charge. It’s her job to find out why Stephens’ requests for security were ignored. And she should find out in two weeks or less. Or resign. And she should demand Rice’s resignation. That hack in charge of national intelligence, James Clapper should resign, too.
All of these people are endangering our representatives abroad by low-keying consulate security and politicizing intelligence for short-term reelection politics. It’s morally contemptible.