National Security Desk / Mar. 10, 2016

Clinton’s Benghazi Lies Are Beyond Insulting

Hillary calls out the mother of a man who was killed in the attack.

During last night’s Democrat debate in Miami, Hillary Clinton added insult to injury for the mother of a man who was killed in the Benghazi attack. Her lies are so indefensible that she has to attack a woman who but for the death of her son has not sought public attention. But cut the former secretary of state, senator and first lady some slack. As she said in the debate, “I am not a natural politician.”

For days after the Sept. 11, 2012, attack, Barack Obama — in the midst of a re-election campaign — and his sidekick Clinton told the American public and the families of the four murdered men that the whole debacle was because of a YouTube video. All while Clinton emailed her daughter the same night it happened to say it was a terrorist attack.

In a video clip aired during the debate, Pat Smith, mother of Sean Spicer, accused Clinton and the rest of the administration of misleading her about the events surrounding the death of her son. Clinton’s defense? Admit nothing, deny everything, make counter allegations. “She’s absolutely wrong,” Clinton insisted.

We can’t overstate the chutzpah of the Clintons when it comes to the truth. She’s on record, standing in the presence of the four flag-draped caskets as they came home, telling the families that their loved ones died because of a YouTube video: “We’ve seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful Internet video that we had nothing to do with.”

Clinton dishonored herself further in last night’s debate by mentioning the lives lost in the 9/11 attacks, the attacks on the embassies in Tanzania and Kenya, and the bombing in Beirut. “At no other time were those tragedies … politicized,” Clinton complained. But when those attacks occurred, the leaders were not more interested in winning an election than ensuring the truth came out and justice was upheld. The only ones who politicized Benghazi were Obama and Clinton.

Forget Clinton’s dangerous habit of emailing classified information over her unsecured email system. Her response to the Benghazi attack alone should disqualify her from the Oval Office.

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