Skip to comments.Shouting Louder (Sowell on Obama, Clinton & Benghazi)
Posted on 01/28/2013 1:18:32 PM PST by jazusamo
An old-time trial lawyer once said, "When your case is weak, shout louder!"
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shouted louder when asked about the Obama administration's story last fall that the September 11th attack on the U.S. ambassador's quarters in Benghazi was due to an anti-Islamic video that someone in the United States had put on the Internet, and thereby provoked a protest that escalated into violence.
She shouted: "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?"
Students of propaganda may admire the skill with which she misdirected people's attention. But those of us who are still old-fashioned enough to think that the truth matters cannot applaud her success.
Let's go back to square one.
After the attack on the American ambassador's quarters in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans, the Obama administration immediately blamed it on the anti-Islamic video.
Moreover, this version of what happened was not just a passing remark. It was a story that the administration kept repeating insistently. U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice repeated that story on five different television talk shows on the same Sunday. President Obama himself repeated the same story at the United Nations. The man who put the anti-Islamic video on the Internet was arrested for a parole violation, creating more media coverage to keep attention on this theme.
"What difference, at this point, does it make?" Secretary Clinton now asks. What difference did it make at the time?
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Thanks for posting. Dr Sowell gets right to he heart of the issue, as always. Let’s hope somebody asks the Secretary or the President this question.
Thanks for the ping jaz. Thomas Sowell is right on the mark again.
He is so right. That’s what bullies do.
“. . reality, nevertheless, rears its ugly head . .”
Yes. . and when the REALITY of what the Clintons and the Obamas have done to this country rears its ugly head . . it isn’t going to be pretty.
Hillary looks and sounds guilty.
Domo for the Ping, jaz.
Dr. Sowell rightly calls bs on the video meme; I wish he would have also raised the question of why Ambassador Stevens was in Benghazi that night, and what the function of the “consulate” there was at that point in time.
Then of course, there’s the question of who gave the order to stand down a rescue attempt, leaving our people for dead. . .
Unfortunately I doubt we’ll ever get the answers to your questions now that the turkey has four more years in the WH.
You lied then, you lie now. Truly what difference does it make?
con·science /ˈkänCHəns/ Noun An inner feeling or voice viewed as acting as a guide to the rightness or wrongness of one's behavior.
Using Hillary’s logic, why should the police, as an example, spend the time and money to investigate Sandy Hook? There are twenty-six dead Americans and what makes the difference what guns were used?
Four great Americans DEAD so Hussein Obama could make sure HE could be reelected. Hussein treated the people at the embassy like sewer rats so he could continue his dream of destroying America. Any fool could see that...
Agreed...With Obama it’s always about Obama.
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