Friday, October 23, 2015

'Toontime: Benghazi Ad Nauseam

credit Steve Sack, Minneapolis Star Tribune
Wackydoodle sez: Hillary feels the force!
The Repugnants are managing to keep Sec. Hillary Clinton under an unfavorable lime light with their interminable Benghazi hearings. The former Secretary of State took the witness seat today and told the Congressmen that she took responsibility for the Benghazi attacks that resulted in four dead State Department officials. Forty-four percent of the American people according to one prominent poll do not trust Mrs. Clinton to tell the truth about the circumstances surrounding the attacks and the inadequate American response. But all that given the hearings are simply a prominent political platform from which to attack the leading Democratic presidential candidate at taxpayer expense (14.7m).

They questioned Mrs. Clinton for most of the day and into the night, but made little new inroads into her defense of her performance during the crisis including her assertion that she never personally approved or denied extra security for the compound were the American officials were housed. A 2012 by the government accountability review board sharply criticized the State Department for its "grossly insufficient" security in Benghazi despite upgrade requests from Ambassador Stevens, killed in the attack.  The most heated exchange of the day occurred between two Democratic panel members and the Republican chair over their focus on her e-mail exchanges with Sidney Blumenthal, a former  aide to her husband and a personal friend.
credit:  Pat Bagley, Salt Lake Tribune
BC idonwanna sez:  Coyote only one with brains!