Where was this outrage when more than 40 people died at embassies and consulates during the Bush Administration? I believe it was just waiting for a Democrat to blame it on, and all the better that it’s a “gal” Democrat.
And, Rand Paul saying he would have fired her if he was president. Well, the fact that she kept a straight face as he said those words is to her credit.
Really, Rand? And who was it that refused to increase funding for security at Benghazi and other US State Department outposts? Why, it was the GOP. For even more hypocrisy, let me say Rand Paul has advocated slashing State’s already tight budget by almost half.
So this GOP outrage, if indeed it is real, is misdirected. Hillary’s outrage, despite what the Right is claiming, was very real and well deserved.
Secretary Clinton was right to lose her cool with Sen. Johnson. When there’s chaos at an embassy and no one is sure what is going on, we need time to find out. I’m sure if someone had picked up the phone to call the consulate, no one would have answered to say, “Oh, it’s not a protest.”
That is not what matters at this point. What matters is that an attack against an American outpost succeeded. Would it have succeeded if there had been more security? Possibly not. And why wasn’t there more security? Secretary Clinton had requested it, so why wasn’t it deployed?
Oh, that’s right, the GOP cut funding for security at overseas outposts. Secretary Clinton has taken the blame. When Ronald Reagan said he took the blame for the Beirut bombing in 1983 that killed 241 US service members, the GOP seemed happy to accept it. But they’re not happy this time. Could it be hypocrisy? I think so.
They’re looking for a way to blame Secretary Clinton because she’s a Democrat and a female. They just hate that.Leslie Boyd, a former newspaper reporter, is president of the health care advocacy nonprofit, WNC Health Advocates, founded in memory of her son, who died in 2008 because he couldn't access health care. E-mail her at leslie at lettersfromtheleft dot com or follow her on Twitter @leftyletters1, visit Letters from the Left on Facebook. For more information about WNC Health Advocates or to read Boyd's health care blog, visit wncha.org.