Monday, January 28, 2013

Hilary Clinton Demonstrated Her Skills at Recent Foreign Relations Committee Hearing

The recent Senate Foreign Relations Committee investigation of the terrorist attack on the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi on 9/11/2012  is a bit suspect.  

From the onset of the tragedy, as evidenced during the presidential campaign, members of the Republican party have accused the Obama administration of deliberately covering up the details of the attack. 

Last week's  recent grilling of Secretary of State Clinton was not so much fact finding because the Senators had already been briefed on the attack as well as any of the  State Department failures.  

Rather the recent hearing was to publicly embarrass Clinton in her last days of her ostensibly successful  tenure as Secretary of State. 
The other was for Senators on the committee to publicly show case how they would handle a similar situation if they were elected President in 2016.  

Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin (Republican) a politician with a lack luster political career, was hung up on the idea that the Congress was  deliberately misled about the nature of the attack.   

From the onset, Secretary Clinton took full responsibility for any failings which may have occurred during the attack as well as  how the attack was initially reported to the public.

As a good Republican lackey, Johnson was trying to squeeze more out of Clinton than her original mea culpa.   And as his prodding became more intense no matter what answer Clinton provided,  Johnson was not satisfied and was nit picking on the smallest of details. 

As Johnson was splitting hairs about the details of the event, an exasperated Clinton finally said 

But with all due respect, the fact is that we had four dead Americans. What difference, at this point, does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again.

Johnson was still determined to get to the bottom of Benghazi as evidenced at the Senate confirmation hearings of John Kerry for Secretary of State.  

Johnson repeated  the same litany of concerns to Kerry, most definitely in an attempt for Kerry to throw Clinton under the bus.    

However, Kerry also a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at the time of the event,  reminded Senator Johnson that the committee had been debriefed about the attack.  The good Senator from Wisconsin publicly had to admit he had missed the debriefings which would have answered some of his questions that he had posed to both Clinton and Kerry. 

And of course during the Clinton hearing, there was  the performance of absolute nut case from Kentucky, Senator Rand Paul.  Senator Paul made it a point to tell Clinton and the conservative news media that if he had been President, he would have requested her resignation over the event because of her failure to read all of the over 1 million cables she received yearly. (Yeah right!!!)    

Senator John McCaine, a very visible sore loser to Obama in 2008, has made it his personal obsession to be critical of everything the President proposes and essentially called Clinton's narration of the event a lie.  

Despite it all, Clinton handled herself well if not Presidential and successfully capped off her career in a grand style and left the blustering fools in the dust.

But now there is the big push---either created by the Clinton machine or the progressive media to suggest Hilary should run for President in 2016.  

By her performance before Congress, Clinton most definitely demonstrated she is very capable to be President and quite candidly maybe should have been President in 2008. 

But when the 2016 election campaign starts to gear up as early as 2014, Americans will likely have Obama fatigue (as they did for Bill Clinton and George W. Bush) and the chances of a Republican becoming President may be the best ever.  

This chance for a Republican win will be severely handicapped should any of the current crop of Republican clowns from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee choose  to run for President. 

And based on these clowns' performances if any of them seek the Presidency, Clinton or Biden will be a shoo-in.

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