Just as bad if not worse seems to be that the President didn't much care. While the men in Benghazi were fighting for their lives he was in bed.
Then came the ludicrous story about the You Tube video which both the President and Hillary claimed as the reason for the attacks. According to the witnesses at yesterday's hearings, both knew better. In essence they lied to the American people but since neither was under oath, so be it.
Now you can argue that the witnesses were no more than mal contents. Many of you will, especially those of you who feel the President and Hillary can do no wrong. I disagree.
Both, I believe, have achieved their status due to celebrity, not ability. The voters seem to be content with it. Consider everyone who has the slightest possibility of running for higher office in 2014 or 16 is working on their own celebrity status. It amazes me how we embrace celebrity.
Look at Mark Sanford regaining his old House seat. An adulterer and a liar. Anthony wanting to run for Mayor of New York. I'm not sure exactly how one categorizes a man who tweets photos of his underwear covered privates other than shameless. I have other words for it, but I doubt anyone cares.
Back to the ones who have already achieved high office. The compliant media ignored the Benghazi story as much as they could to successfully protect Obama during the election season. Now they are doing the same in anticipation of Hillary's run.
There are just too many verifiable reports of intimidation, too many rewrites, too much righteous indignation for me to believe these witnesses are lying. Their careers have already been altered. What is left for them to gain?
Will Hillary succeed in fooling some of the people all of the time? I expect so. I just hope she and her machine don't succeed in fooling all of the people. When you listen to former diplomats and military personnel who have actually participated in government tell what could and should have been it becomes apparent what happens when you have celebrity rather than experience at the helm.
When the Secretary of Defense states the forces who were trained and exist to combat situations like Benghazi couldn't be put in harms way I wonder what they are supposed to do. When the Secretary of State asks "What difference does it make now" I wonder why she doesn't understand it makes every bit as much difference as it did the day it happened.
Who do I want to answer the phone at 3:00 a.m. The people didn't want Hillary last go 'round. I hope they don't want her this time either because she likely won't. They wanted Obama. They got him and he didn't.
I want someone who cares more about their country than themselves. Unfortunately they seem to be in short supply in both parties.