Friday, January 25, 2013

John Kerry Contradicts Hillary, Rice on Benghazi

The headlines would be screaming the above if the aforementioned trio were Republicans.  Alas, the screaming is left to me and my lonely roadside blogstand...

Elana Johnson on Hillary's Benghazi testimony:

Secretary Clinton yesterday said that, perhaps out of an “abundance of caution,” the administration “did not conclude finally that there were no protests at all until days after the attack.” Susan Rice, however, was not so cautious when she told five Sunday news shows that, according to the best information available, the Benghazi attack was the result of a “spontaneous reaction” to a YouTube video.

And what did John Kerry say yesterday to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, during his confirmation hearing for (sigh) Secretary of State?

“...the intel that I got, and that I was told by people, is that there were no protests in Benghazi.”

Were he a Republican, the talking heads would be apoplectic, as they demanded more testimony from Senator Kerry, as well as a re-appearance of Hillary Clinton before Congress.  But the media's driving interest here is to bury the scandal, so as to protect Hillary's ascension to the throne in 2016 and to allow John Kerry to finally get some payback for 2008.

Kerry wil be a perfect fit for the Obama administration, by the way.  He has already promised to do his best to implement "President Obama's vision for the world" (shudder), and has quickly adapted the position of never admitting to error, even when it is staring you in the face:  Jennifer Rubin:

Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) still insists he was right about Bashar al-Assad. “Kerry developed a relationship with Mr. Assad, saying as recently as March 2011, “My judgment is that Syria will move, Syria will change, as it embraces a legitimate relationship with the United States and the West. Kerry addressed his past views on Assad, saying he is convinced the Syrian leader ‘did want to move’ his country forward. But ‘since then he had made a set of judgments that are inexcusable and reprehensible,’ Kerry said, adding he now believes that ‘time is ticking’ on Assad’s time in power.” Good grief — and he might be the strongest part of the national security B Team.

Gonna be a hell of a four years, folks...

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