Had the Obama administration been straightforward and told the American people the truth about Benghazi, Benghazi would not be political hot potato it now is. “But with the 2012 presidential vote less than two months away, the White House tried to displace reality with the preposterous YouTube story,” writes Daniel Henninger in the WSJ.
But the only reason there is political controversy about Benghazi is that the Obama administration persisted in the false story that a YouTube video caused a spontaneous assault on the consulate. In fact, President Obama built his Sept. 25 speech to the U.N. around Chris Stevens’s death, citing the video six times.
And one other, impossible-to-flinch conclusion: There ought to be a political reckoning over this with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who, her emails revealed, was complicit in a White House concoction she knew the night of the attack was untrue. She is now asking the American people to let her succeed Mr. Obama into the White House. Benghazi is toward the top of the list of reasons they should say “no.”
Read more from Mr. Henninger here, who lists Benghazi at the top of the list of reasons American voters should say “no” to a Hillary Clinton presidency.
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