Skip to comments.House Report Faults Administration for Benghazi Attack
Posted on 04/27/2013 5:00:24 PM PDT by John Semmens
An interim report for the US House of Representatives on last September's slaying of the US Ambassador and three other Americans laid the blame squarely on Obama Administration officials. Specifically cited was Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's approval of reduced security.
The report found serious inconsistencies between the documentary record and Secretary Clinton's testimony under oath to Congress and suggested that a prima facie case for a charge of perjury has been laid.
Press Secretary Jay Carney scoffed at the report's so called evidence. The revelation of documents with Secretary Clinton's signature on them authorizing reductions in security doesn't mean anything. It certainly doesn't prove that she knew what she was signing or that she even read those documents. Signing papers put in front of them is what the officers of government do. Insisting this means they bear responsibility is a stretch.
To bolster his case, Carney recalled Congress' habit of passing legislation they haven't read. It's like the pot calling the kettle black. The US Government is such a huge operation that running it is beyond a normal person's capability. Congress ought to be cutting us some slack instead of honing in on every little mistake we make.
Carney gave long odds to the possibility that the perjury issue would go anywhere. I seem to recall that there were 'inconsistencies' in some of former President Clinton's statements under oath, Carney remembered. Was he prosecuted? No. No one had the guts to open that can of worms. Secretary Clinton will get a pass. She's a private citizen now and should be allowed to enjoy her retirement without being dogged by accusations.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
When did you stop writing satire?
Perjury is good! - Old Liberal DemocRAT saying.
This is just entirely too real.
Thanks again for the ping.
I am usually pretty good at spotting satire, but I missed it in this article. Maybe the statement from Carney was not a direct quote... but surely the essence is there?
You missed it because it wasn’t there.
What does it matter?
Tx for the ping
I miss your satires, John. I can this kind of straight news reporting from CNN.
Don’t believe your lying eyes.
Hillary in 16. Because what difference does it make!
I have read several articles this week that I had to be sure weren’t one of your satires. Sadly, they were real. It’s becoming more and more hard to tell the difference!
Thanks or the ping.
I’m sort of bewildered by the reception others have to this one John. To me the typical Hillary style fabrications, excuses you credit as dialogue out of the mouth of Carney in your satire was the satire. I enjoyed reading it.
Thanks for the ping John. Appreciate it.
Keep up the good work.
At least she and her officer weren’t offended, like Nappy.
I know this is satire, but I never signed a document that was just thrown on my desk. I worked for the military for almost 40 years, and reread documents I typed to make sure there were no errors in spelling or grammar. My SOPs were adopted by the entire state for their simplicity, yet detailed specifics.
” Signing papers put in front of them is what the officers of government do. Insisting this means they bear responsibility is a stretch. “
Not so much of a stretch.
Of course democrats are above the law.
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