By Todd Cefaratti
Editor of TPNN
United States Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice recently appeared on Jon Stewart’s The Daily Show and discussed the Benghazi scandal.
In her typical “Who? Me?” fashion, she attempted to explain why her spreading a false narrative to anyone who would listen in the days after the terrorist attack was entirely someone else’s fault.
But what was particularly infuriating was her assertion that people wanting to know the truth about what happened was the “bigger tragedy” than the terrorist attack itself. You know- the terrorist attack that left four Americans dead.
Stewart recapped the odd sequence of who said what in the days following the attack and asked Rice if she could see how there could be confusion. Her answer was startling.
“There’s always confusion when you have a tragedy of that sort and Americans are killed. The bigger tragedy, Jon, is we’ve spent all of these months trying to figure out the origin of some talking points which were cleared at the highest levels of the intelligence community and, in my opinion, not enough time doing the service that we owe to our fallen colleagues.”
No, Susan- the tragedy here is that Americans were slaughtered. The tragedy here is that prior to their murders, Ambassador Stevens communicated with the State Department for additional security in a country that was rapidly destabilizing and he was denied. The tragedy here is that while the hours-long attack was occurring, the president went home, went to bed, and the Secretary of State seemingly did similarly. The tragedy here is that nobody lifted a finger to help our citizens. The tragedy was worsened when the cover-up began and everyone in the Obama Administration started to circle the wagons and tried to make this about anything but their own negligence.
The tragedy is not that people began asking tough questions that needed answering. The tragedy is not that people, quite rightly, began wondering why you were lying from the get-go.
Here we are, months later, and we are still being stonewalled on what happened in Benghazi. And while our so-called “leaders” refuse to come clean with what they know, we must endure the insufferable attitude from these officials as they act as if we’re being unreasonable by asking, “Who’s responsible for this and why are you lying?”
Americans deserve answers. And we sure won’t be getting them from a woman who regards our quest for answers as the “bigger tragedy.”