The speculation from the right has adamantly claimed that the current administration was conscious of the cause for the Benghazi attacks long before they claimed. Recently leaked was a document that proved not only just that, but that the government was willingly complicit in a cover-up regarding the facts.
Although at this point in time it remains unclear what the government was (and still is) hiding, the recent email proves that there is something worth hiding as they felt the need to cover it up. The email was sent by President Obama’s chief foreign policy spokesman, Ben Rhodes, on September 14, to Susan Rice.
As Rice was set to address the public through a series of televised interviews, the email described what she was to say and how she was to say it. The email scribed that Rice was, “to convey that the United States is doing everything that we can to protect our people and facilities abroad; [and] to underscore that these protests are rooted in an Internet video, not a broader failure of policy.”
Now, as we all know, that video in which the government foolishly tried to blame was the root cause of the attacks was a fraud, but that didn’t stop them from trying to peddle the nonsense. According to Rice, just days after the attacks, “Our current best assessment, based on the information that we have at present, is that, in fact, what this began as, it was a spontaneous — not a premeditated — response to what had transpired in Cairo.”
She went on to explain during an ABC interview, “In Cairo, as you know, a few hours earlier, there was a violent protest that was undertaken in reaction to this very offensive video that was disseminated.” For doing her duty, and in that we mean covering for the President’s neglect, she was soon promoted to Obama’s National Security Advisor just last year.
The recently released email however could prove to be trouble for the administration and all those involved as these facts only lead to more definitive questions that need answers. Although before there was a hypothetical bridge protecting those involved from being asked directly, this now presents the opportunity to ask exactly what they were intent on veiling from the public.
Even more grotesque is the fact that the man who was responsible for the videos was placed in jail for several months as Obama explained, “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
The hypocritical Commander-in-Chief effectively ruined that man’s life in order to preserve his power and prestige.
There just may be a silver lining in this all however as it further damages the potential presidential run for Ms. Clinton in 2016. Remember back when she was testifying before Congress and she came across with this doozy:
“With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. If it was because of a protest or if it was because guys out for a walk decided to go kill some Americans. What difference at this point does it make?”
Well, it’s about to make a world of difference to Hillary as to what difference it makes. Although she was released for incompetence (although that may not be the official reason), digging this back up may just be enough to finally bury these 2016 rumors once and for all.
The email also manages to implicate others in the cover-up as, “White House spokesman Jay Carney, deputy spokesman Josh Earnest, and Obama’s top political advisor, David Plouffe,” were also sent a copy according to The Daily Mail.
So what do you guys think – is about time we got some real answers from our government or will they just brush of the recent document just like everything that comes their way? Let us know by leaving a comment below.