Scandal: Adoring media were only too happy to report that Hillary Clinton won the congressional Benghazi hearing in October. It capped a good week for her, they said, maybe her best yet. But this is 2016, and Benghazi's back.
The Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, have become an open wound for this country that won't close.
Four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens — the first American ambassador killed by hostiles since 1979 — were murdered by Islamic terrorists. No one — neither the terrorists who committed the act of war nor U.S. officials who failed to protect our citizens and assets — has been held accountable.
Clinton, secretary of state at the time, has said more than once that she takes responsibility for what happened. But her words are meaningless. She's just hoping that if she says them, she'll be lauded for her unflinching character and the issue will go away.
But it won't.
In the same month Clinton's lead over opponent Bernie Sanders has almost vanished, her email scandal has grown worse, husband Bill has gone from asset to liability and now a movie that puts her in a poor light has been released.
"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," which opened Tuesday to a buzzing crowd, is the story of the five members of the six-man security team who survived the attacks. The movie includes the contentious words "stand down," an order that three CIA contractors who eventually fought the terrorists insist was given to them as they prepared to defend U.S. officials and American facilities.Read the rest of the IBD editorial HERE.
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