BOLTON: CLINTON SUFFERING FROM ‘DIPLOMATIC ILLNESS’
“I didn’t do it, you can’t prove it, I wasn’t even there!”
Bill and Hillary Clinton are legendary for their capacity to escape crises. Like the proverbial cockroach that crawls away from a nuclear explosion, Bill and Hill possess an uncanny ability to slither out of responsibility and the normally resultant consequences that is unequaled in modern politics. To paraphrase SNL’s Darrell Hammond (as Bill Clinton): They are bullet-proof.
Bubba had more documented affairs and dalliances than any president in history. Yet? He emerged from the ashes like a phoenix and today sits atop the Democratic totem pole as its number one rock star.
And Hillary? Remember the Rose Law Firm billing records that Hill insisted she had never seen? After nearly two years of searches and subpoenas, the Clinton White House finally announced that it had “unexpectedly” discovered copies (the originals were never found) – in the White House. With Hillary’s fingerprints on them. Oops. Yet? Hillary is the hands-down favorite to win the 2016 Democratic nomination – which brings us to Benghazigate.
While Hillary continues to feign a lack of interest in 2016, isn’t it curious that she has taken extraordinary measures to avoid testifying before Congress on the State Department’s role in the terrorist attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other brave Americans?
Hillary was “unavailable” to appear before the committee investigating Benghazi in November because her schedule was just too jam-packed. That “urgent” trip to Australia, you know. “Hey, no problem!”, said the committee, “We’ll just reschedule your testimony for sometime in December – see ya then!”
Not so fast. As luck would have it, Hillary allegedly fell and allegedly hit her head – suffering an alleged concussion – and therefore was “forced” to once again send along her “condolences” to Congress that she would be unable to testify. A “sick note.” Don’t you just love the Clintons?
In the meantime, an “independent” panel yesterday issued issued a report ostensibly blaming the State Department for its failure to provide adequate security to the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi – yet if failed to find “reasonable cause” to discipline (or even name) one person in the Department. What a shock. Excerpt:
“Systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”
The report did affirm that there were no protests of an anti-Islamic video before the attack, contrary to what Hillary, O and Susan Rice steadfastly insisted had occurred – from appearances on Sunday talk shows to shameless apologies on Pakistani TV to O’s disingenuous address to the U.N. General Assembly.
Former Ambassador to the U.N. John Bolton implied Hillary is exaggerating her illness so that she doesn’t have to testify before Congress as well. Speaking with Fox News Host Greta Van Susteren Monday, Bolton suggested that Hillary’s sudden illness was suspicious at best:
“You know, every foreign service officer in every foreign ministry in the world knows the phrase I am about to use. When you don’t want to go to a meeting or conference, or an event, you have a ‘diplomatic illness.’ And this is a diplomatic illness to beat the band.”
So once again, did Hillary run? Of course. But can she hide? Not according to Bolton:
“I think she will have to testify at some point. And I think there is an obligation here, especially if Secretary Clinton decides to run for president, to indicate what happened. She may not be testifying this week, but she will not escape it forever.
I think she was waiting for the report so she could find out what it said and then fashion her testimony accordingly. There is nothing more embarrassing than to say something and then have it contradicted and have to change your story later.
Now she has a chance to read the report and write her testimony at her leisure, and I think that is not transparent either.”
Poor Hillary. First, the cocky little community organizer from Chicago steals a nomination that was “rightfully” hers. And now, she’s trying like hell to avoid losing one more shot – this time, of her own doing. But hey – she’s a Clinton. What would Bubba do?