Posts tagged ‘Four dead Americans “What difference does it make!”’
by DR. YALE KRAMER
January 26, 2013
She’s good. She’s really good. I had forgotten how really good she was. What a brilliant, masterful, shameless, liar she really was–Hillary. Remember Whitewater? Remember those billing records that conveniently disappeared from her law firm when the investigators asked for them? And wasn’t there a fishy smelling commodities trading account lying around somewhere?
She’s even better now than she was then, a mere slip of an idealistic lawyer. She’s put on a few pounds, her voice is deeper and heartier, giving her more heft, more authority. So that when she raises her voice and lifts her arms like a black-belt fighter you are apt to step back and lower your eyes deferring to her force like Senator Johnson did yesterday when she put him in his place. She’s really good!
It is understandable that he did not respond to her threatening maneuver–an action that was a wee bit inappropriate for a venue in which reasoned discourse is supposed to prevail–most gentlemen would have done the same. And maybe that’s the trouble–the GOP doesn’t have any big, strong, tough-guy political leaders who can stand up to shameless liars and obfuscators of the left.
Someone who might have answered her shameless challenge:”We had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest, or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”
Who might have unflinchingly answered: I am sorry, Madame Secretary, that my question has ruffled your feathers. But it does matter. There is a difference between fact and fiction. And we too have responsibilities–I have a responsibility to the people who elected me to tell them the truth about what happened in Benghazi.
Even in your response just now you leave out the facts, the truth! The choice is not between “a protest or guys out for a walk one night.” It wasn’t “one night,” any old night. It was the anniversary of 9/11. And it wasn’t “a protest,” it was a terrorist attack. And we have to know why the American people, my constituents, were not told the truth even though you knew the truth at the time.
We have to know, Madame Secretary, whether the American people were lied to protect your administration’s foreign policy view that Al Qaida was no longer a threat, and whether that policy is a failed policy–a policy that must be changed. That is why it matters.
Dr. Yale Kramer, a former faculty member and graduate of the New York Psychoanalytic Institute, psychoanalyst and former Clinical Professor at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, is the author of Talking Back to Liberal Power. His articles have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, American Spectator and The Public Interest.