#Benghazi: Hillary Takes A Spill; Won’t Testify

And the bullshit train chugs on along around camp stonewall.

Hillary took a spill and bumped her head. Not hard enough to go to the hospital, but they know it’s a concussion and she can’t testify now. Instead, they’re sending in the B-team of Burns and Nides, who will of course claim they know nothing. This announcement comes from John Kerry, who is poised to take Clinton’s job as Secretary of State.  Easy there John, you don’t have the job yet.  Kerry is now the administration’s top pick after Susan Rice bowed out ungracefully last week, crying to Obama in a letter how the meanie pants GOP were all sexist, racist pigs who dared question her judgement and abilities.

From FrontPage:

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won’t testify to Congress next week on Benghazi, after fainting and suffering a concussion Saturday and due to her ongoing stomach ailment.

“While suffering from a stomach virus, Secretary Clinton became dehydrated and fainted, sustaining a concussion,” Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Philippe Reines said in a statement. “She has been recovering at home and will continue to be monitored regularly by her doctors. At their recommendation, she will continue to work from home next week, staying in regular contact with Department and other officials. She is looking forward to being back in the office soon.”

Deputy Secretaries of State Bill Burns and Tom Nides will both testify in Clinton’s place, according to the office of Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA).

Clinton may really have injured herself, and if that is the case we should cut her some slack. Having said that, this is still unacceptable. Clinton is THE person who should be testifying, not two flunkies under her we’ve never heard of. All of this is nicely timed to fall apart right before the Christmas holidays.

Eat, drink and be fat and merry Americans… forget all about Secretary of State Clinton who will be resigning and is trying to escape having to testify to 4 Americans murdered by terrorists on her watch.  That’s it, have another eggnog.  Fire up the subpoena machine, Mr. Issa. You will not get her in to testify otherwise.

Related reading on Benghazi from LL1885 is  here.

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  • Commander_Chico

    I don’t see LL demanding an investigation why the 40+ Americans died in Afghanistan since Benghazi.

    Oh, they’re just military cannon fodder?

    I don’t know what you expect is going to be revealed in this “investigation” of Benghazi. Go into bad neighborhoods, bad shit happens. Same as Afghanistan, but a lot less.

    • jim_m

      Maybe it’s because they are in a war zone in Afghanistan and we expect to lose soldiers in combat. We don’t expect ambassadors to die in their consulates. Obviously the difference is too subtle and too nuanced for you to understand.

      But of course I never served so I have no right to opine on military or national security matters to such a knowledgeable and wise, fascist jackass like you.

      • Commander_Chico

        I am glad you recognize your own limitations, but you are a useful foil.

        Libya, just like Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan and other parts of the world where there are diplomats, is a low-intensity war zone. Ambassadors have been killed in the line of duty before in places like that.

        Two of those killed, the ex-SEALs, were CIA paramilitaries – the closest thing to Jason Bourne we have. They don’t send those guys to hang out in Ottawa.

        • jim_m

          Nor were they there to protect the ambassador. They took on that responsibility on their own.

          • Commander_Chico

            Right, these were all brave guys doing dangerous work in a dangerous place.

        • cirby

          …except, of course, the Ambassador didn’t actually have a full protective detail, and was in a compound that had very few defenses. Which he had asked for, repeatedly. Apparently, the current administration disagreed with you about the “low intensity war zone thing.”

          • Commander_Chico

            There’s no question the ambassador did not have enough protection, but then again we have hindsight. There is a big demand for Diplomatic Security Service agents in other places, because the USA is such a popular country ’round the world.

          • cirby

            Sorry, but that’s just plain BS. There was a military response ready to go, and they just refused to use it – we know that for certain. There’s also no “hindsight” question, either, since the requests were made over the course of a full year, in a country that everyone – EVERYONE – knew was a high-risk area.

            The Diplomatic Security Service? Nope. While they do provide security for diplomats, they’re not the primary defense for our overseas embassies. Try the United States Marines. We have a lot of them, and there was a contingent available for Benghazi.

            Even worse: there was a 16 man security team already in Libya this year. It was sent home in August, despite repeated requests from the Ambassador and the head of the team.

            The total embassy security budget last year was $2.3 billion – it seems that someone could have found the money to pay for a dozen or so guards. For example, the embassy in Vienna got $1 million for some Chevy Volts and a charging station for them.

    • Vagabond661

      So where is the Democrats demanding an investigation found, Chico? Or are you just critical of LL?

      You are a useful foil.

      • Sky__Captain

        Comrade Chico is also a useless idiot.

    • Because this article is about Benghazi, Chico… see the title and all?
      This administration told a fat lie about what went down there and by whom for weeks. Why?

      By the way…Where is your demand for an investigation into the over 400 murdered in Chicago in 2012 alone, Chico?

      • Commander_Chico

        The Chicago Police Department is investigating those murders. ??

        • herddog505

          Which, apparently, is more than can be said about the regime and Benghazi. But I’m sure they’ll get around to it. Yessir, aaaaaaany day now…
          BTW, I’m pretty sure that we don’t need to investigate why those GI’s died in A-stan, any more than we would have needed to investigate why GI’s died at Pleiku, Pusan, Bastogne, the Argonne, Sharpsburg, or the Cowpens.
          Anyway, cynical ol’ me suspects that, if LL wrote a post demanding such an investigation, you’d b*tch about that, too. Questions about Barry and his wise, benevolent policies are apparently not to be condoned.

          • Commander_Chico

            So any foolish squandering of military lives need not be looked into, because it’s always just like Bastogne. O-tay.

            It’s pretty clear what happened in Benghazi – a bunch of Al Qaeda guys the USA helped get rid of Qadaffi turned on us. Same thing happened in Afghanistan, same things gonna happen in Syria.

          • Commander_Chico

            So any foolish squandering of military lives need not be looked into, because it’s always just like Bastogne. O-tay.

            It’s pretty clear what happened in Benghazi – a bunch of Al Qaeda guys the USA helped get rid of Qadaffi turned on us. Same thing happened in Afghanistan, same things gonna happen in Syria.

          • Commander_Chico

            So any foolish squandering of military lives need not be looked into, because it’s always just like Bastogne. O-tay.

            It’s pretty clear what happened in Benghazi – a bunch of Al Qaeda guys the USA helped get rid of Qadaffi turned on us. Same thing happened in Afghanistan, same things gonna happen in Syria.

          • Chico, if I said the sky was blue, you’d argue about the shade of it. Benghazi matters.

        • All 436 or more. Still.

  • 914

    Stonewalling is what the Clanton’s do best.

    • Brian_R_Allen

      …. Stonewalling is what the Cli’tons do best ….

      I dunno about “best.”

      They’re world leaders in treason, recidivism, lying, looting, thieving, mass-murdering, denying civil rights, perjury, suborning perjury and co-serial-rape, too!

      Stuff like that.

  • Vagabond661

    Any bets on amnesia? She had a lot of that during the Rose Law Firm Scandal.

    • LiberalNightmare

      Its a little known fact that the whitewater river flows thru Libya.

    • 914

      Yep.. Selective amnesia in this case. For some reason Hillary cannot recall anything about the months of Aug-September..

  • herddog505

    We can wait.

  • stan25

    I knew Hillary would not testify before Congress about Benghazi. She is just as slippery as her hubby.

  • So, in Lady Liberty’s opinion, Secretary Clinton had to go to a hospital in order for her medical condition to be a valid.

    What is wrong with this picture?

    • cirby

      If you were called to court – or in front of Congress – to testify about something, and didn’t show up for “medical reasons,” you’d damned sure better have a good excuse from an actual doctor.

      If you claimed a concussion, there would be x-rays and other tests (a concussion at that age is a serious life-threatening illness, especially when combined with a previous illness that made you faint). The fact that they didn’t haul her off for a full series of tests pretty much shows they’re faking something – at the very least, they’re faking the severity.

      That’s okay, though – she’ll be nice and rested for the continuation of the hearings over the next few months. Every stalling tactic from the administration just gives people more time to decide to spill the beans.

    • You don’t think it’s a tad weird the US Secretary of State suffered something as nasty as a concussion and wasn’t seen at a hospital for it?

    • You don’t dick around with concussions. NFL players don’t get to simply see one or two medical doctors on site when they get concussions during games and then go home. They get sent to the hospital for a full evaluation.

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  • SteveCrickmore075

    Hillary fainted before after complaining about a stomach virus.. in 2005.

  • The administration has no guarantee that they can control doctors who are not under their employ, which is why Hillary was not hospitalized. Independent doctors wouldn’t be obliged to lie for her.