Stop Blaming Hillary for Benghazi, Damn It!

I had posted this in the comments responding on a different thread, but with the election two weeks away, it seems worth posting in a stand-alone thread.

Here is all people need to explain when dealing with people who refuse to vote for Hillary Clinton over Benghazi.

On April 18, 1983, the Unites States embassy in Beirut, Lebanon was attacked by Islamic Jihadists. 63 people were killed including 17 Americans, and another 120 people were injured.

President Ronald Reagan was not blamed.

Secretary of State George Schultz was not blamed.

Instead, $251 million was allocated by a Democratic Congress to provide military and economic aid to Lebanon to stem the growth of this terrorist movement.

Given the damage to the existing building, the embassy was relocated to one of the embassy annexes in what was believed to be a more secure area of Beirut.

On September 20, 1984 that relocated United States embassy was attacked by Islamic Jihadists. 22 people were killed including two Americans.

President Ronald Reagan was not blamed.

Secretary of State George Schultz was not blamed.

An overwhelmingly Democratic Congress (272-163) launched an investigation.

Not of President Ronald Reagan.

Not of Secretary of State George Schultz.

Not looking for who to BLAME, but looking for how to prevent another attack.

The Inman Report, which was the product of this investigation, paved the way for the establishment of the Bureau of Diplomatic Security and the Diplomatic Security Service.

On 11 September 2012, the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Benghazi was attacked.

There have since been 7 Congressional investigations with Republicans trying to pin the blame on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton or, prior to his re-election, on President Barack Obama.

10 different Congressional and Senatorial Committees have held 33 hearings, calling 252 witnesses, and asked 3,194 questions.

Not ONE investigation found a single piece of evidence proving any fault on the part of President Obama nor Secretary Clinton.


And Republicans like House Whip Kevin McCarthy even admitted the entire process was never about finding answers or preventing future tragedies, it was about keeping the story in the news and driving down Hillary Clinton’s poll numbers to help Republicans take back the White House.

But yes, people should vote for Donald Trump because Benghazi was all Hillary Clinton’s fault.

Just stop it.

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