Rand Vs Clinton, Weak Sauce!

Rand Paul lives up to his reputation as an ill-informed and unworthy Senator with his ridiculous statement that the Benghazi event was the “worst tragedy since 911″. I mean really? There have been a myriad of events since 911 that are more tragic, in every way than the Benghazi tragedy, but these are a few; CT shooting, record number of military suicides, Anthrax attacks by mail, Hurricane Katrina and Sally, his election, the BP spill, the list could go on and on. Hyperbolic much Mr. Paul?It is tragically laughable that his political points trumps his moral fiber. The point is, one does not have to overstate an event to give it worth. The Benghazi attack and killing were terrible and a tragedy that I wish could have been prevented, but to over inflate it in order to have your political Kabuki theatrer is sad and very unbecoming of  an elected senator.

benghaziRand Paul opened himself up to a bit of political thrashing with the following “Had I been president at the time and I found that you did not read the cables from Benghazi…. I would have relieved you of your post.” Clinton’s  reply was statesman-like and profession, as one would expect of her. The great thing is that Americans are being more informed, insightful  and progressive and this is the reason that Rand Paul will live the political life of Mitt Romney, as in he will never be President. I think that he is missing the fact that the Republican party cut funding for protection of the embassies abroad; another inconvenient truth.

I commend Hillary’s restrained response to Paul’s unsubstantiated question about Turkey gun trade, but her initial response was priceless. Paul has not done his research and does not understand the chain of command. The fact is the government and military hire people to make decisions at a lower level in order to avoid over-burdening the top leaders, such as the Secretary of State. Hillary handled herself well in spite of the baseless attack on her by Paul. She also stated the discipline that was done to those who were at the correct level of responsibility.

Senator Paul asked Clinton whether she had any knowledge of the transfer of weapons to Turkey out of Libya. Clinton’s response was a classic “what a dumb ass question” facial response and then denied having any knowledge of it.

To Turkey?” Clinton asked, perplexed. “I will have to take the question for the record, nobody’s ever raised that with me.

Paul gave a retort that demonstrated a awareness of the weakness of his question with the following, “It’s been in news reports that ships have been leaving from Libya and that that they may have weapons… And what I’d like to know is the annex that was closely, were they involved with procuring, buying, selling, obtaining weapons and were any of these weapons being transferred to other countries, any countries.

The Secretary of State replied “Well, senator, you will have to direct that question to the agency that ran the annex. I will see what information is available,”.

You’re saying you don’t know,” Paul questioned.

“I don’t know. I don’t have any information on that,” Hillary replied.

The gotcha moment just never happened for a party that has been waiting for this day to, as they say, GRILL HER. It does not help that they are talking to a person that, most assuredly, knows more about chain of command, correct protocol, and Benghazi that the entire committee.

Here is a question of Paul, seeing that he does not understand hierarchy “Does he recommend that all members of Congress that voted to cut defense funding of embassies be fired?” And if so, he would may be firing himself.

Sad politics and grand-standing by Paul!

  1. Joe
    January 28, 2013 at 9:18 pm

    Man!!! He got served. Is he really a Senator? Danm, I could be a senator it this all that it demands.

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