What Do You Know? Hillary Got An Award, Too!
On Wednesday night, it was former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's turn to be feted, as she accepted an award from the Pacific Council in International Policy for her public service at a Beverly Hills gala. Standing outside the Beverly Wilshire hotel were activists from the “Ready for Hillary 2016″ organization.
The award, named after Warren Christopher, honors “the public service of others whose work reflects his distinctive leadership qualities,” according to the Pacific Council, which calls itself “the premier international affairs organization focused on policy issues of special resonance to the West Coast”.
At the House hearing on Benghazi, Wednesday, Gregory Hicks, the former Deputy Chief of Mission/Chargé d’Affairs in Libya (who has since been demoted) testified that Clinton had called him around 2 a.m. from Washington to ask "what was going on." Hicks had told her that the consulate was under attack. He never mentioned a spontaneous protest outside the consulate because there wasn't one. He also testified that he had already alerted State that the consulate was under a terrorist attack before he had talked to Clinton.
The next day, Clinton's distinctive leadership qualities were on display at the ceremony marking the return to the United States of the remains of the four Americans killed in Benghazi. Standing in front of the flag draped coffins, she blamed a YouTube video for sparking a spontaneous demonstration.
"We've seen rage and violence directed at American embassies over an awful internet video that we had nothing to do with. It is hard for the American people to make sense of that, because it is senseless and totally unacceptable."
Hillary was filled with a fierce resolve to bring Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, the creator of the offending video to justice.
Charles Woods, the father of a Navy SEAL killed in Benghazi, said Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told him when his son’s body returned to Andrews Air Force Base: “We will make sure that the person who made that film is arrested and prosecuted.”
Lo and behold, Nakoula was brought in for questioning by five Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies at midnight, eventually arrested and held without bond, and finally thrown into jail for a year. He sits in La Tuna Federal Correctional Institution in Texas right now, even as the deceptive spin that blamed his video for the Benghazi attack looks more egregious by the day.
Clinton has yet to state definitively whether or not she plans to run for president in 2016.