Does Susan Rice pulling her name from consideration to be the next Secretary of State somehow “end” the Benghazi scandal? BuzzFeed seems to think it does.
U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice came before the American people and served up the false story that the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi that killed four Americans was the result of a YouTube video. This lie helped torpedo her chances of being the next Secretary of State, as Rice pulled her name out of the running for the position on Thursday.
According to BuzzFeed’s Zeke Miller, Rice removing herself from contention for the nomination as Obama’s next Secretary of State “effectively caps a three-month administration scandal over the Benghazi terrorist attack.”
Miller goes on to say that because the Republicans found “the scalp they’ve been seeking,” the whole debacle has been resolved.
Resolved? So, all the lies, the deaths, and the support denied to the Americans killed at the consulate before, during, and after the attack is now all erased simply because Rice bowed out?
Miller does note that Republicans are vowing to continue the investigation into the major failures at Benghazi, but he feels that it will now continue “without the bloodthirst.”
Miller is painting the fallout from the Benghazi massacre as merely some political witch-hunt, as other Democrats have. This is little else but an effort to give Obama a pass on his disastrous foreign policy failure by dismissing the whole Benghazi affair as nothing but mere politics.