Fox News TV political commentator Bret Baier (Special Report) and Greta Van Susteren (On The Record) interviewed former First Lady, Senator from New York and Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton. I expected a very exciting, colorful and clarifying show, but unfortunately I was wrong, completely wrong.
They had much field to cover: her personal involvement in the still unsolved attacks on our diplomatic compound and the CIA building in Benghazi, Libya; the current imprisonment of Army Sergeant Andrew Tahmooressi by Mexican authorities and the recent release of five war criminals from our military prison in Guatanamo Bay, Cuba.
To my disappointment and surprise, the questions to Mrs. Clinton were so soft and pointless that it allowed her, as a sharp politician that she is, to twist known facts, exonerating herself from any responsibility in the Benghazi deadly and ugly affair. Granted, the other two political blunders happened after her watch as Secretary of State of the administration of President Obama; therefore, as a possible presidential candidate in 2016, it seems she was offered the opportunity to dance around the subject matter.
Once again, I convinced myself that I could not be a politician because I definitely do not believe in political correctness. Facts are facts, lies are lies and innuendos are innuendos, regardless of the source of the information.
Instead of the easy and redundant questions asked of Mrs. Clinton, I would had inquired:
1 - What security measures did you review, order or approve before the attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, Libya? That was your direct responsibility.
2 - How long did you talk to President Obama regarding the attacks in progress against our personnel and facilities in that Libyan city? How long did the president stay engaged in that urgent gathering before he decided to leave and go to bed to be restful for his next morning’s campaign trip to California?
3 - During the most ‘urgent’ meeting, did you talk with the Secretary of Defense regarding military options available to help our battered diplomats and assistants? Did you offer any suggestions? If you didn’t, tell us why not.
4 - Ms. Susan Rice, our ambassador to the United Nations, was commissioned to appear on several Sunday television shows to blame the attacks on a Muslim offensive video. Was it not your responsibility as the Secretary of State to explain what happened in Benghazi? What was your reason to bypass that obligation?
5 - Several days after the attacks, you still denounced on television that the ‘offensive video’ was the reason for the terrorist attacks in Benghazi. Tell us why.
6 - Do you think that your words ‘what difference does it make now’ could be considered offensive by the relatives of the victims of the terrorist attacks?
Those are the real questions that should be answered by Mrs. Clinton and every individual present and involved in that dramatic night meeting of September 11, 2012.