Today before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin questioned Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about the Sept. 11 attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi.
Johnson asked about why the administration misled the public by saying the attack was the outcome of a protest over a video when it was actually a planned assault by terrorists.
Clinton’s response was a head-spinning contortion: “With all due respect, the fact is we had four dead Americans. Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night who decided that they’d they go kill some Americans? What difference at this point does it make? It is our job to figure out what happened and do everything we can to prevent it from ever happening again, Senator.”
What difference does it make? What difference does it make? One difference is that it was neither of the scenarios she just mentioned. If your job is to figure out what happened and do something about it, prevent it’s recurrence, you need to know what happened, how, why and by whom. These are basics of solving a problem. You deconstruct the elements and see which ones you might anticipate in the future. That’s what difference it makes.
And there is talk of her running for president?