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It does make a difference

by The Oklahoman Editorial Board Modified: June 13, 2013 at 6:05 pm •  Published: January 24, 2013

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton didn’t like being pressed this week about the different stories offered by the administration following September’s terrorist attack on the Benghazi consulate. “Was it because of a protest?” Clinton responded to a senator’s query. “Or was it because of guys out for a walk one night decided they would go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”

That takes some gumption, suggesting it doesn’t matter what triggered the attack — our ambassador and three others were killed — or what the administration knew and told the American people about it.

Clinton spent much of her time at Wednesday’s hearing suggesting breakdowns in security and other areas were the fault of others within the State Department. It was five hours of tap dancing.

Soon she’ll be leaving the job at State and may very well set her sights on the White House in 2016. If so, opponents are sure to bring Benghazi up again, and they should.


by The Oklahoman Editorial Board
The Oklahoman Editorial Board consists of Gary Pierson, President and CEO of The Oklahoma Publishing Company; Christopher P. Reen, president and publisher of The Oklahoman; Kelly Dyer Fry, editor and vice president of news; Christy Gaylord...
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