McCain: Except for that Benghazi thing, Hillary was an awesome SecState
posted at 4:21 pm on October 28, 2013 by Ed Morrissey
Sometimes, there just are no words. Unfortunately, John McCain supplied them anyway. In an interview with Bloomberg out today, Senator McCain offered high praise to the Secretary of State whose philosophy on accountability for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi was, “What difference at this point does it make?”
“Being a loser, I’m not sure what I have to say would be very impactful,” McCain told reporters, alluding to his 2008 loss to President Barack Obama. Then, the Arizona Republican offered plenty of praise for Clinton, who is also making an appearance in Chicago today.
“I don’t think there’s any doubt that Secretary Clinton would be a very strong candidate,” McCain said of the former secretary of state, senator from New York and first lady. “I don’t think there’s any doubt she has widespread support. Her work as secretary of state, with the exception of this issue of Benghazi — which isn’t going away — I think has been outstanding. I think she would be viewed by anyone, Republican or Democrat, as a very formidable candidate for 2016.”
Yeah — except for not guessing that al-Qaeda would strike at an American asset in the middle of the failed state of Libya on the anniversary of 9/11 and ignoring a stream of intelligence telling the State Department otherwise, Hillary Clinton has an “outstanding” record as Secretary of State. For instance, Hillary, er, handed a reset button to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. A mistranslated reset button. But don’t forget about all of those new treaties and trade agreements that originated within the Clinton tenure at State. You know, like, er … and then there was, um …
It’s true that Hillary will be a formidable candidate in 2016 if she chooses to run. That’s mostly because the media will ignore the remarkable lack of any significant achievement during her four years at State, and may continue to brush off the deaths in the Benghazi terror attack and Hillary Clinton’s personal insistence that it sprang from a demonstration over a YouTube video rather than a well-planned terrorist attack by AQ. Why John McCain wants to gloss over Hillary’s record is anyone’s guess.