Hillary Clinton’s legacy

hclintonThis week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be making her swan song appearance on Capitol Hill, providing at last to Senate and House panels her testimony about the Benghazigate scandal…

In other words, the object of the exercise must be to understand how we got to the point in Libya where Shariah-adherent jihadists felt able to attack American facilities and diplomatic personnel murderously and with impunity.

Legislators must ensure that the following issues, for example, are also addressed:

Who was responsible for devising and executing the policy of engaging, legitimating, empowering, funding and arming Islamists like the Muslim Brotherhood?

Does Mrs. Clinton recognize that the wholly predictable effect of overthrowing Moammar Gadhafi was to unleash al Qaeda-linked forces like Ansar al Shariah in Libya and arm them and their counterparts in places like Mali and Algeria?

Who was responsible for promoting the fraudulent narratives that al Qaeda is basically the only enemy we face and that it is, as President Obama repeatedly declared during the campaign, “on the path to defeat”?

Mrs. Clinton aggressively promoted the line that just such an offensive video was responsible for the attack in Benghazi and that the video maker must be subjected to, in her words, “shaming and peer pressure.” Now that we know that was not the case, does she regret finding a pretext to incarcerate him for a year and fostering the Istanbul Process that threatens the freedom of expression of every other American?

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