Hillary Clinton has done a number of despicable things to cover up what happened in Benghazi, Libya, on Sept. 11, 2012. However, up until now, she hadn’t had the gumption to call herself the hero of the Benghazi attack.
Or so we thought. In an email Clinton sent to an aide about the attack on the U.S. Embassy in Libya’s second-largest city, the former secretary of state congratulated herself for her ability to “survive” the storm over Benghazi and claimed that she had “triumphed.”
The revelation came in a particularly barf-worthy piece of hagiographic nonsense posing as a profile article in Friday’s The Washington Post.
Ken Babb’s wholly uncritical write-up portrayed the 2016 candidate as a sort of combination of Mother Teresa, Winston Churchill and John Foster Dulles, who has managed to weather the attacks from dastardly conservatives that (for some reason) insist on stuff like honesty, facts and character.
One bit of the article, however, raised a lot of eyebrows.
“‘She will not give up when she knows she’s right,’ says Sara Ehrman, a friend and confidante of Clinton’s since the 1970s. ‘She will not give up. And it is admirable — and annoying,’” the article read.
“Or as Clinton put it in a 2012 e-mail to a State Department colleague bracing to testify on Benghazi before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee: ‘Well, what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger(as I have rationalized for years), so just survive and you’ll have triumphed.’” (H/T MRC)
Yes, you did read that right. Hillary is the triumphant hero of the Benghazi scandal, since what doesn’t kill you (but kills four other people) makes you stronger.