I voted for Hillary Clinton in the general election. I had some reservations, but I’m a strategic voter. There are certainly things that the Clintons deserve ample criticism for, but I am constantly stunned at how much unmitigated garbage is levied against them. The one that perhaps bothers me the most is the one about her infamous “What difference does it make?” comment about Benghazi.
In discussing the four U.S. citizens killed in a terrorist attack on a U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Hillary Clinton said the following:
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.
Even from the little context I provided, she is making an uncontroversial point, but the fuller context (which you can read by clicking the link) vindicates her even further.
Of course, dishonest trolls in the right-wing media cut out the context to make it seem as if Hillary Clinton was saying that the death of U.S. citizens was trivial and unimportant. It’s a lie that keeps on coming up again and again despite being so easily debunked.
I don’t have any other deep thoughts about it, but I do find it incredibly irritating. Why won’t this talking point die?