Cashill: Digging the Benghazi Memory Hole (14)

With Wednesday’s hearing, Hillary Clinton played her uniquely dramatic role in the one shovel-ready project in Obama’s America — the Benghazi memory hole. She spent the day burying the whole sordid Benghazi mess. Don’t expect the media to exhume it. They have already started chastising those who try.

The reader may think it impossible for Ms. Clinton to forget an incident in which she embraced “the mothers and fathers, sisters and brothers, sons and daughters” of the Benghazi dead, not to mention “the wives left alone to raise their children.” Indeed, the very memory of this moment caused her to tear up during the hearing.

But this was not her first memory hole, nor even her biggest. On the night of July 17, 1996, she stayed up well past her bedtime to start digging the mother of all memory holes. As her official schedule attests, she and President Clinton attended a gala for the Women’s Leadership Forum of the DNC at the Sheraton Washington Hotel that evening. At 8:35 p.m. she and Bill left the Sheraton by presidential motorcade and headed back to the White House.

At 8:31 p.m., however, a few hundred miles away, two FAA veterans at the New York Air Route Traffic Control Center observed a target arching and intersecting with TWA Flight 800 as it headed east off Long Island’s south shore.

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See Also:

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‘Madam Secretary, You Let the Consulate Become a Death Trap’

The Day Accountability Died

Hillary Clinton’s last hurrah? A lasting image while explaining Benghazi

Hillary: What difference does it make if there were no protests in Benghazi?

Benghazi Rhapsody

Hillary Clinton’s Management Failure

Budget figures challenge Dem claims about lack of funding for embassy security

Afternoon Update:

12:13 pm EST, January 25th, 2013 — Taranto: ‘What Difference Does It Make?’

12:15 pm EST, January 25th, 2013 — Goldberg: Hillary Clinton’s Dodgy Testimony

12:16 pm EST, January 25th, 2013 — Gillespie: 3 Incredibly Outrageous Evasions by Hillary Clinton About Benghazi

12:18 pm EST, January 25th, 2013 — Clinton calls for change in law she says blocked discipline of employees over Libya

12:34 pm EST, January 25th, 2013 — Bindi Irwin ‘frustrated’ over Hillary Clinton office article revision

Republicans missed a big opportunity with Clinton


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