As Americans Died in Benghazi, Hillary’s State Dept. Debated ‘Appropriate Attire’ for Military

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It’s not hard to understand why the Obama Administration worked so hard to craft a false narrative in the moments after the Benghazi terrorist attack. Admitting that terrorists orchestrated a planned and coordinated attack on our consulate would mean that Hillary Clinton’s State Department repeatedly denying Ambassador Stevens the additional security he requested was a tremendous mistake.

More importantly, however, admitting that the U.S. consulate was overtaken by a well-organized militarized force would contrast with Obama’s foreign policy narrative that our “tread lightly” brand of meek foreign policy was working.

The Obama Administration telegraphed to the Islamic world tremendous weakness and terrorists exploited this weakness to attack our consulate.

So, as Benghazi burned and Americans fought for their lives, what was the State Department doing?

According to Benghazi investigators, Hillary’s State Department was embroiled in a debate over what clothes military operatives should wear if they were going to try and rescue the besieged Americans.

Yes… really…

According to Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-KS), a member of the House Select Committee on Benghazi, U.S. Marines were ordered in and out of uniform four times as the State Department considered the optics of sending uniformed soldiers into Libya to rescue our trapped Americans.

“The State Department didn’t want it to look like it was an invasion of Libya,” he said. “They were hypersensitive to looking like there were Americans coming into Libya when this was truly a terrorist haven. Somehow, they had this idea that a big American force in uniform would present some risk that the Libyans would protest, because we were invading their country. In fact, the military folks knew that that wasn’t going to help keep our soldiers safe. And there was this debate back and forth about what the appropriate attire was for going to rescue Americans while our embassy was burning and mortars were falling in Benghazi.”

This debate was occurring as Americans were left fighting-off hordes of Islamic terrorists.

Pompeo found Clinton’s lack of leadership during this tumultuous time inexcusable.

“There is no evidence that at any time did she do what a leader would do that night,” he said.

He concluded, “Secretary Clinton put politics ahead of the Americans in Benghazi.”

Truly, it is absolutely incredible that there is a single person in America that would be willing to cast a vote for Hillary.

If there was a shred of justice to be found in the Obama Administration, Hillary would have long ago been brought up on charges for her shocking dereliction of duty and outright betrayal of the American people.

About the Author

Greg Campbell
Greg Campbell
An unapologetic patriot and conservative, Greg emerged within the blossoming Tea Party Movement as a political analyst dedicated to educating and advocating for the preservation of our constitutional principles and a free-market solution to problems birthed by economic liberalism. From authoring scathing commentaries to conducting interviews with some of the biggest names in politics today including party leaders, activists and conservative media personalities, Greg has worked to counter the left’s media narratives with truthful discussions of the biggest issues affecting Americans today. Greg’s primary area of focus is Second Amendment issues and the advancement of honest discussion concerning the constitutional right that protects all others. He lives in the Northwest with his wife, Heather, and enjoys writing, marksmanship and the outdoors.
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