WASHINGTON, May 6 -
Mr. Speaker, ``Benghazi happened a long time ago.''
``What difference does it make?''
``Let's get done with this, folks. I don't think anybody lied to anybody. I do not want to spend the next year coming up here talking about Benghazi.''
Mr. Speaker, these are statements made by the President's Pinocchio puppet press secretary, Jay Carney, and both the current and former Secretaries of State.
Americans are learning the White House bungled Benghazi, and now it faces accusations by whistleblowers of intimidation and hiding the facts.
Fearful of a terrorist attack, Ambassador Stevens asked for more security; calls for help were ignored; the cavalry never came; and he and three others were murdered. But the White House spinmaster said after the attack it was a ``spontaneous protest'' caused by a video. That was a made-up yarn. The attack was a carefully coordinated and calculated terrorist attack.
So why did the administration intentionally and knowingly mislead Americans?
The President told a graduating class over the weekend to reject those who say our government can't be trusted. Well, Mr. Speaker, Benghazi is a perfect example of why the national motto is not ``In Government We Trust.''
And that's just the way it is.