Rand Paul: Benghazi Attack “Worst Tragedy Since 9/11”

In his questioning of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton today, Sen. Rand Paul characterized the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi as the “worst tragedy since 9/11.”

I’m glad that Rand made it warm for Hillary, but the invasion of Iraq was a much greater tragedy than Benghazi…. as were plenty of other post 9/11 policies.

(I discussed some of Rand Paul’s foreign policy views in a November review of his book, Government Bullies, in the American Conservative.)


4 Responses to Rand Paul: Benghazi Attack “Worst Tragedy Since 9/11”

  1. Ryan January 24, 2013 at 1:08 am #

    Interesting book review you did, Jim. There were two things I learned I wasn’t aware of before.

    Rand Paul asked Hillary another question that I’ve wanted to know the answer to for a long time. He wanted to know just what in the hell were those four doing there in Benghazi in the first place and did it have to do with gun running to the terrorists… opps, I mean these fighters for “democratic capitalism” in Syria? My own view is that that is exactly what they were doing. Unfortunately, Hillary’s reply was cut off, so I didn’t get to hear her obfuscate the question with BS.

    As an aside Chuck Krauthammer made a comment on Paul’s question. His reply was that she would have been right not to answer this on “national security” grounds. You know, we wouldn’t want to tip off the “terrorists” to our methods and means of “gathering intelligence”. Krauthammer’s reply is an excellent reason to believe the US govt. was up to no good in Libya.

  2. Dirk Sabin January 24, 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    The term “warm” is fitting. However, this bit of blowback was hardly the worst tragedy since 9/11. As soon as partisan pols enter Foggy Bottom, Dramatic Hyperbole comes to the fore because the place, after all, is “Hollywood for ugly people”.

  3. Veritas January 25, 2013 at 9:01 pm #

    Four Americans dead in another gun running scandal. The author’s comments define his sense of values.

    • Cal November 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm #

      Your believe that the Benghazi attack had anything to do with a “gun running scandal” defines your own idiocy.