Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Benghazigate Officials Fake Resignations, Go On Working Anyway

By Daniel Greenfield
The arrogance of Obama Inc. and everyone associated with it is sometimes downright mindblowing. They don’t just lie to your face, they even lie about the lies that they’re telling.
Even though Benghazigate goes much farther up the ladder than the three State Department officials who resigned after the fake “independent” report that exonerated Hillary and everyone higher up, three officials were chosen as political sacrifices. Their resignation was supposed to close the book on Benghazigate.
Except they’re still working in the State Department. They just switched desks.
The four officials supposedly out of jobs because of their blunders in the run-up to the deadly Benghazi terror attack remain on the State Department payroll — and will all be back to work soon, The Post has learned.
The highest-ranking official caught up in the scandal, Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell, has not “resigned” from government service, as officials said last week. He is just switching desks. And the other three are simply on administrative leave and are expected back.
The four were made out to be sacrificial lambs in the wake of a scathing report issued last week that found that the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, was left vulnerable to attack because of “grossly inadequate” security.
State Department leaders “didn’t come clean about Benghazi and now they’re not coming clean about these staff changes,” a source close to the situation told The Post., adding, the “public would be outraged over this.”
Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said that Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton “has accepted Eric Boswell’s decision to resign as assistant secretary for diplomatic security, effective immediately.” What Nuland omitted was that Boswell gave up only the presidential appointment as assistant secretary, not his other portfolios.
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Fla.) told The Post this is “yet another ruse about the tragedy of Benghazi… State Department officials proclaimed . . . that heads would roll . . . Now we see that the discipline is a lie and all that has happened is the shuffling of the deck chairs.”
You know a compulsive liar really has contempt for you when he doesn’t even bother trying to make his lies sound believable.

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