The ratio of softball nonsense (“”Everywhere in the world that I have traveled you are viewed with admiration and the respect”) to tough questions during Hillary Clinton’s testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee was around 1500:1. Still, the whole charade was worth it just for Rand Paul’s seven or so minutes.
Sentator Paul began by thanking Mrs. Clinton for “accepting responsibility.” He then proceeded to castigate her for her “failure of leadership,” bluntly stating that had he been president, “I would have relieved you of your post.” (He also produced a hilarious, if somewhat disturbing, catalogue of memos that he excused the secretary for doubtless not having read: e.g., items approving funds for overpriced comedic entertainment).
But the best came near the end, when Paul asked Clinton whether the United States has been in any way involved with the shipment of weapons from Turkey to Libya. The secretary stammered briefly before firmly denying any knowledge of weapons trading: “I don’t know. . . I don’t have any information.”
While my guess is that Mrs. Clinton will probably resign her post and ‘scape whipping here, I would like to imagine a world in which some sort of smoking gun were produced proving that she was fully aware of the weapons moving from Turkey to Syria by way of Libya, making her, ipso facto, guilty of perjury.
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