A hallmark of the inside-the-beltway, cronyism style of government is the protection and promotion of incompetent political hacks within its own ranks. An independent review board reported that the murders at Benghazi on September 11, 2012 were the result of “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies” at the State Department. But of course, “…the Board did not find that any individual U.S. Government employee engaged in misconduct or willfully ignored his or her responsibilities.” The fix was in even before the State Department announced the very next day that Secretary Clinton had accepted the resignation of Assistant Secretary of State Eric Boswell.
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The Post’s Josh Margolin reported this week that four State Department officials involved in the Benghazi affair were never removed from their positions, are still on the payroll, and will resume their jobs in the near future. They were never held accountable for contributing to the murder of four Americans at the hands of al Qaeda-sponsored terrorists. In fact, even Assistant Secretary of State Boswell didn’t really resign. His title was simply changed, and he moved to new desk. Deputy Assistant Secretaries Charlene Lamb and Raymond Maxwell will stay at their position as well. Despite gross incompetence, they will not be held accountable for a thing.
The Independent review board led by retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering had to know in advance that no one in the State Department would be held accountable. These are D.C. insiders protecting their own.
Secretary Clinton’s self-diagnosed concussion was, of course, an excuse to dodge the December 20 congressional hearing on Benghazi. And she has stayed on the lam ever since. Despite noise from Senate Republicans about holding up the confirmation of Secretary of State nominee Sen. John “Lurch” Kerry until the retiring Hillary has testified, nothing will happen. Hillary will not be held accountable, and she will still be adored by hordes of low information voters.
Working for the Federal Government is better than being “made” in the mob! After all, in the State Department, you never have to worry about the Feds sending you to prison. In fact, just lay low until the heat is off; and you will still have your job, money, and a high-tone cocktail party waiting for you. It isn’t gundam style; it’s beltway style. Capiche?