Column: Preventing future tragedies depends on prudent action

I would hate to meet Hillary Clinton in a dark Senate corridor, especially when she was on a tear about when she knew that the tragedy in Benghazi that killed four Americans had been carried out by an organized terrorist group.

The former first lady, U.S. senator, presidential candidate and soon-to-be former secretary of state showed she is no one to mess with. Her former lawmaker colleagues won’t soon forget her testimony. She put to rest the entire silly question about the difference between a protest gone awry and a planned attack. At least let’s hope so.

As she pointed out, there isn’t any difference in this case. The four victims — including the U.S. ambassador to Libya — are just as dead, no matter who was responsible. Anything else is irrelevant and has been from the start of this debacle, notwithstanding United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice’s forced withdrawal from consideration to succeed Clinton.


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