Hicks' reaction is justified, given the administration's obviously premeditated strategy to deceive the American people into believing the attacks were the result of outrage over an Islam-bashing video rather than an organized terrorist attack. Obama and Clinton were up to their necks in complicity in this deceit and even spent $70,000 of taxpayer money on a commercial on Pakistani television apologizing for the scapegoated video. From this we can fairly conclude that the administration was more interested in covering its own rear end by protecting its pre-election narrative that it had terrorism under control than it was in the truth or even in preventing possible negative fallout this false report could cause.
Negative fallout is precisely what it produced. Hicks said that the administration's video yarn "insulted" Libyan President Mohamed Magariaf in front of his own people and reduced his credibility by contradicting his earlier claims that the attack was premeditated. Hicks said Magariaf was "still steamed" two weeks later. Because of this, Hicks said, "I definitely believe that it negatively affected our ability to get the FBI team quickly to Benghazi." The Libyans, said Hicks, wouldn't even secure the scene of the attack.
If Obama and Clinton were truly concerned about Muslims being offended by a video, why would they disseminate that lie and trigger that very effect?
Rep. Chaffetz says that State Department employees were forbidden to talk to him about the incident -- as if the federal government exists of, by and for the administration and not the people.
Was the military team in Tripoli actually denied permission to fly to Benghazi? Hicks asserts that if the U.S. military had flown aircraft over the Benghazi facility after it came under siege, it might have prevented the second attack -- on the CIA annex -- which killed two CIA security officers. Hicks said: "I believe the Libyans would have split. They would have been scared to death that we would have gotten a laser on them and killed them."
Did Clinton's chief of staff, Cheryl Mills, call Hicks and angrily order him not to talk to members of Congress about the attacks as Hicks claims? Did the State Department retaliate against Hicks after he raised questions about the video ruse? Why else was he "effectively demoted" to a desk job?
Why did the Pentagon deny a request from House Armed Services Chairman Buck McKeon for access to documents on the attacks?
Did the Defense Department assessment team stop short of interviewing all people who were involved in the key decisions before issuing its report as State Department official Eric Nordstrom alleges?
Who altered Rice's talking points? Will the White House release to House Speaker John Boehner emails from senior State Department officials telling higher-ups Benghazi was a terror attack four days before Rice made the talk show circuit?
Why wasn't security tightened in Benghazi in the months leading up to the attack, especially considering that the consulate had requested it?
And why aren't more people outraged that the producer of this video, regardless of its content, is sitting in jail solely because he exercised his freedom of expression?