I’ve been watching Gregory Hicks, former deputy chief of mission in Libya turned whistleblower, recount the events of Benghazi during an interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton aide.
“I have been perplexed and frustrated with the way this has all played out. Because to me this is a simple story.”
The video made by an Egyptian-born Coptic Christian, who was later targeted and imprisoned by overly zealous, irresponsible bureaucrats, in what could be labeled as an attempt at covering their asses, was “a non-event” in Libya.
“It was a non-event, the video, in Libya. And we had heard nothing about protests,” Hicks explained.
He doesn’t understand why military assets were not deployed to help. Nor do I. Nor does Patricia Smith.
“I still don’t quite understand why they couldn’t fly aircraft over to Benghazi,” he said. “When I was a kid, I grew up watching western movies… the cavalry always came.”