Except that you did. Time and again. Forcefully. Condescendingly. Even, apparently, as you knew it to be untrue. Hoping, one assumes, to keep the real events obscured until after the election. The nonsense of blaming spontaneous demonstrations and some anti-Islam video clip for the coordinated and well-planned attack in the Benghazi consulate that killed Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans was not a cover story created for national security purposes. It was a sordid lie whose only purpose was to hide the incompetence and arrogance of this Administration and our State Department under this Administration from the American citizens who will be casting votes in November.
And now they want us to believe they didn’t say and infer those things that they and their underlings said and inferred, even in this age of video and internet-posted transcripts. Because, despite their best efforts, the true facts have come out and are directly at odds with the tales they told. To paraphrase Howard Baker, what did they know and when did they know it? It seems they knew the truth, immediately. Well before they chose to promulgate the falsehoods they are now denying ever happened.
And you, General Dempsey? You are worse than they. You violated your oath of office at their behest, playing your own despicable part in perpetuating their sordid cover-up. You used your office and influence to intimidate a private citizen to refrain from lawfully exercising his Constitutional rights of free expression. Rights explicitly protected by the Constitution you were sworn to uphold and defend, and which chose to subordinate to the wishes of your political masters. They are politicians, who may be expected to temporize and compromise. You, on the other hand, were supposed to have the special trust and confidence that came with your Commissioning Oath and the uniform you have disgraced. Shame on you. They lied. You knew they lied. Your actions were deliberately designed to give credence to that lie. You are not to be trusted, and are unworthy of your position of leadership. If you have any honor, you should resign forthwith. Despite the assertions of those who believe in politeness über alles, that is as nicely as I can put it, with the disgust and disdain I have for you.