Well, we do, of course. But we cared about Benghazi and this administration’s role in it even before Hillary Clinton testified, which finally happened today.
I submit that most people care in certain ways. Those who like Clinton probably see this as more of those nasty Republicans picking on a poor woman who is nevertheless strong and smart and tough and can take whatever they dish out. Those who don’t like her are probably those same people who were interested in the mess in Benghazi in the first place, and disinclined to accept the administration’s refusal to talk about it.
But most people don’t care in the sense that those who weren’t already following the details are not going to follow the details now. This National Journal piece explains why this will end up being a tempest in a teapot. But in my opinion it leaves out by far the most important point, which is that if the parties were reversed, the MSM would make a very big deal of it indeed, and people would react accordingly.
Highlights—or lowlights—would be Ms. Clinton shouting, “At this point, what difference does it make?” when asked whether the killings in Benghazi were really the result of a protest or a planned attack.
My answer to her question is twofold. My first answer is that it makes a great deal of difference in terms of whether Obama and members of his administration purposely lied to the American people to protect their own political ambitions or whether they were stupidly and ignorantly out of touch. But my second answer would be that hey, in a way, she’s right: at this point it makes no difference if it makes no difference to the majority of the American public.