It was emotional and moving testimony. He fought back tears and emotion several times. Reading the transcript of his words doesn't seem to convey the raw wounds Mr. Hicks still carries:
When I heard this testimony, what I heard was a career diplomat deliver an honest account of what he saw and heard that night. I didn't hear a "bitter" man trying to even a score. He was there.
Between the whistle-blower's testimony, and ABC News finally following Stephen Hayes's lead in exposing the revision process of the talking points, Jay Carney was spinning like a top at today's press briefing.
In typical Carney fashion, he blames Mitt Romney for "politicizing" Benghazi while at the same time taking a swipe at George Bush. Laughable.
What has always interested me, more than the cover-up of a terrorist attack two months before the presidential election, has been the lack of security at the post in Benghazi in the first place. Why would you entrust security to forces associated with the opposition? Why was security reduced and why was Stevens's request for more security denied?
Perhaps Mark Steyn sums it up best, his outrage palpable, in talking about Ambassador Stevens:
I cannot conceive of how empty and dead you have to be inside to put Ambassador Stevens through that, then leave him to die, and all the nonsense we heard about oh, they couldn’t have got there in time? Oh, really? You had, it’s like a football match, is it? It’s like a football game, you’ve got an end time, you know they’re all going to pack up and go home at 5:00 in the morning or whatever? They didn’t know how long it was going to last. They left him to die.How empty and dead indeed. The value of human life doesn't seem to mean much to them.
In all the political spin it is important to remember the human cost.
Word is that more whistle-blowers may be coming forward. It seems like this story is about to blow wide open. Let's hope the answers are revealed and the truth comes out in this tragic, shameful event.