Friday, May 02, 2014

A Very Postmodern State Department

I saw all the fuss on Twitter and then on some blogs about former State Department spokesperson Tommy Vietor using the word "dude" during an interview with Bret Baier about the Benghazi talking points that led to weeks of outright lies about the attacks. Then I saw the video.

The video is so weird that it took me all morning to put my finger on what was wrong. For Tommy, the attack on the embassy was just another day. Why would anyone remember what happened? It's the same feeling you get from Hillary Clinton's line, "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

A traditional interpretation of the events is that enemy irregulars stormed sovereign American soil and killed four American citizens including an ambassador who ought to be treated with the utmost respect. To Tommy and Hillary, it was just some guys in a building in a place far away. It's sad that it happened and all, but so what? Sad things happen every day. Don't get all bent out of shape about it.

I wonder what it would take for Tommy and Hillary to get all bent out of shape.

1 comment:

Jedi Master Ivyan said...

Those talking points are old. And old things aren't worthy of mention unless they help me in some way.