If you saw Mike Morrell’s testimony today before the House Intelligence Committee, you probably wanted to scream, or throw a brick at the TV, or have several adult beverages. It was a spectacular example of weaseliness. In Morrell’s world, and world-view, no one ever does anything wrong; it’s never anyone’s fault. “Stuff” well, just happens.
It takes a certain chutzpah for the former acting head of the CIA, and a 30+ year veteran of the intelligence community, to testify that he thought that Benghazi was both a “spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, AND a terrorist attack.” He then went on to remind us that, in his most excellent and considered opinion, “the two didn’t necessarily exclude each other”
One could almost sense that Morrell wanted to add to his comments, something along the lines of “what difference does it make?”
In case you’ve forgotten, Josh Steiner was a Clinton administration staffer, who, while testifying before the Senate Banking Committee about Bill Clinton’s knowledge of the Resolution Trust Corporation’s investigation into Whitewater, was asked to explain several glaring inconsistencies in various accounts and narratives he’d previously offered.
His excuse was one for the ages. He said that he “lied to his diary.”
If one were staging a community theater production of Ayn Rand’s “The Fountainhead,” Morrell would be perfect for the role of Ellsworth Toohey.
Steiner is no doubt smiling.