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What difference does it make if Hillary Clinton throws bonnet into 2016 race?

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There has been controversy surrounding Hillary Rodham Clinton most of her public career.

But now that she is a potential candidate for president in 2016, (and we all know she is), people are beginning to take a closer look at these controversies.

Yes, she is a presidential candidate whether announced or not. Money is being raised; coffee mugs and T-Shirts for sale, etc.

The most controversial is her involvement as Secretary of State during the handling of the attack on Benghazi.

Controversy surrounding the attack is the attack itself:

1. Why it happened and why the Ambassador’s reports of danger were not heeded…

2. Why was there no support sent immediately to help in the situation; even after the Embassy was under fire…

3. Why did Susan Rice come forth to say it was because of an objectionable video that angered Muslims…

4. Why did the President of the United States concur with that report without proof…

5. Why was there a cover up by the Deputy CIA Director Michael Morell regarding the changing of an important email? At first he said it was the fault of the FBI and then finally recanted and said it was done via the CIA. According to FoxNews reports, much of the e-mail was changed…

6. Why have the families of those murdered not been kept informed or ever given the truth about the death of their loved ones…

7. Why did Hillary explode in committee on January 13, 2013 about the talking points being challenged and asked the question, “What difference does it make?”

So, what difference does it make if our government is lying and covering up vital information to the citizens? Where there is smoke, there is fire – just how much more is being covered up with the attitude, “What difference does it make?”

8. Why on February 14, 2013, was she awarded a high honor by the Joint Chief of Staff in a very long love letter speech outlining all of her wonderful achievements and support of our soldiers? However, of course no mention of Benghazi? Duh!

Be an informed voter:

On Valentine’ Day, February 14, 2013, Hillary Clinton was presented with an award by General Martin E. Dempsey, Joint Chief of Staff.

Quote from General Martin E. Dempsey’s lengthy love letter speech honoring Mr. Clinton is as follows:

“Secretaries, fellow general and flag officers, dedicated military and civilian servants here in the Pentagon, and our guests today from the Department of State, happy Valentine's Day. (Laughter.) You know, the lore of martyrdom says that St. Valentine was actually martyred because he was marrying soldiers who were forbidden to marry by the Roman law of the day.

So he was a man who loved soldiers and servicemen and women. And it's fitting in that regard that we're here to honor our recent and great secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, who herself, by the way, has been an enormous champion of military servicemen and women and their families. So it is a privilege to honor one of our nation's most dedicated public servants.” This speech is also attached under "remarks" on her generic web site.

“Five months earlier on the night of September 11, 2012, a heavily armed group of between 125 and 150 gunmen attacked the American diplomatic mission at Benghazi, in Libya, killing U.S. Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens and another diplomat. Several hours later in the early morning of the next day, a second assault targeted a nearby CIA annex in a different compound about one mile away, killing two embassy security personnel. Ten others were injured in the attacks which were strongly condemned by the governments of Libya, the United States, and many other countries throughout the world.”

Video of Obama remarks following the attack with Ms. Clinton by his side. At the time of the video, the names of others killed and wounded were not released.

“Four Americans died in the attack: Ambassador Stevens, Information Officer Sean Smith and two embassy security personnel, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woodsboth former Navy SEALS.

Stevens is the first U.S. ambassador killed in an attack since Adolph Dubs was killed in 1979. Senior intelligence officials later acknowledged that Woods and Doherty were contracted by the Central Intelligence Agency, not the State Department as previously identified and were part of a Global Response Staff (GRS), a team that provides security to CIA case officers and counter surveillance and surveillance protection.”

“On September 14 the remains of the slain Americans were returned to the United States. President Barack Obama and U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton honored the Benghazi victims at the Transfer of Remains Ceremony held at Andrews Air Force Base, Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.”

“The Senate report states that on Sep. 15, 2012, four days after the attack and one day before U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice appeared on Sunday talk shows blaming the assault on a demonstration over a video, Morell and others at the CIA received a critical email that reported the attacks were "not/not an escalation of protests." Fox News was the first broadcast network to report there were no protests outside the consulate at the time of the attack on Sept. 17, 2012.”

A report sheds light on ex-CIA deputy director's role in Benghazi talking points. FoxNews reports how talking points were changed regarding the attack.

Michael Morrell was caught changing an important e-mail that explained the attack. He excised much of the original test of the e-mail. He tried to defend Susan Rice in her comments that this attack was caused by an objectionable video made against Islam.

Morell resigned and is now a commentator for CBS News and is writing a book.

As Michael Morell prepared to leave government, he gave an interview last August, 2013, to the Wall Street Journal, which reported his interest '"in advising future presidential campaigns."

The Journal also reported that, "He is close to Hillary Clinton," citing unnamed officials.

When confronted Ms. Clinton had an outburst in a committee meeting where she said, “What difference does it make?”

While Ms. Clinton has not officially thrown her bonnet into the race, she is already raising money and is reported to have the backing of many millionaires in America for her run in the 2016 election for President of the United States. What difference does it make for a presidential candidate to be honest and truthful with America?

Americans need to consider her running in 2016 seriously and ask themselves, “What difference does it make?” What possible difference does it make?”

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