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May 01, 2013

Jay Carney: Benghazi "Happened a Long Time Ago"

Yes, long ago.

Hillary Clinton employed this same tactic in the Whitewater investigation.

Early in the investigation, she refused to comment because it was "too early" to do so and she wanted to "let the investigation proceed" so she could "have all the facts."

Now, after about a year -- a year over the course of which it was always "too early" to discuss these matters -- she announced that it was now too late to discuss them, as Whitewater was now "old news" and "all of the questions have been asked and answered before."

Well, no. They were asked, but never answered, as you always previously claimed it was "too early" to answer them. And now, Bang!, without notice, it's announced that it has suddenly moved from "far too early" to "far too late."

Same thing here in Benghazi. We went from it being too early to discuss these matters or ask questions about it to, Bang!, without any prior notice, it now being too late, as this is all ancient history that could not possibly have anything to do with current events.

Apparently there was a sweet spot in there, perhaps lasting several minutes to an hour, when it was neither too early to answer questions about Benghazi, nor too late. And this Time of Ripeness, alas, passed without our knowing it. They forgot to mention that for sixteen minutes it was now The Right Time to ask and answer questions about Benghazi, and we didn't notice ourselves, so now it's Just Too Late and that's Our Fault for not divining those Golden Minutes when questions could be asked.

UPDATE [JohnE.]: Video below the fold.

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