"What difference does it make?"
When Hillary Clinton uttered those words in January, I would have loved to have been sitting on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, knowing what we know now, as it examined the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya. Now, the many ways to answer her question are known to the entire world.
It's important because the attack on our consulate was not because of an offensive video.
It's important because the families who lost their loved ones, those brave souls, on Sept. 11, 2012, heard the lies on television and again at Dover Air Force Base and for weeks afterward. They deserve the truth.
It's important because the American public deserves to have a president and administration that do not alter or hide facts through deception and downright lies. Could that possibly have been political, with an election coming up? After all, "we have al-Qaida on the run," don't we?
It's important because it is all about the truth. We cannot have an administration or any government or representative who is afraid of the truth and who has never uttered the words: "It was a terrorist attack led by Muslim extremists tied to al-Qaida."
Some Democrats say the Republican Party is just making this entire situation political. Well, that's exactly what it is.