Hillary Clinton famously responded to questions about the bloodbath in Benghazi by shrieking, “What difference does it make?” The answer for those responsible is: not much.
After Shrillary, Obama, and the terrorists themselves, the person most obviously to blame for the debacle was not the California creator of some YouTube video critical of Islam, but a State Department bureaucrat named Charlene Lamb (official title: Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs), who oversaw security decisions at the Benghazi consulate at the time al Qaeda–linked terrorists turned it into a slaughterhouse while Obama went missing. From the Toronto Sun:
[An independent inquiry] cited several problems, noting “systemic failures and leadership and management deficiencies at senior levels within two bureaus of the state department resulted in a special mission security posture that was inadequate for Benghazi and grossly inadequate to deal with the attack that took place.”
A House committee probe also cited her for failing to bolster safeguards at the Benghazi mission and rebuffing calls from subordinates to improve security staffing in the run-up to the deadly attack.
No wonder even the infamously arrogant Obama Administration was forced to place Lamb on administrative leave. But now she’s back — evidently with a promotion. Via FrontPage:
Charlene Lamb, cited for failures in leadership from the Department of State’s own Accountability Review Board report, has been promoted to Regional Security Officer. We’ve heard rumor that she’s slated for international duty in Canada. She started the security officer training last week, much to the dismay of many within the State Department.
For what it’s worth, our Most Transparent Administration Ever denies there has been any promotion. But it is doubtful anyone will deny there has been a promotion if Shrillary fails upward into the presidency.
The other three bureaucrats who were scapegoated for wrist slaps for Benghazi have also returned to work. The concept of responsibility is completely inapplicable to the people running our government.
On a tip from Just TheTip. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.