Why the rush? Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to testify on Benghazi attacks Dec. 20

September 20th? That was almost certainly a typo on the part of CBS News’s Mark Knoller, but it’s too good to leave alone. After all, the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, took place on Sept. 11. September 20 would have been just two days after President Obama appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman” to reassure viewers that the U.S. government had absolutely nothing to do with the production of “The Innocence of Muslims.”

When he did deign to interact with the press, the president told reporters he wanted to let the Benghazi investigation play out before jumping to conclusions. One election later, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has announced she’ll testify before the House Foreign Affairs Committee on Dec. 20. There were hearings held in November, but Clinton was busy with a wine tasting in Australia. Just in time to beat the apocalypse, then.

More than a few have suggested that there’s no point in continuing the Benghazi investigation; after all, Obama won reelection, so what does it matter? The curious have some nagging questions, though.

Let’s hope nothing delays her testimony any further.

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