Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton… American patriot? The National Defense University Foundation thinks so.
On November 14, the organization will present Clinton with its American Patriot award for being a leader who has “strengthened America’s strategic interests and advanced global security.”
“As First Lady, Senator, and Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton tirelessly worked to support and defend our nation and our allies around the world,” said Al Zimmerman, chairman of the NDU Foundation Board of Directors, in the press release announcing the award.
“Secretary Clinton will be the first woman to receive this award and in doing so joins an outstanding group of Americans who have been honored with the American Patriot Award, our very highest recognition,” Zimmerman continued in the release. “By honoring Secretary Clinton’s exemplary career in public service the NDU Foundation celebrates not only the American spirit of patriotism, but the leadership qualities necessary to preserve and protect that spirit.”
A look at previous recipients of the award, however, calls into question just how “patriotic” one must be to be considered and what exactly NDU considers patriotism. Among them: President George H.W. Bush, Henry Kissinger, Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.), former Senator Joe Lieberman (D-Conn.) and General Colin Powell.
In other news, Diplomatic Security agent David Ubben, who was at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, during the attack that Clinton never really acknowledged except when pressed during Congressional hearings, is speaking out about his experience.
During the attacks on Benghazi, Ubben was on the rooftops with the Navy SEALS when several rounds of mortar attacks found their mark, killing Tyrone Woods and Glen Doherty and shredding Ubben’s right leg.
Ubben was stuck on the rooftop for 20 hours before help arrived.
Of course, the Benghazi failures and cover-up only equate to phony-scandal material for people like Clinton and the Administration she served.