The story of Hillary Clinton's national security failures deserves to be told

By Doug Truax

With the 2016 election season upon us, I can no longer sit by and watch Hillary Clinton re-write her tenure as America’s top diplomat. 

Clinton’s performance and record as Secretary of State was abysmal. 

Since she is asking the American people for a promotion, we should judge her record honestly and decide whether or not she deserves to lead our nation at this critical point in history. 

I have concluded that her record clearly shows she has already failed us. 

It is for this reason that I am launching an ad campaign in critical states to make the case that Hillary Clinton and many of her Democratic allies have already shown voters that they aren’t up to the job of leading our nation.

Tuesday, we are launching our first ad in New Hampshire, South Carolina and Washington, D.C. The sixty and thirty second ads highlight how Hillary Clinton baldly lied to the American people minutes after the terrorist attack that claimed the lives of Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods in Benghazi.

In the heat of President Obama’s reelection campaign, Hillary and team scrambled to make sure voters didn’t view the terrorist attack in Libya as a natural outcome of her weak foreign policy decisions.

Hillary Clinton publicly said one thing and privately said another. This duplicity deserves highlighting.

It is clear now that if Hillary Clinton, her Democratic associates, and their media allies hadn’t turned the Benghazi attacks into a political hit job on Mitt Romney and the Republicans, Americans would have rightly seen a terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11 as an obvious extension of weak foreign policy negotiations and a careless national security strategy.

Our first ad shows how Clinton blamed a little-watched and poorly produced anti-Muslim YouTube video for the attack. Coming less than two months from the 2012 presidential election, it was an obvious attempt to blame external forces outside her control.