Ted Nugent took to Facebook Wednesday to react to Hillary Clinton acknowledging that “some people have raised questions about … some of the dramatization” in the new film “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi,” a movie that recounts what happened in Benghazi, Libya, Sept. 11, 2012.
“HRClinton says ‘people have raised questions about …. some of the dramatization.’ HRClinton knows about dramatization,” Nugent wrote in the Facebook post.
“She took months to recover from a fall in December 2013, avoiding testifying before Congress about Benghazi. Clinton informs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee that she will not testify before Congress on Benghazi later that month,” Nugent explained.
The legendary rocker also questioned how a movie that tells the story of a 13-hour attack in which a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed by armed militants can be anything other than “dramatic.” But while Nugent isn’t denying the “dramatization” of the new movie, he discredits claims that the film is in the least bit political.
“Clinton is never mentioned, and President Obama makes a single brief appearance,” he points out.
“Americans can decide who they want to believe: the people who actually lived through the 13-hour attack or the bungling and partisan bureaucrats who have yet to take full responsibility for the tragedy that happened on their watch,” Nugent continues.
The musician mentions three Americans who lived through that night in Benghazi — Mark “Oz” Geist, Kris “Tanto” Paronto and John “Tig” Tiegen — saying that they told him the movie is “completely true to their experience on the ground.
“We wanted the movie to … just tell the truth and tell the story as we lived it,” Geist said. “Don’t make it into something political.”
“‘The truth is not partisan,’ Paronto told me. ‘Or at least it shouldn’t be,’” Nugent wrote.
And referring to the CIA bureau chief telling men on the ground to “stand down,” Nugent claims that Tiegen told him, “The words were said to me. I heard him say, ‘Stand down.’”