Friday, November 2, 2012

Benghazi Attack Timeline Shows Quick Response

For weeks now, FOX "News" and the rest of Right Wing World have been trying to turn the September 11 attack on the Benghazi consulate into a scandal. While everyone concedes that what happened there is tragic, and condemnable, the right is trying to make it much more nefarious. According to the Hannitys and Limbaughs of the world, President Obama was practically chugging beer and chomping popcorn as he watched  the attack on his 108" Jumbotron, laughing while it all went down.

Image from source, NBC News.
There really is no logic to the storyline. Why would a President seeking reelection actively allow something like this to happen? It only works if you already believe that Barack Obama hates America, and it is really his agenda to destroy it from within and without. That would be the alternate universe Obama from the Right Wing Bubble. In the real world, sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes our elected officials don't get it right at first, and it is not unusual for story details to change as new things are discovered.

But thinking the story through was never what the right's reaction was about. Do you think your weird Uncle Louie really gives two shits about Benghazi? Or had ever heard about it before a few weeks ago? It's been about coming up with a scandal to pin on President Obama before the election. From the day it happened--while it was happening--the attack has been used politically, by Mitt Romney and by the right. It's worth noting that during and after September 11, 2001, George W. Bush and his administration was given a wide berth. Criticism of Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rice. . .all of it was widely considered unpatriotic. Only once the Iraq War started to go south was the administration really criticized. And even then, the constant refrain was, "Bush kept us safe." Yeah, except that one time.

Unless and until there is a serious investigation into the terrorist attacks from 2001, I have a hard time taking seriously the faux outrage coming from FOXbots on Benghazi. But it turns out that half the crap they're spewing (and that's being generous) is bogus.


New timeline of Benghazi attack notes quick response by defenders

A senior intelligence official has issued a new timeline for the events surrounding the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, indicating a series of tragic miscalculations that left CIA officers exposed at an annex near the consulate -- but no evidence of interference from Washington or of the CIA witholding aid from the State Department, as Republican critics have alleged. . . 

Read more at: NBC News


  1. I'm sorry but when lives are on the line, you cannot afford to be wrong. And I don't believe the new timeline.
    I don't think anyone has said the Obama administration screwed up because he hates America. HE and his staff screwed up because they are incompetent.
    Finally, no one was held accountable. No one has lost their job. No one has resigned.
    Considering that the battle lasted for many, many hours and help was only a couple hours away, someone screwed up bad.
    And there is the cover up. Blaming the stupid film no one watched was just plain stupid.
    Remember, Nixon lost his job because of a cover up. Obama is on his way down the Nixon trail, if he is re-elected.

  2. Nobody lost their jobs or was held accountable for 9/11 either. A lot more lives were lost, and there were approximately ZERO conservatives complaining about it.


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