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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. . .
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