It’s absolutely amazing that political parties with way more important things to do can’t let this Benghazi bullshit go. The staff here at NobodyisFlyingthePlane just can’t seem to understand why the stink when Bush, Rummy, and Cheney lied their way into a war lasted half as long as this bullshit. What is going on here? Benghazi is of little consequence to our country. Its just not even remotely important (at least not as important as a trillion dollar war in which many many thousands died as a result).
Certainly the Obama administration could be lightly criticized for various aspects, but the whole thing being a ruse, a cover up, or a US initiated op has been well debunked by reputable sources.
The talking points not only seem consistent with events on the ground at the time but with what we now know, per The New York Times and several congressional reports. Yet that hasn’t stopped Sen. John McCain from suggesting that editing talking points amounted to a “cover-up” and Rep. Eric Cantor from saying the White House “misled” the American public.
This responsible caution stands in direct contrast, for instance, to the Bush administration deliberately distorting not only talking points but also actual intelligence reports for political purposes to justify the war in Iraq. Or consider that just hours after the Benghazi killings, even before the White House had made a statement, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney condemned the Obama administration’s response. Those talking points were definitely political.
Its time to let this one go.
A bipartisan report by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence determined that “there were no efforts by the White House or any other executive branch entities to ‘cover-up’ facts or make alterations for political purposes.” The report did say the attack could have been prevented and blamed the State Department, military and U.S. intelligence community for failing to do so.