Mini-Me: Spinning Benghazi

Government, Ineptitude, Military
Who? Mini-Me?

Huh?

Mainstream Media Caught In Snarl Of Tangled Benghazi Yarns (Larry Bell in Forbes)

Tightly spun accounts of when and what the president and top administration officials knew and did prior to, during and following the deadly 9/11 terrorist attack on our Benghazi consulate are unraveling at warp speed.

The Benghazi Circus (Joe Klein in TIME)

There were two attacks in Benghazi that night. The first was a spontaneous response to the anti-Islamic film that had caused similar protests in Cairo and elsewhere. That is important: there would have been no terrorist attack if the film hadn’t provided the opportunity for mayhem.

The Benghazi Test: How and Why Obama’s Foreign Policy Passed It (Dominic Terney in Atlantic)

Benghazi is what a “scandal” looks like when there aren’t any real scandals to talk about.

The White House was calling the shots. The White House was trying to cover up the fact that there was a terrorist attack on 9/11. If you doubt that, look at what President Obama said several times trying to claim that a YouTube video was involved. So the president himself was covering up what the CIA was reporting.

LAMBRO: Suppressing Benghazi truth for Election Day advantage

The fact remains that two intelligence committees, one led by Republicans in the House and the other by the Democrats in the Senate, are now investigating who was responsible in the White House chain of command for writing a bogus narrative that left out any mention of al Qaeda, who were the perpetrators in the case

Fog of politics on Benghazi

Despite what some Republicans say, there’s no evidence to suggest that Susan Rice, the U.S. representative to the U.N., knowingly misled the county about the attack in Libya.

Phi Beta Iota:  Ambassador Susan Rice is a gracious lady who has the confidence of the President.  Senator John McCain is out of his mind and increasingly offensive (in the body odor sense of the word) on this point.  Sadly, Ambassador Rice is the only personality that comes out of all of this relatively unscathed.  Our preliminary conclusions on this matter appear to be borne out, with the additional discovery that the attack may have been ordered and funded by Syria (militants for hire, not “terrorists”).

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Graphic: Benghazi Fiasco UPDATED II w/ Marines (FAST Yes, MEU/MSG No) & 173rd Airborne ( – ) + RECAP Adding Bimbo-Gate