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