October 23, 2012

#NARRATIVEFAIL: White House told of militant claim two hours after Libya attack: emails. “Officials at the White House and State Department were advised two hours after attackers assaulted the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11 that an Islamic militant group had claimed credit for the attack, official emails show. . . . Administration spokesmen, including White House spokesman Jay Carney, citing an unclassified assessment prepared by the CIA, maintained for days that the attacks likely were a spontaneous protest against an anti-Muslim film.”

Mr. Nakoula was unavailable for comment — since, you know, he’s in jail until after the election.

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