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The Truth About Benghazi and Obama

They knew from the beginning it had nothing to do with a YouTube video.

by
Roger Kimball

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January 14, 2014 - 10:16 am

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Remember “A Deadly Mix in Benghazi,” the elaborate, round-about piece of Hillary-for-President boosterism by David Kirkpatrick in our former paper of record at the end of December? The take away of that fantasy was that the attack in Benghazi had nothing to do with al-Qaeda. It was not a terrorist attack, but a spontaneous uprising on September 11, 2012 (September 11, Kemo Sabe), the unfortunate but perfectly understandable response to a 13-minute movie trailer that made fun of a medieval religious figure called Mohammed. Right. Did anyone believe it? I doubt it. It was just many thousands of words of protective coloration. A travesty of journalism, yes, but more or less what anyone with a scintilla of indenpendence has come to expect from The New York Times. 

The response to the piece was swift and vigorous. And now we have unimpeachable documentary proof about Kirkpatrick’s mendacity:

Minutes after the American consulate in Benghazi came under assault on Sept. 11, 2012, the nation’s top civilian and uniformed defense officials — headed for a previously scheduled Oval Office session with President Obama — were informed that the event was a “terrorist attack,” declassified documents show. The new evidence raises the question of why the top military men, one of whom was a member of the president’s Cabinet, allowed him and other senior Obama administration officials to press a false narrative of the Benghazi attacks for two weeks afterward.

And more:

[General Carter] Ham’s declassified testimony further underscores that Obama’s earliest briefing on Benghazi was solely to the effect that the incident was a terrorist attack, and raises once again the question of how the narrative about the offensive video, and a demonstration that never occurred, took root within the White House as the explanation for Benghazi.

If this doesn’t do it for Obama, and for Hillary, could anything?

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Cross-posted from Roger’s Rules

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Allow me to post again my first comment from earlier this morning:

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If this doesn’t do for Obama, and for Hilary, could anything?
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Nothing can, if the American People keep drinking the kool-aid produced every minute by the media and by the propaganda machine of the subversives.

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How does a planted seed take root?

It is mulched, watered, harvested, pruned and nurtured in its bed.

How did Susan Rice get selected to make the garden of evil and more evil grow? Only the White House could have made that selection.

How did Obama and Hillalinsky disappear? Only the White House could have put them on ice for the duration of the Parade of Lies.

How did the "investigation" get slow walked and put on ice as well?

Only the White House could have squashed it.

They knew. They lied. They arrested and jailed an innocent man.

The truth doesn't matter. The Constitution doesn't matter. High crimes and misdemeanors don't matter. What, at this point...does anything matter?
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