After getting hammered by the right for remarks I made on the McLaughlin Group last weekend, I’d like to put what I said into the context that my critics omit. My information came from a former ambassador who lamented that complex and chaotic events in Benghazi are being way oversimplified. He pointed out that Ambassador Chris Stevens died of smoke inhalation in the safe room of a CIA outpost, that he wasn’t murdered in the sense that word is normally used. I thought this was an appropriate observation and still do, despite the hysteria my saying so has ignited on the right.
That’s an interesting legal theory, that someone who chokes to death on smoke created by a fire set during a staged attack, wasn’t murdered. By “interesting” of course I mean “total horseshit.”
Or perhaps I’m wrong. Maybe Whoopi Goldberg could better explain the difference between “murder” and “murder-murder.”