Trump World Grab-Bag--A Collection

Monday, August 4, 2014

Benghazi, Again


It turns out that one of the latest investigations into the Benghazi tragedy (of which there have now been eight, is it?) has found no wrongdoing by the Obama Administration.  The report says:

-- Intelligence agencies were "warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened."

-- "A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack."

-- "There was no 'stand-down order' given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind."

-- The administration's process for developing "talking points" was "flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis."
And the trigger really did seem to have to do with the dumbass video by that weird guy who was eventually picked up for violating probation. (Which means Mitt Romney is still very wrong nearly two years later, and can go ahead and ride a horse with his bared bayonet to protect Iran's route to the sea, for all I care.) (Is Mitt Romney going to be the 2016 front-runner, seriously? Can someone pinch me?)

Now, I know, and my readers know, this doesn't necessarily dampen the flames of conspiracy theorists. But perhaps it ought to mean that the current, Rep-Gowdy-led House Select Committee might want to find something more useful to do than re-hash old news?   If they want to uncover things like how to better offer security and support to all our diplomatic stations, that would be useful and grand. But all things considered, I think they might want to give the witch-hunting a rest, huh? Because that part is starting to look very deliberate. And desperate.

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