Why were the Benghazi investigations so large? I’d hate to think there is an ulterior motive here.
When in late November the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee released a report finding that there was no direct wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees in the attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, it seemed like the case might finally be closed. After all, this was a panel controlled by a Republicans.
But that’s not quite what happened.
Some of the loudest torch-and-pitchfork wielding Benghazi investigation enthusiasts weren’t satisfied.
Expect more Benghazi on FOX. They are going to waste untold time and money until they find something. It’s whitewater all over again.
And this is a shame. There are dozens of actual things they could be investigating.
Among its findings, the report says CIA personnel responded not just well, but heroically; that there was no “stand down” order, as some critics have claimed; there was no intimidation of witnesses by superiors; there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack; and that a “mixed group” of individuals, including some linked to al Qaeda, participated in the attack.
But perhaps the most significant conclusion is its finding that Rice’s talking points — a key focus of the Benghazi Select Committee empaneled by House Speaker John Boehner — were not part of an attempt to conceal the severity of the incident.
In other words, Benghazi was much to do about nothing. But the GOP got to get angry and toss around conspiracy theories.
Fox News Hasn’t Mentioned the GOP Report That Says There is No Benghazi Scandal
Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday confronted Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) after he was rated as having the “highest level of falsehood” for his obsession with the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.
I am still waiting on those who bought the fanciful theories that the right was selling to admit they were wrong.
An exhaustive New York Times investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, published on December 28, discredited the key elements of the right-wing campaign to politicize the attack — a desperate attempt to bring down the Obama administration and sink a possible presidential run by Hillary Clinton.
No, it will not enter the bubble. There are too many people who are convinced that the Times is a liberal media source and can not be trusted, unlike Fox which is fair and balanced. We are stuck with whitewater 2.0.
GOP conspiracy theories about Benghazi have turned about to be wrong, so we can now expect them to stop, right?