If you have been on the Benghazi Bandwagon these past few weeks, convinced that there was a coverup and that Susan Rice should be pilloried or worse, then you have been tested. And you have failed. You have allowed yourself to shamelessly capitalize on a tragedy where lives were sadly lost. Your hatred of President Obama has overtaken your ability to think straight, and you are now but a puppet of Fox News.
Here’s what we know (CBS News):
1. It was the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that took the words “al Qaeda” and “terrorism” out of Rice’s talking points for those Sept. 16 talk shows.
2. Both the CIA and the FBI approved of these edits, following standard operating procedure.
3. “The White House or State Department did not make those changes.”
Still influenced by the Kool-Aid? About a little history lesson, something you would never get on Fox, because that involves some degree of concentration and thought (sent to me from my friend Bob):
In 2002, the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan, was attacked, and 10 people were killed. In 2004, the U.S. Embassy in Uzbekistan was attacked, and two were killed; also that year, the U.S. Consulate in Saudi Arabia was stormed, and eight died. In 2006, armed men attacked the U.S. Embassy in Syria, and one person was murdered. In 2007, a grenade was thrown at the U.S. Embassy in Athens. In 2008, the U.S. Embassy in Serbia was set on fire; that same year, bombings in the U.S. Embassy in Yemen killed 10 people.
Where was the indignation and outrage and national outcry over these incidents? The only difference in the current situation would appear to be that this time around we have a party of bad losers who have leaped on politicizing the event as part of their general obstructionism.
Another way of looking at the complete John McCain/Lindsay Graham hypocrisy of all this, courtesy of Jon Stewart (A Different Rice).