|Lies, Lies, and Damned Lies from Fox News|
Benghazi was a Republican attempt to use a violent attack on U.S. personnel overseas for political gain, plain and simple, and now these bastards have to eat crow:
The Republican-led House Select Committee on Intelligence on Friday released its report on the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, and it found that the military and the Central Intelligence Agency responded appropriately during the attacks.The lying bastards almost got away with it. They dumped this on a late Friday night before Thanksgiving week for one reason and one reason only--so you wouldn't notice.
The investigation, which took nearly two years and thousands of hours of work, found the CIA had "ensured sufficient security" and "bravely assisted" the night of attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens. The panel also found no intelligence failure prior to the attacks.
The committee said bit found no evidence that the military was ordered to "stand down" during the attacks in Benghazi, as some had claimed, and that "appropriate U.S. personnel made reasonable tactical decisions that night." It also found no evidence of similar claims that the CIA was involved in arms shipments or other unauthorized activities.
The report did say that the initial narrative by the White House that the attack stemmed from a protest was not accurate, but it blamed that on contradictory intelligence assessments in the attack’s aftermath rather than an effort to obscure the truth. The committee said it found "no evidence that any officer present during the attacks was intimidated" to prevent them from addressing Congress or revealing what they witnessed.
They lied about what they knew--and, trust me, what you see above is what everyone knew mere weeks after the attack in Benghazi--and they used this tragedy for political gain. They politicized an attack on Americans and tried to turn Benghazi into some sort of foreign policy Watergate. They couldn't handle the fact that President Obama gave the order to get Osama bin Laden--they tried to make something up and use the bodies of dead Americans to attack the President of the United States.
These are the people who now hold the gavels. They have oversight over the government. And they have now spent untold millions of dollars and have yapped themselves into a farce of Biblical proportions by manufacturing a phony scandal. They own Benghazi. This is a FAIL like none other for the substance-free Republican Congress.
America--these are the clowns you handed the car keys to and this is what happens when you expect people to be reasonable after they've spent years--years--acting like jackasses and fools in public.
Cherish the next two years because now, someone has to find another Benghazi.