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Benghazi fuss aims at falsely casting Obama as an apologist for the killing of Americans

Charles Johnson does a good job of lending PROPER PERSPECTIVE to the right-wing conspiracy theories regarding the Obama administration’s initial reaction to the deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

Amid his citations of evidence categorically refuting those theories, Johnson offers these observations:

Yes, the right wing is still trying to turn the Benghazi attack into a cut-rate Watergate scandal, despite David Petraeus’s testimony backing up everything the administration said…

For some reason, the right wing echo chamber is obsessively fixated on whether the President “knew it was a terrorist attack,” and they’re going to keep hammering away at this empty nothing-burger until it’s flatter than Mitt Romney’s approval ratings…

The right wing is trying to fool America into jumping aboard their crazy train, pushing a false line of attack that they know is false — that the anti-Islam video was not the reason for the attack, and that President Obama, for some reason (maybe he just hates America?), deliberately lied about this in order to cover for his jihadi friends.

It’s yet another attempt to demonize President Obama and make him out to be a dangerous secret subversive radical, who sympathizes with people who kill American citizens.

Really! That’s the conspiracy theory they’re trying to push here. It’s just beyond ludicrous, and it gets stupider and more deranged every single day.

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  1. Brian Opsahl

    When a stanch Republican General says thats how it happened and Fox and friends dissagree well i’m beleiveing the General im sorry, but if watch any of Foxes news broadcasts you will see lie after lie after lie…its increadable how much BS they try and say as facts…it should be against the law to lie to people like that…

  2. Our concern is not that Obama got Americans killed for religious reasons, it is that his negligence resulted in the deaths of several Americans.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/in-libya-security-was-lax-prior-to-deadly-attack/2012/09/29/a56ffca0-0992-11e2-afff-d6c7f20a83bf_story.html

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/some-administration-officials-were-concerned-about-initial-white-house-push-blaming-benghazi-attack-on-mob-video/

    You know, maybe before calling us conspiracy theorists you should get your facts straight.
    This is also hilarious because in the interim from when this was first posted Obama has explicitly called Benghazi a terrorist attack

  3. shawnnews

    If conservatives sent soldiers into Iraq to remove weapons of mass destruction that weren’t there, their concern for the safety of Americans abroad is new.
    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/eric-boehlert/hyping-benghazi-madness-r_b_2065136.html
    They sent thousands of Americans off to war on bad info. Thousands died and were injured permananently. To be concerned about four Americans in Benghazi is convenient around the election.
    Do I believe you are concerned? Sure. You should also apply the concern elsewhere. Otherwise it’s selective outrage which always appears false.

  4. Craig Knauss

    Since you want to discuss, and assign negligence, Ben, just who was negligent when the following happened? And please tell us just what self-righteous indignation you expressed about it.

    June 14, 2002, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide bomber kills 12 and injures 51.

    February 20, 2003, international diplomatic compound in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
    Truck bomb kills 17.

    February 28, 2003, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Gunmen on motorcycles killed two consulate guards.

    July 30, 2004, U.S. embassy in Tashkent, Uzbekistan
    Suicide bomber kills two.

    December 6, 2004, U.S. consulate in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
    Militants stormed and occupied perimeter wall. Five killed, 10 wounded.

    March 2, 2006, U.S. consulate in Karachi, Pakistan
    Suicide car bomber killed four, including a U.S. diplomat directly targeted by the assailants.

    September 12, 2006, U.S. embassy in Damascus, Syria
    Gunmen attacked embassy with grenades, automatic weapons, and a car bomb (though second truck bomb failed to detonate). One killed and 13 wounded.

    January 12, 2007, U.S. embassy in Athens, Greece
    A rocket-propelled grenade was fired at the embassy building. No one was injured.

    July 9, 2008, U.S. consulate in Istanbul, Turkey
    Armed men attacked consulate with pistols and shotguns. Three policemen killed.

    March 18, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Mortar attack misses embassy, hits nearby girls’ school instead.

    September 17, 2008, U.S. embassy in Sana’a, Yemen
    Militants dressed as policemen attacked the embassy with RPGs, rifles, grenades and car bombs. Six Yemeni soldiers and seven civilians were killed. Sixteen more were injured.

    BTW, Ben, if you look closely you will notice a lot more than four people died. And yet, the silence back then from you cons was deafening.

  5. It’s nice to see that you acknowledge that we have been fighting a world wide war with Islamic-fascists for more than 10 years.

  6. Luke Fredrickson

    expdoc says:
    November 19, 2012 at 12:34 pm
    It’s nice to see that you acknowledge that we have been fighting a world wide war with Islamic-fascists for more than 10 years.

    :::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::

    Heck, we even fought a war in Iraq that WASN’T against Islamic-fascists, and bungled it so bad it so bad it turned into freedom-fighters resisting a foreign occupier. Shrub and Rumsfled did more to recruit otherwise peaceful Muslims into a fight with the U.S. than bin Laden ever could.

  7. Craig Knauss

    “It’s nice to see that you acknowledge that we have been fighting a world wide war with Islamic-fascists for more than 10 years.”

    Whoa, really, doc? It’s funny that you never mentioned anything that occurred when GWB and Cheney were in charge. And you’ve never acknowledged Reagan’s screw-ups in Beirut. You only seem to be aware of what happens when a Dem is in the White House. Why is that, doc?

  8. Brian Opsahl

    @ Craig, Excelent examples of the Hypocracys of some, thats alot of pure factual information. Funny I probably heard about each one of those attacks ,but because Bush was President then ans so many other bad events were going on that i never really noticed but since Fox lying news is trying to MAKE news instead of reorting it. Your comparison show Foxes Hypocrocy.

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