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What’s this? Three Stooges attack a Benghazi conspiracy theorist?

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You don’t ordinarily expect THESE PEOPLE to make any sense:

Fox News’ morning show, Fox & Friends, is taking a surprisingly skeptical approach to GOP claims that the Obama administration and the entire U.S. government engaged in a massive cover-up of the attacks on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya in an effort to re-elect the president and protect him from scrutiny.

On Monday, the trio of hosts invited Rep. Jassen Chaffetz (R-UT) — a regular fixture on cable television and a critic of Obama’s handling of the September 11, 2012 attacks — to discuss the House Republicans’ upcoming hearing with three witnesses who claim that the administration prevented them from speaking out about the incident. “We were certainly misled at every step of the way,” Chaffetz said, arguing that officials manipulated the findings of the Accountability Review Board, U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s talking points, and told military officials on the ground not to interfere or protect American interests during the attack.

The hosts then tore into Chaffetz’s theory, wondering if Admirals Thomas Pickering and Mike Mullen, who headed the review, the entire CIA, and Republican-appointed officials could all be “complicit” in such a massive conspiracy.

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  1. Chuck Sweeny

    I suggest watching Bob Schiefer’s interview with Daryl Issa from Sunday’s Face the nation.

  2. Brian Opsahl

    Chuck, is this the same Issa guy that has a felony conviction on his record or was charged as a felon…?

  3. Steverino

    Perhaps there are some whistleblowers who could shed light on Issa’s arson insurance fraud and when we’re finished with that lets send Bush and Cheney to the Hague.

  4. Bob Schiefer’s interview with Darrell Issa referenced claims made by a U.S. diplomat who was NOT in Benghazi during the events at issue.

    That diplomat, by the way, has retained a certain right-wing husband-wife legal team to represent him — the same right-wing husband-wife legal team that made literally hundreds of television appearances in 1998, fanning the flames of the Monica Lewinksy scandal, which led, of course, to an unsuccessful effort to bounce Bill Clinton from office.

    I may be wrong, but I’m betting that this latest twist in the so-called Benghazi scandal won’t gain any more long-lasting traction than Issa’s similar efforts with “Operation Fast and Furious.” Remember that one? That was supposed to be Barack Obama’s ultimate undoing. Didn’t work out that way, did it?

  5. Robert

    Patrick,

    Why does the blog master at the R R Star keep bumping your blog off their listing? Is it too controversial for them? Happens too often for as you’ve stated, one of the most patronized blogs on their website.

    http://www.rrstar.com/blogs?view=true

  6. Robert: Two things:

    1. Applesauce is THE most patronized RRStar blog — by far.

    2. This bumping thing happened before, and they fixed it. I’ll ask them to fix it again.

    Thanks.

  7. Brian Opsahl

    The new republican tactics is to bring rumors to the house floor and committees and then ask questios as if the rumor is somehow true…these guys will stupe to new lows everyday

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