NYT commits old fashioned journalism to find out the one story that was immediately thought to be the cause for the attack on our diplomatic mission in Benghazi, and then just as quickly abandoned, was true: the attack was unrelated to Al Qaeda and mostly a reaction to a propaganda film that insulted Islam.
Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault. The attack was led, instead, by fighters who had benefited directly from NATO’s extensive air power and logistics support during the uprising against Colonel Qaddafi. And contrary to claims by some members of Congress, it was fueled in large part by anger at an American-made video denigrating Islam.
Just don’t expect Darrell Issa or any of the Benghazi-thumpers in the GOP and the denizens of Bullshit Mountain or their handy idiots in the mainstream media to apologize to Susan Rice, Hilary Clinton or President Obama. As always they’ll say the NYT made it up to forward their liberal agenda of gay marrying all Americans in order to kill us all and restore the Muslim Caliphate or something.
The entire GOP message machine lives for big bullshit stories like Benghazi because it’s all about creating the idea that where there’s smoke there’s fire. Keep repeating falsehoods and even if nobody rational believes you there are plenty of irrational people, and they vote.
The real question for anybody who tossed the Benghazi smoke bomb was where were you when the 13 Benghazi’s that took place during the Bush years happened without 1 peep from the right wing?
P.S. with this Hilary Clinton can run and nobody can say shit! Benghazi wasn’t going to be much of an impediment, but without it all the haters have to dine on is their pure, irrational, hate salads.