Post of the Day — May 11, 2013
Note from Dan: Lots of RWers here have thoughtlessly and disgustedly exulted over the deaths of four Americans last year at our consulate in Benghazi while elevating some minor missteps in a difficult-to-control operation to the status of a super scandal that’s sure to a) bring down President Obama and/or b) eviscerate the 2016 presidential ambitions of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Last night the regular Warren took a look at the claims this is worst “scandal” in American history and in the comment below he debunked them thoroughly.
“If the Obama administration sculpted the information released to the public for political ends, as it may well have done, it was doing something quite routinely done in electoral maneuvering. The desired result may have been to simply avoid handing their opponents something to demagogue, but now that’s happening anyway. The election results and the GOTP’s subsequent lack of traction on more substantive issues has made their shrillness on the matter much worse, because the GOTP has little else to offer their disappointed base right now besides feeding its hysteria. Read more »