Rachel Maddow exposes GOP Benghazi hyprocrisy
Rachel Maddow exposed Republican hypocrisy on the supposedly Benghazi conspiracy. Who can forget their hyperventilation on the manufactured Benghazi scandal they have been trying to sell for over a year.
Shortly after the Benghazi terrorist attack where Ambassador Christopher Stevens was murdered, Fox News and the Republican Party have been hyping and politicizing the event. Early on, author of “The Generals”,Thomas Rick said that much in a Fox News Interview where he called out the network. Fox News simply cut the interview short and continued with the uncorroborated hyping of the Benghazi massacre.
Most networks put the Benghazi story in perspective for some time. Fox News’ persistence seemed to have paid off recently when ABC’s Jonathan Karl claimed to have an exclusive that made it seem the State Department was more instrumental than it was in altering the Benghazi talking points.
Rachel Maddow did not allow the GOP to get away with it. She reported that Republicans released a report that absolved all those that were ‘rumored’ to be covering up or were negligent on the Benghazi terrorist attack in the video above.
NBCNews reported the following.
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 investigation, which took nearly two years and thousands of hours of work, found the CIA had “ensured sufficient security” and “bravely assisted” on 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 it 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.
One can only hope that the Benghazi story is over. One can only hope these irresponsible politicians will get to work now.