Don’t overlook Benghazi’s significance
June 17, 2014 08:55 PM | 809 views | 4 4 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend | print
DEAR EDITOR:

The significance of why Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and Susan Rice repeatedly reported that the Benghazi attack was caused by a movie is now well known. It should not be forgotten that the Democrats, the liberals and the media helped further this scheme on the American people. As a result, Obama improved his re-electability. Hillary Clinton got a presidential nod to be the next Democratic candidate for president and Susan Rice got promoted to National Security Advisor. The American people got educated in Obama’s idea of transparency and his system of government.

Roy E. Parker

Marietta

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why not
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June 20, 2014
Please proceed, Roy.
Kevin Foley
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June 18, 2014
An alleged ringleader of the September 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, who is now in U.S. custody, reportedly told other Libyans during the attack that he was responding to an anti-Islam video that had been published on YouTube, demolishing a prominent right-wing media attack.

Conservatives in the media have fixated on Obama administration statements shortly after the attacks suggesting that the video had been a motive for the attackers. Conservatives have alleged that these statements were part of a deliberate effort to deceive the American people about the cause of the terror attacks in order to bolster President Obama's re-election campaign.

Ahmed Abu Khattala was captured Sunday by U.S. military and law enforcement in response to an indictment for murder in connection with his role as a suspected ringleader of the Benghazi attacks.

CobbCoGuy
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June 18, 2014
I suspect your source for the video meme is the NY Times, David Kirkpatrick, June 17, 2014.

Yes, per the Times article:

"As the attack in Benghazi was unfolding a few hours later, Mr. Abu Khattala told fellow Islamist fighters and others that the assault was retaliation for the same insulting video, according to people who heard him."

According to people who heard him. Ok.

But you failed to include the very next paragraph, KF.

"In an interview a few days later, he pointedly declined to say whether an offensive online video might indeed warrant the destruction of the diplomatic mission or the killing of the ambassador. “From a religious point of view, it is hard to say whether it is good or bad,” he said."

At best, the jury is still out.

Ya gotta watch KF and his, uh, selective reporting, folks.
Hank Moody
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June 18, 2014
Thanks, Rush.
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