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Monday, November 19, 2012

Separating fact and fiction in Benghazi controversy

Did the Obama administration know its Libya protest talk was inaccurate?

Libyans who witnessed attack said it was about anti-Islamic video

I'll beat this dead horse one more time: The folks who are making bold, declarative statements of certainty about what went on and what didn't in the Benghazi attack don't have all the facts, apparently including some of the most outspoken members of the U.S. Congress. And it was particularly interesting to find out that while Sen. John McCain was standing before TV cameras screaming about the Obama administration not being willing to answer questions he was missing a closed-door hearing in which he was invited to get more answers.

There are also serious, legitimate questions when a terrorist successfully attacks us, either here or abroad. But when people play politics and frequently through around the terms lie and mislead and coverup even before the facts are in, it is exceedingly difficult to get the sorts of answers we really need to prevent this sort of thing from happening again. And that's the ultimate tragedy. 

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