Oct
10
2012

#rsrh State Department gets out from under administration’s narrative about Benghazi attacks.

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WHOOOSH.

The UK Telegraph sums up what happened yesterday with remarkable terseness: “The US state department has released a full account of what happened the night its ambassador to Libya was killed, rejecting its own earlier claims that the attack was a protest that had got out of hand. ” Short version: what happened in Benghazi was a terrorist attack; there was never any real question that it was a terrorist attack; there were no protests at the Benghazi consulate prior to the attack; and UN Ambassador Susan Rice* either didn’t know what she was talking about when she was blaming the whole thing on a video trailer, or else she lied through her teeth.  In other words, forget about the Obama administration’s version of events being coherent.  It’s barely recognizable as being in English.

As usual.

If you’re wondering why we’re seeing a sudden outbreak of candor breaking out over at State, well… a Congressional Oversight committee hearing tends to concentrate the mind.  Especially these days, given that the career State Department officials are starting to suspect that the current crop of political appointees aren’t going to be around for much longer…

Moe Lane

*Don’t join your office’s holiday Secret Santa program, ma’am.

6 Comments

  • Doug Stewart says:

    I think Jelly of the Month Club is a best-case scenario at this point for the asterisked concept outlined above.

  • tnfriendofcoal101368 says:

    I suspect there is an element of career state department employees that believe the current bozos in charge are shortening their life expectancies and are willing to help along the process of said bozos moving along to new addresses.

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  • Cameron says:

    There are only three acceptable results from all of this.
    .
    1. A lot of people are out of work on account of lying or gross incompetence.
    2. Those same people are long-term guests of the greybar hotel.
    3. Every Marine in AFRICOM and non-deployed Stateside Marines get an invitation to play full court jungleball in Libya.
    .
    I was going to post about this last night when I read the initial news reports but I decided against blogging angry.

    • Moe_Lane says:

      Now, on 3. let’s not be too hasty, Cam: the Libyan people have been developing a taste for hunt-the-militias, and I’m sure that they wouldn’t mind a little mentoring from the experts. Hearts and minds, and all that.

  • Cameron says:

    Hm. So go for a mentor relationship like we have with the Korean Marine Corps? I could get behind that.

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