It turns out there was, in fact, a cover-up surrounding the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi. But it’s not what you think.
Meanwhile, the inquisition continues. Late last week, Republican chairmen from five separate House committees met in private with speaker and hilarious crier John Boehner to discuss the party’s investigative strategy on Benghazi. Five committees. Five chairmen. Each is ensconced in an investigation of the administration’s response to the attack, obviously desperate to uncover the Benghazi-Gate conspiracy and cover-up that several other investigations apparently missed.
Crazy Caucus member Rep. Steve King (R-IA) said on Friday, “The Obama administration’s cover-up of the September 11, 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack surpasses Watergate.” No one really knows what the cover-up is all about, least of all the Republicans who, I think, just like to say “cover-up.” (I do not think it means what you think it means.)
On the same day as King’s remarks, Watergate reporter and apparent senile-dementia sufferer Bob Woodward compared the edited Benghazi talking points with the edited White House tapes during the Watergate investigation. Throughout the wingnutosphere, the chant continues: “Obama lied. People died.” I’m still not sure they understand how the line is supposed to work since no one is really saying Obama lied before Benghazi about Benghazi. The line is about causality and it’s — ah, hell, never mind. Anyone who repeats that line is an idiot, full stop.
As for King, Woodward and the Republicans, they clearly didn’t watch CBS News the night before — last Thursday evening — when Major Garrett, a former Fox News reporter by the way, broke the news that Republicans had leaked the summaries of the CIA/State Department emails published by ABC News. [continue reading here]