Benghazi Congress Conspiracy Theory

GOP Report: No Stand Down Order in Benghazi


According to a new report authored by congressional Republicans, not the Obama administration or those diabolical lefties in the Senate, one of the biggest Benghazi conspiracy theories is absolute bull.

via ThinkProgress

In a new report released on Tuesday, the House Armed Services Committee concludes that there was no way for the U.S. military to have responded in time to the 2012 terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya to save the four Americans killed that night. [...]

As Media Matters reports, Fox News cited reports of a stand-down order no fewer than 85 times during prime-time segments as of June 2013. As the new report — which the Republican majority of the committee authored –makes very clear in its findings, however, no such order ever existed. “There was no ‘stand down’ order issued to U.S. military personnel in Tripoli who sought to join the fight in Benghazi,” the report says, noting that the military was not positioned to respond to the attack.

Was Darrell Issa told about this?

Of course we already knew there was no stand down order given that night, and although the Republicans have now put it in writing themselves, I don’t expect this will stop Fox News and Hate Radio from continuing to repeat this thoroughly-debunked theory.

File this away for the next time that they do, because you can bet on it. I expect to hear lunatics still prattling about Benghazi 20 years from now.