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Amazingly the report from Congress on Benghazi finally puts to rest the idea that there was a "government conspiracy" to withhold armed forces from protecting the consulate there. Basically, there was no there there, as they say.
The final report, from Chairman Mike Rogers, R-Michigan, and ranking member Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger, D-Maryland, concludes there was no intelligence failure prior to the attack, no stand-down order to CIA operatives trying to go assist at the besieged consular building and found conflicting intelligence in the wake of the attack about the motive and cause, which were reflected in early public comments by the administration.
. . . he declassified version of the report attempts to knock down other accusations about the Benghazi incident and aftermath, finding no evidence of CIA employees being intimidated from testifying and also no indication the CIA presence in Benghazi was partially to secretly ship arms from Libya to Syria.
The September 11, 2012, attack left U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty and Tyrone Woods dead, and immediately sparked controversy, with Republicans accusing the Obama administration of mishandling the attack and manipulating the talking points used to discuss it for political reasons.
Of course, the far right can't let go of their favorite rallying cry without a few more whimpers of poutrage.
Take Lindsey Graham, for instance. Please. He's been the King of Benghazi!!!!!!!!!!!! Madness for years now, and got reelected by stirring up his constituents with it. So where does he go from here? Well, that report just has to be wrong!
From Talking Points Memo
"I think the report is full of crap," Graham said on CNN's "State of the Union."
The senator insisted that members of the administration altered the Benghazi talking points after the attack.
"I'm saying that anybody who has followed Benghazi at all knows that the CIA deputy director did not come forward to tell Congress what role he played in changing the talking points," he said. "And the only way we knew he was involved is when he told a representative at the White House, I'm going to do a hard review of this, a hard rewrite."
Lindsay Graham is saying the House GOP is full of crap. For once I agree with him
— Jesse LaGreca (@JesseLaGreca) November 23, 2014
Lindsay Graham's reaction to the House Intel Benghazi report pic.twitter.com/AzxNupYpXy
— SportsGirl101 (@Arianna8927) November 22, 2014
Linus : Great Pumpkin :: Lindsey Graham : #Benghazi
— LOLGOP (@LOLGOP) November 23, 2014
FINALLY! The truth is out about all those despicable #Benghazi lies #TCOT @GrahamBlog pic.twitter.com/cPeqJZrP6V
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) November 23, 2014
I really enjoyed seeing these two Tweets juxtaposed. #Benghazi pic.twitter.com/GrCS7NXj3G
— Zach Green (@140elect) November 23, 2014
And what about Darrell Issa, who led the Benghazi investigation in the House, and wasted millions in taxpayer money? Oh, well . . . he's lost his committee chairmanship and doesn't have much to say.
Darrell Issa to be replaced on Oversight Committee. Will now head Committee to Start Suspicious Fires #Benghazi pic.twitter.com/z3f7TncFJM
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) November 22, 2014
@coton_luver @upwithsteve GOP cut Issa's mike. They knew this Benghazi decision was coming and he had to go. Republican scapegoat.
— Meg Ulmes (@calatayud7) November 23, 2014
GOP investigation refutes #Benghazi lies. But Darrell "Throat-Slash" Issa knew that all along http://t.co/SIKQZtCbG3 pic.twitter.com/n2NoaLU8eZ
— The Daily Edge (@TheDailyEdge) November 22, 2014
So the only criminal involved in Benghazi is Issa. #UniteBlue
— Jim Simonson (@JimSimonson) November 22, 2014
That awkward moment for Darrell Issa when the #Benghazi panel concludes that Obama did not mislead the American people, but Issa did.
— Sulie (@ThatsJustBogus) November 23, 2014
@JesseLaGreca The most amazing part about this is Darrell Issa may have to confront Graham as a voice of reason on Benghazi
— Political Line (@PoliticaILine) November 23, 2014
Will Fox News and the rest of the Far Right ever take back all the accusations on Benghazi? Don't hold your breath!
Sad scenes as #tcot bid adieu to their #Benghazi twibbons. pic.twitter.com/ztCKR4RRZO
— TheObamaDiary.com (@TheObamaDiary) November 22, 2014
Don't Look For THIS On Fox #Benghazi #Benghazi #Benghazi #UniteBlue #TNTweeters #Uppers #tcot http://t.co/Yh52QLBswi pic.twitter.com/l3bJVdpxtW
— W.Smith (@wessmith123) November 23, 2014
Dear #tcot: Now go to the chalkboard boys & girls & write 100 times: "I will NEVER use #Benghazi again! I got played!" 😭
— Timothy Clark (@tvc3232) November 23, 2014
Karl Rove says there's still a bunch of Ohioans who haven't been supboenaed in the #Benghazi investigation.
— A. Deno Vir MD PhD (@Adenovir) November 23, 2014
Free idea for TV producers: instead of booking the #Benghazi crowd to get response to the @HouseIntelComm report, how about ignore them?
— Andrew Exum (@ExumAM) November 23, 2014
Looks like #Benghazi is just a another Conservative myth like "White Jesus" or "Black Tea Party Members."
— Tea Pain (@TeaPainUSA) November 23, 2014