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  •  The Senate Benghazi kabuki is easy to (5+ / 0-)

    ...understand when you realize that there WAS no US Consulate in Benghazi -- and both sides know that and neither side can say it publicly.

    None of the official U.S. government websites refers to an actual U.S. “consulate” in Benghazi. Consulates are Foreign Service posts that issue visas and passports, provide other American citizen services such as diplomatic representation.

    There was no such facility in Benghazi.

    Chris Stevens was in for the day to meet with a Turkish official on matters widely believed/rumored to be the transfer of weapons from Libya to Syria. Neither side can talk about that, but they all know what he was doing there.

    There was no protest outside the CIA compound "mission" where Stevens died when it came under attack from mortar fire.

    McCain and Graham knew the admin could not defend itself with facts, hence the Senate hearing kabuki to titillate the wingnut base.

    IMHO, of course. YMMV.

    BTW:  Only one word was changed in the CIA talking points Rice was using -- the world "mission" was changed to "consulate."

    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 02:26:54 PM PST

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