Benghazi! Benghazi Benghazi Benghazi!!!!!!

So yesterday there was this:

A two-year investigation by the Republican-controlled House Intelligence Committee has found that the CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, and asserted no wrongdoing by Obama administration appointees.

Debunking a series of persistent allegations hinting at dark conspiracies, the investigation of the politically charged incident determined that there was no intelligence failure, no delay in sending a CIA rescue team, no missed opportunity for a military rescue, and no evidence the CIA was covertly shipping arms from Libya to Syria.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, intelligence about who carried it out and why was contradictory, the report found. That led Susan Rice, then U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, to inaccurately assert that the attack had evolved from a protest, when in fact there had been no protest. But it was intelligence analysts, not political appointees, who made the wrong call, the committee found. The report did not conclude that Rice or any other government official acted in bad faith or intentionally misled the American people.

The House Intelligence Committee report was released with little fanfare on the Friday before Thanksgiving week. Many of its findings echo those of six previous investigations by various congressional committees and a State Department panel. The eighth Benghazi investigation is being carried out by a House Select Committee appointed in May…

Of course this will not be the end of it: for some reason yet an 8th investigation is still under way.

Despite yet another damning report the conservatives are not embarrassed that their lies have been thoroughly documented and then trashed. They don’t care that you know they lied; you’re not the target audience. Those people are the idiots who came out for the just past midterms sure that whatever president Obama did next would be illegal, and doubly so if it had anything to do with immigration.

In fact what the conservatives’ plan is to lie some more.

This is exactly why many of us were happy that Obama went ahead with his Executive Authority plans for immigration reform: the conservatives, no matter what lies they spout to the contrary, never had any plans to put the bipartisan Senate bill on the House floor for a vote. Why? Because they knew it would easily pass.

Which makes the calls for president Obama to “work” or “reason” with the GOP laughable; the gentleman has tried on numerable occasions, only to be rudely rebuffed at every turn. You can’t work with people who refuse to work with you. 1


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  1. I expect the talking heads early tomorrow morning to excuse this arrant nonsense with the now standard both sides do it bullshit. The fact of the matter is both sides don’t do it – in the last six years lies of this caliber have been the exclusive domain of the Rethugs.

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