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Benghazigate might be bigger news if the president was a Republican

You’d think that yesterday’s House Oversight Committee hearing on the 9/11/12 terrorist attack that killed an American ambassador — along with the complete collapse of the Obama administration’s cover stories about the warnings of such an attack, the details of the attack itself, and the reasons for the attack — would be newsworthy. But according to Mark Knoller of CBS News:

Benghazi? What’s a Benghazi?

Last night, the mother of Sean Smith, one of the State Department employees who was murdered in Benghazi, talked to Anderson Cooper. She wants answers, and she’s not getting any:

“Just tell me the truth. What happened? And I still don’t know… The things that they are telling me about it are outright lies… I cried on Obama’s shoulder. And then he kind of looked off into the distance. So that was worthless to me… ‘Trust me.’ I like that one the best of all. ‘Trust me. I’ll let you know.’ Well, I don’t trust you anymore.”

Our brave and forthright leaders told this woman, and the rest of the world, that her son was murdered because of a protest against a YouTube video. Except there was no protest in Benghazi, about a YouTube video or anything else. And they said they had no reason to think it was a terrorist attack, except for all the warnings of a terrorist attack, and all the evidence they had within 24 hours that it was a terrorist attack. And now they claim they’ve been telling us the truth to the best of their knowledge, even though there’s no possible way that could be the case.

Remember “absolute moral authority”? Yeah, that expired on January 20, 2009. But don’t worry, there’s an increasingly strong chance that it’ll be reinstated next January.

Say, did you know that the State Dept. had the correct number of security assets in Benghazi on 9/11/12? Because according to Charlene Lamb, who has the very important-sounding title of “Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs,” we definitely had the correct number of security assets in Benghazi on 9/11/12:Can you imagine how much worse it could’ve been if we hadn’t had the correct number of security assets in Benghazi on 9/11/12? It’s only thanks to selfless public servants like Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Programs Charlene Lamb that even more Americans weren’t murdered.

In addition to the untold number of lives the State Department saved in Benghazi, they’ve also been helping to save the entire planet. As Rep. Mike Kelly (R-PA) notes in the Washington Times:

In a May 3, 2012, email, the State Department denied a request by a group of Special Forces assigned to protect the U.S. embassy in Libya to continue their use of a DC- 3 airplane for security operations throughout the country.

The subject line of the email, on which slain Ambassador Chris Stevens was copied, read: “Termination of Tripoli DC-3 Support.”

Four days later, on May 7, the State Department authorized the U.S. embassy in Vienna to purchase a $108,000 electric vehicle charging station for the embassy motor pool’s new Chevrolet Volts. The purchase was a part of the State Department’s “Energy Efficiency Sweep of Europe” initiative, which included hundreds of thousands of taxpayer dollars on green program expenditures at various U.S. Embassies.

In fact, at a May 10 gala held at the U.S. embassy in Vienna, the ambassador showcased his new Volts and other green investments as part of the U.S. government’s commitment to “climate change solutions.”

See? What’s one little terrorist attack, in comparison to saving the planet from the evils of the internal combustion engine? How can you argue with the State Department’s priorities?

On behalf of the U.S. Department of State: You’re welcome, America.

(Hat tip: Twitchy)

Update: Here’s a weird coincidence, courtesy of Reuters:

Masked gunmen shot dead a Yemeni security chief on his way to work at the U.S. embassy in Sanaa on Thursday, in an attack a Yemeni security source said appeared to be the work of al Qaeda…

The attackers, on a motorcycle, opened fire on Qassem Aqlan – who headed an embassy security investigation team – near his house in the centre of Yemen’s capital, the source told Reuters…

Aqlan, who was in his fifties and had worked at the embassy for more than a decade, was responsible for coordinating security information between the U.S. embassy and the Yemeni authorities, the source added.

He had been involved in the investigation into the attack last month on the U.S. embassy by protesters angry over an anti-Islam film made in the United States.

Well, this is what happens when you’re allowed to put things on YouTube that offend people. As the President of the United States says: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.” And it definitely doesn’t belong to Christopher Stevens, Sean Smith, Glen Doherty, Tyrone Woods, or Qassem Aqlan.

Consider yourself warned.

Update: I hope next year Stephanie Cutter can find another job. Perhaps as an Applebee’s greeter. She might be able to manage that.

Update: If you don’t know what a Benghazi is, it might be because you read the New York Times. All the News That’s Fit to Assist Obama’s Reelection Effort.

Update: Keep diggin’, Stef…

Update: Romney responds to the Obama campaign’s Orwellian lies.