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Benghazi was just a September Fools’ joke

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Remember when Ambassador Christopher Stevens and three other Americans were murdered by terrorists in Sept. 11, 2012, and the Obama administration said it was all because of a dumb YouTube video that caused Muslims to riot? Well, they weren’t lying. It was all just a gag.

Guy Taylor, Washington Times:

Before the Obama administration gave an inaccurate narrative on national television that the Benghazi attacks grew from an anti-American protest, the CIA’s station chief in Libya pointedly told his superiors in Washington that no such demonstration occurred, documents and interviews with current and former intelligence officials show.

The attack was “not an escalation of protests,” the station chief wrote to then-Deputy CIA Director Michael J. Morell in an email dated Sept. 15, 2012 — a full day before the White House sent Susan E. Rice to several Sunday talk shows to disseminate talking points claiming that the Benghazi attack began as a protest over an anti-Islam video…

Another former intelligence official told The Times that Mr. Morell did tell the White House and the State Department that the CIA station chief in Libya had concluded that there was no protest but senior Obama administration and CIA officials in Washington ignored the assessment.

Well, of course they did. They were playing a prank. Get it?

And when Hillary Clinton stood in front of those men’s coffins and said this, she was only horsing around:

Everybody seemed really bummed at the memorial service, so she decided to liven things up with some absurdist humor. If you didn’t get it, that’s your problem.

But then:

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Jim Treacher