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Wed May 6, 2015, 05:36 PM


Ex-CIA Official Exposes Republicans’ Benghazi Lies As Nothing But Shameless Muckraking

The former Deputy Director of the CIA asserts in an upcoming book that prominent Republicans repeatedly distorted the CIA’s analysis and reports of the attack on the American Consulate in Benghazi that killed Ambassador Christopher Stevens in 2012. Michael J. Morell, who retired from the Agency’s number-two post in 2013, has used his forthcoming book The Great War of Our Time to slam Republicans for lying about the course of events in Libya and disseminating an intentionally distorted version of reality for political purposes. Many Republicans’ continued delusional obsession with the Benghazi attack nearly three years after it occurred has underscored their increasingly desperate efforts to criticize President Obama and other Democrats by any means necessary. And, since reality indicates the resounding successes of Obama’s policies, their grasping at straws has led them to invent criticisms out of thin air with no regard for the facts.

Numerous Republican commentators have repeatedly asserted that as the attack was underway American troops in the city received an order to “stand-down” rather than assist their colleagues and fight off the attackers. The fact that an implicit suggestion of President Obama’s secretly working to support terrorists has been even entertained by mainstream Republicans illustrates the lunacy of the entire movement. While a refutation of such an outlandish charge is hardly needed, Morell writes simply that “the story that US soldiers were ordered to stand down and not come to the aid of their comrades” is blatantly “false.”

Another Republican theory about the Benghazi attack is that it had been meticulously planned for months prior to September 11th. These Republicans point to this story they’ve made up as proof of the failure of Obama to protect American citizens and fight terrorism. And yet, Morell, who unlike all the talking-heads on FOX is actually in a position to understand the situation, expounds in his book the mainstream and reality-based view that the attack “took place with little or no advance planning” and “was not well organized.” Moreover, he asserts that the attackers “did not appear to be looking for Americans to harm” but rather were “intent on looting and conducting some vandalism” as a wave of spontaneous anti-American protests broke out across the Muslim world following the release of a video many Muslims considered offensive.

More: http://www.occupydemocrats.com/ex-cia-official-exposes-republicans-benghazi-lies-as-nothing-but-shameless-muckraking/

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