Tuesday June 17, 2014
The breaking news is that Obama is sending 275 troops to protect the Embassy in Baghdad, and the US captured Ahmed Abu Khatalla, one of the suspects in the attack on the US diplomatic mission (it was NOT an embassy) in Benghazi, Libya that killed 4 Americans.
- US Ambassador Christopher Stevens
- Tyrone Woods
- Glen Doherty
- Sean Smith
Jamie McIntyre of NPR DID name all 4 victims, and I appreciate that.
Over on FOX News, the theme of the day is that the “government’s decision” in announcing the capture of Ahmed Abu Khatalla today was “a little too convenient” since Hillary Clinton would be interviewed later on today on FOX News.
Now go read the title of this post again–are you LOLing yet??
The “reporters” were saying that the US government knew since day one who the suspects were, that the suspects themselves were not scared and did not go into hiding. So why did it take so long to finally capture Ahmed Abu Khatalla? The theory on FOX is that since he had given interviews to journalists before, out in the open, announcing the capture today was “to help Hillary Clinton become President.”
Meanwhile FOX News screams about Susan Rice’s “fake talking points” on Benghazi.
This from the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on Benghazi, regarding the talking points
See the full list here.
Remember this larger context when you hear this next time.