Thursday, May 16, 2013

Lies and the Lying Liars

This is absolutely astounding news.  As everyone who isn't hibernating in a cave must know, the Obama administration has been the victim of an endless series of Republican claims that it has lied about what happened in Benghazi, with many Republicans calling for Obama's impeachment for these alleged lies.  Now, we learn this, from CBS News:

"MAJOR GARRETT: Scott, Republicans have claimed that the State Department under Hillary Clinton was trying to protect itself from criticism. The White House released the real e-mails late yesterday and here’s what we found when we compared them to the quotes that had been provided by Republicans. One e-mail was written by Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes. On Friday, Republicans leaked what they said was a quote from Rhodes. “We must make sure that the talking points reflect all agency equities, including those of the State Department, and we don’t want to undermine the FBI investigation.” But it turns out, in the actual e-mail Rhodes did not mention the State Department. It read “We need to resolve this in a way that respects all the relevant equities, particularly the investigation.” Republicans also provided what they said was a quote from an e-mail written by State Department Spokesman Victoria Nuland. The Republican version notes Nuland discussing: “The penultimate point is a paragraph talking about all the previous warnings provided by the Agency (CIA) about al-Qaeda’s presence and activities of al-Qaeda.” The actual e-mail from Nuland says: the “…penultimate point could be abused by Members to beat the State Department for not paying attention to Agency warnings…” The C.I.A. agreed with the concerns raised by the State Department and revised the talking points to make them less specific than the C.I.A.’s original version, eliminating references to al-Qaeda and affiliates and earlier security warnings. There is no evidence, Scott, the White House orchestrated these changes."

The vicious, evil, unpatriotic subversives who have been doing everything they can to destroy the functioning of our government have now been demonstrated to be themselves the liars about the whole thing (as if this was not inevitable.)

After months of endless show trials and posturing on this issue, who will now investigate this?

Who will work for months to see how these lies were generated?  Who will see to it that those responsible for tearing down the fabric of our government will be dealt with?  Who in the press will find these clear lies half as important as the phony lies that Obama was alleged to have told?

Who?  No one.  Because that's not the way you treat Republicans.  Destroy Democrats because you can't stand it that they keep winning elections- do nothing to Republicans in the face of treason, corruption and war crimes.  That's the rule in this country.

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