Hillary Clinton steps forward and takes the blame for the blown-completely-out-of-proportion events in Benghazi:
|By: David Dayen Monday October 15, 2012 1:15 pm|
The attack on the US consulate in Benghazi has become a political football, in ways that the father of slain US Ambassador Chris Stevens wants to see stopped. That’s not likely, as both sides highlight the aspects of the story to their advantage, and suppress the aspects that present vulnerabilities.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday October 10, 2012 6:18 pm|
A congressional committee held a hearing on the security failures that led to the killings of four Americans at a US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on September 11.
It was Rep. Dennis Kucinich, a Democrat from Ohio, who had the fortitude to call attention to the real reasons why US personnel were vulnerable.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 8, 2012 2:02 pm|
With Mitt Romney prepared to hunt down attackers in Libya, maybe we should clue in to how that country has reacted to the deadly assault on the US consulate in Benghazi. First of all, the newly elected Prime Minister has been given a vote of no confidence, which in Libya as in most Parliamentary democracies triggers the collapse of the government.
|By: David Dayen Monday October 8, 2012 7:24 am|
In a speech today at the Virginia Military Institute, Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney will commit to arming Syrian rebels, and will attribute the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi to the “same forces that attacked our homeland on September 11th, 2001,” which under the still-active Authorization to Use Military Force commits the United States to military action in that country.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 3, 2012 12:35 pm|
Tonight’s debate is supposed to be focused mainly on the economy, but the Romney campaign has worked hard to get the Benghazi consulate attack into the conversation. And given the shifting story from the White House and the potential implications, that might be a good idea.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday October 2, 2012 12:15 pm|
Today the US State Department pulled out all of their government personnel from Benghazi – essential personnel and non-essential alike. In the wake of the attack on the US consulate, they have determined the city too unsafe, even after residents drove militia groups operating in Benghazi from their bases. The FBI has still not reached the site of the consulate attack as part of their investigation.
|By: David Dayen Friday September 28, 2012 6:46 am|
US intelligence agencies have officially described the attack on the US Consulate in Benghazi, Libya on September 11 that killed four Americans as a planned terrorist attack carried out by militants friendly to Al Qaeda. That’s distinct from it being an Al Qaeda attack, though the decentralized (and also battered) nature of the organization means that such a thing doesn’t exist anymore.
|By: Lisa Derrick Wednesday September 26, 2012 12:15 pm|
Iran will not submit a film for Academy Award consideration because of “an intolerable insult to the Prophet,” culture minister Muhammad Hosseini told INSA news.
|By: David Dayen Thursday September 20, 2012 10:30 am|
An official with the National Counterterrorism Center officially described the September 11 assault on the US consulate in Benghazi, which killed four Americans including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, as a terrorist attack, though he hedged by saying it was an “unplanned” one.