BOOM: New York Times Column Admits Benghazi Cover-Up

Posted by Jimmy Minnish on March 1, 2014 under Links | Be the First to Comment



Maureen Dowd, a New York Times columnist, published an absolutely scathing opinion piece recently about the Obama Administration’s deplorable handling of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi.


Dowd calls out the Administrations attempts to “rewrite events in order to make Hillary Clinton […] appear to be leaving a legacy term at the State Department” as well as their unforgivable “lack of response to the attacks,” NewsMax reports.


“Obama aides wanted to promote the mythology that the president who killed Osama was vanquishing terror,” blasted the columnist. “Hillaryland,” she continued, “needed to shore up the mythology that Clinton was a stellar Secretary of State.”


NewsMax writes:


But Dowd also noted that the most critical voices, led by Karl Rove in early attack ads against Clinton, “cloud a simple truth: The administration’s behavior before and during the attack in Benghazi, in which four Americans died, was unworthy of the greatest power on earth.

But Dowd reserves her strongest, most scornful words for the entire Obama administration, including the military and its lack of response in the eight hours the Benghazi attack spanned.

“In this hottest of hot spots, the State Department’s minimum security requirements were not met, requests for more security were rejected, and contingency plans were not drawn up, despite the portentous date of 9/11 and cascading warnings from the C.I.A.,” Dowd writes. […]

She recounts the testimony of Stevens’s second-in-command, Gregory Hicks, who tried to help from 600 miles away in Tripoli, and who was given a “stand-down” order for four Special Forces officers in Tripoli who were ready to head to Benghazi.

She noted that Hicks was stunned when he saw the Sunday morning talk shows that weekend and saw U.S. Ambassador Susan Rice stressing the deaths were part of a protest over an anti-Muslim video than an coordinated, premeditated attack.

“All the factions wove their own mythologies at the expense of our deepest national mythology: that if there is anything, no matter how unlikely or difficult, that we can do to try to save the lives of Americans who have volunteered for dangerous assignments, we must do it,” Dowd concludes.


It is refreshing to see a legitimate, bold response come from the New York Times.


In case you missed it, several weeks ago published a six-page “investigative report” which “confirmed” that Benghazi was confirmed by a YouTube video and failed to mention Hillary Clinton’s name a single time.


Stated differently, it was full of blatant lies that even Hillary herself has rejected. This so-called report spurred a wave of backlash — and rightfully so.

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