I don’t watch Real Time with Bill Maher ever, because I hate Bill Maher with a passion. But Joy Ann Reid was on last night (whom I greatly respect) and she was taking on Glenn Greenwald and NRO’s Charles Cooke, so I watched this segment from last night about Benghazi. And yes, there’s a reason I put Cooke and Greenwald on the same side: check the 2 minute mark.
Greenwald says “When the government goes on the air and says something that proves to be untrue…there needs to be an investigation.” So yeah, Greenwald certainly thinks that Benghazi’s worth having more oversight. Not only is that a hell of a threshold for an investigation (by that criteria we’d never stop have investigations after a Republican lawmaker was on TV for more than 30 seconds) but he’s staking out the new “progressive purity” position that maybe the Republicans are on to something…
I call rampant bullshit on all of this, but it doesn’t surprise me in the least that Greenwald wants to go after the Obama administration over this. It’s what he does. It’s the ultimate in Glibertarian nonsense, “government itself is the problem”, so let’s destroy the good along with the bad. Joy Reid then makes a beautiful point: what Greenwald is effectively asking for is for President Obama to be micromanaging the world with as much government interference as possible.
Oh, and PS, Greenwald thought our invasion of Iraq was a great idea back in the day.