Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and his House Intelligence Committee just wrapped up two years of Benghazi!!!. They turned up no red meat for the base. No ground beef. No flavored broth. Not even a bouillon cube.
Among the Intelligence Committee’s findings, according to Thompson:
— Intelligence agencies were “warned about an increased threat environment, but did not have specific tactical warning of an attack before it happened.”
— “A mixed group of individuals, including those associated with al Qaeda, (Moammar) Khadafy loyalists and other Libyan militias, participated in the attack.”
— “There was no ‘stand-down order’ given to American personnel attempting to offer assistance that evening, no illegal activity or illegal arms transfers occurring by U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and no American was left behind.”
— The administration’s process for developing “talking points” was “flawed, but the talking points reflected the conflicting intelligence assessments in the days immediately following the crisis.”
For chrissake GOP. Your boy Romney committed an awful faux pas that night when he went after Obama before the bodies were cold. You just don’t step on dead American diplomats like that and you especially do not do it before anyone knows what exactly happened. Some things should be sacred. I get why Republicans tried to whip up a bullshit milkshake over the issue; doing what Romney did when he did wrapped in a neat little package the many reasons the man will never, ever be presidential material. I think at the heart of BENGHAZI!!!1one! you will find a deep shame about what Romney did and how much it made an embarrassing farce out of the rest of the election. Everyone saw the pie on Mitt’s face when Barack Obama cordially asked him to keep digging, even people who will never admit it out loud. Shame can be a powerful emotion. I have seen folks do a lot of things to deny it, hide it, destroy it or escape.
Accepting shame and moving on is an important measure of a mature adult. I genuinely think even Darrell Issa will one day work through every stage of grief and poop out a report late some holiday eve. Trey Gowdy, well, I expect eventually they will wheel him out of the Rayburn building in a straitjacket ranting at statues about freemansons and lizard people.