Looks like Obama was correct about Benghazi

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    So much for the Republican campaign against Hillary

    A Deadly Mix in Benghazi - The New York Times

    Months of investigation by The New York Times, centered on extensive interviews with Libyans in Benghazi who had direct knowledge of the attack there and its context, turned up no evidence that Al Qaeda or other international terrorist groups had any role in the assault.
     
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    . In this case, a central figure in the attack was an eccentric, malcontent militia leader, Ahmed Abu Khattala, according to numerous Libyans present at the time. American officials briefed on the American criminal investigation into the killings call him a prime suspect. Mr. Abu Khattala declared openly and often that he placed the United States not far behind Colonel Qaddafi on his list of infidel enemies. But he had no known affiliations with terrorist groups, and he had escaped scrutiny from the 20-person C.I.A. station in Benghazi that was set up to monitor the local situation.
     
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    Oh, an investigation by the NYT...well that certainly settles it. Everybody zip it now.:D
     
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    . Fifteen months after Mr. Stevens’s death, the question of responsibility remains a searing issue in Washington, framed by two contradictory story lines.
    One has it that the video, which was posted on YouTube, inspired spontaneous street protests that got out of hand. This version, based on early intelligence reports, was initially offered publicly by Susan E. Rice, who is now Mr. Obama’s national security adviser.
    The other, favored by Republicans, holds that Mr. Stevens died in a carefully planned assault by Al Qaeda to mark the anniversary of its strike on the United States 11 years before. Republicans have accused the Obama administration of covering up evidence of Al Qaeda’s role to avoid undermining the president’s claim that the group has been decimated, in part because of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
    The investigation by The Times shows that the reality in Benghazi was different, and murkier, than either of those story lines suggests. Benghazi was not infiltrated by Al Qaeda, but nonetheless contained grave local threats to American interests. The attack does not appear to have been meticulously planned, but neither was it spontaneous or without warning signs.

     
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    The NYT interviewed hundreds of Libyans with an understanding of the situation

    Who did Republicans talk to?
     
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    Did the NYT interview any of the survivors that the Justice and State Departments blocked access to...I'd be interested in hearing from them.
     
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    I thought it went without saying....
    Obama is always right.
    About everything.

    But didn't they say it was done by some people pissed off about a video?
     
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    The New York Times has spoken...

    The rest of us need to know only that.



    Yeah .... Right.
     
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    Did they turn up evidence it was in reaction to a half assed video about Mo?? That was the lie, Gertrude...all the rest is BS.
     
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    What does it really matter?
     

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