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Breaking: Republicans Feverishly Thinking of Reasons Why This is Bad News


Yes, to any normal, sane, patriotic American, you’d think that this would be great news (“U.S. Special Operations forces captured one of the suspected ringleaders of the terrorist attacks in Benghazi in a secret raid in Libya over the weekend, the first time one of the accused perpetrators of the 2012 assaults has been apprehended, according to U.S. officials.”). So why does something tell me that Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Roger Ailes, John “GET OFF MY LAWN!!!” McCain, Darrell Issa, Frank Wolf, etc. are all working feverishly on their messaging, about why this is actually TERRIBLE news and why it’s ALL OBAMA’S FAULT? As for me, I’m just happy that we got this terrorist scumbag. Go ahead, Republicans, tell us why we should be sad, not happy, right now. Heh.

  • The United States has an unwavering commitment to bring to justice those responsible for harming Americans. Since the deadly attacks on our facilities in Benghazi, I have made it a priority to find and bring to justice those responsible for the deaths of four brave Americans. I recently authorized an operation in Libya to detain an individual charged for his role in these attacks, Ahmed Abu Khatallah. The fact that he is now in U.S. custody is a testament to the painstaking efforts of our military, law enforcement, and intelligence personnel. Because of their courage and professionalism, this individual will now face the full weight of the American justice system.

    Even as we welcome the success of this operation, we also pause to remember the four Americans who gave their lives in Benghazi representing their country: Ambassador Chris Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty. As I said shortly after the attack, they exemplified the values that we stand for as a nation, including a commitment to freedom and justice. All Americans should be grateful for their service, just as we are grateful to all our personnel – civilian and military – who represent our country around the globe. We will continue to honor our fallen by carrying on their efforts in support of the Libyan people’s aspirations to live in a peaceful, prosperous, and democratic society.

    With this operation, the United States has once again demonstrated that we will do whatever it takes to see that justice is done when people harm Americans. We will continue our efforts to bring to justice those who were responsible for the Benghazi attacks. We will remain vigilant against all acts of terrorism, and we will continue to prioritize the protection of our service-members and civilians overseas. We will also sustain our support for the Libyan people, as they work to overcome years of tyranny and do the difficult work of building a democracy.

  • Seriously, you can’t make this stuff up. The right-wing echo chamber creates its own, alternate reality, where the top story is about the price of meat, chicken and fish, while the capture of a key Benghazi terrorist suspect is buried. That’s just when a Democrat is in the White House, of course. Fascinating how that works…