JournoLister @ National Journal: Where’s Obama in the Benghazi Report?

A Libyan girl places flowers at the gate of the U.S. consulate, in Benghazi, Libya, Monday, Sept. 17, 2012. The U.S. Ambassador, Chris Stevens and three other Americans were killed in an attack on the consulate Tuesday Sept. 11, 2012, part of a wave of assaults on U.S. diplomatic missions in Muslim countries over a low-budget movie made in the United States that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. Arabic reads, “private property.”

In a replay of Abu Ghraib, the government excuses itself at the highest levels.

This article actually tries to draw a parallel with Abu Ghraib. This appears to be a rather devious way of absolving Obama while seeming to do the opposite.  It’s plenty easy to rationalize this away as the failings of bureaucracy, or as Bush did it too, and the results were worse. Note how they keep the idea that this is about a video in the caption.  This too, is a “blame conservatives” strategy.

Update: the text about Abu Ghraib is here:

The Pickering-Mullen report was also reminiscent of  the early reports on the Abu Ghraib interrogation and detention scandal of nearly a decade ago. Even as President George W. Bush continued to blame the scandal on “a few American troops who dishonored our country,” it only gradually came to light that the practices at Abu Ghraib stemmed from a series of decisions made at the highest levels, including the president himself. And much as the State Department did here, the Pentagon sought to investigate itself over Abu Ghraib, carefully limiting in rank those it questioned at first.

Note that among the far left, Obama and the MSM are viewed as too conservative, this should help clarify what’s going on here (this is really the fault of conservatives).  Wiki says the writer, Michael Hirsh, was a member of JournoList.

end update


Couldn’t find on Memorandum, the report stories had dropped to the bottom of section one, top story is “CNN poll: are GOP policies too extreme?”  Attached stories are about fiscal cliff as yesterday Boehner gave his sub one minute ultimatum press conference to announce a vote on Plan B.

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