Many Angry Over Benghazi Don't Know Where It Is
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 14, 2013 12:27 PM CDT
House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., left, confers with Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, right, at a House hearing about Benghazi.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

(Newser) – Republicans remain pretty stinkin' mad over Benghazi, with 41% of GOP voters telling Public Policy Polling that they think it is the biggest political scandal in our country's history. Just 10% of Democrats feel similarly. But here's the most interesting nugget: Among those voters who ranked it as the worst scandal ever, 39% don't know where Benghazi is: Some 10% picked Egypt, while 6% thought Cuba, for instance. Our geography skills aren't that great overall: Only 58% of all voters polled knew that it's in Libya.

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May 15, 2013 8:05 PM CDT
All the trumped up Conservative talking points are coming around again for another round of finger pointing and hair pulling with a kindergarten talent show thrown in and then they wonder why their brand is dying a slow painful death.
May 15, 2013 11:27 AM CDT
There's no excuse for anyone not knowing the basics of Geography. It is easy AND fascinating.
May 15, 2013 10:20 AM CDT
TRUTH BE TOLD .... The US Benghazi Operations has been classified as "TOP SECRET" .. and Republican lawmakers and the news media .. have been prohibited from interviewing any of the (31) US survivors .. and .. the (7) Libyan consulate security guards, held in captivity up in Germany. (1) The Ambassador Stevens assassination and the killing of the (3) other Americans .. was done to protect the US and European governments .. because Ambassador Stevens was going to blow the whistle on the western oil companies stealing the Libyans oil .. with their puppet installed Libyan lackeys. (2) Ambassador Stevens was going to blow the whistle on a British shipment of hundreds of shouldered fired missiles loaded on a Libyan ship .. headed to the Arab Gulf States .. to be given to the fighters, against Syria and Assad. FACT? .... The US, England, and Russia are discussing this British shipment of shoulder fired missiles to the Arab Gulf States NOW .. and the threats Assad made to give advance weapons to Hezbollah .. are these shouldered fired missiles .. that the Assad forces capture or intercept. FACT? .... The US and England are blackmailing the Russians NOW .. that if Russia supplies the advance surface to air missiles to Assad .. they will deliver the shoulder fired missiles (that got Ambassador Stevens killed) .. to the fighters against Assad and Syria. Americans will know .. if those shouldered fired missiles are used in Syria .. what Ambassador Stevens was assassinated for .. ( will Stevens death be for the US best interests, and to defend America? ) My opinion? .... Ambassador Stevens was assassinated, and now it's "Top Secret" ------------------- REALLY?