This Is Why People Dismiss the Benghazi 'Scandal'
Dana Milbank sits in on a meeting laden with conspiracy theories
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Sep 17, 2013 2:20 PM CDT
Rep. Frank Wolf, seen here, let an awful lot of silly notions fly at his meeting.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – If you're wondering why people don't seem to be taking accusations about the Benghazi consulate attack seriously, look no further than the meeting at the Heritage Foundation yesterday. Some people raised serious questions, writes Dana Milbank at the Washington Post, but they were drowned out by "participants who rolled around the grassy knoll." The leader of the group holding the gathering said that the Obama administration "has a policy of supporting al-Qaeda," and other panelists agreed—including Rep. Frank Wolf, who wants to form a committee investigating Benghazi.

This would be the same administration that killed Osama bin Laden and has ravaged al-Qaeda with drone strikes. "Sorry, Congressman. I've got an appointment back on Earth," Milbank quips. One participant, Gen. Paul Vallely, raised the valid question of why "there was not even an attempt at a rescue." But congressional investigators have ignored that question, perhaps "because activists pushing for the inquiry are distracted by wild theories." One panelist at the event asserted that Obama intends to outlaw criticism of Islam. Click for Milbank's full column.

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LReyes
Sep 24, 2013 11:24 AM CDT
How long before the Tea Party's Tinfoil Hat Brigade burn themselves out over this Benghazi "crisis"? Probably the same day when Faux Noise Channel starts PRAISING Obama.
MarkFL
Sep 18, 2013 8:50 PM CDT
This is so funny. Benghazi is the perfect spotlight on the real GOP. Lunatics. I believe that reasonable people can disagree about what we should do next but these folks are living in a whole different universe with different rules of logic and standards of evidence. Nothing has brought out the crazy quite like Benghazi.
Kip
Sep 18, 2013 3:45 PM CDT
Quite simple really: If Faux News are wetting their pants about an indecent it must be BS.