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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Republicans Say Capture of Benghazi Suspect Is a Clever Ruse to Distract from the Republican Investigation of Benghazi

Posted by on Tue, Jun 17, 2014 at 11:06 AM

This morning saw some actual Benghazi news, as opposed to the typical Republican outrage over Benghazi:

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.

But as Asawin Suebsaeng at Mother Jones notes, Republicans are responding to this Benghazi news with, well, typical Republican outrage. Here's ousted Teabagger Joe Walsh:

And here's ousted Teabagger Allen West, with a choice reply:

Yes, because nothing will obfuscate the truth about Benghazi like the capture and interrogation of a suspected Benghazi ringleader. Commenters at the National Review agree:

They have known for over a year where this guy was. This "capture" is about only one thing: the upcoming Benghazi hearings. Eager to see how this plays out.

And so do commenters at Breitbart:

what convenient timing! just in time for an embattled Hillary and Obama. nothing is a coincidence with this administration!

I'll close on this one, which is so perfect is has to be parody:

This is an obvious attempt by the usurper Obama to distract attention from Benghazi


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Posted by Urgutha Forka on June 17, 2014 at 11:13 AM · Report this
Words can't describe how much I love the crazy. Politics would be so boring without it.

Can't wait to see what Louie Gohmert has to say...
Posted by CPN on June 17, 2014 at 11:28 AM · Report this
Yes, amazingly convenient that Obama waited until the 5th Republican Inquiry into the Benghazi incident to capture that man. A fool would have grabbed him earlier during the 2nd or 3rd, a smart man may waiver and capture him during the 4th inquiry. But a true evil genius would wait until the most irrelevant inquiry and THEN grab him. Well played, Obama =D
Posted by mkaminski on June 17, 2014 at 11:32 AM · Report this
I could forgive some civilian for thinking that the military operates that way, but for West to suggest that there is a teamful of soldiers sitting on this intelligence is shameful. Is he suggesting that's the sort of thing he did under past presidents?
Posted by Fr0zt on June 17, 2014 at 11:33 AM · Report this
treacle 5
The timing of the Republican inquisition on Benghazi is questionable...
Posted by treacle on June 17, 2014 at 11:34 AM · Report this
This timing is pretty poor when you compare it to that of the Bush Administration's announcement of the arrest of Ahmed Ghailani. Bush's announcement was made just hours before John Kerry accepted the Democratic nomination for President in 2004, despite the fact that the actual arrest occurred four days earlier.

Now THAT'S good timing!
Posted by DOUG. on June 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM · Report this
seatackled 7
I called it this morning. (Well, technically, I said Fox News would say this, but you know who I meant.)…
Posted by seatackled on June 17, 2014 at 11:39 AM · Report this
It gets worse.
They are tuning up for Iraq 3.
Seriously: Claim that ISIS will be in NYC.
Posted by caution&daring on June 17, 2014 at 11:44 AM · Report this
venomlash 9
@3: /thread
Posted by venomlash on June 17, 2014 at 11:47 AM · Report this
Pope Peabrain 10
If you're waiting for Republicans to to stop acting like fools, you're in for a long wait.
Posted by Pope Peabrain on June 17, 2014 at 11:49 AM · Report this
Everybody knows the Conspiracy is just a ruse to divert attention from the CONSPIRACY . . . don't they?
Posted by RonK, Seattle on June 17, 2014 at 11:55 AM · Report this
@3 FTW. I'm with @9. This thread ends there. Better yet, everyone email that to your congressperson. Maybe someone will read it into the record.
Posted by Brooklyn Reader on June 17, 2014 at 12:03 PM · Report this
Wow, the mental processes these people live with must be seriously creepy. Seeing shadows out to get them everywhere.
Posted by iseult on June 17, 2014 at 12:20 PM · Report this
raindrop 14
The only real thing left to ponder about Benghazi is whether the White House learned to keep its intelligence/security teams and press/political teams on mutually exclusive tracks into the president's ear.
Posted by raindrop on June 17, 2014 at 12:48 PM · Report this
Time for everyone to add another layer of tin foil to their hats
Posted by lambarch on June 17, 2014 at 12:53 PM · Report this
fletc3her 16
Yes, how convenient. Right when the news was turning to coverage of the anniversary of the O. J. Simpson trial. This comes up. Never forget.
Posted by fletc3her on June 17, 2014 at 12:56 PM · Report this
Sir Vic 17
I'm wondering if the ramblings of sgt_doom in SLOG comments get posted in stories on the National Review website?
Posted by Sir Vic on June 17, 2014 at 12:59 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 18
“a suspected Benghazi ringleader”

Spontaneous demonstrations about videos don’t have ringleaders.
If they did… they would not be spontaneous.
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on June 17, 2014 at 1:23 PM · Report this
You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me 19
well, atleast there is an empty cell at Gitmo for him (and four others).
Posted by You_Gotta_Be_Kidding_Me on June 17, 2014 at 1:28 PM · Report this
Max Solomon 20
@18, 19: your hatred of America and Americans disgusts me.
Posted by Max Solomon on June 17, 2014 at 2:01 PM · Report this
Republicans are stupid. So glad they're not in the White House and won't be for the foreseeable future. Hope to live long enough to see them disappear altogether.

Posted by Patricia Kayden on June 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM · Report this
Knat 22
Is there a term for these idiots, similar to birthers and truthers? There has to be by now, right?
Posted by Knat on June 17, 2014 at 9:39 PM · Report this
ScrawnyKayaker 23
@22 Benders?

The obvious flaw in that joke being that the Speaker of the Drunks isn't the top Benghazi fetishist.
Posted by ScrawnyKayaker on June 18, 2014 at 7:58 AM · Report this
I'll be interested to see how much mileage rush (the stupidest piece of shit in the broadcasting business) gets out of this meaningless piece of information. On another note, by now Presidential hopefuls are putting out their names for consideration. Who do we have on the losing (republican) side?...........crickets. On the positive side we have Hillary! I hope to hell she runs because if she does it's a done deal. That will mean 16 (sixteen years) of Democratic control of our precious Govt. Eight years of Obama and eight years of Hillary. By then mitch mcstupid and his butt buddy boner will either be ousted for incompetence or in a nursing home. boner will be in detox long before then so he's not an issue,(stupid fuck).
Posted by longwayhome on June 18, 2014 at 9:56 PM · Report this

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