Fools and knaves, part 8

The Obama administration has politicized the Benghazi catastrophe from day 1, protecting Obama from exposure of his nonfeasance, creating an alternative universe in which the attack on the consulate grew out of a “spontaneous” protest, and kicking the whole thing past the election. On Friday Steve Hayes kicked off the latest round of exposures with his excellent Weekly Standard article “The Benghazi talking points.” Now come Bob Schieffer and Rep. Darrell Issa to give us the previously undisclosed views of Greg Hicks, our former deputy chief of mission/chargé d’affaires in Libya. CBS News reports on the story here. Jennifer Rubin has a preview of coming attractions. Now what?

On the Sunday of Susan Rice’s appearances on the talk show circuit, I initiated a series of seven posts under the heading “Fools and knaves.” I’m dusting off my series and picking up from there.

Via Eliana Johnson/NRO.

JOHN adds: I suppose at least part of the answer to the question “Now what?” lies in the hearing that will take place on Wednesday. Let’s hope the long-awaited “whistleblower” testimony comes through, as the Democratic media will be eager to pronounce the hearing a non-event and, once again, sweep what happened in Benghazi under the rug.

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