After almost two years (dude), Republicans are finally convening a Select Committee to investigate the events of 11 September 2012 in Benghazi; when four Americans died and the next day the President went to a party in Las Vegas.
It would be a bad idea for the Republicans to focus too much on who wrote the talking points blaming the attack on a YouTube video. Even the die-hard Obama Cultists know that the Administration blamed the YouTube video because admitting that Americans had been killed in a terrorist attack less than a month before the Elections would have looked bad for the President. (They know this is true, even if they won’t admit it. And they are not in the least troubled by it. It’s OK when their politicians lie.)
But the real stinging question – a question the administration successfully evades by playing up the talking points – is the question of why no help was sent to the Benghazi consulate when it was under attack. The terrorist attack lasted nearly eight hours, and the consulate issued repeated calls for help that went unanswered. Military assets in the region that could have helped rescue them went unused.
“Why were those people left to die?” is a much more profound question than “Which bureaucrat decided to blame the attack on a YouTube video?” We already know Obama is a liar.