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Benghazi questions remain, yet information was learned.

When it comes to Benghazi the Democrats and — far more shamefully — the mainstream media stick to two main retorts, writes Guy Benson from TownHall. “That no major questions remain regarding the 9/11 terrorist assault on our consulate in Benghazi, Libya  — and second, that no new information emerged from the whistle-blowers’ hours-long testimony.  […]

On Gitmo, Obama has two faces.

“The idea that we would still maintain forever a group of individuals who have not been tried, that is contrary to who we are. It is contrary to our interests and it needs to stop,” responded President Obama earlier this week to questions regarding terrorist detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. To whom exactly is our […]

The FBI has a bridge to sell you.

[Washington Times] The FBI did not know that Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the older Boston Marathon bombing suspect who was killed following a firefight last week, took a six-month trip to Russia because his name was misspelled, Sen. Lindsey Graham said. Sen. Graham and the FBI must think us all really, really stupid. It’s as though the […]

Never underestimate the stupidity of the college professor.

“This said, the mortuary pictures of the older brother of the two are extremely disturbing, raising questions as to whether the Boston Police Department captured him [Tamerlan Tsarnaev] with too much force.” — City University of New York Professor Ruth O’Brien. This statement proves that one can have higher education and be stupid at the […]

WH: Actually, drones strikes are legal and effective counterterrorism policy!

Remember the tried and true age-old adage: When Republican presidents use drones to kill terrorists they’re “shredding the constitution,” but when Democrat presidents do the same it’s “legal,” “ethical,” and “wise.” A confidential Justice Department memo concludes that the U.S. government can order the killing of American citizens if they are believed to be “senior […]

Actually it does matter, Hillary.

Here’s a great retort by the Washington Post’s Erik Wemple to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s jaw-dropping question “What difference, at this point, does it make?” whether the Bengazi murders were a result of a spontaneous protest gone violent or a premeditated terrorist attack. No matter your view of the media’s role in Benghazi; no […]

CIA vet on Zero Dark Thirty.

Great commentary. Read it all. Jose A. Rodriguez Jr. is a 31-year veteran of the CIA. He is the author of “Hard Measures: How Aggressive CIA Actions After 9/11 Saved American Lives,” written with former CIA spokesman Bill Harlow, who also contributed to this essay. It is an odd experience to enter a darkened room […]

Benhoozi?

Here’s Mark Steyn: Someone at the highest level of the United States government made the decision to abandon American consular staff to their fate and cede U.S. sovereign territory to an al-Qaeda assault team — and four out of five Sunday news shows don’t think it’s worth talking about. In the smoking ruins of that […]

Having their Benghazi cake and eating it too.

“The protests we’re seeing around the region are in reaction to this movie.” — White House spokesman Jay Carney, two days after the death of Ambassador Christopher Stevens. “We do not have information at present that leads us to conclude that this was premeditated or preplanned… Our current best assessment, based on the information that […]

Rewarding murderous behavior.

Here’s Matt Welch on the president’s comments at the U.N. this week: As Eugene Volokh recently pointed out, “Behavior that gets rewarded, gets repeated.” If all it takes to earn a White House call for global condemnation of a single piece of expression is some violent protests outside a dozen or two diplomatic missions, then […]